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Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "What's In A Name?"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock - "What's In A Name?" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=3154 "Meet the new boss, you'll be amazed at the similarities between him and the old boss." —Eoin Higgins on Twitter, 02.23.2021 What's in a name? I mean, what really is a "detention facility", anyway? Apparently, anything Gropin' Joe and his flunkies say it is, or isn't. No matter what the answer, I have to admit that it was deee-lish reading about how White Hous...
Tags: Comics, Texas, White House, Al Jazeera, Biden, Jen Psaki, Mike Rhode, Mike Flugennock, Eoin Higgins, Gropin Joe, BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA


TV Bits: ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2, Craig Robinson’s ‘Killing It’, Rose Byrne in ‘Physical’, Judy Greer Joins ‘The First Lady’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits: Peacock picked up new shows starring Craig Robinson and Chris Redd Get a first look at Rose Byrne in the Apple TV+ series Physical Find out who Judy Greer is playing in Showtime’s First Lady See the first photos from Jamie Foxx‘s new series Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me Hear about BBC’s latest streaming service All that and more First up, Peacock has ordered two new scripted series to add to the streaming service’s library. An Untitled Craig Robinson Project former...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, UK, Hollywood, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, California, White House, Amc, US, America, Atlanta, Bbc, Netflix, Harvard


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama

Showtime’s The First Lady adds O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama The cast for Showtime’s The First Lady series is beginning to round out as The Handmaid’s Tale alum O-T Fagbenle has signed on to star as 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, according to Variety. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiral_status = readAdmiralCookie(); } if (type...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, United States, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News


‘The First Lady’: ‘The Crown’ Actress Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime Drama

Gillian Anderson is moving from playing one historical figure to another. The X-Files star, who recently earned her sixth career Golden Globe nomination for her work as Margaret Thatcher on Netflix’s acclaimed costume drama The Crown, will soon suit up to play Eleanor Roosevelt in The First Lady (working title), a new series coming to Showtime that already has Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer on board to star. The show is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told throug...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Supreme Court, Drama, Casting, Washington, White House, America, Netflix, United States, Margaret Thatcher, Ford, United Nations, Showtime, Davis


‘Gaslit’: Watergate Drama Series With Julia Roberts and Sean Penn Heads to Starz

Gaslit, a Watergate drama series based on the Slow Burn podcast, has found a home at Starz. Julia Roberts and Sean Penn are set to star in the series, which has gone through a few changes in the last few months. At one point, Joel Edgerton was set to star and direct – but Edgerton is no longer involved. Armie Hammer was also originally part of the cast, but he’s since dropped out. The series is described as “a modern take” on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. N...
Tags: Television, Movies, White House, Julia-Roberts, Starz, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton, True Story, Mitchell, Sean-Penn, Nixon, Roberts, Watergate, John Mitchell, Martha, Richard Nixon


Showtime’s The First Lady Casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

Showtime’s The First Lady casts Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt Just a few days after adding Judy Greer (Halloween) to the ensemble roster, Showtime’s The First Lady has rounded out its central cast as Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) has signed on to star as Eleanor Roosevelt, according to Deadline. RELATED: Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Starz Acquires Penn & Roberts-Led Gaslit Series, Minus Hammer & Edgerton

Starz acquires Penn & Roberts-led Gaslit series, Minus Hammer & Edgerton Just over a year after the Watergate drama was first announced to be in development at Universal Content Productions, Starz has acquired the Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) and Julia Roberts (Homecoming)-starring anthology drama Gaslit. RELATED: Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, White House, Fbi, Julia Roberts, Showtime, TV News, Starz, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton, Mitchell, Penn, Sean Penn, Nixon


TV Bits: ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’, ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’, ‘First Lady’, ‘Mom’, ‘Neglected Murderesses’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits, here’s what we’ve got: HBO Max renews Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Tiny Toons Looniversity Showtime’s First Lady adds Aaron Eckhart to the cast Mom is coming to an end at CBS Cobra Kai creators have a new animated comedy at FOX Norman Reedus is setting up a new series at AMC All that and more! First up, HBO Max must be keen on what the upcoming animated shows Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and Tiny Toons Looniversity will be bringing to the table. The s...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, Norman Reedus, White House, Amc, Apple TV, Fox, United States, House Of Representatives, Showtime, Michelle Obama, Cbs, Michigan, Nick Bakay


Judy Greer Replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady

Judy Greer replacing Pamela Adlon in Showtime’s The First Lady With the Emmy-winning creator/director/star of Better Things having to step down due to a scheduling conflict, Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady is making a change to its roster as Judy Greer (Halloween) has signed on to star as Nancy Howe in place of originally cast Pamela Adlon, according to Deadline. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford if ( ! ezoic_tes...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Allison Janney-Led Sitcom Mom Officially Ending With Season 8

Allison Janney-Led Sitcom Mom Officially Ending With Season 8 CBS has announced that they’ve officially decided not to give their long-running sitcom Mom a ninth season renewal. This comes five months after lead star Anna Faris’ surprising exit as Christy Plunkett just before the current eighth season had premiered. The Allison Janey-led series is currently scheduled to conclude its eighth season-run on May 6, 2021. if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = P...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, White House, TV News, Cbs, Nick Bakay, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mom, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Christy, Kristen Johnston, Gemma Baker, Bonnie Plunkett, Chuck Lorre Eddie Gorodetsky


NAR Commends White House Extension of Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections

Biden administration announces moves to protect homeowners impacted by COVID-19 Washington, D.C. – February 17, 2021 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced this week that it would extend the foreclosure moratorium for homeowners through June 30, 2021, and extend the mortgage payment forbearance enrollment window until June 30, 2021 for requesting borrowers. “NAR commends the B...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, White House, America, Radio, Biden, NAR, Sotheby, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Charlie Oppler, Oppler, NAR Commends White House, COVID, Franklin Lakes N J


Cavna on editorial cartooning

Newspaper cartooning is dominated by White men. Will a new White House spark change? Michael Cavna Feb. 16, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/02/16/political-cartoons-diversity/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
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How to Talk More Respectfully About Interracial Relationships

Vice President Kamala Harris’ marriage to Doug Emhoff carries a historic magnitude: Emhoff’s status as the first Second Gentleman in the nation’s history is alone a milestone for the U.S. politics, but his proximity to the White House means an interracial couple has been catapulted to a position of national prominence…Read more...
Tags: White House, Films, Articles, Racism, Social Issues, Lifehacks, Sexual Attraction, Kamala Harris, Interracial Marriage, Native American History, Emhoff, Miscegenation, Doug Emhoff, Interracial Marriage In The United States, Mildred And Richard Loving, Loving V Virginia


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford

Showtime’s The First Lady adds Aaron Eckhart as Gerald Ford Just a few weeks after expanding its roster with the additions of Jayme Lawson (The Batman) and Kristine Froseth (The Assistant), the cast for Showtime’s The First Lady limited series is growing as Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) has signed on to star as former President Gerald Ford, according to Variety. RELATED: Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth if ( ! ezoic_test() ) {...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone


Britney Spears: will the princess of pop finally find freedom?

I followed the singer’s ups and downs since her first hit as a 16-year-old. Now a new documentary has highlighted how harshly she has been treatedThe first time I interviewed Britney Spears she was 16: an instant, overnight superstar on account of her just-dropped single ... Baby One More Time. This was 1998 so I asked her about the other biggest story of the day – the affair between Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.“I just think the president is a very decent man,” she began ...
Tags: Music, Celebrity, White House, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Focus, Monica Lewinsky


Spirited: Octavia Spencer In Talks to Join Ferrell & Reynolds in Apple’s Musical Film

Spirited: Octavia Spencer in talks to Jjoin Ferrell & Reynolds in Apple’s musical film According to Collider, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Shape of Water) has entered negotiations to star opposite Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds in Apple Studios’ upcoming musical reimagining titled Spirited based on the classic tale A Christmas Carol. Should the deal pushes through, this project would mark Spencer’s latest collaboration with Apple TV+, which is currently working on the sec...
Tags: Apple, Movies, White House, Bill Murray, Streaming, Charles Dickens, Robert Zemeckis, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Dick, Carol, Octavia Spencer, Spencer, Morris, Ferrell, John Morris


Michelle Obama's stylist and 12 Black professionals on the former First Lady's fashion legacy and the art of power dressing

Michelle Obama Paras Griffin / Contributor . Getty Images Throughout the years, Michelle Obama has become a style icon.  Her stylist, Meredith Koop, has helped Obama become the noted fashion icon she is today.  Koop and Black professionals weighed in on the lasting impact of Obama's style and what it says about power dressing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Daniella Carter said if she's learned one thing from Michelle Obama's style, it's what an unapologetic Black...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, England, Hollywood, Style, Entertainment, Obama, Congress, White House, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Wealth, Joe Biden, Washington Dc


‘Bag Man’: Ben Stiller Producing Movie Adaptation of Rachel Maddow Podcast About Spiro Agnew Scandal

Podcasts are increasingly becoming source material for films and TV shows, and the latest is Bag Man, which is now being developed as a movie by Ben Stiller and Focus Features. The Bag Man podcast comes from Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and focuses on the “true story of one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history.” Stiller will produce the movie adaptation and co-write the script. Richard Nixon’s Vice President, Spiro Agnew, wasn’t involved with Watergate – but he did ha...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Movies, Maryland, White House, United States, Adaptation, Ben-Stiller, Msnbc, True Story, Trump, Nixon, Stiller, Richard Nixon, Agnew, Maddow, Spiro Agnew


Which of the Rejected Names for Space Force Members Should've Made the Cut?

The Biden administration is doing what it can to rapidly reverse the policies of Donald Trump and contain the coronavirus pandemic. That’s left little room for the White House to think about the future of Space Force—one of Trump’s favorite bragging points. But we have fresh intel on the creation of the military…Read more...
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Ben Stiller To Helm Film Adaptation of Maddow’s Bag Man

Ben Stiller To Helm Film Adaptation of Maddow’s Bag Man While already keeping his dance card full of small-screen projects, Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora) has eyed another new project to step into the director’s chair on the big screen with a feature adaptation of Rachel Maddow’s podcast Bag Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Ben Stiller to Helm London, Oscar Isaac to Star if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gpt...
Tags: Apple, Rachel Maddow, Movies, Maryland, White House, US, United States, Ben Stiller, Msnbc, Lorne Michaels, Nixon, George H W Bush, Stiller, Richard Nixon, Agnew, Maddow


NAR Mourns Past President R. Layne Morrill

Washington, D.C. – February 1, 2021 (nar.realtor) Former NAR president (1998) R. Layne Morrill, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 30th, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, which he had been battling for at least 15 years, the National Association of Realtors® announced today. R. Layne Morrill Morrill, a Realtor® since 1960, dedicated nearly four decades of contributions to the association, serving on NAR’s Board of Directors, its Executive Committ...
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Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking actress, dies at 96

By Hillel Italie and Mark Kennedy | Associated PressNEW YORK — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," died Thursday at age 96.Tyson's death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, who did not immediately provide additional details."With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cice...
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‘Young Rock’ Trailer: Full Trailer for NBC Sitcom Takes You Back to Dwayne Johnson’s Childhood

Dwayne Johnson has had a pretty amazing life. A wrestler-turned-football-player-turned-actor, the multi-hyphenate is one of the most recognizable (and well-paid) faces in the world. But every famous figure has to come from somewhere, and that’s exactly what Young Rock explores. The NBC sitcom, created by Fresh Off the Boat creators Nanatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang tells the story of, well, the young Rock, stretching back to when he was a boy living in Hawaii, to his young adulthood as an aspiring...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Dwayne-Johnson, White House, Rock, Hawaii, Nashville, Johnson, True Story, University Of Miami, Nashville Tennessee, s Television Critics Association, Warren Sapp, Randall Park


Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth

Showtime’s The First Lady Adds Jayme Lawson & Kristine Froseth According to Variety, newcomer Jayme Lawson and Kristine Froseth (The Society, The Assistant) have been tapped to join A-list stars Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in Showtime’s upcoming anthology series titled The First Lady. Lawson and Froseth are set to portray the roles of a young Michelle Obama and a young Betty Ford, respectively. Lawson, who will next be seen in Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated The Batman, has been cast a...
Tags: TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, Obama, White House, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Harvard, Ford, Showtime, Oscar, Michelle Obama, TV News


Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "ZOMG Democracy!"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennnock - "ZOMG Democracy!" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=3126 We're hitting a record for COVID-19 deaths, unemployment is sky-high, another wave of evictions is hitting, the fascists are still running wild, the police are still mass-murdering Black people, but yeah — let's impeach Trump — and find some obtuse, other-worldly reason to blame Russia while we're at it, because what the hell. Cripes, how the hell does that even work? T...
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Existing-Home Sales Rise 0.7% in December, Annual Sales See Highest Level Since 2006

Washington, D.C.- January 22, 2021 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales rose in December, with home sales in 2020 reaching their highest level since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Activity in the major regions was mixed on a month-over-month basis, but each of the four areas recorded double-digit year-over-year growth in December. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, t...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Radio, West, Biden, South, Midwest, Freddie Mac, NAR, Sotheby, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors


That darn Trump

How cartoonists are satirizing Trump's White House farewell Michael Cavna Jan. 19, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/01/19/cartoons-trump-goodbye-exit/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Existing-Home Sales: Increase Reaches Highest Level Since Before Great Recession

December hit another historic peak for existing-home sales, experiencing the highest level since 2006 after rising 0.7 percent from the previous month. According to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), year-over-year, existing-home sales increased 22.2 percent. Additional market data gives a better overview of the current environment: sales are still driving prices up, as is the persistent inventory shortage. The median existing-home price for all housing types in De...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, America, Housing Market, Radio, National, Biden, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Lawrence Yun, Existing-Home Sales, Charlie Oppler


The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in New Showtime Series

The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Viola Davis in New Showtime Series Oscar nominated-actress Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons) is finally making her TV comeback as she officially signs on for one of the leading roles in Showtime’s upcoming anthology series titled The First Lady. This project marks the acclaimed actress’ first major TV project after three years since starring in HBO’s 2017 television film The Wizard of Lies. In addition, Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier (The Undoin...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Viola Davis, Movies, Lionsgate, White House, US, America, Ford, Showtime, Showtime Networks, Michelle Obama, TV News, Emma Stone, Cathy Schulman, Michelle


‘The First Lady’: Michelle Pfeiffer Will Play Betty Ford in Showtime Anthology Series

Michelle Pfeiffer will play Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, in Showtime’s The First Lady. The anthology series is described as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House,” with season one focusing on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Viola Davis is executive producing the show and will also appear as Michelle Obama, while The Undoing director Susanne Bier will helm the series....
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Casting, Washington, White House, America, United States, Showtime, Michelle Obama, True Story, Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle, Gerald Ford, Susanne, Susanne Bier



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