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Why we need Black History Month

We’ve careened from blackface confessions in Virginia to Liam Neeson recounting the day he went looking for some random “black bastard” to kill, to coffee baron and would-be president Howard Schultz explaining how he doesn’t see color.
Tags: News, Opinion, Virginia, Howard Schultz, Liam Neeson

How Northam, Neeson Can Represent 'Racism Without Racists'

Virgnia Gov. Ralph Northam and actor Liam Neeson were both involved in actions widely condemned as racist. Both denied they are racist. It's a phenomenon known as "racism without racists."
Tags: News, Liam Neeson, Virgnia, Ralph Northam, Northam Neeson

It Isn’t Time to Celebrate Progress—It’s Time to Double Down on Diversifying to Encourage Action

When it comes to daring to take a stand for equality and justice or pointing out the imbalance of power in the world, it can be tempting to feel we've made progress. Take, for example, the widespread criticism of Liam Neeson's astonishing interview last week about a moment in his past when he wanted to...
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Wacko Jacko “Perv” proof, Queen shafts Prince Charles, and Angie “anorexic” (again) in this week’s fact-challenged tabloids

You can’t argue with the facts, and the fact is, this week’s tabloids don’t have many of them. “Wacko Jacko Flunks Pedophile Lie Test!” reports the National Enquirer. No, there isn’t such a thing as a pedophile lie test. The Enquirer obtained video of Jacko’s deposition in a 1996 child molestation inquiry, and had a “lie detection expert” analyze the singer’s voice stress. “He’s just spouting lies,” concludes the analyst. Science at its best. “Proof Wacko Jacko Was Twisted Perv!” proclaims the G...
Tags: Post, News, Jennifer Aniston, Queen, Prince Charles, Angelina Jolie, Liam Neeson, Camilla, Parliament, Charles, William, Santa Fe, Betteridge, Fuller House, Michael Kors, Gene Hackman

‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Wins Weekend Box Office But Still Disappoints, Liam Neeson’s ‘Cold Pursuit’ Gets Iced

The weekend box office numbers are in, and even though the animated sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part took the top spot, it performed well below expectations. The LEGO Movie 2 was expected to open with at least $50 million last weekend, but it only ended up with a haul of $34.4 million. That’s roughly half of what The LEGO Movie earned in its opening weekend back in 2014. Is this a case of franchise fatigue for the building brick property? Or did the marketing for the sequel just not app...
Tags: Movies, Glass, Animation, Sequels, Liam Neeson, Box Office, Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures, The Prodigy, Taraji P Henson, Box Office Mojo, Lego Movie, Adam Shankman, The Lego Movie 2, The Upside, What Men Want

The damage of Liam Neeson's remarks

Kara Alaimo writes that when celebrities make PR mistakes, they are not immune from the consequences of their words or actions -- something Liam Neeson is learning after he admitted to contemplating committing a hate crime.
Tags: Cnn, Liam Neeson, Kara Alaimo

Opinion: The damage of Liam Neeson's remarks

The red carpet for the premiere of "Cold Pursuit" was canceled this week after the film's lead actor, Liam Neeson, revealed during a press junket that he once considered carrying out a racist revenge attack because someone close to him said she had been raped by a black person.
Tags: News, Stories, Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson thriller Cold Pursuit makes $11m at US box office

The actor's race remarks didn't seem to have a big impact on Cold Pursuit's box office takings.
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The Winners Of The 2019 BAFTA Awards Have Been Announced

Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards arrived in the usual flurry of excitement and anticipation. Some of the world's biggest stars gathered on the streets of London in the typically freezing cold, took stroll down the red carpet and ambled into the Royal Albert Hall to find out who would be taking home one of those shiny gold masks.Joanna Lumley returned to host the ceremony for the second year in a row, and did the honors of taking an obligatory jab at the fact that the Oscars doesn't have anyone ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Viola Davis, America, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Emma Stone, Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, Olivia Colman, Joanna Lumley, Roma, Chris Kelly, Albert Hall, Rockwell

The LEGO Movie 2 Wins the Weekend, But Opens to Half of Original

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The LEGO Movie 2 wins the weekend, but opens to half of original Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part took the top slot at the US box office this weekend, but suffered a major drop from the original film. The sequel opened with $34.4 million domestically, a near 50% drop from The LEGO Movie in 2014 which opened in $69 million in the same release slot. Internationally, The LEGO Movie 2 opened with $18 million internationally. The first film finished its ...
Tags: Movies, US, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Box Office, Laura Dern, Paramount Pictures, David Dunn, Bruce Willis, Taraji P Henson, Warner Bros Pictures, Emmy Rossum, Neeson, Nicholas McCarthy, Alison Brie, Colm Feore

Spike Lee on Liam Neeson racism row: 'It's bad all around'

Film director Spike Lee has spoken to the BBC about the race row engulfing actor Liam Neeson.
Tags: News, Bbc, Liam Neeson, Spike Lee

Red faced over blackface and the politics of forgiveness

Serious question: Is it ever OK for a white person to wear blackface? To mock, ridicule or dehumanize, the answer is obviously no. But what about as a tribute to someone you genuinely admire, even love? Anthony Sabatini is under pressure to resign his seat in the Florida Legislature after it was revealed he dressed up for his high school homecoming celebration as his best friend, Brandon Evans, who happens to be African American. “I’m going to be you, you’re going to be me”, said Evans, who pain...
Tags: Florida, California, Opinion, Senate, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Williams, House, Liam Neeson, Fox News, Evans, Republican Party, Michael Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg

‘Cold Pursuit’ Director Defends Liam Neeson as a ‘Very Decent, Grounded Man’

In Berlin to promote his latest film, Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland insisted that Liam Neeson is “not a racist” in response to the recent brouhaha around comments made by the star of Moland’s Lionsgate thriller “Cold Pursuit.” “He is a very honest, he is a very decent, grounded man,” Moland said at a press […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Berlin, Global, Markets & Festivals, Liam Neeson, Berlin Film Festival, Hans Petter Moland, Cold Pursuit, Moland

‘Dear White People’ Season 3 Tackles Problematic Heroes and Jumps One Semester Ahead [TCA 2019]

Dear White People has always used topical issues to inspire its storylines. Season one dealt with the aftermath of a blackface party on a college campus and an incident of police violence. Season two dealt with social media trolls and the rise of the alt-right. Series creator Justin Simien told the Television Critics Association what season three would tackle when the press visited the set of the show’s third season. “This year, some would call it an overcorrection but I think it’s probab...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Russia, Netflix, Liam Neeson, Television Critics Association, Seagal, Simien, Justin Simien, Dear White People, Film to TV, Steven Seagal Seagal, Reggie Green Marque Richardson

What Liam Neeson’s Racial Comments Mean for His Upcoming Films and Future Job Prospects

As debate continues to rage over Liam Neeson’s racially-charged remarks, many in Hollywood are wondering anxiously what the fallout might mean for his upcoming films and the future of his career. Some observers even think the interview could permanently damage his career. After he shared this week that, decades ago, a close friend revealed she was […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Liam Neeson, Cold Pursuit, Men in Black International

'Cold Pursuit:' A bad movie landed Liam Neeson in hot water

'Cold Pursuit' review: A bad movie landed Liam Neeson in hot water, in the star's muddled story in relation to this adaptation of a quirky, violent Norwegian revenge plot
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‘Lego Movie 2’ Builds $1.5 Million, ‘What Men Want’ Close Behind on Thursday Night

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” has opened with $1.5 million from Thursday night preview showings in North America and another $600,000 from Jan. 26 screenings. Paramount Pictures’ comedy “What Men Want” launched with $1.3 million in previews. Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson thriller “Cold Pursuit” took in $540,000 from Thursday previews at 2,050 locations. Thursday […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Liam Neeson, Box Office, North America, Paramount Pictures, The Prodigy, What Men Want, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Cold Pursuit

A La Carte (February 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books–it has been a bit of a slow stretch! Westminster Books has begun a new feature where each month they’ll highlight and discount resources related to a different book of the Bible. Here’s this month’s list. (Yesterday on the blog: It Takes Two) How Reading the Bible Changed My Life This is a sweet story. “Seeking God isn’t something that anyone does naturally. So when I look back at that time in my life, I don’t see a 14-year-...
Tags: Blogging, Liam Neeson, Short, A La Carte, Westminster Books, Stephen Kneale, Kimberly Wagner

Michelle Rodriguez on Liam Neeson: He Is Not a Racist

Michelle Rodriguez is standing by Liam Neeson days after the actor made racist remarks. “It’s all f—kin’ bulls—t,” the actress, 40, told Vanity Fair at the amfAR Gala on Wednesday, February 6. “Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’ throat. You can’t call him a racist ever. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue — so deep down her throat. I don’t care how good of an actor you are. It’s all bulls—t. Ignore...
Tags: Hollywood, Viola Davis, Abc, New York City, Religion, Ireland, Liam Neeson, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Robin Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Neeson, Tom Bateman, TOP VIDEOS, Lorenzo Bevilaqua, Neeson Whoopi Goldberg

Michelle Rodriguez Says Liam Neeson Isn’t Racist Because He’s Kissed Viola Davis

"Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue," Rodriguez claimed.
Tags: Viola Davis, News, Liam Neeson, Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez defends Liam Neeson: 'You can’t call him a racist, ever'

Liam Neeson's "Widows" co-star Michelle Rodriguez is coming to his defense, arguing that he's not racist after he revealed a disturbing revenge story from his past.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Liam Neeson, Usa Today, Michelle Rodriguez

Liam Neeson’s Cold Pursuit Never Quite Heats Up

The remake of a Norwegian thriller falls flat during long absences from its sta
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Liam Neeson

Bohemian Rhapsody Is Facing Another Nomination Cancellation

UPDATE: The allegations against Bohemian Rhapsody 's director Bryan Singer has led to another nomination change for the film.The award-winning Queen biopic will still compete in the Best Director category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' award show, but Singer himself will not be eligible to win. Due to his alleged behavior and actions against young men, as detailed in a recent exposé in The Atlantic, the director has been suspended from the show — his name stripped from the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Atlantic, Liam Neeson, Bryan Singer, Bryan, Rami Malek, Malek, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, GLAAD, Rhapsody, Bryan Singer GLAAD, Streak?Michelle Rodriguez, Viola DavisYara Shahidi Charles Melton

Liam Neeson replaced as US chat show guest

The actor, embroiled in a race row over his rape revenge remarks, will not appear on Stephen Colbert's show.
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Liam Neeson Wanted to Kill a Black Man After His Friend Was Raped, But Swears He’s “Not Racist”

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 5), Liam Neeson—the actor best known for playing the same role in every movie—appeared on Good Morning America to clear up allegations that he’s stone-cold racist.The day before, the UK’s Independent published an interview with the actor in which he revealed he had once roamed the streets for an entire week searching for a random “black bastard” to kill after a close friend of his was allegedly raped by a black man.This somehow related to his role in the new movie Cold P...
Tags: UK, Celebs, Television, Virginia, Earth, Pop Culture, Jazz, Liam Neeson, God, Good Morning America, Robin Roberts, Neeson, Foot In Mouth, Boney, That's Racist, Jesse Kelly

Liam Neeson denies racism after admitting hunt for black men

Hollywood star Liam Neeson insisted on Tuesday he was "not racist" after confessing that he once set out to attack a random black man after a friend of his told him she had been raped. "I'm not a racist," Neeson said on ABC News, while admitting he had felt a "primal urge to lash out" about 40 years ago after hearing from his close friend that she had been attacked by a black man. "I went out deliberately into black areas in the city, looking to be set upon so that I could unleash physical vio...
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Liam Neeson Attends ‘Cold Pursuit’ Premiere Despite Racism Controversy

Liam Neeson stepped out on Tuesday night in New York City to attend the premiere of his Lionsgate thriller “Cold Pursuit.” However, the red carpet for the screening was canceled just hours before arrivals were to begin in the wake of the Neeson’s racially charged comments he recently made during an interview with the Independent. […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, New York City, Liam Neeson, Neeson, Cold Pursuit

Should Liam Neeson be cancelled?

Newspaper commentators express shock over the actor's remarks, but some offer qualified support.
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What the columnists say about Liam Neeson race row

Newspaper commentators express shock over the actor's remarks, but some offer qualified support.
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Liam Neeson ‘Looked Very Happy and Relaxed’ at Party After Racist Remarks

Liam Neeson has been engulfed in controversy since confessing that he once wanted to “kill” a black man, but the actor did not show any signs of distress while attending the Cold Pursuit premiere afterparty at The Skylark in New York City on Tuesday, February 5. “He was right there at the entrance where guests were filing in like he was the father of the bride,” an eyewitness tells Us Weekly exclusively. “[He] happily took photos with people who asked. He then made his way into the party ...
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