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The Loudest Voice gives a glimpse into Donald Trump’s handbook
June 30th, 2019 under Donald Trump, Russell Crowe, Showtime. [ Comments: none ]
The Loudest Voice is the story of Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe), but it could just as easily be Donald Trump’s story too. If you swap out Fox News Channel for his real estate business. Now that we got that out of the way, here is more about the series that debuts on Showtime tonight at 10p.

The series starts off with Ailes getting fired from CNBC and eventually getting hired by Rupert Murdoch to run his new news channel. Ailes needs to build up his network and get it ready to launch. He does not want it to be like CNN or the just-launched MSNBC. The latter was supposed to be groundbreaking because it was incorporating the internet into its broadcast.

When they went left, he went right. He was going to do what he wants with the channel no matter what anyone else says. He was going to scream, yell and fire anyone he wants. Even when the network wasn’t ready to launch, he was going to launch it anyway. And that is where the first episode ends.

Then they skip ahead five years to 9/11 for episode two. Ailes fed into everyone’s fear. He wanted to make sure everyone knew this was a terrorist attack, whether it was or wasn’t. He was going to do all he could to scare his viewers. He knew that would make them watch. He was even going to try to influence President Bush to say what he wanted. When the anthrax scare hit close to FNC, he was going to make it a bigger deal than it really was. More of the fear mongering we know his network for being. When 9/11 was not dominating as much, he like, everyone else moves on.

For episode three, Barack Hussein Obama is running for president. Ailes is doing everything he can to make the future president seems like a Muslim terrorist. As in using his middle name as possible. He is asked to calm it down, but he is not going to do. Eventually, Washington tries to step in, but he is not going to listen. Not even to his boss. Eventually, he loses when Obama wins. But for how long?

Since we only got three episodes to review, we don’t know how much further they go into the sexual harassment aspect of his life. We see glimpses of it but not a whole lot of it to know how big a part of it. I am sure as the series goes on, we will know much much more.

As someone, who worked in network news, I was expecting another Newsroom. This is not a show about news. It is a show about a newsman. Therefore, I had to separate myself from expecting accuracy in news, which is not even close to reality. That I can forgive because it is not the story they are telling. However, I cannot forgive them for what they did to two of my former co-workers from my Miami day. Louis Aguirre was the first anchor to talk on Fox News, yet you do not hear him mention his name. In the second episode, we see Shepard Smith, but they cast some ugly guy (no offense) to play him. I mean Shep has been there before day one and he is still there today. I think we all know what he looks like. They should have just used him because he has not aged a day since 1996.

Now that I have vented about that, Crowe is phenomenal as Ailes. He is unrecognizable as the “fake news”man. He should win the Emmy next year. Although, I wish he would have channeled some of his past anger when he portrayed Ailes in some scenes. Not all network news bosses are screamers, but the ones that are, leave a mark on you that never goes away. Thankfully, I was not subject to their abuse, but I witnessed it a few times in the newsroom and I will never forget it. It is that shocking and terrifying.

When it comes to Trump and Ailes, there so many similarities in their playbooks that they could be the same person. Playing on people’s fear and focusing only on that. It is for that reason I highly suggest watching. There is a method to their madness. A madness I hope that died with Ailes and will die with Trump.

In short, this is not the story of Fox News, it is the story of the man behind it. A very scary man who thought his sh!t didn’t stink. We all know it does. Worse than anything else, you have ever smelled before. Something the series does not.


Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are married again
June 29th, 2019 under Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Almost two months after Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner said, “I do,” in Las Vegas, they did it again today in Paris, France in front of family and friends including his brothers and her Game of Thrones co-stars. According to E!, they both cried when they read their vows to each and everyone stood up and cheered for their love when they were done.

Their Vegas wedding was also explained. In order for a marriage to be recognized in the States, they need to get married in America. That is why they got married by Elvis Presley before they did in the city of love.

No word if Diplo was at today’s nuptials, but something, in me, says that he was not.


Guess who is extra crispy?
June 29th, 2019 under Guess who?. [ Comments: none ]

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Debra Messing actually wants you to look at her boobs!
June 28th, 2019 under Debra Messing. [ Comments: 1 ]

Most of the time, women want you to look at their eyes and not their breasts. However, this time around Debra Messing wants your eyes to look down instead of up.

Why? Her girls have a message for politicians. They want them to know, “It’s my body. It’s my choice.” The perfect place to get the word out because you know those holier than though men are really not that holy. Therefore, they are looking where they shouldn’t.

For just $32 at The Outrage, you can own that shirt and let the world know that it is our bodies and we can do with what we want. You want to take away our ability to choose what we want to do with our own bodies. I think then we get to choose not to do the stuff with you that leads to us needing to making a choice. In other words, no sex for you.

Proceeds from the shirt go to NARAL who is fighting to keep abortion legal. The anti-choicers need to stay out of our bodies. Literally and figuratively.


Katherine McPhee and David Foster had a smashing wedding
June 28th, 2019 under Katharine McPhee. [ Comments: 1 ]

Katherine McPhee and David Foster met on American Idol back in 2006, but she was married at the time. Since then, they both got divorced (he married and split from Yolanda Hadid in that time) and started dating two years ago. Then last July, the two of them got engaged in Italy.

Today, according to People, the two of them got married in London in front of 150 friends and family including his five daughters. Each child represents how many times he has been married including his current one.

The above photo is of the actress dress shopping back in January and that is not the wedding gown she walked down the aisle in. Today, the 35-year-old actress wore Zac Posen and the 69-year-old record producer’s tux was by Stefano Ricci.

If they would have waited until December to get married, then she will be exactly half his age. C’mon admit it, we are all weirded out by their age difference. However, they are in love and that is all that matters.


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