14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Morning Of June 19: National Enquirer Reports On Racist Statements On the heels of Paula Deen’s finishing butters announcement, the National Enquirer claims that it has obtained video of Paula Deen making racist statements. Afternoon Of June 19: HuffPost Obtains Paula Deen’s Deposition And confirms remarks. Afternoon Of June 19: #PaulasBestDishes Trends On Twitter Mixing recipes with racism. Evening Of June 19: Food Network “Monitors” The Situation And releases a statement. Afternoon Of June 20: Questions About Her Future Surface Is her career doomed? Evening Of June 20: Deen Gets Skewered On ‘Daily Show’ Type II racism, y’all. Morning Of June 21: Deen Bails On The Today Show The program was supposed to have the exclusive. Morning Of June 21: Matt Lauer Was Not Happy Nor was Al Roker. Afternoon Of June 21: Deen Issues THREE Different Apologies Things got a little messy, and sad. Late Afternoon Of June 21: Food Network Drops Paula Deen Her contract was set to expire. Evening Of June 21: Paula Deen Fans Erupt On Food Network Page They are not happy.
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:45am EDT Hollywood Movie Awards Announces this year’s nominees PR Newswire HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct 11, 2013 Winner to receive award at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today the nominees for this year’s “Hollywood Movie Award.” The winner will be decided by the public voting at Entertainment Tonight ‘s website – ETonline.com. The winner will be announced at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala show on Monday evening, October 21st, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year’s nominees for the “Hollywood Movie Awards” are: “The Conjuring” by James Wan, “Despicable Me 2” by Pierre Coffin, “Elysium” by Neill Blomkamp, “Fast and Furious 6” by Justin Lin, “The Hangover 3” by Todd Phillips, “Iron Man 3” by Shane Black, “Man of Steel” by Zack Snyder, “Monsters University” by Dan Scanlon, “Pacific Rim” by Guillermo del Toro, “Star Trek: Into Darkness” by JJ Abrams, “The Wolverine” by James Mangold, and “World War Z” by Marc Foster. The 2013 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will be honoring the prolific and legendary producer Jerry Weintraub with the “Hollywood Legend Award,” Academy award-nominated actor Harrison Ford with this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award,” actor Matthew McConaughey with the “Hollywood Actor Award,” Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock with the “Hollywood Actress Award,” Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts with the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,” the cast of “August: Osage County,” Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, and Misty Upham with the “Hollywood Ensemble Award,” actor Jared Leto with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Award” for “Dallas Buyers Club,” actress Lupita Nyong’o with the “New Hollywood Award” for “12 Year A Slave,” actor Michael B. Jordan for “Fruitvale Station,” actor David Oyelowo for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” and actress Sophie Nelisse for “The Book Thief” with the “Hollywood Spotlight Awards,” director Steve McQueen with the “Hollywood Breakout Director Award,” producer Michael De Luca with the “Hollywood Producer Award,” and screenwriters Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater with the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award.” Other honorees include director Dan Scalon for “Monsters University” with the “Hollywood Animation Award,” and the movie “Pacific Rim” for visual effects. The Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 21, 2013. The Hollywood Film Awards honors cherished stars, filmmakers, and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance. Last year’s awards show received more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers’ impressions. ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS dick clark productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com . ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. In the last 10 years, a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards. For additional information, visit www.hollywoodawards.com . SOURCE Hollywood Film Awards
Hollywood-Style Sting Nabs Alleged Pirate Kingpin
In the 100-minute conversation, conducted via Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange has been living under diplomatic asylum for nearly 500 days, Assange slammed both The Fifth Estate, and Alex Gibneys documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and said he United States has become a place where people seek political asylum not to, but from. And when asked if he liked any movies hes seen recently, he mentioned Paul Thomas Andersons 2007 drama There Will Be Blood. Thats a good film, he said. Also read: Benedict Cumberbatch on Julian Assanges Cautionary Email: It Galvanized Me The unusual conversation with members of the HFPA, which typically meets with stars looking to hype their new movies, came as part of a series of roundtables promoted by new president Theo Kingma, who has said he wants to increase the journalistic credibility of the much-maligned organization of Hollywood-based reporters for foreign newspapers, magazines and websites. TheWrap obtained a transcript of the conversation, which Assange began by calling the HFPAs creation of the Golden Globes in the early 1940s basically a hack into the studio system and an amazing, successful coup in getting stars and moviemakers to address the foreign press. Also read: Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals All on Reddit: 10 Things We Learned About the Sherlock Star Some of the conversation dealt with The Fifth Estate, in which Benedict Cumberbatch plays Assange and rather than go into detail about why he thinks the film is inaccurate and a hostile endeavor, Assange turned analyst and said the movie is destined to be a box-office failure, because audiences prefer combative underdog stories. While Cumberbatch approached his subject asking for a meeting, which Assange declined (in the process trying to persuade the actor not to appear in the movie), Assange criticized the filmmakers for not approaching him or WikiLeaks, and for not contributing to his defense fund or to WikiLeaks. I dont think we are in a situation anymore where an organization like DreamWorks or Disney can succinctly decide that it is going to produce a movie about living people, and living political refugees, and people who are embroiled in a grand jury proceeding in the United States, and just smear, without the cost, he said. Gibney, he said, was clearly biased against him, and has [an] emotional engagement with me that is not proper for a journalist to have. Assange did repeatedly praise one movie about his company Mediastan, a new WikiLeaks-produced documentary. But although the conversation took place with a number of entertainment journalists, Assange spent most of his time railing against the U.S. and British security complexes that he said forced him to seek asylum in the Eucadorian embassy. The Australian-born Assange, 42, is currently facing a European Arrest Warrant in a Swedish investigation into sexual assault; although he said, I assume the Swedish case will disappear on its own accord in due course, he refuses to turn himself in out of fear that Sweden would extradite him to the United States to face charges in the publication of U.S. military and diplomatic documents supplied by Bradley Manning (who now goes by the name Chelsea Manning). Also read: WikiLeaks Doc Director on Julian Assange: The Balls of This Guy I Thought, Wow. If you seriously tangle with the United States security complexyou will suffer the consequences, he said. Of course its difficult to wake up over 500 days and see the same walls, but on the other hand I am doing good work, added Manning, who said WikiLeaks was in contact with fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. I have no time for anything else now but work, so its a bit of a counter-productive maneuver to trap me here, because what else can I do but work? Dimissing one question about whether his leaks put people in danger as a Pentagon propaganda talking point and a malicious smear, Assange insisted that U.S.
Julian Assange to the Hollywood Foreign Press: “The Fifth Estate’ Is Going to Fail’ (Exclusive)
A U.N. report last year called Abdi Hassan “one of the most notorious and influential leaders” of a major Somali pirate organization that roamed the seas hijacking ships for ransom. “(He’s) one of the most important and infamous kingpin pirate leaders, responsible for the hijacking of dozens of commercial vessels from 2008 to 2013,” Delmulle said. In 2009, Somali pirates released the Pompei’s crew after 10 weeks because the ship’s owner paid a large ransom. Belgium caught two pirates involved in the hijacking, convicted them and sentenced them to nine and 10 years in prison. But Belgian prosecutors were still seeking the ringleaders. “Too often, these people remain beyond reach while they let others do the dirty work,” Delmulle told reporters. Malaysian authorities almost captured the reclusive Adbi Hassan in April 2012 but a document from the Somali transitional government let him slip back home, the UN report said. Belgian authorities then went undercover to nab him, because they knew he traveled very little and that an international arrest warrant would produce no results in unstable Somalia. They approached Tiiceey, dangling a fake job as an adviser to a fake movie about piracy that would “mirror his life as a pirate,” Delmulle said. They took the bait. The prosecutor refused to divulge any more details on the sting. The two Somalis will appear in court Tuesday in Brugge.