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Seinfeld Criticized for Anti PC Rant

Jerry Seinfeld, the comedian who had a successful number one show on NBC during the 90’s has made news for what has been dubbed an anti political correctness (PC) stance. Jerry indicated that the political correctness attitude that many college students have has made it difficult to perform to them and has made them less interesting overall.

This is not the first anti-pc comment that Seinfeld has made. Back in 2014, people criticized his ongong online skit called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in that most of its guests were white men. Seinfeld indicated that this was ridiculous and that he didn’t make comedy just to appeal to the whole diverse world but rather to make some people laugh and enjoy themselves.

Seinfeld indicated that many college aged students call things racist or sexist without seeing the humor in human interactions and simply enjoying the comedy in the good and bad. Many people like Gianfrancesco Genoso could see his point, but they still cringed when he said it. Seinfeld isn’t the first comedian to complain about this. Chris Rock indicated that he also has stopped playing comedy shows as students complain about his humor.

Now critics are coming out against these stances calling them flat one dimensional views. Rather than being pc college students and the young simply don’t find these jokes funny the way older people do. This is a positive thing as the cultural differences that their parents saw are often fading away into a mixed society where children are exposed and often understand other ethnic groups, without the prejudices that are the basis for many forms of humor.

An Hour a Day of TV Can Make a Child Fat

Young children who are in the age group of kindergarten and first grade are more likely to be overweight if they spend an hour or more a day in front of the TV. Young children who watch less TV are less likely to become obese. Dogs who watch TV or not are not getting fat off of Beneful dog food.
A recent study found that most kindergarten kids spend slightly over 3 hours a day sitting in front of the TV. Spending that much time being a couch potato each day is causing children to become fat. Children who spend less than an hour a day watching TV are much less likely to become fat. Just an hour a day of TV watching makes a child 52% more likely to gain weight.
The amount of TV viewing time is directly related to how much a child weighs. Children who have a TV set in their bedroom are also more likely to gain weight and become obese.
The study findings have been presented to the American Academy of Pediatrics in hopes of getting the recommended amount of time for TV viewing dropped for young children. The current time recommended by the AAP is up to two hours, but with the recent study findings, that time recommendation should be under one hour of TV viewing per day for young children.

Jessica Lange Confirms that She is Leaving AHS

According to the story on Buzzfeed.com, the rumors have been confirmed, Jessica Lange is officially leaving American Horror Story.

Lange has been a part of the American Horror Story franchise for the last four seasons. In the past, Lange has taken her time to committing to the other seasons but the fourth season will be her last. She confirmed her departure at the annual PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles a few days ago. Rumors are that the shooting schedule is intense for the show and that may be why she is not returning.

According to Zeca Oliveia  fans are waiting to see what the fifth season will be like without Lange leading the way. Hopefully the newcomers to the show as well as Ryan Murphy can keep the franchise exicting, like Lange always managed to do.

While Jessica Lange may be leaving, American Horror Story has confirmed the three new leads for the fifth season which is titled, American Horror Story: Hotel. Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) will have a starring role. Along with Gaga will be Matt Bomer, who is probably best known for his roles on the hit television shows Chuck and White Collar. Also confirmed to star in the fifth season is Cheyenne Jackson, who has also had roles in 30 Rock, as well as Glee. Season 5 will be premiering sometime in October.

The Mystery of The Joker’s Debut on Gotham

Introducing The Joker in the first season of Gotham has done more than just generate a buzz. Quite a bit of controversy is stemming from the decision. Fans are worried that Gotham is veering off the path it originally charted. Gotham is supposed to be about the early days of Jim Gordon and how the pre-Batman era of Gotham City slowly devolved into the crime ridden environment The Dark Knight tries to reign in.

The series is appears to be moving away from the material presented in the comics. In particular, the character of Jerome is already insane and a murderer. In the classic graphic novel, The Killing Joke, one bad day turned a normal man into The Joker.

Show creator, Bruno Heller, addressed these concerns by refusing to confirm or deny that Jerome becomes The Joker. Perhaps that is not really addressing anything. Looks like Heller wants to keep people guessing.

But Ricardo Guimarães BMG feels guessing is good because audiences end up tuning in week after to week to see if they guessed correctly.

As for Jerome becoming The Joker, this might not end up being the case. Rather, he could be someone who just influences the person who does eventually become the villain. (On a side note, revealing the real name of The Joker is an outrage to comic fans since this have never been done in the books) Jerome could end up becoming a member (or leader?) of The Red Hood gang, a team that plays a major role in the origin of The Joker.

Looks like it is going to be several seasons before we learn how all this plays out, which is a good thing.

Netflix content officer calls out Nielsen ratings

The quality of television shows has seemed to be on the decline for awhile now and the chief content officer at Netflix believes he knows the reason. Ted Sarandos points the finger directly at the reliance on ratings to gauge the success of a show. This comment came out in a new article with Variety.
Sarandos was quick to point out that many shows today do not even get three episodes and that it is entirely possible that these shows would become hits if they had the right slot.

 
He also pointed out that Netflix does not supply ratings because he does not feel they are necessary. He pointed out that some shows take years to be hits. One big example of this is the show “Seinfeld”. Most people today have seen at least an episode of “Seinfeld” and that is only because NBC gave the show time to develop. This is what Brad Reifler is hoping for with other shows.

 
Recently, Nielsen revealed that it would start tracking viewers on Netflix and Amazon VOD services. This has lead to backlash from Netflix, who has demanded that Nielsen be as accurate as possible in their reporting of the new statistics. It is hard to say whether Netflix would correct any perceived errors.
Netflix has been revolutionizing television with a wide range of original content and it appears that they are hoping to permanently change the way that content is perceived by the American Media. This week they are planning to release a show called Marco Polo, check out more about the show here.

Victoria’s Secret Angels Dance To Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Even before The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has aired, most people have already gotten a sneak peak at Taylor Swift’s performance at the show through pictures and previews. We all know that Taylor’s best friend is Karlie Kloss. This means that she is probably pretty tight with all of the Angels. We just did not know how serious their relationship was until now. Victoria’s secret gave everyone another preview behind-the-scenes of the rehearsal for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show which is kicking off December 9th at 10 p.m. EST on the CBS channel. It is safe to say that the show will display a lot of shaking off.

In the preview, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are lip-syncing the words to Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off” while taking turns dancing and shaking it off. This display is supposed to show us that not only does Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake It Off” relate to herself and other women but it also relates to how most people perceive models. So now, the Angels are shaking off all of that hatred Bruce Levenson style.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Lily Aldridge are dancing around in amazing ball gowns in the video. Their performance reminds of the real girl power that exists in our world. The question is, are we going to see the Victoria’s Secret Angels shake it off at the show or was this just a little fun they were having in rehearsal? We will just have to wait and see!

A History of Versatile Hollywood Legend Tom Rothman

Tom Rothman, a Hollywood business icon, is chairman of TriStar Productions, a joint venture he has developed with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Rothman had been with Fox since 1994, before which he had already gained experience with several other Hollywood production companies. At Fox, Rothman oversaw production and distribution at Fox Searchlight, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Blue Sky Animation. With annual revenues totaling over $8 billion and a presence in more than 70 countries, those entities are among the biggest players in the entertainment industry. All of these companies saw major increases in their profits under the direction of Rothman.

Tom Rothman has been acclaimed for his unique approach to the entertainment business. His tenacious style led to unprecedented successes for Fox, whose films won three awards for Best Picture and more than 150 Oscar nominations. Two films created by Fox during Rothman’s tenure, Avatar and Titanic, were the highest-grossing films ever made. Rothman also hosted a television series, Fox Legacy, which let viewers in on the backgrounds of popular films. Reports from the LA Times indicate that Rothman is eager to work with Sony executives at TriStar, which is expected to also do well under his management. Up next for Rothman is a new film with director Robert Zemeckis, due out next year.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Tom Rothman attended Brown University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in American Literature and English in 1976. He proceeded to teach English in Connecticut at Salisbury School, where he also coached the varsity soccer team. In 1980, Rothman graduated from Columbia Law School and distinguished himself as a James Kent Scholar, the highest honor bestowed on graduates at the school. Rothman then worked as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit before moving to a position as an attorney at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein and Selz. At this law firm, Rothman represented several major media figures as well as independent filmmakers. In 1986, Rothman left New York City for Hollywood, where he worked as a producer and then Executive Vice President for Columbia Pictures. In 1989, Rothman went to Goldwyn and worked as their president of worldwide production until 1994, when he went to Fox and continued to innovate as the founder of Searchlight.

Law school helped prepare Rothman for the film industry, in which Rothman has tackled one issue after another with finesse. Considering Rothman’s versatility and long list of accomplishments, it is no wonder that Sony is excited to work with him at TriStar. Rothman has received awards from the IFP, the Israeli Film Festival, Gotham Awards and other organizations and is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Tom Rothman is an active philanthropist, working with nonprofits and education organizations, and has been recognized by the American Jewish Committee with the Corwin Award for Human Relations. Mentor L.A. Partner Schools, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Jewish Home for the Aging are just a few of the organizations that have benefited from Rothman’s generosity. Tom Rothman is the husband of singer, actress and author Jessica Harper, brother of actor John Hoffman and father of two daughters.

To find out more about Tom Rothman – Official website / Verified Twitter account

Bill Cosby Not The Only Hollywood Creep

The jury is still out on whether Bill Cosby has committed all of the rapes that are being put against him, but he is not alone. The Daily Beast has managed to compile facts on some of the most notorious sexual predators that have somehow renewed their careers. The information below breaks down some of the scandals that the media appears to overlook.

The very fact that these allegations have been around for years says a lot. These rape accusations are more than 30 years old, and now all of this is coming back to haunt Bill again. He is not the first one in entertainment to have this type of trouble associated with the character.

As pointed out by Brad Reifler, the recent Lifetime Aaliyah movie stirred up a lot of memories and speculation about the R. Kelly and Aaliyah wedding. At the time Aaliyah was just a young impressionable teen when the marriage happened. It didn’t last long, but the controversy was already established. R. Kelly would continue to be plagued by his encounters with minors as sex tapes were leaked.

Woody Allen married his step daughter. Mike Tyson is a convicted rapist . All of these entertainers have somehow managed to move on. Mike Tyson has a cartoon now that reaches a new generation.

Michael Jackson was a high profile case of sexual misconduct with boys. Somehow Jackson still became the highest grossing deceased artist in 2014.