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Posts Tagged ‘George Washington’

Amazon Studios Adds Celebrity Voiceovers

Quietly, Amazon Studios has been rewriting the rules of screenplay competitions. They have introduced a lot of innovative elements to the process, including the ability of competitors to voice a scene from their script.

To publicize that element of the operation, Amazon recently went ahead and enlisted the services of a quartet of Hollywood celebs for “Star Tracks,” an A-list version of the same said service. Lending their talents to the proceedings are Fred Armisen, Jeffrey Tambor, Tricia Helfer, and Alison Pill.

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McCain/Palin Vs. The Newspapers

Our thanks to Wonkette for this video. This is John McCain getting agro on a Des Moines Register reporter. It’s really weird to get angered by legitimate questions. It’s even weirder to compare Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Might as well say that she has more executive experience than George Washington had when he took office. Abraham Lincoln never went to the Mideast – never got his passport. Teddy Roosevelt is exactly like Sarah Palin in every way.

Also, Sarah gave her first newspaper interview. It was to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman in Wasilla, Alaska. By – wait for it – email. Yes, her hometown newspaper of 12 subscribers got an exclusive interview, the only newspaper interview to date with a national candidate. The interview didn’t answer any questions. But it sure brought up some. Like – how come there are Gitmo prisoners that have had more media interviews than someone running for vice president? Why?

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LAT In 90 Seconds

38105605-21092425.jpgMary McNamara Is Sorry: She knew that George Washington served two terms. She just forgot. We’re guessing she will never forget again.

38083064-20161103.jpgYet Another Actor Who Thinks He Knows More Than He Does: Eddie Izzard is thinking about getting into politics in Europe. Because starring in Valkyrie is all the prep you need.

38087238-21100456.jpgIndiana Jones and the Deal of Doom? “Before executive producer George Lucas, director Steven Spielberg and leading man Harrison Ford get their hands on any treasure, Paramount Pictures will need to collect $400 million in revenue to recover all its costs and make a sizable fee to distribute Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.