Meat Mountain unleashed on Dayton 

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Arby's Meat Mountain has hit the Dayton area. Photo: Arby's/Facebook
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So much for giving up meat for Lent. 

Arby’s has unleashed Meat Mountain on the fine citizens who call Dayton and surrounding communities home. 

What is Meat Mountain you ask? 

Well, it ain’t for two-bit wimps. 

The 1,030-calorie sandwich includes pepper bacon, roast beef, cheddar cheese, Angus beef,  smoked brisket, corned beef, pit smoked ham, swiss cheese, roast turkey and fried chicken tenders on a star cut bun. 

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All that  Meat Mountain madness will set you back $10 or $12.50 if you make it a meal.

 It is billed as the biggest sandwich Arby’s has EVER sold, so there you have it. 

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Meat Mountain is probably not on your diet. 

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Val Kilmer is just as excited as the rest of us about ‘Top Gun 2’

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:25 PM

Since Tom Cruise confirmed the sequel to “Top Gun” in an Australian interview Tuesday, fans of the 1986 film have been excited.

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It turns out that “Top Gun’s” own Iceman is excited too.

CNN reported that Val Kilmer, who played a rival to Cruise’s character Maverick, shared on Instagram that he’s ready to go on “Top Gun 2.”

“I’m ready Tom -- still got my ‘Top Gun’ plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!” Kilmer captioned the photo.

Related: Tom Cruise confirms ‘Top Gun’ sequel is in the works

The film has been in serious talks by people in the film industry for at least the last few years. In a 2015 interview with Collider, film producer David Ellison confirmed “Top Gun 2” was in the works and that Cruise would return as Maverick. In 2016, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, said in an interview that discussions were underway for the film.

Cruise confirmed the sequel was “definitely happening.”

“I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year,” he said.

Georgia named world’s top filming location

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:51 PM



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Georgia has just surpassed California, the United Kingdom and Canada as the No. 1 filming location worldwide, according to FilmLA's 2016 Feature Film Study

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The study, conducted by the nonprofit film office in Los Angeles, analyzes the 100 highest-performing feature films released every year. It also examines how much it took to make each of those films and how much of that money was spent in the place the film was made.

In 2016, Georgia led the pack in terms of number of films produced in a city, with 17 major movies shot across the state. Multiple shows are filmed in the state, too. California and Louisiana combined only produced one more film than the Peach State. 

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The Georgia film incentive program is largely responsible for the huge influx of new movies into the state. Georgia offered over $600 million to production companies just last year. 

Did you know all 17 of these movies were filmed in Georgia last year?

Texas movie theater hosts women-only ‘Wonder Woman’ screening

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 4:03 PM

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chris Pine, left, and Gal Gadot in a scene from,

Amazon sisters, this one is for you. Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse announced a women-only screening of “Wonder Woman” at the downtown Ritz theater on June 6.

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“The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?” the screening announcement on the Drafthouse website reads. The one-night-only event is for “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” and that includes the theater staff. According to the Drafthouse, the venue staff, projectionist and culinary team for the screening will also all be women.

“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say ‘People Who Identify As Women Only,’ we mean it.” 

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Everyone wasn’t excited about the women-only screening, but the cinema stood by its decision.

“Very tacky Alamo. I'm all for equality and having a screening specifically stating it is not inclusive to everyone, is against equality,” Allan Dale said in a comment on Facebook. “I'm not saying Alamo did this intentionally, but it is still just wrong.”

“This doesn’t have a thing to do with equality,” the cinema replied.

“Does this mean Drafthouse will have a men's only screening of Man of Steel or The Terminator?” Kenny Marshall wrote, to which the cinema succinctly replied, “No!”

Despite some criticism, the screening is now sold out. According to a comment from the Drafthouse on Facebook, more Amazons’ nights out are on the way. A second screening has been added and more may come if they continue to sell out.

Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.

Jamie Foxx reveals Oprah saved him, staging an intervention before his Oscar win for ‘Ray’

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:18 PM

Actor Jamie Foxx is seen here after winning the Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his highly acclaimed performance in the 2004 biopic ‘Ray.’  Foxx admitted during an interview this week that he almost ‘blew it’ by partying too much after the film’s release and that Oprah staged an intervention.
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Actor Jamie Foxx revealed during a radio interview this week that Oprah Winfrey staged an intervention when Foxx was partying too much after completing his Oscar-winning turn in “Ray” in 2004 and before the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony.

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During an interview with DJ Howard Stern, Foxx, 49, explained he was on a binge, “gallivanting,” “I’m drinking. I’m doing every (expletive) thing you could possibly imagine.” 

Foxx told Stern he suddenly received a phone call from Winfrey, who told him, “You’re blowing it,” People reported.

The actor said Winfrey arranged a meeting with black actors from the 60s and 70s at the legendary producer Quincy Jones’ home. Foxx said it was the iconic Sidney Poitier, the first African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar, who had the greatest impact on him.

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“To this day, it’s the most significant time in my life,” Foxx told Stern.

Fox won the Best Actor Oscar that year, becoming only the third black man to ever win the prestigious award at that time.