Tim Allen compares being a Republican in Hollywood to 1930s Germany

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 3:49 AM

Tim Allen  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

It’s tough out there for a Republican actor, according to Tim Allen.

The actor and comedian appeared on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Friday night and made some remarks that probably won’t sit well with most of liberal Hollywood.

“You gotta be real careful around here, you know. You’ll get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” he told Kimmel.

“This is like ’30s Germany,” he said. “I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group: ‘You know what we believe is right.’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.'”

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Allen was invited to the Veterans Ball in Washington, D.C., and also attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

He joked that the parade following the inauguration was not what he anticipated.

“It looks like a Cadillac parade. It was just rows of Cadillacs. And my kids were like, ‘Is this a parade?'” he said. “There was no marching bands.”

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Allen also said he has some concerns about government surveillance.

“One day I was thinking, if the government drove down the street in a gray sedan with a camera on it, you would be rioting and going to Washington,” he started. “But it’s white with emojis with Google on it, you are waving at it. They are taking pictures of your house!”

(H/T Fox News)

George Clooney talks about helping Amal with her pregnancy, potential names

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

Actor George Clooney (right) spoke to press about his wife, lawyer Amal Clooney's, pregnancy with twins.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

George Clooney made the rounds at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday to promote his upcoming movie, “Suburbicon.” A lot of red carpet chatter led him to use that time to share some details about his wife, lawyer Amal Clooney’s, pregnancy.

She is reportedly expecting twins.

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Clooney joked with Entertainment Tonight about the two names he has picked out for his kids.

“My wife says I can’t name them Casa and Amigos. That’s the one thing I’m not allowed to do,” he said, joking that he considered naming the twins after his tequila company, Casamigos.

“It was just a thought. I mean, you know, it’s a family business,” he joked.

Clooney told E News the parents-to-be have not picked out names yet.

“I've had friends pick out names around their parents and then it becomes...whatever name you pick they're like, ‘Oh, I don't like that. That guy's a prime minister… Can't name her Susan. You remember your Aunt Susan?’”

“I didn't know that we'd have kids,” he told E News. “I was very happy that we were going to get married, and then (a pregnancy) seemed like the next step."

Clooney said Amal Clooney is “doing really great.” 

“She is amazing,” he told Extra. “I don’t have anything to do. There is nothing I can do to help but make tea and stuff.”

The Clooneys are expecting their twins, a boy and a girl, in June. Shortly after the pregnancy news broke, Clooney’s mom, Nina Clooney, shared details about the twins to Vogue.

“It will be one of each! Yes, a boy and a girl. That’s what I’ve been told,” Nina Clooney said. “How marvelous! My husband and I are extremely excited.”

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ is headed back to television

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 5:43 PM

General Manager, TLC, Nancy Daniels speaks onstage during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016. Daniels announced Tuesday that TLC is revamping

TLC is bringing back its popular show “Trading Spaces” 10 years after it went off the air.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network announced it will bring the show back in an upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday.

“I am excited to announce that TLC's most successful and most iconic series ... ‘Trading Spaces’ is coming back.” TLC’s 

president and general manager Nancy Daniels, said at the presentation, according to Fox News.

In the original version, which rain from 2000-2008, two sets of neighbors swapped houses and were given 48 hours to completely transform a room with a $1,000 budget.

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EOnline reported that the first season was hosted by Alex McLeod. By the second season, Paige Davis took over until 2005, when the show aired without a host until TLC asked Davis to come back in 2008, when the show went off the air for good.

The Discovery Communications networks also announced it will be bringing back “Cash Cab” on the Discovery Channel, and last year THR reported the Science Channel was looking to revive “MythBusters.”

Daniels said the “Trading Spaces” revamp will be on TLC in 2018.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Reality show contestants left abandoned in woods after show canceled

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

A reality show set in the wilderness was canceled because of poor ratings, but no one told the contestants.

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According to the Guardian, a group of 23 strangers “were brought to the remote west Highlands of Scotland to build a self-sufficient community away from technology and modern tools.” The show, called “Eden,” was to document their year-long experience.

But only four episodes of “Eden,” which debuted in July 2016, were aired before the show was pulled. 

At the time the show was pulled, 10 contestants remained. But according to E! News, no one informed those contestants of the news, and they were left abandoned with the belief that their experiences were being showed on television.

Those 10 people spent the year in the woods and continued to film their lives on handheld cameras.

The contestants missed important events that occurred during their isolation, including Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the deaths of many celebrities, including British singer George Michael.

The show’s creator said the footage will air in some form later this year.

Read more at the Guardian.

MyFoxBoston.com contributed to this report.

‘Get Out’ writer and director Jordan Peele honored with director of the year award

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 4:20 PM

Jordan Peele will receive the CinemaCon Director of the Year award for his work on his directorial debut, the box office hit

Jordan Peele, writer and director of the brilliant socially conscious horror film “Get Out,” is being honored as Director of the Year at CinemaCon, the gathering of the National Association of Theatre Owners, happening March 30 in Las Vegas.

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“With the phenomenon known as ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously talented director and filmmaker,” CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser said in a statement. “He has audiences and critics around the globe enamored and spellbound, dare I say hypnotized, with his wildly inventive directorial debut, and we are ecstatic to be honoring him as this year’s ‘Director of the Year.’”

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“Get Out,” his directorial debut, is quite a departure from “Keanu” or the acclaimed Comedy Central sketch comedy series “Key and Peele.” The movie starts out hitting the notes of a romantic comedy, with Chris, played by Daniel Kaluuya, who is black, and Rose, played by Allison Williams, who is white, headed to a weekend at her parents’ home outside of New York and in the countryside.

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“I wrote this movie in the Obama presidency. It felt like race was not being discussed in a way I felt like it deserved to be,” Peele said during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “For the past couple of years and especially now, racial tension and racial conversation is front and center in this country.”

The movie captivated audiences and made history when Peele became the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million with his debut movie. Yet he knows all too well the persistent sting of racism.

“I’ve been asked to hang up coats” while attending black-tie events, he said.

“We have to look within ourselves constantly,” Peele said. “Racism is always going to be present in this country, and racism is not a one-sided dynamic. This isn’t just a black horror movie, this is a movie everyone is meant to enjoy. It’s a way to promote that conversation in a way that’s fun.”