actor http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12442/all en Affleck: U.S. Should Send Foreign Aid to Detroit http://mrc.org/articles/affleck-us-should-send-foreign-aid-detroit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor/Director says struggling city needs more taxpayer help. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129648" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Oscar-winner Ben Affleck told NBC’s Brian Williams that the city of Detroit would be a more deserving recipient of U.S. foreign aid than the countries currently receiving funds. &nbsp;Affleck discussed several of his new film roles in an interview broadcast on “Nightly News” Sept. 30, including his leading role in the Batman movie being filmed in Detroit because of its “post-apocalyptic” feel, according to NBC. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/affleck-us-should-send-foreign-aid-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Economy Government Media Taxes actor american cities Bailout Batman Ben Affleck Brian Williams Detroit economic decline foreign aid movie NBC Nightly News taxes taxpayer bailout Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:34:39 +0000 julia.seymour 47277 at http://mrc.org NYTimes Innovates By Interviewing … Fabio http://mrc.org/articles/nytimes-innovates-interviewing-%E2%80%A6-fabio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor known for his long blond locks on list of more than 350 experts Times turned to for innovation memo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The&nbsp;<a href="http://mrc.org/articles/abramson-firing-did-nytimes-forget-read-its-90-pieces-equal-pay">Jill Abramson</a>&nbsp;firing continues to gain wide attention in media circles. Buzzfeed released an exclusive story linking it to a <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/mylestanzer/exclusive-times-internal-report-painted-dire-digital-picture">96-page internal memo</a> about innovation. That memo showed the Times willing to consult with at least 354 people inside and outside the organization.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nytimes-innovates-interviewing-%E2%80%A6-fabio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Media actor digital journalism fabio innovation journalism industry media business model New York Times Fri, 16 May 2014 17:23:39 +0000 julia.seymour 46277 at http://mrc.org Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards http://mrc.org/articles/years-living-hypocritically-five-alarmist-celebs-and-their-double-standards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These Hollywood hotshots talk big about saving the planet but consume and live more extravagantly than most. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/years-living-hypocritically-five-alarmist-celebs-and-their-double-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Energy Environment Media actor Airplanes Arnold Schwarzenegger Climate Change director Documentary earth Earth Day ecoterrorism Environmentalism flying globe trotting Harrison Ford hollywood celebrities Hypocrisy Hypocrite Ian Somerhalder james cameron lavish lifestyles Matt Damon planet Earth Showtime years of living dangerously Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:13:08 +0000 julia.seymour 46054 at http://mrc.org DiCaprio Claims ‘Normal Person Does Not Drive More’ Than 31 Miles a Day http://mrc.org/articles/dicaprio-claims-normal-person-does-not-drive-more-31-miles-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor tells German news outlet he will focus on environment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Film star Leonardo DiCaprio seems a bit confused. He recently promised to “fly around the world doing good for the environment,” apparently forgetting it will take a whole lot of fossil fuels to do it, unless he sprouts wings.<br /><br />He also made the strange claim that a “normal” person drives less than 50 km &nbsp;(31 miles) a day, a distance which can easily be handled by an electric car. Only, flying has a bigger environmental impact than driving, and “normal” people often drive much longer distances.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/dicaprio-claims-normal-person-does-not-drive-more-31-miles-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Energy Environment 11th Hour 31 miles a day actor celebrity driving environment flying german news hollywood Hypocrisy Leonardo DiCaprio Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:40:03 +0000 julia.seymour 42311 at http://mrc.org Wife of Jason Biggs Jokes about Child Rape; Defends Husband’s Misogynistic Tweets http://mrc.org/articles/wife-jason-biggs-jokes-about-child-rape-defends-husbands-misogynistic-tweets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No word from Nickelodeon about Teen Choice Award contender’s lewd, nasty tweets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Update: Since publication, Mollen has deleted the original tweet. However, it was screen-captured and can be seen <a href="http://tinypic.com/r/2ir3g2e/6">here</a>.</em></p><p><em>Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic sexual language.</em></p><p><em></em>From the A-List (Alec Baldwin) to the B-List (Ellen Barkin) to the C minus-List (Rosanne Barr) Hollywood liberals just ooze class. But if you want to find real high-brow discourse, you sometimes have to reach down to the sub-D-list. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/wife-jason-biggs-jokes-about-child-rape-defends-husbands-misogynistic-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Politics actor bullying filth Jason Biggs Jenny Mollen Nickelodeon rape sex tweets vile Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:46:04 +0000 julia.seymour 41115 at http://mrc.org Kirk Cameron Still Under Fire from Left; Marriage Event Protested by LBGT Group http://mrc.org/articles/kirk-cameron-still-under-fire-left-marriage-event-protested-lbgt-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite invitation to attend, Ocean Grove United protests ‘Love Worth Fighting For’ event in New Jersey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/taylor-hughes-honorable-leon-weil-scholar">Taylor Hughes, The Honorable Leon Weil Scholar</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/node/40677">If the left’s response to Chick-fil-A</a> proves anything, it’s that the left has a clear method of attacking anyone who supports a traditional definition of marriage. Label that person a bigot and then protest everything they do.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/kirk-cameron-still-under-fire-left-marriage-event-protested-lbgt-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Media actor bigot child actor gay Gay Marriage growing pains Homosexuality Kirk Cameron LGBT Love Worth Fighting for marriage conference Ocean Grove United Piers Morgan protest Sexuality Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:33:11 +0000 julia.seymour 40777 at http://mrc.org Actor Kevin Spacey Defends Jack Abramoff's Generosity: 'He Gave Money to Schools' http://mrc.org/actor/actor-kevin-spacey-defends-jack-abramoffs-generosity-he-gave-money-schools <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alana-goodman">Alana Goodman</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Actor and liberal activist Kevin Spacey is known for his friendship with former President Bill Clinton – but it looks like he's found a new friend in Jack Abramoff, the conservative lobbyist convicted of fraud in 2008.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/actor/actor-kevin-spacey-defends-jack-abramoffs-generosity-he-gave-money-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor JackAbramoff KevinSpacey lobbyist Wed, 15 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28886 at http://mrc.org Gore Wins Nobel Prize for Sexy, According to Wash. Post http://mrc.org/articles/gore-wins-nobel-prize-sexy-according-wash-post <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Al Gore, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/11/AR2007121102491.html"></a>tall, “adorable,” “sexy,” “very hot Nobel Peace Prize winner,” … “The Man.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was the ultimate in Al Gore adoration, all the way from Oslo, Norway, via The Washington Post’s Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gore-wins-nobel-prize-sexy-according-wash-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy actor Al Gore Etheridge famous film gore hollywood inconvenient movie Nobe lPrize nobel Norway Oslo peace prize sex sexy spacey Thurman truth Tunstall Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:23:54 +0000 admin 25195 at http://mrc.org Bad Company II http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-ii <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2006/Bad_Company_II_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 academy actor actress american anti asked audiences award back bad behavior big braddock business businessman businessmen character characters cinderella claims companies company constant Corruption country crimes criminal criminals depicted depicting didnt director drug easy evil executives family film films find gardener gave good government half henderson history hollywood included industry joe johnston left liberal life made major make movie Movies murder murrow negative nominees north oil Oscar owner participant people percent pharmaceuticals portrayed positive problem prominent put reflected role showed similar skoll social stall success supporting syriana things told tom top true unethical violence wasnt Women work world worst year Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:33:00 +0000 admin 30557 at http://mrc.org Bad Company II: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-ii-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2006/Bad_Company_II.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-ii-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business actively actor actress american anti awards bmi boxing business businessman businessmen character companies criminals depicting drug engaged ethical film films found gould government half history hollywood make mining mobster movie Movies murder Oscar owner percent pharmaceuticals portray portrayal portrayed positive show simply small stereotype successful supporting syriana things top unethical violence working worst year Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:30:00 +0000 admin 30558 at http://mrc.org NBC's 'Today' Gives Voice to Class Envy in Hollywood http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-today-gives-voice-class-envy-hollywood <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<st1:city w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:city> usually gets a pass from the media’s participation in promoting class envy, but NBC’s Michael Okwu found a way to attack A-list <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> celebrities: their voiceover work for TV commercials.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Over the last five years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use” of those celebrities, Panasonic advertising executive Bob Greenberg told Okwu on the July 5 “Today” show.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The problem, according to Okwu? </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbcs-today-gives-voice-class-envy-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Academy Award actor commercial hollywood Wed, 05 Jul 2006 19:45:43 +0000 admin 25142 at http://mrc.org