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Miss USA Isn’t Homeless Anymore

After NBC announced earlier this week that they were dropping the Miss USA Pageant from their network, the beauty competition found itself homeless.

Now, upstart cable and satellite channel Reelz has stepped in to give the American Beauties a new home.

Reelz reaches just shy of 70-million homes, and they couldn’t be more happy to have the opportunity to bring the ultimate beauty and talent show to the masses.

Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement, “As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere”.


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Movies Opening This Weekend – July 3, 2015 [videos]

This week we get a couple of sequels with Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys, although Terminator Genisys could also be described as a prequel.  In any case we also find ourselves with some of the last moments of the troubled musical artist, Amy Winehouse in Amy.

I hope you enjoy the movie or movies you see this weekend.  I know I will.

Terminator Genisys
[PG-13] 125 min – Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Director: Alan Taylor
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney

John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be. [watch trailer]

Magic Mike XXL
[R] 115 min – Comedy | Drama | Music
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Stars: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez

Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance. [watch trailer]

Amy
[R] 128 min – Documentary | Biography | Music
Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. [watch trailer]

Cartel Land
[R] 98 min – Documentary | Action | Drama | War
Director: Matthew Heineman

A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wrecked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico’s drug wars from entering U.S. territory. [watch trailer]

Jimmy’s Hall
[PG-13] 109 min – Drama
Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby

Political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the country’s ‘Red Scare’ of the 1930s. [watch trailer]

Mala Mala
87 min – Documentary | Biography | Drama | News
Directors: Antonio Santini | Dan Sickles
Stars: Jason Carrión, Paxx Moll, Alberic Prados, Queen Bee Ho

A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico. [watch trailer]

Jackie & Ryan (2015)
[PG-13] 90 min – Drama
Director: Ami Canaan Mann
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Clea DuVall, Emily Alyn Lind

A modern day train hopper fighting to become a successful musician, and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever. [watch trailer]

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#AskELJames on Twitter Turns Into Fifty Shades of Not So Nice Grey

When Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James participated in #AskELJames a Twitter Q&A, I don’t think she ever realize who bad it was truely going to get.

Sure there was the Grey fans that asked the expected questions.  But then there were the haters, and those people were out to make a point.

Here’s what it looked like:

@TrevDon “What do you dislike more, Independent strong women or the English language?”

@NouisTeacup “Which do you hate more 1) Consent 2) The English language 3) strong Independent women 4) All of the above”

@Jherane_ “Do you ever feel guilty that you made so much money from romanticizing sexual abuse and selling it as ‘erotica romance’?”

You get the picture, it wasn’t pretty.


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Is Tom Cruise Headed Back to Flight School?

Can you believe it, Top Gun 2 is in the works.  Yup, Tom Cruise will be reprising his role at Maverick in the upcoming sequel Top Gun 2.

Producer David Ellison is quoted by Collider, “Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, and Justin is writing as we speak.”

Do you think we’ll see Ice Man or any of the others?  According to IMDB, there is no release date as of yet.

While we wait for Top Gun 2, you can catch Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation scheduled to hit theaters on July 31st.

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Screech Is Going to Jail

Dustin Diamond aka Screech has been sentenced to 120 days by Wisconsin Judge Paul Malloy.

Diamond was found guilty back on May 31st of two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and of disorderly conduct.

Along with the 120 days, Screech has been ordered to pay the victim $1,105 in restitution, and 15 months probation.

I don’t think Zack and Slate will be saying goodbye to Screech as he reports to jail Sunday.

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