Amazon to Acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 Billion in Mega Media Deal

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Amazon acquired MGM Studios for $8.45 billion in a mega deal that will bolster Amazon’s entertainment profile, the companies announced Wednesday morning.

The deal will allow Amazon to give its subscribers access to MGM Studios’ entire portfolio of movies and television shows, according to the announcement. MGM Studios’ content library includes more than 4,000 films and 17,000 television shows.

“The real financial value behind this deal is the treasure trove of IP in the deep catalog that we plan to reimagine and develop together with MGM’s talented team,” Mike Hopkins, senior vice president of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “It’s very exciting and provides so many opportunities for high-quality storytelling.”

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Hollywood Goes to Bat Against Ohio Constitutional Carry Bill

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A Hollywood actor and internet activist has vowed to fight against Ohio’s HB 227, a constitutional carry bill that would allow residents of the state to exercise their Second Amendment rights more freely. 

“House Bill 227 in Ohio would ‘allow a licensee to carry concealed all deadly weapons that would otherwise be legal to possess, remove the requirement of a licensed gun owner to ‘promptly’ notify police of a gun in their car and allow anyone 21 and older to carry a concealed deadly weapon without a license,’” Goerge Takei said on his Facebook page. 

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Hollywood, Major League Baseball, and PGA Could Try to Punish Georgia for its New Voter Integrity Law

A new Georgia voter integrity law that requires, among other things, voter ID on absentee ballots, has prompted talk that Major League Baseball and the Professional Golfers’ Association might cancel major events in the Peach State. And at least one major Hollywood director said he now wants nothing to do with Georgia.

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Filmmaker Says Hunter Biden Scandal Movie Running into Liberal Hollywood Headwinds

Irish filmmaker Phelim McAleer is producing a film chronicling the highly publicized and complicated life of President Biden’s son Hunter Biden. But his efforts to make the picture and get it onto a screen face stiff Hollywood headwinds.

“We know that Hollywood won’t make these movies, and people want to see them,” the conservative filmmaker told the TV show Just the News AM with Sophie Mann. “People want the truth out there.”

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Commentary: The Hard Left Believes Its Mission is so Critical That Its Noble Ends Can Justify All Means

There was once a tradition of Democratic liberalism. But that wing of the Democratic Party no longer exists and died sometime in the 1990s. Old-style liberalism has been absorbed by Progressivism at best and unapologetic socialism at worst—in a journey on the supposedly predetermined arc of history that bends toward 1984.

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Founder of Pajamas Media and American Screenwriter Roger Simon Discusses His Escape From Los Angeles and Being a Conservative in Hollywood

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed American novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Roger Simon to the show to discuss his move to Nashville and being a conservative in Hollywood.

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After a Long Slumber, U.S. Cinemas Awaken on Pivotal Weekend

With the previews about to start, a trickle of masked moviegoers made their way into one of the first U.S. screenings of “Tenet” at the Bow Tie Majestic 6 in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. They took their seats Tuesday night, eyeing the empty seats between each other and a little giddy at being back at the movies for the first time in many months.

Philip Scarante and Andy Flores, both 25, went every Tuesday religiously before theaters closed in March. “It’s just our thing,” Scarante said. Seeing Nolan’s latest mind-bending spectacle later on a smaller screen held no appeal. They sat down in center seats, up close.

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Oscar Winning Actress Olivia de Havilland Dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104.

Havilland, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, died peacefully of natural causes, said New York-based publicist Lisa Goldberg.

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Carl Reiner, Beloved Creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ Dies

Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.

Reiner’s assistant Judy Nagy said he died Monday night of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

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Bette Midler Proposes ‘Osc-hers’ in Response to All Male Director Nominees

On Tuesday, actress and singer Bette Midler angrily responded to the lack of women nominated for the Academy Awards Best Director, by suggesting the creation of an alternative awards show – “we just get our own show called the Osc-hers” in order to redress the absence of female nominees in this year’s directing category, Breitbart reports.

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Commentary: Hollywood’s ‘Fierce Resistance’ Kowtows to China’s Censors in ‘Top Gun 2’

by Thaddeus G. McCotter   Hollywood, the cultural epicenter of the “resistance” to the faux totalitarianism attributed to President Trump, has a vastly different approach to the real totalitarianism of Communist China: capitulation and self-censorship. As noted by Mark MacKinnon, the senior international correspondent for The Globe and Mail, the sequel to…

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MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Helping Fund Conservative Movies in Hollywood

Minnesota businessman and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is trying his hand at Hollywood after investing $1 million in a new movie that offers a critical look at Planned Parenthood. The movie, titled Unplanned, had to be filmed in secret due to the sensitive nature of its subject, The Hollywood Reporter…

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Director Ridley Scott Alludes to a ‘Few More’ Sexual Predators Lurking in Hollywood

Following recent sexual harassment and assault allegations against , something unorthodox happened with an upcoming movie starring the performer. An announcement came out about “All the Money in the World,” directed by Ridley Scott, noting that Spacey would be replaced entirely in the movie through reshoots, which would insert actor…

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Kevin Spacey Eradicated from Ridley Scott’s Kidnap Thriller ‘All the Money in the World’

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On the same day that another accuser came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey, news broke that the actor would be completely cut out of an upcoming film. Not only that, but filmmakers would also take the extraordinary step of replacing Spacey with another actor, even when the…

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Hollywood Needs to Do a Lot More to Prevent Future Weinsteins

The Harvey Weinstein have led to many celebrities’ speaking out against predators within their industry and others coming forward to reveal . One major issue attached to this Hollywood scandal is the celebrities who were at least partially aware of Weinstein’s behavior and did nothing to help. Matt Damon recently…

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President Obama’s 19-year-old Daughter Malia Interned for Alleged Sexual Predator Harvey Weinstein

Former President Barack Obama has been silent so far on the firestorm surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer and major Democratic donor who was accused last week of three decades’ worth of sexual harassment. And as Republicans and Twitter users continued to blast him Monday for not commenting, a few…

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Tim Allen on ‘Last Man Standing’: ‘Nothing More Dangerous’ Than a ‘Likable Conservative Character’

Tim Allen suggested Tuesday during an appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live” that the abrupt cancellation of his hit ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” had something to do with his character’s politics. Mr. Allen, a conservative comedian who portrayed the politically conservative father of three, Mike Baxter, said “there’s nothing more…

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Tech Company Fights for Parental Control of Video Entertainment

  “Watch movies and TV however the BLEEP you want.” That is the motto of a modern technological David taking on corporate Goliaths. VidAngel Inc. offers filtering of certain stream-on-demand media, said CEO Neal Harmon. Consumers have the option of removing objectionable content while watching Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO…

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