How Hollywood softened us up for NSA surveillance

Hollywood Honors Elmo Puppeteer (and Accused Child Sex-Abuser) With Three Emmy Awards

Perhaps it is because “precrime”, a sci-fi concept of some vintage, is now real. Hollywood has been softening us up for this for years now, accustoming us to the notion that our spending habits, our location, our every movement and conversation, are visible to others whose motives we cannot know. The NSA (unofficial motto: “Nobody Say Anything”) and Hollywood (unofficial motto: “Nobody Knows Anything”) have been feeling each other up at arm’s length for decades, but after 9/11 era the romance became official, and surveillance -based entertainment, from 24 to Alias, from Spooks to Big Brother to Person of Interest, went global.
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AP reported it , and recycled the claim: “Clash’s lawyer has said that related lawsuits filed against the entertainer are without merit.” They quoted no one attacking the Emmy voters or Clash for their lack of morality. Clash shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children’s series and directing in a children’s series with a “Sesame Street” team. One might try to argue that it’s unfair to punish the other puppeteers for Clash’s behavior, but the Emmy voters singled him out for glory and honor. Clash in facing three lawsuits that accuse him of luring underage boys into sexual relationships (through Internet chat rooms), plying them with money, gifts and even drugs and alcohol.
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Police identify Hollywood drowning victim

That night, the agency rescued Cottard Remy,16, off Hollywood beach. Rodelson Normil, 17, of Boynton Beach is presumed drowned in the ocean off of the town of Gulf Stream in Palm Beach County on May 31. Despite a search by Gulf Stream police and lifeguards; Boynton Beach fire rescue and Delray Beach lifeguards and the U.S. Coast Guard , his body was not recovered that weekend or since, Gulf Stream Police Chief Garrett Ward said on Monday. On Saturday, there was a near drowning of a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool behind a vacant Pompano Beach home.
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After The Rachel, Jen’s a braided lady: Actress shows off latest hairstyle at Hollywood party

The actress showed off her gym-toned arms at the Hollywood event

Style setter: Jennifer Aniston’s new intricate braided do is a far cry from The Rachel The actress showed off her gym-toned arms at the Hollywood event The current style is often favoured by much younger stars like Jennifer Lawrence. Attending an awards ceremony without her husband-to-be Justin Theroux, Miss Aniston took to the stage to debut her new look. Showing off gym-honed arms in a black strapless dress, she looked worlds away from the girl-next-door style that helped her find fame. Her bouncy cut, named after the character Rachel Green, was copied by salons all over the world. But the Friends star later confessed she always hated the hairdo.
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Will the New Election Help the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Clean Up its Mess?

Also read: BOMBSHELL: Former Golden Globes Publicist Sues HFPA for $2M, Claims Fraud, Payola  According to the HFPA’s most recent public filing with the IRS, in the fiscal year running from July 2010 through June 2011 the organization had revenues of $7.8 million from the Globes telecast, and only $3,418 in membership dues. It gave out $1.8 million in grants, paid $3.6 million in legal fees and paid a total of about $65,000 to outgoing president Burk and incoming president Takla-O’Reilly. The non-profit organization had total assets of $21.4 million, down slightly from the previous year. Studio sources say that stars are increasingly beginning to balk at the idea of kowtowing to a small group of sometimes questionable journalists, particularly when those journalists are out of town so often that it can be difficult to schedule Los Angeles-area press conferences that fit their schedule.
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