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Old 09-18-2020, 01:42 AM   #5251
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Speaking of asses in Hoilywood, Groom had a contract that he would receive a percentage of the profits from the movie. Then the producers had the audacity to claim that the movie didn't make a profit!

BTW, that's one of the oldest tricks in the book. Never sign an agreement like that. Instead demand a percentage of the gross, which they can't lie about.
I remember hearing about another case like that where the company way under reported the profit because the director had a percentage. They lost the case, though. Can't remember who it was.
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:28 PM   #5252
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Someone pulled that trick on Sylvester Stallone, who of course is well-heeled enough to take anyone to court for as long as he need to. It shows the incredible audacity of these people, besides their dishonesty.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:02 PM   #5253
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https://www.tor.com/2020/09/17/terry...eath-obituary/

Fantasy author Terry Goodkind, known for his long-running The Sword of Truth series, has died at the age of 72. His agent confirmed his passing to Tor Books and Tor.com.

Born in 1948, Goodkind first established a career as a woodworker and artist, before eventually writing his first novel, Wizard’s First Rule, in 1994. The novel follows Richard Cypher, a woodland guide in a magical world, who learns that he’s a long-sought-after First Wizard, and that he has a destiny to save the world.
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:03 PM   #5254
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Speaking of asses in Hoilywood, Groom had a contract that he would receive a percentage of the profits from the movie. Then the producers had the audacity to claim that the movie didn't make a profit!

BTW, that's one of the oldest tricks in the book. Never sign an agreement like that. Instead demand a percentage of the gross, which they can't lie about.
That's Hollywood accounting for ya. It's a slimeball way of not paying people profit because of studio greed.
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:19 PM   #5255
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Japanese actress Sei Ashina, star of the historical arthouse drama Silk and the cult television series Kamen Rider Hibiki, has died. She was 36.

She was found dead in her Tokyo apartment on Monday, according to local news reports. Ashina's agency and Tokyo police confirmed that the actress died by suicide.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:48 PM   #5256
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/justic...has-died-at-87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, trailblazing feminist, and the closest thing to a folk hero the high court has ever seen, has died at the age of 87. The Supreme Court announced that she died Friday due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer.

In a statement dictated to her granddaughter just days before her death, Ginsburg said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Ugh this is horrible news. Not just because a great judge died, but also because voting rights are screwed for a generation.
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:33 AM   #5257
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This is fucking terrible news.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:22 AM   #5258
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It would be horrible if it gets delayed (which it probably will) and Biden gets his pick.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:49 AM   #5259
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It would be horrible if it gets delayed (which it probably will) and Biden gets his pick.
Yeah, that would be nice.

If anything I hope this gets people on the fences to actually go out and vote. It's more important then ever.
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:21 AM   #5260
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, trailblazing feminist, and the closest thing to a folk hero the high court has ever seen, has died at the age of 87. The Supreme Court announced that she died Friday due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer.

In a statement dictated to her granddaughter just days before her death, Ginsburg said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Ugh this is horrible news. Not just because a great judge died, but also because voting rights are screwed for a generation.
Not to get political but its been revealed her dying wish was released. i didnt read it but theres a thing about it on twitter. President trump was informed by the media after landing spoke nicely. Also trump 2020
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:30 PM   #5261
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She was over 80 years old when Obama was president. Why didn't she resign and let him pick her successor?

I'll tell you why not. It's because many people who hold public office think it's all about them, and will hang on until they're rolled out on a gurney.
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You clearly don't remember Merrick Garland and the Curious Case of the Asshole Republican Senate.
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:17 PM   #5263
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You clearly don't remember Merrick Garland and the Curious Case of the Asshole Republican Senate.
They weren't going to hold up her replacement for eight years.

BTW. this is just one more reason why the Red and Blue states need a divorce.
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Oh man, RBG's seat is finally up to refill. Thank god! I'm all for waiting until after the election since Scalia passing in February of an election year caused the same thing to happen. Either way, Trump is going to win reelection and will get this 3rd nominee for the court, and oh man this is going to be great. 4 more years of a Trump administration? An excellent chance that Breyer will also need to be replaced. This will be the best thing that's happened to the supreme court in our lifetime.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:19 PM   #5265
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When Regis Philbin quit his daytime show, some people accused him of leaving because he disliked Kelly Ripa. But he said that wasn't true. He said he quit because he was 80 years old. Then he got to enjoy a few years of retirement before he died, and the show went on just fine without him.

When it gets to the point that someone 80 years old has to explain the "real reason" why he retired, something in a society has gone haywire. Unless you're self-employed, you shouldn't work longer than that. Get off the stage please.
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Good point. It was really selfish of her not to step down years ago if she wanted a democrat to replace her. She missed a great 8 year window to retire during the Obama regime. Now it's in the middle of 8 years of Trump. Elections have consequences. Trump will fill the spot with the kind of judge we elected him to install.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:25 PM   #5267
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I think she assumed Hillary would win and would serve for eight years.

I had a bad feeling the last time John McCain rain for re-election. Then, like Ted Kennedy, he had to be rolled out of office on a gurney. These people are not known for being modest in their estimates of themselves and their prospects.

I think it's going to take a frightening display of full-blown dementia in a sitting president to wake people up to the seriousness of this problem. We might get that with Biden.
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Oh man, RBG's seat is finally up to refill. Thank god! I'm all for waiting until after the election since Scalia passing in February of an election year caused the same thing to happen. Either way, Trump is going to win reelection and will get this 3rd nominee for the court, and oh man this is going to be great. 4 more years of a Trump administration? An excellent chance that Breyer will also need to be replaced. This will be the best thing that's happened to the supreme court in our lifetime.
You're that confident? It would be nice. I don't even like the man, but the alternative is scary.

Fun thing: while congress have a harder time getting along the Supreme Court justices have a better history because of a long-standing tradition of lunching together and forbidding law and politic discussion. I first heard about it from a friend who sets up political rallies and such, but here's an article.
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I'm going to say at least a part of that is the small size of their community. Congress (either house) is huge even looking at a single party and enormous when looking at both (and utterly gargantuan when looking at both houses), but the Supreme Court is just nine people. Seeing those same faces all the time and working with each of them on any given matter (rather than a random selection on various committees) probably builds a helluva lot of intimacy and camaraderie.
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^Agreed. It's just an interesting phenomenon. Back in the day Reagan and Tip O'Neil were personal friends while being diametrically opposed politically. It would be nice to see politicians able to at least see the opposition humanly.
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Liberals are begging Mitch McConnell piteously not to fill that seat. If the shoe were on the other foot, how do you think they'd act?
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Liberals are begging Mitch McConnell piteously not to fill that seat. If the shoe were on the other foot, how do you think they'd act?
You know aoc can be really cute when she isnt yapping away. I also think she should do porn that way someone can put somthing in her mouth to shut her up
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Liberals are begging Mitch McConnell piteously not to fill that seat. If the shoe were on the other foot, how do you think they'd act?
That means the GOP has the chance to actually show some class and refuse to appoint someone until later. There's a viral video of numerous prominent Republican Senators even saying so in 2016 that is making the rounds.

Of course, when Democrats held the Senate and waited for Walker to be inducted, McConnell thanked them and then screwed them when they asked for the favor to be returned once he became Senate Majority Leader, so I expect a nomination to be put up this week and confirmed rather quickly.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54234139

British-French actor Michael Lonsdale, who played the villain opposite Roger Moore's James Bond in the 1979 film Moonraker, has died at the age of 89.

In the film, he played Hugo Drax, an industrialist planning to poison all humans on Earth then repopulate the planet from his space station.

Lonsdale had a varied career on film, TV, radio and stage, appearing in over 200 roles in both English and French over a career that spanned six decades.

His agent confirmed the news on Monday.
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That means the GOP has the chance to actually show some class and refuse to appoint someone until later. There's a viral video of numerous prominent Republican Senators even saying so in 2016 that is making the rounds.

Of course, when Democrats held the Senate and waited for Walker to be inducted, McConnell thanked them and then screwed them when they asked for the favor to be returned once he became Senate Majority Leader, so I expect a nomination to be put up this week and confirmed rather quickly.
Good thing this is likely to make Democrats angry even more angry, and they'll probably show up in doves. If Dems finally win the senate again come 2021, they really need to pack the courts.
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