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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection

Merle Oberon: 'Exotic' and mysterious star of British and American cinema was a victim of the 'Marion Davies Syndrome.' Merle Oberon movies: 'Exotic' and underrated actress with mysterious past is Star of the Month Merle Oberon is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of March 2016. The good news: The elegant, exquisite, and vastly underrated actress, whose early life and ancestry have been a matter of conjecture for decades, makes any movie worth a look. Never a top box office draw in the United States, Oberon was an important international star all the same, having worked with many of the top actors and filmmakers of the first half of the 20th century. Now for the bad news: There are […]


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Merle Oberon: From Mystery Past & Hollywood Stardom to Shah of Iran Connection



Critics' Choice Awards: 'Star Wars' Controversy & Nominations for Everyone

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Critics' Choice Awards Best Picture nomination controversy. Critics' Choice Awards: Everybody is a nominee Your U.S.-based awards group, all-encompassingly named the Critics' Choice Awards, wants to compete with the Golden Globes to become the second-rank Academy Awards – itself a second-rank version of its former self. What to do? Well, how about finding a way to nominate everyone you can so as to ensure your awards ceremony will attract loads of celebrities, which should in turn guarantee both television coverage and the breathless attention of every possible media venue out there – whether social or unsocial? Can't leave anyone out Indeed, it seems like just about every movie released in the United States in 2015 […]


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Critics' Choice Awards: 'Star Wars' Controversy & Nominations for Everyone



Boycott 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Controversy: Waste of the Time and Space Continuum

Stormtroopers deal with 'Boycott Star Wars: Episode VII' Twitter 'controversy.' The “Boycott 'Star Wars: Episode VII'” media idiocy The “Boycott Stars Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” hashtag, concisely named #BoycottStarWarsVII, was trending earlier today (Oct. 19, '15) on Twitter. Shocked? If so, you haven't spent much time on that social media platform, where all sorts of idiotic hashtags and topics trend continuously. Absolutely no one in their right mind should – or would – take this sort of stuff seriously. Unless, of course, Twitter's trending topics and hashtags can be used as clickbait “news.” And that's what we have with the “Boycott Stars Wars: Episode VII” nonsense. Manipulating the eager to be manipulated 'news' media Numerous publications online, […]


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Boycott 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Controversy: Waste of the Time and Space Continuum