BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 16 December, 2014


16 December, 2014

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Paul Krugman: Wall Street's Revenge (NY Times)
How the Masters of the Universe got politicians to bring back moral hazard.

John Cheese: 4 Things Politicians Will Never Understand About Poor People (Cracked)
Off the top of your head, how many of your friends can you think of make less than $11,000 a year?

Tommy Unger: Which billionaire could buy your city? (REDFIN Research Center)
Bill Gates Could Buy All 114,212 Homes in Boston, but Couldn't Afford Seattle; the Walton Family of Wal-Mart Could Buy All of Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas or Washington, D.C.

Ralph Nader: Ten Reasons Why I Don't Have a Credit Card (Common Dreams)
1. Plastic lays the groundwork for massive, daily invasions of privacy. Personal purchasing data now floats around the world without controls. The data mining industry is everywhere and both government and hackers can get into peoples' files. As Facebook and Google demonstrate, it is almost impossible to keep up with the sharing of your personal information.

Mark Hill, Lydia G: 5 Realities of Life When Your Brain Wants You to Murder (Cracked)
When you hear "OCD," you probably think about a serious anxiety disorder with physical compulsions, or about how wacky you are for wanting to keep your bookshelf alphabetized, depending on your level of knowledge. But there's another, more obscure form, known as Primarily Obsessional OCD, which can give you strong, repetitive urges to murder your loved ones.

Gladstone: 4 Kinds of Lyrics That (Almost) Always Ruin the Song (Cracked)
There is no shortage of ways to make a song really bad, and that's probably why there are lots of terrible songs out there. Some have trite lyrics, others boring chord progressions, while still others have both terrible lyrics and awful music, particularly if they're written by the band "Fun."

Birdbox Studio: Unveiling the Birdbox Christmas card (YouTube)
We thought we'd show off the 2014 Christmas pop-up card with a difference. Merry Christmas!

Sam | The Short Animated Movie (YouTube)
Sam, a shy young man, finds himself in a slow-motion world. Trying to restore the time, he fails. The circumstances bring him to rescue his coworkers, and Nathalie, the girl he secretly loves.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

On The Beverly Hillbillies, Jethro had a twin sister. What is her name?

      Jethrine Bodine                                                      Source

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr.

The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top twenty most watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most watched television episodes of all time.

Jethrine Bodine - Jethrine is Pearl's king-sized daughter, Jethro's twin (and is also played by Baer, though voiced by Linda Kaye Henning). Jethrine appears in 11 episodes in 1962-63; she moves with her mother to the Clampett mansion later that season but occasionally is not seen in episodes during her stay in California. Jethrine is upset to leave the hills as it means separation from her "sweetie", traveling salesman Jasper "Jazzbo" Depew. Late in the season it was explained in an episode that Jethrine had returned home to marry Depew, although the wedding was never seen in the series (nor was Jethrine ever seen again, although she was occasionally referenced).        Source

Charlie was first, and correct, with:

Alan J wrote:

Randall said:
   AS I recall Jethro's sister's name was Jethrene

  Jethrine Bodine (Yup I looked it up - but it's spelled with an "I")
  and she was also played by Max Baer.

  Here's a picture of Ellie May, some poor sap, and Jethrine

  Jethrine was a big girl...

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Jethrine Bodine

Deborah replied:
   Relying on sketchy memory here - was it Ellie May?
  I expect Dale might be experiencing the same dampness we have overhead right now. Not a drought-buster but every drop helps.
  On this gray, rainy, dreary Monday I'm grateful for the shot of espresso in my coffee.

Adam answered:

Marian said:

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   Jethrine Bodine as portrayed by the equally litigiously idiotic Max Baer Jr. he's always suing CBS or someone else to get the rights to Jethro or the Hillbillies. Got to make a buck somehow. Besides, Granny, Aunt Pearl and Jane Hathaway were more stylish and fetching than Jethrine! Nancy Kulp was sizzling hot! The tonality of that voice!

DJ Useo answered:
   Jethrine. Somehow, she seemed smarter than Jethro. Anyone else notice that?

MAM   wrote:
   Jethrine Bodine, played by Max Baer in drag, voiced by Linda Kaye Henning.

  Ain't She Sweet

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Last Night

Sunny afternoon, rainy night.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH 'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Dave are Anna Kendrick and Charli XCX.
Scheduled on a FRESH Craig, on day 2 of his last week, are Larry King and Angela Kinsey.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH infomercial posing as seasonal programming 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas', followed by a FRESH 'The Voice'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Christoph Waltz and Nicki Minaj.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are James Corden, Vanessa Bayer, and Robert Earl.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Jena Malone, Broods, and the Immortalists.

ABC opens the night with the chestnut 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', followed by 'Disney's Prep & landing', then 'Disney's Prep & Landing 2: Naughty Vs. Nice', followed by a RERUN 'Forever'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Garth Brooks and Tracey Ullman.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by 'The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef Junior', followed by a RERUN 'New Girl', then a RERUN 'The Mindy Project'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.

A&E has 'Storage Wars', another 'Storage Wars', still another 'Storage Wars', yet another 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Storage Wars', 'Storage Wars', and another 'Storage Wars'.

AMC offers the movie 'Splash', followed by the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street', then the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street', again.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BBC World News
 [7:00AM]    BBC World News
 [8:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 3 - A Town Called Mercy
 [9:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 4 - The Power of Three
 [10:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 5 - Gambit (Part 2)
 [11:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 6 - Phantasms
 [12:00PM]    Battlestar Galactica - Season 2 - Ep 6 - Home, Part 1
 [1:00PM]    Battlestar Galactica - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Home, Part 2
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Fiesta Sunrise
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 13 - Cafe Hon
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Time Squared
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 14 - The Icarcus Factor
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 15 - Pen Pals
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 16 - Q Who
 [8:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 17 - Samaritan Snare NEW
 [9:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 18 - Up the Long LadderNEW
 [10:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 19 - Manhunt NEW
 [11:00PM]    Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 5 - The Day Of The Dead    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce', 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of BH', then a FRESH 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce'.

Comedy Central has 'South Park', then 3½ hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Paul McCartney.
Scheduled on a FRESH Colbert Report is Kendrick Lamar.

FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Total Recall', then the movie 'Total Recall', again.

History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island', another 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island', 'Pawn Stars', and another 'Pawn Stars'.

IFC  -   
 [3:00PM]    THE MATRIX

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Rectify-Weird As You
 [7:00AM]    Glory
 [9:30AM]    Religulous
 [11:45AM]    Courage Under Fire
 [2:15PM]    The River Wild
 [4:30PM]    Unforgiven
 [7:30PM]    The Running Man
 [10:00PM]    9 1/2 Weeks
 [12:30AM]    We Own The Night
 [3:00AM]    Cliffhanger
 [5:30AM]    The Writers' Room-American Horror Story    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Outlander', 'Ascension', followed by a FRESH 'Ascension'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Dick Van Dyke, Jenny Slate, and Vance Joy.

 [7:00 AM]      Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
 [9:00 AM]      The Pride and the Passion (1957)
 [11:15 AM]      Crisis (1950)
 [1:00 PM]      Rafter Romance (1933)
 [2:15 PM]      The Constant Nymph (1943)
 [4:15 PM]      The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
 [6:00 PM]      Cass Timberlane (1947)
 [8:00 PM]      The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
 [10:15 PM]      A Night to Remember (1958)
 [12:30 AM]      The Last Voyage (1960)
 [2:15 AM]      The Wreck Of The Mary Deare (1959)
 [4:15 AM]      The Sea Wolf (1941)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Wednesday   -  12/17/14

 [6:00 AM]      Destination Murder (1950)
 [7:15 AM]      Dial 1119 (1950)
 [8:45 AM]      The Great Jewel Robber (1950)
 [10:30 AM]      Hunt the Man Down (1950)
 [11:45 AM]      Mrs. O'Malley And Mr. Malone (1950)
 [1:00 PM]      Mystery Street (1950)
 [2:45 PM]      Shadow On The Wall (1950)
 [4:15 PM]      Side Street (1950)
 [5:45 PM]      The Tattooed Stranger (1950)
 [7:00 PM]      Experiment Alcatraz (1951)
 [8:00 PM]      The Kid (1921)     SILENT 
 [9:00 PM]      City Lights (1931)     SILENT 
 [10:45 PM]      Paris, Texas (1984)
 [1:15 AM]      Tess (1980)
 [4:15 AM]      To the Devil, a Daughter (1976)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best', followed by a FRESH 'Benched'.

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Singer Aretha Franklin attends the premiere of "Selma" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Buy Back Artifacts At Auction


The Native American Navajo tribe won its bid Monday to buy back seven sacred masks at a contested auction of tribal artifacts in Paris that netted over a million dollars.

The objects for sale at the Drouot auction house included religious masks, colored in pigment, that are believed to have been used in Navajo wintertime healing ceremonies.

The sale - which totaled 929,000 euros ($1.12 million) - also included dozens of Hopi Kachina dolls and several striking Pueblo masks embellished with horse hair, bone and feathers, thought to be from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The U.S. Embassy in Paris had asked Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives determine if they were stolen from the tribes. But Drouot refused, arguing that the auction was in accordance with the law - and that a French tribunal had previously ruled that a similar sale was legal.

The lawyer representing the absent Hopi tribe, Pierre Servan-Schreiber, said the approaches of the Hopi and the Navajo were different and that the Hopi see the sale as sacrilege.



Actor Ricky Gervais and his wife Jane Fallon arrive for the European premiere of "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" at Leicester Square in London December 15, 2014.
Photo by Luke MacGregor


Tutu Urges Pope To Rethink Snub

Dalai Lama

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu Monday appealed to the Pope to reconsider his decision not to meet the Dalai Lama during his visit to Rome.

"I am deeply saddened and distressed that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, should give in to these pressures and decline to meet the Dalai Lama," Tutu said in a statement.

The Dalai Lama arrived in the Italian capital Friday for a summit of Nobel peace laureates.

The event was moved to Italy from South Africa after the Pretoria government, anxious to foster economic ties with Beijing, declined to issue a visa for the 79-year-old Tibetan leader.

Tutu said he was aware of the "dilemma in which so many have been finding themselves with regard to their relationships with His Holiness and the People's Republic of China."

Dalai Lama


Newhead News


Finale Delivers 9.3 Million Viewers

'Sons of Anarchy'

It should come as no surprise to anyone, but Sons of Anarchy finished its wildly popular run on FX with more ratings records.

Last week's wrap-up for the Kurt Sutter biker drama averaged 9.26 million viewers - now that live-plus-3 data is available. More than 6 million of those viewers were adults 18-49. "It's a rare and remarkable accomplishment for a television show to generate its - and our channel's - highest ratings in its final season," said FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf. "We thank Kurt Sutter and his team for an epic ride."

The episode just narrowly outperformed the September premiere's 9.25 million viewers, but a record is still a record.

Sons of Anarchy's ratings, outside of just premieres and finales, had been on an upward trajectory for some time. All told, the latest season averaged 7.54 million viewers in live-plus-3 ratings for every episode. That tops last season's previous record of 6.98 million.

'Sons of Anarchy'


Actor Stephen Root attends the premiere of "Selma" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Contract Renewed

Brian Williams

Brian Williams, anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" for the past decade, has renewed his contract and will continue to lead the newscast and serve as managing editor, NBC said on Monday.

NBC News President Deborah Turness said in a message to staff, saying she was "thrilled" that Williams was renewing his commitment to the network.

The Turness message did not give a specific time period for Williams' contract but said he will continue in his position with the network "for years to come."

Citing a source with direct knowledge of the deal, CNN Money reported on Monday that the deal extends for more than five years.

Brian Williams


Wake-up Call


Defends Torture Report


Donald Trump thinks the United States is "stupid" for releasing detailed reports of CIA torture techniques implemented after 9/11, and doesn't believe that the contents of the documents obtained by the Senate Intelligence Committee are all that "horrible."

"We go for sleep deprivation and [terrorists] go for chopping off people's heads, and then we're horrible people, because sleep deprivation is a horrible form of torture, and waterboarding and all," Trump said while phoning into Fox News on Monday. "Nobody can tell me we don't get information with things such as that."

The three hosts of the morning talk show agreed with the reality star when chiming in periodically.

"They were just following orders," Elisabeth Hasselbeck said in reference to the CIA agents torturing terror suspects.



Actor Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film 'Night at the Museum, Secret of the Tomb' in London, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
Photo by Joel Ryan


Presses Media


Sony Pictures Entertainment pressed media outlets Sunday against using data hackers may have leaked about the studio.

In the letter sent to groups including The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter, lawyer David Boies said the "stolen information" must be destroyed and should not make it to publication.

The studio "does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use of the stolen information, and to request your cooperation in destroying the stolen information," Boies wrote in the three-page letter.

The demand comes amid a series of damaging leaks about salaries, employee health records, unpublished scripts and email exchanges about movie stars and filmmakers. The information has been published by websites including



Actor Wendell Pierce attends the premiere of "Selma" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Ice Loss Worse Than Predicted


A warming planet may lead to swifter ice loss on Greenland's ice sheet, and faster sea level rise for the rest of the world than previously predicted, scientists said Monday.

Two separate international studies raised concern about the pace of ice melt on the world's second largest ice sheet after Antarctica, and suggested that scientists may have underestimated the variable behavior of Greenland's ice.

"The current models do not address this complexity," said Beata Csatho, an associate professor of geology at the University at Buffalo and lead author of the paper in the Proceedings of the national Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.

Currently, scientists use simulations based on the activity of four glaciers -- Jakobshavn, Helheim, Kangerlussuaq and Petermann -- to build forecasts of melting into the ocean.

But the new PNAS study used NASA satellite data to look at nearly 100,000 points of elevation and how they changed from 1993 to 2012, painting a much fuller picture of where melting has happened in the past.



French lawyer Pierre Servan-Schreiber defending Native Americans speaks to the media at the Drouot's auction house during the contested auction of Native American items in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials have spent several hundred thousand euros to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from.
Photo by Francois Mori


Found In Rio's Olympic Waters

'Super Bacteria'

A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

The Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil's most respected health research institute, said it has discovered bacteria that produce an enzyme that make it resistant to most forms of treatment in water samples taken from various spots along the Carioca River. Among the spots is where the river flows into the city's Guanabara Bay, site of the 2016 sailing and wind surfing events.

Bacteria with the so-called KPC enzyme are difficult to treat. The institute said no instances of infection resulting from the contaminated water have yet been detected but warned of possible danger to swimmers.

"The illnesses caused by these microorganisms are the same as those caused by common bacteria, but they require stronger antibiotics and, sometimes, can require hospitalization," the study's coordinator, Ana Paula D'Alincourt Carvalho Assef, wrote in an email to The Associated Press. "Since the super bacteria are resistant to the most modern medications, doctors need to rely on drugs that are rarely used because they are toxic to the organism."

Even if they don't immediately fall ill, those who come into contact with the bacteria run the risk of becoming carriers of the microorganism, the institute said in its statement.

'Super Bacteria'


David Seidler and Robin Altman attend the 10th Anniversary Of The Blacklist at Palihouse on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Photo by Todd Williamson


Claims North Pole


Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it, Denmark's foreign minister said.

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said Denmark will deliver a claim on Monday to a United Nations panel in New York that will eventually decide control of the area, which Russia and Canada are also coveting.

The five Arctic countries - the United States, Russia, Norway, Canada and Denmark - all have areas surrounding the North Pole, but only Canada and Russia had indicated an interest in it before Denmark's claim.

In 2008, the five pledged that control of the North Pole region would be decided in an orderly settlement in the framework of the United Nations, and possible overlapping claims would be dealt with bilaterally.

Interest in the Arctic is intensifying as global warming shrinks the polar ice, opening up possible resource development and new shipping lanes.



Whirling Dervishes perform a traditional "Sema" ritual during a ceremony, one of many marking the 741st anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, at Galata Mevlevi Temple in Istanbul December 15, 2014. Mevlana was an Anatolian philosopher, poet and the father of Mevlevi sect.
Photo by Murad Sezer


Bans Pet Tattooing, Piercing

New York

New York is banning pet tattoos and piercing under a state law aimed at curbing the trendy practice of inking or even maiming animals to make fashion statements.

The legislation, which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Monday and that takes effect in 120 days, comes in the wake of controversies over pet owners tattooing or piercing animals and circulating those images on the Internet.

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat from Manhattan, introduced the bill in 2011 after hearing about a Pennsylvania woman who attempted to sell on the Internet "gothic kittens," with piercings down their necks and spines, she said.

The bill gained steam earlier this year, when a Brooklyn resident tattooed his pit bull while the dog was unconscious during spleen surgery and posted a photo of the ink work on social media, she added.

New York


This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History shows one of the decades-old Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game that was found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M. The Atari game cartridge unearthed earlier this year along with about 800 other Atari games, some ET and some others from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 in a blog post.


Can Spinoff Reignite 'Breaking Bad' Tourism?

'Better Call Saul'

It's been 15 months since the finale of "Breaking Bad", and tourism linked to the hit television series is flagging slightly -- but it could be reignited by a new spinoff series.

"Better Call Saul", based on teacher-turned-druglord Walter White's lawyer, is due to air starting in February, and locals in New Mexico are hopeful it will be as successful as the original series.

Since the series launched in 2008, Albuquerque has become something of a mecca for fans of the AMC series, which follows the transformation of White (played by Bryan Cranston) from a chemistry teacher into a methamphetamine kingpin.

The show's success has had a significant economic impact on the region. But after five seasons and 62 episodes, worldwide acclaim and 16 Emmy awards, the series came to a climax in September last year.

'Better Call Saul'



A girl stands next to an art installation depicting a gorilla entitled 'Silver Back' by artist David Mach, as she poses for the photographers during a press preview of a themed auction that features the animal as artistic inspiration, entitled 'Creatures Great and Small', in London, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The two-meter tall gorilla by the Turner Prize nominated artist is the third of an edition of three, the first of which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest art installation made entirely from coat hangers. The sale scheduled for Dec. 17, 2014, explores animals across a diverse range of mediums and styles, from intricate carving details in 19th century furniture through to contemporary sculpture, according to Christieās auction house.
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