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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Michael Richards, Senator George Allen & Mel Gibson

We agree with The Washington Post reporter Richard Cohen who writes, "We have come so far that it is not the vilified group that's hurt by the insult but the person making it. Richards fights for his professional life, Gibson licks his wounds, Allen lost the election - and a durable cliche is stood on its head: In America, injury gets added to insult."

Although Cohen lets Allen off too easily (Allen is a clear racist), his overall point is accurate. America condemns verbal acts of overt racism in the 21st Century. This is significant progress from the times when a black man could be lynched for even looking at a white woman - - and there would be a community picnic to celebrate the lynching.
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Michael Richards Publicly Calls Blacks Niggers

Many Whites use this term to describe Blacks when they get angry. They just do not do it in public and in front of Blacks. It is our reparation. If you are white, you should be willing to pay this small price. Although today's Whites did nothing to Blacks, their ancestors brutalized our ancestors and whites today continue to benefit from the past oppression of blacks.

Michael Richards is a rich, privileged White person. He chose to continue our brutalization. Some Whites think blacks are here to be kicked around just because they are dark people. Get a clue Michael KKKramer. If you like hearing a white racist use the term NIGGER, then enjoy this video. YouTube is deleting it so it might not be on long. It is a reminder to us and like the Jewish people, our response is: "NEVER AGAIN."

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Laurie David Campaigns for Al Gore By Pushing DVDs

Hollywood Climate Change Diva Laurie David, left, wants DVDs of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" in schools. Unfortunately, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) disagrees. The NSTA does not want every interest group in America to use this as a precedent to hoist their propaganda on school kids. David criticizes ExxonMobil even though they support distribution of the DVD to schools. (Wash Post)
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AAEA Supports LNG Facility at Malibu Pier Press Conference

The AAEA press conference in Malibu received significant media coverage in Los Angeles. The press conference was held on the pier patio on a beautiful day. The television coverage included background footage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers and storage facilities, diagrams of LNG facilities and file footage of the celebrity protest three weeks earlier.

Pictured at left is AAEA president Norris McDonald and two attendees from Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fox 11 (Ken Moore), Los Angeles UPN 13 and Los Angeles NBC 4 (Conan Patrick Nolan) reporters and photographers are pictured above right.
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Saturday, November 18, 2006

AAEA Press Conference Supporting Malibu LNG Project

The Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility is being proposed by BHP Billiton, which wants to locate the terminal 15 miles off the coast of Malibu. Opponents are trying to kill the project by complaining that the terminal fails to meet federal clean air requirements. Pierce Brosnan, Barbra Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Sting and Charlize Theron and other celebrities are protesting plans to build the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing a draft air pollution permit for BHP but is still reviewing public comments and will make a decision in 2007.

The Malibu City Council passed a resolution opposing the project.AAEA supports this project. Where are these celebrities when these projects are being proposed for minority neighborhoods. Nowhere to be found. It is a good project for the residents of California. We support a similar that is proposed to be located in the middle of Long Island Sound (Broadwater). We believe this project would provide a reliable source of low-polluting natural gas. Next the celebrities will be complaining that the project represents a disproportionate impact on rich, famous people and will be calling for environmental justice. BHP Billiton, an Australia-based company, has submitted an license application to construct a $800-million floating deep-water liquefied natural gas port terminal off the Ventura County coast. Public hearings by the Coast Guard and the California State Lands Commission will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to participate in the environmental review process, which will take into account economic, environmental, marine habitat and public safety issues.

The Cabrillo Deepwater Port, which would act as a receiving point for shipments of California-bound natural gas, would be the first such floating terminal on the West Coast. Stored liquefied natural gas would be converted to vapor through a heat exchange system and transported by an undersea pipeline to existing onshore natural gas facilities. BHP has stated that the terminal would also be placed outside shipping lanes. Once the environmental review process is completed, the Coast Guard will issue a recommendation on the review to the state Department of Transportation, which will ultimately decide whether to issue an operating license to BHP.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hollywood A Big Air Polluter: Where is Celebrity Protest?

A UCLA study has concluded that Hollywood is a big air polluter. Hollywood produces more smog gases than are produced by aerospace manufacturing, apparel, hotels and semi-conductor manufacturing. Hollywood must do something about this besides buying a Prius as the 6th car and bragging about it. Or sending out emails claiming some victory or movement.

Some movie studios are buying carbon offsets and The Matrix folk recycled the set. If Hollywood cannot set an example for the rest of the nation, then its salespeople (celebrity actors and directors) should stop shining us on.

Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
The Guardian
L.A. Daily News
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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bluetooth & the Brothers

Is it us or do the brothers 'play' the bluetooth more than others? The only people we see walking around with the bluetooth, for the most part, are the brothers. Of course, it does make sense as a fashion statement. And the brothers are into fashion. You know. Cool. So maybe the brothers see it as cool. Or maybe it makes some feel or look more important. Maybe it is the appearance of being busy. Wheeling and dealing. Working hard. Nothing wrong with that.

For some reason, we do not think it is cool though. It is pretentious. It is similar to the people that talk too loud on their cell phone because they are convinced that others are fascinated with whatever they are talking about. If you're not talking, then take the bluetooth out. We are close enough to the Star Trek Borg without these bluetoothers looking like the "Brother From Another Planet."
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Democracy Can Land You In Heaven or Hell

While walking down the street one day a US Senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in we'll have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him,shake his hand, and reminisce abou t the good times they had whilegetting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevatorrises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. "Now it's time to visit heaven." So, 24 hours pass with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity." The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "I would be better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?" The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning......Today you voted."
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Monday, November 06, 2006

Tom Cruise Takes Control of United Artists

Sumner Redstone fired Tom Cruise becaue he knew Cruise was negotiating to gain control of his own studio. Redstone was insulted and pretended to be angry about Cruise's behavior over the past year. Cruise's behavior has been mildly amusing at best. Don't mess with Sumner's money though. And Tom decided to break out and compete with his boss. So now Tom Cruise and his partner, Paula Wagner, willl take charge of United Artists, which is owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, (MGM) Inc., which is owned by Comcast Corporation and Sony Corporation.

Neither Cruise nor Wagner had to put up any money. They will produce 4 movies a year initially costing about $40 - $50 million with MGM distributing the films. Cruise will also use outside investors, such as Washington Indians owner Dan Snyder, and investment banks to spread the risk.
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Flavor Flav: The King of VH1

According to the Nielsen ratings, nearly 7.5 million viewers tuned in for the October finale of VH1's "Flavor of Love." It is the highest rated show in the history of VH1. This is Flav's second, third or fouth successful act. He was the comic relief for the dead serious globally successful rap group Public Enemy. Flavor Flav, left, hit with VH1's "Surreal Life," where his romance with Sylvester Stallone's ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen wowed viewers. He joined with Nielsen for the hilarious "Strange Love," and now "Flavor of Love" is a super hit.

And Flavor knows about controversy. When Professor Grif got Public Enemy in trouble with anti-Semitic statements, the world caved in on the group. Those now calling him a minstrel are probably unaware that his character is over 20 years old. His trademark clock made its debut when Ronald Reagan was still president. William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., 47, is a charming guy who has created a compelling character. Coming back from the bottom must be sweet joy for him. When you've been to the top and then to the bottom, it must feel very good to beat the odds and get back up on top. Go get'em Flav. We'll be watching every step of the way.
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