Noah “Puck” Puckerman in some serious trouble …
33 year old Mark Salling was arrested on Tuesday by LAPD on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Members of the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his Sunland home at the 9900 block of Helen Avenue in Shadow Hills. According to CWD, the police used a battering ram to force entry into Salling’s residence Tuesday morning. Authorities say when they knocked on the door, announced their presence and called out Salling’s name he did not answer. The actor best known for his role in “Glee” was held on $20,000 bail and released at 2:26 p.m.
This isn’t Salling’s first brush with the law. In 2010, he was accused of committing sexual battery. A judge ordered him to pay the woman $2.7 million in the resulting lawsuit.
“Glee” actor Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday after an LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children task force unit served a search warrant at his Sunland home, police said.
The task force was sent to search a home in the 9900 block of Helen Avenue, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to KTLA.
Sources told Crime Watch Daily that Salling lives at the address and was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
Salling’s arrest was confirmed by Officer Tony Im of the Police Department, but Im would not say what the actor was arrested for. Im confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that investigators were searching Salling’s home for child porn.
Salling was facing a felony charge and was held on $20,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate records. He was released at 2:26 p.m., records showed.
Police sources tell “Crime Watch Daily” “hundreds” of images were found on one of Salling’s personal devices during the search.
Salling’s computer and other electronic devices were also seized after he refused to share his passwords with authorities, sources tell “Crime Watch Daily.” Investigators are now searching for further images on the devices.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, December 22, 2015 – Even While All The Talk is About Star Wars and How Much Money It’s Making
- A controversy is brewing around a “rape” scene in the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Revenant”
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DISNEY, MAY THE
FORCE BOX OFFICE REVENUE BE WITH YOU …
It was the least kept secret that the latest Star Wars film would obliterate all box office records. It did not disappoint. Star Wars, The The Force Awakens generated more than half a billion dollars in its opening weekend. The film grossed $238m in the United States, making it the biggest North American debut of all time according to studio estimates on Sunday.
I admit, I was one of those individuals who saw ‘The Force Awakens’ over the weekend. I will not provide any spoiler alerts for those who have not yet seen it, but wow. It was an amazing blend of mixing in the old for us Star Wars connoisseurs, with the new generation of fighting good vs. evil, the light versus the dark side. It more than lived up to the hype bringing back such beloved characters from the original 1977 Star Wars movie as Hans Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2.
But as for the new cast, Daisy Ridley as Rey, stole the show. The Force has a new bad ass heroin and her name is Rey. And without giving anything away, the story line of this movie followed an interesting parallel of past George Lucas Star War’s films with regards to relationships. The only family relationship we were not explicitedly provided was that of Rey; however, there were many inferences, hints and reminders from Star Wars past to provide many to surmise who her father is. But that is for the next movie. As for this one, it is a must see, I give it 5 stars!!!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens generated more than half a billion dollars in its opening weekend, smashing the box office record in the US and underscoring why Walt Disney paid $4bn for the rights to the series three years ago.
The film grossed $238m in the US, higher than the $208m mark set this year by Universal Studios’ Jurassic World, and an additional $279m around the world.
It set records in markets including the UK, Germany, Australia and Russia. Global returns will climb further on January 9 when the film opens in China, the second-largest movie market after the US.
The Force Awakens is the first of six Star Wars films commissioned by Disney, which will use the characters created by George Lucas to drive consumer product sales and visits to its theme parks. Macquarie Securities estimates that The Force Awakens alone could generate $5bn in consumer product sales, with Disney earning $500m-$1bn in royalties.
FORMER US SENATOR FRED THOMPSON HAS PASSED AWAY.
Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee Fred Dalton Thompson has passed away at the age of 73 in Nashville, TN. The former Senator, Republican presidential candidate, and actor who starred in the TV series “Law and Order,” and movies “The Hunt for Red October,” “In the Line of Fire,” “Die Hard II” and “Secretariat” passed away on Sunday in Nashville, TN from lymphoma. According to accounts Thompson died peacefully surrounded by his family.
As Hot Air remembers Fred Thompson, in 1994, Thompson parlayed that familiarity to a seat in the US Senate, taking Al Gore’s seat in a special election. He won again in 1996 for a full term, but retired from the Senate in 2002 to return to his acting career. In 2007, though, with the Republican presidential field wide open, Thompson decided to run for the nomination, only to find that he’d gotten in too late to have an impact.
Fred Thompson – 1942 – 2015, Rest in Peace
Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and actor who starred on the television drama “Law and Order,” died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 73.
Mr. Thompson died after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a prepared statement issued by the Thompson family. Mr Thompson, who had recently purchased a house in Nashville to return to Tennessee, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2004.
“It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family,” the Thompson family’s statement reads.
“Fred once said that the experiences he had growing up in small-town Tennessee formed the prism through which he viewed the world and shaped the way he dealt with life,” his family said. “Fred stood on principle and common sense, and had a deep love for and connection with the people across Tennessee whom he had the privilege to serve in the United States Senate. He enjoyed a hearty laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar, and a healthy dose of humility. Fred was the same man on the floor of the Senate, the movie studio, or the town square of Lawrenceburg, his home.”
Fred Thompson Talks about the Reagan Revolution in 2008 and the battle for the hearts and minds of the GOP
Thompson was also a GOP presidential candidate in 2008, as well as a Watergate attorney. He played D.A. Arthur Branch on “Law & Order” for five years, and also appeared on the show’s spinoffs “Special Victims Unit” and “Trial by Jury” as the character.
Thompson, who was born in Sheffield, Ala., shifted between politics and acting frequently throughout his life, but he gained a degree of visibility in 1973, when he served as minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, after having managed the reelection campaign of Sen. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), the top Republican on the committee.
At one hearing, he asked former White House aide Alexander Butterfield, “Mr. Butterfield, are you aware of the installation of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the president?” Butterfield’s confirmation of a secret recording system was a key turning point in the scandal that eventually led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation.
Four years later, when Thompson was working in private practice in Tennessee, Thompson represented Marie Ragghianti, former chair of the Tennessee Parole Board, in a wrongful termination case against the state’s governor. The trial exposed a scandal in which cash payments were being given to state officials in exchange for clemency.
The case was the subject of a book and a 1985 movie, “Marie,” and started Thompson’s acting career when he was offered the part of playing himself.
After enjoying a number of character parts, Thompson ran for Senate in a 1994 special election, in a campaign in which he drove around in a red pickup truck to try to show his populist appeal. He was reelected in 1996, but declined to run for reelection in 2002.
In 2007, he was viewed as a leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination in the months before he officially announced his candidacy on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” But his campaign sputtered, and he dropped out after just a few primaries.
One of my Favorite Fred Thompson moments … Thompson responds to Michael Moore
WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER GIANT FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD …
It is a sad day for those of us who love classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood and movies actually worth watching. Irish born actress Maureen O’Hara has passed away at age 95. One of my all-time favorite actresses and a classic beauty that represents Hollywood gone by, Maureen O’Hara, died on Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. Her family confirmed in a statement that she passed away from natural causes peacefully in her sleep at her on home Saturday morning surrounded by family. Maureen O’Hara is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA next to her husband, US Navy pilot General Charles Blair who died in a plane crash in 1978.
She was born Maureen FitzSimons on August 17, 1920, in Ranelagh, Ireland, on the outskirts of Dublin and was the second of six children of Charles FitzSimons. But we knew her best for her tremendous acting roles in movies like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939), “How Green Was My Valley” (1941), “The Black Swan” (1942), “This Land Is Mine” (1943),”The Quiet Man” (1952) and “McLintock!” (1963). However, my favorite is the timeless holiday classic, “A Miracle on 34th Street” (1947).
One of my favorite stories of Maureen O’Hara was the one where John Wayne, The Duke, paid her one of his highest complaints. John Wayne said, “I’ve had many friends, and I prefer the company of men, except for Maureen O’Hara,” he said. “She is a great guy.”
Maureen O’Hara, Rest in Peace
Maureen O’Hara, the spirited Irish-born actress who played strong-willed, tempestuous beauties opposite all manner of adventurers in escapist movies of the 1940s and ’50s, died on Saturday at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.
Johnny Nicoletti, her longtime manager, confirmed her death.
Ms. O’Hara was called the Queen of Technicolor, because when that film process first came into use, nothing seemed to show off its splendor better than her rich red hair, bright green eyes and flawless peaches-and-cream complexion. One critic praised her in an otherwise negative review of the 1950 film “Comanche Territory” with the sentiment “Framed in Technicolor, Miss O’Hara somehow seems more significant than a setting sun.” Even the creators of the process claimed her as its best advertisement.
Miracle of 34th Street, (Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn and a young Natalie Wood)
Yet many of the films that made the young Ms. O’Hara a star were in black and white. They included her first Hollywood movie, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939), in which she played the haunted Gypsy girl Esmeralda to Charles Laughton’s Quasimodo; the Oscar-winning “How Green Was My Valley” (1941), in which she was memorable as a Welsh mining family’s beautiful daughter who marries the wrong man; “This Land Is Mine” (1943), a war drama in which she was directed by Jean Renoir; and “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947), the holiday classic in which she played a cynical, modern Macy’s executive who tries to prevent her daughter from believing in Santa Claus.
The Quiet Man (Maureen O’Hara & John Wayne) – The Kiss scene
I am in 100% agreement with the PJ Tatler, in they just don’t make movies like this anymore like the ones that Maureen O’Hara acted in. Imagine a movie with a plot, movies that set up the dramatic scenes, rather than just using special HD effects. Imagine a movie where the sexual tension is set up between a man and a woman rather than they just jump each others bones in two seconds and leaving a woman’s beauty to the imagination rather than a gratuitous nude scene. If you have never seen any of Maureen O’Hara’s movies, take this moment and do so.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Irish Times: Actor Maureen O’Hara dies aged 95.
“It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes,” a statement from the Fitzsimons family read.
“Maureen was our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favourite movie, The Quiet Man.”
“While we mourn the loss of a very wonderful woman, we also celebrate her remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world, especially in Ireland, to work hard to make their dreams come true and to always have the courage to stand up for themselves.
“For those who may ask what they can do to honour Maureen, we have a simple request: visit Ireland one day and think of her.”
Her manager said that Ms O’Hara had “a wicked sense of humour and never took her good fortunes for granted.”
“She was a classy, warm, feisty, funny woman and she was always so proudly Irish,” he said.