Posts Tagged “Hollywood”

Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

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Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars Comedian Kevin Hart made a comedy joke that lampooned Gays and he was quickly tossed from hosting this year’s Oscars. But the real controversy is the Oscars. Are they even relevant anymore? By Ray Hanania I wish the Oscars reacted to complaints as fast and as…

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Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated

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Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated

Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated Actress Kirstie Alley has had fame and controversy, but the one thing she isn’t without is talent. Jettisoned to fame with a great character performance in the TV Sitcom “Cheers,” she has meandered through acting opportunities since. But one of her best efforts, Fat Actress, deserves a second chance….

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why…

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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Goodness of past often forgotten by young

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Goodness of past often forgotten by young

Goodness of past often forgotten by young By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald, Thursday, April 10, 2014 This year, two child stars from the silent movie era who rose to prominence during and after World War II died. They were both great role models to my generation. Shirley Temple, who died on Feb. 10, and Mickey…

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New American TV show fuels more anti-Arab stereotypes

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New American TV show fuels more anti-Arab stereotypes

New American TV show fuels more anti-Arab stereotypes By Ray Hanania (Creators Syndicate, all rights reserved) In 1991, MGM in Hollywood produced a film that it called “Not Without My Daughter.” The movie is about an American woman who marries an Iranian man in the United States and, after having a young daughter, the husband…

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