Wednesday, August 16, 2006

hostile takeover of Hollywood

Here is an email I received tonight:
On June 22, 2006 Char made a post about a hostile takeover of Hollywood: I wanted to make sure she saw this. No reply necessary.
Kidman condemns terrorists
By Peter Mitchell
August 17, 2006 12:00am
NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism.The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors,studio bosses and media moguls, including News Corporation chairmanRupert Murdoch, has taken out a powerfully-worded full pageadvertisement in the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah inLebanon and Hamas in Palestine.
"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualtiesin Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terroristorganisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.
"If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos willrule and innocent people will continue to die."
"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at allcosts."
A who's who of Hollywood heavyweights joined Kidman and Murdoch in the ad.
The actors listed included: Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, SylvesterStallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, KellyPreston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.
Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and SamRaimi also signed their names.
Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone,the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionairemogul, Haim Saban.