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Samuel L. Jackson's upset that Isaac is targeting New Orleans instead of the GOP

Enough is enough! Samuel L. Jackson has had it with these monkey-fighting hurricanes on this Monday-to-Friday Gulf Coast. The outspoken star took to his Twitter page yesterday to air his disappointment about Tropical Storm Isaac’s shift toward New Orleans — and away from Tampa Bay, home of this week’s Republican National Convention. And predictably, his words have rustled a few conservative feathers.

“Unfair Sh–: GOP spared by Issac [sic]! NOLA prolly F–ed Again! Not understanding God’s plan!” Jackson wrote Monday afternoon, without obscuring the expletives. The reaction was swift and hyperbole filled: “I’ve had it with these motherf–ing racist Democrats on this motherf–ing Twitter,” user @LastBrainLeft wrote, adding, “#killyourself.” Others echoed his sentiments, or were angry that Jackson would wish ill on an entire city simply because of a political event held there. Then again, hundreds of Twitter users also seemed to agree with the Oscar nominee’s message — the “unfair” tweet has been retweeted 983 times and marked as a favorite 236 times as of this morning.


Grilling the presidential candidates: Barack Obameat and Meat Romney

Oh, there’s the beef.

Mosaic artist Jason Mecier has crafted a tasty likeness of Barack Obama that gives Shepard Fairey‘s iconic poster a run for its money. Mecier’s take is made entirely of Jack Link’s beef jerky; the artist made a matching picture of Obama’s presumptive opponent Mitt Romney as well. (Paul Ryan, presumably, is too handsome for the jerky treatment.)

Mecier told EW this afternoon that he began the process by sorting various flavors of Jack Link’s into different color groups — light brown, red, and dark brown. He dried the jerky in bins lined with paper towels for about three weeks, then drew an outline for each portrait and got to work fitting pieces together “like a jigsaw puzzle.” Altogether, the project took around 100 hours (and 100 bags of jerky) to complete.


'Sons of Anarchy' creator just messed with the wrong motorcycle gang

Kurt Sutter is not happy that Discovery keeps calling upcoming reality series The Devils Ride a “real-life Sons of Anarchy.” And when Kurt Sutter is upset, he doesn’t stew in silence. “if DEVIL’S RIDE is gonna advertise itself as a ‘real-life SOA’ then i get to weigh in. they’re f—ing with my brand and they sure AIN’T it,” the Anarchy showrunner tweeted last night.

Sutter is notoriously outspoken on his Twitter page; previous targets of his wrath include Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, whom Sutter blamed when AMC fired Frank Darabont from The Walking Dead. (Sutter briefly quit Twitter after the resulting brouhaha.) This time, though, his comments might get him in real trouble — the kind that comes with a hospital bill.

TMZ got in touch with a “very scary” guy who goes by Sandman — a member of the motorcycle club profiled in Devils Ride — to get a response to Sutter’s comments. Here’s what the hog head had to say: “I am concerned that Kurt’s creative mind is stuck in make-believe land with his recent comment on Twitter. Here’s a reality check for ya Kurt…. I am sending a personal invitation to your pretty-faced Kurt Cobain look-alike star Jax [SOA star Charlie Hunnam] to come down to San Diego and prove your point. And tell him to wear those shiny white kicks too. I hope he’s a size 11, I could use some new shoes.”


A 'Titanic' beef: 'Downton Abbey' creator disses James Cameron's movie

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has received plenty of praise for his meticulous depiction of World War I-era Britain — as well as plenty of criticism about his show’s supposed historical inaccuracies. But now Fellowes is accusing someone else of taking liberties: James Cameron, the writer/director/King of the World behind 1997’s blockbuster Titanic.

A few weeks ago, Fellowes declared that his upcoming four-part Titanic miniseries will tell “the whole story” of the ship’s sinking “for the first time.” Though he called Cameron’s Best Picture winner a “wonderful film,” he also described it as “a love story set against the sinking of the Titanic” — not a scrupulously accurate representation of the ship’s sinking. Now Fellowes is upping the ante even further, accusing Cameron outright of misrepresenting one of the saga’s key players. READ FULL STORY

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