Word is trickling in that fan favorite Manu Bennett (Arrow, Spartacus, The Hobbit) was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor assault charge while in San Antonio for Alamo City Comic Con. Police haven’t released any details besides the charges and it is unclear exactly where the incident happened. (more…)
Variety found out this morning that being prepared for a celebrity death is one thing, but pulling the trigger on a celebrity death notice is quite a different fish. Most big news agencies have them, prepared obituaries of celebrities, world leaders, and other notables that are refreshed every now and then with new information so that when the unfortunate occurs, they can jump right into the news cycle without a lot of rushed research. Yesterday afternoon something happened over at Variety that caused the posting of an obituary for director Terry Gilliam, most famously part of the Monty Python Flying Circus comedy group. Hilarity ensued. (more…)
As the age-old saying goes; “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” Livonia, Michigan resident Amy Estrada is proving this to be so, as she sells her (ex) boyfriend’s Nitro on Craigslist. The reason? According to the note she left on the back of his car, the ex boyfriend in question was a “liar and a cheater and an abuser.”
Apparently, your lunch box is now considered part of your clothing when it comes to some schools. I never realized I was making such a fashion statement in my Captain America lunch box selection. Young Laura probably wasn’t trying to make a statement either when she took her Wonder Woman lunch box to school, but things sometimes have a way of going from simple to “You’ve got to be kidding me” in 60 seconds. Such will be the case of the Too Violent Wonder Woman Lunch Box. (more…)
Banksy, the British street artist, film maker, painter and political activist has stepped up his game by creating a bemusement park which he has christened Dismaland. Dismaland recently opened for its five-week run and now we’ve got a look at the park from Banksy’s own trailer. Are you ready for a trip on the dark side of this non-magical kingdom? (more…)
Hitchhiking Robot Makes it Through Several Countries Successfully – Then Gets Destroyed When It Reaches America
A Canadian research team built hitchBOT, a robot designed to hitchhike its way across the world. After successful and largely-uneventful hitchhikes across Germany, the Netherlands, and even the large expanse of Canada, the team behind the automaton decided to let hitchBOT try and make his way across the USA – and America ruined it, as the machine was destroyed two weeks and less than 400 miles into its journey.
Ever say something out loud that didn’t seem so bad in your head, but after it came out of your mouth you realized what a dumb, dumb thing you just said? Odds are good that actor Jesse Eisenberg is feeling that way after committing a pretty egregious vocal blunder last week at San Diego Comic Con – although so far, Eisenberg has yet to apologize or show any remorse for his statement.
In this day in age when celebrities (and most people, really) are so afraid of potentially offending a person or a group, or are so cautious that something they say or do will be caught on camera or video and taken out of context, isn’t is great when we get to see a celeb just let loose with some foul language or a sick joke, to help remind us lowly fans that they are, in fact, people just like us? A perfect example that springs to mind is Bryan Cranston’s epic (and epically left-field) burn on a fan during a Q&A panel recently at San Diego Comic Con. Well, hang on to your hats, kids, because I’ve got another raunchy celebrity experience to share with you!
Oh, Ani! Has Jar-Jar been that bad of an influence on you? As first reported by TMZ, the actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace was involved in a bit of a crazy scenario over the weekend that evokes meme-like comparisons to his pod-racing days. (more…)
Creating destination theme attractions based on material from the movies goes back to when Walt Disney had an idea to turn acres of prime California real estate into an ode to the intellectual property he created that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Now, in that fine tradition, fans of The Hunger Games films will be able to go to a park where they can live in the dystopian/draconian future created by author Suzanne Collins and the films that are based on her works. Yay? Yes, now soon all the fun of hunting down adolescences in a brutal and booby trapped environment will be yours according to a recent press release. (more…)