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Pop Culture Checklist
« on: July 13, 2009, 02:00:26 PM »

Who’s the hottest hottie?
24 June 2009, 3:23 pm

The guys will love this: FHM’s annual “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list is out.

Can you guess who is No. 1? I won’t give it away, but go HERE and you can see the list for yourself.

Do you agree with their top pick? Let me know!



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WEEKLY BUZZ
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 02:00:26 PM »

WEEKLY BUZZ
25 June 2009, 11:16 am

Latest Pop Culture News

-”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” grossed $55 million on its opening day Wednesday. It’s the best opening day ever for a Wednesday release. Domestic estimates have the movie grossing $150 million to $170 million over its five-day debut.

-Today is the 25th anniversary of Prince’s “Purple Rain” album. Find your CD and play all those great songs today! Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the ‘Purple Rain’ movie was released about a month later, on July 27, 1984.

-The Academy Awards are doubling the nominations for ‘Best Picture’ category next year. Instead of the usual 5 nominees, it will now feature 10 contenders. It’s the first time the field has changed since 1943 when Casablanca was named best picture against 10 films. The idea is to give voters more of a choice and would invigorate the competition.

-The Travel Channel will debut a new reality show “The Streets of America: The Search for America’s Worst Driver.” It puts bad drivers through a series of challenges to find the worst driver. The show will air in early 2010.

-Jessica Simpson will star in a VH1 docu-series called “The Price of Beauty,” which will follow the singer as she travels around the world in search of what people find beautiful and why. (one word: Booooring!)

-Brad Pitt’s new movie, “Moneyball,” was shut down by Columbia Pictures because they weren’t happy with a reworked script. It’s about Oakland A’s game Billy Beane, who would be played by Pitt. The actor is looking for a new studio to pick up the film.

-T.R. Knight already has a new job after leaving “Grey’s Anatomy.” He’ll star in a play called “Parade.” It begins in Los Angeles this fall.

-Finally, good news about Jon & Kate Plus 8: new episodes won’t air until Aug. 3. (Yes!) After the couple’s announcement to divorce, TLC has halted production for a few weeks. Monday’s episode will be a clip show, with some new footage, and then it returns in August.

-Rapper Eve will join the cast of Fox’s “Glee” for two episodes to play a rival choir director. The show returns in the fall.

-Attention all Facebook junkies. You should like this news: the popular site will be based on a movie called “The Social Network” and directed by David Fincher. It will be about Facebook’s inception and evolution.

-MTV has given the okay for 8 new projects. Among them, Jamie Foxx will be the executive producer in an “In Living Color”-esque sketch comedy show, based on the original 1990’s series where he got his start. “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett is working on a reality show starring Audrina Patridge (The Hills). Also, there will be a new series based in the 80s comedy movie “Teen Wolf.”

TV PREMIERES

Tonight – Penn & Teller: Bulls…! (ABC)

Sunday – Hung (HBO); HGTV Showdown (HGTV)

Monday – Dance Your *** Off (Oxygen)

Tuesday – Tiny & Toya (BET)

Wednesday – Primetime: Crime (ABC)

TV FINALES

Friday – Patton 360 (History); Bang for Your Buck (HGTV)

Saturday – Groomer Has It (Animal)

Monday – New York Goes to Work (VH1)

Tuesday – Hitched or Ditched (CW); Hot Pursuit (Tru TV); Beautiful People (LOGO)

MOVIES arriving Friday, June 26

-My Sister’s Keeper

Limited release: Cheri; New York; The Stoning of Soraya M.; Surveillance; Life is Hot in Cracktown

DVDs arriving Tuesday, June 30

-Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

-The Betrayed

-Dark Streets

-12 Rounds

-The Education of Charlie Banks

-The Human Contract

-Entourage: Fifth Season

-Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition

-Stargate: Atlantis – Season Five

-Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

-Lookin’ to Get Out (Director’s cut)

ALBUMS hitting stores on Tuesday, June 30

-Wilco, “Wilco (The Album)”

-Rob Thomas, “Cradlesong”

-Moby, “Wait For Me”

-Brad Paisley, “American Saturday Night”

-Fabolous, “Loso’s Way”

-Killswitch Engage, “Killswitch Engage”

-Cledus T. Judd, “Polyrically Uncorrect”

-Leslie Mendelson, “Swan Feathers”

-Levon Helm, “Electric Dirt”

-Various Artists, “Now That’s What I Call Music 31″

-Various Artists, “Reggae Gold 2009″



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Transformers get ‘Revenge’
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 02:00:26 PM »

Transformers get ‘Revenge’
29 June 2009, 9:35 am

The real first blockbuster of the summer did not disappoint at the box office this weekend.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” earned $112 million over the weekend and a total of $203 million in its 5-day opening. The total is only second to “The Dark Knight” 5-day total of $203 million

The only other new release of the weekend, “My Sister’s Keeper,” starring Cameron Diaz grossed $12 million for fifth place.

Sandra Bullock’s “The Proposal” stayed strong with $18 million, and “The Hangover” continues to show its staying power with $17.2 million.

TOP 10 BOX OFFICE

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, $112 million (weekend only)

2. The Proposal, $18 million

3. The Hangover, $17.2 million

4. Up, $13 million

5. My Sister’s Keeper, $12 million

6. Year One, $5. 8 million

7. Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, $5.4 million

8. Star Trek, $3.6 million

9. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $3.6 million

10. Away We Go, $1.7 million



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MJ doing ‘Time’
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 03:00:20 PM »

MJ doing ‘Time’
29 June 2009, 11:01 am

“Time” Magazine is releasing a special issue today in commemoration of Michael Jackson.

It is something the magazine has not done since the 9/11 attacks. There will be a ton of interviews, such as Tina Turner, Nancy Reagan, Stevie Wonder and much more.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of the magazine, which is coming out today. Go get your copy!



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Best Movie Trailer Ever?
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Best Movie Trailer Ever?
8 July 2009, 10:51 am

Do you judge a movie based on its trailer? I think a lot of us do, and a lot of times, we are disappointed.

But sometimes, a film lives up to its awesome-looking trailer.

IFC has made a list of the “50 Greatest Trailers of All-Time.” It includes a good mix of old and new flicks but I think you will be surprised by what they chose as No. 1.

Go HERE to check out the list.

What’s your all-time favorite? Or even better, what is the worst one you have ever seen?



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Become a ‘Millionaire’
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 03:00:20 PM »

Become a ‘Millionaire’
10 July 2009, 10:42 am

You, yes you,  have a chance to be on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” when its airs new episodes this summer.

It will air Sundays through Thursdays from Aug. 9 to Aug. 23 on ABC in honor of its 10th anniversary.

There are two ways to apply to become a contestant. You can play the phone game and/or submit a video. Also, audience tickets are avaible at www.millionairetv.com.

To become a contestant, go here. GOOD LUCK!



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‘Bruno’ lands at No. 1
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 02:26:36 PM »

‘Bruno’ lands at No. 1
13 July 2009, 8:07 am

Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno” landed at the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $30.4 million.

It may not hold the same staying pwer as “Borat,” however, which made $100 million. Most of Bruno’s earnings came on Friday — $14.4 million — then tumbl...

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VOTE NOW for ‘Greatest TV characters’
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VOTE NOW for ‘Greatest TV characters’
13 July 2009, 11:01 am

A poll of the “Greatest TV Characters” recently was launched by Zap2It.

For this particular online competition, only 21st-century TV characters are eligible. Also, each week users vote in a variety of categories, such as best TV mom, dad, couple, reality personality as well as best b...

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‘Potter’ already breaking records
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 05:00:12 PM »

‘Potter’ already breaking records
15 July 2009, 4:12 pm

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” made $22 million at its midnight showings Wednesday.

It’s a new record that was previously held by “The Dark Knight,” which made $18 million at its midnight showing.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ is the sixth movie based on J...

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Here’s a list of Emmy noms
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 12:00:25 PM »

Here’s a list of Emmy noms
16 July 2009, 9:32 am

Emmy nominations were announced this morning. The awards will be handed out on Sept. 13 on CBS.

Here are some of the categories announced today:

Comedy

-30 Rock

-Family Guy

-How I Met Your Mother

-Entourage

-Weeds

-Flight of the Conchords

-The Office

Lead actor in a Comedy

-Steve Carell

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‘Potter’ is box office champ
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 10:00:11 AM »

‘Potter’ is box office champ
20 July 2009, 8:32 am

No surprise here – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince earned the top spot at the box office this weekend with $79.5 million.

Its five-day total was $159.7 million – a franchise best.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs faired well with $17.7 million with a total gross of $152 million. T...

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Pop Culture Checklist: ‘Yo quiero Taco Bell’
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 03:00:22 PM »

‘Yo quiero Taco Bell’
22 July 2009, 1:26 pm

Let’s hope there’s a Taco Bell in doggie heaven.

Gidget, the chihuahua in the Taco Bell commercials, died Tuesday night at age 15. The little pooch became famous by saying “Yo quiero Taco Bell” in the commercials.



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Pop Culture Checklist: Detroit to host Fashion Show
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 01:00:12 PM »

Detroit to host Fashion Show
28 July 2009, 11:00 am

Detroit will become the site of a two-day “Fashion In Detroit” event on Oct. 1 and 2.

Project Runway alum and Birmingham native Joe Faris has organized the high-style parade to be held in tents around the Detroit Zoo. He is organizing the event in Detroit to “put a fashion spotlig...

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Pop Culture Checklist: ‘Saved by the Bell’ is…
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 11:00:21 AM »

‘Saved by the Bell’ is…
31 July 2009, 10:45 am

The cast of “Saved by the Bell” is having a reunion, sort of.

They’re not doing a movie, but instead, are reuniting to be on the cover of the new issue of People magazine. Go here to see the cover – notice anyone missing? Interesting…

Mark-Paul Gosselaar talks about t...

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Pop Culture Checklist: Watch ‘Extract’ trailer
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 11:20:52 AM »

Watch ‘Extract’ trailer
2 September 2009, 11:16 am

The movie, “Extract,” arrives in theaters on Friday.

Since it is written and directed by Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head introduce a scene from the movie. Watch it here.

The comedy stars Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and Ben Affleck.



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