October 2007

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The cast of The Office
TV Guide is reporting that NBC is going to spin off The Office into a new series. Apparently several new characters will be introduced this season, and those characters will be the core of the new series. NBC is looking for a big name star to lead the show.

So, is this a good idea? Honestly I don’t know. On one hand, the current show is among the best on TV. It’s consistently funny and inventive. However I’m not convinced they can replicate that. What do y’all think?

via Ain’t It Cool News

RIP Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet dead at age 73
Singer and actor Robert Goulet died today at age 73. Goulet was best known to older folks as the star of Camelot on stage and from his appearances on Ed Sullivan. My grandmother loved him.

But since this site isn’t for my grandmother, here’s Will Ferrell’s take on Robert Goulet singing modern rap classics:
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Bob Ross - One of America’s Great Painters and TV Personalities

“We don’t make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. We want happy, happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news. Everything is possible here. This is your little universe.”

These are the immortal words of Bob Ross, the ultra-mellow painter whose happy little trees and puffy little clouds actually made PBS fun to watch. Bob died in 1995, but if he was alive today would have been his 65th birthday. Many people retire at 65, but something tells me Bob would have kept on painting, and kept on encouraging others to do the same.
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Deadstring Brothers - an alt-country/rock band from Detroit
Most bands from The Motor City tend to be greasy rock bands (Iggy Pop, The White Stripes) or slick soul outfits (Motown). But imagine if the Rolling Stones had made Exile On Main Street, then decided to stick with that brand of country rock. Got that in your head? Ok, now you have a pretty good idea what Detroit’s Deadstring Brothers is all about.
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Gordon Ramsay will star in the video game version of Hells Kitchen

I love watching Gordon Ramsay on TV. I get some kind of sadistic pleasure watching him rip into aspiring chefs on Hell’s Kitchen, and I like seeing his less ferocious side on both the British and American versions of Kitchen Nightmares. But I really don’t see how a video game adaptation of Hell’s Kitchen could possibly be entertaining.

Canadian video game developer Ludia is out to prove me wrong however, as they’ve announced they’re developing games based on the show for platforms ranging from PCs to mobile phones.

How’s this going to work? You somehow use a keyboard to try and cook, and if you fail Gordon calls you a wanker? Hmm. On second thought that could be entertaining…

Variety has the full scoop
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Here’s the official trailer for the upcoming season of 24:

Based on the trailer we seem to know:

  • Keifer Sutherland really appreciates us fans
  • Washington isn’t happy with Jack
  • Jack isn’t sorry about torturing people
  • CTU isn’t around anymore
  • Tony Almeida isn’t dead?!?
  • Tony is a hell of a hacker
  • With CTU out of the equation, the FBI will be providing the mole
  • Tony knows air traffic control lingo

Is it just me or is this a little underwhelming? We’ll have to wait until January 13th to find out if they can improve on last season.

More 24 news on Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch blog

There’s a new trailer out for I am Legend, the big screen adaptation of Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic novel. Will Smith plays Robert Neville, a brilliant scientist who is New York City’s (and possibly the world’s) sole survivor of a virus outbreak.

I am Legend hits theaters December 14th and has the potential to be very, very cool or very, very bad.

Worst Book Title Ever?

Cooking with Pooh
Ewwwwwww. Doesn’t anyone think about these things? I can see how some bad titles may slip through. But Cooking with Pooh?

Robot Chicken put together a great spoof of 300. Playing on the fact that the movie isn’t historically accurate, the twisted minds of RC gave another historical tale the same treatment. So watch as George Washington, John Hancock, and the rest of the founding fathers kick some serious British ass!

Rachel Ries
Rachel Ries is from South Dakota. That’s pretty far geographically, and about as far as possible culturally, from Atlanta. Yet Rachel manages to put together a very compelling cover of “Elevators”, by the ATL’s finest, Outkast.

Rachel Ries - Elevators

Visit Rachel on MySpace or on her Official Site

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