In this weekly feature, we give you the lowdown on upcoming TV shows still in development
Reality: Mark Burnett teaming with AOL to create Gold Rush!, a reality treasure hunt featuring contestants searching for hidden riches across the United States, aided by clues placed throughout the AOL network on sites including Moviefone.com, MapQuest.com and AIM.com. Translation: Amazing Race with Even More Product Placements
Variety: Comedy Central has ordered six episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program, with an air date set for this summer. Silverman’s character life is told thru a series of scripted scenes and songs. Comedy Central has ordered six episodes. Translation: The Dave Chapelle Show re-imagined with a white Jewish girl
Drama: ABC is looking at a project which would be the episodic version of the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, from Regency TV. The film, of course, starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who were both assassins. The pilot will be written by Simon Kinberg, who also wrote the film. Translation: Canceled after Jill Henessey and Grant Show are cast as leads.
Here’s the complete list:
Best Picture: â€¢ Brokeback Mountain â€¢ Capote â€¢ Crash â€¢ Good Night, and Good Luck. â€¢ Munich
Best Director: â€¢ Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain â€¢ Bennett Miller, Capote â€¢ Paul Haggis, Crash â€¢ George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck. â€¢ Steven Spielberg, Munich
Best Actor: â€¢ Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote â€¢ Terence Howard, Hustle & Flow â€¢ Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain â€¢ Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line â€¢ David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck.
Best Actress: â€¢ Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents â€¢ Felicity Huffman, Transamerica â€¢ Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice â€¢ Charlize Theron, North Country â€¢ Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor: â€¢ George Clooney, Syriana â€¢ Matt Dillon, Crash â€¢ Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man â€¢ Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain â€¢ William Hurt, A History of Violence
Best Supporting Actress: â€¢ Amy Adams, Junebug â€¢ Catherine Keener, Capote â€¢ Frances McDormand, North Country â€¢ Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener â€¢ Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
See what your favorite celebrities would look like if they weren’t exponentially superior to us in form and spirit.
(P.S. Is it mandatory to have at least one Shrek photo in every photoshop contest?)
Janet Reno was caught singing “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. That’s one of the hardest karaoke songs there is, so I have to hand it to her for being such a good sport.
Remember the phone you thought you’d have by 2006?
Now that it’s here it feels rather dated. (thanks endgadet)
The legend may not live on, but the song does. Enjoy:
Pat Benatar’s Invincible (thanks popbytes!)
From the Sumter (South Carolina) Item:
"Sumter, Clarendon Against Berkeley Membership in Water Agency"
Just Jared has pics of Hayden Christensen and Sienna Miller wearing the same sweater at different times which can only mean one thing: they’re the same person.
Chuck Norris can eat soup with a fork.
Superman owns a pair of Chuck Norris pajamas.
When Chuck Norris does push-ups, he does not push himself up. He pushes the Earth down.
By now, everybody’s either seen or heard about the Chuck Norris random fact generator. Go to the site and keep on refreshing your browser and you’ll be presented with a seemingly neverending flow of "facts" about your favorite Texas Ranger (named Walker.) It’s hilarious. Look at it now. I just did, and I spit out my coffee when I read "Chuck Norris is like a dog, not only because he can smell fear, but because he can piss on whatever the f*** he wants." That’s good comedy.
But here’s the thing: it’s been done before. Back in April we posted the Vin Diesel random fact generator here on the BWE blog, and at the time I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. I mean "Vin Diesel is the only man to run around the Earth at the equator and kill a wolverine in the same day" made me laugh harder than The Chronicles of Riddick– and that’s saying something.
Baby Jessica, whose dramatic rescue from an abandoned Texas well was televised across the country 18 years ago, got married in a private ceremony, People magazine reported on its website.
Jessica McClure married 32-year-old Daniel Morales outside Midland, Texas, Saturday in a small chapel.
According to our sources, Baby Mellissa is still on the market.