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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Big Brother for a Thursday Night 8-30-12: Ian Tries to Snap

Big Brother started 22 minutes late and Twitter was aflame with folks using language I won't repeat here.  You can blame the political convention, if you must, for delaying the programming.  But at least CBS aired everything afterwards, in full.

Julie starts the show by letting viewers knew that Newsweek mentioned Dan's big move last time around.  Then on to the previews.  Danielle and Britney are sitting on the block. Britney spruced up for the event.

Ian actually goes up to the HoH room to confront Frank and acts all high and mighty, asking what that was about.  Frank calls him on his past antics and Ian storms out of the HoH room.

Danielle is worried a bit about her status, whether she goes or stays & Britney is trying to start wrangling angles, while Frank and Ian go at it yet again.  Oh BTW, Ian is arguing with a giant carrot, because Frank is still decked out in his Big Brother carrot suit.

After the break, Britney was going off on a rant.  They showed "The Brigade" from a previous season and some Britney footage.  I've come to the conclusion when things don't go her way, she tends to break down quickly.

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It's time for the vote

  • Dan voted for Britney
  • Jenn -> Britney
  • Ian -> Danielle
  • Shane -> Britney
  • Joe -> Britney

Later girl!!!  Britney is ejected from the house, but she joins Ashley in the juror's house.  And wow, Dan and Franks plan worked.  Britney calls Dan pure genius and pure evil, when asked by Julie.
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The next Big Brother HoH contest starts tonight and involves the house guests hanging on to a rope while spinning around a thing that looks like the sun.  Joe fell off before the show left.  At the last second, Jenn gets knocked off by an obstacle put out there.

For The Jennie Garth & Luke Perry Fan Out There: They're Developing a Show

RumorFix is reporting that Jennie Garth and Luke Perry are working on a new show together. 

It will be a multi-camera 30 series and at the moment, they've got themselves some producers and writers and are meeting with networks.

We'll see how this pans out, because frankly, I'm a bit tired of getting excited about things in development that never make it to actual production.

We'll see!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Face Off 8-28 episode, Pirates Ahoy! (w/ preview pics of Next Week)

This is a terse recap of the Face Off episode that aired on Au 28th.  I've caught up on eps!  As the episode starts, we learn that Rod has a wrist brace on because he really over-worked his hand/wrist tendons in the last challenge!  This week's challenge goal is pirates.  And on the line, for winning this challenge, is an extra $5k.

They pick their model molds and go to it.

The different ideas they all have are incredibly imaginative.  One contestant, CC, seems to have an interesting handicap in that she can't draw her ideas.

During the development stage, Rod is having problems breaking his mold out becuase of his wrist issue.  Gulp!  (Live thought:  I would hate to see him go home.  He's truly, I think, one of the more talented and kind persons in this contest.  Last week he helped out a few other folks.)

One of the contestants was having a tough time with her mold (I didn't catch her name, I was downloading ep images and missed it.) but the other contestants came to her aid.  THIS IS A BUNCH OF NICE FOLKS this season!

The usual stresses of day three kick in, last minute adjustments and changes and such.

On to the reveal stage, some looked good, some... not.

Roy's Dagger theme impressed the judges.


CC explained her concept and told she seemed directionless.

Sarah Pirate's Wench was told it was a dynamic form and cool colors.

Jason and his jewels theme and the panel was disappointed.

Laura's concept of shells, was told it had a great feel, head to toe.


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The winner of the challenge was Sarah and her oozing pirate wench.



The eliminated player was CC.


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Here are two preview pics from the September 4th episode of Face Off:



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Los Angeles 3D Film and Music Festival Celebrates Five Years - Sep 20-22

If you're a fan of the 3D industry, here's a bit on a festival of the tech down in the Los Angeles region...

via press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3D FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OPENS WITH FIVE
WORLD PREMIERE SCREENINGS INCLUDING "EXPERIENCE MONTREUX" AND "SPIDERS 3D"
PRESENTED BY REALD, 3NET & LG ELECTRONICS

HOSTED BY ACTOR/DIRECTOR THOMAS JANE
 FESTIVAL HONORS 3D FILM AND MUSIC LEGEND CLAUDE NOBS WITH SPECIAL CLOSING NIGHT LIVE PERFORMANCE BY QUINCY JONES AND THE GLOBAL GUMBO ALLSTARS
FESTIVAL RUNS SEPTEMBER 20-22
Los Angeles, CA – (AUGUST 29, 2012) –– 3DFF, the world's largest all-digital 3D Film, Music, and Interactive Festival, celebrates its fifth anniversary at its new location inside Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, with additional activities taking place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Club Nokia, The Conga Room and The GRAMMY Museum, all located within the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles.  The three-day festival, presented by RealD, 3net and LG Electronics, opens Thursday, September 20th with multiple world premiere red carpet screening events starting at 8pm and 10pm, inside Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE Stadium 14's luxurious 800-seat Premiere House Theater. The Opening Night Gala event takes place at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia later that evening following the World Premiere screening of the highly anticipated thriller SPIDERS 3D, directed by Tibor Tackács presented by Millennium Films/Nu Image.
During the multi-day event, 3DFF honors several music industry and cinema legends, including Quincy Jones and Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs, both of whom co-star in the World Premiere of 3DFF's Opening Night Documentary Film, EXPERIENCE MONTREUX in 3D. This groundbreaking film invites viewers to experience the Montreux Jazz Festival and the legend of Europe's most famous contemporary music capital, and features a classic lineup of live performances and interviews from over fifteen jazz, contemporary and indie artists, including: Angelique Kidjo; Broken Bells; Elvis Costello; Herbie Hancock; Joe Bonamassa; Leszek Mozdzer, The Maccabees; Macadam Jazz band; Marcia Castro; Martina Topley Bird; Massive Attack; Mumford and Sons; Nas & Damian Marley; Sophie Hunger; and Yacht. The film has been heralded as the best 3D music film ever produced and it is a must-see for any 3D enthusiast or music fan.
"Director David Barnard captured a mix of visual elements and Montreux charm by combining the energy and spirit of Montreux in a wonderfully immersive stereoscopic world. The film embraces the 3D medium and makes the viewer feel like they are in the front row of the concert," commented GRAMMY Award Winning Producer Sheira Rees-Davies, one of the producers on the film along with Frank Dreyer, who spearheaded the project in cooperation with HELLO! and The Dream Factory for Nagra/Kudelski Group, Eagle Rock Entertainment and The Montreux Jazz Festival.
The 3D team behind the project also captured two additional 3D concert films during the Montreux Jazz Festival, both of which will also World Premiere at 3DFF as part of a special collaboration with The GRAMMY Museum and their Clive Davis Theater.  Each one-hour film, QUINCY JONES AND THE GLOBAL GUMBO ALLSTARS LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D and HERBIE HANCOCK THE IMAGINE PROJECT LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D will screen continuously through the Festival for 3DFF attendees and GRAMMY Museum patrons alike.
On Closing Night, Saturday, September 22, at The GRAMMY Museum and The Conga Room at L.A. LIVE, 3DFF and AEG will honor music legend Quincy Jones, who will perform with his Global Gumbo Allstars Band, which is comprised of some of the most talented musicians and performers in the world. The event also includes a 3DFF Screening of the Quincy Jones-produced WE ARE THE WORLD FOR HAITI 25 BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY in 3D presented by AEG featuring the late Michael Jackson.
Reprising his role as Celebrity Host of the Festival for a third year is actor/director Thomas Jane (Hung), who commented, "The art of 3D Filmmaking continues to grow, & 3DFF is humbled and honored to host multiple film and music legends at this year's event along with their exciting new 3D movies, which are some of the best natively shot indie-3D films that the Festival has ever seen in its lineup.  We wish all the 3DFF Filmmakers this year best of luck in the competition and we encourage you to continue making great 3D content."
The complete slate of all sixty 3DFF films will be published in coming weeks.
Additional Presenting Sponsors include Dreamfactory3D, 3opolis, VER, National CineMedia, AEG, Network Live, Regal Cinemas, Idea Giants, Principal Media, 3net and Best Events with support from Fandango, NVIDIA, Marketsaw.com, Koziak Productions, BVGPR, Jade Productions, Deluxe, StereoD, New Wave Entertainment, 3DContentHub.com, Libra Group, Luxe Hotels, Fantastic Fest, Alamo Draft House, The Advocate, Out in 3D, Party Truck Game Center, ACL Live, Stock3DPhotos.com, Gen Audio, LA Metro, Living Social, Amoeba Music, UltraD, INGRI:DAHL , Raw Studios, The 3D Academy of Stereoscopic Arts & Sciences, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Doors for the Opening Night 8:00p.m. screening at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14's Premiere House will open at 6:30p.m. for a 7:00p.m. (PDT) start time for the new one-hour 3DFF Pre Show Program, which will feature a roundup of sneak preview clips and trailers from almost every major Hollywood studio including: Sony Pictures Animation, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Open Road Films, DreamWorks Animation, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Focus Features, and more. The Pre Show Program will also feature the World Premiere of Katy Perry's Wide Awake Music Video in 3D; plus footage from Sony Pictures Animation's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (the film opens nationwide in 3D and regular theaters September 28); Warner Bros' trailer from Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY; and a 3D Tribute to the night's honorees.
For late-night movie fans, on opening night be sure to catch the Midnight Screening of DREDD 3D, presented by Lionsgate and Regal Cinemas. Please note that tickets to DREDD 3D at Midnight on September 20th can only be purchased at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 Box Office or online through Fandango.com. *3DFF badges will not be accepted for this screening
3D game enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop by the LG 3D Game Truck which will be parked outside the Regal Cinemas  L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 from 5:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. on Opening Night, and from 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Each lounge will be outfitted as an ultimate at-home theater with the latest 3D movie trailers and games. LG Electronics will also present five different CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounges inside L.A. LIVE during the 3DFF. Look for the LG CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounge displays at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, The Conga Room, Club Nokia, and The GRAMMY Museum during the Festival's regular hours of operation, which are as follows: 
The GRAMMY Museum:
  • Thursday, September 20th 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Friday, September 21st 11:30am to 7:30pm
  • Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am to 7:30pm
 All other venues:
  •  Thursday, September 20th 5:00pm to 2:00am
  • Friday, September 21st 12:00pm to 2:00am
  • Saturday, September 22nd 9:00am to 2:00am
 L.A. LIVE discounted parking rate of $10 for ALL DAY parking for 3DFF attendees is located in the West Garage via Gate G.  Please note that the $10 parking fee will be collected at time of entry. Save time and money plus get special 3DFF discounts when you take the LA METRO transit system. Bring your L.A. Metro Card to the 3DFF Box Office to learn more.
 Ticket prices range from $10 to $100 and can be purchased in advance online at www.3dfilmfest.eventbrite.com.  3DFF will operate a Box Office at L.A. LIVE from Sept 16 to 20 inside the L.A. LIVE West Garage. For additional information please visit us online at www.3DFF.org or contact a representative at the number provided below.
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About The 3D Film & Music Festival/ Dream Factory 3D
Dream Factory 3D, headquartered in Beverly Hills, is the world leader in interactive 3D live events.  Its signature program, the 3D Film & Music Festival, is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary as the world's first and largest all digital 3D Film, Music, and Interactive Festival.  In addition to their annual Hollywood based event, the festival operates year round programs through its 3opolis 3D nightclub and 3D Lounge touring initiatives at major events and trade shows around the world. The festivals new franchise program will see the launch of 3DFF Prague, and 3DFF India tent pole events later this year. 3DFF events have been held in more than 10 countries, and 100 cities around the world and the company is a highly regarded and trusted partner in 3D to some of the world's leading 3D technology companies and organizations. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit www.3DFF.org 
About RealD Inc.:
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content.  RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover. RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com
About 3net:
3net, the joint venture of Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation brings together three of the world's leading media, technology and entertainment companies to provide the nation's first and only fully programmed, 24/7 3D network. The three partners deliver an extraordinary collection of award-winning 3D content, technology and production expertise, television distribution and operational strength to the project, with a mission to bring viewers the highest quality and most immersive in-home 3D viewing experience possible. The channel features the most extensive library of native 3D content in the world, including genres that are most appealing in 3D: natural history, documentary, action/adventure, travel, history, kids and family, lifestyle and cuisine, concerts, movies, scripted series and more. 3net is currently available on DIRECTV channel 107. The venture also produces a wide range of original, native 3D content for various distribution platforms under its 3net Studios banner. For more information, please visit www.3net.com.
About LG Electronics USA:
LG Electronics' award-winning CINEMA 3D TV technology represents the fastest-growing 3D TV segment in the United States.  LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About The Montreux Jazz Festival:
Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music's greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince. Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival's historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm. Having made its reputation with its ambitious programming choices, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers musicians an ideal platform and an intimate setting for the duration of its two weeks.
About Eagle Rock Entertainment:
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
About Millennium Films/ NU Image:
Millennium Films, (www.millenniumfilms.com) founded as Nu Image, Inc. in 1992, is one of Hollywood's longest-running independent film companies, with 20 years and more than 300 movies to its credit. The company now produces, finances and handles international sales for 5-8 star-driven movies per year, generally with budgets between $20 million and $80 million. It is best known for such films as "The Expendables" (a $273 million worldwide hit); "Righteous Kill" (reteaming Robert De Niro and Al Pacino) and Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans." Co-founders Avi Lerner and Trevor Short run Millennium Films, and its senior executive team includes: Mark Gill; Boaz Davidson; John Thompson; John Fremes; and Lonnie Ramati. Millennium also operates full-service studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Sofia, Bulgaria.
About L.A. LIVE:
Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 5.9 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports & entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. With nineteen world-class restaurants along with venues such as STAPLES Center, Club Nokia, a 2,300 capacity live music venue; Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, a 7,100-seat live theatre, the Conga Room and the one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum®, saluting the history of music and the genre's best know awards show, L.A. LIVE is the region's most active live content and event destination. L.A. LIVE is also the home of a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination (featuring The Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower); the state-of-the-art Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatres, "broadcast" facilities for ESPN, a 100,000sf special events deck along with residential and office space all centered around Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, a 40,000sf outdoor event space.
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And Dan Pulls Off a HUGE Big Brother Move in the House 8-29

I tuned into Big Brother and that political thingy was on, with this guy saying "we can do it" over and over and over, as if they can effect change on the momentum of the present economy like its magic.

Big Brother started about 8 minutes late, with the usual recap, splash intro of the show, and then, they recapped some of the same stuff again.  Dudes, I remember what you just showed me!

So Dan and Denielle are nominated.  Danielle sounds nasally while she goes on about being up against Dan.  Ian has that 2nd veto.  Six people will be playing for tonight's veto competition.  Dan, Danielle, Shane, Britney, Jenn, & Frank.

The veto game is called 'Draw Something.'  Contestants must ID a word while something being drawn is on the screen.  It's like Pictionary.  Except, winning the round gets the player a stupid stunt they have to perform.

Dan pulls out an answer and pisses off Britney, because he's going against something he told her.

She seems to have discovered that Dan is selfish.  Duh.

Then Frank completely blows it by getting himself DQ'd.  Wow.  So much for Mr. Unstoppable.  He had this.

Then Jenn comes out of nowhere, takes a risk or surprise move and wins Big Brother's Power of Veto competition.  She seems to be siding with Frank.

Dan won a 24-hr solitary confinement.  He sees it as 24 hours to think, but (live thought here) I'm thinking it's 24 hours for other things to develop outside his little room of confinement.  We'll see.

Everyone pays their dues from winning the Veto challenge and when Dan gets released, he's pretty aloof.  Dan announces he wants a "house" meeting.  His Big Brother funeral and he butters up the gang.  Each and every one of them.  He starts to "cry."  (Was this what he came up with in the room?)  He tells Danielle, she's dead to him in the game.

She was incredibly upset.

Dan has a one-on-one with Frank, telling him everything.  (This is Dan's plan to stay)  He suggests to get Britney out of the house.

And I swear, they just formed an alliance.  Dan then catches up to Danielle to tell her it was an act and that the house's sympathy is with her.  He's asked Frank to ask Jenn to use the veto on him and put Britney up, getting her out of the house.

OK, Dan's stunt, if it works, seems pretty brilliant.

The Veto meeting, Ian does not use the Power of Veto. Jenn, on the other hand, uses it on Dan.  Boo-YA!!!  Ian and Britney looked shocked/horrified.  And Frank tells Britney to "Pop a squat."

Britney is balling her eyes out in the confession room.  Ian says he's now coming for Frank.  You know... the usual reactionary anger from these things, the weekly angst.

And Dan did it.  Brilliance.

This is crazy because even though Frank had no other option, Dan is probably going to go on a screw-fest and take people out left and right in the Big Brother House..

Syfy's Face Off 2012 Season 3: The First Episode Was Impressive

I finally got around to watching the Face Off season premiere on Syfy as it returns for a third season.  It's going to be a good one, that's for sure.

The first challenge came out of the contestants intro roof-top party, where they met Sean Astin, the celebrity judge of the moment.  Once everyone was there, their first challenge was to create a head look using anything from the patio to make their prosthetic head.

Over half the contestants have incredible resume images as they were introduced and these folks challenge work were also pretty incredible.

Eric won this "Spotlight Challenge" and immunity.

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The first real challenge is the Star Wars Challenge... create a character that would fit into the cantina scene.

Joe and Tommy is the train-wreck of the teams because Joe is one off-centered character who won't let Tommy get his ideas out.  Tommy finally just gave up and chose to do whatever Joe asks for, no matter what.  Joe is very easy to NOT like.

Laura and Sara's work was highly complimented.

Derek and CC's work were criticized for their coloring (too red) and baked in facial expression.

Roy and Rod concept & work was complimented.  (Rod is incredibly nice.  He complimented his partner and earlier, was helping others during the contest build time.)

Tommy and Joe ... Tommy tried to defend his weak position in the team and opened his mouth before the judges even spoke.  That didn't go well.  They "spat up" again during the critique.

Joe blew out of there before being judged.  By doing this, he became DQ'd and no one went home.

The best team was Rod and Roy, rewarding the amount of creativity.  Between the two of them, they chose Rod as THE winner of the night and their concept will be recreated on the Star Wars website.

Now I have to play catch up since I'm behind a bit on episodes.

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Bachelor Pad Engagement: BLAKELEY SHEA JONES & TONY PIEPER ENGAGED!

It's amazing to me that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette seem to get fewer engagements and relationships than shows like the the sex-fest, I mean The Bachelor Pad, or The Biggest Loser or other shows.  But there it is...  Blakely finally seems to have found the man for her.

For now...

This could be a spoiler or two in here:

via press release

RumorFix has learned exclusively that two Bachelor Pad 3 contestants are engaged!
Blakeley Shea Jones and Tony Pieper became strategic partners on the reality show and they fell in love on their first date, courtesy of the show, insiders say. Tony came at the perfect time, Blakeley just had her heart broken by Chris Bukowski.

As RumorFix first reported Blakeley is moving in with Tony and his son and as we told you — they are now officially engaged.

Tony proposed to the 34-year-old when they taped the finale last Sunday. "He got on bended knee and presented her with a Neil Lane diamond ring," our source says.

Blakeley and Tony want to get married ASAP and our insider says the couple is open to having their wedding televised.

And, Blakeley's an old fashioned gal, she wants to take Tony's last name. And, we've learned that she's excited about becoming a step mom, and can't wait to have more children with the 30-year-old fitness model.
source/press:  rumorfix

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Top Cow Debuts Exclusive Digital Only GN Manifestations on ComiXology!

via press release:

For Immediate Release:
Epic Kill's Raffael Ienco's
New Top Cow Graphic Novel Manifestations
Makes Exclusive Digital Only Debut on ComiXology
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Release Coincides With Huge ComiXology Top Cow Sale
August 29th, 2012 – New York, NY – Top Cow Productions and comiXology are teaming up to deliver an all-new digitally exclusive graphic novel from creator Raffaele Ienco (Epic Kill) in time for this week's huge Top Cow digital comic sale. Now fans of Ienco's latest work can enjoy a full 124-page graphic novel and half-price issues of Top Cow's top titles on comiXology — the revolutionary digital comics platform available across iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
"Having Manifestations exclusively on comiXology offers a truly one-of-a-kind graphic novel experience when you combine Raffael Ienco's stunning line-work with our Guided View reading technology and our high definition format CMX-HD," said comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts. "It's the perfect way to celebrate Top Cow's entry into the world of Digital First publications."
"We wanted to do something different with Manifestations," said Top Cow Productions President Matt Hawkins. "This unique graphic novel combines with comiXology's revolutionary reading experience to bring a truly terrifying thriller to comic fans worldwide. Top Cow has been in the forefront of the digital publishing revolution for some time, this exclusive deal with comiXology shows that we won't stop innovating and brings Raffael Ienco's story to the market in a whole new way."
Raffaele Ienco's Manifestations tells the story of a woman tormented by the ghost of her abusive husband only to discover that her psychically gifted daughter, Alice, has brought him back to life. Their journey takes them through a nightmarish landscape of desolation and terror as Alice begins to develop her powers amid tragedy and despair. With secrets around every corner only time will tell what horror awaits.
In addition to offering Manifestations for download this week, comiXology is also having a sale on all Top Cow: Rebirth downloads through Thursday August 30th. Both the sale and Manifestations are available at comiXology today.
About Top Cow:
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT's #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008.WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow's other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. A second game is slated for release from 2K Games in the Fall of 2011. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.
About comiXology:
Founded in 2007with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon's Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Walking Dead's Scott Wilson - DUI; + New Character Added To Show

Scott Wilson, who played the farm's patriarch Heschel, on the The Walking Dead, was pulled over on August 18th, in Georgia and charged with DUI.

During the road-side process, Wilson had made the suggestion of rather than the standard sobriety test, that mayhaps, they perform yoga poses instead.  Hmm. 

Speaking of The Walking Dead,

Dallas Roberts (The Good Wife, Rubicon) has been tapped to join the cast of the zombie infested AMC hit TV series and will be playing a character not seen in the comics.  The character's name is Milton and Roberts joins Norman Reedus in that distinction of playing characters that are not in the original comic series from Robert Kirkman.

Now that means we have two unpredictable (read as fresh) characters to keep long-time fans on their toes.

I think Reedus rocks as Daryl Dixon.  Mixed about where he wants to stand, having been a loner who now helps provide and gets help from the group on occasion, I love the character.  That and his no-holds barred mouth are what makes me like this character.

Norman Reedus has come a long way from the popular Boondock Saints movies.  That's for sure.  Though at times, I swear he's channeling Murphy MacManus when he takes down zombies.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Bachelor Pad, 8-27, Where No One Can Spell

The Bachelor Pad had a huge and challenging contest for immunity tonight... a spelling bee!  It was devastating.  But it was tricky... each couple (they're now competing as couples) had to spell a word, by alternating the letter each one calls out.

After an apparently long spell, the one person no one wanted to to win, did win... Chris and Sarah won, obtaining immunity for the night's elimination ceremony.  They also got an overnight date for their troubles.

The Bachelor Pad swapped back and forth between the date and the miserable house full of players.  We also find out that Sarah thinks Chris is better than sliced bread.

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Then the runner ups, Ed and Jaclyn get their own overnight date on what looks like the Channel Islands.  Jaclyn seems to not get the words that are coming out of his mouth, because she really is falling for Ed... but then Ed set the tone for the weekend, Ed tells Jaclyn he's pursuing someone else back home.  But he came to the show single.

For some reason, Ed things because he told Sarah about this, that Jaclyn would know.  Seriously???

At dinner, she tried to sort things out with Ed, because she's not interested in looking like a whore.  He wants to play the middle of the road, feels comforted sleeping in the same bed with her.

ED!  Pick a decision. Make a call. Do something besides nothing.  But then Ms." lacking self respect" kisses him and says they've bonded and she likes waking up next to him.  I guess they're the perfect couple!

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Ed and Jaclyn come back to the house and have roses to hand out.  Then the rabid sales pitches begin.  They give them to Blakely and Tony.

Well, Lindzi and Kalon were voted off the island, out of the suite, down to the street and what not!  But they knew there was a potential of this happening.  While the limos were leaving, Kalon had his limo stop, he got out, and got into Lindzi's car.  That was pretty cute.

I hope it wasn't all the social isolation that led these two to fawn all over each other.

But according to multiple sources, they're still together.  Check out this tweeted pic.

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" 8/27-8/31

The following are scheduled guests for the Late Show with David Letterman this week.  See if your favorite is showing up this week, and as always, schedules are subject to change:

via press release

  • Monday, August 27:  Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; Sharon Osbourne, co-host of the CBS daytime talk show "The Talk"; musical guests Neon Trees (n)
  • Tuesday, August 28:  Actress Amy Adams; reality television stars Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr.; musical guests Hacienda (n)
  • Wednesday, August 29:  First Lady Michelle Obama; musical guests The Chevin (n)
  • Thursday, August 30:  Actor Bruce Willis; comedian Brian Regan; musical guests The Heavy (n)
  • Friday, August 31:  Actress Jennifer Garner; the gold-medal winning U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics team; musical guest Rodriguez

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Star Wars 3D - Episodes II & III to be Released Back to Back in Theaters in 2013

Apparently enough folks loved the first re-release of 3D Star Wars to let the powers that be that re-releasing more old movies in 3D is worth it!

America!  You only have your brethren movie-goers to blame for this one!  Or, if you're a fan, then you're in hog heaven right now!

via press release



Continues with Episodes II and III
Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith to be Theatrically Released in 3D back-to-back in September and October, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (August 27, 2012) – Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox have announced the official release dates for the 3D theatrical launch of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Attendees at the closing ceremony for Star Wars Celebration VI, the franchise's massive fan event, learned that the epic movies that chronicle the rise of the Galactic Empire will be released back-to-back, with Episode II hitting theaters on September 20, 2013 and Episode III arriving soon after on October 11, 2013.

With its deeply detailed worlds and engulfing action, Star Wars is perfectly suited for the immersive 3D theatrical experience. Episode II and III deliver such captivating locales as the gleaming clone hatcheries of rain-swept Kamino, and the fiery lava planet of Mustafar as well as spectacular action sequences like Yoda's unforgettable debut as a lightsaber duelist, the explosive space and ground battles of the Clone Wars, and the dramatic showdown between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous 3D conversion was undertaken by Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company. With their proprietary View-D™ process, Prime Focus transformed Episode II and III into 3D with the utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological consideration and artistic intentions.
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About Fox Filmed Entertainment
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE:  Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Fox International Productions. Twentieth Century Fox International is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a segment of Fox Entertainment Group.
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Travel Channel Lineup for 9-10: New Season of 'Ghost Adventures,' Season Finale of 'Trip Flip'

Hey Travel Channel fans...  check it out....

via press release



**TUNE-IN REMINDER – ALL-NEW EPISODES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10** 

PARANORMAL RESEARCH TEAM ZAK BAGANS, NICK GROFF AND AARON GOODWIN RETURN TO INVESTIGATE NEW HAUNTED LOCATIONS ACROSS AMERICA IN A CAPTIVATING NEW SEASON OF "GHOST ADVENTURES"

ONE LUCKY PAIR OF VACATIONERS HEADS TO NASHVILLE'S CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "TRIP FLIP"


The "Ghost Adventures" team (center image: Nick Groff, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin) travels to Sugar Lands, TX to investigate the Central Unit Prison.


ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS – THE FINAL TOUR
NEW EPISODE: Monday, September 10 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
In Sydney, Anthony Bourdain experiences enviable food and drink in the land down under. From innovative restaurants to rolling blue mountains, he eats fresh seafood, old school charcuterie and the ubiquitous Australian barbie.

Series Synopsis:  Expect the unexpected from the final season of the Emmy award-winning series, "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour." Throughout the weekly one-hour series, Anthony Bourdain takes viewers to all-new locations, all over the world, which surprise him and defy his expectations – for better or for worse. He visits some locations for the first time and continues to try new things that sometimes challenge his better judgment. Locations include Austin, Sydney, Brooklyn, Burgundy and more.


MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
SPECIAL EPISODE: Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
Don Wildman resurrects the Deadliest Mysteries at the Museum. Whether it's one of the most tragic accidents in the history of the U.S. space program, an infamous witch hunt that led to more than 20 deaths, or a secret weapon cleverly concealed in plain sight, these are the some of the most chilling tales of danger and destruction. 

Series Synopsis:  Don Wildman journeys across the United States, going deep into the vaults of the nation's most revered institutions and unearthing wondrous treasures from the past.  Behind each extraordinary artifact are stories to be told and secrets to be revealed – all brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue.


TOY HUNTER
NEW EPISODE: Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT
Jordan takes a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio – one of his favorite stomping grounds for vintage toys.  He stops by some former Kenner employees' homes, which are filled to the brim with toys, and comes away with such toy jewels as The Flintstones Pitch 'n Bowl game, an original Strawberry Shortcake doll, and a number of Jurassic Park figures.  Later, he finds the perfect match for the dinosaurs – a father and son duo.  And they willing to shell out big bucks for these prehistoric prizes!

Series Synopsis:  "Toy Hunter" follows toy and collectibles expert and dealer Jordan Hembrough as he scours the country for hidden treasures to sell to his buyers around the world.  In each episode, he travels from city to city, strategically maneuvering around reluctant sellers, abating budgets, and avoiding unforeseen roadblocks.  With his sights on the holy grail of toys and pop culture collectibles, we'll follow along with Hembrough as he digs through thousands of toy stashes, looking to turn people's old trash into cold cash.  As each flip brings him one step closer to his goal of becoming the ultimate collector, the stakes become higher, the hagglers push harder, and the payoffs are greater than ever before.  For this toy hunter, poking through cramped attics and rummaging around dirty garages to score rare vintage items is all in a day's work!


TRIP FLIP
SEASON FINALE: Thursday, September 13 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT
Bert Kreischer surprises California couple Jessica and Isaac with an unforgettable country music-infused Nashville vacation.  First, to get a taste for the local culture, Kreischer takes them catfish grabblin,' followed by getting down and dirty in Tennessee's mud bogging pits. But for these country music fans, Kreischer has the ultimate surprise: a behind-the-scenes pass to the CMA Music Festival!  They'll ride in the fanfare parade alongside all of country music's hottest stars and afterwards, head to the Hard Rock Café to meet the Band Perry and sit in on an exclusive Q&A session with them.  The celebrity meet-ups continue from there – including Kelly Pickler, Sarah Evans, Jake Owen, Thompson Square, Gwen Sebastia, Lauren Alaina, Vanilla Ice and Gary Allen.  After checking out an exclusive Gary Allen concert, Kreischer hits the couple with the biggest surprise of all: front row seats to country music's biggest event – the CMA's!

Series Synopsis:  Bert Kreischer turns the tables on would-be vacationers and offers them a fantasy vacation of a lifetime.  All they have to do is say "yes" and enjoy the adventure.  Each episode features Kreischer surprising two people with the most unbelievable trip beyond their imaginations, convincing them to seize an opportunity of a lifetime and add a large dose of spontaneity into their lives.  Kreischer becomes the ultimate tour guide providing an all-expense-paid three-day vacation that goes well beyond any normal travel guide.  


GHOST ADVENTURES
SEASON PREMIERE: Friday, September 14 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT
The paranormal investigative team – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and equipment technician Aaron Goodwin heads to the recently closed Central Unit Prison in Sugar Lands, TX to be the first and only investigators to document the spirits of former inmates. But things takes an unexpected turn when Groff is forced to leave the lockdown in fear.

Series Synopsis:  The "Ghost Adventures" crew – Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin – is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio interviews eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they later confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. Then they review and analyze their findings with some the most-respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field. New locations in season seven include the Central Unit Prison in Sugar Lands, TX; the Point Sur Lighthouse in Point Sur, CA; the Black Moon Manor in Greenfield, IN; the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, MN; and the Excalibur Nightclub in Chicago, among others.


About Travel Channel
TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block.  A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes.  Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

He Said, She Said: Rumors Say Emily Maynard Cheated

Here we go... The Bachelorette and Bachelor always drums up some interesting noise during or after each season.  In this case, the rumors, started by US Magazine reporting, say that Emily Maynard cheated on the guy she ended up picking at the end of her season, Jef Holm.

US says that Jef found steamy text messages and photos on her phone.  Then of course the crazy rumors or not, started flying about fights, pretending to not be fighting and what not.

There's a lot of noise about these cheating allegations out there.

US's source is supposedly Jef's brother, Mike, verifying the info.  And other sources say the other guy is Oakland Raiders QB Matt Leinart!

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Upon first impression, Emily Maynard comes off as a very sweet, wide-eyed young lady whose tragic past with losing the love of her life and her child's father, can suck fans in pretty easily.  The first season I saw her on The Bachelor, I really thought she was the sweetie of the pack.

Then she returned for a second season of the ABC reality TV series.

Then it dawned on me... to be up for something like this kind of TV show, where cameras follow your every move and hover over you while you have intimate moments with dozens of men is not for the feint of heart.  Rather, most folk on reality TV shows are rather brazen, bold or ego driven.

I'm not saying I think she is... but I'm not ruling that out.  Nor can I think that this "sweet Southern Belle" did or didn't cheat.

Now this is static from the cinema of the small screen!!!

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All the classic and expected denials are flying.  As with all things, in time, the truth will be told!

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Big Brother for a Sunday, And Frank Keeps On Ticking and Ticking... (8-26)

Big Brother starts out like most eps, with a recap.  Tonight's was pretty lengthy since the last ep was a rapid fire set of events.

Ian said he felt bad voting Boogie out.  Frank's heart is broken that Ian turned on Boogie.  And we go back into more of Frank harking on the house.  But when Ian became HoH for all of five minutes but it was a busy five minutes as everyone dragged Ian into their desperate pleas to nominate Frank and Ahsley and when Frank won the Veto, first thing out of his mouth, "Good decision Ian!"  Referring to Ian's decision to put Frank up instead of back-dooring him later.  We see more of Frank calling everyone out as we watched Ashley getting the boot out of the Big Brother house.

Ian tells Dan he feels like he's going to burn in hell for what he's done.  (Dude, this is the game of Big Brother and you know it!)

And BB blew the first 15 minutes of Sunday night's broadcast.  (Add that to the contestants repeating contest rules for each game, BB fills a lot of the hour with empty developments!)

Frank is still duped into thinking Dan talked Ian into the trick.  He's looking to see if anyone is still sticking with Dan or not.  Danielle breaks down and talks to Frank, but that didn't turn into anything.  Shane is worried about Frank winning HoH and ponders the idea of him and Britney making a deal with Frank.

The Head of Household competition was an interesting game of navigating a ball around an upright puzzle board, head-to-head.  Frank eliminated everyone but Shane...  (Live comment:  Will Shane pull this off or will Shane cut him off at the pass?)

AND FRANK BECOMES THE NEW HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD  and the the kissy-kissy routines begin.  Never mind that everyone was carrying a hatchet for him mere minutes ago.

Frank chooses Dan as the "Have Not" as his first job as HoH.

He then goes for Pandora's Box, and gets himself a bit over $3k.  By opening Pandora's Box, an extra veto gets unleashed into the game.  Then there's a game where the house guests can find some quarters, play that CLAW snagger machine game to get that second veto.

Dan gets his first shot at the box, but doesn't get the ball.  Then tells everyone he got it. But the ruse is up quickly and everyone realizes what Dan is all about.

SUDDENLY, DAN is getting pretty crappy with EVERYONE in the house during this game.  I've never seen him so ugly.  Then again, he's feeling desperate.

IAN Gets the 2nd Veto and Frank gets released from the Pandora room.

Frank tells Ian he'll be putting him up so he knows that Ian will use the 2nd veto on himself.  The game gets tricky now that there's a 2nd veto.  Britney is trying to "talk" Frank into certain premises, which if he listens, could end up leaving the 5-person alliance in the house.  Britney is pretty tricky.

But it looks like Frank fell for it again and trusted Britney and her plan.  (You can see her grinning as the keys go around.)

Frank put up Dan and Daniel for eviction.

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Frank's in a tough spot and it seems his days may very well be limited.  No matter what anyone tells him and he chooses to believe, he's doomed unless the alliance collapses for some unknown reason.  And that reason might be Dan and how he started getting during the 2nd Veto contest.

CNBC Labor Day Schedule

If you're a CNBC network fan, here's what the news net has in store for at least the Monday of the Labor Day Weekend!

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Monday, 9/3/2012 (Labor Day):
4:00 AM WORLDWIDE EXCHANGE (LIVE)
6:00 AM THE COSTCO CRAZE: INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE GIANT
7:00 AM THE DIAMOND RUSH
7:30 AM RIPPING OFF THE RICH
8:00 AM SECRET LIVES OF THE SUPER RICH: MEGA HOMES
8:30 AM DANGEROUSLY RICH: BILLIONAIRE SUPER SECURITY
9:00 AM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #22 - COMPUTER GIANTS
10:00 AM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #29 - BIG OIL
11:00 AM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #34 -DOLLARS AND DANGER
12:00 PM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #33 - THE COLLAPSE
1:00 PM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #21 - BIG MONEY, BIG DEALS
2:00 PM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #24 - THE BILLIONAIRES
3:00 PM 60 MINUTES ON CNBC #29 - BIG OIL
4:00 PM CRIME INC. #6 - A DEADLY HIGH
5:00 PM CRIME INC. #7 - GRAND THEFT AUTO
6:00 PM CRIME INC. #8 - THE WAR ON COUNTERFEIT GOODS
7:00 PM CRIME INC. #9 - SECRETS FOR SALE
8:00 PM CRIME INC. #10 - HOLLYWOOD ROBBERY
9:00 PM AMERICAN GREED: THE FUGITIVES #1 - MR. & MRS. MORTGAGE FRAUD // HEARTLESS HEDGE FUND MANAGER
10:00 PM AMERICAN GREED: THE FUGITIVES #2 - MAIN STREET DOUBLE CROSS
11:00 PM AMERICAN GREED: THE FUGITIVES #3 - THE CONTRACTOR FROM HELL // THE CHECK'S IN THE MAIL
12:00 AM AMERICAN GREED: THE FUGITIVES #4 - RAIDERS OF THE LOST RETIREMENT // DECEITFUL DAD AND THE MISSING MILLIONS
1:00 AM AMERICAN GREED: THE FUGITIVES #5 - PHONY PHONE CALLS // HEAVY METAL FRAUD


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Select Travel Channel Schedule for Labor Day Weekend

For the Travel Channel fan, here's a few shows spotlighted to air on the Labor Day Weekend:

via press release:


Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations: The Final Tour
Monday, September 3 at 9:00pm ET/PT

After exploring over 60 countries, traveling more than 716,000 miles (which is the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe over 28 times) and tasting the delicacies of hundreds of cities, villages and towns, Travel Channel's Emmy® Award-winning series will take its final bow. "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour" premieres its ninth and last season on Monday, September 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Fans will be able to revisit their favorite episodes from the past eight seasons during a special nine-hour marathon featuring the best of the best episodes beginning at 12:00 p.m., ET/PT. 
Making his way around the globe, from east to west, Bourdain provides his unique point of view and biting observations in Austin, Texas, Sydney, Australia; the Emilia–Romagna region of Northern Italy; the Burgundy region of France; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Dominican Republic; and then back home to New York City.  He heads just over the bridge to Brooklyn, for the final episode, where the melting pot of diverse cultures have all come together in one place they now call home.
The one-hour season opener starts in Austin, where Bourdain soaks in all that is good in this hipster hotspot during the 2012 SXSW Interactive, Film and Music Festival.  Austin may be known for its weirdness year-round, but this event brings together the music, movies and mixed media of quirky indie fans from around the country. Tony is here to figure out what exactly makes this event so crazy, so beloved and so unique. With legendary guitarist Alejandro Escovedo, and bands like Sleigh Bells, Neon Indians and The Golden Boys as his culinary and auditory Austin guides, Tony tastes some hardcore eats including offal tacos, dove enchiladas, fried shrimp heads, pork belly, foie gras and goat neck. Tony enjoys every moment in the city – a great week of music, fantastic food and partying with a bunch of cool new rock star friends.
All You Can Meat
Sunday, September 2 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT

Chuey Martinez is on the hunt to find the finest steaks in America, from a Santa Maria style barbeque tri-tip in Southern California to a shockingly delicious smoked prime rib in Kansas City.  

Series Synopsis:  On "All You Can Meat," meat, in all its glorious forms, becomes the way in to an America that is quirky, colorful and downright delicious.  Host and meat enthusiast Chuey Martinez travels across the country to find the most authentic preparations of the classic cuts:  steak, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, etc.  From the Texas pit master to the woodsman in Appalachia curing jerky in his shack, Martinez quickly learns that great American characters make great eats and there is much to be learned about a region by how they prepare their meat.  Martinez also discovers that roasted meat taps into deep emotions and has the ability to bring people together.  This series will take viewers to some amazing corners of the country – places they can go themselves to discover these mouth-watering meat recipes.



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ENCORE Channel September Programming Highlights

If you receive Encore Channel no your cable box, you might be interested to see what this channel has in store for viewers for the month of September.    Traditionally Encore shows older movies that sometimes don't spark one's interest. At least every time I check out my cable guide, but this list below has some interesting movies... including the Labor Day superhero movie marathon & Arnold Schwarzenegger spotlight day.

via press release




We are pleased to share with you the September 2012 programming round up for all ENCORE channels. September highlights include the U.S. television premiere of "The Crimson Petal and the White," starring Romola Garai and Chris O'Dowd, along with Gillian Anderson.  "The Crimson Petal and the White" miniseries kicks off ENCORE's "The Big Miniseries Showcase," a weekly programming destination of classic and fan favorite miniseries, which will also feature the Golden Globe® winner "Shogun" and the EMMY® nominated "The Pillars of the Earth" this month.

Relive some of the most memorable superhuman battles of our time during the Labor Day "Superheroes" Marathon, which includes all four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve; Flash Gordon; Hulk; The Green Hornet; Batman Returns; and more.


September 2012 Programming Round Up
(All Times are ET/PT and Subject to Change)

ENCORE: Your favorite movies from the 80's, 90's and today

SUPERHEROES Labor Day Marathon – Monday, Sept. 3 from 12am to 12am
See all four original (Christopher Reeve) Superman films, along with a legion of fellow superheroes!  
             12:00 am – Flash Gordon
2:00 am – The Shadow
3:50 am – Spawn
5:35 am – Darkman
7:20 am – Hulk
9:45 am – The Green Hornet
             11:45 am – Superman
2:10 pm – Superman II
4:20 pm – Superman III
6:30 pm – Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
8:00 pm – The Green Hornet
10:00pm – Batman Returns


ENCORE's The Big Miniseries Showcase – Monday Nights at 8pm (followed by a Sunday marathon).
"The Big Miniseries Showcase" is a premier programming destination of classic and fan favorite miniseries.

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE
Monday, Sept. 10 & Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8pm (followed by marathon on: Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8pm)
Encore's The Big Miniseries Showcase event kicks off with the U.S. television premiere of "The Crimson Petal and the White" is set in the dark underbelly of Victorian-era London. The story is a tale of seduction, power and class conflict, centered around the vibrant prostitute Sugar. Sugar is intelligent, sexually adept and determined to escape the brothel run by the contemptible Mrs. Castaway.

SHOGUN
Monday, Sept. 17 – Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8pm (followed by marathon on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 10am)
Winner of three Golden Globe® Awards, "Shogun" is chronicles John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose Vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century, is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of 'Shogun' which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it.
THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
Monday, Sept. 24 – Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8pm (followed by marathon on Sunday, Sept. 30th at 12pm)
The EMMY® nominated miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth" which originally debuted on STARZ, is a
sweeping epic tale of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty. This sensuous, spirited
and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles during the great
Anarchy of 12th century England.

ENCORE SPOTLIGHT: ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER – Saturday, Sept. 29, 12:50pm – 12:30am

12:50pm – Jingle All The Way
2:20 pm – Junior
4:15 pm – Kindergarten Cop
6:10 pm – Twins
8:00 pm – True Lies
10:25pm – Conan the Barbarian

Original Series: Movie Talk with Peter Bart – Sunday Mornings
Hosted by Hollywood's leading insider Peter Bart, "Movie Talk with Peter Bart" on ENCORE offers a unique, in-depth look into the extensive careers of Hollywood's most recognizable actors and filmmakers, who have forever influenced the way we see and experience film.

Sept  2       9:05am              Don Cheadle
Sept  9       9:50am              John Cusak
Sept 16     9:00am              Roger Corman
Sept 23     9:30am              Godfather Special
Sept 30     9:30am              Cannes Film Festival


ENCORE WESTERNS: All Western all the time

SIX-GUN SALUTE: JOEL MCCREA – Sunday, September 23, from 5:05pm – 11:05pm
  5:05pm – The Outriders
  6:40pm – Saddle Tramp
  8:00pm – Gunsight Ridge
  9:30pm – Ride the High Country
11:05pm – The Virginian



AD HOC: BIOGRAPHY MONTH – Fri. Sept. 7 – Sun. Sept. 9, and Sat. Sept. 29 from 12:50pm –12:30am
Drama presents three iconic biographical films over three nights. 
Sept 7      6:00pm        The Babe
Sept 7      8:00pm        Evita
Sept 7    10:20pm        Memphis Belle
Sept 8      6:10pm        La Bamba
Sept 8      8:00pm        Soul Surfer
Sept 8      9:50pm       The People vs. Larry Flynt
Sept 9      5:50pm        Pollock
Sept 9      8:00pm       The Social Network
Sept 9    10:05pm        Raging Bull


ENCORE FAMILY

SUNDAY FAMILY THEATER: "Goes to the Dogs" – Sunday nights at 7pm
Sept 2      Balto
Sept 9      Beethoven's 2nd
Sept 16    First Dog
Sept 23    Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog
Sept 30    A Dog of Flanders


INDIEPLEX

INDIE ICONS: THE DIRECTORS – Every Tuesday at 9pm
Sept 4       Bad Lieutenant Port of Call (Werner Herzog)
Sept 11     The Shipping News (Lasse Hallström)
Sept 18     Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney)
Sept 25     Jimmy Carter Man from the Plains (Jonathan Demme)


RETROPLEX            
RETROPLEX ESSENTIALS: EPIC ADVENTURES – Thursdays at 8pm
Sept 6      Excalibur
Sept 13    Spartacus
Sept 20    How the West Was Won
Sept 27    Tobruk

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