Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kristen Bell needs $2 million. (No she doesn't)

Fan boys and fan girls alike are abuzz with the prospect of a Veronica Mars movie.  The former UPN Nancy Drew ripoff teen private investigator show starring Kristen Bell looks to finally be making its way to the big screen.  But as with everything in Hollywood, there's a catch.  Ms. Bell and VM creator Rob Thomas (who I once sucked up to mercilessly) apparently aren't getting any love from Warner Bros (the studio behind the show) about the project.  So instead, they've decided to panhandle the public for the $2 million the project apparently requires with a Kickstarter campaign. 

But before you donate your hard-earned cash to Bell and Thomas, I ask you this...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nikki Finke is dumb (Volume 26)

I've been absent from the blogosphere for a while because, well, no one pays me to be here.  But something happened this morning that brought me back for at least a day.

I was lost on the Internet and came across, of all awful sites, Deadline.  So I took a moment to indulge my self-loathing and decided to see what was going on in the entertainment world.  Then I came across "Nikki Finke's Mind-Numbingly Stupid Survey Question of the Day®"

Now I get that the journalism is a competitive industry and everyone is trying to out-scoop everyone else.  But the trick here is that Deadline and Variety happen to be owned by the same dude - Jay Penske.  So a surefire way to piss off the man who is writing the checks is to say his newest investment is doomed to failure.

But when has Darling Nikki ever done anything that makes a bit of sense.