It pains me to inform you that I come baring bad news at the start. But, I figured it would be best to get it out of the way first, and then I can bring up your spirits at the end. So, why don’t we just jump into it, shall we?
No Future for Futurama
Futurama, or the show that lived will live no more. Comedy Central, the network that acquired the show after Fox dropped the program back in 2003, has decided to end the show after air it’s seventh season this June. But, the cancellation of the show came as no surprise to executive producer David X. Cohen. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cohen said,
I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news. It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.
The show, an animated futuristic sci-fi space sitcom from Simpsons creator Matt Groening, has somewhat of a cult following. That’s part of the reason why the show reemerged after the initial cancellation. But, don’t count the creative team out yet, guys. Groening told EW in the same article,
We’re catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say. The experience of this show has been so much fun from the very beginning to now — everybody is so happy to work on this show — that it’d be a shame if we all went our separate ways… We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out… I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.
Kickstarter campaign, anyone?
Halle Berry is Back As Storm
Halle Berry isn’t letting her recently announced pregnancy keep her away from the upcoming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, and from reprising her role as Storm, the weather-controlling mutant badass we all fell in lust with a few years back. And, this time she’s sporting a very stylish and shorter haircut than she did in previous films.
Take a look for yourself with this photo that was tweeted by the film’s director, Bryan Singer:
Singer, who also directed X-Men, X2, and wrote X-Men: First Class, has been tweeting numerous photos over the course of the film’s production, including shots of Sir Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). If you’d like to check out these and other photos from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, be sure to follow Singer at @BryanSinger on Twitter.
Cussin’ on the Air
It’s never a good thing when you cuss on live TV, especially when that live feed doesn’t have a delay to prevent such mishaps. Thus was the case of A.J. Clemente, a WVU graduate and first-time news anchor who let the big one slip on a local news program in North Dakota. And, by the big one, I mean the big one. You know, the one that gave little Ralphie Parker soap poisioning?
After the incident, any casual observer could follow his Twitter feed like a curious onlooker could follow the path of a train wreck. It started as follows:
Awkward Turtle leads to the Gates of Mordor…
A.J. tries to rally the troops for his cause with retweets from fans…
In a move to clear his name, A.J. makes sure to let everyone know he isn’t homophobic…
But, all the fighting was in vain…
And, the Swan Song before the ship goes down…
Well, A.J., you can always have a job here if you want. Just sayin’…
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