Original T-800 Terminator Concept Much Less Threatening Than Eventual Teutonic Killing Machine
· In this deleted scene from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the inspiration for the original T-800 model Terminator lay in Chief Master Sergeant William Candy -- who looks a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but sounds a lot like Forrest Gump.
· Duncan Jones's Moon took the award for best new British feature film at the Edinburgh film festival. Presenter Sir Sean Connery, meanwhile, took the BBC to task for sending "300 BBC technicians ... to another festival and not a single one that has come here." That other festival would be Glastonbury.
· We used to like Britney's Twitter hackers when they sent creative tweets about her man-eating lady parts. Now they're just mean: "Britney has passed today. It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come."
· Joe Jackson, Michael's father, used the opportunity of a joint press conference with Al Sharpton to plug his new record company.
· Hollywood's Original Blogger™ Army Archerd memorializes Michael Jackson by recalling the time the singer called him personally to apologize about his "Jew me / Sue me / Kick me / Kike me" lyric.
· A new VH1 show will follow Salt n Pepa's Sandra "Pepa" Denton on her hunt for love after four years "self-imposed romantic and sexual dormancy." There's still no title, but we'd like to humbly nominate A Salt with a Lonely Pepa.
· Michael Bay's iron wrecking balls are truly a force of nature. He tells The Wall Street Journal that he discovered Nic Cage, Ben Affleck, Shia LaBeouf, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence: "Nick [sic] Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in 'Armageddon.'"
· Gene Simmons thinks his American Idol finale front man Adam Lambert should have stayed mum on the whole liking-penises issue. "I think he killed his career because now the conversation is not about his talent but about his sexual preference. He's done. You're forcing people to deal with issues they may not be interested in. Life is unfair, and the masses don't all live in L.A. They live in Wisconsin and Nebraska, and you're on crack if you think the same rules apply there."
· The Cannes Cyber Lions Gold winner for Best Internet Banner Ad goes to this insanely time-consuming concoction for Pringles.
· Anyone want a mint, boxed copy of Atari's Halloween ("The game where HE comes home!") video game? $1000 and it's yours on eBay. And here's a highly entertaining playthrough, wherein a 12-pixel Michael Myers lops off heads and kills children with his three-pixel knife.