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Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, Diddy, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
-- I don't watch Doctor Who - havent' since I saw a few creepy episodes as a kid - but Matt Smith leaving the show is THEE nerd story of the weekend. Here's a poll for you, or someone else, to vote on for the next Doctor.
BTW, I've got no qualm with the show, but I don't follow it for the same reason that as a sports fan, I don't watch hockey - I've only got so much brain matter and time to follow things. Time is finite.
As for the poll, if Cumberbatch does secure the role, in also portraying Sherlock, he'd be the King of England. Idris Elba would make for the first black doctor (I think), and I do enjoy his stoic and firm nature.
Alan Cumming getting the role would be too obvious.
-- Ever see Boyz In The Hood? Internet win for June 2, 2013
-- At some comic-fest in Dallas, Patrick Stewart was asked what else in his career he was proud of. He replied with his efforts against domestic violence. Powerful words!
-- Those of you who dislike oral sex, perhaps Michael Douglas has now provided you an excuse to avoid it.
In a surprisingly frank interview with the Guardian, the actor, now winning plaudits in the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, explained the background to a condition that was thought to be nearly fatal when diagnosed three years ago. Asked whether he now regretted his years of smoking and drinking, usually thought to be the cause of the disease, Douglas replied: "No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus."
-- Since After Earth bombed this weekend, maybe it's time for Will Smith to start embracing Oscar type roles. Give the type of performances he did in Seven Pounds and the Pursuit of Happyness.
Those troubling trends aside, Smith is a global star and will remain a global star until hecan't open a movie as bad as "After Earth." The problem, however, is this: "After Earth" has become Smith's Oprah couch-jump. "Yeah, I'm very, very serious about systems supporting creative inspiration," Smith told New York when asked about the rumor that he alphabetized the family's laser disc collection.
-- J. Cole is doing secret shows for a $1. There's one in Detroit.
-- Check out this break up letter. Call me cynical (cynical!), but c'mon, is it authentic?
-- Caution, today is the most dangerous day of the week.
It's not just on Friday the 13th that you should avoid leaving the house. All Fridays are lethal. The Nationwide Insurance report found Friday was the most dangerous day to commute to work by car.
The findings seem counterintuitive, since Fridays are the day when people pretend to work from home (Friday has been shown to be the least productive day of the week) and the roads are less busy, but they are incontrovertible. A thumping 4,664 insurance claims a day are made for accidents occurring on Fridays.
-- Faces of the national spelling bee.
-- I had no clue that After Earth was an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Usually I'll give his stuff a chance - when most don't anymore - in hopes that he'll scratch something like Unbreakable or I See Dead People again.
While Shyamalan's name is the first to pop up in the credits at the conclusion of the Sony Pictures film, it's been notably missing from trailers, TV commercials and marketing signage – a stark contrast to his previous films like "Unbreakable" and "Lady in the Water," which were prominently billed as being "from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan."
"Night is, without a doubt, a world-class filmmaker who we were thrilled to team up with on this project," said Jeff Blake, Sony's worldwide marketing and distribution chairman, in a statement. "Together, we decided to focus our campaign on both the action and Will and Jaden given that `After Earth' is an adventure story of a father and son."
-- That panic you feel when you get a text that says 'I haven't been fully honest with you.'
Wait, the panic comes from the silence AFTER that.
This is becoming a huge prank from Nathan Fielder.
-- Bumblebee for Transformers 4 has be revealed.
The older model Camaro seen at the Transformers 4 set in the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley has been officially confirmed as Bumblebee! Director Michael Bay's official website has announced that Bumblebee's new vehicle mode is a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS. Check out the official image below.
-- A project destined to fail. The grumpy cat that became a meme sensation got a movie deal.
The project is being likened to "Garfield," with Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, able to spew her unfriendly thoughts aloud, Deadline.com reports.
Grumpy Cat's manager told BuzzFeed that the movie will be live-action and will feature the Grumpy Cat we all know and love -- no CGI or cartoon phony.
-- Mother, daughter porn duo looking for father, son tandem.
Jessica Sexxxton, 56, and her daughter, Monica, 22, have been shooting sex scenes together for the last 18 months for their own self-titled website, sometimes sharing the same partner, but not at the same time and never with each other -- a technicality that keeps their films from being legally considered incest.
-- Quite the clever wit on a Taco Bell job app.
I was lost one night, and in the distance I spotted a purple bell, and I thought to myself, think outside the bun. So I ran to your doors and asked for the cheesiest gordita crunch you could make. I was not disappointed.
-- One of my fave actors, Captain Picard Professor X, Patrick Stewart, apparently just had pizza for the first time at 72. Or did he?
To clarify: 1) I've never had a "slice" 2) I've been a Habs fan all of 4 weeks 3) I'm also a fan of Bloomberg's soda legislation.— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) May 29, 2013
-- Good luck to our local speller in the National Spelling Bee. I'm sure she'll do better than the contestants in our Spelling Buzz Friday night at Clazel.
-- Even though Optimus is a little small, don't tell me Transformers don't really exist.