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R.I.P. I Am Legend Prequel

Filed under: Film FlickersR.I.P.Will Smith

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Good-night, I Am Legend prequel; And flights of executives sing thee to thy rest!

After years of inactivity, the proposed prequel to Will Smith's 2007 vampire movie I Am Legend is officially dead.

Here's what I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence said when asked about the prequel:

"No, I don't think that's ever going to happen."

Don't worry about it, Will Smith fans! You've still got Men in Black III to look forward to…and maybe even some Independence Day sequels, assuming those end up happening!

If the studio execs out there were truly smart, they'd also put the Final Destination franchise out of its misery. Just sayin'!

Are U sad to hear that the I Am Legend prequel is dead?

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Is Chezza Going To Be A Mentor Instead Of A Judge On American X Factor?

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Hmm…we definitely think she should be on the judges panel, but we could understand why execs would be more comfortable with her in this position!

Sources close to Simon Cowell have revealed that although he desperately wants Cheryl Cole to make the stateside transition with him to the US version of The X Factor, he may have to change her role to that of a mentor, similar to what Sinitta does on the UK edition of the reality competition!

The insider explains:

"Simon desperately wants Cheryl to be a judge but if that's knocked back by Fox chiefs the next option is to start her as a mentor. It would be a way to test how she's received in America. Plus viewers would be able to warm to her first, rather than having her thrust upon them by going straight on the panel. The truth is, nothing has been signed and the producers still aren't convinced."

Truthfully, we do agree that it's a gamble - but it's one that will DEFINITELY pay off!

Chezza just needs to get her feet wet with American audiences, and if that means as a mentor, then we could definitely get behind that!

But we would LOVE to see her ultimately as a judge!

What do U think?? What role should Chezza play on the US X Factor??

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Skins Causes Child Pornography Controversy!

Filed under: Icky Icky PooTV NewsMTVLegal Matters

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Yet another reason why this show should have never been re-made for American audiences.

Now that the US adaptation of the hit British series Skins has debuted on MTV, the network bosses are reportedly concerned that some of explicit content involving the teenaged actors could be breaking the country's child pornography laws, which is described in the states as any "visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct," or an images of nude children if it is "significantly sexually suggestive."

In a future episode, the character of Chris, played by 17-year-old Jesse Carere, is depicted running down the street naked, and features a story about him taking erectile dysfunction meds, and the bosses at the network are apparently so concerned that they held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue with the show's producers.

Meanwhile, spokesperson Jeannie Kedas says:

"Skins is a show that addresses real-world issues confronting teens in a frank way. We review all of our shows and work with all of our producers on an ongoing basis to ensure our shows comply with laws and community standards. We are confident that the episodes of Skins will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers."

This is EXACTLY what we were so concerned about!

The premiere episode essentially took the original and remade it shot for shot, didn't even bother to ADAPT the British slang, style, OR school system - all of which was just forced and awkward - and then watered down the stuff that they legally couldn't show on TV here.

And we're not going to even START on the swears being bleeped out.

Just mortifying to sit through.

If they want to make this authentic, honest, and RELEVANT to American teens, then they need to just ignore the original series and put the characters in realistic situations that make them culturally relatable.

Who cares about the nudity? If you can't show it here, then don't.

Focus instead on just making it GOOD.

Thoughts?? What did U think of the series premiere of Skins??

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Disney Asks Brit Brit And Justin Timberlake To Mentor Their Child Stars!

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We think this is a pretty great idea! Nobody knows what it's like better than they do!

Disney execs are apparently looking to prevent their younger stars from having meltdowns in the wake of the Demi Lovato 'incident,' and have reportedly asked former child stars - and exes - Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to come in and speak with the up-and-comers!

A source reveals:

'Justin and Britney have been asked if they would like to come in and speak to their younger counterparts about the tribulations of being famous so young. The Disney bosses think that if they have people to look up to they might stay on the straight and narrow.’

Ooh! We know that this has nothing to do with this, but we can't help but wonder if they'll finally cross paths again!

Either way, those kids could definitely use some advice from those two! Brit Brit has come so far, and we think that she especially could give some really solid guidance to these young kids on how to keep themselves grounded.

It's just a shame that Disney wasn't doing this from day one.

Thoughts??

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Nas Sends A SCATHING Letter To His Record Company!

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Who knew he had it in him?!

Rapper Nas wants to bring some new music to his fans. He has the desire. He has the talent. But it seems he doesn't have the support of his record label, Def Jam Records, and they are standing in the way of putting out his new material.

Perhaps they are hearing something on the record that Nas isn't. (Like, its awful.) Or perhaps they simply have better rappers to promote. But whatever the reason, Nas has had enough and he sent out this email to his studio execs telling them exactly how he feels.

Nas writes:

From: Nas
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks
Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT!

Peace to all,

With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.

I won’t even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they don’t connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artist’s dream and aspirations. You don’t help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you don’t even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You aren’t…. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didn’t work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesn’t understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation

This isn’t the 90′s though. Beefing with record labels is so 15 years ago. @ this point I just need you all to be very clear where I stand and how I feel about “my label.” I could go on twitter or hot 97 tomorrow and get 100,000 protesters @ your building but I choose to walk my own path my own way because since day one I have been my own man. I did business with Tommy Mottola and Donnie Einer, two of the most psycho dudes this business ever created. I worked well with them for one major reason……. they believed in me. The didn’t give a fuck about what any radio station or magazine said….those dudes had me.

Lost Tapes is a movement and a very important set up piece for my career as it stands. I started this over 5 years ago @ Columbia and nobody knew what it was or what it did but the label put it out as an LP and the fans went crazy for it and I single handlely built a new brand of rap albums. It’s smart and after 5 years it’s still a head of the game. This feels great and you not feeling what I’m feeling is disturbing. Don’t get in the way of my creativity. We are aligned with the stars here, this is a movement. There is a thing called KARMA that comes to haunt you when you tamper with the aligning stars. WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.

You don’t get another Nas recording that doesn’t count against my deal….PERIOD! Keep your bullshit $200,000.00 fund. Open the REAL budget. This is a New York pioneers ALBUM, there ain’t many of us. I am ready to drop in the 4th quarter. You don’t even have shit coming out! Stop being your own worst enemy. Let’s get money!

-N.Jones

Wow! He's fairly sure of himself, dontcha think?

We have to wonder though: if the music is as innovative as he says it is, why would the studio put a hold on it? Sure, they have to sell what they think will make them the most money, but Nas isn't wrong. He has a fan base. They'd eat it up.

So either the Def Jam execs really are screwing with him or they are trying to hide him from the fact that he is not as amazing as he thinks he is. Why are we getting the feeling it might be the latter.

Some letter though! Didn't hold back on any punches!

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The New Karate Kid Gets A Sequel!

Filed under: Film FlickersBusiness Blitz

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Well that didn't take long at all, did it?

Due to monster success of its $56 million opening weekend, Columbia execs are already scrambling to pitch and greenlight a sequel to the Jackie Chan/Jaden Smith reboot of The Karate Kid!

Holy shiz! We wonder if this remake is going to turn into a bigger franchise than the originals did!

What do U think?? Would U go see a sequel to the new Karate Kid???

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Another Lost Mystery Solved!

Filed under: TV NewsConspiracy Corner

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The show hasn't even been over for a week and that sneaky smoke monster has struck again! He'll never stop causing trouble, will he??

Despite how emotionally sucker-punched satisfied we were with the conclusion of Lost, it certainly cannot be denied that the producers left a mountain of questions unanswered!

Message boards are running rampant with possible theories and explanations, including one sparked by the post-show, stock footage of the original plane wreckage alone on an empty beach that played over the credits. Many assumed that it was one final twist - that the characters had all died in the crash and the entire series was an additional part of their journey through purgatory!

However, we're happy to inform you that we can officially nix that theory for you Losties today, as compelling as it might be! We've learned that the network added that footage, not the producers - AKA it's not a part of the story!

A rep for ABC confirms:

”The images shown during the end credits of the Lost finale, which included shots of Oceanic 815 on a deserted beach, were not part of the final story but were a visual aid to allow the viewer to decompress before heading into the news.”

Well there you have it. That's one mystery solved, now only 7,402 to go!

LOLz!

What was YOUR interpretation of the show's finale?? What do U want to see explained??

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