True Blood: 2.7 ‘Release Me’ Promo 2…

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July 29, 2009. Tags: , , . Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

SDCC ’09: Starship Smackdown XIII – Andromeda v Serenity, NCC1701 Enterprise -Sparrow v Pegasus – Quint – Crunch…

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Starship Smackdown XIII panel at Comic Con 2009 in San Diego. Ever wonder what would happen if the Pegasus from Battlestar Galactica battled it out with the Enterprise from Star Trek? Find out in this epic virtual tournament! See all videos for this panel:…

In the playlist above, order of smackdown:

05 jjprise vs captain eo.
06 nostromo vs yamato
07 defiant vs liberator
08 ajax vs lost saucer
09 andromeda vs serenity
10 executor vs searcher
11 enterprise vs moon
12 protector vs pegasus

13 captain assignments

14 jjprise/shatner vs yamato/morgan
15 ajax/taggart vs defiant/murdock
16 executor/archer vs serenity/solo
17 ncc1701/sparrow vs pegasus/quint/crunch

18 jjprise/shatner vs defiant/murdock
19 serenity/solo vs ncc1701/sparrow

20 jjprise/shatner vs ncc1701/sparrow

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, gaming, Popular Culture, Rodenberry, Sci Fi, Star Trek. 1 comment.

SciFiWire: Twilight’s Rachelle LeFevre ‘stunned’ by recasting of her role in Eclipse…ComicCon Twilight Experience….

Racelle LeFevre in Twilight - click image for interviews from Collider with the entire cast of New Moon

Racelle LeFevre in Twilight - click image for interviews from Collider with the entire cast of New Moon

wow, another boneheaded studio exec move. Again I ask WTH is wrong with these people?


A day after Twilight studio Summit Entertainment announced the replacement of Rachelle Lefevre with Bryce Dallas Howard in the key role of Victoria in the third movie, Eclipse, Lefevre broke her silence to Access Hollywood, saying she was “stunned” by the decision.

“I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for ‘Eclipse,'” Rachelle said in a statement to the entertainment show.

Summit attributed the change to schedule conflicts.

Here’s the rest of Lefevre’s statement:

“I was fully committed to the Twilight saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria,” Rachelle continued, explaining the turn of events that led to the casting change. “I turned down several other film opportunities, and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules. My commitment to Barney’s Version is only 10 days. Summit picked up my option for Eclipse. Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those 10 days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10-day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part. …”I am greatly saddened that I will not get to complete my portrayal of Victoria for the Twilight audience. This is a story, a theatrical journey and a character that I truly love and about which I am very passionate. I will be forever grateful to the fan support and loyalty I’ve received since being cast for this role, and I am hurt deeply by Summit’s surprising decision to move on without me. I wish the cast and crew of Eclipse only the very best.”

On Wednesday, Lefevre tweeted to her fans: “I am so touched by all your responses and feel incredibly blessed to have fans like you. From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU.”

Lefevre played the villainous Victoria in the previous two Twilight movies, including New Moon, which is due Nov. 20.

Here is a clip of the fans going wild at the Comic Con Twilight Experience Screening where the cast surprised the fans with an appearance, why would a studio mess with the fans in the midst of this success? stoopid:

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July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Market on ‘Sugar High,’ Economy Still Asleep: El-Erian –

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The stock market spent July on a “sugar high,” rising to levels not justified by an economy that is still limping along, Pimco’s Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC. Despite proclamations from some that the recession is over, El-Erian, co-chief executive officer of the largest bond fund manager in the world, said much more needs to happen before the economy registers real growth.

“The July part of the rally is a bit of a sugar high,” he said in a live interview. “We need final demand. We need a feeling that deleveraging in the private sector has run its course, that people feel confident now to engage in consumption, investment.” It’s not happening yet on the national level, it’s not yet happening at the global level.”El-Erian stuck with predictions from various Pimco executives recently that the economy would be mired in gross domestic product growth of about 1 to 2 percent for the foreseeable future.”We’re not going to go back to where we’ve come from,” he said.

While the banking sector has taken much of the focus during the current recession, El-Erian said it’s now about the real economy, particularly wages and unemployment. Those two areas must recover, and that will take a while, he added.

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July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Labor Department, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

ALERT: Blue Dogs roll AGAIN say they have a deal on health care…..per Fox…


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Politico has it up:

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has cut a deal to reconvene his committee and vote on the Democrats’ sweeping health care bill, with a goal of completing work by the time lawmakers leave town for the summer on Friday.

There won’t be a vote before the full House before the August recess, but the committee breakthrough – after tense negotiations with Blue Dog Democrats – is a significant step for the Democrats. …As a result of the deal, party leaders have agreed to put off a House vote until the fall, giving members more time to digest the legislation — and opponents more time to attack it.

The Blue Dogs also succeeded in cutting $100 billion from the overall cost of the bill, bringing the total price tag under $1 trillion. The legislation will now exempt small businesses with a payroll greater than $500,000 from paying for any government-sponsored health coverage – double the $250,000 in the initial draft. And finally, under the terms of the deal Ross announced, doctors and other health care providers will be allowed to negotiate their payment rates with the government-sponsored health care arm.


July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Economy. Comments off.

Metromix: The Ultimate SDCC 09 Highlight Reel….Band of Pirates….

Created by MetroMix: | If you went to Comic-Con, you’re probably in this. We all know it’s the fans who make Comic-Con what it is. So here’s a tribute to you guys and girls who went deep in-character at SDCC ’09. Check out our hyper-speed video tour of this year’s costumes, characters and convention floor craziness at Comic Con 2009 in San Diego.

The Dread Crew of Oddwood band of pirates sang a rowdy number outside the San Diego Convention Center at Comic-Con 2009, then headed off to a local pub.

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, gaming, graphic art, Horror, Music, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Update: ‘Sawyer Moments’ slowride clip from the panel…Dude, we are Lost! SDCC 09…

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And Lost University, maybe it will help us figure out what the hexx is happening in S6 with alternate timelines 🙂

Courtesy of campetin | ABC has launched a new website:

A world of knowledge awaits you here at LOST University! As a student at LOST University, you will have the opportunity to dig deeper into the themes and mysteries of LOST, while at the same time exploring fascinating topics and subjects that relate to the world you live in.

Enrollment for the first semester of LOST University will be open to all students beginning September 22, 2009. At that time, you will take a placement exam and be given a Student ID, as well as be able to watch your LOST University introductory class, LOST 101. Semester 1 begins on December 8, 2009. Pick up LOST: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON on Blu-ray TM Hi-Def, complete enrollment, and personalize your course schedule as you build credits toward Semester 2 and ultimately, graduation. In the meantime, feel free to browse the online course catalog and get a head start with some of your recommended reading. And keep a lookout for new LOST University features in the near future, from more online classes, to exclusive iPhone applications, and more.

Prop Auction Preview after the break:


July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

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