TOTUS stars in Facts of Life episode on WH lawn…


TOTUS getting his celebrity sitcom side on – Joe is no doubt hearing it in his head too-* you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have, the facts of life, the facts of life...*

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July 30, 2009. Tags: , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

It’s Official! HBO announces early renewal of True Blood for Season Three….

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Finally some studio execs with sense !!!

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True Blood season two returned less than a year after season one began and has only been airing for a little more than a month, but it’s doing so well that HBO executives announced today that they have already picked up season three and that the plan is to return again in June 2010.

“I think one of the reasons we brought it back as soon as we did is we always felt it felt like a summer show,” said Michael Lombardo, president, programming group and west coast operations, in a press conference today in Pasadena, Calif., at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “So the hope is to bring it back next summer.”

…HBO co-president Richard Plepler added that high ratings gave them the confidence to renew the show again. “The size of these shows has really broken through into the popular culture in a way we haven’t seen before,” Plepler said.

The executives were cagier about specific details on upcoming episodes. As fans await Evan Rachel Wood’s debut as the lesbian Vampire Queen of Louisiana, Lombardo only confirmed his own satisfaction with her footage.

“It totally delivers,” Lombardo said…

Here’s a flashback to Season 1: Bill gets turned – 1.5

Courtesy of LadyBloody510

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

SDCC ’09: The Vampire Diaries – Ian Somerholder…

Our previous posts on The Vampire Diaries here

Courtesy of FEARnet:

Twilight and True Blood not enough to slake your thirst for hot- er, cold hunky vampires? Get ready for this new series from the CW, with its special breed of daywalking bloodsucker.

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Update: H2 ‘Evil Never Sleeps’ Trailer added…SDCC ’09: Sorority House and Halloween 2 & to scare or to disgust? the different stylistic choices in horror films…

Courtesy of DimensionHorror

William Castle

William Castle

Here are two more entries into the recent slew of horror YARMs…I’ve been critical of the movement for the most part, with the exception of the William Castle films, especially after the borefest that was the F13 remake..but they are starting to grow on me at this point…

Film, perhaps above all other art forms – lends itself to the disturbance of the viewer to incite emotion as a form of artistic expression, and Zombie has this talent in spades. It is likely why I hated the Halloween remake, it is undistilled -horror- in its essence I suppose, it sure as hell horrified me..but it wasn’t an enjoyable experience, which is for me essential in a film…

The John Carpenter film does not disturb me the way Rob Zombie’s vision does, which is probably what he intends. So for those who like to be shaken and pushed way out of their comfort zone there is the H2 coming up, and for the peeps who want old style slasher-suspense with new effects and an updated look we have the rest…hopefully Elm St will be FAR FAR better than the pathetic entry that was F13…..

See our previous posts on Halloween 2 and Sorority Row

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What has a bushy tail, likes nuts and scares the scares the stars of Sorority Row (Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis, Margo Harshman and Audrina Patridge)? Find out….We sent Rob Zombie’s kid brother (a.k.a. our very own Spider) to get the lowdown on all of Rob’s upcoming projects, most notably Halloween 2. Can you blame us? After all, the movie’s tag line is ‘Family is Forever….

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Speaker knows: Pelosi finds the villain of the piece…


Dems miss the SELF-imposed August recess deadline on health care reform. Who, who can be to blame!? Not the Dem leadership, not TOTUS, but who? The Shadow Nancy knows, BWAAAAHAAAAAA Muhuuuuhaaaaaaaa!!!

Of course, they’ve been immoral all along,” she added. “They are the villains in this, they have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening and the public has to know.. They have had a good thing going for a long time at the expense of the American people and the health of our country.”…

See AP at HotAir for more.

Courtesy of davesherman74:

This is the opening of The Shadow, played by the legendary Orson Welles. This episode is “The Circle of Death”, which originally aired November 28, 1937. It’s only fitting that this is being played over my 1936 Zenith console radio you see. This was given to me by a friend, and I have restored it to working condition. Hope you enjoy it!

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Film Noir, Healthcare, Mystery, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 6 comments.

Terry Goodkind: The Law of Nines teaser…

Our previous post on Terry’s new novel with linky to purchase here


July 30, 2009. Tags: , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense. 3 comments.

Free Fallin’…

Rasmussen: TOTUS Approval Index July 30, 2009, click for details...

Rasmussen: TOTUS Approval Index July 30, 2009, click for details...

See Byron York’s breakdown of the drop in Dem approval and rise in GOP approval in virtually every category….TOTUS has thrown away the Big Dawg years of good will on handling the economy and restored the distrust of Tax n spend, or in his case Spend and Tax Democrats in just 6 months…..Welcome Back Carter….

The results of the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll are a major warning sign for Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress.  On some key issues, the gains that Democrats had made on Republicans in the last couple of years have disappeared, and the GOP has begun to reassert itself.  In other policy areas, traditional Democratic leads are diminishing….

Tom Petty courtesy of eimur

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

Housing Update: New Guidelines for FHA mortgage modifications released….


Finally. This is great news for FHA mortgagees. MiM will post the Treasury docs when they are released…


…Like the broader Obama program, the FHA plan seeks to reduce mortgage-related payments to 31% of monthly income. But it gets there in a different way, by focusing on changes in the principal amount rather than the interest rate.

Under the FHA plan, mortgage servicers can reduce the amount of principal on which the borrower must make loan payments by as much as 30% to get monthly payments to affordable levels. The borrower makes the reduced payments for the life of the loan, but is responsible for paying off the full loan amount when the home is sold or the loan is refinanced. This approach is designed to fit guidelines set by Congress, FHA officials said…

…Under the new guidelines, FHA borrowers can receive a loan modification after they have missed one loan payment, rather than waiting until they are at least three payments late, as in the past. This is different from the Obama program, which allows borrowers who are at risk of default to get help, even if they are current on their loan. The FHA can’t offer similar help to at-risk borrowers, officials said, because it would run afoul of contracts with investors who buy GNMA securities, bonds made up of FHA and other government-backed loans.

Mortgage servicers will receive incentive fees of as much as $1,250 for each successful modification. FHA officials said they expect the approach to save the government money by reducing foreclosure-related losses on loans the government insures…

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Unemployment Statistics. 2 comments.

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