Clash of the Titans (2010) Trailer

Sam Worthington is back..looks like a kick axx YARM for once! h/t SciFiWire:

…Clash of the Titans opens March 26, 2010; look for SCI FI Wire’s set visit report soon!

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November 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Pentagon was not told about US Intelligence investigation of Ft Hood shooter…

Completely unacceptable in the post 9/11 world. I thought we tore down the walls between intelligence and the military?

WSJ: (subscription)

The Pentagon said it wasn’t notified that U.S. intelligence agencies had intercepted emails between suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan and an extremist imam until after last week’s bloody assault, fueling new questions about whether the government missed warning signs that could have helped prevent the incident. A senior defense official said that federal investigators didn’t tell the Pentagon that they were investigating months of communication between Maj. Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, who knew three of the Sept. 11 hijackers and hailed Maj. Hasan as a “hero” after the Army officer allegedly killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Fort Hood.

“Based on what we know now, neither the United States Army nor any other organization within the Department of Defense knew of Maj. Hasan’s contacts with any Muslim extremists,” the official said.  “Not until after the tragic shooting at Fort Hood last week were Maj. Hasan’s email communications first brought to our attention by federal investigators.”…

God Bless the troops and their families.

November 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

Housing Update 2: ‘Shadow Inventory Dwarfs Loan Mods’; Treasury releases Making Home Affordable status report & NAR figures show median home prices dropped 11.2% y/y

Update: A-HA!! I knew it!! J’accuse Treasury!!!!! Wonder if they are having Fannie/ Freddie HOLD out on those pre-sale foreclosures to avoid asking for ANOTHER 50B right now, dammit! Who knows when the housing market will stabilize? The shadow inventory knows Muuhuuuhaaaaa. Diana Olick has it:

(…) But even more distressing was a report I received today from Lender Processing Services, which is a huge mortgage data aggregate.

Foreclosure inventories continued their upward climb. The nation’s September 2009 foreclosure rate stood at 3.12 percent – a month-over-month increase of 2.6 percent and a year-over-year increase of 88.9 percent. Among individual states, Florida posted the most troubling results with 10.4 percent of loans in foreclosure, and more than 22 percent of loans reported as non-current.

LPS’ October Mortgage Monitor also cites large “shadow” foreclosure and REO inventories. The number of loans deteriorating further into delinquent status is now more than twice the number of foreclosure starts, indicating another major wave of troubled loans in an already clogged loan pipeline. Nearly one-third of foreclosures remain in pre-sale status after 12 months – twice as many as the year prior. The six-month average deterioration ratio has risen the past two months to 300 percent, showing that for every loan that improves in status, three more deteriorate further…

LARGE grain of salt on these HAMP numbers.  PDF from Treasury of the November ‘Servicer Performance Report’ for Making Home Affordable here.

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November 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Horror, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 11 comments.

Twofer Tuesday: Aerosmith: Steve Tyler quits the band after 40 years

😦 Maybe after the fall and broken hip he wanted to retire? Joe Perry makes it sound like he abandoned the band? One of the best live concerts I ever saw was Aerosmith in the late 80s, I think it was the Permanent Vacation tour…

Aerosmith is…

Steven Tyler – Vocals
Joe Perry – Lead Guitar
Brad Whitford – Rhythm Guitar
Tom Hamilton – Bass Guitar
Joey Kramer – Drums

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November 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

‘Eastwick’ cancelled…(not picked up for another season)

Update: ABC will air all 13 episodes, which would mean it was not picked up for S2, NOT that it was exactly cancelled as SciFiWire reported it, cancelled means they yank off the filmed episodes:

…ABC has nevertheless said it will air all 13 episodes of the witchy show’s original order, and Eastwick remains on the schedule through November…

A guilty pleasure on Wednesdays , Eastwick has been cancelled. I think they didn’t get to the Johnny Depp looking guy storyline quickly enough….

Variety has it:

“Eastwick” is getting the ax.

November 10, 2009. Tags: , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Popular Culture. 6 comments.

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