“Apparently, a company in Sweden is offering file-sharing insurance
– they’ll pay your fines if you’re sued by the RIAA. The /. submitter
translates the link as follows: ‘For a mere 140 SEK ($19 USD) per year,
they will pay all your fines and give you a t-shirt if you get
convicted for file sharing.'”
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GameDaily reports that Japanese magazine “Ultra One” has discovered PS3 will include the PS2 chipset hardware to provide hardware-based backwards compatibility until a software-based emulator is complete, upon which PS2 hardware will cease to ship PS2 hardware within the PS3, possibly allowing for a small price reduction.
Read about it here
A Miami-based dancer is suing the owners and producers of the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out” for more than $100 million in damages on grounds that she was emotionally abused and fired after her breasts grew too large for her costumes.
I always knew that Billy Joel was evil. 🙂
`Baby Jessica,’ now 19, reportedly marries
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A published report says “Baby Jessica,” whose
dramatic rescue from an abandoned Texas well was televised across the
country 18 years ago, has gotten married.
When it comes to violent crime, New Orleans’ gain may be Houston’s loss
Crime may be down in New Orleans, but many of the city’s bad guys
seem to be turning up in Houston, which finds itself caught in the
cross hairs of an apparent gang war between Hurricane Katrina evacuees
from two rival housing projects.
Steve Jobs owns your living room
NEW YORK (FORTUNE) – On Wednesday night, Gene Munster was thinking
about going to the movies; but he did something else instead. He spent
$1.99 to watch a campy 1960s TV show on his laptop. The first season of
the Munsters — a comedy about a family of monsters and their struggles
to lead an all-American life — was available for download on iTunes.
Munster, for obvious reasons, couldn’t resist.
Lez Zeppelin: A band that flips the Page
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Four women rockers who took on the music of
Led Zeppelin are driving club audiences to a frenzy and, offstage,
whipping up speculation over their sexual tastes with the name of the
band: Lez Zeppelin.
NutriSystem lures men with pizza and sex
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) — Nate Griffin, a former Army
sergeant, watches what he eats. He’s even tried juice diets to shed
pounds. But ask him if he’d join a group to talk about weight loss and
Museum visitor trips, breaks Chinese vases
CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — A museum visitor shattered three Qing
dynasty Chinese vases when he tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a
stairway and brought the vases crashing to the floor, officials said
Al Qaeda’s No. 2 taunts U.S. in new video
(CNN) — Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man, Ayman al-Zawahiri,
appeared in a new video Monday, saying he is alive and well just weeks
after a U.S. missile strike targeted him in Pakistan.
Warner Brothers and CBS Corp. announced plans Tuesday for the creation of a new broadcast television network, called CW, that would replace the WB and UPN networks in the fall of this year.
Read about it here.
I wonder what will happen in markets where there is both an UPN and a WB affliate. Most of those had been local indepenants in the past.
Billy West, who voiced Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan on Futurama, confirms that there will be *4* Futurama movies.
From a post near the bottom of the page:
HERE’S GREAT NEWS!
Here’s the official word on Futurama!!
David X. phoned me about an hour ago and said that this Futurama project
is a done deal! Here’s the word from DX–
There are 4 DVD movies that we’ll start recording at the end of July or
August.Full feature length FUTURAMA movies.
Everybody is excited to get back together-as I am!
Into the Future,
Last we had heard about it, it was going back to television, ala how Family Guy did.