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Tweet Follow me Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily » THE BLACK LIST 2008: Top Screenplays: “67 Mentions (First Place)THE BEAVER by Kyle Killen 61 MentionsTHE ORANGES by Jay Reiss & Ian Helfer 44 MentionsBUTTER by Jason Micallef 42 MentionsBIG HOLE by Michael Gilio 40 MentionsTHE LOW DWELLER by Brad Ingelsby 39 MentionsFUCKBUDDIES by Liz Meriwether 34 MentionsWINTER’S DISCONTENT by Paul Fruchbom 29 MentionsBROKEN CITY by Brian Tucker 24 MentionsI’M WITH CANCER by Will Reiser 22 MentionsOUR BRAND IS...

Tweet Follow me Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily » First Day ‘Dark Knight’ DVD Sales Break Record: Certain To Smash ALL Records: “I just heard that Warner Bros’ Batman Blu-ray discs alone sold 600,000 copies on Tuesday, the first day of release. By contrast, Marvel/Paramount’s Iron Man sold 250,000 Blu-ray discs when it premiered on September 30th and ended up selling 400,000 Blu-ray units in its first week. But wait til you see what The Dark Knight sold in both formats, standard def and...

Tweet Follow me Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily » 66th Annual Golden Globe Nominations: “HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2008 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMATHE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONWarner Bros and Paramount PicturesFROST/NIXONImagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal PicturesTHE READERMirage Enterprises; The Weinstein CompanyREVOLUTIONARY ROADAn Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks with BBC Films and Paramount...

Tweet Follow me Why Are Newspapers Dying? – O’Reilly Broadcast: “The emergence of the Internet proved newspapers’ most challenging competitor, and the one that ultimately may have managed to do the newspaper industry in altogether. Most newspapers, from the veritable New York times on down, launched their own websites, reasoning that this was simply another medium in which to publish their own writers, but this viewpoint may have been somewhat shortsighted. In 2003, the term blog first entered...

Tweet Follow me llinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been indicted for ethics violations connected with a string of actions, including attempting to sell the now vacant Senate seat held by President-Elect Barack Obama. Of the persons considered for the seat, it’s reported that Senator #5 offered to raise over a million dollars for the Governor — it’s rumored that the person is Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Jackson moved swiftly to address this issue, holding a press conference where...

Tweet Follow me NPR Announces Layoffs, Show Cancellations Huff Post: “NPR Interim President & CEO Dennis Haarsager announced plans to reduce 7% of its workforce and cancel two shows, “News & Notes” and “Day to Day” in a memo to staff Wednesday afternoon. The memo outlines NPR’s financial difficulties and explains the rationale for eliminating 64 employees and canceling the two shows:” ...

Tweet Follow me World Bank Chief Economist: World Faces “Worst Recession Since The Great Depression”: “Global oil demand will collapse next year and commodities will not return to the highs they reached this summer in the foreseeable future, two authoritative reports said on Tuesday as they forecast a long and painful worldwide recession. The stark conclusions came as the World Bank’s chief economist predicted that the world faced “the worst recession since the Great Depression”. The...

Tweet Follow me Jay Leno, the standup comic who found fame as a guest-host for the Late Johnny Carson on “The Tonight’s Show”, then took over as host after a celebrated battle for the spot with David Letterman, is explaining as I write this that he’s leaving “The Tonight’s Show With Jay Leno” for a new primetime spot at 10 AM.It seems NBC’s moving more toward primetime formats that take advantage of the public’s hunger for humor, and particularly political humor...

Tweet Follow me Public Works, The Inauguration and the next BailOut Scandal « blog maverickMark Cuban endorses Obama’s plan to spend money on public works projects: “In the big picture this is not a major suggestion. Think of it as something that can be done with no downside and long term benefit. I personally don’t think a stimulus package of checks or rebates to the consumer will work. I believe consumers are so beaten up and fearful of the future that they will put it in the bank.  Of course 20 years...

Tweet Follow me New York Times Finally Moves To Save Itself (NYT): “No sooner had we written our latest update about the New York Times’ cash crunch than we saw that the company is finally dealing with it: NYT: The New York Times Company plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits. The company has retained Cushman & Wakefield, the real estate firm, to act as its...

Tweet Follow me Wall Street extends big rally to 2nd session: “NEW YORK — A stock market gaining in confidence shot higher for a second straight session Monday as investors bet that President-elect Barack Obama’s plans to increase infrastructure spending will help lift the economy back to health. The major market indexes jumped more than 3 percent, and the Dow Jones industrials’ nearly 300 point advance gave the blue chips their highest close in a month.” ...

Tweet Follow me Al Jazeera English – Europe – Renewed violence erupts in Greece: “Protesters have set fire to a major department store in central Athens and torched the city’s giant Christmas tree outside parliament as anti-government demonstrations continued over the shooting of a 15-year-old boy.” ...

Tweet Follow me FOX Sports on MSN – NFL – In a recession, even the Super Bowl takes a hit ...

Tweet Follow me Court won’t review Obama’s eligibility to serve – Yahoo! News: “WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his...

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Tweet Follow me Goshen Cheerleader, Coach Victoria Schattauer Uncensored Photo Online – Tittle-Tattle Blue™: The Post Chronicle And the constant stream of stories of cheerleaders taking photos of themselves continues. This time, we have a pretty buffed cheerleader coach Victoria Schattauer on the left and a freshman cheerleder. What next? How many times has this happened? ...

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Tweet Follow me On Monday, President-Elect Barack Obama introduced Senator Hillary Clinton as his choice for Secretary of State.  It was a brilliant move for several reasons that I discuss here:  CLICK ...

Tweet Follow me I asked Microsoft Founder Bill Gates this question which was selected to be used in Wolf Blitzer’s inteview with Gates on CNN’s The Situation Room  today: The Huffington Post, a website, was valued at $100 million, more than many newspapers. What should newspapers do to survive in the 21st Century? What do you think? What should newspapers do? This is the iReport version: Zennie62 on CNN  ...

Tweet Follow me In his video “Obama = The Black Bush ” YouTuber Phil De Franco showed that he does not understand what The Foreign Intelligence Surveilence Act is or why then-Senator Obama backed it. The new FISA has a court that determines the use of wiretaps, and not a chief executive. FISA is needed to counter and monitor the American hate groups currently active and in some cases growing in numbers of members. They are the main doers of domestic terrorism. ...