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Soap Opera Makes the Biggest Screw Up -- Ever

The following story is one of the worst mistakes ever made in television history -- involving stupidity, a major soap opera, and a 6-year-old boy who was kidnapped, raped and murdered back in 2007.

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'24' Returns With A Whopping 4 Hour Premiere!

Fox has set a premiere day for the return of "24," planning a two-night, four-hour event in January.

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NBC Employees: Tina Fey, McCain had "Frosty" Relationship

McCain may have wanted to do SNL -- but he may not have wanted to do a sketch with Tina Fey.

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'Heroes' duo get the ax

Big shakeup on the staff of NBC's "Heroes" came down on Sunday with the axing of co-exec producers Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb. Both scribe-producers had been with the show since its first season and were known to have led the day-to-day production operation under the direction of creator/exec producer Tim Kring.

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78 Million Watch Obama Win -Largest Ratings Since Super Bowl

Hollywood Reporter/Neilsen just released the ratings from last night. Barack Obama's historic presidential election victory was viewed by an equally historic numbers of viewers: 78,583,000 watched coverage across 14 networks Tuesday evening.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle Sign On for The Avengers

Marvel Entertainment has just announced that Robert Downey Jr and Don Cheadle have signed on for both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau will also executive produce The Avengers.

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Iron Man 2: How Terrence Howard Lost His Role

The first big surprise in the EW story is that Howard was the most highly paid actor for the original Iron Man movie

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Terminator 4 Video Shows 10 New Terminators

A new featurette shows off the amazing views of post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, plus an astonishing 10 new Terminators. They include a giant Harvester, the Moto-Terminator bikes, and an Aqua-Terminator... plus the primitive T-600, which you can see in action.

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What Will 'Saturday Night Live' Do Next?

Once every four years, the sketch comedy show, far past its comedic prime, gets a much-needed boost in ratings thanks to spot-on impressions of politicos and candidates. This year, Tina Fey's hilarious Sarah Palin impression helped give it a 70% bump in ratings. Sadly, Fey said she won't be continuing her role as the winking hockey mom.

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'Oprah Winfrey Show' May Be Close To Its End

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" may cease airing in 2011 when Winfrey walks away from the U.S. TV talk show, an executive says.

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China's Fake Fireworks Olympics Ceremony: "Wag The Olympics"



http://zennie2005.blogspot.com -- Last Friday's Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing Olympics Stadium was without a doubt the greatest event of its kind in the history of the Olympic Games. It was China's "coming out" party, and the organizers $300 million was well-spent.

The results showed in China Olympian Li Ning's levitating speed-skater style "walk" around Olympic Stadium and his lighting of a giant torch, which in turn caused what had to be the largest fireworks display in the history of the Olympic Games, if not the World.

A spectacle that looked tremendous, and even animated, and that's because it was.

The organizers of the event admitted that computer graphics were used to "replace" the actual fireworks images because the fear was that the "haze" -- read: smog -- was so bad that a great camera shot of the pyrotechnics would have not been possible.

Still, it was controversial because it took away from the overall historic effort and also took the wind out of the sails of the China Olympics, and sadly.

I write that because regardless of that country's problems, we're all fans of the Olympics and want to see it go well. Period.

But what was done reminded me of the movie "Wag The Dog". That flick, which starred Robert De Nero and Dustin Hoffman, was about a war that was staged on a television set and never happened at all.

With China's actions, we're a massive step closer to that possible occurence. China not only faked the fireworks, but the singer employed in the Opening Ceremony.

Seven-year-old Yang Peiyi, "who was deemed not attractive enough to go on stage" according to the article, was replaced by nine-year-old Lin Miaoke. One thing's for sure, that will scar Yang Peiyi for life, the fact that her own China told her she was not attractive enough to be seen singing on the biggest stage in the World, even though they love her voice!

Toward Laws Preventing This In The Future

I think we need to craft a series of International Laws to prevent or at least discourage (which is the best we can do) the occurence of the use of digital technology in this way. It's far too dangerous a possibility to ignore, especially in the wake of the fake fireworks scandal.

Universal Studios Fire- Back To the Future Sets Destroyed - Video



This is a video of the fire that was reportedly started by a Workers' blow torch and spread to destroy the sets used for the movie "Back to the Future" and a library of 40,000 video tapes, and the "King Kong" attraction.