The Maze Runner gets lost on way to box office, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets big DVR bump, Ben Cohen waltzes on Strictly Come Dancing
As fan trailer after fan trailer have proven, Wonder Woman really isn’t as complicated as the Warner executives seem to be making her. And Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara appears to understand that she’s a character that needs to happen. Somehow. Somewhere. “[W]e need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.” The first step is trying. And getting a true female lead would do wonders for you against Marvel.
Have you bought a pumpkin yet? The Nerdist has all the pumpkin carving videos you’ll need for the perfect Halloween, from Yoda to rainbow flaming pumpkins.
Queerty has a video of the Wolverines, an Aussie Rules Football team that wants to educate men about how to examine themselves for testicular cancer. It’s an important topic, but I wasn’t really able to run the video here because it has seven players well, balls out, checking their junk, like we all should once each month. If you need a tutorial, this certainly isn’t a bad way to learn. Of course, they’re all completely smooth, nary a hair in sight, and they manage to keep their actual peen covered while giving you a detailed look at their balls.
Britney Spears is addressing rumors that she’ll be lipsynching in her Las Vegas shows. “I’m definitely going to be singing live, I always sing live. It doesn’t sound so great all the time, but I do my best.”
While here in the states we can’t even keep our government open, in Switzerland a petition has passed the 100,000 signature mark that would guarantee each adult citizen a $2800/month salary for the state. The measure is expected to go to popular vote soon.
Gravity opened even bigger than expected, taking in a record breaking $55.5 million, which is a pretty big deal if you consider it basically has a cast of two and nothing about it is kid friendly.
Cory and Topanga have lost a child. The Girl Meets World show has decided to cut out their teenage son, leaving the titular girl with just a little brother.
New Jersey Assemblyman Chris A. Brown, a Republican, has announced that he will change his vote on marriage equality and vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto. He’s the first Republican that voted against marriage equality in the state to announce a change in vote. He also gets what Gov. Christie doesn’t. “I just believe when it comes to civil rights, I don’t believe it’s appropriate for the public to vote on it.”
While Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped big in the ratings this week, people haven’t actually given up on it, because it got an even bigger DVR bump than it did in the first week, with the L+3 numbers jumping to 12.07 million. There’s a lot on television this fall (though little of it watchable), and DVRs matter more than ever.
If you get caught dancing naked on top of a car in the U.S., you’d be looking at most at indecent exposure. But In Saudi Arabia, you could be facing 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes, like these four men.
Ellen Pompeo seems to suggest that part of the problem with Isaiah Washington on the set of Greys Anatomy was that he didn’t get the role he wanted because she requested Patrick Dempsey for the lead. “I think that once Isaiah did not get the role it backfired.”
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a new bill that will allow the state to recognize more than two parents for a child, such as a gay couple who wants to involve their surrogate. “Courts need the ability to recognize these changes so children are supported by the adults that play a central role in loving and caring for them. It is critical that judges have the ability to recognize the roles of all parents so that no child has to endure separation from one of the adults he or she has always known as a parent.”
Sorry Dylan O’Brien fans, but The Maze Runner has been pushed to September 19, 2014 from February 14.