by Jared Curtis
With the takeover of Marvel by Disney complete, Warner Bros. announced last week that they have created DC Entertainment Inc., a new company founded to fully realize the power and value of the DC Comics brand and characters including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, across all media and platforms.
Daytime talk show host and atrocious dancer, Ellen DeGeneres, announced on her show last week that she is the newest judge on “American Idol.” DeGeneres will replace former judge Paula Abdul, although it’s unclear what, if any, musical expertise DeGeneres will bring to the show. No word yet if DeGeneres will get a case of the crazies that seemed to infect Abdul the last few seasons.
Sylvester Stallone hit the Internet last week to set the record straight about the plot of the newest film in the “Rambo” series. A number of outlets outlined the plot as Rambo battling human traffickers on the U.S./Mexico border. But the story will follow Rambo as he returns to the Pacific Northwest. In that area, a U.S. Military installation has been doing experiments on elite soldiers. The experiments go exceptionally well, but then exceptionally bad. Rambo, along with a special squad, is brought in to hunt, capture or kill these soldiers. The working title of the film is “Rambo V: The Savage Hunt,” and it’s expected to be released in 2011.
Two upcoming film scores could become as popular as the movies themselves. French electronic duo, Daft Punk, will be scoring “Tron 2,” the upcoming sequel to the popular ’80s film. Also in the studio is Mastodon, who will be providing the score to next year’s “Jonah Hex.” The film follows scarred bounty hunter Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) through the late 19th century. It sounds like a perfect fit; nothing is better than a mixture of metal and gory westerns.
Humorist, radio personality and repeat Iowa State Fair performer Garrison Keillor is recovering after suffering a minor stroke last week. He intends to start the new season of “A Prairie Home Companion” as scheduled, on Sept. 26.
A recap of the MTV Music Awards on Sept. 13: Janet Jackson lip-synched badly during her brother’s tribute; egocentric prick Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift’s night; host Russell Brand was awful; and Lady GaGa was the most interestingly dressed celebrity and ended her performance by hanging from the ceiling covered in blood. CV