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Big Things Have Small Beginnings: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | March 18, 2012 |


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I find the Important Stuff so you don't have to.


5. Charlize Theron Announced She Adopted a Baby and Another Hollywood Couple Bit the Dust.

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Theron (who next appears in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus) adopted a four month old baby boy named Jackson.

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After eleven years of marriage, Jennie Garth ("90210, What I Like About You") and Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga, "Nurse Jackie") broke our hearts by announcing they're calling it quits. I blame the Crocs.


4. Comedian Gallagher Is Slowly Coming Out of a Medically Induced Coma.

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65 year old Gallagher suffered a heart attack right before taking the stage in Lewisville, Texas last week. Doctors put the comedian into a medically induced coma and replaced two stents. He was scheduled to be revived Saturday, but his physicians said Gallagher seemed to be trying to wake on his own--they prefer him to wake slowly.


3. Anthony Bourdain Will Debut His Graphic Novel Get Jiro! This June.

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The acerbic author, chef and Twitter insulter extraordinaire is venturing into the comic world with what he describes as: "...a gourmet slaughter-fest, sort of like 'Fistful of Dollars' meets 'Eat Drink Man Woman'" and "'Yojimbo' meets 'Big Night' and 'Babette's Feast', an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana." Get Jiro! is co-written by Joel Rose (Kill Kill Faster Faster), with art by Langdon Foss (Heavy Metal).


2. Kony 2012 Co-Creator Jason Russell Was Taken into Custody After Being Found Running Around Naked, Masturbating and Vandalizing Cars.

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NSF Humanity:

Although it was originally reported the Invisible Children filmmaker was arrested and possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Russell was taken to a medical health facility for evaluation and observation.


1. The New Prometheus Trailer Premiered at WonderCon.


The more we see and hear, the better it looks and sounds. Director Ridley Scott appeared with Scriptwriter Damon Lindelof to premiere the full trailer for the not-prequel, acknowledging that there is some connection to Alien, but refusing to discuss specific details. Regardless, the trailer is spectacular with its foreboding Inception-like music heralding impending doom.

Here's the shorter, slightly different IMAX version that was released the day before the full trailer:


The interesting and amusing Q & A with Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, held right after the full trailer premiere:

Cindy Davis is sitting in a theater, waiting for Prometheus.


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