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Why Can't They See They're Just Like Me: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | July 8, 2012 | Comments ()


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

5. Chris Rock Celebrated July Fourth with a Bang Tweet.

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The comedian who loves to spark controversy did what he does; people without a sense of humor reacted as they will.

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4. We Discovered the Apple Can, In Fact, Fall Far from the Tree.

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Though Brad Pitt has been a staunch supporter of gay rights, the actor's mother clearly is clearly (sadly) on a different page. This week, Jane Pitt wrote a letter to her local paper supporting Mitt Romney and calling Obama "a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage." Perhaps Angelina should consider being an advocate closer to home.


3. Whedon Announced a "Firefly" Reunion at Comic-Con; Serenity Sequel Rumors Run Rampant.

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the beloved and short-lived fan favorite series, most of the "Firefly" cast will be gathered Friday, July 13th at 12:30 pm, and previously unseen footage will be screened. Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher and Executive Producer Tim Minear will join Whedon to reminisce and string along fans who are still hoping for some sort of series continuation or a Serenity follow-up. Sean Maher says he wouldn't be surprised if Whedon kept such a thing secret, since he didn't know about Serenity until the script was already in progress: "Everyone always asks, 'Are you making another one?' And I'm like, 'I don't know' because I really don't know, but I don't underestimate the power of Joss and now he has 10,000 times more power than he has ever had and it just seems like opportunities would be at his fingertips." Rumor mill powers activate!


2. A new Lawless Trailer Was Released:


Director John John Hillcoat's (The Road) next outing stars Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke and Dane DeHaan. What are you waiting for? Just watch.


1. Ron Perlman Donned His Hellboy Costume to Make a Boy's Dream Come True.

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As if we needed one more reason to love Ron Perlman, the "Sons of Anarchy" tough guy proved his heart is pure gold when he got together with the Make-A-Wish foundation (and Spectral Motion) to meet young Zachary, whose wish was to meet (and to become) Hellboy. Perlman also brought "a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy."

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Cindy Davis's heart may have grown three sizes after viewing those pictures.







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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • Shiny daffodil

    5. Meh.
    4. *Sigh*
    3. Squeeeeee!
    2. Oooooh!
    1. Awwwwwwww!

  • Karl Kaefer

    Ron Perlman has been, and will always be, AWESOME!!

  • Fredo

    Lawless looks like everything I was hoping/expecting Public Enemies would be.

  • John G.

    The guatemalan comeback was funny. The racists comebacks were typical.

  • emperorcupcake

    Sorry, my brain shut down after seeing that picture of Jewel Staite. What is she wearing, and how likely is it to fall off?

  • Jewel Staite. Legs. Bunk...

  • Pookie

    Fuck you Jane Pitt, you selfish homophobic bitch. Now it all makes sense that your son Brad and Jon Voight’s daughter Angelina Jolie hooked up. I feel so sorry for those adopted kids, with grandparents like you and Voight I’m sure those kids will need therapy down the road. I absolutely hate people like this, they are blessed with fame and fortune, but their souls are rotted and diseased to the core. Oh by the way, Jane, you do know that your daughter-in-law fucked women in the past don’t you?

  • Them's the Pitts!

    Yeah, that's going to make for awkward family dinners.

    "Bisexual? You're going to rot in hell, Angie. Now please pass the potatoes!"

  • Melina

    I teared up...or maybe I just plain sobbed.

  • TheAggroCraig

    Oh my...Jewel Staite. No time for the obligatory bunk joke. Don't wait up.

  • Jerce

    Ron Perlman has just been promoted to my List of Five.

  • PDamian

    I didn't include Perlman on my Pajiba 10 list, but after reading about Baby Hellboy and looking for info on his life (can do Chekov, Ibsen and Guillermo del Toro; works on stage and screen; married to the same woman for 30+ years; kids; happy family man), I sure wish I had.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Um, AND he can act in French. City of Lost Children. Amazing movie, and (I'm gonna say it) went full retard. (If I remember correctly).

    Ron Perlman is the ugliest person I can think of. And one of my favorite arguments - along with Stephen Hawking - against eugenics.

  • Bert_McGurt

    You think Ron's bad - you should see Clint Howard and Dwight Yokam.

  • Fredo

    Don't also forget he can act in Spanish: his first movie with GdT was the Mexican movie Cronos

  • foolsage

    Also in mongrel Italian; cf Name of the Rose.

  • celery

    AWWWW.

    I would go ballistic if I saw Ron Perlman as Hellboy in person. Hellboy is my absolute favorite fictional personage and i just oh my goodness. That little boy is awesome!

  • GunNut2600

    White people telling minorities to just get over it is funny.

  • space_oddity

    Cannot WAIT to see Lawless. I will watch anything John Hillcoat makes, ever, whether it be movies or a commercial for the local used car lot. Especially if he continues to put Guy Pearce in everything. I'll even watch it with Shia Labeouf, and that's a big step for me.

  • space_oddity

    And just looking on imdb, I see his next movie ALSO stars Shia Labeouf. Why do you test my love, so?

  • Malware

    Large version of the firefly pichttp://imgur.com/8ibYY

  • Malware
  • Clancys_Daddy

    Chris Rock was never funny, Ron Perlman wins and where can I find a really big version of the firefly cast pic, OOOOOHHH the legs just keep going on.

  • APOCooter

    Chris Rock is easily one of the top 10 stand up comics ever, maybe even top 5. But yes, Ron Perlman is awesome and OMG Jewel Staite might make me redo my five freebies.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Eh, his stand up has always seemed tired to me. I watch and think I'm going to laugh, but barely do. But every now and then he comes up with a good line. The tweet made me laugh, and makes a salient point.

    top 10 though? No way.

  • Brown

    No, he wasn't. He was hilarious, and for a brief period of time he was the funniest comedian around.

  • Jen

    Exactly, he WAS hilarious and now he's just pathetic.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I didn't think his tweet was funny either but I guess he was going more for shock value. I liked the Guatemalan come-back though.

  • 1 upvote for Rock.

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