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Sleep with One Eye Open: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Lists | August 19, 2012 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | August 19, 2012 |

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

5. David Beckham Stripped Down for New Underwear Ads.




Additionally (as part of a contest), he’s been immortalized in the form of metallic statues in and around New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.



I’m on a mission to get one of those statues. Who’s in?

4. A&E Released a Clip of Ridley and Tony Scott’s “Coma.”

Over thirty years after Michael Crichton’s adaptation of the Robin Cook novel, the brothers Scott are rebooting Coma as a television miniseries. (*Insert collective “Why?” here*) Perhaps Ridley wanted to further explore his Prometheus inspired ideas of modern medicine? Whatever the impetus, Ellen Burstyn seems to hit just the right note of creepy and the cast is fairly impressive—maybe it’s worth a look. “Coma” stars James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Gina Davis, Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, James Rebhorn and Joe Morton; it airs on A&E September 3rd and 4th.

3. Focus Features Backed Out of Eastern Promises 2; Cronenberg Confirmed the Film is “Dead.”


What the fuckity fuck fuck? Though Cronenberg had already lined up Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel, and production was set to begin in October, the studio suddenly pulled the plug. “It’s done… If you don’t like it talk to James Schamus at Focus. It was his decision.” Um, phone number please?

2. HBO Gave Us a Behind-the-Scenes Look At What Goes Into Making “Game of Thrones;” Book Forthcoming.

It’s a short but interesting look at some of what goes into creating the “Game of Thrones” world. The show is so well done, we tend to take for granted all the details that make it so easy for us to get drawn right into each episode. For those who want more, the companion book will be released September 25th.

*Spoilers Ahead, People!

1. (Read This in That Movie Preview Guy’s Voice) In a World of Progressively Diminishing Trailer Information, Showtime Gave Us Quite the Peek at “Dexter’s” Seventh Season…

Finally! After faulty audience predictions five out of seven seasons, Dexter has to deal with being caught in the act by his sister. Will she protect him? Will he kill her? Is there a more inept police department in the television world? Find out by watching only the first and last two episodes.

And “Homeland’s” Second:

If there was any question as to whether this outstanding series could maintain the thrill, there is no longer. Heart-pounding, even without a single word uttered.

While FX Released Only a Blip Previewing “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

Albeit, an intriguing blip. Were those (*shudder*) fetuses?

Cindy Davis is already terrified of Jessica Lange’s “AHS” Season 2 character.

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