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The Young'uns Call It Country, The Yankees Call It Dumb: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Lists | June 3, 2012 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | June 3, 2012 |

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

5. Queen Elizabeth II Began Her Four Day Jubilee, Celebrating 60 Years on the Throne.


Her Majesty began a four day celebration with a Saturday trip to the races. Today she’ll have a lunch and participate in a jubilee pageant, which includes a flotilla of 1000 boats led by the Queen, herself. Monday brings 2,012 beacons shooting across the skies and Tuesday’s celebration includes picnics, storytelling and…donkey rides? It’s good to be Queen.

4. The Hulk Celebrated 50 Years in Marvel Comics (with Jujubes?).


Unfortunately there seem to be no parades nor donkey rides for His Greenness, but hopefully he’s off smashing stuff.

3. Chaaaalie Went After Jack on Twitter.


Nobody seems to know what exactly set off Dominic Monaghan, but when a fan suggested the actor nudge his former “Lost” co-star, Matthew Fox to get a Twitter account, Dom responded thusly:

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And when that same person asked, “But what about all the good times you shared?”

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Meanwhile, Fox clearly has some ongoing issues with alcohol. He just struck a plea deal for a May 2012 DUI charge; in exchange for no jail time, he cannot drive or drink for twelve months. The actor had also been accused of (drunken) assault after an incident in Cleveland last August, but the female bus driver—who alleged Fox got physical with her when she refused to let him board—just dropped the charges.

2. Benedict Cumberbatch Joined Twelve Years a Slave.


Steve McQueen’s film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup, a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Michael Fassbender plays a plantation owner and now our own Sherlock has come on board to play another, who is “won over by Northrup’s’ engineering skills.” Oddly, I can already hear Cumberbatch’s southern accent in my mind’s ear. Twelve Years a Slave also stars Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy and Ruth Negga.

1. A Drive Sequel Was Announced.


Author James Sallis has completed Driven, which he wrote with Ryan Gosling in mind; “I think he really made the character his own.” The story takes place seven years later and…

*****SPOILERS: Stop here if you don’t want to know the book’s major plotline. *****




Driver is living in Phoenix and engaged to be married. A couple of goons attack the couple and his fiancée is killed; Driver goes on a vengeance spree. Sallis says a film is in the works—“They love the book”—though at this time there is no identification of “They.” Clearly, we need Baby Goose.

Cindy Davis believes we should all have our own Baby Goose.

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