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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 | Lists | July 8, 2012 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | July 8, 2012 |

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.


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.


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.


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.”




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