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CNN Exploits Diarrhea and Carrie Fisher Outs John Travolta

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 13, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 13, 2010 |

  • This is fantastic. Appropos of nothing, CNN inadvertently aired the explosive diarrhea scene from Dumb & Dumber. I’d like to think that whoever was responsible for it is somehow connected to the people who sabotaged Gawker over the weekend.

  • So, Carrie Fisher, who off-handedly outed John Travolta last year, reiterated the same again this year in The Advocate. I don’t know if Travolta is actually gay or not, and I’m not that interested. However, I do take issue with this, from Movieline:

    Frankly, just about everyone knows John Travolta is gay. I know it. You probably know it. My grandmother knows it and she barely speaks English. It’s time, John. It’s not 1976, it’s almost 2011. Every day that you put off admitting what the world already knows will just make it that much more absurd when you finally do come out.

    … wait, really? Everyone knows this? I honestly had no clue, had never heard rumors, and up until an hour ago, this is the first I’ve ever heard about John Travolta’s sexuality. This is not Ricky Martin we’re talking about. Or is it? Am I so oblivious that I’ve missed the obvious? Vincent Vega will never be the same.* (Movieline)

  • There were a lot of awards handed out to movies over the weekend. In my neck of the country, the Boston Film Society awarded everything to The Social Network, including Best Picture, Best Director (Fincher), Best Actor (Eisenberg), and Best Screenplay (Sorkin). No complaints, here. Portman received best actress for The Black Swan, Bale received best supporting actor for The Fighter, and Juliette Lewis received best supporting actress for Conviction, which was probably a homer win because Conviction was filmed in the area (also, Lewis was superb).

  • Likewise, the Los Angeles Critics Association chose The Social Network as best picture, although it was Colin Firth who hauled down Best Actor for his role in The King’s Speech.

  • Meanwhile, AFI also selected its best ten films of the year. They’re pretty much the same ten you see in every list, minus The King’s Speech and plus The Town. They also named their best ten television shows of the year, which are these:

    The Big C
    Boardwalk Empire
    Breaking Bad
    Mad Men
    Modern Family
    The Pacific
    Temple Grandin
    30 Rock
    The Walking Dead

    I would respectfully disagree on “The Big C” and “Glee.” “Pacific,” while brilliant, was kind of a tough slog, too.

  • Eurocorp is developing a 12-part television series based on The Transporter, and also has plans to develop a television series based on Liam Neeson’s Taken, but only after the sequel has wrapped. (Deadline)

    * He will still be the same.

    Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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