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The Pointlessness of "Lost" and Why Won't Someone Punish the Wife Beater?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 18, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 18, 2010 |

  • Jesus Christ, I barely know who Cam Gigandet is, and now Disney is remaking Gidget, which has no relation to the former except in the consonants. Gidget was a 1959 movie starring Sandra Dee, and a 1965 television series starring Sally Field. She was a tiny girl who likes to surf. Can anyone match that description to the talentless actress who will eventually take on the role? (Variety)

  • Here are the 20 most pointless episodes of “Lost,” although if things keep going the way they have been going, the entire series may have been ultimately pointless. (Vulture)

  • Charlie Sheen has signed on to another two years of TV’s top rated comedy, “Two and a Half Men,” ending speculation that he might bail on the show. Why does no one have a problem with a known wife abuser starring in a network sitcom? Why is everyone just looking the other fucking way? (HuffPo)

  • Ellen Page is set to star in Freeheld, based on Cynthia Wade’s Oscar-winning short documentary. Page will play “New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree, who along with her police detective girlfriend, Laurel Hester, battled to secure Hester’s pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.” (THR)

  • “Law and Order” may not be dead, after all. It’s being reported that the show may move to TNT in order to secure a record-breaking 21st season. (Deadline)

  • The Wrap has a piece up suggesting that “Survivor” cheated and while none of the accusations really change the dynamics of this season, it’s a fascinating read, all the same. (The Wrap)

  • Man alive, age has not been kind to Tom Cruise and, especially, his Top Gun co-star, Kelly McGillis. (FilmDrunk)

  • Wayne McClammy, the director behind those “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” and “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” videos, is set to direct Isla Fisher in Desperadoes, which is being described as the female Hangover. (THR)

  • In the video below, an improv group posing as The Ghostbusters visited the New York Public Library. Reception ranged from annoyed to befuddled. Somebody needs to pull the stick out of their ass.

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