Thursday, June 7, 2007

Yesterday's News, Today!

via the Associated Press:
"A Canadian author has sued NBC Universal and director Judd Apatow claiming they ripped off the premise of the hit movie 'Knocked Up' from her book of the same name. In an article for Maclean's magazine this month, Calgary-based author Rebecca Eckler details similarities between her book and the film, in which an up-and-coming TV reporter gets drunk at a party and then gets pregnant from a one-night stand."
I'm totally on Eckler's stretch-marked side on this one. Hollywood screwed me over with their uncredited, loose retelling of my life in 'Boogie Nights.'

via Rolling Stone:
This is not a Fugazi, picture book. For a sneak peak at Glen E. Friedman's upcoming Fugazi photo book, Keep Your Eyes Open, click dis hurr.


Matt Damon has decided to leave the Bourne franchise after this summer's 'Bourne Ultimatum' film. The Jason Bourne character, considered by many to be the modern-day successor to James Bond, was originally featured in the political thrillers of Robert Ludlum (who is considered by no one to be a successor of any kind to Ian Fleming). If the spy vs. spy comparisons prove true, might this generation's Roger Moore, Hugh Laurie, be called in to take over the part?

The face of Jack Chick, author and artist of the world's creepiest little Christian comic books, has until now, remained a mystery. But today, thanks to a brief slip into the sin of pride (and perhaps lust, depending on how he was paid for posing), a photograph of the man is finally available! Now if we could only track down the zealots sneaking around, slipping his comics under the windshield wipers of stripclub patrons everywhere, Satan's work would at last be complete.

Author/unlicensed physician Mark Underwood is about to release a new book, The Candy Diet - Taming the Hunger Monster, that details a controversial diet which uses candy as a tool for losing weight. Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan and the Rolling Stones have been using a similar technique for years now. Only, they called it 'nose candy.'