Just a teensy bit more American Idol from drpeprfan: live and studio recordings for the last few weeks. Note: Definitely check out Jordin's studio recording of "Livin' on a Prayer," which is so much better than the live performance. This might actually be true of most of the recordings (Gina's "I'll Stand by You," for example)--except for Blake's from Tuesday night, which is even more impressive after you listen to the studio recording. Oh, and Haley Scarnato's "Tell Him," the charm of which is entirely in the live performance. Ahem.
Queen Elizabeth visits Virginia; Queen's visit prompts protocol fears; Queen Elizabeth to attend her first Kentucky Derby.
LAPD rubber bullet barrage at protesters probed.
Man dies of thirst during survival test. "And the guides, it turned out, were carrying emergency water on that torrid summer day. Buschow wasn't told that, and he wasn't offered any. The guides did not want him to fail the $3,175 course."
Judge sues cleaner for $65M over pants.
Jin Nam Chung, Ki Chung and their son, Soo Chung, are so disheartened that they're considering moving back to Seoul, said their attorney, Chris Manning, who spoke on their behalf. "They're out a lot of money, but more importantly, incredibly disenchanted with the system," Manning said. "This has destroyed their lives."I think we need the Sarcastic KFC Judge to rule on this one.
The lawsuit was filed by a District of Columbia administrative hearings judge, Roy Pearson, who has been representing himself in the case. According to court documents, the problem began in May 2005 when Pearson became a judge and brought several suits for alteration to Custom Cleaners in Northeast Washington, a place he patronized regularly despite previous disagreements with the Chungs. A pair of pants from one suit was not ready when he requested it two days later, and was deemed to be missing. Pearson asked the cleaners for the full price of the suit: more than $1,000. But a week later, the Chungs said the pants had been found and refused to pay. That's when Pearson decided to sue.
Manning said the cleaners made three settlement offers to Pearson. First they offered $3,000, then $4,600, then $12,000. But Pearson wasn't satisfied and expanded his calculations beyond one pair of pants. Because Pearson no longer wanted to use his neighborhood dry cleaner, part of his lawsuit calls for $15,000 — the price to rent a car every weekend for 10 years to go to another business. "He's somehow purporting that he has a constitutional right to a dry cleaner within four blocks of his apartment," Manning said.
Loltrek: Tribbles and Also Troubles.
Invisible motorcross; Bring me a tricycle.
From bubosquared: Map of the Internets in poster form!
"Go Away Paris Hilton" by Citizens for a Better America. I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
Lohan: "I Am a Serious Actress & New Film Will Prove It." Maybe I just have lolcats on the brain, but all I can think of is that macro with the cat saying, "I are serious cat. This is serious thread."
Gilmore Girls Canceled.
Pilots: Geico 'Cavemen' Review: Maybe ABC Was Going For 'Astoundingly Awful'? "This video will get passed around like the infamous Star Wars Christmas Special."
Review: 'Spider-Man 3' mixes highs and lows; 'Spider-Man 3' has huge intl. first day; Box Office Preview: ''Spider-Man 3'': Biggest opening ever?
David Yates to Direct Half Blood Prince. What this says to me is that Order of the Phoenix is really, really good, if they're willing to have him back rather than continue the rotating director thing. I still want Cuarón back for the seventh (haters, keep in mind: any problems you have with missing plot is not necessarily the director's fault), but the OOTP trailer looks fantastic, so...
(Meanwhile: OotP to Have "Over 100 Centaurs" and Three New OotP Character Posters.)
Samples of the entire Pirates 3 Soundtrack.
The Golden Compass teaser poster. Also, a poster for A Mighty Heart, the Angelina Jolie-as-Marianne Pearl film. Eh, Daniel Pearl's in there somewhere.
International Evan Almighty Trailer.
trailer_spot: Rush Hour 3, Ratatouille, Nightwatching, Fido, Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3.
Michael Caine is God in Sophie's World.
Hartnett to Star in I Come With the Rain.
And finally, Premiere's 100 Greatest Movie Lines. You know, before the magazine folds entirely.