Also, Sister Girl came home a day early (I'm not sure why, but "heat exhaustion" wouldn't surprise me), and she brought us candy from River Street Sweets: banana taffy for my mother, two milk chocolate bear claws for me (and I honestly think they were freshly made that morning, too), and some peanut butter fudge for herself. To celebrate, my mother made pralines, and if I can find a working camera in this house, I'll take pictures. (P.S. Sister Girl said she and her friend loved Moon River Brewery--thanks, eyetosky!)
Artificial life likely in 3 to 10 years.
Young blogger loses battle with cancer.
Va. Tech starts semester with new crisis.
Painkiller use rising at alarming rate.
Baskin-Robbins plans return to Birmingham. YAYS!
End Of Days: Today God's Creatures Opened Up A Can Of Whup-Ass.
i luvz dis cher.
Cutest. Baby. Whale. Ever.
Sen. Leahy lands role in Batman movie. "He's done voice-overs on Batman cartoons, written the preface for a Batman book and had small roles in the last two Batman features. He said he will donate his earnings from the film to the Kellogg-Hubbard children's library in Montpelier, where the senator got his first library card." Awww. Seriously! He loves Batman! He loves books! He loves kids! AWWW.
Chez snacky: Five videos for "I Would Do Anything for Love" in which the original is the best and most coherent ("What the hell is this song doing with The Thorn Birds ?"). And it's also a poll (TICKY)!
The Dream-Quest of Pooh Corner.
'The Daily Show' feels the heat in Iraq.
Kristen Bell joins not Lost but Heroes. "GOOD, BECAUSE HEROES IS BETTER" squee will be wasted on me, I assure you.
Rowling's 'crime novel' is a red herring.
Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner to revive Cyrano de Bergerac.
‘High School Musical 2’ sets ratings record.
New Sweeney Todd pic.
An Update on the 'Justice League' Movie.
James McAvoy cast as Scotty in Star Trek movie. Either this is a repeat of the original rumor, or the original rumor has come true. I don't know.
‘Superbad’ Goodies: Clips, Interviews, And More.
Kidman Says Religious Content of 'The Golden Compass' Has Been "Watered Down." OH COME ON, LIKE WE EVER THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO STAY IN. We're damn lucky it looks as faithful as it does.
Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman = Box Office Poison. To be honest, she really does need someone else to start picking her scripts. Was Tom Cruise doing it for her before or something?
Bond 22 Location Buzz (spoiler speculation). Over dinner, I ran down a quick list of movie news I thought my mother would be interested in; you may remember that she's a gigantic Bond fan. "It's still gonna have That Guy, though, isn't it?" "LOOK, YOU NEED TO GET OVER THAT." "I CAN'T. THAT MOVIE WAS AWFUL." "YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND." "HE WAS BLOND!" It's tearing our family apart, I'm telling you.
Set pics of Joseph Gordon Levitt and Lynn Collins in Uncertainty.
Right at Your Door Interviews.
De Niro's Frankie Machine Breaking Down?
Jessica Biel to Shed Threads in 'Powder Blue.'
Biggs and Caplan Join Bachelor No. 2. The headline jumped out at me, I guess, because Lizzy Caplan is also in Cloverfield.
Trailer: I'm Not There. "All I can do is be me. Whoever that is." Nooooo kidding. I still can't get over the fact that Cate Blanchett's Dylan looks the most like the real one.
International Trailer for Woody Allen's 'Cassandra's Dream.' Again: Ewan McGregor.
Rod Lurie Plans "Improvements" for Remake of Peckinpah's 'Straw Dogs.'
11 hurt at Tom Cruise film shoot.
More OOTP pics. Yes, the movie that already came out. (Hey, it's Aberforth! And a good shot of the Black family tapestry!)
Paramount to drop Blu-ray high-def DVDs; Fox and MGM Unveil Blu-ray Exclusives.
10 great summer movies that dial it down a notch.
And finally: Psychedelic Hobbits: Elijah Wood And Friends Happy To Inform You The Drugs Are Working.