• Jackie Chan in Forbidden Kingdom Forbidden Kingdom opened at number 1 this weekend. I know nothing about this movie except that Jackie Chan has dreadlocks for some reason and that is more than enough to keep me away. Also, apparently movie goers didn’t forget Sarah Marshall – or her ugly and misogynistic marketing campaign – because Judd Apatow’s latest effort opened strongly at Number 2.
  • The John Adams miniseries starring Paul Giamatti had its finale Sunday night on HBO. Did anyone watch this? I like the founding fathers as much as anyone, but 8 Hours of Paul Giamatti in a wig? Yikes.
  • The names of 28 writers that resigned from the WGA during the strike were released this week along with some choice words from guild representatives. I get that it sucks for them to have turned their backs on the guild, who was just trying to make things better for all writers, but do they really need public admonishment? Something about that seems really immature.

  • Brett Ratner is in talks to direct The Incredible Shrinking Man with a script by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant of Reno 911! fame. Why why why?? Can’t Garant direct it? Brett Ratner and his hackiness are the worst!
  • Now that Olivia from the Cosby Show (Raven-Symone) is all grown up and going on road trips with Martin Lawrence, it’s time for Rudy to get in on the action. Keisha Knight Pulliam is going to play a prostitute in Tyler Perry’s newest film, “Madea Goes to Jail”
  • Sandra Bullock was in a car accident, but she’s OK! Thank god, I wouldn’t want to delay Speed 3: Now There is an Airplane Going Really Fast
  • Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate are going to launch their answer to HBO in September 2009 as a platform for showing their projects on TV. Oh good, I really needed another channel to be able to not afford.