one more place for celebrities to feel violated

Home sick today after a rough night. Let’s just say there was a bucket involved.

But I promised five blogs this week, and by golly, that’s what I’m going to give. So here’s some links while you stare out the window and wish it was 5 already, while I stare out the window and hope for a quick death:

There’s no way I’d even think of linking to the Erin Andrews video, and I’m sure everyone has seen it already anyway. But how low do you have to sink to just consider doing something like that? I’m all for celebrities being public figures, and they have to be ready to be held to a higher standard. They might not like it, but that’s the world we live in. They can cry about it, or they can just suck it up and live better lives. But one thing they should never have to worry about is standing nekked in front of a hotel mirror while curling their hair and having some pervert film them. It’s kind of amazing this is the first time it’s happened, that there isn’t some grainy Brangelina sex type making the rounds because a peeping tom built a peep hole in their hotel room. Of all people, it’s going to be Erin Andrews that makes celebrities bring a camera-sweeping security team to every hotel from now on, because believe me, this just gave about a million people a bright idea.

It took me a good five minutes to determine whether this was a joke or not. Apparently, it’s not. Just be warned before you buy plane and concert tickets — there’s no going back from this. Once you pay for this, you’ve moved from “avid fan” to “no girl will ever talk to you again.” That said, sign me up if it ever comes to Philly or NYC.

When Saw VI comes out in October, you’re all going to say the same thing” “I can’t believe they made another,” “The sixth wasn’t as good as the third” and “For the love of God, stop!!!” But save your breath — they’re already making a seventh. If the Saw movies are your thing, you’re probably in the wrong place. 

Comic-Con is starting to show its teeth. Here are some tidbits:

The talk of CC Thursday was James Cameron’s Avatar — but I’m still not sure why. I don’t get the premise, I don’t like the cast, I can’t seem to get a straight answer out of anyone as to whether it’s animated or live-action — I just don’t get it. I’m keeping an open mind, since Cameron has been saying for years that this movie will change the whole industry — and he’s earned our respect more than once. Maybe if we get a trailer next week sometime I’ll feel a little better about it.

Here’s the Dexter season 4 trailer. It sucks not having Showtime, I’m still waiting for the season 3 DVDs, which I believe are coming out in August. But before season 4 comes around there will be 12 animated webisodes to get you ready for the season.

What, you thought there wouldn’t be any New Moon news out of CC? Duh.

For some reason, I never got around to posting about the extension of the Best Picture race to 10 movies instead of five. Sorry about that. One big effect I never even thought about — CC will serve as the launching point now for the Oscar race. The extra five nominees are designed to make more commercially successful films viable candidates for nominations, therefore giving more people a reason to watch and cheer for their favorite movie. There isn’t a cult of Slumdog Millionaire that tuned in to last year’s broadcast just waiting for Dev Patel to show up. But there were a bajillion people who decided not to watch last year when Dark Knight wasn’t nominated. With 10 nominees, it would have been a shoe-in for a nomination. Same for Iron Man the previous year, or any of the Harry Pottah movies. They’ve got a place at the table now — and the first place we hear about most of them is Comic-Con.

My buddy Stan and his girlfriend Jess are at CC, and while I’m jealous, I can say that I’m pretty glad I didn’t find them in any of these pictures. Although he texted me that Jess was at the Wrath of Khan party last night. That’s kind of weird.

Be sure to look to your right and vote on next Wednesday’s MOVIE MUSIC BEATDOWN song. That’s not a tidbit from Comic-Con. That’s a shameless plug.

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