last call for concert tickets

Hey, did you hear we’re running a contest?

We are.

And time is running out.

it's worth going just in case anyone might be dressed up in Jabba's Barge Leia gear

it's worth going just in case anyone might be dressed up in Jabba's Barge Leia gear

If you haven’t signed up to enter our Star Wars: In Concert contest, all you have to do is send me an e-mail with your name, e-mail, where you live and the best number to reach you at during the day. We have two pair of tickets to give away for the show tomorrow night at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre. We’re pulling a winner at about 3 p.m. today, so you need to enter by then.

And you get double-entered — check it out, I just made up a word! — if you enter through the PopRox Facebook or PopRox Twitter  pages. Just send the same information as noted above into a Facebook message or Twitter direct message.

Time’s almost up, if you want the tickets, jump in now for a shot!

Looks like people did want to see how the world would end — again — via chronic world-ender Roland Emmerich. Independence Day Day After Tomorrow 2012 opened to $65 million here and $225 around the world, which probably makes back the movie’s budget. Apparently the movie was critic-proof, and even in the dreadful economy, have no problem watchingmillions and billions of people die. The flip side of that is everyone knows this thing is turningout just fine, because there’s no such thing as an unhappy ending where Emmerich is concerned.

Was there any doubt as to where you’d be seeing 2012 when it comes to basic cable? Get ready for Saturday afternoons filled with Day After Tomorrow/2012 double features and commercials that say, “2012, world broadcast premiere Tuesday, followed by a new episode of Sons of Anarchy.” 

One request — new cast. Please, please, please make sure Will Smith and Bill Pullman are the only ones who come back for an Independence Day sequel. Keep Viviva A. Fox on VH1, let Judd Hirsch live off his Taxi money and don’t bother figuring out how to bring Harry Connick Jr. back from the dead. Actually, Jeff Goldblum can come back, but only if it’s David Duchovny as Jeff Goldblum. It was inevitable that there would be another one, the dollar figures are just too promising not to do another one. There’s no way it will be nearly as good as the first one, which I left the movie theater thinking, “How can I make it my job to see this movie full-time for the rest of the summer?”

Why bother pretending to know anything about the Comcast acquisition of NBC Universal? If you say you think you know where it’s headed, or why it’s such a good deal for Comcast, or how NBC Universal is out of their minds for selling, then you’re just showing how much you don’t know. The possibilities, literally, are endless, and no one knows which direction it’s going in. At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if Comcast bought NBC and just shut the network down to concentrate on the cable properties and Universal’s movies — the two things that keep the company solvent. That, and the Olympics. There’s probably some major pressure to get this whole thing done by the Olympics, too. It’s the prize of the NBC family and the only thing guaranteed to make money on the NBC schedule.

hmm ... what ridiculous conclusion is walter coming up with now?

hmm ... what ridiculous conclusion is walter coming up with now?

If any Fox show needs a boost, it’s Fringe. It’s getting hammered by the tough Thursday night crowd it’s hanging with these days, so it’s good to know that Fox knows the show still exists and is tryingto make it work in the toughest time slot on TV. More good news: I noticed over the weekend that NBC stopped charging 99 cents for every episode of its OnDemand programming, which means you can expand your Thursday night viewinghabits without having to pay for it. Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock — NBC’s entire Thursday comedy block — was OnDemand by Saturday, possibly by Friday, I didn’t check. So if you were having trouble DVR-ing or watching everything on Thursday, and if you’re OK waiting a day or two for the funny stuff, then you’re more that welcome to do it. For me, that means I can now go back to watching Fringe and FlashForward on TV rather than Hulu.

It’s unfair to call January Jones the worst host in Saturday Night Live history for two reasons: 1. I haven’t seen every episode of Saturday Night Live, and 2. I only watched about 10 minutes of the rest of the show after almost nearly jumping out of my living room window in horror after the monologue. Here’s what I can say: Of all the hosts I’ve seen, January Jones had the worst monologue ever, and it’s not even close. You know how it’s really cringe-inducing when sports stars come on and are forced into a monologue despite never having to do it before? Multiply that by 10. The add 350. Then multiply that again by 10. That’s how brutal her monologue was. It was … brutal. But don’t take my word for it …

And if you’re having trouble viewing this video, lemme know. We’ve been having some issues and we’re trying to get them taken care of. Just in case, here’s the link.

If this stunning synopsis of the “Scream 4” plotfrom Courtney Cox doesn’t get you excited, nothing will. More killing? Really? In the Scream franchise? You don’t say! Sometimes, people we think are funny shouldn’t try to say anything funny unless they have a script in their hands. Congrats, Courtney, you’ve just lifted yourself into that rarefied air.

On the list of people who can get away with this: Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama and Jesus. That’s just about it.

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