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March 20, 2013
The Band’s Getting Back Together: It’s not final, but actor Harrison Ford has been quoted as saying rumors that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would reprise their iconic roles in the next Star Wars trilogy are “almost true” while out helping to promote 42. Still no word on the plot for Episode VII though. (Photo via jandercito) source
Vladimir Putin has reached back to Joseph Stalin’s era for a plan to improve Russians’ physical fitness, appearing with the film actor Steven Seagal at an event aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among young people.
In a meeting at a martial arts school on Moscow’s outskirts, Putin called for physical education rooted in a Soviet-era system.
"I think it would be quite appropriate to recall the positive experience of past decades when the so-called GTO, Ready for Labour and Defence, was in use in our country," he said. The GTO mass physical training programme was introduced in the 1930s under Stalin.
All of the jokes that could be made about this aside (Steven Seagal? Really?), while we certainly support the idea of improving children’s physical health, we’re not sure why a new program couldn’t have been created to serve this purpose. Even if there’s nothing malevolent going on behind-the-scenes, reviving a program first created by Joseph Stalin just doesn’t look good.
River Phoenix’s last movie is headed to the silver screen after decades of waiting
20years after the death of River Phoenix, the deceased actor’s last movie finally made its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday. The late actor, and older brother of Joaquin Phoenix, died of a drug overdose only 10 days before “Dark Blood” completed filming in 1993, leaving vital portions of the movie unfinished. It’s unknown if there are currently plans for a DVD/Blu-Ray release of the film at this time. source
Guess Who’s Back: KMPH tracked down Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker who single-handedly saved a few lives last weekend, to find out what the newest internet sensation thinks of his sudden fame. You’ll be happy to know that very little has changed since Kai first appeared on many people’s radar a few days ago. source
Donald Trump has placed himself in the middle of another controversy involving a birth certificate—this time his own.
In a letter obtained by Yahoo News, the real estate mogul and de facto leader of last year’s “birther” movement against President Barack Obama sent a copy of his New York City birth certificate to comedian Bill Maher, who earlier this week made a Trump-like demand to see it.
We hate to see charity being used as a tool for vengeance in a personal rivalry, but worse things could certainly happen than $5 million being donated to help those in need. Anybody else wishing Bill Maher hadn’t given Donald Trump an excuse to stick around in the spotlight?
Once “the proverbial family table” is set, everyone comes to “feast,” and the meal in question is the music of Leonard Cohen. So says Cohen’s road manager Joseph Carenza III, who has presided over Notes from the Road since July 2010, chronicling the travels of Cohen and company with photograph after photograph.
In the new year, Carenza wants to take that Tumblr to another level. He says that while actually on tour, there was “no way I could honor people’s time and attention,” given all the things he had to do. Now that he has a bit more free time and a slightly more fleshed-out crew, he’s trying to think of ways to reach “outward.”
It’s been a rough couple of days in the news, to say the least, and sometimes we all just need something to smile at. Here’s a little holiday cheer, courtesy of Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway. Enjoy! (Warning: This is absolutely NSFW) source
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