It was the shock heard round The Force when Disney announced it was purchasing Lucasfilm, meaning the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchies. They said a new Star Wars movie was planned for 2015. But now there are rumors there will be a Star Wars TV show. I'm fine with that, as long as it doesn't include Jar Jar Binks.
Sandy Telethon: NBCUniversal will put on a Hurricane Sandy benefit show on Friday evening. Bruce Springsteen and Christina Aquilera will perform. Today show host Matt Lauer will serve as host. Also look for Billy Joel, Sting and Jon Bon Jovi to perform. It'll be on from 8p - 9p on "NBCU channels E!, CNBC, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and G4," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
New Movie Trailer: Yes, Despicable Me 2 is coming out next year. But producers have released the first trailer from the film. The minions play a key role. Actually, they're the only ones talking, singing and in danger.
Vatican on Bond: Just in case you were wondering, Skyfall, the new James Bond movie opening tomorrow got the Vatican's blessing, according to Reuters. The l'Osservatore Romano - the Vatican newspaper says it's one of the best of the 23 films.
Palin Ride for Sale: You want to own Bristol Palin's old car? She's put it up for sale on Craigslist, according to E!Online. It's a 2010 white Dodge Challenger. The picture she posted of her, her son and the car looks like it was taken somewhere here in Arizona. If you remember, she used to own a home here. Oh, the car will cost you a cool $27,500.
Hackman Takes A Swing: Actor Gene Hackman slapped a homeless man in Santa Fe, according to HuffPo. But police there say the actor did it in self defense. They say the man had become aggressive with the 82-year-old actor and his wife. No other details were given.
Miley, Really?: Miley Cyrus must really want to be grown up. According to TMZ, she's cast a porn star for new music video "Decisions." You know, Miley, check how Melissa Gilbert, Ron Howard, Jodie Foster and Elijah Wood transitioned from child star to grown up. I don't remember any porn stars being involved. And none of them needed to sex themselves up to do it. Just saying...
The Good Ones Get Fired Too: Spike Lee was fired from the James Brown bio pic, according to Ebony. He will be replaced by Tate Taylor, the man who directed The Help. Eddie Murphy is will play the Godfather of Soul.
Cute Animal Video: A dog that thinks its a rabbit. At least, that's how this dog moves.