Have you seen these ruby slippers? Someone swiped them from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn and an anonymous individual is offering $1 million reward for their return. From the Washington Post:
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Every year, the once-sparkling shoes were lent to the museum by their owner, collector Michael Shaw. When the museum told him it wanted to put the slippers in a safe every night, Shaw wouldn’t have it.
UPDATE: Stalone's rep told Rolling Stone that the below is not true.
"We have teams scouting Iraq and parts of Syria where Isis have their greatest strongholds," Stallone said at Comic-Con. Read the rest
Tom Selleck, best known as Magnum P.I., has apparently settled, at least tentatively, with the Ventura County water district after the actor was accused of stealing water from a fire hydrant and trucking it to their 60-acre ranch. Read the rest
From our friends at California Sunday, this beautiful animated interview with comedian/musician Reggie Watts. Animation by Drew Tyndell.
"California Inspires Me" (California Sunday)
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At a press conference about Star Trek: The Next Generation, a reporter asked Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry about casting Patrick Stewart, commenting that "Surely by the 24th century, they would have found a cure for male pattern baldness." Gene Roddenberry had the perfect response. Read the rest
"Bottle episodes" are budget-saving episodes of TV series that are produced on-the-cheap, using as few sets, effects, and even actors as possible. The term came from "ship-in-a-bottle episodes" of the original Star Trek when the crew didn't leave the Enterprise. Read the rest
"The future is not a straight line. It is filled with many crossroads." Read the rest
What a fantastically creepy and enticing fan-made trailer for the TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, coming to Netflix next year! Read the rest
That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9. Read the rest
For just under $4 million you can live in Frank Sinatra's Villa Maggio, a five acre home on a mountain above California's Palm Desert. Read the rest
"At that time when we rendered things, everything kind of looked plastic-y," Lasseter says. "Everything looks like plastic, so what if the characters were made of plastic? What if they were... toys?'" Read the rest
Winona Ryder signed on as star of a forthcoming Netflix drama about the high weirdness, conspiracy theories, and paranormal reports around the Montauk Project, alleged US government experiments on Long Island involving time travel, psi-ops, and teleportation. Read the rest
Dick Van Patten who famously played Tom Bradford on TV's "Eight Is Enough" (1977-1981) and also appeared in several Mel Brooks movies, Westworld, Soylent Green, I Remember Mama, and many other movies and TV shows died today at 86. Read the rest
In 1986, Industrial Light and Magic artist John Bell designed what would become an icon of Hollywood futurism, Marty McFly's Hoverboard from Back To The Future 2. Read the rest
Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975) was released 40 years ago Saturday. Enjoy this "best of" montage. "The score was clearly responsible for half of the success of that movie," Spielberg once said. Read the rest
"Who knew feelings had feelings too." Read the rest