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Back in my tweenage days, all the ladies loved the New Kids on the Block, your parents (not the government) made you eat broccoli, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the best cartoon ever. Now tweens have their own cell-phones (you should see when they all step out of school to get on the bus, it’s like a Verizon Wireless commercial), and I have seen one text to the point that she had to put a band aid on her phone to hold it together. Tweens have their own sitcoms like ICarly and the Wizard... [Read more]

The Weekly Toast 12/9/11

December 9, 2011
THIS WEEK: LiLo’s race to nowhere…Tom Cruise feels the need for speed…Yoko's war on Christmas… • The film gods are at it again. Eddie Murphy has been tapped to play DC’s former Scarface-like mayor Marion Barry in an upcoming Spike Lee biopic. • Lindsay Lohan upped her trash-ante by appearing in Playboy this week. Unfortunately the leaked spreads were deemed not smutty enough by the Internet. • Tom Cruise announced a sequel to Top Gun. Goose is still dead. • Trainspotting director D... [Read more]

J.J. Abrams Wins (Again)

September 9, 2011
Golden egg director J.J. Abrams announced the creation a new media/consulting company called FactoryMade Ventures this week. Backed by Telefonica and Intel among others, Factorymade will allow Abrams along with Michael Bay (Transformers), Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Spy Kids) and Thom Beers (Ice Road Truckers) to develop projects and retain ownership and profits associated with them. Abrams is on a pretty much unbroken winning streak stretching all the way back to Felicity. Massive victories i... [Read more]

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