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President Obama Misses Lapd Officer's Marijuana Question As Google Skips It

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Retired Lapd officer Stephen Downing submitted YouTube's most popular question for President Barack Obama's Google Plus hangout on Monday, but Google chose to avoid the marijuana stank. The Internet giant, with a great promotional opportunity for its expanding social network, had control over which questions were asked. Downing's, which said the country's drug policies are "a failure and a complete waste of criminal justice," did not make that cut. It ranked as the top vote getter on YouTube and the second most popular overall behind a text message query related to copyright
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Will Obama Go to Pot During Google Plus Summit?

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Will Obama Go to Pot During Google Plus Summit?
President Obama -– the commander in chief who admittedly toked weed and snorted coke -- might end up blowing smoke about legalizing marijuana Monday. Obama is hosting a Google Plus “hangout” Monday evening to answer questions about last week’s State of the Union address, with many of the queries determined by YouTube voting. Also read: President Obama Owes Los Angeles a Big Apology According to drug-legalization group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the top vote-getter among video questions so far comes from Stephen Downing, a board member for the organization, who asked about legalizing
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The Summoning Conjures More Bloody Mary

The legend of Bloody Mary is rife with all the tools for someone to make a really kick-ass movie. Unfortunately just about every attempt thus far has resulted in the type of cinematic bile that you shouldn't go near without a Hazmat suit. Is it time to get it right? Let's hope so.

Director Stephen Hudis is in the final stages of casting for his latest film, The Summoning, which already stars Robert Carradine and Tarah Paige.

They're working from a script penned by Lindy S. Hudis, Stephen R. Hudis, and Stephen J. Downing. Keep your fingers crossed that the spooky legend will get the treatment it deserves when shooting commences in Louisiana in the spring of 2010.

Synopsis

When a series of brutal murders occur on a college campus in New England, nobody believes when one girl claims the murderer is the legend 'Bloody Mary'. As the deaths pile up,
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Bloody Mary Returns in 'The Summoning'

I love the legend of Bloody Mary, yet unfortunately the only person ever do it right was Clive Barker in his urban horror film Candyman. Today we learned that Stephen Hudis will be giving it another whirl with The Summoning, which begins lensing this Spring in Louisiana. In the film penned by Lindy S. Hudis & Stephen R. Hudis and Stephen J. Downing, a college campus is the site for a string of terrifying murders, and the killer just may be the infamous Bloody Mary, a long-dormant supernatural entity. trapped in a mirror, who has been summoned forth from her long sleep to wreak havoc in the world...
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WB hot wires 'MacGyver' redo

WB hot wires 'MacGyver' redo
On the heels of the blockbuster success of Smallville, the WB Network is looking for its next young action hero franchise with a new take on the long-running spy drama MacGyver. The network has given a production order to a drama pilot from Paramount Network Television, tentatively titled Young MacGyver, which MacGyver producers Henry Winkler, Stephen Downing and John Rich are set to executive produce. Young MacGyver centers on the adventures of MacGyver's nephew, who is brought into the fold of Phoenix Foundation, a "think tank" dedicated to righting wrongs and defeating bad guys throughout the world. Sam Baum is writing the script and will serve as a supervising producer on the pilot. Casting is under way for the show's lead. Paramount's MacGyver, which ran on ABC from 1985-92, starred Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver, a special agent who defeats bad guys using ingenuity, scientific knowledge and such ordinary items as paper clips and candy bars rather than force.

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