MTV2 Is Bringing Back Celebrity Deathmatch for the Internet Age — in Which We’re All Celebrities If You Think About It

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MTV2 Is Bringing Back Celebrity Deathmatch for the Internet Age — in Which We’re All Celebrities If You Think About It
Someone call Judge Mills Lane: MTV2 has ordered a pilot for a new version of its parent network's classic Celebrity Deathmatch. The network says the new Celebrity Deathmatch will be a "reimagined" version of the original that draws inspiration from our current "world of social media and hourly Twitter wars." Finally, we'll get to see what Suey Park versus Stephen Colbert looks like in Claymation form! The Deathmatch reboot is just one of three new series MTV2 announced today; the others are a Charlemagne tha God talk show and Kingin' With Tyga, a Jackass-style adventure show that follows the antics of America's favorite ephebophile.
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Judge Mathis -- Mills Lane Has Died ... [Spoiler: No He Hasn't]

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Judge Mathis delivered some tragic news to TMZ Sports on the streets of L.A. last night ... telling us his friend and fellow TV judge (and legendary boxing ref) Mills Lane had passed away. Pap: Are you friends with Mills Lane?" Judge: The Late Mills Lane. Pap: He passed away? Judge: Yes. We were so shocked by the news (since we hadn't heard of his passing before) ... that we called Lane's son to find out
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Sleeping Dogs Review

Growing up I always had a fascination with Hong Kong action cinema. The stylized action coupled with gritty narratives was something that amazed me time and time again; it was unlike anything that was coming out of Hollywood. It showcased how fragile loyalties could be in narratives and how deception could flesh out seemingly simple ideas—but never missing an opportunity to grab your attention and refuse to let go. There have only been a few attempts at this kind of story-telling in games, a shame if you ask me, but one of the finer examples found in movies is Infernal Affairs (the Us re-envisioning was The Departed). A young and ambitious cop takes on dangerous undercover position to help weed out crime from the inside out—Sleeping Dogs shares a similar and equally compelling story, but also does a great job establishing itself as a competent challenger in the open world genre.
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Film Junk Bonus Podcast: Movie Organization Manifesto, Part 2

This is it people! The second and final episode of the Movie Organization Manifesto is about to change the way you think about movies. This time around we revisit the contentious topic of genre sorting within a DVD collection and whether or not the simplicity pure alphabetization sucks the enjoyment out of life. We also introduce some new and exciting organizational concepts such as 'the seasonal shelf' and the always controversial 'juicing'. Finally, we do our best to answer your listener emails and help a few friendly folks resolve some frustrating roadblocks faced on their quest for the perfect collection. Se7en before Seabiscuit? Numeric vs. Alpha-Numeric? In the immortal words of Judge Mills Lane: "Let's get it on and get it decided!" » Download the MP3 (70 Mb) » View the show notes » Vote for us on Podcast Alley! » Rate us on iTunes! Subscribe to the podcast feed: Donate via Paypal:
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Diff'rent Strokes Star Loses Court Battle

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Diff'rent Strokes Star Loses Court Battle
Former child star Gary Coleman has been told to pay $1, 000 to a woman he assaulted after she asked for his autograph. The pint-sized celeb lost a TV courtroom case against bus driver Tracy Fields, reports Fox News. Coleman had previously been ordered by a criminal court to attend 26 weeks of anger management courses after admitting disturbing the peace. The incident happened in July 1998 at a shopping center in California, where Coleman was working as a security guard. Judge Mills Lane, presiding over the civil case, ordered him to pay the costs of Fields' medical bills but dismissed her claim that she should also receive damages for the pain and "humiliation" she says she suffered at his hands. Lane, a former justice of the Nevada state Supreme Court, has parlayed his fame as one of boxing's best known referees (he presided over the fight where Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear) into a popular syndicated courtroom show, following in the footsteps of judges Joseph Wapner and Judy Sheindlin.

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