by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 31, 2009

Isabel Lucas shies from Elissa Sursara

Blossoming actress Isabel Lucas has pulled out of an animal rights documentary (Rights Revoked) because it features her former best friend, actress Elissa Sursara.

Lucas, made famous for her role of Alice in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, claims to have ‘become distant’ with the raven-haired actress but says, “I’ll always love animals and want to fight for their rights.”

Lucas stars in the upcoming vampire flick DayBreakers and said she felt filming in such close proximity with Sursara could be tense, “Particularly if we are filming things that may trigger anger and other messy emotions.”

The friends, who once lived together in Sursara’s Los Angeles apartment have reportedly lost touch over time and are not feuding. Lucas travelled this year to Japan to protest the slaughter of dolphin with The Whaleman Foundation.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 31, 2009
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 31, 2009
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 31, 2009
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 31, 2009

Disney Purchases Marvel for $4 Billion

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The geek world is abuzz today after news that Disney has purchased Marvel Entertainment, Inc., meaning that Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and many, many more are now more or less owned by Disney.  In a sense.

The news is big but don’t expect to see Spider-Man having a cross-over with Wall-E anytime soon (though that might be kind of cool…).  Disney has said that it doesn’t plan on tinkering with current movies or comics.  What you’ll most likely see is more Marvel merchandising, more Marvel on Disney channels and, in the future, Marvel movies distributed by Disney.  Also, new Marvel characters will be produced by the house built by Mickey.  But still, I doubt they’ll dumb it down.

Marvel has been turning on the hits for years now, most notably Spider-Man.  Perhaps one of the most exciting ideas about this purchase is that Pixar has said it would like to create a few movies based on Marvel characters.  Personally, I think that would be a genius idea.

I know a lot of fans are saying that Marvel sold out, that they are now owned by the man.  I don’t think that’s true.  Marvel has been such a colossal studio for awhile.  If anything, this will help them get bigger movies.  At the same, if it ain’t broke, why try and fix it?  Or even change it at all?

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 28, 2009

DJ AM Dead

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DJ AM — also known as Adam Goldstein — has passed away, according to sources within the NYPD.

The famous DJ, who survived a plane crash with rocker Travis Barker back in 2008, was found dead in his New York apartment around 5 PM today.  Drug paraphernalia, including prescription drug bottles, were also found in the apartment.

TMZ is reporting that the body has not yet been removed from the apartment.  The police were called after friends hadn’t seen Goldstein in several days.

He was 36.

5:49: Authorities are saying a “crack pipe” was found on the scene.  Goldstein had spoken publicly about his past addictions to crack cocaine.  The prescription pills were found in his kitchen.

This is a developing story.  Stay with us for more…

by Brandon
on August 28, 2009

“Reading Rainbow” Reaches its End

Sad news for literature fans. Reading Rainbow, the PBS childrens’ show that inspired millions of kids to read (including me), has ended. Today’s episode will be its last after an impressive 26 year run.

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

The show, hosted by LeVar Burton, would profile a new book in each episode, usually accompanied by animation or some sort of adaptation of the work.  The show would always end with children reviewing other books.  Throughout the series, Burton toured the world, teaching children about other cultures and the literature they read.

PBS says the show is coming to end because lack of funding and a general change in the world of children’s television. The approach of Reading Rainbow, teaching children why reading is fun, isn’t as popular as it was 26 years ago.  That, paired with a cash shortage for the show, brought it to an end.

So ends another chapter from my childhood.  Thanks for the memories, Reading Rainbow!

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 28, 2009

Brody Jenner Joe Francis in Brawl- Tased

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Crazy I say! Brody Jenner and his gal, Jayde Nicole were in an altercation with “Girls Gone Wild” Joe Francis according to our friends at TMZ.

At a club and just days after surgery, Jenner sighted Francis hitting on a lady and Jaydy thought he was harassing her. Jayde decided to throw a drink in Francis’ face. The lady happens to be Francis’ ex and a friend of Jenner and Jayde. According to Jenner, Francis was “unrelentingly.” Jenner say Francis suddenly pulled Jayde’s hair, punched her in the face, threw her to the ground and kicked her in the ribs.

Security came to the rescue dragging Francis outside, Jenner followed, punching Francis in the face. Jenner was then tased by an unknown source.

Jenner tried to get back in da club to get to the fire starter, Jayde, to no avail.

Cops showed up, no one was arrested.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 28, 2009

Jared Leto Does Self Help Who’s Got Your Back?

Our friends at X17 caught Jared Leto at sushi joint Katsuya and that’s not all they caught. Seems Leto is reading a good book, no really, a good book, self help book, “Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success and Won’t Let You Fail.” I’m sure there are a lot of ladies out there will to help you with that relationship Jared!

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on August 28, 2009