God, we sure hope so. You know, so we can make fun of them. From Gothamist
Entering its 21st season, MTV’s The Real World returns to New York for a third time…but for the first time it’s headed to an outer-borough. That’s right, the seven generic, good-looking roommates will be heading to Brooklyn.
Shooting begins this summer, and will result in 12 hour-long episodes. In the press release we received, Jon Murray, co-creator of the show, says “The Brooklyn season, like the Hollywood season, will focus on what people loved about ‘The Real World’ when it launched in 1992 – genuine people, meaningful conflict and powerful stories.” Really Jon? We’re sort of betting it’ll be more about the cast taking over bars, fighting with locals, getting drunk and sleeping with roommates — all as they take their amazingly overpriced living quarters for granted.
The big question now is: Which part of Brooklyn will have the distinct pleasure of welcoming the new residents? Our guess is they’ll be taking over a few luxury condo units in Williamsburg. Perhaps this will unite the hipsters and anti-hipsters of the ‘nabe? Either way, get ready to see the production taking over McCarren Pool Parties this summer.
Rapture thrillers, ’70s style!
Given all the craziness in the world right now–war, cyclones, earthquakes, the plummeting dollar–the Jesusy lunatics at RaptureReady are worried that the end may be near. In fact, the Rapture Index is currently at 170. That’s seven points higher than the record highs of 2006 and 2007 and just 12 points beneath the all-time high of 182, which occurred in September of 2001. It’s time to get your rapture letter mailing list in order.
Here’s some of the reasons the RaptureReady.com gives for the sudden jump in the probability of the Apocalypse’s arrival (below). Ironically, some of the shit they list is the result of the polices of their patron saint, George Bush:
— False Christs – A gentleman in Florida has made news by claiming to be Christ.
– Inflation: Consumer prices continue to soar.
– Debt and Trade – The U.S. federal debt reaches the $9 trillion mark.
– Ecumenism – A key Italian political leader proposed the creation a “palace of religions” in Rome.
– Beast Government – The EU pens a new treaty.
– Volcanoes – Chaiten volcano has erupted in southern Chile
– Wild Weather- Bad weather is putting millions of people at risk.
– Plagues – A new drug-resistant strain staff has been linked to sexually-active gay men.
ABC News’ Karen Travers Reports: For the first time this campaign season, Barack Obama has surpassed Hillary Clinton’s support among superdelegates, according to the ABC News delegate estimate.
Sen. Obama, D-Ill., picked up two superdelegates this morning giving him a new metric to tout in addition to his current commanding leads in pledged delegates, popular votes, states won, and money raised.
Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., switched his endorsement from Clinton to Obama and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., endorsed Obama. DeFazio was previously uncommitted.
With these endorsements, Obama has the support of 267 superdelegates and Clinton has 265 superdelegates.
Jose Saramago’s book “Blindness” is one of our favorites in recent memory. We’re excited to hear there’s going to be a movie:
When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine. BLINDNESS, starring Academy Award-nominee Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh and Danny Glover, is a psychological thriller about the fragility of mankind. Adapted from Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago’s masterwork, the film is directed by Academy Award-nominee Fernando Meirelles (‚”City of God”) from a screenplay by Tony Award-winner Don McKellar (‚”The Drowsy Chaperone”).
It’s slotted for release this Fall. Check out the new Blindness trailer here.
In other movie news, we’re also excited about HBO’s “Recount,” which premieres this month. Despite her lack of boobage, we can’t imagine better casting than Laura Dern for the role of Katherine Harris. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Remember when the Hildabeast’s crowds were handpicked for the cameras to make her campaign look vibrant and diverse? Those days are over. Apparently her core constituency now consists of flesh-eating, zombie, cult members who have had all the blood drained from their bodies. Image c/o Gawker: