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G-Unit drops a surprise EP, ‘The Beauty of Independence’

After their Summer Jam reunion, G-Unit revealed they were working on brand new music. Early this morning, they made like Beyonce and released a brand new EP without telling anyone. “The Beauty of Independence” is their first official project since 2008′s “Terminate On Sight.” The title is a not subtle reference to 50 Cent’s decision to leave Interscope Records and go independent.

WE TV orders full season of reality show ‘Sex Box’

Under the category of “stuff we couldn’t make up,” WE TV will air nine episodes of Sex Box next season after looking at a pilot. This isn’t a catchy, misleading title. The show really is about a couple entering a soundproof, camera-free box to have sex. Then they will leave said box to discuss their feelings with a panel of experts. WE TV President Marc Juris called it one of the most unique and compelling show concepts the network has ever seen. It’s an adaptation of a British show. So the next time one of your BBC loving friends suggests all British TV is better, you can just remind them where this one originated.

Spielberg will transform ‘Minority Report’ into TV series

Spielberg’s Minority Report featured a society that arrested people thinking about committing a crime before they actually did. There are no telepaths able to stop acclaimed directors from turning feature films into TV projects. So Minority Report is joining the ranks of films spinning off into TV shows. If this project sees daylight it will join the likes of “12 Monkeys,” “Fargo,” and “Parenthood” as current film-to-TV projects.

FX picks up ‘The Strain’ for a second season

FX viewers love Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s dark, creepy take on the vampire mythos. Halfway through its initial season, the network has announced a second 13-episode season of The Strain. Based on a series of books del Toro wrote with Chuck Hogan, it combines horror with procedural elements. It portrays vampirism as a more »

Adrianne Palicki to play Mockingbird on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D had already brought a warrior princess onboard for Season 2. Now a former Wonder Woman (kind of) will join the cast. Adrianne Palicki, who portrayed the Amazon heroine in David E. Kelley’s ill-fated pilot, will appear as Bobbi Morse. The spy extraordinaire goes by the code name Mockingbird. We first heard mention of more »

Spike extends TNA through end of 2014, moves Impact to Wednesdays

Developments are coming in fast on the Spike TV/TNA front.  TNA President Dixie Carter announced the two sides have reached a deal keeping Impact Wrestling on Spike through the end of 2014. This week, it moved to a new Wednesday slot. There are rumors WWE’s Smackdown is returning to Thursday nights. TNA tried going head-to-head more »

Bill Cosby, Cheslea Handler among comedy specials headed to Netflix

Netflix has already changed the way we watch TV and movies. Now our content overlords are taking over stand-up comedy. It has five specials on the way, including a Bill Cosby offering taped on his 77th birthday. Bill Cosby 77 features the comedy legend doing more than an hour on marriage, kids and relationships. Cos more »

Beats Music documentary remembers ‘Do The Right Thing’

“Do The Right Thing: 25th Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience” is a short documentary looking back at Spike Lee’s most influential film.  Lee and members of the cast remember everything from setpieces to the beautiful love between Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee in the 23 minute film. Beats released it on its YouTube page August more »

Alberto del Rio and Rey Mysterio appear on AAA’s Triplemania pay-per-view

AAA had a couple of special surprises at its Triplemania event last night. Rey Mysterio, currently embroiled in a contract dispute with WWE, appeared in a video. He wished AAA a happy birthday and noted he would “see them soon.” The video contained the hashtag #FreeRey. The superstar’s contract with WWE expired while he was more »

WWE Summerslam Recap: I am Brock Lesnar, destroyer of worlds

Brock Lesnar defeats John Cena to become the new World Champion After decimating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania,  Lesnar walked into SummerSlam as the heavy favorite. But nobody expected him to completely squash John Cena, WWE’s resident superhero. Lesnar obliterated Cena, hitting his F5 trademark finisher seconds into the match. He didn’t get the three count more »

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie reboot coming in 2016

Following hot on the heels of Transformers, Ninja Turtles and almost every other 80s and 90s property, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are headed back to the movies. Lionsgate has decided it needs MegaDinoZord power now, and will release a rebooted Power Rangers film July 22, 2016. According to Entertainment Weekly, Zack Stentz and Ashley more »

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ will feature ‘Hateful Eight’ teaser

Moviemaking buds Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino are always eager to help each other out. A teaser for Tarantino’s much talked about, nixed but back from the dead Western “Hateful Eight” will air before Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Deadline reports Tarantino will have a little something to show when the second more »