In this video I chat with NBA legend, Shaquille O'Neal, about the new Monster Superstar Backfloat. The Superstar Backfloat is a small, Bluetooth speaker that's waterproof. Pour water on it, submerge it, get it wet, and it will continue performing. Throw it in the pool and it'll float while playing your favorite tracks. Shaq explains the philosophy behind the Superstar Backfloat here!
Jennifer Lawrence's life has been turned into a comic book.
The X-Men: Days of Future Past actress' career from her breakthrough role in 2010 movie Winter's Bone to her Oscar win last year for Silver Linings Playbook and nomination this year for American Hustle is covered in Fame: Jennifer Lawrence, which has been created by writer Michael Troy and artist Ben Eargle.
"Jennifer Lawrence is a true inspiration as a talented actress and a down to earth young woman with amazing wit. I was happy to tell her tale," Michael said.
And Ben found the 23-year-old beauty to be "animated," which fits perfectly with his illustrations: "It was a lot of fun working on the book just because Jennifer is such an interesting person. All the different actors and actresses that she has worked with provided a lot of interesting material. She's a very animated person, which works with my style!"
The comic is available for $3.99 and has also been turned into an interactive app, which is for sale via iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore for $2.99.
As we mentioned, the new Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones were unveiled last night during the MTV Movie Awards. Monster had a bunch of movie stars sign the headphones, which will be donated to Jewelry for a Cause to be auctioned. Jewelry for a Cause is a charity dedicated to taking guns off the streets. Check out our gallery showing the different celebs signing the Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones.
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Gotta appreciate what many consider to be the most bad-ass comic book character actor taking it in stride. Here's Hugh Jackman, the man who plays Wolverine, hanging out with actual wolverines. You're welcome.
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Shia LaBeouf writes his own comic books. The Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull actor has drawn three comics, Stale N Mate, Cyclical and Let's... Party, and last week bought a table at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to sell his work and autograph copies for fans.
"I just did it for fun. I had some downtime and I've always been a big fan of comic books. I've said it's like singing in the shower. It's very free and without edit," he said.
Of attending expo, he added the best thing was "having an opportunity to blend in with 5,000 fans all enjoying the same thing."
However, Shia - who is currently filming two movies, The Company You Keep and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman - has no plans to give up acting and take up his hobby full time: "I do love acting. But this is a fun escape once in a while."
If you’re planning on seeing Marvel’s next blockbuster hit, The Avengers, get ready to see some movie magic. No, we’re not talking about the fight scenes and endless CGI effects, we’re talking about the cars featured in the movie—the Acura NSX to be exact.
Like any lead-footed gear-head, we were stoked that Acura was planning on bring the car back into production. The NSX is due to arrive somewhere around 2015, but if you’ve looked at any calendar lately, it reads 2012. So how could Marvel get its hands on a car that’s not out yet, or no where near production ready? We’ll, let’s just say it took some work and creativity. Check out the video to see how it all came to be.
Let us all pause and give thanks to Lindsay Lohan, whose career trajectory will make Brad Renfro look like Gregory Peck.
Now that her most recent trial is behind her and her most recent rehab stint has ended and she’s free-ranging in L.A. yet again, we should celebrate with a look at her comic book career.
Comic book career? That’s right. You can be forgiven if you missed it. Her clothing line has lasted longer.
Comic Con International is literally just around the corner and no one’s got time for long-winded intros. Let’s get right to it:
Scott Pilgrim: Adam Sternbergh writes about Michael Cera, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and ties it all in to his fancrush on Alpha Flight. Yes, you read that right. It all takes place in The Walrus, the Canadian magazine of, oh yeah, you read that right, too. Canada has a magazine.
Captain Action: He’s not a “doll,” he’s an “action figure,” and he’s back in action courtesy of Beau Smith and Eduardo Baretto in the upcoming Captain Action Winter Special from Moonstone. Beau talks about the issue with First Comics News.
Dick Tracy: The plainclothes detective’s self-titled comic strip may soon go the way of Little Orphan Annie, but at least there’s a website devoted to his work. And it’s packed with goodies for Tracy fans to enjoy, including some never-before-published material by Max Allan Collins and Joe Staton. Click fast because the site is referred to as a “limited time tribute website.”
Geek goddess and fanboy icon Olivia Munn is the host of G4’s Attack of the Show (for now it seems) and pops up now and again on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show as their Senior Espionage Correspondent (among others).
Now she’s letting her geek flag fly ever more proudly with her new book, a memoir entitled and on sale now: “Suck It, Wonder Woman.”
With Wonder Woman now in the news with a new costume and a new direction, the timing could not be better for a book with that title. Also, too, Comic Con International is right around the corner so comics will once again be in the nightly news cycle (if only so TV networks can run pictures of guys dressed like Stormtroopers and Klingons).
And, she’ll probably be there as well on behalf of G4. (I wonder if she has trouble booking a room?) And she’ll probably interviewing those same cosplayers. But at least she’ll have the sense of where they’re coming from, unlike, say, the manscaped fratboys who cosplay as journalists on TV.
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Tim Burton has directed a ton of quirkily wonderful movies – from Beetlejuice and Batman to Edward Scissorhands and Alice In Wonderland. He’s won all kinds of awards and accolades and made Johnny Depp a star. But you know what he has that no other celebrity has so far? His own seaweed!
That’s right. There’s a new brand of Tim Burton seaweed, courtesy of Bridgette Clarkston, a University of New Brunswick researcher, up in Canada.
Clarkston, so obviously the smartest girl in school this year, discovered the previously unidentified species through DNA samples and named it Euthora timburtoni, citing the director Tim Burton as someone who inspires her. The underwater weed can currently be found in the water off British Columbia.
I think there’s still time to get her on a panel for San Diego and I think this could be the start of a whole new Hollywood trend. How about the James Cameron‘s 3-D krill? Michael Bay’s nudibranch? Dennis Dugan’s Clownfish? Someone should get their agent on the phone right now!
[Artwork: a cool Edward Scissorhands drawing by Tim Burton]
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