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My New Year’s Resolutions For 2011

Disney AfternoonI don’t like NYR’s for the simple reason that I never keep them. Lose weight, eat healthier, start smoking just so I can fail at quitting.

But this year, well, this year, I’m sure to keep some of these resolutions. Won’t you join me?

10. I will read many more webcomics, bookmark them and recommend them.

9. I won’t buy a Marvel or DC comic at a price point greater than $2.99.

8. But yet I will buy all the hardcovers from The Library of American Comics.

7. Read even more independent comics. I think that’s where the real interesting stuff is and has always been.

6. I will download more comics to my iPad. I’ll pay for them, too.

5. Figure out which movie will make less money: Green Lantern or Thor.

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Garry Marshall Planning a Star-Studded New Year’s Eve

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: New Line, Romance, Comedy, Casting, Celeb News,

Director Garry Marshall gathered some of Hollywood’s biggest names for Valentine’s Day, and now he’s taking on another holiday.

Marshall has cast Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Abigail Breslin and Lea Michele in his upcoming New Year’s Eve. Sounds like a party.

The movie focuses on a group of New Yorkers and how they spend the holiday. Kutcher’s character hates it, De Niro’s is dying, and Pfeiffer’s is an overworked secretary who’s ready to kick up her heels.

Hilary Swank will play the producer of the huge Times Square New Year’s Eve party, so we’ll be looking for a few notable cameos, too.

Shooting for the film begins next month in New York.

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Jay-Z, Coldplay to Celebrate New Year’s in Vegas

Chris Martin and Jay-Z

Pals and Chris Martin have made plans to ring in 2011 together.

On December 31, the rapper will join for a double-billing in Las Vegas. That’s when the acts will headline their own sets at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Never heard of the Cosmpolitan? Well, that’s because the casino/resort doesn’t even open until December 15.

The musical event, which will be broadcast on the hotel’s large marquee, is considered part of a three-day, invitation-only celebration.

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Rihanna’s $500,000 New Year

Rihanna in concert

will earn $500,000 just for perfoming on New Year’s Eve.

The “Umbrella” singer has been asked to sing at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi to help revelers ring in 2010 in what will be her first performance in the Middle East. Rihanna had been due to perform in Dubai earlier this year, which would have been her first show since she was attacked by ex-boyfriend in February.

“She was supposed to perform back in May but she canceled in the aftermath of the assault. This is a make-up date,” a source told the New York Post.

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New Years Ball on Display All Year

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech,

New Years BallYou probably caught the Times Square New Years Ball on TV last night, but now you can visit it at a later date. The organizers have announced that it will be a permanent attraction for the entire year. The globe is a 12 ft. geodesic sphere and weighs almost 12,000 lbs. It is about twice the size of previous ones. The ball is covered with a Waterford Crystal design named “Let There Be Joy” and Philips’ 32,256 Luxeon Rebel LEDs that create more then 16 million colors in billions of patterns. Oddly enough, we watched last night and only got to see about 3 of them.

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The World According to Todd: Best of 2008

Laura Vandervoort

Figure Caption: You gotta love Supergirl!

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the year and see what lived up to our expectations and what fell flat on its face. So without further ado…here is MY Best of 2008.

Book of the Year: Captain America
When my friends ask me what the best comic out there is, this is my answer. Every month, Brubaker mixes social commentary, superhero history, and pulse pounding action into a symphony of awesomeness. As icing on the cake there is always a new twist or a new piece of character development that makes aspiring writers (like myself) bang their heads on a table wishing they thought of it. Damn you, Ed. Steve Epting’s artwork continues to be realistic and energetic with fun homages to great artists like Steranko.

Worst Book: Countdown to Final Crisis
Wasted time.  Countdown to Final Crisis was an over-hyped highlight reel of the DC Universe that promised to set the stage for Final Crisis. Not only did it not set the stage for Final Crisis, it didn’t do much of anything except steal minutes from my life I’ll never get back. That and about $156 from my wallet. 

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destructobots Celebrate New Years

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Science,

destructobots

Remember how we told you that toys had private lives? This also seems to be true of robots. A couple of our friends, the destructobots, know how to party and stopped by to wish you all a good one. Watch out though, if you pass out too early, they will partake of your Grey Goose. And if you are not paying attention, they will steal your chips and bean dip. (Don’t ask us why, but destructobots love bean dip.) Have a safe and happy New Year!

 


This Week on TV (12/29-1/4)

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories:

Dick Clark, Fergie and Ryan Seacrest

(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)

MONDAY 12/29)
  • Seven Deadly Sins (History, 9pm):  “The sin of lust is examined in the opener of a seven-part series exploring the seven capital vices, including their origin in religious teaching and history’s worst perpetrators.” In case you needed some help thinking of a good resolution.
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Brody Jenner is introduced to nine guys who will be competing to be part of his entourage.” Finding someone less annoying than shouldn’t be too hard.
  • The City (MTV, 10pm)::  Series premiere. “Whitney Port arrives in New York City and begins working for iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.” And by “working,” we mean she’ll be giving Diane free publicity.
  • 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (VH1, 10pm):  “A five-part countdown of the Top 100 hard rock songs begins.” On VH1, Daughtry is considered hard rock.

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Lindsay Lohan Revisits the Bottle

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Hook-ups, Drunk, Parties, Rumors,

Lindsay Lohan drinkingDespite her stint in rehab late last year,

actress

party girl hasn’t been shy about visiting old friends.  In less than a month, Linds has been seen partaking spirits in a public setting.  At a New Year’s celebration in Italy, the naive girl was foolish enough to wrap her lips on a champagne bottle within distance of a video camera.  After her ‘slip-up’ was splashed around the world, her lawyer came in quickly to clean up the mess:

“After being handed a champagne bottle while on a dance floor in Italy on New Year’s Eve and drinking from it, the good news is that Lindsay stopped herself, called her sponsor, and got herself back on track.”

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Times Square Ball Flashes with Multi-Colored LEDs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech,

Times Square BallReady for New Years Eve? It may interest you to know that finally the Times Square Ball has gone green on its 100th anniversary. Unveiled at Macy’s earlier this month, the ball is constructed of Waterford crystal,  is twice as bright as past ones, and will now have more color and energy-saving LED effects thanks to Philips.

Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance says, “It’s that same spirit of renewal and new beginnings that brings people here from across the globe, in person or in spirit while watching from home, on New Year’s Eve every year.”

We don’t know about that, but it certainly wouldn’t be a proper New Year without it. Have a good one, Gear Livers!

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