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‘Glee’ Creator Says Season 6 Will Be Its Last

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Music, Prime Time, FOX, News,

Ryan MurphyGlee will end after its sixth season, creator Ryan Murphy has announced. The writer says the next series of the musical TV show will be the last and he has revealed he had already penned the final scenes which would have featured Lea Michele and Cory Monteith - who were a couple in real life - playing on-screen lovers Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson.

Following Cory's sad death in July from a heroin and alcohol overdose, Ryan has had to re-think the focus of the final series Speaking at the Paley Center in Los Angeles at an event honoring the FX Network last night, Ryan said, "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him."

Like everyone associated with Glee', Ryan is still in shock over Cory's death at the age of just 31 and he admits he's yet to come up with a new storyline for the final run: "When a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now," said the 47 year-old showrunner.

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Lady Gaga to Publish Diaries?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rumors,

Lady GagaLady Gaga is thinking of publishing her diaries.

The eccentric singer - who caused controversy earlier this week when she appeared to smoke a cannabis-filled cigarette on stage in Amsterdam - keeps a detailed record of her life on the road as a memento to hand down to her children in years to come, but would also consider making the journals public.

"As she tours the world, Gaga notes everything down in her journal. It contains her thoughts, feelings, sketches, pictures and even letters between herself and mum Cynthia. She keeps it all together as a memento, so that if she ever has children they'll be able to read all about their pop star mum. Gaga also says that one day she would consider allowing it to be published, if the timing was right," a source told The Daily Star.

However, if the "Bad Romance" star did publish her diaries, it wouldn't be for profit. "She often talks about how funny it would be to publish it. But if she did, her decision wouldn't be based on money, it would be for the fans. Gaga would consider it to be a gift to them," the source added.


How To Write Comics The Fingeroth Way!

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Marvel Comics,

Danny FingerothHey, while you’re sitting on your butt Wednesday nights playing on the computer, you could be learning how to write comic books.

My good friend, Danny Fingeroth, is opening up his brain again and letting all the how-to out with his 5-part online course called Writing Comics And Graphic Novels. As a former Marvel editor - and one I hold in high regard - and comic book writer - ditto - it doesn’t get much better than this in the learning department. He's now the Sr. VP of Education at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York.

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Marilyn Manson’s Music with Feeling

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Rock, New Releases,

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson hopes people "feel something" when listening to his new album, Born Villain.

The rocker - notorious for his explicit lyrics and dark sound - admits the record has been a "challenge," but loved getting his teeth into a new project.

"If everything is happy, then who gives a s**t, or if it's just a straight line, I won't give a s**t either. If it's down, which is sometimes where I was more often than up, it's not inspiring. So I just wanted to make something that would make people feel something. I was playing it to people that were my friends. Some of them never heard my music before, never liked my music, whatever the situation was, but it's a challenge and I love a challenge. I had forgotten how much I love a challenge."

Marilyn, 43, admitted he went back to his old style of writing music compared to his last two albums, Eat Me, Drink Me, and The High End of Low.

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Comic Book Jobs: Course Director

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Video Games,

Full Sail UniversityEconomics professors and Psych teachers are no longer needed. Full Sail University, “an innovative educational leader” located just outside of Orlando, FL is accepting applications for a new teaching position: “Course Director of Developing New Worlds position in its Creative Writing Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program.”

And what’s a Course Director then?

“Course Directors are instructors who ensure excellence in teaching skills and classroom content. They develop curriculum, teach, and oversee the integrity of their classes.”

But what’s all that about “Developing New Worlds”?

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Michael Chabon & The MacDowell Colony

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Dark Horse Comics,

Kavalier & KlayMichael Chabon, who will always be a nerd favorite for his book The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay (and its spinoff Dark Horse comic book The Escapist), has gotten himself a new gig.

The Pulitzer Prize-winner will take over as the chairman of The MacDowell Colony's board of directors.

He replaces the outgoing chairman, Robert MacNeil, who’s been there since 1993. If that sounds surprising, it shouldn’t. Chabon is a nine-time MacDowell Colony Fellow.

But what is The MacDowell Colony, and doesn’t it sound like an M. Night Shyamalan movie? It’s an artist residency program that’s been going since 1907, headquartered on a “450-acre woodsy estate in Peterborough, N.H.”

Creative types can apply to go up there for a month at a time, give or take, and just devote themselves to their own creativity and see what pops out.

Lunch is delivered to your door, and you don’t have to interact with anyone until dinner. And the program is free if your application is accepted.

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Comic Book Jobs: Who’s Hiring? Egmont

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Go GirlI’ve always wanted to live and work in London, but I’m stuck stateside for the time being. You might not be, and if that’s the case, Egmont UK could have a job with your name on it. It’s not a comics-specific job, but Egmont UK is part of the giant Egmont empire and they do publish a lot of comic book material – like the Disney comics that Boom! Kids is currently publishing - so this could be an in for you and a chance to burrow into the organization.

So if you “know your Bieber from your Beaker and your Selena from your SpongeBob” and “have a passion for children’s publishing and enjoy communicating with kids,” then Egmont’s Go Girl magazine is looking for you. They need a Writer/Sub-Editor to join their team and be a, wait for it, team player.

You’ll need at least a year’s experience in magazine publishing or a similar area, and writing for websites would give you a leg up on the competition. All applicants will need to take a written test, so you’ll need to study up.

The application is at the Egmont website. Hurry, though, because this offer closes on July 29th.

[Artwork: cover to a recent issue of Go Girl]


Marvel Appoints Writer Jeph Loeb as Head of TV Department

Jeph Loeb and Kristen Bell WGA strikeWith ‘s dominant force among television airwaves (Disney Channel, ABC, ABC Family), it’s no wonder that one of the first moves the company does with its newly acquired Marvel characters is get them on the small screen.

Earlier today, announced the creation of their new TV department, and they’ve appointed comic book and television writer (Heroes, Lost) Jeph Loeb as the executive vice president. Loeb’s duties include “overseeing the development of live-action and animated Marvel TV series.”

“I couldn’t be happier to accept this new position at Marvel Entertainment, working with both Dan [Buckley] and Alan [Fine] to deliver exciting, cutting edge television projects. Marvel continues to break new ground in storytelling in both their comic book and film ventures, so, along with everyone here, I’m excited to bring the same brand of excitement into homes across the globe,” Loeb said of his new position.

Perhaps most importantly, does it disappoint or excite you that this guy penned Commando and Teen Wolf?

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Ultraverse: Checking In With The Founders

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To create the , Chris Ulm convinced seven comic book creators to meet him and Malibu’s editorial staff in Scottsdale, Arizona back in September 1992. Malibu Comics’ Ultraverse flew into print in June 1993, led by those seven: Mike W. Barr, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, James Hudnall, Gerard Jones, James Robinson and Len Strazewski.

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Jack White Goes Gaga

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Alternative, Rock,

Jack WhiteEmbrace yourself for the following, strange revelation: likes to pretend he’s Lady Gaga.

The singer, guitarist and drummer - who is most famous for his band The White Stripes - tried to think like the flamboyant “Telephone” singer when writing a track for his new album with The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards.

“I was thinking of the type of song a contemporary musician would write, so I started thinking about . I started thinking of how she would write the music to this song and got quite into being Lady Gaga in an odd way.”

Despite Jack’s foray into Lady Gaga musical territory, the rocker insists the group’s second album builds on the sound established on their debut, Horehound, which was released last year and was recorded quickly in order to capture the band’s energy. Jack - who is joined in the group by Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence - added, “Musically it’s a more powerful, more intense, deeper, bluesier, and heavier at all points. It’s such a fast progression from first to second album, and a totally different sound.”


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