Thank geeks it's Friday! Floppy disks, Facebook, IT, and Mario Bros are just a few of the targets of these five humorous geek videos. Click on the links to watch the videos, and share your favorite geek-themed viral videos with us in the comments.
The Star Trek premiere was the place to be in LA last night as tons of celebrities strutted their stuff on the black carpet. Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Eric Bana, Winona Ryder, and the rest of the cast looked gorgeous after many of them have been traveling the world to promote their film. Heidi Klum gave a wink and her best Vulcan salute, and we'll be seeing more when she talks about her pregnancy on Ellen this Monday. Leighton Meester showed off her legs and her new blond hair, and so many other stars like Hayden Panettiere, Neil Patrick Harris, and more celebrated the newest rebirth of the famous series.
- The Jolie-Pitt Foundation made a $2 million donation to establish an Ethiopian health clinic that helps children with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, modeled after their center in Cambodia. Brad released a statement saying they hope Zahara will take it over when she gets older. — Us Weekly
- Brad Pitt and George Clooney's Burn After Reading debuted at the top spot in this weekend's box office, earning $19.4 million. The Family That Preys came in second with Righteous Kill at third place. — BuzzSugar
- George Takei married his partner of 21 years, Brad Altman, on Sunday at a multicultural ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. — AP
- Jennifer Hudson got engaged to I Love New York 2's David Otunga on Friday night in LA; the two have been dating for less than a year. — E! Online
- Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace committed suicide and was found dead at his house in Claremont on Friday by his wife. — AP
- Oprah is dedicating her show today to a Senate bill targeting child predators, urging people to write to their senators about the bill. — The Oprah Winfrey Show
- Star Trek star George Takei and his longtime partner Brad Altman received a marriage license in LA yesterday, in preparation for their September 14th wedding. — E! Online
- Joan Rivers was kicked off of British talk show Loose Women after using expletives to describe Russell Crowe. She then issued an apology saying she was "f-ing sorry" and hadn't realized the show was live. — People
- Thousands of people came to D.C. yesterday to pay their respects to Tim Russert. Today's memorial service will be broadcast on MSNBC at 4 PM EST. — AP
- Talk of the Screen Actors Guild strike that might begin July 1st has Hollywood executives delaying the start of movies and TV pilots. — Variety
- Katie Holmes' Broadway debut is set for September 18th. — AP
- Zap2It reports that an asteroid has been named after George Takei!
- According to Variety, computers, photographs and proprietary information were stolen from the production of the fourth Indiana Jones movie.
- There will be a fourth Fast and Furious movie, with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker probably starring again, Reuters reports.
- If you want a spoiler on which "House" docs make the new team, you might want to check out this casting news from the Hollywood Reporter.
- The season premiere of "Dexter" drew 1 million viewers, writes TV Week, making it the first Showtime premiere to go over a million.
- NME has an exclusive interview with Radiohead about In Rainbows.
- Molly Shannon will star as Kath, the mother part of a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship in the NBC series "Kath and Kim," writes Hollywood Reporter.
- ComingSoon reports that Kevin Dillon has signed on for the starring role in National Lampoon's "sword-and-sandal epic spoof" 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas.
- According to Zap2It, Comedy Central has picked up a "Daily Show" spin-off focusing on comedian Demitri Martin.
- Hulk Hogan will host NBC's "American Gladiators" revival, and the Futon Critic has the details.
- Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody has sold another script, this one a "female-driven comedy set at a college" titled Girly Style, writes Hollywood Reporter.
"The sun rises on a new dawn."
"Heroes" is so back! This week's season two premiere brought us right back to the lives of Claire, Hiro, Mohinder, Parkman, the Petrelli family and many more old and new characters. If I have any complaint it's that they crammed a ton of storylines into one season premiere. It was getting a little crowded for my tastes. And we didn't even see some of the old familiars at all, like Sylar, Niki, DL or Micah.
If you missed the episode and want to catch up on everything that happened, you can watch the full episode on NBC's website. For some of my thoughts and to share your own in the comments (spoilers ahead), then read more
Whoa, whoa, whoa ... so much crazy action, my head's spinning. But first, one question about last night's "Heroes": Is Ted the caveman from the Geico commercials? Okay, moving on.
So Mr. Bennet — who was not Horn Rimmed Glasses up until three years ago, according to his flashbacks — joined the "paper company" thinking he was "comfortable with morally gray." To find out whether he really is, and for other spoilers, read more
Former NBA star Tim Hardaway recently got into some hot water for proclaiming (and later apologizing for) a statement in which he baldly declared: "I hate gay people...I'm homophobic." In this PSA, George "Sulu" Takei more or less says he hates the sin, but he luvvvs the sinner.