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The Daily Show investigates iFarting and the iPulling of fingers

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 23rd 2009 10:33AM
Please note that this is the last time you'll ever read the above phrase on TV Squad. At least I hope so.

Are you aware that there's a battle going on over iPhone apps? There are two companies fighting over who gets the right to have an application that reproduces sounds made via a certain bodily function. You can pretty much guess what it is. Wyatt Cenac at The Daily Show talked to the two CEOs on Tuesday's show. It always amazes me that people will agree to do these interviews and then say something so inane, like this guy's comment about Jackie Robinson. (Video also here.)

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Robert Redford to star in Jackie Robinson / Branch Rickey biopic - TCA Report

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 11th 2008 1:03PM
Robert Redford ESPN Films is co-producing a film for theatrical release about legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey. The film will center around their struggle to break down racial barriers in the late 40s. The project, which is yet untitled, will be produced by Robert Redford, Tracy Falco, Karen Baldwin and Andrew Cohen. Redford will star in the role of Rickey. No word on who will play Robinson.

ESPN Senior VP, Ron Semiao, says "ESPN Films is honored to be collaborating with such accomplished storytellers and filmmakers for such an important sports and American story." Semiao was at the Beverly Hilton yesterday along with Branch Rickey III to discuss the project. Semiao added that doing this theatrical film was a natural extension for the company which tries to serve sports fans "however they consume sports content."

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Jennifer Hudson visits Idol contestants

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Mar 7th 2007 11:41AM
Jennifer Hudson wins OscarLast week, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson reportedly made a surprise visit back to American Idol to offer words of encouragement to this year's batch of young hopefuls.

Visiting on elimination day, Jennifer said, "I still get nervous on Wednesdays, because I was always in the bottom three." Jennifer told the semifinalists, "Remember, it's OK if you get eliminated!"

Jennifer has certainly proved that you don't have to win American Idol in order to find success. As a follow-up to her Oscar-winning Dreamgirls role, Jennifer is hoping to get a part in Robert Redford's upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic.

[via Starpulse News blog]

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