(L to R) Viacom and YouTube
All the time, there’s pop culture stuff going on. You don’t need a whole post about each and every little thing that happens, or every time a DVD gets dropped on the street. We’re here to filter it for you. Now back with sections, so if you don’t give a damn, you can just skip to the parts you want. You’re welcome. Read this then go have a life.
The lawsuit between Viacom and YouTube just got a lot more hilarious. It was revealed that YouTube knew from the get-go that a lot of their content was pirated but just wanted the traffic. However, it was revealed that Viacom contributed to their own pirated content on the site, including getting other people to upload their stuff to help boost popularity while at the same time bitching about Those Damn Pirates. Is there a way the judge can just say, “You’re both idiots, now take your toys and go home?” Anyway, the article lines it up rather well and is recommended reading.
Speaking of which, Variety has put up a wall where you can only get five articles a day from them. Which means…we won’t be linking to them much more after this. Instead, we’ll go with all the sites that get the news from other places and wait for Variety Online to come to their senses or die. We’re good either way.
I had a specific request to post the trailer for The Expendables, i.e. The Film That Made Doc Faint. The only reason Siege won’t faint is he’ll be too damn busy giggling. Here you go.
Direct link for the feedreaders.
Friends With Benefits is the working title of the upcoming Ivan Reitman-helmed comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. The scribe is Elizabeth Meriwether, who has a project listed as “Fuckbuddies” on IMDB. If Cop Out can’t be called Dicks, then I have a sneaking suspicion it’s the same project. Production starts in May and will release on January 7, 2011.