“Microsoft sold 960,000 Xbox 360s last week, making it the best week ever in the console’s five year history. It sold 800,000 copies in only 24 hours around Black Friday. That would make the Xbox 360 one of the hottest product launches ever in terms of units sold per day. Except that the Xbox 360 is six years old. That’s astounding.”—Microsoft: Sold Almost 1 Million Xboxes Last Week
20th Century Fox used the holiday weekend to close a preemptive deal for David Guggenheim’s action thriller spec “Narco Sub,” which Tony Scott is attached to direct and produce through his Scott Free shingle, along with Simon Kinberg via his Genre Films banner. Described as reminiscent of Scott’s hit action pics “Crimson Tide” and “Man on Fire,” the project’s plot details are being kept under wraps. That said, narco subs are semi-submersible crafts that South American drug cartels have used to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.
“Oh and everyone is busy on Twitter doing #alicebucketlist again. Someone said I didn’t want that, but I’ve never said I didn’t want it, I just didn’t ask for that in the bucket list cos I wasn’t even on Twitter.”—Alice’s Bucket List
“Instead, the role of “Jenny from the Block” was played by a body double, according to two sources familiar with the commercial production. While the Lopez lookalike was actually behind the wheel in the Bronx, Lopez herself was in Los Angeles, where she was filmed inside a Fiat 500.”—Bronx Cheer For J. Lo’s Phony Fiat Commercial
Like Konstantinov, these teammates have all suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Konstantinov’s came in June 1997, just six days after the Red Wings snapped a 42-year Stanley Cup drought, when a limousine he was riding in crashed. And like Konstantinov, these teammates have all found a new path in the world of art.
“Hu, a veteran judicial police officer, described the routine of shooting dead prisoners convicted of murder and other capital crimes in China, which rights groups say carries out more judicial killings each year than anywhere else in the world.”—Chinese executioner says job not complicated
“Vivid Entertainment now has a dedicated channel at Google TV - the first official adult content channel to be streamed to television sets via the Google TV application. Millions of searchers should be happy. “Vivid for Google TV gives our fans a new way to enjoy Vivid movies in high quality HD and with other benefits that provide a very appealing, highly enjoyable, and user friendly experience,” said Steven Hirsch, co-founder and co-chairman of Vivid, in a press release. “We spent more than a year developing a code base for a robust, standalone Internet-TV channel with a friendly interface for the consumer.”—Porn Comes to Google TV via Vivid App - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)
“Christine’s husband, Michael Morton, was released from prison last month after serving 25 years in prison, wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for his wife’s murder.”—Arrest Made in Morton Murder Case
“So when Bill got him — I love Belichick, I love that defense, I love everything about the man — but you can’t make a turd out of something that he’s not. He’s a turd. When you’re sitting there beside London Fletcher who has more tackles than God and has Pro Bowls, and you’ve got just two? And you start talking about $100 million in six years instead of seven? Are you kidding me?”—Warren Sapp Slams Albert Haynesworth, Calls Him a ‘Turd’ Who Was Only Motivated by Money
“Give me your mobile phone for 30 seconds, give me 30 seconds alone with your mobile phone and I can install software that would make your mobile phone a travelling microphone. From that moment on, even if it is shut down, your mobile phone will broadcast everything that goes on around you, through a number that I determine.”—Fighting in the Fifth Dimension - Al Jazeera World - Al Jazeera English