The Trifecta

  • PICTURE: Steven Tyler aft the fall

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Spinner recently reported, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler had a nasty fall in a hotel bathroom in Paraguay over the weekend. The singer was rushed to the hospital where he underwent treatment for a busted lip, cut forehead and two broken front teeth. And from the ghastly picture that Tyler sent NBC's 'Today Show,' it looks like the frontman may have rocked a little too hard while singing in the shower.

    Tyler says he hasn't fallen off the wagon, just was dehydrated and fell in the shower. Gee that was one heck of a fall!

     

  • Steve Jobs biopic on the way

    Posted by Jay Morris

     

     

    I have now heard that the former writer of The Social Network Aaron Sorkin is planning to write the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

     

    The movie will be an adaptation of the official biography of Jobs from Walter Isaacson.

    So I guess all that is left for Sorkin is to write the story of Google, and he will have the entire ultra successful tech companies from 2000 - Present covered.

    No word on when the movie will go into production 

  • Governor Snyder losing weight

    Posted by Jay Morris

     

     

    So Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to lose 10 pounds by the end of the year. As of yesterday he tweeted he lost over 6 pounds "Still in the overweight range, but making good progress."

    Michigan is the 8th fattest state, and I have to commend the Governor in attempting to lose some weight. In fact in many ways I like the guy. I like that he is willing to lead by example.

    I just wonder if the governor hits his goal, will anyone take up his challenge? Seeing his poll numbers some may eat more, just out of spite. 

  • So how's it gonna be?

    Posted by Jim McKinney

    Monday on "The Trifecta", I argued that it's time to hold WMU accountable for what has been a few examples of underachieving...after all, it is the athletic administration at Western that has tried hard to move the Bronco sports programs forward to bigger and better things...but when we as Bronco fans see the effort that has been put forth the last two weeks...and several times over the last few years...then I have to wonder if we should be content with the every-once-in-a-while bowl cailber season, with mediocrity mixed in...so where does this program want to be...where should it be...and if the question that never comes up should be asked...at what point does head coach Bill Cubit and his staff start feeling the heat?

  • NFL Films to release DVD catalog digitally

    Posted by Jay Morris

    According to AP the entire NFL Films DVD catalog will be available digitally for the first time. They will be available via iTunes, Best Buy CinemaNow and Vudu.The videos include Super Bowls, team histories and classic games.

    Can we just leave out any Lions games from the late '90s and the entire 2000's? 

     
  • Millenball!

    Posted by Sean Patrick

    On-the-money documentary about the Matt Millen era in Detroit.

  • Simpsons are back

    Posted by Jay Morris

    The Simpsons will return for two more years. Fox confirmed a 24th and 25th year for the series, after another round of tense negotiations with the voice cast. Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer are all set to return.

    But the cast are believed to have accepted a sharp cut in pay of around 30 per cent according to The Hollywood Reporter, taking the $440,000 they make per episode down to $300,000.

    Reports suggested that writers and producers would also see their pay reduced. Shearer apparently offered to take a 70 per cent cut in exchange for a cut of the back end profits, something which Fox refused. As it stands, The Simpsons will return to on October 30 with the new episode Treehouse Of Horrors XXII.

  • Are you smartphone spy?

    Posted by Jay Morris

     

     

     

    According to a new Harris Interactive survey of more than 2,300 adults showed that 50 percent of American adults would use a smartphone to take a secret video.

     

    The top targets?

     

    23% - people in embarrassing outfits
    • 20% - athletes at a sporting event
    • 15% - someone tripping/falling
    • 10% - sexy waitress at a restaurant
    • 9% - shirtless hunk mowing the neighbor’s lawn
    • 7% - cheerleaders
    • 7% - boss or coworker sneaking a second doughnut
    • 6% - disgusting grooming habits
    • 5% - couple kissing or making out
    • 8%- other

    Have you shot any of these targets?  

  • David Cassidy sues for how much?

    Posted by Jay Morris

    David Cassidy known best for his stint as Keith on the TV show the Partridge Family claims that bosses at ABC, the network which aired the show, used his image to sell products branded with the hit series and his image, but Cassidy only realized this year that the powers-that-be collected $500 million in revenue from using his likeness and now he wants to be paid for stuffing their pockets!

    Cassidy, 61, filed suit against Sony Pictures Entertainment bosses, who own the rights to the show, accusing them of fraud and breach of contract. According to the legal papers "For nearly 40 years, defendants have swindled Mr. Cassidy out of his rightful share of the profits from The Partridge Family, and when Mr. Cassidy has inquired as to the matter, have lied to him so as to continue to conceal their deception."

    Cassidy told CNN that "It's just a matter of being fair, and doing the right thing. I have no other alternative if Sony is not going to be reasonable." He says they made millions, while he was only paid $5000.

    Under the terms of his original TV contract, Cassidy is reportedly entitled to 15% of net merchandising revenues for the use of his likeness and a cut of profits from other items related to the show.

    So do you think Cassidy should get the money? 

  • Sony buys movie rights to Steve Jobs biography

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, concluded a deal to buy film rights to the authorized biography “Steve Jobs,” from Walter Isaacson, according to a person who was briefed on the deal and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the studio had not authorized a public statement.

    A Sony spokesman declined to comment. Reportedly Sony did agree to pay a $1 million advance against a total of $3 million if the movie is produced for the Jobs book.

    So the real question is who plays Steve Jobs? If you saw the TBS movie Pirates of Silicon valley, then Noah Wyle must come to mind.

     

     

     

     

    I thought Wyle played Jobs well in the movie, and he would be my choice for the biography. Who do you tink should play Steve Jobs? 





  • Christie makes right decision

    Posted by Jay Morris

     

     

     

    Yesterday New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did something that most politician today would not do, he said no.. again. According to several media reports several big money republican backers continued to heavily suggest to Christie that the party needed him to run. Barbara Bush even called and talked with Christie's wife when she had questions about raising teens in under the spotlight of the White House.

    During a press conference yesterday Christie said "Now is not my time," then when on to say New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you're stuck with me,".

    This is the right decision on a couple levels. This decision sets him up for the next presidential political cycle without having to be knocked around in during this cycle. He can build his “election story” in New Jersey for a couple more years.

    Now for me the most important reason this decision is correct is that I believe when you are elected to a political office, you should continue until the end of your tour of duty. He was elected by residents of New Jersey, and he plans to fulfill that duty. Many politicians today would not have that dedication, but they should.