Blockbuster flags terrorist content Video giant Blockbuster Video will be warning customers about terrorist content in their videos, DVDs and movies in light of the terrorist attacks in America. The Internet Movie Database reports that Blockbuster has not yet stated whether they will list the videos on one large sign, or place individual signs on each item that may contain offensive footage.
HBO casts may skip Emmy”s The casts of both “Sex and the City” and “Sopranos” may not attend the prime time Emmy awards show on October 7th. TV Guide reports that the multi-nominated casts are nervous about flying from the east coast (where both shows are filmed) to the ceremony in California. An HBO spokesperson said that fear is not the reason, but that the casts simply want to be with their families in this time of national crisis.
New survivor contestants unveiled Zap2it.com reports that the cast of this Fall”s “Survivor Africa” is the same sort of eclectic mixture of people that worked so well during the shows first two seasons. The 16 new contestants range in age from 22 to 46. The varied cast include Florida dentist Carl Bilancione, Pennsylvania freelance marketer Kim Powers, and Michigan high-school basketball coach Clarence Black.
Seinfeld plans benefit Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is planning a comedy concert with proceeds benefiting the victims of the World Trade Center attack. Seinfeld will be playing Carnegie Hall alongside Bill Cosby, Will Ferrell, Colin Quinn and George Wallace according to TV Guide. Seinfeld says that, in accordance with Jewish customs, after one sits shiva for eight days, it is time to get on with life. This is his way of helping Americans return to a more normal, pre-attack mindset.
Leo Chases photographers Leonardo DiCaprio, who has often been the victim of ruthless paparazzi, turned the tables on a few according to the Internet Movie Database. A group of photographers were pursuing the actor when he led them into an ally. After the photographers got their pictures and pulled away, the actor turned his car around and followed them all over Hollywood in a fit of general harassment.
Hanson to make film about Eminem, Detroit Director Curtis Hanson (“LA Confidential”) has begun casting his film known as the “Untitled Detroit Project.” Zap2it.com announced that the film, which is centered on rapper Eminem (in his acting debut) will costar Giovanni Ribisi (“Boiler Room”) as a white rapper, Mekhi Phifer as a supportive friend, and Brittany Murphy as Eminem”s character”s girlfriend. The film will be a semi-biographical account of Eminem”s life growing up in Detroit.