The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for September 4, 2018
Simpsons creator Matt Groening was doing an interview in Australia when he cleared up a fan rumor that has been circulating for 27 years: Leon Kompowsky is Michael Jackson. Michael ended up voicing the character, who was a psychiatric patient convinced he is Michael Jackson. Apparently, it was Michael’s idea. Jackson called him to volunteer for a cameo. Groening says he initially hung up on Jackson because he thought someone was pranking him. After the King of Pop called back, Matt says he was convinced. Matt put him in the 1991 episode “Stark Raving Dad.” They credited the voice of the character to “John Jay Smith” instead of Jackson. The singing voice was an actual impersonator because Michael’s record company had the rights to his singing voice.
Contact Music claims the sixth Die Hard movie is going to be called McClane.
HAHAHAHAHAHA.. this is amazing. Leave it to Funny or Die to give us a mash-up between John Krasinski’s most famous project, The Office, and his newest, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Enjoy the faux trailer for Tom Clancy’s Jim Ryan.
Here are this past weekend’s box office results. (Friday through Monday)
- Crazy Rich Asians $28.3 million
- The Meg $13.4 million
- Mission: Impossible — Fallout $9.1 million
- Operation Finale $7.8 million
- Searching $7.7 million
- Christopher Robin $6.5 million
- Alpha $6.0 million
- The Happytime Murders $5.5
- BlacKkKlansman $5.3 million
- Mile 22 $4.6 million
During an interview on “The Jonathan Ross Show”, Dave Bautista explained his feelings on Disney‘s firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after old tweets in which Gunn made light of issues like rape and pedophilia resurfaced. Bautista said, “It’s a bitter-sweet conversation — um, no it’s a bitter-bitter conversation because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn. They’re putting the movie off. It’s on hold indefinitely. To be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.” He adds: “I’m not afraid to admit the way I feel.”
Another Police Academy movie is in the works. Steve Guttenberg tweeted; ”Adam , the next Police Academy is coming, no details yet, but it is in a gift bag being readied!”