[video] FreeCreditReport.com’s New Rap Ad

Don’t know if I like this one as much as the others, but after seeing it a couple of hundred times on cable that might change.

via Huffington Post
FreeCreditReport.com has finally unveiled a new ad. The previous ads, songs about marrying a girl with bad credit, being forced to work as pirate in a restaurant, and having to buy a used subcompact car, have played repeatedly and is invariably in the head of anyone who sees it for hours later.

38 Million Watch Obama Speech, More Than Beijing Cermony & Idol Finale

I would hope that people are just a tad bit more interested in the political process than Phelps, Simon, Randy and Paula. The speech was also broadcast in a live stream on the internet, so his numbers are even larger than we know. Is it me or did McCain just give the presidency to Obama today?

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

via Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people.

Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.

His TV audience nearly doubled the amount of people who watched John Kerry accept the Democratic nomination to run against President Bush four years ago. Kerry’s speech was seen by just over 20 million people.

Obama’s audience might be higher, since Nielsen didn’t have an estimate for how many people watched Obama on PBS or C-SPAN Thursday night.

John Lennon biopic ‘Nowhere Boy’ finally hits big screen

Can you believe a movie on his life has taken this long to come to fruition? Reminds me of why Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis have taken forever to hit the big screen. Hopefully this will spurn these projects into production for a release in the next year or two.

via THR

LONDON — The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with “Nowhere Boy,” a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

Produced by U.K. shingle Ecosse Films, the script from “Control” screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh will focus on the Beatle’s childhood and subsequent journey to icon status. Filming is set to take place on location in Lennon’s hometown of Liverpool.

Greenhalgh’s script details the story of Lennon as a lonely teenager growing up as his aunt and the mother who gave him up fight for his love. His only escape is music, art and his fateful friendship with Paul McCartney.

Casting for the major roles “is under way,” the backers said of the project that is being co-developed with the U.K. Film Council.

Sales and finance house HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and will be trying to get sellers to tune in at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

“The women in John’s early life truly shaped who he became,” Taylor-Wood said, “and the strengths and weaknesses of their relationships are central to this film.”

Ecosse and HanWay also worked together on “Becoming Jane” and “Brideshead Revisited.”

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Facebook Film in the Works, Sorkin to Pen Script

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

This movie will be a crock of sh*t if they do not go into the story of how the idea for this mega social network was stolen from some of Facebook’s owner Mark Zuckerberg’s school buddies that he was doing some coding for. Rolling Stone has a great detailed account of this and in fact these guys recently settled for an undisclosed amount of money. The seedy parts of this American success story will make or break this movie! Details below:

via THR

Aaron Sorkin is about to get a whole lot of friends on Facebook.

Sorkin, one of the town’s biggest writers and show creators, is in negotiations to write an untitled film project about the founders of the popular social networking site that Scott Rudin will produce for Columbia.

Sorkin broke the news on Facebook when he opened up his own account.

Aaron Sorkin has been tapped to write a film on Social networking site Facebook.

Aaron Sorkin has been tapped to write a film on Social networking site Facebook.

“I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name — which I find more flattering than creepy — but this is me. I don’t know how I can prove that but feel free to test me,” he wrote before going on to talk about the movie project.

“I figured a good first step in my preparation would be finding out what Facebook is, so I’ve started this page. (Actually it was started by my researcher, Ian Reichbach, because my grandmother has more Internet savvy than I do and she’s been dead for 33 years.)”

Sorkin also asked the Facebook public for any stories relating to the site.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg while studying at Harvard along with pals Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. At first, membership was restricted to Harvard students, then expanded to all Ivy League schools before going on to open up for all universities and high schools in Canada and the U.S. The site now has more than 100 million users worldwide.

Despite offers in the billions of dollars, Zuckerberg has steadfastly remained independent.

Endeavor-repped Sorkin last wrote “Charlie Wilson’s War,” while Rudin has “Revolutionary Road,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and the film adaptation of the Broadway play “Doubt” coming out this fall.

“I feel about this introduction the way I felt about ‘Sophie’s Choice’: It could have been funnier,” Sorkin finished.