So is Lindsey Lohan in rehab or not? She’s been spotted with her family shopping near their home in Rhode Island at the same time she was reported to be in a rehab facility in Utah. What gives? She’s pretty much vanished from the face of the Earth. But is that a bad thing? Maybe it’s a MIB relocation. She hasn’t vanished, she just went…home. A coincidence that the space shuttle went up earlier this week? I don’t think so. God speed Lindsey.

I am truly a sick man. I got my hands on a bootleg copy of Transformers earlier this week and I have watched it every night since. I think it’s a sickness. That’s all I can say about it. My friends are actually concerned for me. Looking forward to the weekend though, doing some traveling to visit family. Ahhhh, family.

Hi-Res Iron Man

A high resolution picture of the Iron Man picture published earlier in Empire Magazine has been posted. If you’re a picture whore like me, you’ll definately want to add it to your collection. You can get the pic here!

Voltron is Coming Together at Fox
Source: Variety

20th Century Fox-based production company New Regency has partnered with the Mark Gordon Company to adapt Voltron: Defender of the Universe into a possible franchise.

Producer Mark Gordon has been developing the film, based on the popular 1980s Japanese animated TV series, comic books and toy line, for some time with Justin Marks writing the script.

But interest in the property hit a high after Transformers turned into a box office juggernaut, raking in nearly $300 million to date.

Marks’ take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale of survival set in New York City and Mexico.

In the animated series, five Galaxy Alliance pilots control vehicles shaped like lions that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron robot in order to battle an evil menace.

Gordon is producing with Lawrence Inglee and Jordan Wynn shepherding the project. Mark Costa and Ford Oelman are executive producers.

Marks is also adapting He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for Joel Silver at Warner Bros., as well as the Green Arrow pic Supermax, also at the studio. Marks also has Street Fighter in the works at Hyde Park and Fox.

Matthew Vaughn to Direct Thor
Source: Variety

Marvel Studios is setting Matthew Vaughn to direct Thor, based on the Marvel Comics character. Marvel is aiming for a pre-strike production start this winter.

Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) did the adaptation of the comic book franchise that launched in 1962. Thor is a blonde-tressed, hammer-wielding hero who’s sent to Earth to protect mankind.

Vaughn’s deal is closing just as Paramount releases the Vaughn-directed Stardust today.

Thor marks Vaughn’s second effort at a superhero pic. He was attached to direct X-Men: The Last Stand before bowing out for personal reasons. Vaughn, who produced the Guy Ritchie-directed films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, made his directing debut with the Daniel Craig starrer Layer Cake.

HBO Sucks Up True Blood

HBO has officially picked up the vampire series True Blood from Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire novel series, Variety reported.

Ball will executive-produce and act as show runner for True Blood, which is expected to go into production this fall. HBO is still ironing out an episodic order and airdate. Ball wrote and directed the pilot and has already penned several more episodes.

The pilot stars Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Stephen Moyer and Brook Kerr. It is set in small-town Louisiana and follows the world of vampires, who are able to co-exist with humans by drinking a Japanese-manufactured synthetic blood. The show contains a dose of humor alongside the horror.

Paquin plays Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress who winds up falling for vampire Bill Compton (played by Moyer) and who has powers of her own. Carrie Preston and Michael Raymond-James round out the cast.

NASA draws up plans for nuke-packing asteroid interceptor
Source: Engadget

NASA has (thankfully) been working on various asteroid diverting measures for some time now, but the agency apparently still isn’t satisfied with its options, and it’s now showing off its newest bit of potential world-saving technology. Designed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, this latest system would consist of six missile-like interceptor vehicles that would launch aboard an Ares V cargo launch vehicle, each carrying with them a 1.2-megaton B83 nuclear warhead. That, NASA says, should be enough to deflect an asteroid the size of the Apophis asteroid that’s expected to pass within the orbit of the Earth and the Moon in April of 2029. So as not to make the problem even worse, the warheads apparently wouldn’t actually strike the asteroid directly, but instead detonate at a distance of one-third of its diameter, generating a force that would (theoretically) deflect the asteroid out of the Earth’s path.

Segway Club To Disband

It is truly a sad day across America. The Segway Enthusiasts Group of America (SEG) has come to the decision to disband, due in part to “inactivity and absence of candidates for its board of directors.” Now where am I going to cruise for chicks?

“Megatron Origins” Artwork

TRANSFORMERS comic artist Alex Milne has updated the artwork on his Deviant Art page. Be careful, they contain some spoilers for the next issues of the series. I have been so into this series and I cannot wait for issue 3 to hit the stores.

New Avengers/Transformers #2 – REVIEW

I picked up the new issue of The New Avengers/Transformers crossover. I have to say that issue #2 is much better than the series debut. We get to see the story unfold a little more and the secret behind the Decepticons abduction of Spider-Man. Doctor Doom and Iron Man make an appearance in the story which continues as the Avengers and the Autobots join forces to stop Megatron and his Decepticons. A minus.

Web 2.0 Leaves Porn Behind

Porn gets a lot of credit for pushing technology forward. You probably owe your DVD player and your video-on-demand service to dedicated porn fans with discretionary income. But as web technology evolves to support true personalization and community — into Web 2.0 — porn is falling further behind the curve.

Read the entire article here.

Porn Company Perfect 10 Sues Microsoft
Source: PC World

A publisher of nude model photography is suing Microsoft for putting links and images of the company’s content in search results taken from other Web sites.

Read the entire article here.