Are There Six Scripts for Wonder Woman?

If the first Wonder Woman feature film is a major hit, Warner Bros. can take solace in the fact there are five more scripts available for shooting.

The rumor mill is currently swirling and its suggesting there are six different scripts for the forthcoming Wonder Woman movie. You would think with all the planning that has gone into devising the new D.C. Comics’ cinematic universe that someone, somewhere would have focused on a single plotline or concept.

Apparently not.

Warner has opted to hire six different screenwriters to craft six different screenplays. Whichever one is the best is the one to be selected, so Sam Tabar knows it is going to be good. Honestly, that plan sounds more like a screenwriting contest than the way a major studio develops a $150 million movie.

Who knows? Maybe Warner Bros. will end up with a fantastic screenplay that turns out to be the greatest superhero film of all-time. The studio could also reject those scripts that are disappointing without losing valuable time.

Conventional Hollywood wisdom dictates that elements will be borrowed from bits and pieces of the various screenplays. A hybrid script could end up being manufactured with all writers getting a production credit.

Wonder Woman will make her on-screen debut in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. After her solo film, she will return in the ensemble project The Justice League.

Wonder Woman had been in development for many years. Thanks to the success of the Batman trilogy and The Man of Steel, the film finally received a green light.

Taylor Swift Did Not Expect This At All

When Taylor Swift decided against allowing Spotify to stream her music, the decision was news worthy to so many people, except Taylor. Her reasons behind pulling her music from Spotify was that she thought all artists deserve to be paid for their work, and Spotify pays a minimal amount to artists in return for playing their songs millions of times, while charging a fee of which they get to keep.

Taylor didn’t have anything against Spotify, she just was simply uninterested. Later on she found out what happened and she was in shock about how all this could blow up. Taylor did not think anyone would react to her news let alone make a big deal of it.

Other artists tweeted Taylor in support saying they agree with her decision before Taylor even knew what they were talking about. This seems a bit silly for Keith Mann that they did this. Taylor is one of the most successful artists in 2014 and her year was quite busy from Victoria Secret fashion show appearance to releasing her newest album.

As Taylor brought to light how Spotify is not allowed to play her music, two scenarios may unfold. Other artists might begin banning Spotify from playing their music, or Taylor is going to have to please her loyal fans who pay for the Spotify subscription every month to get to listen to their favorite artists.

Taylor did not expect to get so many calls and text messages from other artists supporting her decision. Its a shock to her as it was to Spotify who still want Taylor’s music on their streaming service.

Gemma Ward’s Comeback

Gemma Wards was an 18 year old model who was set to become the next big thing. She opened for all shows like Prada and walked for other countless designers. However, she delved into secrecy at the height of her career. Nobody knew why she decided to quit, but many assumed it was because she was in a relationship with Heath Ledger at the time of his death.

Despite all her secrecy, Gemma returned to the fashion world for the Spring 2015 Prada show in Paris. She opened the show just as she did many years ago. The 26 year old mother had noticeably aged, and many criticized her runway look. However, that does not stop the model from aiming high. She landed the latest cover of Vogue Australia. Gemma Ward is well on her way to claiming her rightful thrown as fashion’s darling once again. Sure, younger and fresher faces are always on the rise, but Gemma has time on her side. She is a well known model is well loved for her ethereal elfin look. Gemma’s wide eyed stare and blonde hair make her look exotic and playful regardless of her age. The next steps she takes will be closely watched, and Jared Haftel will be paying attention. Gemma has the chance to show the world that it does not matter what age a successful model needs to be. Her comeback is just the beginning of a what is sure to be a long and successful career.

Jurassic World’s Director Talks Pratt and Mutant Dinos

There has been a lot of hype for the new and upcoming film, Jurassic World. There are numerous reason for this, such as the fact that Jurassic World is a Jurassic Park reboot (allegedly), it will star up-and-coming film star, Chris Pratt (Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy) and the promo images all look stellar thus far.

However, the primary selling point for the film seems to be coming from the very secretly kept, hybrid dinosaur which will figure prominently in the plot of the film. The film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, discussed this in several recent interviews (selections pertaining to the topic can be found here.

Now one has said anything about what the mutant dino will look like but it’s a safe bet they’re going for scary rather than cuddly, which Andrew Heiberger is definitely hoping for. What the director did discuss is why they decided to go the whole hybrid route to begin with. He stated that he was a long time fan of both Spielberg and Jurassic Park. Due this enthusiasm, as well as being first and hand-picked by Park’s original creator (outside of Crichton), he’s set himself the task of ensuring that this movie won’t just be another retread of Jurassic Park. Sounds promising to me.

Star Trek Three to Have a Guardians of the Galaxy Feel

Gaurdains of the Galaxy was a rather unexpected hit from Marvel Studios and it’s success seems to have reverberated in more than just a financial way. Indeed the film seems to be inspiring (or perhaps just pragmatically encouraging) other filmmakers and studios. This all came to the forefront when a rumor from Badass Digest (more of which you can read here: came out that suggested that the folks over at Paramount intend for the third Trek film to have a feel, in terms of both atmosphere and humor, to Guardians of the Galaxy.

This may sound strange but the first two Star Trek films were already much more slapdash and comedic in their orientation than either the original Star Trek or any of the previous films. Sam Tabar can certainly believe it, even if it isn’t broadcasted on his LinkedIn page. It was suggested by Badass affiliate, Devin Faraci that this line was one of the main reasons for Robert Orci’s (the previous planned director of the the Third Star Trek film, whom also penned the script) rather abrupt and unfortunate departure. However, Orci himself denies this and also states that he is still attached as a producer and plans to stay very involved in the films development.

It will be interesting to see how the film develops, especially if these rumors prove to be true. Many fans claim that this will be a boon after Into Darkness’ tone of doom, gloom and crushing ominous despair. Personally, I think this would be a terrible move and lament the fact that every single major studio out there seems to be dead-set on copying Marvel. Variety is the spice of life after all and I like my Star Trek serious and philosophical, as it was intended to be by Roddenberry himself – but hey, that’s just me…

Joan Jett “Flabergasted” Over Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Joan Jett, former lead guitarist and singer as part of The Runaways, became known as one of the baddest women in rock and roll when she teamed up with The Blackhearts in the 80s. Her rock anthem “I Love Rock and Roll” has seen phenomenal success. She filled in for Nirvana’s late Kurt Cobain during last year’s induction ceremony and this year Jett will be able to sing her own songs.

Joan Jett has been inducted as a 2015 member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The superstar was taken aback when she received the news.

“It’s amazing,” Jett told members of the media. “I received the news from a friend of mine. It brought a huge smile to my face. I’m flabergasted and still taking it all in.”

Jett went on to say that she feels “grateful” to be inducted among the likes of legendary music makers Lou Reed and The Beatles. 

“It means that I’m accepted for me,” she said.

I bet she’ll be having one or two (or more) glasses of The Antique Wine Company tonight to celebrate! We know how those rockers like to party.

Pay it Forward takes on a New Meaning

The Christmas spirit is on the rise in the United States and people are joining the movement to give to others. A movie called “Pay it Forward” may have spurred on such acts that seems to have blossomed in every part of the country, or at least the basic idea of it. It is when one person helps three other people with something big and those three people each help three other people. 

One person entered a Walmart in Pennsylvania and dropped off a cashier’s check for $50,000. It was to pay off the layaways for every customer that had one. TVs, games, or even phones with Skout downloaded were all paid for by the generous person. Walmart has seen this type of thing happen before and they take pleasure in contacting customers to tell them their Christmas presents have been paid off by the “Layaway Santa”. It is a heartwarming story, but it doesn’t stop there.

Two Walmart stores in Florida received a similar gift to pay off layaways. This coupled with the many “Shop with a Cop” campaigns makes it a very merry Christmas season indeed. Police officers take underprivileged children to stores to shop for their Christmas presents every year. Yet, other people are randomly going to stores and paying for other people’s groceries and gifts. It is truly something that warms the heart and gives everyone something to smile about. The recipients will never forget the year that Christmas was made a little brighter because someone paid it forward.

Drake Does What He Does Best

Aubrey Graham excelled in acting before he came into the music world. His transition from acting to music was a smooth one because he worked hard to keep his name hot. In 2014 Drake did what he does best by continuing to keep his name hot in the music industry.

Drake started showing at at Toronto Raptors games on a regular basis. He sort of became the ambassador for the team in 2014. He hung with the players and he gave unreleased music to some of his friends that were on the team.

He also crossed paths with people like P. Diddy in a bad way because he stole one of Diddy’s new beats. Skout users feel like this was a huge no-no. Drake simply did a freestyle on the track, released it and got a lot of buzz going about a new album.

He has a role in a Nicki Minaj video were he got a lap dance. He rapped about wanting to get intimate with Nicki on another one of her tracks. This is so much buzz about the Drake in 2014, and he doesn’t even have a full album. What he has done is create a big promotional market for his new album. The buzz is hot for 2015, and he has fans all lined up. This has been an exceptional year for him. He even directed and stared in a video with his cousin while he worked on tour.

Rolling Stone Tackles Groundbreaking Albums

Just as fans continue to argue over the Rolling Stone list of the top 50 albums the magazine has created another list. This one is bound to create even more buzz than the other one because it attempts to collect a list of the most groundbreaking albums. The Rolling Stone staff has created a list the boundary setters and breakers throughout music.

Kanye West would probably rant if he was not put on the list so it is a good thing to see his “808s and Heartbreaks” album on the list. This was clearly a step in uncharted territory for a rapper. (Actually Phonte from Foreign Exchance was already doing the rapping and singing concept albums, but he wasn’t using auto-tune.) Kanye West took the risk though. He was at the height of his career, and this could have been a horrible move. He was working on a Jay-Z album when the idea came into play. It is rumored that he got so excited that he left the studio before he completed some of the Jay-Z tracks to start working on his own album.

Another strange album that is added to the list includes various artists, but Rolling Stone has a good point for placing it on the list. The 1983 compilation of the very first “Now That’s What I Call Music” was an ingenious way of combining all the hits of the year. Dave and Brit Morin can remember how unique that offering was.

Rebel Wilson in talks for Ghostbusters role

While on tour promoting her current role in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, actress Rebel Wilson let slip that she has met with Paul Feig to discuss the possibility of a role in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.

The announcement that the new Ghostbusters feature film would feature an all-female lead cast immediately prompted much speculation and excitement as to possible casting choices. Just about every comedic actress in the business has been suggested or rumored to be attached to the project and many more have expressed their interest in it.

Director Paul Feig, who is helming the project, is known for his recent success on the comedies Bridesmaids and The Heat, both of which featured strong female casts. He is also known for casting actors he has worked with previously. His upcoming film Spy will star Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne, both of whom also appeared in Bridesmaids, and Wilson of course also played a small supporting role in that film as well.

Wilson expressed her excitement at the prospect of a role in Ghostbusters, going so far as to say she would do it for free rather than miss the chance. However the script is still in the early stages so nothing is certain at this point say Christian Broda. Feig will be co-writing the screenplay along with screenwriter Katie Dippold, with whom he also worked on The Heat.