How Eric Nies Lost His Shot At 'Batman and Robin' Codpiece Glory

· You may have thought you knew what a hack director Joel Schumacher is. But until you've heard his grave (and maybe fabricated) casting miscalculations from Eric Nies, you only know half the story.

· For the record, before Jerry Bruckheimer became a producer, movies about pirates, Air Force pilots and black people were virtually non-existent in Hollywood. You're welcome, America.
· The good news: Jane Fonda is back! The bad news: She's trapped on Broadway.
· We're as surprised as you are that Hugh Jackman would actually deign to rehearse for the Oscars. Not since Bill O'Reilly was a man ever more capable of just fucking doing it live.
· It's hard to tell exactly who came out on top in the fight-marred Ultimate Praying Championship between Greece and Armenia. Anyone got any ideas?