Funny little news today about the internet, about foreign box office, about annoying reality shows on CBS and bizarro ones on Canadian TV. Plus news on your home movie about furries.
Curious about what people are watching online? I mean, you know it happens. You've seen it happen. You never thought it would happen to you, but then one day you find yourself in a fitful late-night stupor, devouring episode after bootlegged episode of Supernatural until you barely even recognize yourself anymore, and... Um. They're watching Lost, and Grey's Anatomy, and Gossip Girl mostly. Completely legally too! Lost, for example, accounts for a whopping 36 million video streams on ABC's website. That's a lotta nerdy grad students without regular TV catching up at the library. A lot. [Variety]
Terminator Salvation may have nuked the fridge (and, um, the rest of the world) in the US, but it's playing strongly—number onely!—over there in those countries where everyone's weird and isn't us. It made $46.1 million over the weekend, bringing its total international cume to a healthy $165.5 million. So fear, not McG fans! If you really, really want to see his next feature, all you have to do is go to China. Or, like, Finland or something. Those are basically the same, right? [THR]
Oh, good. CBS has ordered more episodes of I Get That a Lot, the hidden camera show in which smug celebrities pretend to be regular people who just look like they're Jessica Simpson and then in the end, oops! hahaha!, yes it is me oh golly no I'm not a regular like you, no I'm rich. So, bye! [Variety]
A young girl named Skyler Samuels has just been cast in the film Furry Vengeance. No, not the Furry Vengeance you're filming in your basement with your creepy neighbor Ruth and that Chuck E. Cheese costume you found out back behind the foreclosed mall on Route 11. I should hope that you don't have plans to cast a young girl in that kind of film. No, this is with Brendan Fraser and involves angry CGI animals or something. Oh, and, while I've got you: Tell Ruth that Dr. Mendev called and her 'treatment' is scheduled for Thursday at 11. He said she needs to wear 'loose pants.' [THR]
Christine Jeffs, who directed Little Miss Dead People, has signed on to steer the movie Wonderful Tonight. It is a film about a lothario and the young girl he meets, knocks up, and falls in love with. Basically it's about your friend Scott, except it takes place somewhere indie and cutesy rather than Tampa. Oh, and in this one he falls in love with her, instead of fleeing madly in the middle of the night. [Variety]
Canadian TV now has a show called Conviction Kitchen, about a fancy Toronto restaurant (they have tablecloths and American Ketchup!) that hires ex-cons with no food experience to cook behind the line. The series will end after an unfortunate incident involving an ex-con named Bricks, a horrified old dowager, and the restaurant owner screaming "No, Bricks! No! It's Broccoli raBe, raBe! With a B!!" [THR]