I do not know 21-year-old Alyssa Ferraro of Hooksett, NH, but from what we can gather from her reported arrest by police following a presumably intense game of Monopoly, she's just a woman who needed to tell her boyfriend, "fuck this shit" ("this shit" being "u r cheating at this game") with her hand.
Laura Chavez, a 60 year-old New Mexican, was drinking and playing a nice game of Monopoly with her grandson and her boyfriend, Clyde "Butch" Smith. When Chavez suspected Smith of cheating, she sent her grandson to bed and proceeded to hit Smith over the head with a bottle and then stabbed him repeatedly with a kitchen knife.
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Ridley Scott's master plan to turn every property into Blade Runner has brought him to the board game Monopoly, which he has agreed to direct as a feature. Scott's critical success with the Philip K. Dick adaptation means that every time someone desires a director for a high profile property, he happily throws his name in the mix, with the subsequent press touting how this one will be the next Blade Runner. Apparently mixing Blade Runner with Monopoly is the pitch that finally worked on Universal execs, for reasons we fail to understand:The Hollywood Reporter says that Scott will bring Blade Runner-style futurism to the project, and notes that "board games and branded properties have become more attractive as studios look to mitigate risk by finding built-in audiences." Monopoly will slot in besides similar Hasbro projects like the Michael Bay-produced Ouija Board, and a feature based on Battleship. So now Blade Runner meets Monopoly...how exactly? Who nodded their head during that pitch meeting? We want names.
Former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger was tapped to write News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch's profile in Time's "100 Most Influential People" feature. So what does Steiger, who retired from the Journal last year after handing it over to Murdoch-who is evil-think of the media baron?
Ridley Scott, respected director of films such as Blade Runner, Gladiator, and American Gangster has reportedly signed on to direct a movie based on the board game Monopoly. Erm, yup. No word yet on who will play Rich Uncle Pennybags. We're gunning for obvious choice Wilford Brimley. Or, thrillingly, Cate Blanchett. [FishbowlNY]