Henry Nicholas, the cofounder and former CEO of telecom chipmaker Broadcom, gave $2.5 million to a crime-victims charity, and $3.5 million to defeat a 2004 bill that would have weakened California's "three strikes" law that doles out life sentences to multiple felony offenders, motivated by the death of his younger sister Marsalee Nicholas at the hands of evil drug dealers. This was after the alleged drink-spiking, border-crossing, threats-making, and hush-money paying episodes in his life federal prosecutors detailed in the charges on which Nicholas is due to be arraigned tomorrow. Now that the story has hit the New York Post the clock is ticking on an hour-long teleplay for one of the Law and Order franchises. The nominations from our casting call have been made and seconded, so take our poll and decide if Daniel Day-Lewis, Viggo Mortensen or Nicholas Cage should attach themselves to the project.
Members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation have set for themselves one of the most difficult tasks imaginable: Every year, they sift through piles of detritus in an attempt at narrowing an overly crowded field down to a few outstanding instances of big-screen turkeydom. They then bestow among the most deserving of these cinematic poo-gems show business's most uncoveted honor, the Razzie. Leading the nominations this year with seven nominations is Sharon Stone's universally panned return to the icepicks-and-exposed-beaver terrain that first put her on the map, Basic Instinct 2. Tied for most noms, including Worst Picture and Worst Remake/Rip-Off, was the Wayans brothers' Little Man:
As international airport security checkpoints are being frantically refitted with urinals and spitbuckets in a panicked effort to confiscate every last drop of errant fluid that may later be turned into a deadly detonation device, it seems, for better or worse, that World Trade Center couldn't have chosen a more appropriate weekend to premiere/re-scare the shit out of us. Satisfied that his work here is done, WTC star Nicholas Cage has reinvested some of the dividends from his Campaign of Healing™ into himself, purchasing his very own castle way off in, of all places, low-on-terrorists'-to-do-list Bavaria: