Monday, April 10, 2006

Gotta Love a Mobster in Leather

Thanks, David Chase, for adding one more thing on my list of things I never needed to see: an obese, leather-clad button man in a gay bar, complete with dog collar.

At least we were spared us the assless chaps. This time.

Kiefer Re-Ups For 72

Tell me where the money is!

24 star Kiefer Sutherland will now get those details without having to torture anyohe, as he has signed an Edgar-sized deal with 20th Century Fox.

The new pact calls for the actor to continue on the hit Fox drama for three more years. It also includes a two-year development deal for Sutherland's new production company.

So much for the show's creators doing away with the Bauer character anytime soon.

Malcolm In The Driver's Seat

What's Frankie Muniz doing now that Malcolm in the Middle has shot its last episode?

Yeah, we don't care either. But apparently it's news that the 20-year-old has decided to take a break from acting and race cars.

If I were him, I wouldn't waste my time driving in circles. I'd get on the horn with Wilmer Valderama to get help figuring out how to bag me a Lohan or an Olsen twin. But that's just me.

Download ABC For Free

ABC/Disney has announced they'll stream several shows for free off of the network's website.

The move comes in a two month trial, testing what they call a "new business model." How do they make money? Easily: the technology pretty much forces you to watch the commercials: no fast forwarding is allowed. 10 advertisers, including AT&T, Ford, Procter & Gamble and Universal Pictures have signed on to the no-brainer of force-feeding their ads to a potentially large, and largely captive audience.

The shows, including Commander in Chief, Alias, Lost and Desperate Housewives, will be available on the Web at in May and June.