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By now you're probably heard. Black Sabbath has announced that they will be reuniting in 2012 to play the eclectic Download festival, manage some kind of world tour, and record an album together for the first time in 33 years. They've launched a new website and have pledged to delve ito the world of social networking. Which strikes me as funny, only because we're talking about four sixty year old men who are generationally closer to Sonny and Cher than Bieber and Twitter.

*Camp OZZY will be releasing a 30th anniversary remastered edition of "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman." The two will release on May 31st in multiple editions, and will be available on CD or vinyl. A 30th anniversary limited edition box set will also be released, featuring a coffee-table book, double-sided wall poster, replica of Ozzy's gigantic gold cross, previously unreleased studio and live tracks, and the "Thirty Years After the Blizzard" DVD.

Two new posters have hit the tubes for Kevin Smith's "Red State" and they're super trippy. One shows a some crazy ass redneck holding a shotgun and the other one shows Smith just after he ousted that fat kid on the internet as world record pizza roll eater. Oh I kid, it's an upside down church, which I assume has some sort of deep meaning. But serious, I bet Smith could school that kid at pizza roll eating.

It's got to be depressing for Joel Schumacher to still be referred to as "the guy who directed 'The Lost Boys" so I'd like to break the trend here. The "DC Cab" director, see what I did there, is set to take on "The Hive" which focuses on a 911 operator who has to take on a killer from her past in order to save the life of a little girl... he also directed "Batman & Robin" and that movie was unwatchable. FYI.

Looking to break away from his father's shadow Jack Osbourne is looking to create a horror film based on the songs of Black Sabbath, the band which was front by his famous father Ozzy. It's a sarcastic riddle, stick with me here. According to the loose details the movies will only feature the band's music and feature themes inspired by the songs, no actual band members will appear in the film. I assume it'll star his sister Kelly though, it would be insane not to highlight that talent.

Good news for fans of soft corn porn, production on "Piranha 3DD" has officially begun. Along with that a whole gang of cast members have been confirmed for the flick that takes the man eating fish to a water park. Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, and Clu Gulager are all on board and while I don't recognize a single name there I'd bet money at least three of them have been a part of a filmed threeway.

I'm faced with another possibly ill-advised Ozzy album. Honestly, I'm not sure "Scream" should exist. In truth though, who am I, who are any of us, to tell the father of heavy metal as we know it that he should stop? So, "Scream."

Watch it here!

That's the trailer for "Wreckage of My Past," the forthcoming documentary about the life, times and experiences of Ozzy Osbourne. Looks interesting, though I can't help but feel from the way it's presented that it likely lionizes Ozzy quite a bit. It's being produced by Sharon and Jack Osbourne, so I suppose I should've expected as much. Even so, it might be a worthwhile viewing, as Ozzy has certainly lived an interesting life.

Thirty years ago, Ozzy Osbourne unceremoniously left Black Sabbath and was replaced by an upstart named Ronnie James Dio. Less than a year later, in 1980, Sabbath seemingly revived their career with “Heaven & Hell,” an album that promised a similar but different take on what fans had come to think of as Black Sabbath. Armed with Dio’s operatic, powerful voice, Tony Iommi refined his guitar playing, and for a time, Black Sabbath was back.