Horror Headlines 9/5/08

Hope everyone has a good weekend. The BGH crew will be recording a podcast episode on Sunday, so you can definitely expect our return next week. Also, Hurricane Ike is getting ready for a direct hit on where I live on perhaps Tuesday, so things may get a little hairy for me here next week. Rest assured that should my connection be down, Casey will carry on valiantly in my absence. With that said, on with the news!

I read this original rumor a few days back but figured I'd wait for confirmation. Well, we appear to have that now, as word comes down that that two co-executive producers on "The Office" have been hired to write a script for "Ghostbusters 3", with the intention that all 4 original 'busters will be returning. No casting is official as of yet, but it would be hard to imagine that they would go through with this without the whole original crew involved.

Season 2 of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" debuts Monday night on Fox. I've heard the show's pretty good, but I can't get over the fact that everyone they cast looks so pretty. I'll stick to my hot, rugged, milfy Linda Hamilton, thank you very much.

In Real People News: 

You don't have to be an animal lover to think that this story about a heroine addicted elephant is the saddest thing you'll read all day. Excuse me while I locate my razor blade.

Gangs in Brazil are feeding their enemies to giant crocodile like lizards to dispose of the bodies. Hey, you've got to work with what you've got I guess.

Japanese police receive a frantic call about a corpse, tied up and wrapped in plastic in the forest. They dispatch an entire team of murder investigators, who arrive at the scene, untie the body, and discover that it's just a "Real Doll" that "showed signs of repeated use". It's at this point that Nelson from the Simpsons ran by and said, "haha!".

There's a story circulating today that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin tried to have books banned from libraries during her tenure as Governor of Alaska because they offended her Christian sensibilities, and that she threatened the librarian with being fired if she didn't comply. I'll let you make your own judgments about that, but no doubt the language had something to do with "the gays and all their gayness".

On this day in history: 

1975: Manson Family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme almost assassinates President Gerald Ford with a .45 automatic in Sacramento, California. But Fromme is tackled by a Secret Service agent before she can remember to rack a round into the firing chamber.

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