The Wire Creator Reveals Plans for HBO Miniseries
Do you not have enough racial politics in your life? Do you miss The Wire? Does Oscar Isaac get your heart pumping? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HBO’s new miniseries Show Me A Hero sounds like it’s for you! Set in 1960s Yonkers, New York, Show Me A Hero will follow Oscar Isaac as the the town’s mayor while he faces a race-based controversy that could ruin his political career. Based on a nonfiction book of the same name, the six hour miniseries is being created by David Simon (The Wire) and is set to air in August.
Chris Pratt Apologizes…for Something That Hasn’t Happened Yet
With celebrities being held under a microscope and constantly monitored on social media, it’s common that they say some pretty dumb or offensive things. This is followed by an internet backlash, a public apology, and the hiring of a new publicist (we assume).
With Jurassic World set to debut soon and a press tour inbound, Chris Pratt got in front of things, apologizing for something that he has yet to actually say. His full apology reads:
I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming #JurassicWorld press tour. I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I’m the nicest guy in the world. And I fully regret what I (accidentally will have) said in (the upcoming foreign and domestic) interview(s).
I am not in the business of making excuses. I am just dumb. Plain and simple. I try. I REALLY try! When I do (potentially) commit the offensive act for which I am now (pre) apologizing you must understand I (will likely have been) tired and exhausted when I (potentially) said that thing I (will have had) said that (will have had) crossed the line. Those rooms can get stuffy and the hardworking crews putting these junkets together need some entertainment! (Likely) that is who I was trying to crack up when I (will have had) made that tasteless and unprofessional comment. Trust me. I know you can’t say that anymore. In fact in my opinion it was never right to say the thing I definitely don’t want to but probably will have said. To those I (will have) offended please understand how truly sorry I already am. I am fully aware that the subject matter of my imminent forthcoming mistake, a blunder (possibly to be) dubbed “JurassicGate” is (most likely) in no way a laughing matter. To those I (will likely have had) offended rest assured I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen (again).
Not a bad call, Chris.
Executive President of EA Mobile Steps Down
Frank Gibeau, a 23 year veteran of Electronic Arts, announced that he will be stepping down from his position and is looking forward to new challanges in the future. We know EA doesn’t have the best reputation around the block, but after a strong fiscal year for the gaming giant, it is a bit curious. We wish him the best of luck. Moving on…
China Plans to Land on Dark Side of the Moon
China recently announced plans to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon by 2020 because they’re trying to be the first at something.
…look, it was a slow news week, okay? You can insert your own damn Transformers and/or Pink Floyd reference here.