A little Heroes news round-up for you guys, with the most important being a possible end to the ongoing writer’s strike. Again, let me stress the word possible, because let’s face it, haven’t we all heard this thing was coming to an end a hundred times before? Well all the major newspapers are carrying this one, and it seems the WGA is THIS close to striking a deal that will end the strike and, if there is still time, allow Heroes and NBC to finish up Season 2.
The AP had this on the story:
An agreement to end the three-month-old Hollywood writers strike could be ready in time to avoid disrupting the Oscars but studios and the union are still haggling over the precise language, two people familiar with the talks said.
The Writers Guild of America bargaining committee and board of directors received updates on the status of informal talks with studio executives, the pair said Monday. They were not authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity.
One of the people has said a formal deal is possible by the end of this week.
Fingers crossed, everyone.
Meanwhile, on a happier note, Ali Larter is the new pitchwoman for Belgian chocolate maker Godiva, just in time for Valentine’s Day, too. And the next time you guys buy Godiva chocolate for your girls, you might just get to win a room made entirely of chocolate. Click this out for more details.
On the James Kyson Lee front, everyone’s favorite salaryman sidekick has two things of note coming out — a trailer for his new horror movie “Shutter” (a remake of a Thai horror movie) is online now, but unfortunately it doesn’t show James in any of the footage. (You can still see it below, though.)
“Shutter” opens March 21, 2008.
Besides the new movie, James will also be participating in the McDonald’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, February 15, 2008, being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. He’ll be joining other celebrities like American Idol Taylor Hicks, former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders, Friday Night Lights’ Zach Gilford, The Wire’s Seth Gilliam, and others for the event. (via)
James is only 5’10″, which is pretty tall for an Asian, but in basketball, that’s considered short. Good luck anyway, James!