Daily Archives: September 28, 2012

Andrew Garfield & Director Marc Webb Set To Return For Next Chapter of The Amazing Spider-Man, To Be Released On May 2, 2014

Andrew Garfield will return to the role of Peter Parker and Marc Webb is set to direct as Columbia Pictures prepares to begin production on the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for the studio. The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.

The film will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. The new chapter in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Emma Stone is also in talks to return to the blockbuster franchise and is expected to reprise her role as Gwen Stacy.

The new film will begin production in early 2013. Webb, Garfield and Stone previously teamed on this summer’s blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, which has taken in more than $751 million worldwide.

Commenting on the announcement, Belgrad said, “We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as  Peter Parker. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide.”

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New Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Story: Adele And The Making of ’21’

When Adele released her second album, 21, in January of 2011, few people could have predicted it would become the music industry’s biggest hit in years, selling nearly 10 million copes, landing six singles at the top of the charts and winning six Grammys, including Album, Record and Song of the Year.

The new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands Friday, September 28th, tells the untold story of the making of a modern classic and includes interviews with Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins, executive producer Rick Rubin, her songwriting collaborator Ryan Tedder and many more – including fans such as André 3000, Aretha Franklin and even Neil Diamond.

Read more HERE.

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Real People, Fake Arms with Jimmy Fallon & Ricky Gervais

Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais watch a clip from their work together on “Jacob’s Patience,” when Jimmy tried to learn to make pottery despite their obstacles.

 

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Finale With Jerry Seinfeld & Michael Richards

Jerry’s special guest is Michael Richards (Seinfeld’s Kramer) in the season finale of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

 

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Apple CEO Tim Cook “Sorry” For iOS6 Maps, Suggests Alternative Apps

A letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook posted on Apple’s website today apologizes for the much-maligned launch of iOS 6 Maps:

To our customers,

At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.

We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.

There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.

While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.

Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.

Tim Cook
Apple’s CEO

The letter is currently at the bottom of Apple.com’s front page, as “A letter to our customers regarding Maps.”

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Flat Time Poster, A Poster of a Clock That Is Actually A Working Clock

Part art, part function and total conversation piece, the Flat Time poster ($150) contains an illustration of an old alarm clock that is actually functional.

Created by designer, Finn Magee the 23.5″ x 16.5″ x 0.25″ poster uses a 7-segment LED display to tell the time.

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