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It’s an honor just to be nominated…


”Mission Impossible 4” to be filmed in Dubai

FRANCE/DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters Life!) – The fourth sequel of action blockbuster “Mission Impossible” starring Oscar-winning actor Tom Cruise will be partly filmed in Dubai, the Gulf Arab emirate’s media office said on Tuesday.

Hello, I just wanted someone to know that there is a mistake in this story regarding Tom Cruise.

It states at the beginning that he is Oscar-winning Actor Tom Cruise. I just wanted to say that Mr. Cruise has never won an Oscar as of yet.

I love reading your Website.

Mario M.

We corrected this. Such errors are always noticed by readers and are embarrassing, since it isn’t very hard to check whether someone really has won an Oscar. GBU Editor

Titanic tale a bum steer?


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Titanic sunk by steering mistake, author says

LONDON (Reuters) – The Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 because of a basic steering error, and only sank as fast as it did because an official persuaded the captain to continue sailing, an author said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Louise Patten, a writer and granddaughter of Titanic second officer Charles Lightoller, said the truth about what happened nearly 100 years ago had been hidden for fear of tarnishing the reputation of her grandfather, who later became a war hero.

Shameless mistake


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You know there’s more than one Cusack, right? You have a story about Joan Cusack, but you illustrated it with a photo of JOHN Cusack.


Yes. We replaced his photo with that of the correct Cusack: GBU Editor

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A Very Brady error?


Bristol Palin, Hasselhoff join “Dancing With the Stars”

LEISUREFans of the TV family sitcom “The Brady Brunch” will be able to watch actress and TV talk show host Florence Anderson, 76, who played Carol Brady in the popular 1970s show.

I was reading your story on Yahoo news about this season’s people on “Dancing with the Stars” when I came to the actress who portrayed Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch.

Bad math…


Horror filmmaker Eli Roth talks exorcisms in new movie

USA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Since coming on to the horror film scene fifteen years ago with “Cabin Fever,” filmmaker Eli Roth made a name for himself in the genre with the “Hostel” franchise. An occasional actor, he got a chance to shine last year as the infamous “The Bear Jew” in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.”

In the article “Horror filmmaker Eli Roth talks exorcisms in new movie” it states in the first line that Eli Roth came onto the scene fifteen years ago with “Cabin Fever.”

Denny Crane!


William Shatner reinvents TV image with new shows

LEISURE EMMYSLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – William Shatner will always be known for his role as the resolute Captain Kirk on classic television series “Star Trek.” Yet, recently he has carved out his own brand of journalism on TV and in September, he boldly steps into the world of TV sitcoms.

Having starred in cop drama “TJ Hooker” and legal show “The Practice,” Shatner takes on an elderly father in upcoming “$#*! My Dad Says” debuting next month on U.S. network CBS.

Last rites?

- Zsa Zsa Gabor asks for last rites

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 (Reuters Life!) – Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, a fixture in Hollywood for six decades, asked that a priest read her the last rites on Sunday, following hospitalization two days earlier due to complications from hip surgery.

PEOPLE-GABOR/You are a little out of date – there is no longer a sacrament of the ‘last rites.’

The Powers that be…


Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies aged 84

NEALThe husky-voiced Neal won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film “Hud” alongside Paul Newman and boasted a long list of stage, film and TV credits alongside Hollywood’s leading men including Ronald Reagan, John Wayne and Tyrone Powers.

The last actor’s name is Tyrone Power, not Powers.


Yes. We corrected: GBU Editor

Academy Award winning actress Patricia Neal is shown during ceremonies unveiling Neal’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, in a 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Intolerance for errors?


Oscar speculation underway for “Inception”

JAPAN/By cutting among three simultaneous dreams, film editor Lee Smith’s work harkens to the granddaddy of bravura editing, Cecil B. DeMille’s “Intolerance.” Even New York magazine critic David Edelstein, who found a lot to criticize in the film, said of Smith, “He’s all but sewn up this year’s editing Oscar.”

Cecil B. DeMille had nothing to do with the film “Intolerance”.

Your reporter is confusing him with D.W. Griffith.

Rich M.

We corrected: GBU Editor

Fans take photos of celebrities arriving at the Japan premiere of “Inception” in Tokyo, July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Rookie mistake?



“Rookie” error: new cop show is terrible

But at its core, “Rookie” is a terrible show. You can’t ask viewers accustomed to decades of such series as “Hill Street Blues,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets” and “Southland” to buy into a police series in an unnamed town.

As pointed out by a comment on Yahoo, “Hill Street Blues” took place in every one of its Emmy-winning, critically-acclaimed seasons, in an unnamed town.