Thursday, December 30, 2010

Electronic Arts Planning 'Madden Curse: The Movie'

What started as a simple joke may now become a motion picture.

Electronic Arts is developing "Madden Curse," a sports comedy that incorporates the infamous jinx, believed to strike NFL players who appear on the cover of EA's popular "Madden" video game with injury or poor performance.

The story will follow a former Madden video game champion who is forced out of retirement just as he finds himself on the corner of the game's cover -- and subject to the curse.

The Wrap

Mega Man Christmas Carol

Sprites Inc.

DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop) - Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits

* Ke$ha - Tik Tok
* Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
* Train - Hey, Soul Sister
* Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
* Usher Featuring - OMG
* B.O.B. Featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
* Eminem Featuring Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
* Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
* Taio Cruz - Dynamite
* Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris - Break Your Heart
* B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars - Nothin’ On You
* Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull - I Like It
* Young Money Featuring Lloyd - Bedrock
* Jason Derulo - In My Head
* Rihanna - Rude Boy
* Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce - Telephone
* Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
* Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
* Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
* The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be
* Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
* Usher Featuring Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
* Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars - Billionaire
* Eminem - Not Afraid
* Iyaz - Replay

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hell’s Kitchen: A Hell of an Embarrassment

Here’s a recap on the winners and their prize-status by season:

Season one, Michael Wray
- Promised Prize: The winner’s very own restaurant
- Did he get it? No, but it was his choice.

Season two, Heather West
- Promised Prize: Multi-million dollar restaurant in the billion dollar Red Rock resort in Las Vegas
- Did she get it? No. Heather was named senior chef (not executive chef, as was promised)

Season three, Rahman "Rock" Harper
- Promised Prize: The winner will run a Multi-million dollar restaurant in the Green Valley Ranch Resort
- Did he get it? Yes – and he fulfilled his contract.

Season four, Christina Machamer
- Promised Prize: The executive chef for Ramsay’s own restaurant, London West Hollywood in Los Angeles w/a salary of $250k
- Did she get it? No. But she got part of it. Christina was installed as a "senior sous chef" (not executive chef, as was promised in show-related publicity and press releases throughout the season) with a $250,000 salary.

Season five, Danny Veltri
- Promised Prize: Head chef at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City
- Did he get it? No. Veltri was employed as a sous chef under Stephen Kalt at Italian restaurant Fornelletto at the Borgata. However, they at least gave him a cash prize of $250k.

Season six, Dave Levey

- Promised Prize: Head Chef at Araxi Restaurant and Bar in Whistler, British Columbia
- Did he get it? No. He got the title “Head Chef”, but was treated like a line-cook, working under Executive Chef James Walt. This is a step down from the Executive Chef title he held prior to competing in Hell’s Kitchen. According to sources, Levey resigned from Araxi just a few weeks after.

Season seven, Holli Ugalde
- Promised Prize: Executive Chef at The Savoy in London
- Did she get it? We wouldn’t be writing this article if she had… They did give her a cash prize of an undisclosed amount. Unrelated, Ugalde has been recruited by B Ocean Fort Lauderdale to be their Signature Chef for the new restaurant they’re opening.

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