It’s Thursday…and this means there’s one less crooner on “American Idol”. Last night we said buh-bye to Didi Benami – but once again, gotta say, not terribly worried about her post-Idol career. (Nor is this glass-half-full-theorizing; I genuinely feel that by the time they get to this point they’re clearly talented enough to make it big elsewhere). Now what’s going to happen to Tim Urban? Stay tuned. In other music news, let’s look at the sales charts. It’s no coincidence that we said we’d be talking about him this week, because 15-year-old Canadian singing sensation Justin Bieber has really done it now – he’s topped the Billboard 200. He didn’t sell as many records as Sade or Lady Antebellum did, but once again, like those Idol also-sangs, it’s probably fair to say this kid’s got a few good years left. Now, on to movies. So what’s the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time? Hint: It came out within the past year and chances are – given its box office business – you, or someone you know, saw it. Maybe twice. It’s The Hangover and it was an enormous and surprising hit. The director made Old School, and the cast was comprised of some very appealing comedic up-and-comers. Still, nobody expected that the bachelor-party-gone-very –wrong-flick would earn almost $500 million dollars. So now, there’s going to be a sequel. And here’s where the actors – and director – demanded that someone play ball, big time. And guess who won? Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper, who will each pocket about $5 million dollars apiece, with director Todd Phillips guaranteed $10 million. Not bad, gentlemen. So let’s talk sequels…not the ones we already know about (apparently they’re making sequels for Happy Feet, Cars, Kung Fu Panda, Mad Max, etc., among others). Instead, let’s take a look at 4 random movies that aren’t part of any mega-franchise and which – far as we know – aren’t in the process of getting sequels just yet. Voice your choice in today’s featured poll and tell us which of these films you’d most like to see get “sequelized”:
1) The Proposal
2) Couples Retreat
3) He’s Just Not That Into You
4) Bride Wars
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