The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: soap operas are dropping dead left and right, someone's doing some secret Snow White promotion, and Justin Bieber's underpants.
Well, that's that. After a few months of struggling to figure out how they would do it, the company that was going to put new episodes of canceled network soaps One Life to Live and All My Children online has decided it can't get the funding and other stuff figured out, so they're scrapping the idea. Meaning, those two soaps, and really most soaps, are done for good. There's still Days of Our Lives (when are Will and Sonny gonna kiss already??) and General Hospital and all those beautiful, bold, young, restless people, but it's a dying art, for sure. So, in true fashion: Cue sad music, turn to the fake window of the fake estate overlooking the fake yard, swirl your sparkling glass of brown liquor, finger your huge bejeweled necklace, and emote. [Deadline]
Ugh, here is an actually sad thing. A crew member on G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation was killed in an accident on the movie's New Orleans set. So, OK, let's shut the thing down then? If a sequel to G.I. Joe has killed somebody, it's probably best to just throw in the towel. And don't say that he would have wanted the production to go on, because we're not talking about Schindler's List here, we're talking about the sequel to G.I. goddamned Joe. Shut it down, guys. The whole thing is already well past worth it. [THR]