According to USA today:
A man who robbed Lost star Josh Holloway and his wife at gunpoint in their Hawaii home has been sentenced to 13 to 30 years in prison for his three-week crime spree.
The sentence was imposed Tuesday against 23-year-old Ruben Royce after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges in February.
Judge Karl Sakamoto said Royce was responsible for “a tidal wave of crime” that terrorized victims in their own homes. The four robberies occurred in the fall of 2005.
Prosecutors say Royce broke into the Holloways’ home, threatened the couple at gunpoint, took their wallets and drove off in their Mercedes-Benz.
I am sad to announce that I came across a disturbing article while reading up on some news. As I was going through the daily habit of checking out whats going on in the world, I found this article and could hardly believe it. Apparently due to continuing decreases in ratings, producers have decided to CANCEL our beloved Lost. They will continue filming through the end of Season 4 and answer as many questions as they are able to, but there is no way they will be able to cover everything with the detail fans would have expected. Below is a screenshot of the article that I was able to take. The article has since been pulled from the site, most likely due to a premature release. You’ll notice that typos appear near the bottom. I will post more as additional information becomes available.
Microsoft is running a contest on Xbox live called the “Taking you places you’ve never imagined” sweepstakes. The winners of the sweep stakes will win various prizes from ABC and Microsoft, so be sure that your personal information is up to date in your profile settings. In order to participate in the sweepstakes:
* Fire up your console, sign on to Xbox LIVE and go to Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
* Locate an Oceanic Airlines Theme banner on Xbox LIVE.
* Select the Oceanic Airlines Theme banner.
* Select Oceanic Airlines Theme from the list of available content and select Confirm Download.
* Upon the successful completion of the Theme download you’ll see a Thank You for Registering message.
Six (6) First Prizes: Six winners will score a prize package consisting of the following items:
* Xbox 360 Pro console
* 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription
* 1600 Microsoft Points
* A special surprise package from ABC and Oceanic Airlines
Three (3) Second Prizes: Three second place prize winners will also receive a special surprise package from ABC and Oceanic Airlines.
For full contest details visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/promotions/2008/oceanicairlines/default.htm
Time Magazine put out its top 10 returning shows for 2007 and to no surprise of mine, Lost was #2 trailing only the Sopranos. Season 4 of Lost begins in Feb 2008 (Lost Season 5 begins Jan 2009) and is supposed to be the wildest season yet. I can’t freaking wait!
See the top 10 here
UbiSoft has been working on a Lost video game, and after seeing the trailer it looks much better than I would have imagined it to be. Im not sure how fun of a game it will be. I mean especiallly if have to be John Locke and have to sit there and press the computer buttons over and over.
Take a look for yourself and see what you think.
Miss an episode of Lost Season 3? Need to rewatch an episode to make sure you saw it right the first time? Amazon.com now has Lost Season 3 “The Unexplored Experience” DVDs up for pre order and if you order now you get a 30% discount.
The Lost Season 3 DVD set is currently schedule to be released on December 11, 2007. Just in time for the holidays, and the start of marketing for Lost Season 4. The listed price of the DVDs are $59.99, but the Amazon.com pre order price is $41.99.
The DVDs come with an extra as described as:
“”…The 23-episode, seven-disc set comes with a one-on-one with star Matthew Fox, a featurette on “The Others,” a documentary chronicling 24 hours in production and a selection of never-before-seen flashbacks. Also included are behind-the-scenes looks at 10 episodes, audio commentaries, deleted scenes and bloopers.”
USA Today has an interesting article on the Alex, Rousseau and Ben family reunion in last nights Season 3 finale. Nothing really ground breaking, just thought I’d at least share.
[link to USAToday]
If you watch Lost or any other ABC show for that matter you will now be able to watch your favorite show on your cell phone for free, that is if you are a Sprint customer. ABC and Sprint have inked a deal to bring the most popular ABC series to your Sprint cell phone.
This presents a new day in mobile technology. Although Sprint says nine of 10 TV-ready phones in its lineup cost less than $100 with a two-year contract and more than 1 million customers now have the capability, we still have a long way to go in order to have a reliable battery life and a large enough screen. Even so, its an exciting time for consumers.
Link to USAToday
I found this post today and thought it was pretty funny; number 8 particularly made me laugh. The post is basically a summation of 10 points of everyone’s complaints about the show with a tirade of foul language mixed throughout each one. Below is a summary of his points, but I highly recommend checking out his post and reading each one for a good laugh. It helps to picture a really pissed of guy typing away at his computer and truly hating Cuse and Lindeloff.
1. Kill Charlie.
2. Stop teasing us.
3. Answer some questions.
4. Paulo and Nikki suck. 86 them.
5. One cool hatch would be nice.
6. Bring back Eko.
7. Stop with the inconsistencies.
8. Slow down on the craziness.
9. Stop making awesome characters into sissies.
10. Convince us that you at least have the answers.
Full list of reasons of why Lost Sucks.
I’ve documented it before that Lost has been written out for seven more seasons, well they are still only signed on for a year at a time but last night ABC signed up Lost and several other shows for the fall 2007-2008 season.