Grantland takes a ride on the Dearly Departed Tour, where owner Scott Michaels and tour guide Brian Donnelly offer us an intimate look at the sites of the most infamous murders, overdoses, and scandals in Hollywood history, including the Menendez brothers, the Black Dahlia, Janis Joplin, River Phoenix, and more. For more information about the tour, go to DearlyDepartedTours.com.
"It was a far less frightening, but an equally self-reflexive version of that scene in Being John Malkovich where Malkovich goes inside his own head."
Dan Silver: When asked, that's the way I describe my (all too brief) time spent at LucasFilm and ILM. Over the years, I've been extremely fortunate to have found myself in situations where the ivories on my geek piano are tickled under the guise of "professional responsibilities," but never have I been to a place like LucasFilm and ILM. This is the only place on the planet that can position a wall sized mural of early and little seen conceptual sketch of Yoda right outside a room where post production work was being done on Pacific Rim. (FYI, I saw as close to nothing as one could see, I just happened to be admiring the Yoda artwork when someone walked out of a room, and before the door closed I caught a glimpse of a screen. I only knew what I was seeing was Pacific Rim because an image of Charlie Hunnam in his Jaeger get-up was frozen on screen.)
Kevin Wildes pitches Bill Simmons a network about pizza — and only pizza — called Slice TV. The two then develop programming for the network including the signature debate show, Pizza the Interruption.