linzeal writes: Directors whose films have done poorly at the box office are increasingly being solicited by high-power law firms shopping to file lawsuits with offers of settlement. The practice of which the EFF has been calling extortive and "mafia-like", with the courts starting to rule in favor of the consumer and in some cases throwing out the lawsuits. This is all fine and dandy, however, when you are considered the world's worst director and you largely finance films through your own holding company, the rhetoric and ridicule gets ratcheted up rather quickly.
linzeal writes: The US government has been giving signs in the past 48 hours that it is increasingly worried that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of 250,000 secret State Department cables involving raw commentary on Middle Eastern leaders, investigators are searching the last known whereabouts of founder Julian Assange to no avail. Early this morning the Wikileaks twitter page posted the following. " Any signs of unacceptable behavior by the Pentagon or its agents towards this press will be viewed dimly. " than 2 hours later announced that Julian would be appearing at a investigate journalism conference in Las Vegas tonight.