We had to put up with crap TV because of the writers strike and now we find out that Universal won’t be developing any more projects until 2010. (Variety)
The Emmys are tonight. While I won’t be watching, lots of people will just to see how they do in their Emmy pools. But I find pools to be boring, if you’re going to guess winners, maybe you should put your money where your mouth is. Fortunately, I’ve dug up some odds on tonight’s winners. (Sports Interaction)
TV season is about to kickoff in earnest on Monday. However, that doesn’t mean that a lot of people will be tuning in this year. (TV By The Numbers)
After the jump, more entertainment links, what to do with a chicken, and some sports stuff for good measure.
Of course, awards shows like the Emmys are a bit controversial because no one can agree on who should be nominated, let alone who should win. Fortunately, the best of the snubbed was put to an internet vote. (EW.com)
What do you do if you win the lottery jackpot? You start up your own professional wrestling promotion with stand-up comedy and women in bikinis. In other words, copy the WWE. (WTSP)
Halo 3: ODST is coming out this Tuesday. I’m not a big fan of the Halo series but this one I’m interested in. (BBC)
Floyd “Money” Mayweather made a triumphant return to the ring with a unanimous decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez. (Sports Illustrated) Mind you, the legitimacy of that win can be disputed since Mayweather came in over the agreed weight and will make up for that by being lighter in the pocket book. (ESPN)
UFC 103 was also last night. The card could quite match the star power of recent cards but if you bought the pay-per-view, the action made up for it. (Bloody Elbow)
Why won’t the Cleveland Browns be even remotely successful this year? Well, besides the general team suckage, the coach is a power-mad dictator. (Pro Football Talk)
NFL Upset Alert: Down go the Patriots! Down go the Patriots! Rex Ryan’s strange plea to season ticket holders works and the Jets take down New England. (NFL.com) Update: It wasn’t an offensive shootout by any stretch but the Jets backed up all the talk heading into the game. (USA Today)
Baseball legend Lenny Dykstra has been having some well-documented financial issues. It’s gotten so bad that he’s (allegedly) selling flooring and fixtures from his homes. (Deadspin)
I’m definitely spending the $80 to be like Sherlock Holmes or Tom Selleck. (Toronto Star)
Strictly Come Sequins (or what ABC calls Dancing with the Stars) is back on Monday. Two things. 1) God help us. 2) Aaron Carter is the favourite. Is he the Backstreet Boy or the one riding his brother’s coattails? Again, I suggest dumping the office pools and put some green on it. (The Spread)
“The Iceman” Chuck Liddell is going to be on that 9th Dancing with the Stars competition. Dana White put out the call for UFC fans to stack the vote. Then he lost a bet with Chuck.
There are some things you shouldn’t do to chickens. FOX 5 news anchor Ernie Anastos tells the weatherman one of them.