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One Director To Rule Them All!

peterjackson.jpgPeter Jackson fans hope to get New Line Cinema by the balls. The studio “dumped” Jackson from The Hobbit, and Jackson struck back by posting a letter on fan site theonering.net and now New Line is hearing from the Lord of the Rings director’s legions of supporters, swarming the blogosphere like a million annoying Gollums.

The NYT describes the Internet fury over Jackson’s dismissal as “a bombshell that went whizzing through cyberspace.” Never mind that bombshells don’t whiz, the problem we have with the story is that it takes seriously the fans’ assertions that if New Line doesn’t rehire Jackson these Middle Earth middlemen will boycott the film.

First of all: No they won’t. What else are they going to do on a Friday night? Go out with a girl?

Second: Why should New Line care? Cyber geeks are very, very loud. But they are rarely successful in making or breaking a film.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.