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'Attack of the Show!' 'X-Play' Canceled

  • The Wrap
G4 is cancelling "Attack of the Show!" and "X-Play," two giddily nerdy shows that helped define the network. Both shows will end production at the end of the year after 1,700 episodes of "Attack of the Show" and 1,300 episodes of "X-Play." "Attack of the Show!," perhaps best known for launching the career of former host Olivia Munn, has focused since its 2005 debut on technology, games, pop culture, movies and videos. Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood now host. The gaming-obsessed "X-Play" debuted in 2003 on G4's previous incarnation, TechTV. It is now
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G4 Cancels Flagships ‘Attack Of The Show’ And ‘X-Play’

The network made it official today that production on the long-running shows is shutting down at the end of the year. Attack Of The Show and X-Play helped define G4‘s gamer-culture focus and launched careers for the likes of Olivia Munn and Chris Hardwick, amassing close to 3000 episodes to date. They also provided wall-to-wall coverage of Comic-Con and E3 — two events right in the network’s young-male demo wheelhouse. X-Play launched in 2003 on what was then known as TechTV; Attack followed in 2005. Here’s the network’s release about farewell plans for the shows, which will air original episodes through 2012: Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 2012 – Attack of the Show! and X-Play are the longest-running and defining series for G4 through its first decade. With the shows ending production at the end of 2012, G4 is getting set to showcase the landmark series as they wind down their long runs on the network.
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Brett Ratner apologizes for lying about Olivia Munn, use of gay slur

Brett Ratner apologizes for lying about Olivia Munn, use of gay slur
The last few days have not been the best for director Brett Ratner. Today, while doing a phone interview on The Howard Stern Show, the Tower Heist helmer said he lied about having sex with actress Olivia Munn when he appeared on G4′s Attack of the Show last week. Ratner does call Munn “a friend,” and says the geek cult icon told him he is not the unnamed director she’s refers to in her book as having “undersized manhood.” Ratner continued: “She’s actually talented. The problem is I made her look like she’s a whore.” You can listen to the whole,
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Olivia Munn Locked in for Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot

Olivia Munn Locked in for Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot
Aaron Sorkin's upcoming HBO project just got a whole lot better-looking. Former "Attack of the Show!" beauty Olivia Munn has signed on for "West Wing" creator Sorkin's upcoming HBO pilot, the cable outlet confirms to TheWrap. Munn will play a financial analyst in the pilot, tentatively titled "More as the Story Develops," which will revolve around a cable news program. As reported earlier,  Jeff Daniels will be playing the lead in the pilot. Should the pilot get the go-ahead for a full series, Munn will have her plate full. In addition to her
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Shorty Awards 2011 pull in Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan and more

  • Pop2it
The Shorty Awards (and you're forgiven if you haven't heard of them) bill itself as the Oscars of social media. Perhaps, the Oscars began as an intimate event.

This awards ceremony, the third to celebrate social media, held at the Times Center in New York Monday night, drew actors (Jim Gaffigan and Kiefer Sutherland both starring in "That Championship Season" on Broadway) and a mixed crowd of hipsters, tech entrepreneurs working the crowd and many people with busy thumbs, encouraged to Tweet during the show.

Aasif Mandvi. of "The Daily Show" began, "Thank you for having me host the most irrelevant of award shows. The Webbies look at you guys and go, 'Really?' "

"Let me be honest like everyone else I'm only doing this to get more Twitter followers," Mandavi said. He stopped the show at least twice until he attracted more followers.

Sutherland kicked off the first of
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Olivia Munn's Role In 'Iron Man 2' Changed Due To 'Darker' Tone

Last Summer, it was announced that "Attack of The Show" co-host Olivia Munn would portray an unspecified character in "Iron Man 2." Munn later related how her improvisation skills on the set moved Robert Downey Jr. into leading a standing ovation for her.

And while it was a professional high point for Munn, audiences might not see her original scenes when the film is released in May.

During an interview with Complex Magazine, Munn revealed that her original part was cut from the film and that she was called back to the set to reshoot all of her scenes again.

"As they started to edit they realized it was becoming darker than what they'd expected and what my scenes had allowed for," said Munn. "My parts were lighthearted and comedic."

"Jon Favreau called and was like, 'I've got good news and bad news: This is what's happening in editing but we all really like you,
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