'Monty Python' Writer to Adapt Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens
"Start-up division Prime Focus Productions aims to sit alongside its existing U.K. post-production services and give broadcasters and directors “concept-to-delivery expertise” for TV drama productions."
So much more after the jump. (This is what I get for skipping News Roundup yesterday.)
For Shame: Wired Goes Glam and Photoshops a Lady Scientist Beyond Recognition
"The ladies at the website Jezebel frequently make it their business to point out absurd Photoshop incidents in fashion magazines, and rightfully so. As former Jezebel editor Anna Holmes put it, 'Magazine-retouching may not be a lie on par with, you know, 'Iraq has weapons of mass destruction,' but in a world where girls as young as eight are going on the South Beach Diet, teenagers are getting breast implants as graduation gifts ... it's fucking wrong.'
"And it is fucking wrong. However, it makes at least a little bit of sense when the women being Photoshopped are musicians and actresses, professions that, like it or not, often require their members to possess otherworldly features. Where Photoshopping makes no sense at all, not even a little, is in the world of science."
Jennifer Lawrence Cast as Katniss in 'The Hunger Games'
"Academy-award nominee Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as Katniss Everdeen, the lead role in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopia trilogy 'The Hunger Games' according to The Wrap."
Japan Has Shifted 13 Feet! Does That Mean GPS Doesn't Work Anymore?
"Soon, representatives of GPS manufacturers will walk and drive through the affected areas, armed with GPS locators, to change the official coordinates of streets and addresses. The process will probably take a few months."
Doctor Who Cubees
Alone at work and have access to the color printer? Populate your desk with Doctor Who Cubees. I won't tell anyone you spent the afternoon in a staring contest with a paper dolly because you were afraid to blink.