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UPDATE: You can win signed ‘Transfomers’ poster

photo (2)UPDATE: Aileen has been randomly selected to win this poster. Thanks to all who posted comments.

ORIGINAL POST: The latest big summer movie, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” opened Thursday night. It will be interesting to see if it does as well at the box office now that Mark Wahlberg has taken over the the human hero of the franchise.

In connection with the opening, I have secured a mini poster signed by cast members Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. She is known for her role on “Bates Motel” and he was in “Delivery Man.” The main thing is that they are the stars of the new “Transformers” movie.

To be in the running to win the poster, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me whether you are more like an Autobot or Deception. The winner of the poster will be determined by a random drawing of all of those who leave comments by noon July 3. The winner will be notified that day. The poster must be picked up at the Fresno Bee offices. It will not be mailed.

Good luck. Contest rules are below.

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Observations from a grumpy old man

  • Bakersfield now has a radio station that plays only comedy programming. This week’s featured comedian is Jeff Dunham. That’s right, a ventriloquist is the featured artist on radio. That’s like enjoying the works of Justin Bieber by only reading the lyrics to his songs.
  • Because Khloe Kardashian Odom is a co-host on “The X Factor,” the Fox reality show now has a “Why factor?”
  • Disney has purchased Lucasfilms and will produce new “Star Wars” movie in 2015. Suggested titles: “Star Wars: The Disney Empire Strikes New Deal”; “Star Wars: Return of the Merchandising”; or “Star Wars: A New Hope for More Profits.”
  • Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was arrested in Illinois after allegedly driving his truck into the middle of a corn field. His defense: if they build it, he will come.
  • Megan Fox is threatening to sue the party who used Photoshop to put her head on a nude body. She says that’s not her naked body. You can see the defense now — prove it.

Fox will join gamers LIVE


If you ever sat around playing Xbox and thought “Wow, it would be so much more fun if Megan Fox was playing this game also,” your wish is about to come true.

Fox, star of both the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” movie and video game, will be on Xbox LIVE starting at 3 p.m. Saturday. She will challenge fans in multi-player matches that feature new characters and maps from the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Character and Map Pack Plus.”

Her gamertag will be “Megan Fox 2009.” If you are interested in the event go to for more information.

Fox, who stars this September in the dark comedy “Jennifer’s Body,” is an avid gamer and lends her voice and likeness to the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” video game.

And the Teen Choice winners are …

“Twilight” proved to be a big hit with teens at the “Teen Choice Awards” televised by Fox tonight. It picked up 11 awards. These are the winners of the “Teen Choice 2009.”



Choice Movie: Action Adventure
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

Choice Movie: Drama

Choice Movie: Romance

Choice Movie: Bromantic Comedy
“Marley & Me”

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