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Stargate SG-1 Movies Announced

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MGM announced today (Jan. 15) the extension of the hit “Stargate SG-1” franchise with two movies based on the popular series. Titled “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum”, the movies will both be made available to the television universe and home entertainment marketplace by MGM. The announcement was made by Charles Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President, MGM.

With its high quality production values, long-term stability in the show’s leadership and strong chemistry between the lead actors in the series, all of whom have big audience appeal, “Stargate SG-1” is the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. TV history. The series has a strong worldwide fan base and can be seen in over 120 countries. [More]

Did Dave Chappelle really walk out on success?

From article: Comedy Central Has New Chappelle Episodes

As the show’s opening and jokes with sidekicks Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings illustrate, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ isn’t afraid to talk about what happened with Chappelle. It would have been dishonest otherwise, Brennan said.

Even Chappelle has joked about it _ just not on Comedy Central.

He told Conan O’Brien that his wife has given him guff for walking out on his big score. His spokeswoman did not return calls from The Associated Press.

It’s never been fully explained why he left. Chappelle has denied rumors of substance abuse or psychiatric problems. He’s complained of arguments about the show with Comedy Central. (Herzog said the network had ‘almost no access’ to Chappelle during work on the third season.) Chappelle also said he had doubts about how racial elements of his show were being taken.

During an appearance on ‘Oprah’ in February, Chappelle said that he might be amenable to returning to his show providing some arrangement could be made about providing money to charities.

Since then, he hasn’t returned any of Comedy Central’s phone calls, Herzog said.

Comedy Central is in the midst of its second marketing campaign to promote Chappelle’s third season. After all the frustration, Herzog still says he wouldn’t close the door on working with Chappelle again, calling him ‘arguably one of the great comedic voices of his generation, a comedic genius (and) a lovely guy, truthfully.

‘If I’m in the comedy business, if Dave Chappelle calls, I’m going to listen,’ Herzog said. ‘He’s got to call, though.’ [View Full Article]