Only one of 20 transportation improvements needed to relieve congestion, improve safety and support future growth in the metro area has adequate funding and more than half don't have funding allocated at all, according to a new report out Wednesday from TRIP, a national transportation research and advocacy group in Washington D.C. In its report “Project Green Light: Moving Minnesota’s Top Transportation Improvements Forward,” TRIP looked at the state of 20 projects it identified as vital for improving the roads and bridges, mass transit, rail lines and facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians and rated them with a green, yellow or red light based on whether money is currently available or is anticipated to be within the next five years. A $33 million project to re-deck and repair the Central Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis got the lone green light for metro area projects while five were rated a yellow light because either a … [Read more...] about Lack of funding gives majority of vital transportation projects the red light
Wolverines in limbo: “Red Dawn,” a remake of “Red Dawn,” has been yanked from the release schedule, and no one knows when it will be released. : It was made by MGM, and MGM has run out of money. The troubled studio managed to make several movies recently, one that was already released ("Hot Tub Time Machine"), one that is being released next year by Sony ("The Zookeeper") and one, "Red Dawn," that is in the can but may stay there for quite a while, at least until someone buys MGM or provides the kind of big investment needed to market and distribute new films. This is sad news, partly because my neighbor worked on the movie as an electrician, and it’s always fun to see his name in the credits. They shot in Detroit, because they needed a city that looked like it had suffered an brutal invasion; not much set-dressing was needed. Other remake news: Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks to join the cast of "Arthur," a remake of the 1981 comedy. It … [Read more...] about “Red Dawn” remake may never see light of day
You’ll know no one is paying attention to Gaga anymore when she shows up on stage dressed entirely in flaming Korans. For now she continues to stir up the media, and the latest is playing out in the usual way. Step one: be outre. Lady Gaga said the controversial "meat" dress she wore at the MTV Video Music Awards was intended to make a statement. Winning eight prizes at Sunday's ceremony, the glam pop performance artist chose to accept one of her statuettes wearing nothing but a raw, red meat dress with a matching purse, that became one of the most talked about moments of the televised show. Step two: expand on the subject in a friendly setting: "If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones," Lady Gaga, 24, told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on her TV program broadcast on Monday. That makes no sense. Look, Lady, it’s a meat dress. Own it. Say it was amusing … [Read more...] about Gaga’s meat costume makes PETA see red
Julianne Moore looked like she couldn't make up her mind in this dress by Lanvin on the red carpet in London for the premiere of "The Kids Are All Right." Fall? Winter? Sane? Insane? Fashion statement or train wreck? Credit: AP Older Post Madonna is here to pump you up Newer Post Paul is an ex-Octopus … [Read more...] about Julianne Moore on the red carpet: Why, oh why?
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive picture of the Red Skull from the upcoming "Captain America" movie, and since it's an exclusive, fed to them by the studio, it would be wrong to put it up here. Oh, every other blog is doing it, but c'mon, it's not exactly hard labor to click on THIS LINK HERE, is it? Okay, here's a little. Now go look. It's skulltastic, it is. Originally the Skull wore a mask, but it appears the movie version has him infused with super-powered lobster DNA. Older Post Sheen shills swillable sweets by the tweetshore Newer Post Avatar 2 will be wetter … [Read more...] about Hugo Weaving Red Skull pix released