New Zealand woos 'Avatar' and more news to note
December 16th, 2013
06:47 PM ET

New Zealand woos 'Avatar' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

New Zealand reportedly really, really wants the "Avatar" sequels to film in their country. According to the New York Times, the nation's taxpayers will pay 25 percent of the budget for the three sequesls in exhange for the production bringing jobs there. Those "Avatar" films aren't cheap so we suspect that's some serious coin. [New York Times]

Calm down people. Miley Cyrus says she was just hugging her friend. She sorta said via her Twitter account that she's not dating rapper French Montana. [E! Online]

Yet another reason to love Justin Timberlake: He served as wingman for a concert goer who wanted to propose at his Louisville, Kentucky concert. We wanted to scream as loud as the audience did it was so sweet! [People]

It's so refreshing when celebs fess up immediately over those pesky nude photos that show up on the Internet. Disney star Dylan Sprouse, we salute you sir! [Us Weekly]

The "22 Jump Street" trailer with Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube is here (be warned it's NSFW exactly). So enjoy that:

soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Rock

    Zoe Saldana, please come hug my Festivus pole

    December 23, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Troll

    We aren't trolls. We are elves. We spread crimmas cheer. Happy Festivus.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Emily

      If I was a troll I would be a nice one that lived under a bridge and popped out to give everyone pizza. Everyone would be super happy.

      December 17, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • know what makes us happy?

      First you put on these kneepads....then you spit out your gum.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ^ 'cuz your gay ^

      Some of those trolls are dudes, gayboy. Zip zip, zlurp, zlurp, gayboy ^ dont mind.


      December 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • @cuz

      That's what YOU dream about. He was talking to Emily, dum bass.

      December 18, 2013 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      Wow, and that whole thread is the same person talking. You are a lonely tool arent ya?

      December 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sarah

    What grade is everyone in? I'm in 9th this year. It's awesome. We learn stuff.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. All the old trolls are back!

    And just in time for the holidays. Merry Christmas, trolls.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joke

    Two non believers walk into a bar. They both say Ouch, that hurt. We shoulda ducked.

    December 17, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jenna

    I gotta sinus headache.

    December 17, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cora

    We are out of school all the way until after New Years. It's too awesome. No homework or nuthin. Christmas time is Mormontastic. Yeah.

    December 17, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cora

    You are just picking on me because I'm a Mormon. Well, us Mormons are Mormontastic.

    December 17, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sokman

    Hella gay. It makes me feel all nauschus.

    December 17, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Fore

      I'm asking everyone to boycot these movies. They are exploiting the gay blue people.

      December 17, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Science

      It is a scientific fact that blue people have green diarrhea. It's just science; no other explanation.

      December 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Richard Fore

    I agree. Blue people are odd. And gay.

    December 17, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ultimate Vixen

    Blue people look gay. Like embiciles. Lesbean embiciles. As a important school teacher I can say this.

    December 17, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Trish

    It has been a while since the first Avatar came out. Are they working on the second one yet?

    December 17, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda

      No they aren't. Not yet. Hopefully soon though. Rumor has it they Avatar 3 will be combined with The Hunger Games series.

      December 17, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. V¡xen

    So now you want to step in and change things when it finally got interesting. When the hacker was all over this blog with the crazy rambling and people contacted what's his face, you did nothing about it. Now that there is some kind of communication, whether it's good or bad you have something to say about it. Really? All the months that people came on and begged you to take care of the rambling hacker, you sat by and did nothing. Troll buster..whoever he may be ,helped a lot. I hope he is someone that's working for you, because that would be a damn shame if he isn't.

    December 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Actually

      That was a fake CNN post, V¡xen. Notice the wording is remarkably similar to the disclaimer on the Eatocracy's Coffee Klatsch? We're been trolled by one of the foodies. Very 'clever.'

      December 17, 2013 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen

      Oh, I don't go on there, so I didn't know. I much rather stay here with the rest of the misfits:).

      December 17, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • No, actually

      FACT: That's what cnn used to put on the while you were working blogs. Back when trolling was out of hand. More out of hand than it is now. Vixen, you were here then, don't you remember? It was only a year ago.

      December 17, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • *

      Yea, they did put that at the top of while working. it was back when mr ed, get a room, Charlie crack, and those ppl were on here. Cnn was trying to keep
      on topic posts to the other threads.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      Nope. No they didn't. That is a real moderator telling you to be nice. Uncle Crimmas and Moondancer also say that too. So does Eduardo Fuentes and T-Rex. It's crimmas time so we gotta be nice folks.

      December 17, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen

      @* and @No actually, yeah you guys are right. They did put something similar up, but then soon after, the hacker and the dating site starting posting their craziness. I still think the hacker/dating site was/is non other than a certain blocker (no names to mention, because he pops out just by mentioning it) that's a little unstable in his head.

      If is a real CNN posting, well it took them long enough, and they should've done something when that hacker and dating site showed up.

      December 17, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen


      December 17, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • troll buster

      Well, thank you, Miss Vixen. I appreciate that. I do not work for CNN. They can flip me a check, though, any time they want. Remember, there are lots of troll busters now. The only difference is, I only go after dating sites and the nonsense troll. I have noticed a lot of comments disappearing. I assure you that is not me. So remember, you have no excuse, hit abuse. Happy holidays!

      December 17, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      That rhymes! Rhymes are too wonderful. They make things more cheerful.

      December 17, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen

      Thanks for explaining that:).

      I hope ? and friends would keep some of the funny comments on. I sure hate to have this place become a snooze fest.

      This place used to be so much fun before a certain jack*** came on. Everyone came on and posted. Nobody was having tea parties with each other. We just posted funny comments. Geezes

      Happy Holidays to you as well Mr. Troll Buster.

      December 17, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Umm

      That wasn't peace. Do you see her little peace sign? Somebody trolling her.

      December 17, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • oh yeah no sign so that doesn't mean it's not her. bahahaha

      She came out to defend her little buddy.

      December 17, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. CNN

    [By the by, we noticed some of you like to have a little fun in this post. And that's fine by us! Consider this the "free" post - come here and chat (responsibly) about topics unrelated to what's been up that day. This way, you guys can meet and greet here, leaving the comments on other posts to focus solely on the topic at hand. Have at it!]

    Remember when blogging was fun? We gave you your own lounge to chat in. You've been very ungrateful. How did you enjoy all of your threads today? It's time for a few of you (you know who you are and so do we) to stop your bologna. We have recieved numerous complaints and are acting on it. It's time to stop and get back to blogging.
    Happy holidays and may the Marquee blogs turn a new leaf for a happier new year of blogging.

    December 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |

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