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Benicio del Toro’s upcoming film “A.K.A. Jimmy Picard” to feature the puppetry work of Ypsilanti’s super-talented Dreamland Theater crew

One day earlier this winter, as I was making my way around town, pushing my sleeping son in his stroller, I decided to turn down Washington Street and see if I could find Naia Venturi, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater. Fortunately, she heard me knocking on the door, and came out from behind the […]

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Miley Cyrus makes a statement about gay marriage in Ypsilanti

Walking down Washington Street the other night, I ran into a friend who informed me that Miley Cyrus had just gotten a tattoo a few doors down, at Liquid Swords. I had my video camera in my pocket, and it occurred to me that I should probably go over and interview the guys about it, […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: a postcoital Jason Segel

I’ve got another entry for our ever-growing Pencil Paparazzi file. This one comes from a boy in Ann Arbor who answers to the name of Jim. Accompanying his drawing of a half-dressed Jason Segel, was the following note: This is my depiction of Jason Segel putting on a t-shirt after doing thespian sex on the […]

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Ypsi’s summer snowbanks and the trickery of Hollywood exposed

I took Clementine to look around in front of the local all-nude strip club this afternoon, where our friends from Hollywood will be shooting their big winter street scene tomorrow. She was amazed by how fake the “snow” was that they’d put out. Basically, it was just a bunch of tiny styrofoam balls, swept up […]

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Sharpen your pencils…. Five Year Engagement to shoot in Ypsi

Remember how, a few weeks ago, we had a pencil paparazzi sighting of Jason Segel and a bunch of other marginally famous folks having drinks in Ann Arbor? Well, it looks like some of them may be headed to Ypsilanti next week to continue work on the film that brought them to MIchigan. (It’s called […]

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