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Fonseca talks with Billy West (Futurama)

This weeks Your Nerd Side Show:

Billy West, is an American voice actor, musician and former radio personality. His voice roles include Bugs Bunny in the 1996 film Space Jam and several subsequent projects, the title characters of Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, as well as the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan and many more. In commercials, he voices the Red M&M and formerly voiced Buzz for Honey Nut Cheerios. West also voices other such established characters such as Elmer Fudd, Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, Skeets, Muttley, and Woody Woodpecker. He was a cast member on The Howard Stern Show, during which time he was noted for his impressions of Larry Fine, Marge Schott, George Takei, and Jackie Martling.

Supermarket Spider Could Cause Men To Be Aroused: The Daily Mail says an Austrian supermarket was evacuated and closed down yesterday because a manager spotted a Brazilian Wandering Spider in a bunch of bananas. Men are being warned to stay away from the store because a bite by the Brazilian Wandering Spider can lead to painful, long-term arousal. Exterminators spent yesterday fumigating the store

Giant Freakin Robot says ''Barbie'' star Margot Robbie and The Rock are going to star in a new sci-fi film called "Starlight". The Rock is going to play a captain, who leads an interstellar crew on a mission to explore the far reaches of the galaxy. Margot is going to play a villain named Isabella

The Daily Star says Barbie fans are now trying to get Barbie license plates. They are applying for vanity plates that spell Barbie in one way or another.

'Star Trek'' star William Shatner tells News Nation that he doesn't believe aliens are on Earth. “You mean, some highly intelligent being goes 10,000 light years with advanced technology, arrives here and hides? It doesn’t make any sense.”

Ace Showbiz says Harry Styles' superhero movie, ''Eros and Pip'', has allegedly been shelved by Disney. A source tells the website, "Marvel bosses were openly talking about Harry in a lead role but that talk has cooled. The whole business and Marvel franchise is being rethought. The focus is on creating the biggest projects with the biggest revenues. Harry's character is a fun and beloved role but it is not realistically the number one choice to get the Marvel franchise bouncing back.’

The New York Post says dozens of women have gotten a Barbie nose job. Plastic surgeons crafted their noses to look just like Barbie's. Barbie nose jobs cost an average of $4,000 overseas while in the U.S. they can cost as much as $30,000.

Female First says pop singer James Blunt is releasing a new Carrie Fisher tribute song titled "Dark Thought. He and Carrie were close friends. James says, '''Dark Thought' is the song I always wanted to write for Carrie Fisher, but never got round to writing for her while she was alive. That’s taken me a few years to write. It was about the moment I went back to her house after she had died and knocked on the gate.’'

Darth Vader Runs A Mile In Death Valley, California: The New York Post says a Star Wars superfan recently completed the 'Darth Valley Mile' in Death Valley, California. Jon Rice dressed as Darth Vader before running a mile in 128° heat. Rice runs the same route every year. He trains by listening to dance music and running in place in a sauna. His wife waited for him at the finish line with an air conditioned car and a cold towel. Rice wore thermal underwear and a black compression shirt under his costume.

Amusement Park Ride Malfunctions And Spins In Reverse: The Daily Mail says an amusement park ride, in Rye, New York, recently malfunctioned. The brakes on the Music Express failed causing it to go in reverse for 10 minutes. Riders held on for dear life as the Music Express spun violently backwards. Park workers were able to stop the ride. Some riders were terrified while others were ready to fight. No one was injured

9 MOST COMMON IMPULSE BUYS OF 2023 ... According to a new survey by Slick Deals

Clothing - 55%

Food/groceries - 50%

Household items - 42%

Shoes - 32%

Takeout - 23%

Books - 21%

Toys - 20%

Technology - 19%

Coffee - 18%

The New York Post has revealed that the Ken doll actually has a full name. Ken's real name is Kenneth Sean Carson. He was named after the son of Barbie creator Ruth Handler.

- The New York Post says the new Barbie movie is spurring women to dye their hair blonde. Colorists from across the country say 'Barbie blonde' is becoming this Summer's hottest hair trend. The beauty marketplace platform Fresha says hair salons have seen a 508% increase in requests for Barbie-inspired hair services

- Collider magazine says Vin Diesel is planning to star in a new movie based on Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. Mattel has greenlit the film and hopes to fast track it once the actors and writers strike ends.

Variety magazine says two Barbie sequels may be in the works. Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz says, “At the outset, we’re not saying, ‘Okay, let’s think already about movie two and three.’ Let’s get the first one right and make that a success. And if you do that, opportunities open up very quickly, once you establish the first movie as a successful representation of a franchise on the big screen. Successful movies lend themselves to more movies. Our ambition is to create film franchises.”

The NY Post says Barbie fans went wild after Warner Brothers tweeted a video of a 2,000 foot Barbie standing next to the world's tallest building in Dubai. The marketing stunt was reportedly created with the help of 3D technology. It shows the massive Barbie doll ripping open the plastic cover of her box and posing in a black and white swimsuit next to the famous Burj Khalifa. Twitter reacts ... "If I saw this in real life, it would create a panic attack" "This ad actually looks terrifying ... I would've cried" "I think I'd go into cardiac arrest" "Tell me again why the studios can't afford to pay the writers?

Barbie Movie New Litmus Test For Boyfriends

NBC says women are using the new Barbie movie as a litmus test for potential boyfriends. A 32-year-old Cologne, Germany woman, named Nicole Hoefler, reportedly started the 'Barbie Test' on Tik Tok. She says, “It’s like the new question on a first date or your dating profile: ‘What are your thoughts on the Barbie movie?’ Because if a guy really doesn’t want to see it or he’s not open to talking about it or, what’s even worse yet, if he’s seen it and he thinks it’s not a good movie or he doesn’t get the point, I think it’s kind of a no-go.”

The Daily Star says the trailer for the new Exorcist movie, ''The Exorcist: Believer'', is so scary that one person viewed it and almost had a heart attack. The movie is about two 12 year olds that go missing in the woods for three days.

Viewers of the trailer react ...

“I saw the trailer for The Exorcist Believer. I was terrified, and I could not sleep last night.”

“The Exorcist trailer came on. I almost had a heart attack, now I can no longer sleep.”

“I watched the new Exorcist trailer late last night and it gave me nightmares.”

''Barbie'' director Greta Gerwig tells Indiewire that she almost included a fart scene in the movie. “We’ve always tried to get in a proper fart joke and we’ve never done it. We had like a fart opera in the middle [of Barbie]. I thought it was really funny. And that was not the consensus.” A producer says, “It was in the wrong place, too. We need to work it into a more significant narrative moment next time.”

McDonald's is going to launch a spin-off restaurant called 'CosMc's’ (Cosmics). CosMc was an alien character that appeared in McDonald's commercials and video games in the '80s and 90s. No word on what food CosMc's is going to serve - Totally the Bomb says Spirit Halloween stores expect Barbie outfits to be this year's hottest Halloween costume. Stores plan to fully stock Barbie and Ken outfits from the movie when they open for the Halloween season

- LAD Bible says Mattel is planning to make movies based on the UNO card game and the Magic 8 Ball toy. They hope the films have the same success as the Barbie movie is having

- Footwear News says Adidas is trying to capitalize on the new Barbie movie by releasing Barbie Ultraboost Light running shoes. The body of the shoe is white with purple and pink accents. The shoe has blue laces and a pink, yellow and blue tiger print sole. The shoes retail for $190

The Daily Mail says the paparazzi recently caught Hugh Jackman eating a cheat meal. He has been intensely training for his role as Wolverine in the new Deadpool movie. Hugh took a day off and went to Gordon Ramsay's burger restaurant in London where he downed a martini, a giant plate of macaroni and cheese, a bacon cheeseburger, coleslaw and French fries

Man Spends $320,000 To Look Like Real-Life Ken Doll: The Daily Mail says a Hertford, England man has spent $320,000 on plastic surgery in order to look like a real life Ken doll. Oli London originally spent $100,000 to look like one of the members of the pop band BTS. He then decided to transition into a Ken doll and has had 32 surgeries. London says, 'I have six titanium brackets with 24 screws inside my chin and cheeks holding the bones together so sometimes I get jaw lock when I yawn and it's really painful. I regret a lot of it but I am happy with my Ken look and small nose and eyes’.

- Fortune Magazine says Disney may delay the release of some of their movies because striking actors refused to promote them.

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