coming soon?
July 14, 2014

The Veronica Mars movie seemed like the last we'd be hearing about the teen detective, but Kristen Bell's new interview with People suggests the character's story may not be over just yet.

"I would be down for anything," Bell, 33, told People. "I'm that kind of girl. You can quote me on that."

Creator Rob Thomas has hinted at a potential Veronica Mars sequel in the past, saying that "early signs are encouraging," but nothing has been made official.

Veronica Mars' next installment may not be another studio movie or even a VOD film, though: Bell says she wants to hear from fans — who set a Kickstarter record by giving $5.7 million for the movie's production — about what format they'd like to see in a sequel, tossing out Netflix shows, network TV, a web series, or another film as possibilities.

"I would like to know what the fans want, because especially after the Kickstarter campaign, they are such an integral part of this project," Bell told People. "They're the element we couldn't do without."

Bell also told People what she thought of her character's love triangle throughout Veronica Mars' run:

I used to be Team Piz, because over the series he treated her better. I was there every episode. I saw that crazy s--t Logan pulled. After the movie, I'm back on Team Logan again — and I would like to see them team up and fight crime together. [People]

Read the rest of the interview, in which Bell also discusses her excitement for the Frozen characters' appearance on Once Upon a Time, over at People. Meghan DeMaria

mad men madness
9:43 a.m. ET

What ever happened to Sal, anyway?

Apparently, even Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wanted to revisit that plot point. But just like new year's resolutions and that ten dollars you borrowed from your friend three months ago, some things are bound to be left on the backburner.

During a Writer's Guild Foundation panel with Mad Men's writers, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican supposedly got his hands on Weiner's plot-point wish list, which is aptly titled "WISH LIST: Things We Want to Deal With Before the Series Ends." Behold:

While we can't verify the list's authenticity, Breznican is a pretty trustworthy source, and the list matches the style of many of Weiner's notes about the show, which are currently being displayed at the Museum of the Moving Image.

If real, the list is an interesting look into what could have been. Maybe, in some alternate universe, Don did the right thing and ended up with Dr. Faye Miller. Samantha Rollins

19 kids and panicking
9:27 a.m. ET Duggar

The Duggar family is known for its ever-expanding brood, and one more progeny might be on the way: a spinoff to its hit series, 19 Kids and Counting. Deadline reports that as advertisers pull their sponsorships from 19 Kids and Counting after Josh Duggar's child molestation revelation, TLC, which airs the show, is considering a new offshoot that focuses on newlyweds Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard.

Duggar and Dillard's wedding episode raked in an average of 4.4 million people when it aired last October, a record for the series, so it's no surprise TLC is considering hanging its wholesome-family hat on the popular young couple. Granted, rumors about a potential spinoff for Duggar and Dillard have surfaced before — but with more and more details emerging about Josh Duggar's conduct, it's not unlikely the network is brainstorming backup plans. TLC declined to comment to Deadline about the rumors. Kimberly Alters

you got it dude
9:26 a.m. ET

What's Full House without Danny Tanner as Bob Saget? Diehard fans looking forward to the spin-off won't have to find out. John Stamos tweeted Thursday that his TV brother-in-law has signed on for Fuller House, the coming spin-off starring Candace Cameron Bure as widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller.

Of course Saget still calls his co-star "Jesse."

Lori Loughlin and Dave Coulier also recently signed on, but sorry, Fuller House looks to be Olsen twin-less. The 13-episode season is slated to hit Netflix in 2016. Julie Kliegman

The Priciest place on Earth
9:25 a.m. ET
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In case long lines, crying kids, and exorbitantly priced sodas weren't enough to make you think twice about a vacation to one of Walt Disney's Parks and Resorts, the company may be considering surge-pricing, as well.

The Los Angeles Times reports that annual park pass holders received an online survey, in which they were asked for their opinion on a new, three-tiered pricing system. Daily tickets would be separated into Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels: Bronze passes would cost $99 but could only be used on off-peak, weekend days; Silver passes would cost $105 and would be 'good' for all days excepting designated peak days and holidays; Gold passes would cost $115 and could be used 365 days a year, regardless of summer or spring breaks, or Christmas holidays.

Currently, California's Disneyland charges a fixed $99 daily ticket for parkgoers ages 10 and up, while Florida's Disney World offers a fixed daily ticket price of $105. The company told the Times that it regularly polls its visitors about various park enhancements, but still: Best be safe and get to Splash Mountain while it still only costs the low price of $99. Sarah Eberspacher

He blinded me with nutrition science
9:19 a.m. ET

Red wine is good for your heart. Coffee will make you live longer. And chocolate will make you lose weight. Maybe. Or maybe not.

Headlines touting the next great health benefit of our most beloved foods are a familiar (and welcome) part of the internet news cycle. But too often, the actual science behind these studies leaves much to be desired. At least that’s what John Bohannon tried to show when he released a study late this spring claiming that chocolate can help you lose weight. While he did actually perform the study, he himself knew it was bunk science, as he wrote recently in io9. The study was purposely poorly designed and was published in a ‘pay-for-play’ publication that doesn’t peer review. While thorough reporting would have uncovered these errors, what followed instead was universally positive, gushing coverage of his 'findings,' , proving Bohannon’s actual thesis: reporting on nutrition science leaves much to be desired when journalists are too willing to believe the sensationalist claims in newly published studies or press releases (an issue The Week’s Ryan Cooper covered with in regards to the much-maligned Chipotle burrito). And as needed as that lesson may be, it can’t help but break the hearts of those of us who were ready to reap the waist-whittling benefits of a Hershey’s bar. Marshall Bright

Mind's made up
9:15 a.m. ET

"If you thought the Republican presidential dance card was full before, the hits just keep on coming," Jon Stewart said on Thursday night's Daily Show, before skewering the presidential candidacies of George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Lindsey Graham, whom he blasted for jingoism, borderline racism, and more.

It's all great fodder for Stewart. But even that's not enough to entice him to stay.

"Guys, guys, guys, guys," Stewart said. "I appreciate the effort. My mind's made up. I'm leaving the show. I'm not staying."

Even Donald Trump — whom Stewart dubs "F---face von Clownstick," is apparently not enough to change the comedian's mind. Watch the video below. Ben Frumin

just when you thought it was safe to go back in the movie theater
9:09 a.m. ET

The original summer blockbuster is heading right back into movie theaters. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jaws, Turner Classic Movies is partnering with Universal to bring the Steven Spielberg classic back to the big screen in theaters across the country.

Jaws will play in nearly 500 theaters across the United States on Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24. Each screening will be preceded by a special introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, describing Jaws' overall influence and legacy. You can check here to see if it's playing at a theater near you. Scott Meslow

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