Geek News for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011

We’re back to the original format in today’s geek news.

MOVIE NEWS

The Daily Mail has spy photos that reveal Russell Crowe in costume as Jor-El in “Man of Steel,” one of which can be seen below.

Russell Crowe as Jor-El in "Man of Steel"

TELEVISION NEWS

NBC has cancelled “The Playboy Club” after just 3 episodes and has given full season orders for “Whitney” and “Up All Night.” (via TV Guide)

negotiations between Showtime and “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall, over the actor’s salary for the possible next two seasons of the hit show. Hall wants $24 million for the next two season, while Showtime wants to give him $20 million. With Michael C. Hall’s contract up at the end of this season, if a compromise is not made, Dexter could very well end ate the end of this season. (via Deadline)

In more contract negotiation news, Fox and the cast of “The Simpsons” are in negotiations over their contracts and Fox is threatening to cancel the long running show if the actors do not agree to a 45% pay cut. (via TV Guide)

TECH NEWS

Apple announce the iPhone 4s, which will be released on Friday, October 14. (via Engadget)

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