SPOILER ALERT! After Earth Details. In advance of the San Diego Comic-Con, the plot details of M. Night Shyamalan’s newest project—filmed locally and starring Will Smith and his son Jaden—has been released. [IGN]
In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
Anderson Cooper Comes Out. The journalist emailed Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast to say, “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.” [Daily Beast]
Katie Holmes vs. Scientology. After filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes now believes she’s being followed by members of the Church of Scientology. Scientologists are denying the claim. [NY Post]
A Bear Wins the Weekend. Ted won the weekend as it raked in $54.1 million. Magic Mike brought in $39.2. [CNN]
Erin Andrews Joins Fox. Erin Andrews—former ESPN personality and Dancing With the Stars contestant—will join Fox Sports. She’ll host a 30-minute college football show in prime time starting September 1st and work on NFL and MLB coverage in addition to her NCAA gig. [Sports Illustrated]
Dish Loses AMC. Dish Network subscribers who are interested in the goings on of a one Walter White—a former high school teacher who turned to a life of crime to help support his family—will probably need to look elsewhere for Breaking Bad, because AMC and the satellite provider have yet to hammer out a deal. AT&T customers don’t have to worry. [The Wrap]