Ridley Scott to write and produce new “Blade Runner” film

For years now rumors of a new “Blade Runner” film have bounced around as various producers took hold of the license. In May, Alcon Entertainment, makers of “The Blind Side” among other projects, acquired rights to make either a prequel or sequel, and signed a deal with Warner Bros. to distribute whatever resulted. Well, now we know what that is.

Deadline is reporting that Ridley Scott, director of the iconic original “Blade Runner,” has signed a deal to direct a produce a new addition to the franchise. As of yet, nothing is known beyond that, particularly whether Scott will steer a prequel or sequel, or God forbid, a reboot. The other big question is whether they’ll reach out to Harrison Ford to participate; obviously with “Indiana Jones 4” the actor showed a willingness to return to classic roles.

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Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Nailed for DUI

Vince Neil, famed frontman for the ’80s hair-metal band, was arrested for suspicion of DUI early this morning in Las Vegas, E! News has learned.

A Las Vegas Police Department spokeswoman so far has released little information about the bust except to say it was accident related. No word if there were any injuries. The veteran 49-year-old rocker was booked into Clark County Jail and is currently being held on $2,000 bail.

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Ronnie James Dio Remembered At Pearl Jam, Kiss Concerts

Kiss’ Paul Stanley cupped the microphone in his hand and stood in the middle of the stage, pointing toward the sky. “Let’s make sure he can hear us up there,” the guitarist said, leading thousands of fans in a chant during a Kiss concert in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday night.

“Ronnie! Ronnie! Ronnie! Ronnie! We love you and we miss you!”

It was one of many tributes paid to legendary heavy-metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday of stomach cancer. He was 67. A number of metal artists and their fans sent condolences to the former Black Sabbath singer. Widely regarded as one of the most recognizable voices in metal, Dio also performed with Rainbow, Elf and his own solo band.

“We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio,” Kiss bandmembers said in a statement. “In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him.”

Other groups, like Pearl Jam, let Dio’s music do the talking. About 45 minutes before their concert was to begin in Boston, house speakers blasted music spanning Dio’s career, and during a performance of Pearl Jam’s “Alive,” the band closed the song with riffs from Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” single.

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Pac-Man turns 30 and Namco releases Pac-Man Championship Editions to celebrate

Even video-game characters get old.

On Saturday, Pac-Man turns 30, but the dot-hungry gaming icon, credited with making video-arcade thrills popular in the U.S., isn’t letting age slow him down. (Just ask Ms. Pac-Man!)

To celebrate, Pac-Man’s founder, the Japanese video game company Namco, has organized a birthday party in Los Angeles and released Pac-Man Championship Editions for the iPhone and iPad.

Fans in New York City will celebrate as well. Pac-Man fanatic Chris Scott will mark the day by playing a few games at the Chinatown Fair Video Arcade on Mott St. And Jonathan Schnapp, 37, winner of the 2009 Uniqlo Pac-Man Challenge, plans on playing a game or two on the Ms. Pac-Man machine he bought for his West Village apartment.