PEPSI TO RELEASE 'BACK TO THE FUTURE II' FLAVOR: Pepsi has announced plans to release a limited edition flavor based on Marty McFly's drink of choice in Back to the Future II. Pepsi Perfect will become available on October 21st -- the exact date that Michael J. Fox's character arrives in the future in the 1989 film. The company will only be releasing 6,500 bottles which will have special labels but contain the same soda inside. Each bottle will cost $20.15 -- a bargain compared to the $50 that Marty McFly paid in the movie.
ABC IS DEVELOPING COMEDY ABOUT NICHOLAS SPARKS: Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks has sold a TV series to ABC loosely based on his life. The half-hour series will be called The Next Chapter and focuses on a top-selling romance novelist who goes through a divorce and begins to question his belief in love. Nicholas split from his wife of 25 years back in January.
'MEASURE OF A MAN' ADDS LUKE WILSON AND JUDY GREER: Luke Wilson and Judy Greer have been added to the cast of the upcoming film, Measure of a Man. It is an adaptation of Robert Lipsyte's young adult novel, One Fat Summer. It is a coming of age story set in the 1970s about children dealing with their parents who are having issues in their marriage. Filming is currently underway in Rhode Island.
THE CW ORDERS MORE 'iZOMBIE' AND 'CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND': The CW has ordered additional scripts for both iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Both shows have had their seasons extended from 13 to 18 episodes. iZombie returns for its sophomore season tonight (October 6th) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will have its series premiere on October 12th.
PRINCESS LEIA'S BIKINI SELLS FOR $96,000: Princess Leia's gold bikini worn in Return of the Jedi fetched $96,000 at the "Profiles of History" auction last week. The unnamed winner also received the collar, several chain links, and a letter of authenticity from Industrial Light and Magic designer Richard Miller. The most expensive item sold at the auction was actually a miniature model of Leia's "Blockade Runner" which went for $450,000.