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‘Lost’ creators won’t have show fade to black

This week’s “Lost” was a repeat, but there's still show intel to be had. The show’s co-creator and producer, Damon Lindelof, is dropping hints about the series finale.
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This week’s “Lost” was a repeat, but there’s still show intel to be had. The show’s co-creator and producer, Damon Lindelof, is dropping hints about the series finale. Specifically, Lindelof said that viewers will not be getting a fade-to-black finale, a la “The Sopranos.”

“ ‘The Sopranos’ ending only worked on ‘The Sopranos,’ ” Lindelof said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “The series finale has to fit the show. We’re trying to end ‘Lost’ in a way that feels ‘Lost’-ian and fair and will generate a tremendous amount of theorizing.”

Translation: Like much of “Lost,” the finale won’t make total sense.

“We’re going to be as definitive as we can be and say this is our ending, but there’s no way to end the show where the fans aren’t going to say, ‘What did they mean by this?’ Which is why we’re not going to explain it,” said Lindelof.

Lindelof also conceded in The Hollywood Reporter that this season’s “flash sideways” device is frustrating to many fans. “We knew the new storytelling device would be controversial,” Lindelof said. “We started showing people this thing, and people don’t know what it is. They don’t know how it connects back in the show. We’re throwing this huge mystery into a show that already has a bunch of mysteries at a time when the audience expects us to be closing doors and not opening them.”

Ke$ha opens up about not knowing her father
In a candid interview with Rolling Stone, Ke$ha discusses a topic that will resonate with many of her fans: that she’s had her heart broken and is reluctant to be in another relationship.

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“My last boyfriend smashed my heart into a million billion pieces,” she said. “I’ve had no father figure and I had finally trusted a man. If I were to get involved with another guy, he’d have to be pretty much the Second Coming.”

As for not having a father figure, Ke$ha said that she never even knew who her father was. “I always kind of wondered — my mom talked about guys named Pat the Rat, or this guy Bob, or John. She just wanted a baby. … I had a very complete childhood. I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything.” 

Ke$ha begins her summer tour on Friday. She’ll perform as part of the TODAY show concert series Aug. 13.

Weekend box office
Last weekend the box office posted some low numbers, and this weekend doesn’t stand to do much better, especially with the weather is finally turning summerish in parts of the country.

Because of that warm weather, don’t expect the kid crowd to flock to “Furry Vengence” as it otherwise might have. Brendan Fraser headlines the flick, which opens in 2,800 theaters.

What will get people indoors? “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Good casting — including Jackie Earle Haley taking over as Freddy Krueger, and “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz as a hot teen victim — will attract a massive teen and adult crowd to the Michael Bay production.

Expect Freddy and pals to close the weekend in the No. 1 spot. 

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