A few months ago, I went to dinner with a friend near the beach. A huge burst of noise interrupted our meal, and we walked outside to see what all the fuss was about. Was it a burglary? A riot of some kind? Nope. Turns out it was Stephen Baldwin. Stephen has become a born-again Christian, and he had pulled up to a bar in a van and was preaching the good word to a bunch of drunken college students. It was absolutely insane. The New York Daily News is reporting that Mr. Baldwin spoke with WAWZ (99.1 FM) this morning to discuss the spirituality that brought him to...a van outside a bar... as well as some upcoming acting gigs. I'll tell you about the acting gigs in the next paragraph, but I need to make absolutely certain that you're sitting down.

Alright, here we go. There's no other way to put this, so I'm just going to come out and say it -- Stephen Baldwin is making Bio-Dome 2. Take a deep breath, we'll get through this together. No word on whether this will be a theatrical release (I doubt it), whether Pauly Shore will return (I think it's a safe bet he's available) or why they're making a sequel to a movie that most people can not look directly at. Baldwin also discussed his new Christmas DVD, Midnight Clear, and his own newly launched ministry, called As Salt. (Did no one tell Mr. Baldwin the name of his ministry contains the word "Ass?") He will also appear on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, which is notable for featuring "celebrities" so off the "A," "B," or even "C" - list, you almost have to add more letters to the alphabet. He can currently be seen in the only clever scene of Fred Claus -- where he appears alongside Hollywood heavyweights Roger Clinton and Frank Stallone.

Bio-Dome 2
, friends. The apocalypse is near.