- As an avid Jeopardy-watcher for almost my entire life, I enjoy when contestants are suddenly thrust into the media spotlight. Like this guy. Go Arthur!
- In movie news, VH1 announced a Drumline sequel and Anna Kendrik & Rebel Wilson signed on to the Elizabeth Banks-directed sequel to “Pitch Perfect.” This is a major win for fans of movies about competitive singing/dancing/drumming everywhere!
- 10 years since Mean Girls??! The director shares “10 juicy stories” and Vulture presents “Can You Guess Famous Mean Girls Lines from Just a Freeze Frame?”
- For some marketing humor, courtesy of xkcd.
- New York Observer posted a critical piece on the New York Times Editorial page. Really, does anyone read that section anymore?
- And, finally, Phillip Seymour Hoffman died this week. My first memory of his work was as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. At that time, I wanted nothing more than to be a rock critic. This role, and this movie, prompted my research into Lester Bangs’ writing. Each of Hoffman’s roles were great in their own right. He will really be missed. RIP.