Ben Affleck Named Entertainer Of The Year!? Joss Whedon Would Like To Have A Word.
The dude in charge of the disastrous Apple Maps app (the one that couldn't properly direct me to THE *%&$ING FERRY BUILDING in San Francisco) has been fired. According to this article, however, his goat is being scaped. Alas. (Uproxx Tech)
Speaking of largely useless technology, there's a new thinger that allows you to make playlists on YouTube based on a certain artist. So, pretty much, you're Pandora-ing without the commercials. I haven't tried the aforementioned thinger out yet, but fingers crossed it vets out all lonely teenagers with a webcam. Otherwise? Useless. (The High Definite)
I haven't watched all of "Gossip Girl," but I have watched enough to know that Leighton Meester is vastly superior to Blake Lively. (And, in my opinion, better looking.) Why Lively has the career she and Meester had to pretend to be attracted to Andy Samberg in That's My Boy is beyond me. Here's Leighton in some NSFW-ish (on account of some bums) photos. I hope her post-CW career doesn't fizzle. (T&L)
Unreality has a sort of cheater-y list of 6 Romantic Comedies That Miraculously Don't Suck. Most of the films are actually dramedies, but that's okay. More importantly, 'tis that time of year when we all declare our love or hate for the most divisive movie in Pajiba's history. Me? Why it's love, naturally. (Unreality)
Have you ever dated a cinephile? I have. Here are some tips to get you through that arduous experience. (WhatCulture)
Okay, fine, I kind of am a cinephile. Don't make out with me or talk to me during a movie I haven't seen before. I AM ASSIDUOUSLY ABSORBING ALL THE ART. Those faux-cinephiles over at "Entertainment Weekly," have named Ben Affleck "Entertainer Of The Year." Okay, what did Affleck do this year? He directed and starred in one very solid and enjoyable film. What did Whedon do? He injected life back into the flagging Marvel franchise and brought us the first truly fun comic book movie in years. (Sorry, Thor, sorry, Cap). I know, I know, I'm a Whedon fangirl, but Affleck, please. (Celebitchy)
Maybe, maybe if it were 2010 and he had given us this:
Speaking of objectifying the menfolk, Alyssa Rosenberg has an interesting piece on why and how Daniel Craig's Bond is being treated like a Bond Girl. (Think Progress)
Oh, Gary Oldman, I love your face. Even when it's making DeNiro's face. (ComicBookMovie)
I'm just going to let this magnificent Boing Boing headline speak for itself. "Girls' Crappy Fake Toy Laptop Is Pink, And Half As Powerful As Boys' Crappy Fake Toy Laptop." (Boing Boing)
Josh lists 5 albums coming out this week that don't suck. You had me at Alicia Keys. (Uproxx Music)
The great Jeff Victor produced something wonderful he's calling "Happy T.Hanksgiving." (Jeff Victor)
Finally, my little meth heads, did you miss Tom Hanks' cameo on Season One of "Breaking Bad"? HOW COULD YOU?