As a huge fan of the politics behind both Saturday Night Live and late-night talk shows, this Rolling Stone profile of Jimmy Kimmel — which, among other things, delves into why he loathes Jay Leno — is a fascinating read. (Rolling Stone)
Speaking of late-night talk show wars, there’s rumors percolating that Jimmy Fallon could take over The Tonight Show as soon as next year. (Uproxx)
I know this sort of celebrity gawking raises some hackles around here, but I can never get tired of seeing Amy Poehler and her ginger kids. They’re just goddamn adorable, OK? It’s not prying if they’re CUTE. (The Daily Mail)
If you like infographics, here’s an awesome map of the United States showing the locations of 113 televisions series. (WarmingGlow)
Charles Dance inadvertently confirmed what is obvious to anyone, what with the third book being split into two seasons: “Game of Thrones” will have a fourth season. Uh. Duh. (Den of Geek)
Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”) has been cast alongside Kyle Chandler in one of the more promising new series, “Vatican” (for Showtime). She’ll play the Party Girl. She also reveals that she once embarrassed her father by accidentally sending him pornographic images. (OK! Magazine)
Remember when Spielberg inherited Stanley Kubrick’s A.I., and he kind of made a maudlin mess of it? Well, now Spielberg has inherited a miniseries about Napoleon from Kubrick, and given Spielberg’s track record with television of late (“Smash,” “Terra Nova”), I’d expect that this may become a maudlin mess, as well. (The Playlist)
I totally missed it in this week’s box-office round up, but David Duchovny and Ed Harris’ Phantom, which opened in over 1100 screens, managed a measly $450,000, which is one of the worst openings in the history of openings. It’s no wonder that David Duchovny wants to play Fox Mulder forever, as he noted in a charming nterview with Craig Ferguson. (YouTube)
What? Eddie Redmayne used to model for a knitting magazine? (Buzzfeed)
Because I forgot today was my PL day until the last minute, thanks to the Pajiba Facebook Group for helping out with the links below.
OTTERS. Every day. Because, right? Right! (via Lainey Bobainey, obviously) (The Daily Otter)
I love this from Eamon, one of the funniest guys in the Pajiba Facebook crowd: The Stool Pigeon Guide to Music Journalist Bullshit. This definition sounds about right: Hotly anticipated — Nicked the leaked version off The Pirate Bay, never going to listen to it. (The Stool Pigeon)
TK points us toward this, the Gallery of Regrettable Food, a simple introduction to poorly photographed foodstuffs and horrid recipes. Disgusting. (Lileks)
InternetMagpie asks the appopriate question about this piece: Funny satire or mysogyny? I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to the former because it is … (The Hairpin)
This Times piece — “We Found Our Son in the Subway” — was making the rounds over the weekend and late last week, and if you haven’t read it yet, it will give you the weeps. (NYTimes)
Mairim (via lowercase ryan) brings us this fantastic viral video on wealth inequality in the Unites States. (Mashable)
According to this infographic (via Lainey), in which reveals your personality based on your sleeping position, I smell bad and have no sense of style. (Julia Segal)
JGL fans will absolutely adore how obnoxious this GIF is (from SLW).
I love Justin Timberlake, whose new album debuted at number one in the UK. But, maybe this quote was ill advised (via Jezzer): “When we were making the record, I said, ‘If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs and Queen can do 10-minute songs then why can’t we? We’ll figure out the radio edits later.” (LaineyGossip)
If you like to write about swords or lasers, there’s an anthology accepting submiss … oh, Robert. I can’t even. The internet cannot contain that much geek. (Sword and Laser)
From Caspar, how have I not seen this before? (Cats on Film)
This one, from duckandcover is old, but it nothing will break your heart’s heart like a SLOTH CRYING.
For the funniest 9 seconds you will experience today, this comes from Dan Carlson. Just click play. Trust me.