Back in his golden youth, I always thought Jude Law would make the perfect Dorian Gray. His unearthly, arrogant beauty was just the ticket. Well, sun exposure and time have put a few wrinkles in that plan, but, like the ladies of Celebitchy, I am overjoyed that he is finally owning his receding hairline. Bald is still sexy, Jude, Jude, Judey, Judey, Judey, Judey, Waaa! (Celebitchy)
The anti-sex? These “realistic” Beavis and Butthead sculptures. These are such stuff as nightmares are made on. (Buzzfeed)
Speaking of TV from the 90s, check out this magnificent performance of the “Family Matters” theme from “American Idol” last night. It’s Stefan Urquelle smooth. (Warming Glow)
Read what the smooth as silk Anthony Mackie has to say about his two-time co-star Ryan Gosling. It’s…oddly…tasty. (Vulture)
Speaking of stars you can snack on, my starch enemy, Charming Potato, posed with the lovely Rachel McAdams to promote their Nicholas Sparks sapfest The Vow. Blech, Rachel, you are better than this. The contrast in charisma is staggering, people. (Celebitchy)
The ever-charismatic Will Ferrell has decided to do local beer commercials. For free. (Laughing Squid)
Did you know there is an ice and snow festival every year in China? Me neither! Did you know it is INSANE and rad? It is. (The Big Picture)
Bright lights in an ice castle are one thing, the strobe/neon/nightmare decorations in this NY Fusion restaurant are another. I wouldn’t be able to keep any of their overpriced food down. (Gothamist)
Let’s return to nature’s light show with these jaw-dropping videos of solar eruptions. (National Journal)
And scurry on over to your local bookstore to pick up Jim Henson’s lost story, “Tale of Sand,” now available in graphic novel form. It’s an example of the muppeteer’s weirder side. Cause having a foam frog for a best friend ain’t weird at all. (MentalFloss)
The lovely, talented, wonderful, gorgeous Etta James lost her fight with Leukemia. She will be missed. Here’s a brief collection of some of her greatest songs. “At Last” was ruined forever by The Other Sister, but I can never get enough of her “Stormy Weather.” (The Awl)
And speaking of songs to warm your heart. You’ve no doubt seen the POTUS singing a little (too little!) Al Green. If not, the video is below. If so, the lovely Imani has video of him singing Aretha And Dionne Warwick as well. (ABL)
And, finally, playing the bottom slice to this dreamy dude sandwich, here’s Joel McHale on “Sesame Street.” Yes, ladies and gents, he’s really is that adorable.
[ETA] THIS JUST IN, RALPH FIENNES READING EROTIC VOLDEMORT FAN FIC IN HIS PJ’S. Let’s consider this the pickle to the aforementioned sandwich.