Happy Monday my little Seacrests and Griffins! There was an awards show last night! People won things! For your snarking convenience, Celebitchy has a round-up of the best-dressed ladies. Do you agree with their choices? I, for one, didn’t think I’d live to see the day ol’ Helena “I Brush My Hair With A Badger” Bonham “Or At Least Something In The Weasel Family” Carter would end up on a Best Dressed List. (Celebitchy)
Christian Bale won last night, right? Cool, that’s all the feeble excuse I need to bring you Bale and Dr. Wilson jitterbuggin’ their way through WWII. Don’t worry, Newsies fans, I’ve got something planned for Oscar season.
Stanford has conducted a study which claims that people are, on the whole, saddened by and envious of their friends’ witty facebook statuses and glossy photos. My advice? Collect some boring acquaintances to fill your newsfeed with limp sandwich-related statuses and proclamations of love for Dinner For Schmucks. Works like a charm. (Slate)
I did, however, feel jealous of Seth and Dustin’s adventures at Sundance. You can read a round-up of their reviews here and then compare it to Cinema Blend’s list of distribution deals. Wooohoo! Fox Searchlight purchased Martha Marcy May Marlene! That means we all get to watch it too in, like, six months to a year! (Cinema Blend)
Ah, the internet, a place where you can find in-depth analysis of the issues that TRULY matter. (Wikipedia)
You won’t be surprised by the preponderance of Chev Chelios on this list of the 16 Worst Ways To Be Killed By Jason Statham. I think, however, the entry from Revolver takes the prize. (NY Mag)
Composer John Barry passed away yesterday at the age of 77. You may not know the name, but you’ll know the music. My favorite Barry score is Out of Africa but Bleeding Cool has a far more masculine tribute here. (Bleeding Cool)
Some scientists are trying to grow meat in a lab. You know, from scratch. It disturbes me when plots from “Better Off Ted” become actual headlines. (Yahoo)
Please do read through this entire article so you don’t miss the most genteel and polite Superbowl trash talking session of all time. Yea verily, advance you Packers! (Post Gazette)
Speaking of trash talking, did you know my San Francisco Giants won the World Series last year? They did. I won’t shut up about it until the next World Series. Neither, of course, will our eccentric hometown hero, Brian Wilson, who went on George Lopez’s show acting like some douchier version of Zach Galifianakis. Yet I still like him. Such is the power of the beard. (With Leather)
In non-douche news, Rhod Gilbert, a truly charming and adorably accented Welsh comedian, recently donated his entire five-figure fee to the Berkshire Cancer Centre. If you haven’t seen Rhod’s comedy, you should first check out this bit he does about luggage and then read this heart-melty story. (BBC)
When I did that list last week of Loathsome Actors in Lovable Roles, I completely neglected one of my favorites, Matthew McConaughey in Dazed and Confused. Hey man, you may not want to watch this awesome rap of the film’s entire plot, but it’d be a whole lot cooler if you did. All right, all right.
And dazed and confused is the precise state of mind I was in when I watched this footage of Mars set to some trippy Eastern beats. Enjoy.
Joanna Robinson is an aunt now!! That’s what I like about you Pajibans, I keep getting older, but you stay the same age. All right, all right. [email protected]