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Where do y’all stand in the whole “SNL cast member cracking up” debate? I know some people despise it, but I think the Walken “cowbell” sketch wouldn’t have been nearly as funny if Fallon and Sanz had kept it together in the face of Ferrell’s antics. For those of you who get a kick out of it, here’s are some recent SNL break moments. (Unreality)
Speaking of straight faces, Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen will be co-starring in a Hemingway biopic. First of all, we now have a better explanation for Clive Owen’s hideous moutherpillar and, secondly, look, she’s making an expression! (FilmDrunk)
You know how Elizabeth McGovern is sort of terrible as Cora aka Lady Grantham on “Downton Abbey”? Guess which awesome, pi-curious actress was once offered the role. (Vulture)
This pricey Fluffer Nutter Avec Foie Gras just proves my theory that “fine dining” is an elaborate Emperor’s New Clothes-type swindle. No one in the restaurant is brave enough to point out that this dish involves Wonder Bread? (Boing Boing)
Speaking of haute cuisine, I loved this story about some flight attendants who recruited their passengers in a little airplane cuisine experiment. The best part? Everyone in these photos is smiling. Have you ever seen so much mirth on a plane? (Laughing Squid)
I don’t know what clown college the “scientists” who “proved” women don’t like beards went to, but Dustin already proved the opposite is true. Anyway, you can find their “facts” and “evidence” here. (Gizmodo)
Sexy beard-o, Idris Elba, is considering a double starring role a new BBC show called “Ascension.” On the one hand, this may mean no more “Luther.” On the other hand, one of the roles is the ancient Egyptian Imhotep. LOIN CLOTHS, BABY.(Bleeding Cool)
Also, FYI, here is Elba arriving at the White House State Dinner. Word is, Michelle Obama sat next to Clooney. Fool. (BBC America)
Speaking of formal occasions, check out this “Hunger Games”-themed wedding porn Sarah Carlson sent my way. It’s dorky and fancy! (Wedding Chicks)
And the lovely Jennifer Lawrence compared The Kardashian Entertainment Empire to the death arena of the Hunger Games. Apro-f*cking-pos. (GossipCop)
Speaking of verbal smack downs, British actor Stephen Fry is irate at some dastardly fellows who are trying to shut down a pub called The Hobbit. As the accompanying NSFW video demonstrates, you wouldn’t like Stephen Fry when he’s angry. (The Awl)
Did Fry employ some of these obsolete English words in his tirade? I wasn’t keeping track. (Matador)
I would be more impressed with this outlandish and stabby looking Japanese Starbucks if the beams were made from coffee stirrers. (KKA)
Did you know Alison Brie once worked as a clown at children’s birthday parties? You did not. Here are 24 more facts about the cast of “Community” you didn’t know. (Warming Glow)
Finally, if you’re in your cube, you can watch this rad TRON inspired dance routine with the sound off. It won’t be as rad, but it can be done. It takes a while to ramp up, but when it gets going? Jump back.