The Hobbit promotion machine released a dwarf-centric poster this week. And maybe it’s because we were just talking Labyrinth yesterday, but all I could think of was this. Oh! And also. The casting of the lovely Aidan Turner continues to baffle me. He looks like he wandered into this photo straight from the CW studios.
So for any of you who have been using the new Apple iOS on your phones know by now that the highly functioning Google maps have been replaced by maps that will send you THE WRONG WAY DOWN A ONE WAY STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO. Not that I nearly died or anything. Anyway, the new Apple CEO is, like, SUPER sorry about that near death experience I had. (Uproxx)
I think most of us knew that Carrie Fischer had a drug problem when she was filming Star Wars, but I’ve watched the films a thousand times and never before noticed her intergalactic coke nail. Well spotted, gentle viewer. (io9)
Q: What does it look like when you fire a gun under water? A: A whole lot cooler than any film sequence ever had led me to believe. (Vuurwapen)
Alanis Morissette stepped up in defense of Green Day’s Billie Joe this week…and she did it with song. It’s like a delicious 90s ambrosia, y’all. (EW)
I watched the stupid premiere of stupid “Elementary” this morning. This poster pretty much sums up my feelings.
Now that Looper and Seven Psychopaths are here/right around the corner, it’s time for me to start anxiously anticipating another project by Guys Who Can Do No Wrong. Those guys? Frost/Wright/Pegg, of course. And given who they’ve cast in their latest project (hint, see above image), The World’s End can’t get here soon enough. (/Film)
Dear internet, why did it take you so long to mash up “The Wire” and “Game of Thrones”? Were you sleeping, internet? (Scraped Knee)
I don’t know how many of you were “Cheers” fans, but if you’re looking for a TL;Gonna Read To Make The Work Day Go Faster article, check out this oral history of the sitcom from its cast and crew. (GQ)
I’ve heard some griping of late about the way some parents exploit their kids and their cuteness for online attention. At least this dad got consent first. (BioTV)
Tina Fey poured herself into a LBD for the cover of next week’s “Entertainment Weekly.” Hepburn fans, do you think that middle picture on the right is supposed to be an Eliza Doolittle thing? The rest of you, homina, homina, homina. Right? (Homorazzi)
I posted this amazing video made by the WASPiest woman in history on my facebook page last night and was comforted to know your reactions were the same as mine. As in “DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT THING?”
And, to put Tina Fey back in the “attainable” column for you, here she is rapping on the set of Mean Girls with Amy Poehler and Lindsay Lohan. Awww, look, she can’t even beatbox. You’re totally in there.