In case you missed it last night, ma petite Francophiles, Comedy Central aired the first interesting Celebrity Roast in years. James Franco was on the spit and a whole host of comedians (including MC Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Nick Kroll, etc.) were bringing the singeing heat. You can see a round-up of the best moments here… (Uproxx)
…but I wanted to include my favorite bit from Aziz Ansari. Seriously, racists, suck it.
Speaking of drool-inducing, check out this gallery of Thor concept art. Now imagine Chris Hemsworth wearing, what, what are these? Spangly, fish scale leggings?
And while we’re on the subject of “what, what, WHAT are you wearing?” Cate Blanchett is sporting a…is it a tree skirt? Amazing. (GFY)
“American Idol” announces their new panel of judges and, trust me, it’s going to make your mom VERY happy. (Vulture)
In other televisual news, the Season 3 premiere of “Homeland” has been leaked online. OUTRAGEOUS. I DON’T KNOW ANYONE WHO WOULD SEEK THAT OUT. (The Independent)
Now if they were to leak the “Breaking Bad” series finale, well, that might be a different story. Speaking of which Dustin uncovered an amazing theory on the meaning of finale title. Now I’ll be crushed if Jesse, Walt and Hank don’t form a 70s jazz-rock group. (WG)
And while we’re on the subject of good ol’ Cue Ball Cranston, Bryan has officially shot down the Lex Luthor casting rumors. My fingers are crossed that he’s just being coy. ((Nerd Approved)
And (*classily blaring my own horn*), if you haven’t had a chance to listen to the interview Dave Chen and I did with “Breaking Bad” composer Dave Porter, I really hope you do. It’s downright fascinating. (Not because of us, because of Porter.) Chock full of some great music, too. (/Film)
Speaking of great music, 90s Spitfire Goddess, Fiona Apple, stormed off-stage at a recent concert after trying to silence the audience with…a bell? Does anyone else have tickets for her Fall Tour? It looks to be amazing and, god willing, full of more bell ringing tantrums. And because I think it’s brilliant, here’s P.T. Anderson’s video for her single “Hot Knife.”
But if you prefer your musical news a bit more contemporary, here are 10 new albums you need to hear in September including something from Goldfrapp, NiN and Mazzy Star. (Flavorwire)
“The Washington Post,” in its infinite wisdom, has decided to question whether or not statutory rape is all that bad. YUP, YOU HEARD ME. Okay, I’m unwilling to give them the page hits they so desperately crave with that disgusting click-bait headline, so here’s a recap. (Twitchy)
I blame the Post’s new owner, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. However, I will admit that the new Kindle Matchbook program is pretty swanky. (CB)
Okay, so I am absolutely a fan of Kate Upton. She is the bombiest of shells and looks damn fine eating a burger. But she doesn’t exactly scream “icon” to me. She does, however, look pretty amazing here. (Celebitchy)
And speaking of bombshells, here is a sneak peak of Natalie Dormer aka Margaery Tyrell on the set of Season 4 of “Game Of Thrones.” Is it wrong that I’m more excited by the photos of the massive sets and, oh I dunno, THE TRIAL BY COMBAT LOCATION? (Kuedon)
And, finally, my favorite bit of entertainment journalism today, here’s a round-up of the 10 Essential Films for any “Breaking Bad” fan. You thought I was done talking about “Breaking Bad?” HA! There are several classics on here. Get thee to a Blockbuster*, go. (WG)
*Do they still have those?