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What Is Keeping Rachel McAdams From Full-Blown "America's Sweetheart" Status?

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | January 3, 2012 |

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | January 3, 2012 |

Okay yes, fine, my precious piles of poutine, McAdams is Canadian. But it’s America’s Sweetheart, not American Sweetheart and McAdams is adorable, delightful and sufficiently talented. She should have her pick of any role. And for some reason she’s not there, and I don’t know why. Read her cute-as-a-button interview and try to ignore the part where the delusionals at Evil Beet call Michael Sheen a troll. (Evil Beet)

I’m not of the mindset that a celebrity has to give a certain type of interview, but The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara is burning all kinds of bridges by sh*tting on her previous roles. Lisbeth, love, Rachel McAdams spoke endearingly about a job at MCDONALDS, I think you can stow the vitriol about “Law & Order: Every Actor’s Done It.” (Stale Popcorn)

Our very own Girl With The Corgi Tattoo, Sarah Carlson, sent me this delightful article on “Twilight” as written by other famous authors. (io9)

In “Links That Might Keep You Entertained Until 5pm” news, Splitsider has collected 2011’s Best Humor Writing. With links to the writing! You could be stifling giggles at your cube for hours. Warning, there’s a lot of McSweeney’s in there, so Hipster Haters beware. (Splitsider)

Vulture has the Best Entertainment Photography of December. How did I miss that homoeruptive Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake sailor photo? (Vulture)

Speaking of entertainment photography, someone in the GQ wardrobe department is awfully fond of skin tight blue shirts. This? This is me not complaining. Also, Ewan gives an adorable interview about being the father of 4 girls. (Celebitchy)

In retrotechnology news, we’ve got this gorgeous art deco hand made computer. (Boing Boing) And some Victorian Star Wars portraits. Oh, sure, in some cases he just put a ring top hat on it, but the refined Chewbacca is delightful. (The Curious Brain)

See??! I’m not the only one who found Bane incomprehensible! They’ve remixed the movie trailer to fix the hardcore mumblecore. No I am NOT elderly! You shut up! (FSR)

Speaking of incomprehensible, the English language is a mess. Here’s a poem about it, for the erudite among you. (The Poke) For the less erudite, here’s the watermelon-smashing Gallagher on the subject. (Youtube)

Unreality has a great list of TV shows that started off slow but have since hit their stride. I recommend you check out everything BUT “True Blood.” If you weren’t down with the crazy from the beginning, it’s only gotten crazier since. (Unreality)

And for you lovers of television, here’s a super cute megamix of familiar TV theme songs played and acted out by a gang of NY musicians. The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” bit was my favorite.

And for the film lovers, here’s an excellent mash-up of The Lion King and The Dark Knight Rises trailer, with the incomprehensible Bane played by the irrepressible Scar.

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