Little, Brown and Co. dropped a bomb this morning when they announced that J.K. Rowling would be writing a book for adults. Now, of course, the book world definition of “adult” and the film world definition of “adult” are two very different animals, but I’m crossing my fingers for a Rowling penned sex scene. Why? Because of the ceaseless Harry Potter puns, that’s why. (Book Trade)
In other books news, Stephen Colbert will be penning a children’s book…called “The Pole”…no comment. (Evil Beet)
This troubling news comes from BierceAmbrose who alerted me to the UN’s plan to assume governance of the internet. First, they came for my lolcats, and I said nothing… (Slash Dot)
Speaking of creepy Big Brother type behavior, Target knew this teenaged girl was pregnant before her father did. (Forbes)
The Mary Sue presents incontrovertible proof that Mary Poppins is a Time Lord. Bert would make the very best companion. (The Mary Sue)
As Dustin writes over on WG, never trust a man that doesn’t drink, and never allow a man who mangles “Seinfeld” quotes this badly have access to the button. Mitt Romney is the worst, unless you’re counting Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich, in which case, Mitt Romney is nowhere near the worst. (WarmingGlow)
Not content to denounce The Muppets and Girl Scouts, Fox News is now attacking Dr. Seuss and, more specifically, The Lorax. LEAVE THE TREES ALONE FOR THEY HAVE NO TONGUES. (Screen Junkies)
We’ve got a double shot of “First Looks” from two highly anticipated movies. First, Keira Knightley flashes some scandalous collarbone in these first images from Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. (Rope Of Silicon) And Justin Timberlake tries to button up on the set of the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Don’t hide your Wolverine-esque chops under a bushel, JT. (Cinema Blend)
Unreality has Seven Lies Perpetuated By Modern Cinema. Best part? “F*ck you kissing in the rain. Inexperienced people could totally drown that way.” (Unreality)
I was messing around with this extensive and insanely detailed map of rap names all day yesterday. They’ve got it all from Ice-T to Jay-Z. (Pop Chart Lab)
“How I Met Your Mother” has committed so many egregiously bad storytelling sins of late that I am so tempted to quit. But then, well, they leaked a photo of NPH in a toga fighting ninjas. What’s a girl to do? (BioTV)
Lastly, I’m not sure how many of you are pro-choice Virginians, but if you are, DominaNefret wants to bring your attention to a highly controversial bill that would effectively outlaw most forms of birth control. The full text of the bill is here and, if you share her consternation, you may contact the Governor here.
…clambers off soap box…
Jennifer Aniston’s beau and all around excessively handsome guy, Justin Theroux, did some high quality break dancing on “Ellen” yesterday. Yes, sure, the whole thing was staged, but Theroux is pretty charming about it.
And, finally, for all you freaks and geeks out there, here is the trailer for Morgan Spurlock’s new ComicCon doc. I’m disappointed it’s not called Cosplaya, Please.