Will Smith Reveals the 'No Duh' Reason He Turned Down 'Django Unchained'
Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone! Scroll down to these GFY comments for a conversation of holiday food disasters that will make you laugh till you cry at least a little, and also probably make you feel better about your own holiday. (Go Fug Yourself)
Also here to make you feel better about yourself by comparison: Holly Holm (the fighter who took down Ronda Rousey last week), who went into autopilot when meeting Jay-Z and asked “his wife” what her name is. (SBN)
I’m sure there are some of you who are actually more excited to buy all the things this Friday than you are to eat all the things on Thursday. Here’s an awesome roundup of the various histories (and theories of history) behind the time and money suck that is Black Friday. (Digg)
The Hollywood Reporter did one of their actors roundtable discussions earlier this week and as usual, it’s a great read. In it, Will Smith Smith talks about Django Unchained and how badly he wanted to do it. He and Tarantino sat and talked for “hours and hours” about it, but both of those guys are singularly visioned mega alphas, and wouldn’t cave to how the other thought the film needed to be made. Smith thought the movie needed to be about the love story, not about the violence. And Tarantino… well, he’s Tarantino. Who besides Will Smith would ever waste hours and hours of their life even attempting to convince Quentin Tarantino to make a movie that’s NOT ABOUT VIOLENCE? (Lainey)
I don’t care if it’s schticky at this point, I’ll never get tired of Fallon’s classroom instrument songs. Even when they’re not great (Adele doesn’t need anything detracting from her voice!), they still make me smile.
A Fox News contributor learned the first awful rule of the internet. If you call lightsabers “nerd sticks,” you’re going to get death threats. (Uproxx)
I’ve never been a big soap opera fan, but All My Children legend David Canary has passed away. (DListed)
Jessica Jones and Supergirl are such wildly different shows, it seems ludicrous that they should be pitted against each other. But these are female-centric shows we’re talking about here, so I guess “ludicrous” is par for the criticism course. (Mary Sue)
Okay, that was too many links in a row that aren’t dogs dressed up like turkeys. Here, I’ll fix that. (Daily Dot)
Cannonballer HillaryM is very interested in exposing the ways that women are discouraged from taking an interest in STEM fields, so Eileen Pollack’s The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club was an automatic add to her to-read list. Mostly a memoir of Pollack’s education, the interviews and facts in the last third drive show how Pollack wasn’t the only one being pushed away from science and some reasons why. Hopefully books like this one will help times change. (Cannonball Read 7)
Happy weekend, everyone! I’ll see you back here on Monday. In the meantime, I wish you safe holiday travel
And many great food coma naps!
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