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Feathers Hit the Ground Before the Weight Can Leave the Air: Five Things You May Not Have Heard About This Week

By Cindy Davis | Lists | April 8, 2012 |

By Cindy Davis | Lists | April 8, 2012 |

I find the Important Stuff so you don’t have to.

5. 54 Year Old Alec Baldwin Got Engaged to 28 Year Old Hilaria Thomas, Then Promptly Threw a Twitterfit When the Media Went After a Picture of His Fiancé.


The morning after the engagement was announced, the Daily News snapped a picture of the ring at Thomas’ yoga class (she’s a teacher), incurring Baldwin’s Twitter wrath. While no one can blame him wishing for a little privacy, he is a celebrity and these things are an inherent part of the deal.

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4. 77 Year Old Charles Manson Is Up for Parole Again.


No worries though, the notorious cult leader and convicted murderer has been denied parole 11 times already and refuses to participate in any part of the process. On top of that, in the past couple years Manson was caught (on separate occasions) with two cell phones and a homemade weapon. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will attend the hearing (which Manson also declined to attend) to once again oppose parole.

3. Keith Olbermann Was Fired from Current TV and Brought a $70 Million Lawsuit Against the Network.

In yet another public dustup, Olbermann and the Al Gore/Joel Hyatt cable network are fighting over whose idea it was for him to leave and why. Each side is claiming the other a liar and morally corrupt, and my guess is they’re both right (Sorry Keith! You used to be my favorite but these things don’t just keep happening by themselves). Luckily, Letterman gave Olbermann a revolving network letterhead so he’ll be ready when next he’s snatched up.

2. “Entertainment Tonight” Went Behind the Scenes of the Latest Bond Installment, Skyfall.

While the “reporting” is awful and the Botox scary, at least we get a few cool glimpses of the goings on. And a couple of moments with Daniel Craig go a long way.

1. AMC and “Breaking Bad” Broke Our Hearts By Splitting the Final Season.


*Note: Season 4 spoilers follow:

WHY, WHY, WHY? Bryan Cranston explained that the 16 episode fifth season will be broken in half thusly: “We’re splitting it,” says Cranston, who’s currently shooting the fourth season premiere in New Mexico. “We’re going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month production break, then the rest will air next year.” (While a studio spokesman denied that a final decision has been made, Cranston’s public statement seems to contradict that.) The actor also gave a comment about where things are headed: “We’re cleaning up the pieces from last season’s huge ordeal where Gus Fring was forced to meet his maker. It’s not as easy as Walter thought. And as we’ve discovered over the years, you don’t really know who Walter White is. I’m still discovering who he is and I’m trying to allow myself to be open to him going darker and darker. There’s physical danger to himself and his family, plus there’s the emotional danger due to his anger and hubris. It’s about the evil that men do and where that takes him.”

If I had an active Twitter account right now, I’d make Alec Baldwin look like Mr. Rogers.

Cindy Davis may be off crying in a corner.

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