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10 Things You Should Know In Order To Be a Productive Member of Today's Pop Culture Society

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 29, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 29, 2013 |

Here’s some quick bits of news this Good Friday morning.

  • Kristen Bell gave birth to her and Dax Shepard’s son, and there’s thankfully nothing weird about the name.

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    Dax Shepard’s father would be proud.

  • Lindsay Lohan, who is the featured cameo along with Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5, is now doing a one-episode stint on Charlie’s Sheen’s “Anger Management.” The header image is what that is from.

  • In case there’s not enough going on in your lives on Sunday nights, with the debut of “Game of Thrones” this weekend, as well as the season finale of “The Walking Dead,” Plus “Shameless,” plus “The Good Wife,” plus the return of “Mad Men” next week, PBS is also introducing a new series on Sunday featuring Jeremy Piven as “Mr. Selfridge,” a period drama apparently about the man who changed the way people shopped.

  • The G.I. Joe sequel opened with a huge $10.5 million yesterday, and looks to be a gigantic hit going into Easter Weekend. I saw it yesterday, too, and agree with everything TK said about it in his review.

  • Lifetime has cancelled “American’s Most Wanted,” which finally ends its run after 25 seasons.

  • ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” spin-off has a title, “Once: Wonderland,” and a lead, Sophie Lowe, who will play Alice.


  • Mattew McConaughey has been offered the lead in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, which is about a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding. The script comes from Nolan’s brother, Jonah.

  • This man, Eric Laden, will play J. Edgar Hoover in a recurring role on “Boardwalk Empire” starting this fall.


  • Vanessa Lachey has been cast in Seth MacFarlane’s live-action multicamera comedy, which will center on two successful guys in their 30s, Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Tommy Dewey), who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads (Peter Riegert, Martin Mull) unexpectedly move in with them. Lachey will play Camilla, Warner’s (Dewey) wife and, the mother of their two children.

  • Finally, I leave you with the trailer for Big Wedding, which answers the question: “Where has Topher Grace been hiding?”

    Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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