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How Lady Gaga Worked that Meat Dress into a Political Rally and Why Obese People Are Cash Strapped

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 21, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 21, 2010 |

  • In renewal news, “Weeds,” “The C Word,” and “Boardwalk Empire,” have all already been picked up for an additional season. (THR & THR)

  • Hey! Lady Gaga was totally down the street from me yesterday for a political rally at a nearby park; I attempted to take my son, so that we could do some afternoon crowd watching, but alas, there was nowhere to park. Anyway, she gave a speech encouraging Congress to strike down “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and while it was very well intentioned, the meat dress analogy was … weird. Right? (MTV)

  • Best Buy is essentially ditching their DVD section come this holiday season. There’s one less reason to ever go to a mall. (Cinematical)

  • Kelsy over at Cheerful Cynicism has been kind enough to put together this fantastic post of Jeff Goldblum commercials for the German beer, Holston Pils. It’s Goldblumian! (Cheerful Cynicism)

  • Most DVRs do not understand the word “$#*!, so y’all are going to have a hell of a time recording “”$#*! My Dad Says.” Shame, that. (Reuters)

  • Ben Affleck may direct a Showtime pilot, tentatively called “Homeland.” You can read more details over at (Deadline)

  • “Jersey Shore’s” The Situation has an iPhone app — it’s in the top ten grossing entertainment apps. It will help you find a gym and a tanning salon. This is what it’s come to, folks. (Reuters)

  • The once sought after Hayden Panettiere has now been reduced to Lifetime movies. She’ll be playing the lead in The Amanda Knox Story. (Deadline)

  • This is not in the least pop-culture related, but I found fascinating a study that revealed that the annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man. (AP)

  • Angelina Burnett has a seriously fascinating take on Kyle Killen and his show, “Lone Star.” The lovely Ms. Burnett was also a huge fan of the show, but she notes how difficult it must have been to get the show on network television. If the ratings are any indication, however, I guess the difficulty was warranted. (If a TV Falls in the Woods)

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