Fun Fact #1: More than 31 minutes per one hour of reality television is devoted to advertising. (Mediapost)
Fun Fact #2: Guillermo del Toro spends every Tuesday over at Dreamworks Animation brainstorming and chillin’. I bet they have really good pick-ons. (Slashfilm)
Fun Fact #3: To celebrate the arrival of the Green Lantern movie, Hostess is now putting out Glo-Balls. Glo-Balls. At least the Hostess chemicals will look like chemicals. (FilmDrunk)
Speaking of the Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds is producing a television show for NBC called “Mayors of Casterbridge,” described as Old School meets Gran Torino. I’m not sure where those movies intersect, but Deadline’s premise description goes like this: “It revolves around four elder statesmen of a classic American Neighborhood who have their community threatened by a young upstart determined on making Casterbridge just another homogenized tract home complex. These four men band together to restore their neighborhood to its glory days, while helping each other take on the new challenges in their life.” Hey! At least it’s a new-ish idea for TV. (Deadline)
Monty Python-er Terry Jones (Life of Brian) will direct Absolutely Anything, which is about “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.” “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver is set to star. (Deadline)
“Eastbound and Down” returns to HBO in two weeks. In season number two, Kenny Powers moves to Mexico and gets a new love interest. Here’s a trailer:
Here’s 20 lost and mostly forgotten about indie gems of the 1990s. (UGO)
Victoria Jackson — y’all remember her, right? From “Saturday Night Live.” She had some kind words to say about Sarah Palin recently, and I thought I’d relay them to you (Warning: No irony):
The perfect Feminist is Sarah Palin. She is beautiful, thin, even athletic, successful, happily married, a good mother and a grandmother. She’s got it all - everything those Suffragettes were fighting for back in 1920. Not only can she vote, she got voted for! And, she was a great Governor. She’s got everything those sixties Gloria Steinem’s wanted. But, the Gloria’s won’t admit it because Sarah thinks “right.” Liberals want tolerance, but only for themselves.
Here’s the teaser trailer for Mildred Pierce, a Todd Haynes five-part mini-series starring Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood set to air next spring. It really deserves its own post, but I have no idea what to say about it, except I’ll probably watch it.
Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) is set to direct Hunger Games, based on the first of three novels by Suzanne Collins. Billy Ray (State of Play) is scripting. (Deadline)
In the demographic that matters, the VMA’s — with nearly 12 million viewers — out-rated the Emmys this year. Chew on that, y’all. (Variety)
Watch a dude break the single-day “Jeopardy” money record, with $77,000.
Here’s Diablo Cody interviewing Kyle Chandler, which is pretty great, if only because it reveals Chandler for the all around cool guy that he appears to be.