You Know It Don’t Come Easy Edition
Todays links of interest:
- My Year Of Flops Case File #104 Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer
The final "My Year of Flops." Have I mentioned how much I love this feature, and how much I’m going to miss it? I mean, since last week. Seriously: one of the all-time great things ever on the internets. Tuesdays and Thursdays will now be a tiny bit sadder.
- Cutbacks at Yahoo Expected To Include Hundreds of Jobs
Wow. This is especially weird to anybody who spent any time at Hot Jobs in the past couple of years and noticed that there were dozens and dozens of Yahoo! listings.
- Heath Ledger is Dead
According to TMZ, he was found this afternoon.
- Ringo Starr walks off ‘Regis and Kelly’
Right. They wanted him to cut his performance from 4 minutes to under 2.5 minutes, so instead of saying hello, he said goodbye. On one hand, it’s not like Ringo Starr should ever need to go on ‘Regis & Kelly.’ On the other hand, it’s not like the world is clamoring to hear 2.5 minutes of new Ringo music, much less 4 minutes. On the final hand, 100 years from now, people will still know who Ringo Starr is, not so much Regis & Kelly.
- Why Wal-Mart Cut 1,000 Magazines
Due to company’s green initiative…which is really hard to argue with.
- HBO Putting Shows Online, at No Additional Charge
For Time Warner subscribers in Wisconsin. Given TW’s recent push to charge "heavy users" for downloading content, this headline might be old before it’s time.
- Kiefer Sutherland released from jail
True story: some ‘Loper friends saw Kiefer at lunch at a Thai restaurant in Beverly Hills just now and overheard the following exchange . . .
WAITER: Haven?t seen you recently.
KIEFER: I haven?t been around recently.
- Simon Spotlight to Publish Jose Canseco’s "Vindicated"
Yes, that’s really the title…
- Apple’s Updated iPod Touch And iPhone Hacked
And by "hacked," what they mean is "set free for 3rd party applications. "
- "Friday Night Lights" stars know how to make a marriage work
There is no question that "Friday Night Lights" pretty much left it all on the field during its already legendary first season. However, no matter how muddled the follow-up has been, it comes to life every single time Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton are on the screen together. "It’s Buddy. He has a box."
- Budweiser to run 7 ads in Super Bowl
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is a prime example of a re-written press release being passed off as actual news. I mean, doesn’t Budweiser always run a whole bunch of ads during the Super Bowl? Aren’t they always supposed to be "humorous?"
- Amy Winehouse Allegedly Smokes Crack In Online Video
Man, has anybody with so much talent declined so fast and so publicly? (You note "so much talent," which leaves Britney out.) Would they even let her in the country to be at the Grammys?
- Music mayhem
Who do you trust to curate your musical future? We advise hiring a personal music guru.