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Tyler Perry tells Spike Lee to go to hell; an apology for ‘Superman Returns’; Canadians hate loud TV ads; more: leftover links

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Every week my browser gets cluttered up with tabs for stuff that I stumble across and figure I might be able to use as a Question of the Day or a WTF Thought for the Day or grist for some other post. And inevitably, I end the week with most of that material unused. But there’s no reason to let this stuff go to waste: I can still share it with you, for your amusement, and start the new week with a clean slate.

Herewith this week’s leftover links, in no particular order:
Rightbloggers on Atlas Shrugged: It’s the Feel-Good, Piece-of-Crap Movie of the Year!

“Superman Returns” director offers mea culpa

Selling Out to Prove a Point: Morgan Spurlock on His New Film, ‘POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’

Product placement guru explains how it’s done

Hollywood directors take on studios’ VOD plans

Canadians of one loud voice when it comes to noisy TV commercials

How URL spoofing can put libelous words into news orgs’ mouths

‘Happy Days’ cast sues over merchandising revenue

Former Rutgers student indicted for bias crimes in webcam-streaming of roommate’s tryst

“Restrepo” director Tim Hetherington killed in Libya: doctors

Female Fringe Producers Tackling J.J. Abrams’s Secret Swashbuckling Robot Script

Jodie Foster: Even female studio execs ‘see female directors as a risk’

The women of ‘Justified’

The Real Value of the Huffington Post’s Blogs

U.S. Media Braces for a Bloody Royal Wedding Blitz

Fast Six Script Officially In Gear

Exposed Literary Fraud Reveals Lengths Americans Take to Deceive Themselves to Justify War and Intervention

Eric Bana: bruised and bewildered

Cinema Smackdown: After Racial Criticism, Tyler Perry Says Spike Lee Can ‘Go to Hell’


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