Roger Ebert hates 3D; is Sacha Baron Cohen worth $20 million?; Brits playing American; and more: leftover links

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:
Hugh Hefner Saves Hollywood

How Many iPads Have Been Sold?

Police Seize Jason Chen’s Computers

What the Lost iPhone Case Could Mean for the Future of Media

Ozzy Osbourne Biopic Finally in the Works

Inside The Blogger Wars Part I: Finke, Waxman, Poland and Wells among others

Hollywood Blogger Wars Part 2: Crackpot Ratings – Nikki Finke, Sharon Waxman, David Poland, Jeffrey Wells…

New Sex And The City 2 Poster: A Photoshop Oasis

Why are British actors playing Americans?

100 years after his death, Mark Twain’s work still wields power

NYC to charge $300 for film permits

Janine Turner: Being a Conservative in Hollywood Can Jeopardize Career

Sacha Baron Cohen sells ‘goat film’ to Paramount after bidding war

Is Sacha Baron Cohen Really Worth the Hype?

Carey Mulligan Gets a ‘Dragon Tattoo’?

Iron Man 2: the first superhero film of the Obama era? (no spoilers)

Roger Ebert’s Journal: The golden age of movie critics

Former Variety Critic Starts a New Web Site

(and this is Todd McCarthy’s new site)

Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too) [by Roger Ebert]

Why I Think Roger Ebert Is Obsolete (and You Should Too)

What happens to those 3-D glasses after ‘Avatar’?

Is Facebook “Girly”? How Men And Women Use Social Media

A real-world battle over virtual-property rights

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