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:
My Movie Apathy: A Confession
Save Paul Rudd
Lady Gaga: Pop Star for a Country and an Empire in Decline
Lady Gaga Kidnaps Commissioner Gordon
Robert Downey, Jr. introduces ‘The Avengers’ at San Diego Comic-Con
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch turned down Doctor Who role
Hugh Laurie to release blues record
‘Mad Men’ premiere delivers record ratings
Mad Men’s Spurious Comic-Strip Origins Revealed!
‘Mad Men’ is crazy like a fox at Emmy timing
Jim Henson Biography Acquired by Ballantine
Old Spice Guy lands role in Aniston movie
CBS President: Network Adding More Gay Characters to Its Shows
Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron making 3D horror film
Leonardo DiCaprio Pulls Out of Mel Gibson Viking Movie
Huge Harry Potter party planned, complete with fairground
Jessica Simpson Rumored To Be Considered As ‘American Idol’ Judge
Anne Rice: ‘I Quit Christianity’
18 brilliantly minimalist sci-fi movie posters
I’m afraid I thought this one as dire as its title [re: Fawlty Towers]
Hollywood’s mental block
Hollywood plays it safe at Comic-Con
Comic-Con 2010: The Five Biggest Stories
At Comic-Con, new voices are lurking at the fringe
The Neuroscience of Inception
Girls on Film: Ellen Page, Gender, and Cinematic Sexuality
Is primetime ready for a plus-sized sitcom?
Dear fanboys: a love letter to you
Dude, Where’s Your Car? How not having a car became Hollywood shorthand for loser.
The Real Cost of Netflix Streaming is the Movie, Not the Bandwidth