‘Harry Potter’ beats up ‘Star Wars’; Michael Caine, psychic author; TV getting gayer; 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:
Stephen J. Cannell dies at 69; TV writer, producer

Sally Menke, longtime film editor for Quentin Tarantino, found dead near Griffith Park

Gloria Stuart abandoned Hollywood in 1939

Screen legend Tony Curtis dead at 85

‘Harry Potter’ nears ‘Star Wars’ box-office total

Sir Michael Caine ‘predicted 9/11 in novel’

Television Getting Gayer, Thanks In Part to True Blood

Why Wait for Superman?

Website Ranks Most Influential Tweeters

Netflix, NBC Universal Expand Streaming Pact

Dear Chris Noth: Critics Killed SATC? Seriously?

The State of the [Oscar] Race: Cranking the Dial? Good Luck with That

Sally Hawkins in ‘Made in Dagenham’: Finally, an Oscar bid?

Darren Aronofsky in the running to direct new Superman movie

Want Twitter to Help You Find More Followers? Pay Up For a “Promoted Account.”

Why I Left The Huffington Post

Amazon Patent Could Charge For Browsing A Book Online

Worst Day-Jobs for Writers

Google Vs Facebook: A Battle Of Colossal Proportions [Infographic]

How to Keep Track of Book Series

“Explain to Us What You Want from Us” — Mexican Newspaper Asks Drug Cartels for Publishing Guidelines

The Ten Worst Tech Ads For Women

1930s version of the Human Centipede

Are You a Christian? Disney Has a Horse Movie to Sell You

Fox Cancels Lone Star, But Will Axing a Critically Beloved Show So Quickly Hurt the Network?

In Study, Children Cite Appeal of Digital Reading

The Tragedy of the Student Who Killed Himself After Roomate Livestreamed His Sexual Encounter With Another Man

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire Helps Us Understand Drug Prohibition

S. 3804, the Internet Blacklist bill

here we go again

A Few Bad Apples Spoil ‘Social Network’s’ Rotten Tomatoes Score

1,635 More Reasons to Love the Internet: Going Through Armond White’s Social Network Hate Mail

Armond White hates the internets because they hurt his feelings ;-(

Armond Picks A Fight With The Web

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