FX overload is killing next season’s TV; Sammy Hagar comes out as alien infiltree and crazy person; Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ probably dead; 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:
Special Effects Blasting Holes in Show Schedules

How Many Twitter Accounts Have Over 1 Million Followers?

Australian film disaster at the box office

How to Archive your Tweets

That was quick: Four lines of code is all it takes for The New York Times’ paywall to come tumbling down

Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar says his mind was infiltrated by aliens

It May Be the End of The World for Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’

New Showtime-Netflix deal excludes ‘Dexter,’ ‘Californication’ and other new shows

Royal wedding soundtrack set for instant iTunes release

Russell Brand wants to gatecrash royal wedding

Hugh Laurie to make British musical debut at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Julian Fellowes to bring Titanic to ITV

Elizabeth Taylor’s New York Times Obituary Writer Actually Died in 2005

Huffpo to AOL Freelancers: Nothing Is Changing…Yet

Huffington’s cultural revolution: Destroying the old world to forge a new one, for a while

The Glenn Beck Network. Yes, it could happen.

Starz to delay new series on Netflix streaming, movies may follow

Reality TV Turns Surreal as Celebrity Cop Steven Seagal, Fleeing Sexual Assault Investigation in Louisiana, Joins Joe Arpaio in Cockfighting Raid

7 Ways to Totally Destroy Your Reputation on Twitter

[US Weekly critic] Thelma Adams on Why She’s Joining the HuffPo Strike

Art Exhibit Uses Twitter in Poster Campaign; Are Movies Next?

Women on film: the ladies vanished

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