Don’t change the channel but it’s Steve in for Jackie with this week’s edition of the entertainment links. I’m not sure that this was a week that I really wanted to take over. Well, when Jackie get in touch on Wednesday, it wasn’t a problem. But I don’t think anyone was expecting all of the Oscar talk to suddenly be made completely irrelevant with the death of the legendary Leonard Nimoy. I thought this weekend’s links would be Oscars and that damn dress and then some news just smacks you upside the head out of nowhere.
But regardless of what sad news there was this week, there’s still a set of links to do. Since the Oscars were last weekend, let’s start with a photo from there. Here’s Jessica Chastain.
After the jump, a Leonard Nimoy obituary, some Oscars fallout, that damn dress and the unreality of reality TV.
So the big news of the week is the death of Leonard Nimoy. While he’ll be best remembered as Spock, he was not just Spock. (New York Times)
By the way, The Oscars were last weekend. Some people weren’t happy with Birdman being the big winner on the night. (Slate)
If you want to win your 2016 Oscar pool, don’t check social networks. Check the gambling websites. (Variety)
And if you need it, here is the winners list from last Sunday’s Academy Awards. (The Oscars)
I don’t want to mention that damn dress but here’s the science that explains why there’s a debate. (io9)
Judd Apatow is producing a new Pee Wee Herman movie for Netflix. I’m not sure if we should be excited or not. (HitFix)
Larry King might not be on CNN any more but he may have found his niche in the modern world with his new web show. What has Larry Legend learned over his career? (Esquire)
The Kardashians were planning to do some filming for TV in Montana and wanted to get a dog sled ride for the show. The problem is that they weren’t willing to pay the $3,900 fee to rent five sleds and fifty dogs for the show. The dog sled owner took the multi-millionaire Kardashians to task online. (Last Best News)
Speaking of unreal reality TV, Pimp My Ride wasn’t what it seemed on TV. Granted, that shouldn’t be a surprise but it’s disheartening. (Huffington Post)
People are making music for cats. I’m not entirely sure that it makes sense but it’s absolutely fantastic. (Discovery)
What would Mighty Morphin Power Rangers look like as a gritty, mature, violent, futuristic movie? Fan-fucking-tastic!
So Dakota Johnson went to the Oscars with her mother, Melanie Griffith. To say that their discussion about 50 Shades of Grey was awkward would be an understatement.
Sadly not coming to theatres near you: Canadian Sniper.