Happy / a solemn and dignified Easter Sunday to you all. I’m sure it will be spent in church and with family and not at all watching March Madness, miscellaneous pro sports and various eSports. I know that’s what I’m doing… The latter, not the former. I might mix some alcohol in there for good measure too.
Anyway, it’s Sunday which means that we have to do the links. Let’s kick off with Alison Brie.
It’s okay to believe the Ghomeshi victims, hate the verdict and still think it’s alright. However, there is a reason why the victims behaved that way to Ghomeshi that wasn’t explored in court. Here’s an examination here. (The Globe and Mail)
The National Enquirer, as reputable an organization as you’re going to get in the supermarket tabloids, is breaking another affair scandal. This one involves Ted Cruz. (Gawker)
Candidate Trump insists that he didn’t have anything to do with that story just days after threatening to spill the beans about Cruz’s wife. I’m sure he’d be quite understanding how the timing doesn’t look good. (Politico)
For one last time in this latest run, I’m substituting in for Jackie for this weekend’s entertainment and pop culture links. I thought calling myself a sub was appropriate since it’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto and we all know Jackie’s fondness for basketball.
I assume that most everyone is going to the theatre shortly. There’s plenty for you to watch this week. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s rom-com, there’s How to be Single. If you want straight comedy, you can check out Zoolander 2 (but you shouldn’t). And for everyone else, there’s Deadpool.
Anyway, enough of the preamble. We should just get straight to the links. Let’s kick things off with Alison Brie who’s starring in How to be Single.
So the old saying goes that if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. Well, last evening, I snowblowed about eight inches of snow. I don’t know how much fell overnight or how much I shoveled out of the end of the driveway this morning because I’m writing this Tuesday night. So I’m hoping the old adage holds true because I’ve had enough of winter at this point.
Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s kick things off with Alison Brie from her GQ Mexico shoot.
For the second time, Fox News has apologized for Bill O’Reilly has apologized for lying about what he witnessed as a reporter. He’s still on air though. (The Guardian)
The daughter of the BTK serial killer is the focus of a long article about her coming to terms with finding out her father was a murderer. (The Wichita Eagle)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a speech to a joint session of the US Congress yesterday. Israel is likely to be a hot topic in the upcoming Presidential election. So that’s why Rand Paul is backtracking on wanting to cut foreign aid to Israel. (BuzzFeed)
Tomorrow is the start of Canadian Gaming Week on The Lowdown Blog. We’ve got some reviews, columns and other features on Canadian games and the people who make them. I’m hoping that it’ll be a lot of fun and that we can do something like this again.
Anyway, it’s Sunday so it’s time for the end of the week links. For the third straight week, the Sunday links feature a star of Mad Men. This week, it’s Alison Brie.
For people trying to keep up with the news story of the Boston bombing, there was a massive problem. Some media organizations consistently kept screwing up the story by trying to be first rather than trying to be right. CNN might have been the worst. (BuzzFeed)
On the print side, the New York Post was consistently wrong. If there was a fact in this case, the Post got it wrong. (Capital New York)
And then the Post slandered a couple of high-school runners by claiming they were the bombers. Just a bit wrong there. (Gawker)
Jackie’s busy this weekend and I’m in to cover the entertainment beat. The good news is that this weekend is a good one to catch a new release in the theatres unless you actually check out reviews. There appears to be something for everyone except those with good taste, it seems.
Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods seems to be the best reviewed movie of the weekend but don’t confuse it for a Pixar classic… Or Ice Age, even. If you’re looking for a live action comedy, Admission stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd which sounds great on paper but doesn’t work in practice. If mindless action is your thing, Olympus Has Fallen is right up your alley.
So rather than try to wedge someone from one of these movies, here’s Alison Brie because you really should be watching Community on NBC.
Your regular mid-week links were pushed back to today so I could push our Save Community campaign. There is a Phase 2 for that but it can wait until next week. For now, here are Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs from Community.
By now, everyone has seen or heard Bob Costas’ interview of Jerry Sandusky. Was that a good idea to help his defense? (Sports Illustrated)
As I pointed out yesterday, NBC has pulled Community from the mid-season schedule. Here are the stages of Community grief. (Uproxx)
The NHL All-Star Game voting started this week. It’s time to begin Project Mayhem. (Puck Daddy)
After the jump, fun with Peter King, fun facts about Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the rejected Top Gear theme song. Continue reading
Finding someone to lead off the ELO this week was a bit of a struggle, so here is something from Amber Heard’s latest photoshoot with Jezebel. Oh she was also featured in the Maxim’s Hot 100 list and came in at number 13 this year. Not bad at all!
After the jump some Transformers 3 news, the fate of Heroes is in limbo, never trust robots that are panhandling on the streets and Alison Brie dishes on her dirty art school experiences. Continue reading
I was thinking of featuring Alison Brie on Saturday but she’s too good to pass up. Now go watch Community tomorrow night.
Good news: The AP says that Canada is going to open a can of whoop ass on the world in Vancouver. Bad news: We’ve been jinxed by the AP. (Associated Press)
Another look at Twitter from the perspective of someone who doesn’t have it or much in the way of advanced technology. Still, it’s a good read. (New Yorker)
Speaking of technologically related things, cell phones might be slowly killing you. (GQ) It’s a good thing that I never use my cell and pay $40 a month for that paper weight.
After the jump, super sizing March Madness, Super Bowl Manning-ness, and William Shatner awesomeness. Continue reading