Entertainment Link-Off: Power Brokers

blake-lively-theshallows16-02This week’s edition of the entertainment links is all about people with power and money and ratings and all the things that matters in the acquisition of power in Hollywood. Not to sound too cynical but everybody wants to rule the world. We have a lot of those people featured in today’s ELO.

So how many of you have heard of The Neon Demon? IMDB has that as the best movie coming out this weekend. Also out this weekend are the far too late Independence Day cash-in, the one where Blake Lively gets eaten by a shark and a biopic with Matthew McConaughey. So let’s kick off with Blake Lively before she gets eaten by the aforementioned shark.

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Man Lab Showdown: Blake Lively vs. Scarlett Johansson

Normally, we plan our Man Lab Showdown match-ups well in advance. However, Ryan Reynolds’ sudden marriage to Blake Lively changed our plans. The wedding came as a surprise to us because the pair have been dating for less than a year. This is Reynolds’ second marriage. His first marriage was to Scarlett Johansson. This leads us to this month’s obvious Showdown pairing.

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Entertainment Link-Off: Green With Envy

I’m still covering the pop culture beat for Jackie but don’t worry because he’ll be back in July. In the meantime, here’s Blake Lively who is wearing far more clothes than the last batch of photos of hers that I saw.

After a publicity blitz that included TV ads, interviews and allegedly leaked alleged Blake Lively nude self-portraits, Green Lantern premiered this weekend. I’m guessing that being called a contender for worst movie of the year wasn’t what they were going for though. (Slate)

After the jump, the best of movies, the worst of movies and Conan’s best commencement speech in the history of the world. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: The Boys of Summer

It’s time for the Sunday links. Since it’s been a while since I’ve done a linkdump, I’ll have some old ones in here. But in the meantime, here’s Blake Lively because we’re seeing a lot more of her lately (pun intended).

There’s a new show on FX starring Frodo Baggins and an imaginary dog… I don’t get it either. Anyway, Fox decided to promo it during their baseball games in the worst way possible. (MockSession)

The NFLPA’s latest move to get more money for the players? Stay decertified. (Yahoo Sports)

Having fun at school is verboten! Two high school seniors had some fun by performing a lightsaber fight in the cafeteria. The principal didn’t like it so much. (WHDH)

After the jump, other NHL disciplinarian candidates, strange TLC shows and Ukrainian parliament vs. Mortal Kombat. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Definitely Not Winning

I’m back from my weekend in the big city. I’ll have a Humanoids column before my return visit in a few weeks. For now, here’s Blake Lively.

We’re still waiting for something of substance to happen in the NFL CBA negotiations. However, Bill Simmons boils down the owners’ position to a simple analogy. (ESPN)

With Charlie Sheen getting fired from Two and a Half Men, you’d think he could be out of work for a while. However, HDnet’s Mark Cuban has already sent him a job offer. (With Leather)

And Sheen also has a job offer for you. You can be Charlie Sheen’s #winning intern this summer. Winning that job would be winning. (Internships)

After the jump, more Sheen winning/not winning, stages of being drunk, and Tom Brady dancing. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Nerd Off!

To celebrate the end of Comic Con, here’s my highlight of the convention, Blake Lively.

By the by, you can get all of Jackie’s coverage of this year’s Comic Con by clicking here.

I hope that Japan wins the bid for the 2022 World Cup. They’re promising games shown with life-size holograms. (Gizmodo) See, you’d be wasting your money on a 3D TV. Just wait another dozen years before you plunk down your cash.

The only thing better than life-size holographic soccer will be spectacular Icelandic soccer celebrations recreated by life-size holograms. (Deadspin)

Remember that list last week of the best ballpark food at each stadium? Well, you may want to consult this list of health code violations at North American stadiums before going to the concession stands. (ESPN)

After the jump, softball on TV, scads of video game links, and the ultimate Ultimate Frisbee catch. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Hello, Goodbye

After a long absense from these pages, here’s Blake Lively to kick off today’s linkdump.

For the third year running, Drew Magary gives his message to the graduating class of 2010. (Deadspin)

As the playoffs wind down, it’s only appropriate that we look at how we get some of the toothless wonders in hockey. (Globe & Mail)

Canadian TV channel Amour doesn’t try hard to hide how good the acting is in its programming. (Warming Glow)

After the jump, Buzz’s revenge, Sager’s suits, and vote for Dale or else. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Scandelous

Maybe Jessica Simpson should consider getting in the middle of a serious scandal because she has nothing else going for her… Besides the obvious.

In a sign that there is a God, Blake Lively is considering posing for Playboy. The only thing is that Hef has to cough up more money than ever before (WWTDD) I think it would be worth it.

For all the complaints about NBC’s Olympic coverage, there have been good moments. Okay, it’s limited to Stephen Colbert mocking them. (Gawker TV)

Spike TV just optioned a pilot about a sex addicted caddy whose misadventures affect the golfer who hired him. The caddy’s name is Tiger. Have I heard this somewhere before? (Sportress of Blogitude)

After the jump, London, ON, mentioned on a major blog, more Olympic stuff, and Gary Coleman lays down the law. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: The Replacements

Jackie’s out and I’m in. The ELO is probably going to be a little different until Jackie gets back so settle in for a wild ride. Anyway, let’s kick things off with Blake Lively. If you check out my linkdumps regularly, you would see her fairly often.

Here’s an example of how things are different. Would Jackie link to a picture of a 5-year-old hitting a beer bong? The better question is who would let a 5-year-old hit a beer bong? (Lion’s Den U)

Maybe I’ll make up for that with the usual. Liam Neeson, maybe? How ’bout Rampage Jackson? Yes, it’s The A-Team trailer. (/Film)

And it’s time for your token Avatar is racist and anti-American essay. (New York Times)

After the jump, some sports/entertainment stuff, Leno vs. Conan, and the Taco Bell commercial girl. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Framing 2009

I wanted to put our woman of 2009 here to lead off the final linkdump of 2009. There were a couple in the running but Blake Lively’s win should come as no shock to regular visitors.

TMZ decided the best way to end 2009 was to try to ruin another reputation. They dug up an old photo of a yacht party involving President John F. Kennedy. (Lion’s Den U)

Apparently Australian summers are quite boring. Their idea of fun in the sun is swimming to crocodile traps. (Northern Territory News) Even the Aussie surfer babes love swimming into crocodile traps. (The Daily Telegraph) If Jackie wants to pick any of them up, he might want to take up croc wrestling.

Sports broadcasting legend Bob Costas might be getting a call from George Lucas. He’s likely to get cast in the next Special Edition of the Star Wars trilogy as Mark Hamill’s double in Return of the Jedi. (The Sports Hernia)

After the jump, one last roundup of decade retrospectives, some advice for New Year’s and 2009 wrapped up in song. Continue reading