Howdy gang. I’ve drawn in for Jackie this week to cover the entertainment beat.
There are two big wide releases this week. Runner Runner stars, but is not directed by, Ben Affleck. Unfortunately, when you don’t get Ben involved behind the camera, it doesn’t always work out well as this one’s received mixed to poor reviews. Your other option is Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It’s received near universal critical acclaim which is down to the brilliant direction of Alfonso Cuaron. I won’t be seeing it in theatres because I just can’t take Sandra Bullock seriously. I blame Speed 2… and most of her career.
Anyway, let’s get on with the links. Let’s start with Lacey Chabert who is apparently still making movies which is something that I didn’t know.
It’s a busy week on the blog this week between the Hottest Canadian bracket and our 2012 F1 season preview. But we still have time for the mid-week links. To kick things off, we have… Miley Cyrus? I guess she’s not banking on Disney dollars anymore. And that’s a good thing.
The latest Twitter feud wasn’t so much a fight as an absolute massacre. It was Norm McDonald vs. Rick Reilly. If this was a boxing match, Norm would’ve won by KO in the first sixty seconds. (Awful Announcing)
For such an influential man in many lives, Don Cornelius’ death went by without much of a mention. The Times profiles the man and his fall from grace. (New York Times)
The new purpose of the Gawker Media Group is to out people behind anonymous comedy Twitter accounts. This includes their recent investigation of @DadBoner. (Deadspin)
After the jump, March Madness, the science of video game difficulty and Community returns tomorrow. Continue reading
The gang over at recently wrapped up their search for the worst cover song of all-time. Normally, we would expect William Shatner’s cover of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds to take the top spot. However, the readers of Rolling Stone have found something worse to take the crown from Shatner and I don’t think the world is better for their discovery. The new #1 worst cover of all-time takes our Worst of Music award for this week. It’s Miley Cyrus doing a live cover of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. Continue reading