Wednesday Link-Off: Leap Day

Normally, I’d break down the Oscars during the linkdump after the Oscars but Twitter and the Daytona 500 are much more interesting. The good news is that we can still lead off this linkdump with Natalie Portman on the red carpet.

The Daytona 500 was yesterday. Well, more or less. It ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Anyway, the big story of the race (besides exploding jet dryers) was driver Brad Keselowski tweeting during a red flag period. (Jalopnik)

And while NASCAR is very liberal about its social media policies, ESPN is tightening the strings regarding its employees’ Twitter accounts. (Deadspin)

Why do I bring these two stories up back-to-back? Because ESPN NASCAR analyst Brad Daugherty, who got his job because he liked NASCAR, not because he’s in any way qualified, thinks Keselowski should be fined because he must be in capable of tweeting while all cars are parked and nothing is happening for several hours then driving a race car afterwords. (The Daly Planet) After making those comments, Daugherty demanded that everyone get off his lawn.

After the jump, WWE stars do zumba, CBS screws up Sherlock Holmes and Seth Rogen has the best monologue of awards season. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Swan Dive

Jackie’s got the day off for travel so I’ve drawn in to do the links today. To lead it off, here’s Natalie Portman who stars in the new movie Black Swan.

Speaking of which, here’s Roger Ebert’s review of Black Swan. He really likes it. Sadly, no mention of that sex scene between Portman and Mila Kunis in the review. (Roger Ebert)

It looks like the war between “old media” and “new media” is about to really heat up. Despite claims that one is dead and the other reckless, they’re basically neck and neck. (Business Insider)

And just for fun, here’s a look at some of the all-time great Simpsons episodes. (Split Sider)

After the jump, the best XBox Kinect hacks, famous fictional cars, and celebrities invade a Norwegian music video. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Twilight Link-Off Part Deux

Welcome to another edition of the Entertainment Link-Off. This weekend marks the release of Brothers which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire, who happen to look awfully alike. Yeah, it doesn’t sound all that appealing. Then they throw in Natalie Portman and suddenly I am interested.

After the jump, a few leftover Twilight related links, Iron Man stuff and Super Mario and Queen unite. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Shockingly for only the first time, here’s Natalie Portman.

The boys at Deadspin passed the US Thanksgiving long weekend by posting high school reunion horror stories. Of them all, this was my favourite. (Deadspin)

I don’t suppose anyone can help me find a way to talk EA Sports letting me have a copy of NCAA Basketball 10 to review. I’m not just saying that because my favourite play-by-play man Gus Johnson is calling the action. (Fanhouse)

This stuff never gets old. It’s the second edition of the best things overheard at the U of WO. (Lion’s Den University)

After the jump, some painful sports stories, something else, and the return of a classic WWE announce team. Continue reading