(By the way, make sure you go back and look over the flickr mosaic meme; it's fun to do.)
Alabama runs over Auburn with 36-0 Iron Bowl victory. I am a football orphan while the season's on, so at least my mother's happy. (College football is ~SRS BZNS~ at my house, you don't even know; my mother's favorite T-shirt is emblazoned SABAN NATION. I'm not even allowed downstairs while a really big game is on, because I might actually talk over some crucial play, God forbid. Meanwhile, I'm just like, "I know it involves foots and balls.")
Disguised Mother Woos Juror in Bid to Free Son.
Kid Journo Establishes Contact with Somali Pirates. " 'Hello. Please can I talk to the pirates,' said my [12-year-old] daughter in her obviously childish voice. I could hear someone replying and a bizarre conversation ensued which eventually ended when my daughter collapsed in giggles."
Man wielding candy cane lawn ornament subdues attacker.
Eggnog Cupcakes via txvoodoo.
Voodoo festival offers respite in troubled year.
Like Jason Voorhees, Acid Wash Jeans Just Keep Coming Back From The Dead. NO, PEOPLE. NO. Of course, they've already brought back leggings (which are perfectly acceptable in the comfort of your home! Possibly under giant sweaters if they're really really cute! BUT NOT WHEN ACTUAL PANTS ARE REQUIRED), so there are probably no levels to which fashionistas will not stoop at this point.
New 'Electric Company': (All together now) HEY YOU GUUUYS!
From sharpest_rose: An interview with True Blood's co-producer Raelle Tucker.
The Hottest Sci-Fi Kisses You Never Saw. Includes deleted scenes from The X-Files, Doctor Who, and Iron Man.
The Emerald-Skinned Women Who Make the Universe a Greener Place [Triviagasm].
Superman's Origin To Be Retold, Revised Secretly In 2009.
Top Movie Heartthrobs of the Decade. One per year (plus a runner-up), so you can imagine how 2008 shakes out. I think I'd rather have the runner-ups for 2002 and 2005, though.
Images: Taylor Kitsch as Gambit in the January 2009 issue of Empire; 'The Reader'; More FYC posters ('Sex and the City' for Best Picture, you guys! It could totally happen!).
Trailers and clips: Emma Watson & Matthew Broderick are in love ('Tale of Despereaux' promo).
‘Four Christmases’ Owns the Holiday While ‘Twilight’ Tries to Hang On; 'New Moon' to Start Filming in March; 'New Moon' audition info; Time: The Fangirls Cometh, with Cash; How Much is Twilight Bringing In? Over $93M at the moment. Also: "According to their stats, Twilight currently ranks as the number three vampire movie of all time right behind Van Helsing and Interview With a Vampire." ANYONE IS BEHIND VAN HELSING ? I mean, I guess--logically--Hugh Jackman, and all--but--SERIOUSLY? THAT is our current #1 vampire movie? PEOPLE. Someone get in there and adjust for inflation, because I can't live in that world. Also: Daniel Radcliffe talks about Twilight.
Tales of Beedle the Bard Pre-Orders "Shipping Soon"; New image: RAB's note from 'Half-Blood Prince'; New Harry & Slughorn photo; Report: Sirius Black's Motorcycle, Dumbledore's Deluminator Prop to be used in 'Deathly Hallows' Filming.
'The Hobbit' Films to Shoot for 370 Days (SWEET LORD); Guillermo del Toro's 'The Hobbit' Starts Shooting in 2010.
Downey Jr. Knocked 'Out Cold' In Sherlock Fight Scene; The Strange Case of Mr Ritchie and the Cursed Movie. "Drooling blood"?
Six New Blu-ray James Bond Titles Announced For March '09; Hollywood Bosses Plan Film Of Roger Moore's Life. With Johnny Depp? Doesn't he have... quirkier things to do?
Natalie Portman On Sean Penn In 'Milk.'
Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino Gaining Strong Oscar Buzz.
25 Things You Didn't Know About 'A Christmas Story.'
'Future Cops' Fight A Part-Mantis, Part-Scorpion, Part-Bat, All-Woman Villain.
Beckinsale Horrified By Mum's Stripping Scene. It's not really suitable for The Slot, but I have nothing else and it made me laugh:
She was taunted when her mum Judy Loe stripped for TV in Britain - when she was 10.
Beckinsale recalls, "The mortification of going to school! People said, 'I've seen your mother naked.'
"I literally had to beat up nine of them."