Meanwhile, the Awesomeness Initiative is flagging somewhat, mostly because the cold weather is making me sluggish. One of my favorite things to do when it's cold--and the sheer amount of time I spend doing this is a major failing of mine--is curl up on the couch under a pile of blankets while the dogs argue over who gets to lie on my feet. As a means of jumpstarting my lazy ass, I've started asking myself what Barack Obama would do, and then I realized that's not going to work because he would just tell Rahm Emanuel to take care of it while he did something more presidential, like fix the economy with the power of his mind from his Fortress of Solitude. So then I started asking myself what Michelle Obama would do. Put on her Jimmy Choos and kick some ass, that's what Michelle Obama would do. I think this would look very good printed on a rubber bracelet, in fact.
(This is why I will never be a good role model. What would Cleolinda do? Curl up on her couch and... watch shitty movies on cable. POW!)
Meanwhile, DO WANT. I've gotten kind of fixated on the double heart/crown motif (as seen in today's icon, which is from this moonstone ring, for which my soul grieves because it is both 1) sold and 2) something like several hundred if not thousand dollars, if my memory serves. The Three Graces: All shall look upon their antiques and despair). I'm also a big fan of the burning/sacred heart motif, which means that I sit and stare at the Parrish Relics site a lot. You know, when I'm not curled up on the couch watching shitty movies.
James Brady, Editor and Celebrity Gossip Pioneer, Dead at 80.
X-Files fans running fundraising drives for the American Lung Association in Kim Manners' memory.
Goodbye to all that: 'Days of our Lives' dumps John and Marlena.
Other Publications Starting To Call Bullshit On Joaquin Phoenix [Hoaxes].
Via m_emchq7: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Cafe and Restaurant where JK Rowling Wrote Harry Potter Novels Now for Sale.
Today on ONTD: "RICKY GERVAIS WAS HOT AS FUCK IN THE 80s" ("OH MY GOD IN HEAVEN"); "Just...you know, fyi...Russell Brand joined Twitter."
Oscar Roundtable with Pitt, Langella, Hawkins, Downey Jr., Rourke and Hathaway; Academy Allows Four 'Reader' Producers -- None Named 'Scott Rudin'; The Curious Case of 'Gran Torino.'
Images: Update: 6 New G.I. Joe Character Posters Revealed!; New 'Public Enemies' Shots Reveal Bale's Contempt (more: LOOK AT THESE GQ MOTHERFUCKERS); Daniel Day-Lewis and Sophia Loren on the set of 'Nine'; Terminator: Salvation Toy Images Surface (Updated); Exclusive: 'Knowing' Movie Photos!; New 'Up' Images; 'Duplicity' Poster and stills; 'World War Z' Concept Art Rocks The Battle Of Yonkers; The Private Lives of Pippa Lee; Orlando Bloom in 'Sympathy for Delicious'; Hi-Res Pics from 'Lesbian Vampire Killers.'
Trailers and clips: Exclusive Clip: 'The International'; Three New 'Fanboys' Clips Put Ewoks In Jeopardy; 'Uninvited' Featurette & Clips; Watch This: Absurdly Creepy Trailer for Indie 'Ink'; Full-On Flaming Dragon Action In New 'Outlander' Clip; New Japanese 'Street Fighter' Promo Trailer; Clip du Jour: What if the 'Golden Girls' were rocker dudes?
trailer_spot: Coraline, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Mary and Max, Sugar, Great Buck Howard.
EXCLUSIVE: New ‘Coraline’ Clip Is Heavy On The Bugs … And The Wrath Of The ‘Other Mother’; Why Coraline director Henry Selick doesn't want to be Pixar.
Meanwhile, Neil Jordan's directing The Graveyard Book? According to Unca Neil's Twitter, that's what it sounds like. (Ah, yes: Jordan to Write and Direct 'Graveyard Book.')
New Moon Casting Call in Vancouver?; From ihasatardis, via sirinde: Once Upon A Time In Forks; This guy was almost Edward Cullen; 'Twilight' Doll Preview Hints Makers Haven't Seen 'Twilight.' Okay, look. I'll throw Edward Dollen under the bus, metaphorically speaking, and I'm not saying Bella Swan-Dollen's a perfect likeness, but that blouse does so originate in some fashion from the movie, Twihards, and I expected y'all to be obsessive enough to know this. Everything else Kristen Stewart wore in that movie was so boring (and not without reason, I guess) that I don't blame Robert Tonner for wanting to do the most interesting thing they put on her
Now, the hair colors? Yeah. I got nothin'.
New 'Push' movie clips; Exclusive Photos: 'Push'; What got Paul McGuigan to helm Push—and why Batman's Chris Nolan owes him money.
Okay, we have a slight problem here: there's another movie right now, also called 'Push' (more properly, 'Push: Based on a Novel by Sapphire'), that was a big hit at Sundance. And a lot of articles are just calling it 'Push' for short. This is somewhat confusing. To wit: 2009 Sundance Awards Ceremony: 'Push' sweeps!; 'Push' Sweep Pushes Mo'Nique Closer To Oscar Short List [Sundance].
Leaked Batman 3 Script... is completely fake, thanks for playing: "Well first there’s the obvious: Nolan has only just started writing it. The odds of someone getting their hands on it and leaking it are pretty slim. Perhaps most importantly though, it’s being pushed around the internet over and over again by the same nefarious character. He’s emailing and posting messages on every site he can find, trying to convince people to promote his link. And look, we’ve just fallen for it."
Anne Hathaway Talks About The Fabulousness That Is Johnny, Tim, and Helena ('Alice in Wonderland').
Isla Fisher Joins Johnny Depp in 'Rango.'
Jerry Bruckheimer Wants YOU To Cast ‘The Lone Ranger.’ "Wait, why did we get thousands of votes for David Tennant, Jensen Ackles and Robert Pattinson?"
Matt Damon: James Bond is a misogynist, sociopath. You know, if anyone other than Jason Bourne was saying this, I'd call Jus Jellus.
'El Zombo Fantasma' Coming to the Big Screen.
Brendan Fraser to Feel ‘Furry Vengeance’ For Family Comedy.
Minnie Driver Joins 'Betty Anne Waters.'
Jennifer Lopez To Create ‘In The Heights’ Movie?
Studio Giving Up On Seth Rogen’s ‘Green Hornet’ Movie?
Warner Brothers Picks Up Futuristic Samson and Delilah Pitch.
Porn Mockumentary 'The Auteur' Now Available Online.
Gary Oldman's Blind Sex Prize is A Flashdancer ['The Book Of Eli'].
Hilary Duff & Kevin Zegers Sign On for 'Bonnie and Clyde.' This is going to end well.
Don't Stand So Close to Dr. Frankenstein [Found Footage]. Okay, I have actually seen The Bride, and let me tell you, it's just as cracked-out as it sounds.
Neil LaBute to Remake 'Death at a Funeral'; Neil LaBute Signs with Screen Gems for Two More Films. I don't think I'll ever be able to trust LaBute again after this. "NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEEEEEEES!!!"