Thursday, April 1, 2010

...For The Ride Home: The XX performs, ESPN is going to take over the world and Rob Thomas is funny

Ricky Gervais will be on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" tonight. Why the photo of Jennifer Gardner? "The Invention Of Lying" wanders in and out of brilliance and the way those two appear in the movie is fabulous. OK, ok. Not good enough? Watched "Extract" for the first time last night. Way better than the "this looks like it will be worse than bad" tag it asked for. Who steals the movie? Ben Affleck. Who's married to Ben Affleck? Yep. You got it. Full circle, friends. Full circle.

Remember "Treme?" David Mills, a writer for the show who also wrote for "The Wire," "E.R." and "NYPD Blue" suddenly died yesterday. Sad. (HBO)

Any "True Blood" fans out there? Anna Paquin is bi-sexual. (EW)

The XX, one of the few hip indie bands these days that the critics are actually right about, did a five-song set for Spin. (Spin)

$10 million to keep quiet? Honestly? (TMZ)

Speaking of Tiger, it was only a matter of time until Whitlock got a hold of that Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley ridiculousness. (Fox Sports)

Reason No. 502 to not dislike Rob Thomas, haters. (Twitter)

In-depth, terrific read on ESPN's expansion into big cities. Honestly, if there's one sports-related piece you read all week, make it this one. (GQ)

Jay-Z will be on "Detox?" Wait. This means "Detox" will actually be released? (All Hip-Hop)


  1. So excited to hear somebody else mention Extract...I went in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised, not a brilliant movie...but definitely good. Now what about The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus?? Tom Waits as the devil, please tell me you love this movie!

  2. I've never heard of it, actually. That must now go directly on the Netflix que. Good lookin' out. Tom Waits is way funnier and way better at life than people give him credit for.

  3. It was Heath Ledger's last movie he worked on, passed away halfway through and Terry Gilliam BRILLIANTLY weaves Depp, Law and Colin Ferrell into the character....really great movie. (Just ignore any point where Vern Troyer is pretending to deliver lines)