Two links pointed out to me by my friend Rich Heldenfels -- one of which was written by Rich himself:
• This year's Peabody Awards list is out, and for reasons unfathomable, one of those awards went to "Entourage," which the Peabody press release described as "a wicked take on Hollywood and the joys and sorrows of minor stardom." Ordinarily, it's nice to be able to refer to a relatively unheralded TV show ("The Wire" in past years, "Breaking Bad" this year) as a Peabody winner, but attaching the phrase "Peabody Award-winning" to "Entourage" -- particularly to this past season of "Entourage," which even the "Entourage" diehards found lame -- kinda taints the award for all time for me.
• Rich, with too much time on his hands in advance of April Fool's Day, presented an elaborate history of "McElroy and LeFleur," the series of Canadian films that Robin Scherbatzky claims the "Lethal Weapon" movies ripped off. Did you know that before Clark Johnson emigrated from the Great White North to star in "Homicide," he already had some experience catching bad guys on screen?