1. "Ayn Rand--Donahue Interview": In five parts on YouTube. Thanks to Alex Jackson of Film Freak Central.
2. "Activists urge boycott of the 'N-word'": That's that lesbian series on Showtime, right? Please also read Steven Boone's take on the movement.
["Kennedy said that though the movement to end the use of the word is "well-intentioned," one would never hear the most dangerous and reactionary racists use the word. "There is something troublesome going on," Kennedy said, "when this amount of energy is targeted toward people and a phenomenon that in the overall scheme of things is probably marginal." Ironically, the publicity over Richards' tirade may help spur sales of "Seinfeld: Season 7" on DVD, which Jackson encouraged holiday shoppers to refrain from buying. After less than a week on the market, it had zoomed to the 11th most popular DVD selling on Amazon.com.]
3. "X-Men illustrator dies in Superman pajamas": He better hope Wolverine isn't a pallbearer.
["Wearing Superman pajamas and covered with his Batman blanket, comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum died Sunday. The 63-year-old overhauled the X-Men comic and helped popularize the relatively obscure Marvel Comics in the 1970s. He helped turn the title into a publishing sensation and major film franchise. Cockrum died in his favorite chair at his home in Belton, South Carolina, after a long battle with diabetes and related complications, his wife Paty Cockrum said Tuesday. At Cockrum's request, there will be no public services and his body will be cremated, according to Cox Funeral Home. His ashes will be spread on his property. A family friend said he will be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt."]
4. ""Sunshine", "Half Nelson" lead indie film nominees": The American art-house world's version of the Oscars, huh?
["The hit road comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" and the acclaimed drug-addiction drama "Half Nelson" led the list of contenders on Tuesday for the Independent Spirit Awards, the American art-house world's version of the Oscars."]
5. "Let's add homewrecker to Borat's list of credits": Cultural Learnings of Anderson for Make Benefit Glorious Divorce from Kid Rock.
["After the screening, Anderson's friend told the Post, "Bob started screaming at Pam, saying she had humiliated herself" by making the movie, and then, in front of the audience, called her a couple of names usually reserved for women you see walking the Tenderloin early in the morning. "It was very embarrassing," Pammy's friend added. "Ever since that night, it has been icicles between them. ... Bob is just a very unhappy and angry man. There are reasons why she never married him before. Those reasons disappeared while they were together on a boat in St. Tropez, but she knows now that they never went away.""]
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