by Linda Holmes
Today's news will likely be dominated by the unveiling of the Apple tablet (unless Apple does something hilarious, like unveil a line of ski boots instead), but there are other things going on in the world as well.
• This profile of Julianne Moore suggests that it really is possible to live a normal life as an actress if you actually ... you know, want to.
• Yesterday, Avatar passed Titanic to become the all-time box-office champ. Sort of. If you adjust for changes in ticket prices and inflation generally, the winner, and still champ, is Gone With The Wind.
• NBC may not want Conan O'Brien on the air anymore, but it picked up a pilot from his production company.
The world's least necessary television show takes a step toward returning, and more, after the jump.
• MTV is close to reaching terms with the cast of Jersey Shore for a second season. I know what you're thinking: Thank goodness.
• The Wrap has this look at the Disney star-making machine and how it replenishes the supply when the likes of Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron outgrow the place.
• I very much enjoyed this piece about arts funding and whether it can or should be justified based on economic arguments. It also takes a smart look at the relationship between art and a community: "The arts have somehow marooned themselves on an island surrounded by perceptions of elitism, classism and intellectual snobbery. Now's not the time to ask whose fault it is."