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Simon Cowell was bored on American Idol — but more importantly, he'd like to be frozen when he dies. i

Simon Cowell was bored on American Idol — but more importantly, he'd like to be frozen when he dies. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Simon Cowell was bored on American Idol — but more importantly, he'd like to be frozen when he dies.

Simon Cowell was bored on American Idol — but more importantly, he'd like to be frozen when he dies.

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If you believe some grainy, blurry, unsourced on-set photos, Superman will not be wearing red shorts in the new Zack Snyder movie Man Of Steel. What could be more reliable than that?

It looks like Ben Affleck is lined up to direct and star in Line Of Sight, an action movie about a commando squad that's shot from a perspective similar to a first-person shooter video game. That sounds ... horrible, actually. Like watching someone else play a first-person shooter video game. And I like Affleck as a director — I especially recommend Gone Baby Gone, if you've never seen it. (It is not told as a first-person shooter.)

ATTENTION DOWNTON ABBEY PEOPLE WOOP WOOP WOOP: There are some general spoilers in this Telegraph article about some of the location scouting for the upcoming second series (which will premiere in the U.S. in January), but if you follow the media reports on where we'll stand when the action opens, there are no big surprises.

There's an interesting bit of musing in The Guardian, from the Edinburgh festival, about whether any comedy set should ever be an hour long, or whether that's just too long to watch the same comic. It's an interesting question, because while there are people I can watch for an hour, there are vastly more people I can watch for, say, 40 minutes.

You know whether you are or are not the kind of person who enjoys videos of other people cracking up. If you do, Gawker did a fine job yesterday putting together a gallery of past giggle fits.

Today in Way To Go, Humanity!: This woman is accused of harshly disciplining her son so she could videotape it and go on Dr. Phil. Well. Don't we all feel good about how things are going.

I love the fact that Simon Cowell announces in this interview that he wants to be frozen when he dies, and that doesn't even make it into the headline, because it's more important that he was bored while he was on American Idol. Hello! He wants to be frozen when he dies!

And finally: Those of you who follow Old Spicy's adventures will be glad to know that the man himself, Isaiah Mustafa, continues to work — this time, he's been cast on the Charlie's Angels reboot coming this fall.

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