Morning Shots: 'Hunger Games' Footage And 'True Blood' Fashions : Monkey See In today's roundup, we check out the first Hunger Games footage, consider the nature of the literary prize, and take a look at a list of 50 essential documentaries.
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Morning Shots: 'Hunger Games' Footage And 'True Blood' Fashions

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Delayed by current events, here's today's roundup.

I frankly found the Hunger Games teaser from MTV so inconsequential that there's almost no point in seeing it if you've seen the photos of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, but here it is, anyway.

The Fug Girls are always worth reading, and today, they've got a slideshow on the fashion sense of various True Blood characters.

The New York Times has some thoughts about the Current TV list of "50 Documentaries To See Before You Die."

Are literary prizes purely a matter of taste, or is there something more objective to the judging? One former judge says a prize can very well be awarded on a basis other than personal tastes, because judgments and tastes are entirely different.

Stay abreast of Snooki-related private jet news! You must! It's important! (It is not important.)

Don't think only U.S. media stands around asking whether the internet is killing television. The BBC does, too, and the verdict? Not so fast, internet.

And finally: BBC America and Logo are co-producing three Absolutely Fabulous specials, which will, of course, feature Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as Edina and Patsy.