Morning Shots: Colin Firth Would Like To Pay You A Compliment This Fine Morning : Monkey See In this morning's roundup: Colin Firth thinks you're smart, Fox thinks you LOVE Zooey Deschanel, and somebody thinks Real Housewives is journalism.
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Morning Shots: Colin Firth Would Like To Pay You A Compliment This Fine Morning

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Hey, Colin Firth. I like you, too.

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Do you think the world needs another X-Files movie? Gillian Anderson thinks perhaps it does.

Book fiends: the shortlist for the Booker Prize is out. Did your favorites make it? (Perhaps so, even if you thought it wasn't likely, since The Guardian says the list is "long on surprises.")

"Bravo is telling a story, the way that magazine journalists regularly tell stories." This is one of the many rather shocking (to me) assertions in a rousing defense of the idea that The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills is, of all things, journalism. No, really. That's what it says. Read it for yourself. (I am also rather confused by the idea that if you conclude it's the same thing as journalism, it doesn't need any ethics rules.)

Hey, Colin Firth thinks you're smart! He really does.

Fox is so excited about New Girl, its fall comedy series starring Zooey Deschanel, that it's going to roll it out online — including on Hulu — on September 13, a week ahead of its broadcast premiere. (Seriously, they love this show. They are doing everything but renaming their network "The Zooey Deschanel Channel.)

There's a very interesting piece in The Australian about requirements that publicly funded art projects make certain acknowledgments of that funding, and when the expressions of "gratitude" that are mandated may be too much.

"Green Day Frontman Kicked Off Flight For Baggy Pants." Just saying.