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Morning Shots: 'Titanic' And 'American Pie,' And Chevy Chase And Dan Harmon

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In a fine piece at The Atlantic from yesterday, critic Ian Buckwalter (who also reviews for NPR) discusses the relative impacts of Titanic and American Pie. [Spoiler alert: Teen sex comedies will also be a topic on this Friday's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, so pay close attention.] [The Atlantic]

Ryan Seacrest announced on NBC's Today this morning that he'll be part of the network's Olympics coverage this year in London. Thank goodness that guy found something to do with himself. [The Hollywood Reporter]

I don't have the heart to go into a lot of detail about the Chevy Chase-Dan Harmon feud that's unfortunately kicking up a lot of dust over at Community (I mostly find it really sad), but writer Ken Levine, an Emmy-winning TV writer/director/producer who's worked on Cheers, MASH, The Simpsons, Frasier, and on and on and on, has some wise thoughts.

If you haven't read about Keith Olbermann's "apology" on David Letterman's show last night, make sure to watch it. Essentially, his thesis is that it was his fault that he went on Current at all, when he should have realized that they could never adequately support a "chandelier" like him. Well, you sort of have to see it. [TV Newser]

Speaking of David Letterman, he has no immediate plans to retire, as we learned when CBS re-upped with him and with Craig Ferguson for two more years. [The New York Times]

And finally: Lego billboards? Of course. [AdWeek]