Things really do come and go awfully quickly sometimes: It seems like just yesterday that Guitar Hero was a fad, and now it's dead. Where will my nephews learn hair-band classics of the past?
The Wrap has an interesting piece on the Oscar ceremony and the problem of Banksy, whose documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop might very well win for Best Documentary. Given that Banksy guards his identity with hoods and masks and stuff, they're trying to make sure things don't get out of hand if he's called upon to accept something.
The New York Times reports on an ordinance in Los Angeles that would require the adult-film industry to use condoms in an effort to avoid the spread of disease.
In a way, it makes perfect sense: Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy is apparently one of the leading candidates to direct the recently revealed Annie remake starring Willow Smith.
Onetime ER hottie Goran Visnjic has taken a role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, playing Lisbeth Salander's boss at the security company. I have to say that introducing that particular character in the person of a noted sexpot brings a dimension I don't think I took away from the book.
Two pieces of Grammy-related news: Bob Dylan will play with Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers, and Dr. Dre will appear with Eminem. But the most important Grammy-related news? Stephen Thompson and I will be live-blogging the Grammys right in this space on Sunday night.
And finally: I don't want to be all "I told you so," but Deadline notes that Ricky Gervais has blogged about proposing to NBC that Will Arnett (seemingly no longer obligated to Fox's Running Wilde) be added to the cast of The Office after Steve Carell leaves. And, you know, if that happens? I told you so.