In Case You Missed It of the Day: Frank Ocean, who shocked the hip-hop (R&B?) world last week by admitting he hadfallen in love with a man, busted out “Bad Religion” last night on Jimmy Fallon.
Ocean’s debut album, channel ORANGE, is out today.
Movie Poster of the Day: In the upcoming prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, James Franco stars as Oscar Diggs, “a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics” who finds himself in the Land of Oz, where he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. That is, until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.
Oz: The Great and Powerful is out March 8, 2013.
I kinda love Cory Booker.
i lotta love Cory Booker
Marketing Campaign of the Day: As if it weren’t enough that North Carolina already doesn’t recognize same-sex unions, the state votes next Tuesday on a ballot measure that reads: “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.”
This ad campaign, by Winston-Salem agency The Variable, plays on segregation-era discrimination to shock voters into voting down the offensive legislation, called Amendment 1: “On May 8th, make history. Don’t repeat it.”
‘City DNA‘ series by chinese painter Lu Xinjian is a set of cities formed as abstracts acrylic paintings on canvas based on aerial views from google earth
The paintings actually represent what in architecture is termed ‘city DNA’: the structure and form, whether planned or happenstance, of an urban settlement. the colours of each piece are chosen based on the official city and national flags.
Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, 1961.
Raffaelle Monti, The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy (detail), 1861.
You Bet Your Soul of the Day: The Game Show Network announced today that it has tapped Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? host and redneck taxonomist Jeff Foxworthy to present a bible-themed quiz show called The American Bible Challenge.
According to GSN’s press release, the show is “designed to acknowledge and celebrate the Bible’s continuing importance in contemporary life and culture,” and will feature teams of contestants representing “worthy faith-based organizations.”
Chiming in, Foxworthy said The American Bible Challenge offers an “opportunity to present the Bible in a fun and entertaining way.”
The show is being produced for GSN by RelativityREAL, a company best known for producing the arguably illegal Showtime reality series Gigolos.