So by now you've surely seen the on-set photos of Prince of Persia, with Jake Gyllenhall looking like some kind of Unfrozen Caveman Adonis. Yea or Nay? I still say the hair is a problem -- a big problem -- but the pics have gotten the official My New Plaid Pants endorsement, accompanied by the usual petty and mean-spirited comments directed at Reese Witherspoon, whose vengeance shall be swift and unmerciful.
To those of you looking for the perfect Joe Biden zinger to use as your ringtone (you know who you are!), Tara Ariano presents her latest blog project, Audible Politics. If you're looking for the perfect "Gah, you're killing me here!" take on the whole John Edwards thing, Tara's your man. Or, you know, woman.
Plaintive Wail delves into the West Wing waters and notes the numerous ways in which Aaron Sorkin's good show reflects unflatteringly on Sorkin's shitty show, Studio 60. Boy, do I hear that. I've been re-watching The West Wing on DVD, and recognizing Sorkin's repetitive tendencies isn't exactly a challenge.
Finally, head on over to StinkyLulu to help pick the field for September's Supporting Actress Smackdown. I'm pulling for the classes of 1992 (the current leader) or 1969 (lagging in a distant third), but goodness abounds.