Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pop Clips 24 Feb 09

Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto has snagged a role in Woody Allen's next picture.

While Slumdog Millionaire may have an interesting storyline, I'm sick of hearing people go ga-ga over the production numbers and dancing, etc. Take a look at a really delightful Bollywood musical, Dhoom:2 and you'll see dancing and artistry that makes Slumdog look like... a slumdog!

Lekhni at The Imagined Universe asks ‘why do Indians hate Slumdog Millionaire?‘
Off the top of my head, I can think of quite a few Hindi movies that were as good, or better - Swades, or Chak de India, or even Lagaan. Even if we were to look at movies made just about kids in Mumbai slums, I’d say Salaam Bombay was far more touching, and it never won any Oscars.
Slideshow: The Cast of Gossip Girl at Fashion Week...

Here's a Facebook-inspired recap of Sunday's L Word.

Facebook this: Over the weekend Ford Fiesta announced that it was going to create a "movement" around the launch of its new small car by giving 100 lucky millennials a free Fiesta in exchange for chronicling their driving adventures (and promoting Ford Fiesta) on "social media" sites. ypulse has details!

Gawker: We hear the Huffington Post is trying to buy local news aggregator Outside.in, the local news aggregator from supremely smug literary Park Sloper Steven Johnson. HuffPo embracing the local news business as promised?

Buffalo Geek offers a self-aggrandizing parody of a washed up journalist?

via Albany Insanity: Obama’s Homeless Woman Is Actually Real Estate Investor.

Play while you eat: Cheez-It has introduced crackers that look like Scrabble tiles.

Open a channel, Mr. Spock!

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  1. its nice to be here once again, i am kept posted on new developments in entertainment, politics and in the business community.


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