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- An Ozzy Osbourne impersonator ended up with a face full of pepper spray after harassing the Catwoman on Hollywood Boulevard. So, remember kids, only accept the original in your Ozzy Osbourne needs. (Hat tip: Comics Alliance)
- An excerpt of this was featured in a Super Bowl ad, but you can see OK Go's music video shot in the desert outside L.A. where they used a car to help play instruments and make this video. (You may know OK Go from all their other awesome viral videos.) (Hat tip: Geeks Are Sexy)
- In other Super Bowl ad news, you can compare and contrast the Matthew Broderick pseudo-Ferris Bueller sequel with the original film. (Hat tip: The Daily What)
Pop Matters reviews They Might Be Giants' recent L.A. show. I saw them a couple years ago and had a blast, but sadly didn't get to check them out this go-round. Here's a classic TMBG TV performance from David Letterman:
- The Atlantic Wire on why "The Voice" isn't as fun as "American Idol." They argue that Idol's nationwide search gives it a more organic feel, while a bunch of singers showing up and instantly performing for L.A. crowds on "The Voice" falls a little flat. (As a devotee of both shows, I claim no allegiances.)
A fun look back at the straight to cable movie "Mean Guns," shot at downtown's Los Angeles County Prison. Here's a clip:
- What's your favorite part of L.A.? The city wants you to talk about it on their impressive new MyHistoricLA site, which uses a variety of digital tools to make talking about the city fun. (Hat tip: L.A. Observed)
- Not certain what to say about this one. Justin Bieber pranks young women on behalf of... Proactiv? OK, sure. (Hat tip: Justin Bieber's Facebook page. Yes I like Justin Bieber on Facebook.)
- Stephen Colbert announced in FEC filings released at midnight that his Super PAC has managed to pull in over a million dollars in donations. That's a lot of money for a political organization whose primary purpose seems to be comedy, though they're also trying to educate people about the influence of money in politics. Its donors include a number of celebrities, such as Bradley Whitford, who donated $250, as well as California's own lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, who gave $500.
- In other Bradley Whitford news, he's starring in the Pasadena Playhouse's play "Art," which he talked about with KPCC's Patt Morrison last week. My tweet about spotting him, for all you West Wing nerds:
- Adele is back! She'll be making her grand return at the Grammys. Be sure to check us out for Grammys coverage here and on our Twitter.
The talented but sadly underused Paul Brittain is leaving "Saturday Night Live" without even finishing out this season, after a season and a half of small roles. A recent hysterical sketch he starred in as Lord Wyndemere:
- In other comedy news, "Key and Peele" debuts on Comedy Central tonight. It's being compared to "Chappelle's Show" in the way it tackles race head on (Real world example: billboards around town saying that if you don't watch, you're racist). You can read our earlier thoughts about "Key & Peele" and watch a video here.
- OK Go is trying to hit every demographic. First up, they'll be featured in a Super Bowl ad this weekend. (Hat tip: Laughing Squid)
They're also on "Sesame Street" teaching kids about primary colors. (Hat tip: The Daily What)
- Hey, guys? The Super Bowl is this weekend, and you really, really shouldn't drink or drive. Please. Do this for me. We're pals, right? Kind of? The LAPD is also going to be helping to make sure you don't do such a stupid thing by conducting DUI checkpoints over Super Bowl weekend. (Hat tip: L.A. Observed)
- Finally, something happy: Kristen Bell loves sloths so much that she can't keep it together at the very feeling that a sloth might be near her. I hope that I find something eventually that makes me this happy. (Hat tip: The Mary Sue)