GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK
The actor amassed 1 million Twitter followers in 25 hr. 17 min., setting a world record. #winning
On March 7, Warner Bros. Television officially fired Sheen from his CBS show, Two and a Half Men. #losing
He has one googly eye, two pink sneakers and millions of fans online. Now Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, star of the Web clip voiced by former SNL cast member Jenny Slate, has a picture book, set to come out Nov. 1.
In the Hall of the Rockin' Kings
Ah, the rock lifestyle: sex, drugs ... and a fancy dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. This year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (who will be honored at the posh New York City hotel on March 14) include Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John and Darlene Love.
'We have a man who has a flying hammer and wears horns on his head. And yet me being an actor of African descent playing a Norse god is unbelievable?'
IDRIS ELBA, the actor best known for playing Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire, on criticism surrounding his casting in the superhero flick Thor
Facebook: The New Netflix/Hulu/iTunes?
You'll now be able to poke Batman and get away with it. Warner Bros. announced that it would begin to stream films through Facebook. Starting with The Dark Knight, movie rentals through the social-networking site will cost $3 (or 30 credits, in Facebook-speak) and can be viewed repeatedly for 48 hours after purchase. Hey, maybe one day you'll be able to order groceries through Facebook! (Actually, no--we've just patented that idea, Zuckerberg, so don't even think about it.)
New York by Gehry, touted as the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, at 76 stories of rippling steel, has opened its doors to renters and buyers. Which means that Frank Gehry--the architect behind the undulating Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the (also undulating) Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A.--can now say he's made some significant waves in Manhattan.
Why Does Hollywood Hate Itself?
In Battle: Los Angeles, the City of Angels gets attacked by aliens. But it's hardly the first time that Tinseltown has been wiped out on film.
Charlton Heston sorts through the rubble after a tremor topples L.A. in this 1974 disaster flick
T2: JUDGMENT DAY
Never mind the cyborgs. A nuclear bomb turns L.A. to ashes in Sarah Connor's nightmare
In this 1996 movie, L.A. (and New York and Washington) is blown to pieces following an attack by giant flying saucers
After a volcano somehow forms underneath L.A., lava gushes down the city's boulevards
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Massive tornadoes hit L.A. and take down the Capitol Records building