GOOD WEEK/ BAD WEEK
TBS has green-lighted a new Tyler Perry series from Tyler Perry Studios titled Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse ...
... but TBS also announced that it would cancel Tyler Perry's House of Payne after seven seasons.
This Is How You Wave, Kate
Kate Middleton charmed the crowds during her April 29 wedding to Prince William, but she still hasn't nailed Queen Elizabeth II's royal wave. It's just three easy steps.
THE 10-BUCK SMOOCH
A 1964 graphite-and-crayon sketch by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is expected to fetch about $1 million when it's sold at auction on May 11. The seller obtained Drawing for Kiss V in 1965 as part of an event in which winners of a $10 lottery scored keys to Penn Station lockers that each contained a piece of art.
Even Moore Palin
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin might be the definition of an impossible act to follow. Still, we're going to give criminally underrated actress Julianne Moore (we're talking to you, Oscars) the benefit of the doubt. This first picture of her in character as Palin for the forth-coming HBO film Game Change--based on the book co-written by TIME editor-at-large Mark Halperin--shows Moore's no lame-stream performer.
'Do I feel like a loser sometimes? Yes. We all feel like losers sometimes.'
LADY GAGA, in an interview on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, saying that despite her immense success, she still feels insecure
Tea with Bear Drool
On Parks and Recreation, Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) recently ran through a list of food nicknames: eggs are "future birds," and honey is "bear drool." Someone turned that into a website. TomHaverfoods com is making us crave dank pretzels, naked cupcakes and other such delights.
Sports vs. Art--Guess Which Wins
Well done, America. A study by the National Endowment for the Arts found that Americans spend $20.7 billion on sporting events every year but only $14.5 billion on the performing arts. While these numbers don't reflect postrecession habits of families or individuals (the data are from 2007), the statistics are interesting nonetheless: 74% of people in the U.S. experienced some form of "art" (including listening to music or watching a movie online), while 35% attended a live performance or went to a museum. Other takeaways: Fewer than 7% go alone to events such as movies and exhibitions. Also, on any given day, 2.6 million Americans spend over two hours doing arts and crafts. That's a lot of pipe cleaners.
ROUND THE CLOCK
Among the pieces recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is The Clock, by American artist Christian Marclay. The video, a 24-hour continuous montage in which movie scenes featuring depictions of time are matched to the actual time (when it's noon in the museum, a film scene showing noon will be onscreen), drew long lines during its London and New York City showings. The piece will make its West Coast debut in May.
Superhero Season Begins ... Now