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Linkdown: 5/10/10 by Barbecue Bros

– The Kids in the Hall’s tv mini-series “Death Comes to Town” will air on IFC in August

– Brad Bird is officially on board to direct Mission: Impossible IV

Interview with Iron Man 2 screenwriter Justin Theroux; Iron Man 2 won the box office with $133.6 million this weekend, the fifth highest opening weekend ever

– Porn star Sasha Grey will be a Vince gf in the upcoming season of “Entourage”

– This past weekend’s SNL with Betty White and Jay-Z scored its highest ratings in 18 months; here is a pretty funny unaired Debbie Downer sketch from the night

“Friday Night Lights” returned, few people noticed

Carlos D. leaves Interpol to “pursue new goals”

High Violet gets a “Best New Music” from Pitchfork with a score of 8.7

Linkdown: 7/31/09 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Judd Apatow, who has just signed a three-year deal with Universal

– The full Guitar Hero 5 track listing

24 classic comedy teams, including Franco and Rogen from Pineapple Express, Fey and Poehler from Baby Mama and John Goodman and Jeff Bridges from The Big Lebowski

– Larry David speaks about the “Seinfeld” cast reunion on the upcoming season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

“You won’t see the entire show. You’ll see parts of the show. You’ll get an idea of what happened (to the Seinfeld characters) eleven years later. Within the show, it will be incorporated into regular ‘Curb’ episodes.”

Interview with Ghostface Killah on his upcoming R&B album

“True Blood,” “Hung” and “Entourage” all renewed for another season next summer; they really are going to run “Entourage” into the ground aren’t they?

– Vulture asks, “Is Third Eye Blind really one of the most revered bands of the nineties?”

Linkdown: 7/21/09 by Barbecue Bros
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– The scoop behind the marketing and season 3 poster for “Mad Men” (via Vulture)

The theme of season three is change. “We wanted our key art to be more high-concept,” Schupack explained, unveiling the new poster, which hits this week: Draper is sitting in his office, looking nonchalant, as water rises up to his knees.

Some photos from this past weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival

Weezer to reissue Pinkerton

“Human Giant” and “Reno! 911” recreate a scene from Point Break

Photos from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

– Another live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is in the works

– More Intelligent Life calls Mos Def‘s The Ecstatic “one of the year’s best hip-hop albums”

– Seth Rogen response to the dig from this past week’s “Entourage?” “Yeah, those guys are assholes”