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Linkdown: 6/30/10 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Louis C.K., whose show “Louie” debuted last night on FX; here’s a recap

– Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes, King Kong) cast as Caesar in the Planet of the Apes prequel

– Here’s the Interpol album art and tracklist

A guest list with Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker

My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel is releasing his debut album August 21 via ATO Records

– Alan Sepinwall has some thoughts on who could replace Steve Carell in “The Office”

– “Big Brother 12” starts its season on July 8; here is the cast

– Some of the Twitter battles that resulted from the announcement of Pitchfork’s Altered Zones blog collective (coming 7/7/10)

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Linkdown: 5/7/10 by Barbecue Bros

– The random roles of Paul Dano, currently in The Good Heart

Some deets on JJ Abrams’ sci-fi collaboration with Steven Spielberg

The National perform four three songs in a New Jersey castle (wait, what?)

– Creed from “The Office” to release a new album; Ed Helms guests on the album (via Spin)

– A Planet of the Apes prequel to be released in 2011

– 15 songs that spell it out, Scrabble-style

– A short video interview with Aziz Ansari, who talks about the “Parks and Recreation” finale and the possibility of a “Office” crossover

– Vulture: Friday Night Lights: How Each Episode Will Make You Feel



Linkdown: 4/29/10 by Barbecue Bros

– You can now call him Sir Peter Jackson

– JJ Abrams may be teaming up with Steven Spielberg on an upcoming movie

– Next season of “The Office” will probably be Steve Carell’s last (and hopefully the series’ last if he actually does leave)

Part two of AV Club’s look at Lindsay Lohan flops: I Know Who Killed Me and Chapter 27

Sleigh Bells has a new banger out called “Tell ‘Em”

– The directors of The Morning Benders‘ video for “Promises” talks with Pitchfork about the video

– Consequence of Sound has a new Cinema Sounds, this time looking at Reservoir Dogs

– A new Interpol song has surfaced, entitled “Lights,” but no new album details yet



Linkdown: 4/20/10 by Barbecue Bros

Retribution Gospel Choir covers “Kokomo” on this week’s AV Undercover

Interview with “The Office” secretary Ellie Kemper

“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Reportare extended through 2013 and 2012, respectively

– Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and “Mad Men” returns on July 25

– New M.I.A. 3D images to promote her upcoming album that drops on June 29

– Pitchfork’s Coachella recap; Coachella also signs a long term lease

Jónsi gives some details on his debut album and the Sigur Rós hiatus

– Vulture: Bond 23 is on Hold…Indefinite Hold



Linkdown: 3/16/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Cinematical has a long-ish interview with Jonah Hill from SXSW about a variety of topics including his upcoming movie Cyrus

Avatar DVD and Blu-ray deets

Some interesting post-Oscar tidbits from producer Bill Mechanic

A review of a National concert from last Friday in NYC

Watch Ted Leo cover “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” in a new AV Club feature where 25 artists will be covering 25 songs

– Jason Segel will officially be the human lead in the upcoming Muppets movie he wrote and is co-producing

– Want to hear a Lil Wayne/”The Office” theme song mashup? Of course you do!



Linkdown: 9/29/09 by Barbecue Bros

– Thom Yorke starts a new band…with Flea?!?

– Greg Daniels on the future of “The Office”

A profile on Gabby Sidibe, star of Precious

You can stream the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack online

– Some questions answered about the whole Roman Polanski thing, which has been going on since 1977 (via Pop Candy)

– Executive producer of “How I Met Your Mother” Craig Thomas: “There is some serious Mother action in episode 100”



Linkdown: 9/24/09 by Barbecue Bros
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– Vulture makes the case for Precious to be nominated for Best Picture

– They also examine if Tucker Max is the next Tyler Perry

Ted Leo signs to Matador Records as the last two labels he was with (Lookout! and Touch & Go) have folded in recent years

– How Nathan Fillion got his gig for Halo 3 and Halo: ODST

Video of MGMT‘s appearance on kids show “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

– Some photos from Ryan Adamsart show at the Morrison Hotel in NYC

Inteview with Joss Whedon (via Pop Candy)

– The Jim and Pam EW wedding cover