Afternoon Links: Buckwild Star Shain Gandee Passes Away
Buckwild star Shain Gandee, 21, has died. Gandee was found in a car with his uncle and an unidentified person (all three deceased) in West Virginia 31 hours after he was reported missing. The show, which announced its second season in February, has attracted criticism for defaming West Virginia, and last month two of its cast members were busted for drugs (Salwa Amin) and a DUI (Michael “Bluefoot” Burford). MTV issued a statement praising Gandee’s “magnetic personality” and “passion for life.” R.I.P.
- So that was depressing. Try to recover with Gary Busey’s morbid tale about eating Easter bunnies.
- Cory Monteith has entered rehab again for substance abuse, and girlfriend Lea Michele is supportive because she’s not a monster. Or wait, is the jury still out on that?
- AMC’s new tagline is “Something More.” Peggy Olson never would have signed off on that.
- World War Z undergoes a minor makeover to appeal to the Chinese box office.
- Jim Carrey is self-publishing a “metaphysical children’s book” about a wave named Roland.
- Kristen Schaal would rather you not watch her stand-up special (spoilers in the comments).
- To be fair, beef stroganoff is hard to perfect, but the New York Times‘s Yvonne Brill obituary was pretty far off the mark. Let’s just blame Susan Patton for everything.
- “Why is camp holding on? What does it want? What do we want from it? Why are some so eager to relegate it to the cultural trash heap, and why, despite that morbid enthusiasm, do many others continue to feel its pulse?” —Slate
- Welcome to your nightmare: $500 typecasting classes for actors, during which everyone sits around and creates a slam book about your flaws. “If somebody is ugly, write ‘ugly,’” [the instructor] says. “You do not do anybody a favor if you are kind. If I look like a buttered popcorn-eating child molester, you know what? Cop shows need them every week!”
- Waxy, flaxen Jesus in neon robes at the Fort Worth museum.
- Nothing makes a person seem older than when they take the time to write a few pages on how a website’s changing interface has angered them.