Afternoon Links: Whatever Happened to the Great Romances of Love Actually?
Love Actually is often hailed as the preeminent rom-com of our era. So why hasn’t there been a sequel? It might look a little disjointed, but it could work, no? Real fans won’t mind that Alan Rickman became a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher and Andrew Lincoln became a postapocalyptic anti-zombie sheriff. True love lasts forever.
The post–Sacha Baron Cohen role of Freddie Mercury goes to Ben Whishaw, of Skyfall and Cloud Atlas.
Inside Llewyn Davis’s Oscar Isaac blessed Jimmy Fallon with a folk rendition of Katy Perry’s “Roar.”
Happy Endings will re-air on VH1 next year.
The boss at Columbia says “obviously, at some point Beyonce will put a record out, and when she does it will be monumental.” HOW ABOUT A RELEASE DATE, GUY?
Tosh.0 got renewed through 2016.
Here’s a wonderful medium-length read on the worst Harry Potter fanfic ever.
Key & Peele had a drink with Paul F. Tompkins. You’re invited to participate — quietly, and after the fact. [h/t]
Tweens are getting real racist about Lorde and her boyfriend.
Your amateur screenplay has some problems; here are all of them.
Khal Drogo (alias Jason Momoa) joins Batman vs. Superman (maybe that won’t be the real title, but I’m using it as long as I can, DWI) in an undisclosed role.
A very special interview with Britney Spears’s lyrics.
Ah, and a new Britney video, if you need a check-in in that department.