Now We Know Why Rust Cohle Couldn’t Keep a Girlfriend

We never saw what went wrong with True Detective’s Rust and his steady girlfriend, Lori, but a deleted scene is here to ameliorate that: Rust just didn’t want to have kids. With anyone. Because of the whole walking hand-in-hand into extinction plan. Great zinger on Lori’s part, though, when she finds herself looking at a man who refuses to see the point in propagating the human species while propagating the idea of clean dishes: “I don’t know if you’re mostly good and just a coward, or if you’re an asshole who’s a little smarter than most.” [UPDATE: The video has been taken down.]

Drake x House of Cards = Zoe Barnes saying “HOLD UP, HOLD MAH PHONE” and assorted other pleasures. [via]

Also: Rihanna got Drake into Breaking BadDrizzy informed Aaron Paul.

Dan Harmon convinced Breaking Bad showgod Vince Gilligan to come act on Community. Thursday night, he’ll play “the host of a vintage VCR game with an Old West theme and some deeply confusing rules.” And the New York Times chatted with him about it.

Seinfeld wasn’t a show about nothing. This is a show about nothing. [via]

Neil Young’s Kickstarter adventure for a higher-fidelity MP3 player/music service called Pono is going reallllllllly well. The $800,000 goal was raised in less than 10 hours, and 33 days remain. Currently they’re up to $1.8 million. (Just don’t ask Neil what kind of cut he’s getting.)

See Kristen Wiig get serious in the trailer for Hateship Loveship, featuring Hailee Steinfeld.

Billy on the StreetTonight Show audience–style.

Matt Weiner on Mad Men’s final season: “There’s no mystery to solve, so I’ve never had that pressure … This particular ending is something I’ve had in mind, and I don’t want to over promise anything, but I’m worried only in the sense that however it ends will reflect on the entire thing. That’s why I haven’t wavered from what I wanted to do. Will it be satisfying? I have no idea. It will be for me.” (Also, there are new promo images; Weiner says they “defy analysis.”)

Game of Thrones’s Hodor comes out in a semi-strange interview.

Deadwood 10 years later, courtesy of New York TV critic and RogerEbert.com editor-in-chief (and accomplished video essayist, and The Wes Anderson Collection author, and, like c’mon, man!) Matt Zoller Seitz.

Olivia Wilde will costar with Bobby Canavale in Scorsese’s rock drama pilot on HBO.

Scott Aukerman on Between Two Ferns’ Obama episode: “Zach [Galifianakis] and I both at a certain point in the process were looking at each other going, ‘I can’t believe they’re letting us do this,’ so pretty much the whole thing — we definitely couldn’t believe it … We kept expecting them to say ‘No, no, no, you can’t have that joke,’ or ‘No, no, no, you can’t be funny, it has to all be about the Affordable Care Act,’ but to their credit they really wanted it to be what it was and got out of our way.”

And finally: SHRED IT GO. [via]

Filed Under: Afternoon Links, scott aukerman, between two ferns, deadwood, let it go, Olivia Wilde, matt weiner, Mad Men, neil young, pono, Seinfeld, Drake, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, true detective, rust cohle

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Zach Dionne is a staff writer for Grantland.

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