Get Weird Al His Own Super Bowl Halftime Show, Says Internet

This summer is Weird Al’s moment. He put out eight almost completely great videos in eight days and landed at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in 31 years. You know where this is going, right? Super Bowl halftime show, 2015. A petition at Change.org (lol) now has nearly 74,000 signatures, and Spin has already cooked up a solid set list. See you at XLIX.

Netflix is now earning more money from subscribers than HBO is.

Conspiracy alert: Steve Jobs is alive and hiding in Brazil!

“I nominate that baby for a special baby Oscar. Great baby.” —The Giver author Lois Lowry on The Giver: The Movie

Coke game Lou Bega.

As predicted, the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour is getting even Street Fighter–ier with an app/game.

Lil Kim’s still coming for Nicki.

“Is your daughter stalked by, like, drones? Are there drones flying where she’s trying to learn how to swim at age 1? Wouldn’t you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her? Would it electrocute her? Could it fall and hit her if that paparazzi doesn’t understand how to remote control the drone over their house?” –Kanyeezus West, on-point once again

Justin Vernon’s latest in a lifelong string of side projects: one with Minneapolis rapper Astronautalis.

Christina Hendricks tries out modern office life.

“I grew up on the crime side, the New York Times (crossword puzzle) side.”

Samuel L. Jackson will costar with Kevin Hart in the dueling-hit-man movie The Black Phantom.

I haven’t been in a play since the eighth grade, when I did Charley’s Aunt. I seem to remember wearing a dress. That’s it. And I’m not even really an actor. But I’m still sleeping at night, and I hope that continues.” —Larry David on his now-definite Broadway debut, which he wrote. (It’ll be titled Fish in the Dark, not, as previously reported, Shiva.)

Lucille Ball did it.

And Mockingjay’s character posters are keeping the eerie promotional vibe alive.

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