Afternoon Links: Fred Armisen Is Now a Part of Clash History
You know when you feel like you’ve got a pretty good fake accent down, then you meet someone who has that real accent and you’re all sweaty and terrified because you know you’re a sham and they’re going to rip you apart as soon as you say half a sentence? Fred Armisen does the exact opposite of that in this Funny or Die clip, sitting down with the Clash’s Paul Simonon and Mick Jones in character as Ian Rubbish, a punk-obsessed Brit and stylistic plagiarist. The gents wind up in a spontaneous jam sesh, because “that’s what punk’s all about, innit? Not planning nuffink.”
- Potentially phenomenal SNL episode alert: Kerry Washington hosts, Eminem raps, November 2.
- David Fincher’s Gone Girl will hit theaters this time next year, meaning maybe it’ll be Oscar-y?
- A Tribe Called Quest will play its last two shows … by opening up for Kanye at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden in November.
- A Bangladeshi reporter goes HAM on Michael C. Hall’s personal life, bluntly asking about his divorce from Dexter costar Jennifer “Deb” Carpenter.
- Breaking Bad’s camera operator is sharing beautiful, funny, poignant behind-the-scenes photographs like a madman. A very generous and kind madman who had unprecedented access to a wonderful show.
- The Lion King is the first Broadway show to pass $1 billion in gross revenue. You did it, Simba.
- Twenty-eight-year-old Eleanor Catton, a New Zealander, won the Man Booker Prize for her 800-page novel The Luminaries. She’s the youngest to ever win. Related: I am jealous.
- Girls returns to HBO on January 12, the same night True Detective starts. Match made in heaven.
- Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz is no. 1 on the Billboard chart, silly “z” and all.
- Entry deux in Team Coco’s faux TED Talk web series: Patton Oswalt. I would give up pizza forever to see the whole thing, especially if there’s more Ninja Turtle theorizing.
- And I know it’s scary to go outside your “Roar” comfort zone, but here are two new Katy Perry songs.