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• The plot thickened when news surfaced that Super Bowl bird-flipper M.I.A. has been estranged from her fiancé, heir to the Seagram’s fortune Benjamin Bronfman, and her two-year-old son Ikhyd for six months.
• Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley star in this new movie about the end of the world, a comedy version of Children of Men:
• Apple, which at different points in its history borrowed money from Intel and Bill Gates, is now worth more than Micorsoft and Google combined.
• Google hammered another nail in Flash’s coffin when it confirmed that it wouldn’t support the application on Android or Chrome.
• Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters are getting their own social network which looks like a Pinerest rip-off.
• Jay Z and Kanye West released the seizure-inducing video for Ni**as in Paris which achieves a pretty epic effect using high-speed cameras and one of the cornier video filters:
• West’s tour rider leaked, ridiculously requesting that “any drivers ferrying him are clad in 100 per cent cotton: No man-made fibers.”
• In case it wasn’t already obvious on which side the federal government’s bread is buttered, banks involved in the “robo-signing” foreclosure crisis negotiated a sweetheart deal where they’ll pay 1 million former homeowners a paltry $2000 each. Nice job government.
• In his bid to cave equally to all constituencies, Obama added another layer of complications to women’s reproductive rights.
• Our czars in Congress passed a bill that could place up to 30,000 drones in American skies by 2020.
• Young Adult director Jason Reitman is set to re-create Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs with an all-black cast.
• Natalie Portman is set to star in two films by Oscar-nominated Tree of Life director Terrence Malick. Both films will hopefully make more sense than Tree of Life.
• Wedding Crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are reuniting for a film called Interns where they’ll play laid-off company men who compete against younger, smarter college graduates at a dotcom.
• The new Spider-Man trailer recasts the web-slinger as a darker, troubled-teen vigilante with a mean streak: