Just to get you caught up in the entertainment world:
While You Were Working (The Marquee Blog) – Plus Seth Meyers is taking over for Jimmy Fallon when he leaves Late Night. Also, Barbara Walters is going to retire after next year, like I already warned you about. It’s about time, in my opinion.
MONDAY HELPINGS: Hello, loves. Welp, we survived Monday. I’m surviving even better with a glass of red and a penchant for finding new music. There was a time in my life where I made a new “mix” every month; a collaboration of mostly new music with some less-heard classics folded in. I usually named them by month and year, and even now, I still listen and am immediately transported to whatever I was doing in life at that moment. And interestingly enough, I seemed to be attracted to the exact right tunes that fit my life perfectly at that moment, even if I didn’t know an artist or song when I decided to take the chance and download it. The last 2-3 years, I’ve hardly refreshed my music collection, and I think a large part of my disconnect from things has been my inability to find new songs I love. I like upbeat stuff. I’m not going through a breakup or the regular types of heartbreak, so I’m not really interested in soulful melodies or folksy longing. I still can’t do country, and have a hard time connecting with rap these days. That being said, I feel like I may be turning a leaf into some new inspiration. It might really happen for me tonight. I’m so damn philosophical with a glass of wine in hand.
‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack: A Track-by-Track Review (Moviefone) – It’s quite typical, I know, that I might jump on something like this. You’ve got your epic movie, you’ve got Baz Luhrmann and all his Aussie inspirado, you’ve got Jay Z and Beyonce… that’s pretty much an “L.Hyatt approved combination” if I’ve ever heard one. So I sampled it. And shit, I like it. I’m sorry. You’ve also got a little Lana Del Ray, Will.I.Am, and a party anthem by Fergie. It’s the perfect pre-summer compilation.
Broadcast Ax: Cancelled Shows 2013 (InsideTV/EW) – Soooo many shows got hurt so badly. Ouchies. It will be a relief to not have 4 episodes of Smash on my DVR anymore, I’m not going to lie. Such promise, really lost its way. I actually feel like there’s more casualties than this list illustrates. I’ll get back to you, but in the meantime, see if your show survived.
How I Learned a Language in 90 Days (Lifehacker) – This time a month from now, I’ll be days from leaving for Italy, and I can’t yet order my ideal pasta dish. I’m in real trouble on this one, folks. Ciao.
11 Diseases Coffee Can Prevent (The Daily Meal) – Don’t let any self-righteous person try and take your coffee. They will die early. They are in the wrong.
The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened (Buzzfeed) – Because it’s Monday.