Plenty of pop fodder this week, including but not limited to:
In the wake of a potential Roman Polanski extradition, over one hundred members of the “film community” have signed a petition urging Polanski’s release. Names include Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Wong Kar Wai, Michael Mann and Tilda Swinton.
David Letterman turned the tables on an investigative journalist who attempted to extort him for $2,000,000 by revealing several affairs he’d carried on with female staff on Thursday night’s show. Letterman refused to name names, sprinkling the confession with self-effacing humor. Audience reaction was confused but supportive.
Having been kicked off of “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” Jon Gosselin has begun some desperate attempts to shut the show down. He claims he’s worried about his children. TLC released a remarkably condescending statement in response.
And in less gossipy news, Google issued some preliminary invites for Google Wave this Wednesday. Will it replace e-mail? Will it revolutionize the way your office handles projects? Will it stay in Beta for five years?
Discuss, my children! Discuss and … overthink.