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What goes on? We’ve got Scotty McCreery, winner of Idol’s tenth season; Lady Gaga’s 99-cent version of her new album, Born This Way, crashed Amazon’s servers; Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s much-buzzed Cannes spectacle, opens this weekend; and the most powerful woman in show business ended the show that put her in business.
And if that’s not enough, how about a Comment of the Week? Well? How about it? How about sharper, with a comment on The State of Schwarzenegger Fandom, Post-Scandal:
I wonder; if Arnold died suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly, would he get the same sort of immediate image rehabilitation Michael Jackson (King of Pop/convicted-in-media child molester) underwent?
I think a part of it is how much of the performance serves to remind the audience of the misdeed. You can listen to Jackson’s tunes and easily forget what he was accused of (or in the case of “Billie Jean”, find it ironically humorous). If Arnold’s older performances come across as misogynist, it’ll probably be harder to forgive him.
Sage insight, sir or ma’am. Although let’s hope we have plenty of years of Schwarzenegger left. Safe, respectful, female-positive years.
What would a Terence Malick concert film of a Lady Gaga tour look like? Or is there something we missed? Sound off in the comments, for this is your … Open Thread.