Poor James Hetfield was held up at the airport for investigation of his "Taliban beard."

Despite what Chloe says, I think this is a bad sign for Season 7 of 24.

Melissa Starker informs me that a SXSW DVD is coming out August 21. Details here.

If you read this blog, you'll probably care that the World Series of Pop Culture is back on VH1. They've got full episode video online too. (via Pop Candy)

Indie electronica sensation Dan Deacon looks a lot like local musician Kyle Sowash to me.

I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the deal is with this Mark Ronson fellow.

You can see a non-bootleg version of the J.J. Abrams "Cloverfield" trailer here.

Kevin Reilly, who presided over NBC having horrible ratings and excellent programming, has moved to Fox.

EW has a Don Cheadle interview that's worth a read.

Ever heard of Jesse Harris? He wrote an extremely popular song. Get to know him here.

I'm always up for a running diary, so why not Status Ain't Hood's Live Earth rundown? Lotta pics at Spinner too.

Finally, want to learn guitar from Roger Miller of Mission of Burma? Now's your chance! (via p4k, AV Club)