Welcome to Thanksgiving week, people! I'm still on a Browns high, but that won't keep me from starting out with some horrible news. Americans' test scores are declining because we don't read for fun anymore. Time to become a technophobe.

I wish I could have seen the racier-than-normal show the cast of Saturday Night Live put on at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater this weekend. To raise money for crew members during the TV and film writers' strike, the cast put on a show as usual, with Michael Cera as guest host, even though it wasn't broadcast. Hopefully video will surface.

Speaking of the strike, this is old news by now, but a week from today the writers and studios will resume negotiations to end this thing and hopefully salvage this TV season. Huzzah!

USA Today has a story about Josh Brolin, who (along with his mustache) came out of nowhere to be in everything this year (No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, etc.)

TV Guide has an interview with Kristen Bell and Hayden Panettiere of Heroes.

Slate reviews quarterlife, the new MySpace-only series from the creators of My So-Called Life. Oh, looks like it's no MySpace-only anymore; NBC picked it up.

With prestige movie season well underway, EW has a guide to handicapping the Oscars.

They also have a gallery of rock's best frontmen and women, which will certainly cause much debate.

Music news and more after the jump...

Welcome to Thanksgiving week, people! I'm still on a Browns high, but that won't keep me from starting out with some horrible news. Americans' test scores are declining because we don't read for fun anymore. Time to become a technophobe.

I wish I could have seen the racier-than-normal show the cast of Saturday Night Live put on at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater this weekend. To raise money for crew members during the TV and film writers' strike, the cast put on a show as usual, with Michael Cera as guest host, even though it wasn't broadcast. Hopefully video will surface.

Speaking of the strike, this is old news by now, but a week from today the writers and studios will resume negotiations to end this thing and hopefully salvage this TV season. Huzzah!

USA Today has a story about Josh Brolin, who (along with his mustache) came out of nowhere to be in everything this year (No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, etc.)

TV Guide has an interview with Kristen Bell and Hayden Panettiere of Heroes.

Slate reviews quarterlife, the new MySpace-only series from the creators of My So-Called Life. Oh, looks like it's no MySpace-only anymore; NBC picked it up.

With prestige movie season well underway, EW has a guide to handicapping the Oscars.

They also have a gallery of rock's best frontmen and women, which will certainly cause much debate.

Music news and more after the jump...

Idolator liveblogged the American Music Awards.

Queens of the Stone Age are working on a cartoon series featuring the lightbulb character from their most recent album art.

Interpol: Not just ripping off Joy Division anymore.

Pitchfork has an interview with the increasingly strange Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal.

All you music fans who are worried about bands "selling out" (to which I say STFU) will be happy to know that Band of Horses has abandoned its deal with Wal-Mart.

Oh Word has a bunch of Wu-Tang demos and outtakes for download.

This week's streaming albums at Spinner include mostly repackaged old stuff, including work from Led Zeppelin, Gorillaz and a bunch of other British people.

Suburbs lists TV channels that need to exist.

Did you know Quentin Tarantino was once on Golden Girls?

Lauren Conrad says The Hills isn't fake. Hah!

Finally, via Donewaiting, here is an emotional video of Kanye West performing "Hey Mama."