It's good to know there are still clueless old folks out there who don't take hip-hop seriously. Oh wait, no, it's awful that such people still exist.

Kanye West and Evel Knievel made peace. So that's good.

Jake Gyllenhaal will play Joe Namath in an upcoming film. No word on whether he had to read Namath's conversation with Suzy Kolber to get the part.

Here is interesting legal news about the recording industry and digital downloads.

Mary Lynn Rajskub (aka Chloe from 24) and Laura Linney keep up AV Club's streak of good interviews. (I'm having some technical problems that I don't understand, so I have to put the link to the Rajskub interview is here.)

EW has an interview with Linney too-on video! Her new film with Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages, looks great.

They also have a photo gallery of Amy Adams' past roles, before she won her breakthrough part in Enchanted.

ESPN's Bill Simmons, the most pop culture savvy sportswriter around, will be doing a marathon live chat starting at noon as part of ESPN's Jimmy V Week.

Simmons also recently updated his links section, which has lots of good stuff. (In case you haven't seen it, look out for spoilers on Season 4 of The Wire in there; No. 4 on his list at the bottom.) A few key selections, plus many more links, after the jump.

It's good to know there are still clueless old folks out there who don't take hip-hop seriously. Oh wait, no, it's awful that such people still exist.

Kanye West and Evel Knievel made peace. So that's good.

Jake Gyllenhaal will play Joe Namath in an upcoming film. No word on whether he had to read Namath's conversation with Suzy Kolber to get the part.

Here is interesting legal news about the recording industry and digital downloads.

Mary Lynn Rajskub (aka Chloe from 24) and Laura Linney keep up AV Club's streak of good interviews. (I'm having some technical problems that I don't understand, so I have to put the link to the Rajskub interview is here.)

EW has an interview with Linney too—on video! Her new film with Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages, looks great.

They also have a photo gallery of Amy Adams' past roles, before she won her breakthrough part in Enchanted.

ESPN's Bill Simmons, the most pop culture savvy sportswriter around, will be doing a marathon live chat starting at noon as part of ESPN's Jimmy V Week.

Simmons also recently updated his links section, which has lots of good stuff. (In case you haven't seen it, look out for spoilers on Season 4 of The Wire in there; No. 4 on his list at the bottom.) A few key selections, plus many more links, after the jump.

So, yeah, Simmons' links include:

•More proof that The Hills is fake.

•A story about Dirk Nowitzki's Dave Chappelle-like odyssey in the off-season.

•A feature by the great Michael Lewis about kicking and Adam Vinatieri.

•An interview with new Yankees head honcho Hank Steinbrenner. (He loves Jennifer Love Hewitt.)

•A site where you can order fake dog poop.

As long as we're talking sports, it's worth noting: Once NBC runs out of Sunday night NFL games, it will fill its Sunday night slot with... the new American Gladiators!

Anyway, back to our normal realm...

Paste officially published its albums of the year list that leaked yesterday, along with an essay about the year in music.

TV Guide has its latest batch of TV spoilers from Michael Ausiello.

30 Rock has done a lot of product placement and poked fun at itself for it. The Hollywood Reporter discusses.

Slate had Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein try out Rock Band.

Last year I should have picked Clipse as my album of the year, but I picked Evangelicals, which is also good. The freaky Oklahomans have a new album on the way.

Not much news from the closed negotiations in the Hollywood writers' strike, but this was certainly an unusual protest.

This Onion news bulletin poking fun at bloggers made my day.

Another new Ghostface track leaked, and Def Jam is streaming the new Big Doe Rehab in full—the clean version, anyway.

Finally, Lil Wayne is on one cover of the new Complex magazine. As Nah Right puts it, if Wayne is a little hard on your eyes, the other cover model might be more your speed (click here and scroll down).