List season continues with Harp's top 50 albums of 2007 and Paste's best film list.

Paste also has an update on new opportunities for illegal file-sharing.

The Broadway strike has been settled.

Not so the Hollywood writers' strike.

EW has behind-the-scenes video from their photo shoot with the cast of Mad Men and a gallery of the 50 smartest people in Hollywood. (Ben Affleck finishes at a respectable No. 50.)

Status Ain't Hood raves about Wu-Tang's upcoming 8 Diagrams, calling it "RZA's Drug-Rap Masterwork."

Slate has a eulogy for Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot ("The Man Who Turned Metal Into Pop") and wonders if Timbaland has become a hack.

Spin has an interview with Lil Wayne and a conversation between Bruce Springsteen and Win Butler (of Arcade Fire).

Daft Punk's new live album is streaming at MuchMusic.

This Nas album is sounding more and more intentionally outrageous.

Gorilla vs. Bear tracks Snoop Dogg's decline.

Belle and Sebastian is releasing a calendar that celebrates the band's hometown of Glasgow.

NME is feuding with Morrissey after the mag characterized one of the singer's quotes as racist.

Here's word on Angela Kinsey's pregnancy direct from the Office star.

HBO has released a bunch of promos for the final season of The Wire to YouTube.

I'm starved for Lost stuff, so let's link to this blog post comparing the show to Apocalypse Now. Oh, and promos for Season 4 will be seen in movie theaters.

Sorry, Hank Steinbrenner; Jennifer Love Hewitt is engaged.

Finally, two selections passed along by my colleagues:

Melissa Starker passes on this story about Mike Judge's underrated, prophetic Idiocracy coming to life. (It's got electrolytes!)

And John Ross sends along this clip from the masters of subtlety at the Onion News Network:


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