EW has today's top content: PopWatch bids adieu to SNL star Amy Poehler, who made her last appearance as an official cast member over the weekend. (She's leaving to star in a new series from The Office producer Greg Daniels.) A funny Weekend Update sketch is embedded above for your enjoyment.
Also, did SNL cross the line with its blind governor sketch?
And here's a list of nine rising stars for 2009.
Pitchfork begins digging into the real meat of its year-end wrap with Nos. 100-51 of its top 2008 tracks list. A few of my absolute favorites are in there.
Pop Candy, meanwhile, unveiled Nos. 100-80 in its list of the top 100 people of the year.
And The New Yorker's Alex Ross recounts the year in classical.
Hugh Jackman will host a very different Oscars this year.
The popularity of Rock Band and Guitar Hero may have peaked.
The British dude behind massive music piracy network OiNK was charged with conspiracy to defraud.
I would be very OK with no actors' strike.
AV Club counts down 21 unnecessary film sequels that are great anyway.
Axl Rose finally broke his silence post-Chinese Democracy.
OMG OMG new music from Bon Iver! Not sure if anything will live up to the mythologized masterpiece For Emma, Forever Ago, but this more fleshed-out stuff is pretty nice.
And rather than embedding Kanye's much-maligned SNL performances, I'm going to go with more Bon Iver. Here's Justin and the boys breaking out the drums for a new take on "Skinny Love" on Letterman.