Compiled by Ryan

The links:

The New York Times has posted a correction to their M.I.A. feature, while the artist unveiled her new cover art.

Thundercats is being rebooted for Cartoon Network.

ABC has decided not to pick up New Adventures of Old Christine, meaning the underappreciated CBS sitcom is probably done.

-Director Guillermo Del Torro has announced that he will not helm the Hobbit films he has been co-writing with Peter Jackson.

The YouTube highlights:

If you’ve ever wondered how uncomfortable it would be to watch President Obama, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Grohl, Jack White, and a host of others sing “Hey Jude” with Paul McCartney, well…

New music spotlight:

Ugly Casanova 180° South OST

Ugly Casanova is the long-dormant side project from Modest Mouse leadman Isaac Brock. To date, the only full-length attributed to the band is the terrific Sharpen Your Teeth, from 2002.  The lineup has changed overtime, with Brock being the only constant, and it’s unknown who—if anyone—plays with him on the eight songs he contributed to the soundtrack for the upcoming film 180° South.  The first single sounds pretty in-line with what we heard from Ugly Casanova eight years ago, but, then again, it could just as easily pass as a quieter Modest Mouse track:

Ugly Casanova – “Lay Me Down,” from 180° South OST, out June 22 on Brushfire