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Matthew McConaughey Considering a Mustache

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McConaughey P.I.?: EW reports that Matthew McConaughey has been offered the lead role in an upcoming film version of Magnum P.I., which we doubt he'll take since he'd have to grow a mustache and wear a shirt. [EW]

You Have Wasted Your Life: Two 23-year-olds will have their musical on Broadway next month. We don't feel bad; by 23 we'd already given up on our dreams, so we're actually way ahead of them. [NYT]

Apple Beats Wal-Mart: During the month of January, iTunes was the No. 1 music retailer in the U.S., overtaking Wal-Mart for the first time ever. [Ars Technica]

Apple to Beat MySpace, Too: MySpace announced today that it's teaming up with three major record labels to open a digital-music store to compete with iTunes, a plan almost certainly doomed to fail. [Reuters]

Superbad to Be Unfunnily Parodied: Superbad, contemporary cinema's undisputed high-water mark, is getting its own spoof version by those idiots who made Meet the Spartans and Superhero Movie. We'll stick with the original, thank you very much. [/Film]