Week in Review: Chaos-in-Hollywood Edition


When we awoke on Monday morning with news of Uwe Boll's impending comeback burning up our in-box, we should've known it was going to be one of those weeks. We're gonna do our best to sum up what was a truly chaotic week:

• After firing a bunch of people, Ben "Laugh It Up, Fuzzball" Silverman and NBC decided to scale back their prime-time programming by ceding the 10 p.m. hour to Jay Leno. While his peers hemmed and hawed, Les Moonves wasn't concerned.

• We shook our fists when Catherine Hardwicke got fired from directing Twilight 2, only to be replaced by fantasy-franchise destroyer Chris Weitz.

• There was a flurry of movement in the Oscar race, too. Wall-E and Milk got early-week bumps, only to retreat when the Golden Globe nominations were announced. Of course, there were snubs there, too, but Harvey Weinstein and Tom Cruise seemed pleased. Oh, and Hugh Jackman will be your 2009 Oscar host!

• We also prepped you for the arduous task of sitting through the glut of films hitting the theater, everything from helping you decide which Nazi film is right for you to providing you with a plan for your Che-related bathroom breaks to breaking down the many facial expressions of Keanu Reeves.

• And let us not forget about wrap-up of Art Basel, the release of the Black List, Coldplay getting sued, Blur deciding to reunite, the impending Slumdog backlash, the fact that Dexter killed Miguel and, oh yes, Andy Samberg jizzing in his pants.

And with that, we'll see you on Monday!