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  1. laaaaaaaame
    Ricky Gervais Wimps Out, Will Not Host OscarsGervais says he’d be ‘scared’ to do the Oscars.
  2. yawn
    Irrelevant Institution Announces Next Potential HonoreesThe 2009 nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced.
  3. tube junkie
    Look What They Made Poor Iggy Pop Do!Poor guy!
  4. apropos of nothing
    NBC Rewards Carson Daly’s Bravery With Staff and Budget CutsThis morning, Carson Daly teaches us a very important lesson about life: It’s not fair.
  5. kudos
    Triumph: Worst-Ever Awards Show Scores Better Than Worst-Ever RatingsDefying our stern warnings, an astounding 17.5 million masochistic viewers tuned into the Grammys, making it only the third-lowest-rated show in the awards’ history.
  6. kudos
    Barely Alive Recording Artists Honored by Barely Alive Recording IndustryAs Vulture predicted last week, Herbie Hancock beat out younger, more relevant competition from Kanye West and Amy Winehouse, picking up the Grammy for Album of the Year at last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles.
  7. strike zone
    Even If the Strike Is Over, Don’t Expect TV to Get Any Better, Warns NBCLest anyone get excited over the possible end to the writers’ strike, the L.A. Times reminds us today that most of the crap on TV now was greenlighted before strike and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
  8. strike zone
    WGA Allows Writers to Work on Grammys; Awards Show to Be No Worse Than UsualThis morning brings news that the Writers Guild has allowed an interim deal for the February 10 Grammy Awards ceremony — not only will the WGA not picket the event, they’ll also allow scribes to work on the show.
  9. apropos of nothing
    Meet Qtrax, Digital Music’s Latest Non-Threat to iTunesMaking its online debut today is Qtrax, a free, ad-supported, peer-to-peer service with a song catalog to rival Apple’s iTunes. Too bad it’s terrible in almost every way!
  10. overnights
    ‘The Moment of Truth’: We’d Be Lying If We Said We Enjoyed ItLast night, after a passably entertaining episode of American Idol, came the series premiere of Fox’s sleazy new game show The Moment of Truth, on which average, ordinary people are connected to a polygraph machine and exposed as the philandering, tax-dodging, latently racist, elderly-hating, gambling-addicted lovers of Internet pornography that they truly are — all for the chance to win $500,000!
  11. apropos of nothing
    Steve Jobs Fails to Make Us Crap Our PantsA few minutes ago, at the hugely anticipated (by nerds, like us) Macworld conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the details of iTunes’ new movie-rental service, which officially launches today.
  12. kudos
    Can the Writers’ Strike Save Us From the Grammys?“What?” you might ask. “I thought the Grammys were a three-hour unscripted mess!”
  13. trailer mix
    ‘Untraceable’ Trailer: Websites Will Kill You!Unlike 1995’s The Net starring Sandra Bullock, which played on understandable fears of new technology and seemed perfectly reasonable until early 1996 or so, Untraceable is side-splittingly hilarious now, and it doesn’t even come out for another three weeks!
  14. apropos of nothing
    Year-end Report: Record Labels Not Doing So Well2007 was truly another bang-up year for the failing music industry, with album sales down an impressive 15.3 percent from the record business’ already-pretty-crappy 2006.
  15. backlash
    M.I.A. Embroiled in Another Non-ControversyIt’s true!
  16. strike zone
    Writers’ Strike Means Awards Shows Could Be Even Worse Than UsualNot only will writers be unable to pen hilarious banter for the shows’ hosts and presenters, networks are now worried that stars may stay home in solidarity with the picketing writers.
  17. apropos of nothing
    Shock: Record Label Realizes It Still Has Some Employees It Hasn’t Yet Laid OffIn a finding that’s sending shockwaves through the recording industry, Universal Music Group has discovered several workers on its payroll that the company has not yet fired.
  18. strike zone
    Writers’-Strike Talks Break Down Again, 2008 to Be Really BoringNegotiations between the Writers Guild and the AMPTP broke down Friday night, and no one’s sure when they’ll resume — possibly never!
  19. kudos
    Grammy Nominations Announced: Chris Daughtry and The Boss Having, Like, the Worst Day EverHis self-titled debut record may be one of the only music-business success stories this year, but members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences just couldn’t bring themselves to nominate Chris Daughtry for Album of the Year today.
  20. apropos of nothing
    Radiohead Makes the Recording Industry Look Silly AgainWant to know what the Grammy nominations are? Us too — too bad the official Grammy Website is down!
  21. strike zone
    Carson Daly Heroically Avoids Picketing Writer Who Leaped in Front of His SUV“Carson Daly Almost Ran Me Over at NBC,” screams the headline of a Saturday post over at Deadline Hollywood Daily. But did Daly actually try to hit someone with his SUV? Probably not.
  22. strike zone
    Writers’ Strike Gets Depressing AgainDespite some optimism on Monday over a possible deal, the writers’ strike, now in its fourth week, has not yet been resolved.
  23. strike zone
    Give Carson Daly a Break!Yesterday, it was announced that strapping television personality Carson Daly will defy the ongoing writers’ strike and resume production this week on his late-night talk show Last Call, currently one of NBC’s highest-rated programs among viewers who frequently forget to turn off the TV before going to bed.
  24. apropos of nothing
    Extreme Gets Back Together, Every Living Band Now Officially UnitedGreat news, everyone! Eighties hair-metal gods Extreme are reuniting for a tour and their first album in thirteen years!
  25. apropos of nothing
    Is NBC Trying to Turn ‘Heroes’ Fans Into Scabs?We had high hopes for the Create Your Own Hero tool on NBC’s official Heroes Website. Too bad it stinks.
  26. tube junkie
    New ‘Lost’ Webisode Is Kind of a SnoozeIn the first clip to run on the network’s site, island leader Jack has a flashback to a conversation with his creepy alcoholic dad on his wedding day and is given a watch that’s been in the family for generations. And … well, that’s it.
  27. apropos of nothing
    Thanks to Writers Strike, ‘Scrubs’ May Never EndMore precisely, the show is set to run out of episodes of its final season in January as a result of the Writers Guild strike, but if the picketing goes on much longer, the hospital dramedy may never have the closure of a series finale.
  28. apropos of nothing
    Broadway Stagehands Strike Has Devastating Impact on Duran DuranAs we enter the third day of the Broadway stagehands strike, it’s only now that we realize just how serious this all is.
  29. apropos of nothing
    Fourth Season of ‘Lost’ to Feature World’s Most Annoying CliffhangerAgainst the wishes of the show’s writing staff, ABC is planning to run the first eight episodes of Lost’s fourth season in February as originally planned.
  30. strike zone
    New Season of ‘24’ Delayed by Writers StrikeNoooooooo!
  31. apropos of nothing
    ‘Billboard’ Bends the Rules for Greatest Band in the UniverseIn a move likely designed to deny Britney Spears her only possible personal victory of 2007, Billboard made a last-minute change to the way it tallies album sales, allowing Vulture’s Beatles the Eagles to claim the top spot on this week’s chart (Britney came in second).
  32. vulture lists
    8 Lamest Pop-Classical Crossovers in HistoryPaul McCartney! Elvis Costello! And Sting! Obviously!
  33. the early-evening news
    Hilary Swank Still Not Tired of Winning OscarsPlus: News about Radiohead and Cloverfield.
  34. countdown
    What Happens If Radiohead’s Album Is Terrible?In just these past ten days, In Rainbows has received more hype than Cloverfield, Halo 3, and the second coming of Christ combined (approximately) … but what if it’s a stinker?
  35. the take
    RIAA Wins Case Against Poor WomanA Minnesota jury surprised a single mother yesterday by offering to let her pay whatever she wants for music she downloaded, as long as it’s $220,000.
  36. countdown
    J.J. Abrams Announces Plans to Surprise Us At a Later DateWe’ve got surprise fatigue!
  37. apropos of nothing
    We React to Slate’s ‘24’ Parody in Real TimeSlate magazine — a top source of witty satire for, well, no one, hopefully — debuted an animated parody of 24 today, inspired by recent remarks made by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
  38. apropos of nothing
    Arcade Fire to Surprise Fans With Radiohead-Like Publicity StuntHere’s a trend that’s going to get old fast.