ICYMI: Friday, March 14

Well, True Detective‘s first season is over, spring is kind of springing, and it’s Pi Day, I guess! Math!

-But more importantly, one year ago today, the Veronica Mars Kickstarter began, and crushed every Kickstarter record ever – meaning that today is the day the VERONICA MARS MOVIE COMES OUT. It’s not playing in a huge number of theaters, but you can download it in Digital HD from Amazon, iTunes, or Flixster. Happy watching, marshmallows!

-Yesterday, during a concert at SXSW, Lady GaGa had a performance artist vomiting neon puke on her during the performance – said performance artist apparently does this all the time, as her act. What? Why? Why is neon barfing “art?” I just don’t get modern art, you guys.

-I’m sure you’re aware that President Obama appeared (and killed) on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis. Here, the director talks to Vulture about how this insane thing even happened and what it was like to film in the White House.

-Chloe Sevigny’s new lady cop drama, Those Who Kill, has been pulled from A&E’s lineup after only two episodes. The network says they just need to find a better spot for it due to low ratings, which I think translates to “this show is DOA and we’re embarrassed.”

Pretty Woman is being turned into a musical, because why the fuck not?

-Here’s a roundup of production photos and recap videos: if you have amnesia and have completely forgotten Season 3 of Game of Thrones, here’s a 25 minute recap so you’re not annoying everyone in the room by asking who that guy with the beard is; here are shots of Robin and Barney’s upcoming wedding on HIMYM which are unclear about whether or not it actually happens; and finally, here are production pictures from Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black (eeee!!!!!!!).

-CBS has renewed basically all of its shows for the fall, including The Big Bang Theory with a history-making three-season pickup, which really just means we have to watch Jim Parsons win one hundred more Emmys and resist punching our TVs.

-That being said, Louie returns on May 5, so thank God.

-Rooney Mara (of The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and sister of House of Cards’ Kate Mara) is in negotiations to play Tiger Lily in an adaptation of Peter Pan done by Warner Bros., which is stirring up some understandable controversy about, you know, not casting an actual Native American actress. (The original Disney movie was actually pretty racist about Native Americans to begin with.)

-The inhumanly perfect Julia Louis-Dreyfus was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and was introduced by the equally perfect Amy Poehler. Both of their speeches are solid gold.

-Want to know where “alright, alright, alright” came from? You’re in luck.

This week, we’ll post a review of the Veronica Mars movie, as well as other essays and random quickies. Have a good pre-Patty’s Day weekend! Green beer is gross! Make good choices!

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