ICYMI: April 25, 2014

Okay then. Well, it’s the last Friday in April, and a shitload of stuff happened this week, so let’s get to it!

-I should really explain that GIF up there. This week, noted horrible “musician” Avril Lavigne released a super racist and overall weird music video called “Hello Kitty.” I mean, I guess she’s finding entirely new limits to being the worst. I thought she had achieved that when she married the lead singer from goddamn Nickelback, but she just had to go further. (Can you tell how I feel about Avril Lavigne?

-Congratulations to Seth Meyers, who will be hosting the 2014 Emmys, congratulations to the people who will watch the Emmys, because hopefully they’ll be funny, and a pre-congratulations to Jim Parsons on winning his record-breaking 400th Emmy (ARGHHH)!

-Aaron Sorkin, who kind of never apologizes for anything ever, apologized for the first two seasons of The Newsroom, with its third and final season coming up this summer. Oh, Aaron, calm down – it wasn’t THAT bad. Well, yeah, it kind of was, but it made for perfect hate-watching, especially since it airs right after True Blood!

-Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis continue their winning-at-life streak – they had a healthy baby boy named Otis this week and announced him to the world via a hilarious Tweet. Keep on keepin’ on, you two Kenyan marathon runner sex champs.

-There are only two more episodes of SNL left for the season, and the hosts are lined up for both! Charlize Theron will host on May 10th with musical guest The Black Keys, and Andy Samberg will host the May 17th finale with musical guest St. Vincent. Between Charlize’s turn in Arrested Development and everything about Andy Samberg (plus two killer musical acts), I’d say we have two pretty good SNLs to look forward to. And hopefully, HOPEFULLY, a digital short. (Come on, Andy! Give the people what they want!)

-I’m sure you’re aware, by this point, that HBO has made a deal with Amazon to stream their classic shows for Amazon Prime subscribers. Note: only classic shows. Game of Thrones is definitely not going to be on the list – at least not for the time being – and other shows like Veep won’t have new seasons added for a few years. So, just keep using your friend’s HBOGo login like you’ve been doing this whole time.

-Speaking of streaming services, Mitch Hurwitz has inked a multi-year deal to create content for Netflix. Obviously, Hurwitz is the creator of Arrested Development, so this is incredibly promising.

-Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, who created HIMYM and are now working on How I Met Your Dad, another sitcom that will inevitably crush our souls and disappoint the hell out of us, is continuing the confusing tradition of having an older, more famous person be the voice of the future protagonist (see: Josh Radnor and Bob Saget). So, this time around, Greta Gerwig’s older self will be voiced by Meg Ryan. Whatever. Too pissed about the HIMYM finale to care.

-That Steve Jobs movie that Aaron Sorkin is writing will just not die. Now that David Fincher and Christian Bale are definitely nowhere near the thing, Danny Boyle may direct and Leonardo Dicaprio may star. I can’t really think of a weirder choice to play Steve Jobs than Dicaprio, but maybe I’m just not trying hard enough. Anyway, I can’t wait to see the next director-actor line-up. Hopefully it’ll be Wes Anderson and Ed Norton.

More recaps and articles this week, kids! Have a great post-Easter weekend!

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