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7The Office Is Back: With Webisodes!

Every time I see one of those stupid ads for that doomed Mel B/Joey Fatone crapfest, The Singing Office, I get sad that we’re not going to get new episodes of The Office until the fall.

But never fear!

The cast has come together to film some short webisodes to tide you over until then.

They’ll premiere on July 10, but you can check out sneak previews here.

June 30, 2008 at 9:45 am by Evil Beet
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17James Bond Quantum of Solace Trailer

Watch it before Sony pulls it. Because the last thing they want is their movie being advertised for free all over the Internet. That would be just awful.

June 30, 2008 at 9:37 am by Evil Beet
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19So Let’s Talk About Why I’m in New York

Okay so this was all super-secret until midnight EST today but now I can tell you guys.

No, I’m not filming a series for VH1. Or launching a record label. Or a fashion line.

It’s actually the company that owns my website, RealNetworks, that’s doing something cool this time.

Tonight they’re having a big fancy exclusive-style party to celebrate the launch of their new DRM-free Rhapsody music store.

What does that mean? It means you can download music from their store in MP3 format and play it anywhere. Even on an iPod! Or on whatever other music player you have. They have agreements with all four major music labels and a ton of the indie labels, so there are 5 million tracks available, and most are priced at 99 cents a pop.

The first 100,000 customers who sign up at www.rhapsody.com/mp3 get a free album. And you guys are hearing about this FIRST. Seriously. NOBODY ELSE KNOWS ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW. So get your ass over there and sign up to get yourself a free album.

There’s gonna be a kick-ass music act at the party tonight, and I’ll take a bunch of pictures and get all chit-chatty about it afterward.

June 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm by Evil Beet
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15So the Glastonbury Music Festival Was a Complete and Total Trainwreck

Seriously they should just rename this thing Chernobyl.

It was a disaster.

First of all, a slurring, wobbly Amy Winehouse punched a fan. Hard. Multiple times. Video is above.

Then — while drinking on-stage during her set — announced that she is “not opening for a cunt like Kanye,” prompting Kanye to get predictably bitchy on his blog.

And Jay-Z’s answer to Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher bitching about how hip-hop has no place at a rock festival was an opening performance of “Wonderwall,” which is, of course, fucking awesome, and made even more so by the fact that neither Jay-Z nor the audience seems to know the words to anything but the chorus. That video is after the jump.

Okay, and now for important things.

I couldn’t sleep tonight, so I took Leo on a little walk around the city. Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like dragging an adorable dog around Greenwich Village a few hours after the gay pride parade has ended. Leo was accosted by gay men, lesbians, transvestites and heteros, black people, white people, Asian people, Hispanic people, skinny people, fat people, young and old alike. Leo is equal-opportunity adorable. He could unite the whole world with his cuteness. Like, we would be walking past a group of teenage girls, half-drunk and cussing each other out all like, “Listen you bitch if you don’t want me to beat yo ass down right here then don’t you ever get up in my face again like … OH MY GOD LOOK AT THAT PUPPY!” I’m telling you. Leo could save the whole world.

The highlight of the evening was when I walked him past a uniformed NYPD officer and he said — and I quote — “That should be illegal, that dog is so adorable.”

It’s Leo’s first night in New York, and he’s already OWNS this city!!!

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June 29, 2008 at 11:25 pm by Evil Beet
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28Will & Jada Are Starting a School

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are two of the founders of a new private elementary school in Calabasas called the New Village Academy. The school will incorporate a teaching method developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and employ some teachers who are church members, although students of any religious background will be welcome. Assuming they get accepted and can pay what is sure to be astronomical tuition.

This Hubbard-influenced teaching method is called “study technology.” It focuses on hands-on experience, mastering a subject before moving on and not reading past words students don’t understand.

The curriculum also includes living skills, robotics, yoga, etiquette and technology. The school has a no-sugar policy and encourages parents to limit their children’s television time.

“New Village Academy was born of a simple question, ‘Is it possible to create an educational environment in which children have fun learning?’” says Will. “Jada and I believe the answer is ‘Yes.’”

Anyway, I’m sure Will & Jada are going to take all kinds of shit for using Hubbard’s techniques, but my take on it is this: whatever we’re doing in the school system in this country right now isn’t working. So, while I certainly hope they’ll stop short of bringing any Xenu into the classroom, I applaud them for exploring an alternate approach to early education.

June 29, 2008 at 7:32 pm by Evil Beet

12Still So Happy!

News that she may have a secret sister hasn’t stopped Lindsay Lohan from hitting the town with the love of her life, Samantha Ronson.

The two happy clams hit up Barney’s to do some shopping, then Sam dropped off Lindsay to shoe shop and returned in an hour to pick her up. What a great boyfriend!

[Image via Splash]

June 29, 2008 at 7:21 pm by Evil Beet