Merry Monday, loves.
How was your weekend? Mine was nice and relatively quiet – just what I needed, in other words. On Friday I interviewed Ben from the Yonder Mountain String Band for this week’s Scene section. We had such a great interview. He’s definitely a talker and very funny. The only problem was, the band’s publicist cut us off after only about 20 minutes, and I hadn’t even asked half my questions yet! That’s saying something, since most band interviews I do only take about 10-15 minutes, since that’s usually all I’m given anyway (I interviewed a former “Idol” winner – who was not particularly chatty – in only 7 minutes). Interviewing musicians is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.
* EW takes a look at British reality star Jane Goody, who passed away this weekend.
* Jimmy Chamberlin has left the Smashing Pumpkins…and we all shed a tear.
* Here’s news on the upcoming “Ghostbusters” game.
* WB is opening its vaults, so more than 5,000 movies can finally be released on DVD.
* Roseanne Barr hopes to return to primetime TV.
* Depeche Mode gives an update on its upcoming tour.
* Jeff Dunham, who performed in Tupelo not all that long ago, has scored a big deal with Comedy Central.
* Cool Dead Guy for March 23-27 is Steve McQueen. Who am I kidding? He’s a Cool Dead Guy for all ages.
* “Knowing” grabs the No. 1 spot at the box office.