Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Team Up to Form a Dysfunctional Band of Weirdo GeniusesS

Have you heard about this shit? Apparently ousted Community creator Dan Harmon has teamed up with professional banana Charlie Kaufman to make a stop-motion animation movie called Anomalisa about "a 'celebrated motivational speaker' at the end of his rope. That changes when he meets a girl who makes him 'willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life.'" And they're funding it via Kickstarter. And Louis CK is involved somehow. Fuuuck, I love it when crazy geniuses touch their brains together!!! [HuffPo]


Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Team Up to Form a Dysfunctional Band of Weirdo GeniusesS

Yay! Speaking of things that made me incredibly happy today, new Arrested Development episodes are almost upon us! Jason Bateman emerged from his Batecave to tweet a photo of himself with Ron Howard and Mitch Hurwitz, adding "Taken at AD mission control, today! All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo!" WOO INDEED, BATEMAN. After this long-awaited 4th season comes the long-awaited Arrested Development movie, which will obviously win all the Oscars. Dot-com. [DigitalSpy]


Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Team Up to Form a Dysfunctional Band of Weirdo GeniusesS

According to a source, Nicole Kidman gave Katie Holmes advice on how to deal with being married to an alien-infested telekinetic wizard. "She has been a private friend not many people know about," says the source. "They've spoken over the last few weeks...Nicole has been supportive, saying she's been through it too and to hang in there." Also, Katie and Suri went to the zoo. [Us] [ONTD]


Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Team Up to Form a Dysfunctional Band of Weirdo GeniusesS

Kristen Chenoweth has been hospitalized after being struck by a piece of lighting equipment on the set of The Good Wife. "That area is vortex for wind...and a big gust of wind blew the lighting off the scaffolding," says a witness, who added that "Chenoweth was hit 'square in the head' and appeared to be 'knocked out cold.' The witness says, 'I thought she was dead at first.'" Because Chenoweth is reported to be doing just fine, I'm going to devote the rest of this item to an inside joke about that Ghostwriter episode when some sinister lighting equipment falls down in the middle of Leni's music video shoot for Smash Records. HE'S A GHOST. AND HE WRITES TO US. [TMZ] [YouTube]


Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon Team Up to Form a Dysfunctional Band of Weirdo GeniusesS

Target has decided not to carry Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange," claiming it's because of Ocean's decision to release the album a week early on iTunes. "Interesting," offers Ocean's manager, "since they also donate to non-equal rights organizations." Okay, Target. So you're either some butt-hurt, flopping corporate babies, or right-wing censorious bigots. Duly noted. [MTV]


  • Tom Cruise went outside without a wedding ring, which is supposed to be notable for some reason. [E!]
  • Are you a nerd and also hungry? How about cupcakes decorated with the house sigils from Game of Thrones??? (Notably absent: a cupcake from House Bolton. Because those things taste like finger-skin.) [Vulture]
  • Queen Latifah is "serious about adopting a child," says Queen Latifah. "I'm actually kind of working on that," she told Barbara Walters on the View this morning. "I just always wanted to bring a child home." [Bossip]
  • "Swimming doesn't define who I am," says Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. Okay good, because that would be weird. If someone asked you what your name was and you just yelled "SWIMMING! SWIMMING! SWIMMING! I LOVE SWIMMING!" for 20 minutes. [Us]
  • After having a daughter, Dancing with the Stars's J.R. Martinez has discovered that his wife's boobs are for more than just recreational honking. "You're like, ‘Hey, that's how we got Belle.' But now that Belle's here, one of the ways that I tell people my world has changed [is] it's like, ‘Pull out the boob! She's hungry!'" [People]
  • You might think a "news story" about Hayden Panettiere in a bikini is pointless and boring. But...TWIST!!! It's a GREEN BIKINI. [E!]
  • Here is Iron Chef Cat Cora's DUI mugshot. Frowny-face. And here is an example of an adult taking responsibility for her shit: "I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable," said Cora. "I learned a very important lesson from this experience and take full accountability for my actions. This will never happen again." Sunglasses cool-guy smiley face!!! [E!]
  • Us Weekly would like you to please harass Zosia Mamet for wearing a perfectly normal outfit. [Us]
  • Kate Upton's baseball-player boyfriend was shitty at his job yesterday, and it's obviously Kate Upton's fault because of her cursed vagina. [E!]