Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to be the next person to portray the late poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming thriller Kill Your Darlings. The film, slated for a 2012 release, will revolve around Ginsberg’s relationship with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Lucien Carr, the man who killed Ginsberg’s lover, David Kammerer.—-

It has been confirmed that comedian Patrice O’Neal has died at the age of 41 after not fully recovering from a serious stroke he suffered back in October. O’Neal died Monday and it was confirmed Tuesday morning by his friends on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show on which he was a regular. "Yes it's true that our pal Patrice O'Neal has passed away," the show's Opie tweeted Tuesday morning. "The funniest and best thinker I've ever known PERIOD."

Wyclef says that his charity Yele Haiti is innocent and all that money is somewhere safe. Just not in Haiti. "The percentage of funds used is consistent with NGOs and Not For Profits operating in Haiti at the time,” said Jean.

Two assholes with matching Corvettes decided to do some good old-fashioned drag racing. But one of them forgot to bring his racing tires.

HBO’s Eastbound & Down will return in February. Fear not, everyone — which means literally everyone — who didn’t like Your Highness.

An obese German woman on Tuesday gave birth to her 14th child, who weighed in at 13 pounds. The woman, who weighs 528 pounds, gave the child the name “Jihad."

A Dayton tattoo artist by the name of Ryan Fitzgerald has been hit with a $100,000 lawsuit by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. Brovent is suing because Fitz painted a picture of a pile of poo on her back after finding out she’d cheated on him with a longtime friend.

Happy Birthday to Elisha Cuthbert, Ben Stiller, Ridley Scott, Terrence Malick, Gael García Bernal, Clémence Poésy, Robert Guillaume (Rafiki) and Amy Ryan.

Streaming, streaming, streaming!

Stream the new Roots album, Undun, in its entirety at NPR’s website, here.

You can stream five tracks (basically the whole friggin’ thing) of the new Black Keys album, El Camino, here.

And Bon Iver is letting you stream the entire deluxe version of his new eponymous album via the YouTubes. All of the videos are neatly compiled here.

Ghostface Killah is dropping some new shit and thinks that whole Ludacris vs. Big Sean and Drake beef is a “kid’s game.”

photo: “Y’all bein’ some chillin’!”

Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 1 has made nearly enough money to get the country out of the financial shitter, or about $500 million in numerical figures.

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