There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world of pop culture. But you just want the gist. We got you covered. Read this and then go have a life or something.
Amazon‘s killer deal of the day is the complete Seinfeld, for 66% off. That’s $84.99 today only and while stocks last. Snag it here.
Sesame Street Nigeria is the working title for exactly what you think it is. Sesame Workshop is working up seventy-eight half-hour shows, backed by a five-year grant from the U.S. federal government. As you might expect, they’re doing what they do best: doing a crapload of studies to figure out how best to get out the show’s messages, which will, sadly and by necessity, have a degree of focus on HIV/AIDS. This will feature Kami, the HIV-positive character from the South African version of Sesame, who along with Big Bird was introduced to Nigeria in a project this year. Source.
Addams Family the musical has officially started its pre-Broadway run. Finally, here’s a glimpse of Nathan Lane, Bebe Neuwirth and the rest of the cast. Source.
Eclipse, aka Twilight 3, is hitting IMAX at the same time as your regular cinema: June 30, 2010. So now you can relax, I’m sure. Source.
Fela is the Fela Kuti biopic that Steve McQueen, writer/director of Hunger has been tapped to helm and co-scribe. Focus Features has snagged the film rights to the music, Fela’s life story and the biography by Michael Veal. While I had some familiarity with his music, I didn’t know that much about his life. But apparently he was hardcore. As the article states, “Fela lived large — with some 27 wives — and paid a high price for speaking out against oppression in Nigeria. In one attack on his home, Fela’s 78-year-old mother was killed after being thrown from a second-story window. Fela responded by placing her coffin on the steps of the Nigerian leader’s residence.” Just damn.