1. Kal Penn leaves House to go to the White House. Now I haven’t watched House since the third season, but I’ve caught it here and there and was pretty jazzed when I saw “Kumar” alongside House for the new episodes. But then something crazy happened in the latest episode. Penn’s characters, Kutner, committed suicide. What came off as a huge surprise was later on explained that Kal Penn announced he was putting aside acting to become an associate director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. Whoa. I guess that’s a decent reason to leave the entertainment industry. But that means no more Harold and Kumar? Aww shucks.
2. Two Girls in a Sexy Lightsaber Fight. Yeah, like geeks don’t shake uncontrollably enough at the sight of a pretty woman… now they can shiver for hours as they watch this clip over and over again. Anyway, this is a fictional commercial for Saber deodorant that spoofs the Axe commercials. It’s a real shame that this isn’t a real commercial, because this is just brilliant.
3. Take a romantic ride at Adventureland. Greg Mottola’s follow-up to Superbad is extremely compelling. For those expecting another foul-mouthed, party-crazed teen comedy will be disappointed. Adventureland is full of heart with a decent amount of laughs along the way. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, they share a chemistry that jumps off the screen. I recommend this film.
4. Dollhouse getting canceled? There hasn’t been any official word yet from Fox, but Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible) tweeted about how her episode (#13) of Dollhouse won’t be airing. Instead, it can be seen on the DVD release. What does this mean? Well, it’s certainly not good. With low ratings in the Friday night death slot, there was little hope from the beginning for this critically acclaimed series. Whedon has seen this happen before with Firefly, a series that had great potential but canceled after its first season, only to have a spin-off film. I, personally, am not happy about the news. Dollhouse has been shaping up to be a really good show and I just wish it had the opportunity to grow into something great. Yet again, Fox is killing greatness. I guess they figure as long as they have American Idol, who needs anything else.
5. Hannah Montana wins the box office. With an estimated $34 million opening, Disney’s Hannah Montana passed Fast & Furious for the top spot this weekend. Despite mostly negative reviews, that didn’t spot the swarm of tweens to pack the theaters this holiday weekend.