The celebrity profile is dead. Or dying, at least, according to The New York Times. Case in point: the Times's own terrible profile of the great Maya Rudolph. Counterpoint: The Washington Post's fascinating, and self-eviscerating, profile of the formerly great Chevy Chase.
And: Nicole Holofcener's new movie is a Netflix adaptation of Ted Thompson's novel of the same name, The Land of Steady Habits. You'll never guess where it's set. (Actually, you might not. I'm pretty sure it's never said in the movie, and they shot it in Tarrytown, New York. But it's meant to be Westport, Conn., which is why The Nose is covering it.)
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Fortnite has now been cited in more than 200 divorce proceedings
- Target censoring words like "queer" and "nazi" from book descriptions
- Amazon announced that they will be delivering live Christmas trees to homes this during this winter holiday season
- SpaceX will use their future "Big Falcon Rocket" to fly a Japanese Billionaire to the moon
- Here's Why Mario Kart & Toad Are Trending on Twitter
- Are Bert & Ernie a couple? We finally have an answer...
- Maroon 5 to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime
- Arthur Mitchell Is Dead at 84; Showed the Way for Black Dancers
- 'Live from Here' shakes up cast ahead of upcoming season
- LeBron James, Ryan Coogler, Terence Nance, and Bugs Bunny Are Remaking Space Jam
- Cary Fukunaga Given Licence to Kill, Will Direct BOND 25
- Jim Chapdelaine - An Emmy Award-winning musician, producer, composer, and recording engineer; patient advocate for people with rare cancers
- Jacques Lamarre - Playwright; senior project manager at Buzz Engine
- Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.