Because any story with the words "symbolic thumb fight" in the headline is a good way to start the week: Hollywood Reporter picks up on a rumor that Roger Ebert is arguing with Disney, who distributes his show, over his use of his trademark thumbs-up/thumbs-down.

Even if it's for a reality show, leaving kids in a deserted town to take care of themselves might attract suspicion, as the makers of CBS' Kid Nation show are finding out. (Hollywood Reporter)

Carrie Brownstein of the late, awesome Sleater-Kinney has teamed with SNL's Fred Armisen for a series of web video shorts called ThunderAnt. See the first one on Stereogum.


Surprise, lots of people want the OJ Simpson book. (Associated Press)