Be cool at the watercooler: Latest news on BreakingBad, Amazing Spider-Man, Katie Holmes, Doug Pitt & more

Mondays are not fun. Can I help? Sure.  Here’s some fun links and videos..... Photo: Walter White, the Greatest American Antihero

BOSTON, July 9, 2012 – Mondays are not fun. Can I help? Sure. Here’s some fun links and videos that will take your mind off the latest work report, the irritating co-worker, the broken AC, the jerk who stole your parking space and the empty roll of toilet paper. 

And this stuff just might make you cool at the water cooler. You are welcome.

Katie Holmes going back to work on the film Molly about a single Mom: 

“From art-museum outings with 6-year-old daughter Suri to a guest appearance onProject Runway – and a little ice cream in between – Katie Holmes has maintained a busy schedule since filing for divorce from Tom Cruise last week. 

And she’s not slowing down as she shifts her career into a higher gear. 

Next week, Holmes, 33, is due to begin production on a new film, Molly.. Read more here at People

Box office report: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ scores $140 million in six-day debut:

That’s a lot of cash caught in Spidey’s web!

Sony’s $220 million reboot The Amazing Spider-Man debuted atop the box office with $65 million over its first weekend and a big $140 million in its first six days. The 3-D blockbuster played in 4,138 theaters and earned a $15,708 per theater average over the Friday-to-Sunday period. Of that $140 million, $14.3 million came from IMAX screens. Worldwide, the tentpole has already earned $341.2 million after two weekends of international release…” read more here at EW

Natalie Wood: Robert Wagner not a suspect because of death certificate change:

“Robert Wagner is NOT a suspect in Natalie Wood’s death, TMZ has learned … this in the wake of a change in her death certificate.

We broke the story … the L.A. County Coroner has changed Wood’s cause of deathfrom “Accident” to “Undetermined.”

“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the reason for the change is that there was bruising on Wood’s body that is not NECESSARILY consistent with an accident … but it doesn’t prove foul play…read more here at TMZ

Dead Tree Alert: Walter White, the Greatest American Antihero:

“I’m back! And so, nearly, is Walter White and the first half of Breaking Bad‘s final season. I’ve been away for a week, but while I was out, TIME published my essay on White and the past decade’s army of cable-drama antiheroes (originally planned to run a week later, but pressed into service early for our special SCOTUS health-care-decision issue). [Update: the full essay is subscription-required, sorry.]

The piece has three prongs (like Steve Carell in Anchorman, I like to wield a trident). One, how over the past ten years or so—since The Sopranos, but especially with the explosion of followup dramas like The Shield, the morally-compromised protagonist has gone from a novelty to a serious-TV-drama convention, and why the genre works…” Read more here at Time

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Coming to a theater near you….

Director Christopher Nolan brings Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batmanback as the cape crusader in The Dark Knight Rises along with Michael Caine as Alfred, a very sulty Anne Hathaway in the Catwoman suit, Liam Neeson reprising Ra’s Al Ghul, Morgan Freedman (Lucius Fox), Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon)and Tom Hardy as the oh so terrifying Bane.

The cast alone makes this movie a summer blockbuster!

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It’s all in the family:

Keeping the fun in the family, Doug Pitt (yes brother to People’s twice crowned Sexiest Man Alive honor) has filmed a commercial for FairGoBro.com.au

“Unlike his brother, Doug’s not a super star, he’s never been featured on the front page and never made big bucks from a celebrity endorsement. Virgin Mobile believe in a fair go for all, and want your help to make things a little fairer in the Pitt family.”

Visit fairgobro.com.au and show Doug some ‘like’.

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“More than just beautiful”

Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase Buffy The Vampire Slayer) is more than just another beautiful woman, she is a woman with heart.  Ms. Carpenter is an active supporter of (and hopes you will be too) of the following charitable projects.  We have added some information from their web sites:

GROOBS shoes

GROOBS has teamed up with a charity called The Thirst Project. When you purchase a pair of GROOBS and choose The Thirst Project, 100% of the proceeds goes to them to provide clean water for the over 1 Billion people who don’t have access to safe clean water. Yes you read right…….Billion with a “B.”  So what does 100% of the proceeds mean?  How much is that?  Well. 100% of the proceeds is $10 - $12 depending on the style of shoe.  In more practical terms, you buy a pair of GROOBS = 2 people having safe clean drinking water for 1 year.  Huge right?”

Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

Rockstar Ronan

“This is us. This is for Ronan. This is for all the kids fighting cancer who deserve better. Who deserve the best. Who deserve to have a voice and to stop being treated like lab rats. Ronan is the reason behind this movement that is about to take place. He is the reason that we will continue to fight this fight. No parent should have to outlive their child. People need to start paying attention because as we have learned, Childhood Cancer, does not discriminate. It is the NUMBER ONE disease children in the word. It claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined.”

The Thirst Project

“As a 19 year-old college student living in one of the most expensive cities in the world with absolutely no money, all I could think was, “What can one person really do?” I didn’t really know, but I couldn’t live with this new knowledge inside of me and not act. So, I gathered seven of my closest college friends together and we decided to tell these people’s story. We pooled all of our money together (which literally amounted to $70) and were able to purchase 1,000 bottles of water. We took to Hollywood Boulevard and began giving them away for free just to get people to talk to us. We raised awareness to over 1,000 people about the water crisis that day and were able to turn $70, into $1,700. This was used to fund our first rehabilitation of a freshwater well.”

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