Many people and websites have changed the way people now laugh at Internet comedy. But The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — must be on everyone’s short list. The trio’s SNL sketches, starting with “Lazy Sunday,” not only transcended comedy, but it spawned the idea of non-amateur “viral videos” catching fire on YouTube.
Our friends at Paper Mag went deep on The Lonely Island as they get set to finish their third album, The Wack Album. Check it out here.
These dudes captured two AWESOME videos from “Amazing Spider-Man 2” filming in Rochester NY today. Check out a close-up of the crash here.
You thought it was embarrassing when you let Spotify tell all your Facebook friends that you’re rockin’ out to One Direction’s latest single? Introducing Netflix Social: Now you can let all your networked friends know that you sit home on Friday nights watching Murder, She Wrote re-runs. READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE.
• Vincent Schiavelli, who taught the Ridgemont High kids and yelled at Swayze’s ghost to get off his train, won a James Beard Foundation journalism award in 2001 for an L. A. Times article on Sicilian cooking.
• Stephen Tobolowski — “Needlenose Ned?” “Ned the Head?” — was supposed to play the role of plaid sidekick Al Borland on Home Improvement before scheduling conflicts forced him out.