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Morning Shots: Johnny Depp, Wes Anderson, And Babies Named Gatsby

The idea of Johnny Depp in a Wes Anderson movie is a whole lotta stylized stuff in one place, but I'll definitely go. [Deadline via Slashfilm]

I'm not necessarily convinced that there's anything at all to this little piece about which baby names people are looking up (you don't know that they're looking them up in order to give them to an actual baby), but I beg you: Don't name your baby Gatsby unless you're very wealthy and tragic. [Huffington Post]

I hope we are getting Dr. Smash! Dr. Smash! Dr. Smash! This is excellent news. [TV Line]

I know you people. I know you want to read about Matt Smith's rowing injuries. I know you do. [The Guardian]

My favorite part of this piece about watching a bunch of episodes of a drama at a time (the recently discussed "binge viewing" phenomenon) is the argument that "binge" sounds pathological, and you should therefore say "marathon." Hee. [Wall Street Journal]

The only surprise about Fred Willard's appearance in the latest Random Roles is that he hasn't already done a Random Roles. Are we sure he hasn't? [The A.V. Club]

"I know we couldn't get you for the cover of our magazine, Kate Middleton, so we took your head and Photoshopped it onto this body we chose at random, because it's an issue about tributes and fan art! That is totally the thing that we did!" [E! Online]

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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