Morning Shots: Channing Tatum Talks About Stripping, As He Now Must

Jun 27, 2012

There are lots and lots of appreciations of Nora Ephron floating about this morning, and while I often frown at aggregations of celebrity tweets, some of the things said about her by people like Steve Martin are very sweet. My own thoughts went up last night. [E! Online]

It wasn't long ago that Louis C.K. was in the news with a business model involving the sale of his stand-up special directly to fans. And now, he's back, ticketing his own upcoming tour to try to help hold down prices. [The New York Times]

Richard Florida has a lot of theories about what he calls "the creative class" (he wrote a well-known 2002 book about it), and now, he's talking about what artists and aspiring artists can do to adapt to the economy they're facing and how to "get over this schism between creativity and management." [Time]

There seems to be a major Breaking Bad catch-up going on, according to my completely anecdotal observations, and there are still a few weeks to go before the fifth season starts. Now, you can look at the trailer. [HitFix]

You may recall the mishap in which Mythbusters accidentally sent a cannonball through a window. They are reportedly now returning on a limited basis to the Alameda County Sheriff's Training Center, where it happened, and where they will be able to conduct at least some experiments again. []

Channing Tatum talks about stripping (among other things), saying that women go to see male strippers "for the entertainment value." That, he says, despite the fact that "it's kind of lame entertainment." [A.V. Club]

Did you think The Avengers would wind up making $600 million in U.S. box office alone? Because it has. []

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit