Monkey See
9:05 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Morning Shots: Saying No To 'Breaking Bad' And Saying Yes To 'The Lion King'

The New York Times has an interesting look at the changes in the way the academic world views Mormonism — and if you follow popular culture, I think you see similarly that there are more Mormons talking about being Mormons than there might have been a while ago (and no, I am not talking about Big Love and Sister Wives, but about things like Mormon contestants on reality shows who talk some, but not necessarily a lot, about their faith). [The New York Times]

It turns out FX turned down Breaking Bad, and its president is explaining why. [EW.com]

I'm not sure what to make of all the press Alec Baldwin is getting right now, but it's entertaining. [Vanity Fair]

Julie Taymor may have gotten more ink for her involvement with Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, but before that, she was also highly regarded for staging The Lion King, which she says she did for the challenge of creating a scaled-down version of a grand Disney vision. [The Atlantic]

If you're planning to make your living as a writer in show business, the news for you is not so good, based on the most recent earnings report. [LA Observed]

The Weather Channel has acquired competitor Weather Underground, which, no matter how it plays out, is likely to feel to some Weather Underground fans like a massive submitting to the man. [Hollywood Reporter]

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