Ricky Gervais returned to host the Golden Globes again Sunday night. The big winners of the night were The Descendants and The Artist taking home Best Picture Awards from Drama and Comedy respectively. Both films’ leading men took home awards for Best Actor as well. I was happy to see Michelle Williams take home Best Actress for Comedy for My Weekend with Marilyn. On the television side Homeland was a big winner taking home the award for Best Drama and a Best Actress Award for Claire Danes. And Modern Family was Awarded the Golden Globe for Best Comedy. You can see the complete list of winners here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and founder of Heavy Metal magazine Kevin Eastman is selling off the contents of his entire studio to help raise money for the Hero Initiative (a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators, writers and artists in need). Very, very cool. Click here if you want to bid, but you better have some money to burn as the bidding is already up to $6,400.
Take a few minutes to check out this video which takes a frank look at PROTECT-IP Act which would effectively criminalize all sorts of standard web content including music playing in the background of videos, footage of people dancing, kids playing video games, and people performing cover songs. If the bill passes, even linking to pages where these exists would technically be a crime. How much (besides the obvious loss of freedom, of course) will we be paying for this governmental service? This can be yours, right now, for the low, low cost of $47 million tax dollars a year (for enforcement). If you like to find content on the Internet (crazy us, right?) and are moved by the video head here to sign a petition to fight the bill.