Really wasn’t much all that intriguing in pop-culture this past week. The Edmonton Journal ran a story about human marshmallow Jessica Simpson who resurfaced on Katie Couric this week to “show off” her post-preggers body. The interview with Couric was the first stop on Simpson’s “I’m slightly less doughy now” tour. Simpson will travel to the Oreo and Coca-Cola factories in Florida before capping off her tour with a week long string of appearances at a Pittsburgh Crispy Creme.

(EDIT: Piece of advice, don’t take cheap shots at recently pregnant celebrities when your sister has also been recently pregnant. Obviously I’m not giving Simpson a hard time for being pregnant, she’s looked like a potato sack for a long time before hand. So, I can totally cop to being a dick here, but I think I’m just shy of being a total dick. And if you’re overweight, that’s cool, I’ve been there too. You keep reaching for that sprinkle topped rainbow! Okay, now I’m being a total dick.)

The Human Marshmallow

Waars teh bacon?

Boss Whedon
One bit of positive news from Hollywood, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing – a Shakespeare adaption Whedon filmed in just 12 days before entering post-production on Avengers – was picked up for distribution by Lionsgate/Roadside at the Toronto International Film Fest this week. Much Ado features a plethora of Whedon alumni, including hometown hero Nathan Fillion. Marvel fans will be happy to learn that former Shield Agent turned Loki Shish Kabob, Clark Gregg is also featured in the film.

Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

Honey, I need to tell you something…I lost my keys, have you seen them?

I have not read nor seen a production of Much Ado About Nothing, but I do likes me some Shakespeare. Whedon’s adaptation has been very well received so far and I’m looking forward to getting a peak at it sometime down the road.

Without question this is a banner year for you Whedonites out there. First the man scores with a bizarre horror film early this year, then he slam dunks Avengers, now he’s charming critics with a classic play. It almost makes up for Firefly being cancelled.

Almost. But not really.

Firefly

Hard to believe Fox would be so cold as to cancel an entire species.

That’s all I’ve got for you this week! See you next week for more Top Culture.