Anderson Cooper's Dilemma: To High Five or Not to High Five?

Plus: an open mic reveals Madonna's real feelings about hydrangeas

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We realize here's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why The Atlantic Wire is unveiling a new late afternoon feature highlighting the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:Anderson Cooper discusses the high-five frequency of his new show, Adele might have revealed she's singing the new James Bond theme, and an open mic captures Madonna's dislike for hydrangeas.

  • Inquiring minds want to know: will Anderson Cooper be high-fiving audience members when his syndicated talk show Anderson debuts later this month? He says he's not sure, which is frankly hard to believe. To high-five-or-not-to-five seems like the kind of fundamental creative decision that would be spelled out in the pitch process. Which raises the question: what's he hiding? (Our prediction: some sort of chest bump-fistpump hybrid.) [YouTube]
  • Speaking of people who could be hiding something: Adele let it slip on the premiere of The Jonathan Ross Show over the weekend that she's headed to the studio in November to record "a theme" that she can't elaborate on. Could it be the theme for the untitled 23rd James Bond movie, which finally got the go-ahead to begin filming in India in December? Nobody confirms anything, but the stifled non-answers say it all. Hopefully it won't sound anything like the fantastically off-key version of the 007 theme song that Ross begins humming at the video's 6:10 mark. [The Jonathan Ross Show via Vulture]
  • As embarrassing open mic moments go, the video from the Venice film festival of a smiling Madonna accepting a giant hydrangea flower from a fan, then telling an off-screen confidant "I absolutely loathe hydrangeas" isn't career-crippling, but it will disappoint anyone who's ever argued that her British accent is still just an affectation. Based on the way she draws out loathe, it's now her natural intonation. [YouTube via the Los Angeles Times]
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