We realize there'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 every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt played an acoustic version of R. Kelly's "Ignition" last night at the Ohio State University student center. Gordon-Levitt was in town as part of a roadshow for hitRECord, the "online collaborative production company" he owns. Which doesn't entirely explain why he would flirt with James Franco territory and offer a deadly-serious cover of an eight-year-old track in front of a live audience. Gordon-Levitt said the site would be using the recording to "make more art," which is also unhelpful. It's possible he just likes telling people it's the freaking weekend and they should go have some fun, even on a Monday. [Obscuremeg via Movieline]
It seems like we've been waiting years for Esquire writer-at-large and native Ohioan Scott Raab to publish The Whore of Akron, his delicately titled LeBron James polemic. And while we're happy the book is coming out next week, we're even more pleased Raab had a camera crew tagging along with him when he delivered an advance copy to LeBron's house. Raab didn't meet the man himself but got a clear look at a member of the uniformed police detail he requires to protect him from magazine journalists bearing gifts. [Esquire]