Regis Signs Off; Amnesia Suits Rachel McAdams

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The early Regis Philbin goodbye tributes poked fun at his struggles getting people's names right, gave us a tour of his messy, messy office, and had David Letterman compare him to Johnny Carson. Things were more maudlin on his official last show today. First the cast of Rent performed "Seasons of Love," which made it seem like we wouldn't be seeing him ever again. Then the man himself said a few about what leaving meant to him. It's clear he's not happy, which he made clear to Katie Couric last night, but at least he didn't leave on a sour. Besides, he probably needed all the help he could get moving the bobbleheads out of his office. [Live]

The Guardian produced a terrific and informative primer on who exactly the 99% are. We weren't too crazy about the computer-generated voice they had reading the narration. Did they think a Brit would sound like he was lording it over the U.S. We have thicker skins than that, usually. It's better than the voice at the ATM telling us all the people that lots and lots of money [The Guardian]

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Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum's new movie The Vow is about a woman who loses five years of her memory in a car crash and has to fall back in love with her husband. This premise intrigues, because really, when was the last time you saw a good amnesia movie? Based on the trailer, The Vow is borrowing from the best of them: the whole thing could just as easily be called Regarding Henrietta. And Tatum's plot to win McAdams back over is straight out of 50 First Dates. If they tell the whole thing in reverse chronological order, it'll be a memory loss melodrama trifecta. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Say this for the Swedes: they are not unafraid to take what looks like a stately liquor ad and turn it into a referendum on their country's drinking habits. That's commendable. But boy, does it look cold there... [IQinitiativit via Adweek]

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