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 day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Amanda Seyfried is a terrific sport, Sam Mendes is overshadowed by a brief glimpse of James Bond, and Portlandia gets a big plug from an NBA big man.
Conan O'Brien gave Amanda Seyfried a stuffed raccoon last night because she's a taxidermy enthusiast. Ordinarily, the introduction of a hypothetically funny prop leads to a 45 second lull where everyone involved is forced to admire the ingenuity of the prop department, but it turns out Seyfried really is a taxidermy enthusiast, and was thrilled to receive such a grotesque gift. (She already has a stuffed horse named Antoine that she bought in England.) This is probably why Amanda Seyfried is never going to break through, which is to say, why she'll never be paid $12 million to star in terrible movies like This Means War. But she seems like someone who can live with that, which is a good quality, particularly in a talk show guest. [Team Coco]