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: Katy Perry channels Demi Moore, George Clooney makes a few brief remarks, and a leprechaun scared the living heck out of Amanda Peet.
Katy Perry has released a teaser trailer for her music video "Part of Me" and it is very G.I. Jane-esque. (Releasing trailers for music videos, when did this start? We don't remember this.) Anyway: the footage should please people who thought G.I. Jane was highly underrated and that the decision not to release Jessica Simpson's long-shelved Private Valentine was a low down dirty shame [via Page Six]
In things that were really, truly fascinating: NBC News had a terrific segment last night about Jim Niehues, who has illustrated over 200 skip maps. (We don't even ski, but instantly recognized his hand-painted style.) The segment was informative and fascinating, but what made it remarkable was that this was the first we'd ever heard of Niehues. On a sub-five-minute Nightly News segment, no less. Watch it: we think you'll agree this is a figure built for front-of-book magazine features. [NBC]