Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
• Jackman, on Wolverine: “I have been working for 12 years on the Wolverine character and while the franchise will go well beyond me, it really has been the backbone of my career,” Jackman said, while adding that he will stop playing the character “when I stop loving it. … This one has certainly been the most interesting and complex of the superhero characters. I do take my career one [step] at a time and I feel like a golfer always looking for that hole in one.”
• The Wolverine: on-set photos with Hugh Jackman
• A tree fell on the outdoor set [RiverWood Studios property] of TV series “The Walking Dead” in Senoia on Monday – sending three people to the hospital.
• The Yes strange moment of the day: Sherman Hemsley—who for more than a dozen years provided a comically volatile, cantankerous voice for African-Americans as George Jefferson—has died, according to a report first broken by TMZ. Hemsley is believed to have died of natural causes at the age of 74, though details are still pending. Hemsley, a former jazz keyboardist, was also a huge fan of prog-rock bands like Yes, Gong, and Nektar—and if you’ve never read Daevid Allen’s awesome story about meeting Hemsley in the ’70s, now’s the time—and he even cut his own record with Yes frontman Jon Anderson in 1999 that, sadly, never saw release. He did, however, put out a couple of singles, including 1989′s strange, hectoring “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head.” …[H]e actually cut an album with YES founder Jon Anderson. Called Festival of Dreams, it has never been released.