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December 12th, 2011 By Eli Johnson | The Morning After |

Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane


Barack Obama set off metal detectors Friday on his way back into the White House. "I just wanted to see what it was like getting in here," Obama said. "I think I beeped a couple of times." Obama shook hands with the gatehouse guards and talked football as he set off the metal detectors. The guard told the president it was probably just his cellphone and then asked if he was going to put Aaron Rogers in his starting lineup for his fantasy team. Obama replied, “Oh, Jeff. You know I can’t tell you that. I will tell you, Rogers will throw 17 for 30 for 281 yards and two touchdowns.” But Obama declined to predict the future regarding the latest Republican tax cut bill.

Michelle Obama now holds part of a world record: the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, 300,265.

Scott Bennett, 45, on Friday sent a fake obituary notice for his living mother to a local newspaper so he could get paid bereavement time for his job at a local factory. Bennett was promptly fired from his job and charged by local police for disorderly conduct. “One of the reasons we didn’t file more serious charges was he has enough problems as it is,” Police Chief Ken Dworek said. “He was very remorseful and upset.” According to Dworek, the man’s mother was “rather upset with it all.”

There is now a trailer for Men in Black III. Agent J (Will Smith) has to travel back in time to fix a mix up in the past that’s killed his partner K (Tommy Lee Jones). Agent J gets to meet the K from 1969 and, no, the producers didn’t pull a Tron by simply making Tommy Lee Jones look like a damned wax skeleton. They cast a young K. You’ll get a kick out of who it is after the jump.

The Artist leads with seven nominations for the Houston Film Critics Awards.

New Year’s Eve led the box office this weekend with a measly $13.7 million while The Sitter only managed to pull in $10 million. To put those figures in to perspective, romcom Valentine’s Day made $56.3 million in its 2010 opening weekend while R-rated comedy Pineapple Express made $87.3 million in its opening run back in 2009.

Here is the teaser trailer for HBO’s Girls, from creator/star Lena Dunham and executive producer Judd Apatow.

Metallica reunited for a series of 30th anniversary shows for basically the first time since the '80s.

MC Hammer allegedly owes the U.S. government $779,585 in back taxes.

Happy Birthday to Jennifer Connelly, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Regina Hall, Bob Barker and the late Frank Sinatra.

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