In Five: Extremists Protest Radiohead, Seth MacFarlane Introduces “Ted,” and More Performing Arts News

In Five: Extremists Protest Radiohead, Seth MacFarlane Introduces “Ted,” and More Performing Arts News
A typical Westboro Baptist Church protest.
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1. The Westboro Baptist Church objected to Radiohead’s Topeka, Kansas show last night, calling the band “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes.” [Radiohead at Ease via Pitchfork]

2. Seth MacFarlane showed the opening minutes of his first movie, “Ted,” which stars Mark Wahlberg as a man with a live, trouble-making teddy bear. [Inside Movies/EW]

 

3. Atari Teenage Riot frontman Alec Singer has given the money he earned licensing a song for a Sony ad to FreeAnons, an organization that provides legal aid to Anonymous hackers. [Pitchfork]

4. Read about all of this year’s network TV pilots. [THR]

5. For an interview with Rolling Stone, Fred Durst eschewed his slangy mode of hysterical appropriation and euphemistically described Limp Bizkit’s music as having an “urban element.” [RS via Daily Swarm]
Related: The ’90s Revival No One Asked for: Why Limp Bizkit and Rap-Rock Still Matter

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