There are only three reasons to listen to the Billboard Top 10 on a continuous loop for 10 hours:
1. You're 13 years old.
2. You love pop music.
3. You're a masochist.
Options 2 and 3 would apply to me. I'm not the type of masochist who locks himself in a room and blasts these 10 songs on a loop because he has nothing else to do but listen and cry. I'm the type who has the entire music library at his disposal, but decides to spend his long workday blasting the 10 most popular songs in America into his ears. That's me. The songs:
1. Professor Green feat. Emeli Sande, "Read All About It"
Ever wish somebody would combine the elevator-hip-hop of B.O.B.'s "Airplanes" with the angry-dad-yelling-at-you-to-clean-your-room lyrical stylings of Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" and melt down any hard edges until it sounds somefing loike the Black Eyed Mushy Peas? Yeah, me neither. Hackney-born rapper Professor Green tosses in Scottish R&B chanteuse Emeli Sandé and caramelizes it all down into an inspirational lite-rap melange that makes Drake sound like Scarface in comparison. Best YouTube Comment: "Makes want to start BAWLING this EPIC TUNE don't you dare compare him to someone aCOMPLETELEY different" —dandamankevin Grade: C-
Leonardo DiCaprio is circling a lead role in Todd Field's (In the Bedroom, Little Children) The Creed of Violence, a Western based on the recent book by Boston Teran about a criminal who smuggles weapons into Mexico in 1910 but ends up in the custody of a government agent who turns out to be his son (DiCaprio hasn't yet decided between the two characters). Creed has been in development at Universal for years, but DiCaprio's interest could put it back on the fast track. Then again, maybe the failure of Cowboys and Aliens over the weekend means Universal will cool it on Westerns for a while. Grade: A- ["24 Frames"/LAT]
Woody Allen, currently enjoying his biggest-ever success with Midnight in Paris, will open up in a new documentary to air this November on PBS. Produced by Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Seriously Funny: The Comic Art of Woody Allen will feature interviews and footage of the director visiting his old Brooklyn neighborhood. Grade: B+ ["Show Tracker"/LAT]