Tweets of the Week
We know, we know—football season is back. But before you glue yourself to your TV all day Sunday, keep in mind that it was only a week ago that CBS and Time Warner were still butting heads hard enough to make us all wonder if we would even be able to witness this day. As Twitter pointed out all week, nobody actually expected these two television behemoths to stop America’s Sunday afternoon routine.
Some other heavily tweeted stories include the back-and-forth between Dave Chappelle and just about the entire city of Hartford after he called them out for heckling at his gig.
Also, it was reported that Jack Nicholson quietly decided to quit acting this week. And that he’s been having a hard time remembering his lines in a few of his recent projects. And that he is suffering from memory loss and will spend his retirement out of the public eye. By the time all this news actually got around to Nicholson, who is currently reading scripts, the Twitterverse had already given him quite the stirring sendoff.
And in case you didn’t see the mysterious street campaign, the hinting of a new single, the teaser trailer for one of their new songs, the announcement of the new song’s music video and its director, or the big reveal of their upcoming project’s artwork, we have reason to believe that Arcade Fire probably has an album coming out. It’s scheduled for an Oct. 29 release, which gives them plenty of time to milk a bit more hype from this record if they need to. A super-secret tracklist reveal should be right around the corner.
Lastly, Eminem promoted his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 on ESPN’s coverage of the Notre Dame vs. Michigan football game on Saturday. Twitter immediately began speculating about just how high the rapper was during the segment, but in all likelihood his aloof demeanor was just him trying to prove a point that he’d much rather not be rapping and making guest plugs anymore.