Culture Blips: Getting Kicked out of the Chateau Marmont & America’s Worst Wax Museum

Plus, Jennifer Lopez headlines a dictator’s birthday

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The weird artsy news that made it onto our radar this weekend…

–A fascinating, long interview with Def Jam Recordings cofounder and Malibu resident Rick Rubin, who has produced hits for everyone from Johnny Cash and Black Sabbath to Adele and Kanye West [Daily Beast]

–Cirque du Soleil artist killed in fall from stage at MGM Grand. [LV Sun]

–How to get kicked out of the Chateau Marmont without drugs. [Defamer]

–Cameron Diaz will play Miss Hannigan in new movie version of Annie starring Quvenzhane Wallis as the titular orphan and Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks. [LA Times]

–Rapper will.i.am is suing Pharell for the dumbest reason ever. Or maybe he isn’t. [AntiMusic]

–The people who pick the Oscars are trying, slooooooooowly but they’re trying, to make their organization younger, less white, and more feminine. [IndieWire]

–An open letter to the worst wax museum in America. And it’s right here in Hollywood. [VICE]

–AOL’s live, on-camera auditions really are the most uncomfortable thing on the internet. [ValleyWag]

–Jennifer Lopez headlines a dictator’s birthday after getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [Vulture]

–RIP Google Reader [Money Watch]

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