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

Plus, Jennifer Lopez headlines a dictator's birthday

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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