• Pizza Hut released a limited-edition line of nail polish featuring colors such as Say Cheese and Meat Me After Midnight.
• Christina Aguilera broke out a spot-on Britney Spears impression on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
• Will Arnett cameoed as Batman during the performance of Lego Movie anthem “Everything Is Awesome” at the Oscars.
• The police department in Harlan, Ky., jokingly blamed frigid weather on Elsa from Frozen and took out a “warrant” for the snow princess’s arrest.
Now 100 years old, the Coca-Cola bottle isn’t just an iconic consumer good; it has also been an inspiration for some of America’s greatest artists. A new exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art celebrates the bottle’s place in pop culture with works from Andy Warhol (like 1962’s Three Coke Bottles, right) and photographers Walker Evans and William Christenberry. It runs Feb. 28–Oct. 4.
Amount raised on Kickstarter for the absurdist card game Exploding Kittens, far surpassing the $10,000 goal. The cash came from 219,382 individual donors, an all-time record.
The 37-year-old former House star swaps the lab coat for a detective’s badge in Battle Creek, debuting March 1 on CBS.
You rode around with real Battle Creek, Mich., cops to prepare for this role. What did you learn?
I saw the things that make better television–so, raiding houses or pulling people over–but also the more banal aspects of police work: what happens when you’re sitting in your office for five hours doing paperwork.
The most surprising thing was the way officers were treating their suspects with respect. With the national narrative that’s happening police-wise, that’s not often something you get to see.
With Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan serving as a co-creator, I bet there are some unusual murder cases.
One episode takes place at the annual Cereal Festival, which is a real thing in Battle Creek. What could go wrong when everyone’s celebrating breakfast?
Someone gets drowned in a giant cereal bowl?
That would probably happen on a Comedy Central version of our show.
You recently accompanied President Obama on a trip to India. How’s Air Force One?
I’ve been going to India since I was kid, and the President’s plane definitely beats sitting in a middle seat with a neck pillow. Are you fist-bump buddies with Obama yet? You did spend two years working in the White House.
He’s exactly what you see on TV–that gregarious side, the ability to shake off things that shouldn’t weigh you down. The fist bumps are definitely part of that.
‘The Internet is the ugliest reflection of mankind there is.’
IGGY AZALEA, rap artist, announcing a departure from social media (via Twitter) after a series of feuds and instances of body-shaming
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THE ROAD TO SUCCESS
Settlers of Catan could be getting the Hollywood treatment now that producer Gail Katz (The Perfect Storm) has acquired rights to its story. How will it fare? Here are five other big-screen board-game adaptations, from least to most successful.
Despite the massive budget (north of $200 million) and star power (Liam Neeson, Rihanna), 2012’s Battleship brought in just $65 million at the domestic box office and was widely panned by critics. Sniped one: “It’s loud, it’s large, it’s stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito.”
Most people probably don’t even know that Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure even exists, seeing as the 57-minute animated movie went straight to DVD in 2005.
The original board game turned movie (starring Christopher Lloyd, among others) flopped at the box office in 1985. But it went on to become a cult classic, thanks to video rentals and frequent showings on cable TV.
Stiles White’s 2014 adaptation wasn’t loved by critics, but audiences felt otherwise: Ouija earned roughly $50 million at the domestic box office, well above its $5 million budget.
The 1995 Robin Williams film was based on a book, but concurrent with its success–over $100 million at the U.S. box office–Milton Bradley made its faux game real.
Frida Kahlo is best known for her self-portraits–like Self Portrait in a Red and Gold Dress, 1941, above–but these paintings were more than depictions of individual beauty. An exhibit at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale explores their political context, alongside works by her husband Diego Rivera and other notable Mexican artists. It runs until May 31.
• Shipments of Girl Scout cookies have been delayed by the soaring demand for Thin Mints.
• According to calculations on Jezebel, Kim Kardashian’s daily makeup routine requires products totaling $1,977.75.
• A Connecticut man was arrested after throwing a tantrum in a hair salon; reportedly, he wasn’t happy with his $50 haircut.
• Jason Biggs revealed that he won’t be on the new season of Orange Is the New Black.
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This appears in the March 09, 2015 issue of TIME.