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Creepy Williamsburg Surveillance Project + Mick Jagger Is Producing a James Brown Biopic = Eight Items Or Less

107462_oprah-winfrey-tastes-victory-at-the-14th-annual-daytime-emmy-awards-june-30-1987.jpeg1. Queen of all media (and essentially all things) Oprah is teaming up with HBO to develop a new series penned by playwright Thomas Bradshaw about the life of the first black president of a liberal arts college. In mathematical terms: Oprah + HBO + famed playwright = Emmys. [THR via Vulture]

Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 5.21.34 PM.png2. There's a very cool proposal to "update" the thousands of ugly electric towers that cover the globe. "The Land of Ghosts" is the work of Massachusetts-based architects Choi + Shine and -- though it has never come to fruition -- the idea has won several awards. (H/T to Instant Joy)

Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 5.24.21 PM.png3. Word is Mick Jagger has signed on to produce a biopic about the life of James Brown. The Rolling Stones idol will work alongside Brian Grazer who reportedly was in talks with Spike Lee about the project and (yuck, cringe!) considering Chris Brown for the lead role. Mick: turn this ship around! [via Spin]

Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 5.54.50 PM.pngScreen shot 2012-10-24 at 5.57.07 PM.pngScreen shot 2012-10-24 at 5.57.16 PM.png4. Our favorite questions from Neil Young's Twitter version of Ask Me Anything.

Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 5.32.32 PM.png5. Here's a confession: we're suckers for a good period drama and thus are quite intrigued by this new Mary Queen of Scots show headed to CW that's described as "Game of Thrones meets Marie Antoinette." [via Deadline]

Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 6.04.02 PM.png6. Go inside an insane-looking 75,000-square-foot museum/restaurant/karaoke bar in Moscow that was formerly a nuclear bomb bunker over at Eater.

Screen shot 2012-10-24 at 6.12.08 PM.png7. Read about the creepy new Big Brother-type surveillance project in Williamsburg posing as a "hipster fashion blog." [via Gawker]

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