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Fast Track: Kevin Smith tries to recapture his Sundance mojo with 'Red State'

January 24, 2011

Protesters greet the premiere of Kevin Smith's Sundance horror flick "Red State." (Los Angeles Times)

And in the auditorium, Smith pulls a bait-and-switch: promising an auction for the film and then announcing that he's distributing it himself. (Los Angeles Times)

One-time Oscar nominee M. Night Shyamalan is now a leading Razzie nominee. What a twist ending! (Los Angeles Times)

Keith Olbermann has broken up with MSNBC, and news junkies are the friends and family left to figure out what went wrong. (Los Angeles Times)

But if he actually does go to write for Aaron Sorkin's new TV series, could it be that everything went right? (Entertainment Weekly)

Oprah has discovered she has a half-sister. (Associated Press)

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has decided to ban Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" from the airwaves -- after the song has been playing since 1985. (Rolling Stone)

Judd Apatow wasn't a fan of Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes and made his feelings known at the PGA Awards. (Los Angeles Times)

Kevin Smith, Adam Carolla and Kevin Pollak are teaming up for an online-only late-night series for AOL. (Entertainment Weekly)

Mary-Kate and Ashley's sister Elizabeth Olsen is one of the breakout stars of this year's Sundance Film Festival. (Los Angeles Times)

Are Keanu Reeves and the Wachowskis planning more "Matrix" fun? (Ain't It Cool News)

OK, people: Lindsay Lohan's partying and clubbing days are over. For real this time. Seriously. (TMZ)

--Patrick Kevin Day

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