Lunch Break Links: R. Kelly speaks, a Colbert Christmas

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Columbus Alive

R. Kelly gave his first interview since being found not guilty in his child pornography trial.

Stephen Colbert's upcoming Christmas special will feature songs by Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger performed by the likes of Elvis Costello, Feist, John Legend and Toby Keith.

Kanye West is apparently testing out his new tracks by playing them for strangers in the airport, including indie dream girl Jenny Lewis. By the way, the re-recorded version of "Love Lockdown" is significantly improved, though still not that hot.

Kanye collaborator Zach Galifianakis is getting his own HBO pilot. Ted Danson and Jason Schwartzman are on board too!

AV Club talked with the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris.

Amy Poehler is officially leaving SNL after this season, which she says will be "Boyz II Men hard."

Speaking of SNL alums, what ever happened to Cheri Oteri?

Slate has a feature on the rise of R-rated "red band" movie trailers.

Newsday explains how once-dominant TRL became so irrelevant.

Wired says the new Metallica album actually sounds better in Guitar Hero.

The season premieres of Dexter and Californication are online and watchable with the password "lady killer."

USA Today has a profile of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

Nate Dogg suffered his second stroke this year. Get well soon, dogg.

We end with the great new The Streets video for "Everything is Borrowed," which is actually two weeks old, but I missed its debut when I was on vacation. Dry your eyes, mate.