Lunch Break Links: Jay Reatard & Teddy Pendergrass R.I.P.
Meanwhile, soul singer Teddy Pendergrass passed away at age 59. A sad day for music, to be sure.
In more positive news, Stereogum premiered a new track from the slightly-less-lately-but-still-reclusive Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel fame. Unfortunately, it's in tribute to another recently deceased musician, Chris Knox. Morbid day around here!
Here's something to lighten the mood: Lost characters explain how to make a sandwich. Pretty dead-on.
Speaking of Lost, Alan Sepinwall live-blogged the show's final press tour panel, which included some cool casting news.
Meanwhile, over on CBS: Kiefer Sutherland in a dress.
Slate explains why rappers like Jay-Z and Kanye West are fascinated by artists who share their love of flaunting wealth and excess in their work like diamond skull sculptor Damien Hirst.
The already bizarre Billy Corgan-Jessica Simpson romance just took a stranger turn: The duo is heading into the studio to make music together.
Michael C. Hall, who plays Dexter on Dexter, is being treated for cancer.
Wyclef Jean has taken a major role in mobilizing disaster relief for Haiti.
AV Club offers a bridge into Japanese noise rock.
Lastly, is this really Justin Timberlake beatboxing for Brother Ali in, of all places, Wyoming? DoneWaiting says so. Holy crap.