“People endowed Lorne with all this power. People wanted his approval in a personal way, but you literally needed his approval to get airtime — and many people lost their minds in pursuit of it.” In The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Carter shares some reflections on covering SNL and Lorne Michaels for forty years.

+ 50 Shades of Grey pre-sale tickets are selling fastest in the South. (I imagine they’re not selling all that well here in San Francisco. I usually see 75-80 shades of grey before lunch.)

+ WaPo on a barber who will publicly shame your misbehaving kid with an old man’s haircut. (I think you’re better off waiting on nature.)