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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: REM lead singer Michael Stipe performs live on stage at Burswood Dome on April 08, 2005 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

It’s their only good song!

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. on Shiny Happy People and the nightmare Muppets incident

"WE had perfected the R.E.M. sound. It was time to destroy it." Michael Stipe chooses his words carefully, completing the sentence with a knowing stare for added tension. He's looking as dramatic as he sounds . . . bushy six-inch beard, gold ring in each nostril, red lumberjack shirt and pale grey beanie which he removes to reveal his shaved head.

Who should play Madonna in her new biopic?

Madonna 'thinking about casting Florence Pugh to play her' in biopic

Madonna is reportedly considering Florence Pugh as a potential actress to play her in the upcoming biopic about the her life. The Little Women actress, 25, is thought to be a favourite of movie execs, however the Material Girl singer, 62, will have the final say on the cast, reports The Mirror.

Not bad, Ken:

The first 'Jeopardy!' without Alex Trebek: How did Ken Jennings do as host?

It's hard to tune into " Jeopardy!" and not see Alex Trebek. The venerated game show host's final episode aired Friday (but was taped on Oct. 29, just 10 days before his November death Nov. 8 at 80, of pancreatic cancer).