Jean Dujardin ('The Artist') irritates France with new movie ads

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon dog walk through the pop-culture mines finds a country easily offended, a guy with a gap in his teeth, other things, and the mystery music video.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?: ‘The Artist’ star offends France. France? Per the Hollywood Reporter, “Hollywood’s newest heartthrob Jean Dujardin isn’t feeling the love in his home country of France with the actor-director under attack for provocative ads for his upcoming movie The Players. The ads pit both Dujardin and his co-writer, director and actor Gilles Lellouche in compromising positions that many argue are degrading for women.”

GOOD READ: And an entertaining look at the late-night career of David Letterman, who celebrated his 30th anniversary Wednesday night, per the Los Angeles Times, “The self-deprecation is, of course, also a kind of misdirection (and an inheritance from Carson, who perfected the art of getting a laugh on the back of an unfunny gag). Letterman is one of the great figures of television; it is his natural medium, both in the sense of an art he practices and the element in which he swims. He rules his turf; there is no desperation in his presentation; he does not need to impress you, or the celebrities who sit next to him.”

AND THIS: Courtesty of the Huffington Post, a compilation of Dave’s more memorable moments, via video.

GOOD CALL: The stories were journalistically unsound, to say the least, per TMZ, “Lindsay Lohan says there's NO TRUTH to reports she was boozing at a SAG Awards after party this weekend ... and now, TMZ has learned, she's threatening to SUE the media outlets that published the story in the first place.”

TOO MUCH INFORMATION: Nate Naylor is the latest man on Scarlett Johansson’s arm, and People helpfully provides a list of things to know about the advertising executive, among them, “Virgin eyes should steer clear from Naylor's Tumblr. The blog, which he calls Up in Guts, is filled with provocative paintings and photographs of scantily clad women, skeletons, grizzly bears and more.”

GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER: First time since 2004, per Rolling Stone, “Neil Young and Crazy Horse are going to play at the MusicCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Paul McCartney on February 10th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “

NOT A FAN:{ }But Reese Witherspoon’s not a hater, either, of plastic surgery, per Radar, “I'm not for it. I'm not against it,” the 35-year-old Oscar-winner tells UK's Glamour magazine in its March issue. “I have plenty of friends who do stuff and if it makes you feel good, great ... but I don't think it's the fix for some sort of unease that you're having about who you are as a human being.”

OVERDOSE DEATH: A familiar tale, per Us Weekly, “Leslie Carter died of a drug overdose on Tuesday, according to a police report filed Thursday. Nicknamed "Ashton," Nick and Aaron Carter's 25-year-old sister was pronounced dead Tuesday evening in upstate New York.”

FLIGHT LT. WALES: Also known as Prince William, per the AP, “Prince William arrived in the Falkland Islands on Thursday for a six-week deployment as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, British officials said, amid an escalating sovereignty dispute with Argentina over the territory.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)

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