Michelle Williams: Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe musings in GQ

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Daybreak Daily’s afternoon flirtation with the seductive pop-culture world finds a good read in GQ, all manner of Golden Globes stuff, other things, and the mystery music video.

REVEALING READ: Golden Globes best-actress winner (musical/comedy) Michelle Williams opens up to GQ about playing Marilyn Monroe and her days with Heath Ledger. “The rest is taken up with all that kind of stuff that people sometimes say when they're asked enough questions. If any of it breaks your heart, it was probably already a little broken to begin with.”

POST-GLOBES PARTYING: Of celebrating, chatting up friends, having fun and, most importantly – at the Weinstein Co. bash -- being seen, per PerezHilton, “some of Hollywood's biggest names stopped by, including Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis, Bradley Cooper, and Leo with his mother as his date! But the biggest surrounded a "together but not together" couple of Diddy and Cameron Diaz.”

MEANWHIILE: Here’s the list of all the Globe winners, per the Huffington Post.

COMIC BOOKS: A hero returns, per the AP, “Valiant Comics is bringing its premiere hero back to the pages of comics after a nearly decade-long absence, debuting X-O Manowar in May and promising a hero that longtime fans will know but with new adventures that will carry him to new heights.”

PROGRESS REPORT: Judge gives Lindsay Lohan a gold star at Tuesday probation hearing, per TMZ, “Judge Sautner gushed that Lindsay's probation officer had written a glowing probation report. Sautner added, "Keep doing what you're doing. You appear to be doing very well."

HOLLYWOOD LOGIC: Nick Cannon explains why “mild kidney failure” statement was made, per Celebuzz, “We didn’t want to say ‘kidney failure’ so people would think I gotta get new kidneys and Gary Coleman and all that stuff, so we said ‘mild kidney failure.’

OLD SCHOOL: A weekend benefit concert for the homeless in L.A. wows the crowd, per the Los Angeles Times, “With Public Enemy's Flava Flav, Professor Griff and scowling S1W in tow, and backed by a full band and DJ, Chuck D led the collective through a blistering set that included classics "Shut 'Em Down," "Can't Truss It," "Bring the Noise," "911 Is a Joke," "By the Time I Get to Arizona," and — of course — "Fight the Power."

GOTTA BE ANOTHER WAY: And Google says censorship is not the way, per Deadline Hollywood, “The dominant search provider won’t follow Wikipedia by going dark tomorrow. But Google will use its popular home page to cite its reasons for opposing two bills designed to thwart overseas Web sites that traffic in pirated content.”

TONY TONYS: It’s announced today the ceremonies will be held June 10 and broadcast by CBS, per the AP, “The American Theatre Wing announced Tuesday both the award-show date and the cutoff for eligibility to receive one of the awards. Productions must open before April 25 to be in the running.”

OBIT: Per Rolling Stone, “Jimmy Castor – leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, a funk and soul band with a string of hits in the Seventies – died yesterday of unknown causes in Las Vegas. He was 64.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

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