Remains of the Day: O’Brien, Benazir Bhutto, Bjork

010208 remains web Remains of the Day: OBrien, Benazir Bhutto, BjorkConan O’Brien and Jay Leno will have to, literally, cross the picket line tonight.

A film is being planned on the life of slain Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto. A producer said, “the basic motive behind this announcement is just to dedicate this film to Benazir Bhutto. The film is going to be released internationally, and we don’t want to create any controversy with this film."

DJ Earworm puts together a surprisingly decent mash-up of the top 25 songs of 2007, including “Umbrella” by Rihanna and “How to Save a Life” by The Fray and “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne.

Publisher’s Weekly rounds up the year in book awards.

"Music is being abused so much. There are so many things with no emotion, no feeling, and without craft—it’s a tool of power. I’ve always felt that it was my role to do the other thing. To keep it emotional." —Bjork in an interview with Pitchfork.