Linkage: ‘Bling Ring’ Detective’s Motives Question, Anonymous’s Social Music Platform

Has Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring compromised the still-pending case it’s based on? Coppola has taken the LAPD detective who cracked the case on as a technical adviser, and the defense is concerned that his financial involvement is of issue to their case. “Clearly, it presents a conflict of interest if someone’s investigation becomes oriented toward creating a story or entertainment," the attorney explains. "It’s certainly going to taint the investigation’s motives and make them look unprofessional.” [LAT]

A group of coders claiming to be a part of the hacktivist group Anonymous have built a social music platform called Anontune that streams songs from elsewhere on the internet, so that you can make playlists and share favorites and so that they can keep above the law. [CNN]

Justin Bieber bought himself a pretty new bike. [TMZ]

Always provocative, Bonnie "Prince" Billy is releasing a limited-edition batch of condoms for Saturday’s Record Store day. And ten other, more musical, Record Day exclusives to keep an eye out for. [Stereogum]

In celebration of the date, a list of your favorite writers’ favorite writers — when they are high. [Flavorwire]

After weeks of wavering, Lionsgate has chosen Water for Elephants director Francis Lawrence to direct the Hunger Games follow-up Catching Fire. May the odds, Francis, be ever in your favor. [THR]

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