Morning Links: James Blunt to Play Organ at Royal Wedding, Chloe Sevigny to Play Lizzy Borden

● Extra sensitivity is needed as the situation in Japan escalates to terrifying new heights. Gilbert Goddfried, the voice of the Aflac/Afquack duck, was fired after making tasteless jokes on his twitter. Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon’s Hereafter has been pulled from Japanese theaters because of tsunami scenes. [Perez] ● It can’t be easy finding time to hit the books while managing a media empire, but Tyra Banks is making it happen — at Harvard! She insists that Business School is something she’s doing for her female fans. “In order for my company to grow and be the best, and to reach these women, and to serve them, I needed the best,” she said, “So I went to the best.” [NYDN] ● The soon-to-be-wed royal couple have enlisted one of Britain’s most maudlin performers to play at their wedding, James Blunt. Thankfully, he’s going to be tethered to the organ, not singing. [Yahoo/AP]

● Chloe Sevigny’s reign as the driven Nicky Hendrikson on Big Love comes to an end this week, but Sevigny won’t be missing a beat. She’s set to channel her powerful and crazed energy into a staring role in HBO’s proposed miniseries about Lizzy Borden, Massachusetts’ famed murderous spinster. Apparently, the downtown queen has been preparing by spending nights in the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast. [Variety] ● Babies in the Internet, babies on the Internet: apparently four out of five children under the age of five use the Internet on a weekly basis, lending new gravity to the oft-asked question, “Is this real life?” [Mashable] ● “The stranger it is, the more beautiful it will be,” said Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes of the band’s upcoming collaboration with David Lynch. And strange and beautiful they shall likely get, as Lynch is set to direct Duran Duran’s upcoming episode of the concert series Unstaged, streaming on YouTube later this month. [Billboard]

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