Afternoon Links: Taylor Swift is Billboard’s Top Earner, Coolio and Son Arrested

● Earning $35.7 million dollars last year, Taylor Swift beat U2, Lil Wayne, and even Adele to the top spot on Billboard’s Top Money Maker list. [Billboard]

● David Duchovny and his legal council wish the author of The Myth of Sex Addiction would leave him out of it already. [PageSix]

● Coolio was arrested today in Las Vegas when a routine traffic stop turned up multiple bench warrants for past violations. Coincidentally, Coolio’s son was also taken in to the exact same jail today, except for helping a prostitute rob a man at gunpoint, not for overdue parking tickets. [TMZ]

● Internet-obsessed rapper Soulja Boy hops on the controversial "Kony 2012" train with his latest, "Stop Kony." The song is a quick pivot from this week’s earlier release, "Kim Kardashian." [Rap-Up]

● We can only assume that, with his new beard and brown flannel, Shia LaBeouf is preparing to star in some sort of as-yet-unannounced Bon Iver biopic. [Us]

● Jeremy Lin can probably retire now that he’s got a Rick Ross-endorsed strain of marijuana named after him. [DailyIntel / Rick Ross]

Morning Links: President Obama is Linsane, Emma Watson Joins Sofia Coppola’s ‘Bling Ring’

● "I knew about Jeremy before you did," says our apparently Linsane president, Barack Obama. [Grantland]

● Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, gave Justin a Fisker Karma — a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan — this morning on the Ellen show for his 18th birthday. "I always yell at you, ‘Don’t get anything flashy!’ You know, we’re not about that. Be humble, be humble," Braun said. "And I kind of broke my own rule." [People]

● Like many mothers before her, Beyoncé breastfed Blue Ivy in the middle of a restaurant where all the fellow diners might see. Even famous babies have got to eat! [Us]

● Emma Watson has signed on to star in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming Bling Ring. [Variety]

● Cee Lo Green is writing a memoir that he promises will include "the supernatural, the surreal, and extraordinary." [THR]

● Rihanna dropped $24,000 to fly her hairdresser from L.A. to London to rescue her cool coif after she ruined it in the sauna. [NYP]

Ben & Jerry’s Is Sorry About Their Jeremy Lin Fortune Cookie Flavor

Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor honoring Asian-American Knicks star Jeremy Lin caused a stir this week.  Sold only at the Harvard Square location and called “Taste The Linsanity” the original recipe called for fortune cookies which had many calling racist. Now the liberal company, famous for it’s crunchy promotion of the environment and support for sustainable food systems, is apologizing.

Though the flakes were replaced with waffle cones because they kept getting soggy, it didn’t stop Internet commentors from raging about the inclusion of everyone’s favorite prediction-making, take out cookie. 

Ben & Jerry’s is very, very sorry and released the following statement. "We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor. We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities and we are huge sports fans. Our intention was to create a flavor to honor Jeremy Lin’s accomplishments and his meteoric rise in the NBA, and recognize that he was a local Harvard graduate.”

Do you forgive them or is there still a bad taste in your mouth?  Were you even upset in the first place? The Asian American Journalists Association, in their media guidelines about how to cover Lin in the wake of several offensive headlines, asked, "Is there a compelling reason to draw a connection between Lin and fortune cookies, takeout boxes or similar imagery?  In the majority of news coverage, the answer will be no." You could of course argue that ice cream is not news, and fortune cookies swirled with lychee honey sounds delicious. 

‘Pearl Jam’ Sings about Jeremy Lin on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

During last night’s Last Night With Jimmy Fallon show, Pearl Jam showed up to sing a retooled version of their smash hit "Jeremy" about everyone’s favorite Asian-American sensation: Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard currently redefining the way we think about race, or something. Okay, it wasn’t really Eddie Vedder but Fallon himself, wearing a floppy wig and doing his best mumbly demon voice on an ominously lit stage. Try to make out the lyrics, if you can. It’s a very realistic parody! Watch the video after the click, via Spin.

It’s a good thing that Fallon squeaked in his bit before today: During last night’s game against the Miami Heat, Linsanity officially turned Linzophrenic as Lin had a completely awful outing, shooting 1-11 and with 8 turnovers. Yikes! Here’s hoping he returns to form after this weekend’s All-Star Game, so that us (half-) Asians continue to have someone carrying that stereotype-busting torch now that Yao Ming is back within within Red China.

Jeremy Lin Applies for ‘Linsanity’ Trademark

I live in a bubble that is void of all sports and sports-related things, so chances are if I have heard of Jeremy Lin, the Knicks’ Asian-American phenom, you have too.  Coming out of nowhere, New York has been gripped by super-fandom with merchandise, news item after news item, and even Shake Shack creating an item for him.  When you have a milkshake named after you, you’ve made it.  Now several people have filed to trademark the term for the mass outpouring of love, “Linsanity’ (which yes, took me 3 days to figure out was not a reference to shenanigans pulled by Lindsay Lohan), including the baller himself.

Two men from California applied to trademark, as well as one other person who purchased the domain Linsanity.com and sells tees like "Just LIN Baby." Going on offense, Lin has slapped down $1,65 to also apply

Clearly, Lin’s Harvard economics degree is already coming into play.  If anyone is going to cash in on his name, it should be him.  Items that he will have protection over if he wins include almost every type of clothing including sweatshirts, jackets, pajamas, pants, rain wear, hats, and even underwear.  Yep, get ready for LIN-gerie.

He could make serious bank if he continues to dominate or show his fans some love in return by doing something called copyleft, which releases the rights for anyone to use for free.  

New York Knicks Phenom Jeremy Lin Reveals Favorite Bands

Linsanity is not quite yet a diagnosable disease, but sports watchers around the country are going mad over the Harvard grad’s now-legendary NBA exploits. As it seems like most casual fans are focusing their attention on the fact that he’s the first Asian-American player in the history of the league to be even alright, the small detail that he is super, super Christian has mostly been shifted to the side. So it’s not really surprising to hear that his favorite music comes from artists mostly off the mainstream radar: rapper Lecrae and rock band Hillsong, both Christian acts I’m guessing you haven’t worn out on your turntable.

The interview with Fuse.tv is short, but it’s easy to see why people love Lin: He seems basically nice and eloquent, which dovetails perfectly well with his underdog status. Humility from a Harvard graduate? Well, I never! Honestly, I’m a little disappointed his favorite music isn’t just a looped 60-minute version of Juelz Santana’s "There It Go." That’s a way to get hype as hell before playing the Celtics.