Last Lap: Michael Stipe Has The Force And He’s Not Afraid To Use It

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Michael Stipe Channels Obi-Wan Kenobi At Local Multiplex
Retirement seems to be treating the former R.E.M. frontman well, wouldn’t you say? [Confessions Of A Michael Stipe]

Scarlett Johansson Duets With Dean Martin (!!!)
ScarJo sings with the dead on the new edition of the late Dean Martin‘s album, My Kind Of Christmas. The actor-come singer’s vocals appear alongside Dean Martin’s on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and it’s quite lovely, really. [Stereogum]


Mike Posner Drops His New Single, “She Looks Like Sex”
Detroit native Mike Posner’s sophomore LP won’t be released until early 2012, but the R&B phenom apparently couldn’t wait that long for his fans to hear “She Looks Like Sex,” the first single off Sky High. He put the song up on Soundcloud earlier today, and we are really digging it. [Soundcloud via Idolator]

Get To Know Big Ghost
GQ’s Rob Harvilla managed to make contact with the popular (and still anonymous!) hip hop blogger Big Ghost, whose hilariously scathing takedowns of the likes of Drake and Wiz Khalifa on his site Big Ghost Chronicles have the today’s biggest stars running for cover. [GQ]

Mike Tyson Covers “The Girl From Ipanema” In Brazil
Yes, this actually happened (fast-forward to roughly 3:00 in the video below). Between this cover, and Tyson’s musical breakout in The Hangover 2, should we be expecting an album any time soon? [Billboard]

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