AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million, and 7 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

huffington_225.jpgAlso in this Monday edition of The Broadsheet: Police come to stop Shia LeBouef's bar fight... Scientology is creepier than you thought... Disney now marketing to newborn babies... and more ahead...

· Good news for fans media consolidation: The Huffington Post has sold to AOL for $315 million dollars. HuffPo namesake Arianna Huffington will be named president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include all Huffington Post and AOL content. No word on whether or not writers will be paid now. [Deadline]

· Just before his totally watchable Transformers: Dark of the Moon Super Bowl ad premiered over the weekend, Shia Labeouf apparently got into a bar fight and was subsequently handcuffed and detained by police. And of course, there's video. Click through to watch [RadarOnline.com]

· Not surprisingly, The recent New Yorker profile on Paul Haggis' battle with Scientology contains a number of damning facts about the organization itself. Did you hear about that year-long FBI investigation into the organization for human trafficking? If not, read on. [ The New Yorker via Gawker]

· Disney's newest branding strategy? Peddling their wares to newborn babies. Seriously. [NYT]

· Sylvester Stallone has been cast in the upcoming Wayne Kramer thriller Headshot. Anyone who has seen Kramer's completely insane "urban fairy tale" Running Scared should know that we are probably not prepared for this film. [THR]

· Bill Murray still hasn't read that Ghostbusters 3 script. For more on why this film probably won't happen soon, see our timeline. [Bloody Disgusting]

· But, hey, how about Jeff Bridges as a Ghostbuster of sorts? Apparently he'll be traveling around the country taking on ghosts in The Seventh Son. The film is the first adaptation in a series of children books called The Wardstone Chronicles. [Empire]

· The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. If you were willfully ignorant of this news until now, you might prefer this inspired video about what it would be like if filmmakers like David Lynch and Werner Herzog had "directed" the big game. [Slate]



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