'Garden State' follow-up raises $1.5 million in one day; a real-life fruit ninja; and a touching Boston Marathon tribute

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on April 25, 2013 

Graphic artist Mike Mitchell has created a pretty awesome series of movie character portraits for Mondo. Included in the collection is Bill the Butcher from "Gangs of New York," Django dressed as D'Artagnan from "Django Unchained" and a bunch of others.

Creed Bratton talks about shooting the last episode of "The Office."

Sales of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" have skyrocketed following the Boston Marathon bombings

Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware, who suffered a gruesome leg injury during this year's Final Four, will be a guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner, according to the Washington Post.

A documentary on the late pop singer Amy Winehouse is headed to Cannes.

The NFL Draft begins tonight and USA Today's Game On blog has a list of 5 ways to improve it, including taking ESPN stalwart Chris Berman out of the network's draft coverage all together.

For whatever reason, Barry Sanders will grace the cover of the 25th anniversary edition of "Madden 2014," when the massively popular game is released later this year.

Zach Braff raised more than $1.5 million for his "Garden State" follow-up on Kickstarter in a single day. 

Will lima beans be the next cauliflower, asks Details Magazine.

An okra soup recipe from Matt and Ted Lee.

Rolling Stone seems to think St. Helena Island Candice Glover will be safe from elimination this week despite being told by the judges to step up her song choices

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has a lengthy piece on how to make your next restaurant visit more enjoyable with input from Michael Symon, Ted Allen and others.

Esquire has a list of the 15 best songs of April.

A pretty beautiful tribute to the Boston Marathon from Boston Magazine. Goosebumps.

Fruit ninja? A dude, who appears to be dressed in a Publix uniform, breaks down a watermelon in under 30 seconds. Not the most elegant knifework but the speed is impressive.

Take a listen to The xx's new song from "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack. 

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