— In case you missed it, the 2012 Grammys will be Feb. 10 at Staples Center. Nominations will be broadcast again in primetime, on Dec. 5.
— Michael Mann will lead the main jury at the 69th Venice Film Festival. Nick Vivarelli of Variety has details.
— “The Clios: World’s Best Commercials” will air on NBC in a one-hour primetime special July 25, hosted by JB Smoove and produced by JUMA Entertainment.
— Should Stephen Colbert be in the race for comedy lead actor? Matt Noble argues the case at Gold Derby — citing truthiness as a rationale.