Breaking Bad Season Finale, The Hobbit, and Heidi Klum Cheating Scandal: Your 2012 Labor Day Weekend Guide

Ah Labor Day, the end of summer; a time to reflect, mourn the final days of your tan, and put away the white outfits. Of course, it is also time to pay tribute to the achievements and contributions of American workers; in these tough economic times, that's nothing to sneeze at. In the hopes of bringing a little excitement to your three-day weekend here are a few tips for how to spend this glorious early September holiday. Of course, if you're off swimming and barbecuing, that sounds pretty awesome too. 

What to Watch: 

Breaking Bad! This weekend's must watch is the Breaking Bad mid-season finale. It will be suspenseful, it will be grim, it will be awesome. It will be on AMC on Sunday at 10pm EST. See you there folks. 


If you need an outing, the movie to see this weekend is For a Good Time Call. Two friends, one expensive apartment, one genius plot to earn cash by operating a phone sex line. It's Ari Graynor in her first leading lady role, and an awesome addition to the lineup of hilarious girl comedies we've been getting lately.

 
 

What to Read: 

A little preview of what's coming this week, on Tuesday Christopher Hitchens' posthumously published book Mortality will be released. 



What to Listen To: 

Missy Elliot, Missy Elliot. Off the scene for nearly seven years, the queen herself is dropping two new tracks this weekend. No word on when exactly the songs will be released, just this intriguing tweet from Timbaland: 



What to Get Excited About: 

The Hobbit trilogy is real and has dates, and names, and everything! All three will be directed by Peter Jackson, also excellent news. The first film, to be released Dec. 14, is The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey. On Dec. 13, 2013 we will get The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. And finally, on July 18, 2014 the trilogy will round out with The Hobbit: There and Back Again.



What to Gasp At: 

Formerly perfect couple Heidi Klum and Seal are back in the headlines. Their breakup is now a long time gone, but as the cause of breakup was never revealed, the rumor mills are now churning after Seal told TMZ: "I would have thought Heidi would have showed a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help." Yikes. 


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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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