1. The Austen Fiction Manuscripts Project is scanning Jane Austen’s original scrawled out manuscripts and putting them online for your enjoyment. [via Kottke]
2. Fiona Apple has a new record scheduled to be released in the spring of 2011. Her last LP, Extraordinary Machine, came out in 2005. [via 24 Bit]
3. Steve Martin has established a new prize that “will give $50,000 annually to ‘an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music’.” [via NYO]
4. This one is kind of impossible to believe: Shaquille O’Neal, evil computer hacker. [via Radar Online]
5. Hootie and the Blowfish will be honored with their own 20-foot long monument — “a large steel and black granite piece of art” — in South Carolina next month. [via Celebrity Blend]
Bonus link: Does Fashion Make Good Theater?