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The Entertation Index, Oct. 18-22:
Brody, Adrien – The Oscar-winning actor has sued the makers of the film Giallo, saying he is still owed $640,000 and did not OK the film’s release. If Brody can stop a film from showing just by withholding his consent, how in the world did The Village get released?
Link: Brody Sues (She Knows)
Busey, Gary – Do yourself a favor: check out these frighteningly insane pictures of Gary Busey selling pizza on the street from the filming of the next season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Busey allegedly had a hard time selling the slices, however, because no one was in the mood for something half-cooked, doughy and sloppy. They also weren’t hungry for pizza.
Link: Gary Busey Selling Pizza in NYC for Celebrity Apprentice (I Heart Chaos)
Cahoon, Katherine Chloe – If you want to know how to meet European men, pick up Vanderbilt grad Katherine Chloe Cahoon’s book The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. Or I could save you the trouble of reading it: just go to Europe and be drunk.
Link: How To Meet European Men (Gawker)
Flashdance – London’s West End recently saw the opening – and increasingly good reviews – of a brand new musical based on the 1983 dance film Flashdance. Wow. I guess it’s true that it really does take a long time for movies to open over there after opening over here.
Link: Flashdance Has Right Moves as Stage Musical (Reuters)
GQ – After GQ published steamy photos of Glee‘s Lea Michelle and Dianna Argon (both 24) with Cory Montieth (28), the Parents Television Council issued a condemnation: “It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on ‘Glee’ in this way. It borders on pedophilia.” Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief of GQ, responded, “The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy of GQ… As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Montieth’s almost 30!” Montieth was particularly offended by GQ, supposedly saying, “Dude, 28 is NOT ‘almost 30.'”
Link: GQ Responds (Huffington Post)
Holmes, Sherlock – The perennial PBS dramatic series Mystery! is set to launch a new series of Sherlock Holmes mysteries which will star Brit actor Benedict Cumberbatch and preserve the original storylines but update them to the twenty-first century, with Holmes even texting Dr. Watson (The Office‘s Martin Freeman). PBS says they were both excited to pick up the new series from the United Kingdom and to confirm that “Benedict Cumberbatch” was indeed a real person and not some fanciful British prank.
Link: Benedict Cumberbatch Modernizes “Sherlock Holmes” (USA Today)
Lohan, Dina – The mother of troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan has asked Kris Jenner, mother of the Kardashians, for parenting advice. They will reportedly discuss the intricacies of sex-tape release and how to keep children from serving full jail sentences, followed by instructional parenting videos Mommie Dearest and Ordinary People.
Link: Famous Moms Talk (TMZ)
McCarthy, Jenny – The author and former Playmate says that her post-Jim Carrey relationship with “Las Vegas-based pirate performer” (People‘s description) Jason Toohey is working because of their extreme honesty. Good for them, because total honesty would have to be at the heart of a relationship where one person is a “Las Vegas-based pirate performer.”
Link: McCarthy’s New Man (People)
Obama, Barack – To bolster his reputation as a proponent of science education, President Obama will appear on Dec. 8’s Mythbusters as the team tries to recreate Archimedes’ supposed destruction of the Roman fleet using mirrors and sunlight. This is cool, but we’re disappointed that they won’t be using explosives or flamethrowers to prove that Obama isn’t a communist-Marxist-socialist-fascist-Nazi Kenyan crypto-Muslim.
Link: Obama on Mythbusters (Huffington Post)
Zoolander, Derek – No word yet if “Blue Steel” will make an appearance, but Paramount does confirm that the character of Derek Zoolander, created by Ben Stiller in the 2001 film Zoolander, will return to film in a series of web-based digital shorts for the studio with the potential to grow into something larger. Upon hearing the news, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath grew very excited for the work, as over the past ten years he has become Derek Zoolander.
Link: New “Zoolander” Series is Part of Ben Stiller’s Web Portfolio (ArtsBeat)
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