Each week, the CFR publishes a condensed, best-of-the-best version of The Brown Tweed Society‘s acclaimed Entertation Index.
It compiles the best dish, gossip and celebrity news filtered via Brown Tweed’s unique sensibility.
The Entertation Index, Feb. 7-11:
Berry, Halle — The custody battle between the screen beauty and her daughter’s father, Gabriel Aubry, has turned nasty. Berry reportedly emailed Aubry that “You were only good for one thing… Thanks for the donation.” This was meant as an insult, but there are a couple billion guys who would have been happy to do the same thing.
Link: Halle’s Email (RadarOnline)
Diddy — The rapper-businessman has rewarded his son Justin with a Maybach limousine for becoming an honors student. He has earned himself some critics for such a lavish gift, but I received the same treatment when I first made straight A’s: I was deloused and moved back into the house from the shed, and had my gruel warmed. Don’t listen to the haters, Diddy.
Link: Diddy’s Gift (Independent)
Decemberists, The — Colin Meloy and company have recorded a new song called “The Great Outdoors” for the popular Nick Jr. program Yo Gabba Gabba!, premiering on the kids’ network this week. Prepare for children everywhere to find a new interest in blacksmithing, top hats, doomed Victorian relationships and shipwreck tragedies.
Link: The Decemberists Offer Up a New Tune, “The Great Outdoors” to Yo Gabba Gabba (Sly Oyster)
Jackson, Samuel L. — The Deep Blue Sea actor is apparently “screen testing” several starlets who are scrambling to work with him on The Avengers.” Don’t worry, starlets, because if you don’t win a part in this film, you’ll have a chance to audition for Jackson’s other 150 movies this year.
Link: Jackson in The Avengers (NY Post)
Lohan, Lindsay — In the midst of criminal charges alleging that actress Lindsay Lohan stole a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store, new accusations arise that Lohan owes Nevada tanning company Tanning Vegas upwards of $41,000 in unpaid fees for their interstate services. I’m no lawyer, but seeing as how Lohan’s skin looks like a cross between a Pony Express saddlebag and a Burmese star tortoise, I’d say Tanning Vegas held up their end of the deal.
Link: Lindsay Lohan Accused of of Burning Tanning Company (TMZ)
Madison, Holly — The former Girl Next Door, who spent six years as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, has not been shy about her disapproval of Hef’s impending marriage to Crystal Harris. Madison has decided that she will not go to the wedding, even if invited. “I feel like the attention should be on them,” says the person who can’t stop talking about the situation every time the cameras are trained on her.
Link: Holly Weighs In (PopEater)
Post, The Huffington — In a monstrous deal, former online media giant AOL has agreed to acquire the news content site the Huffington Post and its off-shoots in an effort it says will “create a premier global, national, local and hyper-local content group.” According to press kits for the merger, readers of the Huffington Post can expect the same wealth of news and information delivered to them now; the only difference will be that whenever anyone calls you on the phone you’ll have to start reading your article over from the very beginning.
Link: AOL Agrees to Acquire the Huffington Post (HuffPo)
Simpson, Ashlee — The younger Simpson sister and rocker Pete Wentz have reportedly decided to call it quits on their marriage after a relatively-long-for-Hollywood two-and-a-half years, People Magazine is reporting. According to the magazine’s source, “It’s very amicable — they’re on very friendly terms and speaking — it’s fine.” This news came in a bizarre interview wherein Simpson moved her mouth open and shut as the undisclosed source spoke the words into the microphone.
Link: Why Ashlee Simpson-Wentz & Pete Wentz Split (People)
Soderbergh, Steven — The Traffic director has been hit with a paternity suit by an Australian woman who claims they had a relationship while he was in Sydney for the opening of his play Tot Mom. The legal brief is expected to take about three hours to get through, will be incredibly convoluted, and you’ll probably need to read it about five times to really understand what’s going on.
Link: Soderbergh Sued (Huffington Post)
Yorker, The New — In what has become a startling exposé, Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis has come forth in a current New Yorker profile to publicly criticize the Church of Scientology, claiming he’s heard “horrifying” things concerning the church’s superiors and says that he wouldn’t be surprised if we see him involved in some scandal in the upcoming years which on the surface “looks like it has nothing to do with the church.” Personally, I don’t see what the big deal is about calling out Scientology. I mean, come on, what can they really do to