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, Jan. 17-21:
Cher — The Burlesque star, disappointed with the lack of Academy Award nominations for her recent film Burlesque, took to Twitter this week decrying the snubbing and saying “it is what it is.” Obviously, Cher was among the many, many people who did not see Burlesque.
Link: Cher Tweets Disappointment with “Burlesque” Academy Snub (Hollywood Reporter)
Clooney, George — The perpetual bachelor said Friday on Piers Morgan Tonight that his marriage to Talia Balsam, which ended in 1993, would be his last. “I gave it a shot,” said Clooney, but it’s possible he was talking about his recent bout with malaria.
Link: Clooney Won’t Marry Again (CNN)
Dating, Online — R. Luke DuBois, a Manhattan-based artist and programmer, has opened an exhibit in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood wherein he maps the most frequently used words employed in online dating profiles to attract potential mates. His findings revealed that ritzier zip codes saw a glut of words like “luxury” and “brunch” while more family-oriented, upwardly mobile areas had a high number of words like “baby” and “publishing.” Ultimately and sadly, however, DuBois discovered that in no zip code are the words “artist” or “programmer” desirable.
Link: The Art of Online Dating (WNYC)
Disick, Scott — There’s no love lost between Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend and her family. It was only recently, in fact, that he and certain family members could even be in the same room together. Perhaps things would go better if he didn’t constantly look like he was doing an impression of Patrick Bateman in Psycho.
Link: Disick Dissed (Huffington Post)
Minaj, Nicki — The R&B/rap singer, who popped up out of nowhere and is now apparently contractually obligated to cameo in all broadcast songs, has a new wig. Some say it is supposed to be camouflage, but it looks more like she got one wet, stuffed it in a plastic bag, and forgot about it for three months.
Link: Minaj’s New Topper (Media TakeOut)
Reid, Tara — The American Pie actress and world-renowned tequila-taster has resurfaced after a long absence from the spotlight at Paris’ Valentino Haute Couture show yesterday with new boyfriend Michael Lillelund. Lillelund was overheard during the evening to have remarked at one point “Why, no, I haven’t watched movies or television, read a newspaper or magazine or logged onto the Internet for the last 10 years. Why do you ask?”
Link: Tara Reid Hits Valentino Haute Couture Show (HuffPo)
Shore, Jersey– “GTL” may soon stand for “Gondola, Tortelloni, Limoncello” as the Situation and company will be heading to Italy for the fourth season of the MTV hit Jersey Shore, according to network sources. Apparently, the U.S. has some sort of unknown vendetta against the unwitting Italians — and I guess we’ve all forgotten how hurt we felt when Finland’s reality program, American Cheeseburger Cargo Shorts, filmed a season over here.
Link: Jersey Shore Headed to Italy for Fourth Season (Yahoo)
Skins — Stars of MTV’s controversial new show are defending its heated subject matter, namely sex and drugs, by stating, “It’s what teens are doing.” It is worth noting, then, that there aren’t any shows focused on teens playing Call of Duty: Black Ops or role-playing games.
Link: Hitting Skins (PopEater)
Spider-Man — The L.A. Times reports that the troubled production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark continues undauntedly ahead despite cast injuries, cables falling onto audience members and a changed finale, with ticket prices for preview performances exceeding $200. So you could buy into that hype at that cost — or you could give my collaborator Matt Shorr and me each $20, I’ll play the Achtung Baby CD and wing a folding chair at his knees. Your call.
Link: Troubled Spider-Man is Beaten but Unbowed (Los Angeles Times)
Von D, Kat — The tattooed celebrity is engaged to other major tattooed celebrity Jesse James. Von D was recently spotted sporting a four-plus carat diamond and platinum ring designed by famous jeweler Neil Lane. It was selected for the unique indentation it will make in James’ forehead when he cheats on Von D in the next few years.
Link: Kat Von D, Jesse James Engaged (People)
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