Twice monthly, 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.
And so, the Entertation Index, September 17-28:
Adele – The New York Times reports that multi-award-winning British singer Adele has recorded the titular theme song to the new James Bond film Skyfall, an honor granted to select great musicians of the past in the franchise’s oeuvre. No one has heard the tune yet, but it can be surmised that it is probably about Adele’s tumultuous breakup with the MI:6 superspy and how she doesn’t need him anymore.
Link: Adele Records the Theme for the New James Bond Film (NY Times)
Apple, Fiona – The “Criminal” singer was arrested last week in Texas for harboring hashish and a small amount of marijuana on her bus. I guess that explains her last album title.
Link: Apple Stopped (TMZ)
Boys, Backstreet – Old Navy featured the 90s boy band during a runway show during Fashion Week, and will showcase them in upcoming commercials. Though some have asked if this is a step down for the formerly famous pop group, BSB is supposedly just glad to get a “gig” that doesn’t involve a rest-stop bathroom.
Link: BSB Back (Bloomberg)
Bynes, Amanda – After being arrested for smoking marijuana and illegal driving, Bynes has been exhibiting disturbing behaviors. Neighbors report that she has been having long conversations with inanimate objects, but it turns out she was just talking to Audrina Patridge.
Link: Bynes In Trouble (TMZ)
Danza, Tony – At a press event promoting his new book, Taxi star Tony Danza opened up to reporters about a heretofore-unknown pen pal relationship he had with murdered rap artist Tupac Shakur which began when Shakur was in prison and consisted of back-and-forth correspondence between the two for quite some time. According to Danza the two became very close, all the more surprising when you take into consideration that Danza was originally hired by Shakur only to be his housekeeper.
Link: Tony Danza – I Was Tupac Shakur’s Prison Pen Pal (Yahoo!)
Green, Cee Lo – Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, judges for the past two seasons of NBC’s well-promoted sing-off The Voice, have both announced that they will be leaving the program to spend more time on their own solo musical projects. Cee Lo would also like for everyone at The Voice to know that he wasn’t being rude and refusing to wave goodbye to the producers and staff-they just couldn’t see his very tiny arms gesturing from that far away.
Link: Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera Leave “The Voice” (Popdust)
Haul, Box Office – Two weekends ago saw Resident Evil: Retribution win the box office, with supposedly Scientology-based The Master dominate in limited release. One deals with occurrences of strange origin, cover-ups, intrigue, and manipulation. The other involves zombies.
Link: Box Office Numbers (EW)
Kardashian, Kim – As we mentioned here last week, the reality TV star was recently seen with a new, fluffy white kitten. Turns out that the pet was a present from current boyfriend Kanye West, which was probably a return gift for Kim giving Kanye her kitty.
Link: Kimmy’s Kat (People)
LaBeouf, Shia – To show how serious he was about getting a part in Lars von Trier’s sexually explicit Nymphomaniac, LaBeouf says he sent the director a tape of him and his girlfriend actually having sex. The Lawless actor also says he’ll do anything von Trier asks of him. LaBeouf really hopes that von Trier’s next film explores what role the world’s sweetest weed plays in the high-end part of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Link: Von Trier’s Newest (Hollywood Reporter)
LMFAO – Sky Blu and Redfoo are taking a break from LMFAO to focus on personal projects. This is absolutely terrible news for frat party DJs.
Link: LMFAO On Hold (Pollstar)
Pattinson, Robert – ATTENTION AMERICA: RPATTZ AND K-STEW HAVE RECONCILED SECRETLY AND HAVE DECLARED THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO BE “ON” ONCE MORE. THE WORLD HAS RETURNED TO ORDER AND WE CAN ALL RETURN TO OUR HOMES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SPEND MORE TIME WITH OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN AND ENJOY THE MANY JOYS OF LIVING. WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY TO BE ALIVE. ALSO, BE SURE TO CATCH EX-FRIENDS STAR MATTHEW PERRY IN HIS HILARIOUS NEW HIT SITCOM GO ON, WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ON NBC. SIGNED, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.
Link: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Have Reconciled After “Dramatic Makeup” in Los Angeles (NY Daily News)
Vedder, Eddie – Responding to presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% comment, the Pearl Jam front man was quoted by the Associated Press as saying, “It’s very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population.” He then reportedly followed with “OMG, Mitt is soooo totes over! Kthxbai!”
Link: Vedder Vents (Google News)