The Entertation Index: November 30
Ballet, Obscene – The BBC has announced it will drop a scheduled ballet production from its Christmas lineup after it was discovered that one of the segments includes a “hunchback pope who rapes eunuchs and pregnant nuns.” If this controversy sounds familiar, it’s likely because you may remember a similar stink raised several years ago when CBS famously canceled a holiday showing of It’s a Hunchback Pope Who Rapes Eunuchs and Nuns, Charlie Brown.
Link: BBC Drops Ballet Featuring a Deformed Pope Who Rapes Nuns (Telegraph)
Dogg, Snoop — The rapper has allegedly begun to speak with reporters about his interest in taking over the talk show crown when Oprah Winfrey vacates it in 2010. Though so far Snoop has no prospective guests lined up, he has already been inundated by thousands asking to to be in the audience of his “favorite things” episode.
Link: Snoop Dogg Wants To Take Over From Oprah Winfrey (Music-News)
Kafka, Franz — See: Race, Amazing. Yes, really.
Kardashian, Khloe — Gossipmongers everywhere are touting that Laker Lamar Odom’s wife Khloe Kardashian has already begun to make waves in the Laker wives community with “loud, rude and obnoxious behavior.” It also didn’t help that she sneakily tried to cover guard Derek Fisher’s six year-old son with tabasco sauce, only to have him snatched from her hungry clutches at the last moment.
Link: NBA Wives Hate Khloe Kardashian (Bossip)
Marriage, Video Game – A Japanese man recently married his favorite video game character in a bizarre online event. The man, known as “Sal9000,” wed the character Nene from a Nintendo DS game called Love Plus at the Tokyo Institute of Technology with a real clergyman and an internet audience. For those seeking to send gifts, Sal9000 has registered for several new pairs of sweatpants, 44 bags of Doritos and 12 cases of Mountain Dew Code Red. And you thought I was going to to the “joystick” angle on this one. Shame on you.
Link: Man Marries Video Game Character (CNET)
Race, Amazing — Sunday evening’s episode of CBS’ The Amazing Race featured a challenge called “Kafka-esque,” wherein contestants were trapped in a bleak, bureaucratic nightmare of ringing phones on desks and charged with finding the five phones among the hundreds which had a connection to a real human voice on the other end. Look, I don’t care if you’re into reality programming or not. That’s a very, very cooler-than-the room moment for a reality show. Kudos, Amazing Race. CBS Sunday night hasn’t looked this hip since Ed Bradley got his ear pierced.
Link: Amazing Race (CBS)
Richie, Nicole –
The former Simple Life star is reportedly “in discussions with an undisclosed network” to star in a talk show where people stop by the home of Richie and husband Joel Madden to hang out and are “interviewed” by the couple. So congratuations, everyone I know, you are all talk show hosts.
Link: Joel Madden Nicole Richie Talk Show (PopCrunch)