The Entertation Index: February 16
Ghostbusters 3 — Former ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, Ray Stantz himself, spoke recently about the status for the long-time-coming Ghostbusters 3, denying rumors of Bill Murray’s opposition to the role and saying “the script must be perfect” before they pull the trigger. In related news, Ernie Hudson is anxiously sitting by the phone, waiting for the script to be perfect.
Link: Dan Aykroyd on “Ghostbusters 3” (HuffPo)
Kardashian, Kim — As the most famous Kardashian tries oh-so-hard to just get on with her life after her 72-day fake PR wedding to NBA basketball player Kris Humphries collapsed, gossip sites are reporting that Kardashian has been spending a lot of time these days with ex-boyfriend and NFL running back Reggie Bush, with sources telling Yahoo that Bush is “comforting” her after her divorce. In this context, of course, we can only surmise that “comforting” means “pretending to listen to Kim Kardashian whine while he sensually rubs her butt.”
Link: Reggie Bush “Comforting” Kim Kardashian Post-Split (Yahoo)
Tease, Ultimate Dog — And here you’re wondering why box office totals are declining: Paramount, having exhausted all ideas from board games in its parents’ closets and horror movies from the early nineties, has made a deal to produce a movie based on the ten-minute YouTube video clip “The Ultimate Dog Tease,” which focuses on a man teasing his dog about enjoying things like bacon and his cat. Hooray for Hollywood! Next up? Kitties Playing in Boxes: The Musical!
Link: Paramount Inks Scribe Duo for Canine Romp (Variety)
Uggie — The Washington Post reports that one of the true stars of the Oscar-nominated silent film The Artist, Uggie the dog, has not been invited to the Oscars (though he was a big hit at this year’s Golden Globes). In his absence, this all but ensures that the only hairy beast peeing on the floor at post-Oscar cocktail parties that night will be supporting-actor nominee Nick Nolte.
Link: Uggie Has Not Been Invited to the Oscars (Washington Post)
Winfrey, Oprah — The daytime diva took to Twitter recently to
humbly request plead with viewers to watch her network, specifically imploring those with a Nielsen rating box. What, you’re not chomping at the bit to watch a full slate of shows like Oprah’s Oscar Special, Oprah’s Next Chapter, Oprah’s LifeClass, Oprah’s Master Class and The Oprah Interview? Do you have any idea what your’e doing to this poor, fragile woman’s ego? Damn you guys. Seriously. Damn you.
Link: Oprah Was Flat-Out Begging People to Watcher Her Network On Twitter Last Night (Uproxx)
World, Wayne’s — In news destined to make you feel old, the SNL spinoff comedy Wayne’s World turned twenty years old this week, and Moviefone has a truly delightful piece full of inside information you likely didn’t know about the comedy (which I’ll go on record as still thinking is incredibly solid and great), including creative disagreements on set and notes on the film’s various setpieces. Enjoy.
Link: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Mike Myers’ Classic Comedy (Moviefone)