The Entertation Index: September 10
Eastwood, Clint – After taking the stage during the final night of the Republican National Convention to address an empty chair as if Barack Obama were sitting in it –and after leaving a nation scratching its heads because Clint Eastwood talked to an empty chair — Hollywood has come forth to address the strange scene. Star Jones and George Takei both commented on the performance on Twitter, but perhaps it was director (and super-Democrat) Rob Reiner who had the most scathing comment for Eastwood, calling the whole thing “embarrassing,” adding “and I know embarrassing. Have you ever seen North?”
Link: Rob Reiner Thinks Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech was “Embarrassing” (HuffPo)
Kardashian, Kim — Super-talented reality star Kim Kardashian has announced that she will be putting some of her old wardrobe up on eBay and donating the proceeds to charity. The auction is said to include dresses, jumpers, shoes and should be right up the alley for those who are fans of the E! reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians or pregnant women with a penchant for backwards pants.
Link: Kim Kardashian’s Old Wardrobe Up for Sale on eBay (myhermes)
Minaj, Nicki — Despite FOX having officially announced that award-winning rapper-pop star Nicki Minaj will be joining the new cast of American Idol as a judge, the “Starships” singer tells E! News that she’s still not sure if she will be a judge on the singing variety show. This proves we have officially entered into a black hole of American Idol news in which nothing means anything and nothing is true or false. “American Idol news” is all just an ethereal concept. Reality is eating itself. The tangible is intangible. We’re down the rabbit hole, everyone.
Link: Nicki Minaj – “I don’t know” If I’m Hosting American Idol (Rolling Stone)
Recreation, Parks and — Let’s get your week started off well, shall we? In case you missed this toward the end of last week, head over to the You Tubes and check out the Season 4 Gag Reel before NBC gets hip to its intellectual property on YouTube and yanks it. Seriously. Now. Quick.
Link: Parks & Recreation Season 4 Gag Reel (YouTube)
Renoir, Pierre-Auguste — A visitor to a Virginia flea market, who paid less than $50 for a box lot, has become the unwitting owner of what art historians believe may be a small portrait by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir entitled “Paysage Bords de Seine,” which may be valued between $75.000 and $100,000 dollars. If this is true, it makes the piece the greatest work of art to come out of the Virginia flea market since the airbrushed t-shirt masterpiece of Dwayne Loves Melinda Forever in 2004.
Link: A Possible Renoir Surfaces at a Virginia Flea Market (NY Times)
Shore, Jersey — The swan song of MTV’s Jersey Shore is on the horizon, as MTV has announced that the upcoming sixth season will be the final one, and the network is ending the show’s run. This comes as a great relief to DJ Pauly D, who is now free to finish his Ph.D. in molecular biology; Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, who will go back to angrily punching people in the street; and Deena Cortese, who will return to the floor of a Hoboken Bennigans restroom.
Link: MTV Ending “Jersey Shore” (EW)