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The Entertation Index: July 8

July 8, 2009

ABBA, No Reunion For – ABBA’s public excuse: they would have had to get back together within a week to play some of Michael Jackson’s concert dates.  Real reason: there’s no way to correctly spell Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, and Annifrid Lyngstad in press releases.

Link: No ABBA Reunion (Huffington Post)

Bon Jovi, Jon – Tomlin apologized for this one in July 6’s Entertation Index, so I’ll give it a shot: after a Fourth of July parade, patrons of The Blue Parrot in East Hampton, NY, were treated to an impromptu show when John  Bon Jovi took a guitar off the wall and started playing.  Oddly, he did not play “Blaze of Glory”, but after downing stale corndogs, funnel cakes, and warmish beer, then switching to “sour margaritas”, perhaps “Livin’ On A Prayer”, “Bad Medicine”, and “Something For The Pain” were more appropriate.  OK, I’m sorry too.

Link: Bon Jovi Throws Impromptu 4th of July Concert (Huffington Post)

Feldman, Corey – The talented half of the Coreys showed up to The King of Pop’s memorial service dressed in full Michael Jackson garb.  This is, unfortunately, the first time Feldman has looked cool since The Lost Boys.

Link: Corey Feldman At Michael Jackson Memorial (Huffington Post)

File-Sharing Fine – Minnesota mom Jammie Thomas-Rasset, already the apparent victim of a birth certificate spelling error, was recently fined $1.92 million for illegally downloading 24 songs through Kazaa.  Plaintiff RIAA has come under fire for dealing with this issue in such a heavy-handed manner, especially when it has not yet fined Uncle Kracker for making another album.

Link: Minnesota Mom Requests Reduction of Fine (Rolling Stone)

Internet Survives Michael Jackson’s Death – Many network engineers doubted the internet’s ability to handle the traffic generated by MJ’s memorial service webcast.  Minus a few crashes here and there, our favorite porn-delivery system survived.  If there’s ever a Jenna Jameson webcast tribute, though, the internet is screwed.

Link: Internet Somehow Survives Michael Jackson’s Death (Gawker)

Last Night, Texts From – Man, I hope these are real.  They’re way better than anything I could make up.


Maguire, Tobey – To appease a clamoring public, Tobey Maguire’s rep finally released the name of Spider-man’s son: Otis Tobias Maguire.  Tobias comes from Tobey, and although there was no official explanation for “Otis”, one suspects it is from daddy’s elevator-like ability to lift a career upward (Spider-Man 1) and come right back down (Spider-Man 3).

Link: Tobey Maguire Reveals Son’s Name (People)

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