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The Entertation Index: July 16

July 16, 2009

Chappelle, Dave: For apparently no reason, the comedian showed up in downtown Portland to do a free, impromptu show. Word was spread through texts, Facebook, and Twitter—duh. I would not be surprised if this was the work of some nerdy PhD student studying the growth and effects of social networking methods. Anyway, there’s video.

Dave Chappelle at Portland’s Pioneer Square: Did You Catch Him? (EW)

Guy, Family: Emmy nominees have been announced, and for the first time in 50 years an animated series is up for “Best Comedy Series.” Family Guy will be up against 30 Rock, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, The Flight of the Conchords and Entourage.

Emmy Nominations Unveiled (THR)

Love, Courtney: The completely rational singer/actress? is currently mired in a verbal feud with ex-Hole member Eric Erlandson after he said, “there is no Hole without me.” The nerve! So she, like any sane princess of rock, got so pissed that she made a regrettable decision: She Twittered her response—in broken English, no less.

Courtney Love to Eric Erlandson: “Hole is My Band!” (Spin)

Potter, Harry: The tiny little wizard isn’t so tiny anymore, and the sixth installment of J.K. Rowling’s seven book series is raking in some serious cash. Muggles came out in record numbers for Tuesday’s midnight show, breaking the previous record set by last year’s The Dark Knight. There was talk of the film passing Transformers as the single-biggest day of all time, but evening numbers were down, because that’s when children sleep.

Harry Potter Breaks Hollywood’s Midnight Ticket Sales Record (LA Times)

Small, The: Little people have had enough. They’re tired of being called midgets and mocked by The Tall. Essentially, they’ve all turned into Mickey from Seinfeld. First of all, fine, I won’t call you a midget. But if you don’t want me to laugh at the hilarity that is watching a small person try to do the dishes or get milk at the grocery, stop putting yourself on TV. Television creates the perfect barrier where I can laugh at you and you can’t hear me.

Who You Calling a “Midget?” (Salon)

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