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The Entertation Index: July 21

July 21, 2009

Arquette, David — Actor David Arquette has apologized publicly for recent statements he made on Fox News, where he referred to many Latina women as “nuts.” Arquette’s heartfelt statement to the press expressed remorse for the comments, adding “I can’t believe that people would think I’m so prejudiced against Latina women — I mean, to really feel that way would be so Chinese of me.”

Link: Arquette Apologizes for Latin Remark (San Francisco Chronicle)

Colony, The — Tuesday sees the premiere episode of a new Discovery Channel program which strands ten people in a remote warehouse outside Los Angeles and charges them to build a complete “post-apocalyptic” society from the ground up. The most interesting development in the experiment, aside from finding ways to channel water and create their own electricity, is that the group also somehow managed to produce 5 of the 6 Police Academy movies from scratch.

Link: Carrying Out a Doomsday Mission on Discovery Channel (NY Times)

Hogwarts, Colleges that Resemble — The L.A. Times has chosen five colleges and universities — including Yale, Bryn Mawr and the University of Chicago — which feature architecture resembling the school of wizardry’s from the Harry Potter films. A word of advice, kids: if you’re picking your college based on which one most resembles the set of Harry Potter, you’re already starting off in the hole. You’re gonna need a lot of drinking and promiscuity to make up from a coolness deficit that huge in the onset. Good luck.

Link: 5 Colleges Whose Architecture Echoes Harry Potter’s Hogwarts (LA Times)

Revolver, Velvet — In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash announced that the band is “at a standstill” as they search for a new singer — forcing dirty, filthy groupies all over the country to find other washed-up has-beens to have sex with. Looks like you guys are back in business, Collective Soul!

Link: “Scott Weiland is Like George Bush To Me — I Like Him Now He’s Gone” (Classic Rock Magazine)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Variety reports that the writer of Young Guns has been tapped to take on the script for the 2011 live-action return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, news which is sure to excite people who have chosen their university based upon how closely the architecture resembles the set of the Harry Potter movies.

Link: “Ninja Turtles” Relaunch Gets Writer (Variety)

Terminator, Naked — A nude 19 year-old man was tased and arrested in the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Casino after he claimed to be “the Terminator.” If you want to learn more about casino, visit for more information. Authorities, initially skeptical of the claims, were led to believe that he may actually be the fictional character after he “started off pretty interesting, then got really wild and crazy, then toned down a little and got all introspective, and finally just got boring.”

Link: Naked “Terminator” Arrested at Casino (Gardenville Record-Courier)

Yauch, Adam — The Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch announced on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer in parts of his salivary glands and a lymph node, though the illness is said to be “treatable.” As longtime fans of the trio, we here at TBTS stand behind Yauch and his bandmates as they struggle through this. Rest assured, we’ll still be here for them when the juggernauts return, and look forward to Yauch’s speedy recovery.

Link: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Has Cancer (MTV)

One Comment
  1. Matt Shorr permalink
    July 21, 2009 10:59 pm

    Here’s hoping science drops that tumor like Galileo dropped the orange…

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