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The Entertation Index: August 14

August 14, 2009

Coleman, Gary — In a new facebook app for Canadian french fry chain “New York Fries ” (Canada has a “french fry” chain? And it’s called “New York Fries?”), Gary Coleman can be found ready to foretell your future and “fry cup fortune.” It’s a shame that his prognosticative abilities couldn’t foresee that he’d go from the lead on a hit sitcom and several movies twenty years ago to telling my “fry cup fortune” on Facebook.

Link: Gary Coleman Wants to Tell Your Fry Cup Fortune (TV Squad)

Man, Method — Former Wu-Tanger Method Man is currently appearing in a Houston district court after a woman alleged that the rapper shot her repeatedly in the stomach with a pellet gun after she asked for his autograph. Method Man is also currently known as the worst paintball player in the Houston area after he repeatedly attempted to run up and sign the fatigues of his competitors.

Link: Asking for Method Man’s Autograph? That’s a Shooting (Houston Press)

Montag, Heidi — Former Hills star and current half of the worst twosome in entertainment history Heidi Montag recently told Extra that while her mother supports her decision to pose nude in an upcoming issue of Playboy, her father still had no idea she’d done it. Since she’s talking about it all to anyone who’ll listen, this only proves that we here at the Index have a lot in common with Mr. Montag — we clearly don’t care or listen to anything Heidi says or does.

Link: Heidi Montag: “My Dad Doesn’t Know I Posed for Playboy” (Popcrunch)

MTV — The network announced Tuesday that it has slated several new programs for the fall season in an effort to give viewers “a new and diversified MTV.” This, presumedly, in MTV speak means “a couple of other shows in addition to 400 shows about ‘crazy’ skateboarders and superficial dating competitions.” Still not on the MTV fall slate? Music.

Link: The ‘new and diversified’ MTV (Hollywood Reporter)

Ramsay, GordonHell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares host Gordon Ramsay revealed that he was dangerously close to filing for bankruptcy during the peak of last year’s recession. In an inspirational turn of events, however, Ramsay may or may not have revealed that “I finally reached a point of clarity, where I realized that anything can be accomplished by being a smart businessman and an incredibly huge television asshole.” I think that’s good advice for all of us on this summer Friday.

Link: Ramsay: “I Almost Filed for Bankruptcy” (Digitalspy)

  1. August 14, 2009 12:47 pm

    This Canadian is making a defense of NYF

    1) Bare in mind that Canada is run rampant by French Canadians. Is that close enough?

    2) NYF’s marquee dish poutine, is a Quebecois delicacy.

    As far as the joint being called New York Fries, I really don’t have a defense for that one, other than it’s a food court restaurant and to habitual mall goers, Canadiana is never a big selling point. If they were called Moose Jaw fries and sold the exact same product, I doubt they’d do as well.

    • Matt Shorr permalink
      August 14, 2009 12:52 pm

      However, if they were to sell “Moose Jaw Fries” in the states as a Canadian treat from rough-and-tumble Whitehorse, they’d move like hotcakes (or “cow pies” here in KY).

      • August 14, 2009 1:11 pm

        What’s funny was I used the term “delicacy” sarcastically. The last time I was in Chicago, I saw a write up about this high class restaurant that was selling the “French Canadian delicacy” poutine, served with gravy from imported elk for the modest price of $14.99 USD. What’s funny about that is, the reason Poutine is so popular is because it’s so cheap, like 3 bucks Canadian. It’s fries, gravy and cheese curds.

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