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The Entertation Index: February 12

February 12, 2010

Harris, Captain Phil — 53 year-old Phil Harris, the cantankerous but endearing captain of The Deadliest Catch’s fishing trawler the Cornelia Marie, has passed away after suffering a stroke while onboard his ship during the current crab-fishing season. For those of you familiar with the show, Harris is exactly the kind of tough-as-nails character that makes the show so memorable, and he will be missed. Though Harris suffered the stroke in front of Discovery Channel film crews, programming executives say they are still unsure of how they will handle Harris’ death in the upcoming season of the program.

Link: The Death of Alaska Fisherman Phil Harris, of “Deadliest Catch,” Is Met With Tributes (Los Angeles Times)

Kardashian, Kourtney — Kardashian sister and baby-eating troll Khloe Kardashian tweeted on Thursday morning about her sister and new mother Kourtney, revealing that Kourtney “admitted she tasted her own breast milk.” Sources confirm that, as we all suspected, the milk tastes like failed celebrity and has a distinct flavor of the month.

Link: Kourtney Kardashian Tastes Her Own Breast Milk (Huffington Post)

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Moby — The electronica superstar says that he has one major rule for his upcoming album: No electronics — everything has to be recorded in the acoustic realm. So everyone look forward to Moby’s next major release, the acapella album Beep Beep-boop Boop Beeeeeeeep Boop, coming this fall!

Link: Moby Ditches Electrics (ContactMusic)

Shyamalan, M. Knight — The mystery-slash-thriller director prepares to follow his last film — the poorly received The Happening — with Avatar: The Last Airbender, a live-action film based on a popular animated Nickelodeon series. Spoiler alert: at the end we will find out he’s the first airbender, and that the air has been straight all along!

Link: Shyamalan’s “Airbender” Gets 2010 Release Date (Cinematical)

Wahoo, The Friday — If you’re any fan at all of British comedy, you’re watching Cartoon Networks “Brit Block” on Friday nights, which features The Office (UK)  and cult absurdist comedy The Mighty Boosh. But the secret show-stealer of the network’s programming block are the brief episodes of Britain’s 2002 science and learning series Look Around You, which is beautifully out-there. Check a few of the ten-minute episodes out below; you may just learn something.

Link: Look Around You Episodes — Water, Maths and Germs

Wal-Mart — NBC is toying with the idea of allowing mega-corporations Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble a designated night to air its own self-produced television movies. April 16 will see the first Friday night of such programming, beginning with Secrets of the Mountain, an adventure drama that focuses on “a single mother who takes her family to visit a mountain cabin they inherited from their eccentric uncle.” I think we all know what’s next — the advent of Wal-Mart films inevitably means that the hard working mom and pop operation The Ghost Whisperer has about six months left.

Link: NBC Gives Wal-Mart a Friday Night to Play With (The Hollywood Reporter)

Willis, Bruce — The Die Hard star — and father to three young daughters — tells Men’s Journal that his standard warning to would-be suitors is to pull them aside and explain that “if anything happens to one of my daughters, I’m coming to you first, and then I’m going to kill all your friends right in front of you, and you’ll be last.” Alternately, he also tells them that “if my daughters don’t call when they’re coming home late, I’m going to hook a car battery up to your testicles,” and that “on Thanksgiving, you will be prompt and bring a reasonably priced bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, nothing too dry, and a good year, or I will wrap a belt of C4 around your face.”

Link: Bruce Willis Harassed by Drunks (Monsters & Critics)

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