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The Entertation Index: April 16

April 16, 2010

Fallon, Jimmy — Earth Day is April 22, but Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is doing its part every night to remain green, according to the NY Daily News, with sets built from responsibly harvested trees, staffers using biodegradable water bottles and metal platforms — rather than wood — for the Roots’ bandstand. It should also be noted, along these same lines, that Jay Leno has been recycling his jokes for years.

Link: NBC Universal Gets Greener With Jimmy Fallon’s Bamboo Floors, Shorter Scripts (NY Daily News)

Glee — A new application called “Glee,” became available yesterday that allows users to “sing along with their favorite songs performed during the series.” So great news, Glee fans — if you already weren’t the dorkiest person in your circle of friends for being obsessed with Glee, you can “sing along with your favorite songs performed during the series” and make sure no one questions that.

Link: Unleash Your Inner Gleek on the iPad (NY Times)

Jay-Z — The billionaire rapper is suing Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz, claiming that Ortiz stole the name of his chain of Manhattan “40/40 Clubs” in the naming of his “Forty-Forty Club,” just opened in the Dominican Republic. Pardon me if I seem particularly rattled by this, it hits close to home — I’m currently facing charges myself from New Kids on the Block, who claim that I’m trading on their images with my new restaurant chain “Grill, You Know I Love You.”

Link: Jay-Z Sues Baseball Player David Ortiz Over Club Name (EW)

Trailer, Academy Award Winning — Though it’s a few weeks old, this video is picking up some steam this week. If you’ve seen it, you know how good it is — and if you haven’t, don’t read any further until you do. It’s pretty damn brilliant.

Link: Trailer for Every Academy Award Winning Movie Ever (Cinematical)

Twilight — The American Library Association has included the vampire series Twilight on its newest list of “Frequently Challenged Books,” which defines a challenge as “formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school, requesting that materials be removed or restricted because of content or appropriateness.” Yeah, how’s that stopping people from reading Twilight going for you, libraries?

Link: “Twilight,” “TTYL” Among Books Deemed Most “Offensive” and “Inappropriate” for Kids (EW)

Twitter — It was announced on Wednesday that the Library of Congress will begin officially recording all tweets, which will remain on record and searchable, to document “what’s happened and how people reacted.” Because in 100 years, our children will be able to glean a lot from Tila Tequila’s (actual) tweets of Just finished making love to my baby daddy. So beautiful. My child is going to be SO BEAUTIFUL! Viet/French/African American and Caucasian! and I just got news that my fiance is not dead but currently in a coma!!!. God bless America.

Link: Library of Congress Archives Twitter History, While Google Searches It (Wired)

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