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The Entertation Index: April 26

April 26, 2010

Archie — In an upcoming issue of Veronica (part of the Archie Comics universe), a handsome young man moves into Riverdale and announces he’s gay. While many are unnecessarily making a big deal of this development for the comic, it doesn’t phase me because I have been under the mistaken impression for years that all the guys in the Archie comics were gay.

Link: A New Character Is Arriving in Riverdale (NY Times)

Bigelow, Kathryn — You’re probably wondering what project Kathryn Bigelow, the director of The Hurt Locker and first female to ever win a Best Director award, will be tackling to follow up her Best Picture-winning film. You’ll be pleased to know that the grand task before her is…a Revlon lipstick commercial starring Jessica Biel. Before you berate Bigelow for aiming too low, however, bear in mind that director Bernardo Bertolucci promptly followed up his Best Director win for 1987’s The Last Emperor with the memorable Kate & Allie episode “Allie Makes Up Her Mind” in 1988.

Link: Bigelow’s “Hurt Locker” Follow-Up: A Revlon Lipstick Commercial (Cinematical)

Composition, Music The Hollywood Reporter writes on the massive  undertaking that goes into scoring a major summer blockbuster film, pointing out the process from the upcoming Iron Man 2. Indeed, it is a daunting task not to be taken lightly — because one misstep can really screw things up. I think we all remember how much the “Diving Bell and the Butterfly Rap” seemed out of place in the closing credits of the acclaimed Oscar nominee and how awkward Celine Dion’s “Love Theme to Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li” felt.

Michaels, Bret — The Poison frontman, Rock of Love star and Celebrity Apprentice contender, according to his reps, currently remains in very critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Thursday. We kid a lot about reality television and its stars on this site, but in all honesty, Bret Michaels seems in reality to be a decent, nice, likable fellow and we here at TBTS wish him and his family all the best for a healthy recovery.

Link: Bret Michaels Remains in Critical Condition (USA Today)

Reality Television, British — The CW has announced that it may decide to re-air a couple of reality shows from the UK during its summer schedule in the upcoming months. No word yet on which they’ll pick, but my money’s on Cash Lorrie, Last Chippie Shop Standing or The Real Old Boots of Cheslingham. Good luck following Judge Joe Brown, English culture!

Link: Which British Reality Shows Should the CW Re-Air? (TV Squad)

Scott, Ridley — The Oscar-nominated director of Gladiator, Alien and Blackhawk Down talks to about the idea behind his upcoming film adaptation of — wait for it — the board game Monopoly. “I wanted to just make a movie about the idea of greed,” said Scott. No official word on casting has been revealed yet, but rumors are that Russell Crowe is a frontrunner for the lead role of a thimble who wins second place in a beauty pageant.

Link: Ridley Scott on Adapting Monopoly (ComingSoon)

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