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The Entertation Index: June 29

June 29, 2010

Anniversaries, 30-Year — In case you missed it, Airplane! turned thirty years old over the weekend — a film many would call one of the greatest comedies in history. Put that alongside the fact that David Letterman celebrated his 30th anniversary as a late-night staple on Thursday, and I’d call that a pretty good week for comedy. Here are great articles about both. [Note: The Brown Tweed Society Premium Subscription™, now only $129.98, would have delivered this news to you on the actual days on which they occurred.]

Link: Surely It’s 30 (Don’t Call Me Shirley!) (New York Times); David Letterman Celebrates 30 Years as a Talk-Show Host (Gawker)

Bure, Candace Cameron — The former Full House star — who looks great these days, by the way — bemoans to the NY Post the fact that, while girls once legitimately wanted to dress like her, these days the “DJ Tanner look” is mostly reserved for Halloween costumes. This notion, however, should not in any way be confused with my own personal “Schneider from One Day at a Time look,” of which you know you’re totally jealous.

Link: Candace Cameron Bure talks Make it or Break It, Full House and Fashion (NY Post)

Neil, Vince People Magazine has the shocking — shocking! — news that former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was arrested for driving under the influence in Las Vegas early Monday morning. If this is actually interesting, surprising news to you I will be happy to hit you in the head with a pipe wrench. On the plus side, however, it’s the first time anyone’s asked Vince Neil if they could take his picture since 1996.

Link: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Arrested for DUI (People)

Office, The — It’s official (see what I did there?): Steve Carell tells E! that his seventh season as bumbling head exec Michael Scott will be his last with NBC’s quickly-dissolving-into-nothing sitcom. Quick, somebody get us a precocious new child to add to the cast to distract from the fact that the main reason we watch this show is leaving; that trick worked for Family Ties and Growing Pains. But to be fair, we were easily distracted then — because it was the eighties and everyone in the nation was on coke.

Link: Steve Carell Confirms He’s Leaving The Office — But Show May Go On (E!)

Parker, Peter — Playing Peter Parker in director Marc Webb’s upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise (because really, what could possibly go wrong with the 500 Days of Summer guy directing Spider-Man?) has apparently become the holy grail to hipster stardom, as Deadline reports that Sony is being bombarded by screen tests for up-and-comers like Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin, Kick-Ass’ Aaron Johnson and Billy Elliot’s Jamie Bell, among others. Allegedly, everyone who comes in to audition is totally psyched to meet Sam Raimi and leaves disappointed that it was just a one-time hit indie director who wouldn’t turn down the Peter Björn and John music.

Link: Sony Views Screen Tests of “Spider-Man” Finalists (Deadline)

Tequila, Tila — You have no doubt noticed the gaping hole in your soul lately, and wondered what would fill it. You will be happy to know, then, that former Index queen Tila Tequila is back, ladies and gentlemen, and she has launched a gossip site, which is both absolutely bat-shit crazy and awesome. Case in point? This article, which not only talks wildly about the Illuminati but purports Lady Gaga to be among several Hollywood stars becoming famous by devil worship and claims that stars are literally committing murder to gain power in Hollywood. Yes, it’s real. And it’s about to become  your favorite ever-lovin’ site on the internet. You’re welcome.

Link: Lady Gaga Queen of Devil-Worship…Puppet Amongst Many Others! (MissTilaOMG)

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