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The Entertation Index: July 26

July 26, 2010

Corgan, Billy – The Smashing Pumpkins frontman blacked out at a concert in Tampa, FL, last week, but regained consciousness and kept playing, saying he had no memory of his wipeout.  In explaining the incident, doctors hypothesize that, after dating Jessica Simpson and other successes, Corgan’s levels of existential angst and self-loathing were dangerously low.

Link: Corgan Blacks Out (ABC News)

Leon, Kings Of – The Grammy-winning band had to cut a concert short in St. Louis because a pigeon pooped in bassist Jared Followill’s mouth.  Next time someone tries to engage you in a conversation about the existence of God, please remind them that this has never happened to Nickelback.

Link: Kings of Leon Crap Out (NY Post)

Rivers, Joan – The vaunted comedienne appeared on Letterman to discuss her return to the late-night guest list, saying that for years she was shunned, even by “the one that’s not funny…Leno.”  Jay’s got problems when he can’t nail down a woman squarely in his demographic (old, white) because of a tiny detail (she has a sense of humor).

Link: Rivers on Letterman (EW)

Roberts, Eric – The brother of Julia Roberts is rooming with Jeremy London on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab 4.  Roberts’ addiction is as yet unnamed, but it’s thought to be his inability to quit making shitty movies.

Link: Eric Roberts in Rehab (Radar Online)

Shyamalan, M. Night – At a Mexican press conference for The Last Airbender, Shyamalan responds to a reporter’s “question” about the perceived decreasing quality and increasing commerciality of his films by saying, “I think if I thought like you I’d kill myself.  Everything you said is the opposite of my instinct as an artist.  The way you just thought, I literally would kill myself.”  The craziest thing though?  At the end of the press conference you find out that Shyamalan’s career was already dead!

Link: Shyamalan Fields Odd “Question” (PopEater)

The Situation shows you how many children his parents have.

Situation, The – Mike Sorrentino, or “The Situation” on MTV’s Jersey Shore, gets betrayed by the network with this family picture of him and his siblings in turtlenecks.  Researchers speculate that even then The Situation was trying to hide what could be a familial trait apparently displayed by related men: a disappearing neck due to fat or muscle deposits.

Link: The Situation’s Family Photo (MTV)

  1. July 26, 2010 9:01 am

    I’d like to remind you that one Eric Roberts is the star of the upcoming “Sharktopus.” That said, I demand a retraction of the state of his career.

  2. Mark M permalink
    July 26, 2010 1:52 pm

    Be sure and check out that bird’s new column on Pitchfork.

  3. Mark M permalink
    July 27, 2010 11:31 am

    Incidentally, what kind of self-respecting rock band doesn’t have a bottle of some potent liquor on hand? What is this, Ichthus? One swig of whiskey and you ought to be back in action. Say what you want about, say, the average hair metal band, but chances are a pigeon isn’t going to stop the show.

    Walk it off, hipster.


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