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The Entertation Index: October 12

October 12, 2010

Entourage — The Encino, California mansion once inhabited by Vincent Chase and his crew in HBO’s Entourage is up for sale for a reported $5.75 million. Much like the show itself, the home is said to be in great shape for the first four years, then desperately needs a coat of paint in the fifth year, another in the sixth year and by the middle of the seventh year it burns to the ground.

Link: Buy the Entourage House (Luxist)

Men, Two and a Half — TMZ reveals that Angus T. Jones, best known as the young (actually, he’s 17 now and probably pushing the “cute kid” stereotype) nephew of Charlie Sheen on CBS’ Two and a Half Men, signed a deal earlier this year which could net him up to $14.4 million plus a $500,000 signing bonus over the next two seasons of the CBS tentpole sitcom. Yes, America, I’m as amazed and shocked as you are to learn this: Two and a Half Men has at least two more seasons.

Link: “Two and a Half Men” Kid Scores Massive Contract (TMZ)

Moore, Demi — The G.I. Jane star, who in 1995 bought an 1887 painting by artist William Bouguereau and an 1883 piece by Belgian artist Alfred Stevens, tells The New York Times that “it’s time for a change” in her art collection, and will be selling both pieces at an upcoming Sotheby’s auction. According to sources, Moore will be once again trading in her vintage, classic art to collect works made in 1978 and later.

Link: That’s So 19th Century: Demi Moore Rethinks Her Art Collection (NY Times)

 

"I present to you tonight, ladies and gentlemen, the selected works of Diablo Cody."

 

PBS — The public broadcasting affiliate KCET in Los Angeles, which has partnered with PBS for over forty years, announced on Friday that it would be dropping PBS programming from its schedule and going “indepedent.” Of course, in L.A., PBS going “independent” means Parker Posey hosting Masterpiece Theatre, Sesame Street shot in gritty, washed out black and white and Charlie Rose going straight mumblecore.

Link: PBS Vows L.A. Will Get Full Slate of Programs Once KCET Goes Independent (LA Times)

Simpsons, The — Wow. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the Simpsons-watcher I once was — and have, like many of you, proclaimed its best days behind it — but I have to hand it to Sunday’s opening couch gag penned by elusive artist Banksy which depicts FOX’s Simpsons animation and marketing machine as a sad, depressing Asian sweatshop existence wherein boxes are sealed by decapitated dolphin heads and chinchillas are shredded to fill Bart dolls with stuffing. It actually gives me a little respect for FOX for having the sense of humor to run something that dark. Check out the NY Times interview with producer Al Jean below, and watch the clip.

Link:   “The Simpsons” Explains its Provocative Banksy Opening (NY Times)

Webster — For the first time ever, it’s been announced that season one of the Emmanuelle Lewis sitcom Webster will be made available in a three-disc set on January 12, 2011. I think it also goes without saying that it’s an absolute, DVD-collection must-have for people everywhere who enjoy never, ever getting laid.

Link: Webster on DVD! (TVshowsonDVD)

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