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The Entertation Index: October 28

October 28, 2010

Cullum, Leo — The famously absurdist New Yorker cartoonist passed away at age 68 in his Malibu home over the weekend. His services will consist of a small, simple, cerebral ceremony which everyone will claim to understand in front of their friends.

Link: Leo Cullum, Longtime New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies at 68 (NY Times)

DioGuardi, Kara — The former American Idol judge has been confirmed as a weekly judge on the Bravo Network’s upcoming singing/songwriting contest Going Platinum, which will track twelve budding musicians as they perform their own material for judges and are voted off systematically week to week. According to sources, the show will be called Going Platinum because there were legal issues with its original title, Not American Idol.

Link: Kara DioGuardi to Judge New Song-writing Show (CNN)

Molly, Mike & — The editor-in-chief of of women’s mag Marie Claire is apologizing for one of its bloggers, Maura Kelly, after Kelly recently wrote an incendiary blog post based on CBS sitcom Mike & Molly in which she said she said she would be “grossed out” if she “had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other.” Wow, that mandatory airbrushing policy at Marie Claire is really starting to take its toll on the staff.

Link: Marie Claire Editor Apologizes for “Mike & Molly” Attack Blog (Hollywood Reporter)

Yeah, I hate broccoli too.

Movies, Horror — As All Hallows Eve swiftly approaches, here’s a fun list of some of the most bizarre horror movies, from around the world, ever made. It features killer Mushrooms, psychopathic firewood and a woman-eating piano. I know what you’re thinking, though, and I’m sorry to disappoint you — White Chicks didn’t make the list. I know. I thought it should have been on there too.

Link: The 5 Most Baffling Horror Movies From Around the World (Cracked)

Patridge, Audrina — The former Hills and Dancing with the Stars personality has signed a deal with VH1 for a reality project detailing Patridge and her family as they deal with celebrity and live and work around Hollywood. “I’m so excited to start a reality show,” Patridge allegedly told reporters, adding “Oh, did I say ‘start?’ I mean ‘continue’ because The Hills was totally real. Seriously. Can you edit out that I said that? MTV will get so mad at me.”

Link: Audrina Patridge Inks with VH1 for Reality Show (Hollywood Reporter)

Radio, Public — We here at TBTS are ardent supporters of public radio. That’s why we love these current promos from the great Alec Baldwin urging listeners to contribute to their local NPR affiliate stations, threatening to — if public radio programming goes away — assign This American Life’s Ira Glass to a spanish pop station or having Fresh Air’s Terry Gross describe wine bouquets instead of cultural goings-on. Lots of fun. And a good cause.

Link: End the Shenanigans! (WAMU)

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