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The Entertation Index: November 12

November 12, 2010

Fortune, Wheel of — By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the the astonishing video of Wheel of Fortune contestant Caitlin Burke solve a seven-word puzzle with just a letter “L,” and you may have perceived it just to be luck. But Esquire’s Chris Jones explains analytically why it wasn’t luck, and why Caitlin’s really just that good at Wheel of Fortune. An interesting Friday read.

Link: Was the “Wheel of Fortune” One-Letter Solve Really a Miracle? (Esquire)

Hefner, Hugh — In a “Willy Wonka”-esque promotion, Hef has planted ten “Golden Tickets” in over 200,000 issues of Playboy hitting stands today, with each ticket-winner gaining access to Hugh Hefner’s elite “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Party at the illustrious Playboy mansion. So keeping in the Willy Wonka theme, if you’ve ever wanted to plump up like Violet Beauregard, drop into the chute like Veruca Salt, scatter your DNA like Mike Teavee or go up the chocolate tube like Augustus Gloop, start looking for your ticket today.

Link: Hugh Hefner Goes Willy Wonka for December Playboy (Reuters)

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Lambert, Miranda — Country star Miranda Lambert was the big winner at Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards, where Lambert celebrated her 27th birthday by winning trophies for Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. The legendary Loretta Lynn even took the stage to pronounce “nobody in country music is more country than Miranda,” a sentiment which Lambert did not hear because she was out behind the auditorium pooping in a hole.

Link: CMA Awards 2010 Winners — Miranda Lambert Wins Big (HuffPo)

Munster, Eddie — Former child actor Butch Patrick, best known for playing little Eddie Munster in the 1960’s gothic comedy The Munsters, announced Thursday that the actor has admitted himself into a rehabilitation facility after a lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse.It is unknown whether Patrick was genetically predisposed to addiction or whether dealing with a childhood of living with a Frankenstein’s monster, a vampire uncle and frequent visits from Dom DeLuise drove him to his downfall.

Link: “Munsters” Actor Butch Patrick Checks into Rehab  (USA Today)

Nintendo — Videogame manufacturing juggernaut Nintendo has reportedly filed a request to trademark the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong” as it pertains to the beloved Nintendo franchise of Donkey Kong games and characters. That’s fine, they can do that. But if Nintendo ever expects me to stop using the phrase “What is this — Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf?” they are are sorely, sorely mistaken.

Link: Nintendo Trying to Trademark the Phrase “It’s On Like Donkey Kong” (New York Magazine)

Prejean, Carrie — The former Miss California, who came under all sorts of fire for all sorts of things, has revealed that she is in fact pregnant with her first child. And I think it’s safe to say that if she got pregnant by doing what she did on video, we’re all in a lot of trouble.

Link: Carrie Prejean — I’m Pregnant! (HuffPo)

Van Dyke, Dick — The television legend recently admitted on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson that after dozing off on a surfboard, he woke to find himself lost at sea until a team of porpoises pushed him to land. Friends, do I really need to cheapen “Dick Van Dyke was rescued by porpoises” with a joke? Happy Friday, everyone.

Link: Dick Van Dyke Rescued by Porpoises. Really. (Washington Post)

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One Comment
  1. The Dude permalink
    November 12, 2010 6:35 pm

    The best one of these I’ve read in a while.

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