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The Entertation Index: March 3

March 3, 2011

Awards, Academy — Sunday’s Academy Awards Program saw The King’s Speech take home awards for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture, while Natalie Portman nabbed Best Actress and The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin took home Best Adapted Screenplay. Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours came up short on all its nominations but wasn’t without tribute during the evening as Anne Hathaway attempted saw off her own arm in an effort to be disassociated from Oscar co-host James Franco.

Link: Oscars Poll – Anne Hathaway and James Franco Were the Worst Oscar Hosts (LA Times)

Juliet, Gnomeo and — After a retallying of weekend box office receipts, it was discovered that children’s film Gnomeo and Juliet — which was thought initially to have grossed 14.2 million for the weekend — actually brought in only $13.4 million, meaning it wasn’t this week’s top earner. It also means that all those people who are trying to impress you by telling you how they went to see Gnomeo and Juliet this weekend are liars.

Link: After Recount, Sad Ending for “Gnomeo and Juliet” (NY Times)

Medal, National Humanities — Portnoy’s Complaint author Philip Roth and Black Water scribe Joyce Carol Oates were among the prestigious recipients of the National Humanities Medal, to be presented by the President at an upcoming White House engagement. Following that engagement is expected to be a series of arena-rocking musical tour dates for the duo under the name “Roth & Oates.”

Link: Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates to Receive National Humanities Medals (NY Times)

Polizzi, Nicole “Snooki” — The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine features the diminutive Jersey Shore star wearing cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, twirling a lasso as she sits atop a rocket with a lit fuse. Fearing this type of attack, every country currently at odds with the United Staes immediately called to make amends.

Link: Snooki Blasts Off on the Cover of Rolling Stone (X17)

Sheen, Charlie — The fired Two and a Half Men star has self-launched what is arguably the most bizarre press relations campaign in history, inviting anyone who’ll listen to come into his home, meet his porn star/model “goddesses” and ask him anything, often with weird  hilarious awesome results. On Monday morning he told The Today Show’s Jeff Rossen that he has “tiger blood and Adonis DNA,” which everyone tends to agree is better than “Emilio Estevez career and Martin Sheen hip.”

Link: Charlie Sheen’s Today Show Interview (CBS)

Swan, Black — A Latvian movie-goer was arrested by police for allegedly shooting a fellow theater patron during a screening of Black Swan for eating his popcorn too loudly. I only wish my fellow audience members at the recent showing of Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son had been this courteous to me.

Link: Man Shot Dead for Eating Popcorn Too Loudly During “Black Swan” Screening (Hollywood Reporter)

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