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The Entertation Index: March 10

March 10, 2011

Just because you know an elephant painted this doesn't make you special, stupid.

Art, Abstract — A study this week had the arts community fidgeting with their collective ascots as it was proven that “laypeople” — yes, laypeople — can “distinguish between abstract paintings by professional artists and those made by schoolchildren and animals.” See, you fancies? We’re not as stupid as you think. Now we’ve got one of our own for you: let’s see you tell the difference between regular potato chips and their more highbrow counterpart Pringles.

Link: Laypeople Can Distinguish Artists’ Abstractions from Animals, Study Finds (NY Times)

Busey, GaryPoint Break and current Celebrity Apprentice star Gary Busey has spoken out in the media regarding actor Charlie Sheen’s recent erratic behavior, saying “I want Charlie to get up out of the mud and reclaim his life and I’m praying for him.” When reached for comment, God responded “Slow down, everybody! I’m still trying to fix Gary Busey, okay?”

Link: Gary Busey — “I’m Praying for Charlie Sheen” (CNN)

Discovery, Space Shuttle — Noted jam band Big Head Todd and the Monsters woke the astronauts of NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery this week with an acoustic rendition of their song “Blue Sky” broadcast from Mission Control in Houston. Upon hearing the transmission, the crew of the Discovery freaked out, thinking they’d gone to sleep and accidentally orbited the earth at such a velocity that they went back in time to 1993.

Link: Big Head Todd Serenades Shuttle Crew (Houston Press)

Lohan, Lindsey — The defrocked Parent Trap star, still facing jail time for the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace, tells Extra’s Jerry Pinacoli that despite her hardships, she’s misses her old life and looks forward to getting back to work. And by “work,” I mean “snorting cocaine like it’s her job.”

Link: Lindsay Lohan’s Ready to Get Back to Work (CNN)

Palin, Sarah — Reality television star Sarah Palin has come under fire for allegedly creating a fake Facebook account name of “Lou Sarah” to promote and “like” Palin’s Facebook posts and political viewpoints. On a related note, Levi Johnston used his real name when he poked Palin’s daughter Bristol.

Link: News Site Discover’s Sarah Palin’s Facebook Alter-Ego (AM News)

Paltrow, Gwyneth — The Country Strong star has reportedly not inked a deal yet, but is currently in negotiations with Atlantic Records to record her own “country pop” album. This should come as great news to everyone who’s not yet tired of pretending that Gwyneth Paltrow is a legitimate musician.

Link: Gwyneth Paltrow Yet to Sign Record Deal with Atlantic Records (HuffPo)

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