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The Entertation Index: May 5

May 5, 2011

Boys, Beastie — In today’s “Fun Stuff” department, and to celebrate this week’s release of the Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 (awesomeness alert, by the way), The Onion AV Club has gone to great lengths to glossarize 170 obscure pop culture references from the trio’s albums over the years. A great, and really enlightening, read for culture-heads.

Link: “Electric Like Dick Hyman”: 170 Beastie Boys References Explained (AV Club)

Diaries, The Vampire — Actress Nina Dobrev has gone public to warn the press that the finale of this season’s The Vampire Diaries will be “gut-wrenching” and that “people will die.” Whew! Thanks for the warning, Nina! As usual, I will be sure not to watch The Vampire Diaries!

Link: Dobrev Warns of Gut-Wrenching “Vampire” Finale (HuffPo)

Feldman, Corey — Perhaps not enough credit for Osama Bin Laden’s death is being given to 80’s star Corey Feldman, who, after a recent screening of his film Operation Belvis Bash — a movie about entertainers traveling to Kabul on a secret mission — told reporters in all seriousness that “the timing is simply unbelievable, and whether life imitates art, or art imitates life, now is a time for all Americans to express their gratitude to the brave men and women who serve our country.” He then added, “Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go to the set and get in makeup to play Dean Fartz in National Lampoon’s Goofball University III.”

Link: Corey Feldman’s Bin Laden Film’s Bizarre Timing (HuffPo)

Mayo, Cinco de — Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of you from all of us. As we all know, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday which celebrates the victory of Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, even though the phrase “cinco de mayo” translates curiously into English as “After-Work Secretary Margarita Day.”

O’Brien, Conan — After a week of threats with a straight razor, Will Ferrell finally made good on his promise on Monday night’s Conan as he helped the TBS talk show host to get rid of his famous beard. John Travolta, however, continues to keep his famous beard: Kelly Preston.

Link: Will Ferrell Finally Shaves off Conan O’Brien’s Beard (Washington Post)

Swap, Celebrity Wife — Because ABC’s reality show Wife Swap was so successful(?), the network has decided to announce a new spin on the program with the new Celebrity Wife Swap, which will of course likely feature people you have barely heard of swapping their stupid spouses with other people you have barely heard of. So while you were working your ass off at your job, take solace in the fact that somewhere, an ABC executive added “Celebrity” to a failed reality show and scored a million dollar deal. See? Dreams do come true, everybody! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Link: ABC Orders Celebrity Wife Swap (EW)

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