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The Entertation Index: September 8

September 8, 2011

Bachchan, Amitabh — As Baz Luhrman, who so famously made Romeo and Juliet even better by adding Everclear and the Cardigans to Shakespeare’s sorely lacking alt-music score, gears up for his 3D extravaganza The Great Gatsby — which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire — the director has added another big name to the cast list. That would be Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most revered actors in Indian cinema history, as very side-note gambler Meyer Wolfsheim — who is described in the novel by Fitzgerald as a “small, flat-nosed Jew.” So welcome to Hollywood, Mr. Bachchan, we’ve already taken the liberty of giving you a very inconsequential role and assigned you a stereotype!

Link: “The Great Gatsby” Begins Australia Production, Amitabh Bachchan Added to Cast (HuffPo)

Dogs, TNT Original Programming and — Cable network TNT has plans for a new crime procedural called Scent of the Missing, which is described as follows: “an adrenaline junkie leader of a canine search-and-rescue team assists various law enforcement agencies with her best friend and partner, a golden retriever.” Don’t miss the pilot episode, in which the golden retriever picks up a scent which leads to the solving of a crime. And don’t any of the twenty-one other first season episodes, in which the golden retriever picks up a scent which leads to the solving of a crime.

Link: TNT Picks Up carol Mendelsohn’s Drama “Scent of the Missing” to Pilot (Deadline)

Eyebrows, Celebrities Without — Sometimes things just happen which are great. That’s the only way to explain why somebody photoshopped the eyebrows off of twenty celebrities and made this gallery the most interesting thing you’ll look at today. So enjoy.

Link: 20 of the Creepiest Celebrities Without Eyebrows (Uproxx)

Hydrangeas, Madonna and — After renowned pop diva Madonna was gifted a bundle of hydrangeas at the Venice Film Festival recently, the singer was caught on camera saying to an assistant that she “absolutely loathes hydrangeas.” Yesterday, then, Madonna’s rep came through with the following statement: “[Madonna’s] entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world.” This came on the heels of the of the official announcement of Madonna’s forthcoming sequel Desperately Seeking Black Eyed Susans.

Link: Madonna – Living in a Hydrangea-Free World (CNN)

Murphy, Eddie — The producers of the 84th Academy Awards have confirmed that next year’s ceremony will be hosted by actor-comedian Eddie Murphy. The telecast is expected to start strong, build until midway, then slowly fizzle out before it’s supposed to.

Link: Eddie Murphy as Host Excites Oscar Show Producers (USA Today)

Romance, My Chemical — The emo pop band My Chemical Romance has fired drummer Michael Pedicone, explaining on their website that “He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show [Thursday] night in Auburn, Washington.” Upon hearing this, members of Dashboard Confessional shrugged and said “We don’t see what the big deal is, we’ve been stealing from My Chemical Romance for years.”

Link: “My Chemical Romance” Fires Drummer — You’re a Thief! (TMZ)

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