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The Entertation Index: December 12

December 12, 2011

Adele – The British songstress who will crack your heart indicates that she has no immediate plans to put out a third album: “I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”  This shocked several writers and commenters, which in itself is shocking that they’re shocked that someone won’t hurriedly churn out low-quality crap to cash in on fame, but would prefer to wait until she has something worthy to release.  Shocking indeed.

Link: Adele Demurs (Billboard)

Lohan, Lindsay – Hugh Hefner indicated that Playboy’s Lohan issue will be published early due to premature leaks of her photos online.  Ah yes, the Lohan-Playboy symbiosis: two former entertainment juggernauts edging into irrelevance who needed a quick influx of cash.  Such a perfect match that it’s a wonder it didn’t happen a little earlier.

Link: Lohan’s Spread (Fox News)

Even the gulag is too good for comrade The Frog.

Muppets, The – Director James Bobin responded with a resounding “no” to Fox Business Network’s claim that the new Muppets movie was “communist” because its villain is a rich oilman named Tex Richman.  Fox should have known this, since one main character is all-over green, and another one is made entirely of pork.

Link: Muppet Politics (THR)

Murphy, Ryan – When Glee star Lea Michele told the show’s creator that she preferred not to join the Glee Live tour last summer due to lack of rehearsal time, Murphy reportedly retaliated by asking her which one of her friends she would like him to fire.  Brown Tweed is now rechecking to make sure that Murphy didn’t direct Saw.

Link: Murphy’s Choice (Gawker)

Odom, Lamar – The Lakers forward was recently traded to Dallas, and it looks wife Khloe Kardashian will go with him.  This could mean a major shake-up—maybe even the end?—of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but the silver lining is…wait, that IS the silver lining!

Link: Kardashian to Dallas? (ESPN)

Receipts, Box Office – Total gross for the last two weekends were worse than even the weekends immediately following September 11.  That trend mirrors the relatively soft 2011 that Hollywood has put together.  It has been whispered that studios could perhaps turn this around if they tried to make good, original movies with engaging characters, clever writing, and well-conceived plots.  However, it is way easier to find a toy from the 1980s to make into a movie.

Link: Hollywood Doldrums (Huffington Post)

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