The Entertation Index: December 22
Bullock, Sandra — The All About Steve actress told Jay Leno this week that she and some helpers have been clandestinely bringing sausages into the United States ever since her German mother died in 2000, as the import of meats across international waters is illegal. Though Bullock is the first celebrity to admit to it, many still believe Lady Gaga to be a sausage smuggler in her own right.
Link: Sandra Bullock Smuggles Sausage for Christmas (The Local)
Fry, Stephen — The famed British actor describes his turn as Master of Laketown in the upcoming two-part Hobbit movie as an exercise in grossness. Director Peter Jackson did everything he could to make Fry’s character cowardly and repulsive, including having him eat testicles. Anyone who has seen Jackson’s early works like Dead Alive (also known as Braindead) and Bad Taste, though, knows that Fry probably got off easy.
Link: Fry Tested (Digital Spy)
Mara, Rooney — In one of her first acting stints, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as an obese person who beats up and sodomizes another obese person as revenge for an attack on another obese person. Mara recalls the character “awful” and “stupid,” and pretty much dismisses the whole experience. Don’t worry, Rooney: appearing on Law & Order is a rite of passage that almost every actor must endure. No seriously, like, every actor. Have you ever watched an episode and not said, “Hey, that’s the guy/lady/kid who’s in that one movie/commercial/new TV show!”
Link: Mara Tells of L&O: SVU(Us)
Spears, Britney — The headline on the index page of People asked, “What Did Britney Do 24 Hours After Getting Engaged?” The correct answer is, “Update her Facebook status.” However, we could understand if you had answered, “Got unengaged,” “Got married,” “Got divorced,” or “Got drunk.”
Link: Spears Engaged (People)
Trailers, Movie — This week saw the internet premieres and teasers for Ridley Scott’s upcoming (possible) Alien prequel Prometheus, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Which means that if you still haven’t bought Christmas presents for the geeky fanboy in your life, don’t bother. His or her head has likely exploded already.
Willis, Victor — The former lead singer of the 70’s act The Village People is currently embroiled in a legal dispute to regain the copyright to songs he wrote over thirty years ago with music conglomerate Scorpio music, which claims that Willis’ work writing those songs was as a “writer for hire” and that he cannot claim any ownership right to the material. The courts still continue to grievously overlook Willis’ major offense, however, which is impersonating a traffic officer.
Link: Songwriters Group Backs Village People Singer in Rights Case (NY Times)