The Entertation Index: February 13
Clowns, Killer – And not the Outer Space kind. Two Chicago lawyers posit that serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who worked children’s birthday parties dressed as a clown, may have had accomplices who are still living. If true, this is quite possibly the most nightmare-inducing thing since the first episode of Normal, Ohio.
Link: Killer Clowns Really Out There? (Gawker)
Houston, Whitney – Were it not for Whitney, fellow Tweedling Tomlin and I never would have witnessed our good friend C. Sayre belt out “I Will Always Love You” loudly and off-key at a rough, divey karaoke bar while having crumpled cigarette boxes and other items thrown at him. For that alone, RIP Whitney Houston.
Link: Houston Dies (Yahoo)
Madonna – According to Madge, singer/songwriter M.I.A.’s gestural f-you during the Superbowl halftime show was a “teenager … irrelevant thing to do.” Says the woman who kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the widely televised 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
Link: Madge Mad (TMZ)
O’Donnell, Rosie – After precipitous drops in her show’s rating, O’Donnell will no longer film in front of a live audience. That isn’t expected to make a difference, since most of her audience members were probably near death anyway.
Link: O’Donnell Drops Live Taping (iGossip)
Robertson, Pat – Televangelist Robertson said in a recent 700 Club segment that the super-popular vampire/werewolf series Twilight is both “evil” and “demonic.” I never thought I’d say this, and it’s probably for completely different reasons, but I agree with Pat Robertson.
Link: Twilight Is Evuhl! (EW)
Vow, The – Barfdramedy The Vow “wowed” box offices with a $15.35 million take this weekend, beating out Safe House, Star Wars I – The Phantom Menace In 3D, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. This is what you get in February, folks.
Link: The Vow Rises (Box Office Mojo)