The Entertation Index: February 23
Adele — Beloved English songstress Adele, currently raking up every possible accolade one can receive, was accepting a prestigious BRIT award for the Album of the Year Tuesday night when the “time to go” music began to play her offstage — cutting off her speech — and prompting the British bird to flip ITV cameras a more distinctive bird of her own with her middle finger. Not surprisingly, the gesture immediately garnered Adele fourteen more awards.
Link: Adele Flips off BRIT Award Bosses After Winning Album of the Year (Spinner)
Barrymore, Drew — The E.T. and, later, Charlie’s Angels star has developed (or at least put her name on) a new brand of Pinot Grigio bearing the Barrymore family crest and retailing for $19.99. Be careful, though — too much Barrymore Pinot Grigio may lead to excessive cuteness followed by a period of blackout during which you’ll discover you’ve developed several middle-of-the-road eighties nostalgia projects.
Link: Buy Drew Barrymore’s Brand of Wine for just $19.99 (Starpulse)
Boys, The Beach — Tennessee music festival Bonnaroo, known for its forward thinking and eclectic lineups, has announced that its 2012 event will feature the Beach Boys as a headlining act. With an average fan age of seventy years old, this all but ensures that, in an odd twist, Beach Boys fans will be on more collective drugs at Bonnaroo than any festival-goers under thirty.
Link: Bonnaroo Lineup Includes Radiohead, The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Alice Cooper (AV Club)
Godfather, The — Paramount Pictures has sued author Anthony Puzo — son of Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather — to prevent the publication of a new novel featuring the Corleone dynasty. Sources close to the situation say that Puzo realized the studio was serious when he woke up with the head of War Horse in his bed.
Link: Paramount Sues to Halt Publication of New “Godfather” Novel (NY Times)
Scrolls, Fart — If you’re like us here at the Brown Tweed Society, you probably spend a lot of your time poring over ancient Japanese scrolls. But none can compare to the recently brought-to-light “Japanese Fart Scrolls,” which depict soldiers farting mighty winds upon their enemies, Japanese men farting animals up into the air, and women clamoring around a bent-over Japanese man, clamoring for the gas from his bare behind. I don’t think I need to tell you that this is the best piece of history ever. So just go look at them already. If nothing else, it supports the belief that flatulence has been used for stealthy warfare for thousands of years.
Link: Japanese Fart Scrolls (Tofugu)
Thrones, Game of –– A new online featurette depicts the life of an extra on season two of HBO runaway hit Game of Thrones (which, I think you’ll agree, can’t get here soon enough). Oh, sure, it’s all fun and great to tell your friends you’re going to be a Game of Thrones extra until you show up for your first day of work and learn you’re “Anal Rapee #2.”
Link: New “Game of Thrones” Production Video – Working as an Extra (MTV)