The Entertation Index: February 27
Connick Jr., Harry – The actor/crooner will join Law & Order: SVU as a multi-episode love interest for Mariska Hargitay’s Detective Olivia Benson. Rumor has it that Connick misread the title and said, “An ‘SUV romance’ with Mariska Hargitay? If that’s what you want to call it, sure. Either way, I’m in!”
Link: Connick-Hargitay Romance (THR)
Karmin – YouTube darlings turned mainstream cover sensation Karmin appeared on Saturday Night Live recently, and wanted simply to thank head honcho Lorne Michaels after the taping. However, a man named Stephen Spielberg wouldn’t let them go without shaking their hands and telling them how awesome they were. Sigh. I guess I’m going to have to figure out who Karmin is now.
Link: Karmin’s Rise (O Music Blog)
Margera, Bam – The Jackass co-star was arrested for allegedly swimming in a pool with his clothes on at a party in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It would have been a bigger story had Bam Margera not been arrested while attending Mardi Gras.
Link: Margera Arrested (TMZ)
Palin, Sarah – Game Change, HBO’s portrayal of Palin’s vice presidential campaign, has drawn strong criticism from Palin backers and aides. Huffington Post notes that since the movie debuts March 10 and staffers have not been allowed an early screening, none of them have seen the actual movie. In truth, no one knows if they’ve seen the actual Sarah Palin either.
Link: Palin Movie (Huffington Post)
Rimes, Leann – Country star Leann Rimes is reportedly interested in being a judge on talent show X Factor. That is, until she realizes that it’s not about judging exes.
Link: Rimes On X Factor? (EW)
Wild, Born To Be – An early screening of IMAX documentary Born To Be Wild captivated one of its own subjects, an orangutan featured in the film. Some people were disappointed, though, when the “shirtless beast with long hair digging the film” wasn’t Matthew McConaughey.
Link: Born To Be Wild Screening (Washington Post)