The Entertation Index: March 8
Casablanca — To celebrate the film’s 70th anniversary, Turner Classic Movies will be releasing the timeless Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall classic Casablanca to 450 theaters natiowide. So if you’ve been too busy to catch the film for free on television for the last 69 years, Turner Classic Movies has – finally – made it very easy for you to pay money to watch it. Don’t say Turner Classic Movies isn’t thinking about you, America.
Link: Casablanca Returning to the Big Screen (UPI)
Hogan, Hulk — TMZ reports that a sex tape featuring former WWF champion Hulk Hogan is being shopped to potential distributors and that the woman involved is neither the his current wife or ex-wife. Sources say the tape is standard up until the part where the Hulkster implores his naked partner to “talk to Mean Gene Okerlund.” And you don’t even want to know what that really means.
Link: Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Being Shopped to Porn Companie (TMZ)
House, Animal — The New York Times reports that Universal Pictures Stage Productions is currently in the works to adapt 1978’s John Belushi college comedy Animal House into a Broadway play featuring music by Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. When asked for comment, reps for Universal commented “We were all sitting around thinking ‘how can we make an idea like turning Animal House into a Broadway musical even worse?’ and then it just came to us: add in some Barenaked Ladies music. It’s really spectacular how terrible this idea is, isn’t it? We’re going to make a fortune.”
Link: “Animal House” Musical is Planned (NY Times)
Madonna — According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the 54 year-old ex-Material Girl is said to be seriously mulling over a recent marriage proposal from her 24 year beau Brahim Zaibat, which would be her third marriage. Reports from Madonna’s camp say that she’s conflicted over the proposal: on one hand, she cares a great deal for the younger Zaibat — but on the other, she takes her job guarding a cursed ring deep inside a cave against invading Hobbits very, very seriously.
Link: Madonna “Considering Marriage Proposal from Brahim Zaibat (Metro)
Reeves, Keanu — The Matrix star tells England’s The Independent that he and former Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure co-star Alex Winter have a script for a second Bill and Ted sequel which he says is “good” and that the duo is trying to put together. Please bear in mind, however, that it’s assumed that at one point Keanu Reeves thought Johnny Mnemonic, Hard Ball and Constantine were “good,” too. So…yeah.
Link: “Bill and Ted 3” Script: Keanu Reeves Confirms it’s “Good” (The 814 Times)
Simpsons, The — In case you missed it this weekend, The Simpsons opened with a brilliant, short Game of Thrones couch gag parody in which the HBO medieval drama’s music scored the map of Springfield. You know you want to watch it. Go ahead — dork it out, brothers and sisters. Good stuff.
Link: Game of Thrones Themed Opening to the Simpsons (Laughing Squid)