The Entertation Index: June 7
Hawkins, Taylor — The Hollywood Reporter is alleging that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has been tapped to play seminal punk auteur Iggy Pop in an upcoming film about the era of New York City’s influential club CBGB. This comes after another recent contender dropped out of talks to play the role as studios just “didn’t feel” the gravitas of having the legendary musician played by a rolled up rug wrapped in imitation crocodile skin. (h/t to Jay St. Orts)
Link: Foo Fighters Drummer Will Play Iggy Pop in “CBGB” (Rolling Stone)
Kardashian, Kim — Kanye West main squeeze and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian told reporters this week that her privacy is very valuable to her and that she would like to “choose to have a little bit of a private life.” Immediately afterward, Kardashian sold the exclusive sponsorship rights to her private life to Maybelline and E! Entertainment Television in a dual six-figure deal.
Link: Kim Kardashian — “I Value My Privacy” (Showbiz Spy)
Paltrow, Gwyneth — Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow stirred up controversy on the internet this weekend after tweeting a photo of a Jay-Z concert and accompanying it with the line “Ni**as in Paris for real,” then defended the tweet as it was the name of the song being performed. Defeated, Paltrow returned to daily life of singing country songs, hanging out with her emo-pop British husband, blogging about children’s clothes and being the whitest person ever.
Link: Gwyneth Paltrow Defenes N-Word Tweet: “It’s the Title of a Song!” (Us Magazine)
REM — The recently disbanded but never-t0-be-forgotten original indie band REM is the subject of a massive feature over at the AV Club which chronicles the ins and outs of Stipe & Co. over the range of their entire discography. If you still love or ever loved REM, consider this your must-read of the day, folks. Good stuff.
Link: Perfect Circle – An REM Story (AV Club)
Sensations, Quantum — The soon-to-be-available everywhere Quantum Sensations, created by French-American scientist David Edwards, is a new brand of breath spray which reportedly gets its users “drunk for a few seconds with no aftereffects.” Coincidentally, a product mix-up may be the reason why former child star and thrice-DUI offender Amanda Bynes has lately been under the confused impression that she keeps being pulled over for having amazingly fragrant breath.
Link: This Spray Will Get You Instantaneously Drunk — But Just for a Few Seconds (Gizmodo)
Stewart, Kristen — The Snow White and the Huntsman heroine, during a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine, shot at critics and others who slander her style and acting as “voracious, starving shit-eaters.” To be fair, though, that would be an accurate assesment of anyone who waited diligently for and happily spent money to see the Twilight series.
Link: “Twilight” Star Slams Critics (HuffPo)