The Entertation Index: August 6
Beyonce – The pop singer is revving up a documentary film about her life and career, and will produce, direct, and star in the work. She is reportedly interested in future documentary film-making, the next being Bootylicious: The Making of This Jelly.
Link: Beyonce Behind the Camera (Billboard)
Critics, Cryptozoological – Animal Planet’s new show Finding Bigfoot has drawn quite a bit of criticism, including lack of evidence, skepticism that a real Bigfoot find would remain secret until the segment airs, and…wait, people are actually writing genuine, rational criticism of a show about trying to find a freaking Bigfoot?
Link: Bashing Bigfoot (EW)
Fallon, Jimmy – The late-night NBC star is said to be in negotiations to host next February’s Oscars, but talks have supposedly stalled because ABC, who will broadcast the ceremony, objects to any pick from a rival network. The real reason, as we all know, is that the network is opposed to anyone under 55 actually enjoying the show.
Link: Fallon to Host Oscars? (L.A. Times)
Jr., Cuba Gooding – The Jerry Maguire actor was involved in a scuffle in a bar in New Orleans last week when he allegedly shoved a bartender for kicking him out. Gooding says that the bartender was being racist, but the bartender says that she had just watched Boat Trip and couldn’t in good conscience allow Gooding to remain on the premises any longer.
Link: Gooding Scuffle (TMZ)
Kane, Citizen – Those of you who sneered at Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane have been vindicated. The Sight & Sound list of the greatest films of all time, released once a decade by the British Film Institute and based on votes of international critics, has a new top choice. As you probably suspected, Booty Call is now king.
Link: New Top Flick (Sun Times)
Stewart, Kristen – The Twilight actress is the apparent front-runner for the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of William Styron’s Lie Down in Darkness, perhaps over Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence. Stewart over Lawrence? She must have slept with the director or something.
Link: Stewart in the Lead? (THR)