The Entertation Index: August 27
Currin, John – The next issue of Garage Magazine will feature a conversation between designer Marc Jacobs and artist Currin on several topics, including “sexiness.” Currin is well known for his nudes, but has gotten tired of them lately: “One thing that happens with me is that I get turned off of sex. I don’t want to see any naked girls for a while.” A hundred million guys have offered to do that for him while he takes time off.
Link: Currin Talks Art (NY Post)
Duran Duran – The 80s pop/rock band canceled last weekend’s show in Atlantic City when keyboardist Nick Rhodes was advised by his doctors not to perform. Reports say the cancellation was due to exhaustion, also known in 80s-band circles as “getting older.”
Link: Duran Duran Cancels (Rolling Stone)
Harry, Prince – Rosa Monckton, a close friend of the prince’s mother, defended him in his nude-picture controversy: “He is absolutely entitled to a private life. He has a full-time job and he is a full-time serving member of the armed forces. They all need to let their hair down.” Harry originally misheard “hair” as “pants.”
Link: Harry Sorry (People)
Journey – The “Any Way You Want It” band is reportedly receiving $500,000 to play at a fundraiser in Tampa this week. The Romney camp, basing its campaign largely on a message of fiscal discipline, has denied this, asking that his supporters don’t start believin’.
Link: Journey Plays Romney? (TMZ)
Perry, Katy – The Firework singer reportedly has turned down an offer of $20 million to appear as a judge for one season of American Idol. With Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez leaving, Randy Jackson becoming a mentor instead of a judge, Nicki Minaj unconfirmed, and only Mariah Carey officially signing yet (for $18 million!), this shows that—somehow—nobody wants to get paid a zillion dollars to work for one year.
Link: Perry Passes on Idol (Us Magazine)
Snooki – The Jersey Shore star gave birth yesterday to a baby boy, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle. Little Lorenzo is doing well, and is expected to drain his first bottle of margarita as soon as he arrives home.
Link: Snooki A Mom (MTV)