The Entertation Index: September 13
Hologram, Tupac — The special effects company Digital Domain, which recently made news for masterminding the hologram image of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur at the 2012 Coachella music festival has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, halting stock shares on Tuesday and believed to be suffering from massive long-term debt. The good news for you the consumer, however, is that you can now get Hologram Tupac Shakur to play your wedding, birthday party, bar mitzvah or other special occasion for a lower price than ever before.
Link: “Tupac Hologram” Maker Digital Domain Files for Bankruptcy (CNN)
Jenner, Kris — NBC’s increasingly giggly and flufftastic The Today Show is under fire for opting out of a national moment of silence for the victims of the 9/11 bombings on Monday, instead deciding to feature an interview with Keeping Up with the Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner in which Jenner talked about the rumors of breast implants — thus proving once and for all that it really is impossible to have any kind of silence with a Kardashian around.
Link: “Today Show” Slammed for Airing Kris Jenner Over 9/11 Moment of Silence (Examiner)
Paltrow, Gwyneth — Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow recently told E! News at the Toronto Film Festival that she’s not sure if she’ll be returning for the recently-announced sequel to The Avengers with Joss Whedon and company, saying that she fears she might be too old to keep doing those types of movies. A better headline for this story should simply read: GWYNETH PALTROW HATES MONEY.
Link: Gwyneth Paltrow & The Avengers: Actress May Not Return for Blockbuster Sequel (HuffPo)
Ryder, Winona — Poor Winona Ryder. First she has to hear about a possible Beetlejuice sequel from red carpet interviewers, and then Bravo announces a television series based on Heathers after years of publicly trying to rally Heathers director Michael Lehmann to consider a sequel. And on top of that, Ryder’s family refuses to tell her where Christmas will be this year.
Link: Bravo Developing a Heathers TV Show (New York Magazine)
Schwarzenegger, Arnold — A Sacramento judge this week blasted former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger concerning Schwarzenegger’s year-old old decision to commute the sentence of a convicted manslaughterer from sixteen to seven years before he left office, calling it an “abuse of discretion” and “repugnant to the bulk of the citizenry of this state.” He then matter-of-factly added “Oh, you guys were talking about the court case? I thought you were talking about Junior.”
Link: Judge Schwarzenegger Didn’t Break Law (USA Today)
Simpson, O.J. — The National Enquirer ran with a headline this week proclaiming that O.J. Simpson — once represented by defense attorney Robert Kardashian — claims to be the father of Khloe Kardashian from a secret affair which many believe may have been with Kardashian’s then-wife Kris Jenner. Oh well, you know what they say about O.J. and his sexual dalliances: “If it fits, you must acquit.” (alternate punchline: “O.J. has always been steadfast in denying he wore a glove.”)
Link: Could O.J. Simpson be Khloe Kardashian’s Biological Father (Fox News)