The Entertation Index: October 1
Iver, Bon — Folk star frontman Justin Vernon tells Minnesota Public Radio that acclaimed group Bon Iver is “winding down” and that he has to “turn it off and walk away from it. This is undoubtedly great news for those of you who routinely scour Wisconsin garage sales looking for cable knit sweaters. You’re about to hit the mother lode.
Link: Justin Vernon Talks to David Campbell About Eau Claire and the Success of Bon Iver (MN Public Radio)
Kardashians, The — As news surfaces of a Kanye West sex tape in which the rapper frolicks with an eighteen year-old girl who bears a striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian, the Kardashian clan has taken all the news in stride, laughing and calling it “no big deal.” “After all,” they added, “everyone knows that’s how you and your entire family gets four reality shows, a fashion line, a chain of retail boutiques and billions of dollars in endorsements, right?”
Link: The Kardashians Don’t Care About Kanye West Sex Tape (Radar Online)
Ke$ha — The “Tik Tok” singer told radio personality Ryan Seacrest that the theme of her new album is “magic,” telling Seacrest that she went around the world on a boat, rehabilitated baby lions and swam with great white sharks — and that by “went around the world on a boat, rehabilitated baby lions and swam with great white sharks,” she means “drank a lot of vodka, had a lot of sexual partners and woke up on the bathroom floors of a lot of bars down at the wharf.”
LInk: Ke$ha “Die Young” Hits Airwaves (HuffPo)
Madonna — During a recent concert in Washington D.C., pop songstress Madonna took some time to talk politics with the crowd, announcing “We have a black Muslim in the White House, now that’s some amazing sh*t.” President Obama responded by drafting a government order for Madonna to just shut up and go away, which was signed almost immediately by every member of Democratic and Republican congress and voted in unanimously by everyone in the country.
Link: Madonna – Obama is a “Black Muslim in the White House,” Deserves Votes (HuffPo)
Rowling, J.K. — While her latest novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, is meeting positive reviews, Harry Potter author and sensible British woman J.K. Rowling says she doesn’t completely rule out a return of the boy wizard as the last Potter books were rushed to meet the clamoring fan base. Or perhaps Rowling is simply aware and under the powerful spell of moneyus necessitus.
Link: J.K. Rowling Not Done with Harry Potter, Says Spin-Off “Director’s Cut” of Existing Books Possible (Gawker)
Williams, Andy — Golden-voiced, legendary singer of many of our favorite Christmas songs Andy Williams passed away on Wednesday at age 84 after a battle with cancer. Though he’ll be more remembered by the generation before us moreso than our own, it’s staggering to think of how many classic holiday tunes we’ve heard this man sing since we were kids. He likely influenced our generation more than we even realize, and our thoughts go out to his family.
Link: Andy Williams, Crooner of “Moon River,” Dies at 84 (NY Times)