The Entertation Index: October 25
Bond, James — As you prepare for the upcoming, supposedly-amazing new James Bond film Skyfall, those intrepid number-crunchers over at The Economist have put together a nifty graph of all the past incarnations of 007 and tallied which drank the most, got busy the most and killed the most people. Check it out, Bond-heads.
Link: James Bond – Booze, Bonks and Bodies (The Economist)
Cruise, Tom — Actor Tom Cruise has reportedly filed a $50 million law suit against the magazines In Touch and Life & Style after the gossip publications ran photographs of Cruise’s daughter Suri looking sad and attributing the melancholy to the fact that she’s been “abandoned” by her superstar father. Whether the suit holds water remains to be seen but Cruise is allegedly auditioning lawyers now to find the one which makes him look best.
Link: “Mission Impossible Actor Sues Life & Style, In Touch for $50 Million (HuffPo)
Flea — Unpredictable bass guitarist Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, sat down for an interview with CNN.com earlier this week after turning a milestone fifty years old last week. Among the surprises? That he has “a profound spiritual life” and that he would do “nothing” differently over the past fifty years. Not included in the interview? That he “can’t play the bass naked anymore because his testicles get caught in the strings.”
Link: A Chili Pepper Turns 50 (CNN)
Gaga, Lady — Scientists at Duke University have honored Grammy-winning pop singer Lady Gaga by naming a newly-discovered genus of ferns — which contains 19 subspecies — after the “Poker Face” singer. Apparently the naming was an easy fit as the genus is identified mainly by its ongoing attempts to emulate a genus of ferns named after Madonna.
Link: Germinated This Way — New Fern Species Named After Lady Gaga (NY Times)
Hobbit, The — Restaurant chain Denny’s has stepped up to the promotional plate with an odd choice of product placement in a series of new meals meant to tie in with the upcoming winter film The Hobbit. Menu items are set to include “Bilbo’s Berry Smoothie,” “Gandalf’s Gobble Melt,” “Radagast’s Red Velvet Pancake Puppies” and “The Ring Burger.” No word yet on whether the restaurant will also fittingly offer “virgin coladas” to complement the new items.
Link: Human-Size Meals to Satisfy “Hobbit” Hungers (NY Times)
Jenner, Kris — Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, presumably tired of anyone talking about anyone in her family who is not her,
accidentally totally on purpose tweeted a photo this week of herself in a Wonder Woman Halloween costume which conspicuously showed glimpses of both nipples. In related news, men everywhere this week declared that they can never find Wonder Woman costumes sexy EVER AGAIN.
Link: Kris Jenner Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction in Wonder Woman Halloween Costume (Starpulse)
Jolie-Pitt, Angelina and Brad – Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed that the children of superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will indeed be starring in the upcoming Disney film Maleficent alongside their mother, who plays the title role. “Brad and Angelina are very happy about this development,” sources close to the couple say, “especially since their entire family plan is based upon the duo’s particular fondness for the film 101 Dalmatians.”
Link: Jolie-Pitt Kids are the Latest Hollywood Offspring Headed to a Theater Near You (Yahoo)