The Entertation Index: November 29
Aniston, Jennifer – According to reputable literary magazine The Star, former Friend Jennifer Aniston has advised a pal who has recently begun dating Braveheart star Mel Gibson to stop seeing the Aussie actor, fearing that it will only end badly for her. No word yet on how Aniston’s friend, Ruth Goldbaum, feels about it or how she plans to proceed.
Link: Mel Gibson Might Kill Jennifer Aniston (Celebslam)
Festival, Twitter Fiction — Attention would-be literary greats: yesterday saw the beginning of the first international Twitter Fiction Festival, in which participants around the globe tweet one line a day and which will feature live “tweet-ups” from the New York Public Library as the event continues. If you’re wondering how on earth cohesive and marketable literature can be created in the limited space of Twitter, bear in mind that the entire script of Kevin James’ Here Comes the Boom was less than 140 characters long.
Link: First Official Twitter Fiction Festival Begins (NY Times)
Johansson, Scarlett — Suffering from a bout of laryngitis this week, jovial Today Show anchor Al Roker had sexpot actress Scarlett Johansson stand in for him to read the weather on Wednesday. A very excited Matt Lauer, believing that Scarlett Johansson had begun working at the Today show, immediately started hitting on her.
Link: Scarlett Johansson Reads Weather on “Today” Show (EW)
Jones, Angus T. — After releasing a video this week in which Two and a Half Men star called the CBS sitcom “filth” and urged its viewers to stop watching it, actor Angus T. Jones (the “half” of the title grouping) has recanted his statement in a formal apology, praising CBS and the program’s showrunners. “To be fair,” Jones allegedly said in his statement, “a lot of the filth left with Charlie Sheen.” He then thought for a second and added, “but then, now that I think about it, a great deal of it came back with Ashton Kutcher. So I guess it is still pretty filthy.”
Link: “Two and a Half Men’s” Angus T. Jones Apologizes for Calling Show “Filth” (Washington Post)
PSY — As TIME Magazine asks viewers to weigh in on their selected candidates for the prestigious Person of the Year Award, forget brave diplomats or gamechanging writers; how about silly K-pop star PSY, whose horsey dancing made us all laugh? I think we know what this means, everybody. THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT! OH, GOD THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT!
Link: Psy – Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year 2012? (TIME)
Thrones, Game of — For your Thursday enjoyment, check out the viral YouTube video making the circuit right now which repurposes HBO’s Game of Thrones as a Seinfeldian sitcom. We’ve always said that the medieval fantasy series needed a quirky, jazzy soundtrack. Here you go.
Link: Game of Thrones as a Seinfeld Sitcom (Wired)