The Entertation Index: January 16
Foster, Jodie — Upon receiving the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award at Monday Night’s Golden Globes, Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster hinted at a retirement from acting and then said she’d be back again, asked the audience for a wolf whistle, extolled the virtues of Mel Gibson, sort-of came out as gay, talked about having acted “since the Stone Age,” evoked Honey Boo Boo and said she’d “spank Daniel Craig’s bottom.” As bizarre as it was, however, it’s unanimously agreed that the rambling and incoherent speech still made more sense than Flightplan.
Link: Transcript of Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech (LA Times)
Prince, Fresh — Here’s something fun on a Thursday. Experimental NYC music school group Collective Cadenza have taken the opening lyrics to the Will Smith sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, run it through all 64 languages in Google Translate, and discovered the tune’s new alternate lyrics. Pretty clever, I think we can agree.
Link: Fresh Prince – Google Translated (YouTube)
Roker, Al –– During a recent interview with NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman concerning the weatherman’s gastric bypass procedure, Al Roker regaled Snyderman with a harrowing tale of passing a little more than gas during a trip to the White House to meet President Obama. “I’m walking to the press room,” Roker said, “and you know, I gotta pass a little gas here. So I’m walking by myself, who’s going to know? Only a little something extra came out.” In the weather game, this is what’s known as “precipitation moving out of the south.”
Link: Al Roker Lets Out a Secret (Salon)
Sundance — Ultra-conservative Utah watchdog group The Sutherland Institute has reacted in protest to the lineup of films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival — which includes Deep Throat biopic Lovelace and Naomi Watts’ Two Mothers, which is about what you’d think it’s about — by calling the proceedings “obscene” and “objectionable.” The outrage also owes widely to the fact that there are no movies based on a brief list of roughly seven things Utahns don’t consider “obscene” and “objectionable.”
Link: Conservative Utah Group Objects to “Obscene” Sundance Lineup (HuffPo)
Swift, Taylor — The rabid fan base of Grammy-winning pop-country singer Taylor Swift have taken to Twitter in a massive an all-out campaign against 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey after Fey made a joke at Taylor’s expense during Monday’s Golden Globes. I don’t know, this all seems like a lot more trouble than, say, taking fourteen minutes to write a thinly veiled song about someone who made you feel bad, which is generally how the Swift camp reacts to hurt feelings.
Link: Taylor Swift Fans are Very Mad at Tina Fey for Golden Globe Remarks (Uproxx)
Vase, Chinese — An eighteenth-century Chinese vase, which was created for the Qianlong Emperor and which sold two years ago at an art auction for a whopping $83 million sold again recently to another art collector for reportedly half the price, prompting art expert discourse worldwide on how the interest in an item can massively drive up auction prices. See? I told you it pays to shop at Qing Dynasty Big Lots.
Link: Chinese Vase Said to Sell for Less than Half its Record-Setting Price (NY Times)