The Entertation Index: May 13
3, Iron Man – A year after a man dressed in black tactical gear shot viewers in a Colorado theater, a Missouri theater manager has come under fire for a “publicity stunt” in which an actor in “black body armor with a fake rifle walked into the opening of Iron Man 3.” Even after several moviegoers called 911 and responding officers thought they were dealing with an actual shooter, theater manager Bob Wilkins said he still thought it was a great idea, telling a local news outlet “this was planned months in advance and only a few people were upset, but hundreds were entertained.” Great stuff, Bob! Next up for Wilkins: getting a couple of kids in trench coats and fake rifles to walk unannounced into a Columbine high school basketball pep rally promising to “blow away the competition”!
Link: Publicity Stunt Mars Iron Man Showing (RTV6)
Hanneman, Jeff – Metal band Slayer released a statement saying that guitarist Hanneman did not die of complications due to necrotizing fasciitis from a spider bite, as originally hypothesized, but from cirrhosis of the liver due to excessive alcohol consumption. For a guitarist for Slayer, either would have been fitting.
Link: Hanneman’s Cause of Death (Fox News)
Lavigne, Avril – The 28-year-old singer recently released the video to her new single “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” which reminisces about high school, proms, and falling in love. If you read between the lines, it’s about someone approaching 30 who hopes she can still make seemingly edgy but completely safe pop songs that teenagers will continue to buy.
Link: Avril’s New Video (Billboard)
Robson, Wade – A former choreographer for Britney Spears and witness for Michael Jackson in previous child sexual abuse cases has reversed course and asked to file a claim against MJ’s estate, alleging he was in fact molested by the singer. Jackson was unavailable for comment.
Link: Robson Accuses Jackson (NY Daily News)
Smash – NBC’s musical drama has been cancelled after a bad start to its second season. If this is important to you, you are literally the only person I know who watched this show.
Link: Smash Smashed (Huffington Post)
Stars, The Fault in Our – John Green’s best-seller is being adapted to the big screen, with Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley cast as the two leads. Hollywood insiders haven’t been this excited about a movie showcasing two actors with obviously fake names since Thora Birch and Mena Suvari starred in American Beauty.
Link: Actors in Movies (EW)