Each week KSR’s Funkhouser collects the best of pop culture. The Entertation Index collects the best of the week for your consumption.
Apprentice, Celebrity — NBC and Variety have confirmed that the new season of Celebrity Apprentice, which begins on January 2 and will be helmed by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in place of its former host, President-elect Donald Trump, will continue to be produced by Trump even as he takes the highest office in the country. The winner, as always, will receive a large cash prize to be donated to the charity of his or her choosing while the sixth-place finisher has to be Secretary of State.
Link: Trump Will Remain EP on Celebrity Apprentice
California, Hotel — Rolling Stone ran an article this week featuring “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hotel California,” which purports the original name of the song (“Mexican Reggae”), an argument with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull surrounding the tune and the arguments over the melody between Henley and Joe Walsh during the recording. If you didn’t know these things, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover them. If you did know all of these things, there is a 100% chance you still have a ponytail.
Link: The Eagles Hotel California – 10 Things You Didn’t Know
Carey, Mariah — You may or may not believe this but, according to Billboard Magazine, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the most downloaded Christmas song ever at 3.2 million downloads, double its closest competitor. Although to be fair, its closest competitor is “Oh Holy Night (feat. Extra Mouth Drums and Beating on our Chests)” by Pentatonix.
Link: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” Is the Most Downloaded Holiday Song Ever
Chyna, Blac –– Even though she’s married to their brother Rob, Kardashian sisters Khloe, Kim and Kourtney have, according to TMZ, banded together to bar the hip-hop video star from trading on the Kardashian name in fears she’ll damage their reputation. “We are all perfectly capable of doing that ourselves, thank you very much,” an official statement from the siblings read. BAM! Old-joke vaudeville zing!
Link: Kim, Khloe & Kourtney Crush Blac Chyna’s Biz Dreams
Reinhold, Judge — Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High-starring eighties icon was detained for disorderly conduct at a Dallas airport after “causing a disturbance” on Thursday. Authorities failed to believe Reinhold’s far-fetched story that Fred Savage is the real culprit as the two remain the subject of a bizarre thirty year-old body-switching plot. On the plus side, contrary to what Reinhold’s agent told him, he can get arrested in this town! Way to go, buddy!
Link: Judge Reinhold Arrested at Dallas Airport
Season Finale, Westworld — If you’re like me, you enjoyed HBO’s Westworld. Also, if you’re like me, it wrapped your brain around itself in parts and even after a whopper of a season finale you still had a few nagging questions. So here’s a good spoiler-full debriefing of the show’s season one ender. Discuss.
Link: The Biggest Westworld Questions Heading into Season 2
Vegas Girl Walk — As Matt, Drew and company embark on their cross-country journey culminating in Sin City next weekend for the UK-UNC game, this seems like the perfect time to reference rapper Lil’ PP’s stellar hip-hop track “Vegas Girl Walk.” Enjoy. And see you next week.