As always, each week KSR’s Funkhouser collects the best of pop culture. And as always, The Entertation Index collects the best of the week for your consumption.
Bennington, Chester — Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington passed away on Thursday after committing suicide by hanging, as reported by California Law Enforcement services. Please, again, I beg you guys: if this type of thing is even the kind of thing that flashes in your mind from time to time, please get the help you need before it’s too late. Nothing is worth this. Rest easier, Chester.
Link: Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide by Hanging
Comic-Con — San Diego’s annual Comic-Con has begun for another year and this go-roudn the Syfy Network has opened a “pop-up chapel” where American Gods actor Orlando Jones is officiating legal weddings. Convention-goers can theme their weddings in any fashion possible using props like bouquets or light sabers and tie the knot during the event before almost assuredly having sex for the first time ever.
Link: Orlando Jones Officiates Star Wars-Themed Wedding at Comic-Con Pop-Up Chapel
Crush, Candy — The CBS game-show iteration of the not-that-popular-anymore app Candy Crush have taken a nosedive after its initial pilot, dropping in ratings over 30% from its opening week to its second week. Producers are said to be reaching out to friends over Facebook, requesting them to send the show more viewers.
Link: Candy Crush Plummets in Week 2
Hart, Kevin — A Radar Online video published on Wednesday claims to have captured funnyman Kevin Hart en flagrante with a Miami model, a rumor Hart claims is untrue. According the the model, the experience was a lot like the film Central Intelligence: it had a lot of promise and probably should have been okay but for some reason was just terrible.
Link: Kevin Hart Responds to Miami Video, Allegations That He Cheated on his Pregnant Wife
Kaelin, Kato — Upon O.J. Simpson’s parole granting on Thursday, Simpson’s former friend — and pivotal figure in the murder trial of Nicole Brown Simpson — Kato Kaelin told reporters that he didn’t think “this would be the final chapter of O.J. Simpson” and once again re-iterated his feelings that Simpson was guilty of murder in 1995. He also added to the media “Do you guys want to come in and watch some TV or something? Don’t leave. I have some stuff I could make us to eat. No, don’t leave. Come inside. Please, don’t leave me. I’ll say more, I promise. I have cable. You guys like Sega Genesis? Just hang out. Please?”
Link: Kato Kaelin Talks OJ Simpson Parole
Usher — According to court papers recently unearthed, song and dance man Usher Raymond payed a “celebrity stylist” $1.1 million dollars after he infected the stylist with herpes. This shouldn’t be as big of a deal as it is; after all, country superstar Luke Bryan has been infecting people with ear gonnorhea for years.
Link: Usher Allegedly Paid a Woman $1.1 Million Dollars After Giving Her Herpes
West, Adam — Last month former Batman star and national treasure Adam West passed away at 88, leaving the fictional Family Guy town of Quahog, Rhode Island without a mayor. The producers of Family Guy this week released a nine-minute supercut of West’s greatest moments on the show, and it’s a lot of fun. RIP, Mayor Adam West. And enjoy this, everyone.
Link: Family Guy Honors Adam West With this 9-Minute Montage