Each week KSR’s Funkhouser collects the best of pop culture. The Entertation Index collects the best of the week for your consumption.
Bachelor, The — Former Bachelor star Sean Lowe and fiance/winner Catherine Giudici announced the birth of their first son via Twitter on Saturday. The baby, named Samuel Thomas, beat out over 100 million competitors for the title and will be interviewed by Chris Harrison in a special The Sperm Tell All special to air next Monday night on ABC.
Brinkley, Christie — Ex-supermodel Christie Brinkley, upon finding a woman squatting to pee in front of her Hamptons home last weekend, rushed into the yard to spray the woman with a garden hose. As you may suspect, that was bad news for the woman but great news for the niche “Christie Brinkley sprays me with a garden hose while I pee fan fiction” Reddit group.
Cynthiana (KY) — As you read here earlier this week, Kentucky’s own Cynthiana, home of The Walking Dead scribe Robert Kirkman, has just seen the completion of a mural on the side of its opera house depicting four still-living characters from the runaway hit zombie show. And if you think that’s impressive, you should see the city’s four-acre Chicago Fire sculpture garden.
Live, Saturday Night — What did you just say? That you want a 35-minute supercut of those back-half sketches from the Forte/Sudekis/Hader SNL era where everyone sets up a joke, knocks it down and then they all sing a chorus of an old song? Okay then.
Link: “Song Memories” Supercut
Locusts — Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Navy to develop a plan to implant electrodes in the brains of locusts, outfit them with special backpacks, tattoo their wings and train them to sniff out bombs. The only loser? Steve from Washington University, who was totally drunk when he wrote that email about the bomb-sniffing locusts to everyone. It was hilarious at the time but it’s bigger than you now, Steve. It’s bigger than you. Just keep quiet.
Opera — The New York Times writes on the current movement of shortening, tightening and cutting things out of classic operas to decrease their running times for audiences. This movement has been prompted by EVERY PERSON WHO HAS EVER SEEN AN OPERA.
Stefani, Gwen — With her recent divorce from former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale officially in the books, platinum pop star Gwen Stefani has filed paperwork to drop the “Rossdale” from her name. So hey everybody, stop calling her Gwen Rossdale. She’s really tired of being called Gwen Rossdale all the time. Just forget you ever called her, at all times, Gwen Rossdale, okay?
Zucker, David — The director of Airplane!, Top Secret and The Naked Gun franchise has filed for divorce from his wife of twenty years. It’s the same old story: boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers, girl, girl dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.
No, the worst.