Each week KSR’s Funkhouser collects the best of pop culture. The Entertation Index collects the best of the week for your consumption.
Dmitrichenko, Pavel — Russian ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko, who has been in prison for six years after spearheading an acid attack on his former employer Sergei Filin, the artistic director of Russia’s famed Bolshoi Theatre, has been released and is attempting to return to the dancing world. The only thing slowing him down is that part of the job interview where he’s asked what his biggest weakness is and he responds “Probably trying to throw acid on my boss.”
Ghostbusters — While no one has yet to see the new female-centric Ghostbusters, it’s not doing itself any favors with two trailer releases low on comedy and high on “not getting a good feeling about this.” But let’s retain judgement until — oh, what’s that? The Ghostbusters theme has just been officially remade by Fall Out Boy with Missy Elliott? Dammit, Ghostbusters, you are making it VERY hard for people to help you out here.
Hart, Kevin — Last weekend burglars broke into Central Intelligence star Kevin Hart’s home and reportedly stole upwards of $500,000 in watches, jewelry and clothes. To recoup his losses Hart has already signed on to star in, filmed and released a buddy movie where he plays a motormouthed dentist who gets wrapped up in a mob hit with Robert de Niro. The film started filming on Tuesday morning and opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow.
Lohan, Lindsay — On the evening of the United Kingdom’s important decision to leave the European Union, actress Lindsay Lohan took to social media to live-tweet the voting results, even poking fun at the sharply-dropping value of the British pound. Lohan hasn’t been this vocal about world politics since that night she dropped acid at Dave Franco’s party and went on MSNBC to criticize China’s Chairman of the Central Military Commission Hu Jintao.
Nelson, Willie — Iconic country superstar and noted pot aficionado Willie Nelson is launching his own personal brand of marijuana this summer called “Willie’s Reserve,” and he’s currently hiring bookkeepers, sales directors and production managers. Candidates must be motivated starters with a proven track record of oh who are we kidding do you like to smoke weed you’re probably perfect for the job.
Soleil, Cirque du — World-renowned acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil have announced a partnership with the National Football League to broaden their net of interest for new fans. The partnership is welcome news to people who love professional football but complain about a lack of people in unitards standing on each other to create a giant caterpillar.
Stanley, Ralph — Thoughts go out to the family of influential bluegrass music pioneer Ralph Stanley, who died on Thursday. Stanley was a force in the genre, a National Medal of the Arts winner and an artist Jerry Garcia once called “the most perfect singer alive.” Here he is performing “Man of Constant Sorrow” with his brother in 1950.