Each week KSR’s Funkhouser collects the best of pop culture. The Entertation Index collects the best of the week for your consumption.
Day, Memorial — In honor of Memorial Day and all the real-life soldiers who have and continue to protect us both in this country and around the world, it’s worth revisiting this great Grantland piece saluting the greatest servicemen of our pop culture landscape.
Link: The Top Ten Movie Troops of All Time: A Definitive, Armed Forces-Informed Ranking
Foxx, Jamie — The Ray Oscar winner told Howard Stern this week that during the run up to his Academy Award accolade, he received a call from Oprah Winfrey, who gathered together prominent stars like Quincy Jones and Sidney Poitier at her home to stage an intervention for Foxx’s partying. Since then, Jamie Foxx has gone on to star in other Oscar-caliber movies like Valentine’s Day, Stealth and Law Abiding Citizen. Thanks, Oprah!
Link: Foxx – “Oprah Staged and Intervention for me, Told Me I Was “Blowing It.”
Foxx, Jamie (2) — The Law Abiding Citizen star appeared on Jimmy Fallon this week where he pretended to use sign language on a Tonight Show promo, angering activists for the deaf and hearing-impaired community. Thanks, Oprah!
Link: Nyle Demarco – Jamie Foxx Was Disrespectful to Make Up Sign Language on Tonight Show
Man, The Running — If you’re not familiar with the Earwolf podcast “How Did This Get Made?”, it focuses on terrible movies and picks them apart piece by piece in a fantastic way. Some episodes are stellar, some are just okay, but every now and then they really find a prime subject. Like 1987’s The Running Man. Mowing the yard or driving today? Put it on and enjoy. Good times.
Link: Podcast – “How Did This Get Made: The Running Man”
Plinko — This week saw a lot of news, but perhaps none more groundbreaking than the fact that this Penn State student broke a Price is Right record when he hit the $10,000 slot three times while playing Plinko. Did you see it? THIS IS A TRICK QUESTION OF COURSE YOU DIDN’T SEE IT YOU HAVE A JOB LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
Link: Watch a Dude Go Absolutely Apesh*t After Breaking a Plink Record on Price Is Right
Rodriguez, Alex — Number one Alex Rodriguez fan Alex Rodriguez has allegedly been tapped by ABC news to serve as its newest correspondent, with sources saying the ex-Yankee is interested in “lifestyle and family-oriented programming.” Because there’s no one better to tell you how your family should work than an egotistical, philandering multi-millionaire ex-professional baseball player with a painting of himself as a centaur hanging over his bead. Salt of the earth, that guy.
Link: Alex Rodriguez Lands ABC News Gig
Transformers –– It’s a long weekend. Here are clips of the Transformers ruining your favorite movies and TV shows. Enjoy!
Link: The Transformers Ruin Your Favorite Movies