Entertainment Today for June 17

Every day, Gig City rounds up some of the top showbiz stories and links. Check back for updates.

J.K. Rowling previews mysterious ‘Pottermore’ site [New Window]
Harry Potter fans, already an excitable bunch, are in a tizzy over a mysterious new website from series creator J.K. Rowling that hints at future Harry Potter-related content.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:00:24

Dave Grohl explains Foo Fighters’ hilarious 52-page tour rider [New Window]
The Foo Fighters have been known to sneak jokes into their backstage riders on past tours, but they’ve topped themselves this year.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:22:45

Review: ‘Page One: Inside The New York Times’ [New Window]
Documentaries are often unfairly saddled with the same “good for you” baggage that, as children, we ran from as fast as our little legs would carry us. That a film can be both entertaining and informative is a concept often ignored at the multiplex, and the idea that documentaries are just as much “real” movies as dramas, comedies and war films is often derided.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:27:00

Comedian Maria Bamford on her family [New Window]
Considered by many peers and critics as one of the top comedians out there today, Maria Bamford has a style that is hard to describe. It’s different. It’s absurd. It’s somewhat uncomfortable. And it all starts with her voice. Actually, it all starts with her voices. Plural.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:35:54

Summer wedding for Jesse James, Kat [New Window]
Have Jesse James and Kat Von D called off their wedding? Not a chance, they both tell PEOPLE.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:34:52

Review: ‘Green Lantern’ keeps it light [New Window]
If the early reviews are anything to go by, critics are giving Ryan Reynolds’ outing as Green Lantern a pasting. The story is rushed and derivative, but there is a fair amount to enjoy in a goofy, unpretentious CGI spectacle aimed at the younger teen crowd.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:40:27

Finally Kelly Rowland’s time? [New Window]
Destiny’s Child helped put her on the map.
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:22:40

Review: ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ [New Window]
No comedian of the past two decades has stretched himself — and I don’t just mean his face — as much as Jim Carrey. Yet recently, it feels as if the karmic entertainment forces have been stretching him back to earlier days.
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:44:46