Entertainment Today for Friday, July 29

Gig City rounds up the biggest entertainment headlines twice daily.

The Smurfs: A kids’ movie with no kids in it – Globe and Mail [New Window]
The Smurfs is the smurfiest movie you’ll smurf all summer – you’ll smurf until you smurf your smurfs! That’s Smurf language, folks. Get used to it, because after a very long nap, the little blue creatures three apples high have woken up in a Hollywood ..
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:01:17

Wintry and droll: Familiar Grounds indeed – Globe and Mail [New Window]
lSometimes, in the face of too much of nothing, you gotta get the hell outta Dodge, off life’s beaten path, to get a fresh perspective on things. This, mes amis, is one of the “lessons” you’ll take away from Familiar Grounds, the droll second feature …
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:01:12

Might Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow reconcile at Venice Film Festival? – Los Angeles Times [New Window]
Might the Venice Film Festival provide the perfect opportunity for Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna to make amends over their probably-but-maybe-not-but-still-fight? Call us optimists, but we at the Ministry see that window. The official lineup of films …

Cheap Trick raises questions about Bluesfest stage collapse – CTV.ca [New Window]
Cheap Trick is raising questions about the stage ..
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:43:02

Get ready to Jump Up, mon – Toronto Sun [New Window]
Dr. Rita Cox was in her late teens when she volunteered to help organize Toronto’s inaugural Caribana 44 years ago. The former university student was happy to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday by helping with the Caribbean …
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:11:45

Review: ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ is big-budget misfire [New Window]
Ever since the trailer set preview audiences giggling last year, there has been speculation about whether this big-budget genre-bender could fly.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:50:14

Singer Morrissey says Norway shooting “nothing compared” to McDonalds, KFC – Vancouver Sun [New Window]
British singer Morrissey is facing harsh criticism after comparing the massacre in Norway to the slaughter of animals for fast food. British singer Morrissey is facing harsh criticism after comparing the recent terrorist attacks in Norway to the …
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:06:43

Slayer and Zombie a match made in hell – Winnipeg Sun [New Window]
Slayer and Zombie a match made in hellWinnipeg SunHorror and headbanging, theatrics and thrash, spook and Satan — Winnipeg couldn’t have asked for a more well-rounded metal show than Wednesday night’s Rob Zombie/Slayer double-bill. With Zombie bringing the show and Slayer bringing the sound, …
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:53:41

Richards: ‘I’m way too old’ for Sheen [New Window]
“If Charlie [Sheen] is to sort his life out,” Piers Morgan asked Denise Richards. “Can you ever imagine a scenario where you might one day get back together?”
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:12:56

Alex Trebek injured chasing a burglar out of his hotel room [New Window]
Alex Trebek, longtime host of the television quiz show “Jeopardy,” was injured while chasing a burglar out of his hotel room early Tuesday.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:35:16

Lee DeWyze gets engaged [New Window]
Lee DeWyze, the 2010 winner of “American Idol,” has some more great news to celebrate.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:31:49

Filmmaker’s YouTube ‘Life’ [New Window]
Last summer, a call for submissions went out through YouTube to get user-generated video footage of what people all around the world did from midnight to midnight on July 24, 2010.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:36:24

What it takes to sell reality TV [New Window]
Last Sunday, CBS launched its new reality series “Same Name,” in which celebrities are paired with average Joes who share their first and last name.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:06:23