I was going to see Extract anyway—describing a movie as “a Mike Judge-directed film starring Jason Bateman as a beleaguered owner of an extract plant, in which J.K. Simmons also has a role” pretty much guarantees that I’ll plunk down my $10—but this clip of the film, starring a very special Friend Of Idolator Who Might Be A Bit Confused About My Gender Even Now, has made me excited enough about the movie to almost not mind that the ever-irritating Kristen Wiig will be making awkward-Midwestern-lady faces in it too. Damn you, cameos! You always get me! [YouTube; HT More »
THE RUMOR: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were among the musicians spotted at last week’s Wal-Mart shareholders meeting… and they’re returning to recording after an eleven-year hiatus. Naturally, that confluence of events means that the record has to be a Wal-Mart exclusive! Right?
TRUTH THRESHOLD: 52%. More »
Apparently Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels is being promoted via the deployment of strategically placed talking urinal cakes. For various reasons (some of which are probably obvious!) I am not about to go on a tour of local establishments’ mens’ rooms in order to find one of these in the wild. But if you happen to see one while doing your business, could you perhaps snap a photo and send it to tipsATidolatorDOTcom? Video of the thing talking would be even better, although given that it’s apparently pee-activated, said clip might render the site NSFW/L. [Velvet Rope] More »
Like the Timex Social Club, I spend a lot of time lamenting the rumors that surround me every day. How do they get started? And where do they get crazy? In Truthmongerer, I’ll try to suss out the kernels of truth in the rumors that are taking up airspace in gossip columns, blogs, and our tips inbox.
THE RUMOR: Kiss bass player/reality-show star/future conqueror of Canada Gene Simmons sold a kidney stone that he passed on eBay… for $15,000. But don’t worry, it went to charity!
TRUTH THRESHOLD: 37%. More »