This Week in Pop Culture


By Lauren Sadler - Posted on 01 June 2012

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Happy June! It’s been slow-going for pop culture this week, so bear with me and pretend to enjoy this brief post.

Just say no. How’s this for an afterschool special: Man eats homeless man’s face. Just add this to the list of things you wish you could un-see.

If you haven’t heard, shit got cray in Miami this past Saturday. Rudy Eugene (31), attacked, and started eating a homeless man’s face on the MacArthur Causeway in broad daylight. Eugene was allegedly on a cocktail of drugs including LSD and bath salts when the attack occurred. The victim, Ronald Poppo (65), survived the attack but 80% of his face was severely damaged (aka the skin and cartilage is gone). Eugene was fatally shot five times after not complying with officers during the unmotivated assault – dude just would NOT stop eating the guy’s face!

To read more details about the attacker and the victim, see the uncensored surveillance video and pictures of the incident, visit the Miami Herald website here.

We can believe in love again, guys. Nearly a year after breaking off their engagement, Hugh Hefner and his ex-fiancée Crystal Harris have reunited…and it feels so…staged? Hef may be going senile, but I know a gold-digger when I see one. Girl wants another Playboy cover AND a new engagement ring, I’m sure – remember she pawned hers for $90k not too long ago? One thing’s fosho, there ain’t no shame in her game.

Here comes the bride. Speaking of love, it’s been reported that Drew Barrymore will be tying the knot for the third time with fiancé and baby-daddy Will Kopelman on Saturday. Mazel to Drew and Will! Hope this one sticks!

Funny movie alert. Keep this upcoming flick on your radar: The Campaign featuring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Sudeikis. It’ll be in theatres August 10.

Justin Bieber beat somebody up? It’s been a crazy week for the teen dream. Apparently he suffered a concussion in Paris and nearly 50 Norwegian chicks were sent to the hospital after an uproarious free concert announcement in Oslo.

But according to the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, the Biebs could be in some hot water after a paparazzo accused him of physical battery on Monday. Apparently Justin beat him so bad, he needed medical attention on the scene.

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time Beliebing this.

Throwback Video of the Week:

Swagger Coach w/Taavon

“One rule that I have is that I only sit on things that are purple.”

Date Night.

See It: Snow White and the Huntsman [PG-13] – You probably shouldn’t take any LSD or bath salts before seeing this movie. It’s definitely a far cry from Walt Disney’s take on the classic fairytale.

Skip It: High School  [R] – This flick isn’t even worth telling you about. Just forget I even mentioned it. Same goes for Piranha 3DD [R] – unless you’re a huge Hoff fan, have at it.

Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Andre 3000 (37), Adam Carolla (48), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (35), LaToya Jackson (56), Mel B. aka Scary Spice (37), Cee Lo Green (38), Clint Eastwood (82), Colin Farrell (36), Joe Namath (69), Alanis Morissette (38), Morgan Freeman (75), Heidi Klum (39), Justin Long (34), Wayne Brady (40).

Have a wonderful weekend!

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