10 Things To Know Now: Katy Perry Taps Rebecca Black, James Franco’s Record Deal, + Surfing Bulldog!


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Hello and welcome to this, the triumphant return of Buzzworthy’s weekly roundup of all things entertaining. I just got done reading the whole entire internet so I could bring you these 10 choice tidbits. Let’s go.

1.) Kim Kardashian’s sisters thought she was joking when she first announced her engagement to basketballer Kris Humphries. They’ll just have to watch Kim’s reality show to catch up! (MTV News)

2.) In an effort to fulfill the “Gotta Get Down” Postulate, whereby every music video to feature the word “Friday” must heretofore reference the infamous viral sensation, Katy Perry‘s soon-to-be-released video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” will contain a Rebecca Black cameo. (PopEater)

3.) As part of his ongoing quest to make everyone who is not James Franco feel like a complete and total slacker, the multitalented actor has signed an honest-to-goodness record deal with indie label Dutty Artz to make music with “video/performance artist” Kalup Linzy under the moniker “Kalup and Franco.” I don’t know about you, but I’m sort of disappointed he didn’t name it something weirder. (The Fader)

4.) Our perceptive friends over at Crushable noticed that Blake Lively has a look to match that of every single Disney princess, from Cinderella to Pocahantas. So that’s what was up with her brief foray into red hair. (Crushable)

5.) How much do you love social networking? Probably not as much as this lady from the Netherlands, who got the profile pics of 152 of her Facebook friends tattooed on her arm. I hope nobody ever un-friends her, because the emotional pain of being un-friended is nothing compared with the physical pain of tattoo removal. (Mashable)

6.) “Planking” occurs when someone takes a photo of him or herself lying facedown in a strange location and posts it on the internet for all to see. The Walsh Brothers comedy duo are some of the best plankers around, although it’s debatable how big an achievement that is. (Buzzfeed)

7.) Our little Dakota Fanning has grown up so fast! It seems like only yesterday she was playing baby Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama, and now she’s a bona fide high school grad. Put that diploma to good use! (Us magazine)

8.) Just two months after group member M-Bone was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, California, Cali Swag District will release their debut album, The Kickback, which they have dedicated to his memory. R.I.P. (MTV News)

9.) The recent popularity of feather hair extensions is causing shortages of feathers where they are traditionally sold: in fishing shops. Maybe once they find out more than 1,500 roosters are killed each week in an attempt to satisfy demand, some people’s interest in the trend might wane? (Racked)

10.) Last, in news of the ridiculously awesome, English bulldog Betsy may not quite have surfed her way to victory in San Diego’s sixth annual Surf Dog competition, but she certainly surfed her way into all our hearts. All together now: Aaaaaaw. (Buzzfeed)