That’s Entertainment: March 26

Entertainment Editors

* In an odd “twist” of events, world-famous director Roman Polanski is planning on adapting the Charles Dickens classic “Oliver Twist” onto film. Finally, Polanski is making a movie where it’s okay to ask for more.

* In music news, former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will be released from his rehab program for nine hours so he may work on a video for his new band, Velvet Revolver. Truly, it seems that being a rockstar isn’t all it’s “cracked” up to be.

* Apparently, the Recording Industry Association of America just won’t give up. This week, it brought about another 532 lawsuits against music file-sharers across the country. When will they learn that it’s not downloading that’s killing the industry, but constant and consistent bad music?

* In yet another instance of pointless reality TV, NBC is planning a spin off of the last “Average Joe” with the nice guy who didn’t win, Adam Mesh. Entitled “Average Joe: Adam Returns,” the show will focus upon women going after him for a change. So, if you’re a guy and you can’t get a girl, it looks like NBC will hook you up.

* This week, Green Day announced they will record 35 songs for their follow-up to 2000’s “Warning.” Having given up the spotlight and retuned to the punk rock of their past, it seems that the new album will be quite good when it comes around.