Fast Track: Are the Smurfs actually Nazis?

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday.

A French sociologist and author has written a book arguing that the Smurfs are racist, anti-Semitic Nazis. This is going to take a bit of time to process. (Huffington Post)

Everyone’s favorite Jane Lynch has been picked to host the Emmy Awards. (Los Angeles Times) is becoming a one-stop shop for Disney TV shows and movies. (Los Angeles Times)


All the major music labels have signed on to Apple’s coming iCloud service. Submit to the iCloud! (Los Angeles Times)

Pee-wee Herman is going the Melissa Leo route for his Emmy campaign. (Deadline)

Shia LeBeouf says Megan Fox was never prepared to be sexy for director Michael Bay. (Los Angeles Times)

Recently retired Shaquille O’Neal hints that he may join ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Lindsay Lohan’s electronic monitoring system went off, but it appears to have been a false alarm. (Los Angeles Times)

Billy Bob Thornton’s estranged daughter has been found guilty of infant manslaughter. (TMZ)

The cast of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (including Sean Penn?!?) will reunite on stage at Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards this summer. (Entertainment Weekly)

Speaking of Penn, he and Scarlett Johansson have reportedly split. (New York Daily News)


“Red Tails,” George Lucas’ first non-"Star Wars,” non-Indiana Jones movie in 20 years, could be out in January. (SlashFilm)

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