A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
During a New York Times TimesTalk interview with Robert Pattinson and “Cosmopolis” director David Cronenberg, reporter David Carr dared to mention the name Kristen Stewart, making things momentarily awkward for Pattinson. (New York Daily News)
Things were a little easier for RPatz during his interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, during which he discussed his continued amazement over the intensity of “Twilight” fans. (MTV News)
Mariah Carey and No Doubt will perform during the pregame show before the first regular-season NFL game on Sept. 5 between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. (Associated Press)
The members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been convicted of hooliganism for staging a flash performance at a Moscow cathedral and saying a “prayer” that was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Paul McCartney and Madonna are among the artists who had publicly come to the female musicians’ defense. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Ryan Lochte appeared on “The Tonight Show” Thursday night and let Kristen Bell borrow his medals. Veronica Mars also jumped in with her own questions for the Olympics swimmer ... maybe she should have her own talk show? Honestly, I would watch that.
Jesse Plemons talks about that very bad thing he did in last week’s episode of “Breaking Bad,” as well as that very bad thing he did a while back on “ Friday Night Lights .” Note: Proceed with caution if you have not seen last week’s episode of “Breaking Bad.” (Vulture)
FYI: There is now a statue of David Beckham outside of an H&M store in New York that makes him look like the Silver Surfer in an underwear ad. (Digital Spy)