Today in showbiz news: Fred Armisen is going to collaborate with Kings of Leon, Starz gets really excited about pirates, Fox will open a theme park, and more.
In a shocking turn of events, Fred Armisen is betraying the hipster community who flocked to his television sketch series Portlandia. He will collaborate with a musical act so middling that no self-respecting hipster would ever dare to ironically listen to them. Yes, Armisen will direct a VEVO webcast in early August for Kings of Leon, who are close to rivaling U2 as the least hip band around. What Armisen will bring to a Kings of Leon concert webcast is unknown, but it is safe to say that he will probably not be putting a bird on this webcast. [The Wrap]
Starz really thinks people are keen on seeing non-Johnny Depp pirates do premium cable drama things, like use bad words, have sex, and fight. The network has renewed its Michael Bay-produced pirate drama Black Sails for a second season, even though the first season does not air until January. If that wasn't enough of a description for you, the show is a prequel to Treasure Island depicting the early days of John Silver. [The Hollywood Reporter]