Scoop: Macaulay Culkin band plays odes to pizza

Ryan Born/FilmMagicMacaulay Culkin during Macaulay Culkin Signs his Book Junior at Barnes & Noble in New York City - March 13

Macaulay Culkin has a new band, and boy is it, um, unique. Calling themselves The Pizza Underground, he and his mates play odes to pizza in the style of the Velvet Underground. “I’m Beginning To Eat The Slice,” “Cheese Days,” and “Papa John Says” are just some of their spaced-out 1960s-era ditties, A.V. Club reports.

The group has played in public once and have recorded a demo. Now all they need to do is book a national tour of Pizza Huts.

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com

QUICK TAKES

The director of “Fast & Furious 7,” James Wan, says the next film of the franchise will definitely be completed despite the sudden death of star Paul Walker.

Jay Z leads the pack of Grammy nominees, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams.

The federal government wants $800,000 in back taxes from MC Hammer.

The actress who played Gretl Von Trapp in the original “Sound Of Music” didn’t hold back in critiquing Carrie Underwood’s performance in the remake. “Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch,” Kym Karath tweeted.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 33.

Drummer Tré Cool of Green Day is 41.

Singer Donny Osmond is 56.

Actress Judi Dench (“Nine”) is 78.

Actor Dick Van Patten (“Eight Is Enough”) is 85.

Actor Kirk Douglas (“Paths of Glory”) is 97.

Just Posted

Central Subway project projected to run $55 million over budget

San Francisco’s $1.6 billion Central Subway is roughly $55 million in the… Continue reading

HUD secretary calls for increased deregulation after tour of Potrero Hill public housing

Carson calls for greater ‘cooperation’ between local, federal officials but offers no additional funds

Suspect in high-profile waterfront attack ordered to stand trial

Judge adds charge against Austin James Vincent for alleged criminal threats

SF increases public funding to help those running for mayor, supervisor

Those running for the Board of Supervisors or mayor will have access… Continue reading

SF supervisors call on health department to ‘pause’ planned relocation of mental health patients

Tensions high as protest by over closure of long-term beds shuts down Health Commission meeting

Most Read