The Rundown: Week of Oct. 27

Devan Coggan, Copy Chief

Julianne Hough celebrates Halloween with blackface costume

“Dancing With the Stars” winner Julianne Hough found herself under fire this week after pictures of her dressed in a blackface Halloween costume went viral. Hough dressed as “Orange Is the New Black” character Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren for a Halloween party and, seeing as the show is about questioning gender and racial injustice, apparently missed the entire point.

Chris Brown checks into rehab following arrest

Almost immediately after his arrest on an assault charge, which allegedly left a man’s nose broken, Chris Brown will voluntarily check into rehab in attempt to “gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior.” Here’s hoping that insight will be along the lines of: You’re a terrible human being, and you should stop being such an obstinate, hostile scumbag.

‘Ender’s Game’ author criticized for controversial anti-gay views

In light of this weekend’s release of the “Ender’s Game” movie adaptation, some activists are calling for a boycott of the film due to author Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay views. It isn’t immediately clear why Card has no problem writing young adult novels preaching tolerance and compassion for alien races but spews hatred for human beings who actually live on this planet.

Ron Burgundy releases new Ben & Jerry’s flavor

Following in the footsteps of past flavors like “Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt” and “Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream,” Ben & Jerry’s has announced its newest pop culture ice cream: “Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch.” The new flavor ties in with the upcoming “Anchorman” sequel, starring Will Ferrell, and tastes best when surrounded by leather-bound books in an apartment smelling of rich mahogany.

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