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Entourage Decoder: "Return of the King"

5/7/2007 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oy, the humanity! On this week's "Entourage," the boys spent the day at the races -- as did Ari, just a completely different -- and meshuggeh -- kind of race.

While Ari and "Medellin" co-producer Nick Rubenstein (an awesomely frenetic Adam Goldberg) raced against the setting sun (and the edicts of Yom Kippur) to get Vince in as Benicio del Toro's replacement to play Pablo Escobar, Drama and Turtle sped through traffic to track down Drama's new horse. Meanwhile, did Amanda just shut the door on Vince as lover and client, because he had the chutzpah to question her commitment ... to his professional well-being?

Though the nuggets in this edition of the Decoder weren't the most Tinseltown-heavy ever, it did make us salivate while we waited for the sun to set to chew on it.




ART: Ari and Nick are upbraided by wife and mother, respectively, for doing business on the high holy day of Yom Kippur, which is the day of atonement in the Jewish faith. Is it really that difficult to get anything done (or even to try) on the Jewish high holidays?

LIFE: You bet your yarmulke it is. As one magazine editor friend (also Jewish) of the Decoder's put it, only half-jokingly, "If there was ever any question whether the Jews ran Hollywood, try getting anyone on the phone on Yom Kippur." Of course, this past Yom Kippur was of particular interest to one infamous non-friend-of-the-Jewish-people, a certain Mel Gibson, who was invited by Rabbi David Baron of the Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills to atone for his drunken, anti-Semitic sins of last summer.


ART: Johnny Drama puts his cash -- and a bundle of the boys' loot as well -- on a long-shot horse at the track because, he claims in his inimitably Drama-tic way, that the pony's pedigree includes a famous stud called Kingmaker. Is he just talking a bunch of horses**t?

LIFE:
Well, for once, Drama is making sense -- even if his betting instincts weren't great. While there's no famous stud called Kingmaker, a well-known book called "The Kingmaker" tells the story of Northern Dancer, perhaps the most famous sire of all time, who ended up being the daddy to 146 stakes winners, including Nijinsky II, Nureyev, Danzig, and in a curious twist of fate, was grandsire to the winner of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby winner, Street Sense.



ART:
The guys razz Vince for getting some wrist candy from Amanda in the form of a Cartier Love bracelet. How much love is Amanda really showing Vince?

LIFE: A basic yellow-gold model of the classic piece goes for nearly $3,000 -- and in the first two months of 2007 alone, the company sold $15 million worth of the simple gold bands. Add diamonds and various acoutrements, and the price can enter the stratosphere. Even vintage models sell for upwards of $10,000 all over the Internet.
15 COMMENTS

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1.

lovedecoder    

what happened to the decoder? I miss my monday morning insider info!

2697 days ago
2.

een    

Last week on Entourage "Johnny Drama" was wearing a red button down shirt with a ivory strip going down the front on both sides. Can anyone tell me who makes this shirt or where can buy one?

2696 days ago
3.

Decoder, Come Back!    

Where is the decoder? When is it coming back?

Make it now, please.

2694 days ago
4.

Asaidi    

Is the "decoder" on vacation? What about the new episodes of "Entourage"

2709 days ago
5.

I love it!    

Screw Amanda! I don't like her as Vince's agent. She definitely called it quits as far as being his lover but she's not letting him go that easily as his agent. Although it's just a matter of time before Vince dumps her anyway to get back with Ari. What a wonderful day that's gonna be. And I hope it's soon.

2725 days ago
6.

JW    

How did the guys get from Del Mar, near San Diego, so fast? Is there some sort of Celebrity Interstate I'm not aware of? (Not to mention getting the horse trailer and hooking it up to the 'Slade.) Jewish holiday or not, I've never made that trip in reasonable time!

2725 days ago
7.

Lou    

I thought that was Hollywood Park

2725 days ago
8.

how sad    

I love Entourage. It's the funniest show on TV.
Drama is my favorite.

2725 days ago
9.

Marty Columbus OHIO    

PARIS HILTON IS OUR AMERICAN IDOL...... WE ALL NEED TO GATHER HANDS AND PRAY!

I LOVE YOU PARIS!!

HELLO KRISTEN IN COLUMBUS OHIO

2725 days ago
10.

Michael    

They may have tried to pass it off as Hollywood Park, but it was definitely Del Mar. I was in San Diego at the time (last Summer) and I remember hearing about the casting call on the radio.

Michael
Denver, CO

2725 days ago
11.

Surf and Turf: The Race Track    

del mar

2719 days ago
12.

Drew Richards    

The Entourage decoder is great! Thanks for the insider information TMZ!

2719 days ago
13.

johnkik    

Does anyone know the name and style or model of the watch ari gold has been wearing?

2714 days ago

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