'Magic Mike XXL' revs its engines, and more news to note
September 2nd, 2014
05:43 PM ET

'Magic Mike XXL' revs its engines, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

      • Steven Soderbergh nearly caused an Internet meltdown Tuesday with nothing more than a two-word tweet. Brace yourselves: the "Magic Mike" sequel, "Magic Mike XXL," has started production.
      • The likelihood that Emmy Rossum will be in the next nude photo leak is slim to none. The "Shameless" actress won't even send a text message to a guy, so we're pretty sure she's not offering sultry pictures. [Cosmopolitan]
      • Hearing two unreleased Adele songs just rubs salt in the "no new Adele album" wound, but we couldn't not share this with you. [NYMag's Vulture]
      • Kind of embarrassed that you keep binge-watching that same show? Netflix will now start keeping your secret. [EW]
      • Basically everyone skipped "The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story" on Lifetime in favor of more Labor Day noshing on Monday: the TV movie was watched by only 1.6 million. [THR]

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Lance Bass is engaged again, and more news to note
September 1st, 2014
04:04 PM ET

Lance Bass is engaged again, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Before getting married to Michael Turchin, it seems Lance Bass wants to make sure the engagement will stick. The singer has proposed to his fiance for a second time with a brand-new ring, marking the anniversary of the first time Bass popped the question. "Who gets proposed to a second time on the first anniversary of the first proposal??" Turchin asked on Instagram when sharing a photo of his (newest) engagement ring. "This guy!!!"
  • Britney Spears isn't thinking about engagements; she's just trying to enjoy being back on the market. "Well, by now everyone knows that my boyfriend was cheating on me," Spears bluntly told the audience at her Las Vegas show on Sunday. "But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates ... I need a hot guy." [MTV]
  • According to Miley Cyrus, there's absolutely no love lost between herself and Liam Hemsworth after their breakup. [Daily Mail]
  • "The Voice" has landed pop and country's golden child - as in, Taylor Swift, obviously - to be an advisor on its new season. Since it would be a clear unfair advantage for her to just work with one team, Swift is going to spread her wisdom around to all the contestants. [THR]
  • So have you met Snoop Dogg Lion's new alter-ego, Toodd? Yeah. We're just going to leave this here. [Mediaite]
  • The worst thing about being a "Downton Abbey" fan is that every new trailer is just a reminder of how much longer you'll have to wait for a new season. Still, this sneak peek at season five is a doozy:

Filed under: While you were working
Britney Spears is single, and more news to note
August 29th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Britney Spears is single, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  •  Why is Britney Spears all of a sudden tweeting about "the single life?" It seems her boyfriend of 18 months, David Lucado, might have been cheating on her ... which apparently has led to an abrupt breakup. [TMZ]
  • Angelina Jolie's dad Jon Voight didn't get to go to her wedding - it was Pax and Maddox who walked the actress down the aisle - but he's, like, totally happy for and not mad at all about not getting invited, really. [Daily Mail]
  • First, go enjoy Adam Brody's "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. Then, peep his new Amazon pilot, "The Cosmopolitans." [Reddit/Amazon]
  • We've got good TV news and bad TV news, and we're going to start with the bad first: A&E has decided to give "Longmire" the heave-ho after three seasons. [TVGuide]
  • But on the other hand, if you've been missing FXX's massive "Simpsons" marathon because you've been on vacation or didn't know FXX was a thing, fear not: the network cousin of FX is now going to offer the animated comedy most nights of the week starting September 2. [EW]

Filed under: While you were working
Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' gets a trailer, and more news to note
August 28th, 2014
07:14 PM ET

Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' gets a trailer, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  •  Get excited: The first trailer for Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" has arrived! The movie itself won't land in theaters until November 7, so allow this to pique your interest in the meantime:
  • And while we're sharing fun first looks, don't miss this glimpse at the new installment of "American Horror Story," "American Horror Story: Freakshow." [HuffPost]
  • Unless something got lost in translation - she reportedly made this announcement in the Mexican issue of Cosmopolitan - Shakira is expecting her second child with partner Gerard Pique. [NYDN]
  • The Boss is getting into children's books. Bruce Springsteen is set to release a book for kids called "Outlaw Pete," which, yes, is based on his song of the same name. [LAT]
  • New posters for "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"? Yes please, and always. [HitFix]

Filed under: While you were working
Diane Sawyer's last 'World News' sign off
August 28th, 2014
04:11 PM ET

Diane Sawyer's last 'World News' sign off

Diane Sawyer said goodbye to "ABC World News" for good on Wednesday evening.

The veteran newswoman has anchored the flagship ABC News program since 2009, and is the first woman ever to hold the chair. But in June, ABC announced that Sawyer was stepping down from "World News" to move on to other roles within the company.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Homer Simpson takes the ice bucket challenge, and more news to note
August 27th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Homer Simpson takes the ice bucket challenge, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • The ALS ice bucket challenge has crossed over into animation. "The Simpsons" Homer has taken up the cause - even though he tried to get away with just splashing a glass of ice water on top of his head. Good thing Bart has access to a helicopter and an insane amount of cold-weather animals.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Damon does his ice bucket challenge with toilet water.
  • Oprah Winfrey's newest role sounds like she's vying for another strong awards season. The media mogul will portray Richard Pryor's grandmother, a scary tough madam, in the upcoming biopic about the legendary comic. (Mike Epps is playing the adult Pryor, by the way.) [TMZ/EW]
  • Know what we could use right now? A little something from Central Perk. Those in NYC can partake in a pop-up shop dedicated to the fictional "Friends" coffeehouse in honor of the show's 20th anniversary in September. [TV Guide]
  • We think we know how Wiz Khalifa's celebrating his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. In fact, the only question is whether he'll be able to get Taylor Swift to join him now that her single "Shake It Off" has arrived at No. 1, too. [Billboard]

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