November 27th, 2009
07:56 PM ET

Celebs sincerely moved by CNN Heroes

There's a famous saying attributed to comedian George Burns : "The secret of acting is sincerity.  If you can fake that, you've got it made."

It's a Hollywood truism, but I really think the stars who turned out for the CNN Heroes show were sincerely moved by the people they honored.  Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Pierce Brosnan, Neil Patrick Harris, Dwayne Johnson and George Lopez were among the celebs who introduced the 10 finalists for "CNN Hero of the Year", each of the nominees an "everyday person doing the extraordinary."
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November 27th, 2009
04:08 PM ET

The Who to perform at the Super Bowl

Classic rock group The Who will perform at the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show at Dolphins Stadium in Miami on Feb. 7, the NFL announced on Thanksgiving.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band performed at last year's Super Bowl. Past performers have included Paul McCartney, U2, Prince and the Rolling Stones.

The Who famously took the stage at Woodstock and has sold over 100 million records worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

The band's remaining members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, are a conservative choice for the NFL which has been careful with its halftime choices since the famous wardrobe malfunction between Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl.

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November 27th, 2009
03:04 PM ET

Oh those Salahis

These days we expect certain things from our reality television stars.

The public wants to be privy to every private moment, from weddings to funerals to births and during that time we expect them to be delightfully nutty and willing to go to any lengths to entertain us with their "real lives."

And that is why Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the Washington D.C. couple who crashed the president's first state dinner this week and who have been lobbying for a spot on the capital's edition of the “Real Housewive's” franchise on Bravo are ideally suited to star on reality television.

Bravo confirmed to CNN that their cameras were filming the couple as they prepared for the state dinner. The network said the filming of the Salahis was part of a process to consider them for the “Real Housewives of D.C.,” program.

“The cast of "The Real Housewives of DC" has not been finalized,” a Bravo spokesperson told CNN. “Michaele Salahi is under consideration as a possible cast member. “

Johanna Fuentes, vice president of communications for Bravo, told the Associated Press that the Salahis told producers they had been invited to the White House event.
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