February 19th, 2010
05:25 PM ET

National Enquirer in the running for Pulitzer

Think the National Enquirer is just a checkout-line tabloid? Think again.

While the reputation of the publication hasn't always been sterling, it's still in the running to receive a Pulitzer Prize for its breaking coverage of the John Edwards scandal.

The Enquirer is nominated in two categories: Investigative Reporting and National Reporting.

This news comes after initial reports that the Enquirer's submission packet would be tossed out because of a variety of technicalities, one of them being a quibble over whether or not the Enquirer is actually a newspaper or more of a magazine. Prize rules indicate that the Pulitzer can only be given to a newspaper or news site that is published at least on a weekly basis.

However, it has since been determined that the Enquirer is a newspaper, and therefore will be judged in the competition accordingly.


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February 19th, 2010
04:25 PM ET

William Shatner lands a 'tweet' deal

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The show’s creators are for sure going to have to find another title, but at least they now have a star.

CNN has confirmed that William Shatner has been cast to star in an adaptation of the Twitter account @S-MyDadSays. (You can fill in the dashes.)

The show is reportedly planned as a CBS series to be executive produced by "Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.

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February 19th, 2010
03:39 PM ET

Man tatooes Ashton Kutcher's face on arm

There's obsessed, and then there's celebrity obsessed. Ashton Kutcher, who is in Russia, recently sent out this TwitPic.

@aplusk said on Twitter: "I just saw something i could never imagine. a man in siberia who has me tatooed on his arm."

While the colors are a bit off, the resemblance is pretty remarkable. And if you have to have someone's face on your arm - Kutcher is a pretty choice.

What do you think - would you ever get a celebrity's face tattooed on your body? If so, who?


Filed under: Celebrities
February 19th, 2010
02:58 PM ET

Kathy Griffin brings drama

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Comic Kathy Griffin is going to be playing it straight – sort of.

The sometime profane, wise-cracking redhead is tackling a dramatic role on “Law & Order: SVU.” She’ll appear March 3 on an episode of the popular show portraying a gay activist who lays a lip lock on Detective Olivia Benson, portrayed by actress Mariska Hargitay.

Griffin, who has found fame mocking her status in Hollywood on her Bravo reality show “My Life on the D-List,” told the New York Daily News that she approached the role very seriously and did not want to let down the cast and crew.

"My mind is programmed to go for the joke,” she said. “My whole life is looking for the joke, but this was no joke. I didn't want to disappoint them." FULL POST

February 19th, 2010
02:41 PM ET

What's everyone tweeting about Tiger?

Shortly after his public apology Friday, the majority of posts on Twitter regarding Tiger Woods seemed to be less-than-empathetic, to say the least.

However, Twitter’s more notable users - including Eve and Mandy Moore - had a different take on the former golf pro’s plea.

“Whatup ya'll... Don't ya'll think they should leave Tiger Woods alone. He's human, what the hell,” Eve wrote. “He didn't handle the media right but whateva. The only appology he ows is 2 his wifey…”

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February 19th, 2010
12:46 PM ET

John Mellencamp has no comment on Facebook Senate push

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John Mellencamp has yet to respond to requests that he leave his "Small Town" for Washington.

Though 1,700 people have joined a Facebook group called "Draft John Mellencamp for Senate," the hitmaking Hoosier's representative told CNN that he had no comment on the movement.

The Facebook supporters are responding to the announcement by Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) that the two-term senator and former Indiana governor won't seek re-election this fall.

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