June 3rd, 2010
12:32 PM ET

Megan Fox replacement in 'Transformers 3' (finally) official

A post on Michael Bay’s official website confirmed the already widely reported news that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will replace Megan Fox as Shia LaBeouf’s love interest in "Transformers 3."

Bay previously worked with the Victoria’s Secret model on an ad campaign that appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, according to the blog post.

And while the third installment of the franchise will be filmed in various locations - Chicago, Detroit, Washington and Cape Canaveral, as well as other countries - production has already began in Los Angeles, according to the post.


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June 3rd, 2010
12:29 PM ET

Behind the Scenes of 'Showbiz Tonight': Is Mariah really pregnant?

A big debate at the morning meeting today: There’s a new tape out of the disturbing 911 call made after Gary Coleman’s deadly accident, and we debated whether or not to put it on the show tonight. But it raises new questions about the “Diff’rent Strokes” star’s death, so…we're going with it.

Over to some happier news we are looking into: We’re making calls right now to check into whether or not Mariah Carey is pregnant. Why, you ask? Because Mimi’s hubby, Nick Cannon, isn’t denying reports that she’s expecting!

We’re also buzzing about this maybe-sorta mini-“Friends” reunion. There's lots of stuff out there today about Jennifer Aniston joining Courteney Cox in “Scream 4.” Monica! Rachel! Together again! “How you doin’?”

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June 3rd, 2010
11:34 AM ET

'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan dies at 76

Rue McClanahan, the actress known  for her roles as the blowzy best friend Vivian on "Maude" and as the prowling Southern belle Blanche on "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.

Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, told CNN that she died at 1 a.m. Thursday at New York Presbyterian Hospital of a stroke. Her family was at her side.

For the full story, click here.


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June 3rd, 2010
11:16 AM ET

R.Patz was a nerd before 'Twilight'

Or, at least, he played one on TV.

In "The Bad Mothers Handbook," a 2007 BBC TV movie out on DVD on August 24, Robert Pattinson leaves his romantic alter ego behind and transforms himself into a bumbling geek.

Wearing shaggy bangs, Buddy Holly glasses, big sweaters, and constantly hunched shoulders, Pattinson plays Daniel Gale, the new student in town who befriends and eventually falls for his pregnant classmate, Charlie Cooper.

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June 3rd, 2010
09:25 AM ET

Ladies' night on 'So You Think You Can Dance'


Wednesday was the second night of auditions, and it's usually at this point in the season of "So You Think You Can Dance" when it starts to sink in that many of these amazing talents we're seeing won't go all the way. We certainly saw a lot of incredible dancing, with thankfully very few "train wrecks."

If there's one truism about the world of dance according to "SYTYCD," it's this: phenomenal female contemporary dancers apparently grow on trees. That was certainly true this go-round. If New York and Miami were overloaded with male talent, it was almost entirely women (and a few nameless guys not worth featuring, it seems) being sent to Vegas from the Los Angeles auditions.

We saw every kind of contemporary girl out there: ones with gymnastics backgrounds like cheerleader Lauren Froderman and wannabe-Olympian Rachel Girma (with the jaw-dropping attitude turn); forces of nature like Taylor Costello; ones that gave us déjà vu like Alexie Agdeppa; and of course, at least one with a prior connection to a judge, Ryan Ramirez.

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June 3rd, 2010
09:18 AM ET

Elizabeth Taylor reveals Richard Burton's love letters

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had an epic love that not even Brad and Angelina, as Vanity Fair points out, have a chance of standing up to.

In a new book called “Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century,” written by Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner and co-author Nancy Schoenberger, Burton’s adoration for Taylor is laid bare for the world to read, according to a VF press release.

The July issue of Vanity Fair - on sale in New York and L.A. on June 2, and nationally on June 8 - will include a variety of snippets from Burton's letters, but we also have a few excerpts below, courtesy of VF:

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