August 2nd, 2010
05:54 PM ET

The most influential female role in history?

Pop quiz: Which actress gave the most influential, ground-breaking performance in movie history?

The answer would be none other than Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." At least, that's the impression you get reading Sam Wasson's recent book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman."

Hepburn's role as the carefree party girl "Holly Golightly," Wasson argues, influenced fashion forever (the little black dress), challenged Hollywood's notions of beauty (not everyone had to look like Marilyn Monroe) and opened up things for women on screen.

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Fox exec: No new 'Idol' judges announcement yet
August 2nd, 2010
04:41 PM ET

Fox exec: No new 'Idol' judges announcement yet

Fans of “American Idol” are going to have to wait a little bit longer for an official announcement of the new judges.

"No one has signed a deal yet on either side of the camera for this year that wasn't there last year,” said Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment for Fox Networks Group at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Speculation has run rampant since judge Ellen DeGeneres announced last week that she would be following fellow judge Simon Cowell’s lead in leaving the show. Following that announcement have been reports that judge Kara DioGuardi is also out and Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are in as replacements.

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A not-so-merry 'Mad Men' Christmas
August 2nd, 2010
04:31 PM ET

A not-so-merry 'Mad Men' Christmas

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, August 1 episode of AMC’s “Mad Men.’’

It may have been Christmastime ‘round Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce on last night’s “Mad Men,” but it clearly wasn’t the most wonderful time of year.

Yet there were a couple of bright spots as we welcomed back two old favorites, one of whom was Glenn Bishop, the forlorn little boy Betty developed an odd relationship with during the show’s first season.

Having returned to town with his newly remarried mother, Glenn approached Sally while she was out with Betty, Bobby and Henry looking for a Christmas tree.

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Snooki gets a court date
August 2nd, 2010
03:29 PM ET

Snooki gets a court date

In a turn of events that one can only hope will be on season three of “Jersey Shore,”cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has not only been arrested for disorderly conduct on said shore, but now also has a court date.

According to the Seaside Heights Court Administrator Jane Carrozza, Polizzi has a first-appearance court date scheduled on the morning of August 18. Polizzi doesn’t have to be present as long as her lawyer appears on her behalf, but Polizzi doesn’t yet have an attorney.

There are a few options for what could happen, according to Carrozza. If Polizzi pleads not guilty, she could go to trial at a later date. She’s not up for jail time, though – just a fine between $250 to $1,000.

On the other hand, if Polizzi pleads guilty – and finds herself a lawyer – the case could be disposed of in writing before August 18.


Filed under: Jersey Shore • television
'The View' pulls Presidential ratings
August 2nd, 2010
02:27 PM ET

'The View' pulls Presidential ratings

If President Obama’s mission by going on “The View” was to reach a large sector of the program's audience, then he can consider that mission accomplished.

"The View" made history when President Obama became the first sitting president to be interviewed on a daytime TV show, and millions of people tuned in to watch.

That episode, which aired last Thursday, was the program’s most-watched telecast ever, with 6.59 million total viewers catching the POTUS fielding questions about everything from Afghanistan to Snooki.

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Lady Gaga on sex, drugs and immigration
August 2nd, 2010
01:54 PM ET

Lady Gaga on sex, drugs and immigration

Of all the reasons not to have sex, Lady Gaga may have stumbled upon another one.

“I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina,” Gaga told Vanity Fair in their September issue.

But the 24-year-old star, who admitted that she doesn’t trust anyone, isn’t finding many opportunities to…have her creativity stolen, these days, anyway.

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