What are you seeing at the movies this weekend?
August 20th, 2010
05:24 PM ET

What are you seeing at the movies this weekend?

Remember how last weekend the box office was like a movie smorgasbord? That more or less applies to this week as well, although some of you may argue that the pickings aren't as...shall we say, appetizing, as last week. But, depending on your palate, there’s at least one movie opening this weekend that could satisfy.

"Nanny McPhee" returns to the box office after a five-year hiatus, and we wouldn't be surprised if it has a decent opener this weekend, because family films have had a great ride at the box office this summer.

If you want a little more gore than "Nanny" can provide, there's “Piranha 3D, which star Steven R. McQueen ("Vampire Diaries") describes as an “old-school horror movie” that still has a sense of humor. McQueen bills this flick as “somewhere between ‘Jaws’ and ‘Snakes on a Plane.'" Intriguing.

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's the most provocative celeb this week?
August 20th, 2010
05:23 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Who's the most provocative celeb this week?

The conversation this morning in the "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting was all about Jennifer Aniston. Yesterday on “Regis & Kelly”, Aniston slipped up on live television as she was describing the experience of dressing up as Barbara Streisand for a Harper’s Bazaar shoot.

Jaws dropped in the "Showbiz Tonight" newsroom when Aniston casually joked with Regis, “"Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard." It was an uncomfortable moment to say the least. But today there is sheer outrage!

Here at "Showbiz Tonight" we’ve heard from the Special Olympics and many other organizations about Aniston’s outrageous statement. Today we’ve got the latest on the story – and everyone’s asking: when will Aniston apologize?

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Britney Spears may play Madonna on 'Glee'
August 20th, 2010
05:22 PM ET

Britney Spears may play Madonna on 'Glee'

After favorable fan reaction, it looks like "Glee" is ready to pay tribute to Madonna again - at least in the form of Britney Spears.

In the upcoming Spears-themed episode of the Fox hit series, the pop princess appears to recreate her 2003 "Me Against the Music" video collaboration with the Material Girl, only this time, Spears seems to be standing in for Madonna.

"All my GLEEKERS in the crowd, Grab a partner take it down," Spears, 28, tweeted yesterday, referencing the song's lyrics and posting an accompanying photo of herself on the "Glee" set wearing an all-white ensemble similar to the one Madonna sported in their 2003 video.

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Gaga poised to pass Britney Spears on Twitter
August 20th, 2010
04:33 PM ET

Gaga poised to pass Britney Spears on Twitter

Looks like Lady Gaga is experiencing the "Fame Monster" for real - the outrageous singer is about to topple Britney Spears as the most-followed Twitter user.

Social-media tracker FameCount reports that Spears currently sits atop the Twitter throne with 5,659,701 million followers as of this morning, while Gaga runs an extremely close second with 5,655,299.

But Gaga's fan legion of Little Monsters could change that very quickly. This month alone, the "Bad Romance" singer garnered 600,000 new Twitter followers, while Spears drew in only 200,000.

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Weeklies cheat sheet: Us Weekly
August 20th, 2010
04:25 PM ET

Weeklies cheat sheet

Welcome back, celebrity weekly readers.

This week's roundup lets us know that someone out there still has Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart playing house in their head; Sandra Bullock is still a single mother (and loving it, depending on which weekly you read); and Bethenny Frankel and Jennifer Aniston are still doing interview after interview, although only one of them has a truly legit reason for doing so (we'll let you guess who).

Read on for the cheat sheet, so you can know which magazines to snap up and which to leave behind.

Until next week...


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Album sales suffer but 'Recovery' still reigns
August 20th, 2010
03:28 PM ET

Album sales suffer but 'Recovery' still reigns

With 4.95 million units sold, this past week - ending on August 15 - marked an all-time low for the music industry.

It’s the lowest selling week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking album sales 19 years ago, according to Billboard.

In fact, Billboard reported, this is the second time to date that the weekly total has fallen short of 5 million.

Yet despite the slump in record sales, Eminem still seems to be doing all right: his latest album, “Recovery,” has spent six weeks at No. 1. The “Camp Rock 2” soundtrack isn't doing too shabby either, bringing in about $41,000.

Guess it's better luck next week for the rest of the industry.


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