Who's seeing 'The Town' this weekend?
September 17th, 2010
06:15 PM ET

Who's seeing 'The Town' this weekend?

Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” opening in theaters nationwide today, is the Boston-bred actor’s second time in the director’s chair, and he's assembled an intriguing cast to help him pull off the job.

The crime thriller is set in a Boston neighborhood notorious for its bank robbers, with Affleck taking the lead role as one of the best of the baddies, Doug MacRay. “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, perhaps trying to loosen the tie on his retro image, plays an FBI agent who would love to put an end to Doug's success, and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona’s” Rebecca Hall stars as the woman who makes Doug think twice about being resolved to a life of crime.

Jeremy Renner fills out the role of Doug’s hard-core but loyal best friend Jem, and Blake Lively also appears in a role that's removed from her “Gossip Girl” alter-ego as his rough-around-the-edges sister.

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Life & Style Weekly
September 17th, 2010
05:34 PM ET

Weeklies cheat sheet gets 'real'

After a brief hiatus (everyone needs to rehab their celebrity addiction once in a while) your celebrity weekly cheat sheet returns to find the covers of your favorite weekly mags have (barely) moved on from MTV's "Teen Mom," choosing to replace the young women on that reality show with the stars of "Jersey Shore," Kim Kardashian and Kate Gosselin.

Remember when movie stars and musicians used to be on these things? Those days, my friends, are far, far behind us. Instead, this week you can read about everything you've ever wanted to know about people living out their "reality" for your amusement.


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Justin Bieber: I'm enjoying the single life
September 17th, 2010
04:32 PM ET

Justin Bieber: I'm enjoying the single life

He may seem to have it all, but there's one thing teen idol Justin Bieber has yet to acquire: a girlfriend. And that's just the way he likes it.

"Girlfriends are trouble at this age," the 16-year-old singing sensation told MTV News. "Girls are fun to hang out with but, like, having that one steady girl... we're constantly traveling and one girl's not gonna really [work]. You can't really have one girl. I don't really have any crushes at the moment."

That might come as a surprise to Kim Kardashian, who has had a playful, ongoing Twitter flirtation with Bieber since meeting him at the White House Correspondents Dinner in May. And didn't Bieber recently gush that he wanted to make a romantic comedy with Disney star Selena Gomez? Hmm…

In the meantime, Bieber said he's just enjoying the single life and being a kid. "The best thing is [that we're] just teenagers having fun doing what we love," said the chart-topper, who is also embarking on an acting career. "We're just staying ourselves and remaining humble."

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Trailer Park: Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls' shows off power cast
September 17th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

Trailer Park: Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls' shows off power cast

Not many in the industry could assemble the power cast brought together by Tyler Perry for his new film, “For Colored Girls."

The recently released trailer shows glimpses of star players Janet Jackson, Thandi Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, who all join forces for an intense cinematic retelling of Ntozake Shange’s award-winning play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf."

Like its literary inspiration, the film will follow the lives of several black women who are only known by a color: “Lady in Yellow,” “Lady in Purple,” “Lady in Blue,” and so forth. Each woman deals with a different conflict such as love, abandonment, rape and abortion until the end, when all the women unite for a laying on of the hands.

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'Jersey Shore': The morning after
September 17th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

'Jersey Shore': The morning after

We're going to start this recap with a little bad news: A repeat of “Jersey Shore” aired last night. But the good news is that it’s not too late to reminisce about the madness that was Sunday night’s (pre-Video Music Awards) episode.

Unfortunately, Vinny and Angelina didn’t have the awkward morning after I was hoping for. No quietly sneaking out of bed, trying desperately not to wake the other person. No "where am I," or "what happened last night?"

The universe did throw us a bone with a brief phone conversation between Angelina and Vinny’s mother, but even that scenario had the potential to be way more amusing than it was.

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Real problems for the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'
September 17th, 2010
01:03 PM ET

Real problems for the 'Real Housewives of D.C.'

Yes, "The Real Housewives of D.C." is a reality show, but how often does the cast actually deal with real problems? Well, last night, a few of them actually did.

Michaele and Tareq were looking for a new home in Washington, so of course they called Stacie, who’s a realtor, to help them look.  But Stacie was looking for a clue as to where the money will come from for the Salahi homestead. She had some real concerns about the scandal surrounding their vineyard and whether they had the money for the dream home they want.

Meanwhile, Lynda was moving into her new home outside the city. Most people would have a housewarming, but she chose to burn sage around the house to bless it or something. She also sprinkled some holy water and said a Jewish blessing, so I suppose she was just covering her bases.

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