Anthony Hopkins on turning into a 'health nut'
September 23rd, 2010
05:37 PM ET

Anthony Hopkins on turning into a 'health nut'

It looks like Anthony Hopkins is the latest star to join the “guess how much weight I’ve lost!” club. The venerated actor revealed to the New York Post’s Cindy Adams that he’s shed 75 pounds in two years – although he added that he’s gained a bit of it back.

“I was addicted to bread, cookies, whatnot. I love all the bad stuff,” he said. “My wife’s no dictator, but she said I must stick to a regimen. So I’m in the gym six days a week, I power walk, live on 800 calories a day. No pasta. No seconds. A sandwich occasionally.”

The new routine has transformed the 72-year-old actor into a “health nut,” he told the Post. “I can't get back into my wardrobe. I gave it all away to some mission. I tried tailoring the pants but they look ridiculous. “


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Warren Buffett on Jay-Z: Learn from him
September 23rd, 2010
04:49 PM ET

Warren Buffett on Jay-Z: Learn from him

You might think that music mogul Jay-Z and legendary investor Warren Buffett have nothing in common, much less anything to talk about, but it turns out that's not true. Forbes orchestrated a meeting between the two men as part of the first Forbes 400 Summit, and exposed the secrets to their very different rises to success.

Sitting down with Steve Forbes in Buffett’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, the rapper with more No. 1 albums than Elvis and the business brains behind Berkshire Hathaway shared some eye-opening tales, including Jay-Z's request to buy his last album back from his old label, Def Jam.

Jay-Z revealed that his last album, “The Blueprint 3,” which included the multi-platinum single “Empire State of Mind,” wasn’t originally set for release on his current Roc Nation imprint.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z • Music
What'd you think of Aniston on 'Cougar Town' last night?
September 23rd, 2010
04:29 PM ET

What'd you think of Aniston on 'Cougar Town' last night?

It was like 1995 all over again last night, except Monica Geller and Rachel Green were going by different names, seemed to have lost a few of their "Friends" and were over on ABC instead.

Yes, as was previously reported, last night was Aniston’s guest role on Cox’s comedy “Cougar Town,” in which she played a sage-bearing therapist. While some critics seemed pleased that she still had comedic timing on the small-screen, THR reports that the ratings weren't exactly astounding, with 8.3 million tuning in, a drop from last year's season opener that pulled in 11.4 million.

Yet the night wasn’t all bad for ABC, because right before “Cougar Town” aired the network had a ratings win with “Modern Family.” The series garnered 12.6 million viewers, setting a record for the series.

But among the new shows, J.J. Abrams’ “Undercovers” didn’t overwhelm last night with 8.5 million watching and a low rating in the key demographic of 18-49, while CBS' "The Defenders" opened strong with 12.1 million viewers.

Did you catch any of these shows? What's your verdict?


Filed under: Celebrities • Fall TV • Jennifer Aniston • television
Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Lindsay headed back to court
September 23rd, 2010
01:01 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Lindsay headed back to court

We've got plenty on deck for today's "Showbiz Tonight," but in this morning's meeting we were all buzzing about the outrage over Katy Perry’s new music video - with none other than Elmo.

Apparently parents are in an uproar over what Katy wore during a shoot for an episode of “Sesame Street," and the low cut dress ignited a firestorm of comments today in our editorial meeting.

We first aired the video in the beginning of the week, and Production Assistant Anisa Husain said she was surprised Katy was exposing so much cleavage on a toddler program, while others thought, "hey, it’s just no big deal."

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Aaron Sorkin on cocaine and the creative process
September 23rd, 2010
12:26 PM ET

Aaron Sorkin on cocaine and the creative process

According to Aaron Sorkin, “West Wing” creator/writer and writer of the upcoming film “The Social Network," he should be dead about five times over by now.

“I did things that should have killed me,” he explains to W magazine in their October issue. “I had what they call a ‘high bottom.’ I didn’t lose my job or run over a kid or injure anyone when I was high. But the hardest thing I do every day is not take cocaine. You don’t get cured of addiction – you’re just in remission.”

Sorkin, who entered rehab in 1995, admitted that he still has his “scary moments.”

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Was Katy Perry too sexy for Sesame Street?
September 23rd, 2010
11:41 AM ET

Was Katy Perry too sexy for Sesame Street?

“Sesame Street” has said "yes" and then "no" to Katy Perry’s appearance on the iconic children’s TV show after parents reportedly complained the star's outfit revealed a bit too much of her cleavage.

The 25-year-old singer stopped by “Sesame Street” to make a kid-friendly music video of "Hot N Cold" with Elmo, which made rounds on the Web earlier this week. The song itself was cleaned up for kids, but it seems that to some parents, her clothing wasn't.

According to TMZ, Sesame Workshop received complaints like, "You can practically see her [expletive]," and "they're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • television
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