It's T-shirt time on 'Jersey Shore'
September 24th, 2010
02:16 PM ET

It's T-shirt time on 'Jersey Shore'

What’s more entertaining than a girl-on-girl brawl between JWoww and Sammi? A fight between Angelina and The Situation, obviously. But I’ll get back to that.

Last night’s episode began as Pauly D and Rocio, the Cuban hottie he met at the club, finished up their romantic dinner for two. Vinny sat home, heartbroken, still wearing the new shirt he bought for his almost-date. And Angelina, Jose, Sammi and Ronnie wrapped up their double date.

On the way home from said double date, Sam and Ron hung back to gossip about the fact that Angelina has been cheating on Jose. How dare she. (Wait a sec - Didn’t Ronnie recently cheat on Sammi?)

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'Community' + Betty White = heaven
September 24th, 2010
12:36 PM ET

'Community' + Betty White = heaven

"Community" came back on Thursday night and none too soon. Right off the bat, we got another little peek into our favorite study group's lives by seeing each of their bedrooms, "Royal Tenenbaums"-style. Pop culture-obsessed Abed has a wall of DVDs and movie posters, Pierce has a giant photo of a younger Chevy Chase hanging above his bed, and Troy woke up in Spider-Man pajamas (actor Donald Glover started a Twitter campaign to play Spidey over the summer). It's these sort of comedic touches that has given the show a big cult following online.

If that wasn't enough, Betty White guest starred as an anthropology professor who takes her work very seriously. Like, shoot you in the neck with a blow-gun dart seriously.

White fit right into the wacky world of the show, and ended up singing a few bars of Toto's "Africa" while backing up Troy and Abed on one of their trademark raps.

There was also the little matter of the big plot twist at the end of last season, with Jeff rejecting both Britta and Professor Slater, and going right into the arms (and onto the lips) of Annie.

With the summer behind them and a new school year starting, Jeff wanted no part of Annie, but desperately wanted to get back at Britta once she had "underdog" status (as Abed put it, she's the "Jennifer Aniston"), and watching the two of them pretend to get engaged just to spite each other (complete with Abed throwing together a quick "wedding episode," with a George Clooney impersonator) was a riot.

Did you watch the show last night, perhaps for the first time? What did yyou think, and do you want to see more Betty White on the show? And will you follow @oldwhitemansays on Twitter (or watch the inevitable TV spinoff)? Post your video iReport or comment below.

Introducing... Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres
September 24th, 2010
12:03 PM ET

Introducing... Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi has officially taken the last name of her very famous talk-show host wife. "I just got some amazing news," her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, 52, tweeted yesterday. "The court has granted Portia's name change. She's now officially Portia Winfrey."

She was kidding, of course. According to news site TMZ, an LA County Superior Court judge granted 37-year-old de Rossi's name-change petition yesterday so that she will now be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

"Lee" is the Australian actress's middle name (she was born Amanda Lee Rogers), though the addition of "James" remains unclear.

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Lindsay Lohan heads back to jail
September 24th, 2010
12:02 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan heads back to jail

After failing a court-mandated drug test, Lindsay Lohan has been ordered to remain in jail without bail until October 22, when there will be a probation violation hearing. She was taken from the courtroom in handcuffs.

"Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result," Lohan tweeted on September 17.

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Bosnian actress lands lead in Jolie film
September 24th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Bosnian actress lands lead in Jolie film

It looks like Angelina Jolie has held firm to her desire of using as many locals as possible in her film set during the Bosnian war.

The 35-year-old actress has tapped a Bosnian thespian, Zana Marjanovic, to play the lead role in the movie, which is about the budding romance between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman.

"The story is very complex but is primarily a love story," Marjanovic said when she confirmed that she’d landed the part in Jolie’s directorial debut. “Angelina is a wonderful person and it is a great honor for me to work with such a superb actress and humanist,” she added.

The actress, who according to Reuters has previously acted in two Bosnian films and a series of plays, said shooting will start this week in Budapest.


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
Kirstie Alley: I've lost 50 pounds
September 24th, 2010
09:57 AM ET

Kirstie Alley: I've lost 50 pounds

Kirstie Alley took to Twitter yesterday to address a very weighty issue: "I've lost over 50 lbs... and I'm having the time of my of my life," she wrote, adding, "30 more to go."

The 59-year-old former "Cheers" star – who also posted a photo of herself from a recent shoot in Italy - confessed last year that she was tipping the scales at 230 pounds, having gained back the 75 pounds she dropped on Jenny Craig in 2006.

"By 2008, my weight started creeping up and I said, 'Oh, I still look good at 150. I still look good at 155. I still look okay at 165. Some of my clothes still fit at 175,'" she told Ladies' Home Journal in April. "And nobody was saying 'You're fat.' I was like a bank robber who was getting away with it."

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