October 1st, 2010
12:46 PM ET

Who's seeing 'The Social Network' this weekend?

Are you heading out to see "The Social Network" this weekend?

If so, you can now send in your movie review with just a single photo! You don’t have to write anything or break out the video camera; just a single photo expressing your opinion on the film will do.

But of course, if you want to be like Rolling Stone's Peter Travers above and give us a video review, don’t let us stop you! We look forward to checking those out as well. Either way, upload your reviews and we'll see you at the movies.


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Banned 'Family Guy' finally sees the light of day
October 1st, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Banned 'Family Guy' finally sees the light of day

[Editor's Note: If you haven't seen or don't want to know details of "Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment" beforehand, it'd be wise to stop reading now.]

After a musical number called "Prom Night Dumpster Baby," how much further can a show go to shock the audience?

It seems like every few months, someone asks, "Has 'Family Guy' gone too far?" (which is probably how creator Seth MacFarlane likes it). Most recently, it was a one-off gag which took place at the Vietnam memorial. With one exception I can remember, these controversies are always about one-off gags. Last season, however, the writers of "Family Guy" also decided to take on the touchy subject of abortion head-on, and after Fox allowed them to produce the episode, they elected not to air it.

That episode, "Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment," was released on DVD earlier this week, and based on interviews with MacFarlane, he seemed somewhat surprised that the show didn't air, since an episode of "Maude" aired back in the 1970s on the same topic, and, of course, Fox lets him get away with so much.

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Paris Hilton lands Oxygen reality show
October 1st, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Paris Hilton lands Oxygen reality show

Future reality star hopefuls who may have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for drug possession and obstruction of an officer, take heart: Just look at what happened to Paris Hilton.

After admitting that she was carrying cocaine in her purse during a traffic stop in Las Vegas and then lying to an officer about it, the heiress has landed a reality TV show with Oxygen – which will also feature Charlie Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller, no less.

The docu-series, which is currently untitled, will follow “Paris and four important women in her life, through all of their ups and downs, loves gained and lost, marriages, kids, divorce and more, revealing a lively group of dynamic individuals,” according to a statement from the network. It will supposedly show Hilton's life outside of the tabloids.

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Natalie Portman spilled Harvard secrets for 'Social Network'
October 1st, 2010
12:07 PM ET

Natalie Portman spilled Harvard secrets for 'Social Network'

Natalie Portman may not appear on screen in "The Social Network," but the actress still plays a crucial role in the film.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says Portman, a Harvard grad, helped him out by spilling secrets about the school's private clubs, which served as inspiration for Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (played in the movie by Jesse Eisenberg).

According to Entertainment Weekly, the clubs are made up of privileged students and are so private that Sorkin had trouble researching them. But 29-year-old Portman, who attended Harvard from 1999 to 2003 and dated a member of the exclusive Porcellian Club, was happy to reveal all.

"Natalie Portman got in touch with me when she heard that I was doing this to say, ‘Listen…come over for dinner and I’ll tell you some stories,’” Sorkin, 49, says.

Her invitation earned a definitive "Like." Says Sorkin, “I would’ve come over for dinner under any circumstances. But that was really helpful."

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Brittany from 'Glee' can thank Beyonce
October 1st, 2010
10:53 AM ET

Brittany from 'Glee' can thank Beyonce

Gleeks are still praising Heather Morris' dancing skills on the Britney/Brittany episode of  "Glee," but many don't even realize that they have probably seen them before.

Prior to becoming the lovably clueless cheerleader on the hit Fox show, Morris was showing off her moves as a back-up dancer for superstar  Beyonce.  Morris toured with the singer for a year and a half, and it was her "Single Ladies" moves which first caught the attention of  "Glee" producers, who brought her in to teach the steps for one of the first season's episodes.

Click here to watch Morris and Beyonce put their hands up as "Single Ladies."

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Celebs speak out on teen suicides
October 1st, 2010
10:49 AM ET

Celebs speak out on teen suicides

The recent suicides committed by young people within the past month has prompted a wave of response calling for more proactive measures to prevent bullying, and celebs are among those speaking out.

In a blog post, Ellen DeGeneres says she’s “devastated” over the death of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide after a video of his sexual encounter with another man was streamed online.

“Something must be done,” DeGeneres writes. “This month alone, there have been a shocking number of news stories about teens who have been teased and bullied and then committed suicide. Like 13-year-old Seth Walsh in Tehachapi, California, 13-year-old Asher Brown in Cypress, Texas and 15-year-old Billy Lucas in Greensberg, Indiana. This needs to be a wake up call to everyone that teenage bullying and teasing is an epidemic in this country, and the death rate is climbing.”

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