Wesley Snipes ordered to jail on tax charges
November 19th, 2010
05:48 PM ET

Wesley Snipes ordered to jail on tax charges

On Friday, a judge ordered actor Wesley Snipes to begin serving a prison sentence for tax-related charges.

According to legal documents obtained by CNN, the judge ruled that "The Defendant, Wesley Trent Snipes, is ordered and directed to surrender himself for execution of sentence upon receipt of notice from the United States Marshal or the Bureau of Prisons as to where, when and to whom he should report for that purpose."

Prosecutors had argued that, for almost a decade, the actor avoided paying income taxes to the tune of millions of dollars and he was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns and sentenced in 2008. In July of this year, a federal appeals court denied actor Snipes' claim that his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion was "unreasonable."

In rendering his decision Friday, the judge wrote " The Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair, and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeals; and he has had a full, fair, and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced."

What the critics are saying about 'Potter'
November 19th, 2010
05:21 PM ET

What the critics are saying about 'Potter'

The seventh installment of the “Harry Potter” franchise is one of the most anticipated movies of the decade, and, as predicted, Radcliffe and the gang have racked up quite a few rave reviews.

“You don't make $5.7 billion in theatrical revenue, however, by being cavalier about your source material and the watchword for the ‘Potter’ series in general, and this film in particular, is making the audience feel like it's in safe hands,” Los Angeles Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan writes.

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Love was in the air on 'Big Bang Theory'
November 19th, 2010
05:20 PM ET

Love was in the air on 'Big Bang Theory'

It finally happened.

For those who swear that there is an undercurrent of something special between Raj and Howard, Thursday night’s kiss on “Big Bang Theory” trumped even the fake revitalization of Penny and Leonard’s relationship.

Sure it was cute to see the latter pair pretend to be a couple for Penny’s dad’s sake, but I so enjoyed watching Raj bond with Howard’s girlfriend, Bernadette. Since he has scored a girlfriend, Howard can’t seem to be without her so he naturally invited her along while he and Raj attempt to discover a new planet.

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More change coming to 'American Idol'
November 19th, 2010
04:01 PM ET

More change coming to 'American Idol'

New judges aren’t the only changes coming next season on “American Idol.”

Speaking to TVGuide.com, producer Nigel Lythgoe said there will be some new challenges in the upcoming season including eliminating the top 24 rounds, and contestants having to market themselves and make the best music video.

Lythgoe, who is returning this season after having taken up duties on another hit fox show “So You Think You Can Dance,” said he’s happy to see the show go straight to the top 12 rather than dawdle with eliminating folks from the top 24.

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November 19th, 2010
03:52 PM ET

The beginning of the end for 'Harry Potter'

It has been nearly 10 years since the first "Harry Potter" movie hit the big screen.

The schoolboy wizard and his friends cast a spell on us muggles (that's non-magical folk to those unfamiliar with the series), taking us through numerous rides on their broom sticks, and introducing us to a world of magic, spells, witchcraft, mystical creatures and the ultimate battle between good and evil.

We watched as these characters and the actors who play them grew up before our eyes. And now the magic of Potter-mania is slowly disappearing into thin air. Soon it will be a thing of the past. But it will never been forgotten.

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Want to live in Nicole Kidman's apartment?
November 19th, 2010
02:58 PM ET

Want to live in Nicole Kidman's apartment?

That will be $45,000 a month, please.

Nicole Kidman is renting out her "extraordinary, high-floor residence" in New York's West Village. According to the New York Times, the property was bought for Kidman by her sister in 2003 and is one of the properties Kidman has lived in with her husband, country singer Keith Urban.

Past neighbors of the couple's condominium included Hugh Jackman and Calvin Klein. But it's the description on Halstead Property's site that has us drooling with real estate envy:

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