Quincy Jones unleashes on Kanye, new MJ album
November 23rd, 2010
04:32 PM ET

Quincy Jones unleashes on Kanye, new MJ album

Having amassed 27 Grammy awards during his career, it’s no wonder Quincy Jones has plenty of opinions about the current state of music.

In an interview with Us Weekly to chat about Jones’s tribute album, “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra,” the 77-year-old music wunderkind took the time to touch on a few of the biggest names and stories in entertainment.

Having been the man behind the boards on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Jones was first asked about his thoughts on the new, posthumous album set for a December 14 release.

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Brad Paisley's going to get his payback
November 23rd, 2010
04:00 PM ET

Brad Paisley's going to get his payback

It’s safe to say that Brad Paisley’s going to get his payback… if his boys are anything like him.

Okay, that’s not exactly how the lyrics of Paisley’s latest hit, “Anything Like Me,” go. But they’re still pretty fitting for an interview he gave The Boot recently.

In the interview, Paisley says his two sons, Huck, 3, and Jasper, 1, are very different people, as most siblings are.

"He's really similar to me in that he has a lot of the characteristics that I had as a kid," Brad says of Huck. "He's very focused, and he's the kind of kid that he's kind of quiet until he gets to know you, which is sort of me too."

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Sheryl Crow auctioning off her home online
November 23rd, 2010
03:32 PM ET

Sheryl Crow auctioning off her home online

If you’ve got the dough to bid on Sheryl Crow’s 10,264 square feet College Grove, Tennessee, home, there’s only a few hours left to name your price.

The singer is selling her home, dubbed Cross Creek Farm, via an online auction that also features numerous photos and videos of Crow’s five bedroom, seven and a half bath house, which is set on a 150 acre estate.

The property, which is “a fully functional ‘Solar Farm,’” according to the website, also features a six-car garage, a 14 stall barn, indoor riding arena, private nanny quarters and a three bedroom, two bath guest house.

The current bid is close to $1.2 million, and the auction will close at 6 p.m. CST today.


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‘Chuck’ throws down like an '80s action movie
November 23rd, 2010
02:30 PM ET

‘Chuck’ throws down like an '80s action movie

I went to watch last night’s “Chuck” and ended up in the middle of an ‘80s action movie… and it was AWESOME! (Note to aspiring super-villains: Don’t kidnap a spy whose girlfriend can wreak havoc across an entire country on her way to finding him. Just a little tip from me to you.)

Chuck needs to flash. I mean, he REALLY needs to flash… like now… before he has his entire brain wiped clean. But no matter how many dream sequences he walks through, he just can’t do it.

Give Chuck some credit though; he recognizes that he’s in a dream each and every time. The original premise of this whole show was that Chuck is a bumbling goofball, but he’s also incredibly brilliant, and I thought the dream recognition was a nice way of reminding us just how well and quickly his brain works. Plus, it gave me some hope that he can continue his spy career even if he never flashes again.

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Ratings drop for 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'
November 23rd, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Ratings drop for 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

The ratings may have dipped, but TLC is still pleased with “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

While the series premiere drew almost 5 million viewers, that number dropped to 3 million for the show’s second episode, according to ratings data provided by the network. TV By The Numbers reports that the show, which was ranked 10th in basic cable shows for its premiere week, fell out of the top 25 and was ranked 68th by viewers for its second week.

No worries says Palin’s network. "We are very happy with the ongoing strength of Sarah Palin's Alaska, and it continues to drive big ratings gains for TLC,” said a statement provided to CNN by TLC.

Anne Hathaway: 'SNL' character wasn't really Katie Holmes
November 23rd, 2010
01:45 PM ET

Anne Hathaway: 'SNL' character wasn't really Katie Holmes

Though her recent "Saturday Night Live" impersonation of Katie Holmes was spot-on, Anne Hathaway insists she wasn't even attempting to imitate the actress.

"It wasn't really Katie Holmes; it was more [her 'Dawson's Creek' character] Joey Potter," Hathaway told the Hollywood Reporter of the November 20 skit, which had Holmes fidgeting with her hair, slouching bashfully, and frequently becoming breathless and at a loss for words while being interviewed by Miley Cyrus (Vanessa Bayer) on the mock talk show "Pretty Cool."

While the 28-year-old "Love and Other Drugs" star may have had Holmes acting spacey throughout the sketch, she swears she meant no offense.

"I was a teenager when 'Dawson's Creek' was airing, and I was a pretty avid fan," explains Hathaway, "so it just sort of came from that."

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