Elvis Presley's granddaughter as 'Snow White'?
December 15th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Elvis Presley's granddaughter as 'Snow White'?

The Seven Dwarves might be all shook up by the latest casting news on Universal's live-action "Snow White and the Huntsman": Elvis Presley's granddaughter is being wooed to star as the movie's heroine.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio initially had its eye on Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning to play Snow White before looking to Riley Keough, their co-star in "The Runaways."

The 21-year-old model/actress, who is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, is said to be a favorite for the role of the orphan girl on the run from the evil queen, who will reportedly be played by Charlize Theron.

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Thora Birch fired from 'Dracula'
December 15th, 2010
04:00 PM ET

Thora Birch fired from 'Dracula'

We're pretty positive that the news was supposed to be about Thora Birch getting fired from a production of “Dracula.”

But nestled in a New York Times report about said firing was this little factoid about her dad, Jack Birch: “Mr. Birch, formerly an actor in pornographic films who is now Ms. Birch’s manager, had attended most rehearsals to provide support and guidance for his daughter.”

*Crickets*

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees
December 15th, 2010
03:10 PM ET

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday.

With the exception of Waits, this was a first time nomination for all of the inductees. Artists aren’t eligible for induction until 25 years have passed from the release of their first single or LP, but many in this class got their start in the 60s, except for Waits, who arrived on the scene in ’73, according to Rolling Stone.

Some of the younger nominees, like Bon Jovi, the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J – who, along with the Beastie Boys, has been nominated for induction more than once – will just have to hope for next year.

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New trailers show potential box office muscle
December 15th, 2010
02:45 PM ET

New trailers show potential box office muscle

Hollywood is unleashing trailers for some of the most anticipated movies of 2011 in the final weeks of this year, starting with "Thor," which could become the first blockbuster of the summer movie season when it's released on May 6.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known in the States for playing Captain Kirk's father in last year's "Star Trek," takes on the role of the hammer-wielding Marvel Comics (and Norse mythology) hero, who is banished from his home of Asgard to earth by his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

The story, which co-stars Natalie Portman, almost comes across as Shakespearean, so the choice of Kenneth Branagh to direct makes sense. At the same time, most "Thor" fans will want to see how it plays into the upcoming "Captain America" and "Avengers" movies. Check out the trailer on Marvel's official website.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Does 'Teen Mom' glamorize teen pregnancy?
December 15th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Does 'Teen Mom' glamorize teen pregnancy?

It's A.J. here, and I am just blown away by the idea that teens may be getting pregnant to get on reality TV!

There are brand new reports out today that say the stars of MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant” are garnering so much fame off-camera, that there are concerns young girls are actually running out to get pregnant so they can audition for the shows!

I think it’s insane that anyone would go to such lengths to be famous or even suggest such a thing. What does that say about the state of our reality TV obsessed society that people would actually get pregnant just to be on TV?

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Stephen Colbert is 2010's most retweeted celeb
December 15th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Stephen Colbert is 2010's most retweeted celeb

Seeing as the top 10 most followed users on Twitter are celebrities, it would only make sense that the top 10 retweets of the year were posted by them too. And (surprise!) they were, for the most part.

Stephen Colbert, who is not among the top 10 most followed users on the social networking site, had the most retweeted tweet of 2010: “In honor of oil-soaked birds, ‘tweets’ are now ‘gurgles.’ ”

Colbert’s 1,903,437 followers don’t hold a candle to Lady Gaga’s 7,367,588. But that didn’t stop the funnyman from trumping the Queen of Twitter, who took the No. 7 spot with her tweet, “I’m beautiful in my way, ‘cause God makes no mistakes. I’m on the right track, baby. I was born This Way.”

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