Reese Witherspoon to say 'I do' again
December 28th, 2010
05:14 PM ET

Reese Witherspoon to say 'I do' again

Add Resse Witherspoon to the list.

The actress is newly engaged to beau Jim Toth, her rep confirmed to CNN, adding that the couple is "extremely happy."

According to Us Weekly, the couple began dating around January 2010, shortly after Witherspoon split from Jake Gyllenhaal. She and Toth went public with their romance in March during a romantic birthday weekend in Ojai, California.

And even though the "How Do You Know" star recently told CNN she knows nothing about love,  she has praised Toth who is a Hollywood agent. "He’s a great guy," Witherspoon told Glamour magazine. "He’s wonderful.”


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Hilary Swank launching a line of athletic apparel
December 28th, 2010
04:50 PM ET

Hilary Swank launching a line of athletic apparel

She played "The Karate Kid" and was a "Million Dollar Baby," so it's no surprise that Hilary Swank feels right at home in sportswear. Now the two-time Oscar winner is branching out and creating her own line of athletic apparel.

WWD reports that Swank is teaming up with the DMA Designers Management Agency for the collection, which she will work on with the help of a fashion designer. The former competitive gymnast had initially considered just doing a T-shirt line that "provided motivation and inspiration," says DMA co-founder Marc Beckman, but instead opted to expand it to an entire line. “Our platform is a contemporary, outdoor, athleisure brand,” Beckman says.

Meanwhile, Vulture reported in November that the 36-year-old "Conviction" star is also developing a fashion-themed game show for the CW network. The still-untitled series will feature fashionistas being tested on their style knowledge.

Release dates for Swank's clothing line and CW series have not yet been announced.

Behind the 'Top Hits' of 2010
December 28th, 2010
03:56 PM ET

Behind the 'Top Hits' of 2010

When you dig through the myriad ways to examine the top songs of 2010 in our 'Top Hits' interactive two things quickly become clear: We’re all Katy Perry and Rihanna fans, whether we admit it or not, and “Tik Tok” could easily be our song of the year for its endurance alone. (And because we’ve always wanted to try brushing our teeth with a bottle of Jack, but that’s another story.)

The hit, topping the chart on January 2, stayed in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for an astounding nine weeks. The only artist who came close to Ke$ha’s reign was Eminem, this year’s redemption story, whose “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna stayed atop the Hot 100 for seven weeks.

Em’s album “Recovery” was a critical and fan favorite in 2010, and the track, telling the story of dangerous love, was a highlight. MTV said the song, which made it onto the network’s list of top 10 tracks in 2010 at No. 9, is “a masterwork of unfiltered angst, full of violence…and threats (or promises), and the fact that it resonated to such a degree with the record-buying public…is both a testament to its power and more terrifying than a dozen songs about stuffing someone in a trunk.”

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Filed under: Music
Richard Chamberlain: Stay in the closet
December 28th, 2010
03:26 PM ET

Richard Chamberlain: Stay in the closet

Do as I say, not as I do. That sums up the advice that openly gay screen legend Richard Chamberlain has for Hollywood's closeted actors.

"Personally, I wouldn’t advise a gay leading man–type actor to come out," the 76-year-old star, who revealed his homosexuality in his 2003 memoir, tells the Advocate. "There’s still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It’s regrettable, it’s stupid, it’s heartless, and it’s immoral, but there it is."

Chamberlain, who currently stars as Uncle Saul's love interest on the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters," says that most actors are lucky to even land a job, "so it’s just silly for a working actor to say, 'Oh, I don’t care if anybody knows I’m gay' — especially if you’re a leading man." FULL POST

Get ready for Gaga news on New Year's Eve
December 28th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Get ready for Gaga news on New Year's Eve

It's not just that glittering ball that's going to drop on New Year's Eve. Lady Gaga will unveil a major announcement on the big night.

"Merry Christmas little monsters! I love you with all my heart. My gift to you is a BORN THIS WAY announcement Midnight on NEW YEARS EVE," Gaga recently tweeted of her forthcoming CD.

Though the 24-year-old singer didn't share any additional details with her fans, MTV News reports that she has been planning her surprise and her new album for quite some time. FULL POST

Top 10 little known facts about Teena Marie
December 28th, 2010
01:47 PM ET

Top 10 little known facts about Teena Marie

While the world awaits word as to the cause of death for R & B singer Teena Marie, we look back at some things about the “Ivory Queen of Soul’s” life you might not have known:

1)     She has a connection to “Saturday Night Live” – The singer was godmother to former “SNL” cast member Maya Rudolph who is the daughter of the late legendary singer Minnie Ripperton and music producer Richard Rudolph.  Richard Rudolph produced Marie’s second album, “Lady T.”

2)     She was a free spirit early on – Marie admitted during a TV One episode of the show “Unsung” that she got into a little bit of trouble while a student at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California. During a production of the musical “Carousel,” she was booted out for smoking marijuana, the singer said.

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