Willow Smith loves dad's 'Parents Just Don't Understand'
February 7th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

Willow Smith loves dad's 'Parents Just Don't Understand'

Ten-year-old Willow Smith has gained a devoted fan following with her hit "Whip My Hair." And when it comes to her own taste in music, she counts dad Will Smith among her favorites — especially his 1988 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince hit "Parents Just Don't Understand."

"Because," she tells Teen Vogue, "sometimes they just don't."

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Smith, however, says dad Will and mom Jada are pretty easygoing. "They aren't strict. They won't be like, 'Willow, clean up your room!' They'll be like, 'Willow, will you please clean up your room?'" she says. "And I'll be like, 'OK,' and do it."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Bieber • Music • The Bieb
February 7th, 2011
06:16 PM ET

Super movie trailer Sunday

As you well know, the Super Bowl isn't just a football game or virtual national holiday - it's also a special time for advertisers to try and get you to buy stuff. Or, for Hollywood, an opportunity to try and lock in some potential viewers.

And so the tradition continued on Sunday night, with a slew of trailers airing throughout the game. The most-appreciated, though, seems to be the spot for the Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed  "Super 8," a sci-fi film set in 1979 that involves a Super 8 camera, a train accident and some non-human life forms that Abrams has been intensely secretive about.

Last night's trailer may not have answered many questions, but it did amp up anticipation for film's June 10 release.

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Meet Pink's baby bump
February 7th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

Meet Pink's baby bump

If you want your baby bump photographed properly, sometimes you have to do it yourself.

It's a reality that dawned on mommy-to-be Pink after growing frustrated with inept paparazzi shots of her growing middle.

The singer tweeted Friday, “ALRIGHT... because paparazzi of today have absolutely no photograhic skill or artistry whatsoever, and their pictures are hideous… I'm going to post a self-portrait I took yesterday morning for all of you asking to see belly shots.”

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'How I Met Your Mother's' Cobie Smulders to join 'The Avengers'?
February 7th, 2011
05:54 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother's' Cobie Smulders to join 'The Avengers'?

"How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders is getting ready to kick some serious bad-guy butt. The actress is reportedly the front-runner for a role as Samuel L. Jackson's sidekick in Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero ensemble "The Avengers."

Last week, Jackson revealed to talk-show host Jimmy Fallon that his character, Nick Fury, would be getting a female partner. Now Deadline.com reports that Smulders has auditioned and is the favorite to play Maria Hill, the ruthless executive director of the planetary defense/intelligence service S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hill, according to Deadline, is "not above blackmailing and bullying superheroes to get her way."

Smulders — who is said to have beat out fellow candidates Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas and Mary Elizabeth Winstead — is clearly a favorite of Whedon: She was one of his top picks to play Wonder Woman in a film he was planning about the Amazing Amazon a few years ago.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • television
Keith Olbermann to announce career move Tuesday
February 7th, 2011
05:27 PM ET

Keith Olbermann to announce career move Tuesday

Looks like Keith Olbermann has some big news to share.

CNN has confirmed that the former host of MSNBC’s “Countdown” will announce his next move during a press conference call on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET.

The New York Times is reporting that Olbermann may be headed to Current TV with an equity deal already in place. According to the Times, Current TV will be presenting their new lineup to advertisers on Wednesday.

But Mediabistro is guessing that Olbermann may not announce another traditional TV gig, adding that the email invite says that Olbermann “and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career.”


Filed under: television
Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in TV history
February 7th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in TV history

Who wasn't watching the Super Bowl last night?

The ratings are in, and the battle between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers has made Fox the first network to draw more than a 100 million viewers for a night in primetime.

There were 111 million viewers tuning in to Fox Sports' broadcast, making it the most-watched program in U.S. TV history. By comparison, last year's Super Bowl was watched by 106.5 million. (When it comes to fútbol, the most-watched FIFA World Cup men's game in the U.S. was the U.S.-Ghana game in June, which attracted an average of 14.9 million viewers to ABC, a total that reaches more than 19 million when combined with Univision's viewership.)

This is also the sixth consecutive year that viewership for the Super Bowl has gone up, going from an average of 86.1 million in 2005 to 111 million, according to the network.

Of course, “Glee’s” post-Bowl show got a bump in ratings as well: It was the highest-rated scripted program in three years among adults 18-49 with 26.8 million watching, also making the episode a series high.


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