Warren Buffett to guest star on 'Office' finale
May 10th, 2011
06:24 PM ET

Warren Buffett to guest star on 'Office' finale

The season finale of “The Office” is going to be a packed house. In addition to the likes of Ricky Gervais, Jim Carrey and Will Arnett, famed investor Warren Buffett is also expected to make a cameo.

According to Variety, Buffett will also be angling for the gig Steve Carell's Michael Scott vacated at the end of April and was temporarily filled by Will Ferrell’s Deangelo Vickers. Apparently, Buffett had the "Office" crew make a stop by his company's annual shareholders meeting for a skit in which Buffett pretended to take over for former office manager Scott.

Other big names descending on the Scranton, Pennsylvania office that episode are Catherine Tate, James Spader and Ray Romano.

The finale airs next week on May 19. How do you think Buffett would fare as Dunder Mifflin’s boss?


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Pharrell Williams gets a new gig
May 10th, 2011
06:22 PM ET

Pharrell Williams gets a new gig

Famed rapper, composer and producer Pharrell Williams can now add a new title to his resume: Creative director.

Deadline.com reports that Williams has been named creative director for Karmaloop TV,  a new network which is set to launch later this year.  Karmaloop is a fashion retailer that currently has a YouTube channel which Deadline says is the 18th most viewed on that website.

“Pharrell is, without a doubt, one of the most influential cultural creatives and business minds in America today,” Karmaloop CEO Greg Selkoe told Deadline.  “We’re delighted and honored that he has joined our effort to create a multi-platform brand that will once again excite cutting-edge youth culture about TV, just as MTV did in the 1980s.”

Williams, who is also an entrepreneur, will have a stake in the new network.

Adele's ex wants a cut of her royalties
May 10th, 2011
06:20 PM ET

Adele's ex wants a cut of her royalties

“Rumour Has It” that Adele’s ex-boyfriend is trying to get a piece of the Brit singer’s success.

According to U.K. paper The Sun, her ex feels that since Adele drew inspiration from their rocky relationship for her hit album “19,” he should get a cut of the royalties.

“For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it,” she told the paper. “Finally I said, 'Well you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.'”

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
'House' renewed for season 8
May 10th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

'House' renewed for season 8

After months of negotiations, Fox officially announced today that "House," one of its longest-running, most popular series, will return for an eighth season in the fall.

“Over the past seven seasons, 'House' has redefined the medical drama and has given us one of television’s most compelling and iconic characters,” said Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment at the network.

So what was the delay in the renewal, after lower-rated series like "Fringe," "Raising Hope" and "American Dad" were all picked up earlier this season?

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Lots of buzz at this year's Cannes Film Festival
May 10th, 2011
04:36 PM ET

Lots of buzz at this year's Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival hasn't even started yet, but planned festivities are already making headlines.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, word out of the French Riviera is that Al Pacino will join the cast of the upcoming film " Gotti: Three Generations."

The "Godfather" star will play mobster Neil Dellacroce, a mentor to John Gotti Sr. who will be played by John Travolta.  Other cast members include Travolta's wife Kelly Preston, Lindsay Lohan and Joe Pesci. FULL POST

Matt Lauer: I'm not doing a show with Katie Couric
May 10th, 2011
02:26 PM ET

Matt Lauer: I'm not doing a show with Katie Couric

Unlike Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer insists he has no plans to leave the "Today" show anytime soon. In fact, Lauer says that contrary to recent reports, he won't be joining departing "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric for a syndicated talk show.

"We certainly spoke about the possibility, but we’ve talked about a lot of possibilities over the years," Lauer says of re-teaming with Couric, according to Deadline. "It turned into just talk. And that’s where we left it. It’s not going to happen.”

Former "Today" co-anchor Couric recently hinted that a reunion with Lauer could happen once she signs off at CBS.

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