James Frey: I knew I created a mess
May 16th, 2011
06:20 PM ET

James Frey: I knew I created a mess

The dramatic 2006 showdown between Oprah Winfrey and controversial writer James Frey on her talk show is probably etched into some of our brains, but Frey’s never seen it.

Still, the author of the fictionalized memoir “A Million Little Pieces” says he can vividly recall the experience before, during and after that episode, when Winfrey publicly took him to task for being misleading about some of the events in the book.

That episode "is sort of a personal car crash for me,” he told Winfrey on her show Monday. “I just don’t want to watch it. It definitely wasn’t my finest day, and it wasn’t a day I was proud of whatsoever.”

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Jill Scott on losing 50 pounds: I'm in a good place
May 16th, 2011
05:49 PM ET

Jill Scott on losing 50 pounds: I'm in a good place

Singer and actress Jill Scott is experimenting with her sound on her first album in four years, “The Light of the Sun,” and she’s also showing off a new physique.

The singer has dropped more than 50 pounds, and is now smaller than she’s been in 20 years.

The "Golden" songstress tells the June issue of Ebony that she slimmed down with the help of a trainer who knew how to keep workouts playful. (See behind-the-scenes footage of Scott on Ebony.com.)

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Tom Hanks wrote 'Crowne' role just for Julia Roberts
May 16th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Tom Hanks wrote 'Crowne' role just for Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks are going back to school in the upcoming comedy "Larry Crowne."

The film stars Hanks as a middle-aged man who loses his job and enrolls in junior college, where he meets cranky instructor Roberts. The Oscar-winning actress admits she wasn't quite sure she would make the grade as a professor.

"This was my first college experience," Roberts tells the June issue of W magazine. "And the first time I had to speak in front of a classroom, I was apoplectic. All these faces looking up at me, thinking, What is she going to teach us? I needed to find my composure. It was very hard—it was terrible, in fact."

Read the full interview with Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in W

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Angelina Jolie's war drama headed for theaters
May 16th, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Angelina Jolie's war drama headed for theaters

New details have emerged about Angelina Jolie's upcoming directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey." The drama, which is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war of the 1990s, will be released in the United States in December, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Shot in both English and Bosnian, "In the Land of Blood and Honey" "illustrates the consequences of the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict," according to a statement.

The movie came under fire in November amidst reports that it featured a romance between a Serb rapist and his Bosnian victim; Jolie has denied it contains such a scene.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Did Donald Trump wimp out?
May 16th, 2011
02:43 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Did Donald Trump wimp out?

Donald Trump says he’s not running for president, but I don’t think he ever intended to run!

In his statement, Donald claims his decision “does not come easily or without regret." He also pats himself on the back for bringing “issues to the forefront of the national dialogue” and claims that he believes he could have won the Republican primary – and then the general election!

I think it is interesting that Trump made the announcement right around the NBC upfronts - that's when the advertisers and the media get a preview of what’s coming to TV in the fall.

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Fox banks on 'X Factor' and comedies
May 16th, 2011
01:33 PM ET

Fox banks on 'X Factor' and comedies

It's no surprise that Fox is counting on "The X Factor" to bring in big audiences when it debuts later this year.

"Our goal is to achieve the same incredible level of success and fandom and spectacle the 'X Factor' gets in the U.K," said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly during the conference call announcing the network's line-up for next season.

"By the way," he went on, "'The X Factor'  in the U.K. was a 45 share and its finale did a 55 share and we will settle for nothing less. I'm getting some laughs on this end with that."

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