While you were working...
July 6th, 2011
06:35 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Cue the rolling of the eyes: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are reportedly rekindling their romance. Except that on-again, off-again thing is starting to get old - does anyone even care? (Us Weekly)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow had Apple, Pink had Willow Sage - now Natalie Portman reportedly has named her son '"A"? Yes, you read that right - Portman just might've named her child after the first letter in the alphabet. But at least she's reportedly going with the Hebrew pronunciation: "Alef." (PopEater)
  • No need to mince words when you're Tom Ford - in a recent interview, the fashion designer shared his concerns that the Brits are getting to be as fat as Americans. There's nothing like having a reputation. (Huffington Post)
  • Have you heard the latest from Kelly Clarkson? The "American Idol" winner's song "Let Me Down" hit the Web today - her fifth album is coming this fall. (Just Jared)
  • Feel free to start programming the DVR - NBC has announced its premiere schedule and fall TV line-up. (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Speaking of TV, the hysterical and dysfunctional "Modern Family" picked six episodes to enter if - more like when - it gets an Emmy nomination. (Los Angeles Times)
James Spader is the new CEO of 'The Office'
July 6th, 2011
06:20 PM ET

James Spader is the new CEO of 'The Office'

Among the most memorable applicants to replace Michael Scott on last May's season finale of "The Office" was Robert California, played – quite creepily, I might add - by James Spader, best known in recent years for racking up Emmys on "The Practice" and "Boston Legal."

Great news for fans of his character: It's not enough for Mr. California to be in charge of a branch of Sabre Dunder-Mifflin - he's taking over the whole shebang!

Spader will be replacing Kathy Bates' no-nonsense Jo Bennett as CEO of the company. When Bates' series "Harry's Law" was picked up for a second season, her days were numbered as a recurring actress on "The Office."

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Beyonce's '4' enters Billboard chart at No. 1
July 6th, 2011
05:36 PM ET

Beyonce's '4' enters Billboard chart at No. 1

Now Beyonce has another reason to love the number four. The 29-year-old is back on top of the Billboard 200 again with her latest solo offering, "4."

The album, which was leaked three weeks early and noted as thus far lacking a standout hit single, takes the No. 1 spot with 310,000 units sold, Billboard reports.

But while it’s another No. 1 album, it’s also her lowest first week of sales: “I Am…Sasha Fierce” sold 482,000 when it arrived in 2008, “B’Day” moved 541,000 in 2006, and even her 2003 solo debut “Dangerously in Love” notched a touch higher with 317,000 in the first week.

Nonetheless, it’s still the third highest sales week so far, trailing behind Lady Gaga’s 1.1 million bow with "Born This Way" and Adele’s 351,000 sold in "21's" first week.


Filed under: Beyonce • Music
Sonja Morgan
July 6th, 2011
05:18 PM ET

Mo money, mo problems: When the rich and famous go broke

Sonja Morgan might have to petition for a new show title if the "Real Housewives of New York" star loses her house.

In a divorce case, Morgan - who declared bankruptcy in November 2010 - is attempting to settle a $3 million judgement from her ex-husband and millionaire John Adams Morgan.

"I'm sure the world thinks, 'Sonja doesn't have to worry, she's got that husband there for her.' But I'm on my own," Morgan told the New York Post.

An anonymous source added to E! Online that Morgan wants to keep the home "for her daughter, but it seems she'll have to sell it and lose it altogether."

Morgan's not the only one who's publicly faced financial dilemmas - check out the gallery above for more.

'Glee' stars team up with YouTube sensation
July 6th, 2011
02:05 PM ET

'Glee' stars team up with YouTube sensation

The cast of "Glee" knows a little something about lip-synching.

So does Keenan Cahill, the teen who has wracked up millions of views with viral videos on YouTube for lip-synching covers of hits.

"Glee" cast members Dianna Agron, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Harry Shum, Jr. recently joined Cahill for a performance of Katy Perry's “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” FULL POST

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Filed under: Glee • television
Barbara Walters to sit down with Jose Baez
July 6th, 2011
01:49 PM ET

Barbara Walters to sit down with Jose Baez

Casey Anthony's lawyer Jose Baez is opening up, and the first person he’s turning to is Barbara Walters.

The veteran journalist is interviewing Baez in the lawyer’s first network interview since the verdict was handed down in Anthony’s case.

In an hour-long “Nightline” special called “Casey Anthony Not Guilty: Inside the Bombshell Verdict,” Walters will pepper Baez about his strategy in the courtroom, Anthony’s demeanor and why he thinks she was found not guilty of murder, among other topics.

FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • television
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