While you were working...
July 7th, 2011
06:30 PM ET

While you were working...

The news you might've missed:

  • Congrats, Keri Russell! The "Running Wilde" star announced she's expecting her second child. Looking at Russell's naming track record - she has a 4-year-old son named River - we're looking forward to hearing her next choice. Any suggestions? (People)

  • Soon after Beyonce's "4" landed at Billboard's No. 1, her Destiny Child's pal Michelle Williams released her single "Love Gun." Listen to the "inspirational pop" song off the record that's set to be released this winter. (Concrete Loop)

  • The supposedly fashion-savvy blondes are teaming up. Nicole Richie joins Jessica Simpson and Elle Macpherson, as well as John Varvatos, on NBC's "Fashion Star." Now all they need is Rachel Zoe. (Entertainment Weekly)

  • As "Harry Potter" wraps up with the last film in the series, Tom Felton, better known as Draco Malfoy, is admitting that the "Potter" actors were picked for their looks instead of acting ability. (Daily Mail)

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' world premiere
July 7th, 2011
06:25 PM ET

'Harry Potter' tickets sell out a week before release

After 10 years, the end of "Harry Potter's" cinematic tale has arrived. Fans packed into London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday for the world premiere, and the cast talked to CNN about what it was like to say goodbye to the long-running franchise.

If you're planning on seeing "Potter" stateside on July 15, check to make sure there's still a ticket available at a showing near you. Online retailer Fandango reports that the site has already sold out of more than 2,000 showings across the U.S., from "Anchorage, Alaska to Sunrise, Florida," according to a statement. So far, it's Fandango's fastest selling movie. (Surprise, surprise.)

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" opens July 15. You can catch a sneak peek of never before seen footage during Larry King's "Harry Potter" special this Sunday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Don't forget to send in any questions you have for the cast via iReport by Friday, July 8 at noon, and you could see the answer on CNN.com.


Filed under: Harry Potter • movies
Two return to 'Law & Order: SVU'
July 7th, 2011
06:24 PM ET

Two return to 'Law & Order: SVU'

As Christopher Meloni leaves his long-standing role on "Law & Order: SVU," two fan favorites are heading back to the show.

Stephanie March and Diane Neal will reprise their roles as ADA Alexandra Cabot and ADA Casey Novak, respectively, on the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The pair will appear for an undetermined number of episodes this fall.

"L&O: SVU" is the only remaining series in the "Law & Order" franchise.  March was previously on the show for seven seasons and was replaced by Neal, who appeared on the series for six seasons.


Filed under: television
Streep as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'
July 7th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

Streep as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'

The news out of the Cannes Film Festival in May was that The Weinstein Company had snatched up U.S. rights to Meryl Streep's turn as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady," and now the international teaser trailer is making its rounds.

The minute-long clip shows Thatcher's advisers counting off all the things that need to be changed to "maximize" her appeal - lose the pearls, lose the hat, and the voice is all wrong - and then Streep-as-Thatcher fills the screen.

FULL POST


Filed under: movies • Trailer Park
The Throwback: 'Anne of Green Gables'
July 7th, 2011
03:57 PM ET

The Throwback: 'Anne of Green Gables'

Catherine is a kindred spirit!

When I took a look at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Canadian travel itinerary, I was surprised to learn the newlyweds were forgoing major cities like Toronto, yet were stopping by Prince Edward Island. Not that anyone wouldn't be lucky to set foot on the tiny, gorgeous island famous for its red earth, beaches, and seafood - particularly P.E.I. mussels.

But when I learned that the book "Anne of Green Gables," set in P.E.I., was a childhood favorite of Catherine's, it all made sense.

FULL POST

Post by:
Filed under: Books
'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' will go on
July 7th, 2011
03:34 PM ET

'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' will go on

You can always count on a soap opera to offer up a twist.

CNN has confirmed that ABC has licensed "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to media/production company Prospect Park in a deal which will allow the shows  to continue production after leaving the airwaves.

The agreement means that Prospect Park will continue to produce the long-running soaps, which will be made available to fans online and via internet enabled television sets. FULL POST

   older posts »
Advertisement
About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,460 other followers