What's the verdict on Rebecca Black's 'My Moment'?
July 19th, 2011
06:40 PM ET

What's the verdict: Rebecca Black's 'My Moment'?

Rebecca Black hasn't let naysayers stand in the way of her escalating fame, but the 14-year-old's latest, "My Moment," may not help her transition from being responsible for what was called the worst song ever and into an actual singer.

Reaction to Black's single, which focuses on her rise to fame and where her haters can get off, has ranged from "ugh" and "horrendous" to "it's actually not that bad."

Yet critics focused on another aspect of the song: Regardless of whether you appreciate the track's arrangement, it's not exactly an ideal follow-up to a song that celebrated the days of the week.

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Filed under: Music • Webisodes
Maya Rudolph welcomes a baby boy
July 19th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

Maya Rudolph welcomes a baby boy

This summer's celebrity baby boom continues with "Bridesmaids" star Maya Rudolph, who welcomed a baby boy with director Paul Thomas Anderson on July 3, CNN confirmed.

The couple named their new arrival Jack, and he's "at home and doing great," Rudolph's rep said. Just as they did with Jack's older sisters Pearl, 5, and Lucille, 20 months, they opted to stay in the dark about their baby's sex.

Waiting until the delivery to find out is "kind of fun," Rudolph told David Letterman in 2009. "Because when you're ready to throw in the towel and you've got nothing positive to think about or feel because you're so heavy and you want to float in a pool of salt water to be buoyant, it was nice to have something to look forward to."

If you're looking forward to more Rudolph, her new NBC show "Up All Night," also starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, premieres on the network on September 14.


Filed under: Celebrities
While you were working...
July 19th, 2011
06:36 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • The rest of the "Friends with Benefits" cast might disagree, but Mila Kunis says she thinks the movie's premise can work in real life. Maybe it didn't take as much acting as we thought. (MTV)
  • Even though it remains to be seen if "The Office" will function without Michael Scott, Steve Carell has given his approval to newcomer James Spader. Of course the real question is: What will Dwight think? (Access Hollywood)
  • The motion poster for "The Hunger Games" looks brilliant! The movie version of the young-adult best-seller is slated to be released March 2012 and boasts a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. (Just Jared)
  • Dakota Fanning, 17, sounds decades older than her age in a Vogue spread with her sister, Elle. Guess that's what happens when you start acting at age 6. (Vogue)
  • Ashton Kutcher sports longer locks and facial hair in his new poster for "Two and a Half Men," wearing little else. The new season starts September 19 on CBS. (Celebuzz)
  • Does Emma Watson get credit for reviving the latest hair trend? Vanessa Hudgens has been spotted with a similar pixie cut. It's exciting to see a new look, V. (Us Weekly)
Lamar Odom and Khloe K. offer condolences
July 19th, 2011
05:35 PM ET

Lamar Odom and Khloe K. offer condolences

A New York teen has died after being injured in a car accident involving L.A. Lakers player Lamar Odom last Thursday, New York's WPIX reports.

Odom had been in the city to attend a cousin's funeral, according to WPIX, and had hired a car service for transportation. While driving through Jamaica, Queens, the vehicle carrying Odom hit a motorcyclist, who swerved and collided with the 15-year-old pedestrian. Witnesses, WPIX says, noted that Odom was "devastated" and crying at the scene.

According to the station, the teenager sustained severe head injuries and was transported to Elmhurst Hospital following the accident. He died from his injuries the next day.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Kardashians
Katy Perry denies claims her relationship is on the rocks
July 19th, 2011
05:33 PM ET

Katy Perry denies claims her relationship is on the rocks

Katy Perry and Russell Brand still have weeks to go before celebrating their first wedding anniversary, but as E! Online notes, recent rumors suggested that the two may not make it that far and are considering a trial separation.

Not quite, Perry tweeted. "Just cause we don't flaunt our relationship doesn't mean there's something wrong w/it," the 26-year-old singer wrote. "Privacy is our luxury. #tabloidsrtrash #gossipisgross."

Of course, it's just one of many rumors that the two are struggling to keep their marriage together after tying the knot last October. Earlier in the year arrived allegations that Perry was seeking a marriage counselor, and after that came gossip that she had cheated on Brand before their wedding, claims that had Perry reportedly seek legal action.

For his part, Russell Brand is backing up the wife. "You tell em Mrs Brand!" the comedian and actor tweeted. "In Britain we're currently dismantling the scum media so I'm not tuned in to their brain-farting."


Filed under: Celebrities • Katy Perry
Emma Watson's going back to Brown
July 19th, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Emma Watson's going back to Brown

Now that "Harry Potter" is wrapped, Emma Watson is setting her sights back on her studies.

The 21-year-old actress - who's denied reports that she'd been bullied out of Brown -  said in April that she was taking a break from school to focus on her acting career. But according to People, she told reporters recently that she's not through with higher education yet.

"I'm still enrolled at Brown," Watson said. "It's just that I'll spend my third year abroad - at Oxford." FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • Harry Potter • movies
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