While you were working...
July 26th, 2011
06:24 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Brad Pitt might want to check up on his best-friend status - the dashing duo of Ryan Gosling and George Clooney can be seen together in "The Ides of March," slated to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. (USA TODAY)
  • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington says the band has been recording a new album, keeping up with its goal of a release every 18 months. (Rolling Stone)
  • The iconic "Rent" musical is getting a revival, but this time, it's off Broadway. Director Michael Greif announced that the production will feature new sets and costumes. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • If 24-hour coverage isn't enough for you, get ready for "ESPN: Those Guys Have All The Fun" - the movie. Rights have been bought by 20th Century Fox to bring the sports network's story to the big screen. (Deadline)
  • It looks like David Arquette and his ex, Courteney Cox, aren't entertaining any immediate plans to reconcile. Arquette was spotted at Comic-Con with Christina McLarty. (PEOPLE)
  • Sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday. Shriver tweeted that the couple's 13-year-old son, Christopher, is finally out of the hospital after a nine-day stay. (Access Hollywood)
'Breaking Dawn' baby freaked out 'Twilight' stars
July 26th, 2011
06:23 PM ET

'Breaking Dawn' baby freaked out 'Twilight' stars

The birth scene in "Breaking Dawn" gets pretty creepy, and it sounds like the baby stand-in used on set didn't help.

In the upcoming “Twilight” installment, Bella (Kristen Stewart) gives birth to her child with vampire love Edward (Robert Pattinson), and it turns out Stewart and Pattinson were totally creeped out by their onscreen kid.

"We had an animatronic baby, the scene where [Bella] had to be introduced to the baby for the first time," Pattinson explained at Comic-Con, according to MTV.

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British leading men invade theaters this fall
July 26th, 2011
06:17 PM ET

British leading men invade theaters this fall

If you like fake American accents and guys with moustaches, well you’re in luck.

Two trailers featuring some big names from across the pond have just been released, each promising a scintillating cinematic experience.

Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom take on twangs (and a 'stache for Orly) in the Southern drama “Main Street." Orlando plays a cop in a run-down North Carolina city. A stranger comes to town with a controversial plan to boost the town's economy, changing many in the close-knit community. The drama also stars Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, and Amber Tamblyn.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Kelly Osbourne
July 26th, 2011
06:14 PM ET

Photos: Celebrities attend Winehouse funeral

On Tuesday, mourners gathered in black, with at least one wearing a beehive hairdo, to pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, who died of still unknown causes at the age of 27 in her London home on Saturday.

The singer's father Mitch Winehouse released a statement following the funeral and subsequent cremation. Read the statement in full after the jump:

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Jose Baez speaks on book deal rumor
July 26th, 2011
05:56 PM ET

Jose Baez speaks on book deal rumor

Does Casey Anthony's lawyer Jose Baez see a book in his future?

According to some recent rumors, that could be. Sources tell the New York Post that Baez, supposedly already at work on becoming a TV legal expert, also met with a top-notch literary agent last week to talk about potential book deals.

But Baez isn't feeding the rumor mill. He tells the Post in a statement that while he has "met with various people," that doesn't mean he plans "on signing any agreements or taking any job offers."

At this point, Baez continues, "I have a job, and I feel the wisest thing to do right now is just listen. I have not made any decisions and probably will not until I have had the opportunity to discuss things with my family and my closest advisors."


Filed under: Books
Everyone’s a Critic: Proper promotion
July 26th, 2011
04:31 PM ET

Everyone’s a Critic: Proper promotion

It might still be summer, but a lot of people are already looking forward to the fall… and not just because we know there will be an NFL season now.

TV junkies are eagerly anticipating a different season: the lineup of new shows set to premiere over the next several months. Networks are trying to get a head start on building audiences, and it seems you can’t escape trailers or promos that tell you Show X is the one you don’t want to miss.

What keeps standing out to me is HOW these promotions are being run. Advertisers often have, at best, 30 seconds to present a new show in a way that will intrigue people enough to watch it. But it might take less than five seconds for us to decide a show isn’t worth our time.

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