'30 Rock' can go on with or without Baldwin, says exec
August 2nd, 2011
08:48 PM ET

'30 Rock' can go on with or without Baldwin, says exec

Alec Baldwin raised eyebrows when he suggested that "30 Rock" was headed into its last season back in April, and although he cheekily retracted his statement, executive producer Lorne Michaels is saying that the show could go on without him.

Michaels tells New York Magazine's Vulture, "I can't imagine doing the show without Alec, but I couldn't imagine doing ['Saturday Night Live'] without Chevy...And we're still on the air."

He adds that "30 Rock" star Tina Fey is "completely committed to the show," and that he can't imagine a scenario where the comedy would come to an end after next season.

"It's got a lot of life and vitality," Michaels said, "and we all want to keep it going."


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Halle Berry's ex-husband marries Prince's ex-wife
August 2nd, 2011
06:27 PM ET

Halle Berry's ex-husband marries Prince's ex-wife

Get ready to throw some e-rice: Eric Benet, (Halle Berry's ex-husband) tied the knot with Manuela Testolini (Prince's ex-wife) on Sunday, CNN has confirmed.

The longtime couple reportedly married in Newport Beach, California after being engaged for eight months. Benet told Us Weekly in January that he used a love song to propose to Testolini last November.

"During a romantic dinner, I decided to finally let Manuela hear 'Never Want to Live Without You,' a song off my new album that I had written for her," Benet recalled. "I sang it to her, then got down on one knee and proposed."

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While you were working...
August 2nd, 2011
06:09 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • In between interviews, Ryan Reynolds made time to pose with former co-star Sandra Bullock at "The Change-Up" premiere. The would-be-perfect-couple might not be dating, but they support each other as friends. (PEOPLE)
  • Never far from controversy, Miley Cyrus was spotted smoking a cigarette, despite writing in her autobiography: "...for me, smoking would be like smashing my guitar and expecting it to play." (Daily Mail)
  • Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" album is breaking records, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" reaches No. 1 on the charts. That's five in a row for the 26-year-old singer! (Los Angeles Times)
  • At least Rachel Bilson can admit she sounds shallow. The actress says in an interview that she has to decide what to wear the next day before going to bed - a tradition she's upheld since childhood. (Just Jared)
  • It seems comical that Taylor Lautner went shopping for a $200,000 car with his parents. But then again, how many 19-year-olds can pay for a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG? (TMZ)
  • Take a look at new photos from the spin-off "Basketball Wives LA." With the formerly feuding Gloria Govan from season 1, the show is guaranteed to have some serious drama. (Bossip)
'Playboy Club' star: Show is about empowerment
August 2nd, 2011
05:33 PM ET

'Playboy Club' star: Show is about empowerment

“The Playboy Club” still has over a month to go before it premieres, but its cast and producers are already defending it.

The NBC show, featuring plenty of scantily-clad actresses, is about the women who worked at Hugh Hefner’s famous Chicago club as bunnies in the '60s. Critics (including The Parents Television Council) say the show is too sexual and is setting women back, reports E! Online.

But according to "The Hollywood Reporter," those involved with the series say that the controversy is misguided, because the show is actually about female empowerment.

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Everyone’s a Critic: Living in 'The Real World'
August 2nd, 2011
04:08 PM ET

Everyone’s a Critic: Living in 'The Real World'

We can attribute at least one thing to MTV as it turns 30 this week: “The Real World” may not have been the first reality show, but it was arguably the most groundbreaking. In it, you can find the blueprint for many of the reality formats that dominate today’s TV landscape.

It was a simple idea - put a group of strangers together, turn on the cameras and see what happens – that yielded an addictive, engaging result. The show became a sensation, a part of our cultural consciousness that gave Generation X a rallying point and a shared experience.

I can still rattle off the names of nearly every cast member from the first 10 seasons. I can tell you when and why that famous introduction sentence changed from “seven strangers” to “seven people.” I know when producers stopped casting people who lived in the city where the season took place, and when they started forcing the cast members to work together as well as live together.

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Drake enlists Stevie Wonder's help for album
August 2nd, 2011
03:40 PM ET

Drake enlists Stevie Wonder's help for album

Drake's upcoming album is already making "Headlines": the artist revealed to MuchMusic over the weekend that icon Stevie Wonder had a hand in creating his soon-to-be-released "Take Care."

Drake calls the heralded singer a close friend, and said that he relied on Wonder to give him some feedback.

"He helped me out with a lot of the music, just came and sat with me...told me where I could add a couple things to make it more sonically appealing," the 24-year-old star said. "Not only that, but we actually are writing together, which is an incredible experience."

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