Tired of hearing 'Kardashian'? Maybe this can help
August 17th, 2011
02:58 PM ET

Tired of hearing 'Kardashian'? Maybe this can help

Make’s Matt Richardson has come up with a device that mutes unwanted celebrity chatter, reports Business Insider.

The inventor’s revolutionary TV system, “Enough Already,” automatically mutes your TV when an overexposed celebrity is mentioned. Brilliant!

The invention is built with basic circuit boards to track the text in closed captions. When words like “Kardashian” or “Lohan” (or any other name you find obnoxious and want deleted from your viewing experience) show up, the TV automatically mutes for 30 seconds.

If you’d like to build your own “Enough Already” in preparation for Kim Kardashian’s upcoming wedding media blitz, you can find the code here. If you’re tech savvy, that is. Otherwise, you might just have to deal with 24/7 party details and the impending pregnancy speculation.

He has a...er, glow
August 17th, 2011
01:50 PM ET

What's the Situation, Abercrombie & Fitch?

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is one of the most inescapable reality TV personalities out there, but Abercrombie & Fitch wants to pay him a "substantial" amount not to wear that brand on air.

We understand that his habit of pulling up his shirt could obscure a company's logo, but still, why not The Sitch, A&F?


Filed under: Celebrities • Jersey Shore • television
Evil stepsisters, Alpha-bits on 'Pretty Little Liars'
August 17th, 2011
01:35 PM ET

Evil stepsisters, Alpha-bits on 'Pretty Little Liars'

Oh, Aria.

Of course Jason isn’t going to admit to breaking into your house and taking pictures of you while you’re sleeping. One, that’s creepy. And two, you’re not on a show called “Pretty Little Truth-Tellers.”

Last night on “Liars,” Emily and Spencer tell Aria about Jason’s creepy shrine to her in his darkroom/shed. And yet, she doesn’t seem too concerned.

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'The Help' lawsuit dismissed
August 17th, 2011
01:03 PM ET

'The Help' lawsuit dismissed

A maid who claimed the main character in the successful novel and film "The Help" was based on her has lost her suit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Mississippi judge dismissed the case of Ablene Cooper, who had alleged that the character Aibileen was based on her. Cooper is the former maid of the brother of the book's author, Kathryn Stockett.

Judge Tomie Green dismissed the case, citing a one-year statute of limitations that elapsed between when Stockett gave Cooper a copy of the book and when the maid filed the lawsuit. FULL POST

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Filed under: Books • movies
Salma Hayek covers the September issue of Allure
August 17th, 2011
12:45 PM ET

Salma Hayek: Being privileged is great

Salma Hayek believes “that every woman is entitled to preserve her youth,” as she tells Allure magazine in its September issue, it's just that the actress, who turns 45 on September 2, hasn’t had to do any “preserving” yet.

“I’ve never had anything done on my face—I’ve never had dermabrasion or peels or injections of any kind, nothing,” she says.

When asked if there's a body part that she thinks looked better ten years ago, Hayek doesn't hesitate. “My boobs," she tells Allure, before adding, "They’re not bad, by the way. I’m not complaining about them.”

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Filed under: Celebrities
Brad Pitt to produce 'Twelve Years A Slave'
August 17th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Brad Pitt to produce 'Twelve Years A Slave'

Brad Pitt is going back in time with his next project: The actor's Plan B production company is set to produce "Twelve Years A Slave," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be adapted from the autobiography written by Solomon Northup in 1853. The author was a married and educated free black man living in New York who traveled to Washington, D.C. after two men offered him a job. He was subsequently kidnapped into slavery.

Northup was able to regain his freedom after a white Canadian smuggled letters to his wife, which launched a court case that led to his release.

Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Salt," "American Gangster") is attached to play Northup in the film, which will be directed by "Hunger's" Steve McQueen. The director also co-wrote the script along with John Ridley.

Pitt's Plan B has also taken on "World War Z," which is being directed by Marc Forster and starring Pitt. The movie is in pre-production, and is slated to arrive in theaters December 21, 2012.


Filed under: Brad Pitt • Celebrities • movies
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