While you were working...
August 18th, 2011
06:10 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Ridley Scott's on board to direct another installment of his seminal 1982 movie "Blade Runner," but it's unclear if this will be prequel or a sequel, as one producer told The Wrap. [Deadline, The Wrap]
  • NBC is adding Sarah Silverman into its fold. After what the Hollywood Reporter calls "an intense bidding war," Silverman's comedy project, starring the comedian as a woman adjusting to the single life after a decade-long relationship, is getting a pilot thanks to NBC. Intense bidding, you say? We hope they showed that intensity in check form, Sarah. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • We're tired of seeing the name "Kim Kardashian," so we're going to switch that up to She Who Shall Not Be Named. The ten things you need to know about She Who Shall Not Be Named's wedding include the fact that she reportedly has three wedding gowns, at $25,000 a piece, and four pairs of Christian Louboutins as back-ups for the big day. [Fashion Etc.]
  • Season 8 of "Grey's Anatomy" is undergoing a little surgery: Show runner Shonda Rhimes says the season is practically being treated as two separate ones, since contracts for some of the cast members are set to expire in May. [TVLine]
  • Well...we do still love the song "Summertime." According to reports, producer La Mar "Mars" Edwards is not only hard at work on new cuts for T.I., but he's also helping Will Smith get back in the rap game. Fingers crossed this also involves DJ Jazzy Jeff. [XXL, Vulture]

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Jason Momoa tries to write his way back on 'Game of Thrones'
August 18th, 2011
06:08 PM ET

Jason Momoa tries to write his way back on 'Game of Thrones'

Jason Momoa, known for his role on “Game of Thrones,” saw his character killed off this season. But the actor wants back on the show, and he’s plotting to bring Drogo back, according to an interview with New York Magazine.

“There’s a possibility you’ll see me do him again,” the actor said of his Barbarian warrior Khal Drogo. And the fact that he’s dead? Minor detail. “It’s a fantasy world, sweetheart.”

“I wrote some scenes and they might try to use them,” Momoa reveals of his crafty plan. “George [R.R. Martin] can only write so much. Something could happen. Drogo could have a twin. You never know!”

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Kardashian wedding frenzy on 'Showbiz Tonight'
August 18th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Kardashian wedding frenzy on 'Showbiz Tonight'

Kim Kardashian's blowout wedding day is quickly approaching and before you know it, she will be Mrs. Kris Humphries.

The princess of Hollywood will marry her prince this Saturday, and soon after the whole world will get a front row seat to it all.

There are so many things to look forward to for any wedding, but "Showbiz Tonight" knows that this wedding will be like no other. I know that a lot of people are saying, "Oh, I won't be watching the Kim Kardashian wedding," but I say mark my words, because this thing is going to be a massive event!

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Nivea apologizes for controversial ad in Esquire
August 18th, 2011
03:40 PM ET

Nivea apologizes for controversial ad in Esquire

Cutting edge or just cutting?

Skin care company Nivea has offered a mea culpa for an ad that became quite the trending sensation on Twitter Wednesday.

The advert for Nivea for Men appeared in the September issue of Esquire magazine and featured a clean-cut, African-American male holding what appeared to be a mask of a black man with an Afro hair style and a beard. The copy accompanying the ad read, "Look Like You Give a Damn. Re-civilize Yourself." FULL POST

Anne Hathaway's living on 'kale and dust' for 'Dark Knight Rises'
August 18th, 2011
03:05 PM ET

Anne Hathaway's living on 'kale and dust' for 'Dark Knight Rises'

While prepping to play Selina Kyle in "The Dark Knight Rises," Hathaway is committed - not only has she switched up her lifestyle to accommodate the reality that she's got to fit into a catsuit, but she even considered getting a cat to examine, just for the role.

"I actually had this moment when I convinced one of the assistant directors on the London portion of the film to get a cat with me, the idea being that we were going to get a kitten from a rescue shelter, and he was going to live with me, and I was going to observe it, and when I left London I was going to give it to her," Hathaway recalled to Chelsea Handler in Interview magazine.

"Then, thankfully, her husband pointed out that that was a terrible idea on so many levels, not the least of which being that it would probably be really confusing to the cat."

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Witches not happy with 'True Blood' portrayal
August 18th, 2011
02:39 PM ET

Witches not happy with 'True Blood' portrayal

HBO series “True Blood” has traditionally focused on vampires, but in the current season, witches are at the center of the supernatural drama. And according to Reuters, real-life witches are upset about the way their brethren are being portrayed on the show.

In the fourth season, Wiccan leader and medium Marnie Stonebrook (Fiona Shaw) allows herself to be possessed by vengeful, dead witch Antonia. This is a big no-no, say Wicca practitioners. Marnie is reckless with her powers, and makes witchcraft look “too easy,” they say.

Christopher Penczak, co-founder and president of New Hampshire’s Temple of Witchcraft, a religious nonprofit organization that teaches witchcraft worldwide, told Reuters he is worried about the damage Marnie's character could do to the reputation of witches everywhere.

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