While you were working...
August 23rd, 2011
05:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Get excited: Jimmy Fallon is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on December 17. This news could only be made better if they revealed that they're also somehow involving Justin Timberlake (as they always do). [Twitter]
  • There is life after "Entourage," and it doesn't depend on that movie the cast all swears is going to happen. Jeremy Piven is said to be producing a reality show about...wait for it....glassblowing. The show will be called "Blow." There is a reality TV camera for everything, people. [Deadline]
  • Anderson Cooper giggling "like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet," as he describes the laughing fit he had while doing the RidicuList last Thursday, STILL cracks us up. And he thought it wouldn't go viral...[EW]
  • Say what you will about Lauryn Hill - and given the way some of her recent performances have panned out, we understand if you have a lot to say - but "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is definitely a classic. Hear Ms. Hill talk about the Grammy winning album at the link. [Miss Info]
  • Lisa Wu Hartwell exited the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" after season 2, and it doesn't appear that she's a "Housewife" in real life anymore, either. The former cast member has reportedly separated from her husband. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
  • You didn't think we were done talking about Kim Kardashian's wedding, did you? Of course not! Gift bag swag included a gift certificate to shop at an e-retailer Kim co-founded, a bottle of her fragrance, and flip-flops that say, "Kim loves Kris." How klassy. [Today]

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'Jimmy Kimmel' mourns the loss of 'Uncle Frank'
August 23rd, 2011
05:20 PM ET

'Jimmy Kimmel' mourns the loss of 'Uncle Frank'

Jimmy Kimmel's “Uncle Frank” Potenza has passed away at the age of 77, ABC confirms to CNN.

Kimmel’s uncle was a security guard for the show and contributed "great moments" on-air for nine years.

“It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ mourn the loss of ‘Uncle Frank’ Potenza,” the show says in a statement. “He was beloved by his co-workers and considered an Uncle to all.” FULL POST

'Real Housewives of New York City' delayed
August 23rd, 2011
04:30 PM ET

'Real Housewives of New York City' delayed

Fans of another "Real Housewives" franchise will have to wait for their show to return.

As Bravo continues to re-edit "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in the wake of the suicide of Russell Armstrong, a spokesperson for the network has confirmed to CNN that the shooting schedule for "The Real Housewives of New York City" has been "pushed back due to finalizing production details."

The network earlier released a statement saying that no decision has been made yet regarding rescheduling the premiere of the new season of the "Beverly Hills" show and a rep for Bravo reiterated that to CNN on Tuesday.

Will, Jada Pinkett Smith deny split rumors
August 23rd, 2011
04:08 PM ET

Will, Jada Pinkett Smith deny split rumors

On Tuesday, In Touch Weekly cited an unnamed source who claimed Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's 13-year marriage had come to an end, but the pair are denying the report.

"Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false," they said in a joint statement. "We are still together, and our marriage is intact."

Their statement echoes earlier tweets sent out by Will Smith's son from a prior marriage, Trey.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Everyone’s a Critic: Stop with the ads, please
August 23rd, 2011
04:04 PM ET

Everyone’s a Critic: Stop with the ads, please

We’re back after a brief hiatus, ready to dole out some tough love for our favorite pop culture industries. A few weeks back, I talked about the idea of proper promotion, marketing a show based on its own merits.

Today, I’m focusing on another side to that coin: Hollywood’s tendency to overload a potential audience with promos for TV shows or movies.

Whitney Cummings, a comedian who some fans might recognize from “Chelsea Lately” or the Comedy Central roasts, is the creative force behind two new sitcoms premiering this fall.

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Prince Charles and Camilla adopt ... a puppy
August 23rd, 2011
03:16 PM ET

Prince Charles and Camilla adopt ... a puppy

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have expanded their family with a Jack Russell Terrier rescue puppy, reports People.

The Jack Russell, named Beth, was dropped at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London when she was just 12 weeks old, according to Clarence House. She is one of over a hundred stray dogs that came to the U.K. shelter in July.

Last fall, Camilla opened the shelter’s new cattery, and mentioned to staff that she’d love another Jack Russell since her beloved Freddy had died. (Freddy was such a part of the family that Camilla’s son Tom named his own child after the dog!)

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