While you were working...
August 25th, 2011
07:34 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • When new mom Natalie Portman is ready to get back to work, it sounds like she already has a job offer: the Oscar winner has reportedly been offered the lead role in indie drama "Adaline," about an immortal woman who meets a man possibly worthy of giving up her gift for. [People]
  • Shonda Rhimes is taking it back - way back - for her next show. According to Entertainment Weekly, the "Grey's Anatomy" show runner has sold a project to ABC that's set in 1895. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries reportedly signed a pre-nup to protect their net worth– that would be $35 million for Kardashian and $8-10 million for Humphries. Not that they'll ever get divorced or anything. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Your "awwww" moment of the day is brought to you by Whoopi Goldberg: The "View" host has adopted a kitten that was thrown out of the window of a moving car. She's nicknamed the little rescue Vinny. [Facebook]
  • Al Pacino would like to thank the rappers who had so much love for "Scarface," they helped turn it into a cult classic. [MTV]

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Pitbull responds to Lohan lawsuit - with an invite
August 25th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

Pitbull responds to Lohan lawsuit - with an invite

Lindsay Lohan is suing Pitbull for using her name in the song “Give Me Everything,” and the rapper has responded in a surprising way – with an invitation to the VMAs!

Pitbull addresses the lawsuit in a video posted to his website, Planet Pit. In it, the star says he was “very surprised” to find out about the legal action being taken against him, which he first assumed was some type of joke. But interestingly, the rapper isn’t bitter. Pitbull tells the interviewer that he “supports” La Lohan’s career.

Pitbull also clarifies the lyrics to his song. He says the song goes, “Got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan” not “locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” The former would imply that she’s in control, while the latter would be referencing her jail stint.

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Gaga top-ranked celeb on 'Powerful Women' list
August 25th, 2011
06:28 PM ET

Gaga top-ranked celeb on 'Powerful Women' list

Forbes’ latest “100 Most Powerful Women” list is out, and political heavy-hitters like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, predictably scored top spots.

But the top of the list also includes Lady Gaga!

The controversial pop star is listed at No. 11, surpassing all the other celebrities on the list.

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The Throwback: 'Ghost' musical set to haunt Broadway
August 25th, 2011
05:12 PM ET

The Throwback: 'Ghost' musical set to haunt Broadway

Hollywood producers aren't the only ones reaching back in time for inspiration. The 1990 film "Ghost" has been adapted into a musical currently running on London's West End, and will hit the Broadway stage in early 2012.

In the film, Sam and Molly (Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore) are walking home when Sam is gunned down in the street in a seemingly botched robbery. Stuck between worlds, Sam soon realizes his death was a premeditated murder plotted by his best friend and colleague, Carl (Tony Goldwyn). He sticks by Molly's side, unbeknownst to her, when he realizes she's in danger.

When Sam finds that storefront clairvoyant Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) can hear him, he uses Brown to contact Molly.

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Kevin Smith: I'll 'always owe' Tiger Woods
August 25th, 2011
03:53 PM ET

Kevin Smith: I'll 'always owe' Tiger Woods

Director/actor Kevin Smith tells CNN he’s eternally grateful to golf star Tiger Woods for deflecting media attention away from him when he was “too fat to fly.”

Last year, the “Red State” director was kicked off a Southwest Air flight because he wasn’t able to comfortably fit in his seat. Smith had originally purchased two tickets for the Oakland-to-Burbank trip, but when he was bumped to an earlier flight, only one seat was available. After being seated, he was asked to leave.

In a statement, Southwest explained that Smith’s removal was for the "safety and comfort of all customers."

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Christian Slater's 'Breaking In' set to return
August 25th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

Christian Slater's 'Breaking In' set to return

Fans of the Fox series "Breaking In" were saddened when the network canceled it, along with several other shows, back in May.

Only a handful of episodes of the Christian Slater comedy aired (in most cases, following "American Idol") before Fox pulled the plug, with stories in the months since reporting that executives at the network were reconsidering their decision.

Now The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the show is on the verge of getting a second chance, with a 13-episode second season.

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