While you were working...
September 6th, 2011
07:21 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • The Skinnygirl Margarita saga continues: Bethenny Frankel has "set the record straight" in a post on her website, saying that as a "natural foods chef," she'd never "sell anything I don't personally drink." [Bethenny.com]
  • Soulja Boy says he's "deeply sorry" for ticking off armed forces with his lyrics. The rapper issued an apology after stirring up controversy with his song "Let's Be Real," which includes the line, 'F- army troops.' Read the apology at the link. [Global Grind, TMZ]
  • We love Adele, but the constant quotes about vomiting before performing has us concerned. Although, as she points out, at least she's never actually puked on the stage. [Just Jared]
  • We hope you're strapped in, because this Beyonce-baby-bump ride is just warming up: There's a photo circulating of the mom-to-be in a bikini as other corners of the Web speculate her VMA's belly was a prosthetic. [Us Weekly; MediaTakeout]
  • But for now, let's talk about babies that have been born: Guy Ritchie and his girlfriend reportedly welcomed a baby boy in London on Monday. Congrats! [People]

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ABC announces new 'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik
September 6th, 2011
05:02 PM ET

ABC announces new 'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik

It's been rumored that “Bachelorette” fan favorite Ben Flajnik was to be the next “Bachelor," and now ABC has confirmed the reports.

Businessman Flajnik (pronounced Flannick), 28, will search for true love again in the next edition of ABC's hit reality series.

On last season’s finale of “The Bachelorette,” Ben proposed to Ashley Hebert but was rejected - although he did gain the sympathy of millions of viewers.

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Did Bravo handle Russell Armstrong’s suicide the right way?
September 6th, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Did Bravo handle Russell Armstrong’s suicide the right way?

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” finally addressed Russell Armstrong's suicide on its season premiere Monday night.

The show’s producers scrambled to edit the premiere after Armstrong, the husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong, died in August. They wanted to find a tasteful way to address the tragedy while driving home the point that the show must go on.

At the beginning of the season premiere episode, the show takes on a group therapy vibe, with the "Housewives" sitting around in a parlor speaking candidly about the unexpected loss of Taylor’s husband.

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Bruce Springsteen, street performer?
September 6th, 2011
03:55 PM ET

Bruce Springsteen, street performer?

You never know who that guy playing music on the sidewalk might be! Bruce Springsteen has been spotted busking in Boston, reports the Boston Globe.

It seems that Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa were dropping their son off at Boston College last week. While in town, they dropped by the Public Gardens on Thursday and listened to street musician David Gonzalez play the Spanish guitar.

The couple quickly left after attracting attention, but returned to hear more.

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Vanessa Hudgens: The long and short of it
September 6th, 2011
02:06 PM ET

Vanessa Hudgens: The long and short of it

Vanessa Hudgens just couldn’t get used to her soccer mom ‘do.

The actress, who chopped off her long locks for the flick “Gimme Shelter,” told Access Hollywood in July, “I miss [my hair] believe me, I do, but there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Or is there?

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'Tower Heist' director apologizes for epilepsy joke
September 6th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

'Tower Heist' director apologizes for epilepsy joke

Director Brett Ratner has apologized for a joke about epilepsy that was featured in the trailer for his upcoming flick, “Tower Heist.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the mea culpa was instigated by actor Greg Grunberg, whose teenage son has epilepsy.

Former “Heroes” star Grunberg called for a boycott of the Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy film last week after seeing the trailer, which has Murphy’s character making fun of Stiller’s character over his childhood illness. He calls Stiller’s character “little seizure boy” twice.

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