While you were working...
September 7th, 2011
06:55 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • In case you were curious, Jessica Simpson's breasts aren't going anywhere. "I LOVE MY BOOBIES!!" she proclaimed on Twitter to end speculation that she was thinking of getting a breast reduction. [Twitter]
  • We're still talking about breasts, but in a much more serious fashion. Switch gears, everyone: NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell revealed on air today that she has breast cancer. Mitchell said her cancer was caught "in the earliest stage" and called her prognosis "terrific." She wanted to send the message to women: "Screening matters. Do it." [MSNBC]
  • In casting news, scandal-ridden Arnold Schwarzenegger has landed a job in the "Expendables" sequel, along with Bruce Willis. They'll reportedly both have substantial roles. [Deadline]
  • Today, in controversy: A segment from a new episode of "Toddlers and Tiaras" has the Web a-buzzing because it featured a 3-year-old contestant dressed up like a hooker a la Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" - miniskirt, thigh high black boots, blonde wig and all. [E!]
  • In a preview clip for Thursday night's "Jersey Shore," Snooki snipes about an Italian priest who, she says, "basically called me a whore" because of what she was wearing. She continued: "At my church, they'd say 'Oh, nice outfit. God likes my t--! God made my t--!" [Us Weekly]
  • Nick Jonas is following in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe and "Glee's" Darren Criss and heading for Broadway. The singer will be the next "J. Pierrepont Finch" in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" beginning January 24, 2012. [Broadway World]

Filed under: While you were working
Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' begins production
September 7th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby' begins production

The star-studded cast of “The Great Gatsby” has arrived in Sydney, Australia to start production on Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D vision of the American classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cast of the anticipated adaptation includes Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (as Nick Carraway), Carey Mulligan (as Daisy Buchanan), and Isla Fisher (as Myrtle Wilson), among other talent. The movie began production on Monday.

The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel has a $126 million dollar budget. Filming will take place over 17 weeks, with over 400 cast and crew working on the movie. Another 30 weeks will be spent on post-production.

FULL POST

Beatles ‘1’ is No. 1 – again
September 7th, 2011
05:47 PM ET

Beatles ‘1’ is No. 1 – again

Beatlemania never really dies, does it?

The Beatles album “1,” a collection of the Fab Four’s No. 1 hits that spent eight weeks as the nation’s No. 1 album in 2000 – and was the top-selling CD of the 2000-09 – premiered on iTunes Tuesday.

You won’t need eight days a week to predict where it debuted. Yep, in the top spot.

FULL POST

Mos Def plans on retiring his name
September 7th, 2011
05:46 PM ET

Mos Def plans on retiring his name

A Mos Def by any other name will of course still be as fresh, and the 37-year-old rapper/actor has decided to switch it up.

Born Dante Terrell Smith, the Brooklyn MC revealed to MTV's Sucker Free at last weekend's "Rock the Bells" that he's planning to put the name Mos Def out to pasture, and instead go by "Yasiin."

"I'm retiring the Mos Def name after 2011," he told MTV. "I didn't want to have to deal with having any moniker or any separation between the self that I see [and what people refer to me as]."

FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Eddie Murphy as Oscars host – Good or bad choice?
September 7th, 2011
05:01 PM ET

Eddie Murphy as Oscars host – Good or bad choice?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the coveted, highly anticipated host of the 2012 Oscars will be comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Now this is not an easy gig.

Last year, the Academy tried to make the telecast more youthful by having young Hollywood superstars Anne Hathaway and James Franco co-host – a decision critics bashed after the show fell flat and Franco seemed to show a lack of interest in his hosting gig.

Now the Academy is putting its faith in Eddie Murphy, who also follows in the footsteps of past comedian/entertainer hosts like Bob Hope, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Martin.

FULL POST

Anderson Cooper scores exclusive with Winehouse family
September 7th, 2011
04:49 PM ET

Anderson Cooper scores exclusive with Winehouse family

CNN's Anderson Cooper is debuting his new daytime talk show on Monday, September 12 and he's announced his first guests.

Cooper will sit down for an exclusive interview with the parents and boyfriend of Grammy winner Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at the age of 27 in her North London home this past July.

Mitch and Janis Winehouse will discuss their daughter’s very public battle with substance abuse and how they have been coping since her death. FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • television
   older posts »
Advertisement
About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,522 other followers