'Bachelor Pad' winners agree to disagree on engagement
September 15th, 2011
03:30 PM ET

'Bachelor Pad' winners agree to disagree on engagement

Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano may have won $250,000 on the second season finale of "Bachelor Pad," but it's not all wine and roses for the formerly engaged couple.

Durst told Stagliano on Monday's season finale that she was now engaged to fellow "Bachelor Pad" contestant Blake Julian. Stagliano, who spent part of the season trying to win Durst back, was visibly stunned by the announcement, even telling host Chris Harrison that he may need some water and a commercial break to recover.

"I tried calling Michael the night before [the finale taping] to talk to him about the engagement," Durst said. "When I finally tried calling him, he already had his phone taken away from him for production reasons."

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Anna Faris wants an Apatow-esque female posse
September 15th, 2011
02:52 PM ET

Anna Faris wants an Apatow-esque female posse

Anna Faris is looking for a few good female friends. The star of upcoming comedy "What's Your Number?" would like her own "equivalent of the Judd Apatow crew," but tells Marie Claire she finds it hard to meet other women in the business.

"When we meet each other, it's always at some fussy event where everyone's, you know, schmoozy and full of s-–. So it's difficult. I would love to have more actress friends, but I don't," she laments. “I have to call somebody's agent and be like, 'Hey, I know this is crazy — I don't even have a specific project — but I'd really like to hang out with this girl.' It has to be awkwardly coordinated like that."

She's not looking for just friendship, though. Faris says she notices that it’s much easier for her husband Chris Pratt to network in Hollywood.

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Embracing the Salahi, Journey story with 'Open Arms'
September 15th, 2011
01:18 PM ET

Embracing the Salahi, Journey story with 'Open Arms'

We can hear you groaning.

Wednesday was all about the Salahi drama as the former "Real Housewives of D.C." cast members found themselves front and center in the press. It all started when Tareq Salahi claimed that his wife, Michaele, was missing, and said he suspected that she had been abducted.

The pair first came to fame after the "White House gate crashing" incident in 2009 when they dropped in on a state dinner. So it was expected that after news of a "missing" Mrs. Salahi broke, the blog OMG mused "Um, has anyone checked the White House?" FULL POST

The Throwback: Joy, joy 'Ren & Stimpy' are 20
September 15th, 2011
01:08 PM ET

The Throwback: Joy, joy 'Ren & Stimpy' are 20

"You EEEDIOT!"

"Happy, happy, joy, joy." "Hwarf." "No sir, I don’t like it." If this all seems like a random assemblage of words, then you’re not a child of Nicktoons (and I greatly pity you). The aforementioned are but a few of the indelible memories “The Ren & Stimpy Show” left singed in the brains of kids who grew up in the '90s, like a red-hot poker of cartoon lunacy sent plunging into our gray matter.

Back in August, the animated show about a neurotic chihuahua and his daft feline sidekick turned 20, sending shockwaves of nostalgia and terror through 20- and 30-somethings. And thanks to Nickelodeon’s recent surge of recycled  nostalgia programming, you can relive the classic series on Nicktoons (yep, we’re so old, the animation block has been given its own network).

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Brad Pitt: I'm so happy to have Angelina
September 15th, 2011
12:02 PM ET

Brad Pitt: I'm so happy to have Angelina

At 47, Brad Pitt can say he's a satisfied man. But if you go back about 15 years, the actor says he was far from content.

“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic," Pitt tells Parade magazine in this weekend's issue.

"It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself," he continues. "I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."

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September 15th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Hank Azaria's not afraid to cry on 'Free Agents'

NBC's new romantic comedy "Free Agents," spun from the British series of the same name, is 30 minutes spent defining awkwardness in the workplace. Anybody who has spent time in a corporate setting will instantly relate.

Set in a public relations firm, all the main office-based rom-com characters are present: the boss who's a little too free with the personal details (Anthony Head), the fratty womanizer ("Chelsea Lately" regular Mo Mandel), the sassy executive assistant (Natasha Leggero), and the coworker who desperately tries to fit in and fails miserably ("The Daily Show" regular Al Madrigal).

"Free Agents" revolves around Hank Azaria's Alex, who we meet in arguably the most awkward of situations: post hook-up with his co-worker, Helen (Kathryn Hahn). Following a few fumbles, both verbal ("Is this part lights on or off?") and non-verbal (The walls full of engagement photos were cringe worthy), the scene ends with Alex breaking down in tears.

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