While you were working...
September 23rd, 2011
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Someone dared to sweat in Gwyneth Paltrow's Emmys seat! She writes in her Goop newsletter/scrapbook of her fab actress life, "It’s a minute to show time, and I find my seat in the second row (right behind the cast of 30 Rock!) The seat filler before me was sweaty … so my chair was wet," she writes. "Gross!" The nerve. [Lainey Gossip; Goop]
  • The onslaught of fall TV promos have left us a bit cranky, but repeat commercials have got nothing on ABC's attempt to drum up press for this weekend's "Pan Am" in Canada. The network sent crews of 8 to 16 stewardesses, outfitted to look like the flight attendants in the retro drama, into airports and city streets. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Pete Wentz appears to be moving on after his divorce from Ashlee Simpson: the 32-year-old musician is said to be "taking things slow" in his budding relationship with model Meagan Camper. [People]
  • Minka Kelly was apparently *thisclose* to taking up a former Playboy Playmate on an offer to get free plastic surgery when she was 19. "All I needed was lipo, fake breasts, a few veneers and all kinds of stuff," she said. [Us Weekly]
  • Interested in being pretty creeped out at the moment? Poster for "The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence" at the link. [Entertainment Weekly]

Filed under: While you were working
New 'Office' boss: I see Steve Carell in a whole new light
September 23rd, 2011
05:02 PM ET

New 'Office' boss: I see Steve Carell in a whole new light

Ed Helms' "The Office" alter ego Andy Bernard has been declared the new regional manager of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch, and it seems the actor's trying to convince himself he's not feeling any pressure.

"I feel more excitement than pressure," he said with a laugh to TVLine. "The character of Andy is a jackass, and that's a role I've been preparing for my entire life. It feels like a reboot for the show, with this boss change and James Spader coming into the mix. There's a real different energy afoot...I'm trying to make it sound like I don't feel the pressure but I guess I am trembling on my way to work everyday," he joked.

And it sounds like he does mean nearly every day: Helms tells TVLine that his workload on the show has understandably increased.

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Filed under: Fall TV • television • The Office
September 23rd, 2011
04:47 PM ET

Kim Delaney delivers awkward speech

According to Philadelphia's CBS 3, "Army Wives" actress Kim Delaney tried to give a speech at an awards ceremony held at the National Constitution Center Thursday, but she didn't quite succeed.

The station reports that the presentation of the Liberty Medal was already experiencing production problems when Delaney, a Philadelphia native, was called onto the stage. She was supposed to be giving an introductory speech for the award, which was being presented to former US defense secretary Robert Gates.

However, when she hopped up on stage - sans introduction, mind you - she started to give a bumbling presentation. "As I try to comfort wives, husbands, families, fathers, children...loved ones made good...what I've learned is the Constitution Center. Knowing no words, no talk, can ever bring back their people."

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Filed under: Celebrities
'All My Children' leaves ABC with a bang
September 23rd, 2011
03:42 PM ET

'All My Children' leaves ABC with a bang

[Editor's Note: If you haven't watched the last on air episode of "All My Children," steer clear of this post.]

ABC's "All My Children" stayed true to its soapy roots all the way up to its last on-air minute. Fans of the long-running series had this day marked on calendars since ABC announced they were giving the soap the boot in favor of a new food and lifestyle talk show, "The Chew," earlier this year.

Before the final on-air hour began, fan favorite cast member Susan Lucci, series creator Agnes Nixon and executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers all stopped by "The View" for a special hour-long send-off.

After thanking the ladies of "The View" for the tribute episode, Lucci remarked that it was a "celebration of a wonderful show. This is the building where we shot 'All My Children' most of those 41 years. It’s an emotional time, a very happy time, [we have] so much to be grateful for."

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Filed under: television
'Ghostbusters' returns to theaters in October
September 23rd, 2011
03:38 PM ET

'Ghostbusters' returns to theaters in October

Amidst the new movie hype, The Wrap reports that “Ghostbusters” is coming back to the big screen in October.

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Thursday that you can catch the “quintessential modern classic” in theaters for the first time in over 25 years during a limited run next month. On October 13, 20 and 27, “Ghostbusters” will play on about 500 big screens nationwide.

"We're delighted to be bringing ‘Ghostbusters’ back to the big screen! This is a special celebration of the movie, giving the fans a chance to see it [in theaters] in perfect digital presentation,” Sony Pictures’ Rory Bruer said in a statement.

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Prince Jackson to make first solo appearance in Berlin
Prince Jackson, third from left, attends an event honoring his late father Michael in Los Angeles with his sister, brother and aunt.
September 23rd, 2011
03:11 PM ET

Prince Jackson to make first solo appearance in Berlin

Michael Jackson’s kids are growing up! Eldest child Prince Michael, 14, will be traveling to Berlin in November for a charity auction, reports People.

At the November 10 event, Prince will walk the red carpet, then present his dad's handwritten composition of the hit song "Bad" for sale “on stage surrounded by children,” a spokesperson for the event tells People.

The manuscript will be auctioned off to aid the Tribute to Bambi foundation, which supports organizations in Germany that aid disadvantaged kids. The late King of Pop was a supporter.

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