October 3rd, 2011
01:50 PM ET

'Ides of March' brings debate of ideals

George Clooney told Parade magazine that "Ides of March" was held off until "people were cynical" about politics once again, and he could not have picked a better time.

Clooney plays Democratic presidential candidate Mike Morris in the film, which is based off Beau Willimon’s 2008 play "Farragut North." The movie revolves around Morris, his idealistic campaign press secretary Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), and the more realistic campaign manager Paul Zara (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

In the clip above, the trio debate conceding a loss in Ohio and blaming it "on the Republicans playing games." Hoffman's character keeps his eye on the prize, telling Clooney's candidate that he either takes an endorsement or anticipates losing out.

Morris, however, says he's already sworn he wasn't going to make those kind of deals. But as we all know, the game of politics can make one change his mind, although in the clip it doesn't look like Clooney's Morris will bend.

"Ides of March" opens Friday.


Filed under: George Clooney • movies
James Marsden's wife files for divorce
October 3rd, 2011
01:11 PM ET

James Marsden's wife files for divorce

"X-Men" star James Marsden and wife Lisa Linde are headed for splitsville. After 11 years of marriage, actress Linde has filed for divorce, CNN has confirmed.

According to People magazine, Linde cited irreconcilable differences when she filed the paperwork a week ago. She's seeking spousal support as well as joint physical and legal custody of the couple's two children.

Marsden's rep tells CNN that the move was "a mutual decision," adding that the pair "are committed to raising their kids together and remain great friends.”


Filed under: Celebrities
Bret Michaels to design pet products
October 3rd, 2011
01:09 PM ET

Bret Michaels to design pet products

What could be more rock 'n’ roll than tiny dog T-shirts? Well, a lot of things, probably, but don’t tell Bret Michaels. The Poison frontman is making pet clothes for PetSmart, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"As a dedicated pet owner myself, this is a natural partnership for me, and I can't wait to unveil the collection,” said Michaels, 48, who won “Celebrity Apprentice 3” last year. “I know my own pets rock, and I wanted to design a line of pet products every bit as fun and cool as they are."

The line will include dog beds, pet clothing, bowls, collars and leashes. (We’re assuming bandanas and tiny cowboy hats can't be far behind.)

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'How to Make It in America': Can't knock the hustle
October 3rd, 2011
12:50 PM ET

'How to Make It in America': Can't knock the hustle

If we learned anything from last night’s premiere, it’s that the path to success will be littered with Neanderthals, a Japanese fetish dance performance and cigars laced with angel dust.

Yeah, I didn’t see much of this coming, but that made season 2's opener of "How to Make It in America" that much more memorable.

So, let’s catch up with Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rusk):

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Claire Danes returns to TV on 'Homeland'
October 3rd, 2011
11:43 AM ET

Claire Danes returns to TV on 'Homeland'

It's been over 16 years since "My So-Called Life" ended, but Claire Danes definitely chose a great series for her return to television.

Sunday night's premiere of the Showtime series "Homeland" starred Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA officer who is given information by an Iraqi prisoner that an American P.O.W. has been "turned."

When Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody returns to the U.S. after being held prisoner there for years, Carrie is immediately suspicious and starts bugging his home.

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What's the verdict: Melissa McCarthy on 'SNL'
October 3rd, 2011
11:03 AM ET

What's the verdict: Melissa McCarthy on 'SNL'

Could Linda be the new Pete Schweddy?

One week after Alec Baldwin made “Saturday Night Live” history – having hosted the program 16 times – Melissa McCarthy made her debut on the long-running sketch comedy show.

The Emmy-winning actress, who sported a perm and Spock sweatshirt as ranch dressing-lover Linda, has been praised for her no-holds-barred performance.

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