Eric Bana to play Elvis Presley
October 24th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

Eric Bana to play Elvis Presley

We’re all shook up over this casting news. According to Variety, Eric Bana is set to play Elvis Presley in the upcoming film, “Elvis & Nixon.”

Interestingly, “Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes will direct the movie (his directorial debut), which is all about a December 21, 1970 White House visit. Yes, Elvis popped in on President Nixon.

Apparently, the superstar singer wrote President Nixon a six-page letter asking to swing by, and also suggested that he be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

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Aisha Tyler joins 'The Talk'
October 24th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

Aisha Tyler joins 'The Talk'

“The Talk” gets another new face. Aisha Tyler has joined CBS' daytime chat show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 41-year-old actress/comedian starts her co-hosting duties today, alongside remaining stars Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and fellow newbie Sheryl Underwood.

Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were let go last month, and Marissa Jaret Winokur left earlier this year.

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Sheen critiques 'Two and a Half Men' as ratings fall
October 24th, 2011
04:08 PM ET

Sheen critiques 'Two and a Half Men' as ratings fall

If ratings are any indication, viewers may not be thrilled with the revamped "Two and a Half Men," and for that matter neither is its former star, Charlie Sheen.

"I'm extremely disappointed with how they're handling what I left behind," Sheen told an L.A. paparazzo armed with a video camera last week, according to TMZ.

Although he's previously praised the premiere episode, which saw the entrance of his replacement, Ashton Kutcher, Sheen doesn't sound surprised that ratings have slid in recent weeks. "People aren't stupid," he said. "Not all of them."

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Miss Piggy dons designer duds
October 24th, 2011
04:07 PM ET

Miss Piggy dons designer duds

Ever the fashionista, Miss Piggy is making other muppets green with envy thanks to a shoot with InStyle magazine.

The snappy diva flaunted her figure in a series of designer wares for the fashion mag's November issue, including a fringed, lacy black number from Jason Wu, and the silk, cinched-waist dress from Prabal Gurung, as seen above.

As InStyle notes, Miss Piggy has nary a wrinkle on her smooth snout, despite being in the biz for 35 years. However, don't expect any stay young tips - she tells the magazine, "I was, as the saying goes, born this way: Perfect."

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'Bachelorette' DeAnna Pappas ties the knot
October 24th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

'Bachelorette' DeAnna Pappas ties the knot

It wasn’t a “Bachelorette” match, but contestant DeAnna Pappas did have a wedding made in reality television heaven.

People reports that Pappas, 29, married high school teacher Stephen Stagliano, 27, on Saturday in her native Georgia. (She wore a strapless Disney Bridal gown and cowboy boots, FYI.)

Though Stephen is a teacher, he does have reality connections.

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John Mayer recovering from throat surgery
October 24th, 2011
02:03 PM ET

John Mayer recovering from throat surgery

Singer/songwriter John Mayer had throat surgery last Thursday, and the Grammy winner has taken to his Tumblr to brief fans on his recovery.

“I wanted to give you an update on the granuloma just above my vocal cord,” Mayer wrote on October 20. “I had surgery this afternoon to remove it and am now on complete vocal rest for a month or more. It’s been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but even given two weeks’ voice rest (along with many other approaches), there was no change for the better.”

The troublesome granuloma (a small area of tissue inflammation) caused Mayer to cancel concerts last month. "I'm bummed to have to bow out of both the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles," the acoustic rocker said in a statement at the time.

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