Critics claim '2 Broke Girls' uses racial stereotypes
October 25th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

Critics claim '2 Broke Girls' uses racial stereotypes

New CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls” is attracting criticism for their portrayal of a Korean character and their alleged use of racial stereotypes.

The character of Korean immigrant Bryce (Han) Lee, as played by Matthew Moy, runs the diner where the “2 Broke Girls” (played by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) are employed. As we mentioned in our recap back in September, the only drawback to the series premiere was that Moy's character certainly "walked the line of turning into a stereotype."

CNN's Henry Hanks called it "truly disappointing to see this on an otherwise smart show," and other critics have since chimed in.

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While you were working...
October 25th, 2011
07:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • "Walking Dead's" walkers live (in a certain sense of the word) to scare another season: AMC's bringing back the zombie hit for a third round. [EW]
  • When not vying for most troubled production in history, "The Dark Tower" is trying to land on HBO. Deals to bring the adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy to life on the big and small screens have faltered before, so here's hoping a new plan to bring the TV episodes to HBO will come to fruition. [MTV]
  • Speaking of "Dark" things: Six minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises" will air before "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," but only at 70mm IMAX screenings of the latest "M:I" installment, which opens in IMAX on December 16. [IndieWire]
  • "Aww" alert: Robert Pattinson has been able to use his "Twilight" fame for a good cause, raising enough money to build a home for the Program Advancing Girls Education, an organization dedicated to educating Cambodian girls. The home will house 20 girls in the program. [E!]
  • Biggest WTF of the day? Jessica Simpson - or whomever is in this photograph below - is too short for the toilet at Bergdorf's. However, we'd like to note that if this in fact a public restroom at the NYC department store,  someone's feet not touching the floor is the least of our concerns. (We'd start with, where are the shoes...the pants...who is taking that photo?) [Us Weekly; Twitter]

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'Harry Potter' movies to vanish from stores
October 25th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

'Harry Potter' movies to vanish from stores

If you're a fan of "Harry Potter" you better get physical copies of the films while they're hot - according to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. will soon pull the franchise from store shelves.

Following the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" on November 11, the studio will give you a few weeks to snag any remaining theatrical "Potter" releases you don't have before they cease sending copies to stores.

The franchise, which began with 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," has generated $5.1 billion in home entertainment and interactives sales, according to EW.

The magical date when "Potter" films will begin to disappear is December 29, although digital copies (those sold electronically, and video on demand) and games won't be affected. A rep for Warner Bros. did not return a request for comment.


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Frankie Muniz is engaged
October 25th, 2011
06:10 PM ET

Frankie Muniz is engaged

“Malcolm in the Middle” is getting married? That's what we've heard.

Muniz, 25, tweeted that he's proposed to his girlfriend, publicist Elycia Marie Turnbow.

"After 4 years together, I'm so happy to be ENGAGED to the love of my life @ElyciaMarie!!!" Muniz posted Saturday.

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Lucy Liu shares her art in a new book
October 25th, 2011
05:33 PM ET

Lucy Liu shares her art in a new book

Lucy Liu is well-known for her roles in Hollywood, but fans may not know that she's been creating other types of art for years.

The actress has a new book titled "Lucy Liu: Seventy Two" which features her black and white paintings. She said she was inspired by a chart containing a graph of Aramaic letters and her fascination with how the energy of those letters could create something.

"Each square of the chart has a significance which relates to the meditation of prosperity, healing , unity, things like that," she said. "As an art book you can flip through it and then if you want to go deeper, you can go in the back and for each painting there's a meditation and you can read that as well."

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Kardashians to sell candlesticks, golf towels?
October 25th, 2011
04:53 PM ET

Kardashians to sell candlesticks, golf towels?

Soon Kardashian fans will be able to fill their homes with goods inspired by the sexy sisters.

According to TMZ, the Kardashians have filed documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to release a large variety of products under the brand “Kardashian Kollection Home.”

The upcoming product line will reportedly include Kardashian-branded bath towels and mats, window blinds, candlesticks, beer mugs, sheets, flatware, linens, golf towels, kitchen knives, “football towels” (what are those?), and other random items.

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