While you were working...
October 26th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Even in the afterlife, Michael Jackson is still making more money than you: The late King of Pop earned $170 million in revenue for the past year. [Forbes]
  • Wahlburgers, Mark Wahlberg's aptly named burger joint that he's running with his brothers in Hingham, Massachusetts, is now open for business. Toppings include a special "wahl sauce" as well as "government cheese" (American, of course.) Check out their menu at the link. [Wahlburgers.com]
  • Obviously fast food chains weren't going to turn "The Feel Bad Movie" of the holiday season into kids' meal toys - although we're not afraid to admit we'd purchase, if so - and instead H&M has hopped on the merchandising train. The retailer will sell a clothing collection inspired by David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." [NYPost]
  • Have you been enjoying Claire Danes' Showtime gig, "Homeland"? Yeah? Then good news: The series has been picked up for a second season. This makes "Homeland" writer/producer Alex Cary's week doubly great because... [LAT]
  • He's also writing and executive producing a reboot of '80s series "Wiseguy," which will land over at NBC. [Deadline]
  • While we await the Steve Jobs movie to hit the big screen, PBS is bringing a Steve Jobs documentary to the small screen on November 2. Mark your iPhone calendars! [EW]

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Denise Richards regrets breast augmentation
October 26th, 2011
05:40 PM ET

Denise Richards regrets breast augmentation

Denise Richards is famous for her sex appeal, but the mom-of-three wishes she hadn’t surgically altered her body. Richards wrote about her youthful misstep for iVillage.

“At 19 when I first got my breasts done, I wish that I was confident enough with my body to not have had surgery,” Richards writes in her blog entry on parenting. “That is something that I really want to encourage in my daughters, to embrace their healthy bodies and have confidence.”

The 40-year-old actress notes that she’s been open about having had several breast augmentation surgeries. She adds, “That's all I've had done and all that I plan to do.”

Richards, who writes of struggling to promote a healthy body image for her girls “in a business where looks and weight do matter," has two daughters with ex Charlie Sheen – Sam, 7, and Lola, 6 – and an adopted baby girl, Eloise.

Bruce Willis, wife Emma expecting a baby
October 26th, 2011
05:05 PM ET

Bruce Willis, wife Emma expecting a baby

Bruce Willis is going to be a dad again! The 56-year-old actor and his wife, model Emma Heming Willis, are expecting their first child together.

Willis’ spokesperson confirmed that the baby is due early next year.

Bruce and 35-year-old Emma "are overjoyed with this news and they look forward to welcoming this newest addition into their family," reads a statement from the rep.

The action star and the model married in Turks & Caicos in March of 2009.

The upcoming bundle of joy will be Bruce’s fourth child. The actor has three daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore: Rumer, 23, Scout, 20, and Tallulah Belle, 17.

Does Obama have a Hollywood problem?
October 26th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

Does Obama have a Hollywood problem?

As we head into the 2012 election, one of the questions many in the industry are asking is whether the President has lost his Hollywood support.

As Kareen Wynter reports in this video, stars like Matt Damon and Melissa Etheridge haven't been kind with their observations of President Obama's term in office. Now we can add filmmaker Michael Moore to that list.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Celebrities • Politainment
Pitt joins '12 Years a Slave,' Kerry Washington lands 'Django'
October 26th, 2011
04:35 PM ET

Pitt joins '12 Years a Slave,' Kerry Washington lands 'Django'

We knew he was set to produce "Twelve Years A Slave", but now Brad Pitt may be getting some starring action as well.

According to The Playlist, Pitt will have a role in the film, which is being produced by his Plan B production company. Steve McQueen is at the helm, and Pitt's "Inglourious Basterds" co-star Michael Fassbender is also part of the cast.

The role of Solomon Northup, whose 1853 autobiography the film is based on, will be played by "Salt" and "American Gangster" actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.The movie will chronicle the years that Northup, who was an educated and married free black New Yorker, spent as a slave after being kidnapped in Washington, D.C.

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Filed under: Brad Pitt • Celebrities • movies
Grace Kelly film on the way
October 26th, 2011
03:07 PM ET

Grace Kelly film on the way

Grace Kelly will be inspiring moviegoers once again with an upcoming film dedicated to the actress-turned-princess. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Grace of Monaco” is a go.

Producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam has acquired the script titled “Grace of Monaco,” and insiders say there’s plenty of interest from directors who want to helm the project. Despite the subject, the movie isn’t a biopic, as it focuses on a short period of Kelly’s life. Those in the know say it’s comparable to “The King’s Speech.”

Arash Amel’s script centers on a dramatic six months in 1962 when France was fighting financial haven Monaco over tax issues. The film highlights Kelly’s role in saving the city-state from France’s agenda.

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