Jason Lee romances Maya Rudolph on 'Up All Night'
November 9th, 2011
06:32 PM ET

Jason Lee romances Maya Rudolph on 'Up All Night'

The last time we saw Jason Lee (after the cancellation of his once-popular series "My Name is Earl"), he was the star of the TNT series "Memphis Beat" and he took on a wild guest appearance as a washed up rock star on Fox's "Raising Hope." (TNT is owned by the same parent company as CNN.)

With the cancellation of "Beat" and the recent completion of his big holiday sequel, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked," Lee is moving on to "Up All Night." He'll play Kevin, a love interest for Maya Rudolph's talk show host boss, Ava, on the new NBC comedy.

"He's way more straight-laced [than Earl], a little bit more clean-cut, doesn't have an awesome mustache, unfortunately," Lee told reporters earlier this week.

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November 9th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

Blake Shelton doesn't care what you think about his drinking

Artists are usually a little nervous when they step onto the red carpet at the CMA Awards, but that's certainly not the case the night before.

At the annual BMI Awards, where they honor the best in songwriting, the red carpet is always a party within a party. And that's just talking about Blake Shelton.

Tuesday evening, the country superstar elicited laughs when waxing philosophical (kind of) about his sudden burst in popularity, after a decade-and-a-half of slogging away.

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While you were working...
November 9th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • David Arquette says his marriage with Courteney Cox is definitely dunzo. First sign: He's in love with current girlfriend Christina McLarty. Second sign: He wouldn't consider breaking up with her and getting back with Cox if the "Friends" star asked. [OMG!]
  • Acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman is getting one more award to adorn his mantel: He'll be bestowed with the lifetime achievement honor at the upcoming Golden Globes. [USA Today]
  • Lea Michele the goat is now a mom of twins. More importantly, "Glee" star Jonathan Groff has a goat named Lea Michele. Even more importantly, when Groff calls the human Michele, a picture of the goat pops up. [MTV]
  • Now that DMX is a free man, he's keeping himself busy by randomly popping into establishments and helping them clean up. One night, it's vacuuming at a nightclub, and another, it's mopping after hours at a Waffle House. [Vulture]
  • Katie formerly known as Slutty Pumpkin Holmes says she's down with a "Dawson's Creek" reunion. All together, now: "I don't wanna wait!...." [Good Morning America]

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Mike Tyson steps into Herman Cain's shoes
November 9th, 2011
05:36 PM ET

Mike Tyson steps into Herman Cain's shoes

If "The Daily Show" and "Saturday Night Live" haven't already demonstrated that this election cycle is full of moments just begging to be joked about, Funny Or Die has launched a website to do exactly that.

On "Live Funny or Die," it's all political spoofs, all the time. The initial video pokes fun at Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Perry (Darrell Hammond), Michele Bachman (Erin Gibson), Mitt Romney (Rob Delaney) and Herman Cain (played by a salt-and-pepper mustachioed, bespectacled Mike Tyson).

Tyson-as-Cain introduces his 1-1-1 plan: "Funny or Die? Why are there two options? My 1-1-1 plan calls for one website, where you can search for one word, and get one response."

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Britain bans Dakota Fanning fragrance ad
November 9th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

Britain bans Dakota Fanning fragrance ad

The BBC reports that a Dakota Fanning ad for Marc Jacobs' Oh Lola! perfume has been deemed inappropriately sexy and banned in the U.K.

The ad depicts 17-year-old Fanning holding a flower-topped perfume bottle between her thighs. The positioning, combined with the ad’s styling (Dakota’s fresh-faced in a short dress with polka dots) “drew attention to her sexuality,” according to the Advertising Standards Authority.

The advertising watchdog, which noted that Fanning could be mistaken for under 16 in the image, said the ad “could be seen to sexualize a child,” and wants it pulled immediately.

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'Parenthood': Stuck in the 'In Between'
November 9th, 2011
03:44 PM ET

'Parenthood': Stuck in the 'In Between'

I think the title of this week's "Parenthood" - "In Between" - must mean some of these people are in between a rock and a hard place, either at work or at home. Let's start with Adam, who is, or will be, up against it at home because of work.

Crosby and Adam are still trying to find a receptionist/assistant for the studio. They interview some sketchy characters, including one who probably couldn’t find his way home.

The one person who doesn’t seem crazy and actually knows about music is young and very cute. Adam seems reluctant to hire her, claiming he didn’t notice she’s hot. Crosby says perhaps Adam is scared about Kristina objecting. As well he should be!

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