While you were working...
November 11th, 2011
05:55 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Many on the Internet today have managed to conflate "Happy 49th birthday Demi Moore!" with "by the way, you're looking thin these days..."[Radar Online]
  • We imagine that pics of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their six kids in yet another far-flung destination - this time, Vietnam, their first time back to the country since adopting son Pax - are enough to make even a parent of one feel like a failure. (They can cart six kids across multiple time zones, and you can't even get to Costco without someone having a breakdown. We understand.) But don't feel bad! Remember: They have nannies. Who just mysteriously are never in the photo ops. [Gossip Cop]
  • David Schwimmer is trying really, really hard to make you forget all about that Ross/"Friends" job he had for eons and that completely typecast him. So now, he's going to be Ross playing a mob killer. [First Showing]
  • It's not hard to love Katy Perry. First of all, she has a tendency to dress like candy. And secondly, she does things like end her sold-out California Dreams tour with a free thank you concert for fans on November 23. [Katy Perry's Facebook]
  • A new single from Rihanna? We don't mind if we do. This is "You Da One," from her upcoming release "Talk That Talk."


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Joshua Gomez, 'Chuck's' new top spy
November 11th, 2011
05:05 PM ET

Joshua Gomez, 'Chuck's' new top spy

When Joshua Gomez was told at the end of last season that big changes were afoot for his character, Morgan, on "Chuck," he didn't know what to expect.

As Gomez described the scene to reporters on Thursday, "Chris Fedak, one of the co-creators, went down on the set and we were just kind of talking...and he was like, you know, have you heard about [the season finale] yet? And I said no. And he was like, 'Oh, I’m going to be really interested to see what you think.' And I was like, 'Oh boy, I’m dead.'"

When Gomez read the script, "you get to the last page [where Morgan said] 'I know kung fu,' and it was like, you’ve got to be kidding me. This is insanity, I’m a dead man."

Since that moment, Chuck's best friend has had the Intersect – the entire database of CIA knowledge, along with some kung fu skills, to boot – while Chuck himself has had to work on being a spy with no special powers.
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Sales from Jay-Z's Occupy Wall Street shirts won't fund protests
November 11th, 2011
04:43 PM ET

Sales from Jay-Z's Occupy Wall Street shirts won't fund protests

According to Business Insider, Jay-Z just released an Occupy Wall Street-themed T-shirt through his Rocawear line, but none of the proceeds will go toward supporting the cause. (Maybe it’s one of those “awareness” products?)

The hip-hop mogul was recently photographed rocking one of the new shirts, which has the “W” in the phrase "Occupy Wall Street" crossed out and an additional “S,” so it reads "Occupy All Streets."

(Pal and OWS supporter Russell Simmons tweeted his love for the political top and wrote that Jay-Z's new shirt "took #OccupyWallStreet to a whole new level.")

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Maury would like to help Bieber out with his paternity problem
November 11th, 2011
04:20 PM ET

Maury would like to help Bieber out with his paternity problem

Apparently Maury Povich heard the cries of "Maury could take care of this!!" in the comments on various blogs about Justin Bieber's paternity lawsuit, because the talk show host is trying to report for duty.

A rep for Povich's "Maury" show tells CNN that they're "actively pursuing" Bieber's tale of possible parenthood. The "Maury" show is of course infamous for its' "You are/are not the father!" DNA test segments.

The 17-year-old star has been dealing with recent accusations that he fathered a child with 20-year-old Mariah Yeater after a (according to her, incredibly brief) stolen moment backstage at one of his shows.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Bieber • television
'Tintin' star: Tintin is a beacon of excellence
November 11th, 2011
04:16 PM ET

'Tintin' star: Tintin is a beacon of excellence

It's not that family-friendly movies these days don't have nostalgic appeal - see, "The Smurfs" summer box office dominance - it's that those throwback theatrical releases often still carry a 2011 sheen - see, "The Smurfs" summer box office dominance, and note that it was in 3-D.

But with Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," his animated take on the beloved Belgian boy reporter whose adventures author and illustrator Herge chronicled to the delight of the young and old, star Jamie Bell argues that the message, at least, keeps it old-school.

The character Tintin, 25-year-old Bell told CNN at the movie's L.A. premiere this week, "is a hero but he's not a superhero. You know, he doesn't rely on all these really special powers or advances in technology to make him great; he's great because he just is. And I think that's a great message for kids."

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Madonna: I was a hairy high school outcast
November 11th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

Madonna: I was a hairy high school outcast

Like many celebs, Madonna says she didn’t fit in as a teenager. The 53-year-old pop icon tells Harper’s Bazaar that her refusal to conform didn't go over well with her peers.

"I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys," she recalls in the magazine’s December issue. "I knew I couldn't fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits."

As a result, young Madge’s hirsute state drew insults like “hairy monster” from students at her Midwest high school, where she says she was “tortured.” “The boys in my school would make fun of me,” she says.

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