While you were working...
November 16th, 2011
06:43 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Bravo's wedding gift to Kim Zolciak was a spinoff titled "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding," a half-hour series that will focus on the lead up to Kim's November 11 wedding. Who's betting that NeNe Leakes is somewhere super ticked off right now? [Us Weekly]
  • A 26-year-old young woman battling cancer has asked Joseph Gordon-Levitt out on a date via YouTube, but the "50/50" actor doesn't have a response for her yet, saying he still has to watch the video. [E!]
  • Kristen Stewart's life after "Twilight" is looking busy. The actress, set to star in this summer's "Snow White and the Huntsman," is reportedly being considered for the female lead role in "Akira." [Vulture]
  • Ice Cube and Chris Tucker seem to be insisting that leaving well enough alone just won't do. The two "Friday" stars are said to be contemplating another installment in the "Friday" series, which would have Cube producing and starring and Chris Tucker reprising his role as Smokey. [Deadline]
  • The trailers for next summer's potential blockbusters are flying in: The latest is from Disney/Pixar, for the June 22 release "Brave":


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The Situation sues Abercrombie for $4 mil
November 16th, 2011
06:37 PM ET

The Situation sues Abercrombie for $4 mil

Abercrombie & Fitch once offered to pay Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino a "substantial" amount to not wear the brand on "Jersey Shore," but we're not sure they were thinking of $4 million.

That's how much the Situation is asking the company to pay in damages and royalties in a complaint he's filed against the company in Florida that accuses Abercrombie of trademark infringement, unfair competition and false description, according to court documents.

The allegations stem from Abercrombie's announcement in August that they were "deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand." FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • Jersey Shore • television
Sting's career? There's an app for that
November 16th, 2011
06:32 PM ET

Sting's career? There's an app for that

Remember the good old days when we used to pore over the liner notes of a new CD, hoping to get a peek inside the mind of the artist? (No doubt some of you Gen Y-ers are probably thinking, “Huh? Liner notes?”)

Well, Sting hopes to bring back some of the connection between musician and listener that may have been lost in the digital music age with a new product - an “appumentary.”

A free iPad app was released Tuesday that takes users on a comprehensive tour of Sting’s career. Called STING 25, it’s like “taking a deep dive into the archeology of Sting,” says Evan Schechtman from @radical.media, which produced the app.

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Filed under: Music • Sting
'Parenthood': What's going to happen when Kristina finds out?
November 16th, 2011
06:17 PM ET

'Parenthood': What's going to happen when Kristina finds out?

This week there was no mention of Seth (thankfully) and we were spared Crosby-Jasmine-Dr. Joe drama as "Parenthood" focused a bit more on parenting issues.

Sarah opened the mail to find Drew got a D in math, which has never happened. When she goes to talk to him about it, she finds him in his room with Amy. She thinks the fact he has a girlfriend is the only change that explains his grade dropping, and she forbids him from seeing Amy during the week.

Because, you know, he couldn't possibly be having problems because his wayward drunk of a father drifted back into his life, went through rehab, and left town again.

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Filed under: Parenthood • television • TV recaps
Ricky Gervais to host 2012 Golden Globes
November 16th, 2011
05:17 PM ET

Ricky Gervais to host 2012 Golden Globes

Awards ceremonies are sticking to what they know.

Following the announcement that Billy Crystal will once again host the Academy Awards in February, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has confirmed that Ricky Gervais is returning as host of the Golden Globes.The HFPA says in a post on its website announcing Gervais' hosting gig that they voted to bring the Brit back after meeting with an NBC exec.

This isn't surprising, since we've been playing "will he or won't he return" more or less since January, when Gervais' barbed jokes had many asking if he'd gone too far.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Golden Globes
Bieber paternity hearing no longer on December 15
November 16th, 2011
03:43 PM ET

Bieber paternity hearing no longer on December 15

Whatever the status of the paternity lawsuit that's been filed against Justin Bieber may be, one thing we know for sure: the hearing scheduled in December is no longer on the calendar.

TMZ reported Wednesday that the lawsuit lobbed at Bieber earlier this month has been dismissed. Mariah Yeater, the 20-year-old woman who claims she became pregnant with her infant son after having sex with the teen star backstage at a concert last year, was seeking to "scientifically confirm" that Biebs is the dad and to seek child support.

Since news of the suit arrived, Bieber's team has denied the allegations. Last week it was reported that the 17-year-old was going to take a DNA test, and then potentially even sue Yeater for making the allegations.

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