Matt Weiner has a plan for 'Mad Men's' end
November 16th, 2011
03:09 PM ET

Matt Weiner has a plan for 'Mad Men's' end

As "Mad Men" prepares for its fifth season to bow in March, fans can rest assured that showrunner Matthew Weiner indeed has a destination in mind.

Grantland reports that he explained at a recent L.A. event that the grand finale - which he expects will arrive in about three more seasons - came to him in the middle of last season, and we at least know that Don Draper will live to see the end.

"I always felt like it would be the whole experience of human life. And human life is a destination," Weiner said. "It doesn't mean Don's gonna die. What I'm looking for, and how I hope to end the show, is like....It's 2011. Don Draper would be 84 right now. I want to leave the show in a place where you have an idea of what it meant and how it's related to you."

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Stephenie Meyer: Not a fan of the 'Twi-hard' name
November 16th, 2011
02:55 PM ET

Stephenie Meyer: Not a fan of the 'Twi-hard' name

“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer doesn’t like the name for the more devoted fans of her vampire series: Twi-hards.

"I don't really like 'Twi-hard.' It sounds awful," Meyer tells E! News in an interview.

But there’s another Twilight-related nickname she does enjoy. "I guess the Robstens are really funny to me," she says of the celeb couple name for “Twilight” leads Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. "You know, because they care so much about that relationship. It's just, I find it amusing."

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Chelsea Handler sticks with E! for two more years
November 16th, 2011
01:03 PM ET

Chelsea Handler sticks with E! for two more years

According to the New York Post, Chelsea Handler is one generous boss. After landing a reported $25 million two-year renewal contract with E! for “Chelsea Lately,” the hilarious host supposedly gave each of her 138 staffers a nice thank you gift: $1,000 cash.

(Then again, if you had $25 million coming in over two years, you can probably afford to hand out $138,000.)

Handler, 36, will reportedly continue to host and executive-produce her late-night show under the new contract, and additionally she’ll produce and develop projects through her Borderline Amazing Productions.

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Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan welcome baby girl
November 16th, 2011
12:22 PM ET

Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan welcome baby girl

Internationally known Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a baby girl, according to a tweet from the 38-year-old star's husband, fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Amidst all of the "thank you" replies Bachchan has posted on his Twitter account in the last few hours is his initial, enthusiastic "IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!" announcement Wednesday morning.

"Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much needed rest," he added. "And I'm trying my level best to get rid of this caffeine high and get some sleep too. Don't think it'll work. TOO EXCITED!!!!"

Rai's father-in-law announced that she was expecting over the summer, and her movie "Heroine" was put on hold as a result.


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Trailer Park: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins in 'Mirror, Mirror'
November 16th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

Trailer Park: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins in 'Mirror, Mirror'

The comparisons between the two "Snow White" movies dropping next year - Kristen Stewart/Charlize Theron's "Snow White and the Huntsman," and Tarsem Singh's "Mirror, Mirror" - are ramping up now that we have trailers to help us make our judgments.

As evidenced by the trailer released last week, "Snow White and the Huntsman" (directed by Rupert Sanders) has a more somber, suspenseful tone, whereas Singh's "Mirror, Mirror" aims for whimsy and humor.

Julia Roberts is the evil queen in this one, and obviously gets the best lines. She doesn't have "wrinkles," she has "crinkles," Snow White's hair "isn't black, it's raven," and "she's 18 years old and her skin has never seen the sun, so of course it's good." What are the odds this will be the kind of movie where you're actually on the side of the villain?

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Filed under: movies • Trailer Park
Lifetime considers Casey Anthony movie
November 16th, 2011
10:47 AM ET

Lifetime considers Casey Anthony movie

Lifetime has already tackled the controversial case of Amanda Knox and is working on a movie about Drew Peterson, so it's not much of a surprise that it would consider a movie based on Casey Anthony's headline-grabbing case.

We suggested as much in July, after Anthony was acquitted of murder and child abuse charges in relation to the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Lifetime just seemed like an option for an Anthony movie to show up. At the time, the network didn't have anything in development.

Variety reports that Lifetime is now developing a potential TV movie that would be based on the memoir of Jeff Ashton, the attorney who prosecuted Anthony's case.

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