November 18th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

Regis Philbin bids farewell to 'Live!'

After 28 years, Regis Philbin has vacated his chair as co-host of "Live! With Regis and Kelly," leaving behind the effervescent Kelly Ripa to man the "Live!" ship with a series of guest hosts - at least for now.

Friday's episode of "Live!" was a farewell celebration, with big names like Donald Trump, Katie Couric, Tony Danza and of course Philbin's former "Live!" co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, all in the audience.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg also made an appearance, presenting 80-year-old Bronx-bred Philbin with the key to the city "on behalf of 8.4 million New Yorkers."

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Sheldon and Amy make it official on 'Big Bang Theory'
November 18th, 2011
02:25 PM ET

Sheldon and Amy make it official on 'Big Bang Theory'

Thursday night's "Big Bang Theory" was a pretty momentous occasion for Sheldon, to say the least.

Our favorite geek now has his first girlfriend.

Amy forced the issue by accepting a date with Stuart, the comic book store clerk. As he said, "She didn't look through me with soul-sucking, ball-shriveling hatred and contempt. I like that in a woman."

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Woody Woodpecker movie in development
November 18th, 2011
01:45 PM ET

Woody Woodpecker movie in development

According to the Hollywood Reporter, classic cartoon character Woody Woodpecker may be staging a comeback.

Universal-based animation house Illumination Entertainment (“Despicable Me,” next year’s “The Lorax”) is reportedly working on a feature film starring the rambunctious red woodpecker.

Woody's an old showbiz vet: the crazy bird made his debut in 1940, and was a hit in World War II-era America.

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Baby meets Lady Gaga, cries
November 18th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Baby meets Lady Gaga, cries

Despite the popularity Lady Gaga's costumes have among the diapered set, the superstar singer seemed to scare one London baby off.

According to the Daily Mail, Gaga was emerging from the studio where she taped her appearance on Alan Carr's "Chatty Man" show Wednesday when the parents of baby girl Loissa handed her off to the 25-year-old star. (Photo at the link.)

Gaga was wearing a more demure outfit than has been her usual look in the past, dressed in a gold and green jacket, black pants, platform heels, large black sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed black hat to top it all off.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music
Gervais on Globes gig: Definitely my last time
November 18th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Gervais on Globes gig: Definitely my last time

It seemed Ricky Gervais had killed any chance he had of hosting the Golden Globes again after his criticized performance earlier this year, but that wasn't the case. The 50-year-old British comedian will host the Globes for a third time on January 15.

Gervais says in a post on his website that it was a tough decision to return, and writes that this will "definitely" be the "final time."

"There were many pros and cons," he says of mulling over the job offer. "I loved [hosting], but I was worried that I couldn't improve on last year."

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Filed under: Awards Season • Celebrities • Golden Globes
Friday’s Top Five: Chick flicks
November 18th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Friday’s Top Five: Chick flicks

"Twilight: Breaking Dawn" is poised for a big opening weekend, but this is the newest chick flick that I will not be attending with the Mrs.

I’m actually forbidden to attend any of the "Twilight" pilgrimages because I would inevitably grunt, hiss and guffaw my way through the excruciating drama that unfolds from Forks. And if I'm being honest, that sums up my reaction to many of the movies that fall into the so-called "chick flick" category.

But the best ones in this group are heart-warming, romantic, and may make you cry.  Here's my take on the top five chick flicks - let me know your list in the comments:

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