While you were working...
November 25th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Instead of doing the traditional turkey dinner with family members only seen once a year thing, George Clooney and girlfriend Stacy Keibler are vacationing in Cabo, and Jennifer Lopez reportedly jetted off to Hawaii with her 3-year-old twins....and new romance Casper Smart. [People; Us Weekly]
  • J.J. Abrams told us earlier this week that he's going to start shooting the next "Star Trek" in mid-January, and now there's also a release date to mark on your calendars: May 17, 2013. [Deadline]
  • Despite announcing to the world that she no longer wants to be married to Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore is still tweeting with the handle @mrskutcher. In her first post since her big "I'm getting divorced" news, Moore wrote Thursday, "Why do we have only 1 day for giving thanks? Is that why so many people feel unappreciated? Make this 1 of 365 days of Thanksgiving!" [Twitter]
  • American TV viewers gave thanks for re-runs of "The Big Bang Theory" yesterday, because a repeat episode of the CBS comedy beat all of Thursday's Thanksgiving specials in total viewers. That airing of "Big Bang" was watched by 11.2 million, while 5.8 million watched ABC's "Charlie Brown" special; 5.4 million viewed the same network's "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving"; and only 3.7 million watched NBC's "85th Anniversary of the Thanksgiving Day Parade." [EW]
  • Kelly Ripa is still flying solo on "Live!," and the show's rolling out another series of guest hosts to fill the empty spot next to her: Jerry O'Connell will host on December 2; Derek Hough on December 5; Jonah Hill on December 6; and Josh Groban on December 7-9. [USA Today]

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Does 'Breaking Dawn - Part I' cause seizures?
November 25th, 2011
05:09 PM ET

Does 'Breaking Dawn - Part I' cause seizures?

"The Twilight Saga" movies have taken heat for a lot of things - being insipid, melodramatic and/or a poor representation of vampire lore, just to name a few - but the latest installment in the franchise is now being scrutinized for possibly causing seizures.

As cited by U.K. paper The Guardian, there are two reports circulating of moviegoers experiencing adverse health effects during "Breaking Dawn - Part I's" birth scene, described by viewers as graphic.

CBS News' Sacramento station reports that one man was viewing the film with his girlfriend when he began to convulse during the birthing scene.

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Filed under: movies • Twilight
New Nicki Minaj album drops on Valentine's Day
November 25th, 2011
04:05 PM ET

New Nicki Minaj album drops on Valentine's Day

Nicki Minaj has a release date for her sophomore album. MTV News reports that “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” will drop on February 14, 2012. How romantic!

Fresh off two wins at the 2011 American Music Awards, the rapper tweeted the album news to her 7 million followers earlier this week as fans celebrated the anniversary of her 2010 debut, "Pink Friday."

Although the title of “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” could suggest that it's some sort of re-release, 28-year-old Minaj tweeted confirmation that it’s “ALL new tracks.”

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Kanye West cites Nietzsche in court case
November 25th, 2011
03:14 PM ET

Kanye West cites Nietzsche in court case

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West is using the words of 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to make his case in court.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether to uphold the dismissal of a 2010 claim that the rapper stole the song “Stronger" from another artist.

Plaintiff Vincent Peters, in addition to claiming similarity in the use of "Kate Moss" and the title "Stronger," zeroes in on alleged similarities in the chorus. Both sides acknowledge the lyrics are based on Nietzsche's phrase, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

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Nickelback gets muted reaction at Lions game
November 25th, 2011
01:51 PM ET

Nickelback gets muted reaction at Lions game

After 55,723 signatures voted to replace Nickelback's halftime performance for Thursday's Lions-Packers game in Detroit, the sometimes derided band still took the stage.

And, according to USA Today, it seems some in the stands didn't really mind.

The rock band performed their new single, "When We Stand Together," complete with fireworks and 1,000 local dancers in the background.

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What Lady Gaga wants in a man
November 25th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

What Lady Gaga wants in a man

Suitors wanting to work their way into the Mother Monster's heart should take note: She doesn't settle for less.

The 25-year-old pop star - whom you may have spotted on ABC last night, performing her special, "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" - told Access Hollywood that she looks for a variety of qualities in a potential love.

"Talent and perseverance and pushing the boundaries of love and acceptance," the "Marry the Night" songstress said. Mulling over the question of what it takes to "woo" her, she adds, "I can't really say. It ranges from a really big [bleep] to a degree at Harvard. Just about anything."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music
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