While you were working...
December 5th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Robert Pattinson, likely to the shock of his fans everywhere, dared to be seen in public with a woman who was (presumably) not his co-star and (visibly) not Kristen Stewart. Let the gasps and cries of outrage begin. [X-17]
  • We were happy to hear that Tom Hanks' son Chester, whom you may also know as the rapping Chet Haze, was able to get his final paper done on time after his emailed plea to Northwestern U. classmates for help completing it was broadcast for the rest of us to see. [Gawker/Twitter]
  • Jessica Biel "loved" acting pregnant in the movie "New Year's Eve," which means she'll now be put on eternal baby bump watch in real life. [Us Weekly]
  • Is Lindsay Lohan headed overseas for the U.K. show "Celebrity Big Brother"? No such luck - but her rep says you still have that "fantastic" and "tasteful" Playboy spread to look forward to. And by the way: You will see her on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, December 15. [E!]
  • Rihanna: Now a blonde. [Daily Mail]
  • Tom Cruise was screening "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" in Mumbai over the weekend when he dropped this calling card to Bollywood filmmakers: "[If offered a role in a Bollywood film] I'd never say no." [THR]

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December 5th, 2011
05:45 PM ET

CNN's Wolf Blitzer answers your questions

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, lead political anchor, host of "The Situation Room" and all-around nice guy, took some time recently to answer a few iReport questions.

Wolf sets the record straight about his name (real or made-for-TV?), reveals how he keeps his iconic beard oh-so-perfect and tells us where his journalism career got its start.

He’s also got a not-so-hidden dancing talent. If you haven’t caught one of his many high-profile performances, well … here you go.

Thanks to all of our iReporters who submitted questions, especially iReporter Wolf Fishzter who - in the interest of full disclosure - also happens to be our CNN.com newsroom fish. Well, happened to be. Sadly he’s no longer with us. (On a related note: Welcome to the newsroom, Anderson Grouper.)

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T.I.: I still don't love reality TV
December 5th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

T.I.: I still don't love reality TV

While he is starring in one, rapper T.I. is still not a fan of reality shows.

"It's less about the lives of people and more about the catastrophes within the lives of people," he said. "They just want that moment of drama and tragedy to exploit instead of really focusing on the foundational structure of the lives of people."

That hasn't stopped T.I., his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and their kids from agreeing to appear in the new VH1 reality series “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.” FULL POST

Could 'Dexter' end with season 8?
December 5th, 2011
05:08 PM ET

Could 'Dexter' end with season 8?

Serial killer drama “Dexter” has been renewed for two more seasons, but that could be all fans will get out of the series.

Showtime president David Nevins has told Entertainment Weekly that while this could change, "everybody is operating under [the] assumption" that seasons 7 and 8 will constitute the end of “Dexter.”

Additionally, a storyline is already being crafted to be carried out during those next two seasons.

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'Housewives' star Taylor Armstrong lines up tell-all
December 5th, 2011
03:50 PM ET

'Housewives' star Taylor Armstrong lines up tell-all

Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has depicted Taylor Armstrong's personal issues, but the reality star is planning to tell you even more.

E! News reports that Armstrong has signed a memoir deal with Simon & Schuster, and is writing about life with late husband Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide in August.

The month prior, Taylor filed for divorce and told People magazine that she was verbally and physically abused during their nearly six-year marriage.

The couple’s marital issues, filmed before the split, have been playing out on season 2 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Taylor’s tell-all tome will hit shelves on February 7.

December 5th, 2011
01:48 PM ET

Herman Cain quotes 'Pokémon' on his way out

As Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain suspends his bid amidst allegations of sexual harassment and an affair, he leaves us with an entertainment-related (and, to some, probably entertaining) news nugget.

On Saturday, Cain announced that he was suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and his parting words included a quote from an unlikely source: A song from “Pokémon: The Movie 2000.”

The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza said this weekend as he has previously during his campaign, "Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it's never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”

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