While you were working...
December 7th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Lindsay Lohan won't be on "Ellen" to talk about her Playboy spread until next Thursday, but someone's already leaked a copy of the cover with the 25-year-old actress straddling a red bunny ear chair. [The Insider]
  • Alec Baldwin seems to be saving his vocabulary for the game that got him kicked off an airplane Tuesday, as he's deactivated his Twitter account. [Twitter]
  • Joining Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter in officially-divorced-land are Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz. Should we thank them for the memories? [E!]
  • They didn't grow up enough the first time, apparently, because Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups" is getting a sequel. [Vulture]
  • Angelina Jolie is said to be in talks for a Luc Besson dramatic thriller, but in the meantime, she's speaking up about a copyright lawsuit alleging her "In the Land of Blood and Honey" story infringes on a Croatian journalist's book. Ms. Jolie says in an interview that such legal situations are simply "par for the course," but she's "never seen" the text in question. [Deadline/L.A. Times]

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TNT orders pilot from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, David E. Kelley
December 7th, 2011
05:34 PM ET

TNT orders pilot from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, David E. Kelley

One of the nation’s most famous doctors has teamed up with an A-list TV producer to create a new medical drama.

TNT has ordered a pilot from David E. Kelley (“Chicago Hope,” “Ally McBeal”) and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Kelley wrote the pilot for “Chelsea General,” a dramatic hospital series based on Gupta’s upcoming novel “Monday Mornings.”

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What Robert Downey Jr. would say to his unborn son
December 7th, 2011
04:47 PM ET

What Robert Downey Jr. would say to his unborn son

Now that we know Robert Downey, Jr. and wife Susan are excitedly awaiting a baby boy, we wanted to find out how they're feeling leading up to their expected February due date.

For Susan, she's thinking "move down a little bit, I need a bit of breathing room please," she joked on Tuesday.

But as for Downey, he's having visions of stardom for his unborn: "I'm thinking, 'What are the child labor laws, and are you ready for your close up?'”

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No turning back on 'Covert Affairs'
December 7th, 2011
04:24 PM ET

No turning back on 'Covert Affairs'

Tuesday night's season finale of "Covert Affairs" was definitely one of the better episodes this season.

The idea of a spy mission going horribly wrong with an innocent family member along for the ride is certainly an intriguing one, and series creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord wisely chose this plot for the finale.

The way some of these scenes were shot – with Annie and her sister Danielle struggling to escape an assassin while vacationing in Sweden – certainly increased the suspense by putting you in their shoes.

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'MythBusters' cannonball sails through neighborhood
December 7th, 2011
03:39 PM ET

'MythBusters' cannonball sails through neighborhood

The Discovery Channel's San Francisco-based series "MythBusters" caught some California residents by surprise when a cannonball accidentally tore through a neighborhood during filming.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the television show was taping an experiment Tuesday afternoon at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb disposal range. The paper describes the scene as involving large containers filled with water and a homemade, cantaloupe-sized cannonball.

When the cannonball was fired, it missed the water containers and instead blasted through a wall and bounced its way into a suburban neighborhood about 700 yards east, the paper says.

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Cruise camp: Fans weren't paid to cheer for Tom
December 7th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Cruise camp: Fans weren't paid to cheer for Tom

The Mumbai premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” was said to be packed full of ecstatic Tom Cruise supporters cheering wildly for the movie star, as reportedly was the airport when Cruise arrived in India Saturday.

But according to the Hollywood Reporter, Indian papers are reporting that those fans were actually paid extras. And Tom’s camp is fighting back.

The First Post Bollywood reports that approximately 200 extras were paid to cheer for Tom, 49, when he arrived in Mumbai. The paper says the “fans” were given 150 rupees a piece (or about $3), plus lunch.

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