While you were working...
December 9th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • In today's edition of Hollywood's Remaking Everything, we've got two: There's a "low-budget" "American Psycho" remake in the works, and author Bret Easton Ellis is lobbying for Scott Disick - yes, the father of Kourtney Kardashian's son Mason and the baby she's currently pregnant with - to play Patrick Bateman. "I have warned Lionsgate that I will not approve a new version of 'American Psycho' unless it stars SCOTT DISICK or MILES FISHER," he wrote. And then: "I am waiting for Scott Disick to ask: 'Who in the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?'" [Variety/Twitter]
  • Scott Disick, meanwhile, seems to approve of this casting plan. Not only does he know who Ellis is, he really does look an awful lot like Christian Bale's 2000 rendition of Bateman. [Twitter]
  • And now for part two of today's edition of Hollywood's Remaking Everything: "Blue Lagoon" is getting a do-over courtesy of Lifetime. [Deadline]
  • If you can't wait a week to see Lindsay Lohan's breasts pretending to be Marilyn Monroe's in Playboy, we hear there are photos online now. [EW]
  • Jennifer Aniston doesn't have the hottest hair of the year, apparently, but she can claim being the hottest woman of all time - at least at Men's Health HQ. [Men's Health]
  • The new trailer for "Battleship" is brought to you by "Hasbro, the company that brought you 'Transformers.'" The trailer tells you this as though you couldn't tell from the footage, which appears to be nothing more than "Transformers: On a boat." [Apple Trailers]
  • Speaking of trailers: Remember all the casting news for "What to Expect When You're Expecting"? See it in action in the trailer below:


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'Big Bang Theory' and the bullies
December 9th, 2011
05:39 PM ET

'Big Bang Theory' and the bullies

Thursday night's episode of "The Big Bang Theory" gave us a couple of big revelations, primarily the fact that Penny used to be a bully in high school (and now, of course, she is friends with the bullied).

We also met Leonard's No. 1 tormentor from high school, Jimmy. But after an unimpressive pitch for an invention, he ended up having to turn to Leonard for help, admitting that he was now the loser, and Leonard the winner.

Sheldon, of course, didn't trust Jimmy one iota (even suggesting killing him in his sleep – theoretically, of course).

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Ice Cube talks architecture for L.A. art event
December 9th, 2011
04:30 PM ET

Ice Cube talks architecture for L.A. art event

Rapper-turned-major Hollywood player Ice Cube is also an architecture buff, and he's applying his knowledge to a video tour of Los Angeles that celebrates the work of architectural and furniture design team Charles and Ray Eames, reports the New York Times.

"A lot of people think L.A. is just eyesore after eyesore...they don't know the L.A. that I know," Ice Cube says in the video, rattling off the sights to see in the City of Angels.

The clip is intended to promote a six-month L.A. art celebration called Pacific Standard Time. (Jason Schwartzman and Anthony Kiedis have also done video promos for the series on artists Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, respectively).

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How Pitt helped Jolie make screenwriting debut
December 9th, 2011
04:07 PM ET

How Pitt helped Jolie make screenwriting debut

Much has been made of Angelina Jolie transitioning from actress to director with her latest feature "In the Land of Blood and Honey," but the pic is also her screenwriting debut.

The 36-year-old tells CNN that at first, she simply wanted to put words to the page.

"I sat down alone just to write something and I just did it in script form as an experiment, as a way of writing," Jolie explained.

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Katherine Heigl questions if cheating's a deal breaker
December 9th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Katherine Heigl questions if cheating's a deal breaker

There was a time when “New Year’s Eve” star Katherine Heigl wanted to look more like fellow actress Jennifer Aniston, but no longer, she tells British Cosmopolitan in the magazine's January issue, according to Us Weekly.

"I was 20 pounds heavier and wanted to look like those girls with fantastically beautiful bodies like Jennifer Aniston or Jessica Alba, but I just couldn't lose the weight," Heigl, 33, says of struggling to measure up in Hollywood.

But she says she’s fine with the perfectly svelte body she has.

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Mario Lopez launches underwear line
December 9th, 2011
02:14 PM ET

Mario Lopez launches underwear line

According to Women’s Wear Daily, a certain “Saved by the Bell” alum is getting into the undergarment business.

Mario "A.C. Slater" Lopez, 38, has partnered with Mad Projects Industries to launch his own line of skivvies called RatedM.

Available at FreshPair.com, the boxer briefs and tighty-whities are described as being “for manful men and their very special guests.” The site advertises the undies with a photo of a shirtless Lopez modeling his wares.

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