Today's news you might've missed:
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).
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).
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.
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.
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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