Lisa Loeb's new career: Entertaining kids
December 22nd, 2011
01:04 PM ET

Lisa Loeb's new career: Entertaining kids

Nineties singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb is now a children’s entertainer. FoxNews.com LIVE reports that the bespectacled musician behind 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You)” is releasing the songbook "Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake And Other Zany Songs."

“I really wanted to make a record that would take kids away from the computer and bring them together with other kids,” Loeb, 43, explained of her new project.

Lisa says the music of her youth inspired the songbook:

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Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin sign on for 'Ender's'
December 22nd, 2011
12:22 PM ET

Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin sign on for 'Ender's'

"The Ender's Game" is getting its cast in place: Variety reports that the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel has Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld signed up.

Gavin Hood is at the helm of the sci-fi film, which follows the gifted Ender Wiggin (played by Asa Butterfield), a genius strategist who's recruited to a military school to train to take down an alien race.

Ford will play Colonel Hyrum Graff, who's in charge of the recruits, and Breslin will play Ender's sister, Valentine. Steinfeld has joined the cast as Ender's friend, Petra Arkanian.

"Ender's Game" is set to bow in theaters on March 15, 2013.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Kardashian family: Sweatshop claims 'not true'
December 22nd, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Kardashian family: Sweatshop claims 'not true'

As some are trying to boycott Kim Kardashian, a separate report claims Kim and the rest of her famous family are involved in a sweatshop and child labor scandal.

Star magazine has claimed that a human rights watchdog group has opened an investigation into the manufacturing process of some of the family's products, quoting the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, Charles Kernaghan, who claimed that the Kardashians "are in bed with some pretty bad people."

The report goes on to allege that the family is gaining profits from products that are made in overseas factories where "workers are subject to inhumane conditions."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Kardashians
'Top Chef: Texas': No place like home
December 22nd, 2011
11:30 AM ET

'Top Chef: Texas': No place like home

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and on last night's “Top Chef: Texas,” the contestants looked back home for inspiration.

But first, the gang drove to Austin, and along the way we learned Paul was a weed dealer until he was 22. So you know he’ll KILL IT when they have that processed food challenge; dude’s surely a mad scientist with some Cheetos and Nutella.

Once in Austin, it was Quickfire time, wherein fans tweeted the instructions to the chefs. The first tweeted rule was simple - cook a dish with bacon. About 15 minutes later, the next rule was announced - cook a hash (“Ha, he said HASH,” Paul giggled, probably).

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Filed under: television • Top Chef • TV recaps
Moore does her best Palin in 'Game Change' trailer
December 22nd, 2011
09:50 AM ET

Moore does her best Palin in 'Game Change' trailer

We know Julianne Moore can pull off the Sarah Palin look, but now we get a peek at how she'll carry the persona.

HBO has released a teaser for their 2012 movie "Game Change," adapted from the best-selling book by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

The teaser takes us back to the 2008 presidential election campaign trail, depicting the then-Republican presidential nominee John McCain deciding to go with then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running-mate.

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Filed under: movies • television
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