While you were working...
December 28th, 2011
05:17 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Katy Perry was seen hitting the waves of Hawaii in a teeny bikini over Christmas, while Russell Brand is said to have stayed in England. Now sources are claiming that the two are having trouble and are spending time apart. [E!]
  • Today was likely a tough one for the Biebs, as his grandparents are recovering from a serious car accident that totaled the couple's car. [USA Today]
  • A belated Merry Christmas from the Lohan family! Except from Michael, 'cause he's not pictured. [TMZ]
  • It's just about the last thing we'd ever expect to see Bon Iver do, but here they are appearing in a trailer for a forthcoming fitness DVD. [THR]
  • Rachel Uchitel, according to her tweeted photo and its caption, is five months pregnant. [Rachel Uchitel's Twitter]
  • If there's an award for winning the most awards, then Adele would surely nab that one too: The singer has sold five million copies of "21" in the States, the first to do so since Usher's "Confessions" in 2004. [NYDN]

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Progress stalled on new 'Buffy' movie?
December 28th, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Progress stalled on new 'Buffy' movie?

One of the most controversial reboots being developed in Hollywood appears to have hit a snag.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the proposed new "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" movie is looking for a new writer.

According to the paper's Hero Complex blog, the script "fell far short of expectations and, in the end, was rejected completely." (That script's writer, Whit Anderson, has not posted anything recent about the project on Twitter.)

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Wahlberg talks casting Bieber in basketball drama
December 28th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

Wahlberg talks casting Bieber in basketball drama

As was mentioned in April, Justin Bieber is set to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in an as-yet-unnamed basketball drama.

But why did he cast the Biebs, who doesn’t have film acting experience? “Intuition,” Wahlberg tells MTV News.

Wahlberg, 40, made the amazing jump from fluffy hip-hop sensation to serious actor, and apparently he has faith that the 17-year-old entertainer can do the same.

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Has Steven Tyler proposed?
December 28th, 2011
02:50 PM ET

Has Steven Tyler proposed?

According to TMZ, "American Idol” judge Steven Tyler might be engaged to longtime girlfriend Erin Brady.

The 63-year-old rocker and his 38-year-old lady love were photographed in Maui on Christmas, with Erin flaunting a rather large diamond solitaire. The bauble could be nothing at all, but TMZ cites sources who claim the pair are indeed engaged.

Tyler’s manager, Eric Sherman, tells CNN that he has “no comment.”

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'Back to the Future' Delorean sells for six figures
December 28th, 2011
02:07 PM ET

'Back to the Future' Delorean sells for six figures

Great Scott! That's one expensive Delorean.

A car used in the 1990 sequel "Back to the Future Part III" has sold at an auction for $541,200, Hemmings.com reported. Although there are many replica Deloreans out there, this is the genuine article, according to movie and TV memorabilia auctioneers Profiles in History.

Viewers of Syfy's reality show "Hollywood Treasure" first got a glimpse of the Delorean sitting in collector Desi Dos Santos' garage.

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'Fast Five' most pirated movie of 2011
December 28th, 2011
01:31 PM ET

'Fast Five' most pirated movie of 2011

"Avatar" and "Fast Five" don't share similar accolades, but there's one award both films hold, and that's being among the most pirated movies.

"Avatar" took the top spot on TorrentFreak's 2010 list of most heavily shared films, and this year "Fast Five" laid claim to the title.

According to the site, the film, which grossed $626 million worldwide, was downloaded 9.26 million times via BitTorrent. ("Avatar," meanwhile, was shared 16 million times in 2010.)

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