While you were working...
January 2nd, 2012
05:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • John Lennon fans aren't likely to "Forget" Cee Lo Green's NYE switcheroo. The musician changed the lyrics to Lennon's "Imagine" as he performed the song during a TV special on Saturday. [Belief Blog]
  • Russell Brand's been spotted out and about in London while the rest of us throw out theories on what went wrong in his marriage to Katy Perry. [Us Weekly/MTV]
  • Although he didn't comment on it at first, a tweet from Oprah Winfrey forced Steven Tyler to 'fess up about his engagement to Erin Brady. His rep has confirmed that the rocker is, in fact, engaged. You don't say.... [Oprah's Twitter]
  • Dick Clark's "New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" wasn't hurting for viewers this weekend. His 40th anniversary special set a ratings record, giving ABC its largest audience in 11 years with 22.6 million watching. [THR]
  • The headline says it all: "Man named Omar Little arrested in Baltimore." (Yes, fans of "The Wire," we do appreciate you. So, that's basically everyone.) [Warming Glow]

Filed under: While you were working
Scientists find possible cause to 'The Birds' mystery
January 2nd, 2012
05:17 PM ET

Scientists find possible cause to 'The Birds' mystery

It has been a mystery for decades, and it just may be solved now.

Scientists say they may have discovered what caused birds to slam into homes in Monterey Bay, California in the summer of 1961. The mysterious event inspired Alfred Hitchcock's famous classic "The Birds," which was released in 1963.

Louisiana State University ocean environmentalist Sibel Bargu told USA Today that it appeared that the birds were suffering from poison.

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Filed under: movies
One 'Broke Girl's' food service past
January 2nd, 2012
04:43 PM ET

One 'Broke Girl's' food service past

This past fall, TV viewers came to know actress Beth Behrs as one half of the wise-cracking duo on the popular new sitcom, "2 Broke Girls."

The 26-year-old plays a former rich girl-turned-waitress named Caroline, who had zero experience working at a diner (or anything remotely like it) prior to getting down on her luck.

In reality, Behrs told CNN, she'd once joined the ranks of other struggling actors and spent some time working in the food service industry.

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Rebecca Gayheart, Eric Dane welcome baby girl
January 2nd, 2012
03:42 PM ET

Rebecca Gayheart, Eric Dane welcome baby girl

Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane celebrated the new year with a new arrival.

The couple welcomed a baby girl on December 28, People magazine reports. She's their second child, as the pair are also parents to daughter Billie Beatrice, who will be 2 in March.

Gayheart, 40, and Dane, 39, chose the name Georgia Geraldine, and a rep for the actress told People that both "mom and baby are happy and healthy."

Gayheart's rep added that Billie "is thrilled to be a big sister," and "Grey's Anatomy" heartthrob Dane is "getting ready to live in a house full of ladies."


Filed under: Celebrities
Kirstie Alley wants to help you dance the pounds away
January 2nd, 2012
02:45 PM ET

Kirstie Alley wants to help you dance the pounds away

Kirstie Alley wants to help people get in shape in the new year, and better yet, she's trying to do it free of charge.

The actress and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant is encouraging folks to dance for fitness with her newly launched program, 100 Days of Dance.

"I want everyone to experience some version of  'Dancing with the Stars,'" the 60-year-old told People magazine.

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MTV's 'Punk'd' sneak peek has Miley Cyrus pranking Khloe K
January 2nd, 2012
01:52 PM ET

MTV's 'Punk'd' sneak peek has Miley Cyrus pranking Khloe K

Prank show "Punk'd" is making a comeback on MTV this spring, but this time with twice the celebrities.

In the new season, Ashton Kutcher will hand over his hosting duties each week to other famous faces, including Justin Bieber, Dax Shepard and Kellan Lutz.

Miley Cyrus also takes over for one scenario, as we see in a sneak peek from MTV. In the clip, the 19-year-old singer/actress gets some help from Kelly Osbourne in pulling a prank on Khloe Kardashian.

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