While you were working...
January 6th, 2012
05:57 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Sighs of relief all around, "Community" fans: NBC has no plans to cancel the comedy. Network exec Bob Greenblatt says it will "definitely" be back this spring. [TV Guide's Twitter]
  • Seventeen-year-old Justin Bieber has never been quiet about his Christian faith, but the pop star is said to have offered more visual proof. Behold: An illustration of Jesus tattooed on his left calf at the link. [PopDust]
  • Nick Cannon, in ill health or not, will not be less than fresh: The media personality got a haircut in his hospital room in L.A., where he was transferred Thursday after suffering a "mild kidney failure" during his Aspen vacation with the wife and kids. [E!]
  • It seems that for every engagement ring handed out, a rumor comes that someone else is breaking up: Johnny Depp's lengthy relationship with Vanessa Paradis is said to be headed toward a split. [RadarOnline]
  • Harry Connick Jr. will guest on "Law & Order: SVU" for a multi-episode arc, and will be a love interest for Mariska Hargitay's Detective Olivia Benson. We won't lie - we're excited for this. [THR]
  • Alec Baldwin's no snitch: When he was kicked off a flight because of his Words with Friends habit, he didn't blame Tina Fey as the one who introduced him to the game. ["Late Show with David Letterman"]

Filed under: While you were working
Ricky Martin at work on 'Glee,' shoots down wedding rumors
January 6th, 2012
05:00 PM ET

Ricky Martin at work on 'Glee,' shoots down wedding rumors

It looks like Ricky Martin is filling the role of the "hottest Spanish teacher ever in the history of Ohio" on "Glee" just fine.

News that the 40-year-old singer was in talks for the guest role arrived last November, and on Thursday, Martin tweeted a photo of himself clad in all-black on his first day of work.

But while Martin is putting in work on the "Glee" set, rumors have been bouncing about that he's getting ready to tie the knot with boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella on January 28.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Glee • television
Expect to hear a lot less from Chris Brown
January 6th, 2012
04:20 PM ET

Expect to hear a lot less from Chris Brown

If Chris Brown has seemed rather quiet lately, it's all going according to plan.

Brown's manager, Tina Davis, tells Billboard that the strategy for the 22-year-old singer/actor is to "not have him do interviews, but concentrate on performing and recording."

She adds that it's something they've been planning for a while. "We're not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful in any way. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent. He signed up to sing and entertain, not to talk about his personal life," she says.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Chris Brown
Van Halen announces tour, album release dates
January 6th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

Van Halen announces tour, album release dates

Since sharing their intent to get back on the road with frontman David Lee Roth in 2012, Van Halen is giving fans some stops to mark on their calendars.

The tour will launch in Louisville, Kentucky on February 18 at the KFC Yum! Center, and will wrap up in New Orleans on June 26. Tickets will go on sale for the first 13 or so stops starting January 14. (Pre-sale starts January 10.)

And if you can't make it to a concert, Van Halen also has a new album coming out.

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Filed under: Music
January 6th, 2012
01:23 PM ET

Did Justin Timberlake's grandma spill engagement news?

Pretty much everyone but Justin Timberlake has said he's engaged to girlfriend Jessica Biel, with the latest person sharing the news reportedly being his grandmother.

According to Gossip Cop, Timberlake's grandma, Sadie Bomar, has confirmed that he's engaged, saying the 30-year-old singer/actor called her on Christmas Day to say as much.

She also reportedly said that she's "so happy" for her grandson, and that "the family loves Jessie [Biel], she's a very sweet girl." Aww!

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Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Timberlake
The Academy presents...an Oscars trailer
January 6th, 2012
12:25 PM ET

The Academy presents...an Oscars trailer

The Oscars are taking a page from the films they celebrate and offering a (tongue-in-cheek) trailer to whet viewers' appetites for the February 26 live telecast.

The Academy recruited Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel for the minute-long clip, which sees the two former "Transformers" co-stars trying to locate Oscars host Billy Crystal.

With Duhamel wearing an obvious mustache and Fox an incredulous, "am I really in this trailer?" expression, the duo seek out the one they call "the host," rumored to be dead by now, or perhaps turned into a yeti.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2012
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