While you were working...
January 12th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • No hard feelings here. Kylie Minogue wished her ex and his fiancee well via Twitter on Wednesday: "Congrats to Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry!!" [Twitter]
  • "The Cabin in the Woods" will open the 2012 SXSW Film Festival on March 9 in Austin, Texas. The Joss Whedon flick won't hit theaters until April 13. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • According to him, George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen action film, "Red Tails," might never have come to pass. The "Star Wars" creator told Jon Stewart Hollywood shies away from putting money into black films. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Steve Carell looked please to don a bedazzled velvet suit on the set of "Burt Wonderstone" in Las Vegas. Can you blame him? His wardrobe on "The Office" was just so blasé. [US Weekly]
  • Showtime's "Weeds" might not live to see another season. Its eighth season could be its last, Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins said at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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The Throwback: 'Beauty and the Beast' returns to the big screen
January 12th, 2012
05:42 PM ET

The Throwback: 'Beauty and the Beast' returns to the big screen

On the heels of its 1989 box office success with "The Little Mermaid," Walt Disney Pictures released another musical animated adaptation of a fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast," in 1991. The animated classic became the third highest grossing movie that year.

It became the first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture. The character Belle, especially, is a mainstay for Disney. She's part of their "Disney Princesses" franchise.

Friday, Disney will re-release the movie in theaters... in 3-D.

“I knew it was going to be a great Disney film but I didn’t realize until I went to New York for the film festival when [the movie] was 70% completed," Paige O'Hara, who voiced the role of Belle, told CNN.

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Debi Mazar, Cory Hardrict join 'Lovelace'?
January 12th, 2012
05:22 PM ET

Debi Mazar, Cory Hardrict join 'Lovelace'?

Debi Mazar might be stripping down for a role.

The “Entourage” actress has reportedly been pegged to play adult film actress Dolly Sharp in “Lovelace,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Amanda Seyfried will play the title role in the film, which is based on the life of pornographic actress Linda Lovelace - famous for the 1972 porn flick "Deep Throat.” (Kate Hudson was previously attached to the biopic before she became pregnant last year.)

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Restaurant Wars on 'Top Chef: Texas'
January 12th, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Restaurant Wars on 'Top Chef: Texas'

It’s finally here: Restaurant Wars on “Top Chef: Texas.”

If your favorite thing about the perennial challenge is watching the judges feign offense and dismantle each restaurant while waiting for tables and/or food, then this episode hit your sweet spot.

Plus it was a battle of the sexes, and even in these post-gender times who doesn’t like that? The rules: six dishes, three courses, 100 guests, and no “I had the front of the house” cop outs this time.

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The egg and 'Modern Family'
January 12th, 2012
03:31 PM ET

The egg and 'Modern Family'

When Jay and Claire agreed – then almost immediately broke that agreement – not to work on their kids' egg project for school, what followed was another great argument for Emmy nominations for Ed O'Neill and Julie Bowen.

This was one of the best episodes the actors have had, playing off of each other with Jay confronted Claire about her hyper-competitiveness: "You came out of the womb like that. I'm not entirely sure there wasn't a twin in there that you bumped off."

Claire pointed out that, she learned from watching him. And Alex, who basically accomplished the egg project by herself, is heading down the same path as Claire. (The assignment was to build a vessel that would protect an egg from a one-story drop.)

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What's the verdict: Kaley Cuoco hosts the People's Choice Awards
January 12th, 2012
03:12 PM ET

What's the verdict: Kaley Cuoco hosts the People's Choice Awards

After hosting the People’s Choice Awards for five years in a row, Queen Latifah passed the proverbial baton on Wednesday night to “Big Bang Theory” actress Kaley Cuoco.

Cuoco immediately garnered laughs as her “BBT” character Penny in a pre-recorded sketch. She later took the stage, using special effects, self-deprecating humor and costume changes to wow viewers. But did she succeed?

The envelope says… yes.

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