Postcard from Sundance: Actors stop by and Jason Mraz sings
January 20th, 2012
09:51 PM ET

Postcard from Sundance: Actors stop by and Jason Mraz sings

The CNN team got an early start at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday with set up and the first live interview with David Oyelowo, one of the stars of “Red Tails."

Before he was interviewed by Kyra Phillips, the actor talked about the time he spent in Alabama screening the movie as well as how honored he was to be able to meet some of the actual men who flew the jets in World War II.

Later in the morning, Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynskey stopped by to tape an interview about their movie which opened the festival, “Hello I Must Be Going.” Danner plays the mother to Lynskey’s character and the pair discussed the dynamic of playing those roles and how much fun they had working together. FULL POST

While you were working...
January 20th, 2012
05:33 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Now it’s official. Katy Perry has unfollowed her soon-to-be ex husband Russell Brand on Twitter. [Twitter]
  • You’ll have to wait until “Hunger Games” comes out on March 23 to see Jennifer Lawrence in action as Katniss Everdeen. Until then, you can admire her on the movie's newest poster. [Just Jared]
  • Get ready for some new faces on ABC's "Revenge." “FlashForward's" Courtney B. Vance is set to guest star as a pawn in Emily’s plan, while “Rome” actor James Purefoy has been cast to play Victoria’s new love interest. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • While visiting “The Rachael Ray Show,” Jessica Alba raved about her daughter Honor’s unique sense of style. Apparently the 3-year-old loves to dress in drag … “like, every day.” [Us Weekly]
  • Charlie Sheen’s new FX sitcom, “Anger Management,” is in the process of casting its female leads. Will Selma Blair and Julie Benz make the cut? [Deadline]
  • In case you were concerned, Katherine Heigl has “no desire to physically hook up with any man other than my husband.” [iVillage]
  • Matthew McConaughey reprises his role as stoner David Wooderson from 1993’s “Dazed and Confused” in Butch Walker’s new "Synthesizers" video. Have a look:


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HFPA: 'Never say never' to another Gervais-hosted Globes
January 20th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

HFPA: 'Never say never' to another Gervais-hosted Globes

Last year critics said he was too harsh. This year they said he was too soft. But next year he might be just right.

It’s too soon to tell, but there’s a chance Ricky Gervais, the Goldilocks of awards show hosts, could return to host his fourth Golden Globe Awards in 2013.

The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that puts on the Globes, told The Hollywood Reporter, “Never say never.”

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Filed under: Golden Globes • Ricky Gervais
January 20th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

What's next for 'Real Housewives' star Kyle Richards?

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards said the reality TV show’s second season - currently airing on Bravo - might be her last.

While promoting her new book, “Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All” on Thursday, Richards told CNN, “They have not announced a third season yet so we haven’t had to make that decision yet.”

But the housewife doesn’t intend to leave her TV career behind completely. “I’m going to be doing a pilot. A half hour sitcom based on my life as a mom on a reality show married to a Mexican Jew,” she said.

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Surprises galore on 'Big Bang Theory's' 100th
January 20th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

Surprises galore on 'Big Bang Theory's' 100th

Okay, "Shamy" fans, step aside for a moment. Thursday night's 100th episode was for "Lenny" fans.

Fans who have been hoping that Leonard and Penny would get together again finally got their wish.

With just one glance in her direction, Leonard decided to ask Penny out on a date.

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January 20th, 2012
03:56 PM ET

Redford slams Congress, Romney, and debates

Robert Redford likes to say the Sundance Film Festival is all about the artists, but politics are always part of the equation.

Redford set the tone at his opening day news conference (after first saying “I’m not going to get into politics”) by criticizing Republicans in Congress as narrow-minded. He also blasted the Republican Presidential debates, saying, the candidates have a “mushroom cloud of ego hovering” over them.

He even took a swipe at Mitt Romney’s taste in movies.

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