While you were working...
January 23rd, 2012
06:04 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Plenty of Heidi Klum and Seal's friends are just as caught off guard as you are that those two have broken up. [People]
  • We're not sure if we believe this report that Simon Cowell and his girlfriend are taking a "break" from their relationship, but we wouldn't be surprised. Hasn't everyone given up on love, now that Heidi "I love my husband so much I renew my vows every time I inhale" Klum and Seal have called it quits? [NYDN]
  • Tyra Banks is always thinking of us! Now we can all smell like cheap wine, scripted cat-fighting, smizing and a faint hint of desperation, as "America's Next Top Model" is now selling a signature scent. [InStyle]
  • Nicki Minaj's next album won't exactly be the Valentine to fans she was hoping it would be. The release date for "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" has been pushed back from February 14 to April 3. [Billboard]
  • "The Bachelor" is headed north for an all-Canadian version of the ABC dating show this fall. [Toronto Sun]
  • And now, for the Miley Cyrus' cover of "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go." Comment away: Love it, hate it, or meh? [YouTube]


Filed under: While you were working
Could 'Bridesmaids' snag an Oscar nod?
January 23rd, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Could 'Bridesmaids' snag an Oscar nod?

When you reflect back on the biggest movies of 2011, taking into consideration box office success, buzz and residual impact, "Bridesmaids" is an obvious choice for the top of the list.

The film, written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo and directed by Paul Feig, not only established a box office record - it's the top-grossing R-rated female comedy ever with $169 million earned domestically - but it was also loved by both critics and audiences alike.

Add to that its lingering cultural impact of reinforcing the (captain obvious) concept that women can be just as raunchily comedic as men, along with the public clamoring for a sequel, and it would make sense if you expect to see it among the best picture Oscar nominees announced tomorrow.

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Filed under: Awards Season • movies • Oscars 2012
2 Live Crew to reunite in 2012
January 23rd, 2012
03:44 PM ET

2 Live Crew to reunite in 2012

For some of you, it's been years since you last listened to a 2 Live Crew cut, but the group behind "Me So Horny" is ready to get back on the road once again.

Luther Campbell - a.k.a. Uncle Luke - announced at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend that the rap group is getting back together this year.

While doing promotion for his appearance in the short film, "The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke," Campbell let it slip that there are also plans to go on tour. Campbell, now 51, has said that he's ready to start practicing.

2 Live Crew's 1989 album, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be," is infamous for being at the center of controversy when an obscenity lawsuit highlighting the record's raunchiness went all the way to the Supreme Court.


Filed under: Music
Paul Simon’s Oprah endorsement
January 23rd, 2012
02:30 PM ET

Paul Simon’s Oprah endorsement

In the 26 years since Paul Simon released “Graceland,” his album has secured its place in music history. It’s considered by many to be one of the greatest records of all time.

Oprah Winfrey would not disagree.

In the new documentary “Under African Skies,” which is premiering at Sundance, Oprah reveals “Graceland” is her favorite album ever (Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” ranks second in her book).

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Aretha Franklin calls off engagement
January 23rd, 2012
01:18 PM ET

Aretha Franklin calls off engagement

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is putting the brakes on her engagement and impending nuptials.

The legendary songstress announced her engagement to her longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson at the start of the year, but she tells CNN in a statement Monday that the pair have decided they're "moving a little too fast."

Franklin, 69, continues, "There were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Tim Tebow is ‘still a guy’
January 23rd, 2012
11:55 AM ET

Tim Tebow is ‘still a guy’

The Denver Broncos' season is over, and you were probably looking forward to reading a little news that didn’t include Tim Tebow in it. Sorry to disappoint, but to be fair... you’re the one who keeps clicking on the headlines.

The NFL quarterback earned an ear-piercing ovation this weekend when he joined country singer Brad Paisley on stage to sing “I’m Still a Guy.”

“We’ve seen you throw an 80-yard touchdown pass, but can you sing?” Paisley asked Tebow during the concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
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