While you were working...
January 24th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Life after "Sex and the City" apparently includes rocking a baldie. But for a good reason: Cynthia Nixon, as she discussed on "Live! With Kelly" today, shaved her head so she could portray a cancer patient undergoing treatment in a Broadway production of "Wit." [HuffPo]
  • Speaking of Ms. Nixon, her remarks to the New York Times that she's gay by choice have upset some in the LGBT community. [NYDN]
  • So, Tim Gunn has some news to share: He hasn't had sex in 29 years. [Us Weekly]
  • If you didn't get a big screen experience of "Rango" the first time around, the best animated feature Oscar nominee will be back in theaters for a week-long run starting this Friday, January 27. And speaking of "Rango," here are 24 other movies you should see before the Oscars ceremony on February 26. [EW]
  • Dallas, are you ready? Khloe Kardashian Odom now has a daily, hour-long radio show on MIX 102.9. [E!]
  • Springsteen fans, get your method of payments ready: The Boss has announced the dates for the first leg of his U.S. tour with the E Street Band, which will kick off March 18 in the ATL. [BruceSpringsteen.net]
  • Tracy Morgan is on the mend. The actor is out of the hospital after falling ill at Sundance, and is back at work. "On the set of 30 Rock, just walked past @alecbaldwin and said Top That!," he tweeted Tuesday. [Tracy Morgan's Twitter]
  • And now for your moment of cute: The Puppy Bowl line-up has been announced. [Animal Planet]

Filed under: While you were working
Leno’s 'Tonight Show' joke offends Sikh community
January 24th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Leno’s 'Tonight Show' joke offends Sikh community

Late night hosts are using everything they've got to poke fun at the Republican presidential candidate race, from Jimmy Fallon making campaign ad parodies to Jimmy Kimmel’s “A Charlie Brown GOP Debate."

But “The Tonight Show’s” Jay Leno might have gone too far for a few laughs.

On January 19, the show aired images of each GOP candidate’s home during Leno’s monologue. When it came to Mitt Romney, however, the image of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India was shown as his summer home, possibly to mock the extent of Romney’s wealth.

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Brad Pitt 'dizzy with joy' over Oscar noms
January 24th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

Brad Pitt 'dizzy with joy' over Oscar noms

Likely having been roused during the early hour of 5 a.m. - although one might muse such an occurrence wouldn't be unheard of for a father of six - Brad Pitt has admitted that he needed a little extra pick-me-up as the Oscar nominations rolled in on Tuesday.

"This is an extraordinary honor. I am dizzy with joy… and caffeine," the actor kidded in a statement to CNN about his best actor nomination for his portrayal in "Moneyball." The film, directed by Bennett Miller, is also up for best picture, along with Pitt's other film, "The Tree of Life."

"Considering both films, 'Moneyball' and 'The Tree of Life,' nearly didn’t make it to the screen, this is especially sweet," Pitt went on. "And I’d like to thank all the artisans and craftsmen who gave their best to each film."

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Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2012
Whitney Houston calls claims she's broke 'ridiculous'
January 24th, 2012
05:12 PM ET

Whitney Houston calls claims she's broke 'ridiculous'

There's been a rumor bouncing about that Whitney Houston's bank accounts are not as loftily stocked as they supposedly once were.

Radar Online has cited an anonymous, exclusive source who calls Houston "flat broke," saying that her "fortune is gone."

The loose-lipped insider alleges that "music industry heavy hitters are supporting her," and that while she should have "Mariah Carey money," the 48-year-old singer/actress has had to call to ask to borrow $100.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Whitney Houston
Max von Sydow speaks out on Oscar nomination
January 24th, 2012
05:08 PM ET

Max von Sydow speaks out on Oscar nomination

In his film, Max von Sydow plays a man who does not speak.

But on Tuesday, the actor had plenty to say about his nomination for best supporting actor in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."

“A lot of people told me I would probably be nominated, but you can never be certain," he told CNN. "And, it’s so wonderful, really. I’m thrilled! And, I’m also moved. After all, it’s my colleagues at the academy that give this honor." FULL POST

'Alcatraz' finds its footing in week 2
January 24th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

'Alcatraz' finds its footing in week 2

It became clear in Monday night's third episode of "Alcatraz" that the show's starting to find itself.

It's no secret that there were some adjustments made early on (and subsequently, series co-creator Liz Sarnoff stepped down from her role as "showrunner").

Whatever it was that was done seems to have worked. We got more insight into Jorge Garcia's character of "Doc" Soto (he was the victim of a kidnapping as a child), and even saw some rare flashes of emotion from Sam Neill's Emerson Hauser as he worried about Lucy, who was in the hospital after being shot last week.

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