Critics weigh in on Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die'
January 30th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Critics weigh in on Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die'

It seems you either love Lana Del Rey or you love to hate her, and her album "Born To Die" - officially released tomorrow but having already leaked online - has brought out similarly mixed reviews.

Rolling Stone describes the 25-year-old as being " a starlet to music bloggers...but for the rest of us, she's just another aspiring singer who wasn't ready to make an album yet. Given her chic image, it's surprising how dull, dreary and pop-starved 'Born to Die' is."

The effort is "an impressive gambit," the Los Angeles Times says in its review, "that ultimately rings hollow because of a weak performance by the actor/singer Elizabeth Grant."

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Scorsese: Why no noms for 'Hugo's' Blackie?
January 30th, 2012
01:57 PM ET

Scorsese: Why no noms for 'Hugo's' Blackie?

Between the first Golden Collar awards ceremony and the soon-to-be-retired four-legged star of a certain silent film, this year's awards season has all but gone to the dogs.

And yet, says Oscar nominee Martin Scorsese, industry observers have overlooked a rather hard-to-miss canine: Blackie, the Doberman who appears in Scorsese's Oscar nominated picture "Hugo."

The renowned filmmaker writes in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece that he was taken aback when he saw the Golden Collar Awards had nominated Jack Russell Terrier Uggie ("The Artist"; "Water for Elephants") twice in the best dog in a theatrical film category, but hadn't given Blackie any recognition for her work.

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Filed under: Awards Season • movies
January 30th, 2012
01:00 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez doesn't know if she'll marry again

It's been rumored that Jennifer Lopez has been getting cozy with 20-something dancer Casper Smart, but the "Idol" judge told Matt Lauer on "Today" that she's still recovering from her recent split.

Lopez, who separated from husband Marc Anthony last July, told Lauer that the change in her personal life is "still fresh," adding that she doesn't know if she'll ever marry again. "It's not the time to think about [marriage] yet."

What is on her mind is her new show with her estranged spouse, "Q'Viva! The Chosen," which she continued to work on with Anthony following their separation.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jennifer Lopez • television
Honda's Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad hits Web
January 30th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

Honda's Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad hits Web

The mystery behind Matthew Broderick's Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad was short-lived, as Honda has released the extended commercial.

Although the teaser clip that circulated last week told viewers they'd have to wait until Sunday to see what Broderick was up to, we should know by now that the Internet waits for no official release date.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
SJP to fill Demi Moore's role in 'Lovelace'
January 30th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

SJP to fill Demi Moore's role in 'Lovelace'

Now that Demi Moore is focusing on recovery, the crew of "Lovelace" has made swift work of finding a replacement.

Moore, 49, was supposed to play Gloria Steinem in the project, one of the two biopics in the works about adult actress Linda Lovelace. But amid reports that she'd been rushed to the hospital last week, Moore's rep told CNN that she was pulling out of the project.

"Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health," her rep said at the time. "She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
HBO switches up drama formula with 'Luck'
January 30th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

HBO switches up drama formula with 'Luck'

The best HBO dramas are never solely about the settings they bring to life.

For example, “The Sopranos” was set in the world of the mob, but was mainly about family. “Six Feet Under” had a funeral home as the backdrop, but was really about relationships.

But with “Luck,” the new HBO drama which premiered Sunday night to much critical acclaim, the formula changes. “Luck” is about horse racing, and if the first episode is any indication, horse racing will be the primary plotline, and not just the underlying setting.

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