How will 'Act of Valor' impact Special Operations Forces?
February 7th, 2012
06:35 PM ET

How will 'Act of Valor' impact Special Operations Forces?

"Act of Valor" was just one of the movies to have a trailer air during the most watched TV show in U.S. history on Sunday – that would be the Super Bowl – and some are wondering how the film will impact the typically media shy Special Operations Forces.

The film bills itself as a "motion picture starring active duty Navy SEALS." Special Operations Forces are rarely publicly identified, but the commander of US Special Operations Forces William McRaven said this movie is not exposing SEALs who were supposed to remain in the shadows.

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While you were working...
February 7th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Sighs of relief all around, "American Horror Story" fans. Jessica Lange will make an appearance in season 2. [LAT]
  • Over on HBO, "Boardwalk Empire" reportedly hasn't been as kind to Paz de la Huerta, as word has it she won't be back for season 3. [TVLine]
  • If your Valentine's Day date includes a viewing of the now PG-13 Reese Witherspoon/Chelsea Handler romcom "This Means War," either pick a new movie or plan to move Valentine's Day to February 17, because that's the movie's new release date. [Deadline]
  • We can't help but wonder, as we channel our inner Carrie Bradshaw, if Kelly Ripa sings "Cater 2 U" as she cooks and then serves her husband breakfast in bed every weekend. Just us? [US Weekly]
  • And now, for footage of someone who's purported to be Justin Bieber's bodyguard punching a paparazzo: [TMZ]
  • Happen to know anyone who attends Life Change Community Church in Agoura Hills, California? If not, now you (sorta) do: LeAnn Rimes and Kim Kardashian were spotted attending services there Sunday. [E!]

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Robert Downey Jr., wife Susan welcome son Exton
February 7th, 2012
05:55 PM ET

Robert Downey Jr., wife Susan welcome son Exton

It's another boy for Robert Downey Jr. The 46-year-old actor and his wife Susan welcomed a son on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, CNN's confirmed.

The little one was born at 7:24 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds and 5 ounces. The proud parents named their new addition Exton Elias Downey. With a name like that, we're sure Exton will have no trouble fitting in in Hollywood.

Dad Downey already has visions of stardom for his progeny, after all. When asked what he'd say to his unborn son back in December, the actor replied, "Are you ready for your close-up?"

Although it's the first child for Downey and Susan, the "Iron Man" star does have an 18-year-old son, Indio, from a previous marriage.

'Smash' ratings off to solid start
February 7th, 2012
04:44 PM ET

'Smash' ratings off to solid start

NBC execs must be feeling some vindication for the relentless promotion they did for their midseason drama, "Smash."

Missed last night's episode? Check out the recap

The new series, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Broadway musical starring "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Megan Hilty, was watched by 11.5 million in its post-"The Voice" time slot Monday.

With a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the new show had the largest rating of any 10 p.m. drama this season.

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'The Bachelor' goes to Panama
February 7th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

'The Bachelor' goes to Panama

Last night's episode of "The Bachelor" took us to Panama, where there's no sign of Van Halen at all.

Three dates were on tap for Ben and the nine remaining ladies this week - a one-on-one date, a group outing and the dreaded two-on-one, where one or both of the ladies chosen could go home before the date concludes.

Kacie B. gets the one-on-one, and she's told to "pack three things." Courtney the model is hopeful that Ben is thinning the herd, proudly noting that "two things" can occur during the Kacie B. date. Well, Ben could quit the show, so that's a third option right there.

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February 7th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Eastwood's Chrysler 'Halftime' ad not actually shot in Detroit

One of the Super Bowl’s most buzzed-about ads – a Chrysler commercial in which Clint Eastwood growls about the recovery of the Detroit auto industry – was not actually filmed in the city it hails as “fighting again.”

In fact, it was filmed in several locations, including New Orleans, Los Angeles and parts of Northern California, according to Chrysler spokeswoman Dianna Gutierrez.

Were politics buried inside Eastwood's 'Halftime' commercial?

In the two-minute advertisement, Eastwood declares that “It’s halftime, America,” and urges the country to follow in the footsteps of Detroit in rising from the recession.

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