While you were working...
February 8th, 2012
06:45 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Yes, Adele's "21" is still at the top of the Billboard 200 - that makes 19 weeks, now - but what else is new. Oh! We know: Kelly Clarkson unseated the seemingly unbeatable Brit to take the top of the singles chart with "Stronger." [Popdust]
  • And Lana Del Rey, whose tour has not been canceled because of criticism, now has a No. 1 album in the U.K. and a No. 2 album in the States. [Vulture]
  • While we're talking about music, let's look ahead to the Grammys on Sunday: We know there are going to be quite a few performances, but here's a new one: The Beach Boys will reunite, and perform with Foster the People and Maroon 5.
  • The "who's Khloe Kardashian's real dad?" meme continues...thanks to a Kardashian-Jenner. Khloe's sister Kylie tweeted a photo of Khloe with her hairdresser, Alex Roldan, saying, "First official photo of Khloe and her dad!" But, alas, Kris Jenner didn't have a baby with Khloe's hairdresser 27 years ago. [E!]
  • We're not happy that another couple has split up, but we will say that if this is true, we approve of the way they've done it: Rumor is that Russell Brand and Katy Perry's divorce is nothing but amicable, and although Brand's entitled to half of his estranged wife's fortune (no prenup, it seems) he's not taking a cent. [TMZ]
  • Such a bromance: Arnold Schwarzenegger and his "Expendables" co-star Sylvester Stallone are teaming up for a prison thriller called "The Tomb." [HitFix]

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'House' to end after season 8 wraps
February 8th, 2012
06:29 PM ET

'House' to end after season 8 wraps

"House" star Hugh Laurie, along with fellow executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs, announced Wednesday that this season of "House" will be its last.

"The producers have always imagined 'House' as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party," a statement says. "How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air."

And so, the three EPs thank "the hundreds of dedicated artists and technicians who have given so generously of their energy and talent to make 'House' the show it has been"; Fox and Universal Television; and, last but not least, the audience.

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Gary Busey files for bankruptcy
February 8th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Gary Busey files for bankruptcy

Gary Busey has filed for bankruptcy, a move his rep calls a strategy to help the actor and reality star gain a fresh start.

According to documents filed in California on Tuesday, Busey, 67, has less than $50,000 in assets while owing creditors anywhere between $500,000 and $1 million in debts. The decision to file Chapter 7 is part of a larger strategy, Busey's rep said.

"As with many great American institutions, i.e., General Motors, American Airlines, and others who have utilized the strategic business plan of bankruptcy, Gary's filing is the final chapter in a process that began a few years ago of jettisoning the litter of past unfortunate choices, associations, circumstances, and events."

Such a move would enable the actor to head down "a new and clear path toward peace, happiness, and success with his career and his wonderful new soulmate, Steffanie, and their son, Luke."

'The Pauly D Project,' 'Punk’d' to premiere in March
February 8th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

'The Pauly D Project,' 'Punk’d' to premiere in March

What does DJ Pauly D do when he’s not logging hours at the Shore Store, styling his infamous blowout, or picking grenades up at Karma? We'll soon find out.

The reality star's "Jersey Shore" spin-off, “The Pauly D Project,” is set to air on MTV in March. The 12-episode series will follow Pauly D on his quest to find a place in the music industry.

As it documents Pauly D’s post-“Shore” accomplishments, viewers will get to witness the DJ sign a recording contract with 50 Cent’s G-Note Records and join Britney Spears on her “Femme Fatale” tour, MTV writes in a press release.

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'New Girl' and the threesome that wasn't
February 8th, 2012
03:21 PM ET

'New Girl' and the threesome that wasn't

Between Nick and Jess almost getting it on and Schmidt getting pinned in a parking deck for appearing to assault his boss, "New Girl" was quite amusing last night, despite a lack of plot development.

To start things off, Jess “out-crazed a man with a gun” when the man almost collided with Nick while trying to steal his parking spot. That brings up the discussion of Nick's negative outlook.

When Jess wants to call the landlord to fix some of the things in their apartment and Nick is adamant about her not calling the landlord, Jess chalks it up to him being such a Debbie downer.

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Nicole Scherzinger: I gave 'X Factor' 110 percent
February 8th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

Nicole Scherzinger: I gave 'X Factor' 110 percent

If season 1 of "The X Factor" was "basically an audition act," as Fox's president of alternative entertainment, Mike Darnell, has said, former "X Factor" mentor/judge Nicole Scherzinger gave that "audition" her all.

The singer speaks on her recent, sudden departure from the series in an interview with "Access Hollywood," although she doesn't articulate exactly what happened with her exit.

"What happened? Well, all I know is that I gave 110 percent to that show," Scherzinger says. "I know everybody's talking about it, they're saying good, bad, they love me, they hate me, but one thing you can't say is that I didn't give it my all."

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