Who got the big role on 'Smash'?
February 14th, 2012
02:49 PM ET

Who got the big role on 'Smash'?

[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you haven't seen - or don't want to find out details about - the most recent episode of "Smash."]

Say what you will about Monday night's "Smash," but it was certainly no slouch in the music department.

The four big performances (Karen's "Let Me Be Your Star," something of the show's theme song; her performance of "20th Century Fox"; her cover of "Call Me"; and Ivy's cover of "Crazy Dreams") were all tremendous. Let's just say they won't hurt business on iTunes.

While Karen fought and fought for the role of Marilyn, despite lacking at times in the dancing and performance department, Ivy immersed herself in Marilyn Monroe's life.
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Filed under: television • TV recaps
Bobby Brown on Bobbi Kristina: We'll pull through this together
February 14th, 2012
01:26 PM ET

Bobby Brown on Bobbi Kristina: We'll pull through this together

Bobby Brown has rushed to be at daughter Bobbi Kristina's side in the wake of his ex-wife's death. He tells People magazine in a statement, Bobbi Kristina is hanging in there with the help of family.

Following Houston's death on Saturday, Bobbi Kristina, 18, was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center twice - once on Saturday night, and again on Sunday morning - to be treated for stress and anxiety, a family source said.

Singer Kim Burrell told CNN on Sunday afternoon that "as to be expected," the teen was "overwhelmed."

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Matt Bomer comes out while receiving humanitarian award
February 14th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Matt Bomer comes out while receiving humanitarian award

"White Collar" star Matt Bomer seemed to slip in an acknowledgement of his sexual orientation in an acceptance speech for a humanitarian award over the weekend, but it didn't go unnoticed by the public.

According to People magazine, the 34-year-old actor was honored with the New Generation Arts and Activism Award at Sunday's Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards ceremony because of  his work to combat HIV/AIDS. A program for the event notes that the actor has used "his celebrity to benefit causes including HIV/AIDS."

The actor will portray a gay activist attempting to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the early '80s in the upcoming film "The Normal Heart," and he said at the ceremony that his eyes have been opened to the early days of the HIV/AIDS fight because of the research he's conducted.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Letterman introduces Sports Illustrated's newest cover girl
February 14th, 2012
10:47 AM ET

Letterman introduces Sports Illustrated's newest cover girl

If you've never heard of Kate Upton before, get ready to become better acquainted.

The 19-year-old graces the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which "The Late Show with David Letterman" unveiled Monday on a billboard across from the Ed Sullivan Theater.

See more photos of Kate Upton

Upton and nine other models from the issue also stopped by Letterman's late night show to help him deliver his top 10 list, which focused on why this year's Swimsuit Issue is the best ever.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Late Night comedy • television
February 14th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Chaka Khan speaks on Clive Davis party

Chaka Khan is criticizing Clive Davis for continuing to host his pre-Grammys gala at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, although Whitney Houston had died there hours before.

"I thought that was complete insanity," she said on "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday. "And knowing Whitney, I don't believe she would've said, the show must go on. She's the kind of woman who would've said, 'Stop everything, I'm not going to be there.'

The Los Angeles Times reports that Davis, who gave Houston a record deal and became her mentor, told the crowd gathered that the 48-year-old deceased legend would've wanted the party to go on.

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Filed under: Celebrities • TV-Piers Morgan • Whitney Houston
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