While you were working...
February 17th, 2012
05:48 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Yes, Robin Thicke was arrested in New York today for marijuana possession.The NYPD handed the R&B crooner, who's married to actress Paula Patton, a desk appearance ticket. [NYDN]
  • Rumor had it that Chris Brown had uttered "the worst pickup line of all time" backstage at the Grammys, supposedly telling one brunette, "Can I get your number? I promise I won't beat you!" His rep says that's not only "absurd," but also "untrue." [E!]
  • Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" now sounds more like an actual video game in the video at the link. [Idolator]
  • Gael Garcia Bernal has snagged the lead swashbuckling role in "Zorro Reborn," a "futuristic reboot" of the classic tale. [Variety]
  • The audience at the Sarajevo premiere of "In the Land of Blood and Honey" loved Angelina Jolie's film - so much, in fact, they gave it a standing ovation. [People]

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Stevie Wonder on Houston: This is not the time to be cynical
February 17th, 2012
04:44 PM ET

Stevie Wonder on Houston: This is not the time to be cynical

Stevie Wonder will have honored two fallen legends in entertainment with performances by week's end, as he moves from a Thursday memorial service for Don Cornelius to Saturday's funeral for Whitney Houston.

At Cornelius' memorial service yesterday in Los Angeles (Cornelius died February 1 at the age of 75 due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound),Wonder performed a rendition of "Love's In Need of Love Today."

But before he launched into song, he took a moment to address the media's treatment of Cornelius, as well as Houston, who died at 48 in the Beverly Hilton on February 11. FULL POST

Arsenio Hall, Debbie Gibson talk ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
February 17th, 2012
04:40 PM ET

Arsenio Hall, Debbie Gibson talk ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Sunday night’s fifth season premiere of “Celebrity Apprentice" will host a record number of 18 contestants, which means there's also a larger variety of cast members, from Adam Carolla and Penn Jillette to Arsenio Hall and Debbie Gibson.

The former late night talk show host and former teen pop sensation recently spoke with reporters, along with the show’s star and executive producer, Donald Trump.

After so many years of doing this, Trump reflected on what he’s learned so far. For one thing, don't judge a contestant by his or her cover.

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What makes a top musical tribute?
February 17th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

What makes a top musical tribute?

With barely a day to prepare, the Recording Academy pulled off a heartfelt and meaningful tribute to honor Whitney Houston’s legacy at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Music industry insiders say that short notice might have been a blessing in disguise.

When a tribute performance is packed with effects and as many celebrities as possible, it becomes a little schmaltzy, said Lyndsey Parker, the managing editor of Yahoo! Music. Jennifer Hudson singing “I Will Always Love You,” with a single spotlight shining down on her, was tasteful and embodied what Houston was all about, Parker added.

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Filed under: Grammys • Music • Whitney Houston
Jack and Liz battle for Gotham on ’30 Rock’
February 17th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Jack and Liz battle for Gotham on ’30 Rock’

This week’s "30 Rock" asked that age old question about New York City: Is it more like "Ghostbusters" 1 or 2?

Liz asked herself what all New Yorkers wonder at times: “Am I the last one in the city still following the rules of being a person?”

Disillusioned by the H-wives (“I don’t know if Sonya’s ever going to finish that toaster oven cookbook, but if she does I am going to buy it.” Me too, girl) and subway rudeness, Liz championed common decency. Until she discovered how much she could get away with by shunning society’s rules.

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Filed under: 30 Rock • television • TV recaps
Josh Duhamel unsure if 'Transformers' cast will return
February 17th, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Josh Duhamel unsure if 'Transformers' cast will return

We know Michael Bay is back for a fourth "Transformers" film, but Josh Duhamel isn't so sure he'll have a returning cast.

Shia LaBeouf has already spoken openly about not having interest in playing Sam Witwicky again, and Duhamel reiterates as much to E! Online.

"I don't think anybody's doing it," Duhamel, who's appeared in all three "Transformers" films, said. "I know Shia's not doing it, I don't think Tyrese [Gibson] or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it."

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Filed under: movies • Transformers
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