While you were working...
February 22nd, 2012
06:45 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Britney Spears and LeAnn Rimes are the latest names to be thrown into the Internet's "Could she be the next 'X Factor' judge?!?" hat, with anonymous sources saying they're both interested in joining Cowell and Co. (who are we kidding, it's only L.A. Reid left) on "The X Factor's" judges panel. [Us Weekly; CNN]
  • Today, in super sad news: Reality star bulldog Lola, also known as Jack Osbourne's pup, has died. [TMZ]
  • Because we're us, when we hear Justin Theroux say that his girlfriend/"Wanderlust" co-star Jennifer Aniston made him breakdance for her birthday, what we really hear is Aniston saying, "Dance, puppet, dance!" Just us? Probably. [People]
  • Vogue has painted Nicki Minaj blue, apparently just because they can. [Vogue]
  • Katy Perry's landed a guest role as a prison attendant on "Raising Hope" (she's cool with Shannon Woodward). [The Wrap]
  • "Hunger Games" is set to create some intense mall madness in March, when the cast visits various shopping centers around the country. And, in case you missed them, two new TV spots at the link. [EW]

Filed under: While you were working
TBS picks up 'Conan' through 2014
February 22nd, 2012
06:22 PM ET

TBS picks up 'Conan' through 2014

After the great late night wars of 2010, it looks like Conan O'Brien has made himself at home at TBS - and the feeling's mutual.

The network, which is owned by the same parent company as CNN, announced Wednesday that they're extending "Conan" for another two years, meaning we'll have O'Brien's particular brand of humor on at 11 p.m. through April, 2014.

The late night host is "excited" to be sticking with TBS, saying in a statement from the network, "This means I'll be taping episodes of 'Conan' well into the Ron Paul presidency."

The statement adds that "Conan" has recently seen three consecutive months of audience growth, and has been well-received by the lucrative demographic of young adults.


Filed under: Conan • Conan O'Brien • Late Night comedy • television
February 22nd, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Star Jones returns to 'The View'

It's been nearly six years since Star Jones has been on "The View," but the lawyer and media personality made her return to the talk show Wednesday morning.

A lot has changed, but Barbara Walters, of course, wasted no time getting right to Jones' 2006 exit: "People keep saying to me, why did she leave, and why hasn't she been back in six years, and we have never discussed it," Walters said.

The veteran journalist started to recall "the truth" about Jones' leaving when Jones interrupted to ask, "Barbara, are we really going to go here? Do we care at this point, my sister? I honestly don't."

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Overheard: Amanda Seyfried on 'flirting' with Franco
February 22nd, 2012
04:28 PM ET

Overheard: Amanda Seyfried on 'flirting' with Franco

Rumors emerged from the set of the Linda Lovelace movie "Lovelace" that co-star Amanda Seyfried and James Franco were "totally into each other" and "flirting" in between takes.

Seyfried, who portrays the "Deep Throat" adult film actress in the movie while Franco portrayed Hugh Hefner, told CNN at the Los Angeles premiere of her movie, "Gone," that there may have been a kernel of truth to the gossip.

But that would depend on what dictionary you're using:

“Was he [flirting]? I guess so. Were we flirting up a storm? I guess so. What's your definition of flirting? I think Franco was a little bit in character but I... respect that. Whatever it takes!”

We'll get the chance to see their on-screen chemistry when "Lovelace" arrives in theaters this year.

'True Blood' star on nudity: Somebody's gotta do it
February 22nd, 2012
03:48 PM ET

'True Blood' star on nudity: Somebody's gotta do it

As it turns out, Joe Manganiello's wolfish "True Blood" character Alcide doesn't strip down on the show purely for your enjoyment. Perhaps hard to believe, but true, Manganiello tells Out magazine in an interview.

"As far as the butt cheek stuff goes," the 35-year-old actor says, "it just makes sense. It's not gratuitous; it's realistic. If you're a werewolf and you transform, you lose everything and there are your butt cheeks."

"True Blood," Manganiello continues, "is a deconstruction of supernatural creatures. It's not like those other werewolf projects, where you magically reappear with tiny jean shorts on." FULL POST


Filed under: Celebrities • movies • television • True Blood
'X Factor's' Rachel Crow lands TV, music deals
February 22nd, 2012
03:28 PM ET

'X Factor's' Rachel Crow lands TV, music deals

Simon Cowell was "convinced" that 14-year-old former "X Factor" contestant Rachel Crow would end up on TV after getting cut from the reality competition last year, and he was right.

Rachel Crow has not only landed a talent deal with Nickelodeon that will see her star in her own musical comedy pilot, but she's also snagged a recording contract with Columbia Records, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Finally able to share the news on Wednesday, the young star tweeted to her fans, "Were u all excited to hear about Nickelodeon and Columbia records? Cause I sure was."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • television • X Factor
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