Overheard: President Obama's fave 'Wire' character
March 1st, 2012
02:42 PM ET

Overheard: President Obama's fave 'Wire' character

Among other contentious topics, like his pick for the best basketball player ever, President Obama has given his official line on who was the best character from "The Wire" (may the series rest in peace).

While chatting with Bill Simmons on "The B.S. Report," Obama said:

"It's got to be Omar, right? I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right? ...He's got to be the No. 1 seed. I mean, what a combination. And that was one of the best shows of all time."

So there you have it, "Wire" fans. Debate with the Pres as you will. (And if you're curious: Michael Jordan's the greatest basketball player ever in Obama's book.) As for us, we're now curious if Obama's also a huge "Boardwalk Empire" fan...


Filed under: television
March 1st, 2012
01:37 PM ET

'The Lorax' cast dishes on new movie

Betty White may not have been a fan of Dr. Seuss before, but she certainly is now.

White, who stars along with Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito and Ed Helms in this weekend's animated take on Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax," says the story won her over with its originality.

And while you, like Efron, might remember the book from your childhood, the movie ventures off from the original Seuss creation. The Lorax, played by DeVito, is still there of course, and so is the Once-ler, but the tale of the Truffula trees kicks off with an adolescent crush.

Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” arrives in theaters on March 2 - are you planning to go see it? Check out the video above to hear more about the release.

George Clooney on gay rumors: Who does it hurt?
March 1st, 2012
12:52 PM ET

George Clooney on gay rumors: Who does it hurt?

Brad Pitt has joked that he and Angelina Jolie will marry when their pal George Clooney can wed his partner - as part of their stance on not marrying until all Americans, regardless of sexuality, can tie the knot - and Clooney's said it's a comment he still hears.

Even aside from Pitt's well-intended quip, Clooney's been the subject of gay rumors for a while - not that he cares.

"I think it's funny, but the last thing you'll ever see me do is jump and down, saying, 'These are lies!'" the actor tells the Advocate. "That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community."

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Filed under: Celebrities
'Top Chef: Texas' names its winner
March 1st, 2012
11:33 AM ET

'Top Chef: Texas' names its winner

After 29 chefs (and what felt like 29 episodes), “Top Chef: Texas” crowned a winner.

In the end, Paul got the Food and Wine magazine feature and added $125,000 to his already sizable stack of winnings. And it was never really in doubt.

OK, that last part is a lie. This was one of the tightest finales in the show’s nine seasons, with Tom saying it was the best food they’ve eaten.

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'Top Gun 2' goes with 'Town' scribe
March 1st, 2012
11:30 AM ET

'Top Gun 2' goes with 'Town' scribe

The reported "Top Gun 2" movie looks to be a little closer to becoming a reality: Variety reports that "The Town" writer Peter Craig has been hired to work out the script.

As fans of "The Town," if not fans of sequels to classic '80s films, this feels like good news. Variety adds that Jerry Bruckheimer will serve as producer along with David Ellison's Skydance Productions, and that director Tony Scott and star Tom Cruise are expected to take part in the sequel as well.

Reports surfaced in 2010 that Paramount was looking to continue the blockbuster 1986 picture, and Cruise told MTV last December that they were indeed "working on it," although he noted at the time that he didn't think screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie was going to pen the sequel.

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Filed under: movies
March 1st, 2012
10:13 AM ET

Justin Bieber gets birthday surprise on 'Ellen'

Our little pop star is all grown up! Justin Bieber turns 18 today, and when he's not being gifted with a new ride, he's celebrating by giving back.

Bieber revealed to fans via MTV that his birthday plans included spending time with friends and family, "have a little get together, nothing too crazy."

But the lead-up to his 18th also included a stop by Ellen DeGeneres' show, where his manager, Scooter Braun, surprised him with a swanky, eco-friendly present.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Bieber • Music
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