While you were working...
March 7th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Now that Taylor Swift is donning clothes from Kanye's clothing line in international fashion magazines, we're going to go ahead and assume that they can now laugh about that whole MTV thing. [Billboard]
  • Sigourney Weaver is headed for the small screen: The Oscar nominee has signed on to a new original series for the USA network. [THR]
  • Photographers in New York were reportedly unable to tell the difference between blonde, 66-year-old Debbie Harry and blonde, 25-year-old Lindsay Lohan when both stars stepped out in the city over the weekend. Maybe if Linds went back to red... [NYPost]
  • Tamra Barney is moving on to marriage No. 2. The "Real Housewives of Orange County" star is engaged to her boyfriend of two years. [People]
  • "Bridesmaids" is facing off against "Midnight in Paris," "The Artist," Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Horrible Bosses" for the title of best comedy film of the year at the 2012 Comedy Awards. [Comedy Awards Nominees]
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt's favorite body part? "My boobs. They've always served me well." [Maxim]
  • "Downton Abbey" fans, we're sorry to say this, but...rumor has it Maggie Smith still hasn't renewed her contract for next season. [Daily Mail]
  • As though you weren't spending enough time on Facebook as it is, you can now play "Hunger Games" there too. [Cinema Blend]
  • Mad TV's Bon Qui Qui has dropped a (yes, hilarious, but we didn't need to tell you that!) music video for "I'm A Cut You." How charming!


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Wendell Pierce, actor - and grocer
March 7th, 2012
05:52 PM ET

Wendell Pierce, actor - and grocer

Celebrity restaurants and cookbooks are par for course, but "Treme's" Wendell Pierce (who will always be "The Wire's" Bunk to us) has gone in a slightly different direction: He plans to open a chain of grocery stores throughout his native New Orleans.

According to the New York Times, Pierce, 48, will join his two business partners in unveiling a grocer called Sterling Farms this summer in Marrero, Louisiana. Pierces hopes it's the first of many that will service areas of New Orleans where grocery stores are hard to come by.

Pierce and his team have already launched Sterling Express, which the Times describes as "the first in a convenience store chain" that will offer customers salads and produce alongside the more standard convenience fare.

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Demi Lovato opens up post-treatment: This is a daily battle
March 7th, 2012
04:59 PM ET

Demi Lovato opens up post-treatment: This is a daily battle

Two years ago, Demi Lovato put her career on pause to seek treatment for "emotional and physical issues," and the 19-year-old singer/actress has said she still's battling those dark moments in recovery.

The teen star left the Jonas Brothers tour early in 2010 to seek help, and she recalls in the MTV documentary "Stay Strong," which aired Tuesday on the network, that she "was not eating, and purging, and self-harming. It was really difficult to be able to stop....I had so many issues underneath that needed to be taken care of, and we just kept putting band-aids over it. It literally ended up driving me insane."

But that was what she faced in private - to the public, she was one of Disney Channel's talented stars, and a potential role model.

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Jessica Simpson strips down to show baby bump
March 7th, 2012
04:39 PM ET

Jessica Simpson strips down to show baby bump

Jessica Simpson's shopping for pink: The singer revealed to Elle magazine in its April issue that she and fiance Eric Johnson are awaiting a little girl.

But don't expect for their new arrival to have a name remotely as common as Simpson's - they're going for something "nontraditional."

"It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary," she says. "Still, when people hear it, they'll know...why."

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'All-American Muslim' won't have second season
March 7th, 2012
03:53 PM ET

'All-American Muslim' won't have second season

TLC's look into the everyday lives of Michigan-based Muslims was a short one. The network confirms that "All-American Muslim" won't return for a second season.

The eight-episode docu-series followed five families in Dearborn, Michigan, depicting how they balance their faith and customs with their average American lifestyle.

TLC didn't offer more information as to why the series won't return, although some cast members told the Detroit Free Press that they were told the decision was made based on ratings.

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'Breaking In's' back from the dead
March 7th, 2012
02:34 PM ET

'Breaking In's' back from the dead

After Fox canceled "Breaking In" last May, entertainment president Kevin Reilly almost immediately started talking about how maybe the show would come back. Fast forward 10 months, and an unlikely second season of the Christian Slater comedy is here!

Tuesday night's premiere introduced Megan Mullally into the mix (sort of a deja vu on how she replaced Jane Lynch in the second season of "Party Down").

Mullally's already brought her special brand of scene-stealing to "Breaking In," and it's basically the same show, minus a few cast members from last year (we'll miss you, Michael Rosenbaum!) and what seems to be more of a focus on the office than the client of the week for Contra Security.

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