While you were working...
March 29th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Ben Affleck is moving back in front of the camera with a political comedy called "Nathan Decker," in which he'll star as a politician who gets caught cheating and returns to his hometown to "confront his past." [THR]
  • The stars of "Bones" can celebrate their 150th episode next season with the comfort of job security, as Fox has renewed the series for an eighth go-round. [EW]
  • Sheen is now a sorry Charlie. The actor apologized on "Today" this morning for his "cringeable" behavior...oh, and to remind you that he has a new show coming out this summer. Gotta keep that publicity train moving! [Today]
  • We can't be the only ones pulling  for a Josh Hutcherson/Jennifer Lawrence romance, right? Because this little story about Hutcherson texting his "Hunger Games" co-star about basketball is filling us with hope. [E!]
  • The countdown begins to Sunday: Six clips from season 2 of "Game of Thrones." [Buzzfeed]

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Watch: Jennifer Lawrence sets to scare in next film
March 29th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence sets to scare in next film

If you thought watching Jennifer Lawrence do battle to the death in "The Hunger Games" arena was nerve-wracking, you might want to pass on her next flick. This time, the actress is going for real scares.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence worked on an indie horror movie called "House At the End of the Street" prior to filming "The Hunger Games," but the movie's not due out until September 21.

Fans of the 21-year-old actress, both new and old, got a taste of what's to come when the trailer for the film hit the Web Thursday.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Trailer Park
March 29th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

Aerosmith heats up summer with 'Global Warming' tour

There are pros and cons to holding a press conference in the middle of an outdoor shopping mall, especially in Los Angeles.

True, the weather will probably be nice, and pretty people will be walking around for a built-in audience straight out of Central Casting. But on the downside, your event is in danger of being upstaged by the random celebrity who happened to be shopping at the mall with his family.

Just before Aerosmith made a grand entrance at Wednesday's presser to announce details of their summer tour, CNN stumbled across Paul Stanley from KISS...in a hut with the Easter Bunny.

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America, say hello to your overexposed celebs
March 29th, 2012
04:02 PM ET

America, say hello to your overexposed celebs

Not surprising: Kim Kardashian topping a list of the most overexposed celebrities around today.

But what is surprising, to us at least, is that Paris Hilton rounds out the top five famous folks who receive way too much attention, according to Forbes' countdown.

Hilton doesn't get that much nowadays, not when you consider that Kim K. can cause controversy every other week, whether its a 72-day marriage or a flour bomb, and Lindsay Lohan can land a headline with a hair color change.

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Chris Rock sells comedy series to FX
March 29th, 2012
02:45 PM ET

Chris Rock sells comedy series to FX

Chris Rock is passing the mic to another comedian with a new comedy show he's sold to FX.

According to TV Guide, Rock will executive produce a six-episode series starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell that will roll out this summer, the network announced on Wednesday.

Bell will tackle everything that Rock is famous for, which means plenty of  jokes about politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex.

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Spider-Man makes an 'Ultimate' return to animation
March 29th, 2012
02:13 PM ET

Spider-Man makes an 'Ultimate' return to animation

He’s been "Amazing," "Spectacular" and "Unlimited," but the nerdiest hero in comics is going "Ultimate" for a return to cartoon form.

“Ultimate Spider-Man” premieres Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. ET, leading Marvel’s new programming block on Disney XD. The lineup includes new animated shorts and the second season of “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” as well as a real-life look at the art and science of superheroes.

It’s not just a Marvel thing.

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