While you were working...
April 6th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Nicole Kidman could be lining up a regal role, as reports surface that she's in talks to play Grace Kelly in "Grace of Monaco." [THR]
  • File this under news to know: Mark Ruffalo is not among the "well-endowed." [Us Weekly]
  • Charlize Theron is loving her newly-found motherhood (um, but it'd be awkward if she said otherwise, wouldn't it?): Baby boy Jackson "is the coolest kid ever." [Vogue UK]
  • Controversial movie "Bully" has won a PG-13 rating, after many petitioned the MPAA to make it a film more accessible to the audience captured in the documentary. [TIME]
  • Yup, that's J.Lo's reported beau Casper Smart in her saucy new video for "Dance Again." Anyone having Bennifer/"Jenny from the Block" flashbacks? [YouTube]


Filed under: While you were working
Stephen Hawking pays a visit to 'Big Bang Theory'
April 6th, 2012
05:20 PM ET

Stephen Hawking pays a visit to 'Big Bang Theory'

It's been quite a couple of weeks for Sheldon Cooper.

First, he's visited in a dream by "Spock," and the following week, he meets his idol, Stephen Hawking.

It wasn't totally painless, however. It turned out that Howard was assisting Hawking, and the moment Sheldon got wind of this, he insisted/begged/pleaded that Howard show Hawking one of his research papers.

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Jury selection begins in Hudson family murder trial
April 6th, 2012
04:54 PM ET

Jury selection begins in Hudson family murder trial

Jury selection began Thursday in the Chicago trial of a man accused by police of killing members of Jennifer Hudson’s family.

William Balfour is charged with slaying Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew after police allege he broke into their home in 2008.

Prosecutors have accused Balfour - the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia - of shooting them in a jealous rage because Julia was allegedly seeing another man.

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What's the verdict on 'Scandal'?
April 6th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

What's the verdict on 'Scandal'?

Chances are, if you like Kerry Washington, "Grey's Anatomy," plot twists that involve politics and/or "gladiators in suits," you enjoyed ABC's premiere of "Scandal" on Thursday night.

Shonda Rhimes' latest effort moves away from the medical world of "Grey's" and "Private Practice" and into the realm of Washington D.C. -based crisis management, but "Scandal" nonetheless carries all of her trademarks. Rat-a-tat dialogue? Check. Damaged characters who work nonstop and refer to themselves as "not normal"? Check. A little romantic intrigue on the side? Check, and then some.

Rhimes' new one-hour drama introduces us to the incredibly well-dressed Olivia Pope (Washington), who runs a crisis management firm filled with lawyers who don't actually practice law.

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Filed under: television • TV recaps
Shannen Doherty weighs in on Jennie Garth's divorce
April 6th, 2012
04:03 PM ET

Shannen Doherty weighs in on Jennie Garth's divorce

Jennie Garth’s former “90210” co-star Shannen Doherty says that she empathizes with the actress as she goes through a divorce from "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli.

Doherty, while promoting her new reality show “Shannen Says," told People magazine that it’s tough being a celebrity and having all of your personal business on display, especially when you’re trying to raise little ones.

"I think that for somebody like Jennie who values family so much, this is incredibly hard for her," Doherty said in a press call Thursday.

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Is the 'Hunger Games' sequel without a director?
April 6th, 2012
03:25 PM ET

Is the 'Hunger Games' sequel without a director?

Is there drama afoot in the “Hunger Games” camp?

Sure sounds like it.

Director Gary Ross told CNN in March that he was on board to helm the "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," but new reports suggest that he might be off the project altogether.

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