How spoiler culture (mostly) spared 'The Cabin in the Woods'
April 12th, 2012
02:11 PM ET

How spoiler culture (mostly) spared 'The Cabin in the Woods'

When "Firefly" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon introduced the film "The Cabin in the Woods" last month at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, he told the audience, "I hope you enjoy it, and then sorta keep it to yourself."

Whedon, the film's writer and producer, really meant it. He even recorded a video plea asking fans who saw the horror film not to give away any of the major plot points online.

It's no secret that the film, long awaited by Whedon fans, doesn't really take place in a cabin in the woods. The trailer points out that a group of college kids only think they're spending a weekend in what is actually a controlled environment.

Beyond that, however, fans who have seen the movie already are expected to stay mum on what happens, to avoid ruining it for those who are still waiting to see the film when it hits theaters Friday.

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Alec Baldwin tweet causes '30 Rock' fans to worry
April 12th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Alec Baldwin tweet causes '30 Rock' fans to worry

Alec Baldwin gave “30 Rock” fans cause to fret Wednesday after he appeared to hint that he's thinking of leaving the hit comedy.

The newly-engaged star and frequent Twitter user unleashed a series of tweets indicating he was not pleased with the series' network, NBC.

He was apparently irritated by the media reportedly staked outside his NYC home, presumably in the wake of the actor's ongoing complaint against alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin.

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The Throwback: 'Three Stooges' greatest hits (and pokes, and nyuks)
April 12th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

The Throwback: 'Three Stooges' greatest hits (and pokes, and nyuks)

The sultans of slapstick are back on the big screen. Well, kinda.

Hollywood's reboot of "The Three Stooges," starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as Moe, Larry and Curly, respectively, hopes to recapture some of the magic that generations of fans have found discovering the original Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard.

One of those fans is Gary Lassin, who runs the Stoogeum, which houses "Stooges" memorabilia in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

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First Lady gets 'Biggest Loser' contestants moving
April 12th, 2012
12:36 PM ET

First Lady gets 'Biggest Loser' contestants moving

Michelle Obama racked up major cool points with contestants for “The Biggest Loser” when she hung out with them at the White House.

According to TheGrio.com, the First Lady invited participants of NBC's weight loss show to break a sweat with her courtesy of her national Let’s Move! initiative, promoting healthy eating and exercise habits.

Part one of the pre-Obama special edition of the show - which included a head-to-toe makeover for six contestants - aired last week, and this week the emphasis was back on the body makeover.

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J.K. Rowling's next novel: 'The Casual Vacancy'
April 12th, 2012
11:53 AM ET

J.K. Rowling's next novel: 'The Casual Vacancy'

When J.K. Rowling announced that she was working on her first novel specifically geared toward adults, the demographic was about all fans had to go on.

But now we have a few more details - and a title.

Rowling's next book will be called "The Casual Vacancy," publisher Little, Brown has announced.

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ABC keeps 'General Hospital,' cancels 'Revolution'
April 12th, 2012
11:49 AM ET

ABC keeps 'General Hospital,' cancels 'Revolution'

It's been a rough year for daytime soaps, but ABC's "General Hospital" still has some life in it.

The network has announced that it's keeping "General Hospital" in its line-up, reports Entertainment Weekly, although it is pulling the plug on new show "The Revolution."

Last April, ABC disappointed soap fans with the announcement that two of its beloved series, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," were being canceled as the network prepared to roll out "The Revolution" and another new lifestyle show, "The Chew."

"The Chew," which focuses on "all angles" of food, still as a home at the network. Katie Couric's ABC daytime talk show, "Katie," is expected to bow in the fall.


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