While you were working...
May 22nd, 2012
06:50 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Will Smith explains why he's the most natural choice to play President Barack Obama in a movie: It's all in the ears. [BBC]
  • There's a "D'Angelo returns" story attached to this slideshow of the gifted R&B singer, but we haven't read it yet because we couldn't make it past photo No. 2. D'Angelo, sir, allow us to say welcome back. [GQ]
  • Bring out the guitars and 10-gallon hats: country music star Toby Keith has been tapped to host the upcoming CMT Music Awards along with actress Kristen Bell when the show airs live from Nashville on June 6.
  • Is anyone surprised that Howard Stern caused a kid to cry on "America's Got Talent"? We suppose so, since it's a headline. [Celebuzz]
  • Here's all the pertinent info about this next clip: Bill Murray, "Moonrise Kingdom," behind-the-scenes. Annnd go: [Gothamist]
  • The new poster for "The Dark Knight Rises" is *fire*. (We know, we know - but we couldn't resist!) [NME]
  • Johnny Depp's Tonto role has been embraced by the Comanche Nation - so much so, the actor's been officially adopted as one of their own. [EW]
  • Rumor has it that Gerard Butler's going for $127k on the dating-for-charity auction block these days - and the person who bid as much on the "Golden Globes weekend" package didn't even want the actor, just access to the event. [Contact Music]
  • And now, for Bobby Brown's, um ... interesting music video for the even more interestingly titled single, "Don't Let Me Die."

Overheard: Seinfeld's least favorite 'Seinfeld' episode
May 22nd, 2012
06:26 PM ET

Overheard: Seinfeld's least favorite 'Seinfeld' episode

When it comes to the "Seinfeld" episode that ranks the lowest on Jerry Seinfeld's list, the actor and "Seinfeld" creator doesn't need to "plead the fifth."

As he said on Andy Cohen's late-night Bravo show, "Watch What Happens Live," on Monday, that would be "The Alternate Side," thanks to a particular scene:

"There was one where a guy had a stroke and we were feeding him  on the couch. It was an older guy and ... I felt very uncomfortable with that episode. It was weird. He was in a wheelchair, and it was uncomfortable."

What would you name as your least favorite "Seinfeld" episode?


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Watch out Bar Refaeli, Colbert's coming for you
May 22nd, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Watch out Bar Refaeli, Colbert's coming for you

Bar Refaeli may be numero uno on Maxim's Hot 100 list, but there's someone who may have that spot in their sights.

Stephen Colbert, host of "The Colbert Report," snagged the No. 69 spot on the "Hot" list, not only making him the only male out of the 100, but also placing him ahead of such beauties as Sofía Vergara (No. 71), Christina Hendricks (No. 77) and Pippa Middleton (No. 81).

In selecting Colbert, Maxim noted that "Democracy isn't always pretty: Sometimes it's downright handsome. With a massive write-in vote campaign, the Colbert Nation proved they're not only loyal but also incredibly horny."

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Nigel Lythgoe previews 'Idol' finale, big 'SYTYCD' changes
May 22nd, 2012
05:15 PM ET

Nigel Lythgoe previews 'Idol' finale, big 'SYTYCD' changes

With "The Voice," "The X Factor" and the upcoming "Duets," the original "American Idol" is understandably suffering from something of a ratings decline this season.

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe addressed this concern honestly with reporters on Friday.

"It would be very nice to remain at the top for the next 20 years," he said. "We’ve been at the top for 11 years. We’ve got to go somewhere, and the only place we can go is either stay there or go down. I still can’t believe that we’re still No. 1 after 11 years. The public does get bored with singing shows, and unless you produce the talent, like I believe we’ve done this year, we’ll go down again next year."

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Watch: Selena Gomez's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' parody
May 22nd, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Watch: Selena Gomez's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' parody

We're still waiting to find out who will star in the movie based on the racy "Fifty Shades of Grey" book, but Selena Gomez likely just made herself a strong contender ... especially if anyone wants to do a spoof film.

The teen star has taped a Funny Or Die parody called "Fifty Shades of Blue" - as presented by Benjamin Moore paints (ha!) - proving that she can play the role of the infatuated with serious commitment.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Miley Cyrus: Sex is a beautiful, magical thing
May 22nd, 2012
03:12 PM ET

Miley Cyrus: Sex is a beautiful, magical thing

Miley Cyrus wasn't born yet when Salt-N-Pepa blessed the world with their single "Let's Talk About Sex," but the 19-year-old former Disney star did 'em proud during a recent appearance on “The Conversation” with Amanda de Cadenet.

As the show's meant to replicate an open and honest, well, conversation, when the topic turned to sex Cyrus wasn't bashful.

"[It used to be] if you're a woman you do not sing about sex, and now, if that's not what you're singing about, if that's not your entire image, you won't get played," she told de Cadenet, adding that she's seen the industry's judgmental stance on women and sexuality firsthand.

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