While you were working ...
May 23rd, 2012
06:15 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Art has somewhat imitated life for "Big Bang Theory" actor Jim Parsons. His role of a young, gay HIV/AIDS activist in "The Normal Heart" hit home with him for a few reasons, with one being that he, too, is gay. (Sorry, he's already spoken for - Parsons is in a 10-year relationship.) [NYT]
  • Once again, Jennifer Lopez just might be the best girlfriend-boss around. Not only is she said to have given her beau Casper Smart something of a promotion to choreograph her summer tour, but she's also rumored to have sold a reality show featuring her new man. We've reached out to see if it's true, but if it is, we can be available the next time you find yourself single, J. Lo. [Page Six]
  • Speaking of the rumor mill, it's churned out one regarding none other than Lindsay Lohan, with word being that she's not at all pleased with the casting choices for her Lifetime film, "Liz & Dick." (Yes, the joke here is obvious, but in efforts to remain fairly family-friendly, we're not going to use it. Do admire our massive restraint.) [Radar Online]
  • As Carly Rae Jespen primes herself for a Billboard No. 1 hit, here's a supercut of 75 covers of her inescapable single "Call Me, Maybe." [Popdust]
  • Not only that, but Jespen's also opening for Justin Bieber on his "Believe" tour of North America, which kicks off September 29. If you don't know her by now, you certainly will soon. [RS]
  • Rachel and Finn broke up on the - what's that? It was good?! - season finale of "Glee," but it seems all's well in the real world relationship between the actors who play those high school characters, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele. [Us Weekly]

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It'll be a boy for Snooki and Jionni
May 23rd, 2012
05:33 PM ET

It'll be a boy for Snooki and Jionni

When Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi delivers her first child this fall, she and fiance Jionni LaValle will be the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy.

The reality star revealed the news in the new issue of In Touch Weekly, the cover for which she donned a blue dress, perhaps for the occasion.

The couple, who confirmed they're expecting in March, already have two names under consideration: Jionni Jr. and Lorenzo.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jersey Shore • Snooki • television
Jillian Michaels now a mom of two
May 23rd, 2012
02:32 PM ET

Jillian Michaels now a mom of two

Jillian Michaels is changing a whole lot of diapers these days.

The former “Biggest Loser” fitness coach has just announced she is a new mom, two times over.

The chiseled TV personality told People magazine that she adopted a 2-year-old girl earlier this month, and that the cuteness kept on coming by way of her partner, Heidi Rhoades, who gave birth to a little boy on May 3.

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Donna Summer, among others, added to National Registry
May 23rd, 2012
01:43 PM ET

Donna Summer, among others, added to National Registry

Several of Donna Summer's hits play just as well today as they did decades ago when they were first released, but one in particular has been highlighted as a historical treasure.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress has selected 25 songs that are at least 10 years old, and that also fulfill the requirement of being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Summer's 1977 smash "I Feel Love" is among them, as well as hits from Dolly Parton, the Sugarhill Gang and Prince.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Kanye leads BET Awards nominations with seven
May 23rd, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Kanye leads BET Awards nominations with seven

This year's BET Awards will pass the mic to “Avengers” star Samuel L. Jackson, who's been tapped to host the July ceremony.

The highest-grossing movie actor of all time will likely share the stage at various points with another big star, Kanye West, who is up for the most nominations at this year’s show.

The rapper/burgeoning reality star has received seven nods, while his “Watch the Throne” partner Jay-Z has received five.

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May 23rd, 2012
12:24 PM ET

Usher tears up in court over custody battle

Usher's battle for visitation rights with his two sons has struck a nerve.

The R&B star teared up on the stand Monday in Atlanta as he testified against his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, who according to ABC News is seeking full custody of their sons. The couple divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage.

While on the stand, the "Climax" crooner recounted a tale of violence between Foster and his reported current stylist and girlfriend, Grace Miguel.

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