While you were working /Honoring Memorial Day:
May 28th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

While you were working /Honoring Memorial Day:

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Samuel L. Jackson may be making more money than our feeble brains can possibly imagine playing Nick Fury in "The Avengers," but David Hasselhoff claims he was the "ultimate" version. "I love Sam Jackson, but you know ... my Nick Fury was the organic Nick Fury..." [Movieline]
  • In case you didn't know, Anne Hathaway's a bada**: The actress did most of her fighting scenes while rocking a pair of heels. [Collider]
  • It seems Kim Kardashian is in something of a row with British Airways, as the reality star claims someone snatched sentimental and potentially irreplaceable items from her luggage.[BBC]
  • So the latest in the Lindsay Lohan rumor mill (yep, she has her own dedicated mill of gossip now; we think she's earned it) is that she somehow accrued a yearly salary if you're lucky $40,000 in tanning expenses over two years. [TMZ]
  • Robert De Niro's advice to young graduates: Don't be the change you wish to see in the world. Become a movie star instead. [USA Today]
  • If you, like us, still have so many questions about "Revenge's" season 1 finale, creator Mike Kelley has a few answers. [EW]
  • The beautiful game scored one on Gordon Ramsay, who got knocked out during a charity soccer match over the weekend. Thankfully, by Monday he was out of the hospital and recovering. [GossipCop]

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Robin Thicke: I'm the underdog of 'Duets'
May 28th, 2012
05:05 PM ET

Robin Thicke: I'm the underdog of 'Duets'

Singer Robin Thicke doesn't think he's mega-famous yet, but thanks to "Duets," that's likely all about to change.

The new reality show judge told the Hollywood Reporter that while he may have enjoyed some commercial success - his biggest hit, "Lost Without U," dominated four Billboard charts in 2006 - he's not quite a household name across the country.

"I don't think any of us are taking it too personally, because we all actually truly respect each other," he said of his peers on the new ABC singing competition. "Jennifer Nettles, Kelly [Clarkson] and John [Legend], these are great singers. For me, I'm the underdog of the group. I'm just happy to be part of it and give [the] best I can each week."

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May 28th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

Creative proposal earns kudos from Bruno Mars

How is the rest of the male population going to measure up to this?

Isaac Lamb of Portland, Oregon, has set the bar pretty high for engagements thanks to his recent elaborate proposal to his girlfriend, Amy Frankel.

CNN affiliate KGW reports that Lamb enlisted the help of dozens of friends to stage popping the question using the Bruno Mars song "Marry You."

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Sex Pistols re-release 'God Save the Queen'
May 28th, 2012
04:05 PM ET

Sex Pistols re-release 'God Save the Queen'

We wonder how the palace feels about this.

On Monday, the Sex Pistols re-released a limited edition, remastered 7-inch vinyl record of "God Save the Queen," according to their website. Apparently the last time the song hit the airwaves, it was not a royal time for the iconic punk band.

"It will be exactly 35 years and a day after it was first released, in a barrage of controversy the likes of which the U.K. had rarely seen," a description on the website said. "No one had ever dared question the Monarchy so publicly; and it wasn't without its repercussions. Members of the band were attacked in the streets; and Government Members of Parliament even called for the Pistols to be hung at Traitors' Gate."

The song was released in 1977 during Queen Elizabeth's Silver jubilee. The flip side of this limited vinyl release is a remastered version of the song "Did You No Wrong."

Postcard from Cannes: 'Love' conquers all
May 28th, 2012
03:46 PM ET

Postcard from Cannes: 'Love' conquers all

The Cannes Film Festival is a wrap, and its highest accolade, the Palme d’Or, was granted to Michael Haneke’s “Amour” on Sunday.

This was Haneke's second time winning the Palme, just three years after his success with “The White Ribbon." Sunday's honor makes him only the sixth filmmaker to have triumphed twice in the festival’s 65-year history. (Other repeat winners include Francis Coppola and the Dardennes brothers.)

Haneke's “Amour” is a tender, compassionate film about an elderly married couple – played by veteran French actors Jean Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva – confronting the impact of terminal illness.

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'The Killing': Linden lands in the crazy house
May 28th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

'The Killing': Linden lands in the crazy house

If you believe Holder’s theory in Sunday's episode, “72 Hours,” then you believe Rosie Larsen's murder goes straight to City Hall.

If not, we’ve got a lot of twists and turns to get through before the season closes out, so let's begin with Linden, who woke up in a psych acute ward.  Our favorite case-obsessed detective had earned another trip to the cuckoo’s nest, and was placed under 72-hour suicide watch.

Holder put up a fight in the lobby, and Lt. Carlson told him Chief Jackson said she was suicidal when they found her snooping in the hotel.

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