'Jersey Shore's' Vinny waxes Shakespeare – and more reality star Q&As
July 3rd, 2012
06:39 PM ET

'Jersey Shore's' Vinny waxes Shakespeare – and more reality star Q&As

Who knew? It turns out that Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" is a big fan of William Shakespeare.

In another great example of a well-researched iReport interview question, Andy Clinton found out about Guadagnino's Shakespeare-reciting past, and asked him about it.

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While you were working ...
July 3rd, 2012
05:30 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • At 50, Tom Cruise is showing no signs of slowing down with his career - and he's not going to let you forget it, seeing as how he's constantly in headlines lately. Behold, the teaser trailer for his upcoming flick based on Lee Child's novel, "Jack Reacher."
  • "The Notebook" strikes again! R. Kelly says that the Ryan Gosling weepy with Rachel McAdams helped him realize that his marriage of 12 years was dunzo because it didn't live up to the movie. What's "The Notebook" for, if not for setting unrealistic expectations? [CinemaBlend]
  • Kathy Griffin after Anderson Cooper's public acknowledgement that he's gay: "I just want him to be careful." [TheDailyBeast]
  • Swag: "Eastbound and Down" will, in fact, return for a season 4. [HBO's Twitter]
  • The cover for J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel for adults has arrived and it .... has cursive? That's about all we got from this. Designers and book nerds, have at it at the link: [MTV]
  • It's a wrap for Lindsay Lohan's "Liz and Dick." The actress tweeted Tuesday, "Thank you all for the birthday wishes! Also- that's a wrap on "Liz & dick"- thank you to all my fans, crew members, friends & lifetime!" [LiLo's Twitter]
  • We've rounded up a-plenty of celebrity reactions, but this one from "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek shows just how long-lasting Andy Griffith's career was:

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Justin Bieber officially graduates from high school
July 3rd, 2012
04:47 PM ET

Justin Bieber officially graduates from high school

Break out the balloons and streamers: Justin Bieber is officially a high school graduate.

The 18-year-old Canadian superstar reportedly earned his degree online and is now a part of the 2012 graduating class of St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario, where he’s from, MSNBC reports.

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Tori Spelling and 'Craft Wars': A reality contest, but with more glitter
July 3rd, 2012
04:14 PM ET

Tori Spelling and 'Craft Wars': A reality contest, but with more glitter

Like any "lifelong crafter," Tori Spelling can rattle off her favorite handmade jewelry and greeting cards ... as well as a longer list of creations that might be stuck in the "do" phase of DIY for good.

“I started making a baby blanket for Liam when I was four months pregnant, and it’s still not finished. He's 5," said Spelling, who is pregnant with  baby No. 4, and, despite all motherly urges, still hasn't learned to knit.

But "not finished" just isn't an option for contestants on the new TLC competition show, “Craft Wars." Spelling hosts the show, which airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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What we love about Andy Griffith
July 3rd, 2012
03:20 PM ET

What we love about Andy Griffith

It's been said that when he was younger, Andy Griffith had aspirations to become an opera singer, but fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock" are undoubtedly happy that he wound up pursuing acting.

The actor, who died at 86 on Tuesday, is most beloved for his portrayal of Sheriff Andy Taylor on the timeless '60s favorite "The Andy Griffith Show," as well as for his role as defense attorney Ben Matlock on the late '80s-mid '90s series "Matlock."

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Tom Cruise tops list of highest paid actors
July 3rd, 2012
03:09 PM ET

Tom Cruise tops list of highest paid actors

Tom Cruise’s love life might not look so hot right now, but his bank account is on fire.

According to Forbes, the “Mission: Impossible” star tops its list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.

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