While you were working ...
July 11th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • We finally have a (very, very short) look at "The X Factor's" new season, and even though it's only 17 seconds of Britney Spears being marginally rude/bluntly critical, depending on how sensitive you are, Simon Cowell looks awfully pleased. [E!]
  • The next film reportedly up for a remake is the 1962 Joan Crawford and Bette Davis classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?," to be directed by Walter Hill. [Deadline]
  • The queen of bridal couture may no longer be married herself. According to a report, Vera Wang has rejoined the ranks of the single ladies after 23 years of marriage. [WWD]
  • A day following a supposed proposal on her 40th birthday, we still can't tell if Sofia Vergara is actually engaged. She's been seen with a ring on her finger, but the latest update says that Vergara was proposed to, but she didn't say yes. We've reached out on these reports, and will let you know when we hear more! [E!]
  • With the divorce settlement behind him, Tom Cruise has been spotted with the wedding band off. [People]

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Evel Knievel, 'Magic Mike 2' next for Tatum?
July 11th, 2012
05:06 PM ET

Evel Knievel, 'Magic Mike 2' next for Tatum?

"Magic Mike" hasn't been in theaters for a full month yet, but Channing Tatum said he's already thinking about a sequel.

He told Glamour UK when asked about the possibility of a follow-up to his male stripper film, "Yes, yes and yes! We're working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger."

And speaking of big roles, Tatum's also said to be in talks to star in and produce a movie about Evel Knievel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tatum's project will be based on the 2008 book "Life of Evel," and produced along with the 32-year-old actor's Iron Horse Entertainment partner Reid Carolin, who (as he did with "Magic Mike") will also adapt the screenplay.


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Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' hits No. 1 in 10 countries
July 11th, 2012
04:41 PM ET

Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' hits No. 1 in 10 countries

Frank Ocean is riding a wave of success at the moment. Not only has his new album, "Channel Orange," received plenty of praise, but it's also hit No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries.

After Ocean's anticipated album was released early in digital form at midnight on Tuesday, it went on to take the top spot on iTunes in the U.S.; Canada; Denmark; Greece; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; the U.K.; Australia; and New Zealand.

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It's official: The latest from CNN Entertainment
July 11th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

It's official: The latest from CNN Entertainment

Here's a round-up of the latest confirmed reports from the CNN Entertainment Unit:

  • Coldplay is launching a new comic book series: Coldplay's announced on its official website that the band's going to launch its own comic book series, "Mylo Xyloto," at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend. (Because, you know, why  not?) The comic will be part of a six-part series, which, clearly, will be based around Coldplay’s latest album. “Three years ago we had an idea with our friend [M]ark [O]sborne about a character called mylo xyloto ("xylo" as in xylophone, "to" as in toe)," says a statement on Coldplay's website. "[G]radually mylo's story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour. [N]ow we're proud to announce that early next year the story's going to come out as a six-part comic. [A]nd to kick things off  mark's going to be holding a panel at comic con in san diego this week.”
  • Judge orders audit on Chris Brown’s community service progress: On Tuesday, July 10, Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered an audit of Chris Brown’s community service progress. The court tells CNN that a probation report on Brown was not submitted during yesterday’s hearing, as was previously ordered by the probation department. Brown’s next hearing date is scheduled for August 21, and the singer has been ordered to appear in court that day.
  • Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal gets new series on truTV: Joining the ranks of athletes-turned-reality stars (we're looking at you, Lamar Odom), Shaquille O'Neal has a show coming to truTV called "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" (a working title). The series is the product of a collaboration between Shaq Entertainment, truTV, and FishBowl Worldwide Media. Said Bruce Gersh, CEO of FishBowl Worldwide Media, in a press release from the network, "Our creative team, headed by Susan Levison, developed a unique show that showcases Shaquille's sense of humor, and his ability to identify the most outrageous videos online."
Gotta watch: A monumental Gene Simmons, and other rock star Q&As
July 11th, 2012
02:49 PM ET

Gotta watch: A monumental Gene Simmons, and other rock star Q&As

We learn a little something from celebrities each time they sit down to answer your iReport questions.

For example, we learned this week that KISS frontman and "Family Jewels" star Gene Simmons has never been drunk or stoned, despite living a rock star lifestyle.

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Luke Bryan wants to explain his All-Star Game performance...
July 11th, 2012
01:46 PM ET

Luke Bryan wants to explain his All-Star Game performance...

Aside from “Happy Birthday” - and, let’s face it, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me, Maybe" - “The Star-Spangled Banner” is one of the nation’s most familiar tunes. Yet singers have long scribbled the lyrics on their palms, and it seems Luke Bryan has followed suit.

The country singer appeared to glance at his hand while singing the national anthem at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. And some media outlets and YouTube videos caught on.

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