While you were working ...
July 18th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy is normally swathed in blankets and hidden inside a carrier when she comes out in public with her parents, but a Twitpic of an absolutely adorable baby, whom the Internet's claiming is Bey and Jay's 6-month-old, is making its way 'round the Web. On the "could be" side, Beyonce is holding her. But you never know. See for yourself at the link. [E!]
  • Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is going to have a slow roll-out: The movie is slated to open in limited release on November 9, 2012, and then open wider the following week. [ScreenRant]
  • We can't snark on Kim Kardashian's "ugly cry" as she ventured on a roller coaster while at Magic Mountain with her sister Kendall and (boy)friend Kanye West - we've been there:

  • "Kick-Ass 2" is supposed to get pretty gnarly, so star Christopher Mintz-Plasse just might be right when he suggests that the sequel will wind up being "rated X. NC-17." [MTV]
  • This is potentially the most adorable photo you'll see today: Check out Victoria Beckham helping daughter Harper take her first steps at the link. [People]
  • Not bad for an album that you could listen to in full for free: Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" has landed at No. 2 on Billboard's digital chart with 131,000 copies sold digitally. [Billboard]

Filed under: While you were working
Sofia Vergara named highest-paid TV actress
July 18th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

Sofia Vergara named highest-paid TV actress

In a face-off with Kim Kardashian for the title of best-paid TV actress this year, it's Sofia Vergara for the win.

Forbes magazine has named the "Modern Family" star and comedic fan favorite this year's highest-paid actress on the tube, thanks to her estimated earnings of $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

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Rotten Tomatoes disables comments on 'Dark Knight Rises' reviews
July 18th, 2012
03:13 PM ET

Rotten Tomatoes disables comments on 'Dark Knight Rises' reviews

Ratings for "The Dark Knight Rises" have dipped a bit on movie review aggregation site RottenTomatoes.com, sitting at 86 percent fresh after a series of written standing ovations arrived earlier this week.

Clearly, a rating like that means the majority of critics were pretty pleased with Christopher Nolan's final Batman film, but as far as those who weren't? Extreme commenter backlash.

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Filed under: movies • The Dark Knight Rises
Pete Rose to star in TLC reality show
July 18th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Pete Rose to star in TLC reality show

Infamous baseball great Pete Rose is getting into the reality show game courtesy of TLC.

Rose, 71, and his fiancée Kiana Kim will star in a series tentatively titled "Pete Rose and the Kiana Kim Family Project," which is already in production.

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July 18th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

Russell Brand: More yoga, (slightly) less sex

An officially single Russell Brand appeared on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Tuesday, and things got a little intimate.

The 37-year-old actor/comedian, whose divorce from pop star Katy Perry was finalized this week, revealed that he's been keeping his anger in check with a technique that's been taking precedence over more adult activities.

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Filed under: Celebrities • TV-Piers Morgan
July 18th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Limbaugh: Does 'Dark Knight Rises' have it in for Romney?

An early trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" highlights a plot point that references a timely societal issue: a tension between the haves and the have-nots.

Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle tells Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne in the clip, "You think this can last. There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. 'Cause when it hits, you're all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large, and leave so little for the rest of us."

But Rush Limbaugh has pointed to another element that he thinks could impact our national conversation about the upcoming election, which would be the name of the movie's villain, Bane.

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