While you were working ...
August 31st, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Zac Efron is starring in a romantic comedy about "timing and your 20s and how difficult it could be" titled, "Are We Officially Dating?" Or, as we would call it, Life. [THR]
  • Taylor Swift's music video for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" has left us with so many questions. Who wears red lipstick while also wearing pajamas? Why does she live in the Etsy version of a padded room? The animal band and the jumping .... what? And, seriously though, why DOES the guy she's "never ever getting back together" with look like a knockoff Adam Levine? [MTV]
  • Prince. Chicago. September 24. And tickets go on sale next week, so you have plenty of notice to get your $149 for prime seating together. You can thank us later. [HuffPo]
  • Below we present a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot for Lady Gaga's latest Vogue magazine cover, which has been accused of being a Photoshopped image (as if we didn't assume that already). [BuzzFeed]
  • At the link, you'll find a photo of a very pregnant Drew Barrymore, and the baby name that she supposedly came up with back in '95 for an eventual daughter - Ruby Daffodil. Yet another moment in which we're happy we're not celebrities, so the names we made up 17 years ago aren't dragged out for public consumption. [E!]

Filed under: While you were working
Overheard: Jennie Garth and Luke Perry are developing a sitcom
August 31st, 2012
05:19 PM ET

Overheard: Jennie Garth and Luke Perry are developing a sitcom

All of those hopeful "Beverly Hills 90210" fans who were imagining a reunion between Jennie Garth (Kelly) and Luke Perry (Dylan), this is like the next best thing.

The former co-stars aren't dating, as previously speculated, but they are entering into a creative partnership.

RumorFix reports that the newly single Garth and Perry are working on a sitcom together. Garth's rep tells the site:

"They have been spending a lot of time together recently because the two are working on developing a TV sitcom together. It will be a multi-camera half-hour show, currently we have producers and writers and are meeting with networks."

Time to play "guess what TV show plot Kelly and Dylan would come up with" in the comments!


Filed under: Celebrities • television
Honey Boo Boo beat the first night of RNC
August 31st, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Honey Boo Boo beat the first night of RNC

You better redneck-ognize!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the TLC reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" did well enough Wednesday night among the 18 to 49 age demo to do better than the coverage of the Republican National Convention. THR reports that the series about the young beauty queen pulled in a 1.3 rating while the coverage of the convention by Fox News was its closest competitor with a 1.2 rating.

"Honey Boo Boo" improved on its previous episode of drawing 2.3 million viewers to this week attracting slightly less than 3 million.


Filed under: Politainment • television
LeAnn Rimes sues over alleged illegally taped talk
August 31st, 2012
04:11 PM ET

LeAnn Rimes sues over alleged illegally taped talk

LeAnn Rimes' birthday week hasn't been without growing pains.

The country star, who said ahead of her 30th birthday on Tuesday that she wants "to be stronger than ever" going into her 30s, entered a treatment facility for anxiety and stress on Wednesday. And then, on Thursday, she filed a lawsuit that accuses two women of taping a phone conversation without her consent. In California, it's against the law to record "confidential communication" without all parties agreeing to it.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Randy Jackson and 'Idol' - what's the deal?
August 31st, 2012
04:06 PM ET

Randy Jackson and 'Idol' - what's the deal?

We've been light on the never-ending "American Idol" rumors this week, so here's a freshly spun one to tide everyone over:

Randy Jackson is said to be out as a judge on "American Idol," according to TMZ.

The speculation of what's to come for Jackson has been persistent since Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez sung their swan songs earlier this summer, but it's intensified as a growing list of possible "Idol" judges has bounced around the Web.

When Mariah Carey was confirmed as the newest "Idol" judge, some loose-lipped sources starting whispering to a few outlets that Jackson would possibly transition from being a judge to being a mentor.

TMZ says that it's officially the case, but (still) no word from Fox.


Filed under: American Idol 2012 • television
Robin Williams eyes David E. Kelley TV comedy
August 31st, 2012
03:01 PM ET

Robin Williams eyes David E. Kelley TV comedy

Today in "things we'd like to see come to pass, at least as a pilot" is a report from Entertainment Weekly that Robin Williams is eyeing a potential return to TV.

It seems the actor is discussing an opportunity to star in a comedy from David E. Kelley that would likely find a home on CBS.

The half-hour sitcom is described by EW as a single-camera, advertising workplace comedy that centers on a dad and his daughter.

If all goes well, Kelley would write and produce, with Bill D'Elia as executive producer and Williams as the star. Although the actor has had great film success, we haven't seen what he can do as a lead in a TV series since "Mork and Mindy," which ended its run 30 years ago.


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