While you were working ...
August 8th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • We normally don't have enough feelings left over to care that much about who hosts the Oscars, but we're actually really disappointed Jimmy Fallon won't be doing it. Way to get our hopes up about that, Internet. [USA Today]
  • Thankfully, Kevin Hart announced that he's going to host this year's MTV Video Music Awards, otherwise we would've ended our hump day bummed out. Although, we really could've done without the Kimye bit. [MTV]
  • Jennifer Garner told us on the red carpet earlier this week that she was leaving the behind-the-camera work to her husband, and Ben Affleck is keeping his wife good on her word. Reports are bouncing around today that Affleck might be in the running for another directing job, this time to helm "Justice League." CNN Geek Out friends, how do we feel about this? [Variety]
  • This sounds like all types of "yes, please!": The creator of "Luther" is toying with the idea of creating a U.S.-based spinoff that would feature Ruth Wilson's Alice. [Vulture]
  • What does Lady Gaga's album title, "ARTPOP" mean? If you can decipher the haiku, get back to us on that: [Popdust]

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Kristin Cavallari, fiance welcome baby Camden
August 8th, 2012
05:50 PM ET

Kristin Cavallari, fiance welcome baby Camden

Reality star Kristin Cavallari has gone from "Laguna Beach" to "The Hills" to motherhood.

The 25-year-old and her fiancé, NFL player Jay Cutler, are now the proud parents of a baby boy.

"We are thrilled to welcome Camden Jack Cutler into the world," Cavallari tweeted Wednesday. "He was born this morning weighing 7lbs 9oz. Everyone is doing great!"

The pair announced they were expecting in January of this year, and the next stop for the couple is presumably a wedding. Although the pair has had some issues with their relationship in the past, they renewed their engagement in November of last year. "This time," Cavallari tweeted back then, "it's official."


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Stanley Tucci weds Felicity Blunt
August 8th, 2012
02:57 PM ET

Stanley Tucci weds Felicity Blunt

Stanley Tucci has indeed found wedded bliss with Felicity Blunt, a rep for the "Hunger Games" actor tells CNN.

Tucci first let the news slip while attending a screening of Meryl Streep's new movie, "Hope Springs." The New York Daily News inquired about the couple's relationship, and, after a bit of hesitation, Tucci told the paper that yes, he was back off the market.

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Who is Betty White's crush?
August 8th, 2012
01:13 PM ET

Who is Betty White's crush?

With a show business career spanning 63 years and counting, is there anything Betty White still wants to do?

"My answer to every question is Robert Redford,” White told CNN, “but I've never met him and I don't want to meet him. I've taken his name in vain so many times I'd be embarrassed if I met him.”

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Filed under: Awards Season • Betty White • Emmys
August 8th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

'True Blood' actress: 'I feel like I was born the color of death'

Deborah Ann Woll is not a vampire, but she does play one on TV. For those who don't recognize the name, you probably know her face: Woll plays teen vampire Jessica Hamby on the hit HBO series "True Blood," which is currently in its fifth season.

So what is it like to portray a vampire on the small screen, and how does one prepare for such a role?  Do the "True Blood" vampires really drink blood?

Woll answered those questions and more when she was quizzed by CNN's "Starting Point" panel. Check out the video above and find out what she had to say!

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Filed under: television • True Blood
August 8th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Honey Boo Boo Child's mom: Our family's crazy

If you saw Alana Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo Child, on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" in January, you had to know it was only a matter of time before a kid that energetic and expressive landed a show of her very own.

TLC is set to debut her new show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," Wednesday on the network, following the 6-year-old pageant contestant and her family as they go about their everyday lives in rural Georgia.

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