While you were working ...
August 9th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • "Hunger Games" casting update: Abercrombie & Fitch model/"Smallville" actor Alan Ritchson has been cast as Gloss in the franchise's next film, "Catching Fire." (You stopped reading at Abercrombie & Fitch model, didn't you? We didn't provide that photo for kicks.)
  • So, an Aaliyah album from Drake is really happening: He said backstage at the OVO festival in Toronto that the new single "Enough Said" is "all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding ... To get 13, 14 new Aaliyah songs, everyone should be excited. It's not about me, it's not about 40. It's about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great." [MTV]
  • Rumor of the day: Former "X-Files" co-stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are reportedly bringing fans' fantasies to life by shacking up. [Gawker]
  • Rumor of the day times two: The gossip on Kristen Stewart from the "Cops" who police it is that the actress has dropped out of one of her upcoming projects, "Cali." [Gossip Cop]
  • Shia LaBeouf is said to be in talks to star in what IndieWire calls Lars Von Trier's "soft-core porn drama" "Nymphomaniac," which we think he'd be perfect for. Clearly he's already A-OK with full-frontal nudity. (That's NSFW, btw). [THR]
  • We're not sure why Debra Messing's "Smash" character Julia is constantly entertaining relationships, seeing at how incredibly unsuccessful she is with that part of her life, but it sounds like she'll have a new love interest when the Broadway-focused NBC show returns. We're not complaining (too much),  because eye candy Daniel Sunjata has been cast as the new guy trying to win her heart. [EW]
  • Just when you were starting to panic, Jennifer Aniston's rep has confirmed that the actress and Justin Theroux are still an item. That hot breeze you feel is the world exhaling in relief. [Wonderwall]

Filed under: While you were working
August 9th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis share presidential dreams

The stars of "The Campaign" are doing a great job "campaigning" for support of their comedy this weekend - exhibit A: Will Ferrell crying on "Conan" about Kristen Stewart - but those same antics confirm for us that we'd never vote them into office.

While talking to CNN, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell, who portray dueling congressional candidates in their new film, mull over what they'd do if they were ever elected to be president.

For Ferrell, candy would become currency, whereas Galifianakis would use his power as leader of the free world to randomly walk in the homes of the unsuspecting.

Check out the video above to hear the reason the two are concerned about Congress - trust us, it's not at all the reason you'd think.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Beyonce, Jay-Z world's highest-paid star couple
August 9th, 2012
04:44 PM ET

Beyonce, Jay-Z world's highest-paid star couple

9:54 p.m. Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Victoria Beckham earned $54 million from her clothing line and other business ventures. She earned $8 million. We regret the error.

Beyonce might want to do a remix to "Run the World" and amend "Girls" to "Beyonce and Jay-Z."

The famous pair have been named the highest-paid couple in the world by Forbes magazine. We would say color us unsurprised, because we could've guessed that they had celebrity couples on our home turf beat, but around the globe, too?

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Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Jay-Z
August 9th, 2012
04:26 PM ET

Exclusive: Behind the scenes of 'Hunger Games'

The cast of "The Hunger Games" were working by the sweat of their brow while filming the franchise's first installment, and we mean that literally.

In an exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film, which will arrive August 18 along with the regular old DVD, Willow Shields (who played Prim), Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), and Alexander Ludwig (Cato) reminisce about how beautiful the scenery was surrounding the set - but also how brutally hot.

As Ludwig points out, their costumes didn't help, as each actor portraying a tribute had a jacket to wear which, as a North Carolinian would tell you, isn't optimal in high Southern temps.

Check out the video above to hear more behind the scenes details about filming in North Carolina. "The Hunger Games" will also be available as a digital download as well as on demand in addition to its physical forms starting at 12:01 a.m. on August 18.


Filed under: Hunger Games • movies
Whitney Houston remembered on her special day
August 9th, 2012
01:58 PM ET

Whitney Houston remembered on her special day

Whitney Houston's life was heartbreakingly short, but it was filled with achievements. On what would have been her 49th birthday today, we can see how much she accomplished in her lifetime.

The Newark, New Jersey native provided a soundtrack to our lives in the late '80s, racking up seven consecutive No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Those tracks included hits like ...

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Whitney Houston
'ALF' movie in the works
August 9th, 2012
11:57 AM ET

'ALF' movie in the works

Just as they did with "The Smurfs," Sony Pictures is aiming to bring another '80s classic to movie theaters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has sealed a deal to acquire the rights to the TV series "ALF," with the goal being to turn the comedy into a live-action/CGI film.

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