While you were working ...
August 10th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Although she was absent from the second installment, Heather Graham is making her comeback in "The Hangover Part III." [Variety]
  • For some reason, we have no doubt that Cameron Diaz can throw one hell of a party for a mom-to-be. Cammy D. hosted a "co-ed backyard baby shower" for pal Drew Barrymore last weekend in L.A. [Us Weekly]
  • Remember Darlene Cates, the woman who played the morbidly obese, bedridden mom in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"? Word has it that she's shed 240 pounds and is ready to get back into acting. [Dallas Morning News]
  • Yet another reason to love Ann Curry: This is a woman who knows that signs of aging - gray hair, a few wrinkles - are nothing to be ashamed of, no matter what morning show producers might tell her. [People]
  • Rihanna stans, have you marked your calendars? The singer will be on "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN August 19. [MTV]
  • And now, to help kick off your weekend, a little info on the sexy fan fiction being created starring Olympians Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. [HuffPo]

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Jessica Simpson's dad faces misdemeanor charge
August 10th, 2012
04:12 PM ET

Jessica Simpson's dad faces misdemeanor charge

Joe Simpson, dad to entertainers Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge, CNN confirmed.

TMZ reports that the misdemeanor was for allegedly driving under the influence.

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Friday's Top Five: Best supporting actor ... nature!
August 10th, 2012
03:03 PM ET

Friday's Top Five: Best supporting actor ... nature!

[Editor’s Note: Kyle Howard is an American film and television actor who currently guest-stars as Dr. Paul Van Dyke on USA's “Royal Pains.”]

A great film can transport us to other worlds, move us and make us laugh, but I think one supporting player in that process occasionally gets overlooked, and that's nature.

Think about it: What would “Jaws” be without the suspense of what the water might conceal, or “Cast Away” without the isolation imposed by the vast ocean? There’s a reason a filmmaker won’t rest until he or she has scouted the exact, perfect location to set a scene.

Growing up in Colorado, I actually developed the love I have for the ocean by watching movies. I spent a lot of time outdoors, especially in the summer months, but the ocean was one thing that wasn’t exactly at my doorstep.

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Tom Green gets his first stand-up comedy special
August 10th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Tom Green gets his first stand-up comedy special

Tom Green has been around for so long that it's hard to believe he's never had a stand-up comedy special before.

"I've been doing comedy in one form or another since I was a kid, for the last 20 years or so," the funnyman told CNN. "I started doing stand-up when I was a teenager, and got into broadcasting with my television show. I started touring two or three years ago and I've really thrown myself into stand-up comedy."

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'Louie' reconciles with Marc Maron - again
August 10th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

'Louie' reconciles with Marc Maron - again

On Thursday night’s “Louie,” the title character reconnected with an old friend and with a bizarre former acquaintance.

When Dolores approached Louie outside their children’s school, a flashback reminded us of their sexual encounter last season. (Dolores begged to be spanked, then collapsed sobbing.)

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Jason Sudeikis unsure if he'll return to 'SNL'
August 10th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Jason Sudeikis unsure if he'll return to 'SNL'

"Saturday Night Live" has already lost Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, and it seems it's still in danger of losing Jason Sudeikis.

The actor/comedian told The Los Angeles Times that he's not sure if he'll be on board when the NBC sketch comedy show returns in the fall.

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