While you were working ...
August 13th, 2012
05:45 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Taylor Swift, uber-rich 22-year-old, has reportedly purchased a home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts ... a location conveniently close to her new beau, Conor Kennedy. [People]
  • Between the casting of easy-on-the-eyes Daniel Sunjata and a reported "Will and Grace" reunion, the second season of "Smash" is looking more enticing every day. Word has it Sean Hayes will reunite with Debra Messing in a "multi-episode" arc. [TVLine]
  • Gwen Stefani has officially transcended to another level of stardom: She's now "play dates with First Lady Michelle Obama" famous. [Us Weekly]
  • We're awash in adorable photos today: First up is Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively being sporty and supposedly going to the gym together, although they both look too immaculately maintained, so we're not sure we buy the "gym" part. [People]
  • And second, because we like to save the best for last: A photo of whom we presume to be Blue Ivy being bottle-fed while wearing a "Watch the Throne" top. The cute! We can't take it! [Beyonce's Tumblr]

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'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' pair up
August 13th, 2012
04:48 PM ET

'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' pair up

It turns out the new "All-Stars" season of "Dancing with the Stars" will not only bring back contestants of yore, but also past celebrity/pro dancer pairings.

As Entertainment Weekly points out, Emmitt Smith will once again hit the floor with Cheryl Burke; Joey Fatone with Kym Johnson; and Bristol Palin with Mark Ballas.

But ABC is keeping some of its pairings fresh. Check out the full list after the jump:

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Nielsen: 2012 Olympics most-watched event in U.S. TV history
August 13th, 2012
04:01 PM ET

Nielsen: 2012 Olympics most-watched event in U.S. TV history

Call it #NBCfail if you want to, but the combined networks of NBC Universal managed to turn the London 2012 Olympics into the most-watched event in U.S. television history, according to the number-crunchers at the Nielsen Company.

More than 219 million Americans watched the Games over 5,535 hours of broadcasting on NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Telemundo, two specialty channels and NBCOlympics.com, Nielsen data show. FULL POST


Filed under: television
August 13th, 2012
03:49 PM ET

VH1 pulls 'Ev and Ocho' from schedule

Chad Johnson - formerly Ochocinco - essentially live-tweeted his July wedding to "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada, and it looks like those tweets will have to suffice for fans who are curious about the couple's special day.

Although the pair were set to be featured in a spinoff reality series called "Ev and Ocho," which was expected to highlight their wedding preparations and the event itself, VH1 has reconsidered plans to air the program following allegations of domestic violence.

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Miley Cyrus cuts her hair ... and gets a new gig?
August 13th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Miley Cyrus cuts her hair ... and gets a new gig?

Aside from NBC's decision to cut away from the Olympics' closing ceremony in order to air the pilot for its new fall show, "Animal Practice," the Internet has also been in a frenzy over Miley Cyrus' new 'do.

The recently engaged actress/singer traded in longer hair for a super short cut, and she showed it off in a series of tweeted photos on Sunday.

Judging from her tweets, it seems some people might have shared a few unkind reactions.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Miley Cyrus
Russell seeks the light on 'True Blood'
August 13th, 2012
11:34 AM ET

Russell seeks the light on 'True Blood'

[This post contains spoilers for the August 12 episode of "True Blood."]

Eric joined the Sanguinistas on the latest episode of "True Blood," and Russell finally told them he thought they were a bunch of idiots.

He’s not wrong.

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