While you were working ...
August 21st, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Kanye West - yes, that Kanye West - is said to be the newest contender for a job as a judge on "American Idol." This has nothing to do with Mr. West - we'd have the same reaction if they said Taylor Swift was in the running - but honestly? We think the "Idol" rumor mill is just *&%^(*$ with us now. (Fox, for what it's worth, isn't commenting.) [TMZ]
  • Taylor Swift, meanwhile, went off on a graveyard visit with beau Conor Kennedy. The word is that they went to visit his mother's grave, which to us spells "this is getting serious." [GossipCop]
  • Kristen Stewart - maybe showing that she's still got it, and/or has no breakup ice cream bloat? - went with the bare midriff route for her first appearance post-Stew Scandal. [PopSugar]
  • If that was an attempt to catch Robert Pattinson's eye, ol' Stew might have some competition. Kate Upton admitted to Ryan Seacrest that she's got a bit of a crush on R. Patz, vampires be damned. (Ha!) [RyanSeacrest.com]
  • If you still haven't thrown Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes a divorce party, now's your last chance. The couple has made their split "official" official. [E!]

Filed under: While you were working
August 21st, 2012
05:38 PM ET

Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler, and more remember Phyllis Diller

As "New Girl's" Zooey Deschanel and "Parks and Recreation's" Amy Poehler joined their fellow Emmy nominees at a cocktail reception on Monday, the two comic talents couldn't help but reflect on how the late, great Phyllis Diller paved the way.

Comedian Phyllis Diller dies 'with a smile on her face'

Diller, known for her riotously funny stand-up that led the charge for future generations of women in comedy, died peacefully at 95 on Monday.

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Rosie O'Donnell wary of Trump's kind tweet
August 21st, 2012
04:08 PM ET

Rosie O'Donnell wary of Trump's kind tweet

Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell are well-known for their public spats, but for once the two shared a tweeted exchange that didn't contain any fighting words.

In light of her heart attack, which O'Donnell wrote about on her blog Monday, Trump wished his media adversary to get well soon.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Mayim Bialik hits the red carpet post-accident
August 21st, 2012
03:28 PM ET

Mayim Bialik hits the red carpet post-accident

Mayim Bialik worked the red carpet on Monday - just five days after a car accident left her with a “very impaired right hand."

But the actress appeared to be in good spirits at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Performers Peer Group Cocktail Reception, accessorizing her gray dress with black pumps and a splint.

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Filed under: Big Bang Theory • Celebrities
Jay Leno jokes about 'Tonight Show' layoffs
August 21st, 2012
01:00 PM ET

Jay Leno jokes about 'Tonight Show' layoffs

Perhaps Jay Leno was hoping a few jokes would soften the blow of "The Tonight Show's" recent layoffs, as he opened his monologue on Monday with a few wisecracks about the pink slips that were handed out on Friday.

"Welcome to 'The Tonight Show' - or as Comcast calls us, 'The Expendables!'" he quipped. "As you may have heard, our parent company has downsized 'The Tonight Show.' We've consistently been No. 1 in the ratings, and if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon..."

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Nicki Minaj, maybe 'Idol' judge, unveils new fragrance
August 21st, 2012
12:15 PM ET

Nicki Minaj, maybe 'Idol' judge, unveils new fragrance

While "American Idol" fans are still waiting to see what will become of those Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams rumors, on Monday came yet another name to add to the "potential new 'Idol' judge" list: Nicki Minaj.

The fiery rapper is said to be in talks for a judging position on Fox's singing competition, although neither the network nor Minaj's reps had a comment on the reports.

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Filed under: American Idol 2012 • Celebrities • Music • television
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