While you were working ...
August 30th, 2012
06:35 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today 's news you might've missed:

  • With a month to go till filming begins, the remake of "RoboCop" has made a switcheroo: Michael Keaton will be taking Hugh Laurie's spot as Raymond Sellars, the head exec of the company that creates RoboCop. [Deadline]
  • Also, in casting, Jorge Garcia's picked up a guest spot on an upcoming episode of "Once Upon a Time" as a giant, perhaps for a Jack and the Beanstalk storyline. Consider our interest piqued. [TVLine]
  • This reads so much like an off-brand "Sex and the City" episode we shouldn't even try and bring it to your attention, but the scene it paints is just priceless: The gossip on John Mayer is that he broke up with Katy Perry via email. Please note that "gossip" is the operative word here. [HollywoodLife]
  • The reports about "Beverly Hills 90210" actors Jennie Garth (Kelly) and Luke Perry (Dylan) finding love also sounds a lot like fan fiction, but hey, O.G. "90210" fans can dream - and they should keep dreaming, because a rep for Garth says there's zero truth to the hopeful rumors. [Gawker]
  • Shia LaBeouf would like you to believe he got his role in "Nymphomaniac" by sending in sex tapes of himself and his girlfriend. [HuffPo]
  • We know this didn't technically happen while you were working - more like while you were sleeping, perhaps - but it's still hilarious. We present to you, "Reasons Why Rebel Wilson Wins at Life," in video:

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Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan in indie film?
August 30th, 2012
05:05 PM ET

Michael Douglas as Ronald Reagan in indie film?

Michael Douglas' next role might be pulled from the history books.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Douglas is in talks to play former President Ronald Reagan in a film called "Reykjavik."

The independent project centers on the 1986 nuclear arms discussions held between Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the titular capital of Iceland.

Ridley Scott, now serving as a producer on the film, at one point was considering directing, but at the moment Mike Newell is reportedly in talks to helm the $10 million project.

THR notes that "Reykjavik's" producers are still looking for an actor to play Gorbachev - any thoughts on casting?


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Which networks fared well in GLAAD’s media study?
August 30th, 2012
03:24 PM ET

Which networks fared well in GLAAD’s media study?

If you're looking for the most LGBT-inclusive content on TV during primetime, tune in to The CW and Showtime.

According to GLAAD's sixth annual Network Responsibility Index, The CW was No. 1 among broadcast networks for the fourth year in a row, thanks to its 29 percent of primetime programming that included LGBT representation.

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Filed under: television
Chateau Marmont 'horrified' by LiLo's bill leak
August 30th, 2012
01:58 PM ET

Chateau Marmont 'horrified' by LiLo's bill leak

Sorry, Lindsay, but the "BS" negative press isn't letting up just yet.

The actress, who's recently been a suspect in a burglary and the destruction of a dressing room trailer once belonging to Elizabeth Taylor, also faces scrutiny after a $46,000 bill she racked up at the hotel Chateau Marmont went unpaid ... and went public.

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Season six will be 'Jersey Shore's' last
August 30th, 2012
01:17 PM ET

Season six will be 'Jersey Shore's' last

Considering that one of its stars isn't really in a position to live with seven other partying roommates while pretending to work at a t-shirt store - you know, because Snooki's had a baby and all – it makes sense that MTV has decided to end "Jersey Shore" with season 6.

The series that added "fist-pumping," "GTL" and "smushing" into our vocabulary - not to mention giving an alternate meaning to "situation" - will kick off the beginning of the end on October 4 at 10 p.m.

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Filed under: Jersey Shore • television
Britney on 'X Factor': This time, she plays nice
August 30th, 2012
11:56 AM ET

Britney on 'X Factor': This time, she plays nice

An earlier promo of Britney Spears on "The X Factor" seemed to hint that the new judge has some of Simon Cowell's biting criticism in her, but a new clip shows a different side to the pop star.

In July, we watched spliced-together footage of Spears at the judges' table, telling one contestant that they were "very predictable," and another, "you definitely don't have the 'X Factor.'"

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Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Music • television • X Factor
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