While you were working ...
September 5th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • So, there was a bit of a post-baby body battle going on today, in the eyes of the media at least. While Jessica Simpson was talking about how she hasn't been able to "bounce back" to her pre-Maxwell size and alternately explaining that she's now just 10 pounds from her old weight, new mom Kristin Cavallari is showing just how quickly she popped out a kid and then regained her former physique. [USA Today/Us Weekly/TMZ/E!]
  • Remember "Beverly Hills Cop"? It's coming to CBS - and Eddie Murphy is expected to reprise his role. [Deadline]
  • Hip-hop stars converged at George Washington Memorial Park this morning as major influencer Chris Lighty was laid to rest. [MTV]
  • We're obsessed with this photo of Jay-Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy out for a day on the yacht to celebrate Mama B's birthday on September 4. The adorableness! We can't take it! [People]
  • Meanwhile, Kanye's rapping about his new girlfriend's sex tape. [TheBoomBox]
  • While you were working/otherwise occupied, stateside Little Monsters were losing their s&*! as they learned that Lady Gaga's bringing her Born This Way ball to North America at the start of 2013. [Spin]
  • And more things we love: Lena Dunham's said to be dating Fun.'s Jack Antonoff. [Us Weekly]

Filed under: While you were working
Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral details
September 5th, 2012
04:52 PM ET

Michael Clarke Duncan's funeral details

The mourning of Michael Clarke Duncan will continue early next week as invited parties gather for a private memorial service.

A family spokesperson tells CNN that an invitation-only funeral will be held on Monday, September 10, and will be led by Bishop Charles Blake, with a eulogy from Dr. H. Beecher Hicks.

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Kellie Pickler shaves head to support friend battling cancer
September 5th, 2012
02:55 PM ET

Kellie Pickler shaves head to support friend battling cancer

Everyone has their own ways of showing support for a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, and for Kellie Pickler, it meant standing in hairstyle solidarity.

In a video she submitted to "Good Morning America," the "American Idol" alum and her best friend, Summer Miller, shaved off their hair in preparation for Miller's chemotherapy treatment, which is scheduled to begin Thursday.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Snooki shows off baby Lorenzo: Partying days are done
September 5th, 2012
02:41 PM ET

Snooki shows off baby Lorenzo: Partying days are done

Baby Lorenzo took his sweet time arriving on August 26, putting mom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi through more than 24 hours of labor, but just days after his birth, the newborn was ready for his close-up.

Lorenzo graces the cover of the new issue of People magazine along with his mom, Snooki.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jersey Shore • Snooki • television
VMAs host Kevin Hart: The DNC can't compete with me
September 5th, 2012
01:53 PM ET

VMAs host Kevin Hart: The DNC can't compete with me

Sure, the President's going to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, but MTV Video Music Awards host Kevin Hart is confident in his ability to draw an audience.

The timing of the two events will narrowly miss each other, as this year's VMAs will air from 8 to 10 p.m. and President Obama is set to accept the Democratic nomination for a second term after 10 p.m.

But, as Hart noted when we chatted with him Tuesday about the slight scheduling conflict, have you seen how many Twitter followers he has?

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Judy Blume opens up about breast cancer battle
September 5th, 2012
01:00 PM ET

Judy Blume opens up about breast cancer battle

In a detailed blog entry on Wednesday, beloved author Judy Blume reveals that she's spent the summer battling breast cancer.

The entry, bearing the title "!@#$% Happens," walks fans through Blume's diagnosis and her subsequent decision to have a mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

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