While you were working ...
September 7th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • This Lindsay Lohan tweet appears to have disappeared from existence, but BuzzFeed has a believable screengrab in which LiLo appears to plead her case to President Obama that she, too, deserves a tax cut. Or at least we think that's what "we also need to cut [taxes] for those that are listed on Forbes as 'millionaires' if they are not, you must consider that as well" means. [BuzzFeed]
  • And speaking of politics (thanks for the segue Linds), CNN ranked number one among cable news networks in a key ratings demo for the Democratic National Convention coverage. [CNN Press Room]
  • We heard that Tony Shalhoub was in the running to nab the role of Beetee in "Catching Fire," but it turns out Jeffrey Wright has picked up the gig instead. [EW]
  • The Internet was working really hard today to push the idea of Khloe Kardashian as a potential "X Factor" host. While we love Khloe, and typically would watch something she's hosting, we don't know if "X Factor" is quite the right fit ... Either way, reps aren't talking. [People]
  • Guys: Beyonce "loves" Kim Kardashian, OK? They're so *obviously* one yacht trip, a mani-pedi and a team Master Cleanse away from being BFFs. [Us Weekly]
  • Madonna has made her political allegiances perfectly clear in what we hope is temporary body art. [HuffPo]

Filed under: While you were working
Kristin Chenoweth explains set injury
September 7th, 2012
04:37 PM ET

Kristin Chenoweth explains set injury

A recuperating Kristin Chenoweth kept a smile and a light-hearted tone on "Live! With Kelly & Michael" Friday as she described the injuries she recently suffered while filming "The Good Wife," but that didn't make the incident sound any less frightening.

Chatting with Kelly Ripa and new co-host Michael Strahan, Chenoweth described the incident that sent her to the hospital on July 11.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Renee Zellweger to make directorial debut
September 7th, 2012
03:30 PM ET

Renee Zellweger to make directorial debut

We've been personally obsessed with hearing more about the reported "Bridget Jones's Diary" threequel, but we'll take Renee Zellweger updates where we can get them.

Lately, Variety says, the actress has been at work on fashioning her directorial debut, "4 1/2 Minutes." Zellweger's set to star as well as helm the comedy, which'll also star Johnny Knoxville.

The former "Jackass" performer will portray a "commitment-phobic, train-wreck of a comedian" whose life is a mess, Variety reports, and so he picks up work as a caretaker for the genius son of a single mother, played by Zellweger.

Written by "Warrior's" Anthony Tambakis, the story is based on the life of actual stand-up comic Dov Davidoff, and is set in the world of New York City's comedy scene.


Filed under: Celebrities • movies
'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' trailer: Ready for war
September 7th, 2012
02:59 PM ET

'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' trailer: Ready for war

The last time MTV would have a major opportunity to show a preview clip for a new "Twilight" movie, the network was missing one of the franchise's biggest stars. But at least they had the preview clip, right?

During Thursday's VMAs show, MTV rounded up Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and other "Twilight" stars - no, no Kristen, she was at TIFF - to debut a preview for the final "Twilight" installment, "Breaking Dawn  - Part 2."

The minute-and-a-half clip summarizes the action to come as the Cullens prepare for an epic battle with the Volturi. "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" opens November 16.


Filed under: movies • Twilight
MTV VMAs 2012: What's the verdict?
September 7th, 2012
01:23 PM ET

MTV VMAs 2012: What's the verdict?

The biggest night in music television was ... fine, we guess, but it definitely lacked the reckless, "what's-going-to-happen-next?" abandon that we've come to expect from MTV.

Maybe we're just getting old ... or maybe, after 29 years of putting on the show, it's MTV that's aged.

And we know it's not just us, because culture critics - those who weren't tasked with watching the Democratic National Convention, which was also on as VMAs host Kevin Hart flailed, One Direction sang and Lil Wayne looked bored - weren't all that taken with this edition, either.

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Filed under: MTV VMAs • television
Kristen Stewart resurfaces for TIFF
September 7th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Kristen Stewart resurfaces for TIFF

While Robert Pattinson has been working the late night circuit, endearing audiences with his charmingly respectful decline to discuss That Thing That Happened, Kristen Stewart's been M.I.A. from the public eye.

On Thursday, though, Stewart resurfaced at the Toronto International Film Festival in support of the screening of her film, "On the Road."

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