While you were working ...
September 11th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Smart, not smart, witty, or boring - regardless of what you thought of the premiere of Katie Couric's "Katie," it was certainly a ratings winner. She pulled the best ratings for a premiere in daytime since 2002. [TheWrap]
  • Now Britney has one more thing to lord over those wannabe pop stars on "The X Factor": She knows how to get down "Gangnam Style." [RollingStone.com]
  • Oh, to be a cocktail straw in a fizzy drink at this rumored shindig: The gossip is that Jay-Z and Beyonce might host a fundraiser for President Obama at the 40/40 club on September 18. Wonder if they'd review Obama's clearly sound background on hip-hop? [Page Six]
  • It seems like just yesterday she was young enough to cause controversy over wearing tiny high heels: Suri Cruise went to her first day of first grade today at Avenues School in NYC. [People]
  • "Glee" returns Thursday, so lest we forget, a little song:
  • Also, this iReporter's pretty awesome:

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Stars honor 9/11 ... while 'Today' talks Kardashians
September 11th, 2012
05:00 PM ET

Stars honor 9/11 ... while 'Today' talks Kardashians

On the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, a number of more famous names joined in the outpouring of tributes for those lost in the attacks that changed all of our lives, "star" or not.

But while singer Michelle Williams, Josh Duhamel, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Phelps and "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland shared that they would #neverforget, NBC's "Today" show has been accused of foregoing a moment of silence in order to talk to Kardashian family ringleader Kris Jenner.

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Filed under: Celebrities
September 11th, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Hollywood celebrates life of Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan's jovial spirit and huge smile spread far and wide throughout Hollywood, and that was evidenced at his memorial service on Monday.

Jay Leno, Tom Hanks, Holly Robinson Peete and director Frank Darabont were among those who gathered to honor Clarke Duncan's memory.

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Filed under: Celebrities
September 11th, 2012
03:29 PM ET

Chris Brown's rep on his tattoo: It's not Rihanna

A new tattoo on Chris Brown's neck is raising some eyebrows.

The singer's new ink is a black-and-white image of what some believe is a woman's battered face. Brown pled guilty in 2009 to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and was ordered to serve five years probation. He also completed community service and a domestic violence program.

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'Fifty Shades' casting: Did someone say Jake Gyllenhaal?
September 11th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

'Fifty Shades' casting: Did someone say Jake Gyllenhaal?

Everyone's been on Team Gosling when it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," but "Hotel Transylvania" actress Fran Drescher has someone else in mind.

She told CNN that, as a fan of the books, she'd really like to see a certain "sexy" 31-year-old actor fill the role of the dominant Christian Grey.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Our favorite performances from 'The Voice' premiere
September 11th, 2012
01:01 PM ET

Our favorite performances from 'The Voice' premiere

"The Voice" returned Monday night with some serious talent in store ... and we're not just talking about the judges, who took a moment to remind us that they're also musicians with a performance of The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up."

Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, who all have to build 16-person teams this season, had plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our favorite performances:

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Filed under: Fall TV 2012 • television • The Voice • TV recaps
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