While you were working ...
September 20th, 2012
06:45 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • As if magically knowing we were not pleased to hear that the release date for "Les Miserables" has been pushed back a bit, the studio released a reminder as to what we're waiting for with a fantastic extended trailer:

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  • Well, it was fun to imagine how super-humanly gorgeous Blake Lively's kids with Ryan Reynolds would be while it lasted: The "Gossip Girl" actress and newlywed isn't pregnant, her rep said. [Us Weekly]
  • Meanwhile, Ryan's ex Scarlett Johansson is going to star in a Broadway production of "Cat on A Hot Tin Roof." [EW]
  • There's word that Melissa McCarthy could have a small role in "The Hangover III," to which we respond: Melissa McCarthy should have roles in everything, all the time. [Variety]
  • Were you caught off guard by 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar's pipes on "The X Factor"? Here's why shouldn't have been: [TVWeek]

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'Looney Tunes' reboot finds a writer
September 20th, 2012
06:31 PM ET

'Looney Tunes' reboot finds a writer

If "The Smurfs" and "The Muppets" have found success at the movies, perhaps Bugs Bunny will as well.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there's a script in play to reboot the "Looney Tunes" franchise for the big screen.

Warner Bros. (which shares a parent company with CNN) has tapped former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate to pen the script. It's unclear what direction Slate will go in with a story, but the reboot's been described as a combination of CGI and live-action.

"Looney Tunes" in the past has been met with mixed reactions: While Michael Jordan's "Space Jam" in 1996 earned $230 million globally, 2003's "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" yielded only $68 million worldwide.


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Kelsey Grammer's the latest to bail on Piers Morgan
September 20th, 2012
03:37 PM ET

Kelsey Grammer's the latest to bail on Piers Morgan

Perhaps there's something in the air in the green room, because the strangest things seem to happen on Piers Morgan's talk show.

The latest disappearing act was pulled on Wednesday by scheduled guest Kelsey Grammer, who apparently caught a photo of his ex-wife, Camille, during an opening segment of "Piers Morgan Tonight" and then decided to make an exit.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television • TV-Piers Morgan
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, together again
September 20th, 2012
03:08 PM ET

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, together again

One  of our favorite filmmaking teams has a new project in the works, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will reportedly produce a new movie called "Race to the South Pole," which has Affleck's brother Casey attached to star.

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Filed under: Ben Affleck • Celebrities • Matt Damon
Amanda Bynes is doing 'amazing'
September 20th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Amanda Bynes is doing 'amazing'

Recent headlines might suggest otherwise, but Amanda Bynes says she's doing just fine, thank you.

The 26-year-old is facing two hit-and-run charges after an earlier arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, not to mention allegations of oddball behavior (reportedly locking herself in a dressing room for close to two hours; taking her top off during Spin class to adjust her makeup, etc.).

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Filed under: Celebrities
Robin Roberts feels the love on 'new birthday'
September 20th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Robin Roberts feels the love on 'new birthday'

"Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant this morning, and she'll enter the procedure enveloped by the support of fans, friends and co-workers.

Roberts, who revealed that she has a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in June, has been in the hospital for 11 days, ABC News reported Thursday, and has been receiving chemotherapy treatment for eight.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
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