While you were working ...
October 2nd, 2012
06:05 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Today’s a good day for NBC - and early fans of “The New Normal,” “Revolution” and “Go On.” Full seasons have been ordered for each of the new series. [NBC]
  • HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” also got some good news today. The Steve Buscemi-starrer has been renewed for a fourth season. [HBO]
  • We’re nearing the November 16 release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,” which can only mean one thing for Twihards: Rob and Kristen are going on the road. The pair will soon make their first joint public appearance since the cheating scandal that allegedly ended their relationship. [People]
  • It’s not just Amy Winehouse’s voice that’s featured on the music video for “Cherry Wine,” her posthumous collaboration with Nas. The late singer appears via projections against a brick wall while Nas raps from behind a bar. [Inflexwetrust.com]
  • Honey Boo Boo is heading to “South Park.” It looks like the animated version of the TLC star will pick out a pig on Wednesday’s episode. [southparkstudios.com]
  • Remember how we said that you’d have to wait until Friday to hear Adele’s “Skyfall” theme song? Well, we lied. A short clip of the tune reportedly leaked earlier today. [BBC]

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Dave Grohl says Foo Fighters taking a hiatus
October 2nd, 2012
05:11 PM ET

Dave Grohl says Foo Fighters taking a hiatus

Dave Grohl has taken his last bow ... for now.

The Foo Fighters guitarist and lead singer released a statement thanking fans for their support, and confirming that the band is taking a hiatus after 18 years together.

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What are 'parent trigger' laws?
October 2nd, 2012
04:59 PM ET

What are 'parent trigger' laws?

The movie “Won’t Back Down” squeaked into the box office Top 10 last weekend, reloading debates around the country about so-called "parent trigger" laws.

Haven't heard of them? These are laws that allow parents whose kids attend failing schools to band together and "trigger" a change – usually by gathering support from more than half the parents, then changing who's in charge.

Check out the full story on CNN's Schools of Thought.

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli: 80 pounds lighter
Lisa Lampanelli shows off her slimmer figure in May 2012.
October 2nd, 2012
04:28 PM ET

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli: 80 pounds lighter

Lisa Lampanelli is looking pretty fit these days.

The comedian has lost 80 pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in April, according to In Touch.

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Bruno Mars releases single, prepares for 'SNL'
October 2nd, 2012
03:34 PM ET

Bruno Mars releases single, prepares for 'SNL'

Following in the footsteps of Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez, among others, Bruno Mars will play host and musical guest on an upcoming episode of “Saturday Night Live,” NBC confirms.

“Im so amped i cant stand still!” Mars tweeted on Monday.

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Mac Miller: Hip-hop's answer to the Beatles?
October 2nd, 2012
01:57 PM ET

Mac Miller: Hip-hop's answer to the Beatles?

Mac Miller just might be the biggest recording artist you've never heard of. At just the age of 20, the Pittsburgh native has a number one debut album under his belt and he recently made the Forbes list of top hip-hop earners in the last year, netting $6.5 million.

Even though Miller's first album, "Blue Slide Park," was the first independent debut to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since 1995, there are some critics who questioned whether his being white can make or break his success.

Check out the full story on CNN Radio's Soundwaves.

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