While you were working ...
October 4th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Lifetime's biopic business is booming, as the network that will air "Liz & Dick" next month also has plans for an Anna Nicole Smith movie. They've even found their lead: "Private Practice" actress Agnes Bruckner will play the late Smith in the original TV movie. [Deadline]
  • Those "Pretty Little Liars" on ABC Family now have license to deceive for another season - the network confirms the addictive mystery has been picked up for a fourth season. [ABC Family's Twitter]
  • These days, we're up to our eyeballs in feuds: This one seems to be between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Star Jones, as Cooper went after Jones' remarks that he publicly acknowledged his sexuality for ratings. It seems Cooper even gave Jones the chance to come on his daytime TV show to talk about her accusation,  but she turned it down. Said Cooper, "I would think she would want as much publicity as possible given her penchant for wanting publicity." [Zap2It]
  • Change of DVR plans, "Touch" fans - the premiere will now air in January, and Fox has put "Kitchen Nightmares" in its place at 8 p.m. ET on Fridays. [USA Today]
  • Among her "Greatest Hits" - Chapter 1 of which will be available on November 19 - Kelly Clarkson will nestle three new songs, including her soon-to-be-released single, "Catch My Breath," which will debut on radio October 16. [MTV]
  • Our crush on Rebel Wilson grows stronger by the day, and was certainly fortified by her performance of Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop" with Ellen DeGeneres:

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'Arrested Development': Now hiring fans
October 4th, 2012
05:27 PM ET

'Arrested Development': Now hiring fans

If you've been obsessively watching for updates on "Arrested Development's" return and regularly come up with ways to slip "Come on!" into the conversation, Netflix is looking for you.

The streaming entertainment service, which announced last fall that it'll host new episodes of "Arrested Development" in 2013, is seeking six fans for walk-on roles.

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How Lee Daniels found his 'Paperboy' cast
October 4th, 2012
04:02 PM ET

How Lee Daniels found his 'Paperboy' cast

Even without knowing the plot to Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy," you probably know who's starring in it.

Thanks to a now infamous scene between Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron, in which Kidman urinates on her younger co-star, those two actors have drawn plenty of attention to the project.

But arriving at such a varied cast, which also includes John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, Macy Gray and David Oyelowo, was certainly an evolution, director Daniels told us.

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Drama continues for 'Idol' judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey
October 4th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

Drama continues for 'Idol' judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey

The verbal battle between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj might be turning into a war.

On Thursday, as "The View's" Barbara Walters told Carey's side of the "American Idol" argument that took place earlier this week, Nicki Minaj unloaded her side on her Twitter account.

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Filed under: American Idol 2012 • Celebrities • television
Ron Livingston 'extremely proud' of sister Jennifer
October 4th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Ron Livingston 'extremely proud' of sister Jennifer

"Office Space" actor Ron Livingston is cheering on his sister, TV news anchor Jennifer Livingston, as she takes on a viewer who emailed her a critique of her weight.

Jennifer, an anchor with WKBT in Wisconsin, went on air Tuesday morning to address the viewer, Kenneth Krause, who told her that "obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle."

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Watch: 'Lincoln' gets a new trailer
October 4th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Watch: 'Lincoln' gets a new trailer

Taking advantage of the night's presidential theme, a new trailer for Steven Spielberg's November biopic "Lincoln" arrived on Wednesday.

A clip for the project debuted last month during a Google Play event, but Spielberg cautioned viewers that it provided "only a slight texture, a little tone or offering of the tone of the film."

That tone has shifted slightly with the new trailer, as the two-minute clip, titled "Unite," ramps up the action.

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