Nicki Minaj, Rihanna lead AMA noms
October 9th, 2012
06:33 PM ET

Nicki Minaj, Rihanna lead AMA noms

Say what you will about her "American Idol" issues, but Nicki Minaj is poised to be a potential big winner at this year's American Music Awards.

Minaj and Rihanna lead the 2012 group of nominees with four nods a piece.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Music • Rihanna
While you were working ...
October 9th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • This Louis C.K. news has us depressed. Instead of returning next summer and making our lives feel complete, FX is postponing "Louie" until the spring of 2014. The delay isn't because of the network, but rather was request by Louis C.K. "I want season four to go somewhere new," he said. "I want a little breathing room." [THR]
  • Amber Tamblyn's wedding to David Cross over the weekend was awesome, as depicted by Questlove's Instagram photos. The bride wore yellow! [Questlove's Twitter]
  • What's the over/under on Justin Bieber winning this (possible) beer pong game (which he's technically not old enough to be participating in, if those cups contain alcohol)? [TMZ]
  • Speaking of Bieber ... BREAKING: Ben Affleck actually wasn't trying to get the Bieber bangs going in his new movie  "Argo." Inquiring minds really were wondering ... [CBS News]
  • Mindy Kaling's potentially going to have good "Office" company over on Fox - her co-star Angela Kinsey is set to star in a comedy pilot with Rachael Harris. [Deadline]
  • Nolan Gould is definitely putting on an act on "Modern Family." The 13-year-old has already graduated from high school! [OMG! Canada]

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Anne Hathaway attached to Mindy Kaling movie
October 9th, 2012
05:20 PM ET

Anne Hathaway attached to Mindy Kaling movie

Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling working on the same project? That's like a gift from the romantic comedy gods - or so we hope it will be.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kaling's co-written a film called "The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie" which, while it sounds rather depressing, is a comedic take on how a woman's poor sense of self-worth has meant a dating life filled with no-good guys. But that all starts to change once "the hottest guy ever" starts wooing her.

Hathaway is attached to star in the rom-com, and Kaling would possibly have a supporting role. The "Mindy Project" actress is also one of the executive producers on the project, as is her co-screenwriter, "The Office" producer Brent Forrester.

"The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie" is still in development, and has yet to find a director.


Filed under: Anne Hathaway • Celebrities
'Peanuts' cartoon headed for theaters in 2015
October 9th, 2012
04:54 PM ET

'Peanuts' cartoon headed for theaters in 2015

Cue the music! The "Peanuts" gang will soon arrive on the big screen, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest are set to star in an animated movie due out November 25, 2015.

When it arrives, the currently untitled "Peanuts" movie will mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of Charles M. Schulz's beloved comic strip, as well as the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the Times notes (and no, not in an attempt to make us all feel old).

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Filed under: movies
Overheard: '50 Shades' screenwriter brings out the skeptics
October 9th, 2012
04:13 PM ET

Overheard: '50 Shades' screenwriter brings out the skeptics

All was quiet on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie front for months, aside from the occasional actor offering to do full-frontal, but we finally got an update on Monday.

The film, based on the erotic novel/Twilight fanfiction by E.L. James, will be written by Kelly Marcel, whose credits include the forthcoming Tom Hanks vehicle "Saving Mr. Banks" ... and "Terra Nova," leaving some curious how she'll handle the saucier aspects of James' story.

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Filed under: movies
Seven things you should know about 'Dr. Horrible'
October 9th, 2012
02:45 PM ET

Seven things you should know about 'Dr. Horrible'

Let's travel back to the year 2008, when the idea of watching TV on the Internet was still a relatively new concept and online "Webisodes" were in their infancy. (And when "Iron Man" was in one of the biggest movies of the year - by himself.)

That was the year "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" creator Joss Whedon unleashed on the public a free three-part mini-series called "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog." The fact that it starred Neil Patrick Harris was an added bonus.

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