While you were working ...
October 18th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Among the lessons Zac Efron seems to have learned in his quarter-life - as he celebrates his 25th birthday today - include: How to avoid condom-related red carpet embarrassments; the proper way to remove a woman's bra; and to call his girlfriend before he heads to the strip club. Happy Birthday, Zac!
  • Atta girl, Demi Moore! As everyone chit-chats with "sources" about how she's jealous of her ex Ashton Kutcher's love life, the 49-year-old actress resurfaces at a benefit gala on Wednesday night with a radiant smile. [People]
  • When you watch "The Hobbit" this December, take a moment to appreciate Ian McKellen, mmkay? The actor has said that he wasn't all that interested in returning as Gandalf - "It was a little like going back to something that wasn't going to be particularly challenging" - but he did it anyway thinking of the "millions of people waiting for it." [THR]
  • We're prone to skepticism, but it looks like this Jessica Biel/Justin Timberlake wedding is really happening - and really happening in Italy. The pair reportedly had a 50-guest pre-wedding beach party dinner in Puglia. We're going to assume our invite was lost in the mail. [Us Weekly]
  • Out of this nearly five-minute video from Nicki Minaj and Cassie for the single "The Boys," the one thing we took away is that we'd really like to have that gigantic, polka-dot bouncy ball. We're guessing some of you are going to have your eyes glued elsewhere ... [YouTube]

Filed under: While you were working
'American Horror Story' premiere scares up solid ratings
October 18th, 2012
04:55 PM ET

'American Horror Story' premiere scares up solid ratings

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk weren't crazy when they decided to send "American Horror Story's" second season to the asylum.

Not only was Wednesday's premiere considered to be an improvement over last season, but the ratings have seen a boost as well.

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Filed under: American Horror Story • television
Joaquin Phoenix on 'the worst-tasting carrot'
October 18th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Joaquin Phoenix on 'the worst-tasting carrot'

Joaquin Phoenix may have turned in a critically praised performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," but it seems he's hoping he doesn't get any awards recognition for the role.

Speaking with Elvis Mitchell for Interview magazine - a profile that calls Phoenix's role in "The Master" "a triumphal return to the movies" - the 37-year-old actor says he's just not into that whole "awards circuit" thing.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Drake graduates from high school
October 18th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Drake graduates from high school

We so hope Drake is somewhere recreating the music video for "HYFR," because this is a reason to celebrate!

The 25-year-old rapper/actor, who (in addition to his music) is famous for portraying Jimmy Brooks on "Degrassi: The Next Generation," is now a high school graduate in real life.

And he did it with high scores, to boot: "97 percent on my final exam. 88 percent in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life," Drake posted Wednesday. "As of tonight I have graduated high school!"

He added in a sweet show of gratitude, "Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND."


Filed under: Music
Honey Boo Boo does her best Christopher Walken
October 18th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Honey Boo Boo does her best Christopher Walken

Miley Cyrus said on "Chelsea Lately" Wednesday night that she was a huge fan of Honey Boo Boo, to which we respond: how could one not be, when she does such an excellent reading of Christopher Walken's work?

After Walken joined his fellow "Seven Psychopaths" stars on "The Screen Junkies Show" last week and did a reading of lines pulled from TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the reality star and her mom agreed to do a little Walken.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Playing for keeps on 'Suburgatory'
October 18th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Playing for keeps on 'Suburgatory'

Wednesday night's season premiere of "Suburgatory," one of the most underrated comedies on TV, saw Tessa's return home to Chatswin after a summer in New York, and Dallas and Noah fighting over Carmen the nanny.

There was plenty here to love, but the Shay family subplot was extremely "well-played," as Lisa Shay might say.

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