While you were working ...
November 13th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Tamera Mowry-Housley and her twin Tia are now both moms of little boys. Tamera and her husband Adam Housley welcomed their son, Aden John Tanner Housley, on Monday night at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Baby Aden weighed in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and is 21.5 inches long. [People]
  • Speaking of babies, we squealed a bit when we saw JoAnna Garcia-Swisher's tweet that she and husband Nick Swisher are expecting their first child in 2013. [JoAnna Garcia-Swisher's Twitter]
  • The rumors that James Franco and Ashley Benson are dating just received new life as an onlooker tells New York Post's Page Six that they spotted the "Spring Breakers" co-stars catching the latest Bond movie ... and falling into such a deep sleep during it that they had to be woken up by the movie theater's staff. [Page Six]
  • With action franchises gobbling up box office dollars, we don't blame Sean Penn for eyeing a role in the thriller "Prone Gunman," based on a Jean Patrick Manchette novel. [THR]
  • Rihanna isn't the only star who's cool with a little nudity. "Anna Karenina" actress Keira Knightley did a topless photo shoot of her own with Allure. [Us Weekly]
  • This is fantastic news: "Anchorman 2" will have musical numbers! [IndieWire]
  • Hopefully this role won't make Anne Hathaway subsist on a daily diet of only two squares of dried oatmeal paste: The actress has picked up a gig in the upcoming adaptation of "Robopocalypse," should it make its way to the big screen. [Empire Magazine]
  • We don't need a reason to love the '90s favorite kids' series, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?," any more than we already do, but knowing that Vice President Joe Biden had a guest role back in '93 does help.

Filed under: While you were working
Overheard: Damian Lewis really hopes President Obama gets irony
November 13th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Overheard: Damian Lewis really hopes President Obama gets irony

[Editor's Note: If you have yet to watch a single episode of "Homeland," skip this post - some spoilers may be included below.]

With President Obama being a professed fan of Showtime's Emmy-winning hit "Homeland," series star Damian Lewis thought he'd sign the season 1 DVD set with a clever joke.

But what the 41-year-old English actor came up with has left him hoping the POTUS also has an ironic sense of humor, as he recently told Brit TV host Jonathan Ross.

FULL POST


Filed under: Homeland • television
'50 Shades of Grey' leads to divorce?
November 13th, 2012
05:00 PM ET

'50 Shades of Grey' leads to divorce?

"Fifty Shades of Grey" has been seen as the book to read if you want more action - just look at how many parents say it helped bring about a baby - but it might also inspire divorce.

The Daily Mail reports that a 41-year-old banker has petitioned for divorce in Britain's High Court because her husband's "boring attitude" toward sex is an example of "unreasonable behavior," which, under the nation's law, is one of five grounds for splitting up a marriage. FULL POST


Filed under: Books
Liza Minnelli brings her talents to 'Smash'
November 13th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

Liza Minnelli brings her talents to 'Smash'

"Smash" has lined up a smashing showbiz legend for a guest role.

Liza Minnelli will star as herself on the NBC drama, which chronicles the backstage happenings of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired musical, in an episode called "The Surprise Party" that's slated to air in the spring.

FULL POST


Filed under: Smash • television
November 13th, 2012
03:54 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson: I can't listen to my old stuff, the autotune 'kills me'

You may be a fan of Kelly Clarkson's older hits, like "Since U Been Gone" and "Miss Independent," but the 30-year-old singer herself would rather tune out.

"Sometimes, I can't listen to really old school songs ... because they just use so much autotune when it's not needed that it kills me. I can't listen to it," Clarkson told CNN. "What I love about that though is on songs like 'Miss Independent,' not only was it autotune, I just sounded different, I sounded so young."

FULL POST

A little bit of 'Scandal' with the Petraeus affair
November 13th, 2012
03:13 PM ET

A little bit of 'Scandal' with the Petraeus affair

When Retired Gen. David Petraeus stepped down from his position as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency last Friday, citing an extramarital affair, plenty of people were ready to draw parallels between his real life drama and the kind playing out on television, especially Showtime's "Homeland" and ABC's "Scandal."

Now there is an actual connection to one of the shows. FULL POST

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