While you were working ...
November 21st, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • After half a decade together, Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have officially split. Kimora has two daughters from her previous marriage, and a son, Kenzo, from her relationship with Djimon. [People]
  • Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, is hearing wedding bells. She says of her relationship with boyfriend Brandon Blackstone, "We are not [engaged], but we are totally going to get married. We love each other. We are totally going to get married one day." [HuffPo]
  • While Rihanna nabbed a No. 1 with her song, "Diamonds," One Direction slid into No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart with their sophomore record. We wonder if Barbara Walters was one of the half million buyers to pick up "Take Me Home"? [MTV]
  • Speaking of One Direction, apparently Taylor Swift turns into a puppy dog when she's around her alleged new beau, One Direction's Harry Styles. Apparently they "email a lot!" exclaims a friend of Swift's. Awww. Electronic communication. That's how you know it's love. [Us Weekly]
  • Just days after canceling "American Chopper," the Discovery Channel is also washing its hands of "Dirty Jobs." [EW]

Filed under: While you were working
November 21st, 2012
05:30 PM ET

What's the buzz on 'Life of Pi'?

For an adaptation that was viewed as "unfilmable," today's "Life of Pi" is earning consistently rave reviews.

Directed by Ang Lee, the project had a number of challenges, starting with the story itself. The protagonist in the novel, written by Yann Martel, spends much of his time stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger as his companion after a major shipwreck. Trying to bring Pi's moving experience to life on film was an admitted risk, but one Lee has impressively managed.

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Filed under: movies
Zach Quinto: 'AHS' is about to get even more disturbing
November 21st, 2012
04:26 PM ET

Zach Quinto: 'AHS' is about to get even more disturbing

The big reveal on last week's "American Horror Story: Asylum" was a shock to fans, but not to Zachary Quinto.

The actor told press last week that he knew his Dr. Thredson was malevolent all along.

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Filed under: American Horror Story • television
Anthony Hopkins 'insecure' about playing Hitchcock
November 21st, 2012
03:45 PM ET

Anthony Hopkins 'insecure' about playing Hitchcock

Even when you're a legend yourself, the thought of playing one for the screen is still frightening.

Such was the case for Anthony Hopkins, who transforms into Alfred Hitchcock for this month's "Hitchcock," which is based on the book "Alfred Hitchcock and the making of 'Psycho'" and directed by Sacha Gervasi.

"[Hitchcock] was an amazing personality and a great genius, and for me it was daunting taking on such a loved figure," Hopkins told press Sunday. "Such a notorious man as well because he had a wicked sense of humor and he was a complicated man."

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How Gerard Butler first learned to flirt
November 21st, 2012
03:10 PM ET

How Gerard Butler first learned to flirt

We're not surprised to hear that Gerard Butler, with his legion of admiring fans, learned how to flirt at a young age.

It all happened when the Scottish actor was "third year" in school - which would be about 14 years old, he told CNN.

“[T]here was a girl ... she was running up the stairs and I said something and I let it linger...something like 'Oh really? Well, we'll see,'" the 43-year-old said.

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Rihanna, with a new No. 1, says sorry to plane press
November 21st, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Rihanna, with a new No. 1, says sorry to plane press

The tales from press who were aboard Rihanna's tour jet for the past seven days have ranged from hilarious to distraught to some combination of both.

Rihanna herself, who couldn't have been completely unaware of the response to her 777 tour, made an apology to those who were along for her seven-day, seven-country, seven-city promotional ride when she landed back in the States Tuesday.

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