While you were working ...
December 17th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's  news you might've missed:

  • The documentary of former President Bill Clinton that you've always wanted is not only in development - and at the home of "Game Change" and "Game Change 2," HBO - but it'll have Martin Scorsese as director. We'll be watching. [WaPo]
  • Justin Bieber is expanding his empire: The teen pop star is reportedly at work developing a sitcom about his life for ABC, which he would executive produce. [TV Guide]
  • For all the controversy it had, Madonna's tour was a must-see event. The singer's "MDNA" extravaganza was the top tour of 2012, followed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Roger Waters. [Billboard]
  • James Franco is a soon-to-be-published poet. The multi-hyphenate has sold his first book of poetry, and it's expected to debut in April 2014. [Publisher's Weekly]
  • A new trailer for "Star Trek: Into Darkness" has arrived, with another helping of the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch - "You think you're safe? You are not!" [CinemaBlend]

Filed under: While you were working
December 17th, 2012
05:33 PM ET

'Django' cast debates: How does movie violence influence violence in real life?

Friday's nightmarish shooting has left some in Hollywood examining the relationship between the violence we see in the real world and the violence we watch in movies and on TV.

Interestingly enough, the cast members of "Django Unchained," an upcoming Quentin Tarantino project about a slave-turned-bounty-hunter and his mission to save his wife from a cruel slave-master, come down on all sides of the debate.

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'The Hobbit' stirs fan debate
December 17th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

'The Hobbit' stirs fan debate

Before "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was released, there was already controversy among hardcore fans and other moviegoers.

Would the decision to expand the adaptation from two movies and into three stretch the story too thin? Would it drag?

And how would audiences react to the new 48fps frame rate, which director Peter Jackson used on the film to make it look more realistic?

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Filed under: movies • Weekend reviews
Channing Tatum, wife Jenna are expecting
December 17th, 2012
02:07 PM ET

Channing Tatum, wife Jenna are expecting

Channing Tatum's banner year is ending on a personal high note.

The actor and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, both 32, are expecting their first child next year, CNN's confirmed.

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Kat Von D accepts tweeted marriage proposal
December 17th, 2012
12:48 PM ET

Kat Von D accepts tweeted marriage proposal

Reality star and tattoo artist Kat Von D will soon sport something sparkly on her ring finger.

On Saturday, Von D accepted a marriage proposal from producer/DJ Deadmau5 - who opted to pop the question via Twitter.

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Filed under: Celebrities
December 17th, 2012
11:44 AM ET

'Saturday Night Live' pays tribute to Newtown

"Saturday Night Live's" cold open is typically a place for irreverence, but the latest episode's opening minutes featured nothing but humble sincerity.

Aware that the nation is still at a loss over the tragic school shooting that happened in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday, "SNL's" cameras went live on the New York City Children's Chorus singing "Silent Night."

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Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
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