While you were working ...
December 19th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Photos leaked Wednesday of Miley Cyrus' 20th birthday party in November, revealing that the singer celebrated by grabbing a handful of a stripper's backside. If you follow her on Twitter, you're not surprised - she tweeted ahead of the event, "If I don't get at least one big booty hoe my friends are officially not my friends anymore." [Us Weekly]
  • Taylor Swift and Harry Styles entered a tattoo shop in Los Angeles Tuesday,  but only one of them walked back out with new ink of a pirate-style ship. The suspense, we know, is killing you. [USA Today]
  • Bruno Mars gave the Billboard charts a one-two punch on Wednesday: His single "Locked Out of Heaven" still holds the top spot on the Hot 100, while his album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," is at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. [Billboard]
  • Ke$ha did a tweet-and-delete on her comment that she'd been "forced" to sing the lyrics to "Die Young," but she told a New York radio station last month that she rewrote the song numerous times to make sure it said exactly what she wanted it to say. [TMZ]
  • Kim Kardashian, the bangs edition: [Kim K's Instagram]

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Trailer Park: 'Pain & Gain,' 'Identity Thief'
December 19th, 2012
05:23 PM ET

Trailer Park: 'Pain & Gain,' 'Identity Thief'

Michael Bay's latest flick is going to bring the pain - and a few laughs, judging from the trailer.

Mark Wahlberg stars as Daniel Lugo, a fitness buff who gets wrapped up in an extortion and kidnapping plot along with two other just-as-ripped weight-lifters, played by Anthony Mackie and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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'A Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' join National Film Registry
December 19th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

'A Christmas Story,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' join National Film Registry

Just in time for the seasonal TV marathons, the Library of Congress' National Film Registry has recognized "A Christmas Story" as a cultural touchstone.

The 1983 holiday classic is one of the 25 films that will be added to the National Film Registry, selected because they exemplify "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking."

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Angelina Jolie in talks to direct 'Unbroken'
December 19th, 2012
03:42 PM ET

Angelina Jolie in talks to direct 'Unbroken'

After making her directorial and screenwriting debut with 2011's "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Angelina Jolie is prepared to helm another film.

The 37-year-old is in talks to direct an adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book, "Unbroken," according to Deadline. Although it'll be Jolie's second time directing a feature, it will be her first go-round with a major studio release.

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Listen: DJ Earworm's 2012 mashup
December 19th, 2012
01:14 PM ET

Listen: DJ Earworm's 2012 mashup

After spending the better part of 2012 taking over the radio, it’s fitting that artists like Fun., Katy Perry and Ke$ha are featured on DJ Earworm’s annual year-end mashup.

“United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)” incorporates themes like darkness, revelation and transformation, Earworm, whose real name is Jordan Roseman, told CNN via email.

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Ke$ha responds to radio stations pulling 'Die Young'
December 19th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Ke$ha responds to radio stations pulling 'Die Young'

TV networks and movie studios have postponed episodes and movie premieres out of sensitivity for the Newtown school shooting, and radio stations are also being cautious with the songs they play.

According to Billboard magazine, some stations have pulled Ke$ha's popular "Die Young" from the airwaves following last Friday's tragedy that claimed the lives of 20 elementary school students.

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