Bobby Womack reveals Alzheimer’s diagnosis
January 3rd, 2013
06:48 PM ET

Bobby Womack reveals Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Soul legend Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

“The doctor said you have signs of Alzheimer’s,” the 68-year-old singer revealed to Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 music. "He said it's not bad yet but it's going to get worse."

“How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating.”

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While you were working ...
January 3rd, 2013
05:59 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • George Lucas is ready to get hitched to his girlfriend Mellody Hobson - a rep's confirmed to CNN that the pair are engaged.
  • After Jennifer Lawrence graces "Saturday Night Live" with her presence on January 19, Adam Levine is going to pick up the hosting torch for January 26. It'll be his first time hosting the sketch comedy show, which will also feature Kendrick Lamar as the musical guest. [THR]
  • Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana were presumed to be an item, but a new report says that Saldana's plans to spend the holidays with Cooper's family in Europe were called off after things didn't work out between them. The actress was spotted on NYE partying with her sister in South Beach. [Page Six]
  • Is it awkward that some of us don't hate-watch "Smash," like everyone else? We do feel a bit better that Steven Spielberg wasn't aware that was happening, either. [EW]
  • Perhaps Adam Lambert has a future as a movie critic, because his comments on "Les Mis" caused such a furor that the "Idol" alum's had to backtrack and offer clarification. [MTV]
  • Contrary to popular belief, Kristen Stewart says in a new interview, she really does "love people." More revelations at the link. [V magazine]

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Jon Favreau in talks to direct an episode of 'The Office'
January 3rd, 2013
05:39 PM ET

Jon Favreau in talks to direct an episode of 'The Office'

"Iron Man" director Jon Favreau may be dabbling in the television world again.

NBC confirms that the actor/writer/director is in talks to direct an upcoming episode of the "The Office" this season. If a deal is sealed, it would be Favreau's first time on board with the comedy that mocks the awkward encounters between everyday office employees.

Favreau has called the shots behind the camera on other television shows in the past, previously directing episodes of NBC's "Revolution," Fox's "Undeclared" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

As an actor on the small screen, the onetime comedian is best known for his role of Pete Becker, Monica Geller's boyfriend during season three of "Friends."

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In Cali, Kris Humphries is the presumed dad of Kim K.'s baby
January 3rd, 2013
05:15 PM ET

In Cali, Kris Humphries is the presumed dad of Kim K.'s baby

Kanye was a proud father on Sunday night when he announced that he and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are expecting a baby, but he'd have to do more than claim her as his "baby mama" for the state of California.

As TMZ's noted, in the eyes of the state's Family Code, Kardashian's estranged husband, Kris Humphries, is presumed to be the father of her baby because the two are still legally married. Kardashian filed for divorce in October 2011 after 72 days of marriage, but it's not yet official.

A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if he is or has been married to the mother, and if the baby is born during the marriage or within 300 days after death, annulment, declaration of invalidity, divorce or after a judgment of separation is entered by the court.

Humphries filed for an annulment and separation from Kardashian on December 1, 2011, but a judgment of separation hasn't been granted, making him the presumed dad. Anyone involved can clear up the paternity with "clear and convincing" evidence, such as a DNA test.

Frank Ocean cited for marijuana possession
January 3rd, 2013
04:57 PM ET

Frank Ocean cited for marijuana possession

Frank Ocean ended 2012 with a run-in with the law.

On New Year's Eve, the singer was pulled over for speeding and ended up busted for alleged marijuana possession.

The “channel ORANGE” singer was driving along Highway 395 in Mono County, California, when the California Highway Patrol spotted his black BMW speeding at around 4:30 in the afternoon, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department. The officer noted a strong odor of marijuana when approaching the car, and discovered that Ocean was carrying a small bag of pot.

The R&B star was cited for possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and was released on the spot. The incident has been passed on to the Mono County District Attorney’s Office for further review.

Reps for Ocean tell CNN that they have no comment about the incident.

Krysten Ritter's 'down' for '50 Shades' movie
January 3rd, 2013
04:44 PM ET

Krysten Ritter's 'down' for '50 Shades' movie

The armchair casting for "Fifty Shades of Grey" has covered nearly every actor in Hollywood, but there's a new name to add to the list: Krysten Ritter.

The 31-year-old has been at the center of a new round of wishful thinking after she replied positively to a suggestion from a fan that she should land the role of the submissive Anastasia Steele.

If the film's studio, Universal, came knocking, Ritter already knows what her answer would be.

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