While you were working ...
January 17th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • As expected, Al Pacino is definitely going to play Joe Paterno in an upcoming film about the football legend called "Happy Valley."
  • The new trailer for "Spring Breakers" definitely doesn't remind us of our spring break. [Collider]
  • Because Betty White is awesome, she was gifted with a boa constrictor for her 91st birthday - his name is Jacob. [People]
  • We should be ashamed that we're this excited over seeing a teddy bear at the Oscars, but c'mon, it's Ted! [Vulture]
  • We'll listen to Samuel L. Jackson sing anything - the contact list in his iPhone, even, which we think he has since he did that commercial talking to Siri - and that definitely includes a Taylor Swift cover. At the link, he tackles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - though probably not in the way that you're expecting. [BuzzFeed]
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco is not pleased with the way the Grace Kelly movie is shaping up. The Royal House of Grimaldi's issued a statement that described the movie, starring Nicole Kidman, as "purely fictional." [Telegraph]

Filed under: While you were working
January 17th, 2013
05:31 PM ET

Alec Baldwin on '30 Rock's' 'low point'

Nearly every "30 Rock" fan has an opinion on exactly where the Emmy-winning comedy began to lose its luster, and for Alec Baldwin that moment came in season five.

"It was the low point," he told Rolling Stone in its new issue, though he hastens to add that "even anemic '30 Rock' writing is still better than everybody else's writing."

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Filed under: 30 Rock • Alec Baldwin • Celebrities • television
'Who did you say you were again?': Our fave on-screen imposters
January 17th, 2013
03:04 PM ET

'Who did you say you were again?': Our fave on-screen imposters

As the story of Manti Te'o's convoluted romantic life unfolded, a lot of us were immediately reminded of "Catfish" - the 2010 documentary about a guy whose online crush wasn't who he believed her to be.

That documentary has spun off into a pretty popular MTV reality show of the same name, with star of the doc, Nev Schulman, helping others assess whether their online-only romances pass muster in the real world.

While the Internet's made it easier to come across someone pretending to be someone they're not, the imposter is a popular character on the big screen.

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Filed under: movies
Why Sarah Jessica Parker won't be in 'Lovelace'
January 17th, 2013
12:14 PM ET

Why Sarah Jessica Parker won't be in 'Lovelace'

Sarah Jessica Parker stepped in at the last minute to play Gloria Steinem in "Lovelace," but her work didn't make it into the film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman were originally planning to end their biopic of adult actress Linda Lovelace in 1984, which would've included scenes of Lovelace after she'd gone back to using her real name and had taken a stand against porn, becoming affiliated with Steinem.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • Sarah Jessica Parker
'American Idol' returns: What's the verdict?
January 17th, 2013
11:11 AM ET

'American Idol' returns: What's the verdict?

Wednesday night marked the return of "American Idol" with brand new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

We never imagined we could miss Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler so much.

For the first night, we were treated to auditions from New York City, where contestants rolled through offering up what was supposed to be their best for a shot at a golden ticket to Hollywood.

As you can imagine, there was much tension and disappointment. Oh, not so much from the singers, but from some of us viewers regarding Mimi and Minaj.

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Haunted by the past on 'American Horror Story'
January 17th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Haunted by the past on 'American Horror Story'

Wednesday night's "American Horror Story: Asylum" focused on the four remaining central characters: Kit, Judy, Lana and Johnny.

The story was moved forward to 1967, as Kit lived a polygamist lifestyle with the two mothers of his children, Alma and Grace.

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