While you were working ...
January 21st, 2013
06:30 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Do-it-all James Franco wrote a poem of his own to honor President Obama's inauguration today - or, at least, we think it's a poem. [The Frisky]
  • After years of radio silence, The Postal Service is reuniting for the 10th anniversary of their 2003 album "Give Up." Bonus: On top of touring plans and a deluxe edition of the album, the band's also booked for Coachella. [Billboard]
  • In case you missed it, here's more of Justin Bieber than you're probably prepared to see, courtesy of the Biebs himself. [E!]
  • Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" tour stop in Los Angeles apparently came with a literal interpretation of birth, as the pop star emerged onto the stage from what looked like a giant, inflatable vagina. [Mirror]
  • It seems Adrienne Maloof is moving on in the wake of her husband filing for divorce. Eyes have spied Maloof sharing some PDA with Rod Stewart's 32-year-old son, Sean. [Us Weekly]

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The word out of Sundance - so far
January 21st, 2013
06:12 PM ET

The word out of Sundance - so far

Out of the threads of conversation still emerging from 2013's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, one of them has been concentrated on just how many projects have zeroed in on sex.

There's the biopic about adult actress Linda Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried - a mesmerizing clip for which has been circulating on the Interwebs - and offerings from James Franco that include a "meta-documentary" called "Interior. Leather Bar." (which is directed by Franco and Travis Mathews) and another documentary called "Kink" (which Fanco produced).

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Filed under: movies
'Django Unchained' performs strong overseas
January 21st, 2013
05:20 PM ET

'Django Unchained' performs strong overseas

Best picture Oscar nominee "Django Unchained" is finding success overseas.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Quentin Tarantino project about a slave-turned-bounty hunter who goes on a bloody journey to rescue his enslaved wife, opened at No. 1 in at least 23 foreign markets.

The movie, which stars Jamie Foxx as the titular Django, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington, opened in 54 markets overall and earned around $48.4 million.

With $139.3 million made domestically since "Django Unchained" opened in theaters Christmas Day, its worldwide box office haul is now $187.7 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.


Filed under: Awards Season • movies
Catching up with Goo Goo Dolls' Rzeznik ahead of Inaugural ball
January 21st, 2013
04:10 PM ET

Catching up with Goo Goo Dolls' Rzeznik ahead of Inaugural ball

The Goo Goo Dolls' headlining performance at tonight's non-partisan Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C., shows that it really is all about who you know.

Although the multi-platinum pop trio played a benefit for the Obama campaign in 2007, frontman Johnny Rzeznik says the offer to perform at this year's gala didn't come through agents or managers. It came through a friend associated with the Hollywood-based organization.

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Kevin Bacon talks 'The Following'
January 21st, 2013
03:09 PM ET

Kevin Bacon talks 'The Following'

After spending the majority of his 35 years in the biz starring on the big screen, Kevin Bacon says it was his own viewing habits that inspired him to hit the tube.

“I was finding myself to be more and more of a TV consumer as the quality and writing of the shows seemed to get better and better,” Bacon told press during a recent conference call. “I found myself really knocked out by so many shows.”

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Celebs tweet about the Inauguration
January 21st, 2013
01:50 PM ET

Celebs tweet about the Inauguration

As President Obama was sworn in for his second term, plenty of Hollywood tuned in.

From the historical significance of the inauguration happening on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to the performances from Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce, the tweets weighed in on it all:

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