While you were working ...
January 24th, 2013
05:26 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Natalie Portman and her family will soon say "bonjour" to the City of Light. Now that Portman's husband, Benjamin Millepied, has been named the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, word has it the actress, her hubby and their son Aleph will be relocating to Paris. [NYT]
  • You guys all caught Justin Timberlake revealing the March 19 release date for "The 20/20 Experience" in his music video, right? Good. [Billboard]
  • We're not sure what's cuter: Shakira's beau, Gerard Piqué, or their son's teensy-eensy newborn feet in these wee sneakers. [Gerard Pique's WhoSay]
  • Beyonce's Super Bowl set list has reportedly been revealed, but we're concerned about the lack of songs from "4." Does anyone really want to hear Destiny's Child take on "Bills, Bills, Bills" in the middle of a football game? [Us Weekly]
  • Robin Roberts, who looked fabulous on the set of "Good Morning America" today, announced that she hopes to be back on regularly in February. [USA Today]
  • The world may want to prepare for some jazzy lullabies - there's a Michael Bublé baby on the way. His wife, Luisana Lopilato, is expecting their first child.

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How 'Movie 43' landed all those A-list stars
January 24th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

How 'Movie 43' landed all those A-list stars

If you're anything like us, you saw the trailers for "Movie 43" and immediately took notice of how many major stars were cast to do ridiculous things.

From Halle Berry to Emma Stone to Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman, the comedy has an ensemble cast to rival all of those movies about holidays.

So when we caught up with producer Peter Farrelly at "Movie 43's" premiere on Wednesday, we had to ask how they handled casting.

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Lance Armstrong won't be 'Dancing' with any stars
January 24th, 2013
03:25 PM ET

Lance Armstrong won't be 'Dancing' with any stars

It seems Lance Armstrong isn't interested in trying to cha-cha his way back into anyone's good graces.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the cyclist turned down an opportunity to compete on "Dancing With the Stars" this spring.

ABC, the home of the competitive dancing reality show, reportedly reached out to Armstrong before he confessed to using performance-enhancing substances in a highly publicized two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey, and it seems that wasn't the first time.

A rep for Armstrong told EW that “Lance has been offered the show each and every year since its inception. Although flattered, he has passed on their generous offers.”

What do you think - should Armstrong have taken ABC up on their offer?


Filed under: Celebrities • Dancing With The Stars • television
SXSW passes on Lindsay Lohan's 'Canyons'?
January 24th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

SXSW passes on Lindsay Lohan's 'Canyons'?

It wouldn't appear that the festival circuit is loving "The Canyons," the now-infamous picture starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, SXSW passed on showing the film because of "quality issues," not long after TMZ reported that Sundance also wasn't interested.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan • movies
January 24th, 2013
12:35 PM ET

So, about that fight on 'Idol' ...

On Wednesday's "American Idol," we finally got to see the fight that launched reports of a tense feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

Actually, make that part of the fight.

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Filed under: American Idol 2013 • television
Julie Taymor to direct 'Midsummer Night's Dream'
January 24th, 2013
10:48 AM ET

Julie Taymor to direct 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

We haven't heard a lot about Julie Taymor since the off-stage drama that was "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," but the director is back to lead a new production.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Taymor will direct "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. It's her first directing job since she departed her "Spider-Man" post in the spring of 2011. The rehabbed musical went on to become a top-seller on Broadway.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" will begin preview performances on October 19 ahead of its scheduled opening of November 2. As the Times notes, Taymor has helmed her fair share of Shakespeare, including the films "The Tempest" (2010) and "Titus" (1999).


Filed under: Broadway • Celebrities • theater
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