While you were working ...
January 25th, 2013
05:30 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Well, what do you know: HBO's "Girls," just getting a firm footing in its second season, is already renewed for a third. [HBO's Twitter]
  • To hear Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi tell it, Lindsay Lohan enjoys herself a guido every now and again. Snooks "feels" like LiLo was flirting with Pauly D in L.A. a few years back, and she "feels" like they made out. [Celebuzz]
  • In case you haven't heard, Marc Anthony and his Jennifer Lopez look-a-like girlfriend, Shannon de Lima, have broken up. [Us Weekly]
  • Thirteen years after the original, a sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" will start production in May. [Deadline]
  • Be prepared to hear the people sing at this year's Oscars ceremony. Word has it there'll be a tribute to movie musicals from the last decade, including "Les Mis." [Coming Soon]

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It’s a good week to be J.J. Abrams
January 25th, 2013
04:31 PM ET

It’s a good week to be J.J. Abrams

There might be a few different droids in J.J. Abrams' future.

In addition to reportedly signing on to direct “Star Wars Episode VII,” the “Star Trek” director will also have a presence on the small screen with a new sci-fi pilot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has ordered Abrams’ untitled buddy cop show about police officers who are partnered with highly evolved androids.

“Fringe” executive producer J.H. Wyman will write and executive produce the series, which is set in a near future, THR reports.

Despite Abrams telling Entertainment Weekly in November that he turned down the opportunity to direct the next installment of “Star Wars,” the publication has confirmed The Wrap's report that he will, in fact, helm the anticipated film.


Filed under: movies • Star Wars • television
Amanda Seyfried thinks of 'Mean Girls' as her best work
January 25th, 2013
03:36 PM ET

Amanda Seyfried thinks of 'Mean Girls' as her best work

We make it a point to watch "Mean Girls" whenever it pops up on TV, so we're happy to hear that Amanda Seyfried loves it just as much as we do.

The actress starred in the 2004 pop culture classic as the ditzy Karen Smith, something of a breakout role for the then 18-year-old Seyfried. (And the golden note for most of us when it comes to Lindsay Lohan's career, but we digress.)

With the Oscar-nominated "Les Misérables" and now "Lovelace" (the biopic of adult film actress Linda Lovelace) under her belt, Seyfried recognizes how far she's come from telling the weather with her breasts.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Prince to receive Billboard Icon award
January 25th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

Prince to receive Billboard Icon award

This year's Billboard Music Awards should be a funky good time, thanks to the magazine's decision to recognize Prince with the Billboard Icon Award.

Prince will receive the honor on May 19 during the ceremony's live broadcast from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena that will air on ABC. The hit-maker is also expected to offer a performance during the show.

Listen to Prince's new song, "Screwdriver"

Last year, Stevie Wonder received the Icon Award, which was presented with a tribute led by Alicia Keys.

The Billboard Music Awards are a reflection of the magazine's charts throughout the year, which catalog airplay, album sales, downloads and touring, plus streaming and social interaction on sites like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and Vevo. The tracking period for the 2013 awards began February 27, 2012, and will conclude February 24, 2013.

Additional information on presenters and performers to come.


Filed under: Music
Tina Turner to become a Swiss citizen
January 25th, 2013
12:09 PM ET

Tina Turner to become a Swiss citizen

After living in Switzerland for nearly two decades, Tina Turner is making preparations to become a Swiss citizen.

The AFP reports that the 73-year-old legend is poised to soon receive Swiss citizenship, and will in turn give back her U.S. citizenship.

As a resident of a town called Kuesnacht in northern Switzerland, Turner has reportedly passed a local civics test as well as an interview. She still awaits approval from the canton of Zurich and federal authorities before she can claim her passport, the AFP says.

"I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here," Turner, who moved there in 1995, has said. "I cannot imagine a better place to live."


Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Willy Wonka inspires Jack on '30 Rock'
January 25th, 2013
12:06 PM ET

Willy Wonka inspires Jack on '30 Rock'

On last night’s penultimate episode of “30 Rock,” Liz fought to save TGS and Kenneth got a golden ticket.

Liz and Criss were busy preparing for their adopted twins. He went shopping while she scrambled to watch all the episodes of "Treme" on their DVR. (It really does get good if you stick with it!)

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