While you were working ...
January 30th, 2013
05:45 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Barbra Streisand will sing at the Oscars for the first time since 1977. Back then, she took the stage with a rendition of "Evergreen" from "A Star Is Born," but we're still waiting to hear what she'll perform at this year's Academy Awards.
  • Speaking of grand returns, Barry Manilow has made his on Broadway. [NYT]
  • We're eager to hear what comes out of this partnership: Jay-Z's brought Timbaland into the Roc Nation family. [Life+Times]
  • Also, you've been paying attention to the Super Bowl practice picture-palooza that's been happening on Beyonce's Tumblr, right? OK, good. [Beyonce's Tumblr]
  • For reasons not entirely clear, MTV is going to follow Ke$ha around in a new docu-series called "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life." It'll start in April. [MTV]
  • ABC, the same network still trying to make celebrity diving shows happen, has turned its attention to America's children. Specifically, babies. Actually, more specifically, toddlers between the ages of 2 and 3 1/2. The reality series premise for "Bet On Your Babies" will see parents compete against themselves, rather than other families and their babies, in challenges that require them to figure out their kid's next move. [Deadline]
  • Russell Brand's FX show "Brand X" is apparently doing well for itself, as the network has expanded the program to a full hour and turned it into a live show format. [THR]
  • Here's what happens when Bon Qui Qui is unearthed, and found working at Alexander Wang:

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'How I Met Your Mother' will return for final season
January 30th, 2013
05:25 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother' will return for final season

CBS has renewed "How I Met Your Mother" for a ninth season, but it'll also be the comedy's final run.

According to Entertainment Weekly, everyone - Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan - will be back, along with creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

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Eminem teams up for new reality series
January 30th, 2013
05:08 PM ET

Eminem teams up for new reality series

For his next project, Eminem is thinking about reality.

The hip-hop artist's Shady Films has teamed up with Ben Silverman's Electus to craft a reality series centered in Em's hometown of Detroit. Called "Detroit Rubber," it'll follow Rick Williams and Roland "Ro" Coit of the sneaker store Burn Rubber.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Webisodes
Rep, fan brush off talk of Bieber's straying hand
January 30th, 2013
03:01 PM ET

Rep, fan brush off talk of Bieber's straying hand

We know Justin Bieber loves his fans, but in a recent photo of him greeting one of them, he seemed to show a bit too much affection.

The image, which was captured at a recent meet-and-greet event, depicts 18-year-old Bieber with one arm around a fan, and kissing her on the cheek.

But from the angle the photo was taken, his other hand seems to stray dangerously close to her chest, making many wonder if he was copping a feel.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Bieber • Music
'Entourage' movie gets the green light
January 30th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

'Entourage' movie gets the green light

The oft-talked about "Entourage" movie was starting to feel more like myth than an actual possibility, but Warner Bros. has given the concept a green light.

As Deadline reports, "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin wrote the script for the big screen version of the HBO series, and will also direct the film.

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Filed under: Entourage • movies • television
Jim Nabors marries partner in Seattle
January 30th, 2013
12:11 PM ET

Jim Nabors marries partner in Seattle

Actor Jim Nabors is now a married man.

CNN affiliate KHNL Hawaii News Now reports that the "Gomer Pyle: USMC" star tied the knot with his longtime partner, Stan Cadwallader, in Seattle on January 15.

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