While you were working ...
February 20th, 2013
06:17 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Shia LaBeouf's Broadway debut will have to happen another time. The actor's dropped out of "The Orphans" due to "creative differences." [LAT]
  • In Kim Kardashian's recent interview with DuJour magazine it sounded a lot like she was ready to leave her E! reality show "Keeping Up With ..." after its ninth season. But as it turns out, Kim is happy oversharing right where she is. The mom-to-be has clarified on her blog that everyone is "extremely proud of the show" and is on board to invade your TV screens through season 10. [Kim Kardashian's blog]
  • After portraying a phone sex operator, Ari Graynor is going to portray a "Bad Teacher" in the CBS pilot based on the movie. [Deadline]
  • Scarlett Johansson is "absolutely not" engaged, but she is wearing a gorgeous pear-shaped diamond on her ring finger. [People]
  • This is quite possibly one of the most entertaining Oscars game we've seen so far - apparently, we'd write an Academy Award acceptance speech just like Kathy Bates. (Full disclosure: the creator used to work for CNN Digital)[Rebecca Rolfe's Thank The Academy]
  • Apologies to those who were dreaming of becoming Dania Ramirez's other half - the actress tied the knot in her native Dominican Republic on February 16. [NBC Latino]
  • Bruno Mars is ready to take the world on a trek through the "Moonshine Jungle," which is the name of his most-expansive tour yet:

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Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig to guest on 'Arrested'
February 20th, 2013
03:29 PM ET

Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig to guest on 'Arrested'

The already all-star "Arrested Development" cast is expanding.

When new episodes of the fan favorite series arrive on Netflix in May, they'll feature two new guests stars: Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen.

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • television
February 20th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Author gets sales boost after Kate Middleton comments

Winning two Man Booker prizes in a row - and being the first woman to do so - is plenty publicity to push book sales, but it appears Hilary Mantel just earned herself a bit more.

The Brit author, who wrote the lauded and aforementioned prize-winning novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up The Bodies," has sparked a fevered debate over her commentary that called the Duchess of Cambridge "a shop-window mannequin" without any personality who is only defined by her wardrobe.

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Filed under: Books
February 20th, 2013
11:24 AM ET

Robin Roberts has sweet return to 'GMA'

Robin Roberts has been waiting 174 days to once again say "Good Morning America," and on Wednesday she did so with a beaming smile.

The "GMA" co-anchor, 52, left the morning show five months ago to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Roberts has slowly been getting back in the swing of things, but Wednesday was the official day to "Welcome Back Robin," complete with cake:

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence together again
February 20th, 2013
10:13 AM ET

David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence together again

Judging from the Oscar nods "Silver Linings Playbook" has earned, Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell make a great match. The two nominees seem to know that, as they've teamed up again for a new movie.

85th Academy Awards: The nominees

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Russell, who's up for a best director Oscar at this weekend's ceremony, will lead best actress nominee Lawrence in an upcoming film called "The Ends of the Earth."

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
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