While you were working ...
February 28th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Steven Spielberg, ladies and gents, will head the jury at this year's Cannes festival from May 15-26. The "Cannes regular" screened his classic "E.T." at the fest, and its president Gilles Jacob has been on him to take over the lead position with the jury. "Ever since, I’ve often asked Steven to be jury president, but he’s always been shooting a film," Jacob said. "So when this year I was told 'E.T., phone home,' I understood and immediately replied: 'At last!' " [LAT]
  • Sad news for Anastacia fans: The pop singer has had to cancel her European tour, which was scheduled to begin in London on April 6, because she's been diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. [USA Today]
  • Many outlets are paying a heap of attention to the fact that some paparazzi caught Jennifer Lawrence without makeup, but we're more occupied with her wine-and-hug session with a friend. J. Law, invite us next time! [Us Weekly]
  • Well, this is interesting: Katie Holmes chilled out at a Knicks game, grinning away, with her agent seated next to her. [E!]
  • Word has it that Michelle Williams' breakup with Jason Segel was sparked by the fact that they were settled down on opposite coasts. [People]

Filed under: While you were working
Johnny Depp lines up two new movies
February 28th, 2013
04:44 PM ET

Johnny Depp lines up two new movies

We hope you're ready to see more of Johnny Depp.

The 49-year-old actor is looking beyond this summer's action release, "The Lone Ranger," and has signed on for two new projects: "Transcendence" and "Black Mass."

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Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies
Thirty Seconds To Mars to send music into space
February 28th, 2013
04:02 PM ET

Thirty Seconds To Mars to send music into space

From the band's name to the single's title, Thirty Seconds to Mars' mission to send a song into space makes perfect sense.

The group, fronted by Jared Leto, is sending along the first copy of their new single "Up in the Air" with a SpaceX rocket, MTV reports.

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Filed under: Music
The Kimmel, Morrissey stand-off continues
February 28th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

The Kimmel, Morrissey stand-off continues

The stand-off between Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel is still on a roll, as both the late night host and the musician have gotten into a war of words over Morrissey's critical position on "Duck Dynasty."

If you'll recall, the former Smiths frontman pulled out of an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday because the cast members from "Duck Dynasty" were going to be on as guests.

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Filed under: Late Night comedy • Music • television
'The Walking Dead' gets a new boss
February 28th, 2013
11:05 AM ET

'The Walking Dead' gets a new boss

There's a new sheriff in town on the set of "The Walking Dead."

On Wednesday, AMC made it official: Scott M. Gimple will be replacing Glen Mazzara in overseeing TV's No. 1 scripted series.

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Kate Gosselin brings in record 'Wife Swap' ratings
February 28th, 2013
09:56 AM ET

Kate Gosselin brings in record 'Wife Swap' ratings

Kate Gosselin's still got it.

The mom of eight recently starred in an episode of ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" with another reality star mom, Kendra Wilkinson, and their edition brought in record ratings.

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Filed under: Anne Hathaway • Celebrities
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