While you were working ...
April 1st, 2013
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Orlando Bloom already has a reputation from wooing fans with his romantic good looks, and now he's putting them to good use on the stage. The "Lord of the Rings" actor is going to portray Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" opposite Phylicia Rashad's daughter, Condola. [NYT]
  • With all of the rumored changes happening at NBC, it's nice to see a little consistency in late night. Conan O'Brien is sticking with TBS and "Conan" through 2015. [EW]
  • "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" did so well in its opening weekend that there are already plans for a threequel. [Variety]
  • Demi Lovato isn't filling her days with just Simon Cowell and "X Factor" auditions - the singer/actress is readying a new album, "Demi," to be released in May. [Billboard]
  • Harry Styles and his bangs aren't ready to fly solo just yet. The singer's quashed rumors that he's leaving behind One Direction by assuring fans that he's working with the rest of the fantastically coiffed members to record their third album. [MTV]
  • Mekhi Phifer is now a married man! The former "E.R." star tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend on Sunday. [E!]
  • Rachel Bilson, in case you were curious, is fashionable and an awesome girlfriend. Her proof? "I'm definitely the person who would make his favorite dinner for him to come home to," she told Cosmopolitan magazine of her boyfriend, Hayden Christensen. [Cosmo]
  • In between stops on his Apology Tour 2013, Chris Brown is releasing new music. On Monday he unveiled the music video for his new single, "Fine China," off his forthcoming album, "X":

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Overheard: Ryan Gosling a little freaked out by hotline
April 1st, 2013
05:36 PM ET

Overheard: Ryan Gosling a little freaked out by hotline

We know CNN's Anderson Cooper and his pal Kathy Griffin have been tempted by the idea of a hotline for heartbroken Ryan Gosling fans, but the actor himself is feeling a bit unnerved.

The phone line - or Gosline, as it's called - is set up to soothe those who feel adrift in life now that the 32-year-old actor has said he needs a break from acting.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Guess who's joining the 'Doctor Who' anniversary special?
April 1st, 2013
05:04 PM ET

Guess who's joining the 'Doctor Who' anniversary special?

With the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who" slated to begin filming next week, the BBC has confirmed two familiar faces who'll take part in the show.

And, as it turns out, the rumors were true: the 10th Doctor Who, David Tennant, will appear in the special along with Billie Piper, who played his companion, Rose Tyler.

Both actors will join the present Doctor Who, Matt Smith, and his new companion Clara, as portrayed by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Smith believes that "Doctor Who" fans will be pleased with the resulting anniversary special, which is scheduled to bow on November 23 in 3-D.

It "manages to pay homage to everything, and look forward," Smith told the BBC. "I read it and I clapped at the end. I think it's hilarious, it's epic and it's vast."

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Filed under: television
'Game of Thrones' returns to record ratings
April 1st, 2013
04:04 PM ET

'Game of Thrones' returns to record ratings

"Game of Thrones" is only getting hotter.

On Sunday, a record 4.4 million viewers tuned in for the third season premiere of the HBO series. That's a 13 percent increase since its premiere last year, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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Filed under: Game of Thrones • television
Lolla 2013: The Cure, Mumford & Sons and The Killers
April 1st, 2013
02:26 PM ET

Lolla 2013: The Cure, Mumford & Sons and The Killers

Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell is bringing The Cure to Chicago this August.

The Jane's Addiction musician revealed Monday that the band is part of a major lineup for Lollapalooza 2013, which will be held in the Windy City's Grant Park from August 2 – 4.

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Filed under: Music
Trailer Park: Denzel and Mark Wahlberg in '2 Guns'
April 1st, 2013
01:05 PM ET

Trailer Park: Denzel and Mark Wahlberg in '2 Guns'

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are bringing major firepower with a side of comedy in their upcoming action film, "2 Guns."

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2012's "Contraband"), the movie features Washington as an undercover DEA agent who works with Wahlberg's Naval Intelligence officer to rob a bank - not realizing that Wahlberg's character is undercover as well.

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