While you were working ...
April 8th, 2013
06:15 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • When Kelly Clarkson gets married to fiance Brandon Blackstock, Blake Shelton's going to do the honors as officiant. Clarkson is getting a two-for-one deal with Shelton, though, because he's going to sing as well. [MTV]
  • Dreaming of dating Scarlett Johansson? Here's a tip (aside from waking up to reality): learn how to tame your jealousy. ScarJo doesn't dig guys who get all green with envy. [Marie Claire]
  • Well isn't this thrilling: A&E's "The Bates Motel" is getting a second season. [THR]
  • Over on AMC, "Mad Men" pulled in nearly the exact same viewership it had for last year's season opener. Its sixth season returned with 3.4 million watching, as compared to the 3.5 million who tuned in for season five. [EW]
  • Although it would've given hope to those still mourning the loss of Jelena, Selena Gomez's new song "Come & Get It" isn't about her ex, Justin Bieber. [RyanSeacrest.com]

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Brad Paisley and LL Cool J team up for 'Accidental Racist'
April 8th, 2013
05:34 PM ET

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J team up for 'Accidental Racist'

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J broach sensitive topics in their new collaboration, "Accidental Racist," and it's left some critics hoping the entire song was an accident.

The track is part of Paisley's new album, "Wheelhouse," and was sparked by the reaction the country star said he received after he wore a shirt with the Confederate flag on it to showcase his adoration for the band Alabama.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
On the red carpet
April 8th, 2013
05:03 PM ET

Taylor Swift didn't win and Twitter ain't mad

Taylor Swift is one of music's biggest and best-selling artists, but she can't claim to be one of this year's Academy of Country Music Award winners.

As Miranda Lambert won four awards and Luke Bryan nabbed the fan-voted Entertainer of the Year honor over Swift, who's won it twice before, the 23-year-old singer went home empty-handed.

And some on Twitter couldn't be happier.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music • Taylor Swift
Trailer Park: Behind the Candelabra
April 8th, 2013
04:29 PM ET

Trailer Park: Behind the Candelabra

We've heard all about Matt Damon's spray tanning and how great of a kisser Michael Douglas is, but we didn't get a full look at HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," until now.

The network (which shares a parent company with CNN) has released a full-length trailer for its movie about Liberace (Douglas) and his lover, Scott Thorson (Damon).

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Filed under: movies • Trailer Park
That one time Twitter thought Cher was dead
April 8th, 2013
03:52 PM ET

That one time Twitter thought Cher was dead

Twitter is notorious for killing off the living, sometimes thanks to a hoax and sometimes, as was the case on Monday, through an unfortunate hashtag.

#Nowthatchersdead popped up on Twitter following the news that Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died at 87. But thanks to its lack of capitalization, some fans of the singer Cher read it as Now That Cher's Dead and started panicking:

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Filed under: Celebrities
Bravo cancels Kathy Griffin's 'Kathy'
April 8th, 2013
02:50 PM ET

Bravo cancels Kathy Griffin's 'Kathy'

Like a seasoned comic, Kathy Griffin took a bit of bad news and turned it into stand-up material.

The comedian was gearing up for a Friday performance in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday when she learned that Bravo wasn't bringing back her talk show, "Kathy."

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