While you were working ...
April 17th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • "Breaking Bad" will return for its final eight episodes on August 11 and, since we'll obviously have tons to talk about as the series wraps up, AMC is planning an "after-show" called "Talking Bad." [Variety]
  • Beginning in 2015, a new "Star Wars" movie will become an annual event as Disney plans to release a new installment every year. [EW]
  • The next "Smurfs" film is pulling in a pop star for its soundtrack: Britney Spears. The singer will record a new song just for "Smurfs 2." Yes, we're serious. [Billboard]
  • Rihanna's canceled four of her concerts on her Diamonds World Tour due to illness ... which some people are taking as a sign that she's pregnant. Those connected with her team, though, say it's just throat issues. [TMZ]
  • But you know who is really a mom? Malin Akerman. The actress has tweeted that she welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday, and named him ... drumroll, please ... Sebastian Zincone, last name courtesy of her husband, Italian musician Roberto Zincone. [Malin Akerman's Twitter]
  • And, while we're on the subject, Maya Rudolph has finally confirmed she's expecting her fourth child with partner Paul Thomas Anderson. The actress/comedian told Ellen DeGeneres on her show Wednesday that she hopes their newest arrival will make an appearance this summer. ["Ellen"]
  • The 2013 Oscars was controversial and had way too many musical numbers, but overall wasn't bad and had nice ratings to boot. All of which means that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to put on another Academy Awards on March 2, 2014. [THR]
  • If you weren't already planning to see "The Lone Ranger" when it's released on July 3, there's a final theatrical trailer that's making a last ditch attempt to reel you in with tons of exposition. Like, two-and-a-half minutes worth of walking you through the plot:

Filed under: While you were working
'Snow White' sequel planned for 2015
April 17th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

'Snow White' sequel planned for 2015

The "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel Kristen Stewart hinted was happening back in December is officially on the calendar.

Universal announced Tuesday at CinemaCon that a sequel to last summer's part-fairy tale, part-medieval action film, "Snow White and the Huntsman," is being planned for a 2015 release. It's currently simply titled, "Snow White and the Huntsman 2."

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Jessica Simpson, Maxwell can't wait for baby boy
April 17th, 2013
05:40 PM ET

Jessica Simpson, Maxwell can't wait for baby boy

We hope Jessica Simpson's son likes leather, because his mom has stocked up.

The 32-year-old singer/TV personality ripped into boyish gifts at her baby shower over the weekend, telling People magazine that she's more than ready to welcome a bit more testosterone into her home, which also includes her fiance, Eric Johnson, and their 11-month-old daughter, Maxwell.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Chris Tucker to host 2013 BET Awards
April 17th, 2013
04:41 PM ET

Chris Tucker to host 2013 BET Awards

After co-starring in one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2012, "Silver Linings Playbook," Chris Tucker is stepping into the spotlight solo.

The actor and comedian will host the 2013 BET Awards this June as the awards ceremony launches a three-day weekend event.

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'Friends' reunion? Not happening, co-creator says
April 17th, 2013
03:34 PM ET

'Friends' reunion? Not happening, co-creator says

The cast of "Friends" will be there for you, but only in syndication.

Marta Kauffman, who co-created the comedy in 1994 with David Crane, has shot down the hopeful rumors that a "Friends" reunion special was in the works.

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Filed under: television
April 17th, 2013
02:31 PM ET

About that drawing of Bieber in bed...

Seriously Bieber, what are you going through?

After catching heat for a message he left at the Anne  Frank House, the teen sensation is once again courting possible controversy because of a "Belieber."

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