Cannes 2013: Movies we're excited about
May 15th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Cannes 2013: Movies we're excited about

The Cannes Film Festival officially launched on Wednesday with the opening ceremony and the premiere of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."

As the stars took to the red carpet, including judges of this year's event like Steven Spielberg and Nicole Kidman, many huddled under umbrellas to avoid what ended up being a soggy opening day.

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While you were working ...
May 15th, 2013
06:36 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Kelly Rowland's "Dirty Laundry" is something to behold. The singer's new single gets frank and very personal, as Rowland sings about her jealousy of Beyoncé post-"Survivor" and an abusive ex. [Billboard]
  • Actor/director Jon Favreau is going to both act and direct in his next feature, and he's bringing along a high-profile team. Along with Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson has also signed on for Favreau's "Chef." [Variety]
  • Chris Brown and Drake now have another thing in common (besides Rihanna, clearly): Like Drake, Brown's also featuring the late singer Aaliyah's voice on a new song. [MTV]
  • The Backstreet Boys aren't done with this whole "we're back" thing. The boy band has released a new single, as well as a release date for an upcoming album. [HuffPost]
  • Egads: A so-called Taylor Swift fan was  reportedly  arrested near the singer's Rhode Island beach property after - wait for it - allegedly swimming in the star's pool. [TMZ]

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'Virtual' Eazy-E, Ol' Dirty Bastard to perform at Rock the Bells
Known for his infectious stage presence, Ol' Dirty Bastard (pictured in 2003) is slated to appear at the Rock the Bells festival.
May 15th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

'Virtual' Eazy-E, Ol' Dirty Bastard to perform at Rock the Bells

"When you take north, east, west, south/and put it all together and it spell newwwwws!" Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Brooklyn Zoo II"

Know what else spell(s) news? A star-powered hip-hop festival announcing that two rap legends - not figurative legends, mind you; one's been dead eight years, the other 18 - will perform this fall.

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'Angry Birds' the movie? It's happening
May 15th, 2013
03:40 PM ET

'Angry Birds' the movie? It's happening

"Angry Birds" will soon arrive at your local movie theater - and they'll be in 3-D.

Sony Pictures announced Wednesday that the studio's acquired rights for the animated film, which will be developed, financed and produced by Rovio Entertainment, the creator of the addictive "Angry Birds" game. FULL POST


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Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy coming to CBS
May 15th, 2013
03:18 PM ET

Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy coming to CBS

NBC has retooled its Thursday night lineup to include three new comedies, but in the fall the network will have competition in that category from CBS.

The network announced on Wednesday that their fall 2013 schedule will include five new series, including new comedies from Robin Williams, Anna Faris and Will Arnett, whose show on NBC, "Up All Night," has been canceled.

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Brad Pitt's 'quite emotional' about Jolie's choice
May 15th, 2013
11:53 AM ET

Brad Pitt's 'quite emotional' about Jolie's choice

Brad Pitt is feeling relieved.

The 49-year-old actor, who's been described as "loving and supportive" of his longtime partner and fiancée, Angelina Jolie, as she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, told USA Today that it's left him feeling pride and also a "wonderful relief."

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