While you were working ...
June 20th, 2013
07:08 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Nearly 43 years after Black Sabbath's Billboard 200 debut, the legendary band has finally notched a No. 1 album in the U.S. Patience, meet virtue. [Billboard]
  • Baby Kimye, whose name may or may not begin with a "K," has also maybe left the hospital. Perhaps. (Can you even remember the last time you didn't know an extremely intimate detail about Kim Kardashian? Our memories don't stretch back that far.) [TMZ]
  • While Justin Bieber is off making topless Instagram videos (because how else would he do it?), Kid Rock is predicting that he'll become the next Vanilla Ice ... which means he'll have his own HGTV show one day. [Perez]
  • Rachel Zoe's son Skyler is going to be a big bro soon - the celebrity stylist is expecting her second child. [People]
  • James Gandolfini in a 2002 "Sesame Street" episode? A great way to remember the deceased actor. [Vulture]

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'Star Wars VII' character breakdowns give a teeny bit of insight
June 20th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

'Star Wars VII' character breakdowns give a teeny bit of insight

The Rebel Alliance has apparently begun recruitment.

The website Bleeding Cool News reports that casting has begun in the U.K., and has posted confirmed casting breakdowns for "Star Wars Episode VII," pointing to a list of seven descriptions of possible character types, a sampling of which you can see below:

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Robert Downey Jr. signs up for more 'Avengers'
June 20th, 2013
05:05 PM ET

Robert Downey Jr. signs up for more 'Avengers'

It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be rocking the Iron Man suit for at least two more films.

The actor's signed a two-picture deal to reprise his role as Tony Stark for "The Avengers 2" and "The Avengers 3." The announcement was made on Marvel's website, clearing up the speculation that Downey wouldn't return because of contract issues.

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Shailene Woodley cut from 'Spider-Man' sequel
June 20th, 2013
01:00 PM ET

Shailene Woodley cut from 'Spider-Man' sequel

It looks like Peter Parker will have to find another redhead to playfully call him "tiger."

Shailene Woodley's role as one of Spider-Man's greatest love interests, Mary Jane Watson, has been cut from the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, according to a statement from the film's director, Marc Webb.

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June 20th, 2013
12:10 PM ET

Stephen Colbert gives touching tribute to mom

"Colbert Report" viewers were likely crying instead of laughing when they tuned in to Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night.

The Comedy Central host opened the episode with a frank and touching tribute to his late mother Lorna Colbert, honoring her following her death last week at the age of 92.

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James Gandolfini's last roles
June 20th, 2013
12:00 PM ET

James Gandolfini's last roles

When he died at 51 on Wednesday, James Gandolfini hadn't been a weekly fixture on our television screens for six years. But he was still very much a working actor.

In his passing, Gandolfini's left behind a number of projects, including an HBO limited series called "Criminal Justice."

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