While you were working ...
July 3rd, 2013
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Here's a mood-lifter if you need one: There are still honest people in the world! A good Samaritan in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania found Steve Martin's wallet in the street and promptly returned it. [The Times-Tribune]
  • Ashlee Simpson and Diana Ross' son Evan were spotted out together two days in a row. Apparently, the two "know each other from the club scene and have tons of mutual friends." [Us Weekly]
  • To soften the blow of this being the last season of "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan is offering an update on a potential spinoff centered around Saul Goodman. "It's not a done deal yet, but it's definitely something we're full speed ahead on trying to get going," he said. [The Wrap]
  • Marie Osmond's Hallmark talk show is one season and done. The network has canceled "Marie" after inconsistent ratings. [NYPost]
  • Want more details on Avril Lavigne's Canada Day wedding to fellow countryman Chad Kroeger? Hello! magazine has more details on Lavigne's "crazy" nuptials. [Hello!]
  • "The Butler" just might be called something else by the time it arrives in theaters August 16. The Weinstein Company has lost a fight with Warner Bros. over the movie's title, as the WB says "The Butler" is the same name of a 1916 comedy short and The Weinstein Company didn't clear their use of the title beforehand. [Variety]
  • Speaking of the studio though, The Weinstein Company has found an actor to play Jonas in its adaptation of "The Giver." Brenton Thwaites, who'll also appear in Angelina Jolie's "Maleficient," is going to star in the project along with Jeff Bridges. [Deadline]

Filed under: While you were working
'Grapes of Wrath' movie has Spielberg's interest
July 3rd, 2013
05:25 PM ET

'Grapes of Wrath' movie has Spielberg's interest

Another historical drama has caught the eye of Steven Spielberg.

According to reports, the filmmaker and DreamWorks are negotiating with the estate of author John Steinbeck to secure rights to his classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath."

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Filed under: movies
How Lindsay Lohan brought in 27th birthday
July 3rd, 2013
04:10 PM ET

How Lindsay Lohan brought in 27th birthday

Lindsay Lohan turned 27 on July 2, and since she's still in rehab her "team" brought the party to her - sort of.

On her Twitter account, "Team Lohan" rallied the star's followers and tweeted supportive messages to Lohan herself, who switched to a new treatment facility in mid-June.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan
Alec Baldwin 'would love' to quit acting
July 3rd, 2013
02:45 PM ET

Alec Baldwin 'would love' to quit acting

In the wake of his "ill-advised" Twitter rant, Alec Baldwin's threatening to quit social media and acting. (Yes, again.)

The star has said that he plans to lay off Twitter after he unleashed a storm of angry tweets upon a journalist that were viewed as homophobic. Baldwin's apologized to his critics, and he told Vanity Fair that going forward, he doesn't think he'll be using Twitter again.

Actually, make that "never."

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Filed under: Alec Baldwin • Celebrities
Matthew Perry's road to sobriety
July 3rd, 2013
01:08 PM ET

Matthew Perry's road to sobriety

While the long-running sitcom "Friends" was a high point for Matthew Perry professionally, it was a lonely low point in his personal life.

The actor, now 43, opens up in the new issue of People magazine about his struggle with substance abuse and alcoholism, which he battled while playing the lovably sarcastic Chandler Bing on NBC's iconic series.

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Trailer Park: 'Boxtrolls,' and Vince Vaughn's 533 kids
July 3rd, 2013
12:19 PM ET

Trailer Park: 'Boxtrolls,' and Vince Vaughn's 533 kids

New trailers have been released back-to-back over the past two days, with everything from Guillermo del Toro's July 12 sci-fi epic "Pacific Rim" getting a final marketing push to Vince Vaughn's new comedy offering its first full clip.

In "Delivery Man," which is slated for a Thanksgiving 2013 release, Vaughn plays a sweet but unreliable underachiever who learns that he's also the father of 533 kids, thanks to the anonymous donation he made to a fertility clinic back in 1994.

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Filed under: movies • Trailer Park
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