While you were working ...
July 24th, 2013
06:15 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Sandra Bullock isn't interested in bringing "The Heat" for a second time. The actress says it would take "a miracle" to get her on board for a sequel to her hit summer comedy with Melissa McCarthy. [EW]
  • We're betting she might feel the same way about a sequel to her upcoming space thriller "Gravity" - we know we wouldn't want to pretend to be lost in space twice.
  • The mystery behind J.K. Rowling's pen name Robert Galbraith has been unveiled. As it turns out, she picked "Robert because it is one of my favourite men’s names, because Robert F Kennedy is my hero and because, mercifully, I hadn’t used it for any of the characters in the Potter series or 'The Casual Vacancy'." As for the surname, it turns out she just really wanted to go by "Ella Galbraith" as a kid, for some reason. [Robert-Galbraith.com]
  • Also, "Robert Galbraith's" detective novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling," is at No. 1. [USA Today]
  • "Fruitvale Station" director Ryan Coogler is hoping to get in the ring with a spinoff to "Rocky." The director is reportedly circling a project that would center on Apollo Creed's grandson - a role that could potentially be played by "Fruitvale's" Michael B. Jordan. [Deadline]
  • For some reason, Lifetime is eager to revisit V.C. Andrews' "Flowers in the Attic" as a TV movie starring Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn. [The Wrap]
  • Natalie Portman is going to wear as many hats as possible on her latest project. The Oscar winner is set to make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Israeli writer Amos Oz's "A Tale of Love and Darkness," which she'll also write and star in. [E!]
  • Tuesday night, Donald Glover offered fans still distraught over his reduced screen-time on "Community" a little peace offering in the form of a new song called "Centipede." [Childish Gambino's Soundcloud]
  • Selena Gomez made a new friend while celebrating her 21st birthday on Monday: Jack Daniels. The singer/actress admitted to Jay Leno that her first legal beverage was a shot of the stuff - although she couldn't recall just how many shots of Jack she had. ["The Tonight Show"]
  • MTV's wish to see Aubrey Plaza star as Daria in a live-action version of their fan-favorite animation has sort-of come true, courtesy of College Humor. We're hoping we're just a Kickstarter fund away from seeing this become a full-length feature.

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Spike Lee gets handsome support from famous director
July 24th, 2013
05:38 PM ET

Spike Lee gets handsome support from famous director

The "newest, hottest Spike Lee joint" has landed a generous A-list investor.

After filmmaking legend Spike Lee turned to Kickstarter to drum up $1.25 million for a new movie, fellow director Steven Soderbergh has opened up his wallet.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
July 24th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

'The To-Do List': Raunchy, not a rom-com

"Parks and Recreation" actress Aubrey Plaza isn't afraid to be uncomfortable.

That awkward moment at the MTV Movie Awards this year, when she stage-crashed Will Ferrell's acceptance speech only to fail to take his trophy from him? Things got weird.

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Kirstie Alley and John Travolta to reunite on TV Land comedy
July 24th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Kirstie Alley and John Travolta to reunite on TV Land comedy

If there's anyone who can get John Travolta to make a rare return to TV, it's Kirstie Alley.

The 59-year-old actor has signed on for a guest role on his pal Alley's new TV Land comedy, she revealed on Twitter.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Jeff Bridges leaves Jennifer Lawrence starstruck
July 24th, 2013
03:04 PM ET

Jeff Bridges leaves Jennifer Lawrence starstruck

Jennifer Lawrence may have an Oscar, but she can get starstruck just like the rest of us.

When the 22-year-old bumped into Jeff Bridges at San Diego Comic-Con, any traces of a cool demeanor flew out the window as the "Hunger Games" actress had her own fangirl moment.

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Blurring the 'Lines,' from Clinton to 'Growing Pains'
July 24th, 2013
12:04 PM ET

Blurring the 'Lines,' from Clinton to 'Growing Pains'

Despite some controversy, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" has become so prolific it's inspired parodies and an unbelievable mash-up.

Vampire Weekend has already proven just how high they can take a falsetto with their cover of the inescapable summer jam:

And now even former President Bill Clinton is "singing" the track, which also features Pharrell and T.I.

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