While you were working ...
August 6th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Dustin Hoffman is preparing to start production on his new film, "Boys Choir," with a clean bill of health. According to his rep, the star has successfully been treated for cancer. [People]
  • There really is a first time for everything: Early bird Al Roker, who's spent 39 years on morning TV, accidentally overslept and missed the taping of his show "Wake Up with Al" on Tuesday. [Us Weekly]
  • Donald Glover's reduced screen time on "Community" is leaving room for new opportunities. The actor/rapper/comedian is developing a half-hour music themed comedy for FX that's tentatively titled, "Atlanta." [THR]
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's reach now extends to "Madagascar." The "Sherlock" actor has been tapped along with John Malkovich to voice two new characters in 2015's "The Penguins of Madagascar." [The Wrap]
  • We're more intrigued than scared by the new teaser for "American Horror Story: Coven," but we're sure that'll all change when the season premieres in October on FX.

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Get to know the new 'Bachelor'
August 6th, 2013
05:11 PM ET

Get to know the new 'Bachelor'

Even if you're not a fan of ABC's "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" series, you've probably heard that the network has picked its first non-white "Bachelor," Juan Pablo Galavis.

It's a significant move for the reality dating competition, because the show's never actually had a "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" of color since it began in 2002. Last year, the network and the companies behind the shows faced a class-action lawsuit that accused the programs of racial bias.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown through the years
August 6th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

Chris Brown's thinking of quitting music

Chris Brown's next album might also be his last.

The 24-year-old performer tweeted Tuesday that he's considering an early retirement from music.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Chris Brown • Music
How Halle Berry's pregnancy impacted 'X-Men'
August 6th, 2013
04:15 PM ET

How Halle Berry's pregnancy impacted 'X-Men'

When Halle Berry learned she was expecting her second child, it came as a surprise to both the actress and the team behind her upcoming movie, "X-Men: The Last Stand."

The 46-year-old star revealed her return to the "X-Men" franchise in March, but by the next month had even bigger news: she and her now-husband, Olivier Martinez, are awaiting a baby. According to reports, that turned out to be a little tricky when it came to production.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Halle Berry • movies
Desiree rebounds from tears on 'The Bachelorette'
August 6th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

Desiree rebounds from tears on 'The Bachelorette'

Last week on "The Bachelorette," Desiree was heartbroken to discover that Brooks - the finalist she truly fell in love with - just wasn't that into her.

But with two finalists left, Des rallied on Monday's "Bachelorette" finale to figure out if either of the contenders could be the right guy for her.

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Elmore Leonard recovering from stroke
August 6th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

Elmore Leonard recovering from stroke

Fans of celebrated author Elmore Leonard are sending him well wishes as he recovers in a Detroit-area hospital after suffering a stroke.

Grit on wry: A dinner with Elmore and Peter Leonard

According to the Detroit News, Leonard's stroke happened last Monday.

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Filed under: Books • Celebrities
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