While you were working...
August 15th, 2013
06:19 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Some of their fans don't even know who The Who are, but that hasn't stopped speculation that One Direction's "Best Song Ever" has copied the latter's classic ‘Baba O'Riley.' Words of advice: you DO NOT want to mess with 1D fan(atics). [LA Times]
  • Punky Brewster has a bun in the oven! Actress Soleil Moon Frye has announced that she is expecting her third child. [Soleil Moon Frey's web site]
  • Rooney Mara doesn't know if there will be a "Girl With The Dragon Tatoo" sequel or if she would reprise her role as Lisbeth Salander, but she is sure of one thing: she would be "sad" if she didn't get to work with "Tattoo" director David Fincher again. [MTV.com]
  • Not only is Robin Thicke red hot on the charts right now, but he is also a loving dad. He is chalking his success up to his "good luck charm," his three-year-old son Julian Fuego. [People]
  • Imagine actor Bill Nighy as Doctor Who. No, really. Because he says he turned down the time traveling role because it "comes with too much baggage." We see what you did right there Nighy. Well played sir! [EW]

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Amber Heard: I'm not ashamed of being bisexual
August 15th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

Amber Heard: I'm not ashamed of being bisexual

Amber Heard may be dating superstar Johnny Depp right now, but that doesn't mean she is limiting herself in her choice of potential mates.

The "Paranoia" actress who will next be seen in "Machete Kills" recently told Elle magazine she has no qualms about having revealed her bisexuality in 2010.

"I didn't want to look like I was hiding anything," she said. "I'm not, and wasn't ever, ashamed."

The actress dated dated photographer Tasya van Ree from 2008 to 2012, and has publicly discussed before how much bravery it can take to be out in Hollywood.

A former model, Heard worked with Depp on the 2011 film "The Rum Diary" and they carried their romance off screen after he split from Vanessa Paradis, Depp's longtime love and mother of his two kids. She dodged questions from Elle about their relationship and the ever-swirling engagement rumors.

"I don't imagine myself, my work, or my life, fitting into any kind of standardized path," she said. "In fact, the idea of there even being a standard freaks me out a lot."


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Andy Cohen won't host Miss Universe in Russia
August 15th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Andy Cohen won't host Miss Universe in Russia

The Miss Universe competition may be traveling to Russia, but one if its frequent hosts will not.

Bravo's Andy Cohen told fellow pageant co-host and E! News host Giuliana Rancic that he "didn't feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia."

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Record viewers flock to 'Duck Dynasty'
August 15th, 2013
03:09 PM ET

Record viewers flock to 'Duck Dynasty'

"Duck Dynasty" continues to paddle in the waters of success.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the A & E reality series broke records with its return on Wednesday night as the most-watched non-fiction series telecast in cable TV history.  The 11.8 million that tuned in to watch season four of the continued adventures of The Robertson family, who own a duck call manufacturing business, was a 37 percent increase from those who watched the season three premiere.

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Filed under: television
Backstreet Boys take us back on 'America's Got Talent'
August 15th, 2013
01:22 PM ET

Backstreet Boys take us back on 'America's Got Talent'

Backstreet's back, alright!

The Backstreet Boys appeared on "America's Got Talent" Wednesday night where they engaged in something old and something new. The group sang "In a World Like This" from their new and eighth studio album of the same title.

Photos: OMG boy bands through the years

But the group also appeared to be very aware that their core group of fans loves some vintage BB so they also launched into "I Want It That Way."

Dressed in all black and rocking some of their signature moves, they even had AGT judges Mel B. and Heidi Klum dancing to the beat like they were at a Backstreet concert back in the day.

Don't just take our word for it. Get your groove on here:


Filed under: Backstreet Boys • Music • television
Russell Simmons apologizes for 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape'
August 15th, 2013
11:31 AM ET

Russell Simmons apologizes for 'Harriet Tubman Sex Tape'

Russell Simmons found success with his raunchy Def Comedy Jam series, but he's now apologizing for some attempted humor gone awry.

The entrepreneur and one of the titans of hip hop removed the "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" from his All Def Digital YouTube channel after some outcry over the portrayal of the abolitionist having sex with her owner in exchange for being able to run the Underground Railroad.

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