While you were working ...
August 22nd, 2013
06:45 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Apparently Randy Jackson just can't quit "American Idol." Even though the original "Idol" judge said he was done earlier this year, new reports are circulating that the dawg may be back in the house as the new mentor, replacing Jimmy Iovine. [Deadline]
  • Bradley Cooper might switch gears from churning out potential award-winners and grab a voice role instead. Rumor has it he's in talks to voice Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." [THR]
  • Kendrick Lamar has a new reason to celebrate beyond laying out the entire hip-hop community in a single verse: his album "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" has officially gone platinum. [Billboard]
  • Meanwhile, Brandy recently struggled to fill a stadium of 90,000 in South Africa. The singer was scheduled to give a surprise performance, but after seeing that only 40 people were in the audience she hung up her mic two songs into the set. [Telegraph]
  • If you're going to marry a rock star, make sure you put the good stuff in the pre-nup agreement. After divorcing Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Stephanie Gonis is reportedly going to keep $5 million and Bob Dylan's hair. [TMZ]

Filed under: While you were working
'Law & Order: SVU' tackles Trayvon, Paula Deen cases
August 22nd, 2013
06:24 PM ET

'Law & Order: SVU' tackles Trayvon, Paula Deen cases

"Law & Order: SVU" plans to turn the controversial Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen cases into primetime TV.

Executive producer Warren Leight tells Entertainment Weekly that the third episode of the 15th season will feature a story that combines the two trials that launched heated debates about race in the U.S. this summer.

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Filed under: television
Selena Gomez: My acting needs work
August 22nd, 2013
05:38 PM ET

Selena Gomez: My acting needs work

Expect to see Selena Gomez on the big screen as often as you'll see her on stage.

The 21-year-old star told CNN that while she enjoys bouncing between her singing career and her acting career and is at ease with both, it's her acting that she's dead set on improving.

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Kanye West: Kim Kardashian is my joy
August 22nd, 2013
01:25 PM ET

Kanye West: Kim Kardashian is my joy

Kanye West openly detests paparazzi, but he's willing to put up with them out of love for his frequently photographed girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.

The 36-year-old rapper said as much to Kim's mom, Kris Jenner, during an hour-long talk on her new daytime show, "Kris." According to him, being with the mother of his first child, North, is worth whatever risk the relationship might pose to his reputation.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Avril Lavigne kisses Danica McKellar in the name of 'Rock'
August 22nd, 2013
01:23 PM ET

Avril Lavigne kisses Danica McKellar in the name of 'Rock'

Avril Lavigne is obviously a fan of "The Wonder Years."

The newly re-married rocker invited actress Danica McKellar - a.k.a. Winnie from the iconic TV series - to appear in her new music video for the single "Rock N Roll."

And from the look of the five-minute clip, the two became pretty friendly on set.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Kelly Clarkson: Who needs a wedding?
August 22nd, 2013
12:06 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson: Who needs a wedding?

Kelly Clarkson isn't going to let a wedding get in the way of her sanity.

The 31-year-old singer, who's been engaged to talent manager Brandon Blackstock since December, has revealed that she's trading in a big wedding in favor of getting eloped.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
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