Jack Nicholson may or may not be retired
September 4th, 2013
06:36 PM ET

Jack Nicholson may or may not be retired

If Jack Nicholson has decided to put his acting career behind him, he apparently doesn't want anyone to know about it.

On Wednesday, conflicting reports indicated that the 76-year-old Oscar winner has either retired from performing - or is still in the business and simply waiting for his next great project. Nicholson's rep has not yet responded to CNN's requests for comment.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Christina Aguilera does Maxim, and more news to note
September 4th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

Christina Aguilera does Maxim, and more news to note

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Yes, part of Christina Aguilera's promotional run for the new season of "The Voice" has involved being on the cover of Maxim magazine - but to her credit, she kept it classy. Ron Burgundy would be proud. [Maxim]
  • So, Eddie Murphy is a reggae singer now. And his first single features Snoop Lion. Yeah, we're just going to leave this here without comment: [Eddie Murphy's Twitter]
  • Whomever made the decision to re-cast Christina Hendricks as the dead mother of Charlize Theron's character in "Dark Places" instead of letting her play a stripper has upset the Internet. What is with these casting directors lately? [Deadline]
  • Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale might be cooking up another zany name - word has it they're on baby No. 3. [In Touch Weekly]
  • Simon Cowell is somewhere stocking up on mini versions of his prized black V-neck T-shirts. The "X Factor" judge is reportedly expecting a baby boy. [NYDN]
  • Michelle Williams is going to give her regards to Broadway this fall: the actress is set to make her debut in "Cabaret." [NYT]
  • "Eastbound & Down's" fourth and final season is on the way - satiate yourself in the meantime with this trailer:

Filed under: While you were working
September 4th, 2013
05:51 PM ET

Alison Pill explains topless tweet

In case you haven't yet learned not to keep nude selfies saved on your phone, let "Newsroom" star Alison Pill give you a lesson.

The 27-year-old actress accidentally tweeted a topless photo of herself last fall, and even though she quickly deleted it we all know that sort of thing can be pretty permanent on the Internet.

At the time, she owned up to her mishap and joked that her "tech issues have now reached new heights." But how exactly did she mistakenly tweet that intimate photo?

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Filed under: Celebrities
'Walking Dead' online class comes to UC Irvine
September 4th, 2013
05:16 PM ET

'Walking Dead' online class comes to UC Irvine

The next time you binge-watch "The Walking Dead," you could pass it off as homework.

The AMC show is now the subject of a free, massive online open course - or MOOC - at the University of California, Irvine. The school partnered with the network and Instructure to craft an eight-week class called “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'"

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Filed under: television • The Walking Dead
Katie Couric: I made getting married a priority
September 4th, 2013
04:47 PM ET

Katie Couric: I made getting married a priority

When it came to getting married again, Katie Couric put her mind to it.

The 56-year-old journalist and TV personality, whose first husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer in 1998, tells People magazine in its September 16 issue that she made finding love again one of her top to-dos.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Alec Baldwin, Hilaria introduce daughter Carmen
September 4th, 2013
04:19 PM ET

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria introduce daughter Carmen

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria are in parental bliss.

The two welcomed their first child together, daughter Carmen Gabriela, on August 23, and on Wednesday they introduced Carmen to the world.

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Filed under: Alec Baldwin • Celebrities
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