Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly and more news to note
September 16th, 2013
06:15 PM ET

Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly and more news to note

Today's news you might've missed;

  • The trend of "actresses-portraying-icons-while-looking-exactly-like-themselves" continues today with Nicole Kidman. The Aussie's turn as Grace Kelly in "Grace of Monaco" can be seen in the clip below. It's a pretty trailer, but ... something tells us Kidman and "Diana's" Naomi Watts are going to have a lot to talk about:
  • Raise an honorary glass to Pink! Although we rarely need to be given a reason to do that, this one works just as well: The singer's been named Billboard's 2013 Woman of the Year. [Billboard]
  • We wonder if Jaden Smith's parents understand his thoughts about education: "School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth," the teen actor tweeted. He followed that up with: "If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society." A message just in time for back-to-school! [Jaden Smith's Twitter]
  • The casting news today has been all over the place: First up, Emily Ratajkowski - whom you've previously seen stripped down to her skivvies in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video - will also appear in the highly anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl." Presumably with more clothes on. [Gossip Cop]
  • Secondly, Lily Rabe has also joined the laundry list of new cast members on "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay." The "American Horror Story" star will play Commander Lyme. [Hypable]
  • Thirdly, "Glee's" Grant Gustin is going over to the shirtless world of The CW as The Flash. The actor has been cast as the superhero's alter ego Barry Allen in upcoming episodes of "Arrow" that could lead into a spinoff series. [EW]
  • And finally, if you believed Justin Bieber was going to be in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel as the Robin to Ben Affleck's Batman, you've been punked. [The Wrap]

Filed under: While you were working
AMC's 'The Walking Dead' gets a spinoff
September 16th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' gets a spinoff

AMC's ratings monster "The Walking Dead" has spawned a new series.

The spinoff-happy network announced on Monday that its in the early stages of developing a "companion series" for its zombie-filled primetime drama.

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Filed under: television • The Walking Dead
'Insidious: Chapter 2' keeps box office horror hot
September 16th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

'Insidious: Chapter 2' keeps box office horror hot

New release "Insidious: Chapter 2" has scared up a surprisingly large box office haul.

The sequel to 2011's "Insidious" brought in roughly $41 million this weekend, making it the second largest September opening ever. (The honor of highest September bow of all time goes to "Hotel Transylvania," and just barely: that 2012 movie opened to $42.5 million last September.)

It's not only a higher bow than industry analysts were expecting, but a more profitable one, too: "Insidious: Chapter 2" was made for just $5 million.

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Filed under: movies
What Britney Spears and Drake have in common
September 16th, 2013
03:49 PM ET

What Britney Spears and Drake have in common

Britney Spears' newest single charged on to the Internet earlier than expected over the weekend, and the reaction has nearly brought the pop star to tears.

"I am truly overwhelmed and so grateful for all of your support," Spears posted Sunday, as the new track "Work B***h" circulated among her fans. "I may have teared up a little...."

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Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Music
Beyonce nearly pulled off stage by fan
September 16th, 2013
01:42 PM ET

Beyonce nearly pulled off stage by fan

Nothing can stop Beyoncé in the middle of a show - not even being nearly pulled off-stage by a fan.

During a recent performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an overzealous fan tried to physically remove the star from her perch atop the stage as she sang "Irreplaceable."

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Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities
'SNL's' 'Weekend Update' finds new co-anchor
September 16th, 2013
10:55 AM ET

'SNL's' 'Weekend Update' finds new co-anchor

With Seth Meyers preparing to leave "Saturday Night Live" next February to take over NBC's "Late Night," the long-standing sketch comedy is tapping fresh talent.

Seth Meyers gets 'Late Night' host gig

In order to ease the transition, particularly on Meyers' staple "Weekend Update" sketch, "SNL's" Lorne Michaels is eyeing Cecily Strong to fill Meyers' empty seat.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Saturday Night Live • television
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