Garth Brooks announces a new tour, and more news to note
December 9th, 2013
06:28 PM ET

Garth Brooks announces a new tour, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • With the approval of his wife and three daughters, Garth Brooks is ready to take the world by ... tour. The country star announced on "Good Morning America" Monday that he has a global trek lined up that'll launch in 2014. [ABC News]
  • Miley Cyrus had a "Wrecking Ball" and Katy Perry had her "Roar," so "Glee's" Lea Michele is trying to up the ante. The singer has a new single on the way called "Cannonball," which you can preview below:
  • Hot "Gossip" that happens to be true: Leighton Meester is set to make her Broadway debut alongside James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in their upcoming "Of Mice and Men" production. [HuffPost]
  • Sarah Palin isn't done with reality TV just yet. When not enjoying the company of the "Duck Dynasty" stars, the political figure is plotting her own return to televised reality with a new series called "Amazing America." Set to debut in April 2014, Palin's weekly series will focus on things that are of interest to "Red, Wild and Blue America." [The Sportsman Channel]
  • Merry early Christmas, Beliebers: Justin's "Journals" album, a compilation of his #MusicMondays tracks, will arrive just in time for free holiday shipping. [Billboard]
  • If a new Justin Bieber album isn't your type of stocking stuffer, allow us to introduce you to our favorite thing on the Internet today: Macaulay Culkin's pizza-loving, Velvet Underground-inspired band, The Pizza Underground. [PizzaUnderground.Bandcamp.com]

Filed under: While you were working
'12 Years A Slave,' 'Her' and 'Gravity' among the year's best films
December 9th, 2013
05:29 PM ET

'12 Years A Slave,' 'Her' and 'Gravity' among the year's best films

What a difference a city makes.

This weekend was packed with awards events thrown by local critics associations on opposite coasts, and it looks like the East has been more taken by Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" than the West.

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Filed under: Awards Season • movies
Selena Gomez's F-bomb trumps Miley's new hair
December 9th, 2013
03:38 PM ET

Selena Gomez's F-bomb trumps Miley's new hair

If you want to steer clear of Selena Gomez's bad side, don't "F" with her audio.

The 21-year-old singer let the "F"-bomb slip during her performance at the 2013 Jingle Ball in Los Angeles Friday, as she was apparently aggravated by a faulty sound system.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel soak up Kennedy Center Honors
December 9th, 2013
02:45 PM ET

Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel soak up Kennedy Center Honors

Washington mixed with the world of arts Sunday night at the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes artists from the stage, screen and radio.

President Barack Obama hosted the five honorees at the White House for a reception before attending the event at the Kennedy Center, which is set to air December 29 on CBS.

The honorees were opera singer Martina Arroyo, actress Shirley MacLaine and musicians Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Billy Joel.
Here's a look at the five artists:

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Filed under: Celebrities
You're 'Bound 2' love Portia and Ellen's holiday card
December 9th, 2013
01:27 PM ET

You're 'Bound 2' love Portia and Ellen's holiday card

If we're being honest, "holiday cheer" isn't the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video.

But for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, nothing says "Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!" quite like riding topless on a motorcycle.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
December 9th, 2013
11:04 AM ET

As 'SNL' spoofs 'Sound of Music,' Carrie Underwood prays for haters

NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" was begging for a "Saturday Night Live" spoof, and over the weekend the sketch show delivered.

Recruiting two old favorites - Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen - "SNL's" cold open was a "condensed" version of the mainly hate-watched but ratings bonanza that was Thursday's three-hour musical event.

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Filed under: Carrie Underwood • Celebrities • Music
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