Beyonce and Jay Z to perform at the Grammys, and more news to note
January 20th, 2014
06:30 PM ET

Beyonce and Jay Z to perform at the Grammys, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • This year's Grammy Awards is shaping up to be the concert of our dreams. Joining the already packed set list - which includes Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - will reportedly be Jay Z and Beyoncé, although it's unclear whether they'll take the stage together. [Billboard]
  • By the way, Bey and Jay's daughter Blue has totally bonded with the White House pooches: [Beyoncé's Tumblr]
  • Are you watching "The Following's" second season? Because everyone else is. The drama saw a 38 percent spike in ratings on Sunday over last season's premiere. [EW]
  • Working on "Garfield," says Bill Murray, was "sort of like 'Fantastic Mr Fox' without the joy or the fun." [Bill Murray's AMA]
  • *See if you can spot Halle Berry in this teaser trailer for her upcoming show on CBS, "Extant":
  • In case you somehow missed the global Internet memo that the script for "Star Wars VII" is in the bag, here's J.J. Abrams reassuring you that the movie's going "full steam ahead." [The Wrap]
  • Today's Genius Award (valid for just 24 hours, obvs) goes to NBC, which is trying to keep Amy Poehler around for as long as possible. "Parks & Rec" is looking at a seventh season, and Amy P. has sealed a new three-year deal with the network. [Deadline]
  • Did you remember Angelina Jolie has a movie coming out this year? Yeah, we didn't, either, which is why this new "Maleficent" trailer is right on time.

*Yes, that's a trick instruction.


Filed under: While you were working
Meryl Streep isn't happy about Emma Thompson's Oscar snub
January 20th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Meryl Streep isn't happy about Emma Thompson's Oscar snub

As if we needed another reason to love Meryl Streep!

Even from behind the glare of her astounding 18th Oscar nod, the 64-year-old actress could still see the "injustice" of her pal Emma Thompson being overlooked for "Saving Mr. Banks."

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Filed under: Awards Season • movies • Oscars 2014
Brad Pitt, Natalie Dormer almost have the same haircut
January 20th, 2014
04:53 PM ET

Brad Pitt, Natalie Dormer almost have the same haircut

If 2013 was all about the pixie, 2014 might bring back the partially shaved head.

Both Brad Pitt and Natalie Dormer were sporting similar styles this weekend, with each star sporting a shaved head with just enough hair left for the look to be eye-catching.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Lifetime's 'Flowers in the Attic': What's the verdict?
January 20th, 2014
01:25 PM ET

Lifetime's 'Flowers in the Attic': What's the verdict?

We could think of no better place for a TV adaptation of V.C. Andrews' "Flowers in the Attic" than Lifetime, yet the network somehow managed to turn the novel into a televised dud.

The story, first published in 1979 and read by teen girls everywhere in the years since, has all the elements for campy TV fun: irresponsible mothers, evil grandparents, gothic mansions and explosive family secrets. Plus - who can forget? - a pair of incestuous siblings.

And yet, when "Flowers in the Attic" debuted on Lifetime Saturday, critics were left bored.

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Filed under: television
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