Britney Spears is single, and more news to note
August 29th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Britney Spears is single, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  •  Why is Britney Spears all of a sudden tweeting about "the single life?" It seems her boyfriend of 18 months, David Lucado, might have been cheating on her ... which apparently has led to an abrupt breakup. [TMZ]

  • Angelina Jolie's dad Jon Voight didn't get to go to her wedding - it was Pax and Maddox who walked the actress down the aisle - but he's, like, totally happy for and not mad at all about not getting invited, really. [Daily Mail]
  • First, go enjoy Adam Brody's "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. Then, peep his new Amazon pilot, "The Cosmopolitans." [Reddit/Amazon]
  • We've got good TV news and bad TV news, and we're going to start with the bad first: A&E has decided to give "Longmire" the heave-ho after three seasons. [TVGuide]
  • But on the other hand, if you've been missing FXX's massive "Simpsons" marathon because you've been on vacation or didn't know FXX was a thing, fear not: the network cousin of FX is now going to offer the animated comedy most nights of the week starting September 2. [EW]

Filed under: While you were working
Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' gets a trailer, and more news to note
August 28th, 2014
07:14 PM ET

Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' gets a trailer, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  •  Get excited: The first trailer for Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" has arrived! The movie itself won't land in theaters until November 7, so allow this to pique your interest in the meantime:
  • And while we're sharing fun first looks, don't miss this glimpse at the new installment of "American Horror Story," "American Horror Story: Freakshow." [HuffPost]
  • Unless something got lost in translation - she reportedly made this announcement in the Mexican issue of Cosmopolitan - Shakira is expecting her second child with partner Gerard Pique. [NYDN]
  • The Boss is getting into children's books. Bruce Springsteen is set to release a book for kids called "Outlaw Pete," which, yes, is based on his song of the same name. [LAT]
  • New posters for "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"? Yes please, and always. [HitFix]

Filed under: While you were working
Diane Sawyer's last 'World News' sign off
August 28th, 2014
04:11 PM ET

Diane Sawyer's last 'World News' sign off

Diane Sawyer said goodbye to "ABC World News" for good on Wednesday evening.

The veteran newswoman has anchored the flagship ABC News program since 2009, and is the first woman ever to hold the chair. But in June, ABC announced that Sawyer was stepping down from "World News" to move on to other roles within the company.

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Filed under: Celebrities • television
Homer Simpson takes the ice bucket challenge, and more news to note
August 27th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Homer Simpson takes the ice bucket challenge, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • The ALS ice bucket challenge has crossed over into animation. "The Simpsons" Homer has taken up the cause - even though he tried to get away with just splashing a glass of ice water on top of his head. Good thing Bart has access to a helicopter and an insane amount of cold-weather animals.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Damon does his ice bucket challenge with toilet water.
  • Oprah Winfrey's newest role sounds like she's vying for another strong awards season. The media mogul will portray Richard Pryor's grandmother, a scary tough madam, in the upcoming biopic about the legendary comic. (Mike Epps is playing the adult Pryor, by the way.) [TMZ/EW]
  • Know what we could use right now? A little something from Central Perk. Those in NYC can partake in a pop-up shop dedicated to the fictional "Friends" coffeehouse in honor of the show's 20th anniversary in September. [TV Guide]
  • We think we know how Wiz Khalifa's celebrating his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. In fact, the only question is whether he'll be able to get Taylor Swift to join him now that her single "Shake It Off" has arrived at No. 1, too. [Billboard]

Filed under: While you were working
Paula Patton spotted at Emmys party
August 27th, 2014
01:30 PM ET

Paula Patton spotted at Emmys party

Paula Patton has finally come out of hiding.

The actress has been so little seen since her big split from husband Robin Thicke in February that it's not an exaggeration to say some have been concerned about her whereabouts. (Even Thicke said he hadn't seen her in months in June.)

But the worrying was put on pause Monday night, as Patton quietly popped up at an Emmys after party.

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Filed under: Celebrities
Hayden Panettiere's having a girl, and more news to note
August 26th, 2014
05:01 PM ET

Hayden Panettiere's having a girl, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • A very pregnant Hayden Panettiere's thinking pink. The actress revealed on the Emmys red carpet that she and fiance Wladimir Klitschko are expecting a baby girl. [People]
  • Just so you know, Sofia Vergara doesn't think the Emmys putting her on a revolving pedestal was at all sexist. “I think its absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself," Vergara said in the skit's defense. [EW]
  • Donald Glover is going to get Spider-Man! He's going to be animated and on TV, but hey, it's a start. [USA Today]
  • BTW, Sarah Hyland is single now. [Us Weekly]
  • Surprisingly, the highest-paid actor in TV can't be found on "The Big Bang Theory." No, that title is still held by "Two and a Half Men's" Ashton Kutcher. [Forbes]

Filed under: While you were working
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