That time Colbie Caillat sang 'Smelly Cat,' and more news to note
October 6th, 2014
06:00 PM ET

That time Colbie Caillat sang 'Smelly Cat,' and more news to note

Today's news you might've missed:

  • If we're being honest, we wish Lisa Kudrow had done this. But in her absence Colbie Caillat is a great substitute. The singer performed a rendition of "Smelly Cat" in the recent Central Perk pop-up shop that was erected in honor of "Friends' " 20th anniversary.
  • It seems Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" is a little cloudy these days. The singer was caught on camera struggling to hit some of the high notes in the classic track, and her fans haven't exactly been supportive. [Time]
  • On the other hand, we can all agree that this music video for the "Better Call Saul" theme song is amazing.
  • Fatherhood is now twice as fun for Ryan Murphy. The "American Horror Story" producer has welcomed his second son with husband David Miller; the couple named their new arrival Ford Miller Murphy. [People]
  • We totally get how this guy feels. We hate waking up to find out that Beyonce isn't coming over to hang out, too. [Us Weekly]

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Ellen Pompeo's new baby, and other news to note
October 3rd, 2014
04:52 PM ET

Ellen Pompeo's new baby, and other news to note

Today's talk you might have missed ...

  • Thanks to Instagram we now know that "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery are the parents of a new daughter, Sienna May. If you are scratching your head at that don't worry – Sienna May was born via surrogate and the couple kept the news to themselves. [Us Weekly]
  • Congrats to Steve Martin, who has been selected to receive the 2015 American Film Institute Life Achievement award. And no, it's not because he's great in bed.
  • NBC said it and they meant it: Taylor Swift is joining "The Voice" as a "key adviser." [EW]
  • Attention men, Robert Downey Jr. has the secret to a happy marriage: cleanliness. "I am so clean you could eat off of me," he says. "I think women appreciate that." [People]
  • The trailer for Bradley Cooper's new movie "American Sniper" has been released and the best way to describe it is ... tense.

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MJ in 3D, and other news to note
October 2nd, 2014
04:24 PM ET

MJ in 3D, and other news to note

Today's talk you might have missed ...

  • In case his holographic form wasn't enough, now Michael Jackson is going to be in 3-D - at least the "Thriller" version of the singer. Director John Landis told the New York Daily News that he's revamped the 14-minute video from 1983. “It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen," he said. It's due for release next year in venues yet to be determined. (New York Daily News)
  • Bet you think of cartoon legends Tom and Jerry as cuddly scamps, huh? Well, they weren't always so nice - or politically correct. Not only were the early, more slapsticky cartoons an inspiration for "The Simpsons' " Itchy and Scratchy, the cat-and-mouse pair occasionally indulged in racist stereotypes. Amazon.com, which is streaming some of the early cartoons, attached a warning: "Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today." (Huffington Post via BBC)
  • Have you missed "Community" creator Dan Harmon? He's missed you. And in the film "Harmontown," which chronicles Harmon's 2013 tour, he gets close to one audience by crowdsurfing. The film is being released on demand and in selected theaters starting Friday. (EW)
  • Finally, sometimes you just need a rousing speech to get your blood pumping. Despite his often laid-back manner, Matthew McConaughey is just the guy. He gave a mid-practice speech to the University of Texas Longhorns last week. All right, all right, all right! (People)

 

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga top the charts, and more news to note
October 1st, 2014
08:43 PM ET

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga top the charts, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • They may seem like an odd couple, but Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have found a formula for magic: Their duets album, Cheek To Cheek, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.  [Billboard]
  • Get ready "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fans, as two new peaches are being added to the show. Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney have been added to the cast. [EW]
  • Looks like Fox is planning a TV version of the classic Tom Hanks film "Big." This is no small thing, people. [L.A.Times]
  • We are glad to see that we aren't the only ones devastated by Yvette Nicole Brown leaving "Community." She tweeted about how much love she's getting.

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