Christina Aguilera's coming back to 'The Voice,' and more news to note
October 14th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

Christina Aguilera's coming back to 'The Voice,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Pharrell Williams must be having a grand ol' time on "The Voice," because he's going to return for the next cycle along with longtime "Voice" coach Christina Aguilera. [
  • Over so soon? Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere have reportedly broken up. [Us Weekly]
  • "The Gospel of Benedict Cumberbatch" is everything you want to read. [Out]
  • Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego are expecting twin boys! What are your names suggestions? [E!]
  • The holidays have come early! Bill Murray's going to sing Christmas carols in a TV special. [Variety]

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'American Horror Story' renewed, and more news to note
October 13th, 2014
03:30 PM ET

'American Horror Story' renewed, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • "American Horror Story" is off to a scary good start. Ten million viewers tuned in to last Wednesday's season 4 premiere, and FX has already picked up the anthology series for a fifth season. [USA Today]
  • "Gotham," too, is having a good renewal week. The freshman Fox series has been picked up for an addition six episodes, bringing its first season total to 22. [EW]
  • Kat Dennings has been swept off her feet by Josh Groban. The couple recently started dating and are said to be having "lots of fun." [Us Weekly]
  • We hope Katie Holmes hasn't tossed her '60s outfits. The actress has been tapped to reprise her role of Jackie O. in a follow-up to 2011's "The Kennedys" miniseries. [Deadline]
  • One of the stars of "Duck Dynasty" is about to head down the aisle. John Luke Robertson, 19, asked for his girlfriend's hand in marriage over the weekend, and is now preparing for a wedding. [ABC News]

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Taylor Swift is Billboard's Woman of the Year, and more news to note
October 10th, 2014
07:00 PM ET

Taylor Swift is Billboard's Woman of the Year, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Taylor Swift is 2014's Woman of the Year, according to Billboard. The country-pop singer's so nice they had to give her the honor twice: [Billboard]
  • A "Guardians of the Galaxy" TV show? Of course there will be. All we ask is for a dancing Groot. [NYT]
  • Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden might be heading to the chapel soon, if rumors are true. [People]
  • Nicole Kidman seriously has babies on the brain. She told an Australian radio station that she hopes "every month that I'm pregnant." [Us Weekly]
  • And did you hear? "Black-ish" and "How To Get Away with Murder" are both getting full season orders from ABC. [THR]

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We hope you liked 'Extant,' and more news to note
October 9th, 2014
07:00 PM ET

We hope you liked 'Extant,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Did you enjoy Halle Berry's summer series "Extant"? Hope so, because it's been renewed for another season, along with "Under the Dome." [THR]
  • Even if you're not getting married anytime soon, you're going to want to check out this "Frozen"-inspired wedding dress. [People]
  • That time Taylor Swift covered Vance Joy's "Riptide" for BBC Radio:
  • Bill Murray may be single, but the man's not lonely. (And how could he be? He's Bill Murray!) [E!]
  • Fifteen things you didn't know about Stevie Nicks - including what she calls her affair with Mick Fleetwood. [NYMag's Vulture]

Filed under: While you were working
Robert Downey Jr. messes with our minds, and more news to note
October 8th, 2014
07:00 PM ET

Robert Downey Jr. messes with our minds, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Hearts soared Tuesday when Robert Downey Jr. told Ellen DeGeneres that of course there would be an "Iron Man 4." Mere hours later, RDJ crushed those dreams by backpedaling on "Letterman," saying there aren't any plans for a fourth installment. Basically, he's just playing with our emotions: [EW]
  • Consider Ben Affleck's nude scene in "Gone Girl" Jennifer Garner's gift to you. [HuffPost]
  • Someone not knowing who Jay Z is? Kind of crazy. Jay Z's response to said person? Priceless. [NYPost's Page Six]
  • If you want to date Jennifer Lawrence, you need to love reality TV and really love eating, and you should probably also be cool with doing both of those things at the same time. In other news, it's been confirmed that Jennifer Lawrence is the world's dream girl. [Vanity Fair]
  • Taylor Swift's new album is called "1989" but she does a killer impression of Mia Farrow circa 1974. [People]
  • Jay Leno's done with late night, but he's not done with TV. The former "Tonight Show" host is said to be closing a deal to have a new program on CNBC. [THR]

Filed under: While you were working
'Walking Dead' gets sixth season, and more news to note
October 7th, 2014
06:15 PM ET

'Walking Dead' gets sixth season, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • "The Walking Dead" still hasn't aired its fifth season - that won't premiere on AMC until October 12 - but the network is apparently so confident in its work that it's already renewed the high-rated series for a sixth go-round. [EW]
  • This Robert Downey Jr. Reddit "AMA" is pretty much worth all of our weights in gold. [Reddit]
  • It seems Ryan Murphy is moving on from "Horror" to "Crime." The popular showrunner has landed a new anthology series at FX called "American Crime Story" - and the first installment is called "The People vs. O.J. Simpson." [THR]
  • Lil Jon and Lena Dunham have paired up for a civic duty-minded remix of "Turn Down for What," and, lo and behold, it's just as catchy as the original. [CNN Politics]
  • J.K. Rowling has been totally messing with our heads, but we're loving it. Did you figure out what her cryptic tweet meant? [Time]

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