Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' and more news to note
August 20th, 2014
06:57 PM ET

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Rapper Nick Minaj has never been known for being subtle, and her new music video is no exception. She samples Sir-Mix-Alot's "Baby Got Back" and there is plenty of that as well as a lap dance for her labelmate Drake. Warning, the language – and the booty – leans towards the graphic:
  • Julianne Hough was great as a competitor on "Dancing With the Stars" and now there is talk that she may return as a judge. [Us Weekly]
  • FX has really sunk their teeth into "The Strain." The series about an outbreak tied to vampires just got a second season. [USA Today]
  • Neil Young and Willie Nelson are teaming up for a benefit concert to protest a proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would cut through the Ponca Trail of Tears in Nebraska. [Rolling Stone]
  • Kevin Hart may have gotten engaged to his longtime love on the same night his ex-wife's new reality show "Atlanta Exes" premiered, but he says he wishes his former wife and mother of his two children nothing but the best. [BET]
  • Whatever Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron were doing together has reportedly ended after two months. [NY Daily News]
  • Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been called an ice princess before, but it's still kind of surprising that she participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Who was tasked with drying her bob after we wonder? [People]
  • The boy band gods have smiled upon us and Back Street Boys' Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block's Jordan Knight have released the music video today for the first official single, “One More Time:"

Filed under: While you were working
'Kate Plus 8' returning, and more news to note
August 19th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

'Kate Plus 8' returning, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

    • TLC saw success with this summer's special of "Kate Plus 8" and so the Gosselin gang will be returning in December with more episodes. [People]
    • Craig Ferguson is reportedly nearing a deal for a new talk show. That makes us happy. [NY Daily News]
    • Who doesn't love Debbie Reynolds? Clearly not SAG as they are going to honor her with a lifetime achievement award. [The Hollywood Reporter]
    • Hurrah! 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' has cast one-time Wonder Woman, Adrianne Palicki. [Hero Complex]
    • It's not the reunion we were hoping for, but Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul got together for "Veep." [THR]
    • Speaking of reunions, there is nothing better than former "Mean Girls" co-stars Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey running into each other and taking a selfie:

Filed under: While you were working
'True Blood' star likes to drink blood, and more news to note
August 18th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

'True Blood' star likes to drink blood, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • You may want to guard your neck around "True Blood" actor Jim Parrack – he says he likes the taste of blood for real. Method acting much? [People]
  • Congrats to Christina Aguilera and fiance Matt Rutler. The couple have welcomed their daughter, Summer Rain Rutler. [Christina Aguilera's Twitter]
  • Is it wrong that now that "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Jamie Dornan has joined Instagram we really, really want some Christian Grey type shots? [E!]
  • This video of Robin Williams making a terminal woman's wish come true is making us even sadder. [Celebuzz]
  • Speaking of videos, if you want to watch Katy Perry get her nose pierced she's got you covered. We warn you it's kind of graphic and not in a hot way. [Hollywood Gossip]
  • OK, now Beyonce and Jay Z are just really taunting us. She sings "Bang Bang" to him at the beginning of the trailer for the HBO On The Run tour special - and you know what rumors that is supposed to make us think about:

Filed under: Uncategorized
J-Law and Chris Martin dating?, and more news to note
August 15th, 2014
06:26 PM ET

J-Law and Chris Martin dating?, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Are Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin consciously coupled? Multiple sources are claiming the actress is the new blonde in the Coldplay frontman's life. We are reserving judgement but totally calling them "Martin Lawrence" if it's true. Viva la vida, y'all. [E!]
  • Attention ladies: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a male feminist and darn proud of it. [The Wrap]
  • Another Duggar is off the market! Jessa Duggar of TLC's hit show "19 Kids & Counting" just got engaged to Ben Seewald. Don't worry fellas, there are plenty of Duggars where she came from. [People]
  • Please believe that wherever Resse Witherspoon is there's a party going on – and she will bust out the aerobic dance moves. [Us Weekly]
  • Starz does not mess around. The show just premiered and the network has already went ahead and renewed "Outlander" for a second season. [HitFix]
  • It should be a surprise to no one that the Emmys are planning a special tribute to Robin Williams. [Deadline]

Filed under: While you were working
'Bad Boys 3,' and more news to note
August 14th, 2014
06:16 PM ET

'Bad Boys 3,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • How long must we wait? Martin Lawrence has once again proclaimed – this time to Conan O'Brien – that "Bad Boys 3" is happening. We've been here before and will believe it when Will Smith co-signs. [MTV]
  • Here's a tiny bit of news: "American Horror Story" has cast the world's smallest woman. [People]
  • Please tell us this picture of a modern water bottle in a press photo for "Downton Abbey" is fake. The Dowanger Countess must be livid! [The Independent]
    • You've got some time to wait for the "Godzilla" sequel. It's not out till 2018. [EW]
    • Apparently teaming up with DJ/producer Zedd transforms Ariana Grande into Barbarella. At least in the new video for her second single "Break Free."  [YouTube]

Filed under: While you were working
Ciara might be single now, and more news to note
August 13th, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Ciara might be single now, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Reports have been running rampant that Ciara has ended her engagement to rapper Future because he allegedly cheated on her while on tour. We've heard Ciara will be seeking custody of the couple's three-month-old son, Future Zahir, but what we really want to know is who's going to keep that 15-carat diamond engagement ring. [Us Weekly]
  • Well, well, well, look who's gotten a season two: HBO's "The Leftovers." Good on ya, Justin Theroux. [NYT]
  • So here's Jennifer Lopez's "Booty," in case you haven't seen it before. ["Extra"]
  • We'll be down a Chmerkovskiy when "Dancing With the Stars" returns in the fall, but we still have Val to look forward to. Here's a list of the "DWTS" pros who'll perform in season 19. [ABC]
  • How awesome is "Guardians of the Galaxy's" "Awesome Mix Vol. 1"? It's helped the soundtrack top the Billboard 200 chart. [Billboard]

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