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)

 

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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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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Lifetime plans Brittany Murphy biopic
August 13th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Lifetime plans Brittany Murphy biopic

Lifetime isn't letting up on its biopic business.

In addition to cranking out biographical films about Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and the "untold story" of "Saved By the Bell," the channel is also working on a film about late actress Brittany Murphy.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies • television
Miley Cyrus' pink new pet
August 11th, 2014
05:16 PM ET

Miley Cyrus' pink new pet

It really doesn't get much cuter than this.

Miley Cyrus, known dog lover, has decided to transition to a porkier type of pet. As the singer shared on Instagram, she's adopted a piglet into her animal family.

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Beyonce photo gets tongues wagging
August 11th, 2014
12:35 PM ET

Beyonce photo gets tongues wagging

If we didn't know better, we'd say it was Beyonce who realized a photo's worth a thousand words.

The 32-year-old singer has said next to nothing as rumors predict she's seconds from divorcing Jay Z, but she has been letting photos seemingly do the talking for her.

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