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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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'Guardians' is summer's No. 1 film, and more news to note
August 25th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

'Guardians' is summer's No. 1 film, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • It's official: Summer 2014 belonged to Groot. (And Rocket, and Star-Lord, and ... well, you get the picture.) After a solid showing at the box office this weekend, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the No. 1 movie of the season. [EW]
  • Anxious to dig into Lena Dunham's upcoming memoir? Sample what's to come over at the New Yorker. [TNY]
  • Along with her new album, "My Everything," Ariana Grande appears to have found a new boyfriend in Big Sean, whom she was caught holding hands with at the VMAs. [ABC News]
  • After the VMAs there was of course a party - and it looks like Jennifer Lopez brought along an old flame whose name doesn't start with a "B" or an "M." [E!]
  • Britney Spears completely approved of Katy Perry's all-denim throwback at the VMAs. "Just when I thought the denim dress had retired," Spears tweeted to her dress doppelganger. [Britney Spears' Twitter]

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Stop being so perfect Chris Pratt, and more news to note
August 22nd, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Stop being so perfect Chris Pratt, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • As if we could love "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt anymore, now the dude has taken to appearing in costume as the Star-Lord to cheer up sick children in the hospital. Enough already Pratt! [E!]
  • Don't look for Pamela Anderson to take that ALS ice bucket challenge. The animal rights activist says she can't because little creatures have been used in ALS research. [People]
  • Wait. What year is this? Jessica Simpson is STILL rocking Daisy Dukes?! [Us Weekly]
  • George R.R. Martin has more killing on the brain. What does that mean for the "Game of Throne" characters who are left? Winter is coming. [Buzzfeed]
  • Did you watch "The Simpsons" marathon? If not you may have been the only one. [Variety]
  • This trailer for Season 4 of "Girls" tells us nothing and everything. Oh Lena, we heart you so:

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