Carrie Underwood to release album of greatest hits, and more news to note
September 26th, 2014
06:00 PM ET

Carrie Underwood to release album of greatest hits, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Carrie Underwood's bun in the oven isn't the only arrival she's waiting on. The country star is also at work on a greatest hits album, which will arrive December 1. Although it'll focus on her past tracks, there will also be a new song: "Something in the Water." [Today]
  • Speaking of music news, Thom Yorke just dropped a new album via BitTorrent. [BBC]
  • "The Simpsons" are returning this weekend with some bad news - someone's dying in the premiere! - and some good news with the first "Family Guy"/"Simpsons" crossover. Here's what you should know about the latter: [Time]
  • Yes, there are "sexy Queen Elsa from 'Frozen'" costumes available for Halloween. Why do you ask? [E!]
  • Amber Rose will reportedly land a windfall in her divorce from Wiz Khalifa. The model is said to stand to acquire more than $1 million thanks to the couple's pre-nup. [TMZ]

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Jason Aldean engaged to Brittany Kerr, and more news to note
September 25th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

Jason Aldean engaged to Brittany Kerr, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • After breaking up with his wife last spring, Jason Aldean is now engaged to Brittany Kerr, the "American Idol" alum he was caught getting awfully comfortable with while still married in 2012. [CMT]
  • We get the feeling that sooner rather than later, all of The CW's vampire shows will star only Nina Dobrev, playing multiple characters. In the meantime, the "Vampire Diaries" actress will take her talents to "The Originals" for a crossover role in episode five of the upcoming season. [E!]
  • Slight update, fans of CBS' "Mom": the new season premiere won't start until October 30. Until then, you'll get two episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" back-to-back on Monday nights.
  • We can't be the only ones hoping that season 2 of "True Detective" will go rogue and stage a full "Wedding Crashers" reunion. [TV Guide]
  • Wedding bells are *thisclose* to ringing for George Clooney as his bride-to-be and wedding guests arrive in Venice. [Telegraph]

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Chris Pratt's going to be great on 'SNL,' and more news to note
September 24th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

Chris Pratt's going to be great on 'SNL,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Chris Pratt is hosting the 40th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend - no pressure, Pratt! - and it looks like he's already very, very good friends with one of his co-stars.
  • Christopher Walken as Captain Hook? Yeah. You need to see this photo. [EW]
  • "Divergent" fans might change their minds about Miles Teller fandom after reading this new interview. The actor says he accepted a role in the popular franchise only "for business reasons." [THR]
  • This baby'll have the best crib ever: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are expecting their first child together. [People]
  • That one time Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff  hung out, and they were friends: [E!]

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Beyonce's baby bump, and more news to note
September 23rd, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Beyonce's baby bump, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • We're not sure if this'll satisfy the hard-core conspiracy theorists, but Beyonce's released some home videos of herself while very pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy and very nude. All we'll say is that husband Jay Z does appear to be holding on to something ... [Us Weekly]
  • Happy Kendrick Lamar single release day! The rapper's dropped the new track "i" and answered the Internet's prayers. [NYDN]
  • Bob Dylan is MusiCares person of the year for 2015, and he'll have some big names celebrating his legacy - including The Black Keys, Jack White and Neil Young. [Rolling Stone]
  • Who's making the most in hip-hop right now? That honor goes to Dr. Dre. [Forbes]
  • Sure, Meghan Trainor sings about body positivity and self-acceptance ... but don't confuse that with her being a feminist. [Billboard]

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'Pink Floyd' sets album release date, and more news to note
September 22nd, 2014
06:10 PM ET

'Pink Floyd' sets album release date, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • We've known for months to expect a new Pink Floyd album, but we didn't know when. Finally, the band has revealed the release date for its first album in 20 years, "The Endless River": make your pre-orders for November 10. [Rolling Stone]
  • Kenan Thompson may or may not be on the verge of leaving "Saturday Night Live," depending on which report you're reading. [TMZ/EW]
  • The "Magic Mike" sequel "Magic Mike XXL" won't have Matthew McConaughey, but it will have Jada Pinkett-Smith starring in a role originally written for a man. [E!]
  • Hilary Duff's open to a "Lizzie McGuire" reunion, because that's how much she cares about her next album performing well. [HuffPost]
  • Bryan Singer will be your director for "X-Men: Apocalypse." [THR]

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Angelina Jolie's next directing job, and more news to note
September 19th, 2014
07:20 PM ET

Angelina Jolie's next directing job, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Angelina Jolie, a.k.a. the new Mrs. Brad Pitt, has already lined up another directing job. "Africa," which will be written by Eric Roth, is about ivory poachers who posed a threat to the existence of African elephants. [Variety]
  • Tea Leoni and David Duchovny aren't together anymore, but there's no love lost between them. Leoni says in a new interview that she doesn't know how she could "ever hate David. ... We've always loved each other, and we adore (our two) kids." [Parade]
  • We seriously can't handle the cuteness of this sentence: "Ryan Gosling is madly in love with his baby girl." You know we're totally picturing him all bearded and swooning like in "The Notebook." [People]
  • Haven't had enough of J.Lo's "Booty" yet? Don't worry; the folks at MTV have watched enough times to break down each and every outfit in the music video. [MTV]
  • Kaley Cuoco's response to the nude photo leak? Have a sense of humor. [Access Hollywood]
  • If the Instagram photos weren't enough proof that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are at the very least hanging out regularly and more likely dating again, then this Instagram video helps to close the case.
  • You might need to do a little rearranging of your holiday plans, because we can guarantee you're going to want to see this December 25 release from Tim Burton, "Big Eyes."

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