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]

Filed under: While you were working
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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Filed under: Celebrities
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]

Filed under: While you were working
'Breaking Bad' win puts spotlight on Kind campaign
August 26th, 2014
04:13 PM ET

'Breaking Bad' win puts spotlight on Kind campaign

What Jesse Pinkman says, the rest of us do.

After Aaron Paul gave a shout-out to his wife Lauren's anti-bullying organization, the Kind Campaign, during his Emmys award acceptance speech Monday, the flood of curious observers reportedly temporarily crashed the site.

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Filed under: Breaking Bad • television
'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]

Filed under: While you were working
VMAs: About Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction
August 25th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

VMAs: About Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction

At Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj made a quick dress change that left her only partially clothed.

The rapper helped open the awards show with back-to-back performances, and each required its own costume. For her first song of the night, "Anaconda," Minaj appeared on stage in a green, sequined two-piece.

But as her performance transitioned into her single with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, "Bang Bang," the rapper tried to swap her green get-up for a sleek black dress - except she didn't exactly get it on in time to take the stage.

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Filed under: MTV VMAs • Music • television
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