Hollywood reacts to loss of Dennis Farina
July 22nd, 2013
03:46 PM ET

Hollywood reacts to loss of Dennis Farina

He didn't start out an actor, but on Monday Tinseltown mourned the death of Dennis Farina as if he had been born to the stage.

The former police officer died at the age of 69, and Twitter immediately lit up with celebrity tributes for the former police officer who found fame on shows such as "Crime Story" and "Law & Order."

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Dean Cain assists in heroic proposal
Dean Cain presides over the proposal as Ruby Rinekso asks Jennifer Haviland to marry him.
September 10th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

Dean Cain assists in heroic proposal

Dean Cain hasn’t played Superman for 15 years, but he’s still a hero for many fans.

Hundreds of people turned up last weekend at Atlanta's Dragon*Con to hear him reflect on his years in the 1990s hit “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

The actor, charming as ever, made the ATL geek fest especially unforgettable for Ruby Rinekso of New York, who was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Jennifer Haviland, at the convention.

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While you were working ...
June 18th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working ...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Get ready to snark and/or praise, depending on which side of fandom you're on: Britney and Demi will make their "X Factor" debut on September 12. Also on the fall calendar: "Fringe's" final season will kick off September 28; "Glee" will be back on September 13; and "New Girl" returns September 25. [Fox]
  • Instead of pulling a Shia LaBeouf or Erykah Badu and getting naked, Katy Perry chose to go the oddball route with her new music video for "Wide Awake." It's riding the Twitter trends on its weird factor alone. [Popdust]
  • The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as aliens" movie that ticked off fans a few months ago has joined "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" in getting a big release date delay. "Ninja Turtles" is now set for release in May 2014, five months later than planned. [THR]
  • Meek Mill is recounting his perspective of what happened during the alleged Drake and Chris Brown bar brawl, explaining: "Things just happen in the club." And there you have it, folks. [XXL]
  • Jennifer Nettles is having a baby! And if you couldn't tell from our exclamation point, Nettles and her husband are "thrilled beyond belief." It'll be the first child for the Sugarland singer. [People]
While you were working...
June 13th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Kanye West is laughing at those of you who believed he tweeted and deleted a picture of Kim Kardashian enjoying a meal in the buff. [E!]
  • Hopefully that chuckle at Twitter rumors helped - West's L.A. home was broken into either last night or this morning, LAPD tells CNN.
  • Although Selena Gomez was hilarious in the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" parody from Funny Or Die, the 19-year-old says she doesn't think she could pull off the part of Ana Steele in a big-screen adaptation of the racy novel. [MTV]
  • You can't ever say Colin Powell wasn't hip with the kids these days: The former Secretary of State performed a little rendition of the No. 1 single, "Call Me Maybe," on CBS' "This Morning" Wednesday. [Us Weekly]
  • This won't fill that "House"-sized hole in our hearts, but it's a start: Hugh Laurie's in talks to play the villain in "Robocop." [THR]
  • If you want more "sci" in your "fi" and Idris in your Elba after "Prometheus," check out this new photo from his upcoming film "Pacific Rim." [Warner Bros. Twitter]

 

NBC ups the comedy for next season
May 14th, 2012
09:44 AM ET

NBC ups the comedy for next season

After plenty of speculation surrounding the fate of its beloved Thursday comedies, including "30 Rock," "Community" and "The Office," NBC calmed fans' fears on Sunday while revealing its comedy-filled fall schedule.

All of the aforementioned Thursday staples, as well as "Parks and Recreation," are returning, in addition to "Whitney"; "Parenthood"; "Up All Night"; "Law & Order: SVU"; "Celebrity Apprentice"; "Fashion Star"; "The Biggest Loser"; "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"; "Smash"; and "Grimm."

And while it's been reported that "30 Rock" is headed for a final, 13-episode season when it returns, NBC Entertainment's Robert Greenblatt said none of its Thursday comedies are definitively ending next season.

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Simon Cowell looking for two 'X Factor' hosts
February 23rd, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Simon Cowell looking for two 'X Factor' hosts

Between Kelly Rowland, LeAnn Rimes and Britney Spears all rumored to be intrigued by the idea of judging on "The X Factor," it doesn't look like Simon Cowell is hurting for possibilities.

Cowell wouldn't confirm or deny the gossip in a talk with reporters Wednesday, but he did say he's currently exploring his options.

"We will meet with a number of people over the next few weeks," Cowell said. "There is loads of speculation. There are a lot more people who have entered the fray this year. We wanted to see who would contact us before we contact people. That's a good place to be."

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