John Krasinski is just the bro on the side for Matt Damon
December 14th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

John Krasinski is just the bro on the side for Matt Damon

Along with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have one of the most enduring - and adorable - bromances in Hollywood.

But Damon's "Promised Land" screenwriting partner, John Krasinski, seems to be creeping in on that action.

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June 1st, 2012
03:39 PM ET

Russell Brand's good for a (pseudo) lap dance

When chatting with comedian/actor Russell Brand, it'd be wise to prepare for anything - including hip thrusts.

"I just do that every so often," he explained as he gave a demonstration for CNN. "I’m obliged to - I’ve got a contract with Warner Bros. studios that every 30 seconds or so I have to ... like dogs do!" he exclaimed while laughing, and, um, thrusting.

You'll also catch some of his hip action in the upcoming "Rock Of Ages," in which the 36-year-old stars alongside Alec Baldwin, whom he also got the chance to kiss.

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May 17th, 2012
01:53 PM ET

Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones on 'MIB4' possibility

The idea for this month's "Men in Black III" was actually born 11 years ago on the set of "Men in Black II," the sequel to 1997's initial sci-fi comedy hit.

As "MIB" franchise director Barry Sonnenfeld recently told CNN, he, along with stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, was shooting one night, and while they waited on a set repair Smith revealed that he had an idea for the threequel.

"I said 'What,'"  Sonnenfeld recalled, "'cause I was tired and there's Will full of energy, joy and happiness."

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Kim Burrell speaks on Whitney Houston cause of death
March 28th, 2012
06:21 PM ET

Kim Burrell speaks on Whitney Houston cause of death

Although Whitney Houston died of an accidental drowning on February 11, the coroner's report released last week notes that cocaine was a contributing factor - news that shouldn't be a huge surprise, says Houston's good friend Kim Burrell.

"To me, it's being presented like, 'Can you believe cocaine was in her system?!' I mean, the world saw her come out of rehab from being accused of that," the gospel singer tells HLN's "Showbiz Tonight" in an exclusive two-part interview airing Wednesday and Thursday.

Houston had openly struggled, Burrell continues, noting that the entertainer "did interviews about that. She admitted. Anybody could look at the interview she had with Oprah – the last one she had - and not be shocked that some kind of drug was in her system. She admitted to that, so it's just unfortunate that it was in there when she died."

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March 1st, 2012
05:00 PM ET

Eddie Murphy explains leaving Oscars gig

Before this year's Oscars ceremony, the Academy was dealt a double whammy: Not only were they out of a producer after Brett Ratner resigned amidst criticism for an anti-gay remark, but they also lost their planned host, Eddie Murphy.

The actor and comedian told CNN that the reason why he withdrew from the job was because Ratner wasn't going to be there to continue with him.

"Initially, I was doing a movie with Brett Ratner, and he was going to produce the show. And we were having such a great time working together, he was like, ‘You know I’m doing the Oscars and I’m doing it this way,' and he had all these great ideas and he was approaching it like a director," Murphy recalled.

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February 26th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

'Dictator' drama on Oscars red carpet

Although the Academy initially said they weren't interested in having actor Sacha Baron Cohen attend the Oscars as his character from his upcoming film "The Dictator," Cohen's General Aladeen nonetheless made an entrance to the event on Sunday.

It wasn't unexpected, as producer Brian Grazer told "Extra" that the Oscars would be "thrilled" to have Cohen dressed as the  heavily bearded, comical character at the ceremony.

But perhaps the Academy wasn't expecting the actor would bring along props.

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