Gaga, Bieber are most charitable celebs of 2011
December 27th, 2011
01:41 PM ET

Gaga, Bieber are most charitable celebs of 2011

Lady Gaga tops DoSomething.org's list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good for the second year in a row, according to the site.

The list, compiled by the volunteer organization, ranks celebrities according to their charitable work and donations.

The "Born This Way" singer held on to her No. 1 spot thanks to her anti-bullying efforts, like her Born This Way Foundation. Gaga is followed by fellow pop star Justin Bieber.

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'The Walking Dead' graphic novels invade best-seller lists
December 22nd, 2011
03:05 PM ET

'The Walking Dead' graphic novels invade best-seller lists

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the books behind AMC’s zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead” have topped New York Times best-seller lists.

Robert Kirkman's series – which began in 2003 – tops the lists in both the paperback and hardcover divisions of graphic books.

"No graphic novel series has ever dominated the list quite like Kirkman's ‘Walking Dead,’" writes THR.

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Lisa Loeb's new career: Entertaining kids
December 22nd, 2011
01:04 PM ET

Lisa Loeb's new career: Entertaining kids

Nineties singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb is now a children’s entertainer. FoxNews.com LIVE reports that the bespectacled musician behind 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You)” is releasing the songbook "Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake And Other Zany Songs."

“I really wanted to make a record that would take kids away from the computer and bring them together with other kids,” Loeb, 43, explained of her new project.

Lisa says the music of her youth inspired the songbook:

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Oscar-qualifying songs include Muppets, leave out Madonna
December 21st, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Oscar-qualifying songs include Muppets, leave out Madonna

The Academy has released a short list of film songs that are in contention for Oscar nomination consideration, New York Magazine’s Vulture reports.

Notably absent from the list is Madonna’s “Masterpiece,” from her film “W.E.”

Turns out Madge’s song sounds too far into the movie’s closing credits to qualify for a nomination in the category.

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Two more 'Fast and the Furious' flicks to come
December 21st, 2011
04:38 PM ET

Two more 'Fast and the Furious' flicks to come

Looks like we may never see the end of the “Fast and the Furious” flicks. According to the Hollywood Reporter, series star Vin Diesel confirms that the franchise’s sixth and seventh movies are in the works.

This year’s box office smash “Fast Five” ensured that not just one but two more films were greenlit for Universal's popular franchise, which began 10 years ago. The two upcoming movies are being written simultaneously.

The best-reviewed film in the franchise, “Fast Five,” grossed $626 million worldwide.

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Taylor Swift's CoverGirl ad pulled
December 21st, 2011
03:28 PM ET

Taylor Swift's CoverGirl ad pulled

We never thought Taylor Swift could be controversial, but according to E! News, the singer’s ultra-glossy CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ad has been yanked after it caught the attention of an ad industry watchdog group.

The offense? Excessive Photoshopping.

Procter & Gamble voluntarily pulled Taylor’s mascara print spot when it was flagged by the industry’s self-regulatory group, The National Advertising Division.

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