June 4th, 2010
05:32 PM ET

On pins and needles for a royal engagement

The press on both sides of the Atlantic are on pins and needles as they lay in wait for word that Prince William has finally, after seven years, proposed to his girlfriend Kate "Waity Katie" Middleton. (Seriously, that's what the British press calls her, the poor dear, because she - along with the rest of us - has been waiting patiently for a proposal.)

Back in April, Tina Brown launched the ring hunt with a post on The Daily Beast that quoted insiders who said royal diaries had been suspiciously blocked off on June 3 and 4. CNN followed up on it, but a spokeswoman at William's official residence said, "We don't comment on speculation."

A June engagement would make sense, Brown said, because it would come after the hubbub of the Parliamentary general election, and getting married could serve as a nice transition for William, who will move on from helicopter school and become an operational pilot at the start of next year.


Filed under: Celebrities
June 4th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Shrimp tacos, Gwyneth Paltrow style

Watch your back, Rachael Ray: Gwyneth Paltrow has got her knife out and she's cooking up some quick-and-easy meals of her own.

In the latest newsletter on her GOOP website, the Oscar winner shares her recipes for a Mexican family dinner, including Baja style shrimp tacos, pico de gallo, black beans, and guacamole.

While Paltrow's writing is certainly warm and informative, it's the accompanying video that really provides a crash course in cooking. Among the important lessons learned:


June 4th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

FCC may fine Fox for $25,000

Fox may end up with a $25,000 fine from the FCC for failing to respond to the organization’s inquiry into the more than 100,000 indecency complaints caused by the January 3 episode of Fox’s “American Dad.”

According to Variety, the FCC is citing Fox’s “apparent willful and repeated violations” of an order to respond, not the actual content of the episode.

The episode featured a scene where two main characters discuss giving a horse a "full release," followed by another suggestive scene that implies the action was accomplished.

Fox has responded with a statement saying it's “puzzled” by the FCC’s citations because they “responded to all of the questions related to substance of the investigation,” according to Variety.

Was the episode worth all the fuss? You can see for yourself here.

Filed under: television
June 4th, 2010
03:27 PM ET

Did Lady Gaga go too far?

Lady Gaga is obviously unafraid to push the envelope, but her latest antics have fans wondering if she's pushed it a little too far.

Hours after a cab driver shot and killed 16 people in the English county of Cumbria on June 2, the singer simulated being murdered by a psychopath during her concert at Manchester's MEN Arena.

As the audience looked on, the 24-year-old New Yorker who previously faked a gory death while performing "Paparazzi" at last year's MTV Video Music Awards - was attacked by a man in black, who bit her neck and left her "dying" and dripping in fake blood.


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June 4th, 2010
01:52 PM ET

'American Idol' winner Lee DeWyze to perform at NBA Finals

Lee DeWyze must love a competition.

The “American Idol” season nine winner is scheduled to perform at his first major sporting event since capturing the competition’s crown when he sings the U.S. national anthem on Sunday prior to Game Two of The Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

DeWyze’s performance will be televised live on ABC and it will be his first appearance at a marquee sporting event before he is slated to head out on the “American Idol 2010 Summer Tour.”


June 4th, 2010
01:36 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': SBT goes to the movies

We all get a little wacky in our Friday meetings. Why? Because it’s Friday, of course.

Example: Our Line Producer Jenn Gerardo couldn’t stop jamming to the “The A-Team” theme song. She CANNOT wait until the movie comes out next week. We all gave her funny looks (not because she’s a bad singer) – but I pity the fool (ha) that messes with Jenn about “The A-Team.”

But let’s get down to some serious business… There are new Gary Coleman revelations today. His ex-wife is speaking out – and she’s fired up about being criticized for the way she’s handling his death. And now, Gary’s parents are fighting to get custody of his body.


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