Javier Bardem to appear on 'Glee'?
December 28th, 2010
01:03 PM ET

Javier Bardem to appear on 'Glee'?

The girls at McKinley High will certainly be swooning when Javier Bardem makes his expected cameo on "Glee." The actor confirms to Vulture that he has had discussions about appearing on the hit Fox series but hasn't gotten his hall pass just yet.

"The 'Glee' situation is that [show creator] Ryan [Murphy] and I talked together about it, and we had a blast imagining ideas. I don't know if it's gonna happen or not," says the 41-year-old "No Country for Old Men" star. "I guess it's been out there too soon? But it doesn't depend on me."

That's not to say Bardem, who is expecting his first child with wife Penelope Cruz, doesn't have the chops to pull off the gig.

"I've sung twice in films before. Once it was in 'Golden Balls,' a movie where I was singing Julio Iglesias, and the other was in a comedy called 'Mouth to Mouth,' where I was singing, 'Make 'em laugh / make 'em lauuuugh... '" says the Oscar winner. "But no, singing is not my strongest skill. I guess that's why I want to do it, because I know it's something I have to work on!"

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2010 Obsessions: Our favorite shows of the year
December 28th, 2010
12:53 PM ET

2010 Obsessions: Our favorite shows of the year

Let's take a listen in while two of CNN.com's biggest TV addicts, Lisa France and Henry Hanks, weigh via instant message on their favorite television shows of the year.

HenryCNN: Well, Lisa, it’s that time of year again, when we look back and reflect on the year that has come and gone, so of course, the best TV of the year is on my mind.

FranceCNN: Wow, that year went fast! There were some great series in 2010 and some not so great.

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'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Airplane' added to the National Film Registry
December 28th, 2010
12:47 PM ET

'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Airplane' added to the National Film Registry

"Airplane!" added to the National Film Registry? Surely this is serious!

The beloved comedy is just one of 25 motion pictures recently added to the registry as part of the National Film Preservation Act.

This year's selections - which include classics, documentaries, and shorts - span from 1891-1996, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and are chosen by the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.

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Mickey Rourke to play gay rugby star
December 28th, 2010
12:05 PM ET

Mickey Rourke to play gay rugby star

After tackling the title role in "The Wrestler," Mickey Rourke is now ready to tell the story Gareth Thomas, a tough-as-nails Welsh rugby star who also happens to be gay.

Rourke confirmed his upcoming role on the British talk show "Alan Carr's Chatty Man" – but not before setting the host straight. Asked if he was going to play a gay rugby star, Rourke warned Carr not to use labels. "You’re not supposed to say that, okay?" the 58-year-old actor scolded. "When I met the rugby player, Gareth Thomas, this is one thing that he and I talked about. This is something that’s really important: We’re doing a movie about a man who plays rugby who is gay."

Six-foot-three Thomas, 36, married his teenage sweetheart in 2002, but four years later, decided he could no longer live a lie and told her he is homosexual. Shortly afterward, he told his coach and his closest teammates. "I was absolutely terrified, wondering what they were going to say," Thomas has said. "But they came in, patted me on the back and said, 'We don't care. Why didn't you tell us before?'"

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Monday by the numbers: 5 rings, 3 newborns and 1 expecting ballerina
December 28th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Monday by the numbers: 5 rings, 3 newborns and 1 expecting ballerina

Between the holidays and the snowy weather, it can be tough to keep up with all that's happening in Hollywood. For those of you who missed the blizzard of baby and engagement announcements that poured in over the past few days, we offer this handy wrap-up.

After two years of dating, actor Joey Kern, 34, proposed to "Big Love" star Ginnifer Goodwin, 32, earlier this month with a ring he designed. Eighty-four-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner brought out the bling on Christmas Eve and asked 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris to be his wife. Singer Jason Mraz, 33, presented fellow musician Tristan Prettyman, 28, with a ring, and "SHE SAID YES!" he tweeted.

And Eddie Cibrian, 37, and LeAnn Rimes, 28, who kicked off their relationship in 2008 while still married to other people, confirmed to CNN that they got engaged "over the holidays and are very happy."

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December 28th, 2010
09:48 AM ET

'Money Drop' couple addresses $800,000 error

Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti say they still haven't decided whether to take up Fox's offer to play another game of "Million Dollar Money Drop."

The California couple, who lost $800,000 for answering a question incorrectly on Post-it Notes during last week's premiere of the Fox quiz show, spoke to CNN's Kareen Wynter a few days after the show admitted a mistake in the question and offered the two another chance at winning one million dollars.

Okoye and Mayi were asked whether the Macintosh computer, Sony Walkman or Post-it Notes were sold in stores first.  The couple bet $800,000 on Post-its and $80,000 on the Walkman.  The show originally ruled that the Walkman was correct, saying that Post-its debuted in 1980, one year after the Walkman (the Macintosh debuted in 1984).

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