While you were working...
January 27th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • “White Collar's” Matt Bomer might guest star on an April episode of “Glee” as … wait for it … Blaine’s (Darren Criss) older brother. Hoping the on-screen siblings sing a duet. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • It’s a girl! “Horrible Bosses” actress Lindsay Sloane and her husband Dar Rollins welcomed their first child, Maxwell Lue, on Thursday. [People]
  • The name’s Blonde. Mr. Blonde. Former “Alias” star Kevin Weisman has joined the cast of NBC’s new drama, “Awake,” as a recurring character named - you guessed it - Mr. Blonde. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • It looks like Nick Cannon is feeling better and eager to get back to the gym. Three weeks after suffering a “mild kidney failure,” the actor tweeted, “My doctor said today is the first day that I can work out again. I got to get back to fight weight! THE HULK is on his way back!” [Twitter]

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'This Means War' cuts jokes, gets PG-13 rating
January 27th, 2012
05:45 PM ET

'This Means War' cuts jokes, gets PG-13 rating

The “This Means War” ratings war is over.

The comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, will open on Valentine’s Day with its desired PG-13 rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR reports that, after receiving an R rating from the Classification and Rating Administration, which administers movie ratings, 20th Century Fox agreed to cut sexual jokes made by Chelsea Handler's character, ensuring a PG-13 rating.


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Happy birthday, Oprah!
January 27th, 2012
05:24 PM ET

How will Oprah spend her birthday?

Oprah will spend her 58th birthday with media tycoon Ted Turner… on TV, that is.

The birthday girl interviews Turner about his hard work and achievements on Sunday’s episode of “Oprah's Master Class” - Winfrey’s OWN talk show that features a “look into the minds of true modern masters,” according to Oprah.com.

During the interview, Turner, who created CNN in 1980, tells the talk show host how he came up with the idea for the Cable News Network:


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January 27th, 2012
04:00 PM ET

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star on her Beverly Hills counterparts

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss has some opinions about her Beverly Hills counterparts, and she’s not afraid to share them.

Burruss told CNN she doesn’t agree with Taylor Armstrong’s memoir, which details her marriage to the late Russell Armstrong.

“I’m sure that there were problems there, and I sympathize with her,” Burruss said. “But, I mean, you know, there are two sides to every coin and I just don’t feel the need to speak on someone who is not here anymore. That is just me.”


Filed under: Real Housewives
January 27th, 2012
03:45 PM ET

Obama boosts Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' sales

President Barack Obama probably hopes his plans to reform financial aid programs are executed as well as his unintentional initiative to boost the music industry.

After Obama sang the first line of Al Green's “Let's Stay Together” at a January 19 fund-raising event at New York's Apollo Theater, the song got a 490% sales boost, according to Nielsen SoundScan via Billboard.

The video of Obama singing went viral, prompting 16,000 downloads to be sold that week, Billboard reported.

“Don’t worry, Rev. I cannot sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation,” Obama said to Green (who was also in attendance) after his short serenade.

Filed under: Music
January 27th, 2012
03:21 PM ET

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ mom sues media outlets for ‘sexualizing’ her daughter

It seems the controversy surrounding TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” and its pint-sized stars is never-ending.

After one contestant dressed as Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman,” another, Isabella Barrett, was filmed singing LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” at an event.

Barrett’s mother, Susanna, has since filed a lawsuit against TMZ, Huffington Post and Daily Mail Online, among other media outlets, for running stories that she alleges “sexualize” her 5-year-old daughter, according to court documents obtained by CNN.


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