While you were working...
February 16th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" has started the casting process, and they're hiring in-house: "Smallville's" Kristin Kreuk has been tapped for the female lead in the series, which is inspired by the CBS' "Beauty and the Beast" show that ran in the '80s. Kreuk will play Catherine, a "tough-minded NYPD homicide detective" who searches for the Beast for years after her mother is killed. When she finds him, she ends up becoming his protector. [Deadline]
  • That's not all the casting news we've got for you today: Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts have signed on for a film adaptation of the play "August: Osage County," with Streep as matriarch Violet and Roberts as her oldest daughter, Barbara. [HuffPo]
  • And then there's Oprah Winfrey, who's said to be "mulling over" making her return to acting in a Lee Daniels film. [THR]
  • Did you catch Jon Stewart's awkward moment on "Letterman" last night? If not, replay at the link. Hint: It involves a discussion about underwear...and groins...[LAT]
  • Chris Brown wasn't the only one tweeting and deleting on Valentine's Day. After showing off a photo of her - we're going to go ahead and say beau, because he's awfully cozy in this pic - Casper Smart cuddling on February 14, Jennifer Lopez deleted the image from her account. Photo's up at the link. [Celebuzz]
  • If you haven't been seeing enough of Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry together, here's nearly two minutes of the coupled-up co-stars in the "Dark Tide" trailer:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulGLGd1ssSQ&w=560&h=315]

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  1. Clark Ertz

    I really like julia roberts because she is very very pretty. :

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    November 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dexter

    I wonder if the new Beast on the CW's network will look anything like the Humanoid Lion looking beast that was played by Ron Pearlman.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    I'm partial to redheads, but Ju-Berts (may as well go with the whole name shortening thing) has never made my list. Her mouth looks like it could swallow her face.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sly Sadie

    Evening all! I agree with you Coolbreeze. I never thought Julia Roberts was physically attractive, either. She has big ears, a large mouth, & weird teeth. She does have an inner beauty that makes her attractive, though. Does that make sense? @P- you are right. That's some tat! @gg-Oprah must be getting bored. It's not like she needs the money!

    February 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. .•|•.

    Yay, I'm not 1sty tonight! CUL! Hey GG & Coolbreeze! Did ya check out the pic of JLo & her boy toy? That tatt of his is frickin' detailed. The skull looks real. Creepy, but real. Lol! Hope you 2 are doing good. Hey to everyone else MIA. (Come out, come out, where ever you are)

    February 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Goofy Gina

    Hello CB! I'm just great! I think Julia Roberts is attractive but not beautiful if that makes sense. Halle Berry is "cute". Oprah returning to acting? I guess she wants more publicity. I love Meryl Streep movies! How's that for news? LOL take care!

    February 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Coolbreeze

    I don't think I missed anything today. Am I the only guy who thinks Julia Roberts is not attractive. Not a big fan of Halle Berry after hearing many interviews. Oh well, how are my lady friends tonight?

    February 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |

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