Michelle Obama drops by 'Late Show'
March 20th, 2012
12:43 PM ET

Michelle Obama drops by 'Late Show'

First lady Michelle Obama made a charming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" last night.  She discussed everything from her father's battle with multiple sclerosis to which family member takes the dog out for walks.  Check out a clip from that appearance, plus some of our favorite Michelle Obama moments from recent weeks.

Stealthy Target run - It may be difficult, but the first lady occasionally gets to do "normal" things, like taking trips to Petco.  Hear her tell David Letterman about an incognito trip to Target, and how she almost got caught.

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Josh Lucas ties the knot, gets ready to be a dad
March 20th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Josh Lucas ties the knot, gets ready to be a dad

The good news keeps rolling in for actor Josh Lucas.

Not only did the “J. Edgar” star just get married, but his new wife is expecting a baby as well, People magazine reports.

The 40-year-old and his now-spouse, Jessica, apparently got hitched last Friday in a quiet ceremony.

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March 20th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

'DWTS': The best first night in show history?

It's that time of year again, when D-listers of all types gather on a soundstage to dance their hearts out for whomever is texting on their phone.

Yes, season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars" has kicked off, and it was LIVE (or, if you reside on the West Coast, it was on a THREE HOUR DELAY).

Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet welcomed us with a big announcement: none of the 12 teams will be eliminated this week.

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Ashton Kutcher...in space?
March 20th, 2012
10:43 AM ET

Ashton Kutcher...in space?

Ashton Kutcher has reportedly signed on to make an out-of-this-world trek.

According to a blog post by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, the “Two and a Half Men” star is his 500th customer to sign up for space travel aboard his vessel.

Branson wrote Monday that he “gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself."

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Lifetime casts all-black 'Steel Magnolias' remake
March 20th, 2012
10:37 AM ET

Lifetime casts all-black 'Steel Magnolias' remake

Last fall, Lifetime announced plans to create an updated version of the 1989 movie "Steel Magnolias" with an all-black cast, and so far the project has snagged stars like Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Queen Latifah is set to take on the role of M'Lynn Eatenton (originally played by Sally Field), and will also serve as executive producer on the project along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Condola Rashad will play M'Lynn's diabetic daughter Shelby, as previously played by Julia Roberts, while Condola's real-life mother Phylicia Rashad will portray the widow Clairee.

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'Pretty Little Liars': A's unmasked in anti-climactic finale
March 20th, 2012
10:11 AM ET

'Pretty Little Liars': A's unmasked in anti-climactic finale

“Pretty Little Liars” isn’t always an easy show to watch.

With additional clues to digest each week and a new character/suspect introduced almost every episode, it sometimes feels like even the writers aren’t sure about A’s identity, or where the series is headed.

Still, we tuned in to ABC Family every Monday (previously on Tuesdays) to watch the mystery unfold - hoping that by the season 2 finale we’d have some clarity, and that it would all be worth it. It wasn’t.

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