March 13th, 2012
12:02 PM ET

'Hunger Games' stars: Team Haymitch, all the way

“Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth says he's ready to take on the paparazzi and rabid fandom that'll come with the anticipated adaptation, thanks to some advice from girlfriend Miley Cyrus.

"Keep your head screwed on straight - I think that's the best advice she's given me,” Hemsworth told CNN Monday at the Los Angeles premiere. “It's very surreal and I'm constantly pinching myself. I just feel like I'm on this crazy ride at the moment. I feel very fortunate to be where I am."

The sage words could not have come at a better time.


February 8th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Tony Cornelius: I don't think my dad knew how much he was loved

[Editor's Note: "Showbiz Tonight's" interview with Tony Cornelius will air tonight at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on HLN.]

Don Cornelius' death last week has been ruled a suicide, and the "Soul Train" legend's son Tony tells "Showbiz Tonight" that he never saw an indication that his father was capable of taking his own life.

"Not at all. I mean...we all have disappointments, we all go through things, [and] when the lights go down, all you have is family," Tony says. "There weren't any indications, other than his health was failing a bit. Nothing that would make me say, you know, that he would want to end his life this way. It's hard to believe."

When Don Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound last Wednesday, several entertainment icons mourned the loss of a man who contributed so much, on top of the outpouring of grief from friends and fans.


February 8th, 2012
10:12 AM ET

Octavia Spencer: Media should reflect multicultural world

Hate it or love it, Octavia Spencer's film "The Help" has at the very least sparked healthy amounts of dialogue about race and diversity in Hollywood.

Spencer, who portrays a maid living in the segregated South in the '60s-era movie, tells CNN that in order to see a greater amount of diversity in cinema, we as moviegoers need to buy tickets to films that reflect such casting.

"I think Hollywood basically gives people what they think people want," the best supporting actress Oscar nominee said.


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