Presenting Andy Samberg, Chief Shark Officer
July 29th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Presenting Andy Samberg, Chief Shark Officer

"Shark Week" - a.k.a. the best seven days of the summer - has given us yet another reason to watch: First-ever Chief Shark Officer, Andy Samberg.

We caught up with the "SNL" star while he was on the set of his upcoming movie, "I Hate You Dad," to find out what it's like to swim with sharks and what he's got in the works with his digital-shorts cohort, Justin Timberlake. Doubles ice skating, anyone?

CNN: How does it feel to have the impressive title of Chief Shark Officer?

Andy Samberg: Well, it was a childhood dream, obviously. Even though I'm the first ever Chief Shark Officer, I assumed that someday they would invent that role and that when they did, I would be there and be completely qualified to be named it. It was one of those once in a lifetime things you get asked to do something that you never to be expected. FULL POST

While you were working...
July 28th, 2011
06:28 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Congrats, Sarah Drew! The "Grey's Anatomy" actress, who fans of the show know as April Kepler, is pregnant with her first child.  (PEOPLE)
  • "American Idol" runner up Haley Reinhart has landed a record deal. The singer joins fellow contestants Lauren Alaina and Pia Toscano, who have signed for albums. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • If you're part of the Metallica fan club, you probably already know the band is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. Get ready to go deaf - the heavy-metal rockers are announcing special shows for members only in December. (Billboard)
  • Sounds like Darren Criss is having a serious bromance with the boys of "Glee." The 24 year old, who plays preppy, private-schooler Blaine, said his blazer is just one of the many reasons he's sad to leave. (Just Jared)
  • Los Angeles-based band Best Coast streamed a preview of its star-studded music video, directed by Drew Barrymore. The video is set to premiere on Tuesday. Donald Glover and Chloë Moretz, among other celebs, have cameos in the video. (MTV)
  • A reported photo of Kim Kardashian's wedding invitation makes it look like the event will be an affair to remember. If its elegant design didn't give it away, the dress code is black tie. (TMZ)
First look at 'The Hunger Games' cast
July 28th, 2011
11:48 AM ET

First look at 'The Hunger Games' cast

Fans of "The Hunger Games," who have been imagining for years what Katniss, Gale and Peeta would look like on-screen, are finally getting a glimpse of the characters.

The film's stars - Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson - are all featured in an exclusive shoot in this week's EW.

And although some readers have voiced concerns regarding Aussie actor Hemsworth taking on his tall, dark and handsome character, Gale Hawthorne, director Gary Ross says it was a perfect fit.

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While you were working...
July 27th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Poor Kristin Cavallari - the wedding gowns she tried on are coming back to haunt her, just days after her engagement was called off. (Life&Style)
  • Speaking of recently single celebs, it looks like Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth have split up. After ending their two-year relationship, Skarsgard was spotted flirting at Comic-Con last week. (Us Weekly)
  • Jayma Mays might be sticking around on the next season of "Glee," but she's a little nervous about the fate of Emma Pillsbury's virginity. Good thing Mays says she trusts the writers 100 percent. (Vulture)
  • Doesn't Kat Von D know that permanent tattoos don't go away? The TV artist became the most recent interview "walk-off" after she watched a video clip that showed her Jesse James tattoo. (E! Online)
  • Have you seen the teaser trailer for next year's "Battleship"? The movie looks like it has action, aliens and all the other components of a great summer flick. (MTV)
While you were working...
July 26th, 2011
06:24 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Brad Pitt might want to check up on his best-friend status - the dashing duo of Ryan Gosling and George Clooney can be seen together in "The Ides of March," slated to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. (USA TODAY)
  • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington says the band has been recording a new album, keeping up with its goal of a release every 18 months. (Rolling Stone)
  • The iconic "Rent" musical is getting a revival, but this time, it's off Broadway. Director Michael Greif announced that the production will feature new sets and costumes. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • If 24-hour coverage isn't enough for you, get ready for "ESPN: Those Guys Have All The Fun" - the movie. Rights have been bought by 20th Century Fox to bring the sports network's story to the big screen. (Deadline)
  • It looks like David Arquette and his ex, Courteney Cox, aren't entertaining any immediate plans to reconcile. Arquette was spotted at Comic-Con with Christina McLarty. (PEOPLE)
  • Sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday. Shriver tweeted that the couple's 13-year-old son, Christopher, is finally out of the hospital after a nine-day stay. (Access Hollywood)
While you were working...
July 25th, 2011
06:44 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Ryan Gosling says his doctor prescribed a comedy after he finished filming "Blue Valentine," so he signed up for "Crazy, Stupid, Love," set to hit theaters this weekend. (Slate)
  • Is it too soon to officially call Leo DiCaprio and Blake Lively a couple? The celebs were spotted shopping together in California. (PEOPLE)
  • Jon Hamm, better known as Don Draper from "Mad Men," will guest star on "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret." The American-British sitcom is produced by and also stars David Cross, along with his "Arrested Development" co-star Will Arnett. (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Did Lauryn Hill already welcome another little one to the world? Some reports suggest Hill gave birth to her sixth child over the weekend. (Bossip)
  • It appears that Kate Middleton has begun inheriting the family jewels - the Duchess of Cambridge first wore Princess Diana's favorite earrings to a Wimbledon match and has been seen wearing them several times since. (Mirror)
  • Jessica Simpson might have given the public unlimited access to her previous marriage, but for the next one, even the Simpson family is in the dark. The pop star 's wedding date to fiancé Eric Johnson is getting top-secret treatment.  (Access Hollywood)
  • Lindsay Lohan is ticked off at the rumor mill - contrary to reports, the 25-year-old actress said she wasn't stumbling around drunk at a birthday bash. (TMZ)
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