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Feb 28, 2013 2:49PM ET
Today in viral videos: why nothing is amazing anymore, some guy who is actually amazing, and the beauty of invisible motion.
Feb 28, 2013 1:29PM ET
Round three of SUDDEN DEATH, the Idol brain trust's leanest, meanest invention since Clay Aiken with a hangover.
Feb 28, 2013 12:14PM ET
As the fury over his Academy Awards hosting gig starts to settle down, the Academy itself isn't abandoning the host, even as he becomes the latest Hollywood product to be condemned by lawmakers.
Feb 28, 2013 10:34AM ET
Today in celebrity news: The girl who threw a shoe at Harry Styles's crotch comes forward, Perez Hilton has a baby now, and Prince William rescued two people in one day.
Feb 27, 2013 6:25PM ET
Today in show business news: The Annie remake has set a release date, Boardwalk Empire adds two exciting actors, and some pilot casting news that has us excited.
Feb 27, 2013 6:17PM ET
After questions were raised over the legality of asking potential NFL draft picks questions about their sexuality, the NFL is now investigating which teams posed such questions and cracking down on whether or not they're legal.
Feb 27, 2013 3:35PM ET
The YouTube video du jour features a young woman doing a spot-on impression of Lena Dunham "trying out" for Jessica Chastain's super-serious role as Maya in Zero Dark Thirty. She is Chelsea Davison, and this is where the whole thing came from.
Feb 27, 2013 3:15PM ET
Today we review the new artsy thriller Stoker, from acclaimed director Park Chan-wook.
Feb 27, 2013 3:01PM ET
The Academy Award-winning actor joins the expanding family of The Amazing Spider-Man sequel as Norman Osborn, the man who eventually becomes the Green Goblin, and while he may not be a super villain just yet, that might be a very good thing.
Feb 27, 2013 1:28PM ET
Van Cliburn, the concert pianist whose Cold War victory at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow catapulted him to fame, has died at the age of 78.
Feb 27, 2013 12:35PM ET
The brain child of Anna Wintour that sought to take Fashion Week to the people with an evening of late hours, swag, celebrities, the occasional drink, and apparently a desire to shop more is taking a break from America.
Feb 27, 2013 11:59AM ET
Now that National Football League executives are asking players about their sexual orientation — not just wondering in the shadows about Manti Te'o but grilling them in job interviews — it may be time for the commissioner to do something. It may even be breaking the law.
Feb 27, 2013 11:45AM ET
Today in celebrity news: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have ended their relationship, so have Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen, but Matt Damon and his wife are having a second secret wedding.
Feb 27, 2013 11:21AM ET
The aunt of Britain's hottest fetus has a new job, and it's making a lot of people in Britain upset.
Feb 27, 2013 10:48AM ET
Perhaps in response to some complaints that last season was too dour and bleak, Downton Abbey seems headed in either a more free-wheeling direction for season four or a tedious after-school special.
Feb 26, 2013 6:24PM ET
Today in show business news: Jeffery Katzenberg's animation house is in trouble, we sift through a bunch of pilot casting news, and Jamie Chung from The Real World takes a stab at legitimacy.
Feb 26, 2013 4:45PM ET
Seth MacFarlane, after all the criticism, said on Twitter today that he won't host the Academy Awards again. Naturally, a number of publications have already started speculating as to who should emcee in 2014. Let's rank the choices.
Feb 26, 2013 4:01PM ET
For those of you who've been all doom and gloom about the music industry — claiming the Internet and mp3s and iTouches and all those gizmos have killed it — here's some news that might flip your wigs: the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reports that its members took in more money in 2012 than it did in 2011. As in, growth. Actual growth.
Feb 26, 2013 3:38PM ET
Manti Te'o is reportedly raising eyebrows among general managers doing the hiring who "want to know" about his sexuality, even as teams refuse to speak out about gay players and critics charge that GMs still actively recruit players with criminal pasts.
Feb 26, 2013 3:18PM ET
Today in viral videos: the Oscars have come and gone but everyone's just getting started on bad lip reads and odd mashups, and perhaps the coolest pizza delivery on earth.
Feb 26, 2013 1:05PM ET
Think back to September: Mitt Romney was still a constant in the news cycle and for a brief moment we were enthralled with a video of a pig rescuing a baby goat. But that video—like too much of what works its way into the online news cycle—was a fake.
Feb 26, 2013 1:02PM ET
Now that the Academy Awards have come and gone and the winners have had their trophies engraved, it's time to look forward, to an uncertain future. If they heed our unsolicited advice, a decades-long bounty of roles and accolades awaits them. Should they ignore it, there is only doom and obscurity.
Feb 26, 2013 12:00PM ET
Beck has now "chickened out" of the WWE's challenge to fight in the ring, all of which would be pretty funny, if Beck understood that the WWE didn't "love to hate the Tea Party" so much as love to entertain its Latino audience.
Feb 26, 2013 11:12AM ET
The host's much criticized "We Saw Your Boobs" song during his opening number of the Oscars was all about celebrity nude scenes, and now the website that's all about just that has done MacFarlane's homework for him.
Feb 26, 2013 10:44AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Some juicy tidbits from Sunday night's Oscars parties, word on what other famous people were doing that night, and some unsurprising news about Anne Hathaway's speech.
Feb 26, 2013 10:00AM ET
Just a normal couple driven insane by a couple of bizarre, androgynous celebrities.
Feb 25, 2013 9:53PM ET
After failing to win all but one* of its Oscar nominations, Zero Dark Thirty's filmmakers got some good news on Monday, when the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped its investigation into the movie.
Feb 25, 2013 9:01PM ET
William Shatner's had quite the colorful post-Star Trek career, a career that now includes not only being a spoken word poet but also naming one of Pluto's moons after Spock's home planet, Vulcan.
Feb 25, 2013 6:46PM ET
Today in (non-Oscar) show business news: Every nerd's favorite FBI agent might soon be back on American TV, Michael Jackson's son continues his professional development, and Maya Rudolph wants to do a variety show.
Feb 25, 2013 5:26PM ET
The numbers are in and, well, you win, MacFarlane. Turns out, if the Academy Awards hope to survive on network television, cultivating a base-level appeal with a "risky" non-traditional host might just do the trick.