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Dec 5, 2012 6:47PM ET
Snoop Dogg — er, Snoop Lion is what he goes by now — stopped by Reddit to do an Ask Me Anything sessions this afternoon, and, if his answers are any indication, he was really, really high while doing it. Let's take a look.
Dec 5, 2012 6:16PM ET
Today in show business news: Phil McGraw has become the new king of daytime, ABC has ordered a very exciting new series, and Brooklyn Decker heads to New Girl.
Dec 5, 2012 5:24PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention
Dec 5, 2012 3:45PM ET
Glenn Beck, he of the whiteboards and conspiracy theories, is teaming up with Vince Vaughn, he of the Wedding Crashers and dating Jennifer Aniston, to create a reality television show about documentary film.
Dec 5, 2012 2:48PM ET
It's still early, but things are looking good for Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden flick, which today claimed the National Board of Review awards for best picture, best director, and best actress.
Dec 5, 2012 2:01PM ET
The video might win your heart for one kind of appeal: Jay-Z Tells Old Lady Next to Him on the Subway That He's Famous. But once finding out that the "old lady" is one Ellen Grossman, the whole thing ads a whole new layer.
Dec 5, 2012 1:52PM ET
Oprah Winfrey's brand may not be what it used to be, but the all-digital edition of her all-powerful book club is back out in the TV-less waters today, trying to maintain not just relevancy but dominance.
Dec 5, 2012 12:52PM ET
From the youngs of Brooklyn to old-timey Jersey, the White Walkers to the regular old zombie walkers, here's our list of the 10 best television shows of the year ... and two that were not so much.
Dec 5, 2012 12:18PM ET
The name Dave Brubeck might not strike a chord with everyone, but trust us, you've heard "Take Five." The pianist behind that song and many other classic, clever jazz compositions has died at the age of 91.
Dec 5, 2012 11:51AM ET
Conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America was a surprise box office smash, but does it deserve an Oscar nomination? We look at the numbers.
Dec 5, 2012 10:45AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Hef and Crystal are finally tying the knot, Halle Berry's ex is officially to blame, and The Voice has a big moment.
Dec 5, 2012 10:21AM ET
Hark! Merriam-Webster has revealed another much anticipated word-of-the-year designation: the dictionary website's 10 most looked-up words of 2012.
Dec 5, 2012 10:11AM ET
The New York Post's Sara Stewart reports that our mourning of the dinner party came too soon. It's not dead at all; it just changed locations, and its cast of roving characters.
Dec 4, 2012 6:38PM ET
Today in show business news: Channing Tatum takes a break, Homeland beats its older brother, and Seth MacFarlane does whatever he wants.
Dec 4, 2012 6:27PM ET
What are we really doing when we're sitting in front of the TV laughing at yet another smackdown between the Real Housewives of Wherever? Sometimes it's simple, sometimes it's more complicated, and the truth of the matter is, it probably varies for each of us. We look at 10 shows.
Dec 4, 2012 6:01PM ET
In a surprise twist, Rolling Stone replaced managing editor Will Dana and founder Jann Wenner with Tim Heidecker of The Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! — and he's doing a very convincing job already.
Dec 4, 2012 5:34PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Dec 4, 2012 4:08PM ET
In a new survey, The Daily Meal has asked some of America's top chefs to give some pointed criticism of the people paid to criticize them, and one came out on top.
Dec 4, 2012 3:47PM ET
Images have been circulating around the web recently from a show opening dedicated to work inspired by his movies and TV shows. To learn about the genesis of the project, we exchanged emails with its curator.
Dec 4, 2012 2:40PM ET
Gift giving can be perilous! So, how do you give gifts the right way? There is some science to this, Sumathi Reddy writes in The Wall Street Journal.
Dec 4, 2012 2:28PM ET
Oscar mania grows stronger by the day, so it's time to take a gamble at figuring out who might wind up vying for gold in the most crowded of this year's big categories.
Dec 4, 2012 2:17PM ET
The bizarre new look is for one of Schwarzenegger's forays back into action movies, David Ayer's Ten, and an on-set snapshot was fodder for comedian John Powers. The Governator was not taking it (too) lightly.
Dec 4, 2012 1:15PM ET
Sometimes it's hard to distinguish metal shows from all-out brawls. And now, an onstage tussle between Lamb of God's frontman Randy Blythe and a Czech fan has led to the singer's controversial indictment on manslaughter charges.
Dec 4, 2012 12:03PM ET
Dan Aykroyd says that, had Bill Murray signed on to a script written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg of The Office two years ago, the movie would "be out this summer, and it would be a massive hit."
Dec 4, 2012 11:35AM ET
Early reviews are out for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment of Peter Jackson's troubled return to Middle Earth, and the critics are saying exactly what everyone expected: this children's book is being stretched thin.
Dec 4, 2012 11:28AM ET
Fathers are doing more of the family shopping, and more of the caregiving, too. So are these new Barbie construction sets for girls, or for their dads?
Dec 4, 2012 10:57AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: A 98 Degrees veteran gets all overheated, the Kardashian siblings are destroying the world on an international level, and more hook-uppery for Harry and Taylor.
Dec 3, 2012 6:24PM ET
Today in show business news: Alec Baldwin signs a new deal with NBC, The Newsroom gets in the Mitt Romney game, and Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the comedy of the century.
Dec 3, 2012 6:19PM ET
With Kate Middleton with child, but also in the hospital, (at least some of) Britain's famously eager tabloids went for a more reserved approach in their royal baby covers.
Dec 3, 2012 5:19PM ET
What happens when Newt Gingrich plans to eat lunch at the same Indianapolis restaurant where the television show Parks and Recreation is filming? Why, he's given a cameo, of course.