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Sep 28, 2012 6:26PM ET
Today in show business news: Miley Cyrus might be receiving a job offer she should refuse on principle, Spider-Man will swing again, and Greg Kinnear heads back to TV.
Sep 28, 2012 6:22PM ET
Though at least a few people are giving up their cell phones as a cost-cutting measure, it can be quite a luxurious state of being.
Sep 28, 2012 4:37PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Sep 28, 2012 3:50PM ET
Hark, a new entry in our ever-growing list of questionable marriage proposals! In this case, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, pilot Ryan Thompson proposed during a sightseeing flight with his girlfriend by claiming that something was wrong with the plane.
Sep 28, 2012 3:44PM ET
Today we review two new movies, the sci-fi actioner Looper and the college a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect
Sep 28, 2012 2:24PM ET
On this very Friday 25 years ago, The Princess Bride, a movie featuring the beautiful Robin pre-Penn Wright and the dashing Cary Elwes (whom hordes of teen girls would go on to have enormous crushes on), was released.
Sep 28, 2012 11:47AM ET
The reason you couldn't watch much of the Paralympics live on NBC's many channels is that you didn't really want to.
Sep 28, 2012 11:17AM ET
Today in books and publishing: 1Q84 author wants everyone to simmer down; a reading list for inmates; John Travolta didn't libel author; Apple owes Chinese encyclopedia.
Sep 28, 2012 11:06AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: A rumored power couple is not actually coupling, Ryan Lochte has a very fashionable dinner, and Prince Harry is no longer seeking revenge.
Sep 28, 2012 10:39AM ET
The British aristocracy, long may they reign, at least on our television sets.
Sep 28, 2012 9:42AM ET
There is no end to what the erotic Fifty Shades book series might do, even as we thought or rather hoped the fervor had faded, as least somewhat, for other fare. Still, there are 32 million copies sold in the U.S. They're not going anywhere, yet.
Sep 27, 2012 6:42PM ET
Today in show business news: A pop rapper becomes a reality star, the paparazzi strikes a deal with a movie partly about paparazzi, and we have the rest of our Catching Fire tributes.
Sep 27, 2012 5:16PM ET
Sep 27, 2012 4:48PM ET
Scott Stringer, Borough President of Manhattan, is now the most Internet-famous borough president in New York City's history, a title he earned by defending Lady Gaga's virtue.
Sep 27, 2012 11:56AM ET
Everybody's got an opinion about J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. With the embargo on reviews now lifted, the book is drawing wildly polarized responses.
Sep 27, 2012 11:21AM ET
Today in celebrity scuttlebutt: Madonna made quite an appearance at a Yom Kippur service in New York, Suri Cruise is talking on cellphones, and some sad news from a sad town.
Sep 27, 2012 11:18AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Woman cuffed for late library returns; get to know Indian-American fiction; Samuel L. Jackson curses for Obama; did Chabon get Oakland right?
Sep 27, 2012 9:36AM ET
Not everyone can remember exactly what happened the night before, but they're pretty sure they did something. Around the nation, in towns large and small, something is afoot.
Sep 26, 2012 6:39PM ET
A trailer for an upcoming family drama/horror/thriller has us pretty darn excited. Elsewhere in showbiz news: Honey Boo Boo ain't goin' anywhere, Christopher Guest assembles his own version of the Avengers, and Justin Timberlake stretches his acting muscle some more.
Sep 26, 2012 5:30PM ET
Sep 26, 2012 5:28PM ET
Misuses of words are fast and frequent and come in any number of varieties. They are not all the same. Here are a few of the most likely ways we confuse our words, with examples to learn from.
Sep 26, 2012 5:08PM ET
CBS debuted its patently ludicrous new show Vegas last night, a 1960s-set sorta police drama starring Dennis Quaid as a rancher turned semi-reluctant sheriff and Michael Chiklis as a new mobster in town.
Sep 26, 2012 3:26PM ET
Jim Bell, an executive producer at Today, wants you to know that "it was absolutely" his "call" to fire Ann Curry, throwing himself in front of the criticism Matt Lauer was getting from Curry fans.
Sep 26, 2012 11:49AM ET
We predicted this. Or, at least, we predicted the impending backlash to our nation's growing obsession with yogurt—Greek yogurt, specifically. Now there's a New York Post trend story on the subject. Backlash machine, activate!
Sep 26, 2012 11:42AM ET
What irked us so much about Ben and Kate wasn't so much Ben and Kate as a standalone show, per se, but rather the bigger whole that it represents. Meaning, boy oh boy are we getting sick of these single-camera comedies about quirky people doin' quirky things.
Sep 26, 2012 11:15AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Morrissey springs into action at The Strand; publishers hound authors who took the money and ran; libraries and publishers can't agree on e-books.
Sep 26, 2012 10:56AM ET
Reports have everyone's favorite Twilight twinklers living in the same house again, so swoon away. Elsewhere in the world of celebrity gossip today: Pam Anderson suffers a setback, a look at Emmys parties, and Lindsay Lohan is not sleeping with someone.
Sep 26, 2012 10:04AM ET
Until J.K. Rowling's new novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, comes out on Thursday at its worldwide on-sale time of 8 a.m. GMT (so 3 a.m. ET and 12 a.m. PT), it is strictly guarded by her publisher's non-disclosure requirements. But the A.P. has released their review of the book anyway.
Sep 26, 2012 9:45AM ET
The worst part of telling a bad joke is having to explain it afterwards, which Madonna is now doing after confusing people with her terribly-delivered "black Muslim in the White House" endorsement.
Sep 26, 2012 8:46AM ET
Barack Obama must be the luckiest dude on the planet, Jon Stewart said last night on The Daily Show, because something is happening to Mitt Romney: He is getting dumber and dumber as the election goes on.