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Fast Track: Hollywood's A-list pays homage to Oprah

May 18, 2011
  • Tom Cruise, along with Tom Hanks, Madonna, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder and Maria Shriver, was among the galaxy of celebrities who showed up in Chicago on Tuesday for the taping of two of Oprah's final shows.
Tom Cruise, along with Tom Hanks, Madonna, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder and… (John Gress / Reuters )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday.

Pretty much all of Hollywood's A-list was in Chicago on Tuesday to pay homage to Oprah. (New York Magazine)

Will Haley Reinhart be the next "American Idol"? (Los Angeles Times)

"House" will be back for an eighth season. Lisa Edelstein won't be on it. (Los Angeles Times)

Ralph Macchio is off "Dancing With the Stars" with just one week to go. (Los Angeles Times)

Jon Stewart admits to Bill O'Reilly that he'd consider voting for a Republican. (Huffington Post)

Lars von Trier tells a Cannes press conference that he's a Nazi and he understands Hitler. He may have been kidding. We hope. (Hollywood Reporter)

Desperate soap opera fans protested outside ABC's fall TV presentation to advertisers on Tuesday. (Deadline)

Do you know the name Armie Hammer? You should. Dude's everywhere these days. And now he probably will be the Lone Ranger. (Los Angeles Times)

Mel Gibson may indeed act again, in the heist film "Sleight of Hand." (Variety)

Conan O'Brien's show is headed back to New York (just for a visit). (Los Angeles Times)

Kirsten Dunst threw a rager of a Cannes party, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the grumpy old people to spoil the fun. (Contact Music)

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