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Fast Track: Tyler Perry defends casting Kim Kardashian in film

November 17, 2011
  • Writer-director Tyler Perry has been taking heat for casting Kim Kardashian in his latest film, "The Marriage Counselor."
Writer-director Tyler Perry has been taking heat for casting Kim Kardashian… (Peter Kramer / Associated…)

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday.

Tyler Perry addresses his fans regarding outrage over casting Kim Kardashian: "YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD!! ...LOL." (

Ricky Gervais will be returning to trash Hollywood's elite for January's Golden Globe Awards. (Los Angeles Times)

But the excitement of his return isn't shared by all. (Los Angeles Times)

Today, Jimmy Kimmel celebrates National Unfriend Day. Will it rival Thanksgiving one day? Only you have the power to decide that. (Los Angeles Times)

The woman who claims to have had Justin Bieber's baby may be undone by her own text messages. (TMZ)

"Jeopardy!" contestant Roger Craig looks as if he's on his way to becoming the new Ken Jennings. (Huffington Post)

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has broken all entertainment records everywhere with its $775-million five-day haul. (THR)

Google Music's online store will sell songs from Universal Music Group. (Los Angeles Times)

Joy Behar will end her HLN show by the end of the year. (Mediabistro)

"South Park" took on the Penn State controversy in Wednesday night's episode. (USA Today)

Mother's Day not good enough? Two Texas moms have rented out an entire theater so they can watch "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" with their friends. "Because it's our night. Once a year. No, once every 18 months." (The 33 TV)

The BBC is dropping a climate change episode of its upcoming series "Frozen Planet" when it airs in the U.S. on Discovery Channel. (Telegraph)

Can ya believe it? Can ya believe it? Regis Philbin's final "Live" is Friday. I can't believe it! (New York Daily News)

Susan Lucci tells fans that "All My Children's" cancellation on the Internet is not her fault. (Huffington Post)

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