December 22, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. R. Kelly says he is ready to film 32 new chapters of his infamous melodrama hip-hopera series, "Trapped in the Closet. " All he needs is a little funding. ( TMZ ) "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is already doing well at the box office. Look out, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" -- the No. 2 spot is up for grabs. ( Los Angeles Times) Josh Krajcik sings a duet with Alanis Morissette during the final performance episode of "The X Factor.
December 21, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday. "The Hobbit" trailer is out, and it looks magical. ( Los Angeles Times ) Debra Messing, star of the upcoming TV series "Smash," and husband Daniel Zelman are separating after 10 years. ( Los Angeles Times ) "American Idol's" David Archuleta is taking a break from his singing career to embark on his two-year Mormon mission. ( Los Angeles Times ) Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" Oscar trophy is auctioned off for more than $860,000.
December 20, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Despite Internet rumors, Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. And he proved it on Twitter. ( Los Angeles Times ) Bon Jovi is hardly the first celeb to be reported dead while he's still kicking (and tweeting). Here's a look at some celebrity death hoaxes of yore. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer is out, and it's explosive. ( Los Angeles Times ) Movie review: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lacks the humanity that made the books and the Swedish films successful.
December 19, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Both "Sherlock Holmes" and "Chipwrecked" disappointed at the box office this weekend. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Team America: World Police" is trending on Twitter after the death of Kim Jong Il. The 2004 movie was produced by the creators of "South Park. " ( Telegraph ) Dexter's sister Deb was in for a shock in the show's season finale. ( Los Angeles Times ) Justin Bieber has never been a Belieber ... in Santa Claus.
December 16, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. ( Los Angeles Times ) Joe Simon, the creator of Captain America, has also died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The surviving Beach Boys will reunite and tour and record a new album. ( Wall Street Journal ) In Israel, "The Hangover," becomes "Before the Wedding, We Stop in Vegas. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Demi Moore says she doesn't have immediate plans to change her Twitter handle: @mrskutcher.
December 15, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. A Foo Fighters concert in New Zealand reportedly caused tremors at a level similar to volcanic activity. ( Hollywood Reporter ) "Hugo," "War Horse" and George Clooney landed Golden Globes nominations. "The Artist" leads with six. ( Los Angeles Times ) Howard Stern is "America's Got Talent's' newest judge. ( Los Angeles Times ) Thanks, but no thanks, "Biggest Loser": the Season 12 winner says he's "at risk" of gaining all that weight back.
December 14, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday. George Clooney plans to star in a staged reading of "8," a play by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black about California's Proposition 8. ( Los Angeles Times ) Bert Schneider, one of the great Hollywood producers of the 1970s, has died. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Help," "Bridesmaids" and "Midnight in Paris" led the way at the SAG Award nominations. ( Los Angeles Times ) Slamdance has announced its own lineup of films for January.
December 13, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Amy Winehouse's dad is quoted as saying Lady Gaga "would be great" to play his daughter in a movie about her life. But another report quotes him as saying a movie won't happen. ( Mirror , Daily Mail ) The music industry executive injured in the Hollywood shooting last week has died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The song isn't so rosy for "Glee," which is seeing its ratings drop in its third season. ( Los Angeles Times )
December 12, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. The first trailer for "Men in Black 3" is out. Anyone feeling nostalgic? ( Huffington Post ) The L.A. film critics say "The Descendants" is the best film of the year, but they think "The Tree of Life" is pretty swell too. ( Los Angeles Times ) The movie box office has its worst weekend since September 2008. ( Los Angeles Times ) Two early "Doctor Who" episodes, long thought missing, have resurfaced.
December 9, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Christopher Nolan debuts the first few minutes of "The Dark Knight Rises" to a slavering fanboy crowd. ( MTV ) Rachel Crow is sent home on "The X Factor. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Fox and Time Warner Cable are getting angry in their battle over TV rights for the Dodgers. ( Los Angeles Times ) Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife for defamation after she says he abused her in her autobiography. ( St. Petersburg Times )