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December 13, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
That's one small step for Congress, one giant leap for … people who watch TV. Or not. In case you haven't, uh, heard, the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, better known as the CALM Act, went into effect Thursday. What's that, you say? Or should it be: What's that you say? You know, in case someone is reading this to you while the television blares in the background. (And isn't English-language punctuation a wonderful and mysterious thing?) But I digress.
December 13, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Crystal Harris is showing off another engagement ring from Hugh Hefner -- the man she famously left just days before they were supposed to marry last year. Now they are engaged again. Is it true love or is it a publicity stunt? [Los Angeles Times] Rachel Zoe's clothing line launched with much fanfare in 2011, but interest seems to be fading, at least in bricks-and-mortar stores. British department store Selfridges has dropped the apparel (but kept the shoes), Saks is offering it online only and Bloomingdale's seems to have cut back on the quantity available in-store.
December 11, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     This Morning Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today “Downtown Abbey” cast members; Anne Hathaway; Jamie Foxx; Larry King. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Barbara Walters; Mario Batali; Rosie Pope. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Anne Hathaway; Alan Cumming; Ashanti performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Rob James-Collier, Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt.
December 11, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Crystal Harris was flaunting her new engagement ring - the second she's received from one Hugh Hefner in two years - Tuesday on Twitter. With the caption "My beautiful ring from @hughhefner," Harris posted a montage of the new dazzler, shown above, which is similar but not identical to the one she accepted in December 2010 and then auctioned off in October 2011 after she decided to walk away only days before their planned June wedding....
December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine mutton chops may make him look tough, but he revealed his tender side during a "60 Minutes" profile aired Sunday night to promote "Les Misérables. " The interview, conducted by Scott Pelley, involved Jackman discussing his childhood in Australia, which was marred by the actor's mother leaving the family, forcing his father to raise five children alone. Pelley asked Jackman, "What advice does [your father] give you today?" Surprisingly, the thought caused the normally jolly Jackman to choke up on camera.
December 9, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     This Morning Billy Corgan; Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Hugh Jackman; Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Valerie Bertinelli. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Hugh Jackman; Howie Mandel; Richard Marx performs.
December 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are reportedly headed down the aisle once again - though technically they'd be hitting it for the first time, after she pulled the runaway-bride thing on him five days before their planned wedding in June 2011. The 86-year-old and the 26-year-old are allegedly engaged again and aiming to say their vows on New Year's Eve, sources told TMZ over the weekend. Apparently time apart from Hef taught Harris to be more independent, something she thought she needed, the sources said.
November 29, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Plans for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" continue to be unveiled as director Bryan Singer's follow-up to "X-Men: First Class" takes shape. The latest news? Hugh Jackman could join the film as Wolverine. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jackman is in talks to reunite with Singer on the new film. This follows the announcement earlier this week that Patrick Stewart would be returning as Professor X and Ian McKellen would be back as Magneto. Both Stewart and McKellen sat out the previous "X-Men" installment, "First Class," and Jackman made only a cameo appearance.
November 20, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz
An Orange County woman who conspired with her lover to kill her husband as he slept and who later escaped from prison with a guard has been recommended for parole. Jeanette Lynn Hughes, 58, was convicted in 1985 of plotting to murder her husband, James Hughes, as he slept in their Huntington Beach home. She was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison. The state parole board granted Hughes' request on Friday in Sacramento after a hearing that stretched more than seven hours, said prosecutor Paul Chrisopoulos with the Orange County district attorney's office.
October 11, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
NEW YORK - As they swept through airports while making their ambitious, risky new movie, "Cloud Atlas," directors Andy and Lana Wachowski got used to answering a surprisingly tough question from customs officials. "They'd say, 'What's your movie about?'" said Andy. "It's about the sum of human experience. They always look up and go, 'Oh, really…'" "Our target audience is customs officials," whispered Lana. PHOTOS: Scenes from 'Cloud Atlas' Actually, their target audience is grown-ups.
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