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NFL to Would-Be Halftime Acts: Pay Up

Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in notifying each act...

JK Rowling Cannot Stop With the Harry Potter Stories

JK Rowling, apparently not adjusting so well to post-Harry Potter life in the eight years since the last book dropped, has released yet another new story on her Pottermore website —a biography of sorts of one of the author's alleged "favorite off-stage characters" from the Series That Shall Apparently Never...

Will and Grace Enters the Smithsonian

Hundreds of photographs, papers, and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection today, including items from the popular TV show Will and Grace. Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, along with NBC, are donating objects to...

Tom Hanks Made the App Store's No. 1 iPad App

Tom Hanks: beloved actor, slam poet, space enthusiast, and... iPad app developer. And not just any developer, but developer of the most popular iPad app of the moment, Time reports. As of this writing, the Hanx Writer app, launched Thursday, sits in the No. 1 spot among free apps on...

Mara Wilson: Robin Williams Was Like a Dad

Mara Wilson —aka Mrs. Doubtfire 's youngest kid—is offering a heartfelt remembrance of a man who, to her and many others, felt a bit like a father. "Robin Williams, as I knew him, was warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing, and brilliant," she writes on her blog, via the Daily Beast...

Voice of Saturday Night Live Dead at 96

One of television's most enduring presences has passed away at the age of 96. Announcer Don Pardo, known for introducing Saturday Night Live for decades, died at his home in Arizona yesterday, the AP reports; the cause hasn't been revealed, though the Los Angeles Times notes that he broke a...

Kid Rock, 43, to Be a Grandpa

Kid Rock is going to be a grandpa at the ripe old age of 43. The rocker's 21-year-old son, Bobby Ritchie Jr., is expecting a baby girl with his girlfriend, sources tell Us, adding that the couple is four months along. Ritchie is Kid Rock's son with the rocker's ex-girlfriend...

Robin Williams 'Engaged' in Work Hours Before Death

The day before he was found hanged, Robin Williams was "completely engaged" in a conversation about work, a confidante tells TMZ. The source speculates that Williams' suicide was spontaneous, because during their discussion, Williams was asking quite a few questions about deals that were in the works. Williams was, however,...

20/20 Anchor Back in Rehab

ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas checked herself back into rehab for alcohol dependency while on vacation. In a statement, the 20/20 co-anchor wrote that overcoming the disease is an "incredibly difficult process. I feel I have let myself, my co-workers, and most importantly my family down and for that I am...

Christina Aguilera Names New Daughter...

Christina Aguilera and fiance Matt Rutler became parents Saturday, announcing the birth of their daughter last night on Twitter. "So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world," Aguilera tweeted. Aguilera, 33, has a 6-year-old son, Max, with her first husband, Jordan Bratman, Us reports, but...

8 Celebs Who've Visited Sex Clubs

It seems almost every star in Hollywood has been photographed stumbling out of a nightclub at one point during his or her career, but, if rumors (and press interviews) can be believed, some A-listers don't have any qualms about hanging out at sex clubs either. Below are eight celebrities who...

Gene Simmons: Sorry About That Depression Screed

Remember that time when Gene Simmons not-so-charmingly said depressed people should just kill themselves ? Well, after Robin Williams— a depressed person — really did kill himself, people took exception to Simmons' screed, a #BanGene hashtag got going, and some radio stations stopped playing KISS' music. Now, as E! Online reports,...

Westboro to Picket Robin Williams’ Funeral

Back in 1996, Robin Williams made a movie called The Birdcage, in which he played a gay father. That's apparently a little too tolerant for the folks of the Westboro Baptist Church, who the Telegraph reports have now announced plans to picket the comedian's funeral, apparently "To Warn The Living:...

Behind Robin Williams' Suicide: Canceled TV Show?

Robin Williams was struggling with his Parkinson's diagnosis, which he reportedly received five months before his death—but multiple sources tell TMZ that the diagnosis wasn't the reason for his suicide, though it did "exacerbate" the chronic depression he'd lived with for so long. Parkinson's itself is also thought to...

Chris Martin Moves On ... to Jennifer Lawrence

Now that his soon-to-be-consciously-uncoupled-wife has moved on, Chris Martin has reportedly done the same—and his alleged new paramour is a bit more famous than Gwyneth's new man. Sources tell E! the Coldplay frontman, 37, is dating none other than Jennifer Lawrence, 24, who recently split up with Nicholas Hoult....

Little House on the Prairie Memoir Promises Grittier Truth

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but the late author's forthcoming autobiography will show devoted Little House on the Prairie fans a more realistic view of frontier living. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography is slated to be released by the South...

Craig Ferguson Has New Talk Show Lined Up

In April, Craig Ferguson announced he'd be leaving The Late Late Show. But until now, we didn't know what was next for the Emmy-nominated talk show host. Now, according to a report by Variety, Ferguson will host a daily, 30-minute talk show to air at 7pm across Tribune Broadcasting’s 42...

Gene Simmons: If You're Depressed, 'Then Kill Yourself'

In the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, a controversial exchange with Gene Simmons in an interview last month is getting a bit of attention. Asked whether he gets along with the original members of KISS, Simmons told SongFacts.com : "I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and...

Casey Kasem to Be Buried ... in Norway

It looks like Casey Kasem will finally be laid to rest, though in a head-scratcher of a location—Norway. A newspaper there reports that wife Jean Kasem is shipping the DJ's remains to Oslo for burial, according to the Hollywood Reporter and the BBC. Does Kasem have Norwegian roots? Nope....

Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' Williams Had Parkinson's

Michael J. Fox says he was "stunned" to discover that his friend, supporter, and former prime-time rival Robin Williams also suffered from Parkinson's Disease. "Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis. A true friend; I wish him peace," Fox tweeted, referring...

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