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Happy Birthday!

August 21st, 2014 7:00am EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Hayden Panettiere (1989)

Singer Jacqueline Emerson (1994)

American Idol finalist Paris Bennett (1988)

French singer Alizee (1984)

WrestlerEve Torres (1984)

Supermodel Chantelle Houghton (1983)

Actor John Brotherton (1980)

Actor Brody Jenner (1983)

Singer Kelis (1979)

Actress Alicia Witt (1975)

System of a Down singer Serj Tankian (1967)

Actress Carrie-Anne Moss (1967)

Actress Cleo King (1962)

Actress Kim Cattrall (1956)

The Clash singer Joe Strummer (1952; d. 2002)

British bassist Glenn Hughes (1952)

Actress Loretta Devine (1949)

Actress Patty Mc...
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Tony Shalhoub Joins The Cast Of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'

August 20th, 2014 11:52pm EDT
Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role and joined the cast of Showtime's dark comedy Nurse Jackie.

The former "Monk" star will play an ER doctor named Bernard Prince on the show, the pay TV network announced on Wednesday.

Shalhoub's character replaces that of star Peter Facinelli, who will not return to the series for the upcoming seventh season.

According to Variety, Shalhoub's character will have a "great bedside manner" and work well with boss Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He'll also "offer Jackie (Edie Falco) something she desperately needs -- a friend."

"Nurse Jackie has...
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Katy Perry Puts Her Sexy Bikini Body On Display To Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20th, 2014 10:31pm EDT
Katy Perry ice bucket challenge
Katy Perry has been flaunting her bikini bod of late, and on Tuesday she put it to good use by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The sexy singer stood on the deck of what appears to be a pirate ship playscape at a park and had a couple of hunks provide her with the ice bath.

"Thank you @thestevetisch @aw & @hellogiggles for nominating me for the ALS #theicebucketchallenge I now nominate @madonna," she wrote, adding an apology for the video bein so "LOUD & ANNOYING."

She also posted the video in slow motion.

The singer recently had her nose pierced, sharing a video of the painful-look...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins The Cast Of The Other Live Action 'Jungle Book' Movie As Tiger Shere Khan

August 20th, 2014 9:58pm EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to provide the voice of the tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros.' upcoming live-action Jungle Book film, "Jungle Book: Origins."

Not to be confused with the live-action "Jungle Book" film on the way from Disney, which stars Idris Elba as the voice of the tiger and will be directed by Jon Favreau, "Jungle Book: Origins" is set for a fall 2016 release while Disney's "Jungle Book" will hit theaters on October 9, 2015.

"Jungle Book: Origins" will be directed by "Lord of the Rings" star Andy Serkis and is his first film at the helm.

Rudyard Kipling's classic s...
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NFL To Charge Halftime Acts To Perform?

August 20th, 2014 5:21pm EDT
Halftime Show
Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna have all reportedly been approached by the National Football League to possibly perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015. But there's a catch.

The NFL, according to the Wall Street Journal, wants this year's performers to pay to put on their act for millions of TV viewers around the globe.

The league, which only gets a measly $4 million for 30 seconds of ad time during the big game, thinks artists should have to give them a cut of their post-performance profits from touring and boosted album sales following the performance.

The Journal r...
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Emma Stone To Make Broadway Debut In 'Cabaret' This November

August 20th, 2014 1:32pm EDT
Emma Stone To Make Broadway Debut In 'Cabaret' This November
Emma Stone is set to make her Broadway debut in "Cabaret."

The actress, who was rumored to take over for Michelle Williams in the production, has been confirmed to fill the role.

The 25-year-old actress will play showgirl Sally Bowles starting in November, when Williams leaves the role. She'll join the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the show at Studio 54 in New York City on November 11 and fill the role until February 1, 2015.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star was supposed to have joined the production earlier this year, but had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts.

Stone ...
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New Pics: Beyonce's Wax Figure Looks A Bit Off

August 20th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
New Photos: Beyonce's New Wax Figure, Lily Aldridge, Minka Kelly
Madame Tussauds unveiled a new waxwork figure of Beyonce on Tuesday in Regents Park in London, but something about it looks a little off to us.

We actually kind of think it looks more like transgender Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox.

Either way, the geese at the park enjoyed it.

We spotted lots of other stars out and about also, like Cara Santana, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Lily Aldridge (our favorite), Maria Sharapova and the always gorgeous Minka Kelly.

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" had its premiere Tuesday night, and the stars came out for that one also. See pics of ...
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Happy Birthday!

August 20th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Demi Lovato
Happy Birthday to:

Singer Demi Lovato (1992)

Actress Liana Liberato (1995)

Actor Andrew Garfield (1983)

English actor Ben Barnes (1981)

Country singer Langhorne Slim (1980)

Singer Jamie Cullum (1979)

Cuban actress Mayra Veronica (1977)

Actress Amy Adams (1974)

Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst (1970)

Actor Billy Gardell (1969)

Actor Colin Cunningham (1967)

Actor (The Shield) David Rees Snell (1966)

Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (1966; d. 2004)

Rapper KRS One (1965)

Actor James Marsters (1962)

Actress Sophie Aldred (1962)

Actress Joan Allen (1956)

Hong Kong singer Agnes Cha...
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More Stars Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19th, 2014 11:37pm EDT
Ben Affleck's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Wife Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck is one of the latest celebs to have accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge, helping to raise awareness by his pool with wife Jennifer Garner on Monday, receiving his dare from director Tyler Perry.

Before being doused, the star of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice said he was going to both take the challenge and make a donation to the ALS Association.

"I guess I have to pick four other people so my people are going to be folks who I know from firsthand experience look good in a wet T-shirt," Affleck joked.

He then nominated Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris and, ...
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One More Reason Taylor Swift Is Awesome

August 19th, 2014 10:45pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift had so much fun doing her Yahoo! livestream album and single announcement on Monday night, that the singer invited her 90-strong fan-filled studio audience back to her apartment for pizza.

"Taylor Swift is just the best," one fan wrote on Twitter during the impromptu party. "Ever. I mean if you have an apartment you've gotta have a party, right? Thanks for inviting me girl."

Swift, who announced the October 27 release of her fifth studio album, a full-on pop LP titled "1989," held the livestream event at the Empire State Building in New York City before heading back to her Ma...
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