- Joel McHale has landed the lead in an NBC pilot in the latest round of casting news. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed to headline the UK's Glastonbury Festival on June 27. — Billboard
- The US television audience for this year's Oscars rose by about 13 percent, lifting the award show from record-low ratings in 2008. — Reuters
- The average viewer now watches 151 hours of TV per month, including Internet and mobile viewing. — Broadcasting and Cable
- The Dark Knight has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide box-office sales. — Reuters
- Adam Carolla will star in a comedy pilot for CBS. — Zap2it
- The Kings of Leon album Only by the Night bumped Lily Allen's album for the No. 1 spot on the UK charts. — Billboard
- Are you, too, cramming as many nominated films in as you can before the Oscars?! — Popwatch
- Well, if you don't get to all of them, here are some helpful hints on how to fake your way through any Oscars conversation. — Cinematical
- Charlotte Rae, aka Mrs. Garrett, seems to be everywhere these days. — TV Squad
- MTV Movies Blog's Josh Horwitz unwillingly gets thrown into some Oscar-nominated films, and the stars of Slumdog Millionaire seek revenge. — MTV
- Here's Bruce Springsteen's official video for "The Wrestler." — Stereogum
- Marco Pierre White is surprisingly gracious while talking about The Chopping Block. — YumSugar
- So much great coverage of the 2009 Brit Awards! — PopSugarUK
- Has the Paley Festival lost its way? — HitFix
Who didn't dream about being the one pulled out of the crowd to dance with Bruce Springsteen in his Dancing in the Dark video? While Courteney Cox will always have that honor, seeing one of rock and roll's living legends all over my television screen this past month has brought those memories back.
The 59-year-old father of three shows no signs of slowing down after rocking the halftime show at the Super Bowl, winning a Golden Globe for his song from The Wrestler, performing at the inaugural concert and releasing a new album. And, that was just his January! His songs about the day-to-day struggles of working class Americans have made him a hero to many, while his political activism has helped him share the stage with several liberal politicians over the past few years.
Father to Evan James, 18, Jessica Rae, 17, and Sam Ryan, 15, Springsteen has kept his family out the limelight, only recently bringing them to events. The proud New Jersey native is about to embark on his latest concert tour, giving all us an opportunity to see this sugardaddy in person.
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Yesterday the Steelers took the Super Bowl title in an exciting game full of fun commercials, awesome trailers and many performances. Faith Hill opened up the show with "America the Beautiful" and then Jennifer Hudson belted out the Star Spangled Banner beautifully while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rocked the stadium during halftime — love it or leave it? Of course, before the big event there were lots of parties to attend. Getting into gear for DIRECTV's party were Gossip kids, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore made it a charitable thing attending The Giving Back Fund's VIP 'Big Game all while keeping us updated via their twitters. Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra kept things sexy at the Leather And Laces Celebration while the boys chilled with Nick Lachey at the Super Skins Kickoff Party. Never one to miss out on a celebration, Paris Hilton shined in silver at the Hard Rock Hotel Presents Rock And Soul Super Saturday Night. The weekend events were never ending but come Sunday it was all about the new champions.
The Super Bowl is this weekend in Tampa, and fans of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals are getting ready to cheer. But the game isn't the only reason to tune into the Super Bowl broadcast. From the funny ads to the halftime show, Sunday will be filled with entertainment. So tell me: What entertainment-related part of the Super Bowl are you looking forward to most?
Tuesdays are big in entertainmentville: Not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores. So I take a spin through each week's music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download. Here are today's selections:
Let's dance: I like dancing to Franz Ferdinand. When "Take Me Out" plays at a party or in a bar, it usually has the power to make me do something goofy like flip my hair all over the place. Anyway, I'm glad the band is back with all new sexy tunes for toe-tapping goodness, like the seriously fun song "No You Girls." I also like the first single on the album, "Ulysses."
Chillax music: I'm glad the psychedelic pop duo The Bird and The Bee (aka. Inara George and Greg Kurstin) have staying power because their music is so pretty. It's the perfect cocktail hour music that's part whimsy, part haunting, and totally easy on the ears. Their new album is full of gems like "Baby," "My Love," and "Ray Gun."
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- Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are Tintin's Thomson and Thompson! Awww. . . — Cinematical
- Are these the 10 most outrageous characters on TV? — TV Squad
- Wall-E's EVE nominated for an Oscar? At least two writers (here and here) have fingers crossed on this one! — FilmExperience and Vulture
- Check out the video for Bruce Springsteen's heavy — but pretty — "Life Itself." — Stereogum
- What movies, music, and TV shows do you find yourselves pushing on your friends? — Monkey See
- An attempt to rank the top 5 Sports Night episodes. — Give Me My Remote
- Apropos of little but still a fun question: What songs do you sing in the shower? — Popwatch
Nice buns. I mean, great video. With the holidays in full blast, I wanted to deliver a mellow, feel-good video. No one exudes confidence and all-American goodness like Bruce. I'm not the hugest fan of his music, but I like this song and his moves (and his tight jeans). The song has a nice steady groove and Bruce is having fun with his band and thousands of fans. Seriously — look at that immense crowd. The other fun here is Courteney Cox's cameo. Or rather, groupie role. It was an early career move for Cox and a mighty cool one. How many other actresses can say they danced in the dark with Bruce?
- Fox has announced its Winter schedule, and is moving "houses" with Dollhouse on Fridays and House on Mondays. — Zap2it
- Antonio Banderas is in talks to portray Salvador Dali in the indie biopic, Dali. — Variety
- Dylan McDermott will play the lead in a TNT pilot called The Line, about a group of undercover LAPD officers. — The Hollywood Reporter
- HBO has bought the rights to a documentary about Barack Obama that's been in the works since 2006. — AP
- In other Obama-related news, Bruce Springsteen's next album is expected for release around the time of Obama's January inauguration. — Billboard
- Reiko Aylesworth is in talks to join the cast of Lost as "Amy, a smart and successful professional woman with a love for the outdoors who is looking for the right man." — ComingSoon
- Annette Bening and Naomi Watts will star together in Mother and Child, a drama from writer and director Rodrigo Garcia. — ComingSoon
- ABC won't air the Alyssa Milano comedy Single with Parents. — Variety
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