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  • Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. Dempsey didn't need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted: a Porsche 356. With his first paycheck from the 1980s teen flick, Dempsey didn't go for any old beater, he went big and bought the classic 1963 Porsche. And it wasn't something he did on a whim, but with a passion for the brand. Dempsey still owns and drives the Porsche, a luxury car he planned to keep in the family, especially for his kids who love going for long rides near the family home in California. "It's fun to drive down the coast in that," Dempsey said. "That car is as so much fun to drive today as it was w

  • Jane Smiley on longlist for National Book Awards

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novels by Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley and Richard Powers were among the 10 nominees announced Wednesday for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Authors cited range from Pulitzer Prize winners Robinson and Smiley to an Iraq war veteran, Phil Klay, to the leader of the band the Mountain Goats, John Darnielle. The list also includes a staff writer, Emily St. John Mandel, for the online literary magazine The Millions. Robinson was nominated for "Lila," in which she returns to the Iowa setting of her Pulitzer Prize-winning "Gilead." Smiley's latest, "Some Luck," is also based in Iowa and is the first of a planned trilogy about a farm family.

  • Revealing Details from the 'Dating Naked' 'Commitment Ceremony'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    ET was with Dating Naked couple Alika Medeiros and Ashley Fonda as they participated in a commitment ceremony.

  • Talk Show Confessions: Why Are TV's Top Hosts Getting So Honest?

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    We're just days into the new season of TV talk shows, and it's been a week of brave and candid revelations by the biggest female voices in daytime.

  • Here’s the 'Breaking Bad' Reference You Definitely Missed in 'Godzilla'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Remember when Bryan Cranston, the meth dealer beloved by America, was supposed to STAR in the Godzilla reboot and then [SPOILER ALERT] he died basically at the beginning of the movie and we were all like, “Well, that was pointless.”? It wasn’t! It wasn’t pointless! Because there was an awesome Breaking Bad Easter egg hidden in the movie that we would never have caught if /Film reader Jake E. hadn’t pointed it out. It’s hidden in the opening credits of the film.

  • Ben McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday. The series has the name recognition, history and premise to pique curiosity, and "if that gets people to watch, I'll take it," the 36-year-old actor said in a recent interview. The challenge is to get viewers to tune in week after week, because there will be no caped crusader fighting injustice. Instead, "Gotham" (8 p.m. EDT) focuses on McKenzie's young police Detective James Gordon as he tries to keep his moral compass in a corrupt city. McKenzie said there's a story worth telling. "You don't know ... what happened before Bruce (Wayne) became Batman. You don't know how all of th

  • Trust Us, You Need to Watch This Cheesecake Factory Parody of Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    If you were to guess which restaurant chain would be the first to make a parody video of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” would you pick The Cheesecake Factory? Regardless, they did and you can watch it here: Jezebel found this video, which was filmed by employee Sarah Trimm at the Cheesecake Factory in Buffalo, N.Y. and is (maybe?) somehow connected to Cheesecake Factory's Peanut Butter Drive (a food drive where employees bring jars of peanut butter and the restaurant that collects the most wins). WATCH: These frat boys do an amazing T.

  • Taylor Swift Writes a (Really, Really Passionate) Ode to Fall

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Taylor Swift has a love for the fall season that can barely be expressed into words. But she tries! Fall is always a beautiful time of year. It's easy to see why the "Shake It Off" singer loves it so much, and her description on Tumblr makes us love it even more with her. In her tribute, she says, "There's nothing like just apple picking in the Fall, the first cold New York weather hitting you, the fashion sense steaming up and the fresh apple cider and donuts.

  • 7 Times Joe Manganiello Thrilled Us All By Taking His Shirt Off

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    It’s no secret Joe Manganiello is hot! Between his rugged manliness and his buff bod, he makes women everywhere swooning. Not to mention he’s dating Sofia Vergara, so clearly he’s a winner.

  • Iggy Azalea Reportedly Sues Ex-Boyfriend, Goes Under Disguise

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Iggy Azalea has reportedly hit her ex-boyfriend with a legal complaint after he allegedly leaked some of her early unreleased music. PICS: Must-See Celeb Sightings According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maurice Williams (a.k.a. rapper Jefe Wine) has been accused of forging a music recording and composition agreement with Azalea, 24, and is being sued for violating copyright on songs like "It Ain't Tricking," "U Ain't My Daddy," "Take My Picture," "Red Bottoms," "Supernova" and "Miss International.

  • Your Chance to Cruise with the Women of the Grammys

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The women of the Grammys are setting sail on a cruise to the Bahamas, and you have a chance to join them on board. The Grammy Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock is a four-day music festival at sea featuring artists including Emmylou Harris, Estelle, Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls, Joan Osborne and more. The Norwegian Cruise Line ship will set sail on November 4 from Miami and will visit Grand Bahama Island and Nassau over the course of four days. Events will feature performances, Q&As, panel discussions and fun activities hosted by the musicians.

  • Correction: Art-Bill Cosby story

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about Bill Cosby loaning African-American art to the Smithsonian Institution, The Associated Press, relying on information from the National Museum of African Art, reported erroneously that Cosby and his wife would lend their entire collection to the museum. They will lend 62 works, not the entire collection of more than 300, according to new information from the museum.

  • Playwright Samuel D. Hunter wins 'genius grant'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he's been doing. "What's going to change about my work is ostensibly not very much," said Samuel D. Hunter by phone from Chicago. "I just think I'm going to have so much more time and freedom to devote myself to it in this huge way." The 33-year-old Idaho-born Hunter, whose plays include "A Bright New Boise" and "The Whale," knew he had won the award — along with its $625,000 prize — weeks ago but was sworn to secrecy. Still, he admitted to feeling stunned. "It still hasn't totally settled in my mind yet," he said. "It still feels almost like a fiction.

  • Science adviser to 'Interstellar' writing book

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science. Publisher W.W. Norton and Company announced Wednesday that Kip Thorne's "The Science of Interstellar" will coincide with the November release of the movie. Thorne is a theoretical physicist, and was the scientific adviser and executive producer of "Interstellar." The publisher says Thorne plans to explain "the dazzling science that underpins the film." The book will include a foreword by Nolan. "Interstellar," a philosophical science fiction thriller, stars Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

  • Welcome to Your New Favorite Instagram Account: DILFs of Disneyland

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    This is the reason we joined Instagram in the first place. Sorry, mom, friend who takes too many selfies, and random dog who does tricks, we really don’t care about your updates — we want to see the hot dads of Disney. We’re not talking about King Trident or Tarzan’s hot dad, either. We’re talking DILFs of Disneyland, the happiest place on Instagram. DILFS, for the uninitiated, are Dads I’d Like to Fu...you get it. Some are celebrity DILFs like Hilary Duff’s ex (above).

  • Did Beyonce Photoshop Her Thigh Gap Again?

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    It’s fair to say that Beyonce’s legs are envied among women everywhere, but that doesn’t keep her from what appears to look like Photoshopping herself. The latest photo in question comes from the singer's recent vacation shots on Beyonce.com, see if you can notice what's a little off here.

  • Nick Cannon Wears $2 Million Tom Ford Shoes on 'America's Got Talent' Finale

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Talk about fancy footwear.

  • Jennifer Garner's Strict Online Limits: 'I Don't Let My Kids on a Computer Without Me Right There'

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Don't expect Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's daughters to have a cell phone anytime soon.

  • Bill Hader Thinks Recent 'SNL' Fan Poll Needed More Women

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Bill Hader left the "Saturday Night Live" stage just one year ago (and will return next month to host), but his eight-season run has already earned him the distinction of being named one of the show's four greatest cast members of all time, according to The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, The Oklahoma native visited the offices of The Huffington Post's parent company, AOL, to talk about the new movie "The Skeleton Twins." They asked him what it was like to be listed alongside Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy and Phil Hartman in the final round of Grantland's fan-favorite bracket. "No women," he said in response. "There are some really funny women at 'SNL,' man." Among the ladies Hader thinks worthy of the final four: Kirsten Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Maya Rudolph and "Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon."

  • It's a '7th Heaven' reunion!

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The cast of "7th Heaven" got together Tuesday night and Beverley Mitchell shared an Instagram snap of the historic event, according to USA TODAY. Gathered together are David Gallagher, Mitchell, Stephen Collins, Jessica Biel, Barry Watson and Catherine Hicks.