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Tina Fey Talks End of '30 Rock'

12 April 2012 8:48 AM, PDT

Alec Baldwin sent the 30 Rock loving world into a frenzy yesterday when, in the middle of a Twitter rant against the Today show, he Tweeted, "I think I'm leaving NBC just in time."

And while his reps assured Et that Alec isn't leaving the show early, co-star Tina Fey did reveal this morning that the end of 30 Rock is on the horizon.

Sneak Peek - James Marsden Returns to 30 Rock

"We can't do this for 35 years," she said today on The View. When asked to posit what Baldwin meant, Fey added, "He just means the end of the show is visible on the horizon. We'd love to keep going and see where these characters end up ... [but] you don't want to see me with a grey stripe in my hair, eating a slice of pizza, going on dates."

And while 30 Rock has yet to be renewed for next season, Fey did tease a few upcoming developments that are »


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Judge Sides with Michaele Salahi in $50M Suit

11 April 2012 9:01 PM, PDT

Tareq Salahi has suffered a major setback in the $50 million lawsuit filed against estranged wife Michaele, her new beau Neal Schon and Schon's band Journey.

Schon & Salahi's Love Story Turned Music Video

On Monday, the Circuit Court for Warren County found Tareq's $50 million alienation of affection lawsuit to be "deficient" and dismissed all counts without prejudice.

Tareq will have 21 days to amend and re-file, but it is unclear whether or not he will take advantage of this opportunity.

However, Michaele's counterclaim for defamation against Tareq continues forward.

Watch the new Resonate music video to see how Michaele and Neal put their love story to music. »


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Mel Gibson's War of Words with 'Maccabee' Scribe

11 April 2012 8:15 PM, PDT

Mel Gibson has reportedly entered into a bitter spat with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who is working on Judah Maccabee, a film Gibson wants to direct.

The film, based on a true story, follows the title character who led a revolt in the second century B.C., joining with his father and four brothers to conquer the Greek-Syrian armies that had invaded Judea.

Mel Gibson to Make Movie About Jewish Hero

Earlier today, news broke that Warner Bros. was not happy with the script Eszterhas turned in. Subsequently, The Wrap obtained a letter penned by the writer featuring allegations that Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks during their collaboration on the script.

Now, Deadline.com has received Gibson's retort written in a letter shown in its entirety below.

Joe,

I have your letter. I am not going to respond to it line by line, but I will say that the great majority of the facts as well as the statements »


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'American Idol' Recap: The Top 7 Perform

11 April 2012 7:22 PM, PDT

R&B artist Akon serves as the celebrity mentor tonight on American Idol as the final seven showcase songs from this decade.

Skylar Laine kicked off the show, guitar in hand, taking on former Idol contestant Kellie Pickler's Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You. The country cutie received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the panel with Judge Jennifer Lopez commending Laine's performance as "a perfect way to start the show."

'American Idol': The Top 8 Face Elimination

Colton Dixon was next in line, revealing that he would perform Skylar Grey's Love the Way You Lie. After being compared to fellow contestant Phillip Phillips in rehearsal, Dixon decidedly took a detour from his original strategy, delivering a surprising rendition of the hit which garnered high praise from the judges.

Next, Jessica Sanchez showcased her impressive vocal range as she performed Stuttering by Jazmine Sullivan. Randy lauded it as "superb," telling the 16-year-old »


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Axl Rose Turns Down Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

11 April 2012 7:16 PM, PDT

Guns N' Roses co-founder Axl Rose announced today that he has "respectfully decline[d] [his] induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame," in a letter obtained by the L.A. Times.

Et's New Music Tuesday

Guns N' Roses' induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in Cleveland on Saturday.

Axl, 50, revealed that if he were to show up for the ceremony it would be a "somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation." The band had a falling out in 1996.

The singer went on to emphasize that he "not be inducted in absentia ... this decision is personal. I certainly don't intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision ... Since the announcement of the nomination we've actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, 'damned if I do, damned if I don't' scenario all the way »


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Marc Anthony Files Divorce Petition

11 April 2012 4:34 PM, PDT

More than eight months after announcing their split, Marc Anthony has officially filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez, Et has learned.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Are Ending Marriage

In the papers obtained by Et Marc cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the breakup. The filings go on to request that Marc be granted joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 4-year-old twins, Emme and Max.

Back in July, the estranged couple told Et in a joint statement, "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

Marc and J.Lo wed in 2004. This will be Marc's second divorce, while it marks J.Lo's third. »


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How Brad Bird Pulled Off His 'Impossible' Mission

11 April 2012 3:42 PM, PDT

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol pulled in an incredible $650 million-plus at the worldwide box office, making it the most successful film of the action franchise. But it was almost an impossible mission to pull off for The Incredibles director Brad Bird, who chose the Tom Cruise tentpole to make his live-action feature debut and transition from animated films.

"We were kind of shootin' from the hip," the Oscar winner tells ETonline, revealing that he was working in a production environment that "in some ways is exhilarating and in other ways is completely frightening."

Cruise Calls Death-Defying 'M:i-4' Stunt 'Tricky'

"You were feeding the beast; the money was going to be spent whether you knew what you were doing or not, so you had to rush ahead of the train and lay down tracks," he explains of the mega-budgeted project.

For such a crackerjack, tightly paced film, it's amazing how the 54-year-old filmmaker delivered a truly coherent narrative »


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Sheen Recruits Ex for 'Anger Management'

11 April 2012 1:37 PM, PDT

Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards clearly remain on good terms, as the capricious star has tapped his former wife to make a guest appearance in his upcoming FX comedy series, Anger Management.

Exclusive: Charlie Sheen's New Bombshell Interview

TVLine reports that Denise will play Lori, the new business partner of Charlie’s onscreen ex, Jennifer (Shawnee Smith). Anger Management is set to debut on Thursday, June 28 at 9/8c with back-to-back episodes.

Charlie Sheen's Meltdown Timeline

The new comedy is loosely based on the 2003 movie starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, with Sheen playing a former baseball player with rage issues who himself ends up as an unconventional anger management therapist.

Watch the first official teaser for the show Here. »


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Michael Weatherly's Baby Arrives

11 April 2012 11:58 AM, PDT

Michael Weatherly is a proud papa for the second time after his wife Bojana Jankovic gave birth Tuesday to the couple's baby daughter Olivia.

The NCIS star announced the news Wednesday on Twitter. "Gentlefolk of Twitter and elsewhere, Bojana and I are proud to announce the arrival yesterday of Olivia Weatherly!"

The actor spoke about his anticipation and joy during an interview last January. "We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter!" he told Life & Style. "I have a 16-year-old son and I am very excited to do it all over again." »


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Woody & Matt to Track Killer as 'True' Detectives

11 April 2012 11:11 AM, PDT

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will re-team for the small screen in an eight-part cable series called True Detective.

First Et Interview: Matthew McConaughey

According to Deadline.com, the show centers on two detectives "whose lives collide and entwine during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened."

The show concept sets out to resolve the mystery within the eight episodes, then return for following seasons with new characters and storylines while maintaining the same structure. Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga is set to helm the first season's eight episodes. At this stage, True Detective does not have a network home just yet…

'Hunger Games' Cast Spills Set Secrets

Matt and Woody previously displayed their onscreen chemistry together on the big screen in Edtv and Surfer, Dude. »


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Chris Noth Ties the Knot

11 April 2012 11:03 AM, PDT

Sex and the City hunk Chris Noth is officially off the market after marrying his longtime fiancée Tara Wilson.

The star of The Good Wife walked down the aisle last Friday during a ceremony on the Hawaiian island of Maui, People.com reports.

The couple got engaged in 2009 and have a four-year-old son together, Orion Christopher.

Sex And The City Star Chris Noth Engaged! »


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One Direction Faced With Lawsuit Over Band Name

11 April 2012 4:31 AM, PDT

One Direction is slowly beginning to take over the pop music scene but the British boy band has hit a bump in the road that may cause it to change its name.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the band's record label, Syco Entertainment (owned by The X Factor's Simon Cowell) and Sony Music have been sued for $1 million by a U.S. band by the same name that claims that "One Direction (U.K.) can't navigate itself into U.S. jurisdiction without causing consumer confusion and destroying the goodwill of the U.S.-based doppelganger."

One Direction Dishes to Et's Kid Reporter at KCAs

Such "consumer confusion" was exemplified when NBC's Today mistakenly played U.S. One Direction's song when the U.K. band was being introduced to the show. The U.S. One Direction is not signed to a record label but has been selling its music since February 2011, which precedes U.K. [link »


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'Hunger Games' Director Turns Down Sequel

10 April 2012 8:18 PM, PDT

Despite The Hunger Games being "the happiest experience of [his] professional life," director Gary Ross has declined to continue helming the franchise as it continues into the second installment of the book trilogy.

The Hunger Games Sets Box Office Record

"I have decided not to direct Catching Fire," Ross wrote in an official statement. "As a writer and a director, I simply don't have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule."

Lionsgate released their own statement, saying, "We're very sorry that Gary Ross has chosen not to direct Catching Fire. We were really looking forward to making the movie with him. He did an incredible job on the first film and we are grateful for his work. This will not be the end of our relationship, as we consider Ross to be part of the Lionsgate family and look forward to working »


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'DWTS' Delivers A Surprising Elimination

10 April 2012 8:16 PM, PDT

Dancing with the Stars sent their third couple of the season packing tonight. If you don't want to know who was eliminated, read no further! 

Starting the show with a bang, Rock band Kiss performed an encore night of rock 'n' roll action, immediately followed by an update on the big news of the week -- Melissa Gilbert's concussion sustained last night on the dance floor.

Week 4: 'DWTS' Goes Rock 'N' Roll

The Little House on the Prairie actress was noticeably absent from her place beside Maksim, however host Tom Bergeron let the audience in on Gilbert's condition.

"[Melissa] did suffer a mild concussion," Bergeron said. "On her doctor's advice she is taking a rest day and if they get through tonight she'll be able to compete going forward."

Soon after the update, Melissa and Maks were given the first pardon of the night followed immediately after by Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff. Gladys Knight and [link »


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Report: Britney Spears Nearing 'X Factor' Deal

10 April 2012 7:51 PM, PDT

According to Deadline.com, Britney Spears is close to signing a deal to join Simon Cowell's The X Factor, and her salary could be even richer than previously reported.

Britney Spears Offered Millions for X Factor Gig

In March, Deadline claimed that Britney had been offered $10 million, $2 million less than the salary Jennifer Lopez was reportedly paid for her American Idol gig, to sit on the show's panel. Now, the news source claims that Britney could match or surpass J.Lo.

Britney's fiance, Jason Trawick, is handling the negotiations for the deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first round of auditions for The X Factor began March 1. »


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Tony Romo & Candice Crawford: It's a Boy!

10 April 2012 5:22 PM, PDT

On Monday, Tony Romo and Candice Crawford became proud parents to a bouncing baby boy!

Teammates of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback revealed the birth in a posting to their collective Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon.

"Congratulations to Tony Romo, proud papa of Hawkins Crawford Romo, born yesterday at 5:30pm. 8 lbs 8 oz," the message read.

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford Tie The Knot In Dallas

The football player's famous brother-in-law, Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford, was present for the birth and tells UsWeekly that his sibling is "over-the-moon excited" about the new edition, adding "He's just such a wonderful person…he was born ready to have a family, you know what I mean? So it makes perfect sense."

Romo and Crawford wed in May 2011, just months before announcing the pregnancy in October.

'Gossip Girl' Fashion Face-Off: Blake Lively vs. Leighton Meester! »


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Seal Responds to Heidi's Divorce Petition

10 April 2012 2:01 PM, PDT

Following Heidi Klum's divorce petition last week, Seal has filed a response, which differs from Klum's filing on several counts.

Heidi Klum Files for Divorce

In court documents obtained by Et, Seal asks for joint physical custody of their four children, where Heidi requested primary custody with Seal getting visitation.

Also, Seal's filings do not mention the post-nuptial agreement between the estranged couple that Heidi's petition claimed had been established. Seal's filings go on to assert that there are "community and quasi-community assets" to be divided amongst them.

Seal and Klum wed in Mexico on May 10, 2005. Heidi's court papers list the date of separation as January 19, 2012, but Seal's documents claim that the date has yet to be determined. »


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Ricki Lake Ties the Knot

10 April 2012 9:32 AM, PDT

Talk show host Ricki Lake eloped over the weekend, marrying fiancé Christian Evans during a secret ceremony in Southern California. 

People magazine reports the wedding happened on Sunday and quotes Lake as calling it "a beautiful moment I will never forget." She added that she didn't feel anxious or nervous, but was relaxed and very excited on the big day.

Ricki Lake And Children Escape Fire At Rental Home

Lake confirmed the news on Twitter and also posted a photo in her wedding dress. "Yup. This is me.... Sadie Sadie married lady. :) :) Love is in the air," she tweeted on Tuesday.

Lake, 43, split from her first husband, Rob Sussman, in 2003 and tells People she wasn't really expecting to find love until she met Evans, 40. "I didn't think it would happen at this point in my life. We just clicked. It just feels like he was the right one all along." Lake has two »


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Penelope Cruz on Posing Topless with Meryl Streep

10 April 2012 8:30 AM, PDT

Penelope Cruz is opening up about motherhood and career and reveals an unforgettable topless "love scene" she once had with her idol Meryl Streep.

In a cover story for Harper's Bazaar, Cruz talks about how she's attempting to obtain a balance between her career and motherhood duties so she can spend as much time as possible with her one-year-old son Leonardo. "Maybe I'll make one movie a year, maybe two, but it's not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now."

Penelope Cruz Reunites With Woody Allen in Rome

Cruz says that although she is currently living in Los Angeles with her husband Javier Bardem and her son, she doesn't plan on staying long term because she doesn't find it the best place to raise kids. "I won't go to places where you're going to find more attention. I go to the opposite," she tells the magazine. She adds that »


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Exclusive: George Clooney to Host Obama Fundraiser

10 April 2012 7:57 AM, PDT

Et can exclusively reveal that George Clooney is hosting a fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign -- but there's one thing he won't do to help the president.

George Clooney Arrested

Clooney tells Et, "I'm proud to do whatever I can to support the President... as long as no one asks me to sing."

Of course the singing reference brings to mind the president's own, well-demonstrated singing talent that he has showed off at least twice in recent months.

Obama Can Sing! Did We Know This?

Clooney will host the president and about 150 supporters at the event on May 10 at his home in Los Angeles, California. If you think it will be cheap to get a chance to hobknob with an Oscar winner and a president, though, think again -- tickets will run $40,000 each, with proceeds going to the Obama Victory fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic »


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