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December 1, 2012

Chandler Riggs, the child star of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Super 8 star Joel Courtney are joining the Stephen King adaptation of Mercy. Blumhouse and Wonderland Sound and Vision are behind the movie, which will be released by Universal.

It's no secret that I adore White by Vera Wang, the designer's line for David's Bridal. And it turns out Vera loves us, too! Glamour got the exclusive first photo of my favorite dress from her latest collection! You got a sneak peek here, but it's…

Here’s what the rest of the weddings world was up to this week! Ohh! BERRIES in a bridesmaid bouquet! Love! —Pinterest This bride’s bouquet is to-die-for, too! What IS that giant flower?! —Inspired by This The bride wore pink shoes—and...

MIAMI -- "Do you ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely fucked up?" When actor Christian Slater uttered those words as Hard Harry in the 1990 film "Pump Up the Volume," he had no idea that 22 years later he would live them in…

We're used to movies adapting comic books for the big screen. We never think about it going the other way. And for good reason ...

According to the paperwork obtained by TMZ, the 58-year-old actor is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 5-year-old twins, Thomas and Zoe, and is offering to pay spousal support to his wife of eight years.

In the three weeks since the election, we’ve heard excuses and explanations from Mitt Romney, his pollsters, and his chief campaign strategist. Romney’s pollsters published their initial thoughts on Nov. 12. Two days later, Romney and his chief…

A Facebook group is helping residents of a New Jersey town hit hard by Hurricane Sandy recover their family photographs lost in the storm.

Actress Jaimie Alexander has confirmed rumors she's dating "Twilight" star and Jennie Garth's ex Peter Facinelli.   The "Nurse Jackie" co-stars, who became friends while working on the movie "Loosies," were romantically linked for the first time…

Oh, Hollywood gossip; you are so very entertaining. And this is why we love books about you so very much. Case in point: Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex) by former Paramount executive and Variety editor Peter Bart. Due out on May 3, Bart's behind-the-scenes book posits that the sex scene between actors Donald Sutherland and Julie…

Check back for a new holiday cookie every day until Christmas, including original recipes. Find out what's behind the door today!

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and 2012 was definitely a strange year...

New Directions newbie Marley Rose shed her previous "Wall Flower" persona and became "Woman Fierce" during last week's "Dynamic Duets" hour in which she stole a page -- and a guy! -- from frenemy Kitty. But will Marley's newfound self-assuredness…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since Ke$ha first “Tik Tok”‘d her way into our hearts. Not only have we grown to (dirty) love the glittery gal, but we loved watching the “Supernatural” pop star blossom into the sexy Warrior she is…

Earlier this week, the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would (spoiler alert, sort of) continue his role from The Dark Knight Rises by becoming the new Batman in future DC Comics films—possibly as soon as Man of Steel. Those…

The reality star was charged with reckless conduct after he pretended he was going to jump in front of a police cruiser

One United States Senator's war on the antlered set plays out on Twitter.

We oohed. We aahed. We had to be held back by our seat neighbors from reaching out and trying to stroke the gorgeousness walking down the Bridal Market runways in front of us. But it was all to bring you the absolutely most heart-stoppingly…

In an announcement Friday that seems better suited for a fairy tale, a North Korean state news agency reported that archaeologists recently reconfirmed the lair of a unicorn once ridden by an ancient Korean king. According to the Korean Central…

Oh, come on!

Bring on that holiday spirit.

Here is the gist. Bradley Manning, a United States Army soldier, was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the

The bus was carrying 32 people and all of the passengers have "some kind of injury," according to officials. Updated 11:28 AM: officials say that two are dead and three others are critically injured.

Reddit user "Burnsidious" uploaded a shot of his 'stache that would make Yosemite Sam blush. But, as he notes, he may have taken Movember a little too far.

This is a sad, confusing story.

Tiffany Mitchell -- the psychic who claims Lindsay Lohan punched her in the face -- appeared on an NYC street yesterday, almost like she KNEW the…

(AP) – The obscure book's margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters—a mysterious shorthand used by 17th-century religious dissident Roger Williams. For centuries…

Philip Jodidio, one of the world’s most popular writers on the subject of architecture, has written a fantastic book set to be released mid-December titled Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. Proof that enchanting treetop dwellings aren’t…

Country singing sweetheart Carrie Underwood has been tapped to play Maria Von Trapp in an NBC adaptation of the "Sound Of Music." A network executive revealed on Friday that the former "American Idol" star will perform in a three-hour broadcast…

(Newser) – Bradley Manning's pretrial hearing continued today, with a prosecutor showing the court a knotted noose that the Army private made after he was charged with giving classified documents…

Forget Kelly Brook’s annual reminder to the world that she has large breasts and don’t bother picking up Sports Illustrated’s latest celebration of Kate Upton and Chrissy Teigen. This year’s awesome sexy date tracker is coming from London artist…

CASPER, Wyo. — A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide lockdown as authorities tried…

Derek Jeter is expected to be ready for Opening Day, despite the possible addition of a few pounds.

Artist Vlad Quigley turned us on to our new favorite single-serving Tumblr: Cats That Look like Pinup Girls. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it’s great. The blog comes from Australian retro shop Hurly-Burly — a clothing, costumes, and kustom…

Code fundamentally shapes how we how we interact with the world. Some of these ways are so subtle as to be barely palpable. The law professor Lawrence Lessig famously propounded the maxim that “code is law,” but code is more than that. Code shapes…

MIAMI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- New York Yankees star Derek Jeter was photographed in Miami with a protective boot on his broken left ankle and looking heavier than usual, observers said.

Friends, I love nothing more than writing intelligent parody, critical analysis, and cultural criticism for you, and I hope that’s what keeps you coming back, but every once in a while I’m more than content to let the content flash its boobs and…

That's ice in her hair, not dye.

Apparently people are still casting Sharon Stone in movies (?) because here she is filming a sex scene for Fading Gigolo with Sofia Vergara in New York yesterday so I know none of you are reading any of this and just staring at her giant…

Harvard University, home to the best and the brightest, now has an official club for the kinkiest. Harvard College Munch for the BDSM set will be approved as a student organization on Friday, the Crimson reported.

Tom Welling: Short Buzz Cut at Double RL & Co. Store!

It’s really amazing to see political reporters dutifully passing along Republican complaints that President Obama’s opening offer in the fiscal cliff talks is just a recycled version of his old plan, when those same reporters spent the last year…

Just this once, maybe you shouldn't be like Mike.

Is it time for news organizations stop chronicling the foibles of Lindsay Lohan? The news director and viewers of a Washington D.C. CBS affiliate have answered that question with a resounding "yes!"

(AP) – A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood today before killing a male teacher and himself in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide…

Meth will basically turn you into a zombie.

You’re probably feeling a little down right now because the lottery ticket you’ve ripped to shreds and set on fire didn’t contain any of the winning numbers…or they did and you’re trying to find a way to tape the smoldering ashes back together.

To kick things off, let's take a look at the left hands of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. But rather than make the competition all about them, let's make it all about Brad Pitt, who has given an engagement ring to each leading lady. Our friend…

3:20 PM PT -- It's on bitches ... Gloria tells TMZ, she is now OFFICIALLY representing Tiffany Mitchell.You knew it was just a matter of time ... but…

The Stefan-Damon-Elena love triangle took its sharpest turn this week, and I know I’ve said this before, but things will never be the same again. No, seriously this time! Where do I even begi...

(Newser) – If you happened to stumble across a photo of someone named Nolan Daniels today, here's why: Last night, he posted a picture of himself on Facebook with what he claims is a winning…

Thanks to Oprah and pharmaceutical commercials, we're all pretty aware of what it takes to live a healthy life: vitamins, exercise and colon-cleansing yogurt. Unless you pay attention to a little thing called science, which says that there are…

A Facebook user named Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself holding a "winning" Powerball ticket. It's a fake, but that hasn't stopped nearly a million people from sharing it 24 hours after it first went online.

Hilary Duff leaves her hair appointment at the Chris McMillan Salon on Tuesday (November 27) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Can you really make a living doing what you love?

Living in this city can really skew your perception of things. To that end: here's an updated cartographic representation of how San Franciscans see the rest of the world. India, we apologize in advance.

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We were interested to see that a series of self-portraits by David Bowie had sold at auction for £6,500 earlier this week. The self-portraits in question date from the 1990s, a decade during which Bowie’s painting efforts were apparently…

Ten films have been shortlisted to compete for the Oscar in visual effects at the 85th Academy Awards. The films are, in alphabetical order, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, John Carter, Life of Pi, The Avengers, Prometheus, Skyfall and Snow White & the Huntsman.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The furor over animal deaths during production of The Hobbit is prompting the CEO of one of the country's top animal-rights groups to call for reforms. PHOTOS: 'The Hobbit': 17 New Posters Introduce Characters Going on 'An Unexpected Journey'

This story first appeared in the Dec. 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Modern Family co-creator Steven Levitan moved his own family to Broad Beach a decade ago, lured by its pristine water, killer views and -- perhaps most of all -- by its wide swaths of sand, perfect for jogging and touch football. But these days,…

The Angus T. Jones spoofs are coming fast and furious, and the latest to pay tribute to the candid Two and a Half Men star is Matthew Perry. A little more polished than a similar effort from network neighbors Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson (The Office), Perry's plea to get viewers to stop watching Go On popped up on Funny or Die on Thursday.

The Republicans are, reportedly, outraged by President Obama's opening bid in the fiscal cliff talks. Republicans always seem to be outraged. It's getting boring. They need to step up and make a counter-offer. That's how people negotiate.

Larry Hagman's Dallas co-stars gathered together on the set of the hit show to pay tribute to the late star on Tuesday. Veterans Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and Ken Kercheval are reprising their roles in the drama alongside new stars Jesse Metcalfe…

Of course, it’s entirely possible Fishel and Savage actually spent Turkey Day drafting up delicious storylines for Rider Strong’s Shawn Hunter—before symbolically “eating” them by tossing the script pages in the garbage. That’s just one of the many…

Community.

Whitney Cummings adds yet another show to her slate, but this one has a twist: it makes sense.

Bill O'Reilly is really befuddled by the popularity of "Gangnam Style" — so befuddled that he brought controversial Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow on for an existential discussion about the viral sensation on Tuesday.

Bill O'Reilly found himself in quite the screaming match on Wednesday.

Jones, who has played Jake since the show premiered in 2003, will "likely" leave "Two and a Half Men" after the current season, according to E! News. He plans to finish out Season 10 and then make an exit. "He won't be in every episode," a source…

While estranged husband Ashton Kutcher has long since moved on with former "That '70s Show" co-star Mila Kunis, Demi Moore has remained relatively quiet since separating from Kutcher in November 2011. But now the New York Post reports that the…

Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green has an interesting look at Team Obama's massive email fundraising effort, what Green accurately describes as "the strange, incessant, and weirdly overfamiliar e-mails" that flooded voters' inboxes for the past…

Remember all of those creepy “Hey,” “Hey,” So,” “Hey,” “Hey Again” emails you probably received from the Obama campaign this fall? It turns out that those subject lines were actually A/B tested and selected because their “casual tone” was most…

The NYPD posted the photo on its Facebook page, an effort to show the softer side of the nation's largest police force. Nearly 300,000 people have 'liked' the photo online. Another 65,000 people have shared it.

Romney's trip to the popular chain restaurant came ahead of a lunch in the White House with Barack Obama - a meeting which has already inspired dozens of internet memes speculating on what exactly went on.

Jude Law: I’m Not That Pretty Young Thing Anymore

Don't count 'em out yet ... 'cause Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were spotted TOGETHER at an airport this morning ... a possible sign they're trying to…

Angus T. Jones has just issued a statement ... sorta, kinda apologizing for biting the hand that feeds him when he went off on "Two and a Half Men."In his…

Suelyn Medeiros in The Bahamas. (November 28, 2012) -Photo: Splash News

It’s a sadder party than you would expect, but not without its pratfalls. A bit like life that way. Have a good one, you old friends! Don’t be so shy at your Friday Adele butterdance party! (Via Speriod.)

(AP) – Four female service members filed a lawsuit today challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are…

(AP) – The widower of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being refused an abortion plans to sue Ireland's government in the European Court of Human Rights. Praveen…

Calendars! Monthly calendars and tchotchkes. That's the Thomas Kinkade approach to gift giving: Culture as knickknack. Slap the Mona Lisa on a mug. Stick a picture of Monet's water lilies on a mousepad, and you're done. But do we really have to…

You're probably quite reasonably asking why I did this. "Who would commit such an act?" I imagine you saying. Well, notwithstanding my love for committing acts, this time I had some pretty good reasons. Here they are.

Episode 4 of 6 of AVERAGE JOE, a new comedy web series. Twitter: @thejoeflanders Facebook: www.facebook.com/averagejoe

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