Angelina Jolie’s next directing job, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Angelina Jolie, a.k.a. the new Mrs. Brad Pitt, has already lined up another directing job. “Africa,” which will be written by Eric Roth, is about ivory poachers who posed a threat to the existence of African elephants. [Variety]
  • Tea Leoni and David Duchovny aren’t together anymore, but there’s no love lost between them. Leoni says in a new interview that she doesn’t know how she could “ever hate David. … We’ve always loved each other, and we adore (our two) kids.” [Parade]
  • We seriously can’t handle the cuteness of this sentence: “Ryan Gosling is madly in love with his baby girl.” You know we’re totally picturing him all bearded and swooning like in “The Notebook.” [People]
  • Haven’t had enough of J.Lo’s “Booty” yet? Don’t worry; the folks at MTV have watched enough times to break down each and every…

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Beyonce’s baby bump, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • We’re not sure if this’ll satisfy the hard-core conspiracy theorists, but Beyonce’s released some home videos of herself while very pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy and very nude. All we’ll say is that husband Jay Z does appear to be holding on to something … [Us Weekly]
  • Happy Kendrick Lamar single release day! The rapper’s dropped the new track “i” and answered the Internet’s prayers. [NYDN]
  • Bob Dylan is MusiCares person of the year for 2015, and he’ll have some big names celebrating his legacy — including The Black Keys, Jack White and Neil Young. [Rolling Stone]
  • Who’s making the most in hip-hop right now? That honor goes to Dr. Dre. [Forbes]
  • Sure, Meghan Trainor sings about body positivity and self-acceptance … but don’t confuse that with her being a feminist. [Billboard]

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Chris Pratt’s going to be great on ‘SNL,’ and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Chris Pratt is hosting the 40th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend — no pressure, Pratt! — and it looks like he’s already very, very good friends with one of his co-stars.
  • Christopher Walken as Captain Hook? Yeah. You need to see this photo. [EW]
  • “Divergent” fans might change their minds about Miles Teller fandom after reading this new interview. The actor says he accepted a role in the popular franchise only “for business reasons.” [THR]
  • This baby’ll have the best crib ever: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are expecting their first child together. [People]
  • That one time Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff  hung out, and they were friends: [E!]

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Why Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks split, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Jason Derulo is further clearing up why he and Jordin Sparks are no longer together. It seems the pressure to get married played into it. [People]
  • Tyler Perry is talking about becoming a father for the first time and he may have spilled news of the gender. [E!]
  • In case you didn’t know it, Reese Witherspoon is edgy y’all. [Vogue]
  • Aretha Franklin has covered Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and now we want a duet. [Billboard]
  • Lorde has a song on the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” and we don’t even have to see the movie to know that “Yellow Flicker Beat” is perfect for the film:

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Bill Murray is our favorite party guest, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Can someone please invite Bill Murray to an event and have us over too? Because apparently he was the best guest ever at the Clooney wedding. [Buzzfeed]
  • Wait: prankster Vitalii Sediuk was barely clothed on the red carpet and jumped on Ciara during Paris Fashion Week? What in the world…. [E!]
  • Alec Baldwin has been accused of acting juvenile before, but this time it looks like he will get paid for it. He has reportedly been tapped to star in the animated film “Boss Baby” along with Kevin Spacey. [THR]
  • Jaden Smith’s song “Blue Ocean” is about…well, we aren’t exactly sure but Coachella is in there. [Gawker]
  • Diddy and J.Lo broke up years ago, but he is still talking about her “Booty.” [Access Hollywood]
  • If you are a fan of “The Fugitive” we are betting…

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MJ in 3D, and other news to note

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Today’s talk you might have missed …

  • In case his holographic form wasn’t enough, now Michael Jackson is going to be in 3-D — at least the “Thriller” version of the singer. Director John Landis told the New York Daily News that he’s revamped the 14-minute video from 1983. “It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen,” he said. It’s due for release next year in venues yet to be determined. (New York Daily News)
  • Bet you think of cartoon legends Tom and Jerry as cuddly scamps, huh? Well, they weren’t always so nice — or politically correct. Not only were the early, more slapsticky cartoons an inspiration for “The Simpsons’ ” Itchy and Scratchy, the cat-and-mouse pair occasionally indulged in racist stereotypes. Amazon.com, which is streaming some of the early cartoons, attached a warning: “Tom…

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Ellen Pompeo’s new baby, and other news to note

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Today’s talk you might have missed …

  • Thanks to Instagram we now know that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery are the parents of a new daughter, Sienna May. If you are scratching your head at that don’t worry – Sienna May was born via surrogate and the couple kept the news to themselves. [Us Weekly]
  • Congrats to Steve Martin, who has been selected to receive the 2015 American Film Institute Life Achievement award. And no, it’s not because he’s great in bed.
  • NBC said it and they meant it: Taylor Swift is joining “The Voice” as a “key adviser.” [EW]
  • Attention men, Robert Downey Jr. has the secret to a happy marriage: cleanliness. “I am so clean you could eat off of me,” he says. “I think women appreciate that.” [People]
  • The trailer for Bradley Cooper’s new movie…

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That time Colbie Caillat sang ‘Smelly Cat,’ and more news to note

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Today’s news you might’ve missed:

  • If we’re being honest, we wish Lisa Kudrow had done this. But in her absence Colbie Caillat is a great substitute. The singer performed a rendition of “Smelly Cat” in the recent Central Perk pop-up shop that was erected in honor of “Friends’ ” 20th anniversary.
  • It seems Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” is a little cloudy these days. The singer was caught on camera struggling to hit some of the high notes in the classic track, and her fans haven’t exactly been supportive. [Time]
  • On the other hand, we can all agree that this music video for the “Better Call Saul” theme song is amazing.
  • Fatherhood is now twice as fun for Ryan Murphy. The “American Horror Story” producer has welcomed his second son with husband David Miller; the couple named their new arrival Ford Miller Murphy. [People]
  • We totally…

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‘Walking Dead’ gets sixth season, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • “The Walking Dead” still hasn’t aired its fifth season — that won’t premiere on AMC until October 12 — but the network is apparently so confident in its work that it’s already renewed the high-rated series for a sixth go-round. [EW]
  • This Robert Downey Jr. Reddit “AMA” is pretty much worth all of our weights in gold. [Reddit]
  • It seems Ryan Murphy is moving on from “Horror” to “Crime.” The popular showrunner has landed a new anthology series at FX called “American Crime Story” — and the first installment is called “The People vs. O.J. Simpson.” [THR]
  • Lil Jon and Lena Dunham have paired up for a civic duty-minded remix of “Turn Down for What,” and, lo and behold, it’s just as catchy as the original. [CNN Politics]
  • J.K. Rowling has been totally messing with our heads…

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Robert Downey Jr. messes with our minds, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Hearts soared Tuesday when Robert Downey Jr. told Ellen DeGeneres that of course there would be an “Iron Man 4.” Mere hours later, RDJ crushed those dreams by backpedaling on “Letterman,” saying there aren’t any plans for a fourth installment. Basically, he’s just playing with our emotions: [EW]
  • Consider Ben Affleck’s nude scene in “Gone Girl” Jennifer Garner’s gift to you. [HuffPost]
  • Someone not knowing who Jay Z is? Kind of crazy. Jay Z’s response to said person? Priceless. [NYPost’s Page Six]
  • If you want to date Jennifer Lawrence, you need to love reality TV and really love eating, and you should probably also be cool with doing both of those things at the same time. In other news, it’s been confirmed that Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s dream girl. [Vanity Fair]
  • Taylor Swift’s new album is…

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