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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We hope you liked ‘Extant,’ and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Did you enjoy Halle Berry’s summer series “Extant”? Hope so, because it’s been renewed for another season, along with “Under the Dome.” [THR]
  • Even if you’re not getting married anytime soon, you’re going to want to check out this “Frozen”-inspired wedding dress. [People]
  • That time Taylor Swift covered Vance Joy’s “Riptide” for BBC Radio:
  • Bill Murray may be single, but the man’s not lonely. (And how could he be? He’s Bill Murray!) [E!]
  • Fifteen things you didn’t know about Stevie Nicks — including what she calls her affair with Mick Fleetwood. [NYMag’s Vulture]

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Taylor Swift is Billboard’s Woman of the Year, and more news to note

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Today’s talk you might’ve missed:

  • Taylor Swift is 2014’s Woman of the Year, according to Billboard. The country-pop singer’s so nice they had to give her the honor twice: [Billboard]
  • A “Guardians of the Galaxy” TV show? Of course there will be. All we ask is for a dancing Groot. [NYT]
  • Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden might be heading to the chapel soon, if rumors are true. [People]
  • Nicole Kidman seriously has babies on the brain. She told an Australian radio station that she hopes “every month that I’m pregnant.” [Us Weekly]
  • And did you hear? “Black-ish” and “How To Get Away with Murder” are both getting full season orders from ABC. [THR]

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