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Celebritology 2.0: December, 2012

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/21/2012

This is the Celebritology goodbye

Thanks for everything. See you in another life, brothas.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebritology 101

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Friday list: Celebritology reminiscences

“Memories ... of the way we were...”

By Jen Chaney  |  09:12 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebritology 101

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 12/21/2012

On ‘Face the Nation,’ Ben Affleck discusses Senate run; the ‘Jersey Shore’ is finally over

If actor actually runs for Senate, which he probably won’t, can Matt Damon be his chief of staff?

By Jen Chaney  |  07:40 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Statement, Jersey Shore | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/20/2012

The new ‘Great Gatsby’ trailer, featuring elements of Florence + the Machine and Fitzgerald

The second trailer for the Baz Luhrmann film brings more intensity and anachronisms.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Movie Trailers

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy welcome baby Cyrus; Jenni Rivera remembered at memorial

Also: Kim Kardashian is upset with Instagram.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baby Boom | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/19/2012

David Letterman will open up to Oprah Winfrey; Ke$ha issues ‘Die Young’ apology, but deletes crucial tweet

Also in the mix: news about Angelina Jolie’s possible next directorial project.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Music | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/18/2012

America, rejoice. The ‘Smurfs 2’ trailer has arrived.

You have seven months to figure out how to weasel out of taking the kids to see this.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Movie Trailers

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Announcement: The end of Celebritology

The blog is coming to a close this week.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 12/18/2012

‘Django Unchained’ L.A. premiere canceled in wake of shootings; Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young’ drops in radio rotation

Also in the morning mix: the “Gossip Girl” reveal.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:23 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Music | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Celebritology’s 10 essential holiday pop songs

A list of songs this writer has to hear every Christmas. Note: It skews toward tracks from the ’80s.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Channing Tatum is going to be a dad

He and wife Jenna Dewan Tatum are expecting their first child.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baby Boom | Tags:  Channing Tatum

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 12/17/2012

‘The Hobbit’ sets box-office record; Kat Von D and Deadmau5 get engaged on Twitter

Also in the mix: lots of engagement and wedding news.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:20 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Relationships, Movies | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Trespasser arrested at Taylor Swift’s house; ‘The Hobbit’ earns mixed reviews

Also: Olivia Wilde is not engaged, and John Mayer in a pink bunny suit?

By Jen Chaney  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/13/2012

‘Guilt Trip’ promo accidentally touts Golden Globe nod that didn’t happen; Taylor Swift turns 23 today

Lesson: Don’t count your Golden Globe nominations until they happen.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Midday Mix | Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Golden Globe surprises and snubs: A list of 10 from this year’s nominations

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”? No “Game of Thrones”?

By Jen Chaney  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Movies | Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/13/2012

The Golden Globe nominations: ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Argo’ among the contenders

“Lincoln” has the most nods for movies. And “Mad Men” gets shut out of the TV drama race.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 12/13/2012

‘American Horror Story: Asylum:’ 10 questions about ‘The Coat Hanger’

In which we meet serial killer sons and learn that Evan Peters is a baby-making machine.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:54 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Horror Story

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 12/12/2012

On 2012, the year that celebrity snark hit warp speed

When any pop cultural moment became a thing, we were there to fake-tweet it.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:39 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Internet Brilliance

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/12/2012

SAG Award nomination surprise: Nicole Kidman for ‘The Paperboy’

Kidman was probably the one semi-shocker of Wednesday morning’s announcements.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Lindsay Lohan arraignment set for today; Avril Lavigne finally sings Nickelback

Also: Jenna Bush Hager is expecting.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:53 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Superman unleashed: The new trailer for ‘Man of Steel’ arrives

Starring Henry Cavill and his fantastically heroic chin, Kevin Costner and Amy Adams.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Movie Trailers

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/11/2012

‘Lincoln,’ Matthew McConaughey, Adele among Critics’ Choice Award nominees

Also nominated: James Bond and Batman.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Jennifer Lawrence is the most desirable famous woman, according to poll

Katniss = hotness, according to an online poll that’s clearly based on hard science.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Jennifer Lawrence

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Tom Cruise walks first post-divorce red carpet; mom of ‘Modern Family’ star files defamation suit

Also: Hayden Panettiere is single again.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Beyonce, now brought to you by Pepsi

The pop megastar has inked a $50 million deal to become partners with the soda co.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Beyonce

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/10/2012

‘Zero Dark Thirty’: The front-runner for Oscar’s best picture?

Is Kathryn Bigelow’s bin Laden tick-tocker the movie to beat this awards season?

By Jen Chaney  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Oscars | Tags:  Awards Season

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Prince William alters plans as Kate Middleton remains ill; pop star Jenni Rivera presumed dead after crash

Also: Peter Jackson explains why he made three “Hobbit” movies.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:51 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Does anyone plan to see Gerard Butler in ‘Playing for Keeps’ this weekend?

Seriously, is anyone at all planning to see it?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Gerard Butler

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Nurse who took Kate Middleton prank call reportedly found dead

In less disturbing morning mix news, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen welcome a baby girl.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Kyle Chandler doesn’t sound so into doing a ‘Friday Night Lights’ movie

In a new interview, Coach Eric Taylor makes the rumored “Friday Night Lights” movie sound unlikely.

By Jen Chaney  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Friday Night Lights

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Duchess of Cambridge released from hospital; Frank Ocean and Fun. among this year’s Grammy Award nominees

Also: Rihanna to star in her own personal “Project Runway.”

By Jen Chaney  |  08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 12/06/2012

‘American Horror Story’: 10 questions about ‘Unholy Night’

Yes, Virginia, Ian McShane is a murderous Santa Claus.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:06 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Horror Story

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/05/2012

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in 2012’s oddest holiday music video

This almost undid years of “You’re the One That I Want” loyalty. Almost.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Travolta, Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Mariah Carey make ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ enjoyable again

Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and Mariah Carey make Carey’s yuletide staple surprisingly tolerable.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon, Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Hospital staff apologizes for sharing Kate Middleton’s condition with prank callers; Hugh Hefner set to wed

Also: Frankie Muniz is recuperating from a mini-stroke.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Eddie Murphy is the most overpaid star in Hollywood

“A Thousand Words” helped propel him to the top of this year’s list.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Eddie Murphy

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012

10 celebrities who deserve their own holiday specials

What will it take to give one of these to Taylor Swift or Wes Anderson?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Pop Culture

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Much media ado about the royal pregnancy

Everyone should be relieved to know that Snooki has child-rearing advice for Kate and William.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Brad Pitt: Why his latest movie fizzled at the box office

“Killing Them Softly” was one of his worst openings ever. What the heck happened?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Brad Pitt

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Kate Middleton, a.k.a the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant. It’s confirmed.

And unto the royal couple, a child shall be born.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Mario Lopez gets married; Chris Brown returns to Twitter

Also: Lindsay Lohan has some IRS issues.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 12/03/2012

‘Walking Dead’ midseason finale: Dissecting the motives of the Governor, Michonne and Andrea

Is anyone else irritated by Michonne right now?

By Jen Chaney  |  08:10 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Walking Dead

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 11/30/2012

One Direction is getting its own perfume

Finally, we can all smell like we don’t know we’re beautiful.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:19 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  One Direction

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry reach truce; Joe Jackson expected to leave hospital post-stroke

Also: important factoids about Demi Moore’s new boyfriend.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:26 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Mix

 

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