Playing the role of Fantine in the upcoming film adaptation of Les Miserables required Anne Hathaway to lose 25 pounds and spend months with a vocal coach so that she could actually sing live during takes. Oh, and then there's the matter of that haircut.
Grant Bowler and Lindsay Lohan
The fall television event everyone had been waiting for has come and gone, but it will live on in Twitter infamy forever.
We're talking, of course, about Liz & Dick, the Lifetime movie starring Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, which premiered Sunday.
The film was overwhelmingly panned by critics and regular viewers alike, and even some celebrities — including Lohan herself — offered their thoughts via Twitter. Here's a roundup of some of the best celebrity tweets from the night:
Lyric 145 was sent home from The X Factor during Divas Night two weeks ago, and frontwoman Lyric Da Queen implied afterwards that the group's elimination was due in large part to the fact that they weren't allowed to perform the song they originally had prepared. Now, viewers can judge for themselves whether that was the case.
Dont'a Hightower and Jeff Cumberland
NBC's first ever prime-time NFL game on Thanksgiving paid off Thursday — the New England Patriots-New York Jets contest crushed the competition.
Even though the game itself was a blowout (the Patriots won 49-19), nearly 17 million viewers tuned in, picking football over new episodes of Glee and The X Factor, as well as Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (4 million, 1.2) and the Spike Lee-directed Michael Jackson movie Bad25 (4.6 million, 1.2) on ABC.
Downton Abbey has been picked up for a fourth season by Britain's ITV and will likely also air in the United States on PBS.
"The opening and closing episodes will again be feature length with series four continuing the story of the Crawley family and their servants in the early 1920s," ITV said in a statement. New cast members will also reportedly be added.
R. Kelly's Closet is getting a little bigger.
Trapped in the Closet, the singer's "hip-hopera" that currently stands at 22 chapters (available on DVD), will add 11 more to its canon Friday, premiering the extra hour of footage on IFC at 9/8c.
Actress Deborah Raffin, who starred in several television movies and miniseries and later ran an audiobook company, died Wednesday of leukemia in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 59.
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Thanksgiving wasn't all about the turkey and stuffing for the 10 X Factor finalists, two of whom were sent home Thursday night. Keep reading to find out who got cut — and whether Tate Stevens finished in first place for the third week in a row.