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Box Office: The Hobbit Stays Strong Against Newcomers

The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continued its box office reign this weekend, taking the top spot with an additional $36.7 million Box Office Mojo reports.

Though the Peter Jackson epic  dropped 57 percent from its opening weekend, it still far outperformed new releases from Hollywood favorites Tom Cruise, Judd Apatow and Barbra Streisand. read more

Katie Couric Announces Star-Studded Guest Lineup for New Talk Show

Katie Couric

Katie Couric is making her anticipated return to daily television next month and she has quite the listof famous friends to help welcome her back.

The nationally-syndicated talk show Katie will start its run by focusing on the theme "new beginnings," featuring women who, like Couric, are making transitions in their lives. The premiere will kick off with Jessica Simpson, who will talk about the ups-and-downs of motherhood since having her first child in May. read more

Chuck Star Yvonne Strahovski Joins Dexter

Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski, best known as CIA operative Sarah Walker on NBC's Chuck, has landed a multi-episode arc on the upcoming season of Dexter, Showtime announced Tuesday.
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Funny Girl Revival Postponed

Lauren Ambrose

The revival of Broadway's Funny Girl has been postponed, the New York Times reports.

"We have made the extremely difficult decision today to postpone our production of 'Funny Girl,' producer Bob Boyett said in a statement. "Given the current economic climate, many Broadway producing investors have found it impossible to maintain their standard level of financial commitment."

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Influential Hollywood Agent Sue Mengers Dies

Sue Mengers

Sue Mengers, one of the most influential Hollywood agents during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, died following several small strokes, Vanity Fair reports. She claimed to be 78 years old, but some sources said she was 81.

According to Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, Mengers died Saturday at her Beverly Hills home surrounded by close friends, Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier (wife of Sidney) and Boaty Boatwright.

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Mengers was born in Germany and... read more

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Shares Memories from Hit Song

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is celebrating her friends and collaborators on her newest album, What Matters Most.

In the video below, Streisand recalls her first memory of meeting Alan and Marilyn Bergman, the duo behind many of her hit songs and covers such as "The Way We Were," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," and "Papa Can You Hear Me?"

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Lauren Ambrose to Star in Broadway's Funny Girl Revival

Lauren Ambrose

Lauren Ambrose is Broadway's new Funny Girl.

It's a huge and legendary role to fill, as Barbra Streisand originated it in the musical's first Broadway run back in 1964. She also starred in the 1968 film adaptation and won the Best Actress Oscar.

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The 7 Things to Know About Rosie O'Donnell's New Talk Show

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell may be taking over Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studio to launch her talk show, but she's not trying to be the next Oprah.

Appearing in front of reporters Friday during OWN's fall TV preview session, O'Donnell said her appeal is very different from Oprah's. "I think the reason for my previous success is that I'm really not aspirational [like Oprah is]," she said. "I'm inspirational... in the sense that people at home so related to me that they felt they could be at the table with me and Madonna."

"I really am more the audience," she continued. "No one at home is going, 'I wish I could be Rosie O'Donnell, an overweight lesbian who yells too much."

That said, The Rosie Show, which will premiere Monday, Oct. 10 at 7/6c, will be quite different from The Oprah Winfrey Show. "My job is mostly to be entertaining and funny, which is what I'm hoping to do," she said.

Here are seven things to know about the show before its debut: read more

Arthur Laurents, West Side Story and Gypsy Writer, Dies at 93

Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents, the Tony-winning playwright of Broadway's West Side Story and Gypsy, has died. He was 93.

Laurents died Thursday in New York of complications from pneumonia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Barbra Streisand To Perform at Grammys

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand has been tapped to perform at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

Mick Jagger to make first appearance on Grammys stage

The eight-time Grammy winner and current nominee will be introduced by three-time Grammy winner ... read more

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