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img1-112614.jpg E! has greenlit the pilot for the Joel McHale-produced program "Comments Section," starring comedian Michael Kosta. It's the first project under a new development deal McHale signed with E! last month. He also agreed to host "The Soup" for two more seasons under that deal. He's been the host of that show since 2004.

Thetheoryofeverything-112614.jpg Considering how many things could have gone wrong, it's amazing just how many things go right in James Marsh's absorbing drama "The Theory of Everything." Though it never really penetrates the theories behind legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or really tries, "The Theory of Everything" is a naturally uplifting film about a gifted scientist who was dealt a seemingly losing hand.

jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White has covered "Parallel" a song by Dean Fertita. White released the cut as the B-side to his Lazaretto cut "Would You Fight For My Love?" According to Consequence of Sound, White's version is a clear departure from the original: "Co-written by the Raconteurs' Brendan Benson . . . the original version of 'Parallel' was a woozy, psychedelic rocker."

babel-112614.jpg Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film "Birdman" is leading the pack at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, earning nominations in six categories. The film's star Michael Keaton also picked up a nod for his role in the dark comedy. Inarritu and Keaton were not alone, however, as co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton were nominated for their supporting roles.

JustinBieber-040611.jpg Justin Bieber was named the highest earning celebrity under 30 by Forbes. The magazine estimates that, during the 12 month period tracked, the Bieb pulled in a whopping $80 million - the majority of it from his world tour. According to the Mirror, the Bieb "is known to have invested millions of pounds in high-tech start up companies."

penguins-112614.jpg In a very busy stretch at the box office, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in good position to top the charts for the second consecutive weekend, though heavy competition from "Penguins of Madagascar" could make it tight at the top as it hits theaters in time for Thanksgiving. Also in the mix this weekend will be "Horrible Bosses 2."

rachelbilson-052114.jpg "Hart of Dixie" will return early, debuting on Monday, December 15 at 8 PM EST according to the CW. The program's premiere comes just before an all new "Jane the Virgin." "Hart of Dixie" was originally slated to return January 9. "Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big city attitudes, and complicated love triangles . . ."

JazmineSullivan-033114.jpg Jazmine Sullivan performed "In Love with Another Man" at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 18tgh, wowing the crowd with the cut from her debut album, Fearless. Yet, she's hard at work on her new album, Reality Show, which she says is sure to resonate with fans: "When you hear reality show, you're probably thinking it's a lot of me crying about my relationship . . ."

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks has called off appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Today show and Live with Kelly and Michael, following the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. "We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation," the singer posted to his Facebook page.

jonimitchell-101614.jpg Joni Mitchell says she didn't want Taylor Swift to play her in a biopic, demanding that the film's producer her drop Tay from consideration. Mitchell said the film, based on the book Girls Like Us, the plot of which centered on her, Carol King and Carly Simon, also lacked a compelling plot.

evamendes-071014.jpg Eva Mendes has opened up about the birth of her daughter, ten-week-old Esmeralda Amada Gosling. Speaking with The Violet Files, Eva says that she's experiencing the usual first time parent travails. "I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I've ever had." "[I] read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that."

MaryBlige-060711.jpg Mary J. Blige is streaming The London Sessions one week ahead of its December 2 release. The free listen comes via First Play on iTunes Radio. "It's all about the London music scene and I'm so excited to have been part of it, to record my album," Mary said in a press statement. "The songs are fun, therapeutic, and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me."

ShiaLaBeouf2-061912.jpg Following a court order, Shia LaBeouf headed to Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. LaBeouf was ordered by a judge after he made a scene during a performance at "Cabaret" in NYC. At his court appearance on Tuesday, the judge was happy with LaBeouf's progress. "Shia's done a terrific job complying with this program and we appreciate the court's recognition of that," noted Shia's lawyer.

DVD-12614.jpg In an eclectic week for new releases, Jeff Bridges-starring fantasy drama "The Giver" is the most prominent new title as we gear up for Black Friday and the official kickoff of the extremely busy holiday shopping season. Also in the mix will be a couple of other lackluster theatrical performers, including action flicks "The Expendables 3" and "The November Man."

Beatles-102511.jpg A set of unused photographs taken during the Beatles legendary Abbey Road photo shoot have sold at auction for £180,000. The pictures were taken by photographer Iain MacMillan on August 8, 1969 and were sold by Bloomsbury Auctions in London. Sarah Wheeler of Bloomsbury Auctions released a statement on the sale.