Updated Feb 26, 2013 - 10:17 am
DISH: White House Security did not check Oscar envelope
It's pretty unbelievable that any package, even a high-profile Oscar envelope, would reach the first lady without being thoroughly checked first.
A rep for the Academy said Monday:
"First Lady Michelle Obama was the first and only person to open the Best Picture envelope. [PriceWaterhouseCoopers] accountants are the only individuals who have knowledge of the results prior to their live reveal on the Oscars."
Jennifer Aniston won't do lunch!
Jennifer Aniston is reportedly acting like she's above the rest of the cast and crew on her latest movie.
Aniston is in Connecticut filming a movie with Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins and Will Forte.
A source claims they're sick of Aniston, though:
"Every day at lunch the entire cast and crew head to a cafeteria facility where they all sit down and eat lunch together for well over an hour. But the only person who doesn't eat with everyone else is Jen. She quickly grabs a lunch to go and leaves."
"All the actors ride in normal production vans when they head to lunch, but Jen has her own luxury SUV. And not only is Jen's private trailer miles away from the set, but she heads all the way back there each day to eat her lunch away from everyone else. Her behavior is a clear indicator to everyone that she's not approachable."
'X Factor:' Could Pink replace Britney Spears?
Who will replace Britney Spears as a judge on "The X Factor?"
We've seen plenty of rumors pop up, from Ne-Yo to Lady Gaga, but the Daily Star of the UK says Pink could be taking Britney's spot.
If true, that would mark a change of heart for the singer, who previously told Australia's Herald Sun:
"I was offered The Voice in Australia plus American Idol and The X Factor. I said no because you can't be honest. People will hate you if you're honest. Simon Cowell is the only person who gets away with it because he's got an accent. And he's a man. People would just hate me more than they already do. I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. Besides, you can sing karaoke anywhere."
Gillian Anderson is back
Gillian Anderson has joined an NBC pilot.
According to TV Guide, The former "X-Files" star will co-star opposite "666 Park Avenue" actress Rachael Taylor in the untitled pilot.
The Oscars had a good night
The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year's show.
The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years. Last year's show, when "The Artist" won best picture, had an audience of 39.3 million.
After bringing in "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane as this year's host, ABC saw an 11 percent ratings boost (among viewers ages 18-49 years old) over 2012.
The Academy Awards exceeded 40 million viewers four times in the previous 10 years.
Bob Hope's home on the market for $50 million
Bob Hope's Palm Springs, California, home is for sale.
It's an architectural marvel designed in 1973. The futuristic dwelling is almost 24,000 square feet and costs $50 million.
Senate panel drops probe of bin Laden raid film
One day after "Zero Dark Thirty" failed to win major awards at the Oscars, the Senate Intelligence Committee has closed its inquiry into the filmmakers' contacts with the Central Intelligence Agency.
A source says the intelligence committee gathered more information from the CIA, film director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal and will not take further action.
"Zero Dark Thirty" was nominated for a best picture award.
Boo Boo goes abroad
America isn't big enough to hold the phenomenon of Honey Boo Boo any longer.
Now, she is going international. The precocious 7-year-old star of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (real name: Alana Thompson) is already a hit in Eastern Europe.
And in the next few months she will be taking her act to Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and Latin America.
The show does pose a challenge overseas: How do you put foreign subtitles on a show that already includes subtitles?
Christina Applegate marries
More than four years after they started dating, Christina Applegate and fiance Martyn LeNoble tied the knot in a private ceremony.
The actress and her musician beau (Porno for Pyros) got engaged after two years of dating on Valentine's Day in 2010.
They have a 2-year-old daughter together, Sadie Grace. This is the second marriage for both.
Prince Michael Jackson to guest-star on '90210'
Michael Jackson's son Prince will make his acting debut on The CW's 90210.
MJ's eldest son, who is filming his guest spot this week, will play Cooper, a trauma victim who will bond with Silver (Jessica Stroup).