- Former Miss Rhode Island and current Miss USA Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe Wednesday night in Las Vegas, becoming the first American to do so since 1997. The 20-year-old Boston University sophomore tweeted after the competition: "What an honor! This night was a dream come true. Thank you everyone for your support tonight!! USA finally did it!"
- "Homeland" star Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy announced they welcomed their first child Monday, a baby boy named Cyrus Michael Christopher.
- "The Dark Knight Rises" was the most-viewed movie trailer of the year.
- "Toy Story" director John Lasseter will unveil Disney Infinity, the company's "new gaming initiative," January 15 in California.
- Justin Bieber is being accused of animal cruelty by hamster.org after giving his pet hamster, Pac, away to a screaming fan outside of a concert earlier this month.
- Ben Affleck has dropped out of the film "Focus" after rumors that his wife, Jennifer Garner, was none too pleased about her husband co-starring alongside Kristen Stewart.
- Despite five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe win for his starring role on "Mad Men," Jon Hamm has left his longtime representation at ICM and signed with CAA.
- The Tom Hanks - produced John F. Kennedy assassination film " Parkland" has j ust added Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton to its formidable cast. The film is b ased on Vincent Bugliosi’s 1,600-page " Reclaiming History: The Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy" and the film will take place at Dallas's Parkland Hospital on the day of Kennedy's murder.
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