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SINCE YOU ASKED [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)]

August 17, 2013


"I hope they make it soon because I'm not getting any younger. The second one is very physical, so hopefully they'll be making it sooner rather than later."

ROONEY MARA tells MTV she remains hopeful that the sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" will be made.,Gaga, Cher get sweet with Tweets,Usually, it's the nasty exchanges between celebs that get attention on Twitter, so it's nice to see two pop icons, Lady Gaga and Cher, in a love fest instead.

The two singers have just recorded a duet, "The Greatest Thing," which surfaced online Aug. 13, much to their chagrin.

Cher, a Gaga-like figure before Gaga was born, tweeted that it wasn't the right version and that she was ticked off that someone leaked it. But she tweeted "Great lyrics" to Gaga.

And she added, "GaGa's SINGLE IS GREAT, & THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS," referring to Gaga's new Applause, which also came out Tuesday.

Gaga was thrilled. "AHHHjjhh my KWEEN!" she tweeted.

Then: "I love you @cher ! Thank you for the support, you're the greatest thing!"

And: "THANK YOU FOR HOLDING MY MEATPURSE," referring to the time Cher held Gaga's "bag" on stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Even Katie Couric was impressed by their exchange: "Love when women support other women! Go @ladygaga and @cher!!!," she tweeted.

-- USA TODAY,Does he look homeless?

"Duck Dynasty" star Jase Robertson fell victim to some facial profiling.

The famed family from the A&E hit show stopped by "Live! With Kelly and Michael" Aug. 14 to dish details on their reality series and their time spent in New York City this week while promoting its fourth season.

Jase told the audience that he had just been kicked out of the hotel he was staying at in the Big Apple because an employee mistook him for a homeless man.

"The first thing that happened to me at the hotel was I got escorted out," Jase said of what he called a "facial-profiling deal," as the Louisiana clan is known for their long beards.

Jase continued to explain that the employees simply had no idea who he was.

"I asked where the bathroom was and he said, 'Right this way, sir.' He was very nice, he walked me outside, pointed down the road and said, 'Good luck.'"

"So I circled back around and my wife said, 'What happened?' and I just said I just got kicked out."

Jase took the situation with stride and continued to stay at the hotel despite the misunderstanding.

The fourth-season premiere of "Duck Dynasty," the show that focuses on the Robertson's who invented and now market the definitive duck call, drew 11.8 million viewers making it the most- watched nonfiction show in the history of cable television.

-- New York Daily News,I think Rose Byrne is so beautiful. Is she in anything new?

-- B.J.

The Australian actress co-stars with Cate Blanchett in the Australian drama "The Turning," due out in that country in September and possibly later in the U.S., co-stars with Patrick Wilson in the horror film "Insidious: Chapter 2," due out in September, and with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in the comedy "Townies," due out next May. She's shooting the comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," with Jason Bateman, and is set to shoot the romantic comedy "Tumbledown," with Jason Sudeikis, and a new adaptation of the musical "Annie," with Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and last year's Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis.

I really liked "Smash," which I know isn't coming back. Who is the actor who played the director, and what will he be doing next? I thought he was very handsome.

-- D.P.

British actor Jack Davenport, who played the hotshot, womanizing director on that show, is set to shoot the series "Breathless," set in 1960s London for England's ITV, later to be broadcast in the United States on PBS.

-- Robin Adams Sloan, King Features Syndicate,Foreman's sister on 'That '70s Show' dies

"That '70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43.

Manager Craig Wyckoff says Lisa died Aug. 14 at a Los Angeles addiction treatment facility she had entered early this week. No official cause of death was disclosed.

Lisa portrayed Laurie Forman, sister of Topher Grace's lead character Eric, on the Fox series. It concluded in 2006.

Unlike some of her co-stars -- Topher, Ashton Kutcher and Laura Prepon -- Lisa fell out of the spotlight after appearing on the sitcom until she started making headlines for personal troubles.

She was arrested in November along with husband Robert Joseph Gilliam in connection with a disturbance at their home in Mooresville, N.C.

In June, she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after her car stalled in Burbank, Calif. -- AP,Singer Miguel arrested in LA

R&B singer Miguel has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunken driving.

A spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol says the 27-year- old "Adorn" crooner was pulled over in his BMW X6 just after 2 a.m. Aug. 13 for speeding and driving with tinted windows.

She says officers administered field sobriety tests, and a preliminary test measured his blood alcohol level at 0.10 percent. The state's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Miguel won the Grammy for best R&B song earlier this year for "Adorn." He also duets with Mariah Carey on her single "#Beautiful."

A spokeswoman for the singer, whose full name is Miguel Jontel Pimentel, did not immediately provide comment about his arrest.

-- Associated Press

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