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'Gangnam Style' beats Justin Beiber to the 1 billion mark

The K-pop music video has been seen 1 billion times on YouTube.
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Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012. Psy's viral hit "Gangnam Style" inspired a dance-off in Thailand, which escalated into a shoot out between rival gangs. (Kevin Winter/AFP/Getty Images)
'Gangnam Style' breaks the YouTube record with 1 billion views.

Martin Scorsese to make Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

Scorsese will both produce and direct the film about the life of Bill Clinton from his beginnings in Arkansas to his current role as head of Clinton Global Initiative.
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Martin Scorsese says he will make an HBO documentary about the life of Bill Clinton. (Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images)
Martin Scorsese will direct a documetary about Bill Clinton for HBO, the network announced Monday.

'The Hobbit' breaks December record in opening weekend

The film made $84.8 million during its first three days but that's below industry expectations.
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 28: Director Sir Peter Jackson emerges from from a Hobbit house before delivering a speech at the 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' World Premiere at Embassy Theatre on November 28, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. (HAGEN HOPKINS /AFP/Getty Images)

The Hobbit, the latest installment in the Lord of the Rings franchise grossed $84.8 million during its first three days in theaters, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the figures are well below industry expectations - which predicted the film would debut with anywhere between $120 million and $140 million.


Singer Kelly Clarkson flashes huge engagement ring

The pop star confirmed her engagement to beau Brandon Blackstock.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson attend Warner Music Group Grammy Celebration hosted by InStyle at Chateau Marmont on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (TODD WILLIAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock announced their engagement on Saturday night.

Gerard Depardieu slams French PM who called him "pathetic"

The spat comes after Gerard Depardieu said he would follow a number of rich French people in giving up their citizenship because of the increasing tax burden they have been forced to pay.
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French actor Gerard Depardieu said that he will move to Belgium and give up his French passport because of the increasing tax burden under the new Socialist government. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
French actor Gerard Depardieu wrote an open letter to the French Prime Minister Sunday over tax shelter controversy.

@SergeantBrody fake 'Homeland' tweeter unmasked as comedian Aziz Ansari

The NBC "Parks and Recreation" star had his clover blown when he mixed up his personal and parody Twitter accounts.
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Aziz Ansari attends The 2012 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party Presented By L'Oreal Paris at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on September 21, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/AFP/Getty Images)
Ansari's cover was blown after he accidentally posted a tweet to his personal account that was meant to come from the fake Brody.

Jail time looms for Lindsay Lohan after judge revokes probation

An LA judge revoked Lohan's probation and set a January hearing to decide if she should go back to jail.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at a party to celebrate Lifetime's 'Liz & Dick' at the Beverly Hills Hotel on November 20, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (KEVIN WINTER/AFP/Getty Images)
Lohan will be arraigned on January 15 after she claimed she was not behind the wheel of a Porsche that smashed into a dump truck in Santa Monica, Calif. last June.

W.Va senator wants MTV to can new reality show 'Buckwild'

Sen. Joe Manchin III called the 'Jersey Shore'-type reality show based in Appalachia a "travesty".
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MTV's new reality show "Buckwild" centers around a group of 20-somethings living in and around the small town of Sissonville, W. Va. The show premiers January 3, 2013. (MTV "Buckwild" /Screengrab)
West Virginia senator called MTV's new southern reality show a "travesty" and said he was "repulsed".

Stephen Colbert wants to fill Jim DeMint's empty Senate seat (VIDEO)

The 'Colbert Report' star is asking his viewers to put his name forward to replace outgoing Senator Jim DeMint.
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Stephen Colbert speaks during the 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' on the National Mall on October 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Kris Connor/AFP/Getty Images)
"I know when I look at the US Senate, I say to myself, 'You know what they could use? Another white guy,'" Colbert said on his show Thursday.

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry come to 'amicable' deal

The two appeared in family court after a Thanksgiving Day fight between Aubry and Berry's fiance.
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Halle Berry and her ex Gabriel Aubry pictured here at 1969 Jean Shop on August 6, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. Berry is reportedly seeking a restraining order against Aubry after a Thanksgiving Day fight. (John Shearer/AFP/Getty Images)
Aubry filed his own restraining order against Martinez claiming that he started the fight.
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