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Rejoice! Stephen Hawking's 'Big Bang Theory' cameo has landed -- VIDEO

Anticipation has been building in all of geekdom since The Big Bang Theory producers announced in March that nerd icon Stephen Hawking would make a cameo. Well, geeks and FOGs (friends of geeks), after last week’s heart-fluttering Leonard Nimoy voice cameo, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) stepped it up last night, actually meeting his hero Hawking. It was all going really well, until… Watch below. READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher secures Steve Wozniak's blessing to play Steve Jobs

Regardless of what the public thinks, Ashton Kutcher has a stamp of approval to portray late Apple founder Steve Jobs from at least one inside source. According to TMZ, Steve Wozniak, Jobs’ partner in founding the computer dynasty, is A-OK with the casting news.

“The fear that many might have is that Ashton was selected because he’s ‘hot’ right now,” said Wozniak, “but I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner. And I’m glad that he’s on board. I think he’ll put a lot into it and that he cares about this particular subject.”

The indie biopic, from Swing Vote director Joshua Michael Stern, goes simply by the name Jobs and will reportedly follow the tech impresario’s transition “from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple.” It’s set to begin filming next month. READ FULL STORY

Steve Jobs action figure: Freaky or fantastic (or a little of both)?

What will they come up with next? First, there were Jersey Shore Christmas baubles, now we’ve got a playful tribute to Steve Jobs that’s just as portable — and twice as playful! — as his own products. Chinese toy company In Icons and Hong Kong-based manufacturer Dragon In Dreams have crafted an eerily lifelike, albeit it 12-inch-tall, Jobs action figure. The unauthorized figurine (it’s not a toy!) is scheduled to go on sale next month for $99. That’s two Shuffles or an Apple TV unit in Jobs-ian terms. READ FULL STORY

Carrie Fisher fires back at William Shatner, says 'Star Trek' is 'not in the same league' as 'Star Wars' -- VIDEO

Carrie Fisher fired back at William Shatner for comments he made in September that Star Trek is better than Star Wars. In an interview posted on her YouTube, Fisher said, “They’re not in the same league. I mean, they have the word ‘Star’ in the title.” She knocked Star Trek‘s budget: “Maybe [it's] just their ‘effects,’ they’re not called ‘special effects’ in the case of [Star Trek].”

In response to Shatner’s claims Fisher never fit into Princess Leia’s famous metal bikini, she cracked, “By the way, Bill has borrowed it,” and she challenged him to a costume-off. Oh snap, it’s about to get real in here. Watch Fisher’s full comments, including digs at Shatner’s nether regions and Leonard Nimoy’s Spock ears, after the jump. READ FULL STORY

11/11/11 is Nigel Tufnel Day: 'Spinal Tap' fans, unite!

Because sometimes, you just need to take things to 11. Nearly three decades after 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap introduced us to Nigel Tufnel, fans have joined together to declare today, Nov. 11, 2011 (a.k.a. 11/11/11), Nigel Tufnel Day.

The movement (which amassed thousands of fans on Facebook) finds roots in scene between documentarian Marty DiBergi (Spinal Tap director Rob Reiner) and Tufnel (Christopher Guest). Lead guitarist Tufnel shows DiBergi several of his guitars and then, the kicker, a set of speakers that are “very special”: “The numbers all go up to 11,” he says, and, as the camera pans across the dials, he says proudly: “Eleven… 11… 11.” Boom! Watch the iconic scene, and find 11 more amazing Nigel Tufnel quotes,  after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Who's your favorite Muppet? -- VOTE!

Are you just an average bear who gets his giggle on to whoopee cushion shoes? A glamor gal whose ideal Saturday involves wallowing in a mud bath, preening your flowing blonde locks, then meeting up with your boyfrog? Perhaps you’re a a lovable grump with the best seats to every show? Or an adventurous — yet incomprehensible — chef with an array of unorthodox implements?

In honor of this week’s cover, we’ve narrowed down Jim Henson’s Muppet menagerie and want to know which character is your favorite. If you identify with any of these types above, we have an inkling which Muppet you’ll pick in our poll below. For everyone else, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What are you waiting for? Vote below! READ FULL STORY

Steve Jobs in 2005: 'Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.'

As we mourn the loss of Steve Jobs, let’s look back at the wit and wisdom from his June 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. “I never graduated from college,” Jobs acknowledged from the outset, “and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.”

Through three stories in 15 minutes, he explained the twists and turns of his amazing life, contemplated the hand of fate in it all, considered his own mortality, and even got in a jab at Windows. “No one wants to die,” Jobs conceded while discussing about his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2004. “And yet… death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” He also advised the graduates, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life … Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Watch Jobs’ eloquent speech after the jump. READ FULL STORY

I will be on 'The Young and the Restless' Monday: Please keep your expectations low

My name is Michael Slezak, and I’m about to play an entertainment reporter on TV — specifically on the Monday, July 12 episode of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. You wouldn’t think this would be a difficult task, considering that I also play an entertainment reporter in real life. But try being a better-dressed, slightly seedier version of yourself opposite soap-opera legends Eric Braeden (Victor) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), with all kinds of lights and cameras and “that line is not in the script!” ad-libbing action around you, and you may find yourself struggling to convincingly deliver a line like, “Hi, I’m Allen Cook from Celebrity Weekly!” Yeah, do not expect a Daytime Emmy for yours truly. Anyhow, a note about the origin of my character’s name: READ FULL STORY

'Idolatry': Allison Iraheta performs acoustic 'Holiday,' talks 'Glam Nation' tour

If your bucket list includes “Listening to Allison Iraheta perform an insanely awesome, stripped-down rendition of ‘Holiday,’” get out your pen and get ready to cross off that task. And if it doesn’t, well, trust me, you’re still going to want to watch the video I’ve posted below. What’s remarkable is that when I met up with the American Idol season 8 rocker and her guitarist David Immerman in a dimly lit VIP lounge of New York City’s Nokia Theatre on Tuesday morning, the duo hadn’t even worked out an acoustic arrangement for the raucous cut from Allison’s Just Like You set. But after 15 minutes of tinkering, they concocted something that’s truly remarkable. So do press play below and prepare to get your face rocked off, then stick around for a quick Q&A in which Allison talks about her stint opening for Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation tour (or, wait, is he closing for her?), her cameo in Adam’s “If I Had You” video, and the perils of concocting a 20-minute set-list. And to get all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. READ FULL STORY

'Idolatry': Adam Lambert digs into Glam Nation tour's 'pirate-gypsy-Keith Richards-psychedelic' aesthetic

Adam-Lambert-tourImage Credit: Joe Kohen/WireImage.comAdam Lambert is less than a month into his first headlining tour, so you can forgive him for having a moment of “Frick! I don’t know what I’m gonna do!” when he first began thinking about costumes, visuals, and a set list for his Glam Nation extravaganza (which wraps up Sept. 21 in Puyallup, WA).

Not to worry, though, the American Idol season 8 runner-up proved to be a quick study, drawing inspiration from turn-of-the-century New Orleans, Dia de los Muertos, and John Galliano, among other things. READ FULL STORY

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