Shahs and the City

They're rich, Persian, and getting their own show. Meet the cast trying to change how Americans think about Iranians.

Gaga's Oprah Moment

The lady's hotter than ever, but not because of her music: She's become an evangelist of self-acceptance, preaching to an audience of outcasts.

Catherine Hardwicke: The Fairy-Tale Fixer

On a gloomy and wet California day, director Catherine Hardwicke curls up in her office on the Warner Bros. lot with a book in her hand. This isn't your average bedtime story. It's called "Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale."

Big Brains on E-Books

The transformation of the book industry has reached a tipping point. Electronic books now outsell paperbacks on Amazon, the retailer recently announced. And Borders, the second-largest bookstore chain in the United States, is reportedly considering a bankruptcy filing.

Nicole Polizzi: Snooki

Should I call you Nicole or Snooki? Nicole, please. Do most people call you Nicole? No, but I miss it. You got a lot of attention for tweeting your support for John McCain because he wouldn't tax tanning.

Seven Biggest Movie-Ratings Fights

Thanks to Harvey Weinstein, 'Blue Valentine' is rated R rather than the NC-17 it initially received from the MPAA. How filmmakers lobby for the ratings they really want.

Why the Justin Bieber Doll Wears Boxer Briefs

The CEO of The Bridge is in the business of celebrity dolls, but he's no dummy. In the 1990s, working for another toy company, he flew to London to secure the rights to the Spice Girls dolls. Now he's tapping into the Justin Bieber mania for his next breakout doll.

Confessions of a Viagra Salesman

The answer is yes. The Viagra salesman has taken Viagra, even though he was only in his 20s at the time. And his exploits have inspired a new Jake Gyllenhaal movie.

Six Reasons to Not Hate 'Burlesque'

'Burlesque' is the event of the holiday season. It's like the drunk aunt who shows up late to Thanksgiving dinner and falls into your mashed potatoes. The movie is so bad that it's good.