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Hit List: Dec. 21, 2012

Rihanna gets her own tv show, Channing Tatum goes on hiatus, and more

Rihanna to star on her own reality series
So what exactly have we been watching these past few years?

Channing Tatum to take break from acting in 2013
''Hey, man, sorry to bother you, but if you're not going to act in these ... ,'' said Nicolas Cage to Tatum, pointing to the pile of Tatum's script offers.

Anderson Cooper experiences blindness for 36 hours while filming 60 Minutes segment off Portugal coast
Doctors believe it was caused by either the sun reflecting off the water or the sight of a Speedo-clad Morley Safer.

Rolling Stones earn good reviews for first U.S. gig in six years as part of 50th-anniversary tour
The AP said Jagger is ''in fine form,'' Rolling Stone said the band ''thrills,'' and Larry King gushed, ''These young bucks can really boogie!''

Reunited Grease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John earn not-so-good reviews for ''I Think You Might Like It'' video from holiday album
In truth, the shoot didn't go well. They were super into the reunion when they first saw each other on set, but when his friends showed up, he suddenly got all too-cool-for-school.

Celebrity high-diving competition Stars in Danger, featuring Alexandra Paul, Kim Richards, and JWoww, to air on Fox Jan. 9
Stars in danger...of not being stars?

Fox orders pilot for Babes on a Bus, reality series featuring 10 single women on a bus who visit small towns in search of love
The twist? If the Rock of Love bus catches up to them before they meet their match, all of the women have to date Bret Michaels forever.

Johnny Depp to produce modern-day big-screen telling of Don Quixote
It's a pretty faithful adaptation, except that instead of windmills, he is tilting at Priuses.

Monkey in fashionable winter coat wandering around IKEA parking garage becomes viral hit
This is what happens when you cancel Animal Practice.

Originally posted Dec 14, 2012 Published in issue #1238 Dec 21, 2012 Order article reprints