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The daily gossip: E! might finally cancel Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from Esquire's latest "sexiest woman alive" to Daniel Radcliffe's penchant for nudity
 
We're all pretty caught up now.
We're all pretty caught up now. (Facebook.com/kuwtk)

1. E! might finally cancel Keeping Up With the Kardashians
If you enjoy keeping up with the Kardashians as they go about their privileged, vapid lives, we have some bad news for you: E! is reportedly considering canceling the once-hot reality series. The Daily Mail reports that the show's ratings have dipped to an all-time low of 1.7 million viewers, which represents a significant decline from the series-high 4.1 million who tuned in to watch after Kim Kardashian's storybook wedding to Kris Humphries. Anyone who can't stand the thought of life without the Kardashian clan will be forced to subsist on the meager offerings provided by tabloids, Twitter, and Instagram. [Daily Mail]
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2. Esquire deems Scarlett Johansson the sexiest woman alive
After much feverish analysis, the hard-hitting journalists at Esquire have concluded that Scarlett Johansson is the sexiest woman alive — an honor that is surely entirely merit-based, and not at all goosed by the fact that Johansson has a major movie in theaters that she's trying to promote right now. Johansson takes the title from last year's winner, Mila Kunis, who will have to live with the horrible knowledge that she is no longer the sexiest women alive — until she begins promoting Ted 2, or whatever. [E! Online]
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3. Justin Bieber's "Heartbreaker" is probably about Selena Gomez
At midnight on Sunday night, Justin Bieber released his new single, "Heartbreaker" — and in case it wasn't clear enough, the Biebs took to Twitter to helpfully explain that it's about being heartbroken. "It's a song for people going through a heartbreak — like I was when I wrote it," wrote Bieber on Twitter. Many, including the Daily News, have assumed that Bieber is referring to his breakup with Selena Gomez, though we still think there's a chance it's a paean to the monkey he was forced to abandon in Germany. [Daily News]
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4. Daniel Radcliffe is cool with being naked on camera
Since the conclusion of the Harry Potter franchise, star Daniel Radcliffe has been none too shy about showing off his other wand, with naked scenes in three separate projects this year. But in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the actor insisted that he isn't actively looking for chances to strip down. "I'm comfortable with it, but I do like to point out, I don't request it," said Radcliffe, which explains the Harry Potter franchise's decision not to include any strip Quidditch matches. [People]
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5. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says Gravity is unrealistic
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson saw this weekend's megahit space drama Gravity this weekend — and surprise, surprise, he noticed a few factual errors in it. Tyson's complaints, which he posted in an extended Twitter rant, include questions about why Sandra Bullock's hair doesn't float in zero-G scenes and why a Chinese space station was visible from the Hubble space station. One can only hope Tyson will have the foresight to ruin Star Wars: Episode VII by explaining to all of us why lightsabers would never work in real life. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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