• Billy Ray Cyrus says he’s OK with daughter Miley’s provocative pole-dancing performance at the Teen Choice Awards. “You know what? I just think that Miley loves entertaining people,” Billy Ray told the LA Times.
  • “Inglourious Basterds” claimed victory at the box office with a $37.6 million debut, Quentin Taratino’s best opening ever.
  • Bob Dylan, yup Bob Dylan, is working on an album of Christmas songs.
  • Elizabeth Gilbert’s follow-up to “Eat, Pray, Love” is “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage.” It’s due out in January.
  • Jeremy Piven tells Time that he hasn’t had a piece of fish in 11 months.
  • Eva Longoria Parker is taking on a Spanish-speaking role for the first time in a Mexican film “Day of Grace,” about kidnapping.