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June 30, 2005

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The Teenage Witch Ready for Motherhood

June 30, 2005 05:54:08 GMT

As time goes by the "Teenage Witch" has all grown up and is now ready for motherhood. Yes, Melissa Joan Hart is expecting her first child with husband Mark Wilkerson, the lead singer and guitarist for the rock trio Course of Nature. Hart is reportedly three months pregnant and the baby is slated for a January arrival.

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Medal for Chan's Film Career & Smile

June 30, 2005 05:49:51 GMT

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan was praised by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe of Paris for his film career as well as his smile that the actor was then awarded an honorary medal from the city. Expressing his praise, Mayor Delanoe called the multitalented Chan a "master of humor, of the burlesque and of self-deprecation."

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Pearl Jams Atlantic City

June 30, 2005 04:52:04 GMT

Better prepare yourself 'coz Pearl Jam is ready with their fall tour dates, which will be begun September 30-October 1 at the Borgata casino's 3,700-capacity Entertainment Center in Atlantic City, N.J. Set to open both shows is Sleater-Kinney, who had previously toured with Pearl Jam in 2003. Those interested to attend can buy the shows tickets starting from July 9.

Pearl Jam's three-week tour of Canada will kick off September 2 in Vancouver and close September 25 in St. John's, Newfoundland. The Atlantic City stand will then come at the end of the tour. Moreover, the band will also open a September 28 show for The Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh.
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Hubbub Audioslave

June 30, 2005 04:25:02 GMT

Step aside?! Rock quartet Audioslave is in hurry, heading a quick return to the studio to begin preparing for an extensive fall tour of North America soon as its European festival tour ends July 10 in Dublin. "It's healthy to constantly be writing and recording music. We want to keep fresh. Everybody has been playing great on this tour, and we want to take some of that momentum while it's hot and write some songs, record and then go back on tour in the States," commented the band's guitarist Tom Morello.

Exact dates have not yet been revealed, yet it is supposed to begin September 29 and run for two months. During the project, Audioslave will treat their fans with past legacies in "Rage Against The Machine" ("Bulls on Parade," "Sleep Now in the Fire") and "Soundgarden" ("Spoonman," "Outshined," "Loud Love"). What's more, the band will also perform material from Temple Of The Dog, in which Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell was a primary contributor.
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Cool Feted at VH1 Show

June 30, 2005 04:10:01 GMT

The second annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors will be held on September 22 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and will be aired 26 within the month on VH1. One lucky star to be feted in the event is LL Cool J, while other honored celebrities among others include Notorious B.I.G., Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Ice-T, Salt-N-Pepa, and the 1991 film "Boyz n the Hood."

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Idol Studdard Sues Ex-Manager

June 30, 2005 03:46:14 GMT

Second-season American Idol winner Ruben Studdard filed complaint Monday, accusing his ex-manager Ronald W. Edwards who is also his god-father, of identity theft and forgery. In the complaint Studdard claims Edwards has, between August 1, 2003, and November 30, 2004, faked paperwork giving himself power of attorney over him.

Further the complaint mentions Edwards to have used Studdard's credit cards to take $105,000, written checks for $150,000, and deposited the stolen $22,000 of Studdard's to his deposit. For his part, Edwards totally denies all allegations and claims Studdard actually owes him money and so he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy June 17. Aside from the legal dispute, Studdard will next perform at the Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on August 6.
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T.I. to Make Feature Film Debut

June 30, 2005 03:27:56 GMT

Rapping seems to be not the only thing T.I. can do. To prove it, the rising rapper is soon going to make his feature film debut in the Warner Bros. untitled musical comedy project, which is set in an Atlanta hip-hip roller-skating rink.

The formerly known as "Jellybeans" project, is based on material by music producer Dallas Austin and T-Boz. There T.I. will play Rashad, the head of a roller-skating team, whereas newcomer Lauren London will play New-New, an employee at the rink who is in love with him. Also been cast for the film is Evan Ross Naess, son of Motown legend Diana Ross.
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"The Diamond" for DiCaprio

June 30, 2005 03:00:39 GMT

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to lining up his next film project, which is a dramatic thriller titled "The Blood Diamond." The film, written by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, is set in Sierra Leone around 1999, a period when the region was in the midst of a civil war. "The Blood Diamond" would reportedly begin shooting early next year.

In the film, DiCaprio will play a smuggler who specializes in the sale of "conflict diamonds" or "blood diamonds," which commonly used by the warring parties to fund their operations. When the smuggler meets a local Mende farmer whose young son has been forced into the RUF army, the two men's fates become intertwined.
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Coldplay Tops U.S. Album Charts

June 30, 2005 02:27:22 GMT

In the week ended June 26, Nielsen SoundScan noted Coldplay's "X&Y" sold almost 186,500 copies, taking its total to 1.3 million. Such attainment certainly helps Coldplay to hold up its position on top of the U.S. album charts for a third consecutive week Wednesday. With no newcomers, Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" bounces two places to No. 2, with 132,000 copies making its total into 2.2 million since its April 12 release.

At No. 3 is Foo Fighters' "In Your Honor" which with 116,000 copies falls one place from its previous week position. As the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" ups to No. 4 with 103,000 copies, Boyz N Da Hood's self-titled debut is at No. 5. Keyshia's "Way It Is" sold nearly 89,000 copies at No.6, while "Never Gone" of Backstreet Boys positioned at No.7 with 79,000 copies in its second week. In companion with them all, The Offspring enters the Billboard 200 at No. 8 with its first "Greatest Hits" set. The last two reigning the Top 10 are Birdman's "Fast Money" and System of a Down's "Mezmerize."