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July 08, 2005

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Tarantino & Jackson Dating???

July 08, 2005 05:44:37 GMT

Quentin Tarantino and Shar Jackson were seen together in Las Vegas, Nevada, last weekend acting like a couple. Even more, onlookers at Nobu restaurant tell Us Weekly magazine they saw them "held hands like a couple" and were "very touchy." Though Jackson spokesperson declined those reports and insisted they are just friends celebrating her mother's birthday, still many believe both dating.


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Lyme Stops Hall & Oates Shows

July 08, 2005 05:00:58 GMT

Pop music duo Hall & Oates have to reluctantly postpone their up to 16 tour dates this summer because Darryl Hall has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, which is a tick-borne malady that usually causes flu-like symptoms for a few weeks. Due to that fact, Hall is recovering at his home in upstate New York and is expected to make a full recovery, publicist Jonathan Wolfson said Wednesday.

Six dates on the trek have already been canceled. Several performances scheduled through the end of July are also expected to be postponed. A revised schedule for the tour, which began last month in support of the duo's latest album, "Our Kind of Soul," will be soon confirmed. Though, a June 26 Greek Theatre show in Los Angeles has already been rescheduled at the same venue for September 21, while a June 28 stop at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. has also been rescheduled at the same venue for September 20. One thing for sure, previously scheduled dates with Todd Rundgren, beginning August 23 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, will not be affected, instead it will run through the end of November.
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Olsen Dating Leto???

July 08, 2005 04:49:42 GMT

Their being spotted together in New York, where Ashley Olsen is a student at New York University, provokes further rumors, showing evidences that both Olsen and Jared Leto are dating. Really?! Regardless of the speculation, a source tells magazine Us Weekly, the 19-year-old TV and movie star is "like a giddy schoolgirl who has a new man." Time will tell then.


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Kravitz's Love of Architecture & Interior Design

July 08, 2005 04:33:47 GMT

Lenny Kravitz is best known as an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. Apparently, he doesn't merely focus his attention to music, but architecture and interior design as well. Bringing to life his love to the two subjects, he showcasing his newest venture, which is a Miami-based design firm called Kravitz Design.

"We started about two years ago. We were quiet at first; just doing some private homes, and then moved into doing a penthouse-recording studio. (Now) we're doing hotels. We've got three or four things on the table now," so Kravitz said of his design firm, which he manages alongside his two partners. Further, the star said that in the near future he expects to launch a line of Kravitz decor.
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Oprah Honored National Freedom Award

July 08, 2005 04:08:22 GMT

She's a smart, generous and kindhearted person. Running a media company that includes her television show, this female star is being recognized for working to improve the lives of poor children in Africa and helping create a U.S. database of convicted child abusers. Accordingly, it's needless to comment on her being listed as recipient of the National Civil Rights Museum's top honor, mainly for the National Freedom Award. And so, Oprah Winfrey is set to receive the honor by November this year.

Along with her is Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism in the face of genocide inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda," to receive the International Freedom Award. Meanwhile, the museum confirmed that a new Lifetime Achievement Award for civil rights activism would be given to actress Ruby Dee and her late husband, Ossie Davis.
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World Goes "Fantastic"

July 08, 2005 03:48:51 GMT

Fantastic Four picture
Originally planned for a June 29 release, 20th Century Fox made up its mind and tend to postpone the "Fantastic Four" for a July 7 release in an attempt to avoid clashing with the debut of "War of the Worlds," which led the box-office with about $77 million over the long July 4 holiday weekend. As for the plot, "Fantastic Four" tells the story of four astronauts who are transformed into superheroes by cosmic rays.

Will descend on North American movie theaters on Friday, the movie marking Marvel Enterprises Inc.'s latest venture to turn its comic book heroes into box office superpowers. Moreover, "Fantastic Four" is projected to generate $103 million and $200 million at domestic and global box offices.
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Please Welcome "The Doll"

July 08, 2005 03:32:04 GMT

"The Lonely Doll," a project based on the life of Dare Wright, the author and photographer of the eponymous children's book and its sequels, is scheduled to begin shooting in summer 2006. The movie will tell about the close relationship between the childlike Wright and her mother, a well-known portrait artist and single mom in the 1950s.

Appointed to direct the movie is painter-turned-filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Britain's Number 9 Films who got Wright's rights from Brook Ashley, the sole heir and executor of the Dare Wright Estate, and New York-based Killer Films who obtained the rights to Jean Nathan's book "The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright, will both jointly produce the movie.
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Eastwood & Pals Hoist the "Flag"

July 08, 2005 03:01:45 GMT

The movie "Flags of Our Fathers," which is based on James Bradley's book "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima," is scheduled to begin shooting next month in Iceland, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago. Will co-produce the Paul Haggis adaptation is DreamWorks Pictures, responsible for the domestic distribution, and Warner Bros. Pictures with the international one. Clint Eastwood himself, along with Steven Spielberg will be producing the movie.

As for the movie casts, there are Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach and Jesse Bradford. Revolves the story of Iwo Jima Battle, which took place in the winter of 1945, Phillippe will play Navy corpsman John Bradley, while Beach portrays Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian who copes with the war experiences by drinking himself to death. Bradford, to add, will play Rene Gagnon, a ladies' man who is one of the flag raisers.
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Carey Belongs to No. 1 Single Chart

July 08, 2005 02:26:16 GMT

For a second consecutive week Thursday and a sixth week overall, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" from her album "The Emancipation of Mimi," ruled Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. Subsequent to her was Gwen Stefani, whose "Hollaback Girl" rose two places to No. 2. Also rose two places to No. 3 on the Hot 100 was the Black Eyed Peas' "Don't Phunk With My Heart," while "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood's version of "Inside Your Heaven" slipped one place to No. 4. Meanwhile her Idol rival Bo Bice's version of the same track dropped three places to No. 5.

Jumped four places to No. 9, was Rihanna's "Pon de Replay," followed by Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop, which also jumping four places to No. 10. In addition to those, the top debut on the Hot 100 was Jessica Simpson's version of "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'," a tune originally popularized by Nancy Sinatra.
 
 
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