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December 12, 2005

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American Great Star Richard Pryor Dead

December 12, 2005 09:45:36 GMT

He used to make us laugh with his comedic skills, which is obvious to everyone that it also brings him to be one of the funniest, and most foul-mouthed, men in the world. Unfortunately, the Hollywood biggest star now makes us cry. Richard Pryor died of a heart attack at age 65 Saturday December 10th, leaving many of his fans in a deep mourning.

Previously being taken to a hospital from his home in the San Fernando Valley, the comedian died after he's been ill for years with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system, Karen Finch his business manager explained. Marked his leaving, music producer Quincy Jones said "He was the Charlie Parker of comedy, a master of telling the truth that influenced every comedian that came after him. The legacy that he leaves will forever be with us."
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Kidman & Urban to Marry Next Spring

December 12, 2005 08:27:11 GMT

Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, the singer reported to be her fiance, are set to marry next spring. The couple reportedly is planning a low-key ceremony on the beaches of the US Virgin Islands.

A source revealed as quoted by the Daily Star "Nicole and Keith are very happy together and are planning to wed as soon as possible. They are both busy with work commitments but are hoping to marry in the spring."
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UK Singles Chart's Top 10

December 12, 2005 07:16:05 GMT

The all-girl band from Los Angeles, The Pussycat Dolls, again dominates UK singles chart with its "Stickwitu." This is the second time that the music group secures the top position on the chart, leading Madonna's "Hung Up" to 2nd, followed by Sugababes' "Ugly" at 3rd.

Irish boyband Westlife stays in fourth spot with "You Raise Me Up," ahead of U.S. rock band The Strokes who entering the charts in fifth with their "Juicebox." Meanwhile, American hip-hop act Black Eyed Peas downs one place to No. 6 with "My Humps," followed by another new entry in 7th, which is Belgian dance band D.H.T. feat Edmee with "Listen To Your Heart."
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Hollywood Stars to Honor Nobel Peace Laureate

December 12, 2005 06:50:00 GMT

Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek and her celebrity pals, including Julianne Moore, Gladys Knight, Duran Duran, Westlife and Sugababes, have all become masters of ceremony for this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honor of International Atomic Energy Agency and it's chief Mohamed ElBaradei. Held Sunday Dec 11, the celebration is broadcast to about 100 countries and has become the cornerstone of three days of Nobel peace celebrations in Norway.

Praised Nobel peace laureate ElBaradei for his efforts to save humanity from nuclear weapons, Hayek commented "ElBaradei said the largest threat to world security and all of our futures is (nuclear) terrorism. There is nothing more pressing right now than a global effort for peace and control of these materials. I don't think there is anything more pressing ... than the future of mankind."
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AFI's Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year

December 12, 2005 06:14:46 GMT

Brokeback Mountain picture
American Film Institute (AFI) has on Sunday named several qualified movies as its 10 best movies of 2005. Among those judged as the most outstanding motion pictures of the year is drama romance "Brokeback Mountain." Also there are "Syriana," "Munich," and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

Besides them all, AFI also named the likes of "Capote," "King Kong," "Crash," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Squid and the Whale" and "A History of Violence." The AFI will then honor the creative ensembles behind each of the honorees January 13 at a luncheon at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
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Box Office Winners for December 9 - 11 Period

December 12, 2005 04:51:04 GMT

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The picture
Taking in $67 million from its ticket sales, the new release adventure fantasy "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" successfully wins the top position on the box office for the period of December 9 -11. With such attainment, the film based on the popular children's books by C.S. Lewis has become the second-biggest debut ever in a weekend in December.

Winning the 2nd position is "Syriana," an oil-and-politics thriller, scoring $12 million. No. 3 is "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" with $10.3 million, one place ahead of "Walk the Line" at 4th with $77 million, surpassing "Yours, Mine and Ours" at 5th with $5.2 million. Meanwhile, "Aeon Flux" only takes in $4.6 million in its second week to debut at 6th, followed by "Just Friends" at 7th with $3.9 million.
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The New York Film Critics Online Awards Winners

December 12, 2005 04:08:49 GMT

Squid and the Whale, The picture
The 2005 New York Film Critics Online Awards meeting has been held on December 11, 2005. And here we provide you the list of the winners. Chosen as the year's Best Picture is "The Squid and the Whale," a dark comedy about the way divorce changes the members of a literary family. In the meantime, the Best-Director award goes to Fernando Meirelles for the African conspiracy thriller "The Constant Gardener."

Picked as the Best Actor is Philip Seymour Hoffman for his role in "Capote," while the Best Actress is Keira Knightley for her portrayal in "Pride and Prejudice." Oliver Platt, in addition, wins Best Supporting Actor for his action in "Casanova" and Amy Adams is honored the Best Supporting actress thanks to her role in "Junebug."
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The Critics Choice Awards Nominees

December 12, 2005 03:25:55 GMT

Brokeback Mountain picture
Comes early during nowadays film awards season is the 11th Critics Choice Awards held Sunday December 11th with its awards to be given to winners at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 17 next year. Chosen as big winner is the gay love story "Brokeback Mountain" which earns eight nominations including Best Film, Best Director for Ang Lee and Best Actor for Heath Ledger.

Meanwhile, drama mystery "Crash" earns nominations in six categories which include Best Film, Best Director for Paul Haggis and Best Acting Ensemble. "Capote," "Walk the Line," and "Cinderella Man," have all nominated for four categories, including Best Film for all three movies. For a complete list of other nominees for other categories just click http://www.bfca.org/.
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Singer Lindsay Lohan Eyeing Taiwan Tour

December 12, 2005 02:59:56 GMT

Learning that her music is well received in the Asian country, teen singer Lindsay Lohan soon then planning on a Taiwan tour. "I just found this out today - my album went gold there. It was a great feeling because it was very unexpected," so Lohan said.

Also she added "I would love to (tour Taiwan). I haven't toured at all at this point, but I would really love to do that. It's a great feeling to know that people in other places and other countries are aware of my music and what I do." Despite all, exact date on the tour remains undisclosed.
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Brooks & Yearwood Married

December 12, 2005 02:38:55 GMT

Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood got married Saturday in a private ceremony at their Oklahoma home, so the couple's publicist, Nancy Seltzer, confirmed while adding that they tied the knot before family members.

Giving no further details on the ceremony, Seltzer said "They said it is the perfect Christmas gift to each other and they couldn't be happier." To note, the marriage is the second for Brooks who has had three children from previous marriage, while is the third for Yearwood who's been married twice before.
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Simpson Hiring High-Powered Divorce Attorney

December 12, 2005 02:18:07 GMT

Only three weeks after they announced their separation, Jessica Simpson reportedly has hired a high-powered divorce attorney to handle her divorce with husband Nick Lachey. Apparently the star has decided to hire Robert Kaufman, who represented Jennifer Aniston in her divorce from Brad Pitt earlier this year.

Though Simpson's publicist refused to comment on that matter, a friend of the singer revealed "Jennifer handled her divorce with Brad like a lady, in a non-sleazy way, and Jessica wants to do the same."
 
 
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