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August 04, 2006

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Steamy Heat Forced Dixie Chicks to Cancel Tour at Jones Beach

August 04, 2006 09:42:10 GMT


The Dixie Chicks concert, supposedly held for Tuesday August 1st at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, has been postponed. Steamy temperatures was one of the reasons for the postponement besides that of fans' safety.

This, in fact, marks the first time ever in the history of Jones Beach Theater that a concert has been put off due to extreme heat.
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Christian Bale Close to Land Feet in "Yuma"

August 04, 2006 09:37:41 GMT

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Another glowing talent is in the brink to join in "3:10 to Yuma." As The Hollywood Reporter has learned, Christian Bale is in final talks to act in the picture opposite Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe who has already been billed to play the lead character of Ben Wade.

A remake of the 1957 flick, pic sees Wade, a captured outlaw, finding himself in the custody of small-time rancher Dan Evans who secretly tries to take him to a railway station to catch a train to Yuma for his court date. James Mangold is tapped to direct while Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas join forces to build up the script.
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Beyonce Knowles Gives Contribution to "Dreamgirls" Soundtrack

August 04, 2006 09:23:36 GMT


Yes she's one of the "Dreamgirls", but that's not all. Besides acting in the Bill Condon-directed film adaptation of the Broadway show of the same name Beyonce Knowles also will have her track "Listen", taken from her latest solo album "B'Day", featured as one of the four new songs written for the movie and not featured in the original musical.

"It's a ballad, it's got a big orchestra, so it's totally different for her and for the radio and MTV and everybody, it's gonna be exciting," said Harvey Mason Jr., a member of the Underdogs production duo who spent six months producing the soundtrack. "That's gonna be a big, big record", he continued.
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Become "Step Brothers"

August 04, 2006 09:10:24 GMT

Step Brothers picture
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are sharing the screen once more. Fresh from "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby", the duo have been billed to again team up in "Step Brothers", a new comedic feature developed by Columbia Pictures.

Already made a preemptive deal for the project, the company has tapped Adam McKay to direct based on a screenplay he is set to write with Ferrell. The writing task therefore will be the third film script penned by both of them after "Anchorman" and "Talladega."
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Constellation Selects Vosloo to Deal with "After.Life"

August 04, 2006 08:45:43 GMT

After.Life picture
Agnieszka Vosloo is marching back toward film feature. The Polish-born director has been assigned by Constellation Entertainment to write and helm its new project of "After.Life", The Hollywood Reporter has reported.

A supernatural thriller flick, "After.Life" follows the story of a young woman who lies in a transitional state between life and death in her effort to avoid being buried alive and the funeral director who holds her fate in his hands. Co-produced and co-financed by The Collective Studios, the film is planned to start production by winter.
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"The Search For the New Pussycat Doll"


August 04, 2006 08:44:48 GMT


Wanna be the next Pussycat Doll? Sure you can. Just come and join "The Search For The New Pussycat Doll" series conducted by music group The Pussycat Dolls famous for such hits as "Don't Cha" and "Buttons."

The series, set to air on the new US CW network sometime during the 2006-2007 season, will be an eight-part series with the winner will join the current line-up of six members, which has been together since 2003.
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Liv Tyler Encounters "Strangers"

August 04, 2006 07:53:50 GMT


Eventually finding the first star willing to join in, Rogue Pictures' "Strangers" has delightfully submitted Liv Tyler in its cast list, so The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Billed as the leading actress, Tyler will play one of the couple who become the center of the film. The story itself tells about the terror experienced by her character and her partner as they are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers.
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Jennifer Aniston Calling Off Her Wedding to Vince Vaughn

August 04, 2006 07:23:29 GMT


New rumors surface by the hour that Jennifer Aniston has called off her wedding to beau Vince Vaughn.

Life & Style magazine reported the actress to have referring to herself as "New Jen" as she decided to go separate ways from the man last month.
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Universal Takes Over "Hellboy 2"

August 04, 2006 07:09:47 GMT

Hellboy II: The Golden Army picture
"Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" finally finds its home in Universal Pictures. According to Variety, the company has already given its approval to fully finance and distribute the sequel to the 2004 comic book adaptation after Sony through its Columbia Pictures decided to back out from the project.

Still features the original cast from the first installment like Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, and Doug Jones, the project also welcomes back director Guillermo del Toro to helm and pen the scripts. Lawrence Gordon, Mike Richardson, and Lloyd Levin will produce with Chris Kenney to executive produce.
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Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken's New Albums Arrive in U.S. Stores This Fall

August 04, 2006 06:51:03 GMT

The battle continues. After previously duel to win the "American Idol" title, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are now facing one another again as their new albums arrive in U.S. stores this fall.

It is said that Aiken will release his new set, titled "A Thousand Different Ways" on September 19th, whereas Studdard will drop his third major release "The Return of the Velvet Teddy Bear" one week after.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Britney Spears Baby Safety Night

August 04, 2006 06:16:23 GMT

The Newark Bears, a minor league baseball team, are hosting a "Britney Spears Baby Safety Night". It is a project aimed to spread the message about keeping babies safe in vehicles.

Why should it bear the name of the pop superstar? It is all because of the incident the singer created back then to early this year when she was photographed with her baby son, Sean Preston, sitting on her lap as she drove, and later, in a car seat facing forward rather than facing backward, which some safety regulations say is best.
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Disney to Make "National Treasure Sequel"

August 04, 2006 05:08:39 GMT


Following the current flow of movie-sequels making, Disney has confirmed through director Jon Turteltaub that a sequel of "National Treasure" is in development to be made, LA Daily News has learned. The project is planned to start filming by early 2007 to meet a Thanksgiving 2007 release.

Accompanying the filmmaker, original cast members like Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, plus Diane Kruger also return with Jerry Bruckheimer coming back as the producer and Gregory Poirier writing the scripts primarily.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Idol Katharine McPhee Fracturing Her Foot

August 04, 2006 04:38:36 GMT


Here comes Katharine McPhee's another bad luck. The runner up of the 5th season of American Idol fractured her left foot right before a concert in North Carolina.

The young and talented singer, who has just joined the American Idols Live tour following her recovery from bronchitis and laryngitis, tripped backstage and fracturing her foot before a performance Tuesday night August 1st in Charlotte, N.C.
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Spanish Actress Penelope Cruz Visited the Elusive Suri Cruise

August 04, 2006 03:39:08 GMT


While the elusive Suri Cruise makes the gossip pages almost everyday, Penelope Cruz comes forward with the statement saying she's met the little creature. The Spanish actress was in London Thursday August 3rd to attend the British premiere of her new film "Volver" when she met ex-boyfriend Tom Cruise, his fiancee Katie Holmes, and their daughter.

"She's really beautiful. She's one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen," the 32-year-old actress told the Associated Press while refused to offer other details of the meeting.
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Madonna Has A Big Big Project for Malawi Programs

August 04, 2006 03:05:48 GMT

When Madonna does something, she always does it in the biggest way possible. The singer details her commitment to Time magazine in its new issue, hits newsstands on Aug. 7, saying she's about to help orphans in Malawi.

The Queen of Pop has announced plans to raise at least $3 million to aid orphans in Malawi, with the money going toward a care center, as well as improved economic, food and health programs for the area. The center, which breaks ground next week, is expected to feed and educate up to 1,000 Malawi children.
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Madonna's Concert Crucifixion Provoked Ire

August 04, 2006 02:32:05 GMT

What is it about Madonna that's so hot? It's none other than her concert crucifixion. The singer's plan to sing while hanging from cross has draw Rome's Catholic, Muslim and Jewish leaders mad that they banded together to stop Madonna for moving forward with plans to perform a mock-crucifixion at her stage show there on Sunday August 6th.

The 47-year-old pop diva wears a crown of thorns and sings while hanging from a cross on her "Confessions" world tour. And by now on, Madonna has planned to repeat the scene for her upcoming gig, takes place in Rome's Olympic stadium, some two miles from the Vatican.
 
 
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