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December 12, 2006

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L.A. Judge Favors "Borat" on Frat Boys Case

December 12, 2006 09:03:32 GMT

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Two South Carolina fraternity brothers suing "Borat" for being enticed to get drunk and duped into making racist and sexist remarks in the movie lost their bid for a court order to remove the scene they claim to have tainted their reputations, court papers revealed yesterday, December 11, 2006.

Also rejected the pair's request to block the DVD release of the movie, West Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph S. Biderman ruled that the twosome had failed to show a "reasonable probability of success on the merits" or that money damages alone would be insufficient to resolve their claims.
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Dimension Issues "Storm Warning"

December 12, 2006 08:25:44 GMT

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Ready to fulfill the needs of thriller fans, Dimension Films is set to bring a new feature of the genre titled "Storm Warning" to U.S theaters as well as those in Australia and New Zealand following its successful attempt to gain the flick's distribution rights.

A directorial work of "Urban Legend" helmer Jamie Blanks, the picture follows a couple as they get captured by deranged killers upon seeking refuge from a massive storm at a nearby farmhouse. Nadia Fares, Robert Taylor, John Brumpton, David Lyons, and Matthew Wilkinson are all starring.
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Jason Lee Forms "Krater"

December 12, 2006 08:01:48 GMT

Staying on his track as funnyman, Jason Lee is about to both star in and produce comedy flick "Krater" of which rights has preemptively obtained by Warner Bros. Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Set in the late 1970s and early '80s, the story sees Lee become the leader of a rock band named Krater who struggles with massive success after hiring a new lead singer with hidden Broadway ambitions.
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Peter Segal Cheers "Thalus" Up

December 12, 2006 07:35:06 GMT

Extending his involvement in comedic genre, Peter Segal has given his agreement to helm another flick of that sort entitled "I, Thalus", which is currently under development at Universal Pictures.

Plot details of the project are still being kept under warps, but it is revealed that it will be set against the first ancient Olympics. Meanwhile, script is penned by brothers Craig and Jeff Cox with Scott Stuber, Mary Parent, and Michael Ewing all seating as producers.
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Mariah Carey Developing Her Own Perfume

December 12, 2006 07:27:36 GMT

She sings very well, but what about developing her own perfume? Mariah Carey wants to give it a go, developing her own line of perfume.

The singer is actively involved with the production of her new scent and enjoying offering her creative input.
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Harvard University's School of Public Health Named Quincy Jones Mentor of the Year

December 12, 2006 07:01:09 GMT

Harvard University's School of Public Health named music mogul Quincy Jones "Mentor of the Year" for using his celebrity status to help people.

"Quincy Jones' entire life is a testament to the power of mentoring," Jay Winsten, associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a statement Monday Dec 11th. "He has served as a role model for using the power of celebrity to improve the lot of humankind."
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"Casino" Continues Striking Gold Overseas

December 12, 2006 06:53:01 GMT

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Settles in for a long stay at the top of international box office, "Casino Royale" hits its fourth straight weekend on the spot after satisfyingly adding $36.2 million it has collected from 63 markets into its pocket, Variety has reported.

Still scoring great in the U.K with $5.7 million at 952 theaters, this latest 007 installment therefore raises up its total income to $247.2 million internationally and $376 million worldwide, which is just $55 million short of the Bond film record set by "Die Another Day" in 2002.
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Judge Terminated Courtney Love Probation and Dismissed Three Misdemeanor Cases

December 12, 2006 06:24:04 GMT

Courtney Love walked out the court room joyously Monday Dec 11th after a judge terminated her probation and dismissed three misdemeanor cases, including two drug-related charges.

Superior Court Judge Rand Rubin terminated Love's probation orders relating to drugs and assault charges despite objections from lawyers representing musician Kristin King who was attacked by the singer two years ago.
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The 2006 BSFC Awards Winners

December 12, 2006 05:55:20 GMT

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Honoring those that "offer outstanding film programming", the Boston Society of Film Critics proudly announced the recipients of its BSFC Awards for year 2006 on Sunday night, December 10.

Though staying with the majority on who the best actor and actress of 2006 are by naming Forest Whitaker of "The Last King of Scotland" and Helen Mirren of "The Queen" in those respective categories, the group really made different selections from other award events this time as it bestowed most honors to "The Departed" instead.
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Christina Aguilera Buys Christmas Gifts for Britney Spears' Sons

December 12, 2006 04:35:12 GMT

No, it is not Santa Clause who is coming to town. It's Christina Aguilera. The songstress is taking Santa's duty into her hand, buying Christmas gift for Britney Spears' sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Rumor has it that Christina recently got the boys clothes for the cold. She reportedly called Nina Takesh, co-owner of hip Los Angeles baby boutique Petit Tresor, to order presents for them.
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Winners Announced at the 2006 WAFCA Awards

December 12, 2006 04:34:23 GMT

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Giving more buzz to the award season, Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association has picked up a number of notable names and titles to be deemed the winners of its 2006 WAFCA Awards.

Like the New York Film Critics Circle, the group cast its favor on 9/11-drama "United 93" for Best Film title while taking the same picks as the New York Film Critics Online in selecting "An Inconvenient Truth", "Pan's Labyrinth", and "Happy Feet" as Best Documentary, Best Foreign Film, and Best Animated Feature, respectively.
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Porn Queen Jenna Jameson Filed for Legal Separation from Husband

December 12, 2006 04:08:24 GMT

Jenna Jameson is seeking divorce. The so-called porn queen filed for legal separation from Jay Grdina, her husband of three and a half years.

The court papers, filed Monday Dec 11th in Los Angeles County Superior Court, comes months after Jameson became romantically involved with mixed martial-arts champion Tito Ortiz.
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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Engaged To Be Married

December 12, 2006 03:43:43 GMT

Ryan Gosling and girlfriend Rachel McAdams are engaged to be married. Report on their engagement was first made public by Life & Style who claims the couple is planning to wed after a "touchy" reconciliation period.

"It was always a secret engagement, and they will never confirm it publicly, but it's back on, and they're happy again," a source told Life & Style. "Starting a family and sharing their lives together is so much more important to them than which magazine they can sell their wedding pictures to."
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The 72nd Annual NYFCC Awards Champs

December 12, 2006 03:42:49 GMT

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Helping narrowing the field of contenders for the Oscars while following other major film awards in Los Angeles and New York, the New York Film Critics Circle unveiled yesterday, December 11, the honorees of its 2006 NYFCC Awards based on the votes undertaken by its members consisting of the film critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, and magazines.

The top prize of Best Picture was bestowed to Universal Pictures' tense 9/11 drama "United 93" with animated penguin romp "Happy Feet" as Best Animated Film and France's "Army of Shadows" as Best Foreign Film while "Deliver Us from Evil" was named Best Non-Fiction Film.
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Blonde No More, Britney Spears Spotted Out with New Man

December 12, 2006 03:19:10 GMT

Let the frenzy begins coz Britney Spears has already found a new love. The singer, who is working on her comeback album, was spotted out with Jonathan Rotem, a South Africa born American record producer who's been working with such heavyweight musicians, as The Game, Destiny's Child, and Snoop Dogg among others.

Spears and Rotem were spotted out on a date in LA on Sunday Dec 10th, going to see a movie at the Groove by the x17online camera crew and were seen canoodling at The 3rd Stop in West Hollywood. Following the dinner, the twosome then headed to Rotem's apartment at 3 am.
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Nicole Richie Was Arrested for Investigation of Driving Under the Influence

December 12, 2006 02:46:35 GMT

Nicole Richie grabbing headlines, again, when she was arrested early Monday Dec 11th for investigation of driving under the influence after her car was reported headed the wrong way on a freeway.

Richie was arrested at 1:45 a.m. (PST) in Burbank, California, after two 911 callers reported seeing a 2005 black Mercedes SUV going the wrong way on the 134 Highway, said Altadena California Highway Patrol officer Todd Workman.
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Melanie Brown Cheated on Eddie Murphy

December 12, 2006 02:10:39 GMT

Eddie Murphy has his own reason to dumb Melanie Brown. It is because the Scary Spice cheated on him.

The comic actor reportedly hired private detectives to follow the former Spice Girl after becoming suspicious she was cheating on him and was later convicted after she was being photographed meeting another man in Los Angeles last month.