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May 10, 2007

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Hot Hot Heat to Launch "Happiness Ltd."

May 10, 2007 10:28:31 GMT

Canadian band Hot Hot Heat will have its second album under Sire Records. Titled "Happiness Ltd.", the fifth studio album features a different sound from the outfit.

"It covers the journey from bliss to misery and the attempt to get back to bliss, while acknowledging how exciting the ride can be in between," vocalist Steve Bays said.
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Bow Wow & Omarion for a Joint Project

May 10, 2007 09:58:28 GMT

Claiming that this would be his music year, Bow Wow repeats his successful collaboration with "brother" Omarion. The two of them will have a double joint CD before the end of this year which he refers as 'celebration'.

The rapper revealed that he and Omarion have had this project in mind for years but hadn't got the opportunity. "We're in the creative process right now, still trying to come up with a title and everything," Bow Wow said. "Me and him are coming up with ideas daily, so the process is gonna go real smooth. We're anxious to get in the studio together and make this whole thing happen."
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Duo Violating "Laws of Motion"

May 10, 2007 09:51:31 GMT

Ready to establish more than good collaboration between them, Matthew Perry and Hilary Swank have both inked deals to star together in "Laws of Motion", a comedic feature coming from Plum Pictures, Ideal Partners Film Fund, and Hilary Swank Productions.

In the project, Perry will play a husband struggling with life in a repressive career and community along with headaches caused by his free-spirited brother and sister. Meanwhile, Swank is taking a supporting role as the all-too-perfect neighbor of Perry's harried character.
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Mariah Carey Hit the Studio with Dupri

May 10, 2007 09:43:14 GMT

Following the rumor of her 11th studio album, Mariah Carey has spent some time in British Virgin Islands studio and had Jermaine Dupri by her side. The producer will assist her in a song penned by Bryan Michael-Cox and will be among others contributing in the highly anticipated album.

Carey did a "country" song for her upcoming movie with legend Willie Nelson and the producers considered putting the track in the album. Dupri also made his statement that he is producing a collaboration among Carey, Nelly and Janet Jackson which may also present in Carey's new album.
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Amy Smart Only Matters "Love N' Dancing"


May 10, 2007 09:33:36 GMT

Set to go wherever rhythm takes her, Amy Smart has landed the female lead in a big screen feature about swing dance entitled "Love N' Dancing" opposite "The Attic" star Tom Malloy.

Here the beauty is poised to portray a bored-with-life English teacher who befriends a West Coast Swing dancer, played by Malloy, with whom she enters the world Swing dance competition while overcoming obstacles presented by her workaholic fiancee and his former dance partner.
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The Rolling Stones Feel for the Horses, Switch Venue

May 10, 2007 09:16:57 GMT

The Rolling Stones decides to take their hands off the matter on Belgrade venue. The band has requested the concert organizers to change the venue so that hundreds of horses will not endure any traumatic experience.

"The concert will not take place on the Hippodrome," a rep from Music Star Production said. "The Rolling Stones' band members are great animal lovers. We didn't manage to convince The Stones' management that the concert would not harm the horses."
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Trio Committed to "Frost/Nixon"

May 10, 2007 09:11:19 GMT

Frost/Nixon picture
Submitting more actors into the cast, Universal Pictures has picked up Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones, and Matthew Macfadyen to join Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in its dramatic feature of "Frost/Nixon."

An adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play, the picture will center on a series of televised interviews that President Nixon granted David Frost in 1977, ending with a tacit admission of guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal.
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Janet Jackson to Leave Virgin?

May 10, 2007 09:00:33 GMT

Jermaine Dupri will soon be joined by girlfriend Janet Jackson should any talk between Island Records and Janet meet a bright end. The label has been pursuing the artist since a long time ago and now that Dupri is the president of the urban music, the chance is getting larger.

"Definitely Janet will end up at Island," Dupri said on behalf of Janet. "That's without a doubt. L.A. (Reid) always wanted to sign her regardless I was there or not. I don't know where that deal is - I left that in the hands of L.A. and Janet's people - but more than likely, he'll get what he wants."
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Disney Wishes Taylor Hackford the Best of "Luck"

May 10, 2007 08:45:06 GMT

Making his way back to the big screen after directing the pilot episode of NBC's military drama series "E-Ring", Taylor Hackford has given his commitment to helm "Good Luck, Mr. Anthony" for Walt Disney Pictures and Beacon Pictures, Variety has reported.

Based on a true story, the project will follow a South African game preserve owner named Lawrence Anthony as he embarked on a rescue mission to save the animals in the Baghdad Zoo when the invasion of Iraq began in 2003. Beacon chairman Aryman Bernstein penned the screenplay alongside Terry Jastrow while also serving as producer with his partner Charlie Lyons executive producing.
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Amy Winehouse Responds to Prince's Offer

May 10, 2007 08:27:54 GMT

Following Prince's request to have Amy Winehouse joining him on his 21 London shows, Winehouse responded enthusiastically. However, for someone who is in the pinnacle of her career, Winehouse is clearly not in the 'lookout' for she admitted not knowing this news.

"What? I didn't know that. Prince is gonna study the Bible?! Is he going to be a rabbi?" she said after told about Prince's only European visit before studying bible. "I hope I can do (the gigs) though. I'll drop everything to do that. Stuff like that doesn't make me go, 'Oh, I must be the nuts.' Stuff like that makes me want to do this tomorrow, and the night after, and the night after," she continued.
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Ashley Judd Received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky

May 10, 2007 08:03:15 GMT

Let's celebrate now that Ashley Judd is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

The actress received a bachelor's degree of arts in French, after attended the university from 1986 to 1990, but left one course shy of graduation.
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The Rock Open for "Shazam!"

May 10, 2007 07:59:00 GMT

With his well-built figure and acting talent plus a series involvement in action movies, it's no doubt very easy to imagine The Rock appear as a superhero character in this heavy flow of projects on the superior beings, and apparently the star himself is aware of it indeed.

Visited on the set of "Get Smart" in which he plays Agent 23, the wrestler-turned-actor revealed to Steven Chupnick that he is open to the idea of re-teaming with director Peter Segal in "Shazam!", the filmmaker's next effort telling about Captain Marvel that John August recently boarded to work on its script.
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Fabolous Spilled "From Nothin' to Somethin'"

May 10, 2007 07:50:54 GMT

Rapper Fabolous who had "From Nothin' to Somethin'" since late 2006 gave its sneak peek at Sony Studios in Manhattan, New York on May 8. As promised, Fabolous presented the album in all-star mode.

The track "Brooklyn" received the guest voice from Jay-Z and Uncle Murda while "Baby Don't Go" had T-Pain on the bill. Young Jeezy gave his contribution in the first single "Diamonds" while R. Kelly appears on "Foggin' Up the Windows". Rihanna and Swizz Beatz meanwhile, assist on "First Time" and "Return of the Hustle" respectively.
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"T4" To Be the First in New "Terminator" Trilogy

May 10, 2007 07:25:49 GMT

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Well, looks like the war between human and machine will still continue at least for three more installments after "Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines." The confirmation is obtained from Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, CEOs of The Halcyon Company, following their acquisition of all the "Terminator" franchise rights from C2 partners Mario Kassar and Andy Vajna.

Aiming to build a new trilogy to the series, the pair thereby will make "Terminator Salvation" as the first leg of the trilogy, which depicts John Connor in his thirties and is leading humanity against the machines that have devastated the Earth with nuclear weapons. Pic is based on script penned by duo John Brancato and Michael Ferris with Moritz Borman producing alongside Anderson and Kubicek.
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LaKisha Jones Tumbles Down, Three to Go

May 10, 2007 07:18:26 GMT

After a couple of weeks delivering a so-so performance, Michigan native LaKisha Jones has to give up hope winning American Idol. Her rendition of Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" failed to impress the American audience that she got the lowest vote and substantially out of the competition.

Host Ryan Seacrest revealed that even before the announcement, Jones had been "fidgety" during the commercial breaks and heard talking to herself. Jones explained it as a 'feeling of going home' after the judges battered her the night before. Judge Simon Cowell as usual said what he wanted to say, referring her performance as "absolutely terrible". Even Paula Abdul who supposed to be the 'kind one' couldn't help to blurt out that Jones had a lack of power.
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Just Married, Jordana Brewster and Andrew Form

May 10, 2007 06:42:03 GMT

A representative for Jordana Brewster exclusively tells People that the actress and her boyfriend have already tied the knot. The pair exchanged vows last weekend in the Caribbean, it has been confirmed.

No other details being made public except that Brewster and Form got married Sunday May 6th in a private ceremony on Nevis Island.
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Tim Roth Is "Incredible Hulk" Villain


May 10, 2007 06:36:56 GMT

Incredible Hulk, The picture
Eventually finds someone perfect to be matched against Bruce Banner, filmmakers of "The Incredible Hulk" have picked up Tim Roth to play the role of Abomination's alter ego Emil Blonsky, Variety has confirmed.

A KGB agent, Blonsky becomes the Abomination after deliberately exposing himself to the same gamma radiation that transforms Bruce Banner into the Hulk. Unlike the Hulk, however, he is unable to change back into his human form due to the use of greater quantity of the radiation. Blaming his condition on Banner, he then makes his best efforts to destroy the man's alter ego.
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John Mayer Excited Over Collaboration with Alicia Keys

May 10, 2007 06:05:45 GMT

A couple of joint songs after, John Mayer is still addicted to work with Alicia Keys that he admits to spending a lot of quality time with her lately. The promising end is said to come out before the end of this month.

"I've got to shock you with who I'm working with so you can say, 'John Mayer working with Alicia Keys, The Fray and Carrot Top? Say it ain't so!'" Mayer joked. "Some might grow up to be doctors, and some might grow up to be riff-raff. We're trying to send at least one to medical school."
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A Hot New Hookup, Penelope Cruz and Lenny Kravitz

May 10, 2007 05:22:39 GMT

Has been romantically linked to such famous names, as Orlando Bloom and Josh Hartnett, Penelope Cruz is now linked with yet another romantic interest. The movie beauty reportedly is dating rocker Lenny Kravitz.

Rumors on the street mention Cruz celebrated her 33rd birthday on April 28th with Kravitz at New York's Beatrice Inn. She then continued to party at the rocker's TriBeCa apartment.
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Shilpa Shetty Launching Perfume Mainstream

May 10, 2007 04:58:20 GMT

Prince and Christina Aguilera have both worked on their own brand of perfume and already set the release date. This time on Shilpa Shetty publicly revealed she's launching her own perfume.

The Bollywood actress will unveil her signature perfume, called S2, within the next two months.
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Actor Johnny Depp Plans to Marry Longtime Girlfriend Vanessa Paradis This Summer


May 10, 2007 04:42:04 GMT

Johnny Depp, finally, feels ready to start a family. The actor has openly revealed his plan to marry girlfriend Vanessa Paradis after being together for a long time.

Depp and Paradis, spurred by their daughter's recent illness, said they decided to marry in France, where they live.
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Hilary Swank Cast Ashore on "Fangland"

May 10, 2007 04:38:56 GMT

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Apparently enjoying her involvement in horror genre following her role in "The Reaping", Hilary Swank is on the way to add one more flick of the genre in her resume, the New York Post has implied.

According to the paper, the Oscar-winning actress is set to topline a vampire movie entitled "Fangland" which will see her portray a woman being hunted by the bloodthirsty creatures. Project turns out to be a big screen adaptation of John Marks' novel of the same title of which rights Swank has optioned via her production company.
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Prince Is Set to Launch His Own Perfume in July

May 10, 2007 04:15:49 GMT

Hot on the heels of report on Christina Aguilera's first fragrance, talk is heating up that Prince is about to launch his own scent as well.

The veteran musician will have his own brand of perfume, dubbed 3121, released July 7th later this year.
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Robert Rodriguez Torn Between "Jetsons" and "Land"

May 10, 2007 04:14:29 GMT

Well, seems Robert Rodriguez is now becoming the hot target of studio bosses indeed.

The Hollywood Reporter has brought in news informing that the Mexican-American filmmaker is engaged in talks to helm "The Jetsons", a live-action version of futuristic 1960s cartoon, for Warner Bros. Pictures. At the same time, he has also met Will Ferrell and Universal executive for a possibility to direct "Land of the Lost", which Ferrell is attached to star in.
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Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont Plead for "Mercy"

May 10, 2007 04:12:25 GMT

Solidifying their longtime partnership in film industry, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont have both given their agreement to write for "Sisters of Mercy" that Columbia Pictures is developing alongside Overbrook Entertainment.

Intended to be a possible starring vehicle for Will Smith, the picture revolves around a widower father who is rescued after his wife's death by members of her book club who soon begin running his life with advice on parenting and dating.
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The De Laurentiises Hemmed In By "Swarm" of People

May 10, 2007 04:11:30 GMT

Bringing their togetherness to work once again, husband-wife producing team Dino and Martha De Laurentiis are about to make a big-budget ecological disaster movie entitled "The Swarm" which is said to be designed on the scale of natural disaster flicks in the vein of "The Day After Tomorrow."

Based on German author Frank Schatzing's best-selling novel of the same name, pic takes focus on an alien presence that exists quietly on the ocean floor and is compelled to destroy humanity after its eco-system is disrupted by pollution. Writing duties will be handled by Ted Tally, who previously worked with the De Laurentiis duo in "Red Dragon."
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Ethan Hawke Is One of the "Daybreakers"

May 10, 2007 04:09:48 GMT

Daybreakers picture
Straying into horror genre, Ethan Hawke has reached deals to be the leadstar in Lionsgate's futuristic vampire feature "Daybreakers", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Project will find the Austin-born actor play a researcher in the year 2017, during which a plague has transformed most of the world's population into vampires. Realizing that the human extinction is drawing near, the vampires must capture and farm every remaining human or find a blood substitute before time runs out.
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Columbia Applies "Newton's Law"

May 10, 2007 04:08:17 GMT

Still sticking to Overbrook Entertainment in making movies, Columbia Pictures is on the move to develop a new big screen feature entitled "Newton's Law" as the second starring vehicle for Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Reports informed that the child actor, who made his film debut in inspiring drama "The Pursuit of Happyness", has been attached to play a precocious inventor trapped in a science center during a field trip. Name to direct has not yet been revealed, but it is confirmed that new screenwriter Carolyn Brooks has come onboard to pen the script.
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Helmer Found for "American Girl"

May 10, 2007 04:05:08 GMT

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl picture
The coveted seat is finally taken by Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema. Yes, Picturehouse and HBO Films have assigned the "Mansfield Park" director to helm their "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery", a live-action feature inspired by the line of dolls and accessories.

Being so, Rozema thereby will direct based on script penned by Ann Peacock, known for her work in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Story follows the titular character, a clever and resourceful nine-year-old girl, as she grows up during America's Great Depression.
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Lindsay Lohan and Calum Best Rekindle Their Romance

May 10, 2007 03:46:52 GMT

Lindsay Lohan can never have enough of publication. The singer-actress has been reported to rekindle her romance with British reality star, Calum Best, after they were spotted together after the Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday night May 7th before returning to Lindsay's hotel suite, the 60 Thompson hotel.

Lindsay and Calum were first spotted at Club Box together after the gala, about which an onlooker told the Mirror, "Lindsay was snogging Calum and licking his face, they were all over each other. He was drinking beer but she seemed to be drinking water from a bottle - if that's what it was."
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Jessica Biel May Become a "Street Fighter"

May 10, 2007 03:34:55 GMT

Those who long for Jessica Biel to get back into action as she once did in "Blade: Trinity" probably can have the chance of seeing the beauty return to the genre soon.

LatinoReview.com has come up with an interesting tidbit informing that the actress is in the line to play the role of Chun Li in "Street Fighter", the forthcoming 20th Century Fox adaptation of the classic fighting videogame. A source for the site said that Biel is the next choice of the filmmakers after Keira Knightley and Jessica Alba both decided to pass on the project.
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Christina Aguilera Launching Her Very Own Perfume, "Simply Christina Aguilera"

May 10, 2007 03:24:01 GMT

"Cash in while you're hot" works for Christina Aguilera. The pop icon is working on her first fragrance, which is the fruition of the licensing agreement she inked with U.S. consumer giant Procter & Gamble in January of this year.

The scent, called "Simply Christina Aguilera," features the tagline: "Sometimes it's all you need to wear."
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Mike Myers Planning Another "Austin Powers"

May 10, 2007 03:14:37 GMT

Apparently not feeling enough of having three installments of "Austin Powers", Mike Myers is keen to bring back the comic spy agent to the big screen as the follow-up to the 2002's "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

The funnyman recently told SCI FI Wire that he is working on plan to make another "Austin" flick with the focus being on his nemesis instead.
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Rapper 50 Cent Dating 46-Year-Old Actress Victoria Rowell


May 10, 2007 02:58:04 GMT

Rumors are swirling that 50 Cent is back in the dating saddle again. The rapper is said to have fallen in love with older woman, again, this time it's actress Victoria Rowell.

Rowell, 46-year-old, is a former star on "The Young & the Restless." She has had an 11-year-old son from her previous relationship with American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.
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Five More for "Valkyrie"?

May 10, 2007 02:46:40 GMT

Valkyrie picture
Since being unveiled back in March, up to this moment there is no sign of "Valkyrie" filmmakers taking names into its cast apart from Tom Cruise. However, word is circulating now that the project has enticed five more actors to join in.

According to LatinoReview.com, the likes of Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Fry, and Patrick Wilson are all "in discussions" to take starring slot in the flick, a fact-based World War II thriller of United Artists production.
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Evanescence Frontwoman Amy Lee Got Married


May 10, 2007 02:38:54 GMT

Notwithstanding with the departure of her fellow band members, Amy Lee keeps going strong. Doesn't mean she is ignorant with the existence of her band Evanescence, the singer has married her therapist fiance Josh Hartzler on Sunday May 6th.

Amy's father, John Lee, confirmed to Evanescencefan.net that his daughter and Josh were married Sunday in a very private ceremony, saying "The big deal at the wedding was the flowers. Many, many flowers. It was absolutely beautiful and everything went perfectly."
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Nelly's Controversial "Pimpjuice" Sports Drink Rolled Out in Africa


May 10, 2007 02:12:22 GMT

Nelly is expanding his territory. The rapper has just inked a deal with a South African holding company, Mojalife, that will see his controversial "Pimpjuice" sports drink rolled out in Africa.

Peter Friedman, Mojalife's creative director, said in an interview on Wednesday May 9th, the company would be teaming up with three of Nelly's companies to distribute Vokal, Apple Bottom Jeans and the Pimp Juice brand.
 
 
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