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May 31, 2007

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Maroon 5's Album Reached #1, Set Record in iTunes

May 31, 2007 10:29:00 GMT

Five years span from one album to another apparently has worked out effectively for Maroon 5. After great success of "Songs About Jane", the band's sophomore set "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" quickly moved 429,000 copies in the first week of its release.

The new album is also regarded the most popular release of all time according to iTunes. A pre-sale of 50,000 digital download topped with a one week sale of 101,000 albums on iTunes has broken previous new record release. "The band's extensive fanbase has spoken: they clearly love the new album and special content exclusives available on iTunes," said President of A and M/Octone Records, James Diener.
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Nada Surf Aims Early 2008 for Next Album

May 31, 2007 09:23:37 GMT

Done with the touring for "The Weight Is a Gift", Nada Surf quickly got back in the studio for next album. The project that has taken course since March 2007 is expected to be complete by January 2008.

"We tracked maybe 20 songs. I'd say a third of those still need lyrics," frontman Matthew Caws said. "It's probably there, but of the ones we're going to put on, maybe three songs still need words and the other ones need to be cooked a little."
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Kanye West's "Graduation" Comes Sooner

May 31, 2007 09:03:12 GMT

Still around Kanye West's "Graduation", the highly anticipated album has brought two more news ahead of its release. First of all, the album won't arrive in September as scheduled and secondly, an adaptation of Daft Punk can be expected in one of the tracks.

Previously announcing that he will 'graduate' on September 18, Kanye comes up with the album sooner than expected. The singer's record will arrive in late August according to its label, Def Jam. This announcement was in line with the revelation of his sample of Daft Punk's 2001 hit "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". Kanye borrows a piece of the score from the electronic duo to be remixed into the song "Stronger". Words have it that Daft Punk's members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo will appear alongside him in the song's video.
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Reese Witherspoon Committed to Break Into the "Midnight"

May 31, 2007 09:01:27 GMT

Reese Witherspoon is ready to break into the "Midnight" now that Universal Pictures has revealed plans to develop a remake of the 1939 comedy, starred the late Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actress Claudette Colbert.

Michael Arndt, who won the Oscar for "Little Miss Sunshine", will pen the redo. "'Midnight'" has long been one of my favorite films, and it is easily one of the best comedies of the '30s," Arndt said. "Being given the chance to update the film with Reese in the lead is simply a dream come true."
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"The Women" Are Ready to Roll

May 31, 2007 07:53:54 GMT

Women, The picture
"The Women" have power and they are about to show it off to you all. After such hard work, struggle, and numerous attempts, Diane English is ready to debut her direction, the remake of George Cukor's 1939 effort of the same title based on the Clare Boothe Luce novel.

Not only the director has set a start date, but also the female cast who are going to star in the drama-comedy flick, reportedly cost $20 million.
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Boyz N Da Hood's Second Set Arriving August

May 31, 2007 07:38:12 GMT

Rap quartet Boyz N Da Hood is back without Young Jeezy in new album. The sophomore effort which is titled "Back Up N Da Chevy" will be dropped August 7 via Bad Boy/ Atlantic Records.

Appearing in this album are Ice Cube who contributes his voice in song "Choppas" and Rick Ross who gives assistance in two tracks "Paper" and "Table Dance". Fellow Bad Boy artist Yung Joc is also featured on two songs "We Ready" and "Nothing is Promised".
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Friends Revealed Lindsay Lohan's Suicide Attempts

May 31, 2007 07:10:18 GMT

The drama of Lindsay Lohan will never meet an end. It's all still about her bizarre behavior. Drug, drink, and wild nightlife will always be parts of the pop star who according to friends attempted to commit suicide twice in the same night at a recent Hollywood party.

"She grabbed a knife and started cutting at her wrists," a close friend of Lindsay revealed. "A friend made her stop and went around looking for sharp objects. Lindsay ran into the bathroom with a bottle of Advil" crying "Leave me alone! I just want to die!" before then locked herself in the bathroom and threatened to swallow the entire bottle.
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Prince to Launch "3121" Perfume with Concerts

May 31, 2007 07:08:30 GMT

For a one day special, Prince has packed his new perfume 3121, an exclusive T-shirt and two tickets to his shows in a package named The Ultimate Prince Xperience. By paying $250, fans can bring home the merchandise and attend the 48-years old singer's private gigs on July 7.

Macy's Minneapolis acts as the main sponsor of this event. Besides selling the package starting from June 1, Prince's noon show will be held in the department store's eight floor. The other ticket included in the package is valid for the singer's performance at the Target Center in the evening.
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The "Transformers" to Rock June L.A. Film Festival

May 31, 2007 06:36:59 GMT

Transformers picture
While director Michael Bay's upcoming "Transformers" won't be opening in theaters worldwide until July 4th, it will first of all get an LA Film Fest treatment. The action adventure and science fiction film will hold its Los Angeles premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 27th.

The DreamWorks/Paramount release will screen simultaneously at The Landmark Regent, the Mann National, the Mann Bruin and the Mann Village, where the main premiere will take place. There will be 4,000 seats available for the film's stars and public.
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Razorlight's Johnny Borrell Records "Solar Power" Song

May 31, 2007 06:04:13 GMT

Johnny Borrell of Razorlight shows his support in imposing a law for climate change by recording a song about solar power titled "Funeral Blues". The song gives solution to climate change which has been fought by The Big Ask, a campaign by Friends of the Earth.

"Funeral Blues" only takes four hours to complete and its recording was held in London's very first solar-powered studio, The Premises in Hoxton. The song, which boasts Borrell's voice and the sound of violin, was premiered on Britain's Radio 1 on May 30.
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Zooey Deschanel Witnesses "The Happening"

May 31, 2007 06:04:07 GMT

Happening, The picture
The "Elf" actress, Zooey Deschanel, is willing to witness "The Happening", thus signed on to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming film project.

Of thriller genre, "The Happening", which is co-financed by India's UTV, revolves around a family who must survive a natural global environmental crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. Deschanel, meanwhile, is slated to portray the female lead role.
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Iggy Pop Holds Free Gig for Children

May 31, 2007 05:05:11 GMT

Issue of children is apparently the main concern for Iggy Pop and his newly reunited band The Stooges. Together they will play a charity show called "Rock the House Live" in benefit of Children's Society on August 31.

The show that is held in Leed's Harewood House will also feature Scottish rock band Idlewild, British garage rock band The Horrors and also Leed's very own indie band The Sunshine Underground. No fee will be extracted from this gig and Iggy is actually the mastermind of this gig idea. "I'm getting a big kick out of making music for the Children's Society," he said. "All kids deserve a good childhood."
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The Entertainment Industry Pay Jennifer Aniston $5 Million to "Tell All"

May 31, 2007 04:58:49 GMT

It seems that Jennifer Aniston wouldn't be able to keep herself away from former husband Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie. It's been quite sometimes that they had their divorced finalized, but Jenn has always been linked to the couple no matter what. And by now, it is reported that she's planning to write a tell-all book, spilling all the juicy details of her four-year marriage to Brad and their shocking 2005 divorce.

"Finally! Jen's $5 Million Tell-all!" Star Magazine wrote on its cover for this week issue. "Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to pour her heart out and bare the intimate details of her charmed but troubled life in an explosive tell-all book," the weekly entertainment magazine quoted sources as saying.
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Wyclef Jean Goes Native in Seventh Album

May 31, 2007 04:40:28 GMT

Gaining reputation through duet with Shakira in "Hips Don't Lie" and penning T.I.'s new single, Wyclef Jean is back concentrating on his solo career. A seventh album titled "The Carnival 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant" will be out after three long hiatus.

The album that is due September will see him working with Paul Simon, Mary J. Blige, Chamillionaire and Akon among some. The ex- member of The Fugees also got the partnership of The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger out of coincidence. He said he was working on a new sound when "Nicole happens to be there. Like, ain't nothing rehearsed because we went in on a vibe." Nicole will be featured in his first single with the help from Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.
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Model-Actress Jaime King Got Engaged to Filmmaker Boyfriend

May 31, 2007 04:18:17 GMT

The beautiful and sexy lady will soon head to the altar. Jaime King is engaged to boyfriend Kyle Newman, it has been confirmed.

Details on the engagement, including when, where, and how Kyle popped the question, are being kept under wrap.
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Taylor Hicks Dating Caroline Lyders of WISN Channel 12 Milwaukee

May 31, 2007 03:44:21 GMT

The gray-haired American Idol has found the love of his life. Taylor Hicks, the winner of the fifth season of American Idol, has reportedly dating Caroline Lyders, the morning co-anchor for the weekday edition of Milwaukee's ABC affiliate WISN "12 News This Morning."

Hicks and Lyders were photographed last week on a Hawaii beach before then caught canoodling on the beach recently. Though so neither of them confirm they are dating.
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Brangelina Secretly Planning a Lavish Wedding

May 31, 2007 03:08:56 GMT

On the hills of her acting career break report, comes a greater new report that suggests Angelina Jolie is secretly planning a lavish wedding for her and partner Brad Pitt.

Talk is heating up that Jolie has accepted Brad's proposal and is now organizing a nuptial, claimed to be a lot greater than Brad's wed to former actress wife Jennifer Aniston, which cost $1 million. "The wedding could end up being twice the size of the one Brad had with Jennifer," said a source.
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K-Fed Is Now Adding "Actor" to His Resume

May 31, 2007 02:28:44 GMT

Kevin Federline is still alive and the failed rapper is now adding "actor" into his resume by securing a small part in the upcoming thriller, "Night Watch (2008)".

FedEx has just signed on to star in the 2008 drama-thriller, being in the same scene with Keanu Reeves and Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker among others.