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June 14, 2007

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The White Stripes to Play for Free in L.A.

June 14, 2007 10:00:39 GMT


Constantly giving one surprise after another with the release of "Icky Thump", The White Stripes is being generous this time. The duo will give away free tickets for their show at "Icky Thump Records".

The June 20 show will be set on a specially built store in Los Angeles with part of the tickets given away through L.A.'s radio station KROQ from June 15-17. Tickets for the 7 p.m. PDT show will be made available for the first 200 people who buy the album at the store after midnight on Monday (June 18).
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Join Narnia Fan Art Contest

June 14, 2007 09:44:45 GMT

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The picture
All budding artists, photoshop masters, and chronic doodlers out there, here is your chance to get your artistic talents recognized and cherished around the world.

Walt Disney Pictures is holding a fan art contest for its "The Chronicles of Narnia" series inviting fans to create original and photoshop artworks of Narnia creatures, locales, props, also costumes and upload the works on the Fan Art section at the official website for "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" for it to pick up the most favorite one.
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Britney Spears Opens Vote for New Album Name


June 14, 2007 09:35:03 GMT


For what can be considered another wave of promotion to help her career back, Britney Spears has asked fans to help her naming the new album. Posted in her official website are some possible names ready to be voted.

The post that is titled "You'll Never See it My Way, Because You're Not Me" wrote the following:
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Chamillionaire Delaying Sophomore Set, Again

June 14, 2007 09:16:31 GMT


Two change of date after, Chamillionaire plans to drop "Ultimate Victory" further back on September 18. The reason to these often delays is explained by the rapper as an attempt to put the best for the record.

"I've been hard at work, putting the final touches on 'Ultimate Victory' while my fans have remained patient and overwhelmingly supportive of me," Chamillionaire said in a statement. "Now that the new album is finally complete and the first official single is ready for release, I'm back on my mixtape grind."
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Erica Rothschild Attends "Rotten School"

June 14, 2007 09:00:42 GMT

Working her way to the big screen, TV series writer Erica Rothschild has been assigned to pen the script for "The Rotten School", 20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's multi-novel juvenile fiction series.

The original follows the zany boarding school adventures of class punk Bernie Bridges as he generates scheme against his teachers and rival students. The first book, "The Big Blueberry Barf-Off!", was released in 2005 under HarperCollins Publishers and Parachute Publishing.
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Ron Perlman Lets the "Cat" Out of the Bag

June 14, 2007 08:27:05 GMT


No doubt will get busier for few years ahead, Ron Perlman has added one more film project into his big screen resume, placing an indie dramedy entitled "Vacuuming the Cat" in the list.

Written by Ted Henning, the flick centers on a young man who, after suffering the death of his wife, goes to the desert to build a porch for his aunt and meets a retired ex-cop who guides him through his grief toward acceptance.
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David S. Goyer Becomes More "Invisible"

June 14, 2007 07:58:20 GMT


It's pretty rare for a filmmaker to have a film project bearing similar title to the one he recently got it released, but that's what happens to David S. Goyer now. Still fresh from helming supernatural thriller "The Invisible", the man reportedly has been assigned to both write and direct "The Invisible Man" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

A new take on the H.G. Wells classic, the flick is conceived as a sequel to the author's original tale instead, presenting the story of a British nephew of the original Invisible Man who discovers his uncle's formula to get invisible and later is recruited by British intelligence agency MI5 during WWII.
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Def Leppard Has Next Album Coming

June 14, 2007 07:45:07 GMT


Striking while the iron is hot, British band Def Leppard gears up the work of next album tentatively titled "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge". Only leaving one year gap from 2006's "Yeah!", the band won't come far from the "usual" sound.

Frontman Joe Elliott said, "I'm not gonna say it's radically different to anything we've ever done. There's classic Def Leppard. There's stuff that sounds like it's going back to the middle, late-'70s AC/DC and new wave-type sounding stuff."
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Sylvain White Barges Into "Castlevania"

June 14, 2007 07:31:47 GMT

Putting the fate of "Castlevania" into new hands, Rogue Pictures has appointed "Stomp the Yard" helmer Sylvain White to handle directing matters on the project once entrusted to Paul W.S. Anderson.

The latter initially was intended for the task as he got assigned to pen the script, but finally decided to step aside to direct "Death Race" instead. However, the man will still stick to the flick to work on a rewrite on the screenplay alongside White.
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Radiohead's 7th Album "Nearly There"

June 14, 2007 07:07:56 GMT


As if knowing that their fans are in very eager mood to hear their new album, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead posted a personal message to inform that they almost finish the album.

On their Dead Air Space site was: "A word from the studio. Yes I know its been a while ..... but we've been working on this album for a while ...... BUT WE ARE NEARLY THERE ....." No other detail regarding the album has been revealed.
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Carice van Houten Rides with the "Valkyrie"

June 14, 2007 06:51:01 GMT


On the way to make her debut in an American feature, Dutch actress Carice van Houten has secured a starring slot in Bryan Singer's WWII thriller "Valkyrie", her manager has revealed.

Appears to be the first female star in the cast, van Houten will play the wife of Tom Cruise's character Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, a real-life Nazi officer who hatched a scheme to assassinate Adolph Hitler at the height of WWII. Accompanied the two in the lineup reportedly are Bill Nighy, Patrick Wilson, Stephen Fry, and Tom Wilkinson besides Kenneth Branagh, who has been confirmed to portray a German general helping von Stauffenberg construct the plan.
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The Fratellis Said No to Welcome David Beckham

June 14, 2007 06:38:42 GMT


Scottish act The Fratellis refuses to record a song to welcome David Beckham in L.A. The band insists that the offer will drop their credibility as musician.

"We were like, 'No f**king way'," said frontman Jon Fratellis. "It would have got us noticed, of course, but we'd have lost our self-respect." The band was supposed to do The Beatles' classic "Hello Goodbye" for the official song in Beckham's first match as an L.A. Galaxy player in July.
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Bon Jovi Guitarist Richie Sambora Finished His Stint at Rehab

June 14, 2007 06:24:14 GMT


Everyone in the group celebrates as their friend Richie Sambora has completed his stint at rehab. A representative for Bon Jovi confirmed his leaving the facility, saying "Richie Sambora has completed a program at the UCLA Medical Center. He is doing well and continues to receive outside support."

Sambora, a guitarist for the famous Bon Jovi, entered an undisclosed treatment facility on June 6th to treat a currently unknown substance abuse problem. His representative issued a statement at that time, reading "Richie Sambora has entered an undisclosed treatment facility in Los Angeles. He asks that you respect he and his family's privacy at this time."
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T-Pain Suprised at #1 Opening of "Epiphany"

June 14, 2007 05:13:25 GMT


With three big records coming in the same week, people knew that it would be a tough competition in Billboard 200 chart. Paul McCartney's heavily promoted album "Memory Almost Full" moved 161,000 copies yet the album is placed at #3. Even Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" that was led by #1 single "Umbrella" only managed to get the second runner-up post with 162,000 sales. The ultimately anticipated album this week turns out to be that of T-Pain's "Epiphany".

On being told that his record reached 171,000 sales and scored #1 in the tally the rapper said, "It's special, man. I ain't never expect to be up there, so it was never a goal to me. I was happy with being 20. I was just happy to be on a chart."
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Movie Actor Jake Gyllenhaal Considering Making His Broadway Debut

June 14, 2007 05:06:39 GMT


Becomes famous for his acting on the big screen features, Jake Gyllenhaal is considering to make his stage debut, starring in the political stage drama "Farragut North," to open this fall.

Still thinking on the offer, the actor is expected to give his decision by the end of this week. The show's producer, Jeffrey Richards, confirmed to People a private reading featuring the actor was held at the end of last week (ends June 8th) in New York.
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Stars Greet the "Space Chimps"

June 14, 2007 04:54:59 GMT


Finally make their way to assemble the cast lineup, filmmakers of "Space Chimps" have obtained agreement from the likes of Jeff Daniels, Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth, and Patrick Warburton to gather together in the list, Variety has learned.

A joint production of Vanguard Animation and Starz Media, the animated comedy revolves around two NASA chimps sent on a space mission which finds themselves on a strange, uncharted planet, where they embark on a fantastical journey to save its inhabitants from a tyrannical leader.
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Adam Brody Seen Cuddling Up with Actress Lauren German

June 14, 2007 04:39:25 GMT


Are they a hot new hookup? We leave it all to you to answer. Adam Brody has been spotted cuddling up with actress Lauren German, thus prompted rumors they are dating.

The former star of "The O.C." and the beauty were seen together at Grove Villa in Beverly Hills, showed up for a DJ battle sponsored by Reebok and Vitaminenergy. "Adam spent the entire night with Lauren. He was caressing her back and refused to be photographed with her," gossip column PageSix quoted a source as saying.
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Screen Gems Aware of "The Big Chill"

June 14, 2007 04:22:21 GMT

Reworking an old property, Screen Gems is in progress to develop a new version of "The Big Chill", the 1983 drama comedy that scored writer-director Lawrence Kasdan a nomination in best original screenplay slot at Academy Awards in 1984.

Though it will likely to get re-titled, the remake is said to stick closely to the original storyline, in which seven college friends reunite over a weekend at a South Carolina house for the funeral of a pal and become introspective about how their lives turned out.
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Matthew McConaughey Named One of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors"

June 14, 2007 04:00:02 GMT


He's been considered by many as a beach hunk, judging from his heavy exercise which resulted in his muscled body. The ladies' man, moreover, also is highly credited for his acting career, and thus it is not surprising then to have his name, Matthew McConaughey, listed as one of People magazine's 2007 "Hottest Bachelors".

Also grace the annual list is fellow actor Jake Gyllenhaal at 2nd spot and Chris Evans who lands at No. 3. Next on the list is Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who is famous for appearing on three seasons of the American version of the television series "Dancing with the Stars" at No. 4, just one place ahead of rapper Ludacris who is ranked 5th.
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Rapper Akon Recorded Apology Song, "Sorry, Blame Me"


June 14, 2007 03:46:53 GMT


He feels sorry and is doing something about it. Akon, who was in hot water lately due to his bad concert behavior, has written and recorded an apology song, which is meant to apologize for things he has done, as well as things he hasn't even done yet. The track, titled "Sorry, Blame Me", was leaked Wednesday June 13th on Ryan Seacreast's KIIS-FM morning show and the TMZ website.

"As life goes on, I start to learn more and more about responsibility," the singer/producer says in the intro. "I realize that everything I do is affecting the people around me. So I want to take this time out to apologize for things that I've done; things that haven't occurred yet; things they don't want to take responsibility for."
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Tom Vaughan Does Fly to "Vegas"

June 14, 2007 03:40:30 GMT

What Happens in Vegas... picture
Backing up earlier report from LatinoReview.com regarding the change of director in "What Happens in Vegas...", Variety has revealed that Tom Vaughan is indeed replacing Julian Farino as the helmer of the flick, a comedy romance of 20th Century Fox production.

Farino, who directed a number of "Entourage" episodes, is said to depart the project due to scheduling reasons and recently got reported to helm "The Year of Living Biblically" for Paramount Pictures.
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Britney Spears' Mother Tells All to Us Weekly

June 14, 2007 03:19:40 GMT


While Britney Spears is busy asking her fans, if there still any, to help her naming her forthcoming album, her mother spends time to tell all about the difficulties her famous daughter has faced this past year in an interview with Us Weekly after previously scheduled to dish all on "The View", but she cancelled her appearance at the last minute.

In most recent issue of the publication, momma Lynn Spears revealed her feeling, saying "It's sad that the whole world had to watch her make mistakes that all of us have made at one time or another." That includes her hard partying, shaving her head bald, and cutting out everyone who she considers makes use of her.
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PETA Wants Paris Hilton Campaigning for Chicken's Rights

June 14, 2007 02:45:03 GMT


It is hard to believe that her cost has gone up, but that's the fact. Paris Hilton becomes even more famous than ever since she was sentenced behind bars for violating her probation. Not only she dominates media headlines with her every move, but also there's a high-demand of her in the market. All wants Paris, and PETA is not an exception.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants the heiress to support their movement, asking her to make use her time behind bars to empathize with cooped up chickens.
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Isaiah Washington Breaks His Silence Over "Grey's" Firing

June 14, 2007 01:56:27 GMT


For the first time ever Isaiah Washington breaks his silence after "Grey's Anatomy" firing, spills the bean to Entertainment Weekly's Website in a revealing interview.

Being asked on how he feels concerning his firing from the hit TV series, the actor said, "I don't know if it's a question of ''fair.'' I'm saddened by the outcome. I did everything that the producers and the network asked me to do. I came back under great duress and stress, and thought I was doing the job I was hired to do. I thought that was going to speak for my future at Grey's, but apparently that wasn't the same vision that the network and studio had for me."
 
 
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