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June 23, 2007

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No Fugees, Lauryn Hill Has Greater Chance Releasing Album


June 23, 2007 07:50:45 GMT


With their latest visible act taking place in February 2006, The Fugees' future may come to a dead end. Lauryn Hill's label said that her solo album is more possible than the group's reunion.

A rep of Hill said that she has made a return to the studio and has more than enough materials to be made an album. She however, prefers to be quite about it and looking forward to record the songs while looking for collaborators.
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Early Lineup Confirmed for the 32nd TIFF

June 23, 2007 07:19:05 GMT

No Country for Old Men picture
Though the official announcement won't come up until Tuesday, June 26, a series of film features have been confirmed to be screened at this year's Toronto International Film Festival with Jeremy Podeswa's "Fugitive Pieces" becoming the opening movie for the event as it comes to shape on September 6, 2007.

Locking in well-known titles, the festival has reportedly submitted the Coen Brothers' Cannes competition entry "No Country for Old Men" and period drama "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" in the list. Also included in the lineup are foreign productions like "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and "The Flight of the Red Balloon" as well as local flicks "The Tracey Fragments" and "Shake Hands with the Devil."
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Britney Spears' New Album Comes to a Halt


June 23, 2007 07:15:20 GMT


Fans of Britney Spears may not see a comeback album anytime soon as the pop queen delays the release to next year. Although the re-launching of her career is scheduled for this year, the working of the album has come to a halt.

Britney's publicist Leslie Sloane told Life & Style magazine in a brief statement: "I put her on hiatus. Brit's album is pushed until '08. If she has no album, there's no reason to do anything. ... Let's go on hiatus until we have a campaign to do."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Britney Spears to File Restraining Order Against Mom


June 23, 2007 07:11:43 GMT


Contrary to recent reports, Britney Spears is not making good with mother Lynne Spears. Not yet. The troubled pop singer reportedly is considering to file a restraining order, looking forward for momma Lynne to be kept away from her children, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Rumors on the street suggest Britney has visited her attorney earlier this week to make enquiries about the order. The mother-daughter feud heating up when Lynne tried to look after the boys when the singer went through the dark side of her life, during which she shaved her head bald and checked into rehab.
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Hanson Rewarding Fans with Song Through Contest

June 23, 2007 06:45:08 GMT


In mid marketing competition against other bands, Hanson set up a unique method to promote their latest album "The Walk". The Oklahoma based band wants fans to help them "spread the word" by attaching promotional banner on personal websites.

This marketing method is part of the competition where a song specially written for the winner will be the Grand Prize. Basically those registered to Hanson.com will receive a selection of banners that can be attached to personal sites like MySpace, blogs or live journal. Contestants are free to design the page and those whose designs receive lots of "clicks" will stand greater chance to win.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Angelina Jolie Discussing Her Family and Eating-Disorder Rumors with the Canadian Edition of Hello!

June 23, 2007 06:41:47 GMT


She's done numbers of interviews with various publications. And when it comes to discussing about her family and the eating-disorder rumors addressed to her, Angelina Jolie opens up and telling all about the issues to the Canadian edition of Hello! Magazine.

In the interviews, Jolie among other talks about her newly adopted son Pax, how he adjusting to family life, getting along with brother Maddox and sister Zahara. "He's a great kid. When we first met him, we thought he was really shy and really quiet, but about two days at home, we discovered that he is the loudest member of the family! He is very athletic, very bold", so said the actress about her boy.
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Rage Against the Machine + The Smashing Pumpkins = Vodoo

June 23, 2007 06:21:41 GMT


Two big reunited bands are presented in a single music festival. Rage Against the Machine will be made the headliner of 2007 Vodoo Music Experience alongside The Smashing Pumpkins.

The venue is set once again at New Orleans' City Park and the date will span three days as usual from Oct 26 to 28. Like the past years, several local bands will accompany performances from the main acts.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jo Dee Messina Is Engaged to Marry

June 23, 2007 06:09:06 GMT


Jo Dee Messina is engaged to marry. The country music singer has engaged to businessman boyfriend Chris Deffenbaugh, her representative confirmed Friday June 22nd.

"This is such a happy time for us. And we are so appreciative for each other and for our families, friends and fans that have sent us cards and emails. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts", so the couple said in a joint statement.
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Hawaii Will Be "Indy 4" Next Destination

June 23, 2007 06:02:53 GMT


After the cities of New Haven and Deming, the Ophidiophobic adventurer will continue his journey to Hawaii for sure.

Local paper the Hawaii Tribune-Herald has claimed that "Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures" is going to have some of its scenes taken along Hamakua Coast, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Lucasfilm was even reported to have set up a production office in Hilo, where filming of the project will be carried out for three weeks this August.
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Queen Back with Rodgers for a Record

June 23, 2007 05:46:55 GMT


Surviving members of big rock act Queen have teamed up with ex- Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers to record an album that guarantees a major shake up in rock genre. So far they have completed nine songs and seen the end of the line in early 2008.

Rodgers released a statement regarding the project that will start this October. "With Queen and myself, it's a very organic thing," he said. "We're letting it sort of develop itself naturally and not pushing it or giving it any pressure. We go in, just the three of us. Roger gets on the kit, Brian gets on the guitar, I get on the acoustic guitar and piano, either/or, and then we share the bass line afterwards."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Sara Ramirez's Got Milk? Ads


June 23, 2007 05:42:56 GMT


Sara Ramirez gets her turn. The actress who won an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres in "Grey's Anatomy," is the latest celebrity to promote the "Got Milk?" ads.

The ad, featuring Ramirez in a red curvy dress, reads, "Great anatomy. In show business your figure, well, shows. That's why I drink milk. Studies suggest the nutrients in milk can play an important role in maintaining a healthy weight. Staying active, eating right, and drinking 24 ounces of lowfat or fat free milk a day helps you look your best. Bravo."
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Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow Back in "The Dark Knight"


June 23, 2007 04:35:54 GMT

Dark Knight, The picture
Though recently indicated that his character, the Scarecrow, would not return for "The Dark Knight", Cillian Murphy appears to prove otherwise as a scooper for Superhero Hype! has claimed that the actor has been back to don the suit of the super-villain once again.

Presenting a spy report on the Chicago set of the movie, the source stated that Murphy has appeared in character during an action scene involving a confrontation of sorts between two gangs on the rooftop of a downtown parking structure.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Actor Shemar Moore Pleaded No Contest to DUI Charge


June 23, 2007 04:07:41 GMT


Shemar Moore is a free man. The actor, who was arrested in the early hours of June 1st after being pulled over by Los Angeles police for reportedly speeding near Santa Monica Boulevard at 1:30 am, was pleaded no contest to DUI charge Friday June 22nd.

Initially facing six months in jail and a $1000 fine, Shemar was sentenced to three years' probation, ordered to pay the standard $1,400 DUI fine and had a choice of either performing 80 hours of community service or spending 80 hours in an alcohol-education program.
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Details Unveiled on Zac Efron's High School Comedy


June 23, 2007 03:56:27 GMT


Showing his openness on his new project at New Line Cinema, Zac Efron has willingly given a handful of info about the flick in a recent interview with MTV News.

Revealing that the film's title will be "Seventeen", the fast-rising actor delightfully pulled off the layer on the premise which has been kept under wraps since the project was first announced, saying the story is "kind of like a reverse 'Big', about a guy who is older and his life never came out how he planned."
News > Celebrity Gossip

It's Official, Eddie Murphy Is the Baby's Father

June 23, 2007 03:27:49 GMT


There it is. After months of chatter and speculation, it has been confirmed that Eddie Murphy is the father of former girlfriend Melanie Brown's daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown.

Results of the DNA test taken by the actor-comedian on June 11th have been received by Brown on Thursday afternoon June 21st, a representative for the former Spice Girl confirmed. Meanwhile, a source close to her said, "He's the baby's father, it's official. The baby is undoubtedly, 110 percent his" adding that "There was no doubt in people's minds anyways, least of all hers. It wasn't a surprise to her. She knew all along."
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"He" Is "John Hancock"

June 23, 2007 03:22:33 GMT


Opting to use another name for the project, filmmakers of "Tonight, He Comes" have decided to change the flick's title to "John Hancock" instead, IGN has confirmed.

Featuring a starry lineup consisting of Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman, movie centers on a down-and-out superhero (Smith) with a bad image who gets aid from a corporate public relations consultant (Bateman) whose wife (Theron) turns out to have a "questionable" relationship with the hero.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Paris Hilton to Be Released from Prison on June 26th

June 23, 2007 02:53:49 GMT


The speculation comes to an end when sheriff's officials made it official Friday June 22nd that Paris Hilton will be freed from jail by Tuesday next week June 26th after serving 23 days of the original 45-day sentence imposed by a judge for probation violation.

"There was some confusion as to whether it would be Monday or Tuesday, and we just wanted to let people know what was happening," says sheriff's Sgt. Duane Allen, Jr. And since there's no set time, the heiress can be released any time of day or night.
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Making Film Debut

June 23, 2007 02:42:30 GMT


Successfully make a great comeback to music industry through their newest album "Strength & Loyalty", Bone Thugs-N-Harmony personnel are now setting their eyes on acting field.

Yes, the acclaimed hip-hop group has collaborated with up-and-coming filmmaker Rich Newey to develop a film feature titled "I Tried", the name taken from their first single of the new LP. Newey first met Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in 2002 when he was tapped to film the music video for the troupe's song "Home" to then begin working on the movie's script alongside Kevin Caruso.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lindsay Lohan Extends Rehab Stay

June 23, 2007 02:23:12 GMT


She won't be around the town anytime soon. Lindsay Lohan will instead stay in rehab until an undisclosed time. The troubled pop star has decided to remain in rehab until she fully recovers from her addiction.

"She is staying in Promises for longer than a month. We don't know how much longer because of her work schedule, but she is taking rehab very seriously this time and not messing around," a friend of Lindsay tells the New York Post newspaper.
 
 
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