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July 24, 2007

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James Blunt Releasing New 1973

July 24, 2007 10:00:18 GMT


James Blunt has dropped the first single from highly-anticipated "All the Lost Souls". Song "1973" roams selected radio outlets July 23.

Back to his sentimental sound, in the song Blunt talks about the love lost Ramona and recalls the good time that he spent with her back then. His signature guitar strumming erupts in between the lines.
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Warner Bros. Contacts "Jonah Hex"

July 24, 2007 09:57:04 GMT


Elaborating its future slate of comic book adaptations, Warner Bros. Pictures is reported to be on the track to make "Jonah Hex" based on DC Comics' Western anti-hero character created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga.

Known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, Hex is a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood. The character was first featured in the early 1970s in the issues of "All-Star Western" before graduating to his own series in 1977.
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Gym Class Heroes Covering Arctic Monkeys' Hit

July 24, 2007 09:35:51 GMT


Gym Class Heroes has laid a hand on another cover song. This time the group takes on British band Arctic Monkeys' "Leave Before the Lights Come On" and reviews of their rendition have mixed between positive and negative.

The alternative hip hop band has been acknowledged for its cover songs. Among songs that they have remixed are Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step" and Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" with the latter appeared on compilation album "Punk Goes 90's" (2006).
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Carl Franklin Provides a Comfortable "Maintenance"

July 24, 2007 09:35:40 GMT


Making a completion of the project's behind-the-screen crew, Screen Gems has assigned "Out of Time" helmer Carl Franklin to direct "The Maintenance Man", one of the studio's urban-themed films it has been aggressively programming.

Adapted from the Michael Baisden novel about a gigolo in existential crisis, pic concerns a handsome Juilliard graduate who puts his musical aspirations aside upon discovering he can make a fortune romancing married women. Baisden has been confirmed to pen the screenplay of the movie alongside Ralph Farquhar, the co-creator and writer of UPN's sitcom "The Parkers."
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Lindsay Lohan Dumped by Calum Best Because She's Too Boring

July 24, 2007 09:06:27 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is back on the single saddle again after she was dumped by on-off boyfriend Calum Best. The actress-singer who has just completed her rehab stint and decided to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor her alcohol consumption has been dumped by the fashion model-turned-celebrity because she's "too boring" when she's sober, it has been reported.

Lindsay completed her 45-days stint at Malibu's Promises rehab clinic on July 13th. She checked into the treatment center on May 28th following a DUI arrest the days before. This is the second time that the star underwent a stint in rehab. She had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous for about a year before.
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Julia Roberts Lands American Cinematheque's Honor

July 24, 2007 09:06:12 GMT


Lauded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, Julia Roberts has been selected to be the recipient of this year's American Cinematheque Award for her work and commitment in making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures.

The honor will be presented to the beauty at the Cinematheque's annual benefit gala held on October 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California. The tribute will then be aired by AMC, the exclusive broadcast partner of the annual event since 2003, in December with Irene Crinita producing.
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Darren Hayes Premiered New Video, Set Album's Street Date

July 24, 2007 08:45:23 GMT


Since Savage Garden disbanded in 2001, member Darren Hayes has been in constant upgrade of his solo work. The singer has now set the release date of third album titled "This Delicate Thing We've Made" to August 21 in U.S.

The album will be the first release under his own label Powdered Sugar that was launched earlier this month. Hayes has mentioned that the concept of this album would be "cinematic" and "theatrical" and compatible to that animated videos for tracks "Who Would Have Thought?" and "Step into the Light" have been released as teasers on his MySpace page.
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Brian Robbins Composing a "Rock" Song

July 24, 2007 08:37:59 GMT


Just finished wrapping up "Starship Dave" for 20th Century Fox, Brian Robbins has already been faced with a new directing stint he is bound to carry out soon.

Yes, the Brooklyn-born filmmaker has delightfully been tapped by Walt Disney Pictures to handle helming matters on its new big screen project titled "Jailhouse Rock", which is based on a true story of an "American Idol"-like singing contest held in an Arizona jail found in an L.A. Weekly article.
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"Deathly Hallows" Book Creates Hard-to-Beat Records

July 24, 2007 08:04:52 GMT


Being the seventh and final tome of the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has amazingly surpassed all sales records over the weekend following its release Friday (July 20) at midnight and become the fastest selling book in the history, publisher Scholastic Inc. announced Monday, July 23, 2007.

In the book's first twenty-four hours on sale, 8.3 million copies had been sold in the United States alone, averaging 5,000 copies a minute and over 300,000 copies an hour while 2.65 million others were sold in Great Britain, outdistancing 2 million record set by previous installment "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
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Check Out Paula DeAnda Going "Easy" with Bow Wow


July 24, 2007 07:50:16 GMT


Not only one or two, Paula DeAnda is supporting her self-titled album with four strong singles, the latest being "Easy" feat. Bow Wow. Realizing that her figure is an important feature, Paula has premiered the music video of "Easy" on Aol.com and MySpace.

The sexy singer had "Yo Momma" host Wilmer Valderrama, actor Khleo Thomas and most definitely Bow Wow himself as the guests appearances on the Billie Woodruff-directed video. Its full version was officially premiered on MTV's TRL on July 18 but the video is still hotly-anticipated that votes are still pouring in.
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"Step Up 2" on Works


July 24, 2007 07:17:37 GMT


Intends to repeat the success "Step Up" brought in last year, Touchstone Pictures and Summit Entertainment are now collaborating once again to develop a follow-up to the dance flick with Palo Alto-born filmmaker Jon Chu at helm.

Entitled "Step Up 2 the Streets", pic is set at the Maryland School of the Arts and centers on a dance student named Patrick and rebellious new student Andie. Cast includes Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Telisha Shaw, and Adam G. Sevani along with singer-model-actress Cassie, who will sing a song featured in the film and on the soundtrack.
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The DEY Nabs Timbaland in Their First Single

July 24, 2007 07:01:30 GMT


Slated to take over urban groups like The Fugees or Black Eyed Peas, Latino Hip-Hop group The DEY is launching their music career with a single featuring the hottest producer in town. "Get The Feeling" is earmarked to explode in the market, thanks partly to Timbaland who gives its necessary booze.

With a mission, the group that are comprised of Divine, Elan, and Yeyo, is recording the song in bilingual version. “We want to unify our communities,” Divine said. “By being bilingual, we address all those people — the non-English speaker and the non-Spanish speaker — and we create a bridge between them, a space where they can all exist.”
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"Phoenix" Still Rising High Across the Globe

July 24, 2007 06:47:56 GMT

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix picture
Maintains to lure audience with its darker story, great special effects, and engaging ensemble performances, sure it is easy for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to once more draw big bucks into its burgeoning pocket and so, holds its No. 1 position for the second time on the weekend international box office ended July 22, 2007.

The latest bespectacled young wizard tale smoothly makes its way to pull in impressive number of $100.8 million from more than 13,000 prints in 58 markets overseas, becoming only the third movie to pass the $100 million mark in its second weekend alongside 2003's "The Matrix Reloaded" and this year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End." Worldwide tally now stands at $558 million, making it the 40th top-grossing film around the globe in turn.
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Soundtracks of "Bratz" Coming in Stores This July!

July 24, 2007 06:24:37 GMT


In anticipation of "Bratz: The Movie" street date , a soundtrack album is released to give an early impact. The compilation, that spans songs from popular artists like Black Eyed Peas, Ashlee Simpson, and Lifehouse, is hitting stores on July 31 via Geffen Records.

Not only to be noted for its huge contributors, the soundtrack also feature emerging artists like duo Prima J and all-girl group Slumber Party Girls. Furthermore, in a special contest to submit a song for the movie, a twelve year old wonder named Daechelle amazed executive producers through her song "Fearless". Hers will be numbered second track after Prima J's "Rockstar".
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Britney Spears' Photo Shoot and Interview with OK! Magazine Was a Complete Disaster

July 24, 2007 05:54:53 GMT


Could Britney Spears take the wrong step when she contacted OK! Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Sara Ivens to negotiate a tell-all interview with the publication? Well, multiple sources predicted so. Yes or no? Only time will tell.

Only days after report on Brit's tell-all interview with OK! Magazine made its way to public, rumors are abuzz that the session had gone bad. Multiple sources claimed it as "a complete disaster" that could possibly ruin her career in the industry. It is reported that Brit's behavior during the interview was "nothing less than a meltdown."
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Discovery Channel Celebrating the 20th Annual Shark Week

July 24, 2007 05:12:31 GMT


Bringing back the annual program to its audience, Discovery Channel is going to once again hold its famous "Shark Week" this year, set to enter its twentieth anniversary of broadcast.

Hosted by Les Stroud, the week-long celebration of sharks will kick off on July 29, 2007 with the airing of "Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever", the true story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis where most of the men stranded at sea were killed by sharks after the ship sank, at 9 PM.
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Duo Prima J Coming to "Rock" Music Industry


July 24, 2007 04:39:37 GMT


Another sisterly act has entered the music world. Prima J, a pop group consisting of cousins Jessica and Janelle Martinez are two but "Bratz", although their debut single "Rockstar" is made the official soundtrack of the movie.

From being everyday teenager to one of the artists signed to Geffen, the Spanish duo admit they are in temporary shock of how fast things can get on. "None of this has hit either of us yet," said 18 years-old Janelle. "I feel like I'm dreaming and someone needs to wake me up." The next thing they know are busy days recording songs, shooting music videos, and make promotional appearances.
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Mos Def and Susan Sarandon Lend Their Names to Combat Childhood Obesity

July 24, 2007 04:22:37 GMT


Mos Def and Susan Sarandon, both come from different field of jobs, are teaming up to combat childhood obesity. The rapper and actress have agreed to lend their names as Honorary Co-Chairs to the 4th annual Children's Sports & Fitness Expo, aimed to combat childhood obesity by engaging children in over 25 sports activities and nutrition classes, which will take place on Saturday, September 29th later this year.

Based on the statistic released by the New York City Department of Health, there are at least of New York City school children who either overweight or obese. In learning the danger of childhood obesity Vincent Ferguson, president and founder of Body Sculpt of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit health and fitness organization, then created the Children's Sports & Fitness Expo.
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Andy Fickman Climbs the "Mountain"

July 24, 2007 03:57:25 GMT


Ready to pump out the moviegoers' adrenaline, Andy Fickman has given his commitment to direct "Witch Mountain" for Walt Disney Pictures, a modern re-imagining of the studio's classic 1975 adventure movie "Escape to Witch Mountain."

Based on a science fiction novel by Alexander Key, the original focused on a pair of siblings endowed with paranormal powers, who go on the run from a diabolical group of men who wish to exploit their abilities. The flick later hatched a sequel in 1978, "Return to Witch Mountain", as well as made-for-TV movie "Beyond to Witch Mountain" in 1982.
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Rihanna Has Launched Her Own Range of Umbrella

July 24, 2007 03:47:30 GMT


Rihanna does know how to cash in while she's hot. Following the success of her hit single "Umbrella", which topped the US singles chart for 9th week and recently enters its 10th week in the UK singles chart, the R&B singer is branching out, having her name licensed to a new product, umbrella.

On her new venture, Rihanna is teaming up with clothes company Totes to bring out her own collection of umbrellas.
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Ja Rule and Lil Wayne Busted on Felony Gun Charges


July 24, 2007 02:50:11 GMT


What should be a big music celebration turned into nightmare for Ja Rule and Lil Wayne. The fellow hip hop stars were arrested Sunday night July 22nd at almost the same time and place, both for possession of .40-caliber pistols.

The best-selling rappers were arrested Sunday night shortly after Lil Wayne's concert at the Beacon Theatre, where Ja Rule made a surprise guest appearance singing together their hit "Uh Oh". According to the explanation given by a spokesperson for the New York Police Department it is said that Ja Rule was stopped for speeding at 10:30 p.m. A further search conducted by the authority found out his 2004 Maybach luxury car had no insurance and a suspended registration.
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Daniel Radcliffe Turned 18th, Gained Access to 20 Million Pounds Fortune

July 24, 2007 02:08:36 GMT


The celebration is double for Daniel Radcliffe, or triple maybe. The Harry Potter star surely is on the seventh heaven now that the fifth installment of his film, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," ranked 2nd on the weekend North American box office by Sunday July 22nd, taking in $32.5 million. Greater than that, the young actor also celebrated his 18th birthday Monday July 23rd, thus made it official for him to gain access to his £20 million fortune.

Won't reveal details on how he would celebrate his big birthday, Radcliffe does say "I'll definitely have some sort of party. Hopefully none of you will be reading about it."
 
 
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