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August 08, 2007

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Britney Spears Seeking Help from Swedish Songwriter


August 08, 2007 09:39:21 GMT


With the delayed release date, Britney Spears' comeback album is available for more ideas and constructions. Swedish singer slash songwriter Robyn Miriam Carlsson or more known as simply Robyn has been tapped to pen a song for the pop diva.

"I've been approached about writing a new song for Britney and I'm cool with that," Robyn told the Daily Star. "I've written for her before but it only got to the recording stages, so doing it again would be a good move for me. I'd like to think I could help."
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J.J. Abrams Strikes Another Collaboration with Paramount

August 08, 2007 09:36:31 GMT


Well, seems the relationship between J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures is running rather smoothly this year for the two are again joining forces to work on a new project together.

Variety has come up with report informing Paramount is set to make an untitled supernatural thriller that Abrams' Bad Robot will produce. Pic will likely to be the next big screen project for the twosome after "Star Trek", which is slated to begin filming November 5 this year, and the secretive "1-18-08."
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Anton Yelchin Boards Star Trek as Pavel Chekov

August 08, 2007 09:11:37 GMT


This surely will be the biggest role "Charlie Bartlett" star Anton Yelchin has ever landed in his acting career to date.

Yes, there's no doubt of it as the young actor has already been picked up to play Pavel Chekov in none other than Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated sci-fi action adventure "Star Trek", The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
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Soulja Boy's 'Crank That' Music Video Delayed


August 08, 2007 08:45:48 GMT


For what can be considered the most highly-anticipated music video this season, 'Crank That Soulja Boy' is being delayed for unspecified reason. The video by the Chicago rapper Soulja Boy is now coming to Yahoo! Music Video Premieres on August 10.

A message posted on Soulja's MySpace blog also stated that the video will also get its fresh play on MTV Jams on August 13. BET's date is still unknown. Keep an eye on AceShowbiz.com or log on to yahoo.com for the latest update.
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Nicole Kidman Takes Double Stint in Universal's New Horror Pic


August 08, 2007 08:42:58 GMT


List of big screen stints Nicole Kidman has to undergo seems to get longer day by day. Already had six film projects to be conducted for few years ahead, the Australian beauty is now adding a new one on the plate, which will be a remake of Colombian horror film "Al final del espectro."

Rights to make the Americanized version of the flick reportedly has successfully been secured by Universal Pictures with an aim to get developed at the studio as both a starring and producing vehicle for Kidman. The original's helmer Felipe Orozco is confirmed to direct, this time from the script written by Fernley Phillips, who last penned "The Number 23" for New Line Cinema.
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Jonny Quest Makes Its Way to the Big Screen


August 08, 2007 08:34:52 GMT


After all the many genres, it's now time for TV based movie. In the wake of the successful summer blockbuster "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and in the anticipation of the movie's finale, producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter are both teaming up to bring TV series "Jonny Quest" into big screen adaptation with the intention to make it as the next big family thing.

"Jonny Quest" was a popular 1960s science fiction animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and created and designed by comic book artist Doug Wildey. It follows the adventures of a young boy who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures investigating scientific mysteries.
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Avril Lavigne Set to Perform in 2007 Teen Choice Awards

August 08, 2007 08:16:14 GMT


2007 Teen Choice Awards has begun taking shape with the announcement of its two performers. Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson are set to the the ninth annual award that is broadcast on Fox live August 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

Both acts are going to perform the first single from their new albums. Kelly will sing her much-criticized 'Never Again' while Avril will deliver her hit 'Girlfriend'. The latter is nominated for 'Choice Music:Single' category, competing with Rihanna's 'Umbrella' and Gwen Stefani's 'The Sweet Escape'.
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Lily Allen Promises to Settle U.S. Visa and Perform Next Month

August 08, 2007 07:51:29 GMT


Lily Allen was reported denied entry to U.S. for her recent London arrest and was being held at a Los Angeles airport for a few hours due to problematic working visa. Allen's Manager Neale Easterby confirmed that there was a halt but denied that the singer is banned from entering U.S.

"It's rubbish. There's no story, it's all good," Easterby told Billboard.com. "She's in Las Vegas right now, and she will be there until Thursday shooting a video with Common and Kanye West for Common's track "Drivin' Me Wild."
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Paramount Set to Make Kept Men

August 08, 2007 07:45:50 GMT


Just released comedy flick "Hot Rod" in theaters, Paramount Pictures has already come up with a new one of the genre.

According to Variety, the studio is about to develop "Kept Men" based on the spec comedy by Amy Snow of which rights it has optioned. Story centers on three down-and-out pals looking for a shortcut to riches who flaunt their youthful assets at a charity auction in hopes of becoming kept men.
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Girls Aloud in Skin Tight Suits for 'Sexy! No, No, No' Video

August 08, 2007 07:13:49 GMT


British group Girls Aloud has slipped in to skin-tight suits for the video of their aptly-titled new single 'Sexy!No, No, No'. The girls wear the black PVC catwoman-like wardrobe with eye-liner heavy make-up to employ futuristic theme.

At one scene the girls are presented in the middle of a room with strings criss crossing which they carefully try not to touch, very much like Catherine Zeta-Jones' spy act in 'Entrapment'. “It’s edgier than anything we’ve done before. The video is very arty,” member Sarah Harding said of the video concept.
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New Invasion Extended Clip Lands on the Net

August 08, 2007 07:01:33 GMT


Not satisfied yet with the recent four TV spots launched for Warner Bros. Pictures' forthcoming "The Invasion"? No need to be sulky for MTV has delightfully brought an exclusive extended sneak peek for the movie online by now.

Clip depicts the scene in which Carol Bennell, played by Nicole Kidman, tries to fling bad guys from her car and out-drive the police.
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Babyshambles Premiered New Single, Naming 2nd Album

August 08, 2007 06:43:29 GMT


Babyshambles' new single 'Delivery' was premiered on a British radio on August 6, during Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show. The song is slated to be the first single pulled from the upcoming studio album.

Lowe also confirmed the band's second album be titled 'French Dog Blues' and lead single 'Delivery' will be released physically on September 17.
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Tom Brady Is Esquire's No. 1 Best Dressed Man in the World for 2007

August 08, 2007 06:41:11 GMT


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is good at choosing fashion to wear. The football player has topped Esquire magazine's fourth annual Best Dressed Men in the World list, ranked at the No. 1 spot. "He's managed to learn to keep it simple. He's got a tailor who makes his clothes fit really well, and he always looks like he's put a little thought into" his dress, says associate editor Richard Dorment of the athlete.

Tops the list, which appears in the September issue of the publication, the hunk besting the likes of Jay-Z and Daniel Craig whom both rated 2nd and 3rd respectively. The full list of Esquire's Best Dressed Men in the World of 2007 also includes some businessmen, including hotelier Andre Balasz who is ranked 5th and Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo who is at the 9th spot.
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Kanye West Reveals 'Graduation' Full Tracklisting, Up for Debate


August 08, 2007 06:14:14 GMT


The full tracklisting and cover art of Kanye West's highly-anticipated album 'Graduation' have been exposed. The September 11 album went details on U.S. iTunes where its pre-order is readily available.

The album cover presents the cartoon head of a brown bear sporting West's signature white sunglasses on a blue background. The 15 tracks, as promised feature big collaboration from Mos Def, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain and Pharrell Williams.
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Two New Nanny Diaries Clips Put Online

August 08, 2007 05:58:39 GMT


While waiting the arrival of "The Nanny Diaries" in theaters nationwide late this month, there's something that fans of romantic comedy genre should really do in the meantime: have a fresh look on two new clips taken from the movie on the net.

The same as posted on Yahoo! Movies, both clips can be viewed via The Nanny Diaries Trailer. One is labeled "Open the Door" clip and runs slightly above half a minute while the other, titled "Under Fairy Tale", is much longer, running about 6 minutes 55 seconds.
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Vince Gill Among Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

August 08, 2007 05:18:09 GMT


Three country icons have been selected to be the inductees of this year's Country Music Hall of Fame. Musician Vince Gill, singer-songwriter Mel Tillis and TV personality Ralph Emery are all slated to attend the induction ceremony in October.

The trio were chosen by Country Music Association's Hall of Fame Panel of Electors that has 300 members appointed by CMA boards of directors. Their names were announced on Tuesday (August 7) by Brenda Lee, Barbara Mandrell and Hall of Fame director Kyle Young, who were also celebrating Tillis' one-day-ahead 75th birthday.
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Judge Gives a NO to Anna Nicole Smith's Boob Job Videotape

August 08, 2007 04:18:33 GMT


Getting bored with Anna Nicole Smith already? Say it isn't so. The late Playboy Playmate made headlines all over again with the appearance of a videotape documenting her boob job.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff has on Friday August 3rd granted Smith's former attorney and executor of her will, Howard K. Stern, a temporary restraining order that prevents the release of the videotape, which is widely believed to be taped without Smith's consent.
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Rosario Dawson Doesn't Think She Will Be Miri in Kevin Smith's Porno

August 08, 2007 04:16:25 GMT


Kevin Smith should probably be flabbergasted by now knowing that he won't have his primary wish granted on getting his "Clerks II" star Rosario Dawson boards his new writing-directing project "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."

Dawson has just pointed out to MTV that she does not think she can really be part of the movie due to her commitment to "Eagle Eye", the new thriller flick from "Disturbia" maker D.J. Caruso. Smith recently was noticed to be more than keen to have the actress in the comedy, even admitted to have written the part of Miri specifically for her.
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The Omen Helmer Handling Virulents

August 08, 2007 03:45:53 GMT


Previously directing war movie "Behind Enemy Lines" and horror flick "The Omen", John Moore is now mixing both genres into one in his newest film project.

That’s right, the Irish filmmaker is about to make "Virulents" based on the Virgin Comics graphic novel about a ragtag group of soldiers who stumble into a nest of vampire zombies. The soldiers, some from an American military unit, some from an Indian military unit, are depicted to be in search for a lost patrol in Afghanistan when they cross path with the blood-thirsty creatures.
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Samantha Morton and Fiance Expecting Baby in January


August 08, 2007 03:44:48 GMT


Another baby is on its way for Samantha Morton. The movie beauty and her fiance Harry Holm are expecting their first child together, it has been reported.

"It is wonderful news, they are both very excited and looking forward to having their new baby," Morton's publicist, Karon Maskill, tells People Tuesday August 7th. No other details being released except that the baby is due January next year.
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2007 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here!

August 08, 2007 03:12:11 GMT


2007 MTV Video Music Awards nominees are in. On the terms of most count, the list has Justin Timberlake and Beyonce Knowles who both own seven nods each while on the terms of today's big buzz, Rihanna and Amy Winehouse came quite unsurprising.

Although having a great chance to bring home a statuette this year, Timberlake and Knowles are facing tough competition this year mainly on the highest nomination in the award. Video of the Year put Timberlake's 'What Goes Around..." and Knowles' 'Irreplaceable' on the same level to Kanye West's 'Stronger', Rihanna's 'Umbrella', Winehouse's 'Rehab' and unexpectedly, French electronic duo Justice's 'D.A.N.C.E.'
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Tom Cruise to Play Star Trek's Captain Pike?


August 08, 2007 03:07:51 GMT


Is it possible for Tom Cruise to shift from being a good Nazi to a USS Enterprise captain? Well, according to IGN, that just may happen as its trusted source has brought in report stating "Star Trek" helmer J.J. Abrams is wooing the mega-star to take the cameo role of Captain Christopher Pike in the anticipated movie.

Cruise initially was speculated last fall to be a possible cast member in the flick, but his spokesman Arnold Robinson quickly denied the tidbit by telling TrekMovie.com that the story "is not true." This can be understood since there was still tension between the actor and studio producing the film Paramount Pictures at that time following the latter's decision to cease collaboration with the former's production company Cruise/Wagner.
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Big Names in Talks for Comedy He's Just Not That Into You

August 08, 2007 02:35:32 GMT


Looks like well-known faces are going to dominate scenes in "He's Just Not That Into You" if everything really goes as expected.

Yes, names like Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, and Ginnifer Goodwin are all reported to be in talks to take parts in the comedy, which has already got Drew Barrymore to both topline and produce through her Flower Films.
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A Man Sued Busta Rhymes for Alleged Assault

August 08, 2007 02:23:06 GMT


Another day, another legal problem for Busta Rhymes. The rap star was hit with a lawsuit filed by a man, identified as Roberto LeBron, who claimed he was beaten by him and his crew last summer after accidentally spitting on Rhymes' SUV.

In the suit he filed Monday August 6th in New York State Supreme Court, Roberto alleged he was repeatedly punched and kicked in the body and face by Rhymes during an incident took place August 12th last year while his nine bodyguards stood by and watched. He, as a result, had to be treated at a nearby medical center for a concussion, split lip and injury to his wrist before being released soon thereafter.
 
 
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