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December 19, 2007

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Winners Named for the 11th Annual TFCA Awards

December 19, 2007 09:33:53 GMT

No Country for Old Men picture
Enables "No Country for Old Men" to continue its winning streak during this award season, the Toronto Film Critics Association granted the crime thriller drama four honors of its 2007 TFCA Awards on Tuesday, December 18, making the flick come out as top winner in the competition.

Deemed the Best Picture, the Miramax Films release also picked up Best Director and Screenplay for brothers Joel and Ethan Coen while bringing star Javier Bardem the best supporting actor trophy for his portrayal of Anton Chigurh.
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Mommy-to-Be Christina Aguilera Picks Out Delivery Date

December 19, 2007 09:29:56 GMT

Christina Aguilera won't be giving birth to her first child with hubby Jordan Bratman until early next year, but the pop singer has made sure everything is just perfect when the baby arrives. And preparing for the big day, she has reportedly scheduled a Caesarean section for January 10.

Christina, according to a source, decided to go for the operation to avoid the pain of natural childbirth. "Christina has a C-section scheduled for January 10 but she might need to push the date of the delivery up," so said the source.
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Chris Brown and Bow Wow's Joint Tour Extended

December 19, 2007 09:23:02 GMT

Chris Brown and Bow Wow have extended their joint tour to February. The tour that was initially scheduled to stop on January 13 in Dallas, T.X., will stretch through February 2 in Honolulu, H.I.

Stops will now include another date at New York's Madison Square Garden on January 17, Newark's Prudential Center on the 21st and several others. Complete extended tour dates can be seen below.
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Nelly Furtado Gets Hitched, in Secret

December 19, 2007 08:56:29 GMT

Nelly Furtado secretly married her fiance Demacio Castellon, it has been reported.

The "Promiscuous" hit maker sparked rumors she has secretly married sound engineer Demacio after she was spotted sporting a gold wedding band on her ring finger, below her diamond engagement ring, at Miami's Y100 Jingle Ball on Saturday, December 15.
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Mischa Barton Is a Stalker in New Thriller Homecoming

December 19, 2007 08:48:32 GMT

Ready to generate thrills on the big screen among her fans, Mischa Barton has given her agreement to highlight an indie stalker thriller entitled "Homecoming", Variety had revealed.

Instead of playing a good, normal girl, the actress will portray the high school sweetheart of a former small-town golden boy who has developed an unhealthy obsession with him.
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Lineup Announced for 19th Palm Springs Film Festival

December 19, 2007 08:17:43 GMT

Assembling the slate for the 2008 edition of the annually-held event, Palm Springs Film Festival organizers have selected 222 film titles from over sixty countries to be screened during the festival's run on January 3-14, 2008.

"We've streamlined the Festival line-up this year, trimming the overall numbers while adding some exciting new features and showcases," Festival Director Darryl Macdonald remarked. "The result is a richer and more focused event that maintains the Festival's concentration on quality international programming, while highlighting the diversity of its offerings in a more accessible, audience-friendly way."
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Chow Yun-Fat to Star in Dragon Ball Z

December 19, 2007 08:07:59 GMT

The cast of "Dragonball Evolution" started to unveil one by one. After Emmy Rossum was announced as one of cast member earlier this week on December 16, Hollywood Reporter reported that Chow Yun-Fat will be the latest star addition to the action fantasy movie's cast.

In the movie, Fat will star as Master Roshi. His character is known as Goku's mentor. He is the one who help the lead character in achieving the highest state of fighting and spiritual powers.
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Mother Said Eminem Made Up Difficult Childhood Story to Gain Success in Rap

December 19, 2007 08:01:09 GMT

Going against Eminem's claim on his whole difficult childhood, his mother Debbie Nelson is set to release a tell-all book in which she allegedly revealed that the rapper made up his whole story in order to be successful in the rap music business.

In the book, titled "My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem," Debbie allegedly reveals that the rapper is a manic depressive and his condition got worse after his ex-wife Kimberley Anne Scott gave birth to their daughter Hailie Jade.
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Austin Film Critics Awarded There Will Be Blood 2007 Best Film

December 19, 2007 07:36:40 GMT

The competition between the film critics' two most favorite films of 2007 has been even tighter as "There Will Be Blood" nailed many prestigious kudos, while "No Country for Old Men" also managed to get by with more awards. According to Variety, the former film was announced as the winner of five prizes by the Austin Film Critics Association, most importantly Best Picture.

Apart from the Best Film award, the movie that is inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel 'Oil!' also brought home recognitions to Paul Thomas Anderson for Best Director and Robert Elswit for Best Cinematography. Adding to the awards won for the movie, Best Original Score fell to the hand of Jonny Greenwood, the member of Radiohead. He was credited for the film's musical score, which contains excerpts from his BBC-commissioned 'Popcorn Superhet Receiver' orchestral piece.
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Kelly Rowland Rumored to Be Dating TV Presenter Reggie Yates

December 19, 2007 07:33:14 GMT

Kelly Rowland is rumored to be dating English actor, television presenter and radio DJ Reggie Yates.

The former Destiny's Child singer was spotted getting cozy with Reggie at the weekend at central London club Movida. The songstress, moreover, was said to have shunned ex-Blue singers, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, in favour of Reggie.
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More Details on Jamie Lynn Spears' Pregnancy

December 19, 2007 07:14:14 GMT

Is carrying a bun in the oven at merely 16-years-old, Jamie Lynn Spears has been all over the news with her shocking revelation to OK! Magazine that she's pregnant with boyfriend Casey Aldridge's child. Her interview with the publication won't hit the newsstands until Wednesday, December 19, but here's a sneak peek on it.

Is 12 weeks along, Jamie Lynn told OK! she learned the pregnancy from an at-home test and subsequent doctor visit, saying "It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected. I was in complete and total shock and so was he."
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Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem Midnight Mass-Acre Screenings Coming

December 19, 2007 07:12:23 GMT

Bringing something special for New York City and Los Angeles-based fans of "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem", 20th Century Fox announced that it would hold limited midnight screenings for the action thriller sci-fi on both Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25.

Labeled Midnight Mass-Acre, the showings will take place at New York’s Regal Union Square Stadium 14 and Hollywood’s renowned Chinese Theatre at 12:01 A.M.. Events follow on the heels of the studio servicing to press a special holiday gift, an AVP-R Christmas ornament stating "This Christmas, there will be no peace on Earth."
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First Trailer for Jodie Foster's Nim's Island Lands Online

December 19, 2007 06:45:16 GMT

Previously published few stills from the movie, Fox Walden has now brought up online the first full-length trailer for "Nim's Island" starring Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin, and Gerard Butler.

While arguably stressing the flick as a family-friendly feature, the piece does display some gags found in the picture, most of them coming from Foster's character Alexandra, a reclusive San Francisco author. There are also many shots on Butler as Alex Rover, a fictional character created by Alexandra for her adventure series.
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Chris O'Donnell and Wife Welcome Fifth Child, a Baby Girl

December 19, 2007 06:20:31 GMT

Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline Fentress are parents for the fifth time. The couple welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, named Maeve Frances O'Donnell, on Monday, December 10.

The newborn baby, O'Donnell and Caroline's fifth child, was born in Los Angeles and was 8 lbs. and 21.5 inches long.
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Pretty Ricky Looking for New Member, Sued by the Ex

December 19, 2007 06:16:02 GMT

After Pleasure walked away from R'n'B group Pretty Ricky in October, the remaining three members are forced to look for his replacement, which possibly will come up as a reality show. They won't just snatch any talented person and make him a member, but want a guy with rather specific quality.

Telling MTV on the specification, member Baby Blue said, "We want to stay true to the sound. We're a hip-hop and R&B group. The three of us rap, and the fourth member has to be a singer just to keep the music consistent." He added there should be a brother bond that enable the new member to "cope with all our family issues" and that he "got to be a woman magnet".
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Video Premiere: Ashlee Simpson's 'Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)'

December 19, 2007 05:24:07 GMT

Ashlee Simpson's music video for 'Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)' is finally premiered, sporting her in two looks: the brunette and the blonde. As promised, the clip displays an absurd world, much like Alice in Wonderland complete with the melting clock.

The video is directed by Alan Ferguson and is not featuring a cameo by Timbaland as many have reported. The first few shots were portrayed as Ashlee's bad dream but she woke up to find out more absurd visions.
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Brad Pitt to Replace Heath Ledger in 'Tree of Life'

December 19, 2007 05:14:23 GMT

Brad Pitt reportedly is going to replace Heath Ledger in Terrence Malick's new drama film. According to Variety, the "Babel" star is in talk with River Road Entertainment to star in "Tree of Life".

It was said that though the deal hasn't been signed, the Hollywood hunk is more likely to join the cast of the drama movie. Allegedly, he won't get as much as what he supposedly earned if he didn't back out from "State of Play", in which he might earn 20 million dollars.
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Britney Spears Is "Frantic" Over Sister's Pregnancy

December 19, 2007 05:07:58 GMT

Britney Spears is "frantic" over sister Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy.

While there have been not much changes on her custody fight with ex-hubby Kevin Federline, the pop songstress wasn't aware of the news after it hit major media headlines.
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David Hasselhoff and Ex-Wife Pamela Bach Resolved Post-Divorce Issues

December 19, 2007 04:53:24 GMT

The bitter divorce battle David Hasselhoff has been facing with his ex-wife Pamela Bach is close to an end as the former couple have agreed on post-divorce terms that include joint custody of their teenage daughters as well as financial settlement and child support payment.

David and Pamela resolved their post-divorce issues on Friday, December 14. The former-couple among others agreed to share 50/50 custody of daughters Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff and Hayley Amber Hasselhoff.
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On-Set Pictures of Ashlee Simpson's 'Outta My Head' Video Surfaced

December 19, 2007 04:44:23 GMT

Ashlee Simpson's music video for her new single 'Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)' will be premiered later today on Yahoo! Music, but the on-set pictures have surfaced online in the past few days.

MTV reported last week, that the video concept will be "Salvador Dali painting meets 'Being John Malkovich," as revealed by Ashlee's boyfriend Pete Wentz. In it, she works with director Alan Ferguson and tapped the song's producer, Timbaland, to make a cameo.
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Edward Norton Out From State of Play, Ben Affleck Might In

December 19, 2007 04:43:03 GMT

Having been left by Brad Pitt earlier, "State of Play" once again had to suffer a loss of another star cast members as Edward Norton dropped his involvement in the movie. According to reports, Norton backed out from the project because the production schedule of the Kevin Macdonald's film is clashing with his other project, "Leaves of Grass".

It was said that the co-star of Pitt in "Fight Club" chose to leave the drama thriller movie since he is one of the producers of "Leaves of Grass". He will produce the independent comedy film that is written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson along with his partner in Class 5 Films, Bill Migliore, and also with Nelson.
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Foo Fighters Gave Spectacular Promises to States Tour

December 19, 2007 04:24:28 GMT

Foo Fighters felt the need of touring "more intensely" in the States after spending too much time concentrating on overseas gigs. The rock band will jump on a North American tour on January 16 in Sunrise, Fla. that will promote their latest Grammy-nominated album, 'Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace'.

"We've been concentrating on overseas for the last couple of records, and in a lot of people's mind's have kind of neglected the U.S., especially some of the smaller cities," said bassist Nate Mendel. "So this time we're going to be touring a lot more intensely in the U.S."
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Lil Wayne to Retire From Music in 5 Years

December 19, 2007 03:59:05 GMT

Lil Wayne's new year resolution is to simply get busy. Apart from managing his already established clothing and alcohol line, Weezy is planning to take several movie roles. The reason to it? A retirement within five years.

The rapper who will soon release his new album, said that he will settle down in his thirties to concentrate on having a basketball team. "When I'm 30 or 35, I don't want to be into this s**t no more," said the 25-year-old. "I want to own a basketball team or some kind of team."
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Alicia Keys to Be Honored by BET

December 19, 2007 03:34:57 GMT

Alicia Keys, who is reigning the chart with her killer hit 'No One', will be one of those who is granted a Black Entertainment Television (BET) honor. In the event "which celebrates the lives of leading African American luminaries", Keys will represent the entertainment field.

Model Tyra Banks also made it into the list, being recognized in the media category while others would be Dr. Cornel West (Inspirational/Education), Richard Parsons (Corporate), the Honorable Maxine Waters (Government) and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd (Entrepreneur).
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Lily Allen Is Pregnant with Her First Child

December 19, 2007 03:22:30 GMT

Lily Allen is pregnant.

It appears that everyone in the industry is competing to get into the pregnancy phase. Hot on the heels of Jessica Alba and Jamie Lynn Spears' shocking revelations on their impending motherhood, there comes a new claim that Allen is expecting her first child.
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The Hobbit Officially Made as Two Films, Peter Jackson to Produce!

December 19, 2007 03:21:49 GMT

All now is crystal clear for "The Hobbit" after months of speculations about how the project would be made.

Peter Jackson, New Line Cinema co-chairmen/co-CEOs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne plus MGM chairman Harry Sloan announced on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 that they have teamed up together to make the movie and a sequel to it. Both Jackson and New Line are revealed to have resolved their longtime dispute over the "Lord of the Rings" films, clearing their way to make the two live-action big screen adaptations of the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy book, often marketed as a prelude to the author's "Rings" trilogy.
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12th San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Recipients Listed

December 19, 2007 03:18:33 GMT

American critics groups appear to mostly put "No Country for Old Men" in their top list of film choices as the crime drama thriller took another best picture honor from San Diego Film Critics Society, which revealed on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 the winners of its 12th annual SDFCS Awards.

Apart from the top prize, the movie also scored in three other categories of Best Ensemble Performance, Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones, and Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins. Pic, however, only managed to bring its makers, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, the runner-up title in Best Director and Adapted Screenplay slots for both went to Paul Thomas Anderson of "There Will Be Blood."
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Jay-Z Requested Amy Winehouse for Another Collaboration

December 19, 2007 03:16:11 GMT

Amy Winehouse may be going through a lot in her personal life right now but a brighter end is waiting out there in the form of Jay-Z. The rapper has personally requested Winehouse to collaborate with him for the second time.

Both music greats had been in the studio together for the remix of Winehouse's hit 'Rehab' and Jay is keen on having the moment back. "I'd love to work with her again," Jay said. "I hope she keeps herself together. Her voice is incredible. I'm drawn to voices."
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Remy Ma Denies Lesbian Allegations, But Is Respectful of Lesbian Lovers

December 19, 2007 03:01:36 GMT

Has been hit with heavy lesbian accusations, Remy Ma finally comes forward refuting the claims.

Rumors have been swirling recently that Remy had had some same-sex relations in the past. The fire was further fueled with a woman's video confession, popped up on YouTube, in which she claimed to be the female rap star's lesbian lover.
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50 Cent, First to Perform in Kosovo's Volatile Province

December 19, 2007 02:53:23 GMT

50 Cent braved himself to serve a gig in volatile province of Kosovo, Pristina. The rapper visited the country that ended its war with Serbia in 1999 to promote his latest album 'Curtis' and became the first high-profile artist to perform publicly there.

He was not the first artist to drop by to the country which had focused on politics in the last few years, but those like Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey came for their humanitarian effort. When asked what became of his, 50 simply said, "I came to entertain the world", then added "I won't get a chance to see the world, like the entire world, unless I go everywhere. I see my music break through language barriers."
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Amy Winehouse Arrested on Suspicion of Perverting the Course of Justice, Released on Bail

December 19, 2007 02:35:49 GMT

Multiple Grammy nominee Amy Winehouse was arrested in London on Tuesday, December 18 on suspicion of "perverting the course of justice", which is the UK's version of interfering with a police investigation, in relation with her husband Blake Fielder-Civil's criminal charges of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and perverting justice.

Amy arrived at Shoreditch Police Station in east London at 5 P.M. to be "arrested by appointment" and was later that day being formally interviewed, fingerprinted and DNA tested. A representative for her said the songbird went in voluntarily to be interviewed and was arrested before questioning, ''as is common practice in the U.K.''
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Albums That Supposed to Out This Year But Failed So

December 19, 2007 02:06:21 GMT

Coming to the end of the year, we will do an update of the albums which have been pushed back several times and those which release dates are still a big question mark.

First one is Johnta Austin's 'Ocean Drive' which was supposed to be released in September. The debut album from the producer-turned-singer was stated on his MySpace to be released in Fall 2007 but it looks like that the time frame will not likely happen and the latest announced date (February 6) is not yet confirmed either due to his transfer from Virgin to Island Def Jam.
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Jamie Lynn Spears: "I'm Pregnant"

December 19, 2007 01:55:07 GMT

Jamie Lynn Spears has sent a shock to public worldwide with her confirmation that she's pregnant.

Amidst the much drama surrounding her famous sister Britney Spears, the 16-years-old starlet has confirmed to OK! Magazine that she's pregnant with boyfriend Casey Aldridge's child. Despite her still very young age and her status as a high school junior, Jamie said she's keeping the baby.