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January 24, 2008

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'The Incredible Hulk' Will Be First of Many?

January 24, 2008 09:52:15 GMT


"The Incredible Hulk" allegedly will be the first of 'Hulk' film series. In an interview with Total Film magazine, the star of the action fantasy film Edward Norton revealed that the movie is just the beginning saying, "To me the whole thing was to envision it in multiple parts. We left a lot out on purpose. It's definitely intended as chapter one."

On the occasion, the "Red Dragon" actor also confirmed the fact that his version of 'Hulk' is not the sequel or prequel of the Ang Lee's 2003 version "Hulk". He said, "First off it's utterly unrelated to that film," he said. "This is in no way a response to it or picking up from it." Further, he continued explaining, "I think like Chris Nolan and those guys did with Batman, we just said: 'We're going to start completely with our own version of this myth or saga.'"
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Heath Ledger's Body Removed from Morgue to the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home


January 24, 2008 09:35:37 GMT


Following an inconclusive first autopsy which was completed by Wednesday morning, January 23, the body of actor Heath ledger has been removed from the morgue at the Medical Commissioner's office to the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

In Touch Weekly who brought the details on the late actor's dead body quoted Grace Burgess, a spokesperson for the medical commissioner, as saying "The body was picked up this afternoon by the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home."
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Lenny Kravitz Vows to Stay Celibate Until He Finds the Perfect Woman

January 24, 2008 09:25:26 GMT


Is renowned for his womanizing ways, it appears that Lenny Kravitz has ditched his old dirty habit as he's openly revealed to Maxim Magazine that he hasn't had sex for three years and vows to stay celibate until he finds the perfect woman.

"It's just a promise I made until I get married. Where I'm at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that's the way it's going to be. I'm looking at the big picture," so the 43-years-old singer told Maxim.
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'The Flash' Update From Producer

January 24, 2008 09:15:16 GMT


On "The Bank Job" press conference held on Thursday, January 24, producer Charles Roven opens up about his upcoming superhero project "The Flash". According to LatinoReview.com, though Roven keeps much of the information regarding the action drama film a secret, he revealed the tone of the movie.

When asked whether the film would be made a sort of light comedy, Roven revealed that the movie would be an action one. He stated, "It's gonna be straight ahead and do a lot of honor to the source material. We're not going in a comedy direction. It's gonna be straight ahead action movie with a lot of character but it's not gonna necessarily be like The Dark Knight or anything, it's going to be its own thing. At least, that's what we're gonna try to do."
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Heidi Klum Signed on to Promote Calcium Fortified Water Bella Fontanis

January 24, 2008 09:00:16 GMT


Is a top supermodel, fashion designer, actress, TV presenter, TV producer, and singer, Heidi Klum is adding one more profession into her career resume as she's just signed on to promote a calcium fortified water, called Bella Fontanis.

Made public her alliance with the brand, Klum took the stage in Munich, Germany on Wednesday, January 23, posing with cardboard cutouts and sipping out of a glass for photographers on hand.
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Ghostface Killah Threatens to Quit After Poor 'Rehab' Sale

January 24, 2008 08:57:29 GMT


Disappointed with the sales number of his latest record, Ghostface Killah has threatened to quit the music industry. His seventh solo album 'The Big Doe Rehab', opened at #41 on Billboard Hot 200, selling only 36,000 copies in the first week and he blames it on illegal download.

The rapper who is also a member of Wu-Tang Clan owns more than 100,000 affiliates in his MySpace page but his disc sale never goes beyond that. He posted a video on YouTube to show how pissed he is when the math doesn't add up and concluded that people would rather download the album for free instead of spending cash on it.
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Three 'Smart People' Clips Put Online

January 24, 2008 08:39:15 GMT


Following the world premiere of Miramax Films' "Smart People" on Sunday, January 20 at Sundance Film Festival, three clips of the drama romantic comedy have been put online by the studio. The less-than-a-minute clips let out scenes from Noam Murro directed-film and features the stars of the movie, including Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Ellen Page.

In the first clip, it can be seen that Professor Lawrence Wetherhold portrayed by Quaid brings his former student Janet played by Parker to meet his family and to have a Christmas dinner with them. Apparently, isn't happy with Janet's coming, Wetherhold's daughter, Vanessa, prepares Janet's dish using her hand. The second clip previews the scene where Wetherhold realizes that his never-do-well brother is crashing on his house reasoning that Vanessa needs a driver. Further, the third clip displays Wetherhold and Janet in a hospital room where he admits that he hasn't been dating for a while.
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Naomi Watts Puts Her Professional Life on Hold to Honor Ex-Lover Heath Ledger

January 24, 2008 08:38:57 GMT


Naomi Watts is just the other person beside Michelle Williams and Lindsay Lohan who mourns the death of Heath Ledger. The Australian movie beauty, according to media reports, burst into tears when she learned about her former boyfriend's sudden death and immediately canceled all her press appearances.

Watts broke down in tears at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, America following news of Heath's death and has soon thereafter decided to put her professional life on hold by canceling all her press appearances at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where she's set to promote her upcoming drama-thriller flick "Funny Games."
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KT Tunstall Refuses to Duet With Katharine McPhee


January 24, 2008 08:16:31 GMT


Aspiring musician KT Tunstall has shot down Katharine McPhee's dream of performing a duet with her. McPhee who is an American Idol alumna said that she would love to record with Tunstall, who has become her own idol.

However, Tunstall responded to this rather unfavorable saying that she does not like the reality show. She said, "I'm not a big fan of the reality TV-show-pop-star thing. It chokes the market in terms of young original talent. There's a strong element of karaoke in pop TV shows. I like artists who fire my imagination."
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Metallica's Ninth Album Is Not Exactly 'Delayed'

January 24, 2008 07:52:59 GMT


Metallica's first studio album in five years is due early this year but sources reported that it has been delayed again. The ninth album which is yet-untitled was slated to hit the stores in February but it was postponed to April before moved further back to September.

Stereowarning.com reported that the band are still in the studio working on the album, thus the possibility to release the effort in April is quite thin. In a December 2007 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, frontman Lars Ulrich said that the only thing left for them to do were overdubs and James Hetfield's vocals.
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The International Trailer of Steve Carell's 'Get Smart' Previewed

January 24, 2008 07:37:11 GMT


Warner Bros. Pictures have released the international trailer of "Get Smart" online on January 23. The release of the nearly two minutes trailer follows the outing of the action comedy's teaser earlier. The video footage is considerably longer than the previous teaser which contains the movie's scenes for a few seconds over one minute.

Unlike the teaser trailer which mostly shows a scene in which Agent Maxwell Smart is struggling to open the phone booth door after getting out from the secret headquarter, the international trailer provides more actions, explosions and tickling scenes. It displays the evil crime syndicate 'KAOS' plot on world domination showing the powerful bomb they have. The video footage also shows the spy-tech gadgets used by Smart, including the 'shoe phone'.
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Hayden Panettiere Selling Her Wardrobe Online to Raise Money for Save the Whales Again Campaign

January 24, 2008 07:10:57 GMT


Is determined to do her best to help save the whales, Hayden Panettiere makes use her fame and fashion sense for good cause by selling her wardrobe online to raise cash for "Save the Whales Again" campaign.

The "Heroes" star has launched a new Website, PanettiereCloset.com, which allows fans to shop online and purchase her clothes with all the money earned will be used to fund her fight to save whales and dolphins.
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Ne-Yo Aiming a Lawsuit Against Beyonce Knowles?


January 24, 2008 07:00:35 GMT


Ne-Yo is in suing mode, for after filing a lawsuit against Rowe Entertainment Inc. for throwing him out of R. Kelly's 'Double Up' Tour, he is now set to file another one for Beyonce Knowles. Ne-Yo is claiming his right over writing credit in Beyonce's song 'Irreplaceable'.

MediaTakeOut.com who first spilled the bean, reported that Ne-Yo planned the lawsuit after Beyonce refused to appear on his next album while in fact he was taking major production in her 'B'Day' album. This 'not returning the favor' case has led Ne-Yo attempting to re-coup the royalties from their collaboration in the Grammy-nominated hit 'Irreplaceable' where he became one of the co-writers.
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Amy Winehouse Facing a Police Probe Over Crack-Smoking Video

January 24, 2008 06:55:29 GMT


Has secretly been tapped smoking crack cocaine, Amy Winehouse is now facing a police probe after authorities decided to conduct an investigation in order to decide whether any charges should be brought against her.

Concerning the unfortunate, Britain's Scotland Yard has started an investigation by Wednesday, January 23 into a video that allegedly showed Amy smoking crack and snorting other narcotic substances at around 5 A.M. last Friday, January 18 just hours before she was due to attend a court hearing for her incarcerated husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
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Fantastic Four 3 in the Works?


January 24, 2008 06:55:02 GMT


Attending the press day of her latest film "The Eye", Jessica Alba spoke out about "Fantastic Four 3". According to IESB's interview with her, the "Dark Angel" television star hinted that there will be a third installment of the superheroes "Fantastic Four" series.

When asked about how long people have to wait for "FF3", the 2007 FHM Sexiest Woman answered that she didn't have a clue though noted down that the film might be on hold due to the strike. About it, she said, "I have no idea. I know the writers strike and the impending actors strike has kind of put a wrench in everything production wise. That film takes a lot of prep, a good six months of prep and about six months to shoot. With the strike, I think, maybe it's put on hold."
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The 'Bad Santa' Star to Star in Julia Roberts' New Drama

January 24, 2008 06:35:38 GMT


The successful "Bad Santa" star Billy Bob Thornton is going to join Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Universal Pictures new drama project "Duplicity". In the film written and helmed by Tony Gilroy, the co-star of Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball" will star opposite Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Wilkinson.

According to Variety, he and Wilkinson are going to play the CEOs of rival pharmaceutical companies racing to corner the market on an innovation that will bring wild profits. Along with them, Roberts and Owen are to play opposite corporate spies who team up to stage an elaborate fraud to manipulate which corporation will win. Further, the film distributed by Universal Pictures is expected to start production in March.
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Dr. Dre Assisting in The Game's Final Album


January 24, 2008 06:25:02 GMT


Stemming from his decision to quit from music industry, The Game has prepared the album, which would be his last, in his utmost effort. The rapper re-united with Dr. Dre, the producer who found his mixtape in early of his career and signed him to Aftermath.

MTV.com reported that The Game's album titled 'LAX' is 80 per cent complete and should be ready to be dropped this Spring. He is still recording in Miami and Los Angeles with producers like Dre, Scott Storch and Cool & Dre. Black Wall Street DJ Nu Jersey Devil revealed, "(Dr. Dre) dropped some stuff off.But I’m not sure if Game did anything to them yet."
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My Chemical Romance Switch Back to Punk Rock in New Album


January 24, 2008 05:05:54 GMT


After the theatrical 'The Black Parade', My Chemical Romance said that they will be back to their old sound because they missed "being a rock band". The band are set to release a new album this year and revealed that they have it channeled towards "punk rock" direction.

In an interview with NME.com, frontman Gerard Way said that the album which would be their fourth, will be "stripped down" but won't rule out "crazy ideas on the next albums or do something even crazier". The band had played a new material since November last year but won't give it a name yet for fear that "kids get pissed off" when the title is eventually changed.
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Lindsay Lohan About to Publish Her Personal Diary

January 24, 2008 05:04:31 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is going to sell herself for some dough. Rumors are heating up that the actress-singer is going to publish her personal diary.

Though there haven't any official confirmations from Lindsay's camp about that matter, words got around that the star will reveal in the diary the intimate details about her rocky road to fame.
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Video Premiere: Ray J's 'Sexy Can I' Feat. Yung Berg

January 24, 2008 04:45:50 GMT


Ray J has released the video for the lead single from his new album, 'All I Feel' which is due to be released later this year. The R'n'B singer decided to pull the Yung Berg-featuring piece called 'Sexy Can I' as the first from the fourth studio album.

Ray J recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with Koch Records to release 'All I Feel' under the label's wing. The album which is slated for an April release, features production from Rodney Jerkins and guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, The Game, Lil Wayne and many others.
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Tyler Perry's 'Meet the Browns' Trailer Comes Out

January 24, 2008 04:31:49 GMT


Lions Gate Films have given out treats for Tyler Perry's fans as they released the trailer of the multi talented filmmaker's new drama comedy project "Meet the Browns". Preceding the release of the film on March 21, the trailer lets out the first look into the movie starring Angela Bassett, Jenifer Lewis, David Mann, Perry and also Rick Fox.

The trailer that lasted for 2:28 minutes pretty much gives out the idea about the whole film which follows the pivotal character Brenda as she faced financial problems and after discovering the death of a father she has never met. In it, it can be seen that Brenda inherits a house, meets the perfect man, deals with her son's experiment into drugs dealing and has a grand time settling in with her new found Southern family.
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Busta Rhymes Sent to 10 Days of Community Service and 3 Years Probation in Separate Assault Cases

January 24, 2008 04:29:31 GMT


Had initially been pleaded innocent to assault, two driving infractions and weapons possession, thus avoided a trial and the yearlong prison sentence recommended by prosecutors, Busta Rhymes however was pleaded guilty Wednesday, January 23 to all the charges and was sentenced to three years probation and 10 days of community service.

Agreed to work out a deal with prosecutors in separate assault cases in an attempt to avoid some quality time in Rikers Island, Busta copped to two misdemeanor assault charges stemmed from incidents involving an alleged beating of his former driver Larry Hackett back in December 2006 and a separate alleged beating of a fan named Roberto LeBron in August the same year on a New York street corner after Roberto accidentally spitting on Busta's SUV.
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R.E.M. Shot Music Video in a Sex Toy Shop

January 24, 2008 04:20:33 GMT


R.E.M. are on position to release their first material from the new album 'Accelerate'. The rock band visited two New York places on Monday, January 21 to shoot the music video for the lead single 'Supernatural Superserious'.

They first talked to the owner of an Italian restaurant called Inoteca to arrange a short film taking at the venue, general manager David Massoni told Billboard.com. The shooting took place while diners were eating and business was still rolling. Onlookers who recognized the band, reportedly watched the mini-shoot enthusiastically.
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Video Premiere: Feist's 'I Feel It All'

January 24, 2008 03:55:29 GMT


On the heels of her mega hit '1234', Canadian singer Feist has released another single from her third full-length album, 'The Reminder'. The track 'I Feel It All' has been released as the third single and its music video has just been released.

The clip was directed by Patrick Daughters, the same person who directed '1234' and Feist's previous clips like 'Mushaboom' and 'My Moon, My Man'.
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'WAZ' Trailer Available for Viewing

January 24, 2008 03:52:48 GMT


Vertigo Films have launched the international trailer of their latest psychological thriller "WAZ". The video footage showcases the horror and confusion experienced by Detective Argo and his new partner following the founding of bodies in the dark city streets.

Though most of the part of the trailer are shot in the dark, the nearly two minutes video manages to give out glimpses of the mutilated corpses. In it, it can also be seen the film's leading stars Stellan Skarsgard and Melissa George are trying to figure out the mystery behind the equation carved into the flesh of the deads and discovering that each victim is being offered a daunting choice, kill your loved ones or be killed.
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Lil' Kim Quit Atlantic to Join Fat Joe?

January 24, 2008 03:37:50 GMT


Following the reports on Lil' Kim leaving Atlantic Records, it was suggested that she will release her not-yet-titled album independently. Her decision came after the rapper felt she has broadened her knowledge in the music business, enough to fly solo.

Despite rumors that she was dropped, Kim said in an interview with DJ Kay Slay on Sirius Satellite Radio show that she has no hard feeling against the label. Further, she also said that the intention of releasing an album independently has been planned years ago but she was still afraid of it.
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Rapper Lil Wayne Busted for Felony Drug Possession


January 24, 2008 03:35:09 GMT


Lil Wayne experienced another run-in with the law when he was arrested on Tuesday night, January 22 for felony drug possession after Border Patrol officers allegedly found marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy in his tour bus after the vehicle was pulled over for a routine check.

Wayne's bus, which carried Wayne and 11 other people in it, had been traveling east from California when it was stopped at a checkpoint in southwestern Arizona at about 11:30 P.M. Drug dog alerted officers to the presence of possible substances and appeared to be true there were nearly four ounces of pot, nearly an ounce of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstasy, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, $22,000 in cash and three guns found inside the bus.
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Beyonce Knowles to Highlight Grammys With a Tina Turner Duet

January 24, 2008 03:16:19 GMT


Not only does Beyonce Knowles agree to perform at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, she also plans it big. The R'n'B diva is teaming up with Tina Turner for the February 10 performance, People.com reported.

The news came after Writers Guild of America announced that they won't picket against the show due to the writers strike. Although not yet confirmed, there are reports that Janet Jackson and Britney Spears will appear on the stage too.
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Tom Cruise Latest Star to be Presenter at 2007 SAG Awards

January 24, 2008 03:12:55 GMT


The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards' list of presenters keeps getting better and better as it is reported that Tom Cruise has joined the stars studded lineup to present the trophies. The three-time Academy Award nominee is allegedly going to hand out the desirable Actor awards at the Shrine Auditorium.

His presenting in the upcoming awards ceremony will be his first appearance as a presenter at the SAG Awards. Still, it won't be his first experience of becoming awards presenter as he previously has performed similar duty at the 2007 Academy Awards' gala.
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Michelle Williams Arrived Home in New York Following Heath Ledger's Death

January 24, 2008 02:45:40 GMT


Michelle Williams, the former fiancee of Heath Ledger, was on location in Sweden filming her latest flick "Mammoth", when she got the news of the actor's sudden death on Tuesday, January 22. Felt devastated by the bad news, the actress quickly boarded a plane back to New York Wednesday morning, January 23.

Took along daughter Matilda Rose Ledger with her, Michelle was reported to make a stop in Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, before traveling on to New York. She arrived at her Brooklyn home by Wednesday night.
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Heath Ledger's Imaginary Film in Jeopardy

January 24, 2008 02:29:13 GMT


Hours after Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment, the production of his next indie project "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" was reportedly stopped. According to Us Magazine, the film's crew members who have just moved to the Vancouver set were sent home following the death of the 28-year-old actor.

To the magazine, the on-set source confessed, "I just got the call [Tuesday] saying everyone was being let go." The source then added, "We were supposed to start this weekend, but obviously they fired everyone today. They don't know yet what they are doing with the footage that was already shot. Right now, everyone is in complete shock and can't even speak."
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Heath Ledger Initial Autopsy Completed, But Proved Inconclusive

January 24, 2008 02:25:44 GMT


The initial autopsy concerning the death of Australian actor Heath Ledger was held and already completed by Wednesday morning, January 23. Unfortunately, it remained inconclusive and thus additional tests were required with results would be known in about 10 days to determine the cause of death.

Heath was found dead, naked in bed, surrounded by prescription sleeping pills in the bedroom of his Soho apartment around 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 22 by his housekeeper and a masseuse who had arrived for an appointment with the actor. Further investigation showed that there was also a rolled-up $20 bill found on the floor near the actor's bed.
 
 
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