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February 11, 2008

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'Juno' Received Best Original Screenplay From WGA Awards

February 11, 2008 09:16:11 GMT

On Saturday, February 9, the Writers Guild of America announced the winners of their 2008 Annual WGA Awards. At the event, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody was chosen to be the receiver of Original Screenplay prize, while the Coen brothers won the adapted screenplay kudo for "No Country for Old Men".

On the original category, Cody's teenage drama overshadowed Tony Gilroy's "Michael Clayton", Tamara Jenkins' "The Savages", Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" and Nancy Oliver's "Lars and the Real Girl". Further, for the adapted contest, Coen's moral declining tale besting over "There Will Be Blood", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", "Into the Wild" and "Zodiac".
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U2's Debut Album to Be Re-Issued

February 11, 2008 08:46:52 GMT

U2's very first album "Boy" will be re-packaged by Island Records in accordance to the series of the band's albums reissues. The record that was originally released in 1980 and failed to chart, will be put in shelves on May 20.

The remastered version will be accompanied by a bonus CD and followed with a back catalog according to Gigwise.com. 'Boy' is a Steve Lillywhite-produced album that spawned a moderately successful single titled "I Will Follow" which is still included in the band's live tour setlists until today.
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New Bond Movie 'Quantum of Solace' Has Officially Signed in Bollywood Star?

February 11, 2008 08:39:52 GMT

The upcoming James Bond movie will see a Bollywood actress as one of its cast. According to Mi6 News, Shilpa Shetty has been signed to tackle a yet-unannounced role in "Quantum of Solace".

Last August, the 32-year-old Bollywood star was rumored to be the prime candidate to be a Bond girl. As of at the moment, it wasn't known what character Shetty will be playing. However, Mi6 News noted down that her character will be a minor one. Cinematical speculated that the actress might get a cameo appearance, like Madonna in "Die Another Day" or Christina Cole, who depicted Ocean Club Receptionist in "Casino Royale".
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'Juno' Star Is Ready to Be Dragged to Hell

February 11, 2008 08:05:34 GMT

Successfully portraying a bitter pregnant teenager in "Juno", Ellen Page is ready to tackle another film genre, horror film. According to reports, the 20-year-old acclaimed actress has agreed to star as the leading character in Sam Raimi directed-horror thriller "Drag Me to Hell".

In the movie for Universal Pictures, the co-star of Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker in "Smart People" will be portraying a young woman who mysteriously got a supernatural curse. The confirmation about the joining of the actress was announced by the chairman and co-chariman of Universal, Marc Shmuger and David Linde, who said, "We are tremendously excited to be bringing this movie to audiences, and having Ellen Page, one of today's most gifted and relatable young actors, onboard to star is an abundance of riches."
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Kristen Bell Joining Disney's 'When in Rome'

February 11, 2008 07:44:39 GMT

The latest "Heroes" beauty, Kristen Bell, has been signed to star Disney's newest romantic comedy project. According to Variety, the 27-year-old actress is set to play a successful New York real estate agent in "When in Rome".

Written and directed by Steven Johnson, "Rome" tells the story about Bell's character who went to Rome to be at her sister's wedding. While being there, she took coins from a famous Roman fountain of love and soon she finds herself chased by suitors whose coins she took. Slated for release in 2009, the romantic comedy is said to begin filming at mid- to late-April.
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The Trailer Description of 'The Incredible Hulk' Spoiled Out, Promising More Action

February 11, 2008 07:17:43 GMT

The description of the upcoming "The Incredible Hulk" trailer has been spoiled online. AICN reported that their informant Mark Single has given out a report about the first footage from the Universal Pictures' film from Toy Fair Germany.

In his report, it was said that the beginning of the trailer started by showing its leading actor, Edward Norton, meditating. Then, it showcases glimpses over a lab and experiments. It also shows scenes in which Bruce Banner running away from the military and kissing Liv Tyler's character. It was said that the trailer is ended with a footage showing Abomination walking toward Hulk as the two looks like about to hit each other.
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'Fool's Gold' Kicked 'Hannah Montana' From Top Domestic Box Office

February 11, 2008 06:37:40 GMT

The twice on-screen pair, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, once more worked their magic on the moviegoers as they again charmed the audiences to boost their latest romantic comedy "Fool's Gold" into the top spot at the three-day weekend domestic box office. According to studio estimation ended Sunday, February 10, the Warner Bros' film struck rich by stacking an estimated $22 million from 3,125 theaters in its debut on the box office.

The Andy Tennant directed-film grossed a little short from the opening sales of the two stars' first hit romance "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" which got $23.8 million. With Valentine's Day is coming around the corner, the Warners' Vice President of distribution Jeff Goldstein remained positive that the film about divorced couple who reunite to discover the 18th century treasure lost at sea will draw more moviegoers throughout the romantic event. "Love is in this air," the executive commented "This movie is light entertainment, and we need that. There's too much reality out there."
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Dr. Dre Proceeds With Unpaid Royalties Investigation

February 11, 2008 05:51:20 GMT

Dr. Dre is continuing his investigation on the amount Death Row Records owe him for the unpaid royalties. On Tuesday, February 5, the producer slash rapper has requested to acquire documents from the label through U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

According to a press release, the documents will help Dre whose real name is Andre Young to determine how much Death Row owe him in royalties since his 1992 solo album, "The Chronic" was released under the label. Dre, for a fact, had filed several lawsuits over the years with the last in August 2007 claiming he was the rightful owner to the albums right after the label lost its control through a court decision.
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Paris Hilton Had a Wardrobe Malfunction, Showed Some Boobs in Boston, See the Photos

February 11, 2008 05:13:20 GMT

While revealing her sexual appeal isn't something new for Paris Hilton, the socialite and party-goer sure danced and sang up a storm at a night club in Boston when she gave the crowd more than they were expecting, her boobs.

Paris was attending a party at The Estate in Boston Thursday, February 7 to celebrate the release of her newest flick, "The Hottie and the Nottie," on theaters Friday, February 8, when she took the stage with a rendition of her song "Stars are Blind." It was during that time that she accidentally had a "wardrobe malfunction" and showed the crowd some boobs.
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50th Grammys' Album of the Year: Herbie Hancock's 'River: The Joni Letter'

February 11, 2008 04:41:42 GMT

The Album of the Year title is awarded to Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letter". This win from the jazz musician has snubbed the chance for Amy Winehouse to sweep all the six nominations she had gained. The British singer took her fifth winning by taking Record of the Year for "Rehab".

The same album from Hancock had earlier won Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He was also nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for "Both Sides Now" but lost it to Michael Bracker's "Anagram".
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Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr Spotted Canoodling in London

February 11, 2008 04:03:46 GMT

Have remained tight lipped on the out-pouring dating rumors, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr added fuel to the persistent report with their being spotted canoodling over the weekend.

The two famous persons were said to have been spotted canoodling in London late Saturday night, February 9. Bloom, according to JustJared, was seen with his arm around the Australian fashion model and both of them even whispering in each other's ears.
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Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 03:43:51 GMT

Rihanna who lost in the four categories she was nominated in, finally took the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration through her big hit "Umbrella" that features Jay-Z. The single is also nominated for Record of the Year which is yet to be announced.

Earlier, Vince Gill's "These Days" took the Best Country Album while Foo Fighters' "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" won the Best Rock Album. Approaching the end of the show, the 50th Grammy Awards let out the winners of best albums in several music genres before moving on with the coveted Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
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Rihanna and Chris Brown to Go Public with Their Romance

February 11, 2008 03:33:26 GMT

Previously slammed persistent dating rumors with actor Josh Hartnett, Rihanna has now been romantically linked to fellow R&B singer Chris Brown.

Per Entertainmentwise.com, "the pair are said to have recently hooked up, but are preparing to go public with their romance already."
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Amy Winehouse's Incarcerated Husband Begs Her Not to Leave Him

February 11, 2008 03:17:55 GMT

Amy Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil has disowned his own family in a desperate attempt to placate the singer.

Amy, who's fresh out of rehab, is said to be furious at her incarcerated husband after he granted an interview with the News of the World through his mother, Georgette, during which she not only criticized her, but also her father, branded him the "Fat Controller."
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Best Rap Album for Kanye West at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 03:10:57 GMT

Kanye West, as the biggest nominee at the 50th Grammy Awards, brought home the fourth winning through his latest effort "Graduation". The album was named Best Rap Album and is still waiting whether it will also come out as the winner of Album of the Year.

"We basically made this our new place of residence," West said of his win. He also earlier went up the podium to get his statuettes after winning Best Rap Solo Performance for "Stronger" and Best Rap Song for "Good Life" which are both taken from "Graduation". He also shares a nod with Common on the track "Southside" that is named Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
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Stephanie McMahon Is Pregnant with Her Second Child, Due in July

February 11, 2008 02:39:38 GMT

Stephanie McMahon is pregnant, it has been confirmed. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)'s Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing is pregnant wit her second child with husband Triple H.

According to the Wrestling News Desk, Stephanie made the announcement on her second pregnancy at a recent meeting before a show, and is said to be most excited to welcome a playmate for her first daughter, Aurora Rose Levesque.
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Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' Won Song of the Year at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 02:35:39 GMT

More awards are given out at the 50th Grammy Awards as the night approaches. Named Song of the Year is "Rehab", the claim to fame biographical single from Amy Winehouse. With the win, Winehouse has so far garnered four nods, making her the lead winner at the prestigious music event.

The British singer who is unable to attend the Los Angeles ceremony, has earlier pocketed Best New Artist, Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Rehab" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "Back to Black". Two more coveted titles Record of the Year and Album of the Year also have her name among their nominees.
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'Atonement' Named Best BAFTA's Film, 'La Vie en Rose' Biggest Winner

February 11, 2008 02:32:13 GMT

The film adaptation of Ian McEwan's best-selling novel, "Atonement", has finally nailed the top honor at the 2008 Orange British Academy Awards as on Sunday, February 10 at London's Royal Albert Hall. The Joe Wright directed-film was announced to be the receiver of the Best Film prize. Leading the nominations with 14 nods, the film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy has to be satisfied bringing home two kudos only.

On the losing the 12 other categories, the film's co-producer Eric Fellner commented, "When you are nominated 14 times and see 12 losses it's a great relief. Being nominated is an extraordinary thing. I'm incredibly happy to have 14 nominations and two wins." Apart from winning the Best Film, it also garnered recognition for Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer in the category of production design.
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Jamelia to Address Fiance's Affair Rumors in Her Forthcoming Autobiography

February 11, 2008 02:20:38 GMT

Has been signed up to write her autobiography for publishers Orion, Jamelia reportedly will spill the beans on the affair rumors that hit her fiance Darren Byfield.

Having the book to be published September later this year, Jamelia will reveal in it how she coped with model Jaclyn Evans' claims that she had enjoyed a two-months affair with footballer Darren back in 2006 while he was still dating Jamelia.
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Amy Winehouse, Best New Artist at 50th Grammys

February 11, 2008 01:59:53 GMT

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards taking place at Los Angeles' Staples Center has started giving away its statuettes. Amy Winehouse, despite her absence from the event, garnered early winning by taking home the Female Pop Performance for "Rehab".

Winehouse's second winning meanwhile, granted her the nod of Best Pop Vocal Album for "Back to Black". Also, the latest she got is Best New Artist. Justin Timberlake on the other hand is also catching up by taking the Male Pop Vocal Performance for "What Goes Around...Comes Around". He also nabbed Best Dance Recording for "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows", sharing it with producer Danja, Timbaland and Jimmy Douglass.