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February 12, 2008

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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to Star in Horror Thriller 'Shelter'

February 12, 2008 09:49:26 GMT


The King Henry VIII in television series "The Tudors" Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will be heading to a horror thriller project. Bloody-disgusting reported that the 30-year-old Irish-born actor will be testing his acting talent by starring in "Shelter" alongside Julianne Moore.

Though said to be cast in the Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein directed-film, details about Rhys-Meyers' character hasn't been announced yet. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Moore will be depicting a forensic psychiatrist specializing in uncloaking multiple personality disorder.
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'No Country' Helmer to Develop Another Adapted Drama

February 12, 2008 09:15:04 GMT


The praised directors, Joel and Ethan Coen, are ready to once gain mesmerize the film critics as they move on to helm another adaptation film entitled "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" from another Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Accordingly, for the project, the acclaimed brothers will once again be partnering with "No Country for Old Men" producer Scott Rudin.

As in "No Country", the brothers are going to again tackle the directing, the producing and the writing of the film that is adapted from Michael Chabon's bestselling novel. The two will go to work on this project right after they have finished filming Focus Features' comedy "A Serious Man".
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G.I. Joe Starts Filming, Destro Re-Casted!

February 12, 2008 08:33:43 GMT


As the action film "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" starts filming the principal photography on Monday, February 11, it was reported that the villainous character Destro had to be re-casted. IESB reported that the "28 Days Later" star Christopher Eccleston has been signed to replace David Murray for the coveted role.

The replacing of the actors was done because Murray who was originally chosen to depict the character withdrew from the film. Allegedly, the Irish-born actor was forced to do so over visa issues. IESB reported that the actor was not able to obtain a U.S. working visa in time for the production's start.
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Marisa Tomei Stripteasing in 'The Wrestler'

February 12, 2008 07:51:33 GMT


The Mona Lisa Vito in 1992's crime comedy "My Cousin Vinny" Marisa Tomei has agreed to join the cast of independent drama "The Wrestler". According to Variety, the 43-year-old actress has been signed to star as the leading female in the Darren Aronofsky directed-film.

Playing opposite "Man on Fire" star Mickey Rourke, the Academy Award-winning actress is set to depict a stripper who lives under one roof with Randy "The Ram" Robinson. Rourke will be playing The Ram, a wrestler who was forced to retire following a heart attack.
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Grammy-Winning Singer Mya to Portray Velma Kelly in Broadway's 'Chicago'

February 12, 2008 07:31:05 GMT


Professionally known as an R&B singer and songwriter, Mya is making her Broadway debut soon.

The Grammy-winning recording artist, famous for her hit single "Case of the Ex" (2000), is set to take over the role of merry murderess Velma Kelly in the hit Broadway musical "Chicago". She's said to have signed on for a nine-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre, beginning from May 12 to July 13.
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Avril Lavigne Promises Dance and Lots of Pinks in Upcoming Tour

February 12, 2008 07:23:14 GMT


Avril Lavigne is ready to rock the stage in her upcoming tour because her latest release is made for live actions. "The Best Damn Tour" that will support the album "The Best Damn Thing" promises big and energetic stage acts from the Canadian singer.

"My inspiration for this record, a lot of it came from the live show and knowing what kind of songs I wanted to play live," Lavigne said in a teleconference. "I wanted to play fast, fun songs. I love playing songs like 'Sk8er Boi' onstage because the crowd just reacts, and I love it when everyone is freaking out and jumping."
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Renee Zellweger to Be a Husband Hunter in New Comedy Film?

February 12, 2008 07:22:22 GMT


One of the highest paid Hollywood actresses Renee Zellweger is going to tackle another comedy project. Variety reported that the star of drama musical "Chicago" is inches away from signing a deal to portray the lead character in an adaptation comedy "My One and Only".

In the film penned by Charlie Peters, the Academy Award Best Supporting Actress for "Cold Mountain" will be depicting Anne Deveraux, the glamorous lady who travels throughout the Eastern seaboard to find a rich man. For the film, Zellweger will work together with helmer Richard Loncraine.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Husband Chris Martin to Adopt a Child from Brooklyn

February 12, 2008 06:55:40 GMT


Have been married since December 2003, Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin reportedly are planning to adopt a child in addition to their two children together; daughter Apple Blythe Alison Martin and son Moses Bruce Anthony Martin.

Has revealed she's open to the adoption idea, Gwyneth said she preferred to adopt a child closer to her home in New York rather than having one from a developing nation. "We might get one from Brooklyn," the actress was quoted as saying. "No baby is more helpless than another baby. And I'm a New York girl."
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'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' to Hit Theaters in August

February 12, 2008 06:49:39 GMT


In 2007, the "Star Wars" fans rejoiced as it was reported that George Lucas is prepping to bring his blockbuster film series to the small screen in the form of 3-D CGI animated. As the series is nearing its premiere date, StarWars.com reported that the big screen version of the 3-D toon entitled "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" will hit North American theaters on Friday, August 15.

Partnering with Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd. have developed the project to precede the television series debut in the fall on Cartoon Network and TNT cable channel. The big screen animated film is claimed to be the beginning of the 30-minutes all-new 'mini-Star Wars-movie' to be air on the silver screen following the theatrical release. Further, Variety reported that the animated movie that runs around 100 minutes, will tell the Star Wars' story in between episode II and III in which Anakin Skywalker has yet to become Darth Vader.
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The Who to Go Back to 'Quadrophenia' for New Album

February 12, 2008 06:18:50 GMT


Rock duo The Who have begun the long hours at the studio to record their twelfth studio album that follows up the 2006 released "Endless Wire". Guitarist Pete Townshend and vocalist Roger Daltrey as stated on their official site, will work with producer T-Bone Burnett to revisit old sound.

"I am hoping to come up with some songs for a more conventional Who record," Townshend wrote on the site. He admitted that Burnett is an "old friend" who will help them in the new studio album. The plan is to go back as far as "Quadrophenia", their 1973 album that went platinum in U.S.
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Rihanna Involved in a Car Crash After the Grammy Awards


February 12, 2008 05:15:22 GMT


Winning her first Grammy ever, Rihanna reportedly got into a fender bender on Sunday night, February 10 soon following the Grammy Awards celebration.

The singer was leaving the Island Def Jam party and on her way getting into her waiting SUV when before having time to leave another car veered off the road and smashed into her parked vehicle. Fortunately no one was injured.
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New Line Cinema Sued by Tolkien Estate, 'The Hobbit' in Jeopardy

February 12, 2008 05:12:37 GMT


The fate of the adventure fantasy film adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, "The Hobbit", is said to be in jeopardy as the Tolkien's estate sued the movie's production house New Line Cinema. According to reports, on Monday, February 11, a British-based charity the Tolkien Trust filed a lawsuit against New Line on behalf of Tolkien's estate and publishers HarperCollins in Los Angeles Superior Court.

On the statement released by the trustees, it was noted that the company has failed to pay the share of profits from the blockbuster trilogy "Lord of the Rings". Part of the statement read, "The trustees of The Tolkien Trust, a British charity, have filed an action against New Line Cinema for its failure to pay a contractually required gross profit participation in the three films based on the world-famous Lord of the Rings trilogy."
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Radiohead's Greatest Hits to Be Released Via EMI!

February 12, 2008 04:54:53 GMT


Despite being left by Radiohead last year, EMI that own the right to the band's catalog are still gaining momentum from the band's work. The label will release a greatest hits that will coincide with the band's tour this Summer.

"They're planning to do a greatest hits for April, May to coincide with our tour," guitarist Ed O'Brien confirmed to TV presenter Strombo. "That's an interesting one. We won't be doing any promotion for that, obviously."
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Scarlett Johansson Seen Shopping for Wedding Dress, Denied Rumors of an Engagement

February 12, 2008 04:53:33 GMT


Notwithstanding with heavy media speculation, Scarlett Johansson is not engaged to actor boyfriend Ryan Reynolds. Not now at least.

Johansson has fueled rumors she is to marry Reynolds after she was spotted shopping for a wedding dress. Reports on that matter spiraled out of control on the Web on Monday, February 11 soon after she was seen at Los Angeles boutique Monique Lhuillier with her mother Melanie Sloan Johansson, reportedly looking at bridal gowns.
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Ne-Yo Giving Assistance to Lindsay Lohan's 3rd Album

February 12, 2008 04:33:30 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is getting some assistance from Ne-Yo in her new record which is deemed a comeback after her rehab stint. Confirming the news to E! during 50th Grammy Awards red carpet, Ne-Yo said that he will contribute upbeat tunes for the album.

"That is true," the singer who won Contemporary R'n'B Album that night said. "I'm in the studio right now doing stuff with her. She has a hot voice. I think she's one of these people who, when she's focused, she can do anything."
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Former Partying Pals Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan Had a Catfight at Timbaland's Pre-Grammy Party

February 12, 2008 04:24:01 GMT


Former friends Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan had a huge bust-up at Timbaland's pre-Grammy party Saturday, February 9.

The two party-goers who used to be close friends both attended the music mogul's bash at Hollywood nightclub Avalon, but sadly were not happy to see each other.
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Teaser Trailer of Keanu Reeves' 'Street Kings' Available!

February 12, 2008 04:23:21 GMT


Following the sudden title change of Keanu Reeves' upcoming crime thriller, Fox Searchlight Pictures has made the teaser trailer of "Street Kings" available online. The teaser that runs just over a minute gives out idea about the story of the David Ayer directed-film.

The video footage opens with a short narration using a sort of rap song explaining the crimes in L.A. Then, the rapping changes to serious narration explaining about the L.A.'s cops. The teaser showcases the kinds of action scenes that the movie will have as well as gives glimpses of the character Reeves is playing.
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Natalie Cole Unhappy With Amy Winehouse's Win at Grammys

February 12, 2008 04:10:28 GMT


Despite earning the most awards at 50th Grammys held on Sunday, February 10, Amy Winehouse's win receives criticism from singer Natalie Cole who says the "Rehab" singer doesn't deserve it. Cole who was made one of the presenters that night, thinks that it sends a bad message to youth that she won.

"I don't think she should have won," Cole said in a statement. "I think it sends a bad message to our young people who are trying to get into this business, the ones who are trying to do it right and really trying to keep themselves together. We have to stop rewarding bad behavior."
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Lindsay Lohan Strikes a Pose for Hear the World Campaign

February 12, 2008 03:42:16 GMT


Lindsay Lohan lends an ear to the world, literally. The actress-singer joins numbers of other Hollywood celebrities who willingly lend their names and images to a hearing loss awareness campaign.

Joins the likes of Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, and Joss Stone for the cause, Lindsay strikes a pose for the Hear the World campaign, created to raise awareness about the importance of hearing, which was shot by singer-turned-photographer Bryan Adams.
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Hurt Her Back, Dolly Parton Cancels U.S. Dates

February 12, 2008 03:33:47 GMT


Dolly Parton has to cancel her U.S. tour in promotion of her latest album "Backwoods Barbie" after she hurt her back. The jaunt was due to begin February 28 in Minneapolis but because she was ordered by doctor to rest, she will reschedule it for dates in April or May.

On the postponement, the country singer released a statement saying "I know I have been breaking my neck and bending over backwards trying to get my new 'Backwoods Barbie' CD and world tour together, but I didn't mean to hurt myself doing it!"
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Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler Are Officially Done with Each Other

February 12, 2008 03:09:10 GMT


On-off couple Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler are officially singles again as they have their divorce finalized earlier this month.

A judgment has been filed in the pair's 2006 divorce, despite the couple having an on-off relationship since their split was first announced. Here's the documents obtained by TMZ.com.
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Video Premiere: Trina's 'Single Again'

February 12, 2008 03:06:39 GMT


The video of Trina's new single called "Single Again" was premiered on Yahoo! Videos yesterday (February 11). The music video also received its debut on MTV's TRL and BET's 106 & Park on the same day.

The video was shot back in December in Miami with director Billy Woodruff (Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly). Before its premiere, Trina posted some frames of the videos on her MySpace, showing her dressed in wedding gown. There was a contest for fans to make a cameo in the clip and two winners had been selected through public votes.
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Kanye West Premiered Video for 'Flashing Lights' at Grammys After Party

February 12, 2008 02:44:51 GMT


During the 50th Grammys after party that was hosted by Entertainment Weekly, Kanye West premiered his music video for "Flashing Lights" that has been much-awaited. The video was played on a large wall via projector in front of a crowd that include fellow celebrities such as Kelis, Nas, Nelly, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ashanti and many more.

Just before playing the video West said as quoted by MTV.com, "I feel like a brand-new artist that just signed yesterday. Every piece of the video is me, what I represent now." He co-directed the video with renown director Spike Jonze and has reportedly been in German to shoot the video.
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Rock Star Lenny Kravitz Hospitalized with Severe Bronchitis

February 12, 2008 02:35:56 GMT


Lenny Kravitz has on Monday, February 11 been admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami after suffering from severe bronchitis.

The 43-years-old musician is said to have been battling a series of severe respiratory tract infections along with the flu for several weeks, which then led to the bronchitis.
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Video Premiere: Panic! At the Disco's 'Nine in the Afternoon'

February 12, 2008 02:19:56 GMT


MTV premiered the first music video from Panic! At the Disco's sophomore effort. The clip for "Nine in the Afternoon" was debuted on Sunday, February 10 while the band were due to attend the Grammys at Los Angeles' Staples Center. It was also made the fresh clip for TRL the next day.

This would be the clip that the band described in an interview with MTV as "Sgt. Pepper's-meets-ice-fishing". The extras are dressed in different periods of times and a marching band wear a banner with the words "Pretty. Odd." to it, the title to their second album. Shane Drake who penned the band's previous videos like "But It's Better If You Do" and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", also directed this video.
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Rapper The Game Pleaded No Contest to Gun Charge, Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

February 12, 2008 02:16:30 GMT


The Game was pleaded no contest to a felony charge of possession of a firearm in a school zone Monday, February 11 stemmed from a February 24, 2007 incident during which he got into an altercation with a player on an opposing team during a basketball game at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in South Los Angeles.

Entered his plea in a Los Angeles court, the rap artist was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 150 hours of community service and three years probation.
 
 
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