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February 22, 2008

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Middle Earth Ruler in 'Lord of the Rings' Joins 'Wolfman'

February 22, 2008 09:21:32 GMT


The actor behind the voice of Megatron in "Transformers" Hugo Weaving is being reported to be cast by Universal Picture. According to Variety, the 47-year-old actor has just signed on to star in the upcoming horror thriller "The Wolfman".

The SAG Award-winning actor will be portraying Detective Aberline in the remake of 1941 film starring Lon Chaney Jr.. By agreeing to play in "Wolfman", he will be joining the cast that include Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Anthony Hopkins.
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'The Ruins' Red Band Trailer Released!

February 22, 2008 08:55:39 GMT


DreamWorks have given horror film fans a treat as they released the restricted trailer of their new horror thriller movie "The Ruins". The red band video footage that lasts a bit over two minutes seems to be enough to give sample of the terror the characters are facing.

Begins with green canopy scenery, the trailer starts with a promise that the film will be terrifying. The compilations of the film's clips then bring the viewers to the depth of Mexican jungle where the leading characters experience horrifying incidents. Unlike the teaser that has been released earlier, this red band trailer is far darker and gloomier.
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'Final Destination 4' Unveiling Cast

February 22, 2008 08:17:25 GMT


The fourth installment of the horror film series about teenagers who can foresee their death "Final Destination 4" has found its leading theps. According to Variety, the New Line Cinema's film has signed "You and I (Finding tATu)" actress Shantel VanSanten, television actor Bobby Campo and "Big Game" actress Hayley Webb to star in the thriller film.

Joining the three actors in the David Richard Ellis-directed film are Nick Zano, Krista Allen and Andy Fiscella. It is still unclear though what characters the announced cast will be portraying. It was only mention that the three former theps have been tapped to be the stars.
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Janet Jackson Prepping for Private Nuptial Despite 'Allergic to Marriage' Claim

February 22, 2008 08:06:23 GMT


Much contrary to her public claim that she was "allergic to marriage" and won't be walking down the aisle anytime soon, Janet Jackson has been planning to wed her longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri in an intimate wedding ceremony for later this year. Has remained mum when being asked about the wedding report, the songbird however was reported to have approached top designer Badgley Mischka, asking for bridal gown samples.

"Janet is preparing for her private nuptials at the moment," a source close to Janet told the New York Post Newspaper. Laughed off the report, Janet simply told US Weekly "Let the rumors fly!"
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This Just In, Jennifer Lopez Gives Birth to a Boy and a Girl

February 22, 2008 07:39:02 GMT


The long awaited twins of celebrity expectant mother Jennifer Lopez have been born. The actress-singer and her husband Marc Anthony are now the proud parents of twins, a boy and a girl, Lopez's manager has confirmed to People.

"Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon," Lopez's manager Simon Fields told People adding that the babies were born early Friday, February 22 in Long Island, N.Y. While the girl was born at 12:12 A.M. and weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz., the boy then followed at 12:23 A.M., weighing 6 lbs.
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Rihanna Purchased Todd Goldman's Paintings as Birthday Present for Herself

February 22, 2008 07:23:26 GMT


Engaged in a cupcake fight during her early birthday bash held at Los Angeles' Les Deux nightclub on Tuesday night, February 19, Rihanna apparently has an early birthday present for herself. The R&B singer, who turned 20 on February 20, has reportedly bought herself seven paintings by pop cartoonist Todd Goldman.

One of the seven paintings that Rihanna bought was the so-called "Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap". The songbird and several of her friends were photographed in front of it at the Grove's Jack Gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday night, February 16.
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Lindsay Lohan Signed to Star in Jack Black's Comedy

February 22, 2008 07:16:49 GMT


Just days after her controversial nude pictures for New York magazine were published, the troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan is reported to have nab a role in new comedy "Ye Olde Times". According to E! News, the rehab darling has been signed to play in the movie which features funny man Jack Black as the leading character.

Despite being reported to be joining the film's cast, it is still unclear what character the "Mean Girls" star will be playing. E! also reported that Lohan's mother, who didn't give any further details about her daughter's involvement in the Patriot Pictures' film, revealed that her daughter is set to star in another movie project.
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Klaxons Planning Further Collaborations With Rihanna

February 22, 2008 07:05:17 GMT


Liking her duet with rock band Klaxons at recent BRIT Awards performance, Rihanna has uttered her willingness to release the version as a single. The unlikely duet resulted in a mix of Rihanna's "Umbrella" which new arrangement was done by the band.

"It's a different tempo and everything," Rihanna told 6music, "But I actually want to release a version like that. Maybe the same version. I really, really liked it." Interestingly, few days before the performance, Klaxons' frontman James Righton revealed that Rihanna's people kept sending the versions that they offered back because they were not suitable.
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Evangeline Lilly's Former Boyfriend Becomes Blackwing in 'Wolverine'

February 22, 2008 06:42:49 GMT


The depicter of Merry in blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" Dominic Monaghan has said to be on board the production of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" as Barnell Bohusk a.k.a. Blackwing or Beak. According to Hollywood Reporter, the former lover of "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly has been set to portray the mysterious mutant from the titular character's past who possesses the ability to manipulate energy and electricity.

The joining of Monaghan was announced at the same time of the casting of South Korean model/actor Daniel Henney who was signed to play Agent Zero, a Weapon X program's member who is an expert tracker with lethal marksman skills. Aside from acting along side Henney, the former star of "Lost" will also star alongside earlier cast members, including Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston and Taylor Kitsch.
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Video Premiere: Shaggy's 'What's Love' Feat. Akon


February 22, 2008 06:37:33 GMT


MySpace.com has exclusively premiered the music video of Shaggy's new single "What's Love" on Wednesday, February 20. The video was directed by Hype Williams and features its song collaborator, Akon.

In conjunction to its video premiere, there is a special behind-the-scenes making of this "high concept, high fashion video" according to Shaggy's MySpace. The video that features lots of women is dubbed "sexy" by the rapper.
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Heath Ledger's 'Heath' a Contender for Australia's Archibald Prize

February 22, 2008 06:10:51 GMT


Having his role of Joker in the film "The Dark Knight" being immortalized in the form of a toy doll by toy giants Mattel just one week after his funeral, Heath Ledger is next having the final portrait of him being put up as one contender for Australia's esteemed Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize is regarded as the most important portraiture prize, and is the most prominent of all arts prizes, in Australia.

Heath's portrait, simply titled "Heath," was painted by his friend Australian artist Vincent Fantauzzo at the late actor's family's Perth home in December. The portrait features three versions of Heath; one haunted-looking rendition in the center of the canvas flanked by two whispering figures on either side.
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Preparing for 'Cadillac', Beyonce Knowles Trained by Legendary Etta James

February 22, 2008 06:09:22 GMT


Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles is up for special treat as she will be coached by Etta James herself for her feature film role as the blues and R 'n' B legend. According to PageSix.com, the 26-year-old R 'n' B singer will star in "Cadillac Records" under the guidance of the 70-year-old hitmaker of timeless classic "At Last".

The news of James coaching the "Deja Vu" singer who also serves as the film's producer was broken by the Grammy Lifetime Achievement receiver herself. Talking to PageSix, she revealed that she will make Knowles works hard to be able to impersonate her, "Oh my god, she's going to have a hill to climb, because Etta James ain't been no angel! I kinda have a man's voice. It's a contralto, more bluesy, religious. I would really like to work with her on that."
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Coldplay to Release New Set Via EMI After All

February 22, 2008 06:03:12 GMT


Beside putting finishing touches on their highly-anticipated new album, Coldplay are also expected to release the forthcoming album via Colombia which is a unit of EMI. It was rumored sometime ago that the rock band were about to follow Radiohead's footsteps to release the effort independently.

On Thursday, February 21, Dave Holmes the band's manager addressed the rumored issue saying, "When all that was going on, we were over here in (in London) in the studio, so we kind of steered clear of all that. We've got a great plan in place."
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Pop Singer Aaron Carter Busted with Over Two Ounces of Marijuana


February 22, 2008 05:50:16 GMT


Aaron Carter was arrested for investigation of marijuana possession Thursday, February 21 after he was pulled over for speeding in Texas. The pop singer was pulled over for speeding on I-10, and when authorities searched his car, they found over two ounces of marijuana. There was nobody else in the car.

Aaron, 20, the younger brother of Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, is currently in jail in Junction, Texas, awaiting a Friday morning, February 22, appearance before a magistrate, it has been reported. No words from Aaron's people just yet.
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'Harry Potter 6' to Have Out-of-the-Book Additional Scene

February 22, 2008 05:39:04 GMT


The sixth installment of Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", will contain a complete new scene which was not an excerpt from the book. According to Australia's newspaper Herald Sun, David Barron, one of the adventure drama fantasy film's producers, revealed that adding the out-of-the-book scene is rarely done in the Potter's film installment.

"We don't often have things that aren't in the book," Barron explained in the interview "But this was brought in because Jo (Rowling) was able throughout the quite lengthy book to keep dropping little snippets of what was happening in the outside world..." The producer then revealed that the extra scene taking place at Ron's house, The Burrow, will be added in the middle of the film to be the reminder of the unsafe situation stating, "So (the extra scene) comes in the middle of the film and it just reminds us the world is no longer a safe place. Even in what would normally be considered the safe haven of the Burrow, nobody's safe. I think you'll like it. It's quite effective."
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Tori Spelling's Memoir Coming Your Way, the Excerpts

February 22, 2008 04:55:00 GMT


Had previously announced plans to write a memoir, Tori Spelling has indeed started working on it. Has become the center of public attention due to her celebrity status, she's set to set the record straight about the events of her life with the new tell-all book.

"I spent so many years in the media having people tell stories about my life, so I figured I might as well tell the true stories about my life this time," Tori wrote in excerpts of her forthcoming book featured in the latest issue of People Magazine. Furthermore insisted the details divulged in the book may even shock her actor husband Dean McDermott, she claimed "Nobody's read it! Not even Dean!"
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Lindsay Lohan to Relate on Her Bitter Last Year in New CD

February 22, 2008 04:20:13 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's collaborator has been studying the actress-turned singer's life last year which has been quite messy with her DUI arrest and rehab stint for the sake of her new album. Jeremy Greene has been clipping for her news so that the issues can be projected into Lohan's third studio album.

The effort will be inspired by Lohan's headline-grabbing acts in 2007 and at least two tracks have addressed the issues. "She's working hard on her new songs. She's just in the recording stages, but she's going strong," said Greene who had a recording session with the singer in Los Angeles earlier this month.
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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt: the Video Game?

February 22, 2008 03:52:35 GMT


Lovers Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are hard at work to show people that they are more than just reality TV stars. The twosome who are former "The Hills" co-stars are launching a video game as a testimony to their love for each other.

Speaking on their new venture, Spencer told Usmagazine.com last week at video game giant Electronic Arts' Burnout Paradise pre-Valentine's Day lounge in L.A. that he's teaming up with EA on the game. "We're definitely developing the Heidi and Spencer video game," so he said. "It's top secret. Let's just say that everyone will be addicted."
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Video Premiere: Rick Ross' 'The Boss' Feat. T-Pain


February 22, 2008 03:44:57 GMT


Despite pushing back the release of his new set "Trilla", Rick Ross keeps spawning singles from it. The second single pulled from the forthcoming album is "The Boss" which music video has just been premiered.

"Trilla" will only be in shelves on March 11 after previously pushed from its December 2007 release schedule. "The Boss" is the second single of the album after "Speedin'" that receives production from J.R. Rotem and T-Pain as featured guest.
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Brangelina Signed 200 Million Dollars Pre-Nuptial Agreement, Officially Adopted Little Pax Thien

February 22, 2008 03:30:20 GMT


Ahead of their much-reported wedding plans allegedly to be held later this year, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly have signed a prenuptial agreement. The celebrity power couple are said to have been working on a financial and custody agreement, worth $200 million, before they walk down the aisle.

"They have both been through divorces and are wise enough not to marry without a pre-nup in place," an insider has revealed. "They know the score. They know that, if God forbid, things don't work out, they can make a clean break and go their separate ways with their separate assets."
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Paramore to Shoot a Video Despite Breaking Up Rumors

February 22, 2008 03:23:20 GMT


Grammy-nominated group Paramore have canceled their European dates that were supposed to commence on Tuesday, February 26, prompting speculations that they are breaking up. On their official blog, the band wrote that they need a break to settle on some "internal issues" before embarking on a tour with Jimmy Eat World in Spring.

Part of the statement read: "There are a lot of internal issues that have been going on in this band for quite a while now. A lot of it started right around the time we were gearing up for the RIOT Tour in the US. We were able to fight through all of it for this long but unfortunately we weren't able to keep it together long enough to make it through 'til the end of this tour."
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A-List Stars Attending Ashton Kutcher's Birthday Bash Urged to Get Hepatitis A Shot


February 22, 2008 03:04:34 GMT


Ashton Kutcher's birthday bash turned into a nightmare. Fellow Hollywood celebrities who attended the hunk's birthday bash held at West Village hot spot Socialista back on February 7 have all been urged to get a Hepatitis A vaccination after a bartender was found to be infected.

The New York City Department of Health issued an alert Thursday, February 21, urging the A-list stars attended Ashton's 30th birthday party at the hot spot and everyone who was there on certain nights to get vaccinated as a precaution. The alert was issued because, according to the agency, a bartender who was working at Socialista in between Feb. 7, as well as Feb. 8 and 11, was infected with the disease.
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Akon's Free Concert Ended in a Disaster

February 22, 2008 02:12:50 GMT


Good things turn bad, Akon's free concert ended up in a disaster. The R'n'B crooner was featured as a performer in a free-for-public gig at Copenhagen's Fields Shopping Mall but larger than life crowd decided to get violent when a fire alarm was pulled.

The organizers of the concert held Wednesday, February 20 were having difficulties even before Akon ascended the stage. The venue could only admit a 1,000 people but those who came up rounding up around 2,000 to 3,000 people. Some latecomers were turned away at the door and were forced to watch from afar.
 
 
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