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February 26, 2008

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Owen Wilson Going Back to 'Night at the Museum'

February 26, 2008 09:53:28 GMT

The "Wedding Crashers" star Owen Wilson is going to star in the "Night at the Museum" sequel. According to MTV Movies Blog, the 39-year-old actor has been signed to appear in "Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian" alongside Ben Stiller.

In an interview with the newcomer to the comedy fantasy film Hank Azaria, it was revealed that many of the original film cast will be back for the sequel. Azaria stated, "Owen [Wilson] is coming back and so is Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais. And there's other fun folks too who haven't officially signed on yet playing historical figures."
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Video Premiere: Angels and Airwaves' 'Secret Crowds'

February 26, 2008 09:12:50 GMT

Tom DeLonge-fronted band Angels & Airwaves have released a new music video for their second single off 2007 album "I-Empire". The music video for "Secret Crowds" debuted on MTV2 on Monday, February 25 and can also be seen on the band's Modlife site.

The video reportedly was shot over the course of two days back in January 2008. It shows scenes where a man is trapped in the middle of an angry ocean while the band play aggressively to the tune of the head-banger song.
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Young Rapper Bow Wow Being Gangster in Dark Comedy Film

February 26, 2008 09:11:06 GMT

The "Bounce With Me" hitmaker Bow Wow has been reported to be joining indie movie project "Driving Lessons (2008)". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 20-year-old rapper has been set to portray a gangster wannabe who complicates everyone's lives in the black comedy film.

Joining him in the cast are Max Thieriot, Evan Ross, Chi McBride and Gabrielle Anwar. Thieriot will be playing the religious, right-wing teenage son of the lead character Bunnie. McBride is cast to be Simon, Bunnie's next-door neighbor with whom she had an affair with. Ross is going to depict Simon's son, while Anwar will play the sexy, power-crazed co-worker of Bonnie's husband.
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Jessica Alba Quashed Rumors of Twin Babies

February 26, 2008 08:58:41 GMT

Jessica Alba has shot down rumors of twin babies, set the record straight on that matter by telling reporters on the red carpet of the Oscars that any news of twins would be an "overwhelming" surprise. Being asked on the persistent twins speculation, the actress responded "Not that I know of" adding that "Oh my God, that would be so overwhelming!"

Rumors on Alba expecting twins came hot on the heels of the official confirmation issued by the movie beauty's representative December last year. It was made public at that time that Alba and her fiance Cash Warren were expecting their first child together.
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sandra Oh to Host 28th Genie Awards

February 26, 2008 08:29:58 GMT

The depicter of Dr. Cristina Yang on successful drama series "Grey's Anatomy" Sandra Oh has been picked by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to be the host of Canadian awards event, the 28th Annual Genie Awards. The 36-year-old Golden Globe-winning Canadian actress has been given the honor because of her accomplishments as an actress in the entertainment industry.

"It is an absolute honour to have Sandra Oh as the host for the Genie Awards," said Sara Morton, the CEO of the 4,000 member Canadian Academy. "Her award-winning accomplishments as an actor in film, TV and theatre, both at home and abroad, are a testament to the kind of talent that Canada has become famous for around the world."
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Rihanna Secretly Addicted to Art

February 26, 2008 08:01:12 GMT

Recently purchased seven paintings by pop cartoonist Todd Goldman as an early birthday present for herself, Rihanna has revealed her secret addiction to art. The "Umbrella" hit-maker admitted that she got addicted to art collecting after purchasing a Bob Marley painting by The Rolling Stones star Ron Wood.

"I'm not a big spender, but I do like to buy art. My favorite canvas is a Ronnie Wood one. He painted a portrait of Bob Marley and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted it," Rihanna revealed. "It's very rare that you get a painting of a legend painted by a legend, so I had to get it."
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Hayden Panettiere Replacing Anne Hathaway in 'Hoodwinked' Sequel

February 26, 2008 07:46:10 GMT

The sequel to family animation comedy "Hoodwinked", "Hoodwinked 2: Hood Vs. Evil" will no longer hear the voice of Anne Hathaway, the clumsy princess in "The Princess Diaries", as Red Puckett but instead it will have "Heroes" beauty Hayden Panettiere as the voice actress. The replacing of the lead actress news was outed by the film's writer Cory Edwards himself through his blog.

Edwards' posted message read, "There are some brand new and very cool additions to this sequel. This time around, Red will not be voiced by Anne Hathaway, but by Hayden Panettiere, the 'super cheerleader' from Heroes." Further, he revealed that the changes made may be for the better. He reasoned, "This seems very fitting, since Red becomes a bit more of a "caped crusader" in this film."
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Music Mogul Dr. Dre Markets New Line of Beverages

February 26, 2008 07:42:58 GMT

Channeling his diverse inner creativity, Dr. Dre has on Monday, February 25 announced his partnership with beverage distribution company Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd to develop and market his own line of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. As part of their agreement, Dre will help the beverage giant identifying, developing, and marketing premium non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

The venture, marks the first time an iconic artist has partnered directly with a beverage company in an equity arrangement to jointly develop and market products, will see Dre's drink products joining the ranks of other Drinks America's partners including Donald Trump's Trump Super Premium Vodka, Willie Nelson's Old Whiskey River Bourbon and Paul Newman's Lightly Sparkling Fruit Juice Drinks and Flavored Waters.
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Kanye West and 50 Cent to Remix 'Flashing Lights'?

February 26, 2008 07:41:56 GMT

Mulling over a feuding scheme to get their album sales boost, Kanye West and 50 Cent are reportedly back on friendly term to make a new collaboration. According to MediaTakeOut.com, the rappers are slated to make remix on West's "Flashing Lights".

The website claimed they have heard "whispers" that 50 is going to be featured in the remix of the fourth single from West's "Graduation". A producer who spread the news said that 50 was the one who came up with the idea. "50 Cent never had anything personally against Kanye (like he did) with The Game, or Fat Joe. So it's not as crazy an idea as you'd think... Besides it's good for hip hop," the source revealed.
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'Terminator Salvation' Set for May 2009

February 26, 2008 07:08:32 GMT

The fourth installment of the action thriller "Terminator Salvation" has been set for an early Summer release. Variety reported that Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that the Christian Bale-starrer film will hit the North American theaters on the start of Memorial Day weekend on May 22, 2009.

By releasing the McG-directed film on that particular date, Warner Bros. put "Terminator Salvation" to be up against Ben Stiller's sequel "Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian". The film will bow in three weeks after the 20th Century Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" that is slated for May 1, 2009 release, and two weeks following the release of Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek" which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 8, 2009.
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Lisa Marie Presley Pregnant with Her Third Child

February 26, 2008 06:36:39 GMT

New reports are surfacing that Lisa Marie Presley is pregnant with her another child. The singer-songwriter, best known as the daughter of the late King of Rock n Roll Elvis Presley, is reported to be pregnant with her fourth husband, musician Michael Lockwood's child.

The pregnancy report has not yet been confirmed though. When asked for comments, a spokesperson for Lisa remained tight lipped, insisted "She is not one to comment on her personal life."
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Kaiser Chiefs' New Single Coming Out Shortly

February 26, 2008 06:33:01 GMT

Kaiser Chiefs' frontman has revealed that their third studio album is near completion. Ricky Wilson said that a new single will be recorded within weeks and will be released thereafter in advance of the album.

Speaking generally on the materials accumulated for their new effort, Wilson described them as "fun, ridiculous, exciting and edgy and raw." The band have pocketed one song called "Hello Groovy" that becomes Wilson's favorite. Other song slated to make the cut is "Never Miss a Beat" that they have played a couple of times live.
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Angelina Jolie's 'Beowulf' Offers Sweepstakes

February 26, 2008 06:30:53 GMT

The Paramount Pictures' animation film "Beowulf" starring Angelina Jolie is having a contest entitled "King for a Day". The contest offers daily prizes that include Beowulf Director's Cut Unrated DVD, Portable Sony DVD player, Beowulf the Game for Xbox 360 and an Xbox 360 Gaming System, as well as a grand prize of living like a king for one day with $5,000 to spend.

The contest began at 9:00 A.M. CST on Wednesday, February 20. It will end on Friday, February 29, at 11:59 P.M. CST. A contestant should be legal U.S. residents with the age of 18 and older and should register his-or herself at KingBeowulf.com. Starting on Monday, February 25, the site will begin to announce the daily winners.
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Man Planted Big Wet Manly Kiss on Daniel Radcliffe's Lips

February 26, 2008 06:12:53 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe was on his way to make his acceptance speech at the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards Sunday night, February 24 when the show host English actor, writer and producer James Corden suddenly planted a big wet manly kiss on his lips, much to the star's shock. Was at first a bit taken aback, the "Harry Potter" star however eventually got quite into it.

Radcliffe won two top theater awards for his West End debut in "Equus," including one for his naked torso, being named the West End's Newcomer of the Year while at the same time also took the prize for Theatre Event of the Year. It was when the young actor was accepting his Best Newcomer Award that Corden aggressively planted a kiss on his lips.
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Matt Damon Set for the Fourth Bourne

February 26, 2008 05:54:57 GMT

Though it was hinted earlier that "The Bourne Ultimatum" would be the last of Bourne's film series, it is reported that the film's star Matt Damon is going to once again reprise his role as Jason Bourne. According to Variety, the Academy Award-nominated actor for "Good Will Hunting" has been signed by Universal Pictures to do the fourth film "Untitled Bourne 4 Project".

On the coming back of the actor, the movie news site noted that the studio's chairman Marc Shmuger and co-chairman David Linde managed to persuade the movie star to play his iconic character once again. Apart from the casting news, Variety also reported that Universal have also landed helmer Paul Greengrass, the director of "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Ultimatum", to direct the fourth project.
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Luke Wilson Designs Golf Products for PUMA

February 26, 2008 05:11:30 GMT

Is an actor and one of Hollywood's top golfers as well, Luke Wilson is going full-speed ahead adding designer into his career resume. The film star, best known for his starring role as Carlson in "Blue Streak" (1999), is coming out with his own line of golf products for PUMA.

Luke, who recently was named in the top 40 Hollywood golfers by magazine Golf Digest, has teamed up with Swedish golfer Johan Edfors to create a line of golf products for athletic wear giant PUMA. He, according to news media, was inspired by the more sophisticated sportswear styles of the 1950s for his design selections.
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Jason Statham Back as Mercenary Driver in 'Transporter 3'

February 26, 2008 04:34:39 GMT

The action star in "The Transporter" Jason Statham is going to reprise his famous character Frank Martin, a mercenary driver who delivers packages without questions, in the third installment of the action feature film series "Transporter 3". According to Variety, the action man in "Crank" will be once again working together with his "Transporter" co-star Francois Berleand.

In the film, the 35-year-old English actor will also play alongside the actor in television series "Prison Break", Robert Knepper who also appeared in action film "Hitman". Additionally, in the third "Transporter" film, he will act under the direction of Olivier Megaton who has been reported to officially replace Louis Leterrier, the helmer of the action film's first two projects.
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Paris Hilton to Make Reality TV Comeback to Find Cool New Best Friend

February 26, 2008 04:31:43 GMT

Has revealed that she is working non-stop to ensure that her new footwear collection is a huge success, Paris Hilton is set to make her reality TV return very soon. The celebrity socialite is coming back to the small screen, working on a new reality TV show which might help finding her a "cool" new best friend.

The not yet titled project is expected to be picked up by either MTV or VH1, US Weekly reported. "The show is going to be about her searching for a new best friend," a source has revealed. "Paris is tired of the haters and she's looking for someone new. She's looking for someone new and cool who she can trust."
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Jack White Speaks on Bob Dylan's Hank Williams Project

February 26, 2008 04:18:04 GMT

On the continuation of the Bob Dylan's project to get several artists to complete Hank Williams' unfinished songs, one of the collaborators Jack White has spoken on his contribution. White speaks more elaborately on what Dylan is trying to do with the country singer's materials that were not done before his death in 1953.

Speaking to MTV White explained, "Bob's putting together an album. He came upon, somehow, 20-25 unfinished songs by Hank Williams: just the lyrics, no music, and he started to ask people if they would finish these songs." Back in November last year White reportedly worked on Williams' unfinished "You Know That I Know" at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with engineer Joe Chiccarelli.
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Lily Allen and Harry Potter Star Rupert Grint Spotted on a Date

February 26, 2008 03:49:15 GMT

Is getting through difficult time since splitting from boyfriend The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons, Lily Allen apparently has found solace in the arms of "Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint. The two met last year at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and have since then become very friendly.

Lily and Rupert, best known for his starring role as Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, were seen leaving a restaurant together, the Daily Star reported. Their being spotted together quickly sparked dating rumors.
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Video Premiere: Kerli's 'Love Is Dead'

February 26, 2008 03:48:12 GMT

Def Jam artist Kerli has premiered her debut music video for the single "Love Is Dead". Kerli's love for fairytales, darkness and creepy images are blended in this video which is directed by Josh Mond.

"Love Is Dead" is the first single and the title track of the Estonian singer's debut album. In the song she sings "All I want/Is right here/But love don't live here anymore/And love don't live here anymore" which reportedly is a picture of her idea. Commenting on the song Kerli previously told AceShowbiz that she did not believe in love when she wrote that song. "But I do believe in love," she added. "Not even like romantic kind of love so much but I do believe in universal love. Collective love."
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Juelz Santana Blames Cam'ron for Album Delay

February 26, 2008 03:15:11 GMT

Just when people start wondering where Juelz Santana is heading to with his music career, the rapper showed up with some explanation. The Def Jam artist who has not released any new studio album since the 2005 "What the Game's Been Missing!" is blaming the lack of productivity to Cam'ron.

Although it has been rumored for sometime that Juelz is feuding with his fellow Dipset crew members like Cam'ron and Jim Jones, it is the first time that he addressed the situation. The 25-year-old sat down in an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, explaining that he needs to settle on some things with Cam'ron fist before moving on with his studio work.
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Supposed Lovers Paris Hilton and Benji Madden Moving Very Quickly

February 26, 2008 03:05:20 GMT

It appears that love really is in the air for Paris Hilton and Benji Madden. The twosome, who prompted romance rumors after being spotted hooking up on Thursday night, February 21, while partying at Villa nightclub in L.A., have been spotted together again only to confirm that they are more than just friends.

Paris and Benji met through Paris' best friend Nicole Richie, who is engaged to Benji's brother and bandmate Joel Madden. And following their first hook up, the supposed lovers were spotted together again, traveled to Missouri this past weekend for one of Benji's DJ gigs, according to TMZ.
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Jay-Z and Nas Teaming for New Album in 2009?

February 26, 2008 02:52:10 GMT

Beside running his clubs, hotel chains, clothing line, new ad agency and many other business ventures, Jay-Z is moving on with his music career. The 38-year-old reportedly is talking with fellow rapper Nas to work on a joint album which will be released in early 2009.

New York Daily News' gossip column reported that Jay-Z will release the collaborative album which is tentatively titled "The Kings of Hip Hop" through his new but not yet confirmed label, Carter Music Group. Jay-Z himself is due to release a studio album this year while Nas has also set date April 22 for his album "Nigger".
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P. Diddy Sending Former Lover J.Lo Baby Clothes from His Fashion Line

February 26, 2008 02:32:30 GMT

Showing some respect to his former lover Jennifer Lopez, who has just given birth to twins, P. Diddy is sending her baby clothes from his fashion line, Sean John. Commented on the singer-actress' new role as a mother, the hip hop mogul said she "is going to make a great mother."

On the red carpet at the Academy Award ceremony at the Kodak Theater, P. Diddy told People "I'm going to send her some Sean John baby clothes," added "I'm so happy for her. It's such a blessing." Commented further on Lopez's newborn twins, Diddy said "It's double the love, and it's also double the crying and the screaming, so it's a unique blessed situation. It's a rarity to have twins. She'll be all right."
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Preview of Mariah Carey's 'Touch My Body' Video

February 26, 2008 02:18:11 GMT

A less than half a minute clip from Mariah Carey's highly-anticipated music video, "Touch My Body" has been circulating on-line. The short footage reportedly is a preview of the full-length video which will be premiered on Wednesday, February 27.

As previously reported, the video is directed by movie maker Brett Ratner and features Jack McBrayer who is mostly known as Kenneth in TV series "30 Rock". And commenting on working with the artist Ratner previously said, "Mariah looks better than she has ever looked... It's ridiculous."
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Petra Nemcova Denied She's Dating Sean Penn

February 26, 2008 02:10:01 GMT

Much contrary to the rumors on the street, Petra Nemcova has denied she's dating Sean Penn. The supermodel and the senior actor were spotted together at Elton John's annual Oscar party, held Monday, February 25 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood thus prompted rumors of a romantic relationship.

The pair attended the bash together and were happy to pose in each other's arms for the camera. Added fuel to the romance rumors, Petra and Sean were also spotted leaving Hollywood hotspot Villa at a little past 3 A.M., Page Six reported, where they celebrated with Penelope Cruz and Oscar winner Javier Bardem.