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March 26, 2008

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Horror Thriller 'Midnight Meat' Officially Lost Its Release Date

March 26, 2008 09:45:17 GMT


Earlier speculations about the dropping of the release schedule of "The Midnight Meat Train" were true after all. On March 25, 2008, ShockTillYouDrop reported that Lions Gate Films has officially pushed back the theatrical release schedule of the horror thriller film which was previously set to bow in theaters on May 16.

Further, the movie news site noted that neither the replacement date nor the reason behind the schedule rearranging have yet been made public by the studio. Still, an insider source has reportedly revealed to STYD that helmer Ryuhei Kitamura was not thrilled with the fact that the film has to be up against "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" in its original date.
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Timbaland to Give Sugababes' Music a Boost


March 26, 2008 09:21:40 GMT


Timbaland's next project will be Sugababes. The uber producer who is known to be keen on collaborating with many different genre of artists, will assist the British all-girl group in their next album.

Timbaland became acquainted to the girls while he was working with Madonna and Justin Timberlake on Madonna's brand new tracks "4 Minutes to Save the World". Being in a London studio for the recording of the song, Timbaland was introduced to the girlband during meal breaks and immediately hit it off with them.
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T.I. Thinking About Becoming a Minister


March 26, 2008 09:19:07 GMT


New rumor surfaces by the hour that T.I. has been thinking about becoming a minister. The rapper, as claimed by MediaTakeOut, is studying to become a preacher.

A federal magistrate judge ruled Thursday, March 20 that T.I. can attend Easter services sponsored by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church from 8:30 A.M. until 2 P.M. Sunday, March 23. In fact, the hit maker, according to a member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, did a lot more than just attend the services.
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Elizabeth Banks to Portray U.S. First Lady Laura Bush


March 26, 2008 08:47:04 GMT


Elizabeth Banks, the co-star of Tobey Maguire in "Seabiscuit" as well as in "Spider-Man" series, may be getting the honor to portray the forty-third U.S. First Lady in an upcoming biopic "W". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 34-year-old actress is in final talks to star as Laura Bush in the Oliver Stone's project.

Banks will be joining Josh Brolin who has already been on board to depict George W. Bush. It was reported further that if she indeed nails the role, the actress who has just finished shooting for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" with Seth Rogen is going to start filming for the project in late April in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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Chris Brown to Release Deluxe Edition of 'Exclusive'

March 26, 2008 08:19:37 GMT


Chris Brown has more plan going ahead for his 2007 album "Exclusive". A deluxe edition is prepared to hit the stores in a couple of months with a string of brand new tracks plus, possibly, a DVD that chronicles his U.S. tour to promote the album. One fresh joint titled "Forever" is also slated to be added into the set.

"It's very fortunate, my label wants me to repackage the album and release some new records," Brown explained. "I've been recording a lot of new records as well as having some songs that haven't been released yet that I can put on my repackaging. I might put my tour that I did in the States on my repackaging. I did a big tour in the States. I want to put that in the DVD part, add some of my videos on it."
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Gabrielle Union Joins Beyonce Knowles in 'Cadillac'

March 26, 2008 07:51:47 GMT


The actress who played Will Smith's girlfriend in "Bad Boys 2" Gabrielle Union has reportedly cast in the Sony's drama musical "Cadillac Records". According to BlackFilm.com, the actress has been confirmed of joining the star-studded cast that includes Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles.

In the film, Union will play Geneva Wade, the girlfriend, and later wife, of the Father of Chicago blues Muddy Waters. By landing the role, she would star opposite Jeffrey Wright who was set earlier to portray Waters. Prior to this project, Union has starred in many feature films, including "Breakin' All the Rules", "Deliver Us From Eva" and "Bring It On".
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Henry Cavill, 'The Tudors', Endorses Dunhill Fragrance


March 26, 2008 07:48:55 GMT


Henry Cavill, best known for his leading role in the Showtime series "The Tudors" (2007), has been recruited as the new face of Dunhill Fragrance. Is arguably considered as one of the hottest stars on TV, the hunk is described by the British-based company as "Young, Hot, Sexy and British" which is why he was chosen to be the face of its scent.

"His natural charm & elegance and his captivating presence make him unquestionably the epitome of modern British modern masculinity and truly a Dunhill man," Dunhill said in a statement. No words on when the ad poster Henry shot for Dunhill Fragrance will hit the market.
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Disturbed Plotting 'Mayhem' Tour for New Release

March 26, 2008 07:28:32 GMT


Multi platinum metal band Disturbed have begun the series of promotional campaigns in anticipation of their upcoming release, "Indestructible". Beside mapping out a U.S. and European tour, the band have also shot the music video for "Inside the Fire", the first single from the Reprise Records album.

They are scheduled to have warm-up gigs beginning April 26 in North Little Rock, A.R. before heading to Europe in June and back to North America and Canada to launch "Rockstar Mayhem Tour". Joining them on the latest tour are Slipknot, Dragonforce, Mastodon and many more. Helmed by "Warped Tour" founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese, "Mayhem" will start in July.
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'Dexter' Star Toplining 'Saw V'

March 26, 2008 06:57:58 GMT


The star of television drama series "Dexter" Julie Benz has reportedly nailed an important role in the latest installment of the Lions Gate Films' horror thriller franchise "Saw V". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 35-year-old actress has been tapped to star alongside Scott Patterson, Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor.

It was further explained that the co-star of Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo" will be playing an elegant and proper British woman who becomes Jigsaw's latest victim. Benz is known for her role as Rita Bennett, the psychologically damaged girlfriend of serial killer Dexter Morgan in television drama series "Dexter", for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award's Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture. She will next be seen in Lexi Alexander's "Punisher: War Zone".
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Pregnant Gwen Stefani Hosted Baby Shower at Her L.A. Home

March 26, 2008 06:52:18 GMT


Getting ready to welcome a new addition into their family, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were in good spirit when they hosted a baby shower for the singer at their Los Angeles home on Tuesday afternoon, March 25. The platinum blonde singer was seen wearing a white floral print dress and platform wedge heels for the party.

Several celebrity friends, including Courteney Cox's husband David Arquette and Gwen's ex-boyfriend and No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal, attended the baby shower. No further details about the affair though.
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Bo Bice and Paris Bennett to Mentor on Idol Camp

March 26, 2008 06:34:01 GMT


A number of American Idol alumni are set to pass on their knowledge and experience while being contestants of the reality show. Serving as mentors this year on Idol Camp are fourth season runner-up Bo Bice, fifth season finalists Paris Bennett and Ace Young as well as season 3 finalist Jon Peter Lewis. The last two are particularly not new to the camp for they have been mentors in last year's batch.

As many as 150 Idol hopefuls that are comprised of kids between 10 to 15 years old will participate in this Idol Camp that runs in two-weeks segments starting June 15 and ending August 23. The program launched as part of the Fox TV show has moved from last year's venue in Massachusetts to West Coast's San Bernardino mountains.
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Smashing Pumpkins Cite 'Artistic Integrity' in Suing Virgin

March 26, 2008 05:14:21 GMT


Unhappy with the image portrayed on the "Pepsi Stuff Promotion" and Amazon.com, The Smashing Pumpkins are blaming their former label, Virgin Records. The rock band are suing Virgin for the use of their name, music and image in the ad to market the soft drink and in the Internet-based business.

The Pumpkins claimed that the ads for worldwide promotional campaign is a form of breach of contract because Virgin did not ask for the band's permission. The rock act that is now comprising only Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin filed a lawsuit on Monday, March 24 in Los Angeles Superior Court, stating that "Virgin has deceived and confused the public into believing that (the Pumpkins were) affiliated with the promotion."
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'Crank 2' Plot Leaked Out!

March 26, 2008 05:13:55 GMT


It has been claimed that spoilers about the sequel to the action drama "Crank", "Crank 2: High Voltage", have been circulating on the interwebs. According to TheBadAndUgly.com, bits of the film's plot details as well as the character description have been outed online.

In the new film's storyline, it was revealed that the lead character, Chev Chelios played by Jason Statham, will have an artificial heart as his "nearly indestructible heart" has been stolen by a Chinese mobster. Explaining about the plot, the site noted down, "In spite of having fallen a mile from a helicopter at the end of CRANK, Chev Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working."
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Mario Lopez Coming Out with 'Knockout Fitness' Book

March 26, 2008 05:01:27 GMT


It's Mario Lopez's first foray into the literature business. The TV personality is coming out with his own fitness book.

The book, titled "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness" is published by Rodale Books and scheduled for a May 13 release date. It discusses a "diverse exercise regimen that brings together sweat, discipline, and excitement to help readers achieve the best body possible."
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Bad Weather, Fall Out Boy Delay Record-Breaking Gig

March 26, 2008 04:38:42 GMT


A bad weather has forced Fall Out Boy to postpone their mission to conquer all seven continents within 9 months. They boys who intend to break a world record as the first band to ever do so, received the bad news on Tuesday, March 25, being told to change the plan to another day because their destination, Antarctica, was not so flight-friendly that day.

They have arrived in Santiago, Chile on March 23 to perform and were scheduled to head to the chilly continent two days after. "Bad weather in Antarctica, go figure. We were sort of aware that this might happen, but, to be honest, we're just hoping some other band doesn't slip in by boat or something and set the world record right under our noses," frontman Patrick Stump joked.
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'Quantum of Solace' to Have Complex FX Shot

March 26, 2008 04:29:53 GMT


The upcoming James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" is reportedy going to have an intricate shot involving state of the art special effects gadgets. According to an official announcement made by DALSA Digital Cinema on Tuesday, March 25, the highly anticipated action adventure film will be shot using eight shutter-synchronized DALSA 4K Origin cameras.

Though details about the cameras' use haven't been specified at the time being, it was noted that the complex visual effect shot will feature the stars of the Columbia Pictures' movie, Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko. Further, the announcement also suggested that the filming using the cameras might be done in Movietech Camera Rentals at Pinewood Studios as the press release read, "DALSA shipped all the camera packages from Los Angeles to Movietech Camera Rentals at Pinewood Studios. Working closely with Movietech, the cameras were all prepped for the complex shoot."
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Mariah Carey Performing on 'The Hills' Season Premiere


March 26, 2008 04:11:44 GMT


Mariah Carey moved the crowd at the premiere of "The Hills" on Monday, March 24. The pop singer who will soon release her eleventh album, "E=MC²" made a short gig at the party, singing her 2005 single "We Belong Together" as well as her brand new singles "Touch My Body" and "I'm That Chick".

Mariah who wore her signature tight skirt topped with a gold jacket, was backed up by a live band, three back-up singers and four dancers from America's Best Dance Crew. "I've always been a huge Mariah fan, and she's just so beautiful and talented," said one of the "Hills" stars, Lauren Conrad. Other cast of the MTV series, Audrina Patridge added that Mariah is "such an amazing singer". The performances of Mariah can be found on her official site.
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Kristin Davis' 'Sex and the City' Date Sold for 52,100 U.S. Dollar

March 26, 2008 03:47:38 GMT


A date with Kristin Davis to the May 2008 premiere of the "Sex and the City" movie has been sold for a staggering $US52,100, it has been reported. The money will benefit charity Oxfam America, which is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.

Davis, a Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated actress best known for her role of Charlotte York on HBO's "Sex and the City", auctioned off two VIP tickets to the "Sex and the City" movie premiere in New York City in an online sale on auction Website eBay early this month. The winner of the auction, simply identified as "superiorlotus912", will be meeting Davis personally during the movie premiere on May 27.
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Video Premiere: The Raconteurs' 'Salute Your Solution'

March 26, 2008 03:35:21 GMT


The Raconteurs have posted a new video for their single "Salute Your Solution" that is taken as the first single off the recently-released album "Consolers of the Lonely". All the album, the single and the video were released at relatively the same time yesterday (March 25).

The video is available on the band's official site for both streaming and embedding. There is also a widget that can be uploaded to HTML web pages. Directed by the renown Autumn de Wilde, the black-and-white video shows numerous photographs of the band jamming in their studio.
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Kelly Rowland to Begin Recording Third Album

March 26, 2008 03:16:48 GMT


There has been a report that Kelly Rowland will begin recording for her third solo album next week. The former Destiny's Child singer has just completed the recording of "Ms. Kelly [Deluxe Edition]", the re-release of her sophomore effort that did not do quite well on the market when it was dropped in 2007.

CoventryTelegraph.net was the first to report that Rowland is due to enter the studio again for her third album. Unfortunately there has been no further details revealed although the publication managed to interview her while serving a performing duty at BBC 1Xtra Live concert.
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Pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears Finally Engaged to Baby's Daddy

March 26, 2008 03:13:00 GMT


Pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears is engaged to baby's daddy Casey Aldrige, it has been claimed. The soon-to-be-parents sparked engagement speculation after the young actress was spotted sporting a new engagement ring from Casey.

The 16-year-old actress, as said by a source close to the family, has been flashing the rock to friends and family around Louisiana and Mississippi. People was the first to report that matter.
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Demi Moore Underwent Leech Therapy to Beat Aging

March 26, 2008 02:52:35 GMT


Oldie but goodie, that's Demi Moore. The 46-year-old actress, who's married to 30-year-old actor Ashton Kutcher, has openly revealed that blood sucking leeches help keep her beating the signs of aging.

Demi told U.S. talk show host David Letterman during her appearance on his show Monday night, March 24, that she underwent leech therapy in Austria last week. "I've always been somebody looking for the cutting edge of things that are for optimizing your health and healing, so just a week ago I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy," so she told Letterman.
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Inspired by Discovery Channel, N.E.R.D. Develop 'Seeing Sounds'

March 26, 2008 02:43:40 GMT


Pharrell Williams, one third of Hip-Hop supergroup N.E.R.D., revealed that their upcoming album will be called "Seeing Sounds". The producer plus the other two members Shay Haley and Chad Hugo explained that there is a great meaning behind the title which was inspired by the Discovery Channel.

"It's a mixture of senses that may cause a person to experience colorful hearing, auditory smell," Shay explained to MTV News. "For example, you might see something, and it might trigger a song. You might hear something, and it might trigger a taste in your mouth. When we created this album, it was the music we envisioned while creating it. We decided it would be the appropriate title for the album."
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Amy Winehouse to Check Into Rehab Again, in Talks to Purchase Wheeler End Studio

March 26, 2008 02:14:48 GMT


Amid public concern about her condition which arguably gets worse by days, Amy Winehouse is on her way back into rehab. The troubled singer reportedly is set to return to rehab in order to battle her drugs addiction and get sober.

Amy, who has spent two weeks in rehab in January, is likely to escape the U.K. and check into a rehab facility abroad. No words on the exact location and date just yet.
 
 
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