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April 02, 2008

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Universal to Bring Neil Armstrong to Big Screen

April 02, 2008 09:42:59 GMT

Latest reports have claimed that Universal Pictures have obtained the screen rights of "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong". According to Variety, the studio is set to adapt the nonfiction tome and make it a feature film material.

Reportedly, the film will pick up the story of the first person to set foot on the moon. It will be written by co-scribbler of "Challenger" Nicole Perlman, while Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are set to produce the pic.
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Spice Girl Melanie C Plans to Have Baby

April 02, 2008 09:37:15 GMT

Spice Girls' Melanie C plans to have a baby soon. This thought was revealed to the press recently after the all-girls band finished their world tour. Mel C said the inspiration to have a baby came to her mind after spending time with her fellow band mates and their children on the tour.

The singer felt that watching her friends and their children made her believe that she could be a good mother. "Being backstage at the shows with the girls and all the kids made me think, Yeah I could be a good mum," she said.
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Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Rekindle Their Romance?!

April 02, 2008 09:17:29 GMT

Britney Spears, apparently, really manages to get her life back on track, professionally and personally. Following a reunion with former manager Larry Rudolph, the singer reportedly is keen to rekindle her romance with former husband Kevin Federline.

Star Magazine was the first to report on a possible rekindled romance between the parents of Sean Preston and Jayden James. The publication covered the surprising report on its latest issue, with the headline that reads "Brit & Kevin's SECRET WEEKEND!"
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Ben Stiller to Produce 'King Doug'

April 02, 2008 08:33:48 GMT

The comedian Ben Stiller is going to team up with DreamWorks SKG to bring "The Return of King Doug" to the big screen. Variety reported that the 42-year-old actor is going to produce the comedy fantasy film for the studio.

The star of "Night at the Museum" series will co-produce the film through his Red Hour Films. In producing the pic, he will be accompanied by his production house's partners Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer as well as Closed on Mondays' Eric Gitter. Additionally, the husband of actress Christine Taylor may also appear in the movie as the star.
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Kate Hudson Ready to Nest and Have Kids with Owen Wilson

April 02, 2008 08:32:26 GMT

It appears that Kate Hudson is ready to take her romance with Owen Wilson to the next level, planning to move in with the actor. The movie beauty, according to the N.Y. Daily News' Gatecrasher column, is looking for a new apartment in N.Y.C. where she can live in "part time" with Owen.

"She is ready to nest and has even been talking about having more little ones," a friend of Kate tells the NY Daily News. "She is relieved to be more settled again. She really felt as if she were testing her limits going out while she and Owen were separated."
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'Casablanca' Remake Not True?

April 02, 2008 08:04:53 GMT

Following the surfacing rumors stating that Madonna is planning to develop the modern version of classic film "Casablanca", latest reports claimed that the story is a false one. According to TMZ, the pop star legend and her camp have slammed down the speculations that the 49-year-old singer is going to do a remake of the romantic film.

The denial response came after it was reported earlier that the wife of acclaimed director Guy Richie reportedly wanted to resurrect her acting career by starring in the new version of the film that is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. At the time, a source revealed, "She is still determined to make it in the movies. She and her representatives have been touting around a project which is a remake of Casablanca."
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Madonna Opening Up All Girls' School in Malawi

April 02, 2008 07:53:51 GMT

It's all about Madonna. The pop superstar is dominating the media these days, invading the cover of both Vanity Fair and U.K. Elle magazines. On top of that, she's said to have been planning to set up an all girls' school in Malawi.

Revealed that matter to Elle, the singing sensation told the publication that she's in the process of applying to find the educational establishment in Malawi, where she adopted son David Banda way back in 2006. "I'm buying land and getting permission to build a girl's school. The women will play a big role in the future and rebirth of Malawi," so she told the publication.
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Michelle Williams' 'Unexpected' Release Date and Tracklisting Unveiled

April 02, 2008 07:46:15 GMT

In a press release issued today (April 2), it is revealed that Michelle Williams (II)'s "Unexpected" album will arrive in stores on August 12 with first single being "We Break the Dawn" that was already debuted late last month. The album is executive-produced by Beyonce Knowles' father Matthew and features an impressive list of other producers.

Those forming the producer panel are Stargate; Jim Jonsin (Jamie Foxx, Lil Wayne); Rico Love (Usher, Tiffany Evans); Wayne Wilkins (Pink, No Doubt); and Andrew Frampton (Natasha Bedingfield, Kylie Minogue). The last two producers in particular have produced "We Break the Dawn" which is co-written by Beyonce's singer sister Solange Knowles. The second single is slated to be the Stargate-produced track "We Stop This Car".
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'Hannah Montana' Heading Home in Movie, Said Miley Cyrus

April 02, 2008 07:31:37 GMT

The ever so popular Hannah Montana is going back to her hometown in the film version of the Disney's hit comedy series "Hannah Montana". According to MTV Movies Blog, the returning of the teenage with a double life to her home in the yet-untitled film "Hannah Montana" has been revealed by the actress who popularized the character, Miley Cyrus.

To the music network site, Cyrus allegedly explained that though as a pop star, Hannah Montana has traveled across the country, there is still one place that she never been to, Nashville, Tennessee, and in the film, the teen pop sensation will go back to the country music town. "[She's] going to Nashville," said the 15-year-old actress/singer.
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Video Preview of Gavin Rossdale's Solo Album Released

April 02, 2008 07:02:35 GMT

While his wife is cultivating studio time with her band, Gavin Rossdale is taking a time off from a band to release his solo album. The husband of No Doubt's singer, Gwen Stefani, will soon drop his debut solo album and a lead single called "Love Remains the Same" has been released on iTunes, yesterday (April 1).

The single is a ballad that is taken as the first single lifted from Rossdale's upcoming album titled "Wanderlust". Reports said that the album will be released later this June, allegedly on date 3. On the concept of the album, the former frontman of Bush and Institute said, "It's really kind of atmospheric and good. And I'm really excited about it."
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Joe Jonas NOT Dating Chelsea Staub

April 02, 2008 06:59:59 GMT

Pop star Joe Jonas has dismissed reports of a romance with "Bratz" actress Chelsea Staub. A representative for Hollywood Records has dismissed Internet reports that the two stars are dating.

Speculation of a romance between Joe and Chelsea surfaced on the net last week when they were snapped holding hands during a shopping spree around Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, March 30. They were all smiling during the day and caught sharing a bag of chips as well.
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'Heroes' Star Hayden Panettiere Joining 'No Kiss List'

April 02, 2008 06:39:45 GMT

Television beauty Hayden Panettiere is going to appear in a new feature film for Fox Atomic entitled "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List". The actress who stars as indestructible teenage cheerleader in the hit television series "Heroes" has been reported by Variety to be tapped to star in the drama film.

Adapted from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's novel under the same title, "Kiss List" follows the story of Naomi and her gay best friend Ely, who make a 'no kiss' list to keep their friendship unbroken. However, the friendship is put into a jeopardy as Ely kisses Naomi's boyfriend. The film is set in Manhattan and it is expected to be released in 2010.
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'Forgive Me', New Pop/R'n'B Track From Leona Lewis

April 02, 2008 06:27:46 GMT

With the U.S. version of "Spirit" ready to be released next week, a new track from Leona Lewis called "Forgive Me" has surfaced on-line. This would be one of the two the joints that is added to the original version so that it can appeal to American fans.

"Forgive Me" is produced by Akon and has the Pop/R 'n' B vibe that is not the major sound of the original U.K. version. Another track called "Misses Glass" has also been prepared to support the release. It is a piece produced by Madd Scientist and Rock City who was also contacted by Lewis' producer Clive Davis to revamp the album.
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Country Singer Trace Adkins Becoming Grim Reaper in 'American Carol'

April 02, 2008 05:13:44 GMT

The country star Trace Adkins is going to be a ghost in "An American Carol", the satire comedy version of Charles Dickens' classic novel "A Christmas Carol". According to Hollywood Reporter, the 46-year-old singer is going to portray the Spirit of Christmas Future, who is also known as the Grim Reaper.

By playing the Reaper, Adkins will be starring opposite the film's star Kelsey Grammer in the David Zucker's film. His character has been described as the one who help Grammer's character in avoiding a tragic end by using his musical talent. Aside from sharing the screen with Grammer, the "You're Gonna Miss This" hitmaker will also join Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen and Dennis Hopper, who are set to make cameo appearance in the film.
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Shots From Madonna's '4 Minutes' Video Leaked!

April 02, 2008 05:03:18 GMT

A number of pictures taken from Madonna's highly-anticipated video have been leaked on-line. Judging from the shots, the clip of "4 Minutes to Save the World" sees Madonna and featured artist Justin Timberlake ripping each other's clothes up to the point where they rip each other's skin and flesh.

Both the artists also dance in front of a large digital clock that counts down 4 minutes. The pictures can be found on Madonna's fansite DrownedMadonna.com along with the announcement that the video will be premiered on April 4 at 4:44 P.M. on TickTockTV.com. Madonna has confirmed that she will not give the exclusive debut of the video to TV stations like MTV and would rather give it to on-line service.
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Amy Winehouse to Make Acting Debut, Starring in 'Dr. Who'

April 02, 2008 05:00:11 GMT

Amid heavy media exposure on her meltdown, Amy Winehouse is reported to act in a forthcoming episode of "Doctor Who". The troubled singer, according to NME, will reprise the role of the villainess The Rani, which was made famous by actress Kate O'Mara in the 1980s.

The Rani is described as "an evil scientific genius rouge time lord" who in previous series of the hit TV show has enslaved entire planets. The role will be Amy's first acting debut on the TV screen should report on that matter is true.
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Weezer's Another Self-Titled Album Release Date Set

April 02, 2008 04:24:48 GMT

Previously thought only a hoax in celebration of April Fool's day (April 1), Weezer confirms that their new album will be titled "Weezer" for the third time. To differentiate the new set with the two others, this forthcoming release will be referred to as "Weezer (Red Album)".

The publicist also confirmed that the Geffen album will be released on June 17. The first single, according to a report on RollingStone.com, is in most probability "Pork and Beans", a title that is not in match with frontman River Cuomo's description. He wrote on the band's website that the single is "one word, starts with a T, ends with an R and contains twelve letters."
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Superheroes Creator Stan Lee Teaming Up With Disney for Three Pics

April 02, 2008 03:57:33 GMT

Following the signing of exclusive deal between the creator of comic book superheroes Stan Lee and Walt Disney Pictures, it is now reported that Lee and Disney have set up three feature film projects. Variety reported Lee and his POW! Entertainment's partner Gill Champion will be the executive producers of the three films entitled "Nick Ratchet", "Blaze" and "Tigress".

Though keeping the storyline of the three movies under tight wraps, it is explained that "Ratchet" will be based on a screenplay written by "P.S., I Love You" helmer and scribbler Richard LaGravenese, while "Blaze" is set to be written by Robert Goldman and "Tigress" will be penned by Zoe Green. Further, "Rachet" will be directed by LaGravenese. It should be noted also that "Tigress" is not the same movie project as the previous film of the same name which is also developed by Lee. The earlier announced film project which has Michelle Rodriguez attached as the star is based on a "Conan the Barbarian" villainess.
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Colombian Pop Superstar Shakira Caught in Sex Tape Prank

April 02, 2008 03:54:50 GMT

Bad news travels fast, but representatives for Shakira and Alejandro Sanz are also quick to issue a denial over reports that their celebrity clients have been caught on film enjoying a threesome with Shakira's boyfriend Antonio de la Rua. Shot down reports on the existence of a sex tape, both representatives claimed them as prank.

Internet reports surfaced on April Fool's Day suggested that Shakira, Alejandro, and Antonio have been caught on film enjoying a threesome. Reports on that matter, according to PeopleEnEspanol.com, got started when Argentine DJ Javier Ceriani commented on a little Internet report on his Zona Cero radio show.
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Video Preview: Usher's 'Love in This Club'

April 02, 2008 03:47:09 GMT

A 30 second preview has been given for the highly-anticipated video of Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy. It has been revealed that Keri Hilson plays the love interest of Usher in the video but the preview also allows fans to know that Kanye West and P. Diddy are in it too.

The video was shot on March 15 in Los Angeles with Usher's long-time affiliate, Jamaica, tackling the choreography of the video that mainly takes set at a nightclub. The full video reportedly will be premiered on Monday, April 7.
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Rock Act 311 Reeling in Snoop Dogg for 'Unity Tour'

April 02, 2008 03:17:39 GMT

Reggae/alternative rock band 311 make an unlikely touring partnership with rapper Snoop Dogg. The two acts will embark on a jaunt aptly called "Unity Tour" this June with another rock act Fiction Plane in support, playing mostly amphitheaters.

The first date of the outing is set on June 24 in Phoenix while the latest announced schedule is August 3 in Austin, Texas. "Unity Tour" is actually a long running trek that has been conducted by 311 almost every year with supports of other acts. The name is taken from one of the band's early releases. Those who have been tagged along in the previous years include Matisyahu, The Roots and The Wailers.
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David Beckham Named Britain's Best and Worst-Dressed Man by GQ Magazine

April 02, 2008 02:58:49 GMT

While James Bond star Daniel Craig is invading the news media concerning his GQ's Best Dressed Man title, David Beckham steals the spot. Not without reason, but it is because the soccer god has been included in the lists of Britain's Best Dressed Men and Worst-Dressed Men, both are complied by GQ Magazine's U.K. edition.

David, who arguably is considered as a style icon, is ranked 6th in the list of 2008 Best-Dressed Men in Britain. He, interestingly, has also been named the 9th Worst-Dressed Men in Britain in 2008.
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Video Premiere: Plies' 'Who Hotter Than Me'

April 02, 2008 02:52:41 GMT

Plies has begun peeling off the details of his sophomore album, "Definition of Real". Beside releasing a music video for a track called "Who Hotter Than Me", the rapper also announced that the set will be dropped in stores on June 24 instead of June 10 like the initial plan.

According to a press release by Atlantic Records, it is revealed that "Bust It Baby Pt. 2" will be the official single although the first part has hit the airwaves first. The "Pt.2" that features R 'n' B singer Ne-Yo has also been "personally presented" to radio stations across his home state of Florida.
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No Truth to Trojan Comdoms' 10M Dollar Offer for Johnny Depp

April 02, 2008 02:32:56 GMT

Johnny Depp will not be appearing in condom ads. A representative for the actor has quashed reports that he's been offered a $10 million deal to be the new face of Trojan condoms.

The Dailystar reported Sunday, March 30 that Depp was expected to do a series of TV commercials for Trojan's new Magnum range. The Web stated that Trojan bosses believed the actor would considerably boost sales of their Magnum range, and help inspire an anti-AIDS campaign to send free condoms to less economically developed countries. Report on that matter was quick to spread all over the net.
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Velvet Revolver Officially Kick Out Vocalist

April 02, 2008 02:30:18 GMT

Previously only giving a hint, Slash finally reveals that his Velvet Revolver bandmate, Scott Weiland is officially off the group. The guitarist blamed the decision to boot off Weiland on "erratic behavior".

The announcement came with the wind down of their extensive tour in Amsterdam yesterday (April 1). In a press release Slash said, "This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn't 100% committed to either. Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on."
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Obtained New York Wedding License

April 02, 2008 01:59:14 GMT

The Hollywood rumor mill went into overdrive again as new report surfaced by the hour that Beyonce Knowles and her longtime boyfriend Jay-Z have taken out a marriage license. Both music superstars obtained a wedding license in Scarsdale, New York Tuesday morning, April 1, according to People.

No verification nor denial from both parties and their people just yet. A representative for Beyonce refused to comment on the singer's betrothed status or her seemingly pending nuptials, simply told People "No comment."