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April 28, 2008

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'Iron Man' Eyeing Box Office Smash, 4 New Behind the Scene Videos

April 28, 2008 09:51:04 GMT


Expected to make its debut in the North America theaters on May 2, "Iron Man" can be considered as the first from the series of the much anticipated flicks coming in this summer season. Since the news stating that Marvel have taken control over the development of the action film has been blown out by the media, many fans are said to be unable to wait for the end result. And with so much buzz circulating over the superhero flick, the only question remaining now is whether the film will be as good as it is promoted to be.

Picking up the story of Tony Stark, a genius inventor who creates a bulletproof armor suit to escape from Afghan terrorists and eventually known as Iron Man, the Paramount Pictures' film that pairs up a notable actor Robert Downey Jr. with a great director Jon Favreau apparently has wowed the critics with its deliverance as it received overpouring praises from early reviews. Todd McCarthy of Daily Variety has noted that the film is "refreshing" as it delivered a top notch "entertaining special effects extravaganza". Additionally, Kirk Honeycutt from Hollywood Reporter even predicted that the film would not have a problem scoring big at the box office noting that it could "catch boxoffice lightning in a bottle".
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Bob Dylan Joins Kanye West, Lil Wayne at Virgin Mobile Festival

April 28, 2008 09:36:48 GMT


Legendary singer Bob Dylan has been added as one of the performers for the 2008 Virgin Mobile Festival held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on August 9-10. Bob will join other top musicians on the event which include the likes of Paramore, Chuck Berry, The Black Keys, Wilco, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots and many more.

Bob is scheduled to perform on the second day of the event, which will be on August 10. Besides him, other famous names who will also perform on that day are Stone Temple Pilots, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Lil Wayne.
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Phil Collins Steps Off From the Music Scene


April 28, 2008 09:04:05 GMT


It seems that Phil Collins has had enough time playing and making music, the singer recently stated his retirement from the music industry. Phil's announced the news on Friday, April 25 to the press stating that he will not release anymore albums and do another tour.

Despite his resignation, Phil also reveals that he will not entirely flee of the music scene. He said that he will still write songs and work behind the scene in order to enjoy his life more. The singer also added that by retiring he now can have more time to do his hobby which is collecting the Battle of The Alamo's memorabilia. Speaking about his hobby Phil said, "It's not that unusual for a man of my age who grew up reading Davy Crockett."
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Britney Spears Back to Do Vocal Training

April 28, 2008 08:18:12 GMT


Britney Spears is really serious about getting her musical career back on track. After attempting to fix her physical condition by doing serious workouts, now she is doing a vocal training.

Reports claims that the singer is taking singing lessons again to get her singing quality back on its best. The news revealed after the pop singer was spotted by the press as she made her way back from his vocal coach house in Tarzana, California on April 25. On her way home the "Toxic" singer carries with her a CD marked `4/25/08 Britney's Voice Lesson. Reportedly, the vocal coach was the same person who gave Paris Hilton her vocal lesson.
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'The Golden Army' to See the Vulnerable Side of Hellboy

April 28, 2008 08:11:36 GMT


Though promised to deliver more actions and bigger weapons in the sequel to "Hellboy", the filmmakers behind "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" apparently also want to make a human out of the red-skinned demon with big stone right hand. In the interview with Hellboy's depicter Ron Perlman, MTV News uncovered that the follow-up film will expose more of the romantic relationship between Hellboy and Liz and how it affects the story.

Confessing on the relationship that has developed even further since the first movie, Perlman stated that the lover have taken their romance to the next level. "We start off the film on the next level, where we're living together," said the 58-year-old actor. "She's living in my bachelor pad with me and my 55 cats, my 22 television screens, all of which are either playing 'Popeye' or 'The Three Stooges'."
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Artist of the Week: Lyfe Jennings

April 28, 2008 07:48:50 GMT


From an ex-con to a musician, Lyfe Jennings is the perfect example of how taking the hardship of life into good accounts can make a really big difference. The singer's impressive life story on top of the success he has achieved today have inspired AceShowbiz.com to pick him as the Artist of the Week in the week 18 of 2008.

Beside pocketing high achievements, Jennings is also due to release another project called "Lyfe Change" on April 29. The album will be his third effort after the platinum-selling "Lyfe 268-192" in 2004 and "The Phoenix" in 2006. The singer who puts himself in the R 'n' B category, has been particularly consistent in spawning his works to date with an album per two years.
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Kenny Chesney Holds Back Pain During Concert

April 28, 2008 07:15:34 GMT


Being a professional singer means to finish the job no matter what happens. Kenny Chesney showed the example on his latest gig at Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia on Saturday, April 26. The country singer kept on continuing his performance despite having his foot injured during the concert.

The injury happened because the singer's foot was stuck for about 30 second between the stage and a lift that supposed to elevate him before the show started. Although managed to hold the pain he's having and kept on singing, Kenny was limping off and holding his knee throughout the show. The singer waited until the show ends before he got the doctor to treat his painful foot.
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'Dark Knight' New Trailer Arrives April 28

April 28, 2008 07:12:49 GMT


In earlier report on the new trailer of the highly anticipated "The Dark Knight" film, it has been stated that the video footage exposing Harvey "Two Face" Dent will be outed sometime in early May 2008. However, it seems that the trailer may come out sooner than expected as clues in the WhySoSerious.com website hinted that it will hit the net on Monday, April 28

The viral site promoting the Warner Bros. Pictures' superhero film posted the pictures of twelve U.S. presidents altered with Joker's trademark. Behind each picture, there is a display of a city name and a countdown clock, which is set to strike zero at 5:30 P.M. on April 28, accompanied with an instruction to be followed. In the instruction, it can be seen that there are two words written in capital letters, that is "TRAIL" and "ER", which possibly can be concluded that the instruction provided may lead to the uncovering of the new trailer.
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Tina Turner Heads for Another Tour

April 28, 2008 06:36:13 GMT


A shocking and surprising news arrives from veteran singer Tina Turner. Tina revealed that she will do another tour which is set to kick off at Kansas City on October 1.

The rock singer announced the news at the tapping for The Oprah Winfrey Show on Saturday, April 26 in Caesar Palace, Las Vegas. Revealing the reason to hold another tour Tina told Oprah, "You can't forget the fun, the lights and the people." Reports also claim that it might as well be Tina's last and final tour as her age already reached 68-year-old this year.
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Uma Thurman's 'Accidental Husband' New Trailer Online


April 28, 2008 06:19:33 GMT


Another trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy by Yari Film Group Releasing, "The Accidental Husband" has come out on the net. Compared to the first official trailer, this new video footage takes less time to be viewed as it runs only about one and a half minutes. However, it gives out more of the romantic relationship between the two main characters.

Unlike the first, the second trailer opens with a scene where Uma Thurman's character, Emma, hosting her radio show. As the trailer begins to build up its momentum, the narrator begins to describe Emma and the trouble she doesn't expect to come from a man seeking for revenge because of her advice to his former fiancee. Though much of the content are similar to the first, some surprising scenes that are not included in the first can be enjoyed in it.
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Beyonce Knowles Indeed Heading to Bollywood Movie Industry

April 28, 2008 04:54:50 GMT


Apparently the January's rumor speculating the involvement of R 'n' B diva Beyonce Knowles in a Bollywood movie hold some truth in it. Recent report concerning the "Bootylicious" singer noted that the alleged wife of rapper Jay-Z has been signed to star in "Kambakth Ishq".

The 26-year-old entertainer allegedly has landed one of the leading roles in the film and is expected to deliver her lines in Hindi language. "Beyonce's going to have to start learning Hindi fast because filming starts this summer...and there will be at least a month of filming in India," so claimed an insider to MediaTakeOut.com. Further, it is said that the "Dreamgirls" star will join the rest of the cast ensemble when filming start in the U.S. and India as well.
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Plies to Premiere 'Bust It Baby Part 2' Feat. Ne-Yo Video


April 28, 2008 04:38:59 GMT


Exciting news comes from Plies as the rapper has confirmed the official premiere date for his new music video "Bust It Baby Part 2" ft. Ne-Yo. The rapper will launch the full video today (April 28) on BET's Rap City at 5 P.M. EST.

The rapper confirmed the release date on his official MySpace page. Promoting the new video, on the net Plies wrote that it will be the biggest video in 2008. "Witness History In The Making, as Plies brings you the BIGGEST Video of 2008!" the page read.
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Billie Piper Three Months Pregnant with Laurence Fox's Child


April 28, 2008 04:34:22 GMT


First came the engagement which was followed by a wedding. And here it comes the pregnancy news. Billie Piper, according to news media, is pregnant with husband Laurence Fox's child.

Rumors of a pregnancy hit Piper after she's been spotted sporting an apparent baby bump while on holiday in Mauritius last week. Neither Piper nor Fox officially confirmed the pregnancy reports just yet, but a source close to the family has revealed to the Sun that Piper indeed is around three months pregnant.
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Video Interview: J.J. Abrams Addresses 'Cloverfield' Sequel Speculations

April 28, 2008 04:14:27 GMT


Though earlier reports have suggested that the sequel of the successful monster movie "Cloverfield" might never make it to the big screen, a recent interview with its acclaimed producer J.J. Abrams revealed the other way around. In an interview with "The Loop" of G4's Attack of the Show, the filmmaker talks about the possible follow-up or spin-off of the film.

Hinting on the chance of the sequel development, the 41-year-old "Lost" co-creator stated that people behind the hit thriller have jotted down several great ideas for the sequel. "There is a couple ideas that Drew Goddard , the writer, and Matt Reeves have that are pretty fantastic," explained Abrams. "So we're playing around with some ideas and obviously if it isn't something that really excited us and inspires us, we won't do it. But there are some good ideas out there."
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Video Preview: Nelly's 'Stepped on My Jays' Feat. Ciara


April 28, 2008 03:54:47 GMT


A preview of Nelly's new music video has been aired on the net. The video was for the rapper's new song "Stepped on My Jays" which will be included on his upcoming album "Brass Knuckles". The teaser clip was posted by Jermaine Dupri, who was also the producer of the single, on his You Tube channel.

On the new song Nelly teams up with Ciara and it will also be used for the ad campaign of footwear product Nike Air Jordan. "Stepped on My Jays" has been described by the St. Louis based rapper as 'Air Force Ones' and 'Grillz' on steroids.
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Amy Winehouse Released from Prison with Caution


April 28, 2008 03:40:39 GMT


Amy Winehouse was in and out of jail. The Grammy-winning songbird, whose private life and battle with drugs have overshadowed her recording success, was released from police custody Saturday, April 26 just one day after being held for allegedly head-butting a man at a bar earlier in the week.

Amy voluntarily reported to a London police station on Friday, April 25 to be quizzed after allegedly head-butting a man outside a London pub during a wild night out. A 38-year-old man filed a lawsuit against her, alleged he was "headbutted" by the British singer after trying to hail her a cab at 3:20 A.M. on Wednesday, April 23.
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'G.I. Joe' Filming Hampered by Accident

April 28, 2008 03:27:30 GMT


Few days after media brought up the news of the terrible car crash on the set of the much awaited "Quantum of Solace", they come again with another accident reports related to other movie's production. On Saturday, April 26, it is reported that a collision between a bus and several cars occurred during the filming of Paramount Pictures' "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" in the center of Prague.

Reportedly, the car crash incident happened near the action film's shooting area. It isn't clear though whether the "G.I. Joe" crew were involved in the accident or not as reports on the matter only related the mishap to the Stephen Sommers-directed film. Prague police spokeswoman Eva Brozova explained, "It happened in a closed area that was rented out to the filmmakers for the weekend." Further, it is noted that seven people were slightly injured on the accident as David Minowski, a spokesperson of local production house Stilling Films, claimed.
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Full Winners of the 2008 MTV Australia Music Awards

April 28, 2008 03:16:43 GMT


The winners for the 2008 MTV Australia Music Awards have been announced on Saturday, April 28. Australian local artists Delta Goodrem and The Veronicas received the top awards at the annual event. Delta wins the Music Video of the Year Award for her video "Believe Again" beating other contenders, such as Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters and Mika.

As for Veronicas, the twins female singers grabbed the award for Australian Artist Music Award, beating also some top names including, Delta and Silverchair. Meanwhile, the winner for International Music Artist of the Year goes to Timbaland. Another international artist that walked away with the prize is Pink who snatched the MTV Live Performer Award.
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Third Day of 2008 Coachella Festival Begins

April 28, 2008 02:56:49 GMT


The hype of 2008 Coachella Arts and Music Festival is nearing its end for the annual event is winding its third day on Sunday, April 27. Actor Sean Penn appeared on the stage, opening the last day with an invitation for youths to participate actively in their political stance. Penn, who openly criticize current U.S. President, Bush, gave a speech stating that all three presidential candidates are no big use in the fight against Iraq war but the youth's moves will probably make a difference.

Penn's 10-minutes speech was a few minutes away from the first act to play on the third day, My Morning Jacket and few hours after Prince's lauded performance. The 'purple' singer was made the headliner of the second day and he among his sets, covered Radiohead's "Creep" and The Beatles' "Come Together". A day before that, Jack Johnson led the crowd with his sultry music accompanied by the likes of Serj Tankian, The Raconteurs, Tegan and Sara and Goldfrapp.
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Disney Channel Defends Miley Cyrus Over Vanity Fair Racy Pics


April 28, 2008 02:35:54 GMT


While Miley Cyrus has openly revealed her regret over her racy pictures for Vanity Fair magazine June 2008 issue, the Disney Channel was quick to show some support for its sold-out starlet. The U.S. TV network which broadcasts Miley's series "Hannah Montana" said, "Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines."

Miley is a popular Disney star with the hit "Hannah Montana" series and "Best of Both Worlds Concert," which became a top-selling live show, 3-D concert film and album. And just last week, Disney Book Group announced that the starlet has signed a seven-figure book deal to write a memoir about her journey to stardom. The book is scheduled to hit bookshelves spring next year to coincide with the premiere of the "Hannah Montana" feature movie, also titled "Hannah Montana."
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'Baby Mama' Denied 'Harold and Kumar' Box Office Glory

April 28, 2008 02:31:12 GMT


Criticized to be lacking the great touch of other great comedy movies, "Baby Mama" proved critics wrong by debuting strongly at the North American box office. Highlighting on the comedic situation resulting from the different characteristic of the two lead characters, the comedy movie about surrogate motherhood apparently collected more laughters than the two-stoners sequel comedy "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" by landing the top slot of the ticket sales tracker by the end of Sunday, April 27.

Screened in 2,543 theaters across the U.S., the comedy film that brings up the story of an infertile successful business woman who tries to have baby by finding a surrogate mother managed to snag $17.4 million. The success of Michael McCullers's film in overpassing others in terms of revenue marked the first time Universal deliver a number one movie this year as well as the first time comedy film with female lead debuted atop the box office since Kate Hudson's "Fool's Gold" back in early February 2008.
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Miley Cyrus Embarrassed and Truly Sorry for Vanity Fair Topless Pics

April 28, 2008 02:06:06 GMT


Another day, another raunchy pictures scandal for Miley Cyrus. Following her latest racy pics which were leaked online last week, the young actress-singer provoked another concern and talk with her provocative pictures in the June 2008 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

For the issue, on sale in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 30 and nationwide May 6, Miley posed for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. She was photographed posing provocatively over her right shoulder, her back nude and breasts covered by her arms and shimmery fabric. In a caption with the image, the "Hannah Montana" star was quoted as telling the publication, "I think it's really artsy. It wasn't in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool. That's what she wanted me to do, and you can't say no to Annie. She's so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you're like, 'OK.'"
 
 
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