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May 21, 2008

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Keira Knightley Being King Lear's Daughter

May 21, 2008 10:02:00 GMT


The "Pirates of the Caribbean" beauty Keira Knightley has another role to tackle. After playing the adored Duchess of Devonshire in "The Duchess", the 23-year-old actress is going to take another noble role as a King's daughter in Shakespearean tragedy's adaptation "King Lear".

In the movie, the acclaimed actress has been tapped to play Cordelia, the King's youngest daughter. It means that she will work side-by-side with Anthony Hopkins, who takes the King's role, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who is going to depict Regan, the King's deceitful middle daughter.
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'Iron Man' Scribblers Signed for 'Highlander' Remake

May 21, 2008 09:43:41 GMT


The 1986's thriller fantasy film "Highlander" will be brought back into the silver screen. Latest reports on the matter stated that Summit Entertainment have obtained the screening rights to the film made famous by actor Christopher Lambert and to add on the excitement, the remake film has signed "Iron Man" screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.

The two scribblers will be working on developing the new material about the two conflicting Scottish clans and is expected to finish writing the script before the movie swing into production in 2009. It is said that though it is basically a redo, the story will bring more background story to the film as well as the romance plot.
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R. Kelly Denies It Was Him in the Child Sex Video

May 21, 2008 09:34:47 GMT


One of the longest and much-delayed celebrity trials has reached a new stage where its defendant Robert Kelly aka R. Kelly is being faced with a video proof of him having sex with an underage girl. A sex tape timing at 26 minutes, was played during a court trial on Tuesday, May 20, sending the jurors and people in the court room to sit "motionless". Later on that day, Kelly stated that he was not the man in the tape.

According to the Association Press, the tape was shown through a 4 by 4 foot monitor with blinds drawn and lights dimmed. At the beginning, it shows a man handing a sum of money to the young girl who took it with a "thank you". She was heard calling the man "daddy" and would later dance before having sex with him. All throughout the screening, Kelly who sat on the defendant bench was described "occasionally rocked on his chair and rested his chin in his hand".
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Video: Coldplay's 'Violet Hill' Second Version

May 21, 2008 09:33:15 GMT


After premiering the official video of their first single "Violet Hill" on May 15, Coldplay surprise their fans by releasing another clip. The English band earlier this week have premiered the second video for their first single which is completely different from the first video.

On the new video, the band seem to get more political and satirical by featuring edited footages of George Bush dancing and also Tony Blair playing guitar. The new clip was directed by Matt Whitecross, while the first original video has Asa Mader on the directorial seat.
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Janet Jackson Confirms Tour Plans, Naming it 'Rock Withchu'

May 21, 2008 09:03:16 GMT


42-year-old diva Janet Jackson has finally revealed more details regarding her upcoming tour plan in support of her new album "Discipline". Janet spoke in an interview to the press revealing some venues for her tour and also the name of it beside confirming September 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia as the starting date for her road show.

The pop singer, reveals that apart from Vancouver, her upcoming tour will include cities such as New York City, Washington D.C and also plans to raid Australia as well. Confirming her plans, she said, "It's been a while so I really want to make my rounds. I haven't been to Australia in a very long time; I can't wait to go there. There are a lot of places where I really want to stop off at, and that's the idea, that's the goal with this tour." As for the tour name, it will be called "Rock Withchu" which is taken from one of the songs on her new set. The outing itself is being produced by famous promoter company Live Nation.
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50 Cent Prepares New Album, Eyes On a New Deal

May 21, 2008 08:32:52 GMT


Although still not yet confirming whether the rumors about his mega deal with News Corp is true or not, it seems that 50 Cent will really leave his current label Interscope. New reports surface on the media saying that he is indeed planning to quit his label and already eying a new contract deal, which aimed to be the same type as Jay-Z's super contract, with another company.

According to the reports, in order to walk away from his contract with Interscope, in which he still has an agreement to release two more albums, 50 is preparing to release a new studio set in the fourth quarter this year to finish up his current deal. With his group G-Unit's new record "Terminate on Sight" ready to be dropped on July 1, his upcoming solo LP's release will give the rapper a chance to end his courtship with his label.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton Up for 'Prince of Persia'

May 21, 2008 08:19:57 GMT


Answering to the earlier speculation about the offering of "Prince of Persia" to the Hollywood leading actor Jake Gyllenhaal, it is now confirmed that the "Jarhead" star will be the Persian prince in the video game adaptation movie "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time". Joining the 27-year-old in the cast ensemble is the "Quantum of Solace" actress Gemma Arterton.

In the movie, the co-star of Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain" will be taking the role of Dastan, while the "St. Trinian's" star will portray the feisty princess Tamina. Together, they will team up with "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" helmer Mike Newell to bring the live action movie to the big screen using the script from Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Boaz Yakin and Jordan Mechner.
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Justin Timberlake Ready to Ask Jessica Biel the 'Question'

May 21, 2008 08:08:00 GMT


Justin Timberlake might just get ready to settle down, as reports are sprouting that he is looking forward to pop the question to girlfriend of a year, Jessica Biel. To make matter even more interesting, the reason of him wanting to marry Biel is not only because he feels that she's "the one" but also because Biel is pregnant with his child.

The pregnancy is not yet confirmed but sources said that the actress has been avoiding alcoholic drinks during outings. A source told the Sun, "Justin is 27 and thinking about marriage and kids. For the first time in his life he is feeling settled and has definitely decided to pop the question to Jessica. He is so happy with her. They spent quite a bit of time apart recently when Justin was working with Madonna. That made him certain Jessica was the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with."
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce a One Year Break


May 21, 2008 07:43:05 GMT


Fans of funk-rock super group Red Hot Chili Peppers will have to be patient to wait for the band's new project. That fact occurs after Red Hot announced that they decided to take a year break from any project of the band due to the tiredness they were having after working on their last album "Stadium Arcadium" and tours.

The news was confirmed by the band's lead vocalist Anthony Kiedis in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Confirming the news and revealing the reason to take a break, Kiedis said, "We're disbanded for the moment. We actually took a very long time to make the 'Stadium Arcadium' record, because we wrote a lot of songs and then got way too married to them and decided we need it to be a double album. Which was a great experience, but it took forever. It was really a grueling, long haul."
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'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' Panned and Hailed

May 21, 2008 07:25:44 GMT


Twenty seven years ago, the whip-cracking Indiana Jones mesmerized people all over the world when he began his adventurous journey in search of the lost arc. The archaeological professor then followed up the success of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with two other chivalrous ventures in "Temple of Doom" and with "The Last Crusade". Now, nineteen years after his last thrilling adventure, the daring professor is indeed going back to crack his signature whip in the big screen with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and he is aiming to score bigger than ever at the box office. Still, though the fourth Indy film is highly anticipated, it doesn't actually get early receptions it hoped for, especially with the mixed feeling given by the movie critics.

Bringing its action star, Harrison Ford, back to reprise his most famous role ever after his golden years have passed, "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at first offered much doubt whether or not Ford could do justice to his character. Still, some critics believe that the filmmakers are clever enough to set this film in 1957 which is about 20 years apart from the first three movies and most importantly remains true with Jones' memorable character to please the fans. Todd McCarthy of Variety commented that in the latest film, Jones "comes through just as viewers remember him: crafty, capable, impatient, manly, and red-blooded American". Rafer Guzman of Newsday added, "Its success rides almost entirely on Ford, who brightens the action - always improbable, occasionally ludicrous - with physical humor and rascally charm. He wears the role so naturally that his supporting actors often seem to be faking it." Aside from panning the doubt over Ford's performance, others who support the positive reviews also applauded the spectacular special effect and stunt works on the action adventure tidbit.
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Jude Law Caught Locking Lips With Kimberly Stewart

May 21, 2008 07:23:05 GMT


Jude Law has landed his eyes on another woman who arguably bears resemblance to his former fiancee, Sienna Miller. The playboy depicter in movie "Alfie" was seen passionately kissing socialite Kimberly Stewart who is also famous for her status as Rod Stewart's daughter, at two British nightclubs.

Law was seen in the company of Stewart on Saturday, May 17 night and things got steamy when they entered the VIP area of One9Five Bar in Epping, Essex. One clubber said that Kimberly was a regular at the club because her dad lives nearby but was actually surprised to find out that the guy Kimberly took along was A-list actor Jude Law.
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Lil Wayne to Be the Closing Act at 2008 BET Awards


May 21, 2008 06:33:11 GMT


After confirming that the 2008 BET Awards, to be held on June 24, will be opened by Usher, now music fans will have more special treat for them after Lil Wayne has been hinted as the closing act. The news comes from the BET EPV Stephen Hill, telling Bilboard.com "I'm really excited that Usher is opening the show. I'll give you a little tidbit -- Lil Wayne is probably closing the show. So, we have a grand opening and grand closing."

Wayne and Usher are not the only performers that have been confirmed to headline the event, other musicians that have also been added to perform are, Nelly and Mary J Blige. Not only performing, but at the show Wayne will also have the chance to take home some awards with him as he is being nominated for 3 categories, which are Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Viewers' Choice Award and Best Collaboration.
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Five New Revealing 'Get Smart' TV Spots Online

May 21, 2008 04:55:48 GMT


A month before "Get Smart" tickles its way into the theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures have given the future audience a chance to refresh their mind on the Steve Carell's action comedy by releasing five television spots of the movie on the net. Though the spots contain many footages that have been unveiled before through its trailers, they still reveal new unseen clips.

Timed exactly at 32 seconds, each of the spots brings in different themes for the promotional of the comedic movie. All of the video footages promotes the clumsy first-time Control agent, Maxwell Smart in a sarcastic way. By that, it means that while the narrator hails agent Smart for his wit and his great work as a super agent, the clips viewed show differently through which he can be seen doing things that spy agent should not be doing.
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Newlyweds Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon to Renew Wedding Vows in Extravagant Ceremony

May 21, 2008 04:46:31 GMT


Have just tied the knot in a top secret wedding ceremony on April 30 and celebrated their big day with a so-called "celebratory post-wedding event" in Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, C.A. on May 13, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon reportedly have already planned to stage another wedding bash. Word on the block is that the newlyweds will stage a $4 million wedding ceremony in New York when they renew their vows later this summer.

A source close to Mariah revealed to MSNBC, "It's going to be held in New York City in the next six weeks. Picture a wedding on the scale of Liza Minnelli's (to David Gest) and you'll be on the right track." The extravagant public event, which was first reported by MSNBC, will boast a number of Hollywood notable public figures, including supermodel Naomi Campbell, whose name has already been confirmed to be on the guest list.
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Nas Forced to Change New Album Title

May 21, 2008 04:18:39 GMT


Musicians can't just name their album the way they they like it, that's the lesson Nas has just learned. Due to the pressure he receives from label executives, retailers and also media, the rapper has decided to change his upcoming record's title.

The new LP which he previously named "Nigger" will be changed, but at the moment it is still untitled. Rumored has it that the record, which is set to drop on July 1, will be called "Nas" although it won't be a self-titled effort.
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Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Hudson Among 2008 MTV Movie Awards Presenters

May 21, 2008 04:00:49 GMT


Apparently, the 2008 MTV Movie Awards will have a line of celebrity hotties piling out to present the golden popcorn statuettes. On Monday, May 19, the entertainment network specializing in music have let out its first list of Hollywood big names set to come out on the ceremonial stage of the unique movie awards and among the presenters announced are Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Hudson.

Besides Lohan and Hudson, other female presenters unveiled include Anne Hathaway, Megan Fox and Rumer Willis. From the male side, those chosen to make the event merrier consist of comedians, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride and actioners, Mark Wahlberg, Brendan Fraser and Robert Downey Jr.. All of the presenters are set to join the earlier announced performers, such as The Pussycat Dolls and Coldplay.
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Full Report on Seventh Season 'American Idol' Finale

May 21, 2008 03:51:48 GMT


The battle of the Davids on the seventh season of American Idol has been officially grinding since last night (May 20) when the two last-standing contestants showcased their final efforts in winning the love from American people. The finale of the show was aired on FOX at 8:00 P.M., presenting David Cook and David Archuleta on Nokia Theater's stage taking three rounds each and here is the report.

The first round was picked by Sony BMG producer and music mogul, Clive Davis, who opted U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" for Cook and Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" for Archuleta. Feedbacks from the judges were surprisingly different from expectation when the acid-tongue judge Simon Cowell who had predicted Cook's win, said "Round 1 goes to David Archuleta." Other judge Randy Jackson said that Archuleta's performance was one of the best in the season while Paula Abdul preferred to speak in metaphor by saying "the sun is never going to go down on you!" On the other side, Simon commented on Cook's performance as "tense" and "emotional".
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Miley Cyrus Set 'Breakout' as New Album Title


May 21, 2008 03:42:01 GMT


Stepping aside from all of the bad media coverage surrounding her life recently, Miley Cyrus now chooses to focus on her new album's release. The pop sensation has now revealed the title and release date for the new record. The teen singer will give her upcoming set "Breakout" as its title and plan to drop it on July 22.

The upcoming LP will be Miley's second studio album but the singer's first under her own name not as the character she plays in the hit Disney series "Hannah Montana". The album's first single is "7 Things" that has been released via radios on May 13.
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'Hellboy II' Exposed Characters Through 5 International Posters

May 21, 2008 03:07:56 GMT


Following the releasing of the two featurettes about the angel of death and Abe Sapien's body suit earlier this month, Universal Pictures apparently want the fans to get a close real look into some of the main characters of the forthcoming "Hellboy II: The Golden Army". On May 19, the studio have revealed five brand new characters banners online.

The posters unveiled three of the film heroes, Hellboy, Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapien, and two of the baddies, Prince Nuada and the Angel of Death. Hellboy's poster can be seen above on this news' photo, while the rest can be viewed below. Each of the characters portrayed shows off their unique characteristics in the pictures, like Hellboy and his gigantic gun, Liz and her flaming hands and Prince Nuada with his spear.
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Video Premiere: Michelle Williams' 'We Break the Dawn'


May 21, 2008 02:55:58 GMT


Michelle Williams (II)' new clip for her single "We Break the Dawn" has been premiered on May 19. The video which sees lots of dance moves was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by renown director Phil Griffin, who has worked with other famous names, such as Prince and Amy Winehouse.

The single is being set as the first from Michelle's upcoming new LP "Unexpected". The song is co-written by Beyonce Knowles' sister Solange Knowles. After dropping the first single the R 'n' B singer has confirmed "Stop this Car" as the follow up.
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Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to Collaborate on 3rd 'Tintin'

May 21, 2008 02:37:39 GMT


Awhile back, the confirmation about the signing of two talented helmers, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, for the first two installments of "Tintin" has been outed. In spite of the announcement made, reports still left a big question concerning who will sit in the director's seat for the third film. However, latest report concerning the third film suggested that the two may collaborate to bring to the silver screen.

The rumor of the teaming up of the two acclaimed filmmakers has been sparked by Spielberg himself while he was discussing about his latest adventure movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at Cannes Film Festival. On the occasion, the 60-year-old unveiled that the three "Tintin" movies will be made back-to-back. Explaining further about the order of the directing shared between him and Jackson, he said, "I'll direct the first one, Peter will direct the second one. We'll probably co-direct the third one."
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Video Premiere: Rick Ross' 'Here I Am' Ft. Nelly


May 21, 2008 02:27:22 GMT


The music video from Rick Ross which features Nelly and Avery Storm has been premiered on May 19. The clip was made for Rick's latest single titled "Here I Am" and is directed by Gil Green.

The single itself is the third single released from his latest album "Trilla". Before dropping "Here I Am", the rapper has spawned "Speedin" and "The Boss" as the first and second tracks.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Pregnant Nicole Kidman Hired Renowned Photographer to Snap Nude Photos of Her

May 21, 2008 02:22:12 GMT


Is pregnant with her first child with hubby Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman is going to expose her baby bump. The Aussie movie beauty reportedly has hired renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier to snap photos of her in the nude.

A source told the New York Daily News that Nicole is keen for the pictures to be taken when she is nearly ready to give birth, saying "Nicole wants to wait until she looks really pregnant." Nicole isn't the first celebrity to be photographed while pregnant.
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Representative Confirmed Jessica Alba Secretly Married Cash Warren

May 21, 2008 02:10:29 GMT


Jessica Alba is officially off the market. The actress has secretly married her fiance and baby's daddy Cash Warren Monday, May 19. A representative for her confirmed the hush-hush nuptials yet won't provide further details.

Though so a source confirmed to People, Alba and Warren exchanged vows "in the Beverly Hills courthouse's ceremony room under an arch of green silk foliage and white flowers. They were casually dressed, with Alba wearing a long blue dress and her hair back in a ponytail." The very pregnant actress, still according to the source, "looked happy but nervous".
 
 
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