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June 10, 2008

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Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and Louis Leterrier Talk About 'Incredible Hulk'

June 10, 2008 09:52:38 GMT

In less than four days, "The Incredible Hulk" will be smashing its way to the big screen and gives fans a look into the massive green superhero like none before. However, before fans storming out to the theaters to see it, the three key people, Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and director Louis Leterrier come out to talk about the movie.

Sitting down to answer questions related to the highly anticipated action fantasy flick, the stars and filmmaker joined the unscripted interview for Moviefone. In the video posted below, they all discuss about various things related to the Universal Pictures' film, including the mutual hatred Bruce Banner and Hulk felt toward each other. They also talk about their experiences working together for "Hulk" and their preparation for the adaptation movie.
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Sergio Mendes Taps Fergie on New Album

June 10, 2008 09:51:25 GMT

Sergio Mendes is making a new and bold breakthrough on his upcoming album "Encanto" by tapping Stacy Ferguson a.ka. Fergie to rap on the set "The Look of Love". The new song itself is actually a cover of Burt Bacharach and it is being produced by Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.

Beside that track, there will be also other cool songs that are being included on Sergio's New LP, which are a hip-hop version of "Agua De Beber", "Waters of March", "Somewhere In The Hills" and many more. Meanwhile, aside from Fergie and will.i.am other musicians that have also being tapped by the musician are the likes of Juanes and Natalie Cole.
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PETA Launches Birthday Offense Against Olsen Twins

June 10, 2008 09:39:50 GMT

Getting to turn 22 years old this coming Friday, June 13, the Olsen twins have become the target of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s offense yet again. The animal rights organization is asking its young devotees to send a snippet of their own hair to both Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen as a birthday gift.

Peta2, which arguably is considered as the world's largest youth animal rights organization, posts a "mission" on its website, peta2.com, urging young people to send the fur-wearing twins snippets of their own hair along with a note that reads, "Please, use my hair instead of the animals'. Happy Birthday." The young devotees could find further info about the "mission", including the address of the so-called Trollsen Twins and how to send a picture, on peta2.com.
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Action-Packed International Teaser Trailer of 'Transporter 3' Unearthed

June 10, 2008 09:21:27 GMT

The butt-kicking professional transporter Frank Martin is back and it looks like that he gets his fighting moves even better than the last time. Through the international teaser trailer of "Transporter 3" released by Lionsgate Films, one can see glimpses of the latest "Transporter" movie as well as the promising action sequences.

Made especially for the French public, the considerably short teaser can still be enjoyed by others who do not understand French because it is not dubbed in that language. The video footage focuses on the action-packed compilation of clips exposing glass-breaking kicks, bare-hand fights and as expected high-octane explosion. Though the teaser only gives a slight bit on the story's plot, it looks pretty much intense.
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Pharrell Williams, Julian Casablancas Record New Song for Converse

June 10, 2008 09:19:41 GMT

A new exciting collaboration has just been done by N.E.R.D's Pharrell Williams as he has just teamed up with Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and also Santogold to record a new track. The new song is titled "My Drive Thru" and was made to celebrate the famous shoe company Converse 100th anniversary.

The new song will be dropped for free download via the company's official website today, June 10. Not only that the track is also being set to be used for the new TV ad for Converse. Confirming the tapping of Pharrell, Julian and Santogold, the company's chief marketing officer, Geoff Cottrill, said, "As we celebrate the brand's first century, we thought it would be fun to bring together Pharrell, Santogold, and Julian, to create new music together that bridges the styles they are known for. The music industry is changing and this partnership is about the music and sharing it with fans for free."
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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden to Wed This Month, Tapped Samantha Ronson and Alicia Keys to Perform

June 10, 2008 08:52:22 GMT

The rumor mill goes into overdrive again on Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's wedding. Have repeatedly denied persistent marriage rumors, the couple are said to exchange wedding vows later this month. Greater than that, they are reported to have booked DJ Samantha Ronson and singer Alicia Keys to perform on the big day.

Rumor has it that Nicole and her baby's daddy Joel are planning to hold their wedding at her singer father Lionel Richie's Bel-Air estate in Malibu on June 29. Star magazine was the first to bring the wedding report to public's notice.
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'The Smurfs' Brought to Silver Screen

June 10, 2008 08:25:12 GMT

A couple of years back, movie producer Jordan Kerner revealed that "The Smurfs", a group of small sky blue forest-dwelling creatures made famous by the comic book series created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, is planned to be developed into animated movies. Years passed by and the particular project seems to be going out of the movie industry's radar. But, it doesn't mean that the adaptation movie is canceled since what happens suggested otherwise.

The newest report concerning the 3-D CGI feature film explained that Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will team up to bring the flick to the big screen. The collaboration is made possible after the former studio have agreed to co-finance the film which rights have been obtained by the latter production company through Kerner who has secured the rights in 2002. The two studios are now going forward with the project by negotiating with David Stem and David Weiss, the writers of "Shrek 2" and "Shrek the Third", to sign them for penning the script.
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Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' to Be This Year's Biggest Selling Album

June 10, 2008 07:57:55 GMT

More great news come for English rock band Coldplay, as the latest report suggested that their upcoming record "Viva la Vida" could become the biggest selling album this year. According to Play.com the band's new LP, which is set to due on June 17, has been pre-ordered more than any other artists' albums on the website's list.

Play.com also claimed that the average of "Viva la Vida"'s pre-order is one in every minute and it is set to beat earlier sales record which was held by Leona Lewis with her "Spirit". Confirming the news, the site's head of music, Helen Marquis, said, "We have not seen an album pre-order to quite these levels before. The previous record holder was Leona Lewis."
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Kiefer Sutherland to Marry Current Girlfriend, Magazine Editor Siobhan Bonnouvrier

June 10, 2008 07:38:20 GMT

Is third time really a charm for Kiefer Sutherland? The "24" star is said to be getting married once again.

Has already had two failed marriages apparently won't stop his step to move on, finding himself a new love. Now that he has found one in current girlfriend, Siobhan Bonnouvrier, he's reported to have been planning to marry the magazine editor.
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Ashley Tisdale Recorded Cover Version of '80s Hit Songs

June 10, 2008 07:25:49 GMT

Star of the hit Disney TV movie "High School Musical", Ashley Tisdale, is going '80s for her new music project. The pop singer reportedly has just finished recording some cover songs from famous '80s singers such as Rick Astley, Cindy Lauper, Belinda Carlisle and Whitney Houston.

The hit songs that she covers are "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (Belinda), "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Whitney), "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Rick), "Time After Time" (Cindy) plus one track from Cathy Dennis titled "Too Many Walls". All of the tracks are recorded for the promo of Degree Girl deodorant, which Ashley is being contracted to.
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Country Singer Taylor Swift Teams Up With Miley Cyrus for 'Hannah Montana'

June 10, 2008 07:19:59 GMT

Setting the movie at the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, it shouldn't be a surprise that the movie adaptation of Disney's hit series will be swarmed with country stars. Following earlier report about the joining in of notable country band Rascal Flatts, it is unearthed that the rising country star Taylor Swift will also make a cameo appearance in "Hannah Montana: The Movie".

Confirmation words regarding the matter came straight from the Top New Female Vocalist winner of 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards when she talked to People. "I'm making a cameo so I'm so excited about that. I'm playing one of my own songs and just in the background of one of the scenes," so claimed the songstress. Talking further about her minor role in the movie, the "Our Song" singer said, "I'm just like the bar band, which is kinda fun."
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Mark Wahlberg's Model Girlfriend Rhea Durham Pregnant with Third Child

June 10, 2008 06:46:22 GMT

Already have one son and one daughter, Mark Wahlberg and his longtime girlfriend, model Rhea Durham, are about to add at least one more child into their expanding family. The actor has confirmed he and Rhea are expecting their third child together.

Wahlberg shared the news to People in L.A. Monday, June 9 amidst promoting his new film, "The Happening". Furthermore revealed he and Rhea won't stop at three, the movie star went on saying, "When the kids are good, we want eight or nine. When they're bad, we [want] to stop at three."
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Clint Eastwood's 'Changeling' Out in Big Screen in October

June 10, 2008 06:33:13 GMT

After including his latest period drama movie into the competition at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, the awards-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood seems to finally be ready to present "Changeling" to the public. A new report coming out about the movie unveiled that Universal Pictures have given specific release date to the tidbit.

The thriller movie starring Angelina Jolie and supported by John Malkovich and Amy Ryan among others has now been set to have its limited release on October 24. Additionally, following the limited viewing, the film will be widely screened in theaters across the country a week after the limited release on October 31.
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Video Premiere: The Offspring's 'Hammerhead'

June 10, 2008 06:25:32 GMT

Punk rock band The Offspring have finally premiered their new music video on Monday, June 9 via IGN.com. The new clip was made for their first single "Hammerhead" and directed by Teqtonic.

The new clip features a 3D animation that shows animated people and animals, such as birds and robotic dogs. The story seems related to war as it features lots of army and military scenes. The end of the video sees a beautiful scenery of the sky at sunset.
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'Jumper' Trilogy to Take Off, Hayden Christensen Revealed

June 10, 2008 05:11:21 GMT

Back when science fiction movie "Jumper" was still a mere plan, it was reported that the filmmakers behind the tidbit had an idea to make it three-set movies. Still, the decision on the continuity of the film all depends on the reception gathered by the Doug Liman-directed flick. Receiving bad reviews from box office watchers, the action-packed movie proved them wrong by pulling in worldwide revenue of $221.5 million and thus opened a chance for sequel. But, for months, there is no talks about it raising questions whether the movie will stick on its original plan.

Providing a light to the mystery surrounding the sequel, recently speculation over the possibility of "Jumper 2" development surfaced as "Jumper" star Hayden Christensen addressed the issue. In an interview with Sun Media about the possibility of the follow-up movie, the depicter of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy insisted that the talks about the sequel have been brought up. "We're talking about it," stated the 27-year-old Canadian actor. "I know that they're having those conversations, I hear about them." He further added, "It was set up to become that - a trilogy - if it did well. And I think they're happy with how it did so they want to make another one. But I don't think they're rushing to get into production."
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Lindsay Lohan Dons Second-Hand Clothes in Charity Fashion Campaign, the Visa Swap

June 10, 2008 05:05:09 GMT

Has a very notable name in Hollywood entertainment industry, Lindsay Lohan surely is no stranger to modeling major international fashion brands including Miu Miu, Versace and Donna Karan just to name a few. And bringing her individual style sense into another level, the singer-actress is fronting her first official ad campaign in the U.K., being recruited as the face of Visa Swap 2008 fashion event.

Visa Swap campaign is an initiative to encourage Britain to donate unwanted designer and qualified high-street clothes, bags and shoes to the Visa Swap Pop-up store in London's Covent Garden in June and July. Participants are then issued with points, put onto a Visa card which can be used to buy other vintage and second hand gems dropped off by fellow fashion fans. All items which remain unswapped will be donated to a clothing charity.
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Sarah Harding Recorded a Song for Movie, Hinted a Break-up

June 10, 2008 04:22:30 GMT

Latest news comes from Girls Aloud camp, revealing that Sarah Harding has now followed her band mates, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts' footsteps by recording a solo project. Sarah has just recorded a song collaborating with nu-rave band the Filthy Dukes.

The pop singer's new single will appear on the soundtrack of a new movie titled "Wild Child". Confirming the news a source told the Mirror.co.uk, "It is a really exciting project for Sarah to be involved with. She was chuffed to be approached and recognised as a singer in her own right." Moreover, the source also said that the British singer's new project will be "a springboard for other things."
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Jon Favreau Possibly Chooses 'Avengers' Over 'Iron Man 2'

June 10, 2008 04:15:29 GMT

Following the massive success of "Iron Man" at the box office, Marvel Entertainment have come quick to set the follow-up film, "Iron Man 2". About a month from the release of the first movie about superhero in iron suit, the sequel has started to take its shape with the official release date set on April 30, 2010 and the strong possibility of the principal cast's return and of the future possible villains. But, one other important thing that is still left hanging is the fate of director Jon Favreau.

For weeks, the filmmaker known for his work in holiday comedy movie "Elf" has stated that he is yet to be officially signed to return for the second "Iron Man" movie project despite his excitement. Now, it seems that the 41-year-old may get sidetracked from the sequel. Asked about his interest in working for "The Avengers" during a green carpet interview with MTV at the world premiere of "The Incredible Hulk", the director who appears in a number of feature films stated that he is still very much interested in working for the superhero flick, but insisted that with the tight release schedule between "Iron Man 2" and "Avengers", he may have to choose either one.
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Amy Winehouse's Hubby Pleads Guilty to GBH and Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice

June 10, 2008 03:57:54 GMT

The meltdown continues in Amy Winehouse's life. In the wake of the release of her shameful video which shows her being surrounded by evidence of drugs and singing racist chants, new report surfaces by the hour that her incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil pleads guilty to grievous bodily harm (GBH) and conspiring to pervert the course of justice, stemmed from a pub brawl back in 2006.

Blake and three other co-defendants related to the case initially pleaded guilty last week, but Justice David Radford barred the release of the news taking into account that the pub manager whom they targeted, James King, is facing a separate trial. The restriction, nevertheless, was lifted Monday, June 9, an official at Snaresbrook Crown Court, east London, said.
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Pamela Anderson Auctions Off Her 2000 Dodge Viper to Support PETA

June 10, 2008 03:37:38 GMT

It appears that Pamela Anderson is so devoted to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that she willingly auctions off her 2000 Dodge Viper and donates all the proceeds to the animal rights organization. "I've been working with PETA for 15 years," so she said to the Associated Press about the auction. "They're kind of my ethical advisers. With them, I see actual results."

The vehicle, which is said to play a significant role in Pammy's forthcoming E! series, "Pam: Girl on the Loose," will be among the offerings at Julien's Auctions' Summer Entertainment Sale of Hollywood memorabilia, which is set to be held June 21 and 22 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The car will go under the hammer alongside other items that include Alfred Hitchcock's driver's license, personal snapshots of Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr. and an original "Ben Hur" script signed by Charlton Heston.
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Busta Rhymes' New LP Release Date Delayed to August

June 10, 2008 03:27:30 GMT

Following the latest trend on the music industry, Busta Rhymes has now joined The Game, Ne-Yo and Lloyd's footsteps by pushing back his new album's release date. Busta's upcoming set "Blessed" that was scheduled to drop on July 1 will be delayed for about 6-8 more weeks.

The rapper himself has confirmed about that news, in a recent interview with New York's radio Hot 97 stating that some music samples problems are behind the delay. "We just pushed about six to eight weeks because we having a little issue with two samples that I'm about eight five percent away getting cleared. I don't wanna change the songs because it'll change the feel of the record," Busta said.
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Penelope Cruz's 'Elegy' Gets Trailer

June 10, 2008 03:15:28 GMT

A brand new trailer for "Elegy", a drama movie starring Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz, have been released. The video footage compiled of the clips from Samuel Goldwyn Films' tidbit brings viewers closer to the romantic and passionate story between a college professor David Kepesh and a beautiful young woman Consuela Castillo.

The trailer exposes the life of Kepesh before and after he met the woman who will change his life. Opened with compilation of clips showing Kepesh romancing different women, the video footage builds up displaying the attraction between him and Castillo and showing his mixed feeling towards her.
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Jessica Simpson Designs Underwear

June 10, 2008 03:03:35 GMT

Already has successful handbag, shoe, sunglass and swimsuit lines, Jessica Simpson is adding lingerie designer to her lengthy resume. The singer-actress is soon going to release a lingerie line, which is about to be called "Intimates."

The line, which is said to consist of bras, undies, sleepwear and daywear, will hit major department stores and online shopping sites just in time for spring 2009. Jessica, according to reports, promises to include a stylish assortment of shape-wear so that women won't need to worry about panty lines.
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Official Trailer Provides Better Look Into 'The Wackness'

June 10, 2008 02:38:39 GMT

Bringing forward a better view into the drama comedy movie that has earned the Audience Award for Dramatic Film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classic present the official trailer of "The Wackness". Unlike the previous teasers, this new video footage contributes more to give the idea about the film's story.

Accompanied with a voiceover by the main character, Luke Shapiro, himself, the trailer focuses on the relationship between Luke and his psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Squires as well as Luke's interest to Squires' stepdaughter Stephanie. With the display of the '90s trends like Nintendo, the compilation of clips serves as the 1990's nostalgia and it also exposes the amazing list of the film's soundtrack from Notorious B.I.G. to Wu-Tang Clan.
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Jessica Alba's Baby Daughter's Name Revealed

June 10, 2008 02:31:46 GMT

More details have just emerged on the newborn baby of Jessica Alba. In addition to earlier report, a representative for the movie star issued a confirmation to the press that Alba and her husband Cash Warren did welcome their first child together, a healthy baby daughter.

In an email to The Associated Press Monday, June 9 Alba's publicist Brad Cafarelli revealed the infant, named Honor Marie Warren, was born June 7 in Los Angeles. He didn't provide further details, but US Weekly reported that Alba gave birth at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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Video Premiere: Nas' 'Be A Nigger Too'

June 10, 2008 02:27:44 GMT

The highly anticipated new music video for Nas' latest single "Be A Nigger Too" has finally got premiered on June 9. The new clip which was directed by Rik Cordero previously has been exclusively screened for journalists on May 29 at the Tribecca Grand Hotel in New York City.

Just like Rick said at the screening, the storyline of the video was inspired by Spike Lee's movie titled "25th Hour". The more than 8 minutes long clip starts with an introductory scene and after the title of the video emerged it switched on to Nas who was rapping at the mirror. The clip also features cameos from the likes of Seth Abrams, John Cho, and Andre Royal.
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Tori Spelling Gave Birth to Second Child, a Girl

June 10, 2008 02:01:45 GMT

Tori Spelling is a mother for the second time. The actress gave birth to her second child with her actor husband Dean McDermott Monday, June 9. The newborn baby, a girl, is named Stella Doreen McDermott.

Stella was born at 3:13 P.M. PT, Monday, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA via C-section. She weighed 6 lbs, 8 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.