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June 19, 2008

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Jonas Brothers to Play on Top of a Bus in London

June 19, 2008 09:17:38 GMT


A unique and unusual act are about to be done by pop-rock band Jonas Brothers for the launch of their new album "A Little Bit Longer" in London. Celebrating the album's release, the band reportedly will stage a free gig on the roof top of one of the famous red buses in the city on June 27.

The band seem keen to give a special treat for their fans in England as it is the first time that their album is being dropped in U.K. The band have actually released three albums in U.S. including the new LP, but the two previous records didn't get an official launching in the Queen Elizabeth's country.
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'Iron Man' to Be First 2008 Movie to Pass 300 Million Dollars Mark

June 19, 2008 09:03:38 GMT


The excitement level on the "Iron Man" camp may perhaps be in its ultimate height. The first summer movie of 2008 is about to add another significant accomplishment to its name. On Thursday, June 19, the Marvel's comic books adaptation will become the first feature film of the year to cross the $300 million mark.

The forecast has been offered out since until Tuesday, June 17, the superhero film about the man in armor suit starred by Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow has pulled in approximately $299.3 million from the United States and Canada's market. If the film's recent daily grosses of about $680,000 is put into consideration, the calculation following suggested that it will bolt through the $300 million threshold on the predicted date.
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Poison Sued Label for Breach of Contract

June 19, 2008 08:43:25 GMT


Glam rock band Poison adds to the list of musicians that are having problems with their record label as they have just filled in a lawsuit for their company Capitol Records. According to the document posted by TMZ.com, the band alleged that the record company haven't pay enough amount of their royalties for years.

Not only that the band also claimed that the company have also shortchanged them over the contract deal that the band made in 2005 for the rocker's greatest hit album "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock". On the lawsuit, which is filled at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, June 18, the band sued Capitol Records for breach of contract and also asking damages in excess worth $25, 000 .
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Nicole Richie Sells Engagement Dress

June 19, 2008 08:24:19 GMT


It appears that Nicole Richie is so over her broken engagement to former lover, DJ Adam Goldstein, now that she's with her baby's father Joel Madden. The celebrity socialite has put her designer engagement party gown on sale, it has been reported.

Nicole wore the vintage Halston dress to her engagement party to Goldstein. The gorgeous gold gown, which is estimated to worth more than $10,000, is being sold at the chic consignment store Fisch for The Hip in New York. Fashion experts have revealed their expectation that the piece will be sold for $3,000.
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Will Good Karma Take Side on 'Love Guru'?

June 19, 2008 08:12:16 GMT


Among the genius comics making a living in the movie industry, Mike Myers maybe considered to be one of the most successful comedians who has managed to deliver one blockbuster hit after another. Yet, like many other acclaimed actors, the Canadian funny man has experienced being loved as well as being gutted out by the movie critics throughout his acting career. With his latest comedy film "The Love Guru", Myers is trying to once again reach another box office success. But, it seems that this time, the good karma may not stay by his side.

Expecting a better Myers film for the follow-up to his other great movies, including "Wayne's World" and "Austin Powers", most of movie critics came out with harsh reviews on the new comedy. With only 2 out of 13 critics hailed it to be a fresh one, "Love Guru" looks like ought to be satisfied with the 15% rating given by Rotten Tomatoes. Stating his opinion about the star-studded movie, Variety's Brian Lowry noted that it "doesn't provide any grand insights about self-actualization" and worse it only offers "bathroom jokes, sixth-grade puns and silly songs". On the same degrading tone, another top critic Kirk Honeycutt of Hollywood Reporter slammed it with comment that "Not only does the film stumble badly from one skit to another, the skits themselves have too much dead air."
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Slipknot to Release 'All Hope Is Gone' in August


June 19, 2008 07:42:05 GMT


Nu metal band Slipknot are getting ready to drop their new album as the band have just revealed its title and release date. The rockers will name their new set "All Hope Is Gone" and it is being scheduled to hit the shelves on August 24 via Roadrunner.

Commenting about the new album the band's lead vocalist Corey Taylor said to Billboard.com, "We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men." Corey then also stated that the new record is "the best thing I've ever made. And I challenge anyone to prove me wrong."
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Leona Lewis and RHCP's Anthony Kiedis Crowned PETA's Sexiest Vegetarians

June 19, 2008 07:07:40 GMT


Giving up meat surely does the body good that they've been officially named Sexiest Vegetarians. British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis and Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis have both been crowned World's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2008 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Lewis inclusion in the animal rights organization's annual list is her first time ever. To the largest animal rights group in the world, the pop songbird said "I am vegetarian so I don't have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede or any animal products. ... I'm on a mission."
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Video Premiere: Pretty Ricky's 'Cuddle Up' Ft. Butta Creame


June 19, 2008 06:59:40 GMT


The new music video from R 'n' B group Pretty Ricky has just been premiered on June 18 on BET. The new clip, which was directed by Syndrome, was made to accompany the group's first single title "Cuddle Up".

Just like the song, on the video Pretty Ricky also tap new female group Butta Creame to feature on it. The clip, which seems to be shot in a warehouse lookalike set, starts with the girls group dropping from their jeep and start singing their part of the song.
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Hottest Bachelor Mario Lopez Naked for People's New Issue


June 19, 2008 06:40:29 GMT


Is currently single following a recent break up with his dancer girlfriend Karina Smirnoff, Mario Lopez has been chosen to top the No. 1 spot of People's annual list of Hottest Bachelors. Growing up from a fat baby to a famous hunk, the actor-author bests a roster of other Hollywood single men to earn the title.

In an interview with the magazine over his just-attached predicate, Lopez revealed "I looked like a sumo wrestler. My mom had to pull the fat folds apart when she bathed me!" He, furthermore, also talked about the girl of his dream, saying that even though he has a very full plate on his agenda, he indeed is still interested in dating.
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Coldplay to Rule U.S. Albums and Singles Chart

June 19, 2008 06:04:22 GMT


English band Coldplay are set to continue their new album success from U.K. to the U.S. as Billboard reported that "Viva la Vida"'s first day sale has already reached 316,000 copies. Moreover, a source told Billboard.com that the rockers new set's sale might get around 700,000 to 750, 000 on its first week.

Although it won't beat Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" numbers, Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" seems set to top the Billboard Albums chart next week. If that happens it will reprise the success it had in U.K. as the new record has already been topping the albums chart there.
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A Widget for Vampire Drama 'Twilight'

June 19, 2008 05:12:48 GMT


To add more spice to the promotional works done for the upcoming vampire love story "Twilight", Summit Entertainment have presented fans with a special treatment. The production company of the movie adaptation from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel have put out a special widget to be grabbed freely by anyone.

Like many other widget made especially to promote a particular upcoming feature film, this embeddable device offers stills from the movie, the latest videos outed as well as detailed information about the film itself, the cast ensemble and links. What makes it somehow different though, it gives fans an opportunity to send an e-card with a custom message to others. This special tool can be obtained directly below or through "Twilight" official site.
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Tori Spelling Mourns Dog's Death, Planning Small Memorial Service


June 19, 2008 04:49:05 GMT


Tori Spelling has just welcomed a new addition into her family, her newborn daughter. Yet she lost another one too. The actress and mother of two is mourning the death of her beloved pet dog Mimi LaRue, just a week after she gave birth to baby daughter Stella into the world.

The pooch, who set a trademark with her pink dresses both on the red carpet and on Tori's reality shows, "So noTORIous, Tori & Dean: Inn Love," and the new season of "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," died from natural causes on Tuesday, June 17 at age 11. LaRue, according to Tori, had suffered from hip and neck problems for years. She died at the family's home, surrounded by Tori, hubby Dean McDermott, their son Liam and daughter Stella.
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Sequel Talk for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Wanted'


June 19, 2008 04:28:20 GMT


Whether the action sci-fi flick "Wanted (2008)" is successful or not in collecting piles of gold can't be made sure of at least until it hits the big screen next Friday, June 27. Yet, it is said that the filmmakers behind the graphic novel's adaptation are already talking about the follow-up movie to this Timur Bekmambetov-directed film.

Revealing the filmmakers' intention, one of the actors to be featured in "Wanted", Terence Stamp, sparked the speculation when he talked about the Universal Pictures' action-packed movie. While explaining about the part he is portraying, the Academy Award-nominated actor who is also expected to be seen in Steve Carell's "Get Smart" and Jim Carrey's "Yes Man" hinted about the possible sequel. "I play a character who's called Pekwarsky," explained the 69-year-old. "He's an enigmatic character who doesn't feature a lot in the first one, but it's something that's written for a sequel."
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Kid Rock Slams iTunes, Fine With Illegal Downloading

June 19, 2008 04:18:21 GMT


While many artists are using iTunes as one of the means to promote their album, Kid Rock thinks otherwise and believes that he can still sell many records without it. Kid's statement was said during a recent interview with BBC.co.uk where he was explaining why he did not put his latest album "Rock N Roll Jesus" at iTunes.

Speaking about what he thinks about the Apple store's digital media outlet, Kid said, "The Internet was an opportunity for everyone to be treated fairly, for the consumer to get a fair price, for the artist to be paid fairly, for the record companies to make some money. But they stuck to the 'old system'." Explaining that he has no problems about not putting his albums on iTunes the singer stated, "I've just sold a million records, I'm not really feeling that blow."
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David Beckham's New Armani Underwear Ad Revealed, the Pics


June 19, 2008 03:54:22 GMT


Created pros and cons over his sexy underwear ad for Giorgio Armani, which was unveiled in December last year, David Beckham however is eager to do his second ad for the line. The soccer stud strips down for Armani, again.

The new posters of the father of three for the Armani campaign have surfaced. He's set to unveil his new campaign Wednesday, June 18, greeting some very lucky fans at the Macy's in San Francisco. The effort is aimed to support the Emporio Armani underwear autumn/winter 2009 collection, which will hit stores in the U.S. in August and Europe in July.
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Rihanna Insists 'Black Widow' Casting a Rumor


June 19, 2008 03:40:17 GMT


Rihanna has grown to be one of the successful R 'n' B stars of today with hit songs like "SOS", "Umbrella" and "Don't Stop the Music". It is no wonder that buzzes keep on hovering around her. And, sure is when there was a say that the songstress is heading to the movie biz by landing a role opposite Mos Def in "Mama Black Widow", the media went frenzy over it. But, what the Barbadian singer really has to say about it?

Talking to MTV, the 20-year-old was quick to come with a denial over her involvement with the Muse Productions' drama. When asked about the matter, she insisted that it was merely a rumor and she herself was surprised by the outing of the news. "No, that's a rumor," claimed the singer who is associated with R 'n' B hunk Chris Brown. "I don't know how people came up with that." Nevertheless, in the taped interview which can be seen below, Rihanna didn't close the door on the possibility to appear on the big screen stating that she is pretty much interested with the thought, though she won't do it with "Widow".
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Charlotte Church Pregnant with Child No. 2

June 19, 2008 03:37:11 GMT


She has already had her first child, a baby daughter named Ruby Megan Henson who was born on September 20, 2007. And it was just nine months since that time that Charlotte Church is pregnant again. The pop singer has announced on her official website that she and longtime partner Gavin Henson are expecting their second child together.

In the announcement the couple wrote, "Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson are delighted to announce that they are expecting another baby. The couple are thrilled, as are their immediate families." The post, moreover, read "Meanwhile, Charlotte has confirmed that she will fulfill her commitment to Channel 4 to present the third series of The Charlotte Church Show in July and August of this year."
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Young Buck Hit Back at Phone Conversation Leak


June 19, 2008 03:35:02 GMT


It looks like the feud between Young Buck and G-Unit is still on after the rapper has now hit back at the latest leaked audio of his phone conversation with 50 Cent. Buck reacted to the audio clip by spawning a song titled "Taped Conversation" on June 18, which on the lyrics stated that the leaked audio tape was actually made a year ago.

Explaining about the recent leaked audio, on the lyrics the Tennessee native rapped, "B---h n---s do b---h thangs/ Look at 50, what he do just to get fame/ Record my phone call when I spoke from the heart/ That was a year ago, this was a joke from the start/ You a ho, I know/ The only people that record conversations is 5-0." In the later part of the song Buck also explained about his tears during the phone conversation, saying "If a real n---a cry, it's real pain/ I don't feel no shame."
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Lance Armstrong and Kate Hudson Hugging and Kissing, the Video


June 19, 2008 03:16:11 GMT


Played coy when he was given questions about a reported romance between himself and starlet Kate Hudson during an appearance on "The View" on Tuesday, June 17, Lance Armstrong nevertheless was spotted getting cozy with her during a dinner date later that day. And so it appears that action does speak louder than words.

TMZ which was the first to report that matter didn't provide details on the couple's date night. The site simply has the footage that showed them acting all couply, hugging and kissing.
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Lil Wayne Stands Tall on the Billboard Hot 200

June 19, 2008 02:45:14 GMT


Having its first week sale reaching the 1 million mark insures Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" to top this week's Billboard Hot 200 Chart. The sale of Wayne's new LP is the biggest this year as it follows 50 Cent's 2005 LP, "The Massacre"'s achievement which also reach the 1 million mark on its first week.

Following the "Lollipop" hit maker at #2 comes Plies with his latest set "Definition of Real" which was sold about 215,000 copies this past weekend. The compilation hit songs, "Now28" drops its previous spot from #2 to #3.
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Sienna Miller Being a Maid in 'Nottingham'

June 19, 2008 02:42:04 GMT


Throughout the years, Maid Marian, the lady companion of the ever so famous figure in English folklore Robin Hood, has been portrayed by various actresses, including Kate Moss, Audrey Hepburn, Uma Thurman and Amy Yasbeck, giving different interpretations to the legendary character from courageous and noble woman to a mischievous tomboy and skillful archer. In 2009, Sienna Miller is expected to bring a new air to this particular character through "Nottingham".

In an interview with BBC, the English starlet revealed that she has been signed to star as Marian in the new and twisted Robin Hood movie. Speaking to Colin Paterson, Miller confessed, "It's happening. I just found out. It's the most exciting news in the world." She also expressed her excitement in nailing the part saying, "I could not have a better part." Though obvious that the 26-year-old is excited with the news, she still offered a serious thought on whether or not the movie will actually be done. "It's ridiculous," she said. "But there's this looming actors' strike, so it's not 100 per cent sure that it's going to be made, but it's looking pretty certain."
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Rapper Young Jeezy Arrested in Atlanta for DUI


June 19, 2008 02:22:25 GMT


Adding the long list of the number of hip hop music artists who have a run-in with the law is Young Jeezy. The Georgia rapper was arrested on early Wednesday, June 18 on numerous misdemeanor charges, one of which was driving while under the influence.

The rapper was driving a white Corvette on the ATL's Buford Highway thoroughfare near Interstate 85 when he was pulled over at about 2:30 A.M. for speeding. Police then found out that his car was missing its license plates.
 
 
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