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July 02, 2008

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New Kids On The Block Tapped New Edition on a New Song

July 02, 2008 09:35:42 GMT


New Kids On The Block are set to give something special for their fans on their upcoming yet-to-be-titled new LP, set to be outed on September 8, by putting a special collaboration track titled "Full Service" on the record. On the song New Kids are teaming up with fellow '80s famous boyband New Edition.

The news was confirmed by the producer of the track RedOne, who told People.com saying, "Donnie Wahlberg had this idea for a few months, since New Kids had the idea of getting back together really. Donnie's been looking for that one track for all of them and I think we found it." Beside producing it the renown producer was also involved on the song's writing alongside Donnie and Lady GaGa.
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Video: Lil Wayne On the Set of 'Got Money' Ft. T-Pain


July 02, 2008 09:00:21 GMT


Before premiering the new music video for his latest single "Got Money", taken from his latest LP "Tha Carter III", Lil Wayne gives his fans a sneak preview of the video through a behind the set clip that has streamed earlier this week. On the 52-second-long clip, Wayne himself introduces the condition on the set and reveals some stuffs about the video shoot.

Although there aren't many shots that revealed about the upcoming music video, that will also feature T-Pain, from the footages on the sneak preview it can be seen that the "Got Money" video will involve a plot about bank robbery and lots of money. Moreover, it looks like that Wayne himself will be acting as the bank robber, while T-Pain was seen singing on a stage and throwing lots of money around him.
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Rapper Young Jeezy Making Film Debut Through Ice Cube's 'Janky'

July 02, 2008 08:16:55 GMT


Young Jeezy's name has been cemented among the successful rap artists today with the selling of over than 2 million copies from his two albums. Now, the rapper whose real name is Jay Jenkins is ready to add another title on his resume, an actor.

Latest report has unearthed that the 30-year-old has joined the cast ensemble of Ice Cube's comedy movie "Janky Promoters". In it, the "Soul Survivor" hitmaker will star as a big-name hip-hop artist for whom the two main characters work.
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Miley Cyrus Makes a Surprising Appearance at a Charity Gig


July 02, 2008 08:12:18 GMT


Teen pop star Miley Cyrus made another surprise for her fans by appearing and performing at a charity concert on Sunday, June 29. Miley who wasn't scheduled to perform on the event suddenly took the stage and sang with country singer Jeffrey Steele.

Steele, who was the mastermind of the event, was very surprised that the teen pop star suddenly came to the stage and asked if she could sing at the event. With the approval from the country star, the teen singer then performed a song titled "Simple Song", which was recorded by her and written by the 46-year-old singer. Not only that the song also happened to be the country singer's only song that was on her son's iPod the day he died.
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Lil Wayne Readies a Champagne Line

July 02, 2008 07:43:52 GMT


Is a rapper with a number of hit singles, Lil Wayne is set to add champagne maker into his career resume as he's said to be prepping to introduce a new champagne, called Halo. It reportedly is slated to be released to the market in the fall.

Told AllHipHop.com that he's excited about his partnership with Milestone Brands and French grower Voirin-Jumeh to create the line of champagne, Wayne was quoted as saying, "Champagne is for celebrating. There are so many different business opportunities ... I want to take advantage of it all. I'm ready to put my foot in a new door." According to reports Halo champagne will feature four different taste; Halo Brut, Halo Brut Vintage, Halo Rose, and Halo Pinnacle.
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'Wanted' Scribbler Mark Millar to Reinvent Superman

July 02, 2008 07:32:39 GMT


Having had a big break in the movie biz with summer blockbuster "Wanted (2008)", screenwriter Mark Millar apparently refuses to slow down. In the latest interview, the award-winning graphic novelist revealed that he already has a new feature film project in mind and this time, he confessed that he is looking forward to reinvent one particular superhero, Superman.

Talking to the Daily Record, the 38-year-old unveiled his plan on writing the Superman revamp. He further acknowledged that his movie project has had its director and producer without indicating who the two are. "Since I was a kid I've always wanted to reinvent Superman for the 21st century," he said. "I've been planning this my entire life. I've got my director and producer set up, and it'll be 2011."
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Taylor Swift to Team Up With Def Leppard on CMT Crossroads


July 02, 2008 07:14:19 GMT


Another cool collaboration between country and rock music is set to happen on the upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads as teen country star Taylor Swift is set to do a duet with Def Leppard on the series. The shooting for the series itself will be done in October for invitation guest, while the episode itself will be aired on November 8 on CMT.

Commenting about the collaboration plan, both musicians look very excited especially Swift as she revealed that playing with Def Leppard was her long time dream. "Every time I've seen Crossroads on CMT, I've always thought, 'If I ever get to do one of those, it HAS to be with Def Leppard!,' so this is really a dream come true for me," she said.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Is Sherlock Holmes in New Judd Apatow's Comedy

July 02, 2008 06:35:21 GMT


Well known for his eccentric characters in various feature films, including "Borat", Sacha Baron Cohen is gearing up to tickle laughters out of moviegoers with another comedic role. This time, he has been signed by Columbia Pictures to impersonate the famous witty detective Sherlock Holmes in a new untitled comedy project, "Untitled Sherlock Holmes Project".

For the project, the British comedian will share screen with fellow funny man Will Ferrell who has been tapped to star as Holmes' crime-solving partner, Watson. Additionally, he is going to team up with "Knocked Up" filmmaker, Judd Apatow. This project won't be the first film in which Cohen works with Ferrell and Apatow. Back in 2006, he has co-starred with the "Semi-Pro" star in Apatow-produced "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album to Be Produced by Justice?


July 02, 2008 06:24:47 GMT


Although they are still resting from the music world, funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers already have plans for their new album as they reportedly have picked the producer for the upcoming LP. The latest reports claimed that the rockers will tap French dance music duo, Justice to produce their upcoming record.

The news reportedly was announced by Busy P, one of the important officials on Justice's label, Ed Banger Records, in a recent interview. However, there are still no confirmations from either Red Hot or their representative regarding the reports.
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Heath Ledger's Name Attached to a Playhouse

July 02, 2008 06:19:32 GMT


Tribute and honor keep coming to appreciate Aussie late actor Heath Ledger. In addition to the scholarship fund the L.A.-based organization Australians in Film named after him, the actor's hometown Perth reportedly remembered him, naming a theater in his honor for his commitment to acting.

West Australian Premier Alan Carpenter, accompanied by Ledger's father Kim Ledger, has on Tuesday morning, July 1 announced plans for the theater which is about to be called Heath Ledger Theater. It reportedly costs $87 million to build the theater which hosts a total of 575 seats.
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A Look Inside 'Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' Via Featurette

July 02, 2008 04:56:17 GMT


After releasing "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" trailers, Universal Pictures topped them all with a brand new featurette. Revealing behind-the-scene footages of the upcoming action fantasy movie, the video displays a detailed look into it, including the unlocking of mummy-like eternal life mysteries, accompanied with interview with the cast ensemble.

Bringing another thrilling adventure of daring explorer Rick O'Connell to the big screen, "Tomb of Dragon Emperor" puts the now-retired O'Connell to face a brand new resurrected mummy after his grown-up son, Alex, mistakenly awaken the cursed Han emperor. In a heroic journey that forces him to race from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas, O'Connell supported by his wife, son and brother-in-law focuses to bring down the evil mummy before his world domination dream becomes reality.
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Kanye West Teams Up with Louis Vuitton for a Line of Men's Footwear


July 02, 2008 04:53:20 GMT


Keeps channeling his diverse inner creativity besides rapping, Kanye West is invading the world of fashion. Not only that he's planning to launch his own line of clothes, but also footwear.

Made an appearance at the French fashion house's spring 2009 show in Paris last week, the hip hop artist revealed to Women's Wear Daily (WWD) that he has teamed up with luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton to help design a collection of men's shoes for the label. He, moreover, also said that he currently is working on signature line of women's wear that's set to debut this coming fall.
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Shakira to Ink a 70 Million Dollar Deal With Live Nation?

July 02, 2008 04:45:02 GMT


Latin pop star Shakira reportedly is set to follow the trail of Madonna and Jay-Z as the latest musician that signs a mega deal with tour promoter Live Nation. According to the latest reports, the Colombian born singer is still in talks with the company but it is expected that the deal would be finalized before the end of the year.

The mega deal, which is being called the 360-degree-deal, according to the New York Post would be worth about $70 million and will give Live Nation the rights to handle the singer's tour, merchandising and recording. Although $70 million is a huge amount of cash, a source close to Shakira stated that the pop singer should have worth more than that. "That's rich for an organization that wants to be [conservative] with these kinds of deals," the source said.
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Guillermo del Toro Opens Up More Plans for 'Hobbit'

July 02, 2008 04:13:46 GMT


So far, details shared about the latest J.R.R. Tolkien's adaptation movie "The Hobbit" didn't provide much about the movie aside from the fact that it will follow Bilbo Baggins' adventure in reclaiming a treasure stolen by dragon Smaug. Yet, recently director Guillermo del Toro provided fans with more clues into his concept for the upcoming fantasy flick.

Sharing the special scoop about Warner Bros. Pictures' film at the 34th Saturn Awards on June 24, the filmmaker talked about the creatures, story and even casting. Known for his amazing realization of monsters in "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth", the 43-year-old revealed that he plans on presenting incredible new creatures. "I plan to bring myself to The Hobbit," he gushed. "No doubt about that."
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Actor Jason Lee Applies for Marriage License

July 02, 2008 04:13:02 GMT


Marriage arguably is on the card for Jason Lee. The TV and movie actor, who's famous for his starring role as Earl J. Hickey in NBC sitcom "My Name Is Earl", was caught on camera in line for a marriage license at the Norwalk, Calif. courthouse Monday afternoon, June 30 only to fuel rumors that he will soon marry his pregnant girlfriend Ceren Alkac.

Calls to Lee's representatives to seek a comment on the story weren't returned, TMZ said. Though so, an onlooker who saw him queuing on the courthouse said, "Jason and Ceren both looked really happy as they were queuing up. Jason chatted to his fans and seemed to be a really down-to-earth guy."
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Rihanna Shot the Music Video for 'Disturbia'

July 02, 2008 03:47:17 GMT


Rihanna is still keen on promoting her repackaged set "Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded" as the latest news reported that she has been shooting a new music video for one the LP's new songs "Disturbia". The R 'n' B singer shot the upcoming clip in Los Angeles and it is being directed by David LaChapelle, who previously worked with Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera.

It is still unclear what would be the theme for her new clip but as it can be seen from the pictures obtained by JustJared, it seems that it will be a unique one as she was spotted wearing a strange mask on the set. The shooting for the upcoming video itself has actually started from June 29 and was still being continued on Monday, July 1.
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Amy Winehouse Released from Hospital, Continuing as an Outpatient

July 02, 2008 03:42:06 GMT


Amy Winehouse is now a free woman. The British songstress was discharged from a London hospital Monday, June 30 after completing a stay of more than 10 days.

Chris Goodman, a representative for the "Rehab" singer officially confirmed to People Tuesday, July 1 "She has left [the] hospital. She is continuing as an outpatient." As an outpatient, Amy is expected to return to the hospital for regular checkups, Goodman added.
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Tickle Me Pink's Bassist's Death Ruled Inconclusive

July 02, 2008 03:21:35 GMT


Tickle Me Pink announced through their official site on Tuesday, July 1 that they have lost one of their members. Bassist Johnny Schou, was found dead at his home in Fort Collins, Colorado on Tuesday morning and autopsy is still ruled inconclusive.

Coloradoan.com reported that the cause of death of the 22-year-old was investigated through an autopsy later on that fateful day. Chief deputy coroner Diane Fairman said that there was "no obvious cause of death" and that the final result of the autopsy that includes microbiology and toxicology tests, will be done in weeks to come.
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Eddie Murphy Nixed Ditching 'Beverly Hills Cop IV' Rumor

July 02, 2008 03:21:19 GMT


Recently, renowned comedian Eddie Murphy has generated a pretty good stir with his remarks to Extra TV suggesting that he won't be involved in the upcoming "Beverly Hills Cop IV" and that he will be retiring soon. But, as soon as that report came out to the media, the 47-year-old offered otherwise.

Providing an opposing statement to his previous remark, the star of the upcoming comedy "Meet Dave" noted to MTV that he wants to do a better "BHC" movie than the third film. "I've been in a bunch of different meetings with people, 'Oh, we have to take Axel this way.'. I ain't seen no script yet [but] I'm not rolling out 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' for it to be a continuation of 'Beverly Hills Cop III,' which was a crock of sh-t," explained the co-star of Beyonce Knowles in "Dreamgirls". "I wanna do a good one!"
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Rep: 'Madonna and Guy Ritchie Are Not Getting a Divorce'

July 02, 2008 03:10:41 GMT


Despite the mounting evidence to the contrary, a representative for Madonna insisted the superstar and her husband Guy Ritchie are not divorcing. The singer's high powered spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg issued a statement of denial to People, rejecting the persistent rumors on her client's rocky marriage.

"Madonna's husband Guy arrived in New York last night to be with his wife and family (not in a last ditch attempt to save his marriage which does not need saving)," so read the statement Liz wrote to People. "There are no plans for Madonna and Guy to divorce."
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Video Premiere: Kardinal Offishall's 'Burnt' Ft. Lindo P

July 02, 2008 02:47:55 GMT


Preparing to release his new LP "Not 4 Sale", producer and hip-hop singer Kardinal Offishall has just premiered a new music video via his official MySpace page on July 1, in a bid to promote the upcoming album. The new clip was labeled the official street video for the singer's latest single "Burnt".

Just like on the song, on the clip Kardinal was also accompanied by Lindo P and also few other friends. In most of the scenes on the video, the singer was seen rapping on the streets and a bar. The clip ends with what looks to be the cover of the producer/singer's new record.
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Angelina Jolie Checked Into a French Hospital, Doing Great, Healthy and Happy

July 02, 2008 02:41:32 GMT


With her due date is drawing closer, Angelina Jolie has checked into a hospital in the South of France Monday, June 30 in anticipation of giving birth to twins. She, nevertheless, is said to be "doing great, very healthy and happy" following reports that she checked into the seafront Lenval hospital in Nice.

While the news media have been afire with reports of Jolie's hospitalization, a representative for the hospital confirmed Tuesday, July 1 she had checked in at its Santa Maria maternity clinic to be kept under doctors' surveillance and get some rest before she gives birth. "Ms. Jolie came to the hospital last night as part of a pre-planned rest period, before she gives birth," Nadine Bauer, a hospital spokeswoman told In Touch Weekly magazine. "The visit has been planned for a long time, there are no complications. She is just resting."
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Extremely Spooky and Bloody Red Band Trailer of 'Mirrors'

July 02, 2008 02:23:53 GMT


The Korean horror remake "Mirrors" has just get even more fearsome and hair-raising with the release of its red band trailer. The video footage released by the 20th Century Fox is more elaborated than the earlier released teaser trailers and provides viewers with gory looking footages as well as an understanding about the story.

Giving background story to the main character, the restricted trailer opens with Ben Carson hugging his son under the watchful eye of his estranged wife. Then, the footages continue by showing Carson going to a burned department store for a bit briefing of his new job. While wandering inside the store, he notices that there is a mirror that looks very clean amidst the mess.
 
 
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