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July 11, 2008

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The Gabe Dixon Band to Release New LP in August

July 11, 2008 09:51:27 GMT


Rock band The Gabe Dixon Band are about to stage their return to the music scene with the release of their new self-titled album on August 26. The new record was recorded and mixed at Blackbird Studios in Nashville and was produced by Neal Cappelino.

The songs on the album were all written by the band's frontman Gabe Dixon with the help of renown songwriter Dan Wilson. Revealing more details about the songs on the upcoming record, Gabe said, "We love great songs and real musicianship, and we take time as a band to come up with something that isn't typical, because the arrangement and performance can be just as impactful as the song itself." Some of the rocker's new track can be heard below.
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More 'Mummy 3' Action Sequences Exposed Through Olympic Promo

July 11, 2008 09:16:30 GMT


Back in late June, media has been buzzing that NBC Universal are going to compile a video promoting "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" and the 2008 Summer Olympic because the two are taking place in the same location, China. Now, the twisted footage has come out and it provides an awesome effect connecting the two unrelated events.

Displaying several "Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" scenes that have never been unveiled before, the spot combines the action sequences of the Rob Cohen-directed movie with footages from the previous Olympic games. The running terracotta army bursts out to be Olympic runners racing to the finish line, the fist-to-fist fighting sequence between Rick O'Connell and the resurrected Han emperor turns to be a boxing match and a shot where Michelle Yeoh's character back-flip to avoid stabbing changes into a graceful gymnast on a balance beam.
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Alicia Keys Picked as 007 Theme Song Singer?

July 11, 2008 08:59:28 GMT


Rumors about the musicians who will be picked to sing the upcoming James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace"'s theme song keeps on emerging. After the likes of Amy Winehouse, Beyonce Knowles and Leona Lewis, now its Alicia Keys who is being reported to become the singer of the new movie's official soundtrack.

The news comes from one of E! reporters, Marc Malkin, who claims that he has been tipped by a source that believes Alicia will be the one who take the job. According to Marc the source said to him, "I believe Alicia is the winner."
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Dream Theater to Drop New Live DVD Sets in September

July 11, 2008 08:21:12 GMT


Progressive rock act Dream Theater are set to give their fans a special gift for their die hard fans by releasing a special Live DVD of their recent tour. The special package titled "Chaos in Motion 2007/2008" will have lots of exclusive stuff beside their live performance, such as documentary of the band's tour, special footages of their drummer Mike Portnoy, promo videos for their new songs, "Constant Motion", "Forsaken" and so many more.

The special package, which will see the group's live performance in cities like Milan, and Puerto Rico, is about to be dropped on September 23. Moreover, the new set will also be released in two types, a double DVD and also a five disc collector's package which will be containing two DVDs and three CDs, filled with 14 live tracks and expanded artworks. The full track listing and features of the upcoming DVD package can be viewed at Blabbermouth.net.
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New Mom Jessica Alba Sold Baby's Pics to OK! for 1.5 Million Dollar


July 11, 2008 07:51:25 GMT


Originally declined all magazine offers to sell the first pics of her baby, Jessica Alba finally has a change of heart. The new celebrity mother has agreed to sell pictures of baby daughter Honor to OK! magazine for $1.5 million, TMZ reports.

The deal, still according to TMZ, "consists of pictures of the baby now, and one other "event" - Christmas, Thanksgiving, vacation, etc." Honor Marie Warren is said to be "adorable" and her pics taken this week are "so cute."
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Video Premiere: Plies' 'Somebody (Loves You)'


July 11, 2008 07:26:50 GMT


Promoting his latest LP "Definition of Real", that was dropped on June 10, Plies premiered a new music video on July 19. The new clip was made to accompany the rapper's latest single titled "Somebody (Loves You)".

The scenes starts with Plies coming out of his car and headed to a church to pray and writing something while listening to a music. Not only that, the new clip also featured footages of people that are doing some drastic moves like suicide and taking drugs because they feel that nobody loves them.
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'Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' Facing Censor Problem in China

July 11, 2008 07:23:29 GMT


Less than a month away from its worldwide release, the upcoming action horror movie "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" has been hit with an unpleasant news. The Brendan Fraser-starrer movie is said to be on the brink of having to make some changes on its final cut before being theatrically released in China.

Report from Daily Variety noted that China's censors have sent request asking the people behind the movie to do certain changes on the tidbit before they give green light for its theatrical release in the country. Hence, up to date, the Rob Cohen-directed movie has yet to have exact release date for China. Shock Till You Drop further suggested that the possible reason on the problem arises from the fact that China has just released the banning video and audio containing ghosts, monsters and other things related to horror materials.
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Mom-to-Be Ashlee Simpson Craving Green Olives and Pickles

July 11, 2008 07:07:45 GMT


How months long she's been carrying her baby, it's not confirmed yet. But her singer hubby Pete Wentz has shared her pregnant wife Ashlee Simpson's cravings. The Fall Out Boy singer revealed on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Thursday, July 10 that his singer wife is craving green olives and pickles.

"Green olives on everything!" Wentz said in a statement. He then continued claiming his wife's cravings as "anytime kind-of-thing. You always have to be ready."
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Video Premiere: Nas' 'Sly Fox'

July 11, 2008 06:28:21 GMT


Nas doesn't waste a lot of time to promote songs from his upcoming untitled record. After recently premiering the music video for the new album first official single "Hero" on July 7, the rapper has just launched another new clip for his latest single "Sly Fox" on July 11.

On the new clip that was being directed by Rick Cordero, it seems that the rapper is taking a shot at the banning of him from Virginia Tech charity concert last year as the video features footages of the world breaking news aired from the FOX channel. The rapper was banned from performing at the event to raise money for the victims of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. due to his profanity in lyrics, especially concerning weapons which become a sensitive issue after the incident. Beside showing news footages, the clip also saw Nas and his friends actualized their anger at the media by destroying computers.
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Rep Confirmed Ethan Hawke Got Hitched to Nanny in June


July 11, 2008 06:26:21 GMT


A confirmation was soon issued by a representative for Ethan Hawke now that reports on his hush hush nuptials have been all over the net. To US Weekly the representative confirmed the actor married his former nanny Ryan Shawhughes last month.

"They were married last month in NYC," so said the representative. "No further details are available." Though so the representative did confirm that both Hawke and Shawhughes are "thrilled".
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Chris Brown Hot for 'Bone Deep'


July 11, 2008 06:21:51 GMT


The R 'n' B singing sensation Chris Brown seems to be on the track to build his movie career. After making a debut appearance in a 2007 dance drama movie "Stomp the Yard", the 19-year-old multi-talented artist has a big chance on getting another movie role. This time, it may come from action thriller "Bone Deep" or also known as "The Heist".

Words are the "With You" singer is in final talks with Screen Gems over his involvement on the feature film project. It is further explained that the BET Awards' 2008 Best Male R 'n' B Artist is looking forward to nail a role as one of the robbers who are the center of the story. He is also negotiating to be the film's executive producer.
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Album Review: Foreigner's Greatest Hits


July 11, 2008 05:09:08 GMT


Foreigner are about to release their greatest hits album titled "No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner", that will hit the stores on Tuesday, July 15. The new album will be giving their fans and also all classic rock mania a treat as the two-disc set will contain about 32-songs including one new single, "Too Late" and some live tracks.

Giving a bit of preview of what we might get from the upcoming greatest hits album, listening to about 14 tracks that will be on the record, it looks like it could quench the thirst of those classic rock fans. The previous hit songs from the band such as the "I Want to Know What Love Is", "Waiting for a Girl Like You", "Double Vision" or even the 1976 track, "Feels Like The First Time" are more than enough to give us a journey back to those times when the songs have their golden moments. For new music fans, hearing the old hit tracks might sound a little bit odd, but the band have put on a decent effort in re-mastering those songs and making it enjoyable even after all these years.
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Isaac Hanson and Wife Welcomed Second Son


July 11, 2008 05:06:47 GMT


The Hansons are having their clan expands. Isaac Hanson, the oldest of the pop rock band Hanson, is a father for the second time. The singer and his wife Nicole "Nikki" Dufresne celebrated the birth of their second child, a baby boy, in the family's hometown of Tulsa.

The newborn infant, named James Monroe Hanson, was born on July 1 and weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. He will simply be called Monroe.
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Director Louis Leterrier on 'Superman 2' Rumor

July 11, 2008 04:29:16 GMT


Recently, "The Incredible Hulk" helmer Louis Leterrier has added fuel to the rumor that Warner Bros. Pictures want to replace director Bryan Singer from "Superman: The Man of Steel" igniting speculation that he has been approached by the studio to tackle the project. But, before the words can sink in, he quickly offers denial on the subject.

Correcting the inaccurate interpretation of his earlier remark, the French director stated that what he mentioned previously did not mean that he has been offered the helmer role by the studio. He insisted that he was merely informed that the studio may plan on re-inventing the superhero. Quoted by AICN, Leterrier wrote in an e-mail, "What I meant was that I had been told about a possible reinvention of Superman. Not that I was offered the job."
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Milo Ventimiglia Spotted Ring Shopping, to Propose to Hayden Panettiere

July 11, 2008 04:28:24 GMT


Always play it coy when they are asked about their love relationship, it appears that Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere are bringing their romance into the next level. The thing between the celebrity couple is getting more serious as the actor has been spotted ring shopping and thus prompted engagement speculation.

In Touch Weekly reported that Milo has recently told a friend of his that he wants to propose to Hayden later this year despite the fact that she's still 18 years old. The friend informed the publication, "Milo was looking at rings in late June. He really likes Cartier and intends to spend around $200,000."
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Teaser Trailer of 'Transformers 2' Coming in November?


July 11, 2008 03:47:55 GMT


With the report about the screening of footages from "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con bursting out earlier, some were speculating that the footages maybe the sequel's teaser trailer. Still, on the opposing side of the story, it is said that the teaser may not be outed until late 2008.

Rejecting the idea of the coming out of "Transformers 2" teaser at the Comic Con, Nelson suggested that the teaser is more likely to come out in November. The site administrator of director Michael Bay's official website Shoot For the Edit noted in his reply, "No. November would be better." Nevertheless, the truth on the proposed schedule is yet to be proved, especially since there are no words coming out from either DreamWorks or Bay on the matter.
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Put Wedding Plans on Hold Over Religious Issues

July 11, 2008 03:17:10 GMT


They have had one daughter together and initially planned to walk down the aisle summer later this year. It was an unfortunate though that Sacha Baron Cohen and his baby's mother Isla Fisher have been forced to postpone their wedding plans over religious issues.

The delay, according to reports, is triggered by the fact that Isla has found it hard to convert to Cohen's faith of Judaism, which is applied strictly in the actor's family. A source close to the couple revealed, "Isla was supposed to spend her time after giving birth hard at work on her Torah studies, and that's gone far slower than expected."
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'Hamlet 2' Presents Sexy Jesus Sing-Along

July 11, 2008 03:14:45 GMT


In support to the upcoming comedy "Hamlet 2", Focus Features have brought forth a video clip of the movie's center musical piece, "Rock Me Sexy Jesus". What makes it even more special is that it is presented in a sing-along format enabling fans to double the fun.

Described to be a twisted "Grease" meets "Jesus Christ Superstar" musical interlude, "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" clip displays the scene in which Dana Marschz's drama students and himself perform this musical number during the stage play. In lights of typical video clip for a movie, the sing-along footage also let out scenes from the irreverent comedy.
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New Mom Nicole Kidman Gets Flowers from Tom Cruise, Planning a Baptism for Baby Daughter

July 11, 2008 02:40:43 GMT


Gave birth to her first biological child, daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban earlier this week, Nicole Kidman has received "a room full of flowers" to congratulate her on the birth of her baby. Her then husband Tom Cruise reportedly was among the first people who sent her flowers as a congratulation.

The actor is said to have sent enough flowers for the whole maternity ward as an expression of good wishes to her and her musician husband Keith Urban. Nicole "has had hundreds of bouquets of flowers from well-wishers," a source revealed to The Daily Mirror, adding that "Tom was one of the first people to get in touch and he sent her enough flowers to fill a room."
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Impressive 'Max Payne' Trailer Leaked Out

July 11, 2008 02:32:56 GMT


After a long time awaiting, video game fans and movie lovers alike are finally presented with a look into John Moore's third-person shooter video game adaptation through its first trailer. The dark-toned video footage really provides glimpses of what to expect from this upcoming action drama thriller entitled "Max Payne".

Explosive and bloody, the trailer begins with a shot of a man drowned into the depth of an icy river accompanied with a voice over explaining that the riverbed is infested with criminal's dead bodies. It then continues to display compilation of clips with brief explanation of how dangerous the titular character is. First half of the short trailer exposes the drama, while the second half highlighted on the full-pack action sequences.
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'Half-Blood Prince' Teaser Out With 'Dark Knight' IMAX Screening


July 11, 2008 01:56:51 GMT


When the list of trailers attached to the theatrical screening of "The Dark Knight" was released earlier, "Harry Potter" fans were left disappointed by the fact that the upcoming superhero flick won't show the teaser of the highly anticipated "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". But, the updated report has surely brought a much better news.

According to SnitchSeeker.com, IMAX has unearthed to a fan that during the opening of "Dark Knight" starting July 18, moviegoers will be presented with a snippet to the teaser trailer of the latest Harry Potter saga. Part of the e-mail sent to the fan read, "There will be a SHORT, 15 second trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince prior to The Dark Knight. Regards, IMAX Corporation." Whether the report holds some truth or not has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
 
 
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