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August 13, 2008

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Justin Timberlake Bringing Sexy Voice to New York Fashion Week

August 13, 2008 09:57:28 GMT


During this year New York Fashion Week held from September 5 to 12, celebrated pop star Justin Timberlake is going to present his latest denim collection named William Rast. In an interesting twist, he will not only showcase his line, but also accompany the models when they walk down the runway with his captivating voice.

According to a report from NYMag.com, the 27-year-old has been scheduled to deliver a music-meets-fashion act at live music venue Roseland Ballroom a few days after he performs at Fashion Rocks on September 5. On the clothing brand itself, it is the fashion line Timberlake started with his partner Trace Ayala two years prior.
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Kylie Minogue to Duet With Sister for TV Sitcom Theme Song

August 13, 2008 09:53:50 GMT


Pop star Kylie Minogue has recently announced a duet plan with her sister Dannii Minogue. They will sing their own version of ABBA's hit "The Winner Takes It All" for a theme song of a TV comedy situation entitled "Beautiful People".

Commenting on their duet, Dannii says that she is very excited and looks forward to it especially after performing with Kylie on her latest concert tour "KylieX2008". In an interview, she says, "I really miss singing so I am planning to do some more next year. Doing the duet with Kylie on tour was amazing. It was nice to share that. I definitely want to do a duet, it's just about finding the right thing and the right time."
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Kanye West to Launch Fatburger Joint in Chicago


August 13, 2008 09:49:43 GMT


Having a very full plate on his agenda, Kanye West won't stop channeling his diverse inner creativity. With a number of business ventures he's already on, the mogul adds Fatburger franchise into his resume, planning to open a chain of the burger restaurant in his native Chicago, Illinois.

Executives at West's company, KW Foods LLC, are said to have purchased the rights to the North American Fatburger franchise to develop 10 fast food joints in Chicago. The first of the eateries is set to open in Orland Park next month, while a second restaurant will be opened in January of 2009. A third location is yet to be revealed as the executives are still in the process of finalizing the lease.
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Video Premiere: Augustana's 'I Still Ain't Over You'

August 13, 2008 09:46:36 GMT


California rock band Augustana have premiered a music video for their latest "Can't Love, Can't Hurt" single. After releasing "Sweet and Low" as the first single off the April album, the band have decided to pull out "I Still Ain't Over You" as the second one.

A black and white music video is made simple with the band playing their respective instruments in a lounge. The video was premiered via AOL on Tuesday, August 12.
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'The Challenge', Another Legal Thriller on George Clooney's Sleeves

August 13, 2008 09:11:03 GMT


Following the success of the 2007 legal thriller "Michael Clayton" from which he has been nominated for both Golden Globe and Oscar, George Clooney is going to tackle another legal thriller project. Recently, the acclaimed actor has picked up the rights to Jonathan Mahler's book, "The Challenge" for his Smoke House production company.

Allegedly paying a seven figure sum for the screen rights, many believe that this project may be Clooney's vehicle to direct, write and star. Still, his spokesman noted that the 47-year-old actor has yet to make any decision on his role on the project. Nevertheless, some suggested that he seems to fit for the role of the idealistic U.S. Navy lawyer Charles Swift.
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Lenny Kravitz Won't Join Velvet Revolver


August 13, 2008 09:04:58 GMT


Lenny Kravitz has shut down rumor, saying that he will reload Velvet Revolver as their new frontman. In an exclusive interview with RollingStone.com, the singer says, "I know and love the Velvet Revolver guys but there is no truth to the story about me joining their band."

The rumor has flown in the media when he was spotted hanging in a studio with the rock group. Beside Lenny, other rock singers linked to the frontman position of the Velvet Revolver include Sebastian Bach, Van Halen's former singer Sammy Hagar and Liv Tyler's husband Royston Langdon.
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Selena Gomez Shows Some Love for Jonas Brothers, the Video


August 13, 2008 08:39:07 GMT


Taking the family-friendly roles she plays onscreen into reality, Selena Gomez is returning the favor and specially aiming it for the Jonas Brothers. Showing some love for the music group, she and her on-screen older brother David Henrie make a new YouTube video, urging everyone to buy the boys' latest LP "A Little Bit Longer."

In her best attempt to pursue everyone to buy the album, Selena says in the clip "Go buy their album. And if you've already bought it, buy another one. And if you've already bought another one, buy another one after that!" It is widely believed that Selena made the footage as a response to Kevin Jonas' favor in wearing a t-shirt which reads "Team Demi and Selena."
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'French Women Don't Get Fat' Picked Up, Hilary Swank Eyes Lead Role

August 13, 2008 08:07:42 GMT


It has been the New York Times #1 nonfiction bestseller book that was translated into 40 different languages and was one of the most talked-about books resulting its author to discuss it on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Now, it has been reported that "French Women Don't Get Fat" is going to be brought to the big screen.

The screen rights of "French Women" has been nabbed by prominent actress Hilary Swank and her 2S Films producing partner Molly Smith who both are going to co-produce along with Aaron Geller and Darryl Porter from PorterGeller Entertainment. It will be developed into a romantic comedy project by "Freaky Friday" screenwriter Heather Hach.
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Video Premiere: Joe's 'Why Just Be Friends'


August 13, 2008 07:56:55 GMT


American R&B singer Joe has just dropped his music video for single "Why Just Be Friends". The single which is taken from his upcoming "New Man" album, is planned to be released in late September via Kedar Entertainment. Meanwhile, the release date for the full album hasn't been fixed yet.

The video starts with a view of swimming pool full of people. It is then followed with a dance performance by some dancers wearing white shirts. The video co-stars an American sexy actress Claudia Jordan. She is seen in a white bikini, showing her sexy figure.
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Scarlett Johansson Plans on Recording Second Album


August 13, 2008 07:21:50 GMT


Despite the harsh critic received for her debut album, actress Scarlett Johansson is planning on recording new tracks for her second album which has no title yet. She announces her plan about three months after her debut album "Anywhere I Lay My Head" was released in mid-May.

Scarlett admits that she looks forward to a chance of exploring her musical talent on another album. However, she says that she has no way to rush as she plans on another career path by stepping behind the camera. In an interview, she says, "I would love to do another album. Right now, though, I'd like to focus on developing something to direct."
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Country Star Josh Turner Speaks Out on 'Billy: The Early Years' Part


August 13, 2008 07:20:23 GMT


Many may have been aware with the fact that the deep-voiced country singer Josh Turner will be making his big screen debut as Billy Graham's music director, George Beverly Shea in an upcoming biopic "Billy: The Early Years". What they may not know is the reason behind his involvement on the movie project.

Sharing his insight about his role in the film, the 2007 Grammy Awards-nominated singer revealed that his part is more like a tribute to the famed-as-spiritual adviser to multiple U.S. presidents evangelist and the prominent gospel singer/songwriter. "It was my way of honoring the legacy of George Beverly Shea and Billy Graham and what they've done in their lives and their careers and the lives they've touched - obviously including mine," he said.
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Video Premiere: Three 6 Mafia's 'That's Right' Feat. Akon and Jim Jones

August 13, 2008 06:57:23 GMT


Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia have recently finished their work on a new music video. The video is to support their collaboration with rapper Akon and Jim Jones in single "That's Right", taken from their latest album 'Last 2 Walk".

The video is shot inside a building in which the group are rapping verses from the single. The video is mostly displayed in a kind of old scene with mostly black and white color for its background.
News > Celebrity Gossip

A Baby Boy Born for Diego Luna and Camila Sodi

August 13, 2008 06:53:46 GMT


Diego Luna and Camila Sodi are proud new parents. The couple have welcomed the arrival of their first child together, a baby boy. A representative for his production company Canana Films confirmed the baby's birth Tuesday, August 12.

Details of the baby boy remained unknown since the representative didn't mention any. Neither Luna nor Sodi has offered comment on their newborn infant.
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Britney Spears: 'My First Interview in Two Years' with OK!


August 13, 2008 06:45:41 GMT


Bouncing back from her dark years, Britney Spears has been all over the town displaying her curvier and healthier body. That's not all though compared to her recent contribution, shooting two promotional comedy videos for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards alongside British comedian Russell Brand. Greater than all, she has an exclusive interview with OK! magazine, her first ever interview in two years.

Britney, accompanied be her two young sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, graces the cover of the new issue of OK! The mother and sons are pictured in matching white outfits, with the boys wearing fedoras. "Britney Tells All About Her Boys and Her New Life," reads the tagline on the cover.
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Givenchy to Dress Madonna for Upcoming Tour

August 13, 2008 06:14:20 GMT


Famous French fashion house Givenchy has confirmed that its head designer Ricardo Tisci will design Madonna's wardrobe for her upcoming Sticky & Sweet world tour. Givenchy's spokesperson Caroline Deroche-Pasquier says that the house have made at least two special outfits for the singer.

According to a source, Madonna will wear one of the Givenchy designs, a coat in black stretch satin with a dark and Gothic influence, in her opening show. Meanwhile, the second dress, a Gypsy-inspired long dress worn over a black dress with colored ribbons, will be donned during her third act in the concert.
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Chi-Chi Vs Mai Leaked Video From 'Dragonball' Set Updated, Revealing Winner


August 13, 2008 05:11:51 GMT


In late June, two leaked videos exposing the tournament fight between Chi-Chi and Mai have been presented. However, at the time, the footages didn't give out much of the clue to the upcoming live-action adaptation "Dragonball Evolution". Now, a new and better looking video of the battle is outed.

Unlike the two previous videos, the new footage displays the shooting of the fighting scene between Goku's love interest, Chi-Chi, and Piccolo's chief enforcer, Mai, right from the beginning. In the end, it is also revealed who wins the contest and there is a bit of minor spoiler after the winner is announced.
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The Pussycat Dolls' 'Out of This Club' Feat. R. Kelly Audio Leaked


August 13, 2008 05:09:04 GMT


A new mid-tempo track from The Pussycat Dolls titled "Out of This Club" has just been leaked out earlier this week, featuring a guest vocal by R. Kelly. The song allegedly will be included in the girls-group's upcoming sophomore effort, "Doll Domination" which is due this September on date 16.

It is still unclear yet whether "Out of This Club" will be made a second single following "When I Grow Up" or even make the cut in the new album. Meanwhile, the official cover art for the album has just been unveiled earlier this week, showing the five-some on motorbikes.
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Vanessa Hudgens Sued for 5 Million Dollars by Music Producer


August 13, 2008 04:51:45 GMT


A music producer Johnny Vieira has filed a legal action against Vanessa Hudgens in Los Angeles Superior Court early this week. The lawsuit says that in May 2005 when she was still a minor, Vanessa has signed an agreement with Johnny who is described in the lawsuit as a songwriter and music producer who was "engaged in the business of discovering and developing artists in the music industry".

They have agreed to work together in order to launch Vanessa's career and share a 50-50 profit from her earnings. However, Johnny reveals through the document that the nineteen-year-old performer hasn't paid him for his work. According to a source, instead of paying Johnny, Vanessa signed a photo with words attached on it, saying, "Johnny-thank you for everything. Without you, I would be nowhere. We will make it BIG."
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New 'Hamlet 2' One-Sheet Arrives

August 13, 2008 04:40:29 GMT


In anticipation of its theatrical release on August 29, the deemed-to-be "this year's 'Napoleon Dynamite'" psyches up once again the fans and movie lovers' excitement through the release of its brand new poster. The official one-sheet published by Focus Features let out many of its cast ensemble, especially Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Elisabeth Shue, David Arquette and Amy Poehler, as well as the positive reviews it has received.

Staging the politically incorrect musical sequel to William Shakespeare's Hamlet, this Andrew Fleming's comedy follows Dana Marschz, a failed actor turned drama teacher. Similarly lousy in teaching as well as in acting, Marschz's future as a teacher at a high school is in jeopardy when the school threatens to close his department. Refusing to give out, he then writes this musical play.
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Carrie Underwood Says Tony Romo Still Calls Her But She Ignores


August 13, 2008 04:33:26 GMT


Carrie Underwood's love life drama is complicated, but she's kind enough to share her past love experience with Allure magazine. In an interview for its September issue, she talks about some of her ex-boyfriends, including Tony Romo, whom she said still rings her despite the fact that he's now dating singer-actress Jessica Simpson.

"I don't know. The phone will ring and it'll be him, and I'll maybe not answer," so she says when telling the magazine that the Dallas Cowboys quarterback still calls her sometimes. She does add though that "We were both small-town people doing very big things, and we relied on each other, dealing with fame."
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'Gossip Girl' Blake Lively Is Cosmo's September Cover Girl

August 13, 2008 04:15:18 GMT


The success of her TV series "Gossip Girl" undoubtedly gives Blake Lively's acting career a boost, making her a new starlet in Hollywood entertainment industry. Becoming a brand new household name, she has been picked by Cosmopolitan magazine to be its latest cover girl, debuted on the cover of its September issue.

In addition to the magazine's cover shoot and some other pics inside, Blake also sat down for an exclusive and interesting interview during which she discussed about snagging fame and happiness. Greater than that she, too, opened up about her acting career, high school days, and her on-screen/off-screen boyfriend Penn Badgley.
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Another Clip of 'The Spirit' From 2008 San Diego Comic Con Outed

August 13, 2008 04:10:27 GMT


Beside being a crime fighter, it seems that one other trait possessed by "The Spirit" is his ability as a womanizer. In this leaked out clip entitled "Bastard", viewers are presented with how he seduces the police commissioner's daughter, Dr. Ellen Dolan, in the examining room. But, then when the commissioner comes in with a female rookie cop, he quickly turns his attention to her.

Similar to the "When Titans Clash" clip, this clip was also presented at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con during the panel presentation of the forthcoming Frank Miller's adaptation film. Displaying the comical side of the action film, it was the one that was shown right before the footage of the brawl between Spirit and Octopus was screened.
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Amy Winehouse Plots to Take Revenge on 007 Bosses

August 13, 2008 03:40:15 GMT


Amy Winehouse has planned to battle Jack White and Alicia Keys' theme song for "Quantum of Solace" by releasing her own version of the movie theme. She will record the single with a favor from Mark Ronson in its production. During an interview, she admits that she wants to "prove that they (the film executives) have made a big mistake."

As previously reported, Amy was very disappointed after she and Mark were excluded from the list of James Bond soundtrack team because of her bad health condition following her severe reaction from anti-drugs medication. However, some sources say that she and Mark did not record a song that was deemed good enough for the film. After the refusal, Jack and Alicia stepped up with a song that satisfied the film producers. Then, they were signed for the song theme singers.
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Robert Downey Jr. Talks 'Iron Man 2' Plot Spoiler


August 13, 2008 03:36:42 GMT


While many are still buzzing about the possible cameos in the sequel of action blockbuster "Iron Man", its star Robert Downey Jr. is more interested to spill out the scoop on the sequel's storyline. Talking to Chicago Sun-Times, the 43-year-old spoke about what could be expected from "Iron Man 2".

Sharing the secret of the sequel, the co-star of Ben Stiller and Jack Black in "Tropic Thunder" implied the problem the hero in steel maybe facing. "You want some plot secrets? Okay, here we go," so he claimed "If he said he's Iron Man in the first film, it's one thing to say it and another thing to evolve to a point where you can live in a heroic fashion."
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Behind the Scene of Gym Class Heroes' 'Cookie Jar' Video

August 13, 2008 03:21:07 GMT


Gym Class Heroes are moving on with the promotion of their fourth album "The Quilt" which is due to be released on September 9 this year. Following the release of "Peace Sign/Index Down" and its music video in mid-July, the group is ready to launch the second single "Cookie Jar" that features rapper The-Dream.

A music video has been shot with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini and a behind-the-scene video has just surfaced. The video features among others foreword by the band, artistic concept by the director and inside details from the group's frontman, Travis McCoy and the featured guest, The-Dream. There are scenes where McCoy wears straitjackets while rapping to the camera. The band also play their instruments on a white background as well as chill out in a night club.
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New Pics of Tori Spelling's Daughter, Stella, in Life and Style

August 13, 2008 03:12:34 GMT


Introducing her baby daughter, Stella, to the world by selling the first pictures of her to OK! Magazine, debuted on its issue that hit the newsstands June 26, Tori Spelling goes for a second round of baby photos. She sold some other pictures of Stella to Life and Style magazine, even giving the publication the chance to have a peek at the infant's pinky nursery.

Tori and Stella are both debuted on the latest issue of Life and Style that also features some other "Hollywood's Cutest Kids," including Suri Cruise, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Matilda Ledger, and Violet Affleck. "Tori and Dean Show Off Stella's New Nursery," so reads the tagline that accompanies the mother-daughter duo's picture debuted on the bottom of the magazine's cover.
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Orlando Bloom to Move On From 'Caribbean' to 'Sarajevo'

August 13, 2008 02:50:53 GMT


Having gained his superstardom through the blockbuster fantasy films like "Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean", Orlando Bloom is ready to break away from those typecasting and fall into a more serious and closer to reality role. On Tuesday, August 12, this English actor revealed that he is going to work on a yet untitled project about Sarajevo, "Untitled Sarajevo Project".

Said to be co-producing the movie chronicling the life in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo during the 1992-1995 siege, he would also star in it. Nonetheless, what character he will be tackling has yet to be shared. Still, on his part, he explained, "I'm not in fact playing Bill in this movie but I read the script and the very human story at the very core of this film spoke to me very clearly."
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Official Tracklisting of Nelly's 'Brass Knuckles'


August 13, 2008 02:18:21 GMT


Official tracklisting of Nelly's upcoming "Brass Knuckles" album has surfaced in the media via Rap-up.com. The album will be released with thirteen tracks, including first single "Party People" in which he makes collaboration with Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie. The track which was released in March, has also appeared in deluxe edition of Fergie's debut album "The Dutchess", released in the U.S. on May 27, 2008.

Meanwhile, for second single, Nelly has chosen to bring out singer Ashanti in "Body on Me". He also has Akon to produce the single. Beside listed in Nelly's upcoming album, this track also appears in Ashanti's fourth studio album "The Declaration", released in early June as her lead single.
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'RocknRolla' Sequel Lining Up


August 13, 2008 02:12:56 GMT


Guy Ritchie's latest action thriller "RocknRolla" is yet to hit the theaters, at least it won't be out until October 31. However, it looks like the 39-year-old filmmaker could not wait to move on with its sequel, especially since he has finished the "RocknRolla 2" script.

On the sequel screenplay, he confessed, "I've written one. So people better go see it. It'll allow me to make the next one." That remark has sparked speculation that the husband of pop legend Madonna is even ready to shoot the follow-up movie to the underworld thriller about a group of various gangsters attempting to get their hands on a share of a multi millions real estate scam.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Julia Stiles Splits from Boyfriend

August 13, 2008 02:12:32 GMT


One more celebrity gets back into the single scene. Julia Stiles is single and available as it's been reported that she has split from boyfriend of two years, painter and sculptor Jonathan James Cramer. They are citing "irreconcilable differences" for the break-up, New York gossip column PageSix reports.

Allegedly, the break up affects the actress in bad ways. It reportedly sent her into "foul mood" that she lashed out at fans in Cafe Frida, New York who she thought were taking snaps of her. According to PageSix, Stiles mistakenly assumed a group of diners, who were taking photographs of each other, to have taken photographs of her.
 
 
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