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August 21, 2008

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Soulja Boy to Drop 'iSouljaBoy' in November


August 21, 2008 09:30:25 GMT


Soulja Boy has fixed release schedule for his upcoming sophomore album "iSouljaBoy". The new effort will come out on November 18. The title of the album is set to honor today's advanced technology, like iTunes.

One of the new songs that has recently been leaked is called "Turn My Swag On" but it is unclear whether the single will be listed in his upcoming album or not. Furthermore, he has refused to reveal the title of his first single but he confirms that the song will not debut on radios. Instead, it will be heard for the first time on the same day of its music video premiere.
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Sheryl Crow Gives Free Music for Those who Vote

August 21, 2008 09:20:58 GMT


In a bid to encourage young people to participate in voting for the upcoming presidential campaign, Sheryl Crow will give away her music for free. She announced on Wednesday, August 20 that she will give the first 50,000 people who register themselves to vote, a free digital copy of her album "Detours".

"I hope people wake up and emotionally engage in issues," the singer said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. She added that "Detours" actually is the perfect reflection of what's going around the world that may contribute to the vote. "It's about the issues that everyone's talking about, but there's a lot of hope. At this moment in my life, writing about anything else would be uninteresting and impossible because I feel such urgency," she added.
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Oasis Going Sidestream in 'Dig Out Your Soul'

August 21, 2008 09:00:08 GMT


British band Oasis have decided to change their musical direction in their upcoming seventh studio effort "Dig Out Your Soul". Their lead vocalist Noel Gallagher says that the new album will be the place for them to work on something less mainstream.

In an interview with BBC6, Noel states that he and the other band mates will get rid of usual sounds that people often hear on radios. "It's not Britpop, let's put it that way. It's not our usual thing," says he. "Some of it sounds a bit glam. There's no pop singles on it. I'd be amazed if anything else gets on the radio past the first single." Furthermore, he reveals that he will play drums on some of the tracks. "It's just really exciting, three of the tracks have got two drummers on, me and Zak Starkey playing drums," he adds, thrilled.
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German Trailer of Ron Howard's 'Frost/Nixon' Hits


August 21, 2008 08:53:01 GMT


The international trailer of Ron Howard-directed drama film focused on the series of interview between British TV broadcaster David Frost and former U.S. President Richard Nixon, "Frost/Nixon", has been unearthed. The trailer which spoken language remains in English is subtitled in German.

Reuniting the two original stars of the Peter Morgan's play the movie is based on, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, "Frost/Nixon" tells Nixon's story after he was kicked out of the the Oval Office due to the Watergate scandal. It will relive the battle of wits interview he had with Frost three years after he remained silent on the scandal.
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Rumer Willis Seen Having Public Display of Affection with Alleged Boyfriend

August 21, 2008 08:47:26 GMT


Returning home to Los Angeles after attending the screening of her latest film "The House Bunny" in New York City on Monday, August 18, Rumer Willis was seen at LAX with a guy who supposedly is her boyfriend. The two were seen loving it up during their time at the airport.

Rumer, who's the daughter of famous celebs Demi Moore and her then husband Bruce Willis, was seen wearing a white t-shirt, grey scarf, black trousers, and grey flat shoes. She looked relax, enjoying her time to chat with the guy, identified as Michael Alberti.
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First Look at Zac Efron in 'Me and Orson Welles'


August 21, 2008 08:20:10 GMT


A series of photos from Richard Linklater's upcoming romantic drama "Me and Orson Welles" has been unveiled. The four brand new images focus on giving movie lovers a first look into the two leading characters portrayed by Zac Efron and Christian McKay as well as the set photo with Linklater explaining something to McKay.

Leaving his "High School Musical" image behind, Efron can be seen posing as seventeen-year-old Richard Samuels. On one of the pictures, he can be seen sitting on a theater chair with a script on his hands, while on another picture, he can be seen holding drum sticks while talking with Welles. Additionally, one other photo displays Welles standing in front of applauding audience.
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Another Coldplay Album May Come Out in 2008

August 21, 2008 08:17:01 GMT


There could be a whole new album from Coldplay this year after a report said that there are many unused songs in the band's inventory. The Sun reported that the writing sessions of "Viva la Vida", released in June this year, was so productive that the cut songs can make up a new compilation set.

The band worked on "Viva" with producer Brian Eno and spawned an album which has successful chart history. It was sold 721,000 copies on the first week and went on going platinum in U.S. "The Viva La Vida sessions were incredibly fruitful," a source told The Sun. "They gelled brilliantly with Brian and recorded much more music than they could fit on one album."
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NSYNC Planning Possible Reunion


August 21, 2008 08:14:18 GMT


One of former NSYNC's members, Chris Kirkpatrick has given a hint to the boy band's fans that the boys will, some day, reunite. "Someday, there'll be an NSYNC reunion," Chris has recently told OK!.

After their breakup in 2002 as Justin Timberlake desires to explore his musical talent in a solo career, Chris admits that he still loves to be back in the group. "We get along like brothers," he says. "We all love each other. We all care about each other. I'm sure we'll come back."
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Actor Luke Wilson Dating Former Basketball Star Meg Simpson


August 21, 2008 07:48:06 GMT


Rarely making media headlines with his love life, Luke Wilson is reported to have been dating a lady who used to be a basketball player during her school years. The woman is identified as Meg Simpson and various gossip websites have claimed that she's 6 foot tall, only 2 inches shorter than Luke.

More about Meg, she reportedly is 28 years old, has blonde hair and used to play basketball at Yale. She met Luke for the first time at a sports event at the University of Pennsylvania in July. The actor actually went there with fellow movie star Morgan Freeman. Yet, it is claimed that he spent most of his time there having a conversation with her.
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'My Life in Ruins' to Challenge 'Star Trek'


August 21, 2008 07:43:43 GMT


Romantic comedy "My Life in Ruins" has received its U.S. release date. Scheduled to be screened in theaters nationwide on May 8, 2009, the Nia Vardalos' movie about a tour guide who finds love in the place she least expected will be let out at the same day "Star Trek" makes its first appearance in the big screen.

Up to date, the eleventh installment of the sci-fi popular series is the only competition "Ruins" will be facing. Set in the exotic island of Greece, the film that teams up once again Vardalos with her "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" producers, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, will be getting an earlier release in Greece on August 28, 2008.
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Sophie Monk Weighing a Million Dollar Playboy Offer

August 21, 2008 07:12:48 GMT


Australian model Sophie Monk has been said to be given a hefty offer to bare all in Playboy magazine. Latest report concerning the former girlfriend of Good Charlotte's guitarist Benji Madden claimed that the 28-year-old is weighing her options for the proposed $1 million bid for her stripping nude in the men's magazine.

Monk who has once appeared in "Date Movie" allegedly has been approached by Playboy editors since they believe she could boost their sales. To Star Magazine, Monk's friend said, "They think she'll break sales records. Especially in Australia." Further on the story, Star reported that this is not the first lucrative deal thrown by Playboy to Monk. She was given a huge offer when she was engaged to Madden, but she didn't take the deal because Madden didn't approve of it.
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Omarion Denies Being Dropped, Speaks on Joining Timbaland


August 21, 2008 07:11:43 GMT


Former lead singer of boyband B2K, Omarion tells MTV that he signed to Timbaland's Record, Mosley Music Group without any interference from others. He also firmly slams down rumor, claiming that he had been fired by Sony/Columbia Records due to a poor record sale. In an interview, he says, "I asked to be released. A release is different from a drop. When an artist is dropped, usually they haven't brought any revenue to the company. As you know, I've been with that company for a long time, roughly over six years. Throughout B2K and my solo albums, revenue was still brought in."

Meanwhile, when asked about B2K, he says that he tries to be more positive but still part of him, despite his forgiveness, admits he has been hurt. "I used to rock with them dudes, and now when I see them, it's not like that," says he as continuing, "If somebody has done something to disrespect you as a man, I feel like I have to protect myself. So now when I see them, after everything that happened, how do I be nice? How do I be cool?"
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Jessica Simpson Endorses Vitamin-Enhanced Beer, Stampede Light Plus

August 21, 2008 06:54:15 GMT


Having already had her own line of hair extensions, designer shoes plus an upcoming dress collection, Jessica Simpson is lending her celebrity status to sell yet another product. The actress-singer is recruited as the new spokesperson for Stampede Light Plus beer, which is made by Dallas' Stampede Brewing Co.

"[As an entrepreneur,] I'm always looking for ways to diversify my portfolio with good ideas and good people," Jess said in a statement about her partnership with the company. "[But] yes, I work out and take care of myself. I also like a cold beer once in awhile."
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Pink Festivity for 'House Bunny' L.A. Premiere

August 21, 2008 06:08:15 GMT


Contrary to the earlier rumor suggesting that "The House Bunny" will celebrate is L.A. premiere to the Playboy mansion, Columbia Pictures brought the special screening event to L.A. at Mann's Village Theatre in Westwood on Wednesday, August 20. Distinguishing this event from the previous New York premiere, it was highlighted with a pink carpet.

Like the earlier premiere event, this one was also attended by the female stars of the comedy film, including Anna Faris, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis and Emma Stone, with the appearance of another cast ensemble, Colin Hanks. Coming also to the premiere were Rumer's family which consists of Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Bruce Willis and his girlfriend Emma Heming.
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Slipknot Cancel Reading and Leeds Festival's Performance


August 21, 2008 06:04:19 GMT


As posted on their MySpace page, heavy metal band Slipknot have announced to withdraw their performance at Reading and Leeds Festival because their drummer Joey Jordison's ankle is injured. They say that the cancellation is to prevent further permanent and more serious damage as it has been advised by Joey's doctor. "We have been forced to cancel our imminent European festival appearances at Leeds, Reading," they wrote, "Joey Jordison broke his ankle and doctors have advised Joey to stay off his leg for 4-6 weeks to prevent further injury."

The band were supposed to perform at Leeds, West Yorkshire on Friday, August 22 with other rock bands, such as Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Plain White T's, and many more. They have also been scheduled to take stage three at Reading, Berkshire on Sunday, August 24. With tickets for both shows have reportedly been sold out, the band apologize for their pulling-off. "Canceling shows is never an easy decision and we apologize to all our fans, friends, and family for not being there to throw down with you," said the band to express their regret.
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Pink Names New Album 'Funhouse' and Sets Release Date

August 21, 2008 04:47:22 GMT


Pink's fifth studio album is taking shape with the revelation of its title and release date. The latest effort will be titled "Funhouse" and released on October 28 through LaFace/Zomba. The first single "So What" has been officially released earlier this month and has entered the Billboard Pop 100 at number 59. It takes a jab at her ex-husband Carey Hart in the verse that says "I guess I just lost my husband. I don't know where he went. So I'm gonna drink my money. I'm not gonna pay his rent (nope)... I hate marriage."

Pink, real name Alecia Moore, will premiere the music video for "So What" on FNMTV on Friday, August 22 at 8:00 P.M. EST and the channel will then run it for a special 72 hours broadcast. Photos from the video's scenes have been circulating online, showing the singer on board a John Deere tractor lawnmower drinking vodka straight from the bottle in the middle of a busy road.
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Fox Not Seeking to Shelve 'Watchmen'


August 21, 2008 04:46:53 GMT


Since the news about 20th Century Fox trying to prevent Warner Bros. from distributing the much anticipated "Watchmen" hit, fans quickly respond with an outrage and plan to boycott Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". However, a recent report from Entertainment Weekly suggested that the previous reports may not be accurate noting that Fox are not looking to stop the Zack Snyder's movie from being released.

A source close to Fox revealed that the studio's intention with the lawsuit is only to gain affirmation of ownership which may result in cash settlement or distribution rights of the movie. "Of course we are concerned about the fans; however, any disappointment from the core fans should not be directed toward Fox," the source told EW. "What we are doing is seeking to enforce our distribution rights to 'Watchmen.' Legal copyright ownership should not just be swept under the rug and ignored."
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Janet Jackson Prepping the Launch of Her Pleasure Principle Lingerie Line


August 21, 2008 04:32:40 GMT


The planned lingerie line, Janet Jackson reportedly is working on, has come to fruition. Speaking about the project, the singer shares details of her design in a press conference with USA Today, detailing on the line's name, launching date, concept and many more.

"People have come to me with other ideas, but lingerie is a passion for me, and just like music and acting, I can't do it unless I put into it," so Janet said on starting her own line of lingerie. Naming the line after her 1987 hit, "Pleasure Principle", Janet creates it with the help of Australian lingerie designer Bruno Schiavi, who helps designing "Dr. 90210" doc Robert Rey's line, called Dr. Rey's Shapewear.
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Video Premiere: Disturbed's 'Indestructible'


August 21, 2008 04:24:06 GMT


A month after their fourth studio "Indestructible" album was officially released on June 3, with opening sales of 253,000 units, rock band Disturbed continue their promotional project by placing a music video for first single "Indestructible" this week. According to their frontman David Draiman, the record means to inspire strength and to strip any human fear.

The music video, which is directed by Noble Jones, is describing a high-concept of battle scenes, which is adapted from the scenes of big screen "300". The video displays the band, playing the music section with David's vocal performance highlight. The scene is then cut with images of ancient warriors, running to the hill. The rest of the video mostly tells about war progression throughout history, starting from basic fighting with spears, and arrows, to modern battle which uses modern machinery such as guns.
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Behind-the-Scene Videos of Oliver Stone's 'W'

August 21, 2008 03:36:42 GMT


Following the revealing of "W" teaser trailer in July, two new behind-the-scene clips of the upcoming drama biopic about the 43rd U.S. President from noted filmmaker Oliver Stone have been unearthed. The two videos come courtesy of Access Hollywood via Trailer Addict.

The first clip displays the B-Roll footages in which George Bush's depicter Josh Brolin can be seen filming the scene where President Bush is delivering a speech. Meanwhile, the second one exposes the scene where Bush practices a parachute landing into the water. It also includes an interview with Stone and Brolin.
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Jennifer Garner Confirms Second Pregnancy, Obviously Excited About It

August 21, 2008 03:17:00 GMT


Ending weeks of chatter and speculation on an apparent second pregnancy, Jennifer Garner finally breaks her silence and officially confirms during an interview with Access Hollywood's Tony Potts that she and husband Ben Affleck are expecting their second child. She, furthermore, also opens up about their feeling of the upcoming addition to their clan.

Expecting a verification on the actress' second pregnancy, Tony purposely congratulated Garner. She remained coy at first, asking him back "For what?" When Tony said for her baby number two, Garner jokingly told him, "Oh I'm not pregnant. I just had a lot of carbs for breakfast. It's just - what do they call it? A breakfast pouch? Bunch?"
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Jonas Brothers Grab Three Titles at Billboard Hot 200 Chart

August 21, 2008 03:13:06 GMT


Following Nielsen SoundScan prediction, saying that Jonas Brothers will score their first number one at Billboard Hot 200 chart with "A Little Bit Longer", the boy band trio have indeed landed the third studio set at the top spot this week. Their album, which sold a total of 200,000 units on its first day of release, now bows with a remarkable 525,000 copies. Another record set by the band is that they have also rounded at number eight with soundtrack album of "Camp Rock" with 50,000 copies on sale. On top of that, the boys' 2007 self-titled effort also rises to number ten at the same chart after selling another 31,000 units.

This all then make their latest set as the third-highest opening week of the year 2008, just behind Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III", which sold over 1,006,000 copies and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" which selling point is 721,000. They also become the second sibling group to top the chart since Bee Gees reigned supreme in the 1970s.
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Former Couple Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Back On, Seen Getting Cozy


August 21, 2008 03:10:01 GMT


Adding fuel to rumors on the street that they have rekindled their broken love relationship, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams have been seen spending time together again. Instead of simply enjoying each other's company, they have been spotted getting cozy.

Ryan and Rachel are former couple. They began dating in 2004 after becoming co-stars in the drama flick "The Notebook". The two split back in 2007, giving no single clue on why they decided to go separate ways.
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Extended Trailer of 'Nights in Rodanthe' Arrives


August 21, 2008 03:07:37 GMT


The romantic drama movie based on Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel of the same name, "Nights in Rodanthe", has just gotten its extended trailer. Nearly four minutes long, the brand new video brings in fresh unseen footages and works as the extended version of the first trailer.

"Rodanthe" tells the story of troubled souls, Adrienne Willis and Dr. Paul Flanner, who bump to each other when a major storm hits the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe. Adrienne escapes to the town to retreat from the conflicts happening in her life, while Flanner comes there to deal with his own crisis of conscience. Stuck in the inn together, they find comfort in each other and their lives are changed forever in that one magical weekend.
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Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page's Play Set at Olympic Unearthed


August 21, 2008 02:38:36 GMT


It has been reported sometime ago that Leona Lewis will appear at the closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games on August 24, performing a duet with Led Zeppelin's guitarist, Jimmy Page. It is now revealed that the spectacular collaboration will present a version of Zeppelin's 1969 song "Whole Lotta Love".

The play set was supposed to be a top secret but it was unveiled by one of the musicians who will support them in the performance. Bassist Guy Pratt who has worked with numerous rock stars, spilled on his blog, "You may also be interested to know that when Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis perform Whole Lotta Love at the end of the Olympics, that's me playing bass on it." Still, there is no confirmation from the show's organizer regarding the song.
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'Terminator Salvation' Title Holds Plot Secret

August 21, 2008 02:30:50 GMT


While many are still trying to gather more bits about the storyline of the latest "Terminator" installment, "Terminator Salvation", from any where they can, one particular place possibly missed out is from the title itself. Talking about the forthcoming action movie, director McG hinted that the title of the movie means more than a mere designation.

To MTV News, the 40-year-old filmmaker suggested that the "Salvation" in "Terminator Salvation" withholds a broad message of the second chance human gets after the apocalypse. "Even though we may sin, ultimately we deserve a second chance," explained McG. It is then explained that the using of the title to decipher the plot is similar to "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" when the "Judgment Day" became the shorthand of the apocalypse.
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Matt Damon's Wife Gave Birth to Baby Daughter

August 21, 2008 02:10:16 GMT


The other Damon's baby has been born. Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Bozan Barroso welcomed the arrival of their second daughter into the world on Wednesday, August 20.

The newborn infant, who's named Gia Zavala, was born at Memorial Regional Hospital in South Florida, so Jennifer Allen, a representative for the movie hunk, confirmed. "Everyone's doing great," the representative stated, adding that Gia "is a healthy baby girl."
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It's Official, Ricky Martin Fathers Twin Boys via Surrogate Mother


August 21, 2008 02:02:50 GMT


Ricky Martin is a father for the first time. The Puerto Rican singer has become a father to twin boys via surrogate mother a few weeks ago. Concerning his new role, he reportedly will take a year off from music industry to be a full-time dad and raise the babies.

Confirming the arrival of the twins, a representative for Martin revealed to People "In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons." The representative furthermore said, "The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care" adding that "Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children."
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Video Premiere: Alfamega's 'Uh Huh' Feat. T.I.

August 21, 2008 01:37:26 GMT


Rapper Alfamega from Grand Hustle's recording company has just released a music video in order to promote his brand new single called "Uh Huh". The star makes a step-out appearance with co-CEO of the Grand Hustle, rap star T.I. on the song. Besides that, DJ Drama, who is best known for his mixtapes work, also contributes his song-writing credit on the track. "Uh Huh" is scheduled to be listed on Alfamega's debut album entitled "I Am Alfamega", which will be dropped to the market on October 14.

The music video starts with Alfamega buying gasoline for his blue car. Then, he with a sexy young woman, who is sitting next to him on the passenger seat, drive around the town, followed by his friends, driving different cars. Some scenes show a crowd of people staring at the rapper, who is doing his rapping thing on the sidewalk of a town. Some of the people in the crowd are pretty much carried away with his song so they share some dancing performance with the rapper.
 
 
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