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August 25, 2008

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Video Premiere: Oasis' 'The Shock of the Lightning'


August 25, 2008 09:53:40 GMT


British rock band Oasis have recently premiered a music video in support of their first single called "The Shock of the Lightning". The single which relies on bombast instrumental volume and Liam Gallagher's sneering lead vocal, is taken from their upcoming seventh studio album "Dig Out Your Soul", which is planned to hit the stores on October 7.

As posted on the band's official website, the music video is directed by co-owners of Ghost Box Music Records, duo Julian House and Julian Gibbs. The band are seen performing the song through screen saver and hot rocks effects caused by natural disaster. However, they are not clearly seen as the whole video is mostly set in a red background, which displays the supernova blast.
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Chilling Trailer for Brittany Murphy's 'Across the Hall'


August 25, 2008 09:53:21 GMT


The independent thriller project produced by Insomnia Media Group, "Across the Hall", has unveiled a sneak peek into the movie starring "Just Married" actress Brittany Murphy, "Cloverfield" actor Mike Vogel and television actor Danny Pino through a brand new trailer. The trailer presents compilation of clips aimed to help movie lovers to grasp what the movie is all about.

The trailer is set to have the tone of a horror movie in the sense that it displays only glimpses of scenes accompanied with the appearing words across the screen explaining what should be expected. From the looks of the trailer, the movie will be taking place in a hotel named Riverview and in room 508. Though the footage let out doesn't exactly give out a clear explanation about the story line, it still helps to get the background plot.
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Helena Bonham Carter Flies Back to Britain to Grieve Her Relatives' Death


August 25, 2008 09:11:38 GMT


Reports on the death of Helena Bonham Carter's relatives have been all over the net. The movie actress, who was in Albuquerque, N.M., filming her latest film "Terminator Salvation" when the accident happened, was quick to fly back to Britain to grieve the lost with her family.

Four of Helena's relatives died in a minibus crash during a safari vacation in South Africa on Wednesday, August 20. The victims include the 14-year-old son of her cousin, Fiona Bonham Carter, named Marcus Egerton-Warburton, his maternal grandmother, Brenda Bonham Carter, his step-grandfather Francis Kirkwood and aunt Kay Boardman. Fiona who was also involved in the accident survived with a broken collarbone and one of her sons, named Piers, also survived with whiplash.
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'Spider-Man' Composer Danny Elfman Scoring 'The Wolfman'


August 25, 2008 08:59:18 GMT


Universal Pictures' "The Wolfman" is most likely to have found its music composer. Sharing their latest discovery on the horror thriller remake project, AICN noted that the Joe Johnston-directed movie has picked up celebrated songwriter Danny Elfman to produce scores for "Wolfman".

Elfman is the musical genius behind the music of "Spider-Man" series, "Chicago", "Men in Black II", Ang Lee's "Hulk", "Wanted (2008)", "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" and many others. He has also scored Tim Burton's movies, such as 1989 "Batman" for which he earned an Academy Award, "Edward Scissorhands", "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", etc.
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Sugababes Recruiting 'Free Girl' for New Music Video

August 25, 2008 08:33:34 GMT


While their upcoming not-yet-titled LP hasn't been confirmed for release, British pop trio Sugababes have recently announced that they are looking for young girls to play as cameos in their new music video. "We're looking for 18-30 year olds to come and take part," they wrote on their MySpace entry.

The music video which is aimed at promoting the group's latest single called "Girls", will be shot on Wednesday, August 27 in a London location and the selected girls are expected to come on time in the location. They say, "We'll need you to be available on Wednesday for the whole day (potentially 8 AM at midnight) and able to get yourself to and from the filming location."
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Superb Opening Credits of Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla' Unearthed


August 25, 2008 08:15:33 GMT


Following the release of its trailers, the latest Guy Ritchie's gangster flick "RocknRolla" has given fans another treat with a cool opening credits. Courtesy of its graphic designer Danny Yount himself, the title sequence is basically presented in animation exposing Yount's creative and stylish credits sequence.

The full opening credits can be enjoyed via DannyYount.com. Meanwhile, Yount is the Emmy Award recipient for the category of Outstanding Main Title Design for television series "Six Feet Under". He is also known for his works on the closing credits of "Iron Man" and the title credits of "The Invasion", "The Reaping" and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang".
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Miley Cyrus' Sweet 16th Birthday, the Promotional Video


August 25, 2008 08:03:28 GMT


Apparently, Miley Cyrus won't stop boasting around about her forthcoming 16th birthday. Planning to hold a bash at the California's Disneyland for friends and fans to attend, she's reaching out to YouTube to make a promotional video for the planned party.

In the 44-second footage, Miley is seen wearing white and purple outfits. She's seen all smiling, standing next to many balloons, playing with them and talking about the highly anticipated bash. She's also seen posing with Mickey Mouse who presents her with a birthday cake.
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Kristen Bell Aboard 'Astro Boy'

August 25, 2008 07:35:09 GMT


"Astro Boy" seems to have found its leading female voice in "Heroes" beauty Kristen Bell. The 28-year-old allegedly has been appointed to give voice to the female friend to the famous Japanese superhero robot created by manga guru Osamu Tezuka.

Detailed information about the character Bell will be voicing has yet to be shared. Nevertheless, the actress whose recent film credit include "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" has been listed among the previously announced voice cast of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy.
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Dido Celebrating 'Safe Trip Home' With New Song Giveaway

August 25, 2008 07:29:52 GMT


British singer and songwriter Dido has decided to celebrate her upcoming fourth studio album "Safe Trip Home" by giving away one of her brand new singles called "Look No Further". The free music is aimed at giving a teaser for her forthcoming set that will come out in early November.

"Look No Further" that she gives for free, is a modest piano ballad about finding contentment. The singer begins the verses by listing all the things she might have been. The song then tells that she finally acknowledge that her life is just fine as it is because she has found her soul mate. "I can stop and catch my breath," she sings, "And look no further for happiness."
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Faith Evans Recounts Marriage with Notorious B.I.G. and His Affairs in New Autobiography


August 25, 2008 07:15:11 GMT


It's been 11 years since the death of her husband, the celebrated rapper Notorious B.I.G., that Faith Evans is coming out with a new autobiography. In her tome, titled "Keep the Faith", she recounts her marriage life with her late husband and more surprising she also talks about the many affairs he had plus all the women she caught sleeping with him.

Opening up about her turbulent marriage to Biggie, the hit maker confesses in her book that she once caught Lil' Kim in bed with him. "I got to Big's bedroom door, turned the knob, and went inside. As soon as I saw a small lump next to Big's large frame, I flew into a rage, ran over to the side of the bed, and pulled back the covers. I grabbed some chick out of the bed and started beating her a--. At some point, the chick's wig came off in my hand: It was a short, cropped wig. I stopped throwing punches for a minute to get a good look at the chick I was beating up. It was Lil' Kim. She was completely butt-naked, yelling as I pushed her around the room," so read part of the excerpt from her book.
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'Terminator Salvation' Shooting Stalled for Helena Bonham Carter

August 25, 2008 07:02:58 GMT


Family tragedy has forced Helena Bonham Carter to stall the production of "Terminator Salvation". According to WENN, the "Sweeney Todd" actress has to leave the set of the forthcoming action thriller to offer encouragement to her grieving family after getting news about the tragic death of her family's members.

Reports claimed that before she flew back to Britain, Bonham Carter has been given an indefinite leave from the film's set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The long-time partner of renowned filmmaker Tim Burton has been signed to join the cast ensemble of the McG-directed action movie to portray the pivotal role of the villain, Serena. What effect should this delay of shooting in her part bring to the movie is still uncertain.
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Stone Temple Pilots Cancel Florida's Concert


August 25, 2008 06:44:09 GMT


Stone Temple Pilots have left their Florida fans disappointed after the band decided to pull off their gig at Tampa Bay's Ford Amphitheater. The band refused to show up in the scheduled concert on August 22 because they claimed that there would be storms striking the state on that day.

However, many of the 6,500 fans who packed into the venue, said that the storm which the band was afraid of, never came close to Tampa Bay. "The storms they were attempting to lay blame on were in North Florida and were not impacting Central Florida or South Florida where they had played in Hollywood, Florida two days prior," said one of the concert goers.
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Artist of the Week: Heidi Newfield

August 25, 2008 05:56:21 GMT


Heidi Newfield steps out of Trick Pony's shadow to show the world what she can do as a solo. Indeed, the huge decision led to a favorable result with her solo album "What Am I Waiting For" taking the tenth spot of Billboard Hot 200 chart upon its release on August 5 and also lands at number 2 on Hot Country Albums tally. "It is just fantastic, because this was such a labor of love. It's a wonderful feeling to have it be accepted and connect with everyone as you hope that it will," she said.

"What Am I Waiting For" is led by the sultry single of "Johnny and June" that unmistakably represents the country legends themselves, Johnny Cash and June Carter. On taking them as inspiration, Heidi reasoned that their love is "powerful and big, and crazy and wild. Everybody wants to find that kind of a big love in their life"
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Britney Spears Appears on Madonna's 'Sticky and Sweet' Screen, the Video


August 25, 2008 05:55:37 GMT


Madonna has placed Britney Spears as a cameo on her "Sticky and Sweet" video screen. While, Madonna sings "Human Nature" at her first concert in Millennium Stadium of the Welsh city, Cardiff this weekend, Britney is seen stuck in a lift, wearing black glasses and a hooded top. Then, she whispers lines "Express yourself, don't repress yourself."

Britney's appearance then makes some saying that Madonna is actually giving a favor to help Britney's comeback. However, the others claim that their collaboration is mutual because Madonna reportedly takes advantage of Britney's recent good reputation in order to draw more crowds to her concert.
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Cher Lining Up for 'Batman 3''s Catwoman


August 25, 2008 05:15:00 GMT


Angelina Jolie may get a competition for the Catwoman role in "Batman 3" as Cher is reported to be in negotiations for the part. Though the "Wanted (2008)" star has been linked to the feline villain for quite sometime now, latest report from British's Telegraph indicates that director Christopher Nolan prefers to give the part to the pop singer/actress instead.

According to the publication, the 62-year-old Cher has become Nolan's prime choice for the character whose alter ego is known as Selina Kyle. "Cher is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years," claimed a studio executive. "The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry's purring creations."
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Kevin Federline Attends Ex-Wife Shar Jackson's Birthday, Giving Her Kiss and Hug


August 25, 2008 04:35:45 GMT


Kevin Federline and ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson reunited for one more time when she celebrated her 32nd birthday Friday night, August 22. He surprised her, showing up at the party and giving her kiss and hug, only to spark rumors that they have rekindled their romance.

Shar was celebrating her 32nd birthday inside the VIP room of Blush Boutique nightclub at the Wynn in Las Vegas when K-Fed showed up, much to her surprise. "A crowd came to see what all the commotion was and they found Shar and Kevin sharing some public affection," an eyewitness testified. "Kevin showed up to wish her a happy birthday. They shared a very public embrace and kiss before Kevin left."
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On-Set 'Transformers 2' Pics Unveiling the Extend of Sam Witwicky's Injury


August 25, 2008 04:30:15 GMT


Several photos from the set of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" have been outed and they display how the writers integrated Shia LaBeouf's car crash injury to the sequel. The images let out by Just Jared highlight on the burnt, bloodied and badly injured LaBeouf as the leading human character Sam Witwicky.

Though the pictures do not give out any hint of what cause the fake injury, it shows that Sam will seriously hurt the left part of his body which is exactly on the side of his real-life mangled fingers. Observing the photos deeper, some speculated that Sam may be ran over or involved in a heavy explosion. All of the on-set photos can be seen at Just Jared.
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Young Actress Amanda Bynes Involved in Minor Car Accident, Determined at Fault


August 25, 2008 03:55:21 GMT


Keeping herself away from the spotlight, Amanda Bynes raised eyebrows when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, August 23. Speaking on the accident, which was claimed as a minor, police confirmed that there were no major injuries.

Bynes, according to TMZ, was making a left turn at the intersection of Oakwood and Crescent Heights at around 2 P.M. when she suddenly smashed into another car. LAPD Sgt. Murrel Pettway told People that "Ms. Bynes was driving a BMW when she made an unsafe turn and another car hit her." And while there were no serious injuries, Murrel said that Bynes was determined "at fault, but no crime was committed."
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Michael Keaton Joining 'Toy Story 3' Voice Cast


August 25, 2008 03:38:20 GMT


The former Batman depicter Michael Keaton is going to trade off his batsuit with a killer smile of the Ken doll. Words are the 56-year-old will be providing a voice to Barbie's boyfriend Ken in the third "Toy Story" movie, "Toy Story 3".

The scoop has been given out by Jodi Benson to IESB during an interview on Santa Catalina Island for the release of "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning". Voicing Ken will be Keaton's second animation film project with Pixar. Previously, he has lent his voice to Chick Hicks, the villain in 2006 Pixar's "Cars".
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Girls Aloud Seeking Sixth Member


August 25, 2008 03:27:46 GMT


Pop group Girls Aloud are on the way of finding a new singer. The sixth member will be recruited through a TV talent show where all the group's members will make up the judging panel.

According to a source as quoted by British newspaper the Sunday Mirror, the girls want to give a chance for someone out there who has talent but hasn't been spotted yet. "The girls have never forgotten that reality TV gave them their break. Now they want to give someone else the chance to enjoy a taste of the success they have enjoyed," says the source in an interview.
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Star-Studded Trailer of 'New York, I Love You' Arrives


August 25, 2008 03:04:16 GMT


The ensemble anthology film, "New York, I Love You", has just revealed the first look into the movie that features 12 short films through its first trailer. Focusing on the Big Apple as the city where each of the short love stories take place, the video gives a sneak peek by presenting the star-studded cast ensemble from Hollywood's Shia LaBeouf to Taiwanese Shu Qi.

Said to be the unofficial follow-up to 2007 romance drama "Paris, je t'aime", "New York" highlights on love stories in five boroughs of New York which are conjoined together to form one whole movie. Directed by 12 different helmers from the acclaimed Mira Nair and Shekhar Kapur to newcomers Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman, it features the likes of Portman, Rachel Bilson, Kevin Bacon, Maggie Q, Robin Wright Penn, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Blake Lively, Andy Garcia, Julie Christie, Christina Ricci, Hayden Christensen and many more as the stars of the unique flick.
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Marisa Miller to Promote Victoria's Secret's New Fragrance, Very Sexy Dare

August 25, 2008 02:51:39 GMT


Victoria's Secret is adding one more angel into its ranks. The women's wear retailer has just recruited Marisa Miller to be its new angel, joining the existing Angels; Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Karolina Kurkova just to name a few. Coming first on her to-do list concerning her tapping as Victoria's Secret's new spokeswoman is promoting the brand's new fragrance, called "Very Sexy Dare."

The model, who recently topped Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 List, will launch the scent in person at the Victoria's Secret Herald Square store on September 16. Details on both the perfume and event still remain sketchy.
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'Tropic Thunder' Reigns Supreme Twice in a Row

August 25, 2008 02:24:45 GMT


Ben Stiller's outrageous comedy, "Tropic Thunder", has shown its competitive side by keeping its #1 place at the box office for the second time around. Being the summer movie that dethroned "The Dark Knight" after it dominated the revenue chart for four weeks last weekend, the DreamWorks Pictures' flick collects $16.3 million to add to the total of $65.8 million.

Though its sales dropped 37%, the hilarious film about a group of actors stuck in a real war-like situation when filming a Vietnam War movie is still left untouched by its two new competitors, "The House Bunny" and "Death Race". Commenting on the success, Media By Numbers' president Paul Dergarabedian says, "It's a really funny film. The word of mouth has been incredibly strong. It has maintained its momentum and headed into the weekend with really strong midweek box-office numbers."
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Buckcherry's 'Too Drunk' Uncensored Video


August 25, 2008 02:17:21 GMT


Buckcherry have released an R-rated version of a music video for their new "Too Drunk" single. The track is taken from their upcoming "Black Butterfly" album which will reportedly hit the stores on September 16.

The music video features pornographic star and former exotic dancer Joanna Angel. It shows concert goers having a closer look on the band's performance. At the beginning, Joanna walks to the show with a young man who plays as her date. They then enjoy some alcohol in the bar and as the video goes on, some scenes display a couple having hot kisses in a rest room. It then ends with Joanna disappointed as her boyfriend falls into a deep sleep for having too much alcohol.
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Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page at Olympic Closing Ceremony, the Video


August 25, 2008 02:08:41 GMT


British pop songstress Leona Lewis gave her best performance during the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games held at the Olympic stadium in Beijing on Sunday, August 24. Teaming up with veteran guitarist Jimmy Page, both stars thrilled the audience, singing Led Zeppelin's classic hit "Whole Lotta Love." Their special performance was meant to mark the end of the 2008 games and the official handover ahead of the London 2012 event.

Lewis took the stage at the top of a metal podium, whereas Page started playing his guitar from below. Singing the first part of the song, Lewis then lowered down so that she and Page could sing the final section of the song together. Appearing on another part in the arena was soccer star David Beckham who kicked a ball into the crowd at the end of the track.
 
 
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