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August 28, 2008

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Video Premiere: David Banner's 'So Long'

August 28, 2008 09:40:46 GMT

Rapper and record producer David Banner has just released a music video to support his new single "So Long". The single is taken from the track listing of his fifth major studio album "The Greatest Story Ever Told", which has been available for purchase in stores since July.

The music video starts with a capture of newspaper cutting entitled "Stripped of Our Rights". At some points, the video is divided into two small scenes, one of which shows him in a black white background, while the other carries the colored capture of George Walker Bush and some other American presidents, delivering their presidential speeches.
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Avril Lavigne to Face Protesters at Malaysian Concert

August 28, 2008 09:31:09 GMT

Avril Lavigne's Malaysian concert goes on, so does its opposition. The artist who has been given a green light by the local government will have to face a mass of protesters when she conducts the concert on Friday, August 29 in the country's capital. Pan-Malaysian Islamic have vowed themselves to take any course in order to prevent the concert from happening.

Nasrudin Hassan, a representative of the party said that they are still unable to accept the fact that the "too sexy" concert will be held on the heels of Malaysia's independence day on August 31 and the feasting season. Reasoning on why it should be banned, Hassan said, "A concert of this nature is not conducive to teach the younger generation to become good citizens, upright and competitive, but instead would weaken them morally and mentally."
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Jonas Brothers Offer Fans Free Vacation with Them to the Bahamas

August 28, 2008 09:30:09 GMT

Having their latest music effort "A Little Bit Longer" enjoys its second week on the top spot of the Billboard 200, Jonas Brothers are having no time to slow down. The pop-rock band are teaming up with Verizon Wireless and Samsung to give away their fans the gift of a lifetime which is a vacation with them in the Bahamas. Verizon Wireless confirmed their partnership Wednesday, August 27.

Ed Ruth, director of digital music for Verizon, uttered his comment on the partnership, saying "We're continuing to help fans connect with the Jonas Brothers in innovative ways while delivering exclusive music our customers can enjoy on their new Samsung phones." He went on praising the band, claiming them as "the hottest act in the nation".
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'The Spirit' Detailed Plot Exposed

August 28, 2008 09:29:50 GMT

Following an advance screening of "The Spirit", much more detailed plotline of the Will Eisner's newspaper strip adaptation has been unearthed. Though noting that some of the scenes he has seen may undergo some changes for the final cut, a reader named VoicesOffCamera revealed to AICN that the story will be taking off after The Octopus' attempt to steal two mysterious cases.

Aided with the help of Silken Floss and three Louis Lombardi's, Octopus manages to get his hands on one of the cases, but loses the other to Sand Saref following a confrontation that leaves a cop nearly dead. While everybody is blaming Saref for the cop's condition, Spirit, who has past connection with Saref, thinks otherwise when he finds her locket in the cop's grips.
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Girls Aloud Deny Seeking Sixth Member

August 28, 2008 08:23:13 GMT

Girls Aloud have shut down rumor, claiming that they will take part in a reality show to look for a new member. "Over the weekend the papers have been filled with false stories on the girls. But instead of the tired old 'split' stories, they have invented rumors of a brand new Girls Aloud reality show," the girls say in a written statement issued on their MySpace page. "The papers often get things wrong but this one should win some kind of award!"

The gossip started to emerge in the media when a source told British newspaper the Sunday Mirror that the group have come to a negotiation with a production company to make their own reality show which will allegedly have X-Factor style. "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 as quoted by the paper.
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Nicole Kidman's 'Australia' Pushed Back

August 28, 2008 08:12:27 GMT

Those who are eager to see the latest period epic drama from prominent filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, "Australia", on the big screen apparently have to wait longer. According to Variety, the theatrical release date of the movie starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman has been pushed nearly two weeks back from its November 14 schedule to November 26.

The 20th Century Fox's decision on the shifting of the flick's release date allegedly has some connection with the 'pick-ups' filming currently done by Luhrmann in Down Under with lead thesps. With the delayed release, the "Moulin Rouge!" helmer will have more time in finishing the movie.
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Video Premiere: Plain White T's' 'Natural Disaster'

August 28, 2008 07:37:48 GMT

Plain White T's have just dropped their music video to help promoting the band's first single "Natural Disaster". The song will appear in their fifth studio effort "Big Bad World", which is set for release on September 23 under Hollywood Records.

The music video shows the group singing in a club with some captures of several couples, filling their romantic night with hugging, cuddling, and kissing. As the video goes on, one by one, the band's members find beautiful girls and then they start enjoying the night with their dates.
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'Spider-Man 4' Walk-On Role Auctioned

August 28, 2008 07:21:29 GMT

As their next "Spider-Man" movie is eyeing a possible 2011 release, Sony Pictures are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take part in "Spider-Man 4". Holding a charitable auction on eBay, the production company open up the bidding game with amazing prizes that include the chance of being an extra in the film.

Beside appearing in the movie, the highest bidder and his or her guest can visit the movie's set, participate in a meet and greet with the cast as well as attend the New York premiere and walk down its red carpet dressed in designer outfits. Benefiting the "Stand Up to Cancer" charity, the auction will be closed on September 5.
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Father of Hilary Duff Sentenced to Jail Over Cash for the Star's Birthday Party

August 28, 2008 07:08:25 GMT

The family drama in the Duff's clan is going to the worse level. Bob Erhard Duff, the father of celebrity siblings Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff, has on Wednesday, August 27 been sentenced to 10 days in jail for contempt of court for violating a court order in his divorce case with his daughters' mother Susan Colleen Cobb that prohibited him from selling off assets without her consent.

The Houston Chronicle which broke report on Bob's arrest wrote on its site that he and Susan argued during the hearing in family court over cash for Hilary's upcoming 21st birthday. She asked a total of $25,000 from him to pay for a present and party that will measure up to the one they threw for older sister Haylie back in 2006.
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Video Premiere: Raphael Saadiq's 'Love That Girl'

August 28, 2008 06:40:29 GMT

Soul singer Raphael Saadiq has just premiered a music video in support of his latest single called "Love That Girl". The music video takes viewers to the '60s era with a reference of how guys, at that time, show their affections to their women.

Additionally, the song will appear on his upcoming fourth studio effort "The Way I See It", which will be available in stores on September 16 under the courtesy of Columbia Records and his independent label, Pookie Entertainment. The album also features a duet with Joss Stone as well as iconic performer Stevie Wonder. Furthermore, Raphael, who is solely responsible for writing, producing, and arranging the entire project for his upcoming album, says that the new single carries a more soulful atmosphere and organic sound of tropical vacation spots like Costa Rica and the Bahamas.
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'Iron Man' Star Robert Downey Jr. to Become Villainous 'Master Mind'

August 28, 2008 06:37:18 GMT

Robert Downey Jr. has reaped the benefit of "Iron Man" success with the streaming in of casting roles. After being assigned to portray legendary detective in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes", the Academy Award-nominee for 1992 "Chaplin" is being linked to DreamWorks' animation "Master Mind".

The 43-year-old actor allegedly is in talks to lend his voice to a super-villain who loses his will to fight after he accidentally kills his archenemy. For this feature film project, he may be teaming up with "Baby Mama" star Tina Fey, who is also touted for a role in the movie, and will be collaborating once again with his "Tropic Thunder" co-star Ben Stiller who serves as "Master Mind" producer.
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Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff Seen Canoodling, Sparked Speculation of Rekindled Romance

August 28, 2008 05:08:33 GMT

Former "Dancing with the Stars" lovers Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff have sparked speculation of a rekindled romance after sources claimed to have seen them canoodling during a night out in New York City. The twosome were seen enjoying dinner at Meatpacking District hotspot Bagatelle when the onlooker saw them getting close to each other.

"They were super-flirty and very happy, kissing and cuddling," the eyewitness told OK! magazine. After that the pair were seen heading for Kiss & Fly club for what was claimed as "after-dinner drinks."
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'The Strangers' Sequel Moving Forward

August 28, 2008 05:07:44 GMT

Rogue Pictures are finally going forward with the development of a sequel to the hit suspense thriller movie of the summer, "The Strangers". In the latest report concerning the second movie, the studio have been reported to have signed once again filmmakers Bryan Bertino to tackle the scripting of "The Strangers 2".

Though the scribe which made his directorial debut with the original "Strangers" has been brought back to the sequel project, it is still unclear whether he is going to be coming back as the helmer or not. On the casting possibility, it is said that leading actress Liv Tyler and several of the original villains are expected to reprise their parts in the new project.
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Staind's Latest LP Debuts on Billboard Hot 200 Chart

August 28, 2008 04:50:11 GMT

Staind's sixth major studio album "Illusion of Progress" from Flip/Atlantic Records, makes its debut on Billboard 200 Chart with around 91,800 units on sale. The album which has just been released on August 19, rockets onto hot number three in the chart, just behind Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer", which scans another 146,700 copies, and Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus", which sits at number two with 100,900 sold.

The "Illusion of Progress" is a follow-up for the band's 2005 platinum-certified effort "Chapter V", which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in the second week after its release date. Their achievement has made the band to join an elite shortlist of five other modern rock artists who have also accomplished the same chart history, including U2, Dave Matthews Band, System of a Down, Van Halen, and Disturbed.
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'Dragonball' Story Outline Shared

August 28, 2008 04:29:04 GMT

More to the storyline of "Dragonball Evolution" live-action movie have been unearthed. Containing minor spoiler, the detailed plot synopsis has been put forward in the October issue of Japanese magazine Roadshow, which highlights on the interview with some of the major cast, including Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat and Emmy Rossum.

The outed details revealed that Goku will take on his journey to find Master Roshi and the seven Dragon Balls after his adoptive father Grandpa Gohan made his dying request. On his way to Roshi, he meets Bulma who then joins him to help him in his mission. When arriving at Roshi's place, he is not welcomed with embrace but he has to fight Roshi. But, Roshi soon learns that Goku is Gohan's grandson and thus trains him to prepare him for the ultimate battle with Lord Piccolo to prevent him from collecting the powerful orbs.
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Rap Mogul Jay-Z Confirms Selling His 40/40 Club, Feeling Delighted

August 28, 2008 04:25:44 GMT

Talk has been mounting around the web that Jay-Z has sold his 40/40 club in The Palazzo and Casino in Las Vegas. It was not until Wednesday, August 27 though that the hip-hop mogul broke his silence, officially confirming that he and his business partners are selling their hot spot joint to the Palazzo Resorts.

The amount of money he received from the agreement is not disclosed and the reason for the sale also isn't made public. Jay-Z's partners however said that the sale is simply for the lease and not the naming rights. That being so, the club will no longer operate under the 40/40 brand.
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Nicole Scherzinger Wrote a Love Song for Lewis Hamilton

August 28, 2008 04:23:41 GMT

Nicole Scherzinger, one part of The Pussycat Dolls who also goes solo, has taken her personal love life as inspiration behind a song. The 30-year-old singer confessed that she has written a track called "I Think I'm in Love" for her new lover Lewis Hamilton who is best known as an F1 race driver.

"It is a very personal song," Nicole said. "It's very in-depth and emotional, a real song that I know is going to connect with people." No confirmation yet on where this track will appear but a source told The Sun that it may be included as one of the tracks in her second solo album. "She has only just finished it but it could be rushed on to the new album," the source said.
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Long Beach Turned Into China for 'Transformers 2', Optimus Prime Spotted

August 28, 2008 03:33:55 GMT

After the on-set photos of badly burned Shia LaBeouf were outed few days back, a slew of other on-set images from the filming location of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is also coming out. Exposing the sequel's set in Long Beach area as well as the shooting in progress, the images showcase how the streets have been transformed into a fictional Chinese city.

The pictures also display the spotting of Optimus Prime at the Queensway Bridge and of other concept cars in the area for the possibly two days shooting from August 26 to 27. The newly-revealed photos which allegedly were taken on Wednesday, August 26, can be obtained from Transformers Movie Chronicles as well as from mylordsinuhe and djlakitu.
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Asia Argento Weds Film Director Michele Civetta

August 28, 2008 03:11:33 GMT

Asia Argento is off the single market. The Italian TV and film actress has married her film director boyfriend Michele Civetta in Tuscany, Italy on Wednesday, August 27. The pair exchanged vows in a civil ceremony held at the city hall in Arezzo.

Details of the wedding are not available. The newlyweds also have yet commented on their official union. Word on the block is that Asia and Michele are expecting their first child together.
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Video Premiere: Selena Gomez's 'Tell Me Something I Don't Know'

August 28, 2008 02:59:16 GMT

This week, Selena Gomez who stars as Alex Russo in "Wizards of Waverly Place", have just released a music video for her new solo single called "Tell Me Something I Don't Know". The song is listed in the soundtrack album of her upcoming romantic comedy movie "Another Cinderella Story", which is targeted to come out in the form of DVD later on September 16.

In the video, Selena is forced to don a tacky French maid's uniform and sweep rich people's floors. While taking orders from a mean old lady, she performs the tune and uses her broom stick as a microphone. The film wraps up with her triumphant outdoor dance sequence alongside some backing dancers.
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Mom Says Matthew McConaughey's Father Died During Sex Encounter with Her

August 28, 2008 02:57:19 GMT

The mother of movie hunk Matthew McConaughey is cashing in on her sons' fame by releasing a new book. Just like any other books that are written by the mothers of famous celebrities, the one of Kay McConaughey is a tell all. In the book, titled "I Amaze Myself", she talks about everything, from her son's conception to her sex life with his father, James Donald McConaughey, who died in 1992 of heart attack.

Kay said in her book that she got pregnant with Matthew shortly after marrying his dad for the third time. "I was deciding, 'Do I want to have another baby? Do I want to have an affair? Or go back to school?'" she said. "That's when Matthew was conceived. We had tried for 16 years and no baby. So Matthew was a big surprise!"
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Michael Jackson Made Presenter at MTV VMAs?

August 28, 2008 02:54:26 GMT

The upcoming MTV Video Music Awards that will be held on September 7 in Paramount Pictures Studios, Hollywood, seems to be made use as the medium for celebrities comeback. After Britney Spears was put on the show's commercial ads, it is now said that Michael Jackson would probably appear on the show as a presenter with his sister Janet Jackson allegedly as his partner.

TMZ reports that a source close to the awards told them that MTV "have been working OT to get Jacko to reappear at the awards," and that the deal has been sealed on him presenting "an award with sister Janet". MTV themselves have yet to release any list of presenters that will hand out the Moonman at the event. They have only announced several names of performers that include Pink, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and Jonas Brothers among others.
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Coen Brothers' 'Reading' Burning Venice's Red Carpet at World Premiere

August 28, 2008 02:28:50 GMT

Appointed to be the movie to kick off the 65th Venice International Film Festival, "Burn After Reading" brought a Hollywood highlight to the opening day of the special event by celebrating its world premiere. On Wednesday, August 27, evening, the dark comedy movie from Focus Features turned the festival's attention to the star-studded red carpet event held in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema.

Among the film's celebrated cast ensemble making an appearance at the premiere were the four leading actors Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. Dressed to impress with the two leading men wearing black tie tuxedos, they were joined by the geniuses behind the film, Joel and Ethan Coen. Apart from the cast and crew, others coming to the special celebration included Alice Braga, Claudia Cardinale, Claudia Schiffer, Valeria Golino and director John Landis.
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Video Premiere: Young Jeezy's 'Vacation'

August 28, 2008 02:20:07 GMT

A music video for Young Jeezy's second single "Vacation" has just come out. The song is produced by The Inkredibles and confirmed to appear on the rapper's third major studio set entitled "The Recession", which is planned to hit the market on September 2.

The video is shot in Miami beach and showcases Jeezy, hanging out with his beautiful ladies, who are in bikinis. Cameos in the video include Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, and The Inkredibles.
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Brad Pitt Told Reporters He Wants Two More Kids by Next Year

August 28, 2008 02:14:09 GMT

Having had three sons and three daughters, Brad Pitt won't stop there. He's keen to add more into his expanding brood with partner Angelina Jolie, telling reporters that he wants at least two more kids by next year.

Attending the world premiere of his latest flick "Burn After Reading" at the 65th annual Venice Film Festival Wednesday, August 27, he was asked several questions about his kids. Hitting the red carpet with co-star and best friend George Clooney he among others was asked about his newborn twins and if he would rather win an Oscar or fall in love with an Italian woman in Venice.
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Video Premiere: Common's 'Announcement' Feat. Pharrell Williams

August 28, 2008 01:53:49 GMT

Chicago-based hip hop artist Common has just dropped a music video to promote his Pharrell Williams-featuring single called "Announcement". Beside listed in the rapper's eight studio effort "Invincible Summer", which will not come out until September 22, the The Neptunes-produced single also appeared in his "Announcement" mini album, which has been released in July.

The film which tapes Pharrell as a cameo, is produced by Canadian music video director Lil X. The scene in the video shows an artist putting on his headphones, listening to the tune, and then drawing some black lines on a paper. It then continues with the appearance of Common, who is shot as a little man, rapping his verses on the line.