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September 01, 2008

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Nelly Furtado's New Webisode Shows Her Behind-the-Scene Dresden Tour


September 01, 2008 09:57:03 GMT


Sharing parts of her 2008 Get Loose Open Air Tour in Dresden, Germany, renowned R 'n' B singer Nelly Furtado has just posted a new webisode of the world tour on her official website. The brand new video takes fans and other viewers on the exclusive ride highlighting on what the singer undergoes before and right on the performance day. It also showcases the backstage activities during the performance.

Furtado climbed up to stardom when she released her hit debut single "I'm Like a Bird" in 2000. The track boosted her fame even more by helping her winning the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After releasing three studio albums, the 29-year-old songstress recently signed up with Timbaland's Mosley Music Group and is expected to release her fourth LP sometime next year.
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Ashlee Simpson Breaks Silence Over Rumors Surrounding Her Pregnancy

September 01, 2008 09:57:02 GMT


Breaking her silence over the many negative reports surrounding her pregnancy, Ashlee Simpson is reaching to her MySpace blog to put the brake on several false rumors and set the record straight on those issues. She among others addresses on her weight and jeans.

Blaming rumors on the street that she's depressed with her size, she said "I am only concerned with having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Today I read on a blog that I went to the doctor and he said I was overweight and I cried and went to Planet Blue (because I was blue) and bought 6 [pairs] of size 0 jeans. [I] have not been to Planet Blue in at least two years." She went on adding, "My doctor says I am right on target with my weight gain."
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Metallica Invite Foo Fighters to 'Death Magnetic' Launch

September 01, 2008 09:04:01 GMT


In respect and tribute to Metallica, two members of Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will help in the launching of the rock band's new album. David and Taylor will join Metallica to host a radio show in support of "Death Magnetic" that will be put in stores worldwide on Friday, September 12.

"You may have heard a little something about a radio show being broadcast live from our very own HQ," Metallica announced on their official site. "Well, we figured it would be a lot more fun if we invited some 'Tallica fans to come hang with us and low and behold, one thing led to another and Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins actually said 'yes!'"
News > Celebrity Gossip

Josh Hartnett Has Sex with Random Lady, Caught on CCTV


September 01, 2008 09:02:26 GMT


Josh Hartnett is the latest Hollywood celebrity who becomes the object of media scrutiny as his sex life has been outed by the media. The hunk, according to Daily Mirror, has a sexual encounter with a random lady in Soho Hotel's library and the romp was caught on CCTV without him or the girl knowing.

"Josh and the girl were getting pretty hot and heavy," Daily Mirror quoted its mole as saying. "After stumbling in quite late, they legged it to the library and immediately closed all the curtains so that no one could see in. Unfortunately the hotel has security cameras all over the place - the library included. This means their every spit and cough was recorded, and cringing hotel workers saw all of Josh's X-rated moves."
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Photos of 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 7 Couples Unveiled


September 01, 2008 08:50:09 GMT


Days after the selection of celebrity contestants for "Dancing with the Stars" season 7 was announced on "Good Morning America" on August 25, the promotional photos of the dancing couples have been put forward. Exposing the 26 paired contenders, the starry images display each of the couples in striking dancing poses.

In this new season, "Dancing" fans will be presented with the teaming up of the most varied and the largest cast ensemble to date. The coupling puts Grammy Awards-winner Toni Braxton with Season One champion Alec Mazo, actress/model/reality television star Kim Kardashian with defending champ Mark Ballas, "Hannah Montana"'s Jake Ryan, Cody Linley, with two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough and Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Chris Brown Bought Rihanna a Brand New Ferrari F430 Spider


September 01, 2008 08:06:00 GMT


Rumors keep mounting on Chris Brown and Rihanna's alleged romance despite their silent action whenever being asked to confirm the status of their relationship. Following report that she's looking for a home for them to live together, it's been claimed that he has bought her a brand new Ferrari that costs $250,000.

MediaTakeOut.com exclusively broke report on that matter, claiming in a report on its site that he bought her a new red Ferrari F430 Spider. Verifying its report, the gossip site even quoted one of Rihanna's friends as saying that Chris took the Barbadian singer "to a Los Angeles Ferrari dealer last week and asked her which car she most wanted." MediaTakeOut.com furthermore is informed by an insider that Chris "found out which [Ferrari] that she liked the best and then he called the dealership and ordered it."
News > Movie News

Moroccan Set Photos of 'Prince of Persia' Leaked

September 01, 2008 07:35:01 GMT


Less than a month after the photos of Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan came out, a bunch of new images are being posted by Korben. The newfound photos bring in the first look into the transformation of Ait Benhaddou into an ancient Moroccan set for the shooting of "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time".

All the six pictures let out are focused on the uniquely designed Moroccan structures with its earth brown and blue colors. Exposing that the set is still under construction, most of the pictures are taken from the distant, giving the idea of how the sixth century Persia will look like in the video game adaptation.
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Leona Lewis Furious at Pre-Famous Album Release


September 01, 2008 07:29:15 GMT


Leona Lewis will have two of her albums competing against each other the end of this year. Before the re-packaged version of her debut album "Spirit" is released to vie for Christmas No. 1, a CD containing songs that she recorded pre-famous will be released by her old record company few weeks prior.

"Best Kept Secret", an album containing ten tracks that she recorded between 2004 to 2006 before she won "X Factor" two years ago, will be released by UEG and Lewis is reportedly unhappy with that. The British singer and her current label Syco are furious that UEG has won the right to distribute the CD starting from October 20 in U.K. later this year.
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Fantasia Barrino Had Tumor on Her Throat, Hurt by Negative Publicity


September 01, 2008 06:51:19 GMT


Gaining her prominence as the winner of the third season of the television series "American Idol" in 2004, Fantasia Barrino has been invading the world of performing, taking over the Broadway stage. Portraying the critically acclaimed Celie in the musical, "The Color Purple," it is sad to say that she was forced to take hiatus following doctor's diagnosis that she had tumor on her throat.

About that she openly told Sister 2 Sister magazine, "I couldn't get enough sleep and sometimes onstage, I could taste blood ... every now and then. They (producers) would send me to the hospitals and they would say, 'Well, she's dehydrated; that's what's making her tired.' They would put IVs in me. But it just wasn't enough." Realizing that there might be something wrong with her throat, she eventually checked into a top throat doctor in Los Angeles, who then told her that she had tumor on her throat.
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Amy Winehouse to Face Legal Threat for Show Cancellation

September 01, 2008 06:38:25 GMT


Following her sudden withdrawal from a French festival, Amy Winehouse is on the verge of facing a legal action from the organizers. BBC reported that the people behind Rock En Seine are considering to sue the singer regarding her last-minute pullout on Friday, August 29.

The organizers claimed that they were only informed of her absence two hours before the show went off. Winehouse's camp cited health concern as a reason, saying that she has taken ill at her home although paramedics claimed that they have not been summoned to her house in London on that day. Later on, her spokesperson said that she is recovering at home and required no hospital admittance.
News > Movie News

Russell Crowe to Be Sherlock Holmes' Sidekick

September 01, 2008 06:02:38 GMT


Rumored earlier to be considered starring as the titular character in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes", Russell Crowe seems to be taking a different path on the casting for the forthcoming action project. Instead of taking the Holmes' role, the award-winning Australian actor is said to be going to pick up Holmes' sidekick role, Dr. Watson.

An insider informed The Sun about the speculation stating, "Russell wants the part, Guy wants Russell. All they've got left to do is dot the i's and cross the t's." If these words are delivering the truth, it means that Crowe will support Robert Downey Jr. as the latter has signed to portray the leading character, Holmes, earlier.
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Artist of the Week: Young Jeezy

September 01, 2008 05:12:50 GMT


Initially aiming to be the person behind the desk, Young Jeezy could not deny the charm of his stage persona. The rapper who started off as the CEO of Corporate Thugz Entertainment, has pocketed two solo studio albums under his belt and is now going on the third one. After releasing "The Inspiration" in 2006, Jeezy is back three years later to present "The Recession" on September 2.

"Put On", the album's first single that feature Kanye West, has particularly reached a level of success he wanted. It has peaked at number 12 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. "I reached out to Kanye because my element of it was so street, I wanted to see how he felt, what he felt 'putting on' was. And he went in a totally different direction; he felt like 'putting on' was putting on his homies," he explained.
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No Riddler Part for Johnny Depp, the Actor Revealed

September 01, 2008 04:50:55 GMT


Johnny Depp, the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow of "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, is The Riddler no more. Comic Book Cynic has reported that in an interview with a Florida radio show, the 45-year-old Hollywood superstar has dished out the possibility of him being offered the part of Batman's nemesis for "The Dark Knight" sequel.

Putting an end to the speculation while promoting the reunion gig for his band The Kids, Depp said simply, "Oh yeah, I heard about that. Not that I know of." Still, on imagining him playing the part, he confessed that the idea has tempted him for a while. "It seems like it'd be a fun gig for a while, yeah," he revealed. The rest of the interview can be heard below.
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Coldplay to Release New Album in December 2009


September 01, 2008 04:43:58 GMT


After rumors were circling that another album from Coldplay is rushed in this year, a confirmation was given through the band's frontman Chris Martin. The vocalist told BBC's Steve Lamacq that the band indeed have a new album, an EP and a greatest hits on the pipeline although they just released their fourth studio album "Viva la Vida" in June.

However, it is only the EP, titled "Prospect March", that will be out this year around Christmas. The other two projects, a new studio album and a greatest hits will be released in relatively the same time in December 2009. "Then we'll be gone - like Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects," Chris said.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Dr. Dre Buries His Son, Over 200 Mourners Turn Out to Pay Last Respects


September 01, 2008 04:28:47 GMT


Dr. Dre buried his son, Andre Young Jr., in Los Angeles this weekend. The funeral, held a week after the 20-year-old boy's death, took place at the Church of the Recessional in Glendale, California on Friday, August 29.

More than 200 mourners were seen attending the funeral to pay their last respects, reports TMZ. Andre's high school classmate at Stoneridge Preparatory in Simi Valley, Calif. and Dre's fellow music star, Xzibit, remembered him as a good young boy. The rap star told People that he's giving Dre space to cope with the loss and he will then "step in and do whatever he asks."
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Anne Hathaway's Thriller 'Passengers' Welcomes Trailer

September 01, 2008 04:22:23 GMT


The drama thriller from director Rodrigo Garcia, "Passengers", has just revealed its trailer. Focusing on the mystery lying behind one surviving passenger of a plane crash, the video lets out a unique and interesting footage from the Columbia Pictures' flick starring Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson.

Claire Summers is a young therapist assigned by her mentor to provide counsels to ten survivors of a plane crash from which one surviving passenger, Eric, gets super powers. Intrigued by the secrets surrounding Eric, she builds up a relationship with him that soon takes a romantic route. But, as the romance blossoms, the survivors begin to vanish one by one.
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Janet Jackson's 'Rock Witchu Tour' Opened by LL Cool J


September 01, 2008 04:09:19 GMT


Jermaine Dupri has helped Janet Jackson's fans to have more details on her upcoming "Rock Witchu" tour again. The producer who is also Janet's long-time lover went behind the scene of her concert rehearsal, digging out the opening act of the tour straight from Janet's mouth plus giving a look into the costumes.

In the video that was posted on his official YouTube account, Dupri who was denied a backstage pass initially, took the audience to the dressing room where Janet was standing in front of the mirror. Janet, seemingly annoyed by the presence of the camera, reluctantly spilled that rapper LL Cool J will open the North American leg of her tour.
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'Wanted' Sequel Takes Little From Comic Book


September 01, 2008 03:42:29 GMT


Confirming that he is working on developing a sequel to the surprising summer blockbuster movie "Wanted (2008)", Mark Millar shared a more interesting tidbit on "Wanted 2". In a recent interview with Newsarama, he revealed that the second movie will be a continuance from the first and it will make use of very little parts of the comic book.

On his involvement on developing the material, he said, "What I will be doing is providing them with a very small amount of stuff for a story, and that will be used as a basic story that they can build from." He then added, "It will be a small outline that can possibly be picked apart and not used - but it will be something exclusively for the second film, and no one will ever really see it."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Expectant Couple Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller in Favor of Having Baby Boy

September 01, 2008 03:17:08 GMT


Expecting their first child together, Charlie Sheen and his new wife Brooke Mueller are thinking that they're going to have a baby boy. The pair openly admitted that they're hoping to have a boy, telling People at the opening of Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant in Las Vegas on Friday, August 29 that the odds of them having a son are in their favor since he has had three daughters from previous relationships.

The TV actor even is "batting 100 percent" that he and Mueller will be decorating the nursery with baseballs and not Barbie dolls. "Odds are it's a boy, but we'll be happy with either sex," so she said further. Sheen went on adding, "We're just hoping for a healthy baby, but there's a chance (for a boy) - odds are positive."
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Video Premiere: Hinder's 'Use Me'

September 01, 2008 03:10:39 GMT


Rock band Hinder have released a music video that opts a wild party theme where all five members of the band sleep with the same blond girl. The new video is premiered in support of their new single "Use Me" which will be the first single lifted from their new album "Take It to the Limit".

The video that was directed by Wayne Isham (Motley Crue, Avenged Sevenfold) is an MTV version and close-captioned. It opens with the band arriving in a mansion with their respective girlfriends to attend a party. While the scenes are intercepted with them playing during the party, it also follows a story of a mysterious blond who has bedded all five of the band's members.
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Another Set of 'Half-Blood Prince' Images Outed, a Look Into the Burrow


September 01, 2008 02:53:59 GMT


More and more photos from the highly anticipated sixth installment of "Harry Potter" movie, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", have been outed. After a slew of behind-the-scene images were presented earlier, two new photos are coming out in which one of them exposes the Burrow set.

The behind-the-scene look into the Weasley family's residence which can be seen below highlights three "Harry Potter" main characters, the boy wizard Harry himself, his best friend Ron Weasley and Ron's sister, Ginny, as they are sitting on the couch laughing. Meanwhile, the picture posted on the news photo which is focusing on Harry and his foe, Draco Malfoy, supposedly couldn't be accounted new since it has been shown in Entertainment Weekly earlier. However, it is the high resolution version of it.
News > Celebrity Gossip

'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Married Former Model Deborah Lin

September 01, 2008 02:35:53 GMT


James Gandolfini is a husband again. The actor, best known for his highly acclaimed role as Tony Soprano in the hit HBO's TV series "The Sopranos," married former model Deborah Lin on Saturday, August 30 in her hometown of Honolulu.

Gandolfini, 46, and Lin, 40, exchanged wedding vows in front of close family and friends. Their intimate wedding ceremony, held at Central Union Church, was surrounded by white lilies and rhododendrons. The bride was seen wearing a white gown made of Italian lace, whereas the groom wore a black tuxedo and white tie. A harpist was heard playing the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" in the background.
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Johnny Depp Reunited With The Kids for Charity Event

September 01, 2008 02:34:30 GMT


Johnny Depp started off as a musician and he apparently never abandoned the passion. The actor who is famous for his portrayal of Captain Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, picked up his guitar one more time and took the stage to hold a charity concert for the second Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion.

The monumental event that was held starting from Friday, August 29 over the course of two days, reunited Depp and his high school band mates The Kids in Florida. Depp who was dressed in ripped tee and jeans, played the band's old hits such as "Can't Believe", "Time to Explain", and "Babe" during a 90-minute play set.
News > Movie News

'Thunder' Still Rumbling at Box Office After Three Weeks

September 01, 2008 02:15:13 GMT


"Tropic Thunder" stands unchallenged at North American three-day weekend box office. For the third weekend in a row, the Ben Stiller's action comedy film stays at the #1 slot beating out its recent competitors, including "Babylon A.D.", "Traitor" and "Disaster Movie", by grossing $11.5 million.

Though experiencing a 29.2% deficit in sales this particular weekend, the DreamWorks Pictures' movie is the only film at the chart which breaks out the $10 million mark. On the success of "Thunder" in securing the first place for the third time, Media By Numbers' president Paul Dergarabedian commented, "For this movie to finish first three weeks in a row is really impressive. The great word-of-mouth helped, and people are obviously in the mood for comedy."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Halle Berry Takes Baby Daughter, Nahla, to the Zoo


September 01, 2008 02:02:12 GMT


Keeping her baby daughter, Nahla, away from media spotlight since she was first born, Halle Berry introduces her to the world, taking the little girl to the zoo. The mother and daughter duo were seen spending their day at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday afternoon, August 30.

Berry was seen wearing a cream tank top and white short pants. She wore a huge sunglasses and a pair of flat sandals. Her mother Judy was seen accompanying them. The family also took along with them a number of security team. Pictures of Berry, Nahla, and Judy enjoying their day at the zoo can be seen at Gossip Girls.
 
 
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