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September 02, 2008

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'RocknRolla' World Premiere Marked by Madonna's Surprising Appearance

September 02, 2008 10:02:04 GMT

On Monday, September 1, Warner Bros. Pictures were hosting an eventful evening for their forthcoming "RocknRolla" as the action thriller film rolled down red carpet at the Odeon cinema in West End, London in celebration of its world premiere. Making the special event even more merry, the red carpet saw a surprise appearance from Guy Ritchie's superstar wife, Madonna.

Arriving minutes before the film was screened, the pop legend who was dressed in a short black Stella McCartney dress strolled down the carpet arm-in-arm with her director husband. Beside Madonna and Ritchie, the premiere was also attended by many of the cast ensemble, including Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba, Geoff Bell, Jimi Mistry, Mark Strong, Tom Wilkinson and Tom Hardy, as well as the film's producers, Joel Silver and Susan Downey.
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Rumored Lovers Kirsten Dunst and Justin Long Seen on a Date

September 02, 2008 09:54:55 GMT

Never commenting on the rumors that claim they're more than just friends, Kirsten Dunst and actor Justin Long have been spotted spending time together over the weekend, only to add fuel to the persistent speculation that they're dating. The rumored lovers were seen having lunch together at the Chateau Marmont on Saturday afternoon, August 30.

During the outing, Dunst was seen wearing what looked like a purple jacket. She let her hair undone and was seen smiling all the time. Long, meanwhile, was snapped wearing a white t-shirt. It seemed that he really enjoyed the food while couldn't avoid starring at his supposed leading lady.
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Knife Scene Cut Out From 'Lakeview Terrace'

September 02, 2008 09:17:36 GMT

A gripping scene involving Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and a knife has apparently been eliminated from the up-and-coming drama thriller "Lakeview Terrace". Report on the matter claimed that the particular footage has been put aside because Washington's character who supposedly should be the sane one looks like she is losing her mind.

Confirming the matter, the "Ray" actress opened up about the scene where she threatens Jackson's character with a knife. "It got removed," gushed the 31-year-old. "Samuel L. Jackson follows me back into my house and I seduce him to the point where he is drawn in and then I threaten his life with a knife."
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Pete Doherty Collapse Before Taking Austria's Gig Stage

September 02, 2008 08:47:53 GMT

Babyshambles' frontman Pete Doherty collapsed after allegedly taking a number of narcotics hours before performing a solo show at a venue in Graz, Austria. His condition has reportedly forced his promoter, Bettina Aichbauer to summon the paramedics for a further medical check up.

Pete apparently didn't consider it as a serious matter as the singer refused to be taken to hospital and despite being four-hour late, he insisted to play, but the performance lasted only for 45 minutes. When asked about his overdose collapse, the singer says, "There was some minor problem but it's a secret. Nothing bad, though. I'm still alive."
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Embracing Her Spiritual Awakening, Amy Winehouse Turns to Buddhism

September 02, 2008 08:35:57 GMT

Being threatened with legal action for pulling out of a French music festival just a couple hours before it was due to start, Amy Winehouse apparently has embraced her spiritual awakening. She reportedly is turning to Buddhism to have stability in her messy life and most of all to beat her addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Facing a string of health issues over the last year and having been diagnosed with traces of deadly lung disease emphysema, Amy is said to have been battling her addictions by using calming Buddhist chants to help her relax and battle stress. Britain's The Sun newspaper broke the news and was told by a source that one of Amy's musicians introduced her to "Buddhist chanting." She has since chanted "for ten minutes in the morning and just before she sleeps."
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'Greek' Getting 'Crush Landing' on Second Episode

September 02, 2008 07:50:13 GMT

Having to deal with 'Rebecca Situation' on the first episode of season two, "Greek" will see more drama on its second episode. In the episode entitled "Crush Landing", fans and viewers alike will be presented with the dilemma faced by Casey Cartwright and her best friend Ashleigh Howard when they realize that they have a crush on a same guy.

Aside from focusing the story on the preparation for the ZBZ Crush Party, the new episode also shows how Casey's younger brother, Rusty, starts to question his educational choices and how he turns to his new RA, Max, to get some guidance for his problem. "Crush Landing" will be aired on Tuesday, September 2 and its sneak peek can be seen via Spoiler TV.
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Snow Patrol's New LP to Pioneer iPhone's Interactive Application

September 02, 2008 07:44:52 GMT

Apple Inc. is teaming up with Snow Patrol to launch an interactive application for iPhones and iPod touch users. The new digital application will enable music lovers to access a raft of extra contents, including behind-the-scenes images, lyrics, and exclusive artwork via the touch screen of their handsets.

According to Music Week, the new application will be launched via the band's latest album "A Hundred Million Suns", making the band to be the first artists to enjoy the application. Speaking of the project, Snow Patrol's product manager Liz Goodwin says that the application is so amazing that the band's fans have to list it on their must-buy items. "It will be an interactive element; a digital booklet that will take you into the videos and content," Liz says. "For fans it will be a real must-have, and the fact that they are the first band to do this gives us an additional angle for exposure."
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Vadim Perelman Indeed Lining Up for 'Poltergeist' Remake

September 02, 2008 07:02:26 GMT

"House of Sand and Fog" helmer Vadim Perelman is one step closer to tackle the "Poltergeist" remake. Rumored earlier that he has been considered to come aboard the reboot of the 1982 horror movie classic, the Academy Award-nominee has been confirmed to be in negotiations with MGM to helm the project.

If he were indeed signed in, Perelman will be collaborating with screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White since the scribe pair have been hired weeks earlier to revamp the horror movie. On his other movie projects, previous report has noted that he has been attached to "Atlas Shrugged", an adaptation movie from Ayn Rand's novel starring Angelina Jolie.
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The Rolling Stones' Iconic 'Lips and Tongue' Sold for Charity

September 02, 2008 07:00:47 GMT

Original artwork of The Rolling Stones' famous "lips and tongue" symbol is now in the collection box of Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The hand-painted black and white work has been bought by the museum at an auction in the United States for $92,500.

Half of the cash is reportedly going to a charity organization named the Art Fund. Meanwhile, the rest will be used by John Pasche, who was paid only 50 pounds for creating the logo, to finance his little boy's education. "I have an 11-year-old son and this money is going to go towards his education," John says.
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Sexy Pussycat Dolls Eyeing to Burn Up Big Screen

September 02, 2008 06:17:46 GMT

The burlesque dance troupe-turned-music group The Pussycat Dolls are going to bring their story to the silver screen. Following the footsteps of another girl band Spice Girls to get their own movie, the R 'n' B quintet are said to be looking through scripts for their semi-biographical feature film.

Sharing out the scoop, a source told Daily Star, "PCD are getting a lot of film scripts to look through at the moment. It's gonna be semi-biographical, about their rise to fame, with loads of dancing and singing." Chronicling the group's rise to stardom, the movie allegedly will be featuring their past hits as well as future releases, and it may have some celebrity cameos as well.
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Kept Off iTunes, Estelle's 'Shine' Suffers From Massive Blow

September 02, 2008 06:15:06 GMT

Estelle's recording company, Warner Music Group, have recently decided to remove her latest album "Shine" from digital download service iTunes. According to a source, the label's move is aimed at encouraging fans to buy the whole album, not just individual songs.

The decision is triggered with Kid Rock's successful move, where his "Rock N Roll Jesus" album manages to reach at number one with 1.7 million selling point since it has been released in October 2007 even though taken off iTunes. Warner has then continued exploring whether fans of other artists could be persuaded to buy the physical CD and Estelle's album is chosen to be one of the experiments.
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Tea Leoni Cancels Film Festival Appearance Due to Hubby David Duchovny's Sex Rehab

September 02, 2008 06:06:12 GMT

Report on David Duchovny's rehabilitation for sex addiction has become talk of the town since the actor first announced that matter late last month. Amidst heavy talk on the issue, the actor's wife Tea Leoni has decided to cancel all her commitments at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Tea initially was scheduled to attend the premiere of her latest movie "Ghost Town" in the film festival, which is about to be held from September 4 to 13. A representative for the actress confirmed her absence from the festival to People magazine. No further confirmation is made by either the representative or Tea herself.
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LeAnn Rimes and Hubby Dean Sheremet Celebrate Wedding Anniversary with Three-Day Festivity

September 02, 2008 05:14:27 GMT

No truth to reports that LeAnn Rimes and her dancer husband Dean Sheremet renewed their wedding vows over the weekend. They instead held a three-day festivity to celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary and her 26th birthday.

Rimes actually turned 26 years old on August 28, whereas the wedding anniversary should be in February next year. But the couple decided to celebrate early to take advantage of the warm weather, People reports. Inviting 30 of their closest friends to attend the celebration, Rimes said she and Sheremet aimed the festivity to remember how blessed they are and how excited they "still are about each other" after a seven-year marriage.
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Nelly's New Single 'Lie' Leaked, the Audio

September 02, 2008 04:34:00 GMT

A new track from Nelly's upcoming fifth major studio effort "Brass Knuckles" has been surfaced. Featuring a rap crew St. Lunatics and R&B singer Keri Hilson, the track is produced by Polow Da Don and carries a full four-minutes musical melody.

Led by a song called "Wadsyaname", "Brass Knuckles", which has gone through a series of delay due to a competitive season, will be dropped to stores on September 16 via Hollywood Records. Among featured guests, Nelly has chosen singer Ashanti to team up with him in his second single "Body on Me" and signed rapper Akon to produce the song.
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'Brothers Bloom' Widely Released in 2009

September 02, 2008 04:28:11 GMT

One of the selected movies to be premiered at the 33rd Annual Toronto International Film Festival, crime comedy drama "The Brothers Bloom" has been scheduled earlier to get a December 19 screening time, but to the surprise of many the December release date has been listed as limited release. In further interesting tidbit, it is noted that the Rian Johnson's movie will not be released nationwide until January 16, 2009.

Unearthed firstly in Rian's Forum, the changing of the schedule has been confirmed by Johnson himself. Posting a message as his response to the posted message, he wrote, "It's true. I'm sorry I didn't post it earlier, it was all very hush hush and still being talked out, I actually didn't think they were going to release it until next week."
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John Mayer Ends World Tour Partying with Blonde Waitress

September 02, 2008 04:19:57 GMT

Being on the road for two months for his current summer tour of 2008, John Mayer ends the journey in style. Kicking off the world tour with a magically mellow performance at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Sunday night, August 31, the singer was seen partying with a blonde waitress, only to strengthen people's claim on his not-good-guy reputation .

Having a chit chat with the press backstage, Mayer was seen later that night hanging out with an unidentified blonde waitress. The twosome were seen heading for SET, which People describes as Old Hollywood-style club, on South Beach.
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'The Wrestler' Waiting for Bruce Springsteen's Song

September 02, 2008 03:44:22 GMT

As posted on his blog, "The Wrestler" director Darren Aronofsky says that he is waiting for Bruce Springsteen to finish a song which will be featured in his upcoming movie. "Bruce springsteen wrote a beautiful original song for the closing the film," Darren wrote.

The Wrestler, which talks about an over-the-hill 1980s-era pro grappler who quits the business after a heart attack and moves in with a stripper to build a relationship with her son, was originally offered to public this weekend but the film has been held back as it is not ready yet. Part of the delay is down to the work of Bruce's unfinished touch. "It is difficult to rush him (Springsteen)," an insider named Vincent Maraval says.
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Jerry O'Connell Reveals Wife Rebecca Romijn's Unusual Cravings

September 02, 2008 03:44:18 GMT

Pregnant actress Rebecca Romijn keeps embracing her cravings as she's waiting for the arrival of her twins this winter. Her husband Jerry O'Connell who previously revealed that she craves "lot of ice cream" told People that she also has some other unusual cravings and experiences big changes in her appetite.

"Lemonade always has to be in our fridge," so the actor told the magazine on Sunday night, August 31 before participating in the Nike + Human Race in Los Angeles about his wife's unusual cravings. "That's my job. [Also] soy cream cheese. It's crazy, right? Can't be cream cheese. Soy cream cheese. Do you know how difficult it is to find soy cream cheese? It's usually in the corner of the supermarket someplace!"
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Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Skips Refurbished '90210'

September 02, 2008 03:00:52 GMT

While several of the original cast of the '90s hit "Beverly Hills 90210" happily return to the re-make, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, the depicter of Valerie Malone in the original series, seems reluctant on the offer saying that she's in a "different place right now". The 34-year-old actress has confirmed further that she is not interested in reprising her bad girl role.

Speaking to US Magazine, Thiessen said, "You know, it's not that I don't look back at that show with wonderful, amazing memories, but I've just gone in a different direction for me. But I think it's wonderful." She was previously reported to have preferred having a baby with husband Brady Smith to returning to the series.
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A Series of Fresh Pics From 'Quantum' Outed

September 02, 2008 02:43:15 GMT

Providing glimpses into the highly-anticipated "Quantum of Solace", a slew of images from the high-octane action movie has been put forward. Courtesy of DVD-Forum, the photos expose more of the action sequences to be seen in the 007 film, closer look into some of the main characters as well as potential spoiler.

Dominated by the pictures of Daniel Craig as the superspy agent James Bond, the photos also let out Olga Kurylenko as Camille, Gemma Arterton as MI6 Agent Fields, Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene, Judi Dench as M and others. All of the new images can be seen below and on the news photo.
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'The Duchess' to Get Red Carpet Treatment on September 3

September 02, 2008 02:43:14 GMT

Before "The Duchess" hits limited theaters, the period drama film will be specially screened for the first time more than two weeks before its due date on September 19. Taking place at the Odeon Cinema in Odeon Leicester Square, the Paramount Vantage's period drama will roll down its red carpet to celebrate its London premiere on September 3.

Though the list of the stars to attend the special event has yet unraveled, there is possibility that "Duchess" cast ensemble, including Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, is coming to join the celebration. The complete coverage of the premiere event will be reported after the stars and other celebrity guest tread the red carpet.
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Christina Aguilera Takes Baby Boy Max Out for Family Dinner

September 02, 2008 02:38:44 GMT

Max Liron Bratman, the son of famous singer Christina Aguilera with her husband Jordan Bratman, has made his magazine and TV debut at such a young age. And on Monday, September 1 the little boy who's still 7 months old, made his public debut for one more time when his mother took him for a family dinner in Manhattan, New York City.

During the outing, Christina was seen carrying little Max with both of her hands. Her music executive husband Bratman followed the mother-son duo from behind. The songbird even was kind enough to sign autographs for fans before entering their Manhattan eatery destination.
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Madonna's Tour Crew to Walk Out Over 'Second Class' Travel Arrangement

September 02, 2008 02:27:33 GMT

Madonna is reportedly having some troubles with the crew, who are backing up her "Sticky and Sweet" world tour. According to Mirror, many of her 250 strong troupe of crew members threaten to quit due to a low-budget travel arrangement. "Everyone is absolutely furious with her and some of them want to walk out of the tour," an insider tells the British newspaper.

The paper also reports that despite the crew's hard work in the past few months, Madonna is trying to cut her expense by giving her crew a 50-pounds-per-night dingy Campanile hotel. To make matters worse, the workers are also reportedly forced to fly on to a low-budget airline, easyJet flight.
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Wedding Pics of James Gandolfini and Deborah Lin Hit the Net

September 02, 2008 02:09:36 GMT

James Gandolfini and his fiancee Deborah Lin have just held their wedding over the weekend, but pictures of their nuptials are quick to hit the Internet. In the several pictures featured on Just Jared, the newlyweds are seen all smiling. The bride was seen wearing a white gown made of Italian lace, holding a white hand bouquet on her hand. The groom, elsewhere, wore a black tuxedo and white tie.

Gandolfini, 46, and Lin, 40, tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony held Saturday, August 30 at Central Union Church in her hometown of Honolulu. They exchanged wedding vows in front of close family and friends. Gandolfini's eight-year-old son, Michael, from his first marriage to Marcy Wudarski, served as best man.
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'Watchmen' on the Brink of Delay?

September 02, 2008 02:04:21 GMT

The on-going legal battle between the 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. over "Watchmen" may lead to a delay after all. Giving an update to the conflict between the two studios, The New York Times revealed that on Friday, August 29, the plans for the trial have been submitted and the two have conflicting requests for the trial date.

Concerning the matter, New York Times wrote in their article, "The report also outlined conflicting requests for a trial date: as early as next June, if Fox has its way, or April, if Warner prevails." Observing those possible start dates of the trial, "Watchmen" could end up to be released at earliest sometime in Summer 2009 or it won't be let out in theaters until 2010. All and all, the Warner Bros.' plan on releasing the film on March 6, 2009 gets gloomier by each second.