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September 03, 2008

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Coldplay Bag Four Nominations at Q Awards

September 03, 2008 09:45:38 GMT


Coldplay lead the shortlist of this year's Q Awards with four nominations. On top of the list, the band are nominated for Best Album, thanks to their latest album "Viva la Vida". They will compete with four others contenders, including Fleet Foxes with their self-titled album, The Last Shadow Puppets with "The Age of the Understatement", Vampire Weekend with their self-titled album, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with "Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!".

The band are also listed in Best Track and Best Video categories for single "Violet Hill" from their fourth album. Other bands who join Coldplay in Best Track caterory are Hot Chip with "Ready for the Floor", Vampire Weekend with "A-Punk", and Goldfrapp with "Happiness".
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'The Hills' Recap: Lauren Dumps Doug, Whitney Finds New Fling

September 03, 2008 09:44:11 GMT


On Monday, September 1, season four of MTV reality television series, "The Hills", has leaped into its third episode and since the drama is fairly mellow this time around, the focus turns to the love department. In this episode, it can be seen that Lauren Conrad has had enough of her baseball player, while Whitney Port embarks on a love journey.

After spending her week avoiding injured baseball player Doug Reinhart and talking about their non-connection to everyone, LC finally comes to the conclusion that she is not "super excited" about him anymore. On the opposite coast, her colleague Whitney is set up for a date with a sexy model, Alex, she met at a NYC casting by her boss Kelly Cutrone. Inviting Alex for a dinner, Kelly cancels the appointment at the last minutes leaving Whitney alone with Alex.
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Charlie Sheen Reveals Brooke Mueller's Pregnancy Cravings

September 03, 2008 09:37:29 GMT


Making no secret of the joy he has as he's expecting his first child with new wife Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen keeps talking about things surrounding her pregnancy, including her cravings. In an interview with TV's Extra, the actor said his wife craves pickles and ice-cream among the other things.

"She came to the outdoor kitchen the other night with a jar of pickles," Sheen told Extra. "That was followed by ice-cream." Mueller herself openly admitted that in addition to both she also craves "cheese, crackers, pistachios and everything."
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Expect Loads of Gadgets in 'Star Trek'

September 03, 2008 08:49:22 GMT


Though still keeping close guards on the details of their film's plot, "Star Trek" filmmakers revealed that moviegoers will be presented with tons of gadgets when they embrace the eleventh movie installment of the sci-fi series. "We intentionally don't talk too much about the story," explained producer Bryan Burk, "but there's all the gadgets you could want."

Spelling out replicators from the list because they originated in "Next Generation", Burk went further uncovering the kinds of gadgets to be seen saying, "No replicators but there's warp speed and transporter beams and tricorders and communicators and everything you could want. All the gadgets." Director J.J. Abrams added, "It's one thing in 'Star Trek' to get all excited and freak out about communicators, but to them, it's like it's the new iPhone. These are just the tool they're using."
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Video Premiere: Jack Johnson's 'Hope'

September 03, 2008 08:43:21 GMT


A music video for Jack Johnson's new single entitled "Hope" has just been premiered. The song appears in his fifth major studio effort "Sleep Through the Static", which has been released in February.

The video for the Bob Marley-reggae-style song is taped during one of his live performances in "Sleep Through the Static Tour". It starts with a capture of the singer taking the stage with his backing-up band and as the song flows, the audience in the gig dance slowly with the mellow, soft, romantic music. At some points, the scene shows his previous life as a fervent surfer before finally jumping into the musical industry.
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Stephen Sommers to Handle 'Tarzan'

September 03, 2008 08:11:45 GMT


American filmmaker Stephen Sommers is on the run for the director role of "Tarzan". Having done film project like "The Adventures of Huck Finn" and "The Jungle Book" in the past, he is said to be in talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to take the place of Guillermo del Toro, who was previously attached to the project.

Sommers' name came out in the director's list after del Toro, the "Pan's Labyrinth" director, made a four-year commitment for "The Hobbit". Though the negotiation for the director seat is still under way, Sommers has been tapped to develop the script along with "Collateral" scribe Stu Beattie.
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Lupe Fiasco Performed New 'LupEND' Joint at Concert


September 03, 2008 08:09:15 GMT


While visiting Indiana University earlier this week, Lupe Fiasco took the time to treat the audience with a new material. The rapper played a new song aptly called "New Shit", which may be included in his third and last album "LupEND".

Introducing the song to the crowd, Lupe also dubbed his album as "the greatest album you ever heard in your life" adding that people shouldn't "say this is like a final album." He then launched to the new joint backed up by the band and additional rapper.
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Hugh Grant Apparently Finds New Love in Fashion Designer 21 Years His Junior

September 03, 2008 08:02:46 GMT


Often becoming the subject of media scrutiny with his love life, Hugh Grant apparently has ended his single status as he's been reported to be dating fashion designer Catherine Fulmer, who's 21 years his junior. The dating report emerged following his split from socialite Jemima Khan in 2007 after three years of dating.

Hugh, who's about to turn 48 years old next Tuesday, September 9, sparked rumors that he's dating the 27-year-old lady after they were seen together on a beach on Sunday, August 31. Later that day, the twosome were spotted together again at the Taste of Evian Polo event, where Catherine was spotted wearing hot pants and a waistcoat.
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'Watchmen' Trial Date Set

September 03, 2008 07:27:47 GMT


Putting the studios' conflicting requests aside, a Los Angeles federal judge has set a January 6, 2009 trial date for 20th Century Fox's lawsuit over Warner Bros. Pictures' screen rights of "Watchmen". The decision on the trial date has been dropped by U.S. District Court Judge Gary Allen Feess on Tuesday, September 2 during a meeting between attorneys.

Since the trial date has been laid down, the rest of this year will be used for discovery and deposition proceedings. Various reports noted that Feess has also pointed that Fox should refrain attempts to get preliminary injunction as the case was too complex to be resolved in a short matter of time. Nevertheless, the studio could still ask the judge to permanently prevent Warners from releasing the movie after the discovery phase.
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'Go Girl', First Single From Ciara's 'Fantasy Ride' Leaked


September 03, 2008 07:25:09 GMT


"Fantasy Ride", the third studio album from Ciara, will spawn "Go Girl" as the first single and the mentioned track has been leaked on-line prior its official release later this month. The single is featuring T-Pain and according to Rap-Up.com, it uses the same beat as "Hood Girl" that has been leaked earlier.

Beside serving as the featured vocal, T-Pain also took over the production of the single. "Go Girl" was not the first choice as the lead single lifted from the album, but it won over a Ludacris-featuring track called "High Price".
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Russell Crowe Is No Guy Ritchie's Dr. Watson

September 03, 2008 06:34:33 GMT


Despite circulating rumor, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe is unlikely to take the part of Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. John Watson. Director Guy Ritchie insisted on the fact for his next film project, "Sherlock Holmes", at the premiere of his latest gangster movie "RocknRolla". "I don't have a Watson," he responded to the casting speculation. "Somebody just told me that I have Russell Crowe lined up but that's news to me. I suspect that hasn't happened and I'm still looking for my Watson."

Regarding the plot, the husband of Madonna hinted that a new story has been developed especially for the film. "It's going to be an amalgamation of all those narratives," he revealed. On the same notion, producer Susan Downey shared, "The world is within all the stories and it actually goes back to the books but the story is actually one that we made for the movie. What we can tell you is that he's a badass in this movie alright. That's what we're going back to, any Holmes fan that we've spoken to is getting really excited about this one."
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Ne-Yo Richer After Dropped From R. Kelly's Tour

September 03, 2008 06:34:25 GMT


Judge favored Ne-Yo in the case involving him and his fellow R&B singer R. Kelly. A concert promoter was ordered by the court to pay Ne-Yo an amount of $700,320 in compensation of the damages done after the singer was yanked out of Kelly's "Double Up" tour.

In January this year, Ne-Yo was suing mad after he was suddenly cut off as the supporting act of Kelly's November tour while in fact he already emptied his agenda especially for the commitment. Ne-Yo claimed that he was dropped because he was thought overshadowing the performance of the main act, namely R. Kelly. Ne-Yo reportedly was only given $50,000 for the two performances that he did and demanded the remaining contractual number of $735,000.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Miley Cyrus Orders Herself Mercedes-Benz CLK 550 Cabriolet


September 03, 2008 06:34:07 GMT


In Touch Weekly claims that Miley Cyrus has bought herself the car of her dream, a big one, which is Mercedes-Benz CLK 550 Cabriolet. Sharing her birthday wish list to the press, the actress-singer was previously quoted as saying she wants a car, Wii Fit and a puppy for her 16th birthday and it seems like she's making her dream comes true.

Per the publication, Miley ordered herself "a fully loaded, convertible white" one which costs more than $75k. Verifying the report, a source claimed that "Miley wanted special options like parking assist and a cream-colored leather interior, so she ordered the car early. She's telling everyone that she hopes to get a car when she turns 16, so when it comes, she can say it was a surprise from her parents."
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Daniel Radcliffe Would Love to Play Drag Queen On-Screen

September 03, 2008 05:06:06 GMT


All grown up with many people tend to identify him as the famous boy wizard Harry Potter, the character that catapulted him to international stardom, Daniel Radcliffe has not yet achieved his biggest obsession of playing drag queen on-screen. Sharing his biggest dream to Details magazine, he also opens up about the reason why he has such willingness.

"I think part of me would love to play a drag queen," Radcliffe told the October issue of the men's magazine. "Just because it would be an excuse to wear loads of eye makeup."
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New Poster and Trailer Screenshots of 'Dragonball' Leaked


September 03, 2008 05:04:00 GMT


The trailer of live-action Japanese manga adaptation, "Dragonball Evolution", won't be coming out until October 17, but apparently fans do not wait any longer to get a slightest idea about the promotional footage as the so-called screenshots from the trailer have been outed. The revealing stills are coming out along with newfound poster highlighting on Emmy Rossum's Bulma.

The images cut out from the trailer showcase Justin Chatwin as Goku in action as well as in training with his master Roshi. Two of them also revealed for the first time the evil villain Lord Piccolo as portrayed by James Marsters. Most of the screenshots came in courtesy of Nerdorama, while the poster and one still in particular were brought forward by Dragonball The Movie.
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Usher Plans Intimate 'One Night Stand' Gigs


September 03, 2008 04:33:24 GMT


R&B singer Usher reveals that he will shortly travel across the U.S. for an intimate ladies-only tour in support of his fifth major studio effort "Here I Stand", which has been released in May. "I felt like, (the album) was definitely the type of one that was more intimate. So what better way to get up close and personal than to make it all women?" he says.

Asked about what makes him come to such an idea, Usher simply states that he is challenged to make his tour more unique than ever. "There's only a few artists that can pull that off. I feel like I've had such a connection with my audience," the 29-year-old singer explains. "The ladies like to see that masculine build. They question if I still got it."
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Second Season 'Gossip Girl' Off to a Solid Start, Still Half of 'Prison Break'


September 03, 2008 04:25:58 GMT


The CW kicked it off rather well this Fall with the premiere of "Gossip Girl" that hit the second season on Monday, September 1. On the first episode of the new season, the teen TV series absorbed as many as 3.38 million viewers, an increase from the season finale in May that rounded up to 3 million.

Although the opening number is a slight decline from its pilot episode (3.5 million), "Gossip Girl" attracted more adult demographic aged 18 to 49 that goes up 6 per cent. CW also announced that it also appeals higher to women aged 18 to 34, a demographic which has become the most-coveted. Their key demo rounded up in three major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
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Meet Max Factor's New Leading Lady, Gisele Bundchen


September 03, 2008 04:21:40 GMT


Adding to her status of World's Richest Supermodel, Gisele Bundchen has agreed to become the new face of cosmetics giant Max Factor. Her recruitment as the top brand's latest celebrity model is meant to mark its 100th anniversary in 2009.

Being tapped to front the ad for Max Factor's ColorGenius Face Collection, Gisele is replacing Carmen Electra, who was the face of the company for three years. Her ad for the product will start showing up on fashion magazines in October, but a sneak peek of it has been leaked online.
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New Live-Action 'TMNT' Confirmed


September 03, 2008 04:16:42 GMT


The rumor on the yet untitled live-action movie about the four ninja turtles, "Untitled New TMNT Project", has been confirmed. Responding to the speculation on the possible development of a new TMNT, Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has let out verification in a message he posted at Heavy Metal Forum.

There, the comic book artist wrote, "Yes, it is true. Although the CGI film did well enough to warrent a sequel, there has been much talk between Imagi and Warners to do a better 're-invention' (newest Hollywood buzzword) of the TMNT's, in a live action film - like what was done with Batman." Explaining further about the idea for the new project, he hinted that it may be dealing with the origin story of the mutant heroes.
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Video Premiere: New Kids On The Block's 'Single' Feat. Ne-Yo


September 03, 2008 03:58:19 GMT


On the day when their fifth studio effort "The Block" is released, New Kids On The Block premiere a music video for their Ne-Yo-featuring song called "Single", which is confirmed as lead single in the album. The video is directed by Benny Boom, the same guy who helped in Nelly's "Dilemma" music video.

The brand new video shows the band's members having a night-club party with Ne-Yo who is, on some scenes, captured behind DJ's turn table, doing some music mixing. As it continues, the band as well as Ne-Yo go down to the dance floor in order to join some beautiful women, who have been flirting with them since the video starts.
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Mark Millar's Trilogy Plan for 'Superman' Reboot


September 03, 2008 03:32:17 GMT


Following Warner Bros. Pictures' decision of having a remake instead of a sequel for their next "Superman" film, another interesting tidbit has come out suggesting that this new superhero movie may be made into a trilogy. In a recent interview with G4 TV, comic book author Mark Millar confessed that he has planned to make three new "Superman" films in the style of "Lord of the Rings".

Noting that he has been approached by a director friend months earlier on the possibility of him writing the new "Superman" installment if "Superman: The Man of Steel" is put on the back burner, Millar responded by sharing his dream. "I've had this plan for like 10 years for a big three-picture Superman thing, like a Lord of the Rings epic, starting over from scratch again with a seven-hour Superman story," he said. "One to be released each year."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Tiger Woods Proudly Announces Wife's Second Pregnancy

September 03, 2008 03:02:33 GMT


Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren are about to become parents for the second time. The golf champion shares his joy, announcing his wife's pregnancy with their second child together in a post on his official website, dated Tuesday, September 2.

"This has been a year of contrasts," Woods began writing. "I had a solid start to the season, won the U.S. Open in an exciting playoff, and then unfortunately had to shut it down after successful knee surgery."
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No Doubt's Members Joining Scott Weiland in Solo Album

September 03, 2008 02:55:25 GMT


As their singer Gwen Stefani concentrates on motherhood, her fashions, and her own music career, other No Doubt's members Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont are confirmed to hit the studio with former Velvet Revolver's and current Stone Temple Pilots' singer Scott Weiland to record his second solo album. Called "Happy", the album is co-produced by Scott himself and Doug Grean.

In an interview, Scott says that the album, which follows up his 1998 solo debut "12 Bar Blues", is described as his musical natural progression. "It'll definitely be a sonic journey like the first album was, a little bit more focused since I'm not on a narcotic journey like I was on the last one," the singer states. "But, you know, still sort of all over the map, because my influences are so wide and varied."
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First Sneak Peek Photos of Jennifer Aniston's '30 Rock' Cameo Emerged


September 03, 2008 02:54:57 GMT


Details of Jennifer Aniston's cameo appearance on NBC's "30 Rock" for an upcoming episode have been outed. On top of that, several behind-the-scene photos of her cameo on the hit TV series have been leaked to the web.

Detailing on Aniston's upcoming guest spot on "30 Rock," NBC announced that her character will be a "free-spirited, 'Fatal Attraction' like stalker." She will star as Claire Harper, the former roommate of Tina Fey's character Liz Lemon, who shows up and begins to stalk Jack Donaghy, Alec Baldwin's character.
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Raunchy Red Band Trailer From 'Make a Porno'

September 03, 2008 02:40:32 GMT


Before "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival which runs from September 4 to September 13, it has revealed its hilarious red band trailer. Compared to the teaser, the new footage provides more glimpses into the movie, to the other characters as well as the outrageous storyline.

Ten years after they have graduated from high school and being roommates, Zack and Miri have yet to accomplish anything great in their lives. Troubled with the second eviction notice, the two lifelong platonic friends are desperate to pull something amazing to get them quick cash. Then, they come across a moneymaking idea, making 'Star Whores', an amateur porn movie. All they need now is the actors.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jonas Brothers Invite Fans to Ask Any Questions on Their MySpace Blog


September 03, 2008 02:20:00 GMT


Fans of Jonas Brothers are having the opportunity to know their idols better as the boys are offering them the chance to ask any questions on their MySpace blog. Willing to thank their fans for supporting their "Burnin' Up" tour, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas put the question-and-answer opportunity on the site for a couple of weeks.

"WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU" so the brothers wrote in a post on their MySpace blog, dated September 1. "We would like to answers questions from our fans. We are inviting you to ASK US ANY QUESTION YOU WANT TO ASK. Leave your questions as a response to this Blog and we will pick some to answer over the next couple weeks."
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Another Taste of 'Max Payne' Through U.K. Trailer

September 03, 2008 02:01:20 GMT


A full U.K. trailer for video-game-turned-live-action movie, "Max Payne", has arrived. Taking intensity of the footage up a notch from the earlier trailers, the new video provides viewers with more of the slow-motion action sequences and glimpses of the pain the titular character, Payne, went through of losing his beloved ones.

Based on the 2001 video game of the same name, "Payne" centers its story on a vengeful cop who is haunted by the brutal death of his family. Having little regard for the rules, he falls into an investigation over a series of mysterious murders. Little that he knows, a band of mystical adversaries is waiting for him, seeking to destroy him and the streets he protects. Starring Mark Wahlberg as the titular character, the John Moore-directed movie is supported also by Mila Kunis, Chris O'Donnell, Beau Bridges and Ludacris. It is set to be hitting the big screen on October 17.
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Video Premiere: Metallica's 'The Day That Never Comes'


September 03, 2008 01:54:47 GMT


A music video for Metallica's new song called "The Day That Never Comes" has just been released. The song, which is made to tackle the subject of forgiveness and resentment, is the first single from the heavy metal rock band's forthcoming studio album entitled "Death Magnetic", which is scheduled to come out for purchase on September 12.

The video is shot in a dessert just outside Los Angeles, California in late July and directed by Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. It shows U.S. army traveling through the dusty desert with a huge blast which causes a bloody fight. However, the video is not merely about army battle. At some points, the scene is cut with shots of the band performing the song in the same landscape.
 
 
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