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November 29, 2008

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A Preview of 'Ghost Whisperer' 4.09: Pieces of You


November 29, 2008 07:56:52 GMT


More drama will be seen on episode 4.09 of CBS's drama fantasy thriller, "Ghost Whisperer". As revealed in the recently released preview posted below, Melinda Gordon has to deal with her true love who doesn't even remember her, and a spirit of a girl in the episode entitled "Pieces of You".

Beside giving a sneak peek on the latest drama in Melinda's life, the preview also mentions that the girl's spirit may have help Melinda's true love to regain his memory. Meanwhile, the episode itself is said to be dealing with a young girl who has been missing for 12 years, and following Melinda in tracking down the girl that unexpectedly leads to the uncovering of a long-held secret about the girl.
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Promo of 'American Idol' Season 8 Featuring David Cook


November 29, 2008 07:50:59 GMT


Promotional ad for the new season of "American Idol" has arrived, played for several times during the Thanksgiving weekend on FOX. For the first time, the promo features a former champion of the show, David Cook whose life after and before crowned a winner in the seventh season, are compiled as a short story.

The ad starts with the glory that he receives, giving autographs, riding limos and posing for the blitz. It then rewinds backward to the days when he was still auditioning for "Idol" with judge Paula Abdul asking him "Are you the next 'American Idol'?". It then moves forward again with Cook singing his debut single "Light On".
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Jessica Alba to Be Featured on 2009 Campari Calendar


November 29, 2008 07:38:22 GMT


Regaining her svelte figure after giving birth to daughter Honor Marie Warren in early June this year, Jessica Alba reportedly is set to be featured on 2009 Campari Calendar. The Club Campari-themed calendar is said to feature her as "the protagonist" as being photographed by famed photographer Mario Testino, with Jean Paul-Goude in hand to direct.

Alba has yet denied or clarified the report. There is also no comment just yet from Campari. Though so, it has been claimed that Alba will make a red carpet appearance at a special invitation-only event set for December 2 later this year in Milan, which is held to mark the 10th anniversary of Campari Calendar.
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'New Moon' Possibly Begin Filming in March, Hints Kristen Stewart


November 29, 2008 07:18:06 GMT


"New Moon" may start lensing in March 2009. ShockTillYouDrop reported that the potential production date has been revealed by "Twilight" actress, Kristen Stewart, when she chatted with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on KiisFM.

Apart from when the shooting may begin, the 18-year-old also gushed about where some of the filming will take place. "A lot of the book takes place in Italy, and I think we're going to get to go to Italy, which is so cool," she said, adding, "For a while there, they were like, 'oh, we don't know if we have the money', but now I think we may have the money!"
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Ne-Yo Reached Out to Jennifer Hudson, Sent 'Countless E-mails' Post Family Tragedy


November 29, 2008 06:53:49 GMT


R 'n' B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo told Valerie Nome of OK! magazine's Red Carpet Confidential that he did reach out to Jennifer Hudson after learning her mother, brother, and young nephew were all slain. He even admitted to have made phone calls to the former "American Idol" finalist and also sent her "countless emails."

"I sent countless e-mails, I've tried to call a few times - of course, I'm not expecting her to answer the phone, going through what she's going through," Ne-Yo confessed. "But I've sent her countless e-mails letting her know that my prayers are with her and her family, and just hold your head up. God has a plan for everything."
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Six New Clips of 'Law and Order' 19.05: Knock Off


November 29, 2008 06:45:22 GMT


Six new clips from "Law & Order" have been released as sneak peeks to episode 19.05. The clips of the December 3 episode entitled "Knock Off" are compiled in one video player posted below. Most of the clips focus on the character Dianne Cary and the investigation of a murder case.

The "Knock Off" episode itself will revolve around a tourist from upstate New York who comes to the city to settle his past, but his trip ends quickly when he is suspiciously murdered. When detective Bernard and detective Lupo come to the city to investigate the murder case, they discover the involvement of Sheriff John Burkhart and his deputies on the murder. Meanwhile, D.A. Jack McCoy faces new competition when a new District Attorney is nominated for the election.
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The Pussycat Dolls Set for New Zealand One-Off Gig


November 29, 2008 06:37:54 GMT


The Pussycat Dolls have been announced to fly to New Zealand for a live appearance in the country. They will be performing at Vector Arena in Auckland on May 16, 2009.

Joining the girl group at the upcoming concert is Lady GaGa. She will be serving as a musical guest and will be kicking off the gig, aimed to support the dolls' second major studio album "Doll Domination".
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Another 'The X-Files' Film May Depend on 'I Want to Believe' DVD Sales


November 29, 2008 06:29:47 GMT


Having shared his future plans of another "The X-Files" movie, Frank Spotnitz now revealed that the development of the third "X-Files" film may depend on the DVD sales of "The X-Files: I Want to Believe". To Bloody-Disgusting, the popular sci-fi thriller series said about his belief of future film installment saying, "I think there very well could be more in the future. ...When the studio looks at the sales of the DVD that's when they will really decide to see if its worth risking."

On the disappointing result "I Want to Believe" attained at the box office, Spotnitz pointed out on the bad timing of the release. "We were all a bit disappointed, we had some indication that we were in for a rough time when THE DARK KNIGHT started to become the phenomenon that it is, and breaking records. THE DARK KNIGHT is a history making film at the box office, and we came out with our little dark film a week after," so he said.
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Taylor Kitsch's Gambit Photo in 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Seen


November 29, 2008 06:00:47 GMT


After another look at Hugh Jackman as Wolverine has been outed through Empire magazine earlier, an image of Gambit in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has been uncovered. Taken from the January 2009 issue of the magazine by IESB, the first look picture displays "Friday Night Lights" actor Taylor Kitsch being portrayed as Remy LeBeau a.k.a. Gambit throwing a card on what seems to be a gambling table. The image itself can be seen via IESB.

Earlier, "Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman has teased off on what he hopes for the movie's sequel, suggesting that if "Wolverine" saga continues, it may take place in Japan. Of it, he expressed his excitement saying, "Can you just picture Wolverine in Japan with the triads and the samurai? It's just genius." Still, the 40-year-old also stated that if "Wolverine" flops upon its release, he is ready to walk away from the part.
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Behind-the-Scene Video of 'Ghost Whisperer' 4.09: Pieces of You


November 29, 2008 05:10:49 GMT


"Ghost Whisperer" has just got a behind-the-scene video for its episode 4.09. The video posted below shows the on-set shooting of a scene where Jennifer Love Hewitt and two other characters can be seen sitting around a dinner table where they eat Chinese meal.

In the upcoming episode of "Ghost Whisperer" entitled "Pieces of You", Melinda Gordon played by Love Hewitt tracks down a girl who has been missing for 12 years. In her search, Melinda will discover a long-held secret about the girl. Meanwhile, "Pieces of You", which will be aired on CBS network at 8/7c on December 5, will see Lycia Naff guest-starring as Butcher and Jesse Head as Clay Dennis.
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Michael J. Fox Shares His Battle With Parkinson's

November 29, 2008 05:04:08 GMT


Michael J. Fox has been acting very open about his condition since he first publicly disclosed in 1998 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's and to the latest issue of People magazine he shares his battle with the disease. He, moreover, also tells of his optimism seeing the years ahead.

To the weekly celebrity magazine, Michael reveals though he has found a successful combination of medications to keep his symptoms under control, still he can't stop the progress of his Parkinson's. That's why there is time when he enters the so-called "bradykinesia" stage during which his arms hang heavy at his side.
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First 17 Minutes of '24' Episode 7.01

November 29, 2008 04:44:42 GMT


In anticipation to the premiere of "24" season 7, first 17 minutes from the first episode of the FOX's action drama series has been revealed. The 7.01 clip catches a look into the time the "24" protagonist Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, makes a testimony in a court.

The footage features an opening scene of a car crash, leading to a kidnapping which happens between 8 and 9 A.M. Then, it continues with a scene of Jack in a court, being a witness to the case of brutality and torture by CTU agent.
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Video: Barack and Michelle Obama on 'Barbara Walters Special'


November 29, 2008 04:33:33 GMT


President-elect Barack Obama sat down with Barbara Walters for a one-on-one interview and joined by his wife Michelle afterwards, on "Barbara Walters Special". The show garnered a high rating for ABC that broadcast it, absorbing 11.7 million viewers at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Wednesday, November 26.

Walters started out with a strong question, asking Obama, "As you prepare to lead the country, what is your biggest fear?". Obama admits that one or two things keep him up awake at nights, especially the economical state of the nation that has become weakened each day. He said that in the next 60 days he will assemble the best team to anticipate the issue so that the chart won't go further down.
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A Possible Look Into the Set of 'Star Trek'


November 29, 2008 04:12:57 GMT


A behind-the-scene video of the possible "Star Trek" set has been brought forward via Teaser Trailer. The short footage of the snowy set is said to be taken back in February when Fox Channel 11 Los Angeles sent one of their helicopters to fly over the movie set. In it, the Fox Channel reporter explains what is visible and where the set is taking place.

From Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriters of hit action film "Transformers", comes a new version of the "Star Trek" movie. To start with the time Federation starship USS Kelvin is attacked by a vicious Romulan, it will chronicle the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow U.S.S. Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy.
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Video: Jonas Brothers Make Coats and 10,000 Dollars Check Donations on 'GMA'

November 29, 2008 04:12:01 GMT


Stopping by "Good Morning America" on Black Friday, November 28 to promote their new book, "Burning Up: On Tour with the Jonas Brothers", Jonas Brothers showed off their charitable side by donating a few old coats to the show's charity coat drive. Greater than that, the boys also handed a $10,000 check on behalf of their Change for the Children Foundation.

Having no days off during the week, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas spent their Thanksgiving performing in front of a sell-out crowd at the Dallas Cowboys/Seattle Seahawks football game halftime show. They sang several of their hit songs, such as "Tonight", "Lovebug", and "Burning Up" during the event, which was also aimed to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas Campaign that runs nationally through Christmas Eve on December 24.
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Video: David Archuleta's 'AOL Sessions' Performance


November 29, 2008 03:55:50 GMT


David Archuleta has appeared for a live performance at 'AOL Sessions', a special avenue of programming conducted by AOL Music. He sings new singles from his November-11 self-titled debut album, such as "Crush", "Touch My Hand", and "A Little Not Too Over You".

In related news, David Archuleta has been lined up for a musical guest at annual holiday concert "Z100's Jingle Ball 2008". Other musicians scheduled to make live appearances at the gig include Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, Jesse McCartney, Paramore, Brandy, and Lady GaGa.
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Robert Downey Jr. Almost Seriously Injured During 'Sherlock Holmes' Filming


November 29, 2008 03:43:02 GMT


Robert Downey Jr. almost got a serious injury during the filming of "Sherlock Holmes". According to the report by The Sun, the star of "Iron Man" who is playing legendary detective Holmes has been knocked unconscious when shooting a fight scene with co-star Robert Maillet at Chatham dockyard in Kent.

Though walking away with six stitches in his mouth, the incident left the 43-year-old "out cold" for about six seconds and "drooling blood" before medics could bring him round. Recalling the incident, a nurse said, "Robert was accidentally caught on the chin by a thundering hook. He went flying and was out cold. He didn't want to go to hospital and kept trying to get up. He's a trooper. But there have been lots of other problems too."
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Winona Ryder Missing Loaned Bulgari Diamonds


November 29, 2008 03:26:14 GMT


Hollywood movie actress Winona Ryder finds herself at the center of new controversy after reportedly losing borrowed Bulgari diamonds loaned to her for an awards ceremony appearance in Spain. The jewels are said to be worth $125,000.

According to TMZ, Winona had been lent a diamond-encrusted bracelet and ring to wear to a Marie Claire magazine party in Madrid on Sunday, November 23. She also had been given a dress, shoes and some other stuff to wear to the event.
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'MTV Staying Alive' Picks Up 'The Diary of Kelly Rowland'

November 29, 2008 03:14:58 GMT


Kelly Rowland takes part on MTV's AIDS awareness campaign. Recent reports have claimed that Rowland's video diary entitled "The Diary of Kelly Rowland" will be used by MTV to mark the 10th anniversary of its AIDS awareness campaign, known as "MTV Staying Alive".

In the video, the Destiny's Child alum travels to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and the United States to meet young people who are affected by HIV/AIDS and those trying to educate people about the risks. "The Diary of Kelly Rowland" can be watched at Staying Alive on December 1, which is World AIDS Day.
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Manic Street Preachers' Performance at Thai Festival Called Off


November 29, 2008 03:03:28 GMT


Manic Street Preachers will not make a live appearance at "Bangkok 100 Rock Festival 2008" this weekend as the show has been pulled out by its promoter. "The festival in Bangkok the Manic Street Preachers were due to play on November 29th has been postponed by the promoter," a statement on the band's official website read.

Citing "circumstances beyond our control" as the trigger of the cancellation, the band further wrote their deep regret. "The Manics deeply apologize to all their Thai fans. We hope to see you in future," they said.
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Vanity Fair Topless Pics Scandal Inspired Miley Cyrus to Be a Photographer


November 29, 2008 02:39:09 GMT


Drawing a silver lining from her Vanity Fair topless pictures scandal, Miley Cyrus has been inspired to be a photographer. She reportedly has been thinking to give up her acting and singing careers in order to study photography and gain a degree in the field.

"I do want to come to London to study photography. I hear there are some really great art schools, so I would love to do that," the Disney artist is quoted as saying. "I got to work with an amazing photographer. Leibovitz was amazing and so talented. And that's what I want to do with my life. I would love to be a photographer. I would love to work with her again," she adds when referring to famed snapper Annie Leibovitz, who took her controversial pics for Vanity Fair.
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Tom Tykwer's Thriller 'The International' to Open 59th Berlinale

November 29, 2008 02:27:52 GMT


The 59th Berlin International Film Festival has found its opening night movie. In a press release outed on Friday, November 28, it has been revealed that British-German co-production "The International" will kick off the festival with its world premiere on February 5, 2009.

Though being the opening movie, this conspiracy thriller starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts will be screened out-of-competition in the Competition program of the festival which is also known as Berlinale. This will be director Tom Tykwer's second movie to open Berlinale following Cate Blanchett-starrer "Heaven" in 2002.
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Video: Britney Spears Performing 'Womanizer' at 'Star Academy'


November 29, 2008 02:08:41 GMT


After rocking 2008 Bambi Awards in Germany, Britney Spears headed up to France for another live performance at "Star Academy". Singing "Womanizer", she once again put on a top hat on the France TV reality show on November 28. Video of her live performance can be found after the jump.

Following her "Star Academy" performance, Britney will fly to U.K. to attend "X Factor". At the November-29 event, she is also expected to sing one of the new songs from her highly-anticipated sixth studio album "Circus".
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Travis Barker Writes Thanksgiving Note, Grateful for Life

November 29, 2008 02:01:47 GMT


Celebrity drummer Travis Barker has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and in a post on his MySpace blog he most of all expresses his gratitude to be alive after being involved in the deadly plane crash that left him suffering from second and third-degree burns and other injuries. Besides, he also thanks people for supporting him through the difficult time.

"Thanksgiving thanks," so read the title of the brief post. "I wanted to say thanks ... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone. Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living. My best to everyone."
 
 
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