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December 10, 2008

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Three Clips of '30 Rock' 3.06: Christmas Special

December 10, 2008 09:56:36 GMT


NBC has presented more sneak peek to the episode 3.06 of "30 Rock" through several newly-released clips. Compiled into one player below, the clips focus on Liz who has already turned on her holiday spirit and the activities she does to fill the void when she learns that her parents ditch her to celebrate the holidays at a couples-only retreat.

The first clip, which takes the longest time to be watched, displays Liz talking to the staff, asking them to join her in participating in a charity program called "Letters to Santa". Despite her enthusiasm to help underprivileged kids having a nice Christmas, it can be seen that others are not so keen on the idea.
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Robert Pattinson Reveals Specific Qualities He Looks for in a Girl


December 10, 2008 09:35:00 GMT


Being hounded by many female fans ever since his vampire flick "Twilight" has become a hit, Robert Pattinson openly admits he likes "mental, strong women." To Closer magazine he shares, "The stuff I find attractive in women, I always regret finding attractive. I always like a kind of madness in a woman, and when they are really, really strong. And they're the worst - mental, strong women!" adding, "But I like it when they hate me right from the beginning."

Following the U.S. release of "Twilight" on November 21, Robert Pattinson has been put under media microscope. In addition to appearing in some TV talk shows, he also has been interviewed by a number of magazines.
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Preview of the Season Finale of 'Survivor: Gabon'


December 10, 2008 09:28:29 GMT


The remaining six people in "Survivor" Gabon edition will race towards the 1 million dollar price tomorrow, December 11 in the episode titled "The Good Guys Should Win in the End". A preview of the episode has been given, along with the ones for the 2 hour season finale and a reunion show on Sunday, December 14.

Those in capability to win the seventeenth season are Robert "Bob" Crowley from Portland, M.E.; Crystal Cox from Durham, N.C.; Jessica "Sugar" Kiper from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ken "Kenny" Hoang from Westminster, C.A.; Matty Whitmore from Pacific Palisades, C.A. and Susie Smith from Charles City, I.A. In the December 4 episode, Los Angeles native Corinne Kaplan was voted out after four favored her to go over Matty who got three.
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Video: Demi Lovato Talks Holiday Traditions, Jonas Brothers, and Driving License


December 10, 2008 08:55:02 GMT


Disney star Demi Lovato had a brief interview with TVGuide's Jill Wilderman at the tree lighting event at The Citadel, talking about her holiday plans among the other things. "I always go home to Texas," so she said. "Every Christmas day, my Aunt Lisa, she cooks us breakfast. French toast and sausage and it's just so good. And we always go to my grandmother's house."

Already reaching the age of consent to obtain a driving license, she however admitted that she has yet able to legally drive because "I am still without a driver's license or permit." She moreover revealed she even has not taken her driver's education classes.
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Premiere Date for Demi Lovato's 'La La Land' Music Video Set


December 10, 2008 08:38:38 GMT


A date has been set to premiere the new music video from Demi Lovato. The Disney star will have her music video for "La La Land", the second single from her debut album "Get Back", aired for the first time on Disney Channel on December 19 at 8 P.M. ET, in time for a special encore of Demi's TV movie with Jonas Brothers, "Camp Rock".

The video is about a young artist's life in Hollywood, complete with its red carpet, limos, photoshoots and her life back at home, Texas. There will be appearances by Demi's co-stars in her new TV series "Sonny with a Chance" that will air February next year. They are Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Doug Brochu, Brandon Smith and Allisyn Arm.
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'The Proposal' Trailer Brought to Attention

December 10, 2008 08:32:12 GMT


What if your pain-in-the-ass boss forces you to tie the knot with her? That is exactly what Andrew Paxton has to deal with as previewed in the freshly-outed trailer of "The Proposal". Serving as the introduction to the two completely different characters, the video footage opens with a scene where Andrew wakes up late and has to run to the office before his difficult boss, Margaret Tate, arrives.

The trailer quickly moves on to present the problem faced by Tate as her visa application is denied. Having to avoid deportation to Canada, she then forces her assistant, Andrew, into lying that they are getting married. But, troubles are building up for the two as they now have to spend a weekend with Andrew's parents to sell the lie.
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'The Golden Compass' Director Chris Weitz Rumored to Helm 'New Moon'

December 10, 2008 07:55:04 GMT


Hot on the heels of the announcement that "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke won't return for the sequels, another potential director has been thrown in for the next project of the vampire drama. According to Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily, Chris Weitz, the director of "The Golden Compass", may have been offered to serve as "New Moon" helmer by Summit Entertainment.

Though mentioning that nothing is confirmed for the moment, Finke further let out that the offer has been sent out because Summit reportedly like his work on "Golden Compass". As of the news date, Weitz who is best known for his "American Pie" comedy films is still considering the offer. If he indeed takes the part, there is possibility that he will also helm "Eclipse".
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Video Premiere: Metallica's 'All Nightmare Long'

December 10, 2008 07:49:17 GMT


Metallica have on Monday, December 7 released their new music video which is made in support of the fifth "Death Magnetic" single, "All Nightmare Long". The video is directed by Roboshobo, showing fictional Soviet newsreels about the events at Tunguska in 1908.

While the video is approximately 9-minutes long, the band don't appear in the video at all. It is a mix between Russian propaganda documentary and some animation where zombies are attacking the United States in the aftermath of nuclear warfare. Scientists also discover some kind of organisms that have the capability to bring back the dead.
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Amanda Bynes Feels 'Trapped With the Idea of Marriage'

December 10, 2008 07:48:28 GMT


Featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan's January 2009 issue, Amanda Bynes shares to the magazine her idea about marriage, saying "I feel trapped with the idea of marriage" and so "I never want to get married." She furthermore argues, "How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored! As I get older, I don't settle. I'd rather tell somebody, 'This is what I want -- take it or leave it.'"

Beside marriage, Bynes also has a lot to talk about, ranging from dating to her favorite body part. On the first mentioned matter, she admits she never falls for actors, but won't say no to date one. "Obviously, Chace Crawford is gorgeous, but I wouldn't want to date him," she confesses, reasoning "He's too pretty. Maybe he's a smart guy and maybe he's my soul mate (laughs), but that's not the type I go for."
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Preview of 'NCIS' 6.11: Silent Night


December 10, 2008 07:20:11 GMT


A holiday season-themed episode is presented by "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" on December 16. The eleventh chapter of the sixth season which is titled "Silent Night" will still see the team solving a murder case during the nights leading to Christmas time.

They are forced to work overtime during the Christmas week when their prime suspect is discovered to have been dead for 17 years. While stuck working on the case, the team begins to discover some startling personal revelations, which includes each person "having no plan".
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Trailer for Jessica Biel-Starrer 'Powder Blue' Arrives

December 10, 2008 07:18:28 GMT


The first real look into "Powder Blue" has been provided by the newly-released trailer of the drama movie. Taking more than two minutes of running time, the video footage shares glimpses of several of the main characters, including stripper Rose-Johnny played by Jessica Biel, suicidal ex-priest starred by Forest Whitaker and sleazy strip club owner portrayed by Patrick Swayze.

A drama movie about a group of different people desperately searching for redemption, human connection, and restored faith, "Powder Blue" is set within the underbelly of Los Angeles. On the eve of Christmas, four lives will cross paths by chance, love, past guilt, and divine intervention and by sunrise, their lives will have been woven together by a miracle that will set them free to realize that within death there is hope, and love is the reason we choose to breathe.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Soulja Boy Video Game Coming Out for Xbox 360 in 2009


December 10, 2008 07:09:23 GMT


A video game lover, Soulja Boy is getting his own piece, telling Complex magazine in an interview, "Soulja Boy video game is coming for Xbox 360 in 2009." The project, in the meantime, is still being developed and no exact release date has been announced just yet.

"After I put the Xbox 360 challenge up on the Internet, it was over all these video game sites. And a couple video game companies hit me up on my email because I put the email on there too. And hit me up like, 'Blah, blah, blah, blah.' So I was like, 'Oh snaps!'" the hip-hop artist reveals. "So I forwarded to my management, and they forwarded to my label. And now we're doing the video game. It was the same way I got signed for my music. It's like history repeating itself, but instead of music this time it's about video games."
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'Battlestar Galactica' Webisodes Start Airing December 12

December 10, 2008 06:56:25 GMT


In a press released issued on Tuesday, December 9, Sci Fi Channel announced that there will be 10 webisodes of "Battlestar Galactica" that will provide as a bridge from the season 4 to the new 4.5 that will only come January next year. The webisodes will come twice a week with the first one delivered this week on Friday, December 12 at 12/11c.

Titled "The Face of the Enemy", the webisodes are written by Jane Espenson and Seamus Kevin Fahey, as well as the series' stars Alessandro Juliani and Grace Park. Each webisode is approximately 3-4 minutes long and will round up on January 12, four days before the season 4.5 aka the final season begins.
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Pushed Ahead of Schedule, 'Fast and Furious' to See Spring Release

December 10, 2008 06:50:07 GMT


"Fast and Furious" will come out sooner than expected. After previously being moved back to June 12, 2009 tentpole, the latest sequel to 2001 street racing film, "The Fast and the Furious", is now expected to be debuted on the big screen on April 3, 2009 alongside Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler-starring romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth".

This Justin Lin-directed movie takes over the slot left by "The Wolfman", which has been moved back to November 6, 2009 date from its initial April 3, 2009 schedule. Reasoning on the reshuffling of the release date, Universal Pictures claimed as reported by Variety that it "was the sensible thing to do", especially with "Fast and Furious" has been completed.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Brandy Reveals Pain and Regret of Being Involved in Fatal Car Crash

December 10, 2008 06:37:17 GMT


Singer Brandy opens up to BET's "106 & Park" all about her feeling getting through the difficult time after being involved in a fatal car crash two years ago that killed one woman. Beside revealing her pain and regret, she also shares her future goal now that she has come back into music business.

"I don't really know how to say it, because I don't like to talk about it much," so she says when referring to the tragedy that she claims as a "life-changing" experience for her. "It was one of the hardest times in my life. I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone."
News > Music News

Drugs Test Required as Britney Spears' Dancers


December 10, 2008 06:32:25 GMT


It takes more than just good moves and great looks to be the dancers of Britney Spears. All of those who have fallen through the auditions to become the backing dancers in the singer's upcoming tour are required to pass a drugs test before going on the road with Britney.

This reportedly is a measure taken by Britney's father Jamie in order to keep his daughter sober during the tour that will kick off March 3 in New Orleans. "They all had to be drug tested and, if they didn't pass, they were fired," an insider told E! News. "I think they only do it for her because she is under strict watch. I think they just want good influences around her."
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Star-Studded New York City Premiere of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'


December 10, 2008 06:17:26 GMT


Three days before "The Day the Earth Stood Still" crashes into U.S. theaters, a New York premiere for the classic sci-fi remake has been held by the 20th Century Fox. Using AMC Loews Lincoln Square, New York as the place the special screening took place on Tuesday, December 9, the premiere saw many Hollywood stars walking down the red carpet.

Those attending the events included the film's cast ensemble, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm and Kathy Bates, as well as director Scott Derrickson. They were joined by celebrity guests from Jaden's parents, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, to WWE star-turned-actor John Cena and television actress Jennifer Westfeldt.
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Somebody's Bisexual in Teen Drama '90210'

December 10, 2008 05:10:45 GMT


One of the characters in The CW's drama series "90210" may not be so innocent after all. TVGuide is reporting that cheerleader Christina Worthy who is played by Lauren London, will go AC/DC aka, bisexual.

Although Christina appeared on the show as a threat for Silver, in the sense that she may snag Dixon out of her hands, some sources told TVGuide that Christina actually has a girlfriend and she will come out of the closet. Still, the fact that Christina is a bisexual will create an electric charge between her and Dixon as they grow closer. All will be revealed on the January 6 episode titled "Hello, Goodbye, Amen".
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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Dubs 'Wall-E' Best Picture of 2008

December 10, 2008 04:54:10 GMT


As Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) named the top achievements in 2008 on Tuesday, December 9, "Wall-E" comes out victorious, nailing the coveted title of the Best Picture of the Year. Winning over runner-up"The Dark Knight", the Andrew Stanton-directed film has become the first ever animation movie to be given the title by the association.

In the announcement made by Lael Loewenstein, President of the LAFCA, it is also let out that Danny Boyle has been dubbed as Best Director for "Slumdog Millionaire", while Sean Penn has been hailed as Best Actor for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in "Milk". Moreover, other winners also include Best Actress Sally Hawkins, Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger and Best Supporting Actress Penelope Cruz.
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T.R. Knight Requests for an Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy'

December 10, 2008 04:21:14 GMT


It has been a matter of yes and no regarding the exit of T.R. Knight from ABC's hit series "Grey's Anatomy". After a representative of the show released a statement per Us Magazine, saying that the depicter of George O'Malley is not leaving, EW's Michael Ausiello reports that the actor is actually negotiating with the producers for an exit.

EW claimed that Knight is requesting for his character to be written out of the story and "a source close to the situation" said that the wish will most likely be granted. If the report were true then Knight will be released from his contract. "They're working out the details now," an ABC insider told EW.
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Full Nominees List of the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

December 10, 2008 04:19:28 GMT


On Tuesday, December 9, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has unveiled their selections of movies and performers to compete in the 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards. Through the press conference at the MTV Network studios in Times Square, it is revealed that both "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" have shown strong domination with eight nominations for the awards.

The two drama movies will be up against each other in five categories, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Composer, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Actor, Sean Penn for "Milk" and Brad Pitt for "Benjamin Button". Beside those nods, "Milk" has also given two Best Supporting Actor gongs for James Franco and Josh Brolin, while "Benjamin Button" lands Best Actress count for Cate Blanchett and Best Supporting Actress nomination for Taraji P. Henson.
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Coldplay Hit Back at Joe Satriani for Plagiarism Issue


December 10, 2008 03:48:48 GMT


Coldplay decide to end the war between them and guitarist Joe Satriani, 'cold-headedly'. The band who were accused of ripping off Satriani's song "If I Could Fly" for the track "Viva La Vida", posted a message on their official site, saying that they were as surprised by the allegations and opt to not pursue it further.

"With the greatest possible respect to Joe Satriani, we have now unfortunately found it necessary to respond publicly to his allegations," the band wrote. "If there are any similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental, and just as surprising to us as to him. Joe Satriani is a great musician, but he did not write or have any influence on the song Viva La Vida. We respectfully ask him to accept our assurances of this and wish him well with all future endeavours."
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Mark Ruffalo and Family Release Statement on Scott Ruffalo's Death

December 10, 2008 03:44:48 GMT


A representative for Mark Ruffalo issued a statement Tuesday night, December 9 on behalf of the actor and his family concerning the death of Scott Ruffalo. "Mark Ruffalo and his family deeply appreciate the outpouring of prayers and support during this most difficult time of the passing of Scott Ruffalo, beloved son, brother and husband," part of the statement read.

The funeral service for Scott "will be private", the statement continued but give no details on when and where it will be held. The Ruffalo family, meanwhile, has asked that donations are made to Scott Ruffalo, Family Fund c/o Altman Greenfield & Selvaggi, CPA's 200 Park Avenue South 8th Floor New York, NY 10003.
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'Terminator Salvation' Welcomes Full Trailer

December 10, 2008 03:22:49 GMT


The much anticipated trailer of "Terminator Salvation" has arrived. Reeling in many never-before-seen footage from the action sci-fi film, the two-minute more video from Apple previews the war between the surviving men in the resistance army who are led by John Connor and the machines programed to kill all the human.

Opened with a shot of a deserted and destroyed gas station, the footage continues with Marcus Wright's voiceover asking, "What day is it? What year?" His question is then answered by Kyle Reece who states that they are in the year of 2018. When Wright seeks further explanation about what happens to the place, Reece throws the idea of "Judgment Day". Following that, the war sequences take over, teasing on the actions as well as the killing robots.
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Clay Aiken Reportedly Dating Broadway Dancer Reed Kelly


December 10, 2008 03:06:14 GMT


Star magazine breaks the news that Clay Aiken is dating Broadway dancer, named Reed Kelly, who currently stars in hit musical "Wicked". The publication even gets a confirmation from a Broadway insider who claims the two indeed are lovers.

"Everybody knows Reed as Clay's guy," the insider tells Star. "Clay met him when he was doing Spamalot in early 2008, and that's one of the reasons he came back to the show again." Greater than that, the supposed lovers are also claimed to have made an appearance together at Rosie O'Donnell's Building Dreams for Kids gala back in November, during when "It was obvious they were a couple."
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Three Brand New TV Spots for 'The Spirit'

December 10, 2008 02:57:35 GMT


More TV spots are coming out in the support of "The Spirit". Though each takes about 30 seconds to view, they promote the action fantasy movie from different angles. The first one, entitled "Angels and Demons", is focused on Sarah Paulson's Ellen Dolan and Eva Mendes' Sand Saref as they are described to be two completely opposite of one another, one represents purity while the other is identified with sin.

The second TV spot presents the conflicts between The Spirit and his foe, Octopus. Called "Believe", the promotional video also lets out many action sequences as well as a scene with seductive Silken Floss played by Scarlett Johansson. Meanwhile, the last TV spot named "Power" turns the attentions to the women in the movies. It is explained that the gorgeous ladies have thirst for power and a "thing" for The Spirit.
News > Music News

Jennifer Hudson Back to Work, to Shoot New Music Video

December 10, 2008 02:55:11 GMT


It's time to get back to work for Jennifer Hudson. The Oscar-winning actress was in the middle of promoting her self-titled debut album that was released in the U.S. on September 30 when tragedy struck her family that caused the death of her mother, brother and young nephew. A rep for her label, J Records, announced that she will start filming a new video next week.

After the first single "Spotlight", Jennifer will release "If This Isn't Love" as the second single. Filming of its music video had been set to take place in Los Angeles when the news of her family's slaying came in and stopped the production. No news yet on the details of the new shooting schedule.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Robert Pattinson Afraid of 'Twilight' Fans


December 10, 2008 02:28:07 GMT


Despite the worldwide fame he earns for playing the role of Edward Cullen in "Twilight," Robert Pattinson admits fans of the vampire drama flick have made him paranoid. He fears his fans might confuse reality and fiction that they then could do something that may endanger his life.

"People ambush me in public and ask me to bite them and want to touch my hair," so he says. "I just don't want someone to have a needle and give me AIDS and I don't want to get shot or stabbed. This is my life."
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Extended Preview of 'Gossip Girl' 2.14: In the Realm of the Basses


December 10, 2008 02:27:13 GMT


A longer and extended promo of "Gossip Girl" 2.14 has been released, showing more on Chuck's friends' attempt to save him from "temporary insanity". After his father's death, Chuck takes the downfall to it especially with the arrival of his uncle Jack Bass.

Chuck is not so good in dealing with the loss, flies to Bangkok before Jack brings him back to New York to a worried Blair. Meanwhile, the battle as Chuck's guardian begins when Jack tells Lily that he wants to take the responsibility. Also, Blair defends Serena, Lily and Chuck from the Colony Club, an elite group of women Blair wants to join, but eventually chooses to let it go because of their cattiness.
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February 2009, Release Date for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' Teaser


December 10, 2008 02:05:53 GMT


Questions about when "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" will have its first teaser trailer have been answered. Posting an update on his official forum, director Michael Bay has come out with an announcement that he is targeting to view the sneak peek into the highly-anticipated "Transformers" sequel in February 2009.

On the message, the 43-year-old notes that he has yet to decide whether he will release the teaser in the theaters or attached to the upcoming Superbowl. "Our Trailer for Transformer you have been asking about - First there will be a teaser poster soon after the new year, and the teaser trailer will be out either in the theaters early Feb. or on the Superbowl. Cannot decide yet," part of the message read.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Mark Ruffalo's Brother Scott Ruffalo Died of Gunshot Wound

December 10, 2008 01:54:12 GMT


Scott Ruffalo, the 39-year-old brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, lost his fight for life after being shot in the head last week. Per the Beverly Hills Police Department, he was removed from life support and pronounced dead shortly after 10 P.M. Monday, December 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

"We are releasing very little information at this time, because it is an intense ongoing investigation," Lt. Tony Lee tells People. "Our first priority is in gaining a conviction." Meanwhile, no immediate comment from Mark and his family concerning Scott's death. Scott is survived by his wife Luzelena Ruffalo and stepdaughter named Lucinda.
 
 
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