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Ashley Tisdale Reveals Her Guilty Pleasures

March 17, 2009 09:49:57 GMT

Doing the photo shoot for her new album "Guilty Pleasure" on the beach in Pacific Palisades, Calif. recently, Ashley Tisdale opened up about her guilty pleasures. To MySpace's The Fit, the actress-singer admitted, "My own guilty pleasures are Coffee Bean iced blends, Diet Coke and re-runs of 'Full House'".

"My album title is Guilty Pleasure. It's actually really funny, it's me making fun of myself. It also sounds edgy as well," she went on saying when comparing the title of her upcoming music effort with her own guilty pleasures in real life. Ashley's addiction to Coffee Bean products, in fact, isn't something new for everyone to notice as she is often photographed holding Coffee Bean cups on her hand at a number of occasions.
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Jennifer Aniston Considered to Be Next Bond Girl

March 17, 2009 09:32:38 GMT

"Slumdog Millionaire" beauty Freida Pinto apparently is not the only actress considered for the future Bond girl role as the name of Golden Globe-recipient Jennifer Aniston now falls into the possible casting list of "Bond 23". According to Daily Express, the 40-year-old actress has been eyed to be the next Bond girl after she expressed her hope of starring in the film about the superspy agent.

"We're always looking for the next Bond girl. She has to be beautiful but she also needs to have brains. It helps if she's athletic and able to keep up with the intense stunt work a Bond movie demands," a source from Bond's production company EON explained as reported by the publication. "Jennifer has all these qualities. It's great to hear she'd love to do a movie because we have used established actresses before such as Teri Hatcher and Denise Richards. It's great she's a fan."
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Brenda Song Provides Guest-Voice to 'Phineas and Ferb'

March 17, 2009 09:28:01 GMT

Brenda Song will be filling voice for one of the characters in "Phineas and Ferb". The Disney star will share the booth with fellow tween actress Ashley Tisdale who has been a regular in the animated show, voicing one of the siblings, Candace Flynn.

Song's character is named Wendy and will compete with Candace for a job at the hot dog stand where Jeremy (Mitchel Musso) works at. The episode is called "Unfair Science Fair" and airs Friday, March 20 at 8.30/7.30c, followed by another one "Unfair Science Fair Redux".
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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Checks Out of Rehab, Gets Back to Work

March 17, 2009 09:06:34 GMT

"The Tudors" leading actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers reportedly has checked out of rehab after being reported late last month to attend an undisclosed recovery center in England, seeking treatment to ditch his alcohol addiction. According to the Irish Independent, the actor has left the exclusive Causeway Retreat on Osea Island, Essex, and returned to work in Los Angeles.

"He is back in L.A. and he is back at work in so far as he is holding meetings with various parties about upcoming projects," said a friend of Rhys-Meyers. "He is a tortured soul in that when he does have days off, he can spiral quickly into a place where neither he nor his loved ones would like him to be."
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Huey's 'No Make Up' Music Video Feat. Trey Songz

March 17, 2009 08:58:15 GMT

A music video guest-starring Trey Songz in support of Huey's new single "No Make Up" has been released. It captures the two Hip-Hop musicians dancing to the song's beat with several beautiful ladies dressing only in their underwear moving provocatively as backing dancers.

"No Make Up" is one of the singles scheduled to appear in Huey's upcoming second studio album "Strickly Business". Featuring Trey Songz, the track revolves around men's admiration for beautiful girls without make-up.
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New 'Angels and Demons' Scenes From ET's Featurette

March 17, 2009 08:47:15 GMT

A brand new featurette for "Angels & Demons" has been unraveled by Entertainment Tonight. Bringing forth a series of never-before-seen footage from the drama thriller, the featurette also compiles several behind-the-scene footage as well as commentary from director Ron Howard and actors Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor.

Giving a background introduction for the movie, Howard said in the beginning, "In 'Angels & Demons', the Illuminati have resurfaced, and are using cutting edge science to threaten to destroy the Vatican." Later on, he acknowledged the history behind the movie, "Centuries ago the Catholic Church did persecute scientists who were developing ideas that they thought were progressive and that the church found threatening."
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Season Finale Schedules of ABC Series

March 17, 2009 08:30:05 GMT

ABC have released a list of dates for their shows' season finales, the new season premiere of "The Bachelorette" as well as the return of "Ugly Betty". The network have scheduled "The Bachelorette" to premiere its fifth season on May 18 with Jillian Harris taking center stage. "Ugly Betty" meanwhile, will return on screen May 7 after temporarily giving its Thursday slot to "Samantha Who?" on March 26.

Meanwhile, ABC's high-rated series "Lost" will wind down on May 13 in a two-hour event. TV Guide has reported that executive producers of the show, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, will allow fans to jot in ideas for "a nickname for the season finale's final moment." Culminated names can be submitted to ABC.com, and the picked one will be announced on March 26 through official "Lost" podcast.
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Talks of Rihanna in 'The Bodyguard' Remake Shot Down

March 17, 2009 08:05:56 GMT

Report claiming that Rihanna was in New York City over the weekend to have some meetings about feature projects, including "The Bodyguard" remake, has been claimed to be a false one. Quick to throw cold water to the circulating speculation was the songstress' representative, who told MTV News Monday, March 16, the singer is not fielding any movie offers.

The denial came out in the wake of New York Daily News earlier claim, suggesting that the R 'n' B star has been spotted in New York City over the weekend to have some meetings about impending feature projects. The trade went on further stating that one of the projects include a proposed remake to 1992's "The Bodyguard" in which she will star opposite Channing Tatum for the role once made famous by Whitney Houston.
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Taylor Swift Says Discussing Sex and Virginity Publicly Is Like Being Pictured Naked

March 17, 2009 08:05:25 GMT

Young country music star Taylor Swift, who has openly talked about her break-up with Joe Jonas in numerous interviews, chooses not to discuss sex and virginity publicly because for her talking both topics with reporters is like having herself photographed naked. "I think when you talk about virginity and sex publicly, people just automatically picture you naked. And as much as I can prevent people picturing me naked, I'm going to," the 19-year-old songstress tells Allure's April issue, which will go on sale on March 24.

Yet, Taylor says "it's fine to talk about love publicly." She goes on sharing about making use her dating experience, either good or bad, as an inspiration to write songs. "Let's say I date a guy who really does nothing but damage me. And you've spent time, you've spent effort, and you've put everything into trying to make that work. And it didn't. So you write a song about it. It was worth everything if you write a song about it," Taylor explains.
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Tyra Banks Reponds to 'America's Next Top Model' Audition Mayhem

March 17, 2009 07:42:28 GMT

Tyra Banks, the host and producer of "America's Next Top Model", has released a statement regarding the mayhem caused by the show's audition in New York City last Saturday, March 14. In a joint statement with producer Ken Mok, the supermodel says that they are "concern" but promise to proceed with the audition for the 13th cycle.

"We are concerned by the events that occurred Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the New York City casting call for the next cycle of America's Next Top Model," the statement on The CW official site read. "At this time, we still don't know all the details of what happened or what triggered the incident. We appreciate the efforts of the NYPD and will assist them in any way possible in this matter."
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Michael Jackson to Perform in U.S. After London Concerts

March 17, 2009 07:28:17 GMT

Michael Jackson will reportedly head up to America for a series of live concerts after his concerts at London's O2 Arena are wrapped up. "Jackson's already plotting his next move after London," a source says as quoted by The Daily Star.

Concerning the American shows, the source further reveals that Michael will also hold the concerts in one major venue just like he does in London, and may end up choosing Las Vegas as a place to conduct the event. "Vegas have been keen for a long while but we'll have to see who gets him," the source shares.
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'Duplicity' Goes to New York for U.S. Premiere

March 17, 2009 07:19:46 GMT

Counting down days to the theatrical opening of "Duplicity" in the U.S., Universal Pictures took it to Ziegfeld Theater for the U.S. premiere for the drama thriller film. Held on Monday night, March 16, the special event was attended by some of the movie stars, including Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom McCarthy, Denis O'Hare, Carrie Preston and Paul Giamatti.

Aside from posing for the press line upon their arrival, several of them made time to answer questions on the red carpet. Asked by USA Today "who would win in a battle of wits", Owen suggested that his co-star Roberts would win, saying "She would, because she's very smart." Roberts, who was wrapped in Christian Dior on the evening, could not agree more of the remark, saying "I would. It's just me. I have my tricks."
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L.A. Premiere of Kristen Stewart-Starrer 'Adventureland'

March 17, 2009 07:01:46 GMT

A couple of weeks away from its theatrical release in April, "Adventureland" has rolled down red carpet for a Los Angeles premiere. For the special event, Miramax Films have picked up Mann Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, California as the place to screen the comedy film on Monday, March 16, evening.

While Jesse Eisenberg, the star of "Adventureland", was not seen at the red carpet, his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds were present at the premiere. In addition to Stewart and Reynolds, other cast members attending included Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Matt Bush, Martin Starr and Dan Bittner. Director Greg Mottola was also spotted joining the celebration.
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'One Tree Hill' 6.18 Preview: Dan Gets a Heart Transplant

March 17, 2009 06:57:52 GMT

The new preview of next week's "One Tree Hill" gives no speech but glimpses of what happen to each character. Sam gets arrested, Julian and Brooke hug, and Dan in the hospital while an organ is delivered for transplantation.

In the episode named after Against Me!'s single "Searching for a Former Clarity", Lucas and Julian hit a setback with the production of the film. Peyton and Haley help Mia with her new single. Brooke must intervene when Sam is arrested. Jamie discovers the truth about Dan and Uncle Keith.
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Beyonce Knowles Feels Lucky and Scared Becoming Sasha and Malia Obama's Role Model

March 17, 2009 06:55:20 GMT

Being considered as a role model for First Daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, Beyonce Knowles admits she feels lucky, yet scared due to the responsibility she has to carry on in relation with the honor. "She told me she was very happy that her girls have someone like me to look up to. And I'm like, 'Oh, my God'", says Beyonce when recalling the day she received a phone call from Michelle Obama to thank her for performing on her husband Barack Obama's presidential inauguration.

"You have to feel fortunate to be one of the people whom parents don't mind their children looking up to. The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these young girls, and it's scary sometimes," the actress-singer frankly expresses her feeling to the April issue of Vogue. "But I also understand how lucky I am to have that."
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President Obama to Visit 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno'

March 17, 2009 06:20:30 GMT

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" will welcome a very special guest on Thursday, March 19. The 44th U.S. President Barack Obama has agreed to a sit-in at the talk show to discuss the country's affairs including his economic plan and "other topics", NBC confirmed.

The sit-down is part of Obama's visit to Southern California on that day. He will stop by the NBC Burbank studio in Los Angeles and talk in front of live audience in the afternoon before heading back to Washington. This consequently will be the first in American history for an on-duty U.S. president to come by a late-night chat show, and the first for Obama to make such appearance since his election last year.
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Mena Suvari Having Her Wedding Gown Customized to Hide Tattoos

March 17, 2009 06:16:50 GMT

Mena Suvari, who has been very vocal to reporters when talking about her future wedding with fiance Simone Sestito, has just revealed that she is having her wedding gown customized in an attempt to hide the many tattoos she has. The 30-year-old actress' tattoos among others include a lion on her neck and upper back.

"I think it would be considerate to (Sestito's) family to have my tattoos covered, since there are two nuns on his mother's side of the family," says Mena when explaining that she plans to hide her tattoos on her wedding day because she wants to please her future mother-in-law. Though already planning on her wedding dress, Mena tells New York Daily News she and Simone haven't set a wedding date just yet.
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Zac Efron Discusses 'The Adventures of Jonny Quest'

March 17, 2009 05:01:42 GMT

Linked to the pivotal role in "The Adventures of Jonny Quest" for quite a while now, Zac Efron finally speaks up about the proposed live-action project. While promoting his forthcoming comedy "17 Again" in Melbourne, the 21-year-old told Moviehole that the movie version is "a great idea" and "would be very fun".

Answering more of the question thrown by the trade, the "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" heartthrob suggested that this "Jonny Quest" film is still a couple of years away. "It's a long, long process. It's so hard when people start leaking titbits," he further explained. "They're very, very early on [with it] - not that it won't happen happen, it's just early."
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Preview of 'Gossip Girl' 2.18: Blair Wants Nate to 'Stay'

March 17, 2009 04:58:39 GMT

The fever of "Gossip Girl" is back after more than a month of hiatus. A preview for the next week episode called "The Grandfather" that airs March 23 is available, revealing the coming of a new character to the Upper East Side and its impact on Blair and Nate's relationship.

Devastated by the recent plot twist in her life, Blair turns her back on her predictable Waldorf existence in favor of a wild, unpredictable lifestyle that includes Carter, causing Serena and Chuck to have serious concerns about their friend.
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Nelly Furtado Forming Indie Label, Signing Her First Act

March 17, 2009 04:53:39 GMT

Nelly Furtado has launched her own independent record label, Nelstar Music, and has signed Toronto-based electro-dance group Fritz Helder & the Phantoms as her first act. "I think that it's best to start off an indie. When you are a new band and you sign to a major, you get thrown to the fire," the pop singer says in a press release.

"I always secretly wanted to be an indie artist. When I was a teenager, I loved Ani DiFranco and hoped I could do something like that," Nelly continues. "A major turned out to be my destiny, but I'm enjoying reconnecting with the indie world."
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Gilles Marini Scored Highest Again in 'Dancing with the Stars'

March 17, 2009 04:38:39 GMT

The second night of "Dancing with the Stars" this season began without Steve-O who has hurt his back and has to be hospitalized. The "Jackass" star and his partner Lacey Schwimmer were working on Salsa in the dress rehearsal but he fell on the mic strapped to his back just two hours before the show began. He, however, must stick to the rule and judged based on the dress rehearsal while Lacey danced alone on the floor. The judges gave them 5-4-5, giving it 14 out of 30 and a two-week total of 31 out of 60.

Kicking off the dancing were Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin with quickstep. Len complimented her footwork, but still has problem with her posture like last week. Bruno however, thought it was a rushy performance and Carrie advised that they should balance things up. The score was 6-6-6, giving it 18 out of 30 and a two-week total of 36 out of 60.
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2009 MTV Movie Awards Hosted by 'SNL' Star Andy Samberg

March 17, 2009 04:17:36 GMT

MTV has announced its pick for the hosting job at the 18th annual MTV Movie Awards. Through a press release outed Monday, March 16, it was unveiled that "Saturday Night Live" funny man, Andy Samberg, has been tapped to MC the awards ceremony held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

"Andy's connection with the MTV audience is so strong...it's electric," Stephen Friedman, General Manager of MTV, explained on the choosing of Samberg as the host. "The Lonely Island's digi-shorts are genius. We can't wait to see what subversive take he'll have on our audience's favorite movies of the year. We, like Andy's many fans, are thrilled he's decided to grace MTV with his unique talent."
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Whitney Port and Jay Lyon's Split Confirmed by 'The City' Creator

March 17, 2009 04:17:24 GMT

Creator and executive producer of "The City", Adam DiVello, has confirmed reports of Whitney Port and Jay Lyon's separation. "Whitney and Jay are broken up as of The City season finale," Adam says.

Adam, nevertheless, doesn't mention the cause of the pair's split. He simply tells US Weekly, "There were a few factors in their relationship that led to their split and fans saw those play out on-air. As we pick up where we left off when the show returns later this year, viewers will see what unfolds as we continue to tell Whitney's story."
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Kid Cudi to Retire, Says No More Solo Album

March 17, 2009 03:56:22 GMT

Kid Cudi plans not to make another solo studio album after his debut studio effort "Man on the Moon: The Guardians" is dropped. "After the release of my first LP this summer, I am not making anymore solo albums," so he has written in a post titled "I Am Sorry" on his blog.

On what he will do next, Cudi reveals that he will be "falling back on being an artist." Explaining his reason behind the decision, he shares, "The drama that comes with it is more overwhelming than I was dealing with when I was piss-poor broke."
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Madonna Considering to Adopt Another Malawian Kid

March 17, 2009 03:43:28 GMT

Another adoption may be on the way for Madonna as she has openly admitted to be considering to adopt another kid from adopted son David Banda's native Malawi. "Many people - especially our Malawian friends - say that David should have a Malawian brother or sister," the music diva says in response to emailed questions from Malawi's The Nation newspaper.

"It's something I have been considering, but would only do, if I had the support of the Malawian people and the Government," Madonna says further about the planned adoption. Making public her adoption plan, Madonna however doesn't disclose whether she will choose a boy or a girl.
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Sam Mendes' 'Away We Go' Gets First Trailer

March 17, 2009 03:40:54 GMT

Focus Features have debuted a first look into "Away We Go" through a brand new trailer. Premiered via Yahoo! Movies, the around two minutes and thirty seconds long promotional video highlights on what John Krasinski's Burt and Maya Rudolph's Verona have to undergo to find a perfect place to raise their baby.

A quirky romantic comedy, "Away We Go" follows a couple, Burt and Verona, on their journey to find a perfect place to start their family. With a baby along the way and having no idea where to raise it, the couple learns that Burt's parents are moving out of the country. Living far from an American dream, the two then decide to travel around the U.S. in a desperate hope to find a place they can call home.
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50 Cent to Join Fall Out Boy's 'Believers Never Die Part Deux' Tour

March 17, 2009 03:16:14 GMT

50 Cent has just been confirmed to join Fall Out Boy for the band's upcoming tour "Believers Never Die Part Deux". The rapper will be traveling with the Patrick Stump-fronted band on five dates in the roadshow.

Fiddy will support Fall Out Boy for the first time on April 17 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The next day, he will follow the band for another live performance in Houston at the Showgrounds of Sam Houston Race Park. Additional cities where he will sing in the band's tour will be shared in the coming week.
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HBO Sign 'The Sopranos' Creator for a New Mini-Series

March 17, 2009 03:15:09 GMT

Having a household name after belting "The Sopranos", creator David Chase is lauded to return to TV shows by penning a brand new one. HBO were the one anticipating it by signing Chase to write and produce a mini-series called "Ribbon of Dreams" that would focus on Hollywood movie-making history from early 20th Century to the present day.

"We couldn't be more excited to be back in business with the master," said Richard Plepler, an HBO co-president. Chase who will direct the first episode of the mini, in return said "It gives me pleasure to think of working, together with Brad (Grey), with HBO again. These are all people who, obviously, occupy a special place in my heart."
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Natalie Portman Could Be 'Thor' Leading Lady

March 17, 2009 02:54:51 GMT

Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily has come up with an interesting casting tidbit, linking Natalie Portman to "Thor". During the time many are fuzzing on who should portray the superhero character, Finke claimed that the star of the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy is the front runner to play the female lead for the particular Marvel's movie.

Although positioning the 27-year-old as the potential leading lady, Finke didn't go further on hinting which character Portman will be portraying. The Golden Globe-winning actress could be taking the part of Thor's Asgard love-interest and antagonist, Amora the Enchantress, Thor's wife who is also a Goddess in Asgard, Sif, or even Donald Blake's love interest, Jane Foster.
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Picture, Zac Efron Frolics With Nude Model in the Mud for Interview Mag

March 17, 2009 02:47:22 GMT

Making a shift from small to big screen by taking in more mature roles in some movies, Zac Efron once again channels his mature side, getting down and dirty with a naked woman for photo shoots to be featured in Interview Magazine's April edition. The issue won't hit the newsstands until next Tuesday, March 24, but Zac's snaps, one of which shows him frolicking with nude model Edita Vilkeviciute in the mud, have been making their rounds all over the web.

The pic shows naked Edita posing for the camera on top of Zac's body. Zac, meanwhile, is photographed putting his right hand around Edita's nude body. Asked about the raunchy snap, Zac says, "I think it went pretty cool."
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'Law and Order: SVU' 10.16 Clips: Carol Burnett Guest Starring

March 17, 2009 02:34:11 GMT

Airing tonight (March 17), is an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" that is guest-starring Carol Burnett ("All My Children"). She plays a former Rockette, Birdie Sulloway, who along with her nephew Chet, try to assist the investigation in the murder of three people.

When Detectives Benson and Stabler arrive on the scene of a single murder, they discover two more dead bodies, those of Tisa Flores and Alejandro Reyes, in the apartment next door. They investigate Tisa's past and find that she was working at a strip club owned by a former Rockette, Birdie Sulloway.
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Rihanna May Not Work With Ne-Yo for Upcoming Album

March 17, 2009 02:21:14 GMT

Rihanna reportedly will not work with Ne-Yo, who has been very vocal about her altercation with Chris Brown, for her forthcoming studio album. "Ne-Yo's been talking about Ri and Chris, which has really hurt her feelings," a source told New York Daily News. "She thought they were cool with each other." In regard of the rumor, representatives for both singers claim that their talents have no issue with each other.

Ne-Yo previously reached out to the media, saying that what happened to Rihanna following the alleged attack "really hurt [his] heart." Though so, he insisted to "pick no sides." He explained, "I'm just saying it was wrong [that] it had to happen like that, and I'm praying for the both of them."
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'Transformers 3' Date Set for 2011

March 17, 2009 02:11:48 GMT

"Transformers" is getting another sequel treatment following "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as "Transformers 3" is reported in the works and is eyed for a 2011 release. In recent report, it is claimed that Paramount and DreamWorks are planning to unspool the third "Transformers" movie over 2011's Independence Day holiday, on July 1, 2011.

While a date has been set for "Transformers 3", the studios mentioned that it doesn't mean that the threequel is officially getting a greenlit. Insiders noted that the studios wanted to secure the date before a competitor did, especially seeing that the 2011 summer release calendar starts to fill up with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" and "The First Avenger: Captain America".
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Jenna Jameson Gives Birth to Twin Boys

March 17, 2009 01:42:45 GMT

Retired adult film star Jenna Jameson has given birth to twin boys on Monday morning, March 16. The father of the newborn infants is Jenna's partner, mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz.

Confirming the born of the twins was Jenna's representative. "They're in very good health," the representative told US Weekly exclusively. No further details, including babies' names and measurements, have been made public though.