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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important TV Events (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2009 10:19:25 GMT

Toward the end of the year, TV shows that are doing well in rating have started getting the pick-up while those that struggle are given the ax. That way, networks would be able to determine which shows would return in midseason and which new shows should replace the canceled ones. Moreover, winners from reality shows such as "Survivor", "Top Chef" and "The Biggest Loser" begin to reveal themselves.
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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Music Events (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2009 10:16:49 GMT

The last three months of 2009 see some artists announcing new record deals and 2010 tour dates. As highlighted events meanwhile, AceShowbiz picks up Nick Jonas' confirmation about his side project with The Administration, jaw-dropping performance from Adam Lambert at 2009 American Music Awards which received mixed reviews and Susan Boyle's record-breaking achievement with her debut album which blocked other artists from No. 1 spot of Hot 200 for several weeks.
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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Movie Events (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2009 10:13:04 GMT

Summer has passed and the look back at the year of 2009 draws to a close. Through this final quarter, AceShowbiz reminisces what had happened during the holidays and when the award season takes over the movie industry once again. From the astonishing box office success of indie phenomenon "Paranormal Activity" in October to the unveiling of the much questioned War Machine of "Iron Man 2" in November to "Up in the Air" dominating awards in December, the last three months of 2009 were filled with many stories from Hollywood's past and future projects.
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Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Celebrity Events (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2009 10:10:27 GMT

Completing its first three rounds of kaleidoscope, AceShowbiz presents the final cut. The list provided will help bringing back readers' memory of the major and significant occurrences in the lives of celebrities, be it in music, movie, TV or their personal lives over the course of October to December.
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Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2009

December 31, 2009 10:04:00 GMT

This year, AceShowbiz's annual list of Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of the Year is dominated by bad news, including scandal, death, and split. The sudden passings of some famous stars, be it in music or film, manage to secure the most spots in the list.
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The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson Welcomes Baby Girl

December 31, 2009 09:57:50 GMT

The Black Crowes rocker Chris Robinson is celebrating after the birth of a baby daughter on Saturday, December 26. The frontman and his wife Allison Bridges, who he married in earlier 2009, welcomed their first child together the day after Christmas at their Los Angeles home.
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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin's Future Depends on Robert Plant

December 31, 2009 09:51:13 GMT

Jimmy Page is insisting the future of Led Zeppelin depends on his former bandmate Robert Plant - because they can't continue the group without the lead singer. The legendary rockers sparked rumors of a reunion tour after Plant, Page and John Paul Jones reteamed for a benefit concert in London in December, 2007, but the singer has since rejected all offers to hit the road with his old pals.
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James McAvoy Allegedly to Portray 'James Bond' Creator in New Movie

December 31, 2009 09:38:01 GMT

James McAvoy has been tipped to play "James Bond" creator Ian Fleming in a new movie. The "Atonement" actor has reportedly been approached to star as the writer in a biopic about his colorful life, including his role in "World War II", his playboy lifestyle and his work as a journalist.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Impressed by Prison's Writing Program

December 31, 2009 09:25:43 GMT

Jake Gyllenhaal visited a string of prisons while researching his role in "Brothers", and he was so impressive with the way young offenders are rehabilitated he keeps returning to help out with writing programs. The "Brokeback Mountain" star, who plays a former juvenile delinquent in the film, spent time with convicted drug smugglers and murderers in an effort to determine what life behind bars is like for a teenager.
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Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift Reportedly Fought Over Food

December 31, 2009 09:24:35 GMT

Following report that Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift ended their romance, an insider has revealed an issue that was said causing the break-up. Speaking to National Enquirer, the insider said the pair could not agree over food as they have different health lifestyle.
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Simon Cowell to Play Grumpy for His Return to 'The Simpsons'

December 31, 2009 09:05:11 GMT

Simon Cowell is set to return to "The Simpsons" for a second cameo role, despite branding his last animated experience "embarrassing and intimidating." The "American Idol" judge admitted he didn't have a good time when he lent his voice to a cartoon character etched in his likeness in 2004, but has signed to make another appearance in an new episode.
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Shania Twain's Running Torch on New Year's Day

December 31, 2009 08:55:04 GMT

Shania Twain has returned home to Timmins, Ontario to take part in the town's Olympic Games torch run on New Year's Day, 2010. The country singer will participate in Friday's run, which will spark promotions for the upcoming Winter Olympics, February 10 in Vancouver, Canada.
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Plies Pays College Tuition for His Concert's Attendee

December 31, 2009 08:46:23 GMT

Rapper Plies left one young student stunned at a show in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, December 26 when he offered to pay her college tuition. The star was performing at Hot 107.9 Atlanta's Jingle Bash concert when he invited a young fan up onstage and told her he'd pay for her to attend the University of Miami.
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Ke$ha Breaks U.S. Record With 'Tik Tok'

December 31, 2009 08:36:57 GMT

Gaining a benefit from post-holiday online shoppers, Ke$ha has broken a record on Billboard chart. Her debut single "Tik Tok", which is currently sitting at No. 1 on Hot 100, has sold over 610,000 copies in digital purchase, becoming the most downloaded single in a one-week period for a female artist.
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Sam Worthington, Nicole Kidman Among Presenters of 2010 Golden Globes

December 31, 2009 07:37:24 GMT

Sam Worthington and Nicole Kidman have been confirmed to show up on the stage of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The "Avatar" actor and the "Nine" beauty will join other stars, such as Halle Berry, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Mickey Rourke and Julia Roberts, who have been previously announced as the presenters of the event.
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Preview of 'Cougar Town' 1.11: Rhino Skin Feat. Lisa Kudrow

December 31, 2009 07:18:09 GMT

The sneak peek to the forthcoming episode of "Cougar Town" has come out, featuring Lisa Kudrow as a dermatologist. The clip previews a scene where Courteney Cox's Jules Cobb gets a suggestion from her. The episode is titled "Rhino Skin" and will be aired on January 6.
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Sigourney Weaver and Alicia Keys Join 'Saturday Night Live' 2010 Line-Up

December 31, 2009 06:47:23 GMT

Actor Sigourney Weaver and R&B singer Alicia Keys have been lined up to visit the first two episodes of "Saturday Night Live" in 2010. They will be joined by Charles Barkley and The Ting Tings.
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Video: Zachary Levi Dishes on 'Chuck' Third Season

December 31, 2009 06:33:19 GMT

Just few days before "Chuck" is back on the small screen, Zachary Levi has dished on third season of the NBC's series. Being interviewed by Zap2it during the break of the shooting in early December, the actor said the new Intersect will be "a little fritzy and glitchy, which lends itself to both the action and the comedy."
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Regis Philbin to Return to 'Live with Regis and Kelly' on January 4

December 31, 2009 06:10:02 GMT

After recovering from a surgery, Regis Philbin is set to make a comeback on the small screen on January 4, 2010. Along with Kelly Ripa, he will be hosting "Live with Regis and Kelly" with Amy Adams, Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Allen, Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, Katharine McPhee and Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger on the guests seat.
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'Toy Story 3' Drops New Trailer

December 31, 2009 04:43:04 GMT

Walt Disney Pictures has released a fresh trailer for "Toy Story 3", giving another preview to the new adventure of Woody, Buzz and other members of the toy gang when they are left by their owner Andy. Though shorter than the previously released trailer, the new video has managed to share many never-before-seen scenes during the last twenty seconds.
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Video: Lady GaGa Hit in the Head During 'Poker Face' Performance

December 31, 2009 04:32:40 GMT

Lady GaGa was smacked in the head with a large bouquet of flowers which was thrown by one of the concertgoers. The mishap occurred on stage when the dance queen performed her worldwide hit single "Poker Face".
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Paris Hilton Sued for Stealing Shoe Design

December 31, 2009 04:05:17 GMT

Paris Hilton's shoe collection will lead her to enter into a court. The hotel heiress is being sued by a shoe company named Gwyneth Shoes, which accuses her of stealing their design, a heart-shaped pad on the insole, for her own fashion line. The company claims they filed to patent the heart cushion idea in 2007, few months before Paris launched her own brand of shoes in February 2008.
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Mary J. Blige Overshadowed by Susan Boyle on Hot 200

December 31, 2009 03:58:14 GMT

Mary J. Blige's "Stronger With Each Tear" enters the U.S. albums chart at No. 2 with Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" stands in its way to the top. Mary's effort opened with 330,000 copies, becoming her third studio album in a row to start with more than 300,000 units.
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P. Diddy Asks Fans to Be Aware of Fake New Year's Eve Bash

December 31, 2009 03:56:12 GMT

Party-loving rap mogul P. Diddy has warned fans to beware club promoters using his name to sell tickets for New Year's Eve bashes - because he's not hosting any events on Thursday, December 31. The hip-hop star is famed for his lavish parties but he has opted for a more intimate gathering at home in 2009 with just his loved ones around him.
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Jennifer Garner Loves Boston Life Due to Hidden Paparazzi

December 31, 2009 03:44:48 GMT

Jennifer Garner felt less of a paparazzi target living in Boston, Massachusetts, because the photographers there were so discreet, she never knew when she had been snapped. The Hollywood star and her husband Ben Affleck relocated from Los Angeles to the East Coast over the summer 2009 while the "Pearl Harbor" actor worked on two new movies in his childhood state.
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Mariah Carey Wants to Put 'Glitter' Behind

December 31, 2009 03:31:49 GMT

Mariah Carey hopes her performance in new movie "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" will stop people talking about her critically-mauled debut in 2001's "Glitter". The superstar's role as a wannabe singer earned her a Razzie Award 'win' and the film flop has been ranked one of the worst films ever made.
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Miley Cyrus Gets Her Prank Backfired On Stage

December 31, 2009 03:15:31 GMT

Miley Cyrus ended her Monday night, December 28 concert in Manchester, England covered in whipped cream after a prank on one of her dancers backfired. The teen was singing at the MEN Arena in front of thousands of fans when she handed one of her dancers a hat filled with foam.
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'24' Star Carly Pope Released From Hospital With Broken Bones After Carjacking

December 31, 2009 03:06:08 GMT

Carly Pope and her actor brother Kris Pope were taken to the hospital for injuries and have been released from the facility. "We're recovering, but we're pretty banged up," Kris told The Canadian Press. "Carly's got a couple of broken vertebrae, and I've got a broken wrist, possibly a broken ankle and a smashed up face."
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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Becomes National Treasure in U.S. History

December 31, 2009 02:59:41 GMT

Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" video will go down in U.S. history as a national treasure - the 1983 promo is set to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The work of the late King of Pop is the first music video to make it into the archives, which preserves original copies of classic film, TV and other recordings at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center near Culpeper, Virginia.
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New Images From 'The Last Airbender' and 'Rapunzel' Unveiled

December 31, 2009 02:51:38 GMT

New pictures from Paramount Pictures' "The Last Airbender" have been found online. Two of the images that were scanned from Empire magazine give a look at Noah Ringer's Aang in his action, while the other photo shows director M. Night Shyamalan on the set of the movie.
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Marion Cotillard and Quentin Tarantino to Be Awarded Palm Springs Top Honors

December 31, 2009 02:45:43 GMT

French actress Marion Cotillard and director Quentin Tarantino are to receive the top honors at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival in California. Cotillard, who was previously feted at the event in 2008 for her role in "La Vie En Rose", will take home the best actress prize for her performance in movie-musical "Nine". Tarantino will be handed the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, named after the festival's founder, for his contribution to film.
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Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda Baptize Son In Poland

December 31, 2009 02:30:07 GMT

Colin Farrell and his girlfriend took a trip to Poland this week begins in December 28 to have their baby son baptized. The Irish star and Polish actress Alicja Bachleda became parents to little Henry in October.
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Rosie O'Donnell's New Lover Is LGBT Activist Tracy Kachtick-Anders

December 31, 2009 02:29:31 GMT

It has been confirmed by the comedienne's representative to People that the woman with whom Rosie O'Donnell was snapped holding hands in Miami indeed is her new flame. The woman is identified as an artist and writer named Tracy Kachtick-Anders.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Tim Gunn Named PETA's Person of the Year

December 31, 2009 01:57:21 GMT

Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and U.S. style guru Tim Gunn have been named PETA's Woman and Man of the Year. The two celebrities scored the honors for their "exceptional efforts to place animal rights issues before a large audience".