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January 12, 2010

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Mo'Nique Mourns the Death of Her Show's Staff

January 12, 2010 10:05:30 GMT


"Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" star and TV talk show host Mo'Nique is mourning the death of a staff member who was allegedly killed by her husband. The "Mo'Nique Show" set decorator Maureen Allaben was found dead in her husband Dennis Allaben's truck and police in Clayton County, Georgia have confirmed that he turned himself in.

DeKalb County Police Chief William O'Brien tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Allaben "just showed up at (Clayton County) police headquarters and said he'd killed his wife." Mo'Nique says in a statement, "We are all saddened by Maureen's passing but we also rejoice in having had the opportunity to know her sweet, soulful spirit. Live each day to the fullest."
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Dixie Chicks' Sisters to Record New Album Without Natalie Maines

January 12, 2010 09:51:32 GMT


Dixie Chicks' Erwin sisters have temporarily split from singer Natalie Maines to record a new family album. Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who were both born Erwins, are working on a new project without Maines.

But the singer's father Lloyd, who co-produced the trio's 2002 album, "Home", insists the split is temporary and the girls are already thinking about their plans for the future. He tells CMT.com, "They were all here at my house for Christmas. Everybody seemed happy and healthy. And they were back here on New Year's Eve with their families."
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Stephenie Meyer Does Not Want Two 'Breaking Dawn' Movies


January 12, 2010 09:49:02 GMT


While recent reports suggest that "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" will be happening soon, the plan to make the film could face a trouble. E! Online has just reported that there has not been a decision whether it will be made into one movie or two. Therefore, Summit Entertainment has not picked any director.

Believing that double the work means double the money, Summit wants to split "Breaking Dawn" into two parts. Meanwhile, author of "Twilight Saga" novels Stephenie Meyer, who is said having a different agenda, reportedly does not give her consent to the studio's plan.
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Simon Cowell Decided to Quit 'Idol' 30 Min Before Conference

January 12, 2010 09:44:29 GMT


Simon Cowell decided to quit "American Idol" just 30 minutes before he held a press conference to discuss his future on Monday, January 11. At the media gathering, the music mogul confirmed he'd be leaving the hit talent show when his contract expires at the end of the ninth season, which begins in America on Tuesday night.

And in his first TV interview since the midday press conference, Cowell told news show Extra he made his decision just before stepping onstage. He says, "We agreed to the deal at half past eleven this morning. It literally was as down to the wire as that." The 50 year old insists it's the right time to leave the show: "I've been doing this for nine years and it's been a blast."
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Maybe-Pregnant Katy Perry Visits Baby Shop

January 12, 2010 09:43:36 GMT


Katy Perry has fuelled speculation she's expecting after she was spotted shopping in a baby store - just days after accepting Russell Brand marriage proposal. The couple, who began dating in September 2009, was spotted browsing a children's boutique in North London on Sunday, January 10 sparking further reports the pair is set to start a family.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Russ and Katy had a wander around Hampstead. They visited children's shoe shop Cubs and had a lot of fun checking out all the little bootees."
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Rep: Taylor Lautner Is Not Dead


January 12, 2010 09:40:12 GMT


A representative for Taylor Lautner has dismissed internet speculation the "Twilight" hunk died after an alleged overdose.

Reports suggesting the 17-year-old star had died began circulating widely on Monday, January 11 after it was reported on a number of internet blogs and by users on social networking site Twitter.com. The bogus rumours alleged Lautner died at a Hollywood party after accidentally overdosing on cocaine.
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50 Cent Wants Vinnie Jones for Business Partner

January 12, 2010 09:37:06 GMT


50 Cent is eyeing a business collaboration with Vinnie Jones - he wants to launch a chain of traditional U.K. pubs in America with the Brit's help. The rapper, who has launched his own fashion range and fragrance, wants to expand his business empire by bringing pub-style diners to the U.S. - and he's begging the Snatch star to lend his expertise to the venture.

50 Cent explains, "I love the British pub. I have spent enough time in London and there is nobody who does a pub quite like England. Many people have tried to replicate the British pub theme over here in the States, but it just doesn't work, it's not genuine."
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Paul McCartney to Get Married for the Third Time

January 12, 2010 09:15:55 GMT


Sir Paul McCartney is preparing to walk down the aisle for the third time next year, according to reports. The Beatles legend is said to be planning to marry New York socialite Nancy Shevell, whom he has been dating since 2007, in a low-key ceremony to minimise press coverage.

A source tells Britain's Daily Express, "Paul and Nancy's relationship is rock solid and there's no mad hurry for a wedding. Next year has certainly been mentioned as the most likely time, but neither of them want some big hoo-ha (fuss). It's almost certainly going to be done very discreetly over in the U.S. and Paul would ideally like to do it without any publicity beforehand. Whether he could pull that off is another matter."
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Dean McDermott Hurts His Arm in Motorcycle Crash

January 12, 2010 09:11:31 GMT


Canadian actor Dean McDermott's arm is in a cast after he suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, January 9. The speed enthusiast, who is married to Tori Spelling, was racing around the track at California's Auto Club Speedway when he lost control and smashed his bike, hurting his left arm in the accident.

He tells OK! magazine, "I crashed during a practice session. At turn three, I came in a little fast and I tucked the front end, which means the front end lost grip, and I just slammed onto the pavement. I've got a deeply bruised scapula and this bone that goes into my shoulder."
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Toni Braxton Almost Quit Singing After Falling Ill

January 12, 2010 09:00:52 GMT


Toni Braxton announced that she planned to retire from music industry and quit singing for the sake of her health in 2008. The singer who is also the spokeswoman of both Autism Speaks and American Heart Association was hospitalized in April 2008 since she was diagnosed with microvascular angina, a sort of small vessel disease.

She says, "I tried to pull a Jay-Z and said I'm gonna retire, he couldn't do it either, so it's in my DNA, I had to come out and perform." The 40-year-old hip-hop superstar Jay-Z declared that he would quit rapping, but his comeback in 2006 brought out the success of his released album, "Kingdom Come".
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Three Members of Wu-Tang Clan Seek for Supergroup's Name


January 12, 2010 08:56:10 GMT


Wu-Tang Clan rappers Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon are appealing to fans to help them come up with a name for their new hip-hop supergroup. The trio, all founding members of the Gravel Pit band, has been busy in the studio working on their first album together.

But they are struggling to come up with a group name and have launched a competition, which will land inventive fans a mention in the liner notes of their first release. In a post on Ghostface's MySpace.com page, titled "We Need a Group Name!!!!", he writes, "Help us out!"
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Terrence Howard and Fiancee Zulay Henao's Romance 'Didn't Work Out'


January 12, 2010 08:40:23 GMT


"Iron Man" star Terrence Howard has split from his actress fiancee Zulay Henao. The 40-year-old actor began dating the Colombian beauty - his co-star in 2009 movie "Fighting" - in 2007 and proposed to Henao in May 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The couple has never confirmed its relationship until now, but Howard reveals he's no longer with the 30 year old. When asked if he's set to wed Henao, he tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "No, that didn't work out." Howard broke the news of his engagement to WENN in a Prague bar.
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On Set Pics of 'Burlesque': Christina Aguilera Rides Motorcycle


January 12, 2010 08:30:04 GMT


Christina Aguilera has been busy working on her first feature film "Burlesque". On Monday, January 11, the 29-year-old beauty was photographed shooting her part for the movie alongside her co-star Cam Gigandet.

Donning a pink scarf matched with pink jacket, she was riding motorcycle with Gigandet who wore a leather jacket paired with jeans. Before the camera rolled, the "Genie In A Bottle" hitmaker was seen talking to one of the crew.
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'Heroes' 4.16 Preview: Sylar and Claire Kiss


January 12, 2010 08:27:33 GMT


There is a shocking scene being previewed as part of the next week's episode of "Heroes". Revealing a tattoo of Claire on his arm, Sylar demands a help from her but ends up kissing her. Sylar was actually there to get answers to why he isn't quite himself.

Meanwhile, Hiro's life hangs in the balance as his brain tumor worsens, prompting him to subconsciously deal with some of his past decisions. Elsewhere, Samuel's plans to impress his long-lost love, Vanessa (guest star Kate Vernon), take a terrifying turn. "Pass/Fail" is set to air on January 18.
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Skid Row's Sebastian Bach Is Mad With His First Record Label Boss


January 12, 2010 08:16:08 GMT


Former Skid Row rocker Sebastian Bach has lashed out at his first record label boss - insisting he's outraged a track he recorded with Axl Rose was passed over in favor of an unknown band. Bach confesses he started his own label, Get Off My Bach, because the music industry is so unstable even for the largest of rock icons.

And he has blasted former Atlantic Records artists and repertoire (A&R) man Jason Flom for snubbing a collaboration with the Guns N' Roses frontman - more than 20 years after Bach signed with the label. He says, "We live in a world (where) Van Halen doesn't have a record deal. I mean, Eddie Van Halen doesn't have a f**king record deal."
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez to Close 2010 Houston Livestock Show


January 12, 2010 08:15:36 GMT


Two young singers, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, are scheduled to perform on the last day of this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The two are going to take the mic for live concert on Sunday, March 21.

Prior to Justin and Selena's performance, Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato will be visiting the show on March 7. There also be the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts coming to the event.
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Producer Talks Taylor Kitsch's 'Friday Night Lights' Exit

January 12, 2010 07:38:03 GMT


"Friday Night Lights" is losing a hunk factor with the departure of Taylor Kitsch. When the show returns for the fifth season later this year, fans would not spot the depicter of Tim Riggins as much as before. Exec Producer Jason Katims said the exit was prompted by Kitsch's heavy schedule.

In an interview with E! Online, Katims said, "Taylor is shooting a movie [John Carter of Mars] and it doesn't work out with his schedule to have him on as a series regular for FNL next season." However, Katims said it is not the end of Riggins. "We are planning to have him come back toward the end of the season, and possibly do a couple along the way if we can work it out with production," he added.
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Teri Hatcher Does Striptease in 'Desperate Housewives'

January 12, 2010 07:35:06 GMT


Actress Teri Hatcher spent her 45th birthday stripping off for a group of strangers as part of her role on hit TV show "Desperate Housewives". In a recent episode, Hatcher's character Susan Delfino took to the stage at a strip club to try and surprise her husband Mike, a regular at the adult venue.

The date of the shoot fell on Hatcher's birthday - December 8, 2009 - so she treated regulars at a Spearmint Rhino in California to a pole dance and striptease. She says, "We shot it at Spearmint Rhino in the Valley on my birthday so I had to strip in front of 20 strangers on my 45th birthday.
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Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson Tapped to Perform at ESPN Super Bowl Concert

January 12, 2010 07:29:09 GMT


Both Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson will be making a live performance at ESPN Super Bowl bash. They will be paired up to entertain concertgoers at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel on February 5, two days before the Super Bowl match is kicked off.

Another festivity to celebrate the forthcoming National Football League is the free concert series held by Pepsi. It is going to take place for two days from February 4 to 5. Justin Bieber and Rihanna will sing on the first day, while Nelly Furtado, Paulina Rubio and Pitbull are set for the second day.
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New Featurette for Miley Cyrus' 'The Last Song' Shares More Scenes


January 12, 2010 07:28:36 GMT


Walt Disney Pictures has given another preview to "The Last Song" by debuting new behind the scenes video. Introduced by Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth who play a couple in the movie, the video provides a comment on Miley's character Ronnie through the eyes of Greg Kinnear who plays her father.

Additionally, the lead actress also explains about her song "When I Look at You", which is featured in the upcoming film, and its relation to the film's storyline. The featurette, moreover, gives a glimpse of some never-before-seen scenes of the movie, which will arrive in theaters across the U.S. on April 2.
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Thomas Dekker Gets Two Years of Probation for DUI

January 12, 2010 07:23:43 GMT


Actor Thomas Dekker has avoided jail time following his drink driving arrest in October 2009 - he has been sentenced to two years of informal probation. On October 14, 2009, Dekker, who played John Connor in "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", was arrested on two counts of felony driving under the influence (DUI) after allegedly running over a 17-year-old cyclist in California's San Fernando Valley.

The victim suffered minor injuries while Dekker was taken to a prison in Van Nuys. He was placed on $100,000 bail and charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI. According to TMZ.com, prosecutors have learned the bicyclist was at fault, by riding without reflectors the wrong way on a freeway on-ramp.
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Recap: Chris Harrison Told Rozlyn Papa to Leave 'The Bachelor'


January 12, 2010 07:13:14 GMT


As promised by host Chris Harrison last week, the scandal in the 14th season of "The Bachelor" was laid out bare on the Monday, January 11 episode. Contestant Rozlyn Papa was yanked out of the show after Chris gave her the knowledge that they are in the know about her forbidden affair with one of the "staffers".

The competition started with Chris explaining the rule of the game to the ladies. Those in the group dates have the chance to win a rose from Jake Pavelka but when one doesn't get it, then she will have to wait for the rose ceremony. Meanwhile, the girl who doesn't receive rose on one-on-one date will have to leave immediately.
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Elijah Wood Became Host of Eating Contest

January 12, 2010 06:55:33 GMT


Diminutive actor Elijah Wood was a sweet treat for New York City bar patrons at the weekend, January 9 - after hosting his first-ever eating contest. The "Lord of the Rings" star watched hungry revellers devour chicken pieces as the host of the Lord of the Wings eating competition at Epstein's Bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Wood stayed until 3 A.M. local time to celebrate with the winners. And champion 'Big Dan' Graff, a local bartender, admits he was awestruck by the star.
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Dr. Dre's 'Detox' Will Not Come Out Before 2011


January 12, 2010 06:50:01 GMT


In an interview with the March issue of Slam Magazine, Dr. Dre revealed that his new album "Detox" will not arrive this year. "Well, I'm working on it, but also I've been working on other people's projects; you'll probably hear something in a year or so," he said.

Indeed, Dr. Dre has been working hard on this studio project for the past few years. Thus, it is understandable when he, in early 2009, was furious after one of the unfinished songs recorded for the album was leaked. His management reached out to websites, which posted the song, and asked them to take it down.
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Denzel Washington Nearly Losing 'The Book of Eli' Role

January 12, 2010 06:45:39 GMT


Movie executives behind Denzel Washington's new movie "The Book of Eli" had reservations about casting the Oscar winner in the lead role - because they feared the African-American star was not bankable enough across the globe. Filmmaker Allen Hughes and his brother Albert direct Washington in the post-apocalyptic action film, but Allen reveals they had to fight to have the "Training Day" star cast as Eli.

He tells the New York Post, "I'm not gonna front - Denzel's black. His numbers are great, but internationally, does black travel? That's what really was going on. (The studio) was crunching the numbers."
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'The Book of Eli' Los Angeles Premiere Attracts Stars

January 12, 2010 06:42:19 GMT


On Monday night, January 11, black carpet was rolled out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California to welcome guests of "The Book of Eli" Los Angeles premiere. In a particular spot, a motorcycle was displayed with a background of giant image of the movie's character, Eli.

The depicter of the major character, Denzel Washington, came to the event with the companion of his wife Pauletta Washington. Other cast who were also photographed during the same occasion were Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell and Lora Cunningham. They were joined by directors Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes.
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Lady GaGa's Rude Swearing Leads Her Into Trouble

January 12, 2010 06:29:42 GMT


Lady GaGa's foul mouth has landed her in trouble with broadcasting watchdogs - bosses at MTV have been forced to apologize after one of the singer's tirades was aired in Britain.

The "Poker Face" hitmaker was on stage at the U.K.'s Isle of MTV music festival last year when she peppered her performance with swear words. The U.K. broadcast aired on MTV, which went out in the middle of the afternoon, but bosses failed to cut the offensive words and incurred the wrath of executives at Britain's broadcast regulator Ofcom.
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Mark Wahlberg and Wife Rhea Durham Welcome Their Fourth Child

January 12, 2010 06:14:32 GMT


Mark Wahlberg has another daughter as his model wife Rhea Durham gave birth to a baby girl at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday night, January 11 at 6:35 P.M. They named the newborn baby Margaret Grace.

"Mark was in the delivery room with Rhea," a source informed Star Magazine. "And he cheered her on all the way. Rhea was a real trouper, and now they can't wait to get home and be a big happy family with their four kids."
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Michael Buble Has Been Engaged to Luisana Lopilato Since November


January 12, 2010 06:14:17 GMT


Canadian crooner Michael Buble has been engaged for two months - he proposed to his girlfriend Luisana Lopilato back in November 2009. The couple's happy news broke last week, January 8, with reports claiming the 34-year-old "Home" hitmaker asked the Argentine actress/singer, 22, to marry him over the 2009 Christmas holidays.

But Buble's representative reveals the star has been engaged for longer than the tabloids suggest. His spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg tells People.com, "Michael proposed to his girlfriend, Luisana, in November, in front of her family in Argentina. They're ecstatic. They're adorable, in love and laugh all day long."
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Dita Von Teese Upset When Asked About Marilyn Manson's Engagement Rumor

January 12, 2010 05:58:26 GMT


Marilyn Manson's ex-wife Dita Von Teese cut short a recent TV interview when she was asked about the shock rocker's reported engagement to actress Evan Rachel Wood. The singer, 41, is rumored to have proposed to "The Wrestler" star, 22, on stage during a concert in Paris, France on January 4 after reviving their romance for the second time.

The couple has yet to confirm the news, and burlesque star Von Teese is refusing to comment on the engagement claims. When asked for her thoughts on Manson's plans to wed, she snapped, "I can't believe you asked me that," before halting the interview and demanding the cameraman delete the footage, according to Eonline.com.
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Jane Krakowski Makes Out With Robert Godley at Restaurant

January 12, 2010 05:54:19 GMT


"30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski turned heads while dining in New York at the weekend - by passionately locking lips with fiance Robert Godley. The actress was stunned when designer Godley, who she has been dating since 2008, proposed to her over the festive holiday season 2009 - and she happily accepted.

And on Saturday morning, January 9, the newly engaged star shocked fellow patrons at West Village restaurant Kingswood by getting cozy with her beau in broad daylight. A source tells the New York Daily News, "They were all over each other! They were seriously making out like they were teenagers."
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Olivia Wilde Takes Off Her Shirt for GQ Italy


January 12, 2010 05:03:24 GMT


Olivia Wilde has appeared on the latest issue of GQ Italy magazine, baring her skin for some raunchy pictures. In one of the photos, the 25-year-old actress is seen topless and only covers her breasts with her hands while she stands against the wall.

In other shots, the "Year One" star is captured donning her undies. She is seen striking pose on a bed in two pictures while the other picture shows her holding a flower on each hand. Wilde's pictures for GQ Italy can be seen on Celebrity Mania.
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Paparazzi Upset Corrine Bailey Rae After Husband's Death

January 12, 2010 04:58:01 GMT


British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae struggled to cope with the media attention after her husband's tragic death because she suddenly found herself the focus of the paparazzi as she tried to grieve.

The "Put Your Records On" sensation was left devastated when her husband Jason Rae, a member of Mark Ronson's band, was found dead from a drugs overdose in March 2008. Rae recently admitted the loss hit her hard and she became a recluse, comparing the mourning period to drowning.
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Preview of 'Chuck vs. Operation Awesome'


January 12, 2010 04:46:53 GMT


After a two-night premiere, "Chuck" is not ready to tone down the hype. Next week, the series that almost got canceled last Fall will return with the man of steel himself, Brandon Routh. The star of "Superman Returns" would be Daniel Shaw, an expert of The Ring who joins Chuck, Sarah and Casey in a mission.

When Awesome is mistaken for a super spy by the evil Sydney Price (guest star Angie Harmon), Chuck must become his handler and show him the spy ropes. While on a mission for The Ring, they meet the mysterious Daniel Shaw. Meanwhile, Morgan gets promoted to assistant manager and must deal with Jeff and Lester's latest hijinks.
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Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment, Maura Tierney Is Doing Well


January 12, 2010 04:45:22 GMT


Former "ER" actress Maura Tierney is "doing well" as she battles her way through breast cancer treatment, according to a producer on her previous TV show "Parenthood". The star was forced to halt production on the new TV project after she was diagnosed with the disease in July 2009.

However, after undergoing a "medical evaluation," the actress decided to take time out to beat the cancer and the role was re-cast. But "Parenthood" producer Jason Katims has kept in contact with Tierney as she undergoes treatment, and is hopeful the actress will make a full recovery.
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Reba McEntire Will Host 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards

January 12, 2010 04:31:50 GMT


Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards will return for its 45th annual celebration in 2010 with Reba McEntire tapped as the host. The multiple-award winning singer will host the annual event on April 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"No one does it better than Reba McEntire," Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions and executive producer of the show, said in a statement. "She always brings spunk and personality to the show and we are honored to have the queen of country music back to host the awards for the 12th time."
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Uma Thurman Reunites With Arpad Busson, Her Ex-Fiance

January 12, 2010 04:15:35 GMT


Uma Thurman has rekindled her romance with Swiss businessman Arpad Busson, just weeks after calling off their engagement, according to reports.

The "Kill Bill" star announced plans to marry the London-based multi-millionaire in 2008 after a year of dating, but Thurman called it quits in November 2009. The news came shortly after the actress, 39, admitted she hadn't set a wedding date, telling W magazine, "I'm happily engaged but we haven't set a wedding up." "I'm not in a rush to do anything. One day we'll do it, when we're ready."
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Taylor Lautner and Amy Poehler for Golden Globes

January 12, 2010 04:08:04 GMT


"Twilight" hunk Taylor Lautner and "Parks and Recreation" comedienne Amy Poehler join the rooster of presenters at 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. These two along with Josh Brolin are the latest set of presenters announced for the event which will be held on January 17.

Earlier this week, organizers of the show had jotted down names like Cher, Tom Hanks, and last year's Golden Globes' babe Kate Winslet. Additionally, Sam Worthington whose latest movie "Avatar" is up for four nominations, is also in the list that includes newly-announced Jodie Foster and Kiefer Sutherland.
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Reese Witherspoon Not Ashamed for Going to Counseling

January 12, 2010 04:04:59 GMT


Reese Witherspoon has credited her therapist with helping her through the tough times, insisting there isn't "anything shameful" about counseling. The Hollywood actress endured a painful split from husband Ryan Phillippe in 2006, subsequently calling the divorce "very humiliating and isolating."

And the Oscar-winner, who is recently rumored to have ended her two-year relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, admits she often talks through her problems with a professional. She says, "I've had help. Through difficult times I have always found counseling helpful and I don't think there is anything shameful in that."
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Nominations List of 2010 WGA Awards in Movie

January 12, 2010 04:01:53 GMT


The nominations for 2010 Writers Guild Awards have been unveiled on Monday, January 11. Among the list are James Cameron's "Avatar", Bradley Cooper-starring comedy "The Hangover", and Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker". The three movies will compete with "A Serious Man" and "500 Days of Summer" for Original Screenplay award.

"Star Trek" also has a place on the list as the J.J. Abrams-directed movie is nominated for Adapted Screenplay prize. It will be up against "Crazy Heart", "Julie & Julia", "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire", and "Up in the Air", which receive nods for the same category.
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Ke$ha Predicted to Triumph Over Susan Boyle on Hot 200


January 12, 2010 03:51:57 GMT


Next week, Billboard Hot 200 may have a new champion, Ke$ha. The "Tik Tok" hitmaker is predicted to rule the U.S. albums chart with her debut album "Animal" which is estimated to sell around 150,000 copies.

It means that Ke$ha could end Susan Boyle's six-week reign on the chart. However, music fans have to stay tune until Wednesday, January 13 to find out the final Nielsen SoundScan numbers, as reflected in the Billboard 200 album chart.
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Tobey Maguire Dons Spider-Man Costume to Entertain Kids

January 12, 2010 03:51:41 GMT


"Spider-Man" star Tobey Maguire regularly slips into his superhero outfit away from the cameras to entertain young fans at children's parties. The actor keeps one of the web-slinging action hero's costumes hanging in his wardrobe and reveals he has a tendency to don the one-piece bodysuit to surprise kids with a few Spider-Man stunts to keep himself in shape.

He says, "There's a lot of time between the movies where I have to stay in shape and as strange as it may sound, I actually go to kids' parties (to entertain) and try to stay in shape that way." But Maguire admits he's not always as agile as he appears in the films and sometimes struggles to pull off the cartwheels and wall jumps Spider-Man is known for. He adds, "It's not always without incident, it happens."
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Josh Duhamel Excited to Renew Wedding Vows With Fergie Every Year

January 12, 2010 03:41:38 GMT


Josh Duhamel was so overwhelmed when he renewed his wedding vows with his wife Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie last week - he's decided to do it again every year. The "Transformers" star surprised his wife ahead of their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 10 by whisking her away to a secluded seaside resort in Santa Barbara, California for a private service on the beach.

Duhamel admits he copied the idea from supermodel Heidi Klum and her husband Seal, who renew their vows every year, and he wants to follow in their footsteps by staging an annual ceremony with the Black Eyed Peas singer. He tells ET Online, "She's the best thing that ever happened to me. It's good. We want to do it every year."
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Lady GaGa Heading to 'Oprah Winfrey Show'


January 12, 2010 03:18:47 GMT


"The Oprah Winfrey Show" producer spilled that Lady GaGa will be on the show this week, January 15. "Lady gaga next Friday everyone!," so Sheri Salata tweeted on Monday. It is still unclear whether the controversial singer would be both sitting for an interview and performing.

Since the Friday shows are dedicated for live television, GaGa will travel to Chicago on that same day. Such is not the case with "Britain's Got Talent" singing sensation Susan Boyle who is also scheduled to be on the show. Susan is set to fly in on Wednesday, January 13 for a taped appearance.
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Adam Lambert Feels 'Fortunate' to Live in Liberal Household


January 12, 2010 03:18:45 GMT


Gay singer Adam Lambert is grateful to his parents for accepting his sexuality and supporting him throughout his younger years, insisting he is "fortunate" to have grown up in such a liberal household. The former "American Idol" contestant confirmed his sexuality to the public in a tell-all interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 2009, shortly after he finished second in the reality TV show competition.

Lambert went on to shock fans with a sexually charged performance at the American Music Awards in November 2009, in which he simulated a sex act with a male dancer, prompting more than 1,500 viewers to file complaints to broadcaster ABC. But despite the controversy, the gay star is proud that he is able to be himself - and has credited his parents with giving him the confidence to flaunt his sexuality.
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Taylor Swift Keeps Her Love Life Off Reporters


January 12, 2010 03:18:39 GMT


Newly single Taylor Swift refuses to discuss her love life in interviews, because fans just have to "look on the web" if they want to know who she is dating. The singer was recently linked to "Twilight" hunk Taylor Lautner, but reports claim the romance came to an end last month, December 2009.

Swift, 20, is adamant she won't open up about her boyfriends to reporters, because the details of her private life are already online for everyone to see. She says, "I grew up in the internet age. I get it. I wanted to know who people I liked were dating. I fought for this (success), so I can't complain. I wanted it to happen. And if people want to know what's going on in my life, they just have to look on the web. They know who I'm dating. I'm not very subtle."
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Timbaland Maps Out 'Shock Value 2' Tour


January 12, 2010 03:14:42 GMT


Timbaland is stepping outside the studio to get down to the road for a tour supporting the second installment of his "Shock Value" album series. He will be kicking off the traveling show on January 15 in Virginia.

Honor Society will open for Timbaland on some selected dates. Other special guests, such as Drake, Katy Perry and Brandy, will appear via moving digital imagery that will be projected onto a full-size screen.
News > Movie News

Josh Brolin Is Back on Set for 'Jonah Hex' Re-Shoot

January 12, 2010 02:58:13 GMT


Josh Brolin is heading back to "Jonah Hex" after movie bosses ordered a series of re-shoots on the upcoming blockbuster. The "Milk" actor plays disfigured bounty hunter Hex in the Western, a big screen adaptation of the popular comic books, alongside Megan Fox and John Malkovich.

Shooting on the big budget production wrapped in 2009, but the stars are heading back to the set at the end of the month, January 2010 to film additional action scenes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The move is the latest in a series of setbacks for the film, including the loss of directing duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who wrote the script but allegedly left the project following creative differences with Brolin.
News > Music News

Muse's 'Resistance' Music Video Gets Sneak Peek

January 12, 2010 02:50:17 GMT


A 30-second snippet of Muse's "Resistance" music video has been unleashed by MTV. The clip shows that the Wayne Isham-directed video focuses on the footage of the band's live performance on one of their concerts.

"Resistance" comes from Muse's latest studio installment of the same title, "The Resistance" which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 200. Its accompanying music video will be made available for full viewing pleasure this coming Thursday, January 14.
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Sony Scraps 'Spider-Man 4', to Make Reboot Without Tobey Maguire


January 12, 2010 02:49:53 GMT


Following problems on the script of "Spider-Man 4", Sony Pictures has scrapped the upcoming project. The studio is now planning to make a reboot of its "Spider-Man" film franchise, which will follow Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker during his high school age.

Since the story will see a younger Peter than the one appeared in the last film "Spider-Man 3", Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst will not be included in the cast of the upcoming project. Sam Raimi will not also direct the "Spider-Man" reboot, which will be produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios, Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Gisele Bundchen Becomes the Richest Supermodel

January 12, 2010 02:46:47 GMT


Gisele Bundchen is officially the world's best-paid supermodel. The Brazilian beauty made a massive $35 million in 2009 despite taking a break to have a baby.

The 29 years old took some time off from the catwalk last year to give birth to her first child, baby Benjamin, with her sports star husband Tom Brady in December 2009. But even though the pregnancy left the supermodel sidelined for much of the year, Bundchen still managed to outperform her catwalk rivals in the financial stakes - earning a massive $35 million for her modelling duties.
News > TV News

'Glee' Gets Olivia Newton-John, Calls for New Actors

January 12, 2010 02:38:57 GMT


Adam Lambert may not be in "Glee" future, but Olivia Newton-John is. The veteran actress who claimed worldwide fame through "Grease" will guest star in a Spring episode of the new FOX series, sharing screen with the depicter of Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch.

"I'm so excited I can't see straight! [Olivia] provided the soundtrack for my tortured adolescence," Lynch told E! Online. "Her charitable work and commitment to making others' lives and the life of the planet better is so inspiring." Sue will sing a duet with Olivia on "Let's Get Physical".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jane Lynch Dissapointed With Barack Obama for Banning Gay Marriage

January 12, 2010 02:37:41 GMT


"Glee" star Jane Lynch has hit out at U.S. President Barack Obama for not making gay marriages legal across America - branding the country's leader "a huge disappointment". The openly gay actress, who has won rave reviews for her turn as tough cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the hit show, insists the decision to ban gay marriage in California in 2008 shouldn't have taken place - because the majority don't have the right to vote on the lives the minority.

And Lynch is angry Obama hasn't stepped up to allow gay marriage across the U.S. - comparing the ongoing battle to the civil rights movement in '60s America. She tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "Shouldn't there be safeguards against the majority voting on the rights of a minority?"
News > TV News

Tiger Woods' Mistress Wants to Help Other Mistresses in New TV Project


January 12, 2010 02:29:40 GMT


A woman who alleges she had an affair with shamed golf star Tiger Woods is extending her 15 minutes of fame - by teaming up with another self-proclaimed "mistress" for a new TV project. Jamie Jungers came forward last year 2009 with allegations the sports star seduced her at a party in 2005 and subsequently struck up an illicit 18-month affair with her.

She is now said to be making plans with Sarah Symonds, who went public with her own claims of an affair with British TV chef Gordon Ramsay last year, for a TV project to help women stuck in "bad relationships with married men." Symonds, who runs a support group for needy women, wants to film a TV special with Jungers to help raise awareness of the issue.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jamie Cullum Finally Married Sophie Dahl

January 12, 2010 02:22:33 GMT


Supermodel Sophie Dahl and musician Jamie Cullum are now man and wife following a white winter wedding in the English countryside on Saturday, January 9.

The couple, who became engaged last year, tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the picturesque Lime Wood Hotel, in Hampshire, England surrounded by close friends and family. Dahl, granddaughter of late famed author Roald Dahl, was walked down the aisle by her actor father Julian Holloway.
News > Music News

Adam Lambert's 'Whataya Want From Me' Video to Premiere Jan 15


January 12, 2010 02:21:21 GMT


Adam Lambert recently tweeted about the premiere date of his upcoming "Whataya Want From Me" music video. " 'Whataya Want From Me' music video set to premiere between 6am-10am on Friday [January 15] morning on VH1," he wrote.

Adam filmed the video back in December 2009. It reportedly will feature the "American Idol" alum when he is being followed by paparazzi and his fans. One of the extras, an aspiring actress named Julianna Milton, will play a female fan who is too young to get into the club.
News > TV News

Simon Cowell Confirms His Exit From 'American Idol'

January 12, 2010 01:18:31 GMT


Simon Cowell has announced he's quitting talent show "American Idol" when the new season ends in May (2010). Speculation about the music mogul's future on the show has been rife for months, with his brother Tony revealing a statement would be made in the early part of 2010 a month ago (December 2009).

He said, "A press statement is being prepared which will confirm what everybody expected: Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010 to concentrate on bringing the American version of (U.K. talent show) "The X Factor" to U.S. TV in 2011." And now Cowell has confirmed the news of his departure on the eve of the ninth series, which starts on Tuesday (January 12, 2009) in America.
 
 
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