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January 27, 2010

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Harry Connick Jr. Loves to Pick Up Freebies

January 27, 2010 10:15:57 GMT


Singer Harry Connick Jr. struggles to part with freebies he picks up at awards show gifting suites - because he loves to look at the neatly packaged treats. The "It Had To Be You" crooner admits he has no shame when it comes to claiming swag offered up by awards show sponsors - and takes all he can carry with a view to handing it out to friends and family at Christmas.

He says, "I get bags of crap. I got, like, an espresso latte (coffee) machine, I got, like, Fendi sunglasses... I put 'em in a drawer."
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Pierce Brosnan Never Watches Daniel Craig as James Bond


January 27, 2010 10:15:09 GMT


Former "007" star Pierce Brosnan is superstitious about watching Daniel Craig play James Bond - because fate intervenes when he tries to check out "Quantum of Solace". Brosnan was shocked in 2004 when producers informed him he would be replaced by Craig, and he's never managed to watch the actor play the superspy in the "Casino Royale" sequel.

He says, "I got the Academy screener (preview DVD) for 'Quantum of Solace', turned it on for my boys and left them to it. I didn't go near it. I tried watching it on an aeroplane, but the DVD broke down. The attendant came and changed it and it broke down a second time so I figured, 'OK, the Gods must be saying something'."
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A Fan Pays Bail to Release Gary Coleman

January 27, 2010 10:12:58 GMT


Troubled actor Gary Coleman has a fan to thank for his release from prison - a stranger posted the star's bail money. The "Diff'rent Strokes" star was arrested and jailed on Sunday, January 24 after police discovered a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant for Coleman and took him into custody.

Coleman was released from the Utah prison on Monday, January 25, after the $1,725 bail was handed over. It has now emerged businessman Jarrod Clarke of Draper, Utah, paid the money after seeing the star's "sad" mugshot in the press.
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Ashley Judd to Reveal Troubled Childhood in Autobiography

January 27, 2010 10:05:24 GMT


Actress Ashley Judd is writing her first autobiography - detailing her troubled childhood. The "Double Jeopardy" star suffered depression as a youngster while her singer mother, Naomi, was away for long periods of time, touring the globe for her career.

Judd has spent her adult years concentrating on charity work, serving as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International's Youth AIDS program. And now the star is putting pen to paper to explain how her early life inspired her to help abandoned children and women in poor countries.
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Avril Lavigne's Album Delay Not Caused by Her Split From Deryck Whibley


January 27, 2010 09:57:21 GMT


Avril Lavigne has dismissed rumors her upcoming album has been hindered by her fractured working relationship with ex-husband Deryck Whibley, insisting they are still the best of friends. Lavigne filed for divorce in 2009 after three years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences".

Her fourth studio album, "Pink Crust", is being produced by Sum 41 rocker Whibley, but the disc was pushed back from its original November 2009 release date and is reportedly now only likely to be ready in the summer 2010. But the "Complicated" hitmaker has brushed off rumours the project's delay is the result of tension between her and her ex in the studio - because the former lovers have a great working relationship.
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Charlie Sheen to Come Back to His Family Home

January 27, 2010 09:53:31 GMT


Charlie Sheen is moving back into his family home - he'll temporarily live at the property while wife Brooke Mueller recovers from an infection and a bout of pneumonia. Mueller was admitted to hospital last week, January 20, suffering from pneumonia in both lungs, linked to a recent operation to remove her wisdom teeth.

She was transferred to an intensive care unit, where she was being treated with antibiotics, before she was discharged on Monday, January 25. Sheen was given the all-clear to visit Mueller in hospital after a judge relaxed a court order designed to keep the couple apart following their Christmas Day, December 25, 2009, fight, which landed the actor in jail in Aspen, Colorado.
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LeAnn Rimes Debuts Song About Her Cheating at Sundance

January 27, 2010 09:52:53 GMT


Country star LeAnn Rimes has turned her 2009 cheating scandal into a new heartbreak song, which she debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Monday night, January 25. The "Blue" singer was performing at an ASCAP party when she stunned fans with an untitled new song, which she warned might "make me cry".

She added, "It's about love," before singing the tune, which included the lyrics, "What have I done?/I broke the heart of the sweetest man/What have I done?/I broke the heart of the only man who's ever loved me."
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Halle Berry's Thief Character Is Arrested

January 27, 2010 09:51:18 GMT


The aged jewel thief Halle Berry will play in young producer Justin Berfield's new movie has been arrested for stealing a coat from a department store in Costa Mesa, California. Doris Payne, 79, attempted to leave a Saks Fifth Avenue store on Friday, January 22 without paying for a $1,300 Burberry trenchcoat.

Payne, who was on parole for past thefts when she was caught, is currently in custody without bail. Berry will portray the career thief, who has robbed gem stores around the world, in new biopic "Who Is Doris Payne?". The Oscar winner has been working on the project for over two years with former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Berfield, who secured the rights to Payne's life story after meeting her in jail in 2006.
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Britney Spears' Ex-Husband Blames His Divorce for Weight Gain

January 27, 2010 09:48:48 GMT


Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline has spoken out about his weight battle - blaming his split from the superstar for his overeating. The former dancer signed up to lose weight on U.S. reality show "Celebrity Fit Club" after hitting the headlines last year for piling on the pounds.

And now he has opened up about his split from the "Toxic" hitmaker, who he divorced in 2007, admitting the break-up contributed to a bout of depression. He tells Access Hollywood, "Once you get depressed, you don't really feel like doing anything. You're kind of discouraged about yourself and then the weight gain too, or that makes me more depressed."
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Brooke Hogan Ends Romance With Stack$

January 27, 2010 09:48:39 GMT


Singer and reality TV star Brooke Hogan has split from rapper Stack$. The couple started dating in spring 2009 after Stack$ appeared in Hogan's "Falling" video.

The singer's publicist tells Life & Style magazine, "Brooke Hogan and Stack$ have split but remain friends. He was a big part of her life for a very long time, and she still cares about him and his family dearly. Brooke would like to thank her fans for their kind words and sensitivity during the break-up." Hogan is the daughter of wrestling icon Hulk Hogan.
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Sneak Peek to Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song' Mini Movie From Grammys


January 27, 2010 09:47:35 GMT


Less than a week before the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is kicked off, a short snippet of Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" 3-D mini movie has been revealed. The clip shows a kid wandering in a lush forest, chasing butterflies and lying on the grass.

Originally created for Michael's This Is It concert, "Earth Song" will be featured during an all-star tribute performance for the late King of Pop on the January 31 ceremony of the awards show. Carrie Underwood, Usher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson are scheduled to sing.
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Russell Crowe Pushes Wife to Music Comeback


January 27, 2010 09:34:31 GMT


Russell Crowe is encouraging his wife Danielle Spencer to make a pop comeback, following a seven-year hiatus. Australian singer/actress Spencer married Crowe in 2003 and immediately settled down to become a mum to sons Charles and Tennyson, who were born in 2003 and 2006, respectively. But that meant turning her back on her pop career.

Now, Spencer is planning a comeback after recording a new album, "Calling All Magicians", and Crowe, who enjoyed his own musical success as the frontman of rock act 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, is thrilled. The Aussie singer says, "I did start (to write again) a couple of times and (I) did a whole stack of demos, and then fell pregnant, then (I) had a baby. And then I sort of felt like I wanted to be the security in my kids' lives for a while, because we move around so much."
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Sugababes Encourage Women to Do Pap Smear

January 27, 2010 09:29:58 GMT


Sugababes are helping to raise awareness of cervical cancer - because the British band was shocked to learn about the severity of the disease. The "Push the Button" hitmakers are headlining the Fight Cervical Cancer In Style event in London on Wednesday, January 27 in a bid to educate women about the disease.

The trio is calling for females to make sure they undergo regular smear tests to check their health. Speaking on U.K. TV show "Live From Studio Five", singer Heidi Range says, "We're just really pleased to be part of the campaign, raising awareness for girls to go and get regular smears and just raise awareness."
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'Avatar' Is Officially the Name of Chinese Mountain

January 27, 2010 09:20:54 GMT


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James Cameron's blockbuster "Avatar" has been given a sky-high honor in China - its own peak. As the film topples the moviemaker's "Titanic" as the highest-grossing movie of all time, Chinese officials renamed a mountain after the film.

South Sky Pillar will now be known as Avatar Hallelujah Mountain on maps and guides. The Golden Globe-winning movie is expected to be among the 10 films nominated for an Oscar next week, on February 2.
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Kristen Stewart Talks Bella's Daughter in 'Breaking Dawn'


January 27, 2010 09:15:46 GMT


With so many rumors on the plan of making "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn", Kristen Stewart is expected to give some updates on the film. However, being met by MTV at 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the actress admitted that she does not have the answers for most of the questions about the movie.

"I don't even know if it's going to be one [film] or two, or who is directing it, or when it's even going [to start]," she claimed. "I know that it's going to go, but not when yet." Despite the fact that Melissa Rosenberg has been tapped to pen "Breaking Dawn", Stewart revealed that she has not read the script, saying "I haven't seen a script, but I'm not alone in really, really wondering how they're going to handle that."
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Joe Jonas Denying Romance Rumors With Hilary Duff


January 27, 2010 09:13:53 GMT


Joe Jonas has cleared up rumors he's romancing Hilary Duff after he was spotted outside the pop star's Los Angeles home - his parents are her next door neighbors. The Jonas Brothers singer has been enjoying single life for the last eight months after splitting from Camilla Belle, the actress he dated after dumping Taylor Swift. He has since been linked to stars Brenda Song and Demi Lovato.

Duff was rumored to be his latest love interest, but Jonas insists he hasn't paid a romantic visit to the actress/singer, who is dating ice hockey star Mike Comrie. And he blames the media for not checking facts.
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Corinne Bailey Rae Showcasing New Song Live

January 27, 2010 08:54:23 GMT


A series of TV appearances have been set up by Corinne Bailey Rae to support her next studio installment "The Sea". She started the promotional effort on the "TODAY" show Tuesday, January 26, the same day the album arrives in U.S. stores. She sang a brand new song called "Closer".

Before performing, Corinne had a chat with the host, talking about inspiration behind the new album. On the same occasion also, she answered question on how her saxophonist husband Jason Rae's death affected her music.
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Anne Hathaway to Reveal 2010 Oscar Nominations


January 27, 2010 08:41:19 GMT


Previous Oscar hopeful Anne Hathaway will announce 2010 Academy Awards nominees in Los Angeles on February 2. The actress, who was nominated in 2009 for her role in "Rachel Getting Married", will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak for the big reveal next Tuesday.

Sherak and Hathaway will unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at an early morning news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. "Inglourious Basterds", "Up In The Air", "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" have emerged as movie favorites ahead of the Oscars.
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'Vampire Diaries' and 'Gossip Girl' Crossover Worked On


January 27, 2010 08:37:14 GMT


"The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Bob Levy has promised that he would work hard to make the show crossing path with "Gossip Girl". The idea is to have either Nina Dobrev's Elena visiting the Upper East Side or Leighton Meester's Blair coming to Mystic Falls.

Proposed with the idea, Levy said, "I love that idea!" He added to E! Online, "We're gonna work on that. You have my word." Dobrev herself is excited at making a cameo on another show. "Oh my god, I would love to be on 'Gossip Girl'," she said. "I feel like it's hard to do because we're both so busy. But I would love to, and I would for her to be on our show. Leighton would make a great vampire, I think!"
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Stars Gather at 'Edge of Darkness' Los Angeles Premiere

January 27, 2010 08:31:17 GMT


Promoting "Edge of Darkness", Warner Bros. Pictures has held a premiere of the film on Tuesday, January 26. Taking place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, a lot of guests hit the black carpet which was rolled out in front of the building that night.

Lead actor Mel Gibson showed up at the special screening with the companion of his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. His co-stars Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts and Bojana Novakovic were all pictured at the event. Other cast including Caterina Scorsone, David Aaron Baker, Frank Grillo, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Jay O. Sanders, as well as director Martin Campbell and producer Graham King also did not miss the event.
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Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Returns to TV as 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' Host

January 27, 2010 08:23:51 GMT


Former Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath is returning to U.S. television - the rocker has signed on to host a musical game show. The 41-year-old "Fly" hitmaker stepped away from music to focus on his TV career and became host of American entertainment news program "Extra" in 2004.

McGrath left the show in 2008 to return to the band - but now he's heading back to the small screen to put contestants' musical skills to the test in a revival of "Don't Forget the Lyrics!". The daytime show will kick off on VH1 and Fox networks in the autumn 2010.
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Denise Richards Tells All About Charlie Sheen on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'


January 27, 2010 08:16:01 GMT


Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards has opened up about her former husband's abusive nature, reluctantly telling talk show host Oprah Winfrey that the bad boy was occasionally a bad man during their marriage. The former Bond girl agreed to appear on Winfrey's show on Tuesday, January 26, to discuss Sheen's Christmas Day, December 25, 2009 arrest in Colorado - after police were called to his family retreat to investigate a fight between the actor and his current wife, Brooke Mueller.

Richards told the talk show host that Sheen had called her from jail to wish her and the couple's daughters a Merry Christmas, and briefly explained what had happened. She recalled, "He said, 'I didn't want the day to go by without saying Merry Christmas to the girls,' which I thought was really nice... I said, 'Come and say Merry Christmas to dad,' and they were like, 'We'll call him later...' I said, 'Actually, dad doesn't have much time; he's going out to eat.'"
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Josh Duhamel Performs Impromptu Dance as Tribute to Martin Short

January 27, 2010 08:10:40 GMT


Josh Duhamel gave U.S. TV viewers a laugh on Tuesday, January 26 with a bizarre tribute to comedian Martin Short - after impersonating his neurotic nerdy character Ed Grimley in an impromptu dance performance. Duhamel felt like a kid again when his idol Short stepped in to co-host morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly", because he grew up watching his comedy.

And the "Transformers" star praised the funnyman with a dance tribute to his "Saturday Night Live" character Grimley - by styling his hair into a spike, pulling up his pants and two-stepping awkwardly across the set.
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Ryan Reynolds Absent From Scarlett Johansson's Broadway Debut


January 27, 2010 07:59:56 GMT


Ryan Reynolds was forced to skip his wife Scarlett Johansson's Broadway debut on Sunday, January 24 after missing his flight to the Big Apple. Johansson has won rave reviews for her role in Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge", in which she portrays a 17-year-old girl in 1950s New York opposite Liev Schreiber, who plays her uncle.

Celebrities including Hugh Jackman, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto and Schreiber's wife Naomi Watts turned out for the play's opening night - but Johansson's key supporter was a notable absence from the audience. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star was due to jet into the city from Utah, where he was promoting his upcoming movie "Buried" at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Jude Law Relieved Since Robert Pattinson Takes Over His Heartthrob Title

January 27, 2010 07:45:17 GMT


Jude Law is happy to surrender his status as a Hollywood heartthrob to Robert Pattinson - insisting the young "Twilight" actor has already taken his place. Law, 37, is convinced he is now too old to be considered a pin-up, especially as so many young stars are breaking into the movie business and securing legions of loyal followers.

And the Brit is relieved he can finally shed his image as a Hollywood hunk - because he has always been uncomfortable with the title. He tells Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, "If I have a look around at the moment I feel great relief because finally others are entering the limelight. Men like Robert Pattinson must now play the Adonis. For me it was always a restraint, a restriction."
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Jake Pavelka on Eliminating 4 Girls: 'I'm Tired'


January 27, 2010 07:33:18 GMT


"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison explained the reason Jake Pavelka wiped out four women from his list on Monday, January 25 episode. Chris said Jake was tired of wasting time and would rather spend time with those whom he really care about in order to explore them further.

Ella and Kathryn were sent packing after spending a two-to-one date with him. "I know in my heart that neither Kathryn nor Ella was right for me," Jake said before tossing the roses to fire. Jake then asked Chris whether he could bend the rules and deny two more girls a rose from him. Given the freedom of act, Jake sent home Jessie and Ashleigh, leaving Tenley, Vienna, Gia, Corrie and Ali hopeful.
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Video: David Archuleta Performing Song for Haiti Children


January 27, 2010 07:31:25 GMT


David Archuleta was one of the public figures booked to sit behind the desk and pick up phone from the callers during the recent "Hope for Haiti" concert. He didn't make an on-stage live performance at the January 22 gig, but managed to deliver an impromptu performance backstage.

The runner-up of "American Idol" season 7 performed a rendition of Kurt Bestor's "Prayer of the Children". After finishing the song, he urged fans to be involved in the relief effort, saying "Please help these kids. They're going through a lot. And they need your help so just do anything you can and donate for these kids."
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Possible Plot Details of 'Batman 3' Shared


January 27, 2010 07:18:48 GMT


While there has been no confirmation on whether or not Warner Bros. Pictures will make a follow up to "The Dark Knight", story for "Batman 3" reportedly has been planned. Comic Book Movie (CBM) has just obtained information from a "plot outliner" at Warner Bros. who reveals some details of the upcoming film.

According to the source who is called "TT" by CBM, the Riddler will be the main villain and will figure out Batman's identity in "The Dark Knight" sequel. Beside Riddler, the forthcoming movie will also feature cameos of several Batman's classic enemies, such as the Penguin and Dr. Victor Fries, the alter ego of Mr. Freeze. Other characters who will possibly make appearances in "Batman 3" include Barbara Gordon, who is the daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon, and Dick Grayson, though he will likely not turn into Robin.
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Justin Timberlake Is Harvard's Man of the Year

January 27, 2010 07:18:22 GMT


Justin Timberlake has joined Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway as one of the winners of Harvard University students' 2010 Hasty Pudding Award. Hathaway was recently named Woman of the Year, and Timberlake has now been announced as the institution's Man of the Year - meaning the pair will both take part in the drama club's wacky annual festivities in February.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, hosts an event every year to honor stars who make a "lasting and impressive contribution" and they have named Timberlake as "one of pop culture's most influential entertainers."
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Orlando Bloom Not Joining Upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movie


January 27, 2010 07:13:05 GMT


British actor Orlando Bloom has confirmed he has quit the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise. The Brit played Will Turner in the first three movies and bosses but he won't be a part of a planned fourth film, which will start shooting this spring in Hawaii.

Movie love interest Keira Knightley announced her "pirating days are over" in 2008, prompting speculation that Bloom would walk the plank behind her. And now he has revealed he will not be starring alongside Johnny Depp in 2011's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides".
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Frustrated Amanda Seyfried to Quit 'Big Love'

January 27, 2010 07:10:48 GMT


Amanda Seyfried decided to quit "Big Love" because she felt the TV show's producers weren't maximizing her potential. The actress shot to fame in 2006 after landing a lead role in the U.S. series as a member of a polygamous Mormon family - but she announced in December 2009 she will be leaving after the fourth season.

And Seyfried admits she made the decision so she can focus on landing more film roles that will allow her to show off her talents. She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I was frustrated because I wasn't really working that much on it and it was six months of my life."
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Josh Duhamel Not Sure About 'Sympathy for the Devil'

January 27, 2010 06:43:45 GMT


Josh Duhamel is keen to fight crime with Samuel L. Jackson in new supernatural thriller "Sympathy for the Devil" - but studio bosses have yet to confirm the collaboration. Recent reports suggest the "Pulp Fiction" star has signed up to play a Louisiana lawman alongside Duhamel in the new picture from director Boaz Yakin.

Duhamel admits he's spoken to Jackson about working together - but so far he's only heard rumors about the project. He says, "I don't know if it's true or not. We (Jackson and I) talked about doing something last year (2009). I'm always the last one to find out, but I would love to work with Sam."
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'American Idol' in L.A.: The Pastor, Adam Lambert's Clone and Dirty Song


January 27, 2010 06:43:40 GMT


Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne took turns assisting "American Idol" judges to pick diamond in the rough in Los Angeles. From this city, the guest judges, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson issued 22 golden tickets including to a pastor, a guy who has been a foster child, and a father who wants to give everything to his young son.

Pastor Jim Ranger who has three kids tried out with a self-penned song called "Drive". Although Ryan Seacrest said to his family waiting outside that impressing the judges with his own song will be difficult, Jim managed to put a smile on Simon's face. Avril lectured him about how hard life on the road could be and said no to him. The other three judges however, said yes. His ticket was the first issued on the L.A. audition.
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Adam Lambert Sings for Ellen DeGeneres, Offering Signed Underwear for Haiti


January 27, 2010 06:39:29 GMT


Adam Lambert visited his pal Ellen DeGeneres on January 26 to help her celebrate her 52nd birthday. The "American Idol" alum performed live with his band, delivering "Strut" which is written by him with the help from Kara DioGuardi and Greg Wells.

At the end of the performance, Adam handed a special signed picture of him to the talk show host to be auctioned for Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. Moreover, the openly gay singer also gave a signed underwear which he claimed "a bit sweaty" to raise fund for the cause. The auction reportedly will end in the first week of February with the current bid price for the underwear is over 2,000 dollars.
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Owen Wilson's 'Marmaduke' Gets New International Teaser

January 27, 2010 05:55:24 GMT


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20th Century Fox has shared another preview to "Marmaduke" by releasing a brand new international teaser trailer. A little bit longer that the previously released teaser, this snippet debuted by TrailerSpy shared some new footage toward the end of the video. Though so, it still does not explain the storyline but offers the meaning of life for teenager from the vision of a dog.

For Phil and Debbie Winslow, moving their family from Kansas to the O.C. is a big deal. For their enormous Great Dane 'Marmaduke', however, the move means a whole new way of life. It's chaos at home and awkward at work as the Winslows struggle to control their teenage canine's angst.
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Mariah Carey Playing Matchmaker for Fellow Musician

January 27, 2010 05:50:43 GMT


Sinitta has Mariah Carey to thank for a blossoming new romance after the "Hero" singer introduced her to businessman Stefano Zagni. The 1980s pop star filed for divorce from financier Andy Wilner last year and in November 2009, Carey decided it was time for Sinitta to step back into the dating scene - and introduced her to Zagni.

Sinitta tells Britain's Closer magazine, "It's early days, I'm just figuring things out. It was very sweet of Mariah to introduce us and Stefano is a lovely man. It is a bit early to make big claims of romance, but we are getting to know each other. We are taking each day as it comes and we'll see what happens!"
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Rachel Weisz and Jude Law Receive Critics' Circle Theatre Awards

January 27, 2010 05:02:19 GMT


Rachel Weisz and Jude Law are the toast of London's West End after picking up the top prizes at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. Oscar-winner Weisz landed the coveted Best Actress trophy for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in a production of Tennessee Williams classic "A Streetcar Named Desire".

Law was honored with the award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his leading role in "Hamlet", which he later reprised on Broadway. Mark Shenton, chairman of the Critics' Circle, the body which votes for the awards, insists the pair proves Hollywood stars can flourish in the theater as well as onscreen.
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New Sneak Peek to Usher's 'Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)' Music Video

January 27, 2010 04:59:19 GMT


Usher's forthcoming music video has got another preview. The clip features the Justin Bieber's mentor as he is dancing to the song and being caressed by a group of seductive female dancers.

Featuring Plies, "Hey Daddy" is expected to be included in Usher's upcoming sixth studio project "Raymond vs. Raymond". Prior to the album release date, several tracks which may make the cut to the album have been leaked following his SUV robbery in Atlanta which cost him a laptop containing new music.
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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Treats Shopper With Surprise Performance


January 27, 2010 04:43:55 GMT


Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler surprised shoppers at a DIY store in California over the weekend by taking over the loudspeaker to belt out his hits. The 61-year-old rocker was visiting the Home Depot shop in Rancho Mirage, California on Saturday, January 23 when he decided to put on an impromptu performance over the store's public announcement system.

Employees at the branch tell TMZ.com the star who lent his voice for Elf Lieutenant in "The Polar Express" treated shoppers to a rendition of two of Aerosmith's biggest hits, "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", and later stopped to sign autographs for fans.
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'Jay Leno Show' Ending Earlier Than Scheduled

January 27, 2010 04:38:17 GMT


NBC can't wait to get rid of its failed experiment, "The Jay Leno Show". Instead of ending it on Thursday, February 11 as previously scheduled, the variety show will pull down its curtain two days earlier on February 9.

In the updated programming schedule, NBC puts a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on February 10 at 10/9c and two back-to-back repeat of "The Office" on February 11. NBC releases no statement regarding the reason of this change.
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Two Parts of 'Deathly Hallows' Will Get 3-D Treatment

January 27, 2010 04:38:14 GMT


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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" perhaps will be the most entertaining movies among the film franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures have decided that two parts of "Deathly Hallows" will be entirely converted into 3-D.

The studio reportedly has seen 3-D version of footage from upcoming "Clash of the Titans" and they are pleased with the test that they want to release not only the epic movie but also "Deathly Hallows" in 3-D. Warner Bros. refused to confirm the news on Tuesday, January 26, but the site claimed the studio will release the official announcement soon.
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Elin Nordegren to Save Marriage With Tiger Woods


January 27, 2010 04:20:26 GMT


Despite the shame and hurt, Elin Nordegren wants to keep her marriage intact. The mother of two who has been off the radar since her husband Tiger Woods is caught in the middle of a multiple cheating scandal, is reportedly hoping she can save the marriage for the sake of their two children and because she doesn't want to end up like her parents.

"Elin wants a solid family life," a source told People. "She was a child of divorce and felt her dad slighted her. She absolutely does not want that to happen to Sam and Charlie. So she wants to keep her family together even if she and Tiger live together as friends instead of lovers."
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Kelly Osbourne Auditioning for a Movie Role

January 27, 2010 04:11:54 GMT


Kelly Osbourne is hoping to kick-start her acting career in 2010 - the reality TV star has begun auditioning for screen roles in Hollywood. Ozzy Osbourne's 25-year-old daughter has made a handful of appearances on TV programs, but now she's meeting with casting directors in a bid to launch a new career as a film star.

In a column in Britain's Closer magazine, Osbourne writes, "I had an audition for a film role last week - I can't say what it is yet - and I've just heard back that I'm still in the running. The audition was pretty scary - you turn up and there's a room full of people all going for the same role. It feels very competitive as everyone's checking each other out."
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Christina Aguilera's New Song From 'Burlesque' Comes Out in Full

January 27, 2010 03:57:07 GMT


After previewed through a 30-second snippet, Christina Aguilera's new material recorded for her forthcoming movie "Burlesque" has finally hit the web in full. Titled "Spotlight", the song is a toe-tapping tune.

This is not the only new song from Christina which has been embraced by music fans. Last week, the "Genie in a Bottle" hitmaker showcased a fresh ballad track entitled "Lift Me Up" during a live performance at the "Hope for Haiti" benefit concert.
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Paula Abdul Proposed to Judge 'DWTS'

January 27, 2010 03:43:09 GMT


Beside being on the run to be a judge on the American version of "The X Factor", Paula Abdul is said a candidate of "Dancing with the Stars" panel. The singer who indeed has a dancing background, is reportedly offered $1 million deal to appear on the ABC show.

This deal however, won't hinder Paula from also being a permanent judge of "X Factor", a source said. ABC will allow her to sign a deal with the FOX show which will premiere much later in Fall 2011. The Alphabet however wants Paula to judge "DWTS" starting as early as March, when the tenth season begins.
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'Avatar' Officially the Highest Grossing Movie Ever, Story for the Sequel Discussed

January 27, 2010 03:42:27 GMT


Just as it has been predicted, "Avatar" managed to break "Titanic" record as the highest worldwide grosser. On Tuesday, January 26, 20th Century Fox has reported that the big-budget sci-fi has pulled in $1.859 billion in worldwide revenue. The number passed the $1.843 billion gained by 1997 "Titanic".

Insiders from News Corp, which owns 20th Century Fox, believe "Avatar" worldwide revenue will reach $2 billion. By next weekend or next midweek, the Sam Worthington-starring movie which now has earned $555 million from ticket sales in North America is also expected to surpass the domestic record of $600.8 million set by the Kate Winslet-starring drama.
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Lady GaGa Inviting Lucky Fans to Monster Ball Afterparty

January 27, 2010 03:30:17 GMT


Lady GaGa treated her fans in New York to an extra special night following her final gig in the city on Sunday, January 24, - inviting a lucky group of devotees to join her star-studded afterparty. The "Poker Face" hitmaker has performed a string of gigs in Manhattan as part of her Monster Ball tour, and concluded her run with a show at Radio City Music Hall.

After the concert she continued the party at hot spot 1Oak with her fashion designer pal Marc Jacobs, and many of her fans gathered outside to get a glimpse of their idol. And GaGa was sure to include her supporters in the celebrations - she invited a group into the club to join her in the VIP section.
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Jermaine Dupri Can't Believe Weezer Love His 'Drunken Song'

January 27, 2010 03:26:56 GMT


Jermaine Dupri was flattered when Weezer fell in love with his first rock track - because he recorded the song when he was drunk. The hip-hop producer wrote the anthem "Can't Stop Partying" for the band's album "Raditude", and admits he was nervous about submitting his rock debut to the "Buddy Holly" hitmakers.

But frontman Rivers Cuomo was delighted with the recording - even though Dupri was under the influence when he hit the studio. Dupri tells MTV.com, "I went in there one night drunk in the studio, and I made a rock record where I was playing the drums and singing this melody and I tracked (recorded) it. I said, 'This song would sound crazy if somebody took me seriously.' So I sent it to Weezer."
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Larry Platt's 'Pants on the Ground' Rumored to Be a Rip-Off


January 27, 2010 03:08:15 GMT


"Pants on the Ground", which becomes a viral hit after performed by General Larry Platt, reportedly is not written by the 62-year-old man. A duo called The Green Brothers accused the former human rights activist has copied their song.

The Green Brothers recorded the song when they were in their 70s. The duo then put out footage of their performance for people out there to compare the two tracks and decide whether or not the similarity is coincidental.
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Mel Gibson Upset for Being Interviewed About His DUI Arrest

January 27, 2010 03:07:42 GMT


Mel Gibson is urging interviewers to stop asking him about his drunken rant at a Jewish police officer in 2006 - insisting he wants to put the past behind him. The "Lethal Weapon" star was detained on a drink-driving charge three and a half years ago, but the incident became a public relations nightmare when Gibson was accused of making a series of unpleasant remarks to the cop who arrested him.

The actor apologized several times for his behavior and quit booze following his outburst. But the incident frequently comes back to haunt him as he promotes his new movie, "Edge of Darkness", and one recent interview with an American TV station turned nasty when Gibson objected to questioning on the subject. The 54 year old is adamant he doesn't want to talk about the incident any more - because he would prefer to move on with his life.
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Video: Angelina Jolie and Brother's Tribute to Mom


January 27, 2010 03:02:45 GMT


The third anniversary of Marcheline Betrand's death is commemorated by her children, Angelina Jolie and James Haven, in a tribute video. The siblings were behind the video titled "To Mom With Love" which was posted on Marcheline's official YouTube account on Tuesday, January 26. "To commemorate this day, we are celebrating our memories of her with this home video," stated in the text accompanying the video.

The tribute is made up mostly out of a 1981 home video when the three of them visited Oahu, Hawaii for a vacation. "One place Marcheline loved was Hawaii. She made many happy memories for her family there," the caption in the video is read. Hawaiian version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is set as the background sound.
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Brooke Mueller to Take Therapy and Stress-Reduction Sessions

January 27, 2010 02:52:45 GMT


Brooke Mueller is planning to undergo therapy and stress-reduction sessions to help her recover from a severe bout of pneumonia, according to a new report. Charlie Sheen's wife was admitted into the hospital last week, on January 20 suffering from pneumonia in both lungs, linked to a recent operation to remove her wisdom teeth.

She has been recovering in an intensive care unit, where she is being treated with antibiotics. But according to People.com, Mueller's doctors are blaming her raised stress levels for her slow recovery and weakened immune system - and now they're ordering her to seek out specialized therapies to improve her physical and mental health.
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Sam Worthington In Talks to Be Dracula

January 27, 2010 02:35:24 GMT


After being painted blue in his latest film "Avatar", Sam Worthington could be seen wearing fangs in his next movie. Universal Pictures has just confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that they have been in negotiation with the 33-year-old actor to star in "Dracula Year Zero".

Report that Worthington has been in talks to tackle Dracula was first brought into attention by Latino Review. The site additionally informed that the movie, which will explore the origin of Dracula and weave vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler, is budgeted at over $100 million.
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James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff Pregnant

January 27, 2010 02:23:21 GMT


James McAvoy's actress wife Anne-Marie Duff is pregnant with his child. The pair's spokesman Rupert Fowler announced on Tuesday, January 26, "We are happy to confirm that James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are expecting their first child." No due date was mentioned.

McAvoy, 30, and Duff, 39, first met in 2003 when they co-starred in British TV show "Shameless". They got married three years later in a low key ceremony. As a married couple, they teamed up once again on screen in "The Last Station" which was released in the U.S. in December 2009. McAvoy and Duff play Tolstoy's aide and daughter respectively.
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Helen Mirren Gets Carried Away When Filming 'The Last Station'

January 27, 2010 02:12:15 GMT


Helen Mirren became emotional after stepping onto the set of "The Last Station" - because the actors dressed in period costume reminded her of her own Russian ancestors. The veteran actress - who was born Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov - plays the wife of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in the upcoming drama, and admits the experience of filming in Europe held extra meaning as she had just finished investigating her Russian roots on her father's side.

She recalls, "I'd just very recently gone through an amazing experience going back to Russia. With the help of a journalist in Russia, I discovered my family's estates in Russia. My sister and I also visited my grandmother's gravesite. I had visited that cemetery a couple of years before, but I had no idea where her grave was, so I just wandered around, incredibly moved just to be where she was buried. And then the journalist found the grave."
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Video Premiere: AC/DC's 'Shoot to Thrill' From 'Iron Man 2'

January 27, 2010 02:03:47 GMT


A music video filmed by AC/DC to support one of the "Iron Man 2" soundtracks, "Shoot to Thrill", has been premiered. It was shot in Buenos Aires during the band's "Black Ice World Tour" and features footage of the Robert Downey Jr.-starring movie.

"Shoot to Thrill" is included in "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" compilation album which lists the band's 15 classic songs selected from ten of their studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. It will be released in United States on April 19, two weeks before the film hits the theaters across the nation.
 
 
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