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February 17, 2010

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Paul McCartney Concerned About Abbey Road Put Up for Sale

February 17, 2010 09:51:50 GMT


Paul McCartney hopes the recording studio famously used by The Beatles can be saved - after it was put up for sale by record label giant EMI. The Abbey Road recording facilities in North West London became synonymous with the Fab Four, with the band even naming their 1969 album after the building. The record's cover shot featured The Beatles crossing the road outside.

Fans across the world have since flocked to the landmark, and the studio has also been used by music greats including Michael Jackson, U2, Green Day and Pink Floyd. Bosses at EMI, who own the studios, have decided to try and recoup money lost in recent years by selling the property, which is expected to be worth an estimated $20 million.
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Doesn't Want Straight Offers, Josh Holloway Can't Wait for Audition


February 17, 2010 09:42:42 GMT


Josh Holloway is looking forward to returning to the audition room when "Lost" concludes this year because he wants to prove himself before landing new roles. The hunk, who plays badboy Sawyer in the hit show, is facing life without a job at the end of the sixth season after bosses on the series admitted they have "run out of ideas" for the outlandish plotlines.

But Holloway wants to get back on the audition trail - to prove he can rely on his talent rather than previous successes. He tells People.com, "It'll be back to the audition room, and I'm game. I don't want straight offers - I want to read for things. I want to prove to myself and to that town that I can go forward. I don't want anything given to me."
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Rihanna Is Venting Her Emotion When Recording 'Rated R'


February 17, 2010 09:27:42 GMT


Rihanna's latest album "Rated R" was her most emotional work to date - the star admits she was "venting" her personal issues on the record. "Rated R" was the first new material the "Umbrella" hitmaker released following her infamous bust-up with ex-lover Chris Brown in February 2009.

The pre-Grammy Awards fight left the singer battered and bruised, and Brown was later given a community service order and five years probation. And recording the album was a cathartic experience for the Bajan beauty.
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Selena Gomez Dancing to Ke$ha's 'Tik Tok'


February 17, 2010 09:27:23 GMT


Selena Gomez shaked her body to Ke$ha's hit single "Tik Tok" during a recent visit to Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show. The Alex Russo of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was accompanied by the host and a female young fan.

Before dancing to "Tik Tok", the Disney star sang her acoustic rendition of Jason Mraz's track "I'm Yours" with the host strumming the guitar. But, the pop singer was forced to cut it out, admitting that she doesn't know the song lyrics.
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'The Crazies' Shares Bloody Scene in New Restricted Clip

February 17, 2010 09:25:42 GMT


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Overture Films has provided another sneak peek to horror movie "The Crazies" by debuting a new age-restricted clip. Making its way out via MySpace Horror, the snippet gives a look at Timothy Olyphant who wakes up in a morgue and finds himself being brutally attacked by a man using an electric saw.

Sheriff David Dutton and his wife Judy are living the American Dream in a small Midwestern town. But, what seems to be a picture-perfect life goes horribly wrong when a mysterious toxin pollutes the water supply and the residents begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Understands Waning Popularity Can Drive People Nuts

February 17, 2010 09:12:07 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio understands the struggle some Hollywood legends face when their career start to wane - insisting it's easy for stars to become detached from reality. The actor has been a mainstay of the movie industry since his critically acclaimed turn in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" aged just 19.

He became one of Hollywood's hottest leading men after starring in James Cameron's hugely successful "Titanic", and has proved a hit at the box office ever since. But DiCaprio doesn't take his popularity for granted, insisting he can see how stars become "nuts" after falling for their own hype.
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Snippet of Avril Lavigne's 'Alice (Underground)' Music Video


February 17, 2010 08:56:19 GMT


A short clip taken from Avril Lavigne's "Alice (Underground)" music video has been unleashed via Entertainment Tonight Canada. It shows the Deryck Whibley's ex-wife chasing a rabbit, stumbling over her steps and falling into a hole.

From the preview, it is known that the forthcoming video apparently will have a fantastical theme. It matches with the story in Tim Burton's upcoming movie titled "Alice in Wonderland" in which the song serves as one of its theme songs.
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Robert Pattinson Often Distracted by Fans on 'Remember Me' Set

February 17, 2010 08:53:34 GMT


Robert Pattinson struggled to stay in character on the set of his new film "Remember Me" - because he was constantly surrounded by screaming girls. The "Twilight" hunk plays a young rebel who falls in love with Emilie de Ravin's character.

But the Brit insists giving a realistic performance was almost impossible, as the hordes of hysterical fans kept pulling him out of character. He tells America's Vogue magazine, "It was the most ridiculous experience. You're trying to stay in character and you're trying to walk down the street, but all those people keep reminding you that you're not this character."
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Anthony Hopkins Talks His 'Thor' Role

February 17, 2010 08:40:23 GMT


Anthony Hopkins has an important role in the storyline of "Thor" as he plays Odin who sends his son Thor to Earth. In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, the veteran actor was willing to explain why his character seems heartless to his own child.

"He's a stern man. He's a man with purpose. I play the god who banishes his son from the kingdom of Asgard because he screwed up," he elaborated, before adding "He's a hot-headed, temperamental young man --- probably a chip off of the old block -- but I decide he's not really ready to rule the future kingdom, so I banish him." He then described Odin in simpler words, saying "He's ruthless, take-it-or-leave-it."
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Ashanti to Produce and Host Her Own Version of 'American Idol'

February 17, 2010 08:38:20 GMT


R&B star Ashanti has teamed up with the producers of "Ugly Betty" and "The Office" to create a new reality TV contest. The singer/actress has just signed a deal with the brains behind Reveille Productions to produce and host her own version of "American Idol".

Details of the show are being kept tightly under wraps, but Ashanti's manager mother Tina Douglas tells WENN, "It's an unscripted television show that is definitely music related. We'll be revealing more in the coming weeks. She has her own record label, called Written Entertainment, and the show is going to revolve around her label... It's going to be really big."
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Sarah Palin Lashes Out at 'Family Guy' Down Syndrome Joke


February 17, 2010 08:35:08 GMT


Sarah Palin took the "Family Guy" down syndrome joke seriously. The former Alaskan governor wrote in her Facebook and appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show to explain why some things are not meant to be jokes and to ask "when enough is enough."

On Sunday, February 14, "Family Guy" aired an episode where Chris fell for a girl with down syndrome. During their date, Chris asked her about what her parents do and she replied, "My dad's an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska." Palin happened to be in that position and her youngest son Trig has down syndrome.
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Leonard Cohen, David Foster and More to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

February 17, 2010 08:24:56 GMT


Leonard Cohen and producer/composer David Foster will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2010. The 75-year-old "Bird on the Wire" singer has endured a difficult few months after collapsing onstage in Spain in 2009 and postponing a string of European concerts in early February to recover from a sports-related injury, but he will be saluted by the prestigious organization this summer, when he joins Foster and Earth Wind and Fire's members Maurice White, Philip Bailey and Verdine White among the songwriting inductees.

Jackie DeShannon, Johnny Mandel, Larry Dunn and Al McKay will also be honored at the gala. Hall of Fame chairman Hal David says, "Our 2010 inductees are truly representational of the heart and soul of the world's popular music soundtrack. We are looking forward to another memorable evening, where we honor their extraordinary accomplishments."
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Cover Art for Lady GaGa's 'Telephone' Remixes Feat. Beyonce Knowles

February 17, 2010 08:22:37 GMT


Lady GaGa has given a look at an official cover art for "Telephone" remix versions which also feature Beyonce Knowles like its original song. GaGa's snap is taken from "Telephone" video shoot which sees her donning a blue telephone-shaped accessory on her yellow hair, while Beyonce sports a simpler hair-do, a blonde wig with bangs.

The revamped songs will be made available on digital retailers next month on March 2. These set of mixes come from the likes of Kaskade, Crookers, DJ Dan, Alphabeat, Passion Pit and more.
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Paris Hilton Appears in Brazilian Beer and Israeli Lottery Ads


February 17, 2010 08:10:10 GMT


Paris Hilton is adding to her international appeal after filming new ads for a Brazilian beer company and the Israeli Lottery. The 29-year-old busy socialite shot a spot for the Lottery at Shoe Woo in Manhattan, New York at the beginning of the month, on February 3, and more recently filmed a sexy commercial for Devassa beer in Rio de Janeiro, where Hilton and boyfriend Doug Reinhardt spent Valentine's Day weekend at the city's world famous Carnival.

In the new ad, the hotel heiress causes a stir on the streets below as she poses provocatively with an ice-cold can of beer in her hotel room.
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Jessica Simpson Won't Shed Her Clothes Even for Oscars


February 17, 2010 07:58:10 GMT


Singer/actress Jessica Simpson has vowed never to bare all onscreen - even if it means missing out on an Academy Award. The busty blonde regularly shows off her curves in sexy outfits onstage, but she insists she has no intention to ever strip for the camera, no matter how artistic or important it is to the movie's plot.

She tells Allure magazine, "I will never do nudity. I don't care how dark and intellectual the role could be... I don't care if I frickin' could get an Oscar for it, I'm not going to do it. Those accolades mean nothing to me."
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Justin Bieber: Miley Cyrus 'Not My Type', Selena Gomez Is


February 17, 2010 07:57:21 GMT


Justin Bieber recently revealed that Miley Cyrus is not the kind of girl that he would fall in love with. In a radio interview with Z100 DJ TJ, Bieber said "Noooooo. Not my type," when TJ gave Miley as a suggestion of someone in Hollywood around his age. "[But] she's cool. She's nice," he added.

Justin and Miley are featured singers in the "We Are the World 25" song which was recorded for Haiti and they shot the music video together with the rest of the artists. Justin revealed what kind of girl would attract him earlier in the interview, saying "I look for just a nice laid-back funny girl who can make me laugh. Or just funny, down to earth and have a good smile."
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Anthony Hopkins Is Forever in Debt to Alec Baldwin

February 17, 2010 07:52:29 GMT


Anthony Hopkins will forever be indebted to Alec Baldwin for insisting that filming on their 1997 movie "The Edge" was halted so the "Silence of the Lambs" star could have surgery. Hopkins herniated a disc in his neck just before filming started, but felt "duty-bound" to complete the wilderness adventure.

When his co-star discovered why the actor was in so much pain, he instructed director Lee Tamahori to cease filming, so Hopkins could get the medical attention he needed. The 72-year-old star recalls, "Alec just stopped everything one day and said, 'This is crazy; you're going to the hospital'."
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Gwyneth Paltrow to Team Up With Kate Winslet in 'Contagion'

February 17, 2010 07:49:54 GMT


Another top-notch star has been added to the cast ensemble for "Contagion". According to The Playlist, Gwyneth Paltrow has officially signed on to star in the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick. She will join Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard who have previously been on board with the project.

There has been no word on what roles that will be played by those actors and actresses, but the film's story is said to take place over four continents and center on the outbreak of a deadly virus. Scott Z. Burns writes the script for the sci-fi thriller which shooting is planned to start this fall.
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Paul Rodgers Confirms His Refusal to Become Aerosmith's Singer


February 17, 2010 07:45:05 GMT


Bad Company and Free rocker Paul Rodgers has confirmed he was considered as a replacement for Steven Tyler after the frontman exited Aerosmith in 2009 - but chose to tour the U.K. with band guitarist Joe Perry's side project instead.

Rodgers explains he spoke with Perry shortly after Tyler announced plans to take a two-year hiatus in November 2009 and the Aerosmith star offered him the job of stepping in for the departing singer. The "All Right Now" singer, who previously fronted Queen for a world tour, declined the offer.
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Jessica Simpson Busy Working on New Album

February 17, 2010 07:32:02 GMT


Despite the lukewarm acceptance for her 2008 country-crossover effort "Do You Know", Jessica Simpson refuses to slow down. The singer recently revealed in an interview for Allure's March issue that she has been hard at work for her next studio album.

On the several things that didn't work as she expected, she said, "I never really thought, growing up, what am I gonna be like when I'm 30? I just kind of thought I had it figured out: I'm going to be this great pop star, have my songs on the radio, be married, and have babies." She added, "But things can be taken away from you. A song can not be played on the radio. An album can not work."
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Chris Jericho Nearly Stays in Jail After Being Late Arriving at Court

February 17, 2010 07:31:38 GMT


Wrestler-turned-rocker Chris Jericho almost found himself behind bars on Tuesday, February 16 after failing to show up in court to answer a charge of public intoxication. Jericho, the frontman of heavy metal band Fozzy, and fellow wrestler Greg Helms were arrested in Kentucky last month, on January 27 after they were apprehended for "alcohol intoxication in a public place".

The stars were summoned to appear in court on Tuesday, and when Jericho didn't show for the hearing, the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. He recalled the order when the fighter turned up hours later, reports TMZ.com.
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Tyrese Gibson's Felony Citation Dropped by Prosecutors

February 17, 2010 07:23:24 GMT


Florida prosecutors have dropped a felony citation against actor/singer Tyrese Gibson over a car accident last month in January. The 31-year-old R&B singer was involved in a collision with Sheena McCreary in Miami, Florida on January 4, and both drivers were cited for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident "on public or private property".

Gibson's lawyers contested the charge against their client, insisting Gibson star followed protocol by filing a report with cops. The attorneys filed papers on January 18 entering a not guilty plea on their client's behalf.
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Edward and Bella Smooching in Meadow in 'Eclipse' Stills


February 17, 2010 07:08:55 GMT


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are featured in other new images from "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". Making its way out via robsessedpattinson.com, the leaked stills are taken in a meadow where the on-screen couple is seen having intimate moment. In two pictures, moreover, the twosome is snapped lip-locking.

In another news, Michael Welch recently dished on "Eclipse". Speaking to Zap2it, the depicter of Mike said that the third installment of "Twilight" movie franchise will introduce a lot of new characters. "The vampires and the werewolves expand. There is a new breed of vampires," he stated.
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'Lost' 6.05 Preview: Lighthouse

February 17, 2010 07:06:02 GMT


In the last episode of "Lost", Jin was in shock when learning that it was Claire who came out of the bush with rifle in her hand. She had shot Aldo and Justin to death in attempt to help Jin. It looks like next week's episode will still revolve around the blonde who is on the hunt to find her son.

"Lighthouse" airs on February 23. As usual, ABC goes extra stingy in releasing details of the new episode as well as new footage. The glimpses show once again Jack smashing the glass hour and Kate pointing the gun to an unknown person behind her.
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Jessica Simpson: I Still Regularly Talk to Tony Romo

February 17, 2010 07:02:53 GMT


Jessica Simpson has kept in touch with her ex-boyfriend Tony Romo and regularly talks to the American footballer on the phone. The singer/actress was dumped by Romo on the eve of her 29th birthday in July 2009 but she insists she has no hard feelings towards the Dallas Cowboys star.

Simpson, who was previously married to Nick Lachey and dated John Mayer, claims none of her break-ups have been "bitter" and her new friendship with Romo is now based on their love of sports. The blonde beauty proved to be unpopular with Dallas Cowboys' fans during their two-year romance and was frequently blamed whenever Romo played poorly - but that hasn't stopped her from continuing to root for her ex.
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Behind-the-Scene of Soulja Boy's '2Milli' and 'All Black Everything' Videos

February 17, 2010 06:56:19 GMT


"2Milli" and "All Black Everything" music videos were filmed back to back by Soulja Boy. After previewed via on-set pictures, they are now teased through its behind-the-scene footage which gives more details about what to expect from the two videos.

Both songs are expected to be listed in Soulja's new album "The DeAndre Way". For this studio project which is yet to have any release date, he previously said about entering studio with Kanye West and having "Lil Wayne on deck." In addition, he also hopes to make a duet track with rap mogul Jay-Z.
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Lionel Richie Hopes to Walk Nicole Down the Aisle Soon

February 17, 2010 06:56:00 GMT


Lionel Richie is hoping his daughter Nicole Richie and new fiance Joel Madden have a short engagement - because he "cannot wait" to walk her down the aisle. The happy news broke this week after the socialite and former reality TV star showed off her new ring while dining out with rocker Madden in New York on Monday night, February 15.

Confirming the engagement during a taped appearance on U.S. talk show "Late Show with David Letterman", set to air on Friday, February 19, Richie says, "We actually recently got engaged." And the 28-year-old proud dad wants the couple to exchange vows as soon as possible after dating for three years.
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Madonna In Talks to Design Her Own Clothing Line With Macy's

February 17, 2010 06:37:46 GMT


Pop superstar Madonna is set to cash in on her status as a fashion icon - she's in talks to design her own clothing range with bosses at U.S. department store Macy's. The "Material Girl" established herself as a trendsetter early on in her career when she became known in the 1980s for her bleached blonde hair, fishnet stockings and her famous coned bra.

Now Madonna is negotiating a lucrative deal with Macy's bosses to bring her style vision to life in a collection of apparel, accessories, underwear and footwear, reports industry publication Women's Wear Daily. Executives at clothing company Iconix Brand Group Inc., the same firm which bought Jay-Z's Rocawear line for $204 million in 2007, is believed to be involved in the venture, although a representative has refused to confirm or deny the reports.
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Johnny Depp Left Befuddled After 'Alice in Wonderland' Shoot


February 17, 2010 06:29:40 GMT


Johnny Depp was left feeling lonely on the set of fantasy film "Alice in Wonderland" - because director Tim Burton forced him to act without his co-stars to gain the full impact of special effects technology. The Hollywood hunk is part of an all-star cast, including Anne Hathaway, Michael Sheen and Helena Bonham Carter, in the upcoming Disney production.

But because Burton required special effects to be added in post-production, Depp found himself acting alone in front of a green screen for many scenes. The star admits he found the process exhausting and left him utterly confused.
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Matthew Settle Confirms Separation From Wife


February 17, 2010 06:26:03 GMT


Matthew Settle and his wife Naama Nativ are indeed taking the divorce option. Just few hours after the words spread that they are heading to splitsville, a representative for the couple confirmed that they are taking legal actions to end the three-year marriage.

Reached out by OK! Magazine at G-Star Raw fashion show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, the "Gossip Girl" actor said, "I'm not. I'm not adjusted yet". He added, "I'm still working on that, but it's always a tragedy when things happen, and that's all I can say."
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Lady GaGa and Green Day to Headline 2010 Lollapalooza Fest

February 17, 2010 06:12:20 GMT


Although organizers usually do not reveal line-up for Lollapalooza Music Festival until spring, rumor has swirled in the media, naming Lady GaGa and Green Day among the potential headliners for the festivity. Recently reunited Soundgarden are also suggested to sing at the gig, according to The Daily Swarm.

The three rumored musical guests reportedly are scheduled for August 6 - 8 weekend performance with GaGa bringing her arena-sized version of "Monsters Ball" tour to the Grant Park. While this will not be GaGa and Green Day's first Lollapalooza performance, it could be Soundgarden's debut since their 1997 break-up.
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Paulina Porizkova Lashes Out at U.S. Vogue Boss

February 17, 2010 05:55:53 GMT


Supermodel-turned-reality TV personality Paulina Porizkova has taken aim at U.S. Vogue boss Anna Wintour - after the fashion icon snubbed her at a star-studded gala. The beauty, a former judge on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model", bumped into Wintour at the AmFAR benefit in New York on Wednesday night, February 10, but was stunned when the editor-in-chief failed to recognize her despite their Vogue cover collaborations.

And Porizkova has taken to her Huffington Post blog to lash out at the fashion boss. She writes, "I walked in [the bathroom] and almost straight into Anna Wintour. 'Hi, Anna,' I said brightly to Anna's mirror reflection. Her large eyes in her large head flickered. And with the slightest nod, one that may have been a twitch, she left me standing at the sinks."
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Bruce Willis' 'Cop Out' Unleashes New Red-Band Clips

February 17, 2010 05:51:12 GMT


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New age-restricted clips from "Cop Out" have been made available for viewing pleasure. Debuted by Cinema Blend, the first snippet highlights Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan dealing with a little boy who uses a lot of swearing words. The other video which is an exclusive courtesy of MovieWeb, moreover, sees Morgan getting pissed off by Seann William Scott who imitates his words.

In the film, Willis plays Jimmy whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, while Morgan tackles the role of Jimmy's partner Paul whose preoccupation with his wife's alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball. The two veteran cops are on a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card case, which leads them rescuing Gabriela and dealing with gangsters and their money laundering.
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First Sneak Peek Into 'Glee' April Return


February 17, 2010 05:04:31 GMT


The excruciating pain resulted in waiting for the return of "Glee" is slightly healed with a new sneak peek to the Madonna-themed episode, "Hello". In the one minute clip, fans can get the first look of Jonathan Groff who will play Jesse and Sue in a cone bra that resembles Madonna's classic attire.

The show has acquired the catalog to Madonna's songs which will be used in the April 13 episode. Heard from the preview is Lea Michele singing "Express Yourself". Other songs which reportedly would be featured are "Papa Don't Preach" and "Vogue". The former allegedly will be sung by Quinn while the latter will come from Sue's pipe. The rest of the songs like "4 Minutes" may be performed by the ensemble.
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Video Premiere: Paramore's 'The Only Exception'


February 17, 2010 04:51:27 GMT


In coincidence with Valentine's Day, Paramore bring in love theme for "The Only Exception" music video. Frontwoman Hayley Williams is seen lying down among scattered pink cards and narrated tracing back her journey to find her true love.

"The Only Exception" is a ballad track appearing in Paramore's third studio album "Brand New Eyes". Concerning the release of the song, Hayley previously admitted that it's a risky move to roll a tune that "wasn't fast or quirky or upbeat and fun" like they usually do with the previous singles.
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Lily Allen: Robbie Williams Too Young for BRITs' Lifetime Achievement

February 17, 2010 04:50:33 GMT


Lily Allen is baffled by the decision to honor Robbie Williams' music career at 2010 BRIT Awards - she's convinced the "Angels" hitmaker is too young for a lifetime achievement tribute. The former Take That's star was set to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at Tuesday night's, February 16 ceremony, after winning 11 coveted BRIT Awards over the years - more than any other artists.

But the "Smile" singer is convinced the 36-year-old isn't old enough to land the honor, which has previously been awarded to artists including Sir Paul McCartney, U2 and The Beatles. She says, "I was having a meeting with the producers and they were saying the last performance is Robbie Williams, because he's winning a lifetime achievement award."
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Slash Revamps Guns N' Roses' Hits With Myles Kennedy's Vocals

February 17, 2010 04:40:32 GMT


Former Guns N' Roses' guitarist Slash is revamping hits for his planned solo tour - because he trusts singer Myles Kennedy to cover Axl Rose's original vocals. The top hat-toting rocker famously fell out with Rose and quit the band in the mid-1990s, and over a decade later, the pair has yet to patch up their friendship.

Alter Bridge's frontman Kennedy has signed up for the guitarist's upcoming solo tour in summer, and Slash is keen to resurrect the hits from his Guns N' Roses days. Slash tells the Los Angeles Times, "More than anything, it's because Myles is such a capable singer."
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Chris Pine Not Close to Be Captain America


February 17, 2010 04:32:17 GMT


It seems that Chris Pine will not get another captain title that easily. Following rumors suggesting that the depicter of Captain Kirk in sci-fi movie "Star Trek" is close to sign a deal to take the lead role in "The First Avenger: Captain America", Gossip Cop has come out with the denial. The site claims a source close to the actor says there has been "no offer at all."

News that Pine is a strong contender to be Captain America was first brought into attention by CinemaSpy. On February 12, the site reported that they received an email from "a tipster claiming to be well-connected within the Paramount hierarchy" who heard that the role could end up being played by the 29-year-old. The source additionally informed that not only he is on the short list but also he is the front runner for the said part.
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'American Idol' Reveals 7 Who Made It to Top 24

February 17, 2010 04:28:48 GMT


Breaking off from the tradition, "American Idol" announced seven out of the Top 24 finalists early. Those who made it among others are Casey James, the Texan who took off his shirt before the judges, and Michael "Big Mike" Lynche whose admittance to the final round was already spilled by his father to a local paper.

Casey and Big Mike are joined by Didi Benami, 23, of Los Angeles; Lee Dewyze, 23, Mount Prospect, Ill.; Katelyn Epperly, 19, West Des Moines, Iowa; Aaron Kelly, 16, Sonestown, Pa. and Todrick Hall, 24, Arlington, Texas. These bunch of people stood out among the 71 contestants who made it in the group round last week. They advanced from Top 46 to Top 24.
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Fans to Be Delighted With 'Gossip Girl' Clothing Line


February 17, 2010 04:26:25 GMT


Style-conscious "Gossip Girl" 's fans will soon be able to get their hands on the U.S. show's official clothing range - TV bosses have signed a deal with a British high street store to create a fashion collection. Executives at Warner Bros have teamed up with U.K. chain Miss Selfridge to create a range based on the show's stylish characters, including Blake Lively's couture-clad socialite Serena van der Woodsen and Leighton Meester's Blair Waldorf.

Warner Bros Consumer Products U.K. general manager Paul Bufton says, "Fashion is intrinsic to 'Gossip Gir'l and a key ingredient in the continued popularity of the series."
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Gwen Stefani Doesn't Have Time for Third Baby

February 17, 2010 04:20:30 GMT


Gwen Stefani would love to add a third child to her family with husband Gavin Rossdale - but she's too busy to have another baby. The No Doubt's singer - who is already mother to 3-year-old Kingston and 18-month Zuma, threw herself back into work after the birth of her second child, relaunching her band with a U.S. tour and focusing on her L.A.M.B. fashion line.

And although the 40-year-old singer admits she would happily add another baby to her brood, she just doesn't have time to fit in a third pregnancy.
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Adam Lambert Stopped Performance Due to Cell Phone Talker


February 17, 2010 04:03:36 GMT


During the taping of his performances for iHeartRadio on February 15, Adam Lambert once stopped his acoustic set. After delivering the first line of "Whataya Want From Me", he suddenly addressed one of the concertgoers who stood at the front row but was busy with her cell phone.

Adam said, "Can you get off your phone?" Before starting it over again, he told her, "You're not watching TV, honey - it's a live show!" For this second single off "For Your Entertainment" album, he tried it out for four times with the last take satisfying him.
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James Purefoy Has 'Terrible Error' in Shaping His Body


February 17, 2010 04:02:31 GMT


British actor James Purefoy regrets employing a former Special Forces expert to get him into shape for action movie "Solomon Kane" - because the personal trainer made him exercise for 12 hours a day. The "Resident Evil" star plays a 16th Century killer in the film and decided he needed expert help prior to the shoot.

But Purefoy was left exhausted by the punishing exercise regime. He tells British morning show GMTV, "I had a very brilliant Romanian ex-Special Forces trainer. I made a terrible error - I said, 'Why don't you come and live with me in Prague (where we were shooting) for two months before we start?' And he said, 'Yes, good idea'."
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'Bachelor': Ali and Jake Speak of His Rejection of Her Return

February 17, 2010 03:51:32 GMT


Gia was sent home from "The Bachelor" this week but it was the tiny segment of Ali Fedotowsky's phone call that made the headlines. Ellen DeGeneres invited Ali to her couch in an episode airing Tuesday, February 16 to talk about what she thought of Jake Pavelka's rejection.

Ali left the show last week when her boss demanded her to come back. But she gave Jake a call this week to tell him that she wanted a second chance, saying she made a safe choice instead of the right choice. Jake said no to her, claiming he had moved on so far with the other three women and would not send either one of them to have her back.
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British Cinema Bosses Join Holland to Snub 'Alice in Wonderland'


February 17, 2010 03:46:07 GMT


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Cinema bosses in Britain have piled pressure on film chiefs after joining the planned boycott of Tim Burton's new blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland". Plans to launch the movie on DVD just three months after it hits cinemas have already sparked outrage in Holland, with many movie theater executives in the Netherlands refusing to show the picture if the early home release goes ahead.

Now U.K. cinemas bosses at Odeon, Vue and Cineworld have joined the protest, insisting the 3-D film - starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway - should be given the standard 17-week gap before it is made available for home viewing.
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First Plot Details for Third 'Riddick' Movie Unveiled

February 17, 2010 03:32:16 GMT


Few days after it has been confirmed that "Riddick", the follow-up to "The Chronicles of Riddick", is officially being worked on, The Hollywood Reporter has managed to get some details from the film's storyline. These include what the titular character will be dealing with in the upcoming movie.

[SPOILER ALERT!] "Though billed as a back-to-basics approach to the character popularized by Diesel, the script features the character -- the most wanted man in the galaxy -- left for dead on a barren alien planet, dealing with 'trisons' (three-legged bisons) and 'mud demons'," the site reported. "He must then contend with two squads of bounty hunters, one of which ride rockets called jetcycles."
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Celine Dion Plans 'Hollywood Movie Tribute' Shows

February 17, 2010 03:24:00 GMT


Celine Dion is excited about her Las Vegas comeback - she's planning a "Hollywood movie tribute" for the lavish shows. The "My Heart Will Go On" hitmaker will begin a new three-year residency at the Caesars Palace theater in 2011 after her "A New Day..". show in Sin City grossed more than $400 million between 2003 and 2007.

Dion wrapped her "Taking Chances World Tour" in 2009 - and she can't wait to get back on stage to thrill her fans again. She tells U.S. talk show host Larry King, "It's going to be a brand new show. I'm very excited, again. What's great about show business, you can always try to surpass yourself or be the best of yourself (sic) and do something else."
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Sebastian Bach Saves Axl Rose From Knife-Wielding Man

February 17, 2010 03:08:33 GMT


Former Skid Row's rocker Sebastian Bach was hailed a hero at a Guns N' Roses' gig on Sunday, February 14 - after he stopped a knife-wielding man from approaching his close friend Axl Rose. Bach, along with a host of stars including Mickey Rourke and Ryan Phillippe, was at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York for an exclusive show by the band.

But the rocker was stunned to see a man enter the bar carrying a blade and immediately confronted him, fearing he would try to attack one of the band or guests. Security then evicted the troublemaker, according to New York Post's gossip column PageSix.
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Video: Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Lady GaGa and More Singing at BRITs


February 17, 2010 03:08:25 GMT


In between the announcement of 2010 BRIT Awards' winners, musical guests were called out one by one to entertain the audience. Among those rocking London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre on February 16 were Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Lady GaGa.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys teamed up for "Empire State of Mind" duet. Before taking the mic for singing, the rap mogul raced to the stage to accept International Male Solo Artist prize, citing Spice Girls as his inspiration.
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'Shutter Island' Set Makes Leonardo DiCaprio Traumatized

February 17, 2010 03:00:40 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio became so traumatized on the set of his new movie "Shutter Island", he forgot where he was. The "Titanic" actor plays a tormented cop stuck in a hospital for the criminally insane in his fourth outing with director Martin Scorsese.

DiCaprio was put through grueling scenes for the film, which involved being pelted with rats while having to remember complex dialog. And the experience took such an emotional toll on the star, DiCaprio started to lose his sense of reality.
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CW Renews 'Vampire Diaries', '90210' and Three Others


February 17, 2010 02:56:09 GMT


The CW has laid down the early verdict and five shows are confirmed to be back in Fall 2010. These renewed shows include the expected one, "The Vampire Diaries", which has become the new breakout hit being the network's most-watched show (4.6 million viewers) and the network's number one show among adults 18-34 (2.5/8).

CW also has faith in "90210" which has TV's largest percent increases from DVR playback. The show nearly doubles its women 18-34 live-only ratings once live+7 data is included. The other returning series are "Supernatural", "Gossip Girl" and "America's Next Top Model".
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New On-Set Pics of 'Predators' Expose the Home Planet

February 17, 2010 02:40:52 GMT


Bloody Disgusting has got its hand on new behind-the-scenes images from upcoming "Predators". The five photos give a look at the filming location, which is set to be a barren jungle, without any of the cast being captured by the camera. The barren jungle actually has been seen in the previous on-set pictures but this time there are some photos which expose bones and what looks like fake flesh scattered around the woods.

Serving as a reboot of the sci-fi franchise, "Predators" will follow a group of elite warrior-types who are being hunted by members of a race of merciless alien trackers called Predators. The production has been kicked off in September 2009 and mostly took place in Hawaii. Nimrod Antal takes the helming duty with the script provided by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch and Robert Rodriguez.
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Police Find New Lead in Charlie Sheen's Mercedes Theft

February 17, 2010 02:33:51 GMT


Police investigating the theft of Charlie Sheen's car in early February are looking into allegations the culprit racked up a massive bill at gas stations across Los Angeles using the star's account card. The actor alerted authorities after his Mercedes was taken from outside his home and the vehicle was later found crashed at the bottom of a cliff just off the city's famous Mulholland Drive.

No one was in the car when police arrived on the scene and officers have been investigating security tape footage from Sheen's home in a bid to catch the thief.
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Full Winners List of 2010 BRIT Awards, Lady GaGa Leads the Pack


February 17, 2010 02:20:42 GMT


Lady GaGa dominated this year's BRIT Awards which was held on February 16 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. The dance queen who arrived on the red carpet in a beehive and huge white dress won three prizes.

First, she picked up International Breakthrough Act, beating Animal Collective, Daniel Merriweather, Empire of the Sun and Taylor Swift. She cried when collecting the award, "I love my fans, thank you my fans in the UK. I can't tell you how much this means to me."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lady GaGa, Lily Allen Stole Attention at 2010 BRITs Red Carpet

February 17, 2010 02:20:13 GMT


Lady GaGa had everybody staring at her during the red carpet arrival of 2010 BRIT Awards. Resembling what could be a called a delicious vanilla cake, she wore a three-tiered gown topped with a cotton-candy wig and a lacy mask, all in white tone. Her choice of dress was considerably smart as the weather was not friendly to those wearing less.

Beside GaGa, Lily Allen also stole the attention with her almost unrecognizable look. Sporting a bob hair do which was dyed pitch black, Allen who usually prefers a classic and simple look, went with heavy eye make-up and black Chanel gown. The red beading on top of her gown was not "very comfortable", she said. "It's quite heavy and also it's quite tight so it keeps on twisting around."
 
 
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