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March 11, 2010

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Matt Damon Feels Pressured Portraying Robert F. Kennedy


March 11, 2010 10:03:18 GMT


Matt Damon is feeling the pressure of playing tragic U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic, because the role comes with "a lot of responsibility". Damon is in talks to play the politician who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.

The movie will be directed by Seabiscuit helmer Gary Ross, and based on Evan Thomas' biography of Kennedy, titled "His Life". Damon has confirmed he'll take the starring role if he likes the script, but admits he's intimidated by the prospect of playing Kennedy.
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Cindy Crawford Delivers Gratitude to FBI Over Extortion Case

March 11, 2010 09:56:42 GMT


Former supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber have praised those responsible for putting a sick blackmailer behind bars. Edis Kayalar, 26, was charged with attempting to extort $100,000 from the couple after threatening to sell a photo of their young daughter, Kaia Jordan, tied to a chair to the media.

The seven-year-old was reportedly playing a game at home when the picture was taken by a nanny. The news of the blackmail attempt broke in 2009 after Gerber reportedly paid Kayalar $1,000 to keep the photo away from the media, but he turned to officials at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation when the extortionist made further demands for cash.
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Joseph Fiennes Welcomes His First Child

March 11, 2010 09:55:26 GMT


"Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes is a first-time father after welcoming a daughter. The actor's wife, Swiss model Maria Dolores Dieguez, gave birth to a little girl on Monday, March 8, reports People.com. Fiennes, whose brother is actor Ralph, wed the former Miss Switzerland beauty pageant contestant in Tuscany, Italy last summer, before announcing the pregnancy in the fall.

The couple reportedly is thrilled with the new arrival. Fiennes himself has six siblings, including a twin brother named Jacob. When asked whether he is often mistaken with his brother, the actor said, "I wish! No. I guess because there aren't too many of us so it's not like a clan of five brothers or more like the Baldwin brothers, which would get quite confusing."
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Jessica Simpson: I Will Always Care About John Mayer

March 11, 2010 09:37:08 GMT


Jessica Simpson will "always care" for her ex-boyfriend John Mayer, despite disapproving of his comments about her sexual prowess in a racy Playboy interview. The singer was stunned when Mayer spoke candidly about their love life, likening Simpson to "sexual napalm" - but he immediately reached out to apologize to her after the comments hit the headlines.

Simpson refused his personal apology and while the former lovers have not been in touch recently, the pop star insists she'll forever have a place in her heart for the rocker. During an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday, March 10, she said, "Normally you'd think someone you care about would keep those details to himself. It was definitely a compliment, in a way. I don't really want people to know that about me. I'm like the good girl, then that happened... He gave away my game."
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Vera Farmiga Approached by Madonna for 'W.E.' During Tea Break

March 11, 2010 09:36:55 GMT


Madonna signed Vera Farmiga up for her next movie by wooing the actress with an intimate chat over a "cup of tea." The "Material Girl" is set to expand her movie career after making her directorial debut with 2008's "Filth and Wisdom".

She is stepping behind the camera for a second time with a historical drama based on the life of late British royal King Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936 so he could marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. And Madonna was determined to persuade the "Up in the Air" star to take the role of leading lady in the movie.
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Nodules Delay R. Kelly's European Tour

March 11, 2010 09:36:55 GMT


R. Kelly has postponed his forthcoming European tour due to a throat problem. The "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker was due to begin the trek on March 22 but has now been forced to push back the dates after developing nodules on his vocal cords.

Doctors have ordered him to rest his voice for at least a month. The singer says in a statement, "I owe it to my fans to give them the best shows possible and right now my voice isn't up to the job." R. Kelly is due to reschedule the shows later this year.
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New Images From 'Sex and the City 2' and 'Eat, Pray, Love' Found


March 11, 2010 09:35:07 GMT


It has been quite a long time since the first teaser for "Sex and the City 2" premiered and now another sneak peek to the film can be enjoyed in a bunch of new stills. Making its way out via Celebutopia, the photos feature Carrie Bradshaw Preston and her three best friends with several different sets, including a city street and a desert.

Some new images from another movie "Eat, Pray, Love" also come out via the same site. The pictures highlight leading lady Julia Roberts, who is captured sitting alone in one shot and is accompanied by a man in two other stills.
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Julianna Margulies Confronted Julia Roberts Over Obnoxious Behavior


March 11, 2010 09:30:25 GMT


Julianna Margulies waited almost two decades to confront Julia Roberts after waiting on her as a struggling actress - because she was so shocked by the "Pretty Woman" star's obnoxious restaurant behavior. Margulies worked in a posh New York restaurant in her early 20s while she struggled to land acting roles - and she never forgot how rude Roberts behaved when she came in to eat.

Laughing off the incident she says, "I worked at one of these restaurants where it was only famous people who came in and years later I bumped into one of them - Julia Roberts. She is lovely - when you're not waiting on her." But Margulies insists the pair became fast friends, after she confronted the Hollywood star when she too was famous.
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Corey Haim's Agent Thought Drugs Didn't Kill the Star

March 11, 2010 09:26:48 GMT


Corey Haim's agent has cast doubt on reports the former child star died of an accidental overdose, insisting the actor was winning his battle with drugs. The 38-year-old "Lost Boys" star was pronounced dead at a Burbank, California hospital on Wednesday, March 10 morning after his mother found the actor unresponsive at her home in Los Angeles.

But Mark Heaslip, who spent the last year and a half working with Haim, isn't convinced by reports alleging drugs killed the star. Heaslip tells People.com, "I really don't think it was an overdose. He was doing really well. He did struggle with substance abuse, but I've repped him for a year-and-a-half and part of my agreement with him was that he had to be clean. That was the number one priority."
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Member of Girlicious Arrested for Cocaine


March 11, 2010 09:16:19 GMT


A member of The Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin's new band Girlicious has been arrested after police allegedly found cocaine in her handbag. Natalie Mejia was held in Glendale City Jail in California on Tuesday, March 9 after cops discovered multiple bags of the drug in her purse.

She and a friend were taken into custody after they were stopped for speeding and cops discovered her pal had a suspended driving license. Police then searched the pair and arrested both on suspicion of possessing cocaine for sale, according to the Glendale News Press.
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First Look of Sacha Baron Cohen on 'The Simpsons'

March 11, 2010 09:09:39 GMT


The episode of "The Simpsons" where Sacha Baron Cohen is guest-voicing will finally be aired on March 28. The first look of the "Borat" actor as a "pretty angry but funny" Israeli tour guide named Jacob has been unveiled and it shows the character being annoyed by Bart and Homer's behavior.

When Homer is playing noisily in the yard, it disrupts Flanders' bible-study group. Coaxed by the reverend, a frustrated Flanders takes it upon himself to redeem Homer by inviting the Simpson family on his church retreat to Jerusalem.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt to Play Prostitute in New TV Movie


March 11, 2010 09:03:34 GMT


Jennifer Love Hewitt has landed her most controversial role - she'll play a prostitute in a new TV movie. The actress has signed on to play a hooker with a heart of gold in a new U.S. cable film. She tells TV Guide magazine, "It's (film) is sort of like 'Erin Brockovich' in a brothel."

Brockovich is the tough but fair lawyer Julia Roberts played in Steven Soderbergh's 2000 movie. Hewitt's boyfriend, Jamie Kennedy, couldn't be happier about the actress' new hard-hitting role, adding, "It's time for her to start showing everyone what I already know."
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Robert Pattinson Was Beaten Up for Being 'a Bit of an Idiot'

March 11, 2010 08:53:20 GMT


"Twilight" hunk Robert Pattinson had a violent upbringing - he was always getting beaten up. The actor admits he wasn't a popular kid and when he started acting, things just got worse. He says, "I got beaten up by a lot of people when I was younger. I was a bit of an idiot, but I always thought the assaults were unprovoked."

"It was after I first started acting and I liked to behave like an actor, or how I thought an actor was supposed to be, and that apparently provoked a lot of people into hitting me." And the beatings haven't stopped now he's an international star - only, now, the attacker is himself.
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Peter Andre Thought About Committing Suicide Post Split From Katie Price

March 11, 2010 08:46:16 GMT


Australian pop star Peter Andre considered suicide after his split from Katie Price in 2009 because the couple's acrimonious break-up left him suffering panic attacks. The pair married in 2005 and became parents to two children, Junior and Princess Tiaamii, as well as Price's son Harvey from a previous relationship.

The marriage broke down in 2009 and their divorce was granted in September the same year, but the split led to a bitter war of words between the former couple in the British press. Andre admits he suffered crippling panic attacks after their relationship ended, and even considered taking his own life following one terrifying episode - but the thought of his children saved him from the desperate act.
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Jay-Z Drops Casino Investment Plan

March 11, 2010 08:40:45 GMT


Rap mogul Jay-Z has scrapped plans to invest in a new racetrack casino project in New York after state officials allegedly ordered all the backers to hand over detailed records of their finances. The hip-hop star owns a share in the Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) which won a contract to add video slot machines to New York City's Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.

But Jay-Z - real name Shawn Carter - has now pulled out after officials brought in new rules which will force all the investors to submit comprehensive records on their own finances, and those of their spouses, to the state, according to the New York Observer.
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Heidi Montag 'Splits' From Husband Spencer Pratt


March 11, 2010 08:26:24 GMT


Heidi Montag is releasing herself from husband Spencer Pratt, business-wise. The reality show star is no longer under Spencer's management as she has tapped a Malibu-based psychic named Aiden Chase to replace him. She additionally announced that they should no longer be called Speidi but separately.

"After the incredible experiences I have had healing my life and truly connecting to my dreams with healer intuitive Aiden Chase, I have officially asked him to become my manager," Heidi told People. "Having an intuitive psychic leading my team gives me an edge no one else has."
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Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler Get Steamy in W Photoshoot

March 11, 2010 08:21:44 GMT


Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler have fueled romance rumor between them as the two are seen showing off their chemistry in steamy cover shoots for W magazine, April edition. In the cover, Aniston and Butler are seen in a hot and dry desert where the "300" actor wraps his hands around her from behind.

The 41-year-old actress wears an Alberta Ferretti silk chiffon dress, Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture's silk bra and silk lace briefs, Stella McCartney garters and Lanvin shoes while the 40-year-old actor himself is seen sporting a polo shirt with his sleeve rolled. The pair spent 45 minutes in the California desert in mid-January for the shoot which consists of seven photographs.
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Dakota Fanning's 'The Runaways' Gets New Clips and Featurette

March 11, 2010 08:21:23 GMT


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More snippets from "The Runaways" have been made available for viewing pleasure. This time, Apparition releases a featurette and several new clips. Sharing some new footage, the behind-the-scene video also provides commentaries from the lead actresses, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, as well as the real member of the band, Cherie Currie.

One clip, moreover, shows how the rock band are admired by their fans in Japan. Another snippet, in the meantime, gives a look at Kristen's Joan Jett and her bandmates performing on stage with Dakota's Cherie enjoying the show while sitting on a couch. Cherie later joins the band at another gig in the other video.
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Shiny Toy Guns Debut 'Rocketship' Music Video


March 11, 2010 08:18:59 GMT


Shiny Toy Guns have revealed a music video filmed to support their latest single "Rocketship". It follows a robot coming to a nightclub and trying to mingle with the other partygoers. This robot then falls for another machine which he spots among the crowd who refuse to befriend him.

"Rocketship" is a re-recorded version of Shiny Toy Guns' 2006 song of the same name. The updated version has new verses on the chorus and is included in the band's remix album "Girls Le Disko" which has been in stores since December 2009.
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Michael C. Hall to Undergo Last Cancer Treatment

March 11, 2010 08:04:09 GMT


"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall will finish his long and grueling cancer treatment after one final chemotherapy session next week, on March 17. Hall has been battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma in secret, only revealing his illness to the world shortly before he collected his first ever Golden Globe award in January.

His appearance at the ceremony, wearing a hat to hide the hairloss he has suffered as a result of painful chemo sessions, provoked an outpouring of support from fans of "Dexter". And Hall insists he's winning his fight with cancer, and is close to the end of his battle, telling Us Weekly, "I'm great on the health front. I've had my second to last treatment and there's one more to go on March 17."
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Fans Urged Dr. Drew Pinsky to Help Corey Haim

March 11, 2010 07:54:49 GMT


TV drug counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky has confirmed reports producers reached out to actor Corey Haim to be a part of his "Celebrity Rehab" show in the weeks before the tragic star overdosed. The 38-year-old "Lost Boys" star was pronounced dead at a Burbank, California hospital on Wednesday morning, March 10 after his mother found the actor unresponsive at her home in Los Angeles, California.

Haim had been nursing his mum through a cancer battle. And now Dr. Drew Pinsky has opened up about attempts to persuade Haim to get help for his drug problems. Pinsky tells In Touch magazine, "Our producers reached out recently to him but he was angry."
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'Human Target' 1.08 Preview: Something About Chance's Past

March 11, 2010 07:42:43 GMT


The next episode of "Human Target" will be the pivotal point of the series' first season finale. In "Baptiste", Chance's nemesis is introduced and he would be the one to deal with in the final showdown. Lennie James from "Jericho" is filling in the role.

Chance's past comes into focus when he recruits FBI Agent Emma Barnes to help him stop his former partner from assassinating a visiting foreign dignitary. Meanwhile, Guerrero tests out a familiar face as a new recruit to the team. "Baptiste" airs on March 17.
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Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz to Share Raunchy Sex Scene in 'Bad Teacher'

March 11, 2010 07:21:15 GMT


Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz will be forced to recall their old memory when filming "Bad Teacher" as they are billed to be a couple in the film. As if that's not enough to make the singer-turned-actor's current girlfriend Jessica Biel jealous, recent news suggests that the former couple will have a steamy sex scene.

Life and Style claims they have got their hands on a copy of the movie's script which mentions that in one particular part, [SPOILER ALERT!] the two are alone in a hotel room where they begin "dry humping". When Justin ends their make-out session too soon because he is too excited, he says, "That was a mistake." Cameron will then respond, "That was fast."
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Chris Brown Pleads Fans to Support His Music


March 11, 2010 07:08:01 GMT


Chris Brown has taken it to SayNow to get help from his devotees. The R&B singer, who was involved in an altercation with Rihanna back in February last year, confessed that radio stations have refused to play his songs and so begged for fans' support.

"A lot of radio stations aren't playing my records. They are not being that supportive and I wouldn't expect them to," he said. "It's on the fans and what you guys do in your power to bring me back. That's all I need is you guys and nothing else will do that except for the fans."
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Akon Flies to India to Record Bollywood Film's Track


March 11, 2010 06:46:11 GMT


R&B star Akon is following in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg - he's recording a track for a Bollywood film. Rapper Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, recorded a song for Indian film "Singh is Kinng" in 2008.

Now "Smack That" hitmaker Akon has followed suit by contributing a track for movie "RA. One" - he will sing in the local Hindi language and has offered his services for free. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, who appears in the film, says, "He (Akon) is a gracious person. He will record a song in Hindi and will also feature in the video. He has flown with his family, friends and team of musicians (to Mumbai, India)."
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Oscars Bosses Apologize for Farrah Fawcett In Memoriam Exclusion


March 11, 2010 06:41:53 GMT


Academy Awards bosses have officially apologized to Farrah Fawcett's family for leaving the late actress out of a tribute at the recent ceremony on March 7. The "Charlie's Angels" star, who lost her battle with cancer in 2009, was not included in the annual In Memoriam list at the show, which honors stars who have died in the last 12 months.

The snub sparked outrage, with Fawcett's longtime lover Ryan O'Neal announcing plans to write a letter to Oscars bosses demanding an explanation, and his daughter Tatum O'Neal admitting she was "deeply saddened" by the move. Bruce Davis, the executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, subsequently defended the decision to leave Fawcett out of the tribute, calling it the "single most troubling element of the Oscar show every year."
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Robin Hood's History Unveiled in New Full Trailer

March 11, 2010 06:34:11 GMT


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Universal Pictures has given another preview to "Robin Hood" by debuting the second full-length trailer. Opened with the footage in which the legendary hero learns about his past, the video which is debuted by Yahoo! Movies features a lot of fresh scenes, including the action sequences which sometimes involve Cate Blanchett's Lady Marion.

Picking up the story of the Robin Hood legend, the film will see Sir Robin Hood of Locksley, Earl of Huntington, who has returned to Nottingham after fighting in the Third Crusade and finding the oppression caused by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Using his intelligence and military skills, he tries to free his home village from tyranny and corruption in England.
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Helped by Daughter, Madonna Will Launch Fashion Line

March 11, 2010 06:31:36 GMT


Madonna has teamed up with her teenage daughter to create a fashion line for young women. The pop superstar is launching her own style empire, called MG Icon, and she is making her first venture, a juniors line, a family affair by inviting 13-year-old Lourdes to help her create the designs.

The Material Girl brand will hit shelves at U.S. department store chain Macy's in August and will include clothing, footwear and accessories. Madonna will add beauty and fragrance products to the Material Girl range in 2011.
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Nina Sky Beg to Be Released From Polo Ground Music

March 11, 2010 06:30:06 GMT


Nina Sky posted a series of messages on their Twitter, blasting their record label Polo Ground Music and asking to be released from their contract. "Starting a new campaign today..'Nina Sky Doesn't Play Polo'," Nicole Albino and Natalie Albino began.

"For MONTHS we've had a complete album, ready for release," they continued. "Y'ALL wanna know what's REALLY goin on? Nothing + that's the problem. We released 2 videos and singles without support from our label. All good.. Stayed positive."
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Finally, 'Ugly Betty' Gets Beauty Transformation


March 11, 2010 06:28:19 GMT


The moment "Ugly Betty" fans have been waiting for is near. In the March 24 episode of the comedy series, Betty will finally take her braces off and actually get a makeover. Photos from the episode called "Million Dollar Smile" have been released to reveal her transformation.

Betty is thrilled to get her braces off, courtesy of her chatty new orthodontist, Dr. Frankel. But before this can happen, she gets knocked unconscious at a photo shoot of the "Million Dollar Bra" at the Guggenheim, spinning her into a dream sequence.
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Mum Backs Lindsay Lohan for Advert Legal Battle

March 11, 2010 06:18:13 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's mum Dina Lohan has backed her daughter's multi-million dollar legal battle over an advert which allegedly used the actress' name and poked fun at her personal problems - branding the commercial "horrible" and "mean". The "Mean Girls" star is seeking $100 million in damages and compensation in connection with the promo for financial firm E-Trade, which depicts a baby girl called Lindsay as a boyfriend stealer and a "milkaholic".

Lohan filed a lawsuit on Monday, March 8 at Nassau County Supreme Court over the advert, which debuted on U.S. TV during the Super Bowl in February. The star's lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, alleges company bosses used Lohan's "name and characterization" without paying her or asking for her approval, thus violating her rights, while chiefs at the advertising firm behind the commercial claim they chose the name Lindsay at random.
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Stars Show Grief Over Corey Haim's Death


March 11, 2010 04:27:50 GMT


Stars including Alyssa Milano and director Kevin Smith have paid tribute to late star Corey Haim, who died suddenly on Wednesday, March 10 from an apparent drug overdose. The 38-year-old star collapsed at his home in Oakwood, California in the early hours of Wednesday morning and was taken to St Joseph's hospital in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead.

Haim, who had long battled prescription drug abuse and made a reported 15 trips to rehab, had complained of flu-like symptoms in the days before his death, according to TMZ. In 2001, he was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California after reportedly suffering a drug-induced stroke.
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Video Premiere: Kerli's 'Tea Party' From 'Alice in Wonderland'


March 11, 2010 04:18:06 GMT


Kerli has made public a music video supporting song "Tea Party" she recorded for "Alice in Wonderland". In this video, the Estonian singer is having a party with lots of friends, treating them with cupcakes and tea. What started as a fun gathering then turns into a horrible event as all the guests cry in pain and collapse before turning into mini dolls.

"Tea Party" is not the only song Kerli performs for Johnny Depp-starring movie. She also sings in another soundtrack called "Strange", this time around collaborating with German band Tokio Hotel. Both songs are included in "Almost Alice" compilation which is currently debuting at No. 5 on Billboard Hot 200.
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Charlie Sheen to Return to 'Two and a Half Men' Work

March 11, 2010 04:16:50 GMT


Troubled actor Charlie Sheen is preparing to leave rehab and get back to work - he's slated to resume filming on his "Two and a Half Men" TV show at the end of next week. Production on the series was suspended in February when Sheen, who has a history of drug abuse, was admitted to a recovery facility as a "preventative measure".

Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller also received treatment in rehab following a turbulent few weeks for the couple, which began with a 2009 Christmas Day bust-up between the pair which saw Sheen arrested and charged with a string of felonies.
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Video: Marion Cotillard Promotes Boobs on Face


March 11, 2010 04:16:40 GMT


Marion Cotillard takes the funny out of men's fascination of staring at women's breast in a new Funny or Die video. The actress appears as a woman who is not taken seriously on the workplace due to her cleavage. As a French, she emphasizes the need of being looked in the eye as a sign of respect.

Thus, she introduces Forehead Tittaes by Janae, a pair of plastic boobs attached to the forehead so that men can look "almost" in the eyes. "Forehead Tittaes, sleek, elegant design. Earn their respect without sacrificing your femininity," Cotillard said. The product which is "safe, reusable and easily applied" comes in many sizes, shapes and colors.
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'Wall Street 2' and 'Smurfs' Pushed Back, 'Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D' Sets Release Date


March 11, 2010 04:12:40 GMT


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Several studios have just made adjustments to the release schedule for the some of their movies. According to Box Office Mojo, 20th Century Fox has decided that "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" starring Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas is pushed back from its original slot of April 23 to September 24.

Fox additionally has announced that the production for "Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D" has started and release date for the film has been determined. This follow-up to "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is planned to open wide in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2011.
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David Letterman Glad Extortion Case Is Settled

March 11, 2010 03:58:20 GMT


U.S. TV host David Letterman is grateful authorities brought the man who tried to blackmail him to justice - telling viewers the case was handled "professionally, skillfully and appropriately." TV producer Robert Halderman was charged with attempted first degree grand larceny in October 2009 after reportedly threatening to expose "Late Show with David Letterman" presenter's affairs with employees unless Letterman bought his silence for $2 million.

Halderman was due to stand trial, but struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny in the second degree. He was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation, as well as 1,000 hours of community service, on Tuesday, March 9, and Letterman released a statement through his attorneys praising prosecutors for their hard work.
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'Mad Men' Characters to Become Barbie Dolls


March 11, 2010 03:41:23 GMT


Period TV drama "Mad Men" has inspired a new line of Barbie dolls, which will hit stores in summer. Toymakers at Mattel, Inc. have teamed up with show producers and creators to design four Barbie Collector "Mad Men" dolls, based on characters played by Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and silver-haired John Slattery.

The new Barbies will mark the first licensed doll line in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection.
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'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Brought Tears to Top 8 Performance

March 11, 2010 03:35:12 GMT


The Top 8 boys night on "American Idol" was kicked off by Lee Dewyze who sang "Fireflies" by Owl City. Randy Jackson said Lee made it work while Ellen DeGeneres pointed out that there was a couple of pitch problems. Kara Dioguardi said, "I think you made this a better song with your rendition." Simon Cowell said there was nothing to rave about but Lee deserves a spot on the Top 12.

Alex Lambert picked "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne. Randy gave a nod to the song choice but was not wowed. Ellen continued with the banana comparison saying Alex was "a mushy banana that's ripening so fast." Kara said he has potential but he had to do something with the stiffness. Simon said Alex should let it go, relax and have a good time.
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OK Go Leaving EMI to Form Their Own Record Label

March 11, 2010 03:30:03 GMT


It has been confirmed that "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky", which was released in January this year, is OK Go's last release in EMI Music. Instead of signing to other recording companies, the band will continue making music under their own label, "a homemade upstart" called Paracadute.

"Paracadute is really just a way for the boys to continue doing what they've always done. Which is whatever they want. Being OK Go just got a little bit easier," so it was announced on the band's website. "As yet, there's no building, no logo, no employee manual. Just the band, some paperwork, and a bunch of insane ideas. Plus two dogs in suits. Exciting stuff."
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Mario Lopez Expecting His First Child

March 11, 2010 03:18:53 GMT


Actor-turned-U.S. TV presenter Mario Lopez is to become a first-time father - his girlfriend Courtney Mazza is pregnant. The "Saved by the Bell" and "Nip/Tuck" star, who is the daily host of showbiz news program "Extra", met and fell in love with Mazza while working with her on Broadway in "A Chorus Line" in 2008.

In a statement released on Wednesday, March 10, Lopez said, "We're very happy. Courtney and I couldn't be more excited. I've waited my whole life to be a dad; this is a true blessing."
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Christopher Nolan Confirms Involvement in 'Superman' Franchise, Talking 'Batman 3'


March 11, 2010 03:14:16 GMT


After wide rumors about him being hired to resurrect "Superman" franchise, Christopher Nolan has finally spoken up about the issue. In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, he admits that he is working on the next film about the flying superhero with David Goyer, his co-scribe for "Batman Begins", writing the script for the upcoming project.

Though he claims that he likes Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" in the way that it connected to director Richard Donner's version, the 39-year-old insists the new movie will be solely dependent on his own direction. "A lot of people have approached Superman in a lot of different ways. I only know the way that has worked for us that's what I know how to do," he states.
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Snippet of Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato's 'Make a Wave' Video


March 11, 2010 02:58:11 GMT


Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato's music video for their duet single "Make a Wave" has been teased through a short clip. Footage of the "Camp Rock" stars hitting Malibu beach and making music in the studio are shown in it.

"Make a Wave" is recorded for Disney's Friends for Change: Project Green and is aimed to follow up "Send It On", a 2009 song featuring the two, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas. Like its predecessor, the track will also benefit conservation projects around the world.
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Corey Haim Offered 'Celebrity Fit Club' Spot Before Death

March 11, 2010 02:48:12 GMT


Before he died at the hand of prescription drugs, Corey Haim was approached by VH1 to take part on "Celebrity Fit Club". Unfortunately, the offer was rejected because if not, he could have made a difference today.

TMZ was the first to announce that the casting company wanted the actor to participate in a reality show, but the trade cited "Celebrity Rehab" instead of "Fit Club". Corey reportedly was "extremely defensive and insulted, saying, 'It's the last show I'd ever do'." A source said the 3-minute conversation ended with Corey saying, "I do not need help."
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Corey Haim Dead at 38 Due to Drug Overdose


March 11, 2010 02:40:34 GMT


Canadian actor Corey Haim has died in California after allegedly suffering a drug overdose. The 38-year-old star reportedly collapsed at his home in Oakwood in the early hours of Wednesday morning, March 10 and his distraught mother called emergency services. He was taken to St Joseph's hospital in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Frank Albarren, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, tells MSNBC, "It was an apparent overdose. Unknown what type of medication." Haim, who had a long history of drug problems, is believed to have passed away between the hours of 4 A.M and 4.30 A.M local time.
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Lady Antebellum Return to No. 1, Pushing Aside Sade

March 11, 2010 02:32:29 GMT


After blocked from the top spot for three weeks in a row, Lady Antebellum finally re-claim the No. 1 position which was previously held by Sade. The country music trio's album "Need You Now" shifts 126,000 copies and it's enough to force the British band's comeback record "Soldier of Love", which can only add another 79,000 units, to fall to the second position.

The highest chart debut of this week on the Billboard Hot 200 is Blake Shelton. The country music singer rounds up the Top 3 with his latest studio installment titled "Hillbilly Bone" which pulls in 71,000 copies in its first week on sale.
News > Movie News

First Sneak Peek to 'The Twilight Saga's Eclipse' Comes Out


March 11, 2010 01:55:38 GMT


The very first look at the scenes from highly anticipated movie "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" has arrived. Debuted on early Wednesday, March 10, the very short snippet gives preview to Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's romantic scenes before it jumps to capture the shot featuring the mortal beauty and her werewolf friend Jacob Black.

"Eclipse" will revolve around Bella who once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.
 
 
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