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May 10, 2010

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Ex-Warrant Frontman Jani Lane Arrested for DUI

May 10, 2010 09:40:43 GMT


Glam rocker Jani Lane is in trouble with the law again - he was reportedly arrested in California on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The former Warrant frontman was pulled over by officers while driving in the Woodland Hills area of California on Sunday evening, May 9, and has been booked on suspicion of DUI, according to TMZ.

In 2009, Lane pleaded no contest to a charge of DUI and was sentenced to two days in jail and 36 months probation, as well as alcohol education classes and community service. A warrant for his arrest was allegedly issued in February this year after he failed to appear at a progress hearing.
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Alexandra Burke Angry to Mom Over Claim She Does Not Give 'a Penny'


May 10, 2010 09:38:56 GMT


British singer Alexandra Burke has reportedly fallen out with her mother following her claims the star hasn't given her family "a penny" since she shot to fame. The "Bad Boys" hitmaker became a household name in Britain when she won Simon Cowell's reality TV contest "The X Factor" in 2008, and has subsequently enjoyed two chart-topping singles, as well as a number one album.

But her success has been tainted by arguments with her mum Melissa Bell - a one-time singer with British group Soul II Soul - who is planning to release a tell-all book about her tumultuous relationship with her daughter. In a recent interview, Melissa claimed she had received no financial help from her famous offspring, and that she was the "better singer" of the two.
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Helen Mirren and Penelope Cruz Among 'World's Greatest Beauties'

May 10, 2010 09:36:58 GMT


Mature Hollywood beauties Dame Helen Mirren, Sophia Loren and Catherine Deneuve have outshone their younger rivals to be named among the most beautiful women in the world. The three veteran actresses - who have a combined age of 205 - have made a new top 10 list of the world's most beloved beauties, compiled by Wizard Jeans.

All of the women in the top 10 are over 30 - with 36-year-old Penelope Cruz coming in at number one. The Spanish stunner is followed by Claudia Schiffer, 39, at number two, while 49-year-old Kristin Scott Thomas and Queen Rania of Jordan, 39, come third and fourth respectively.
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Lindsay Lohan's Porn Star Role Disgusts Her Father

May 10, 2010 09:32:02 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's estranged father Michael has ridiculed her decision to play infamous porn star Linda Lovelace in a biopic - insisting the role will end her career for good. Photographer Tyler Shields has confirmed he has been approached to work on the film, which will tell the story of the "Deep Throat" star, and Lohan has been chosen to portray Lovelace.

But Michael - who has been embroiled in a war of words with the "Mean Girls" star since he attempted to stage an intervention at her Hollywood home in April - is adamant the risque role will prove disastrous for his daughter's already faltering acting career. He tells UsWeekly.com, "Oh, I don't even want to go there... Come on! Seriously - why? She did 'Parent Trap', 'Confessions (of a Teenage Drama Queen)', 'Freaky Friday', 'Mean Girls', 'Just My Luck' and 'Herbie (: Fully Loaded)'. And you know what? 'Georgia Rule' was a fantastic movie."
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Mel Gibson Denies Cheating on Oksana Grigorieva With Porn Star

May 10, 2010 09:29:36 GMT


Mel Gibson's representative has denied the actor split from Oksana Grigorieva after he cheated on her with a Polish porn star. The Russian singer/songwriter confirmed reports she had ended her relationship with the actor during a press conference in April.

The pianist insisted the split had happened "suddenly and recently", but refused to go into detail about the breakdown of the relationship. Porn star Violet Kowal claimed in America's National Enquirer she had embarked on an affair with the "Braveheart" star while Grigorieva was pregnant with the couple's child Lucia, who was born in October 2009.
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Grammy Awards Winner Lena Horne Died at 92

May 10, 2010 09:28:53 GMT


American actress/singer Lena Horne has died. She was 92. The star passed away at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, May 9, but her cause of death was unknown as WENN went to press. Horne shot to fame in 1943 when she starred in film musical "Stormy Weather" and the title track became her signature song. During her career, she became a voice for the civil rights movement in the U.S. and was one of Hollywood's first black pin-ups.

She was struck by tragedy in the early 1970s when her husband, son and father died within a period of 12 months. Horne announced her retirement in 1980, but in 1981 she put on an award-winning one-woman show, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music", on Broadway and in London.
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'Desperate Housewives' Season 6 Finale Preview


May 10, 2010 09:16:07 GMT


The big season finale of "Desperate Housewives" will air on May 16 and a preview from the episode shows that a big explosion will occur. As executive producer Bob Daily put it, one house in the Wisteria Lane will be blown up, literally.

Gaby risks her safety to help Angie; Lynette's fate and that of her unborn child lie in the hands of Eddie; Susan comes to grips with her financial woes; Bree considers confessing a secret she's harbored for years; and Angie must submit to Patrick's demands in order to protect her son.
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On-Set Pics: Kylie Minogue Filming 'All the Lovers' Video

May 10, 2010 08:47:39 GMT


Kylie Minogue showed off her amazing figure during the filming of her new music video outside Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art over the weekend. On Saturday, May 8, the singer was filming a clip for "All the Lovers" in panties that bares her bump cleavage and reveals her sexy legs.

The video is directed by Joseph Kahn who also helmed music videos by Britney Spears and Lady GaGa. Among the things which would be seen in the video are white doves, white horse and a bunch of shirtless men. However, no premiere date has been revealed yet for the video.
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Anthony Hopkins to Play Evil Sorcerer in 'Arabian Nights'

May 10, 2010 08:38:52 GMT


Anthony Hopkins is eying a role in another action adventure film. After cast as Odin in "Thor", the 72-year-old Welsh has been reported close to seal a deal with Inferno Entertainment to play the villain in "Arabian Nights", The Hollywood Reporter (THR) claims.

According to the site, Hopkins is currently in final negotiations with the studio. Should the actor is signed for the film, he will be seen playing Pharotu, an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad's love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself, THR further reports.
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Planet Saver Don Cheadle to Be Honored by U.N.

May 10, 2010 08:22:56 GMT


Hollywood star Don Cheadle is set to be honored as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for his work to save the planet. The "Hotel Rwanda" actor first teamed up with the U.N. last year to front its climate change campaign, urging world leaders to sign a treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Cheadle's efforts have won him high praise from organization officials and he will be promoted to a Goodwill Ambassador during a special ceremony next month. He says, "I will be named officially in Rwanda on June 5th, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental programme. I'll be in Rwanda on June 5th."
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New Pictures From the Set of 'Conan' Found

May 10, 2010 08:06:34 GMT


Some new photos from the production of "Conan" have surfaced on internet. While the pictures do not feature any of the stars, they do give a look at the set which is formed to look like a muddy village. Exposed in all of the images is a rickety shack built around some wooden structures on a barren field.

The on-set pictures, which are obtained by Operation Kino, were taken from Bistriza, Bulgaria where the shooting is currently underway. Previously, some photos which feature the crew and cast have been posted on Conan Movie Blog Facebook and can be seen on Quiet Earth.
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Usher's 'OMG' Kicked Out From U.K.'s No. 1

May 10, 2010 08:04:12 GMT


R&B superstar Usher has been forced to settle for second place in the U.K. singles chart for another week running after losing his crown to British rap group Roll Deep. The "Burn" hitmaker's collaboration with will.i.am, "OMG", slipped from number one to two last week with London collective Roll Deep replacing him at the top with their song "Good Times".

There was no change when the official countdown was released on Sunday, May 9 - Roll Deep remained in first place, followed by Usher and British rapper/singer Plan B at three with "She Said". Dance group Pendulum debuts at four with "Watercolour", while Aggro Santos rounds out the top five with the track Candy.
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50 Years in Bono's Life, 10 Fascinating Facts About Him


May 10, 2010 07:50:31 GMT


U2 frontman Bono is celebrating his 50th birthday on Monday, May 10, marking a career which has taken him from early rehearsals in a pal's kitchen to international rock star, leading campaigner on humanitarian issues, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

The singer formed U2 in 1976 after answering an advert for musicians posted by drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., joining him, guitarist The Edge, and bass player Adam Clayton for auditions in Mullen's kitchen. He is now one of the most famous and iconic frontmen in rock - and to celebrate his landmark birthday, WENN has collected 10 fascinating facts about Bono.
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Christina Aguilera Heading to Haiti Amid Album Promotion

May 10, 2010 07:39:44 GMT


Christina Aguilera is planning a trip to Haiti to aid the earthquake-ravaged nation as part of her role as an ambassador for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The "Beautiful" hitmaker was inspired to step up her charity work after becoming a mother to her baby boy Max in 2008 and traveled to Guatemala last year as the organization's spokesperson to witness the health programs already in place for mothers and children.

During an appearance on Oprah Winfrey's talk show on Friday, May 7, Aguilera said, "A child dies every six seconds of hunger, which is a huge statistic for me. After having my own child, I just had to be part of it and do something about it and help change that situation."
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Songs Leaked, Angry Lindsay Lohan Plans Video Shoot

May 10, 2010 07:30:06 GMT


Singer/actress Lindsay Lohan has been left fuming after discovering her new music has been leaked online. The "Mean Girls" star announced plans for her third album, tentatively titled "Spirit in the Dark", in 2007 after signing with Universal Motown but the project was put on hold after deciding to take a break from recording in 2008.

She recently returned to the studio to work on the disc, but she's struggling to keep the project under wraps until it's complete, blaming an inside mole for illegally releasing her songs on the internet. In a post on Twitter.com blog, she writes, "I don't know who, but someone keeps leaking my tracks! I can assure everyone, it is NOT me."
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Bobby Brown Proposes to Girlfriend in Front of Gig's Audience

May 10, 2010 07:28:48 GMT


Bobby Brown is ready to get married for the second time. The R&B singer/songwriter has proposed to Alicia Etheridge, with whom he has been dating for almost three years. And the proposal was quite romantic as the 41-year-old star took the stage to pop the important question.

On Friday, May 7, Bobby performed at the annual Funk Fest in Jacksonville, Florida. Later, Alicia and their 11-month-old son Cassius joined him on stage. At that moment, the musician bent on his knee and asked her hand in marriage.
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Colin Hanks Tied the Knot With Publicist

May 10, 2010 07:18:05 GMT


Tom Hanks has welcomed a new addition to his family - his actor son Colin Hanks has wed his publicist girlfriend in an elaborate ceremony in Los Angeles.

Colin Hanks exchanged vows with Samantha Bryant on Saturday afternoon, May 8 in front of 300 guests on the rooftop of the London West Hollywood hotel. Attendees included his proud dad and his actress wife Rita Wilson, and director Steven Spielberg.
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New 'True Blood' Promo: Meet the Angry Werewolf


May 10, 2010 07:02:37 GMT


A "True Blood" featurette that unleashes a werewolf in its animal state is released and marked "The Hunt Begins". Cast Stephen Moyer has confirmed previously that real wolves were used in the filming, and this could be one of the results. One of the actors portraying this creature would be Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide.

Meanwhile, the imminent premiere of season 3 will be preceded by a trailer which is released over this coming weekend. In anticipation of that, HBO drops a short snippet featuring voice over. The conversations include "What do you want from Sookie?", "Don't underestimate me", and "This kind of moral anarchy cannot be allowed".
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Victoria Adams Set to Be Writer for Gwyneth Paltrow's Website

May 10, 2010 06:48:14 GMT


Victoria Adams is set to dish out fashion advice for her friend Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle newsletter. The former Spice Girl-turned-style guru has launched a range of jeans and currently designs high-end dress collections.

Now she's preparing to share her expertise in an upcoming article on the "Shakespeare in Love" star's Goop website and weekly newsletter. A source tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "They've admired each other for years. Victoria agreed to write a fashion segment for Goop and Gwyneth told Victoria she's always welcome at her London home."
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Status Quo Star Rick Parfitt's Marriage Threatened by His Drinking Behavior


May 10, 2010 06:47:29 GMT


Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is battling to save his marriage after his wife told him to stop drinking, according to a U.K report. The rocker wed fitness instructor Lyndsay Whitburn in 2006 and the pair lives in a villa in the Spanish countryside with 23-month-old twins, Lily and Tommy.

But their marriage has been rocked after Whitburn allegedly told the star to cut back on his boozing, according to Britain's News of the World. A source tells the publication, "It's touch and go whether their marriage will survive. Lyndsay doesn't know if she can take much more. Lyndsay is totally fed up and wants to go back to the U.K. She feels like she has no life."
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Artist of the Week: Taio Cruz

May 10, 2010 06:27:19 GMT


His name has been linked to established singers in the Hip-Hop realm out there and one song proved it that he's not just a person behind the panel, but also a performing artist. He's Taio Cruz, whose single "Break Your Heart" has reached number one in Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed relevant for 10 weeks straight.

Taio is an English man who has written for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Brandy among others. Recently, Rihanna confirmed that she also puts her trust in him for a single which would be listed in her next album. "We will start recording when I get back to LA. I'm not doing any new songs while I'm on the road. Taio has been signed by L.A. Reid and I think he's great," Rihanna testified.
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Cyndi Lauper Fired From 'Celebrity Apprentice'


May 10, 2010 06:11:30 GMT


Cyndi Lauper who is arguably the main attraction in this season's line-up of "The Celebrity Apprentice" has just been sent home. The singer was in the losing team led by Holly Robinson Peete who failed to impress in the decorating challenge.

Teams switched members this week, Curtis Stone moved to Sharon Osbourne's team although Sharon and Maria Kanellis said they hated him last week. Meanwhile, Holly has to keep up with Cyndi who called her "bee-yotch" in the last boardroom. The task was to decorate an apartment within a day and one room should have celebrity theme.
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Lindsay Lohan's Mother Named Craziest Hollywood Mom

May 10, 2010 06:10:06 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's mum Dina Lohan has been named the Craziest Hollywood Mom in a quirky new Mother's Day online poll. The reality TV star beat the likes of Britney Spears, Courtney Love and Candy Spelling on the list of shame, compiled by website HollyScoop.

Dina Lohan was named top of the crazies because she's "a total enabler for her easily-influenced daughter Lindsay, who is on yet another dangerous downward spiral of hard partying," according to the website.
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Craig David's Sexy Video for 'All Alone Tonight' Premiered


May 10, 2010 04:47:09 GMT


Craig David taped a sexy music video for the second single of his latest album "Signed Sealed Delivered", getting naked with a woman in the shower and showing her naked body in silhouette. The new music video is made in support of the single "All Alone Tonight (Stop, Look, Listen)".

"Signed Sealed Delivered" which was dropped in U.K. in March is basically a cover album because the only original song is the last track called "This Could Be Love". Like "All Alone Tonight" which obviously sampled Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye's "Stop, Look, Listen (to Your Heart)", other singles are covers of the Motown era.
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Renew Wedding Vows at Beverly Hills Bash

May 10, 2010 04:45:38 GMT


Reality TV couple Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott put on a united front to renew their wedding vows on Saturday, May 8 amid reports they're set to split. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star and her actor husband sparked fears for their marriage following a series of arguments on their hit show "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood", and Spelling was forced to speak out. She said, "Everyone has marital problems... you fight with your partner."

But the pair was keen to prove they are a happy couple, and staged a wedding renewal ceremony on Saturday, according to People. Spelling and McDermott's two children, Liam and Stella, were star guests at the bash in Beverly Hills, California, which came four years after their wedding day on May 7, 2006.
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'Prince of Persia' Holds World Premiere, Debuting New Sneak Peek Videos


May 10, 2010 04:40:56 GMT


Sunday, May 9 became a busy day for Walt Disney Pictures since the studio held the world premiere for "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time". Before the stars arrived at the Vue Westfield in London, England, the crowd was entertained by a stunning Parkour demonstration.

Later, Jake Gyllenhaal who suited up in a formal outfit made a solo appearance at the premiere. However, he was not alone when posing for cameras as he was accompanied by co-star Gemma Arterton. The female lead looked dazzling in a nude-colored Valentino ballgown which is embroidered with silver beads.
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'Sexy and Talented' Katy Perry Is 2010 Hottest Woman


May 10, 2010 04:27:44 GMT


Russell Brand is a lucky man. His girlfriend Katy Perry is named the hottest woman alive according to Maxim's Hot 100 List. The magazine crowns the singer with the coveted spot for her sexiness and talent, Just Jared reports.

The publication reasons that Katy "is the best friend you suddenly realize you've loved your whole life." Maxim then adds, "The rad chick who taught you how to skateboard and whistle and also looks unbelievable in a bikini."
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Blake Fielder-Civil Calls Off Wedding to Amy Winehouse

May 10, 2010 04:26:29 GMT


Amy Winehouse's dreams of a reconciliation with her ex-husband are seemingly over - Blake Fielder-Civil has called off their second wedding, according to a U.K. report. The pair divorced last July on the grounds of Winehouse's adultery, following a turbulent two-year marriage which saw them sink into drug abuse.

The couple reunited and Fielder-Civil revealed earlier this year that they were planning to exchange vows once again. But he was left fuming when photographs emerged of the "Back to Black" singer getting close with a neighbor in the garden of her London home. And he's called off their union to focus on his drug rehabilitation in Sheffield, north England, according to Britain's Daily Star Sunday.
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Susan Boyle Suing Brothers in Privacy Lawsuit


May 10, 2010 04:18:32 GMT


Singing sensation Susan Boyle is suing two of her brothers for giving an interview expressing concerns for her wellbeing, according to a U.K. report. The star, who shot to fame in reality show "Britain's Got Talent" last year, checked into rehab to receive treatment for exhaustion shortly after the series ended.

She hit headlines again when she was snapped sobbing and sucking her thumb following a promotional event in New York in November and raised fears for her health after she collapsed at a London airport in February. In April, she scrapped a planned May promotional visit to Australia due to fatigue.
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Sarah Jessica Parker Filmed Fake 'Sex and the City 2' Scene

May 10, 2010 04:13:51 GMT


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Sarah Jessica Parker was so concerned details of the "Sex and the City 2" plot would leak on the internet, she reportedly banned cast and crew from discussing the storyline. The actress - who plays writer Carrie Bradshaw in the franchise - acts as executive producer on the film, which is set to hit movie theaters around the world later this month.

The plot is a closely guarded secret, with movie bosses even filming fake scenes involving Kim Cattrall to throw gossips off the real story. And Parker was so keen to avoid a leak, she allegedly told stars including Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon that anyone who publicly discussed the plot would face a fine, according to Britain's Mail on Sunday.
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Heidi Klum and Seal Returned to Mexico for Vow Renewal

May 10, 2010 04:05:57 GMT


Heidi Klum and her husband Seal renewed their wedding vows in an intimate sunset ceremony in Mexico on Saturday, May 8. The couple declared their love for each other in front of close family members, including their four young children; daughters Leni and Lou, and sons Henry and Johan.

After the beach ceremony, 80 guests dressed in black and white joined Klum and Seal at their home for a reception in an open-air, thatched-roof hut decorated with dozens of chandeliers, thousands of candles and white flowers, according to People.com. A source tells the website, "They wanted it to feel like a real wedding, but still have a theme."
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Lynn Redgrave Laid to Rest Witnessed by Family and Friends

May 10, 2010 04:02:26 GMT


Friends and family of Lynn Redgrave, including her sister Vanessa Redgrave and Liam Neeson, turned out to pay their last respects to the actress at her funeral on Saturday, May 8. The Oscar-nominated "Georgy Girl" star died at her home in New York last week following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

Mourners paid their respects to the actress during a private ceremony on Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Kent in Connecticut. Redgrave was later laid to rest in a wicker coffin covered in spring flowers at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lithgow, New York - the same place her mother Rachel Kempson Redgrave was buried in 2003, as well as her niece Natasha Richardson following her death in a ski accident last year.
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Betty White Nailed 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches


May 10, 2010 03:37:36 GMT


Betty White fulfilled one of her fans' dreams on Saturday, May 8 night when she finally appeared on "Saturday Night Live". As a host, she opened the show with a monologue, performed digital shorts, introduced the musical guest and did some sketches.

In the monologue, White joked about people campaigning for her appearance on the show via Facebook, saying she never heard of the popular site. "When I first heard about the campaign to get me to host 'Saturday Night Live,' I didn't know what Facebook was," she said. "Now that I do know what it is, it sounds like a huge waste of time."
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Bethenny Frankel Names Daughter Bryn Hoppy, Calling Her 'Tiny, Beautiful Peanut'

May 10, 2010 03:08:14 GMT


This year's Mother's Day, Bethenny Frankel celebrates it as a first-time mother. As it was reported earlier, the 39-year-old chef gave birth to her child on Saturday, May 8. Later, her rep confirmed the news, adding that the baby is named Bryn Hoppy.

Soon after, Bethenny herself has spoken up about her feeling, tweeting "I can't express how happy I am & how beautiful, supportive & thoughtful u all are. Bryn is a tiny beautiful peanut. new chapter begins. thank you." She then added, "Happy mother's day to all of u.hopefully momma & the peanut can go home soon.she's tiny."
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Video: Jay-Z's Performance on 'Saturday Night Live'

May 10, 2010 03:03:59 GMT


Jay-Z gave an 8-minute performance on "Saturday Night Live" in the episode where Betty White was tapped as a host for the first time. Dressed in white T-shirt, biker vest, jeans and Timberland boots, the rapper delivered a medley of his five hit songs on Saturday, May 8 and a closing song later in the evening.

Introduced by White herself, Jay-Z began with "Public Service Announcement" before moving forward with "On to the Next One", "99 Problems", "Me and My Girlfriend" sans Beyonce Knowles and "Empire State of Mind" sans Alicia Keys. However his protege Bridget Kelly provided the voice for Keys' part in "Empire".
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'Iron Man 2' Tops Box Office With $133 Million, Not Breaking 'Dark Knight' Record

May 10, 2010 02:38:44 GMT


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"Iron Man 2" has launched its attack at the North American Box Office. Named one of the most highly anticipated movies for this summer, this Paramount Pictures' film enters the chart on the top spot with $128.1 million.

Accordingly, this "Iron Man" sequel performs better than the first film which collected $96 million when it was debuted in May 2008, making it Paramount's best gross to date. However, "Iron Man 2" does not manage to break the record set by "The Dark Knight" in May 2008 with $158.4 million tally and is only named fifth biggest bow ever.
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Dan and Jordan Win 'The Amazing Race' 16


May 10, 2010 02:26:22 GMT


Brothers Daniel and Jordan Pious have won the 16th season of "The Amazing Race" after travelling more than 40,000 miles, five continents and nine countries. The siblings hailing from Barrington, Rhode Island finished first in the last pit stop in San Francisco and took home the $1 million grand prize.

Smart moves and good memories contributed to Dan and Jordan's victory. In the airport, they put their backpacks behind Brent and Caite so that they cut the line and pushed Jet and Cord to number 3. Dan and Jordan also did well in the challenge to put several psychedelic posters of other racers in order of their eliminations and quickly advanced to the final pitstop, Candlestick Park.
 
 
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