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June 03, 2010

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Holly Madison Working on 'Freaky' Travel Guide

June 03, 2010 10:15:14 GMT


Playboy boss Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison is embarking on a literary career with a book about her travels between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The former Playboy Playmate and reality TV star is working on a new travel guide about the odd stop-offs she has visited between the two cities.

Madison, who lives in Sin City with her boyfriend Benji Madden, tells Life & Style magazine the book will feature details about a lot of "freaky roadside attractions", like a haunted hotel in Death Valley.
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Publicist Denies John Stamos' Love Hunt Report

June 03, 2010 09:49:40 GMT


John Stamos' publicist has hit out at reports the actor is taking a break from work to concentrate on finding love. The former "ER" star has not been romantically linked to anyone since the end of his marriage to Rebecca Romijn in 2005.

According to the National Enquirer, Stamos is tired of being single and is taking a hiatus from his acting career to resolve his relationship issues. A source told the publication, "(He is) taking six months off work to find out where he went wrong. (He is) in therapy and says he is so serious about his quest for love that he intends to take a hiatus from performing."
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Diana Vickers' 'Boy Who Murdered Love' Music Video


June 03, 2010 09:42:16 GMT


Diana Vickers is lingering in her messy bedroom while singing about a "Boy Who Murdered Love" in her newly-debuted music video. The British singer/songwriter plays the angel in one point, while the boy gets a pair of devil horns.

"The Boy Who Murdered Love" is the second single from Diana's debut album "Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree" which peaked at No. 1 on U.K. Albums chart. The first single, "Once", also ruled the singles chart in the country.
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Kate Moss and Pete Doherty Caught in Awkward Coincidence

June 03, 2010 09:36:41 GMT


Kate Moss was left cringing on a flight to Ibiza, Spain on Tuesday, June 1 when her daughter ran over to the star's former lover, Pete Doherty, who was sat nearby, according to a U.K. Report.

The Babyshambles rocker was heading to the Ibiza Rocks festival and, coincidentally, was on the same flight out of the U.K. as the supermodel, who he dated between 2005 and 2007. And the musician was left red-faced when Moss' young daughter Lila came running over to say hello, according to Britain's The Sun.
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California's First Lady to Honor Oprah Winfrey


June 03, 2010 09:32:24 GMT


TV titan Oprah Winfrey will be honored with a special award at the California Women's Conference in October. The talk show legend will be handed the Minerva Award by California's first lady Maria Shriver at the event, which celebrates powerful females who drive change in U.S. society.

Winfrey has been chosen by organizers of the conference for serving "on the frontlines of humanity", specifically for setting up her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and her Angel Network charity.
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Billie Joe Armstrong: I Suck at Green Day's Rock Band Videogame


June 03, 2010 09:28:50 GMT


Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong hopes fans and friends never challenge him to rock out on the group's new Rock Band videogame, because he's terrible at faking it. The punk star has had a year to perfect his video moves in the game, which hits stores next week but he admits he's not good.

He explains, "I suck. I'm not very good at it. It's like a glorified karaoke machine or Mortal Kombat with guitars." But bandmate Tre Cool, who is the group's best Rock Band performer, likes the trio's video characters, "We're hot on computers."
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Jimi Hendrix's Home Opened to Public on His 40th Death Anniversary

June 03, 2010 09:28:15 GMT


The London flat Jimi Hendrix once called home is to be opened to the public to mark the 40th anniversary of the guitar great's death. The Mayfair apartment, where Hendrix lived in the late 1960s, will be filled with memorabilia and artifacts donated by Seattle, Washington's Experience Music Project.

Items on display to fans will include the handwritten directions to the "Isle of Wight" Hendrix scribbled on the back of a map, an orange velvet stage jacket, and the original handwritten lyrics of "Stepping Stone" and "Love or Confusion".
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Ex-Wife on Billy Joel: He Is Great

June 03, 2010 09:27:53 GMT


Billy Joel was a lifesaver for his model ex-wife Christie Brinkley when she was going through her divorce from Peter Cook, he often babysat the couple's kids. Joel and Brinkley remained close friends after their divorce in 1994 and she admits she would have been lost without her ex, who is godfather to her two kids by Cook.

She tells the new issue of Ladies Home Journal, "Billy's great. He's godfather to Jack and Sailor, and you know there have been times when I have had to spend time with lawyers or whatever and he's babysat. He lives nearby, so he's like, 'Send 'em over here!' "
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Kylie Minogue's Model Beau Slams Split Reports

June 03, 2010 09:27:14 GMT


Kylie Minogue's model lover has shrugged off reports he and the pop superstar have split, insisting the pair is "in it for the long haul". Reports suggested Spanish hunk Andres Velencoso stormed out of the couple's London home last week after a row with the Aussie beauty, ending their 18-month romance.

The reports came after the pair had not been spotted in public together for several months. But Velencoso has spoken out about the split rumors, revealing that the couple's time apart stems from the "Spinning Around" hitmaker's busy schedule.
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Dad Lands Deal to Create Michael Jackson Museum


June 03, 2010 09:26:36 GMT


Michael Jackson's father is celebrating after landing a new deal to create a museum dedicated to his late son in the family's native Gary, Indiana. Joe Jackson has spent the past decade trying to get the project off the ground and now he states work could begin as early as in 2011 on a $300 millio museum and arts center.

Making the announcement with Gary dignitaries and investors on Wednesday, June 2, Joe Jackson said, "This is a happy day for me because this is something that my family and Michael have always wanted. We're bringing something back."
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George Clooney's Girlfriend Clears Up Jennifer Aniston Tweet Misunderstanding


June 03, 2010 09:26:11 GMT


George Clooney's Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has addressed a Twitter mix-up, in which she inadvertently appeared to be agreeing that Jennifer Aniston looks like wrinkly rocker Iggy Pop. The model and TV personality didn't realize what she was doing when she 'retweeted' a friend's comments about Iggy Pop's appearance on the cover of a Rolling Stone magazine earlier this week.

The tweet, written in Italian, read, "I'm browsing again through the pages of Rolling Stone. Iggy Pop on the cover looks exactly like Jennifer Aniston." But Canalis has since taken to her Twitter account in an effort to clear up the misunderstanding.
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Guillermo del Toro's 'Splice' Premiered in LA, Releasing New Internet Trailer

June 03, 2010 09:25:32 GMT


Two days shy of its U.S. release, "Splice" has been premiered in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 2. Taking place at the Garuman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, the event used black carpet to welcome the cast and crew for the film.

Adrien Brody who takes a lead role in the film suited up in a dark-colored outfit when coming to the venue. He was joined by Robert Downey Jr., who came as a guest, when posing for camera and the two looked chatty as they walked together.
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Marilyn Monroe's 84th Birthday Celebrated With Treasure Trove

June 03, 2010 09:25:31 GMT


Rival California auction houses are cashing in on what would have been Marilyn Monroe's 84th birthday month by offering up a treasure trove of the movie icon's memorabilia. As well as the pink satin gown the actress wore in the "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" sequence in the film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", Profiles in History bosses are offering up Monroe's barefoot test prints for her induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of the star's robes and a collection of rare, signed photographs.

That auction will take place as part of a summer memorabilia sale in Los Angeles on June 10-12. And then, two weeks later, on June 26-27, Julien's Auctions will offer more Monroe treasures at a sale in Las Vegas.
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Ashton Kutcher Defends His Decision to Pirate 'Killers'


June 03, 2010 09:25:01 GMT


Ashton Kutcher has defended his decision to "pirate" the first 13 minutes of his new film "Killers" online, insisting internet piracy will soon be a thing of the past when movie executives figure out a way of cashing in on the idea.

The tech-savvy star broadcast the opening of the comedy direct to select fan sites from the premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, June 1, prompting criticism from film experts and critics alike, who accused him of making light of a serious industry issue.
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Zoe Saldana Left Longtime Partner Red-Faced at Gala

June 03, 2010 09:24:18 GMT


"Avatar" star Zoe Saldana left longtime love Keith Britton red-faced at the Women in Film's 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night, June 1, by "coming out" about their romance. The actress apologized for bringing attention to her actor boyfriend of a decade, but insisted on honoring him as she accepted the MaxMara Face of the Future Award at the gala.

Saldana said, "I have to thank that one special person who always gets buried and overlooked. I've lived a very private life, and I've been with a partner for 10 years who has allowed me to age... which is absolutely awesome. He's super bright, and he's here tonight and we're just gonna come out of the closet right now."
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Lindsay Lohan Urged by Fellow Stars to Do 'Dancing with the Stars'

June 03, 2010 09:23:35 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has been urged to put on her dancing shoes and waltz away her ongoing problems on TV show "Dancing with the Stars". Former contestants and professionals on the show feel that the troubled actress could benefit from a stint on the hit show, it could revive her flagging career and help her kick her wild ways for good.

Actor Aiden Turner, who was part of the most recent season of the show, tells Life & Style magazine, "It's probably the best thing for Lindsay right now. Screw rehab, do 'Dancing with the Stars'."
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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Call Pregnancy a 'Miracle'

June 03, 2010 09:22:43 GMT


John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston are in awe of the actress' "miracle" pregnancy because they have been trying conceive for years. The "Pulp Fiction" star confirmed Preston was pregnant in May, just over a year after their 16-year-old son Jett died following a seizure.

Last week, a representative for the Hollywood couple was forced to deny tabloid reports Preston was expecting twins, and the Travoltas insist falling pregnant with one baby is a blessing in itself. They tell People magazine, "We tried for several years, and we didn't think it was going to happen for us. This is a miracle and we feel blessed."
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Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer Join Mourners at Dennis Hopper's Funeral

June 03, 2010 09:22:12 GMT


Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the mourners who bid Dennis Hopper a fond farewell in Taos, New Mexico on Wednesday, June 2. Hopper's co-stars in "Easy Rider" and "True Romance" joined the actor's family and closest friends for the funeral at San Francisco de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos, where Hopper lived during the early 1980s.

The late star's son, Henry Lee, and other members of his family acted as pallbearers. Hopper lost his year-long battle with prostate cancer on Saturday, May 29.
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Denied, Jennifer Garner Has No Bun in the Oven

June 03, 2010 09:21:10 GMT


Jennifer Garner's representative has shot down reports she is expecting her third child with Ben Affleck. The "Alias" star and her actor husband welcomed their second daughter, Seraphina, last January. Their eldest daughter, Violet, was born in 2005.

Rumors have been rife that the actress is pregnant again after she was spotted sporting a more shapely figure last month - but the actress' spokesperson has vehemently denied the claims. The rep tells GossipCop.com, "She is absolutely not pregnant."
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Wrestler Chris Jericho Hosts Extreme Game 'Downfall'

June 03, 2010 09:13:53 GMT


Well-known on the ring, Chris Jericho will soon be recognized as a game show host as well. The WWE wrestler has been tapped to lead ABC's new extreme reality show called "Downfall" which will premiere on June 22.

The rule of the game is to answer six trivia questions while on the roof of a Los Angeles high-rise building, the press release says. There will be the presence of "the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV" which sends "potential winnings, the player's personal possessions and even friends and family over the side of the building." To win, all questions must be answered before all the winnings go over the other side.
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Allison Iraheta's 'Don't Waste the Pretty' Ft. Orianthi Emerges


June 03, 2010 09:03:29 GMT


Allison Iraheta gets helping hands from Orianthi in remixed version of her latest single "Don't Waste the Pretty". The song actually will be released as the third single from Allison's first studio album "Just Like You" on June 8, but it has hit the web days earlier.

This new collaboration will likely be performed by Allison and Orianthi on Adam Lambert's Glam Nation tour as the two female singers have been tapped to support him on the gig. In addition to revamped version of the Howard Benson-produced track, fans can also purchase an acoustic version of the song.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Confirmed Joining 'Transformers 3'


June 03, 2010 08:33:18 GMT


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been confirmed to replace Megan Fox in "Transformers 3". Following report that the model has been chosen to be the new female lead in the upcoming film, Michael Bay's official website has displayed a post which affirms the widely reported news.

"I would like for all you S4TE fans to welcome Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to the world of Transformers," reads a post from the helmer's website. "As some of you might know, she's the new female lead in 'Transformers 3'. She's worked with Michael before in his Victoria's Secret 'A Thousand Fantasies' ad."
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Drake Throws No Tantrum Over 'Thank Me Later' Leaks

June 03, 2010 08:26:46 GMT


Drake is not worrying too much when materials from his first upcoming effort "Thank Me Later" were leaked one by one prior to the release date. The Canadian rapper shared his insight about the leaks on his Twitter.

"I gave away free music for years," he wrote, noting that before making a studio album he has made free mixtapes. "So we're good over here...just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY! JUNE 15th!"
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Curvy Kelly Brook Strikes Deal With Playboy

June 03, 2010 08:21:41 GMT


Playboy is to cash in on Kelly Brook's curvy body. The British model and girlfriend of rugby player Danny Cipriani has been offered $500,000 to strike an "arty" pose for the adult magazine, The Sun reported. She allegedly has accepted the challenge and will shoot her pics next month.

"This is a huge opportunity for Kelly who is without doubt one of the world's most beautiful women," a source told the tabloid. "Playboy is an iconic publication which is known across the world as a sophisticated title. Kelly can't wait as they are promising a very arty shoot."
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Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed and Other 'Eclipse' Girls Pose for Vanity Fair

June 03, 2010 08:09:56 GMT


"Twilight" girls, minus Kristen Stewart, have gathered for a photoshoot for Vanity Fair's July issue. Five vampires, Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as one lone lady werewolf Julia Jones posed for photographer Norman Jean Roy.

In between the snaps, the ladies dished out about "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". Greene, who plays Robert Pattinson's sister Alice Cullen, revealed to the magazine that she has no worries for "Eclipse" success. She claimed, "You don't have to be psychic to know how this movie's going to do. Obviously, it's going to be a hit."
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OneRepublic Debut 'Marchin On' Music Video

June 03, 2010 07:57:05 GMT


OneRepublic's live performance scene is highlighted in a newly-premiered music video for their single "Marchin On". The band's members Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown and Eddie Fisher are featured in individual scenes in addition to gathering in one shot.

"Marchin On" is one of the songs appearing in OneRepublic's second studio album "Waking Up" which has been released since November 2009. Produced and written by Ryan, this track is chosen to be the anthem for German team that will compete in 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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First Look: Showtime's Historical Drama 'The Borgias'


June 03, 2010 07:53:38 GMT


The first look into Showtime's "The Borgias" is shared through a behind-the-scene footage. A new series coming from the director of "Interview with the Vampires", Neil Jordan, "Borgias" is a historical drama which is Showtime's resort to replace "The Tudors".

The show will be a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history's most intriguing and infamous dynastic families. The series begins as the family's patriarch Rodrigo, becomes Pope, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.
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LeAnn Rimes Insists She and Eddie Cibrian Are Not Homewreckers


June 03, 2010 07:40:57 GMT


LeAnn Rimes has finally spoken out about the breakdown of her marriage and her subsequent affair with movie co-star Eddie Cibrian, insisting she "doesn't regret the outcome". The singer/actress has remained silent since she was caught kissing Cibrian on camera in 2009, while she was still married to dancer Dean Sheremet.

Rimes and Sheremet filed for divorce shortly afterwards, and Cibrian also split from his wife, Brandi Glanville, so the stars could be together. A year on from the scandal, Rimes admits she regrets the way events unfolded but she's happy to have Cibrian by her side.
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Dr. Dre to Receive Top ASCAP Award

June 03, 2010 07:40:12 GMT


Rap legend Dr. Dre is to be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The hitmaker/producer will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award at the June 25 gala, held to salute songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed songs.

ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams says, "Dre is one of the most important voices in modern music... and he continues to inspire artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques." The event will take place in Los Angeles.
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Michael Bolton Excited to Be a Grandfather

June 03, 2010 07:39:35 GMT


Crooner Michael Bolton is preparing to become a grandfather for the first time - his youngest daughter Taryn is pregnant. The 57-year-old singer can't wait to welcome the new addition to his family, but he admits he still considers his three grown daughters - Taryn, 30, Holly, 32, and Isa, 34 - kids.

He tells People magazine, "It's exciting. But it's also surreal - I still think of them as six, eight and 10. They still get embarrassed by me joking around." Taryn, Holly and Isa are Bolton's children from his 15-year marriage to Maureen McGuire.
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Eagles' Don Henley Wins Copyright Battle Against Politician

June 03, 2010 07:38:36 GMT


Eagles' star Don Henley has won a major legal battle against a California politician who used two of his songs as campaign anthems without the rocker's permission. A state judge has ruled that Republican senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore unlawfully adapted Henley's "All She Wants to Do is Dance" and "The Boys of Summer" for a pair of YouTube campaign videos in 2009.

DeVore famously wrote and recorded altered versions of the track without the rock star's consent. Henley demanded that YouTube bosses remove DeVore's "Boys of Summer" revamp, "Hope of November", and when they did, the politician posted another video online, "All She Wants To Do Is Tax".
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Jerry Seinfeld to Make Debut as Stage Director

June 03, 2010 07:37:41 GMT


Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld is making his off-Broadway debut as the director of a new one-man comedy show. The "Seinfeld" star is taking charge of Colin Quinn's "Long Story Short", which will run at New York's Bleecker Street Theater for eight weeks from June 19.

The 56-year-old comic previously starred in his own solo stage gig, "Jerry Seinfeld: Live On Broadway", in 1998.
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Actress Q'orianka Kilcher Arrested for Staging a Protest


June 03, 2010 07:37:00 GMT


The actress who portrayed Native American legend Pocahontas in Colin Farrell's 2005 film "The New World" has been arrested in Washington, D.C. for staging a protest outside the White House. Q'orianka Kilcher, 20, chained herself to the White House perimeter fence on Tuesday, June 1 to protest a state visit by Peru's President Alan Garcia, who has announced plans to sell large areas of indigenous land to oil companies and other foreign investors.

Kilcher's father is a Peruvian Indian. Reports suggest the actress' mother was also involved in the protest; she covered her daughter in black paint.
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Jonas Brothers and More Featured in Disney's New Friends for Change


June 03, 2010 07:24:13 GMT


Disney has posted a special footage for their Friends for Change project. In the more-than-2-minute clip, lots of Disney stars urge fans to take action and change their habit in order make the world a better place. Ideas on what they could do include recycling, using electricity wisely and volunteering for community.

The special footage features Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Dylan Sprouse and other young Disney stars. The main purpose of the clip is inviting fans to be friends for planet.
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Official Cover Art of Kanye West's 'Power'


June 03, 2010 07:16:58 GMT


An artwork featured as the cover art of Kanye West's new single "Power" has been posted on the rapper's official blog. The image is created by contemporary visual artist, George Condo, and features an illustrated headshot of Kanye with his mouth and eyes widely opened.

With the artwork, Kanye apparently wants to show the world that he is back and ready to attack whoever is trying to mess with him. This furthermore emphasizes messages he delivers through the song lyrics which has him slamming "Saturday Night Live" cast for spoofing him after his infamous stage crash at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
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Adam Lambert to Play Safe in Tour but Still Offer Tasteful Performances


June 03, 2010 06:43:55 GMT


One day before kicking off his Glam Nation tour on June 4 in Wilkes-Barre, Adam Lambert met the press to divulge what he has planned for the traveling show. In an interview with Billboard, he is convinced that those coming to his gig will definitely "be comfortable."

"That was kind of an artistic experiment, the AMAs. I learned a lot from it. I learned what my limitations are," he explained further. "I learned what my audience wants to see. The [Glam Nation] concert definitely is sexy, but I feel if anyone thought [the AMA performance] was not tasteful, this is tasteful."
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ABC Not Saving 'Adventures of Old Christine' Either

June 03, 2010 06:41:55 GMT


ABC is skipping "The New Adventures of Old Christine". The network which has previously rejected the chance to pick up "Ghost Whisperer" after CBS canceled it last month, has laid the same verdict to the sitcom starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

ABC previously had a deal in place for the last two years to pick "Christine" but the network did not make the same deal this year, reportedly because it has possessed stable sitcoms such "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town". It is also reportedly prompted by "Christine" performance on Wednesday nights that didn't crack high rating for CBS.
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Kevin Costner Welcomes His Seventh Baby


June 03, 2010 06:21:05 GMT


Kevin Costner is officially a dad again. On Wednesday, June 2 in Los Angeles, the "Waterworld" star welcomed his third child with wife Christine Baumgartner. The baby daughter is named Grace Avery Costner.

"Both mother and daughter are doing well," Kevin's rep said in a statement. Newborn Grace arrived at 5:46 P.M., weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long.
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'The A-Team' Unleashes Four New Clips

June 03, 2010 06:17:15 GMT


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The 20th Century Fox has generously shared the scenes from "The A-Team" by debuting some new clips. Making their way out via Yahoo! Movies, three of the videos give a look at never-before-seen footage.

One of them sees The A-Team in their mission to steal a businessman, while another clip follows Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Quinton Jackson who meet Sharlto Copley. The other clip debuted by Yahoo! Movies, meanwhile, gives preview to a part when Jessica Biel talks about her fondest memory with Cooper.
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'Glee Volume 3' Soundtrack Holds No. 1 on Albums Chart

June 03, 2010 06:01:55 GMT


This week, Billboard Hot 200 is quite sleepy as there is only one new entry, Stone Temple Pilots' self-titled album, which is able to crack the Top 10 by bowing at the second place with 62,000 copies. Standing in the band's way to take the top spot is last week's champ "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers" which stays at No. 1 with 63,000 units.

This becomes the "Glee" soundtrack's second consecutive week on the top position. But, "Glee" will unlikely hold their position next week as Jack Johnson's newly-released effort "To the Sea" is predicted to knock them off the hot spot with around 250,000 copies sold by week's end on June 6.
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Mariah Carey Reportedly Expecting Twins


June 03, 2010 05:47:18 GMT


Pregnancy rumor still sticks to Mariah Carey and now the 40-year-old singer/actress is reportedly not about to add one addition to her family but two. "Mariah is gushing that she's going to have twins," a source told National Enquirer.

"Mariah and Nick both want a big family," the source further said. "Mariah told her handlers that she's taking an unofficial family time break, and she's keeping her work load light for the rest of the year."
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Dizzee Rascal Wants Marilyn Manson to Make Him Dark

June 03, 2010 04:58:14 GMT


British rapper Dizzee Rascal wants to explore his dark side - by teaming up for a collaboration with goth rocker Marilyn Manson. The "Bonkers" hitmaker is a fan of Manson, real name Brian Warner, and is impressed with his controversial stage presence.

Now Rascal is keen to follow in the footsteps of hip-hop star DMX, who worked with the "Antichrist Superstar" hitmaker on his 1998 song "The Omen". Rascal says, "I know he's worked with other hip-hop artists such as DMX, but I'd want it to be bigger than that. I've always been a fan... he's got the whole visual thing locked-on, alongside the music. I've got a dark side - I'd want to explore it with him in a major, major way."
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Liza Minnelli Rejects 'Celebrity Rehab' Offer

June 03, 2010 04:53:16 GMT


Liza Minnelli has rejected a six-figure deal to appear on U.S. reality show "Celebrity Rehab". The TV program, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was shelved earlier this week after producers failed to sign up enough big names for the upcoming season of the show.

Now, a day after Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down $1 million to appear on the show, TMZ.com reports Minnelli has been approached to lead the line-up after allegedly seeking help for alcohol addiction in 2004.
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A Clip From 'Glee' Season 1 Finale

June 03, 2010 04:48:42 GMT


A two minute sneak peek to the first season finale of "Glee" has been offered. The clip gives away the scene where Rachel and Finn belt out a duet on Journey's "Faithfully" as the opening of their Regionals performance. At the end of the ballad, the two are joined by the rest of the glee club to do a medley of other Journey songs.

The confirmed songs on the June 8 episode are "Any Way You Want It", "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' ", and fan favorite "Don't Stop Believing" which will all be sung during the competition against Vocal Adrenaline. Meanwhile, the rival club will sing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and before the competition, Puck and Will team up on "Over the Rainbow".
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'Eclipse' Soundtrack Album Available for Stream in Its Entirety


June 03, 2010 04:42:32 GMT


Days before the compilation of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" theme songs is up for purchase, all tracks in the album have been available for full stream. From Florence and the Machine's "Heavy in Your Arms" to The Dead Weather's "Rolling in on a Burning Tire", they all can be heard for free on the official movie soundtrack site.

The soundtrack compilation is going to hit the market across the United States on June 8. Led by Muse's "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)", it also includes songs from Vampire Weekend, Beck, Bat for Lashes, Metric, The Black Keys and Cee-Lo.
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Struck by Agonizing Illness, Cher Canceled Concert

June 03, 2010 04:33:49 GMT


Pop superstar Cher was forced to scrap a recent concert in Las Vegas just moments before she was due onstage after she was struck down with an agonizing stomach bug. The "Believe" hitmaker is in the middle of a three-year residency at Sin City's Caesars Palace, which began in 2008 and will see her perform a total of 200 dates.

But the singer, 64, had to bow out of a show on May 22 when a mystery virus left her doubled over in pain as she was preparing for the gig. A source tells the National Enquirer, "One minute she seemed fine, and she was getting her hair and make-up done in the dressing room. Then, about 20 minutes before the 7.30pm show, she was in so much pain she couldn't stand up. She fell back into her chair clutching her stomach."
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David Archuleta Posts Video Promo for New Book 'Chords of Strength'


June 03, 2010 04:29:48 GMT


David Archuleta has posted a video on Wednesday, June 2, promoting his new book "Chords of Strength", which hit U.S. shelves on Tuesday, June 1. In the more-than-4-minute clip, David shares about how excited he is having his book out in stores and attending his first book signing ever, on June 1 at Ridgewood, New Jersey.

In the video, the runner-up on the seventh season of "American Idol" also sends good wishes to fellow "Idol" contestants, season 9 winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox. David says, "It'll be great to see what they both do, hopefully I'll be able to catch one of the 'Idol' shows this year."
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Miley Cyrus Wants a Lead Role in 'Sex and the City' Prequel


June 03, 2010 04:28:19 GMT


Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" has been a signature role of Sarah Jessica Parker since she played it in the TV series. However, a younger actress could be seen playing the character as Miley Cyrus has offered herself to tackle the character should "Sex and the City" prequel is made.

Idea of Miley playing Carrie during her high school years was first suggested by "Sex and the City" creator Candace Bushnell few years ago. The author claimed the 17-year-old actress/singer will be appropriate to portray the columnist in a movie based on her latest book "The Carrie Diaries".
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Courteney Cox Says 'Luck' Plays Huge Role in Her Career

June 03, 2010 04:27:43 GMT


Actress Courteney Cox picked up a top honor for her TV work at the Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday, June 1 night. The star's best pal and former Friends colleague Jennifer Aniston was on hand to present Cox with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television at the Los Angeles ceremony.

In her acceptance speech, Cox credited good luck for her career successes. She told the audience, "So many good things have happened in my career when I least expected them to. Who knew that a Bruce Springsteen video would lead to a role on 'Family Ties' and that to the sleeper hit 'Ace Ventura', which probably helped land me the role on 'Friends'?"
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Fran Drescher's Ex-Husband Is Gay

June 03, 2010 04:23:11 GMT


Actress Fran Drescher has dropped a bombshell on Hollywood - her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson was gay. The beloved U.S. TV star split from Jacobson in 1999 but the couple has remained close and in 2008 co-hosted a now famous party to promote same-sex marriage in California.

Drescher now admits she is more than just a supporter of gay rights - she was married to a homosexual. She tells In Touch magazine that she never knew her ex was gay during their 20-year marriage, but he 'came out' to her after they divorced.
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Miley Cyrus Refuses to Accept Surprise Birthday Presents

June 03, 2010 04:20:06 GMT


Miley Cyrus refuses to accept surprise birthday presents from her pals - because she only likes gifts she has chosen herself. The "Hannah Montana" star is so set on crafting her own style, she hates friends choosing clothes or jewelery for her.

So each year she heads out on a shopping trip with her pals and points out what gifts to buy for her birthday - to avoid the embarrassment of asking for receipts so she can exchange them.
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KISS Open Audition for Opening Act


June 03, 2010 04:19:25 GMT


Veteran rockers KISS are giving unsigned bands the chance to join their upcoming North American tour - the band is offering up support slots as part of a new competition. The "Crazy Crazy Nights" hitmakers have teamed up with instrument retailer Guitar Center to launch a contest which will give aspiring artists a place opening for the band when The Hottest Show On Earth tour hits the U.S. in July.

Bands are invited to register via Gconstage.com and the best 22 groups will be picked by Kiss to join them on the road. The rockers announced the news in a video statement: "We are giving bands across the country the mind-blowing chance to open for one of the greatest rock groups on the planet when Kiss comes to their town."
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Emma Roberts Brands Idea to Change Her Last Name 'Ridiculous'

June 03, 2010 04:18:12 GMT


Julia Roberts' actress niece Emma Roberts refused to change her last name in a bid to distance herself from her famous aunt, because she thought the idea was "ridiculous". The 19 year old, who appeared alongside the "Pretty Woman" star in "Valentine's Day" earlier this year, is unhappy when critics compare her to Julia and assume she broke into movies because of her family links.

But Emma was against altering her name at the beginning of her career, because she knew everyone would soon find out she is related to the famous actress. She says, "I think that's a little ridiculous because people will find out anyway and then you look like you're trying too hard to be different."
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Patrick Stewart Receives Knighthood From the Queen

June 03, 2010 04:16:52 GMT


"Star Trek" icon Sir Patrick Stewart dedicated his knighthood to his childhood school teacher after receiving the prestigious honor from British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. The Hollywood veteran attended a special ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, June 2 when he officially became a 'Sir'.

And the 69 year old insists he owes "literally everything" to his secondary school mentor Cecil Dormand, who encouraged him to pursue a career in acting. He says, "Although many people in my life and career have had a great influence on me, without this one man, none of it would have happened."
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Katherine Heigl Plans to Adopt Child From Haiti

June 03, 2010 04:15:17 GMT


Katherine Heigl is planning to expand her family with another child - she's hoping to adopt a baby from earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The "Knocked Up" star became a first-time mother last September 2009, when she and her husband Josh Kelly adopted daughter Naleigh from Korea.

Heigl admits she's so happy with her role as a new mum, she wants to bring another child into the family - and she's considering heading to Haiti to help the youngsters who lost their parents in January's devastating tremor.
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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner Snub 'Eclipse' Premiere


June 03, 2010 04:13:27 GMT


Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are set to disappoint British "Twilight" fans - they're snubbing the U.K. premiere of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". The third movie in the vampire franchise is set to launch in London on July 1, with stars including Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed confirmed to attend the event.

But lead actors Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner won't be flying to Britain to promote the movie - Pattinson is currently shooting new film "Water for Elephants" in Los Angeles, but no reason has been given for the absence of his co-stars.
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Robert Pattinson to Appear on 'Jay Leno'

June 03, 2010 04:05:58 GMT


The "Twilight" team has picked "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to promote the third installment of the movie series, "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". It has come to knowledge that Robert Pattinson is scheduled to have a talk with Jay Leno on June 15, two weeks away from the film's release in the U.S.

Leno has not confirmed the appearance but a source did to Gossip Cop. It is still unclear whether Pattinson would be solo or accompanied by his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. But these two have done their part in supporting the movie by attending a meet and greet in Sydney, Australia earlier this week.
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Director Says 'Hairspray 2' Is Not Happening


June 03, 2010 03:50:36 GMT


There won't be another "Hairspray" film. After many talks about the follow-up which is entitled "Hairspray 2: White Lipstick", director Adam Shankman has told the UK Press that the project is officially dead.

"I'm going to kill that rumor now, that got killed," he stated in an interview while he was in Hollywood. Shankman who also served as choreographer for the first movie apparently is not too much disappointed though the sequel is axed as he stated, "It's OK. I was so happy with the first one, let's leave well enough alone. It's all good."
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Lady GaGa Afraid of Becoming a Mum


June 03, 2010 03:46:15 GMT


Lady GaGa is "terrified" of becoming a mother - because she fears having children will "ruin" her "creativity". The "Poker Face" star, who is currently single, admits she does want to settle down with a man and start a family one day, but she's adamant her personal life will always come second to her career.

And GaGa admits she's secretly scared that if she does decide to have a baby, it will ruin her ability to write songs and perform. She tells U.S. talk show host Larry King, "Yes, some day (I want to have children). Although my womb is not yet beckoning for a child. I'm very far away from that day. I'm also terrified it will ruin my creativity."
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Miley Cyrus Defends Her Raunchy New Image


June 03, 2010 03:44:59 GMT


Miley Cyrus has blasted critics of her raunchy new image, insisting "everyone" makes mistakes. The 17 year old has attracted a string of negative comments in recent weeks after video footage of her dirty dancing with a 44-year-old movie producer in a bar surfaced online.

She then stunned fans at a gig in Portugal at the weekend by performing in a revealing, skin-tight leotard, stroking her thighs and cavorting with male dancers. But the "Hannah Montana" star has now spoken out to defend her actions, insisting everyone makes embarrassing errors when they are young.
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Kristin Davis Denies Rumor She Demands Bigger Role in 'SATC 3'


June 03, 2010 03:43:27 GMT


A publicist for Kristin Davis has dismissed rumors the actress has refused to sign on to a third "Sex and the City" movie until she is guaranteed more screen time. British tabloid reports suggested the brunette was left fuming because she didn't have as many scenes as Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall in the second cinema outing of the hit TV series.

An article published in The News of the World claimed Davis had met with producers and insisted she would not sign up to a new project until they promised her a larger share of the storyline. But a rep for the actress has shrugged off the report, telling GossipCop.com, "This is absurd."
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Cancels Broadway Show Due to Illness

June 03, 2010 03:40:46 GMT


Catherine Zeta-Jones canceled another performance in her Broadway show "A Little Night Music" this weekend as she struggles to shake off a virus. The Welsh actress pulled out of several shows over the last few weeks after falling sick, returning to the stage late last month.

But the Chicago star proved she is still not in full health after scrapping plans to appear in a matinee performance on Sunday, May 30. Zeta-Jones was also due to sing at a charity fundraiser for the Actors' Fund later that night, but her appearance at the event was also canceled.
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Lindsay Lohan Drinks Milkshakes to Soothe Pain After Tooth Surgery

June 03, 2010 03:39:06 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is in agony following her wisdom teeth operation - and she's sipping ice-cold milkshakes to soothe the pain. The "Mean Girls" actress visited a clinic in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 1 for surgery to remove her adult molars, and is recovering at home after the procedure.

She was so desperate to cool down her inflamed gums, she turned to her favorite drinks store, Millions of Milkshakes in Hollywood, for help - and staff were happy to deliver trays of ice-cold treats to her door. Taking to her Twitter.com page, Lohan writes, "My teeth hurt so much!... It's so strange, because there are like 2 holes in my mouth yuck! They were like, massive teeth!!!... Thank you to everyone @MILKSHAKES247 for bringing me all of my shakes today for me and my friends as well! It helped sooty (soothe) my teeth."
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Kirsten Dunst Says She Doesn't Smoke Pot During Court Appearance

June 03, 2010 03:37:19 GMT


Kirsten Dunst has told a court in New York she doesn't "smoke pot" after the trial of a man accused of stealing her bag revealed marijuana was found in her assistant's purse. James Jimenez is facing charges of felony burglary after allegedly snatching the "Spider-Man" star's handbag from her suite at the SoHo Grand Hotel in Manhattan in 2007. The 35 year old is also accused of taking a purse belonging to Dunst's assistant, Liat Baruch.

A stash of marijuana was found in Baruch's bag, and Jimenez's defense attorney claimed his client was granted access to the suite along with an alleged drug dealer who was invited there - an allegation which was denied by the actress' rep. The issue was raised again when Dunst took the stand to testify on Tuesday, June 1, and when asked if she smokes marijuana, she replied, "No I don't". But Dunst admitted she was aware of her assistant's habit, adding, "I know she smoked pot", according to the New York Daily News.
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Gary Coleman's 'Wife' Lied About Marital Status to Hospital Staff


June 03, 2010 03:35:19 GMT


A lawyer for Gary Coleman, Randy Kester, has confirmed that the late "Diff'rent Strokes" actor and Shannon Price were divorced during the time of his death. In fact, he and Shannon split two years ago.

"I can confirm they've been divorced since August 12, 2008," Randy, who handled the divorce, told People. "At the time of Gary's death, they were not married. I have no knowledge if they were ever remarried."
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Julia Roberts Urged to Get a Man in New 'Eat, Pray, Love' International Trailer

June 03, 2010 03:20:25 GMT


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A new international trailer for "Eat, Pray, Love" has been made available for viewing pleasure. Though it mostly contains scenes which have been included in the previously released trailers, the new one has some fresh footage which can be seen towards the end of it. It gives preview to Julia Roberts who gets advice to find a man and meets Javier Bardem while in Bali.

Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert of the same title, "Eat, Pray, Love" follows a happily married woman who realizes her life needs to go in a different direction while trying to get pregnant. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a journey to visit Italy, India and Bali, Indonesia to look for balance of enjoying life, spirituality and love.
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'True Blood Fan Experience' Reveals Spoilers and New Trailer

June 03, 2010 03:16:07 GMT


"True Blood" season 3 premiere is numbered by days, Alan Ball and the main cast appeared before fans to reveal a bit about the new chapter at an event called "True Blood Ultimate Fan Experience". The Q and A session mainly discussed the cast's memorable events shooting the show, but what fans were eager for was the spoiler bits.

Alexander Skarsgard and Ball both talked about the anticipated sexual encounter between Eric and Sookie. "There's something very different about Sookie and he can't quite put his finger on it," Skarsgard said. "That's very intriguing for him. He really wants to pursue that and figure out what she is. She is different."
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Sheryl Crow Debuts Brand New Single 'Summer Day'

June 03, 2010 03:01:19 GMT


Coming out fresh from the oven is Sheryl Crow's material titled "Summer Day". The song is confirmed to serve as the first single of her soon-to-be-released seventh studio album "100 Miles from Memphis".

The effort is scheduled to hit the U.S. market on July 20. The album title makes reference to Sheryl's hometown of Kennett, Missouri and "its proximity to one of music cultures historic hotbeds, Memphis, Tennessee."
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth NOT Splitting


June 03, 2010 02:46:12 GMT


A source close to Miley Cyrus has debunked recent report that the "Hannah Montana" star and her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth have ended their romance. Clearing up the story, the source told Gossip Cop that the two are "still together, they're fine."

The only reason why they are not together, physically, is because Miley is currently in her European tour, promoting her new album "Can't Be Tamed", while Liam has been busy working on his new film "Arabian Nights". In the movie, Liam will star opposite Anthony Hopkins.
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Jennifer Aniston NOT Cast in 'Scream 4'

June 03, 2010 02:43:54 GMT


Don't expect to see Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox's collaboration for big screen project in the near future. In contrary to report which mentions that the "The Bounty Hunter" beauty will play alongside her "Friends" co-star in "Scream 4", representatives for Dimension Films tell Shock Till You Drop the rumor is "Not true!"

Star Magazine was the first which came up with news that Jennifer will join the fourth installment of "Scream" film franchise. According to the publication, the 41-year-old actress will play a woman who is killed off in the opening sequence. The said role reportedly is similar to the one tackled by Drew Barrymore in the first "Scream" film.
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MTV Movie Awards Splashed With Plenty of 'Jersey Shore'

June 03, 2010 02:39:43 GMT


The upcoming MTV Movie Awards may as well be a "Jersey Shore" fiesta beside "Twilight". After it was reported that the event will be a platform to debut a clip from "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" and a number of other summer movies, it is now said that a special content of "Jersey Shore" will lead the broadcast at 8 P.M. ET/PT.

"Jersey Shore Blow-Out at the MTV Movie Awards" is set as a pre-show on the live red carpet. Snooki, Pauly, Jenni, Mike, Angelina, Sammi, Ronnie and Vinny will be on hand to present the world with the first 10 minutes of the second season. Viewers will see never-before-seen footage of the cast as they leave behind the northeast cold and prepare for a drama-filled road trip to Miami, Florida.
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Video Premiere: 3OH!3's 'My First Kiss' Feat. Ke$ha


June 03, 2010 02:35:02 GMT


3OH!3's "My First Kiss" music video which has a cameo from their featured guest Ke$ha was revealed. In match with the song theme, the music video shows off many people, from teacher to soldier and from sailor to rocker, locking lips with their lovers.

3OH!3 previously collaborated with Ke$ha in "Blah Blah Blah". While "Blah Blah" appears in Ke$ha's debut album "Animal", the "First Kiss" is expected to be included in the band's upcoming third studio album "Streets of Gold" which is due in the U.S. on June 29.
 
 
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