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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.