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June 22, 2010

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Mother Posts Video, Thanking Michael Jackson's Devotees for Their Support

June 22, 2010 09:59:04 GMT

Michael Jackson's mother has posted a video on YouTube welcoming the King of Pop's fans to an upcoming celebration of the star's life in Beverly Hills. Katherine Jackson briefly thanks the singer's loyal followers for their support and insists her late son would be "very honored and pleased" his devotees are coming together to commemorate the first anniversary of his death.

She says, "We all love you." The tribute to the King of Pop will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 26.
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AC/DC Win Big at 2010 APRA Awards

June 22, 2010 09:58:06 GMT

Legendary rockers AC/DC won big at the 2010 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards on Monday, June 21 after taking home two of the night's top trophies. The "Highway to Hell" hitmakers were handed the Songwriter of the Year prize, as well as the Most Played Australian Work Overseas honor for their 2008 single "Rock 'N Roll Train".

U.S. rock band The Fray won the award for International Work of the Year for their song "You Found Me", while Aussie duo Empire of the Sun accepted the Dance Work of the Year prize for their hit album "Walking on a Dream".
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Alicia Keys' Unborn Baby Blessed With Zulu Good Fortune

June 22, 2010 09:55:32 GMT

Pregnant singer Alicia Keys' unborn baby has been blessed in a traditional Zulu ceremony during the star's recent trip to South Africa with fiance Swizz Beatz. The 29-year-old beauty is expecting her first child with the producer later this year, and now she has Zulu good fortune on her side.

Tribesmen gave the mum-to-be and her baby traditional African names as she joined hands with her future husband underneath a fig tree, dubbed the "healing tree" by locals. The tribal leaders agreed to bless mother and child as a thank you for the charity work Keys has done in the area, her Keep A Child Alive charity helps fund local organization Bobbi Bear, which aims to save youngsters whose parents have died of AIDS.
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Tori Spelling Hated by 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Pals After Marrying Dean McDermott

June 22, 2010 09:50:21 GMT

Tori Spelling fell out with her "Beverly Hills, 90210" pals after marrying second husband Dean McDermott, insisting her former co-stars now "hate" her. The actress shot to fame with a role in her dad's hit high school TV drama alongside Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Luke Perry and Tiffani Thiessen.

Spelling remained close to the cast after the series went off the air in 2000 and even invited them to be guests at her first wedding to Charlie Shanian in 2004. However, the star lost contact with most of her ex-colleagues after she fell in love with McDermott and subsequently called off her relationship with Shanian.
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Taylor Lautner Regrets Offering to Carry Kristen Stewart for 'Eclipse' Scene

June 22, 2010 09:49:16 GMT

Taylor Lautner was left in agony after volunteering to carry slim actress Kristen Stewart for a "Twilight" film scene because the short sequence took all day to shoot. The actor plays teenage werewolf Jacob Black in the upcoming third installment of the franchise, "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" and Lautner's character shows off his superhuman strength by effortlessly picking up Stewart's Bella Swan.

Producers had attached Stewart to a harness so Lautner would look like he was carrying her, but the young hunk decided to flex his muscles and haul his slim co-star himself to make the scene look convincing. But Lautner quickly regretted his decision.
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Script of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Abandoned in London Cafe

June 22, 2010 09:48:32 GMT

The plot of the fourth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise nearly became public knowledge this week after a copy of the film's script was found in a London cafe. Johnny Depp began shooting "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", his latest big-screen outing as Captain Jack Sparrow, in Hawaii in early June.

But the secrecy surrounding the film's storyline was nearly blown when movie workers accidentally left a copy of the screenplay behind after a breakfast meeting in the British capital, sending Disney studio executives into a panic. However, an embarrassing leak was prevented after a film fan found the 194-page document and handed it in to editors at Britain's The Sun newspaper.
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Miley Cyrus Celebrates 'Can't Be Tamed' Album Release With Live-Stream Party

June 22, 2010 09:46:41 GMT

There is no other better way to celebrate album release than performing live for fans. Miley Cyrus rocks House of Blues in Los Angeles on Monday night, June 21 to mark the arrival of her new album "Can't Be Tamed".

Wearing black outfit, she kicked off the gig with the title track of the effort. She filled the set with hair-tossing act and hip-popping moves. She even re-created the faux lesbian kiss she once performed on "Britain's Got Talent". In one point, she additionally drew her face to her male dancer's, almost kissing him.
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Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester Pictured Filming Running Scene for 'Monte Carlo'

June 22, 2010 09:43:54 GMT

Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester have been snapped teaming up for the production of "Monte Carlo". On Monday, June 21, they were photographed shooting a running scene at Champs de Mars in Paris, France with a background of the famous Eiffel Tower.

Katie Cassidy also joined them during the filming that day. At some point, the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" actress was seen ditching his green high heels and replacing it with sandals. Gomez, in the meantime, opted to wear boots with Meester sporting flip-flops.
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Dannii Minogue Debunks Major Record Deal

June 22, 2010 09:38:44 GMT

Pregnant pop star Dannii Minogue has dismissed reports she is preparing to re-launch her music career with a new dance album after she gives birth later this year. The Australian singer-turned-TV talent show judge, who has not released any new music since 2007, was rumored to have signed a new $1.5 million deal with executives at dance label Ministry of Sound.

Britain's Sunday Mirror reported Minogue was planning to return to the recording studio and launch a new single by the end of the year - just months after she becomes a first-time mum. The report also suggested Minogue's chart comeback would be documented in her new reality TV show on U.K. network ITV2.
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Michael Jackson's Chimp Traced Back for Documentary

June 22, 2010 09:35:55 GMT

Michael Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson has come face to face with the late King of Pop's pet chimpanzee Bubbles for a new documentary. The TV special, "Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story", which will air on the Animal Planet network in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 22, chronicles what has become of the chimp in the past 20 years since Jackson had to give up his ape pal.

The pop superstar had to part with the primate when Bubbles reached adolescence. In one film segment, La Toya visits Bubbles at his current home, and holds back tears as she says, "I think you remember me, don't you."
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Vanessa Hudgens Never Turned Down Role for 'Buffy' Movie

June 22, 2010 09:12:11 GMT

Vanessa Hudgens never turned down an offer to star in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Despite rumor that she refused the job, a representative for the star has denied it and told Gossip Cop, "[Hudgens] was never approached about this project."

Previously, Hollyscoop reported that Hudgens was offered to portray a fresh character in the upcoming movie adaptation of the TV series with the same title. "She felt that with 'Twilight' still so massive, 'Buffy' would not be the best option right now," a source additionally claimed.
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'Jersey Shore' Star DJ Pauly D Caught in Sex Tape Scandal

June 22, 2010 09:04:11 GMT

"Jersey Shore" star DJ Pauly D has become the latest celeb who is caught in sex tape scandal. BumpShack recently reported that Pauly D has a collection of sex tapes which he filmed himself, showing him doing a few different X-rated romps with his Canadian model ex-girlfriend.

"It is being revealed that they filmed a few sex videos while together," a source revealed as quoted by the site. "Our insiders say the girl in question has no intent on selling the recordings.. But we all know eventually they will come out!!"
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Cyndi Lauper Brewing New Reality Show

June 22, 2010 09:03:19 GMT

Pop star Cyndi Lauper is inviting cameras into her New York home to document her family life for a new reality TV show. The "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" hitmaker has teamed up with acclaimed "Survivor" producer Mark Burnett for the untitled new project.

Lauper will appear alongside her husband of 19 years, actor David Thornton, and their 12-year-old son Declyn in what the star describes as "the comedy of our lives", reports the New York Daily News.
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Eminem Recounts Near-Death Experience

June 22, 2010 08:58:50 GMT

Eminem scared himself off drugs when he relapsed a month after suffering a near-fatal overdose. In an exclusive new interview with U.S. news show Access Hollywood, the "Without Me" rapper admits at one point he was popping so many pills, he lost track of how many he was taking. He says, "My tolerance got so high."

But he hit his "personal bottom" at the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008. He explains, "I had overdosed in 2007, like, right around Christmas in 2007... I pretty much almost died. I pulled through and went home and relapsed less than a month later and I literally shot back up to the amount of pills I was taking, shot right back up to where I overdosed... I scared myself, like, 'Yo... I need help. Like, I can't beat this on my own'."
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Fat Joe Investigated for Sexual Assault

June 22, 2010 08:50:23 GMT

Rapper Fat Joe has been questioned by police in Madison, Wisconsin following allegations he and his entourage were involved in a sexual assault on Sunday, June 20. A 33-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, filed a police complaint in the early hours of Monday, claiming she had been traveling with the hip-hop star and his crew in their limo as they headed to a hotel following a gig in the city.

The female claims the ride soon turned into a nightmare for her, accusing the "Lean Back" hitmaker, real name Joseph Cartagena, and his friends of "inappropriate touching". The police report reads, "Shortly after the concert had concluded... (the woman) found herself inside of a Cadillac Limousine with Joseph Cartagena and other male subjects all with the destination of a hotel located on Madison's west side."
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The-Dream Deletes His Twitter After Flooded With Angry Tweets From Ciara's Fans

June 22, 2010 08:50:08 GMT

The-Dream has run off his Twitter page, following the footsteps of Emma Roberts. While the niece of Julia Roberts was scared of Robert Pattinson's die-hard fans, the 28 year-old rapper/producer decided to remove his page reportedly after he was showered with angry tweets from Ciara's devotees.

The-Dream upset Ciara's fans following his comment on Parlour magazine which mentioned that Ciara's upcoming album "Basic Instinct" will be her last shot at pop stardom. "I think so. You only get so many times to, and I won't say fail, but not achieve," he said in the interview.
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Lindsay Lohan to Pose Naked With SCRAM

June 22, 2010 08:37:08 GMT

Lindsay Lohan is to pose naked wearing only her alcohol-monitoring bracelet for a scandalous new photo shoot. The 23-year-old "Mean Girls" star will bare all for to promote her 6126 line of handbags, according to Lamag.com.

Insiders report Lohan has agreed to strip off and roll around on a bed for the shoot, which will take place in Los Angeles next month. Police have reportedly been asked if the SCRAM device fixed to the actress' leg can be removed for the shoot. If not, the star will wear it.
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Paul Gray of Slipknot Died of Morphine Overdose

June 22, 2010 08:29:16 GMT

Slipknot star Paul Gray died from an accidental overdose of morphine, according to newly-released toxicology and final autopsy reports. The rocker, 38, was found dead in a suburban Des Moines, Iowa hotel on May 24.

Officials at the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office also noted the presence of significant heart disease in their report as well as the drug fentanyl, a potent synthetic morphine substitute. Thus the medical examiner can also rule out foul play in the death.
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Lady GaGa Hit Yankee Stadium in Her Underwear

June 22, 2010 08:28:40 GMT

Lady GaGa was surely no lady during a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets on Friday, June 18. Instead of dressing appropriately for her favorite team, the 24-year-old sensational singer sported a half-buttoned Yankees shirt covering her black lacy lingerie.

A source close to the team told Radar Online that GaGa was barely dressed when she turned up for the game. The Yankees' insider revealed, "She showed up in a bra, panties and fishnets. We supplied her with a Mariano Rivera jersey to wear so she could sit outside of the suite."
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'The Green Hornet' Debuts First Full Trailer and Photos

June 22, 2010 08:16:19 GMT

The first full-length trailer for "The Green Hornet" has been made available for viewing pleasure. It sees Seth Rogen as a rich man named Britt Reid who spends his life partying and hooking up with girls. After his father dies mysteriously, he meets Jay Chou's Kato who has enormous resource of weapons.

Realizing that he has not done anything good in his life, Reid who inherits his father's empire of Los Angeles' largest newspaper decides to play hero to save his city. He and Kato then pose as villains in order to get close with the real bad guys. With the help of Britt's new secretary Lenore Case, played by Cameron Diaz, they learn that the chief criminal in the city is Christoph Waltz's Benjamin Chudnofsky.
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Creepy Guy and Unknown Guy Axed From 'Bachelorette'

June 22, 2010 08:00:28 GMT

The competition within "The Bachelorette" is getting tighter with seven men remaining. Ali Fedotowsky had sent home two more people this week, dismissing Kasey Kahl and Craig N. from her list of potential man to marry.

Ali and the nine men headed for Iceland where the dating sessions were divided into three, a solo, a group and a two-to-one. Kirk was lucky to be picked as a one-on-one date for Ali. They went to a clothing store and kissed each other all the way. Kirk got a rose at the end of the date.
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Video Premiere: The Roots' 'Dear God 2.0'

June 22, 2010 07:57:28 GMT

The Roots debut a music video in support of their latest single "Dear God 2.0". Black Thought portrays a hard-working cab driver in the Big Apple. After a long-hour work, he is forced to go home empty-handed as a thief pulls a small hand gun on him and asks for his money.

"Dear God 2.0" is a revamped version of Monsters of Folk's song "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)". It is confirmed to be included in The Roots' upcoming ninth studio album "How I Got Over". The music video for this track is directed by Jason Goldwatch.
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Daniel Radcliffe Thinks Justin Bieber Is 'a Woman Singing'

June 22, 2010 07:49:30 GMT

Though Justin Bieber has thousands of devotees around the world and becomes one of the pop sensations, "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe admitted he knew little about him. Not that Radcliffe didn't know Bieber is a singer but he at first thought Bieber was a woman.

During a recent interview with MTV News, Radcliffe said, "I only heard Justin Bieber for the first time two weeks ago. I genuinely thought it was a woman singing." He continued, "I'd never heard it before. Is it big in England yet? I'm so out of the loop when it comes to pop culture that I kind of don't even try anymore." Meanwhile, Bieber has not yet responded on his comment.
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Randy Jackson Disappointed by Conrad Murray's License Ruling

June 22, 2010 07:36:04 GMT

Michael Jackson's brother Randy is confident justice will prevail in the ongoing legal case against Dr. Conrad Murray, despite expressing his disappointment at a recent court ruling allowing the physician to keep his medical license. Murray, who stands accused of administering the powerful anesthetic Propofol which led to Jackson's death, has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, but California authorities wanted to ban the doctor from treating patients as part of his bail conditions until the case was fully resolved.

Judge Michael Pastor allowed Murray to keep his license, but admitted his decision only came about because he did not have the jurisdiction to issue a suspension. Members of the late superstar's family, including Michael's parents Katherine and Joe, were present for the hearing, and although Randy Jackson is angry at the latest outcome, he insists he still has faith in the U.S. justice system.
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The Game Laughs Off Death Reports

June 22, 2010 07:35:35 GMT

Rapper The Game has assured fans he's alive and well following sick reports he was gunned down at the weekend in a comical tweet from beyond the grave. The "Dreams" hitmaker, real name Jayceon Taylor, was alleged to have been fatally shot in the head at Los Angeles' Beverly Center shopping mall on Sunday night, June 20.

But The Game has reached out to fans via his Twitter to prove he's well. In a series of tweets posted on Monday morning, June 21, the star reveals he's living and breathing in Sacramento, California.
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Cameron Diaz Got Alcohol Poisoning for Keeping Up With Hospitable Australians

June 22, 2010 07:35:12 GMT

Cameron Diaz always paces herself when partying with Aussies after one heavy night out left her with alcohol poisoning. The actress has always boasted a great tolerance for booze but she learned Americans should never try to keep up with their cousins from Down Under.

She says, "I was 19 and in Australia for the first time doing a commercial. I didn't know that Australians are actually superhuman and don't have livers. I was out one harmless, wonderfully fun day with a group of hospitable Australians who were showing me Sydney. I was keeping up with them drinking, and they got pretty s**t-faced, but I got alcohol poisoning."
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'True Blood' Sex Scene Axed Because of Technical Problem

June 22, 2010 05:57:15 GMT

A graphic oral sex scene in cult vampire TV drama "True Blood" had to be axed because cameras couldn't get close enough to the action. Show regular Stephen Moyer reveals he and real-life lover Anna Paquin were game to get the vampire/human sex session on film, but it technically wasn't possible.

He explains, "My character would have had his head between Anna's character's legs. It was scrapped because of technical difficulty getting the shot with the number of camera set ups they had planned - as opposed to because it was too graphic."
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Taylor Swift Goes Retro During Beach Time

June 22, 2010 05:54:43 GMT

Taylor Swift has taken her time off in the Bahamas by relaxing on the beach at Atlantis and flaunting her bikini body on Saturday, June 19. The "Love Story" singer, who performed at the Atlantis resort later that night, showed some skins but not too much.

During her beach time, Swift pranced about on the sandy shoreline in a high-waisted retro polka dot bikini along with over-sized sunglasses. With the choice of the swimsuit, the 20-year-old beauty looked more like a 50's pin-up girl rather than a sexy starlet.
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Judge Urges Police to Reinvestigate Anna Nicole Smith's Death

June 22, 2010 05:52:11 GMT

The retired judge who oversaw the Anna Nicole Smith burial trial is urging police to reopen investigations into the star's death, calling the tragedy grounds for "a potential murder case". Former Fort Lauderdale, Florida judge Larry Seidlin has revealed he isn't satisfied with the Seminole Indian Police Department's investigation of Smith's February 2007 death, which was ruled an accidental overdose.

In a new book, titled "The Killing of Anna Nicole Smith", he claims the former Playboy model died under "highly unusual circumstances"; and he believes someone is guilty of manslaughter. Seidlin does not say who he believes should be considered a suspect, but he is highly critical of enablers of Smith's drug use, writing, "I think enablers should be punished. How about keeping her off drugs while she was alive?"
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Audrina Patridge Stalker Enters No Contest Plea

June 22, 2010 05:51:36 GMT

A man arrested outside "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge's Los Angeles home has pleaded no contest to a stalking charge and will undergo psychiatric evaluation. Zachary Loring entered the plea in a Los Angeles court on Monday, June 21.

He will undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation before he's sentenced on September 20. He faces up to two years in a state prison if experts find him to be competent.
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Lady GaGa to Announce Title of New Album on New Year's Eve

June 22, 2010 04:54:04 GMT

Mark your calendar Little Monsters as Lady GaGa has revealed when she will be announcing title of her next studio installment. In an interview with Rolling Stone for the magazine's new issue, the dance queen said she is going to unveil it on the New Year's Eve.

"I think I'm gonna get the album title tattooed on me and put out the photo," she stated. "I've been working on it for months now, and I feel very strongly that it's finished right now. It came so quickly. Some artists take years; I don't. I write music every day."
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A.J. Cook May Be Back to 'Criminal Minds'

June 22, 2010 04:39:18 GMT

CBS is still firm with its decision to cut off A.J. Cook from "Criminal Minds", but the network reportedly is considering a proposal. The actress who portrays Jennifer Jareau aka JJ may be back in the Fall season but only for an episode and as a guest star.

Fans of the actress and the character have been mulling a massive campaign to bring her back to the show. They set up an online petition which has reached 36,000 as of Monday, June 21 night. They want the network to leave it the way it used to, JJ intact and Paget Brewster's Emily Prentiss' appearance not reduced. These devotees also sent lipsticks and file folders to CBS' offices.
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Creator Says NO 'Glee' Movie 'in the Foreseeable Future'

June 22, 2010 04:35:22 GMT

Glee club will not head to big screen anytime soon. Following report which mentions that "Glee" will be made into films, the show creator Ryan Murphy has debunked it. "There will be no 'Glee' movie in the foreseeable future," he tells Entertainment Weekly, before adding "Despite overtures, I and the studio (Fox) have decided we want to put our energy into the second season with no distractions for the cast."

Words that "Glee" could hit cinemas were first run by Hollywood Life which claimed 20th Century Fox Television has the option to get the cast of the musical comedy series to be involved in up to three movies based on the show. The site additionally highlighted a point in the contract signed by the stars such as Dianna Agron and Mark Salling which mentions, "[The actor] hereby grants Fox three exclusive, irrevocable options to engage [the actor] in up to, respectively, three feature length motion pictures."
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Perez Hilton Links Miley Cyrus' Racy Photo, Again

June 22, 2010 04:35:15 GMT

Blogger Perez Hilton surely loves controversy. After on June 13 he posted a photo of Miley Cyrus having her private part accidentally shown but later called it "fake", the celebrity blogger has done it again. On Monday June 21, he wrote on his Twitter page, "Oh, #Miley! Warning: If you're easily offended, do NOT click here."

Along with the post, Perez linked a picture of Miley experiencing what looks to be a very unflattering leotard crotch malfunction during her "Can't Be Tamed" performance at 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards. The photo of a scantily clad Miley might land Perez in trouble, while the shot has already circulated around the internet.
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Ozzy Osbourne Gives Sharon Permission to Pull the Plug If He Falls Into Coma

June 22, 2010 04:21:26 GMT

Ozzy Osbourne has instructed his wife Sharon Osbourne to "pull the plug" on him if he ever falls into a coma - because he wouldn't want to live in a vegetative state. The former Black Sabbath rocker has called his survival into his 60s a "medical miracle" after years of hard partying and a near-fatal quad bike accident in 2003.

But the 61 year old admits he would want his partner to turn off his life support system if he ever suffered extreme brain damage and could no longer care for himself. In his health column for Britain's Sunday Times magazine, he writes, "I've always told Sharon, 'If I become one of my vegetables (sic), you have my permission to pull the plug.' People say that's going against God, but being a doctor is going against God, isn't it? If you've got a headache, it ain't God who reaches down and gives you the aspirin."
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P. Diddy Wants to Motivate and Empower Fans With 'Positive' Blog

June 22, 2010 04:20:49 GMT

Sean "Diddy" Combs has launched a "positive" new blog which only publishes good news - after growing disillusioned with all the gossip and scandal he reads online. The "I'll Be Missing You" rapper has set up a new website, DiddyBlog.com, where fans can long on to read motivational and uplifting stories - and he's put a strict ban on any controversial content.

P. Diddy explains, "The blog is an all-100 per cent positive, thousand, zillion per cent positive blog. It's about inspiring you, motivating you, empowering your dreams, empowering you. It's not about any news about who's dating who, who's not doing good, who got exposed today. Go to the other sites for that. It's just about motivation and inspiration and love."
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Stereophonics Members, Friends and Fans Attend Stuart Cable's Funeral

June 22, 2010 04:20:18 GMT

Hundreds of fans flocked to a small town in Wales on Monday, June 21 to pay their respects to late Stereophonics rocker Stuart Cable ahead of his funeral. The drummer was found dead at his home in Llwydcoed, Wales on June 7, just weeks after celebrating his 40th birthday. His cause of death is still unknown.

Cable's family and friends, including his former Stereophonics bandmates, attended a memorial service for the musician in his hometown of Aberdare, south Wales on Monday afternoon. Crowds of fans lined the route of the funeral procession to pay their last respects to the late star and police closed roads around the area as the horse-drawn carriage made its way to the local church for the private service.
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Radiohead Overturn Decision Not to Make New Album

June 22, 2010 04:20:02 GMT

British rockers Radiohead have backtracked over their decision not to release a new album this year - guitarist Ed O'Brien has confirmed the band is recording new music. Earlier this year online gossips claimed the Grammy winners were putting the finishing touches to a new release called "Tehrangeles", a follow up to their 2007 album "In Rainbows".

But the band insisted the gossip was false and there would be no new music in 2010. In a statement released to NME.com, the group insisted: "Most of it is made up and there is no album or album title." But O'Brien has revealed plans for a 2010 release are in fact in the works - and could be released in "a matter of weeks".
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Michael Jackson's Former Bodyguard Drops Libel Case

June 22, 2010 04:19:28 GMT

A man who claimed to be Michael Jackson's former bodyguard has dropped a lawsuit against TV bosses in Britain over a 2008 documentary about the famous family - just a day before the case was due to go to trial. Several of the "Thriller" hitmaker's brothers signed up to appear in "The Jacksons Are Coming", a show chronicling their attempts to find a home in Devon, England.

Martial arts expert Matt Fiddes, who appeared alongside the singing siblings in the program, subsequently filed a lawsuit against bosses at U.K. TV network Channel 4, claiming several scenes in the show were staged. The lawsuit, which also targeted production company Studio Lambert, and the program's narrator, Jane Preston, further alleged the documentary falsely implied Fiddes had betrayed Tito Jackson by leaking stories to the press.
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Black Sabbath Tested for Gonorrhea Every End of Tour

June 22, 2010 04:19:08 GMT

Ozzy Osbourne and his Black Sabbath bandmates used to wrap up their tours by seeking treatment for sexually transmitted diseases they might have contracted from groupies. The "Paranoid" rocker admits he regularly visited a doctor for an injection before he went home to ensure he wouldn't pass any infections on to his steady partner.

But Osbourne admits he was often distracted by the hospital's pretty nurses, who he was too embarrassed to discuss his sexual health with. In his health column for Britain's Sunday Times magazine, he writes, "Ah, the clap (gonorrhea). I've seen more than a few cases of this during my career, and the only way to go is penicillin. When I was in Black Sabbath, me and the lads would check ourselves into the nearest emergency room at the end of every tour to get a jab."
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Chris Klein Checks Into Rehab Place Where Lindsay Lohan Was Once Treated

June 22, 2010 04:18:04 GMT

"American Pie" star Chris Klein has checked himself in a rehabilitation facility in Utah to deal with alcohol addiction following his arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) last week. The actor's car was pulled over by police in Los Angeles on June 16 and he was taken into custody after failing a sobriety test.

He was released from jail hours later on $25,000 bail and now Klein is seeking professional help at the Cirque Lodge to battle his drinking problem. His representative, Jaime Primak, tells People.com, "After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years. He understands now that he cannot beat this disease alone."
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Sia Backs Out of Retiring Plan

June 22, 2010 04:17:28 GMT

Australian singer Sia Furler is having second thoughts about quitting music after discovering a thyroid condition is to blame for her constantly feeling sluggish and lazy. The singer vowed to quit music following the June release of her fourth record, "We Are Born", insisting she was tired of life in the spotlight and wanted a "normal job".

But the star, who has collaborated with artists including Christina Aguilera, Zero 7 and Beck, is reconsidering her plans for the future after learning an underactive thyroid has caused her to lose the motivation to make new records. She tells New York Magazine, "It's a relief. I realized I'm not lazy and I'm a nice person. Maybe, I'm not mental!"
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Death Increased Michael Jackson's Revenue to $1 Billion

June 22, 2010 04:16:54 GMT

Michael Jackson's estate has generated almost $1 billion in revenue since the pop superstar's shock death last year, according to U.S. reports. The "Thriller" hitmaker has sold 33 million albums around the globe, in addition to 800,000 copies of albums by the Jackson Five and The Jacksons since his fatal cardiac arrest, reports Reuters.

Billboard magazine estimates music sales have already brought in $429 million in sales, assuming a worldwide retail price of $11.62 per unit. The report also included revenue from international track downloads, global ringtone sales and digital performance royalties.
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Helen Mirren Praises Miley Cyrus for Her Sexuality

June 22, 2010 04:15:58 GMT

Dame Helen Mirren has heaped praise on controversial pop stars Lady GaGa and Miley Cyrus - insisting she is "thrilled" young girls are embracing their sexuality. Mirren admits she struggled to use her own sexuality as leverage early on in her career, until her scandalous role in films like 1969's "Age of Consent" - in which she stripped as the teenage muse of an older painter.

And she's happy to have paved the way for contemporary actresses and music artists. She tells New York Magazine, "I much prefer overt sexuality to sleazy, vulgar prurience... I was kind of a trailblazer because I demanded to do it my own way. I'd say, 'I'm not having it put on me by someone else...' "
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New 'The Last Airbender' TV Spot Gives a Glimpse of Momo

June 22, 2010 04:09:54 GMT

After flying bisson Appa makes appearance in some snippets of "The Last Airbender", it is now Momo which is spotted in a new TV spot. In the latest sneak peek for the film, the pet winged lemur of Aang is seen clinging on its master's shoulder. The video then ends with fresh footage where Katara shows off her skill to bend water.

A live-action film version of Nickelodeon's animated series of the same name, "The Last Airbender" is set in a world where human civilization is divided into four nations: Water, Earth, Air and Fire. The story follows Aang, the last known survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads and the Airbenders.
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Dozens of Stars Help Raising 1.3 Million Dollars on Larry King's Telethon

June 22, 2010 03:47:45 GMT

Larry King has made a big buck in his two-hour telethon to benefit victims of the U.S. Gulf Coast oil disaster. During the program, aired live at 8 P.M. on Monday night, June 21 on ET, the television and radio host, with the help of dozens of celebrities, has raised $1.3 million to aid the Gulf Coast, CNN reported.

Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Seacrest and Sting were among the stars who've signed on to participate on King's force to ask callers for dollars. By dialing 1-800-491-GULF and giving away their cash, people could contribute to help those who are greatly damaged by the oil disaster. Donors could choose to send their money to the United Way, National Wildlife Fund or The Nature Conservancy.
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Photos of Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner Promoting 'Eclipse' in Sweden

June 22, 2010 03:37:23 GMT

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are still busy on their promotional duty for "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". The two started their weekdays by visiting Stockholm, Sweden on Monday, June 21 to attend a fan event held at the Grand Hotel.

For the occasion, Stewart put on a gold textured lame embroidered dress from Oscar de la Renta and "Wagner" pumps from Brian Atwood. Lautner, meanwhile, sported a casual look with jeans and loose shirt which was topped with a black suit.
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Rihanna Would Love to Work With Drake Despite His 'Pawn' Comment

June 22, 2010 03:36:59 GMT

Rihanna has no hard feeling toward Drake although the Canadian rapper has accused her of hurting his feeling with their brief fling. Praising the "Best I Ever Had" hitmaker as a talented musician, the Barbadian singer said she likes the idea of collaborating with him.

"Right now I'm listening to Drake, Jay-Z, Kings of Leon, Ke$ha," she told Ben Lyons from E! News during a recent trip to Israel. When asked about a possible duet with Drake, she answered, "I hope so 'cause he's really, really talented, and I think he's one of the illest lyricists out there right now, so I would love to work with him."
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Charice Confirms Her Appearance on 'Glee'

June 22, 2010 03:19:18 GMT

Despite her own denial back in May, Charice will indeed join "Glee". It was announced on Monday, June 21 that the singing sensation from Philippines will play a foreign exchange student. Her powerful voice will get on Lea Michele's Rachel in a bad way and on at least one boy in the Glee club in a good way.

The news of her joining the show was first sparked by her manager last month. But Charice wrote on Twitter, "I just want to let you all know, that it's not true that i'm going to be on Glee... How i wish! Haha."
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Katy Perry Wants Rihanna to Do Striptease in Her Bachelorette Party

June 22, 2010 03:07:03 GMT

Katy Perry is determined to have a stripper at her bachelorette party - and she is urging Rihanna to do the honors by baring all. The "I Kissed A Girl" hitmaker is preparing to marry British funnyman Russell Brand and she's given Rihanna the task of organizing a pre-wedding bash before she walks down the aisle.

Perry has decided she won't hire a professional exotic dancer for the event, because she wants Rihanna to show off her body in a sexy striptease. She tells U.S. DJ Nina Chantele, "(Rihanna) has all these ideas about everything. You see people coming and they strip at your bachelor party but I want her to strip at my bachelorette party."
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Paul McCartney Supports Anti-Whaling Campaign

June 22, 2010 03:06:20 GMT

Animal-loving Sir Paul McCartney is the latest star to back an anti-whaling campaign urging the Norwegian government not to lift a ban on commercial hunting. Leona Lewis has already teamed up with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to plead with officials in the Scandinavian country not to back a proposal which would effectively allow the slaughter of up to 1,400 whales next year.

And now McCartney has backed the drive - calling on the Norwegian government to "protect" the sea-faring mammals. He says, "It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone. In the 21st century how can we even contemplate killing whales - or any animal - in such barbaric ways? Governments should act on their responsibilities and protect these beautiful creatures."
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Michael Jackson Memorial Plaque to Be Unveiled in London

June 22, 2010 03:05:33 GMT

A permanent memorial to Michael Jackson is set to be unveiled in London to mark the first anniversary of the superstar's death. The King of Pop passed away on June 25, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home - just weeks before he was due to head to the British capital to kick off his ill-fated This Is It residency at the O2 Arena.

And now a plaque commemorating the singer's legacy is to be laid at the Lyric Theater in London's West End, the venue which houses Jackson tribute show Thriller.
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Lil Wayne Might Escape Further Jail Time

June 22, 2010 03:04:53 GMT

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne will escape further jail time after reportedly striking a deal with U.S. prosecutors and pleading guilty to a 2008 drugs charge, according to a new report. The "Lollipop" hitmaker is currently serving 12 months behind bars at New York's Rikers Island prison, after he was convicted of illegal weapons possession in an earlier case.

The rapper - real name Dwayne Carter - has also been embroiled in another legal case, stemming from a 2008 incident when authorities allegedly found cocaine, ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus at a border checkpoint in Dateland, Arizona.
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Jason Isaacs Training Hard for Fighting Scene With Taylor Lautner

June 22, 2010 03:03:05 GMT

Jason Isaacs has thrown himself into training ahead of a fight scene with Taylor Lautner in upcoming movie "Abduction" - because he doesn't want the young actor to make him "look like an idiot". The "Harry Potter" star begins filming the new thriller with the "Twilight" hunk later this month and he's worried because one scene will see him tackle the 18 year old in a boxing sequence.

And 47-year-old Isaacs admits he is working hard to get fit before he takes on the youngster onscreen. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, ahead of the screening of Skeletons, he tells WENN, "Next week I'm doing Abduction with Taylor Lautner... and I've been kickboxing every day... from seven o'clock in the morning... because I have to have a long boxing sequence and I don't want to look like an idiot."
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Lindsay Lohan Says She's Not Doing Porno in 'Inferno'

June 22, 2010 03:01:46 GMT

Lindsay Lohan has defended her decision to tackle the controversial role of porn star Linda Lovelace in new movie "Inferno" - insisting the film will not be "vulgar" or overly sexual. The former child star is due to begin filming the biopic, which tells the story of the infamous "Deep Throat" star's rise to fame, later this year with director Matthew Wilder.

The part has already outraged her father Michael, who has claimed the raunchy role will end his daughter's acting career for good - but Lohan is adamant the movie is not what most people are expecting. She tells Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, "The way that Matthew (Wilder) wants to shoot it is not vulgar. It's not about the raw sex and the shots of her fully nude. It's more about getting into her psyche and seeing how scared she was. That's what I want to show most in the film."
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Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Spotted Filming 'Transformers 3' Together

June 22, 2010 02:58:28 GMT

Some on-set pictures of "Transformers 3" have emerged, showing Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sharing a scene. One of the photos, which were taken on Thursday, June 17, additionally captures star Tyrese Gibson filming alongside the lead actor.

During the production at the former Hughes Aircraft factory lot in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, [SPOILER ALERT!] they reportedly filmed a scene where they and some military troops are chased by an evil Decepticon who tips over a building. The crew built one floor of an office building and used two huge hydraulic jacks to lift the platform to a tilted angle for the particular footage.
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Paul McCartney's Designer Daughter Is Expecting Fourth Child

June 22, 2010 02:54:23 GMT

Paul McCartney's fashion designer daughter, Stella McCartney, is about to become a mother for the fourth time. The 38-year-old beauty and her British publisher husband Alasdhair Willis are expecting a baby who is due to arrive in the late fall, her rep confirmed to Women's Wear Daily.

Stella already has three children with Alasdhair, whom she married on August 30, 2003. The couple welcomed their first son Miller Alasdhair James Willis on February 25, two years after their nuptials. And their second child, daughter Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis, was born on December 8, 2006 while third child Beckett Robert Lee Willis was delivered on January 8, two years later.
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'American Idol' Lowers Age Limit, Announces Audition Dates

June 22, 2010 02:45:30 GMT

Perhaps it was the living proof of Justin Bieber, but "American Idol" producers have decided that they should lower the age limit for those who are willing to enter the competition. If in the past nine years they want 16 year olds to start auditioning, they now admit 15 year olds.

"A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16," said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, executive producer of the singing competition show. "Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this talent pool."
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M. Night Shyamalan Prepping New Movie With Big Stars

June 22, 2010 02:28:02 GMT

M. Night Shyamalan is gearing up to release "The Last Airbender" and he is allegedly preparing a new project at the same time. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the moviemaker "is quietly circulating a new script around town".

Little has been known about the project details as Shyamalan is famously secretive. However, A-list stars Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bruce Willis are said to be "loosely attached to star in the film."
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Confirmed, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr Engaged

June 22, 2010 02:24:34 GMT

After together for almost three years, Orlando Bloom has finally decided to take his relationship with Miranda Kerr to the next level. Orlando's rep has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the actor has asked Miranda's hand in marriage, stating "Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are getting married."

Moreover, Miranda's rep Carlii Lyon shared about how the model's family reacted to the engagement. Carlii revealed, "The entire Kerr family is thrilled with the news. It is a very exciting time for both of them."
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Maroon 5's New Single 'Misery' Comes Out

June 22, 2010 02:15:28 GMT

A fresh material titled "Misery" from Maroon 5 has been sent to radio stations and now can be found everywhere on the web. "I am in misery / There ain't nobody who can comfort me," frontman Adam Levine sings his heart out on the funky, catchy hook.

He previously told MTV that the song is about "the desperation of wanting someone really badly in your life but having it be very difficult." He added, "Kind of what all the songs I write are about. I'm not treading on new ground, but I think a lot of people - including myself - deal with that all the time. Relationships are difficult, and it's good therapy to write about them."
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'True Blood' Will Be Back for a Fourth Season

June 22, 2010 02:07:21 GMT

For showing a strong number at the beginning of season 3, "True Blood" gets another season. HBO has just announced on Monday, June 21 that it renews the vampire series for a fourth season, ordering a full 12-episode season. Like usual, production will start early next year for a summer 2011 premiere.

"The new season of 'True Blood' is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics," said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. "We're looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year."