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June 24, 2010

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Paula Patton May Be 'Law and Order: SVU' New ADA


June 24, 2010 10:06:20 GMT


New mum Paula Patton is in talks to join the cast of cop drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" - as Sharon Stone's's replacement.

The "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" star, who is married to soul singer Robin Thicke, is slated to play the series' full-time assistant district attorney, according to EW.com.
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Veterinarian Sues Mariah Carey Over Dogs Services


June 24, 2010 10:04:35 GMT


Mariah Carey's vet is suing the superstar over allegations she failed to pay almost $30,000 in fees. Veterinarian Cindy Bressler filed a lawsuit in a New York court on Wednesday, June 23 accusing the "Hero" hitmaker of paying just $8,200 of a $37,800 bill for providing "extraordinary services" for her dogs Cha-Cha, JJ and Dolomite.

The staggering sum is the fee for a month of care. Carey is seemingly struggling to handle her three beloved pooches - she asked fans on Twitter earlier this week if they wanted to adopt Cha Cha's puppies.
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Amy Winehouse Takes Her Romance to the Next Step

June 24, 2010 09:56:44 GMT


Amy Winehouse is taking her new relationship seriously - she has asked her lover Reg Traviss to move into her London home, according to U.K. reports. The "Back to Black" hitmaker has put her failed marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil behind her by embarking on a romance with suave London filmmaker Traviss.

And the singer is eager to take the next step with her new boyfriend by inviting him to share her five-bedroom pad in the British capital's trendy Camden area, according to Britain's The Sun. A source tells the publication, "Amy and Reg are totally loved up. She doesn't want to live there on her own and would like Reg to share it with her."
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Clay Aiken Not Blaming Label for Axing Him


June 24, 2010 09:54:40 GMT


Clay Aiken is adamant he doesn't "blame" the record bosses who axed him from his former label, admitting they had a difficult job marketing him to fans. The singer shot to fame on the second series of "American Idol" in 2003, and was quickly snapped up by RCA Records after coming second in the TV talent contest.

He released five albums under the Sony imprint - only two of which consisted of original material - before he parted ways with the company in 2008. But Aiken insists he has no hard feelings towards his former bosses - insisting they "did the best they could".
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Lucy Liu Is Set to Release Art Book

June 24, 2010 09:52:27 GMT


"Charlie's Angels" star Lucy Liu is documenting her love of art with the release of a new book. The actress has established a side career for herself as an artist and has had her collages, paintings and photography displayed in galleries around the world.

She is now set to release a tome about her other passion. Liu says, "I'm actually working on an art book that is coming out in the fall. I've been working on things for a while, paints and sculpture."
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'Love Ranch' L.A. Premiere Supported by Kristen Stewart


June 24, 2010 09:48:21 GMT


A day before the premiere of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse", Kristen Stewart stepped out in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 23 to attend the premiere for "Love Ranch" at the ArcLight Theatre. Donning a short black dress, the actress came to support pal Scout Taylor-Compton who stars in the movie based on the real lives of Joe and Sally Conforte.

After taking picture next to Stewart, Taylor-Compton who bared her cleavage with her simple dress joined her cast mates. She was seen posing alongside female lead Helen Mirren, Elise Neal, Taryn Manning as well as Bai Ling.
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Stars of 'Hung' Hit Grass Carpet for Season 2 Premiere


June 24, 2010 09:38:29 GMT


Thomas Jane, Anne Heche, Jane Adams, and Rebecca Creskoff, the four lead cast of HBO's "Hung" gathered at Paramount Studios to premiere the second season. Supporting cast such as Charlie Saxton, Loren Lester, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Eddie Jemison and Gregg Henry also attended the occasion which is special in terms of its setting.

Instead of using the classic red carpet, the organizers laid out a green grass carpet which resembles a football field although Ray's profession is as a basketball coach. Jane, perhaps triggered by the fancy and comfortable landing, took off his shoes while walking for the photo call. He, nevertheless kept the toe socks on.
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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's Wedding Detail Revealed


June 24, 2010 09:22:33 GMT


Carrie Underwood has picked her wedding date with her hockey star fiance Mike Fisher. Life & Style magazine revealed that the "Inside Your Heaven" hitmaker and Fisher will walk down the aisle on July 10.

The date makes sense because it's a week after Underwood takes a break from her North American tour. Underwood's tour resumes on July 31 which gives time for the upcoming nuptials and a time for honeymoon as well before she returns to the road, while Fisher starts his summer training.
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Optional Cover Art of Michael Jackson's Final Album Unveiled


June 24, 2010 09:11:52 GMT


A never-before-seen picture of Michael Jackson which serves as an optional cover art of his tenth studio album "Invincible" has hit the web. It features the short-haired Michael with a sad expression and a blue glittery ring painted on his left eye.

The picture emerged on the heels of Michael's upcoming one-year death anniversary which will be marked by various tribute shows on June 25. Entitled Michael Jackson's Blue Eye, it was taken by French photographer Arno Bani in 1999.
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Cynthia Nixon Returns to HBO in 'The Big C'


June 24, 2010 09:05:30 GMT


From "Sex and the City", Cynthia Nixon jumps to "The Big C". The actress who plays Miranda in the successful series is taking a new role in another HBO series, playing a friend of the main character, Laura Linney's Cathy.

A long lost and flaky college roommate of Cathy, Nixon's Rebeca will re-enter Cathy's life and "shakes things up in a wild way", the press release says. Meanwhile, Cathy is a reserved suburban wife and mother whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt.
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'Mission: Impossible IV' Could Introduce Ethan Hunt's Protege

June 24, 2010 08:49:04 GMT


Paramount Pictures reportedly fears Tom Cruise's name could not lift up his upcoming movie "Mission: Impossible IV". According to Deadline Hollywood, the studio will be closely watching the performance of "Knight & Day" which also stars the 47-year-old actor and has been unleashed in the U.S. on June 23.

The site reports, if "Knight & Day" fails at Box Office, the studio might kill the upcoming movie "despite Cruise's action hero character". Though so, Paramount insiders inform that no decisions have been made yet.
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Matthew Morrison Seeing Newly-Single Kelly Brook

June 24, 2010 08:38:51 GMT


"Glee" hunk Matthew Morrison has fueled rumors he is dating British model/actress Kelly Brook after the pair enjoyed a day together in London on Wednesday, June 23. The "Smallville" star split from British rugby player Danny Cipriani earlier this month and reportedly enjoyed an intimate night out with Morrison during his U.K. promotional tour last week.

And Morrison sparked further speculation of a new romance on Wednesday after he dined with Brook at a posh restaurant in London's Mayfair district before taking in England's World Cup soccer match against Slovenia in a nearby bar.
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Ryan Leslie Leaves Universal, Taking Jab at the Label in Concert

June 24, 2010 08:30:09 GMT


It is official, Ryan Leslie has parted ways with Universal Motown since last month. Although he didn't make formal announcement about the departure, the singer took a subtle jab at the label during a recent concert at New York City's Bowery Ballroom.

Before singing "Guardian Angel", one of the songs in his second album "Transition", at the June 23 gig, Ryan told the crowd, "I've always wanted to play these songs but I couldn't before." He added, "I always felt like this song should be a single."
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Mischa Barton Spotted With Her Cellulite


June 24, 2010 08:29:32 GMT


Mischa Barton has been spotted once again with her cellulite. While stopping at Trader Joe's in West Hollywood Los Angeles, California on Wednesday June 23, the 24-year-old beauty was seen having her thighs riddled with the fat.

Mischa took cover behind white-framed sunglasses and had to make a return to her car because she forgot her purse. The Kristen Taylor of "The OH in Ohio", who donned short jeans and bright shirt, seemed unaware that camera snapped her legs which were dimpled with cellulite.
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Joan Rivers' Ex-Manager Wants His Percentage


June 24, 2010 08:07:29 GMT


Joan Rivers' former manager is suing the comic for $2.2 million, alleging he is owed money for resurrecting her "dormant" career. Billy Sammeth, who was hired by the outspoken funnywoman in 2002 and fired in 2009, filed a lawsuit in a New York court earlier this week claiming he is owed unpaid commissions.

In the filed papers, the agent lists the jobs he allegedly landed Rivers and states he is still owed 10 per cent of her earnings, totaling $200,000. He is also seeking $2 million in exemplary and punitive damages, accusing the star of defaming him in her recent TV documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work".
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Steve Carell's Gru Invades Amusement Park in First 'Despicable Me' Clip

June 24, 2010 08:06:35 GMT


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Universal Pictures has brought forward the first clip for "Despicable Me", highlighting Gru who has to be a father to three orphaned girls. It sees the world's #2 villain taking the kids to an amusement park, where Gru shows his threatening side when the kids are treated unfairly by a man who runs a game.

In a black house in a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences and flowering rose bushes, there lives Gru who plans to outwit world's #1 supervillain Vector by stealing the moon. Surrounded by a small army of minions and armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way.
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Ex-Girlfriend Urges Russell Brand to Get Psychiatrist's Opinion Before Getting Married

June 24, 2010 07:44:11 GMT


Russell Brand's ex has urged the funnyman to seek out a psychiatric evaluation before he weds fiancee Katy Perry - to make sure he's ready for marriage. Georgina Baillie fears the one-time British Casanova will always be a ladies man and she worried for his wife-to-be.

Baillie, who dated the actor on and off for a year, tells Life & Style magazine, "He (Brand) has a habit of dating a girl for a while, declaring, 'She's the one,' then losing interest quickly... Poor Katy's going to have her heart broken. It would be a good idea for him to get a psychiatrist's opinion (before he weds)... He should really get some help."
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Clay Aiken Hopes to Replace Simon Cowell as 'American Idol' Judge


June 24, 2010 07:42:52 GMT


Former "American idol" star Clay Aiken has added his name to the list of possible replacements for departed judge Simon Cowell. Elton John, Harry Connick Jr. and another former Idol, Adam Lambert, have emerged as the fan favorites to take over from Cowell, but Aiken thinks he's the man for the job.

He tells Billboard, "I've always thought it would be a great addition to the panel to have someone who's a former contestant and knows what it's like to be up on that stage and be critiqued. I would not put myself out there to be as caustic as he (Cowell) is, but if they (producers) want to call me, bring it on. We can talk."
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Fans Allowed to Visit Michael Jackson's Cemetry With Several Rules

June 24, 2010 07:41:55 GMT


Michael Jacksonc fans have been given the green light to visit the cemetery where the King of Pop was laid to rest in September 2009 on the first anniversary of his death but they won't be allowed anywhere near his tomb. Bosses at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California and police have listed what devotees are allowed to do as they pay their respects to Jackson on Friday, June 25.

They can leave flowers close to the singer's burial site, but no one will be able to release balloons or doves and candles have been banned, as have video cameras, posters, computers, incense and radios. There will be an outdoor terrace overlooking Jackson's mausoleum, where fans will be invited to leave gifts and flowers.
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Jimmy Kimmel Ignites War Between 'Twilight' and Justin Bieber's Fans

June 24, 2010 07:39:36 GMT


The two phenomenons that struck the world of entertainment lately are not in peace. During a special episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", the fans of "Twilight" series rejected the idea to have Justin Bieber in the next installment.

Jimmy Kimmel set up a question and answer session as part of "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart" which was pre-taped on June 14. One girl asked whether any of the cast also has so-called "Bieber Fever". Jimmy said, "We gotta get that Justin Bieber in the next movie," before being cut by the audience who booed and chanted "noooo".
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Preview of Fefe Dobson's 'Ghost' Music Video Arrives


June 24, 2010 07:37:53 GMT


A first look at Fefe Dobson's "Ghost" music video has been unveiled by MTV, featuring the singer when she is haunting her ex-boyfriend and driving him crazy. The man cheated on her with another girl and she refuses to let him move on from their relationship.

"There's a scene where I'm standing in front of a burning bed. It was really burning - it wasn't a green screen. I was like, 'I'm not gonna do this!' and I hear [the director] going, 'Get in front of the bed!' " she recalled one scene she shot for the clip. "I didn't want to do it but I did it. I didn't, you know, get set on fire - which is important!"
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Robert Redford Urges Barack Obama to Use Oil Slick Crisis as Springboard for Green Nation

June 24, 2010 07:36:39 GMT


Longtime celebrity eco-warrior Robert Redford has called on U.S. President Barack Obama to use the oil slick crisis in the Gulf of Mexico as a springboard to making America a green nation. The movie star/director is appalled by the British Petroleum disaster which is still gushing gallons of oil into the sea off the coast of Louisiana, but claims he always knew the U.S.' dependency on the fuel would have disastrous consequences.

He tells U.S. news show Extra, "It was inevitable. It was never a question of if something like this was gonna happen, but when." Redford admits he grieves for those who have lost their livelihoods because of the slick, which has been confirmed as America's worst environmental disaster, saying "It breaks my heart for them; they did not deserve this."
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Val Kilmer Publicly Apologizes for Critical Remark About Mexico


June 24, 2010 07:36:06 GMT


Actor Val Kilmer has publicly apologized to his New Mexico neighbors for critical remarks he has made about the state in past interviews. The Doors star accepted an offer from San Miguel County officials to explain himself and attended a commission meeting on Wednesday, June 23, where he attempted to make amends for sleights about New Mexicans, explaining he understood why locals would be upset when they "hear negative things about a place you love".

After hearing his comments, the officials granted the actor permission to rent out guest houses on his estate near Santa Fe. But some neighbors, led by civil rights activist Abran Tapia, are not satisfied with Kilmer's apology because he didn't address charges he's an alleged racist trying to chase Latinos off his land.
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Jon Voight Slams Barack Obama in an Open Letter


June 24, 2010 07:35:33 GMT


Outspoken actor Jon Voight has taken aim at U.S. President Barack Obama again in an open letter to the Washington Post newspaper. The "Deliverance" star, who is Angelina Jolie's father, called Obama a "false prophet" in 2009 and now he's blasting America's leader for his party's foreign policies in the Middle East.

The 71-year-old Republican calls Democrat Obama, "the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies."
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Adam Sandler's 'Grown Ups' Premiered in New York

June 24, 2010 07:19:54 GMT


The cast of "Grown Ups" have gathered at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, June 23 to premiere the film. But instead of putting on formal outfits and making the special screening glamorous, the lead actors appeared in casual clothes and made the special screening like a family gathering event.

Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade, who play best friends in the film, posed together for the photographers. Salma Hayek, who looked fresh in her white dress, appeared solo, joined by other co-stars such as Maria Bello and Colin Quinn.
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Soulja Boy Debuts New Version of 'Pretty Boy Swag' Music Video


June 24, 2010 07:03:09 GMT


An official music video for Soulja Boy's new single "Pretty Boy Swag" has been out for viewing pleasure. Unlike the viral version which features the rapper alongside a bunch of his male pals, this new clip has him surrounded by a number of sexy ladies.

Soulja Boy reportedly released "Pretty Boy Swag" as the first offering of his forthcoming third studio album "Dre" which was previously entitled "The DeAndre Way". Another song he planned to include in the new effort is "Rich Girl" which has him teaming up with Justin Bieber.
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Matt Damon and Jessica Alba's 1Goal PSA Gone Wrong in Funny or Die Video


June 24, 2010 06:38:07 GMT


Matt Damon and Jessica Alba have greatly offered their supports to raise people's awareness of how important an education is by joining Queen Rania of Jordan's Public Service announcement in a Funny or Die video. However, things have gone wrong when Matt became uncontrollable.

In more-than-one minute footage, Matt is seen starting doing things he shouldn't do for the PSA, which was made to call on world leaders to make education for the 72 million children out of school the lasting legacy of this World Cup. As his co-star Jessica looks bothered with his gesture after he yells, "Including clean drinking water!!", the actor blames it on a substance he has taken.
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'Glee' Stars Who Attend San Diego Comic Con Unveiled

June 24, 2010 06:28:24 GMT


Some of the lead actors of "Glee" will not be on hands to present the show at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith will not attend the annual convention where geeks and, in this case, gleeks gather annually in support for their favorite shows and movies.

All four have very good reason to miss the important event. They have been featured in last year's presentation, thus the show is giving chance for the other cast to experience the thrill. "Because we have such a large cast and we can't bring everyone every year, this year we decided to bring down some of the cast who didn't get to go last summer," a 20th Century Fox Television spokesman said.
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Britney Spears Collaborates With Akon in New Album


June 24, 2010 06:22:34 GMT


Britney Spears is going to hook up with Akon for one of the new materials in her upcoming seventh studio album. Confirming that matter is a reggae artist Predator Dub Assassins who wrote on Twitter, "Co -Writing on a track for Britney Spears ft Akon. WTF ?! What is gonna happen next?"

Beside Akon, David Guetta reportedly is also tagged to help finish this studio project. Earlier this year, KIIS-FM moreover hinted that the French DJ will produce one of the new songs. Other possible contributors included Darkchild, Cisco Adler and Sean Garrett.
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Tom Petty Dedicates New Song to Late Band Mate

June 24, 2010 06:10:09 GMT


Rocker Tom Petty wrote new song "Running Man's Bible" during a flood of emotions about former bandmate Howie Epstein's death. The Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers leader has often struggled with Epstein's 2003 drug-related death, admitting the bass player's narcotics use had turned him into an unpredictable band mate - but he was still devastated after hearing of his passing.

In a past interview, Petty said, "He was just degenerating on us to the point where we thought keeping Howie in the band was actually doing him more harm than getting rid of him. His personal problems were vast and serious." He adds, "We tried everything we could to reach him but it got to the point where his ability to do gigs was diminishing. Eventually, we realized that we were just contributing to the problem. When you're living a life where you really don't have any responsibilities, it's easy for evil forces to take over."
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Michael Jackson's Estate Dodges 4.58 Million Dollars Creditor's Claim

June 24, 2010 06:09:25 GMT


The executors of Michael Jackson's estate have dodged a $4.58 million (3.05 million pound sterling) creditor's claim from the lending company behind the refinancing of the Neverland Ranch - because company bosses missed the deadline for submissions. Executives at lending firm Genesis Group International claimed they had helped Jackson secure a $45 million (30 million pound sterling) loan to prevent the California property going into foreclosure in 2007.

The late singer was alleged to have agreed to pay Genesis 10 per cent of the loan amount plus fees - but Jackson is said to have fallen behind on payments amounting to $4.58 million. Genesis bosses demanded repayment from the Jackson estate earlier this year but the executors failed to act on the notice and the lenders were expected to join the long list of creditors vying for a slice of the superstar's fortune.
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Helen Mirren Plays Ron Artest's Psychiatrist in 'Lopez Tonight'

June 24, 2010 06:07:41 GMT


Dame Helen Mirren can add therapist to her list of unusual roles after starring in a U.S. TV comedy skit as basketball wildman Ron Artest's psychiatrist. The "Queen" star opened Tuesday night, June 22's "Lopez Tonight" show with the Los Angeles Lakers star on the couch and pretended to coach him and help him visualize a game scenario.

But the notorious sports star, known for his outbursts, tattoos and hairstyles, wasn't listening and dashed off, prompting the British actress to call after him, "Ron, don't tell anyone I'm your therapist!"
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Twin Brother Thinks Jeremy London Needs 'Serious Psychological Help'


June 24, 2010 06:06:42 GMT


Actor Jeremy London's twin brother is risking legal action from his famous sibling after defying a cease and desist order to voice fears the actor is back on drugs and in need of "serious psychological help" following his alleged kidnapping ordeal. The former "Party of Five" star, 37, claims he was taken hostage by a group of men in California earlier June after they offered to help him change a tire on his car.

He insists he was held at gunpoint and forced to drive the men around Palm Springs. London also alleges he was forced to "purchase alcohol and use illicit drugs". Brandon Adams, 26, has since been charged with kidnapping, robbery, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and carjacking. London's mother, Debbie Nielsen, and his brother Jason London, have spoken publicly about the star's drug battle in light of the kidnapping tale, prompting the actor's lawyers to fire off cease and desist letters to silence them, fearing any comments made could ruin a potential court case.
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Debby Ryan Premieres '16 Wishes' on Pink Carpet


June 24, 2010 06:05:27 GMT


Debby Ryan brought two special guests to the premiere of Disney Channel's "16 Wishes". Her older brother Chase Ryan, who has a minor role in the TV movie, and her dog Presley tagged along at the event held on Tuesday, June 22 evening at Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles.

"A little set secret, while you're looking around Abby's room in the movie, the director heard that Chase was a singer and he saw the videos of us," Debby said about Chase's cameo. "So he suggested that we put pictures of Chase Ryan, the singer all around Abby's room like she's a fan of Chase Ryan. You have to look really carefully...his album cover is on the wall. It's actually in the trailer too."
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Susan Sarandon Got Foot Surgery

June 24, 2010 06:05:18 GMT


Actress Susan Sarandon has gone under the surgeon's knife to fix an ongoing foot problem. The Oscar winner injured her foot in a fall during a charity trip to Haiti in January this year, and when she continued to suffer pain, she decided to get the problem fixed once and for all.

Appearing at the New York premiere of "Great Directors" at The Museum Of Modern Art on Tuesday, June 22 on crutches, Sarandon explained, "I recently had foot surgery to fix a problem that was aggravated during the trip to Haiti."
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Video Premiere: Weezer's 'Represent'

June 24, 2010 05:46:54 GMT


Weezer's World Cup-inspired song "Represent" has got a music video. The clip mostly highlights the United States Soccer team when they are on the game and the supporters who are cheering from the side of the field. A glimpse of Rivers Cuomo when he crafts the track in studio and performs with the band are also included.

The video arrived just before the United States soccer team faced off Algeria for a critical match in which whoever wins will advance to the next round. The showdown was later ended with the U.S. winning the game through Landon Donovan who scored the goal after 90 scoreless minutes.
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Kim Kardashian Has Been in 'Few Dates' With 'Not Quite Her Boyfriend' Miles Austin

June 24, 2010 04:54:56 GMT


Kim Kardashian seems to have moved on from New Orleans Saints running back ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush. The 29-year-old reality TV star was spotted cuddled up with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin at Casa Vega in L.A.'s Sherman Oaks on Sunday, June 6, Us Magazine reported.

"They sat in the back drinking margaritas," an eyewitness told the site on the outing. Meanwhile, a source close to Kim added that Kim and Mile "are dating. But she doesn't want to rush anything. Kim wants to date someone who gets her busy lifestyle."
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Prosecutors Want 'Survivor' Producer to be Extradited


June 24, 2010 04:45:18 GMT


Mexican prosecutors have filed a formal request with U.S. authorities to extradite reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, so he can stand trial for the murder of his wife. The "Survivor" executive became a wanted man in Mexico earlier this month when a judge issued a warrant for his arrest following the death of his wife Monica, whose body was found in a sewer near the hotel where the couple was holidaying in April.

Beresford-Redman was ordered to remain in Mexico as authorities investigated the crime, but he escaped and resurfaced in Southern California, where he was found living with his two children. Mexican officials subsequently charged the producer with the killing and they are now seeking permission from their U.S. counterparts to extradite the suspect so he can face the allegations.
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Late Spalding Gray's Movie to Be Produced by Whoopi Goldberg

June 24, 2010 04:39:55 GMT


Actor/writer Spalding Gray's widow is keeping her late husband's legacy alive by writing a book about her time with him and a play and film based on his journals. Kathleen Russo was left devastated when Gray committed suicide by jumping off the Staten Island Ferry in New York in 2004, and she's committed to keeping her dead husband's memory alive.

Currently producing Steven Soderbergh's documentary about Gray's life, "And Everything is Going Fine", the Hollywood costume designer has big plans for 2011. She tells WENN, "There is so much work that I'm doing. There's a book for (publishers) Knoft next year and I'm doing a play based on his journals that will tour Britain, called 'There Are Stories to Tell'. It comes to Glasgow next March. It's a cast of five people that represent a part of his life - the adventurer, the journal reader, the family man, the lover and the career person."
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Impending Royalty May Delay The Game's Album

June 24, 2010 04:30:39 GMT


Rapper The Game has found himself at the centre of a lawsuit filed by record label executives seeking to delay the release of his new release The R.E.D. Album" amid allegations of unpaid royalties.

Desperado Entertainment bosses claim they have deals in place with the Dreams star giving them rights to a portion of licensing and publishing income stemming from his record sales with Universal Music Group.
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Heidi Montag Announces Sophomore Set Despite Debut Album Flop


June 24, 2010 04:27:53 GMT


Heidi Montag refuses to back out of music despite the fact that her first studio album is a flop. On June 23, the reality TV star-turned singer announced that she is moving forward with plan to make a second effort.

A new single is currently in the works and Steve Morales, who once wrote songs for Enrique Iglesias, is involved in the making. Heidi tweeted, "Heading into the music studio recording my new single! Steve Morales my music producer moves into my house tomorrow to make my summer album!"
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Master P and Magic Johnson Team Up for Free Basketball Camp


June 24, 2010 04:25:22 GMT


Rap mogul Master P is teaming up with basketball legend Magic Johnson to give underprivileged kids the chance to meet the sporting icon at a free summer camp. The hip-hop star, real name Percy Miller, is hosting the Game of Life Basketball Camp in Pasadena, California on Saturday, June 26.

Through the project, he hopes to encourage kids aged between seven and 16 to exercise and learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Miller will be joined by his rapper/actor son Romeo, who played basketball for the University of Southern California, as well as professional ball players Johnson, Mark Jackson and Rashad McCants.
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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Trailer to Come Out June 28


June 24, 2010 04:22:26 GMT


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"Harry Potter" fans do not have to wait longer to watch a new sneak peek to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the first trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" will hit the web on Monday, June 28 at 4 P.M. PST.

The same trailer will also be used to attract "Twilight" fans. According to Collider, the "Deathly Hallows: Part I" trailer will be presented in front of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" when the film is released in U.S. cinemas starting June 30.
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Death Reunites Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

June 24, 2010 04:19:55 GMT


Ozzy Osbourne is keen to rebuild his relationship with former Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi following the death of their mutual friend Ronnie James Dio. The "Prince of Darkness" filed suit against Iommi last May, demanding a 50 per cent stake in the Black Sabbath name and claiming his "signature lead vocals" were largely responsible for the band's success.

But Osbourne is now keen to put the legal dispute behind the two rockers and make more of an effort to keep in contact with guitarist Iommi after he discovered a cell phone message which had been sent last month telling him of Dio's tragic death.
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It's a Girl for James Van Der Beek and Girlfriend


June 24, 2010 04:14:47 GMT


Actor James Van Der Beek's first child will be a baby girl, his partner Kimberly Brook has revealed. The former "Dawson's Creek" star announced he was expecting a baby with Brook in April, less than a month after reaching a divorce settlement with his actress ex, Heather Ann McComb.

The expectant parents recently learned they will welcome a daughter this autumn - but Brook admits they are struggling to come up with suitable baby names. She tells People.com, "We're so excited to announce we are expecting a girl! We are thinking and taking suggestions for names, but we have no idea (what to call her) right now."
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Madame Tussauds Installs Michael Jackson Tribute Exhibit

June 24, 2010 04:12:43 GMT


Marking the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death on Friday, June 25, Madame Tussauds Wax Museums around the world are paying tribute to the King of Pop, USA Today reported. The Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., in the meantime, has shown off the wax figure in the attraction's lobby.

For the special Michael Jackson Tribute Exhibit, which will run from June 23 through July 7, make-up artist is seen touching up the wax figure and styling its hair. Fans are also seen posing with the singer figure and even trying to touch it.
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Lawrence Taylor Faces More Charges in Rape Case

June 24, 2010 04:08:32 GMT


Retired American football great Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape following an incident involving a minor in May. The former New York Giants star, 51, was arrested on May 6 at a hotel in Montebello, New York amid allegations he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 for sex.

Taylor, who has denied the charges, was formally charged with third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute and freed on $75,000 bail. But the shamed sportsman is now facing further legal problems - in addition to the two counts, a grand jury in Rockland County has indicted Taylor on charges of criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
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Ozzy Osbourne Fears Pressure of Upcoming World Tour

June 24, 2010 04:06:01 GMT


Aging rock icon Ozzy Osbourne fears he will be unable to cope with the pressures of his upcoming world tour - insisting he will scrap the gigs if his health starts to suffer. The Black Sabbath star, who previously endured a lengthy battle with alcohol and drug addiction, is due to perform in countries including the U.K., North America, Japan, Israel and Russia later this year.

Osbourne has previously insisted he is healthy enough to carrying on making music for years to come, saying, "I recently went for a medical; my doctors gave me a full bill of health." But the 61 year old has now admitted he has concerns about touring the globe.
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'Twilight' Fans to Be Treated With Free Outdoor Showings 'Under Real Eclipse'

June 24, 2010 04:02:00 GMT


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Movie bosses are giving "Twilight" fans the chance to see the first two installments in the vampire franchise under the shadow of a real eclipse. "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" is set for release at the end of the month, and to mark the occasion, devotees in North America will be able to see the first two films for free in a series of moonlight screenings to coincide with the upcoming lunar eclipse on Saturday night, June 26.

The outdoor showings, organized by Summit Entertainment, will take place in cities across the U.S., including Dallas, Texas, Miami, Florida and San Diego, California, as well as Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.
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Robert Blake Hit With $1.1 million Tax Lien


June 24, 2010 03:58:54 GMT


Notorious actor Robert Blake is facing further financial woes after filing for bankruptcy in 2006 - he allegedly owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid taxes to the state of California. The "In Cold Blood" star became infamous for his troubled personal life when he was tried and acquitted of murder in 2005 following the death of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley.

Bakley's three children filed a civil suit against Blake and he was ordered to pay $30 million after he was found liable for her wrongful death. Blake filed for bankruptcy in February, 2006 while struggling to pay off almost £3 million in unpaid state and federal taxes as well as his mounting legal fees.
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'As the World Turns' Makes Its Final Curtain Call After 54 Years

June 24, 2010 03:44:27 GMT


54 years and 13,858 episodes after, "As the World Turns" pulled down its curtain for the last time. The daytime show which catapulted the career of Julianne Moore, Jennifer Landon, Mary Beth Evans and Larry Bryggman among others has been canceled by CBS and failed to find a new platform that would keep the show going.

In a report by EW, the final episode was taped on Wednesday, June 23 in Brooklyn, New York studios. "While we are sad to see 'As the World Turns' come to an end, we remain proud of the achievements the show has made over the last 54 years and are extremely grateful to the loyal fans who invited us into their homes every day," Brian T. Cahill, senior VP and managing director of TeleNext Media Inc. said.
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Lady GaGa Reportedly Reunites With Ex-Boyfriend in Strip Club


June 24, 2010 03:43:24 GMT


Lady GaGa enjoyed a raunchy night out in New York City on Monday, June 21 by reportedly treating her rumored boyfriend to an evening at a strip club. The pop superstar is said to have recently reunited with ex-boyfriend Matthew Williams, a member of her creative production team Haus of GaGa.

And although Gaga has insisted she's single, she's fueled rumors of a rekindled romance with her former lover after the pair was spotted in the Big Apple together, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. The "Poker Face" hitmaker reportedly shunned a romantic evening out in Manhattan in favor of a sexy night at the HeadQuarters strip club.
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Tupac Shakur's 'Dear Mama' Declared American National Treasure


June 24, 2010 03:39:13 GMT


Tupac Shakur's song "Dear Mama" and R.E.M.'s track "Radio Free Europe" have been declared American national treasures - the records will be added to a U.S. archive of culturally significant recordings. The songs are among 25 new additions to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, a government archive which preserves audio documents considered important for future generations.

There are only 300 recordings currently in the collection. Shakur's song was lauded as a "moving and eloquent homage to both his own mother and all mothers struggling to maintain a family in the face of addiction, poverty and societal indifference" by members of the National Recording Preservation Board.
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Oscar-Winning Actors Circling Moriarty Role in 'Sherlock Holmes 2'


June 24, 2010 03:37:20 GMT


For a while, Professor Moriarty has been widely linked to Brad Pitt. However, latest report mentions that the "Inglourious Basterds" actor is not among the possible depicter of the villain in "Sherlock Holmes 2" as director Guy Ritchie is said wanting Daniel Day-Lewis to tackle the role.

Some sources who tell SuperHeroHype about the scoop additionally say that Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Gary Oldman are also in consideration to play the new enemy of Sherlock Holmes. However, the site notes that this is an "unconfirmed rumor" since the project itself is still in the very early process.
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Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy Spend Intimate Evening Together

June 24, 2010 03:35:35 GMT


Kate Hudson has fueled rumors she is dating Muse frontman Matt Bellamy after the pair was reportedly spotting kissing on a night out in New York City on Monday, June 21. The Hollywood actress, who has been single since splitting from baseball star Alex Rodriguez late last year, is rumored to have found love again with the British rocker, with gossips claiming they have been a secret couple since May.

And now speculation about a possible romance has increased after the rumored couple was seen enjoying an intimate evening together at the Spotted Pig restaurant in the Big Apple this week, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
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Mel Gibson and Estranged Wife Robyn Sued for Alleged Unpaid Bill

June 24, 2010 03:31:54 GMT


Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn are coming together to face a lawsuit over allegedly unpaid construction bills. Bosses at Ramage Construction have filed a lawsuit against the Gibsons, who legally separated in 2006, alleging the former couple owes a combined $6,631 for building work at their Malibu, California residence and for drafting plans for another property.

TMZ.com reports the owner of Ramage, who has worked for the Gibsons for nearly 20 years, may seek compensation for a further $200,000 for "various projects" he completed for the "Braveheart" star.
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Lady GaGa Falls Flat on Her Face, Thanks to Massive Platform Heels


June 24, 2010 03:30:55 GMT


Lady GaGa was brought down by her own fashion choice. On early Wednesday, June 23, the "Poker Face" hitmaker has fallen from her massive platform heels at Heathrow Airport after making her way off of her flight from New York.

GaGa, who fell flat on her face because of her thigh-high, black-leather dramatic boots, was quickly helped back to her feet by a black-clad man and fortunately, she wasn't injured. Also sporting a black mesh top and matching hot pants, the 24-year-old sensational singer managed to walk out of Heathrow Airport without any more mishaps.
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Lindsay Lohan Accuses Bravo of Lying and Setting Her Up

June 24, 2010 03:23:13 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has launched an angry tirade at TV bosses over a new reality show which appears to show her turning up late for a photoshoot - the troubled actress is adamant she was "set up". The "Mean Girls" star was booked to feature in an episode of new Bravo series "Double Exposure", which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work of celebrity photography duo Markus Klinko and Indrani, and fashion stylist GK Reid.

Lohan signed up for a photoshoot back in September to promote her leggings brand, which would be taped for the show. But the actress is fuming after discovering the episode, which aired in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 22, was titled 'Is Lindsay Here Yet?' and focused on her tardiness.
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Ben Stiller Raises $50,000 in Campaign to Build School in Haiti

June 24, 2010 03:19:43 GMT


Funnyman Ben Stiller is celebrating after his online charity campaign raised $50,000 to build a school in Haiti. The "Meet the Fockers" star agreed a deal with bosses at Yahoo, who pledged to give the actor $1 for every Twitter.com user who clicked on an online photo he posted of himself at the Cannes Lions advertising festival in France.

Executives at the Internet company will now hand over a $50,000 cheque for a temporary school to be constructed in the earthquake-ravaged country. In a post on his Twitter account, Stiller writes, "Hey - woke up in Europe to learn we reached our goal of 50 thousand shares - THANK YOU!! Yahoo will build us a school in Haiti."
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Kevin Costner Would Rather Be Remembered for His Oil Clean-Up Effort

June 24, 2010 03:11:52 GMT


Kevin Costner hopes he eventually becomes best-known for his part in the oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico - because he would rather be recognized for his environmental work than his movie career. The Hollywood actor has sold an oil-filtration system to bosses at BP in a bid to minimize the damage caused by the massive slick, which has been drifting ashore on America's Gulf Coast since a rig ruptured in April.

British Petroleum bosses have bought 32 filtration machines manufactured by the movie star's Costner Industries Nevada Corporation and invented by his brother Dan. And Costner hopes he will one day become more famous for his work developing the innovative technology than his acting.
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Prince Albert of Monaco Engaged to Charlene Wittstock

June 24, 2010 03:01:39 GMT


Grace Kelly's son Prince Albert II of Monaco is engaged to marry his longterm girlfriend, former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock. The 52-year-old royal, who previously dated Brooke Shields and supermodel Claudia Schiffer, has been in a relationship with the Olympian, 20 years his junior, since 2006.

Representatives from the royal palace announced his engagement to Wittstock on Wednesday, June 23, although no details about the nuptials have yet been given. Albert has never married but he has two children from two previous relationships. His screen icon mother died in 1982.
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Clip: Bristol Palin on 'Secret Life of the American Teenager'

June 24, 2010 02:59:29 GMT


"The visitor everyone's buzzing about" Bristol Palin will visit "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" on June 28 and a preview of her cameo has been released. The Sarah Palin's daughter, who had a son at the age of 18, shot her part in Los Angeles earlier this year.

"Bristol Palin is the most famous teenage mother in America," said the show's executive producer Brenda Hampton in a statement. "I think she will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we've been exploring for a couple of seasons now." In return Bristol said, "I am thrilled to be on this show and to be a part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy."
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Robert Pattinson Defends Kristen Stewart Over Her Rape Comment


June 24, 2010 02:57:57 GMT


Robert Pattinson has spoken out his thought about Kristen Stewart's rape comment. Unlike some media, fans and spokespeople for rape victims' advocacy organizations who blasted Stewart for her bad choice of word, Pattinson has backed his on-screen lover.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stewart started with how she knew about the uproar caused by her rape comment, saying "I was in Korea when it all got bad. My publicist called me and said RAINN had issued this terrible statement," while Pattinson asked her "Who's Rain?". Stewart explained, "You know, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network."
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2011 Oscars NOT Moved to January, Betty White Could Appear

June 24, 2010 02:57:06 GMT


The 83rd Annual Academy Awards is still on the track of its February 27, 2011 slot. Responding to rumor started by Deadline Hollywood that the show might be moved to January, Oscars director-producer Don Mischer has explained to Los Angeles Times that it is not true.

"When I read that in Nikki Finke's column I was completely surprised. I do know that it would not be happening for the show we're doing," he states. He then explains, "If you want to make that kind of change you have to plan for that a year and a half in advance. I understand why the academy might want to consider it. But it's not going to change anything this year."
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Drake Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Hot 200


June 24, 2010 02:30:15 GMT


Drake is this week's Billboard Hot 200 champion with "Thank Me Later". His first album bowed around 447,000 copies, becoming the third-best chart debut of the year so far behind Sade's "Soldier of Love" which arrived with 502,000 in February and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" which debuted 481,000 in January.

And since both Sade and Lady Antebellum are music groups, "Thank Me Later" so far is also considered as the best chart debut of 2010 by a solo act. Last year's best chart debut record was held by Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" which entered at No. 1 with 701,000 in November.
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'Bachelorette' Special Presents Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi


June 24, 2010 02:27:23 GMT


The break-up of latest "The Bachelor" couple will not be a case of 'he said, she said' any longer. Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi will come face to face again and tell the world the real reason of their split in "The Bachelorette" special.

ABC, in its quick move, has arranged the two to reunite on July 5. Telling Extra's Mario Lopez, Jake explained what viewers can expect. "Hopefully, it's gonna be some closure for me," Jake said. "America was there and stood with me at the birth of our relationship, and I think I owe it to them and to myself and Vienna to let everybody be there at the end of it."
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Kellie Pickler Is Engaged, Proposal Detail Revealed

June 24, 2010 02:19:08 GMT


Kellie Pickler has followed the footstep of fellow "American Idol" alum Carrie Underwood. The fifth season finalist of the FOX hit talent search was showered with happiness on June 15, the day she celebrated the birthday of her late grandmother, as her songwriter boyfriend Kyle Jacobs asked her hand in marriage.

Kellie, who revealed that June 15 has long been "sad and hard" for her, told People, "It turned out to be the most amazing day of my life." The 23-year-old beauty continued, "My whole world changed. We both feel like we got my grandmother's blessing."
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Teaser Trailer for Star-Studded 'Red' Unveiled

June 24, 2010 02:15:36 GMT


Yahoo! Movies has got its hand on the first teaser trailer for "Red" starring the likes of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman. It gives preview to the normal, peaceful life of some retired CIA agents before they return in action, showing how they are still "dangerous".

Bruce's Frank Moses is a former black-ops CIA agent, who is now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his identity compromised and the life of the woman he cares for, Sarah, endangered, Frank reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.
 
 
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