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July 01, 2010

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Drake Flying High With Personalized Virgin America Plane

July 01, 2010 10:08:22 GMT


Rapper Drake has landed his own plane, courtesy of Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson. The hitmaker has become the first hip-hop artist to have a commercial airplane named after him.

Air Drake is the newest plane in the Virgin America fleet - it will ferry passengers between the rapper's native Toronto, Canada and California destinations. Drake and Branson took the inaugural flight on Wednesday, June 30 and the thrilled star said, "It's breathtaking... It's phenomenal."
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Lady GaGa Urged to Stop Eating Late to Get Rid of Nightmares


July 01, 2010 10:05:51 GMT


Longtime spiritual advisor to the stars Kenny Kingston has urged Lady GaGa to stop eating late if she wants to stop her suicidal recurring nightmares. The pop star recently told Rolling Stone magazine she's often haunted by a dream, in which a ghoul asks her to slash her wrists to save the lives of her family members and an unidentified, bound blond girl wearing GaGa's shoes.

The "Bad Romance" hitmaker admits that guru Deepak Chopra helps her figure out some of her dreams but her recurring nightmare has her stumped. She can only assume it's based on a secret society ritual she has read about or seen on TV.
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Katy Perry Bans Russell Brand From Living in London


July 01, 2010 09:57:25 GMT


Katy Perry has banned her funnyman fiance Russell Brand from living in his native Britain because she's determined to stay in sunny California. The couple reportedly purchased a $3.5 million mansion in Los Angeles together earlier this year.

And despite Brand wanting to keep his British roots, Perry, whose current hit is "California Gurls", is insisting they stay in the sunny state for as long as possible. She says, "We won't be moving to London anytime soon."
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OutKast Will Regroup Despite Jive Records' Blocking, Big Boi Says

July 01, 2010 09:56:35 GMT


Rapper Big Boi is adamant there will be an OutKast reunion in the near future, despite music executives trying to block the duo from teaming up again. Big Boi switched labels from Jive Records to Def Jam after bosses told him they were unsure how to promote his new album, "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty".

The move wasn't a popular one and Big Boi recently claimed Jive bosses have been trying to stop him working with OutKast bandmate Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000. He said last month, "Jive is trying to block Dre (Andre 3000) from being on my record. We can't be on songs together now."
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Daniel Radcliffe Not 'Worried' About Being Short


July 01, 2010 09:48:07 GMT


"Harry Potter" star star Daniel Radcliffe has finally accepted his short stature - he pokes fun at his size rather than feel bitter. The actor, who stands at 1.6 metres (five foot, five inches), admits he used to worry his wizarding castmates Emma Watson and Rupert Grint would outgrow him onscreen.

And even though they eventually did, Radcliffe insists he feels now comfortable about his height. He says, "I didn't get particularly worried because as long as Emma (Watson) and Rupert (Grint) weren't shooting up too quickly either, I'd look (fine). We'd all look relatively (the same height). It was all going to be okay."
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Josh Hutcherson NOT Yet Offered Spider-Man Role, May Be Cyclops in 'First Class'


July 01, 2010 09:45:33 GMT


A lot of buzz come from the casting process of untitled Spider-Man reboot lately. Blue Sky Disney recently claimed Josh Hutcherson has been chosen to play Peter Parker in the upcoming film after he followed several test shoots. The site stated their sources informed that helmer Marc Webb and Sony bosses think the "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" actor is the best for the role and Hutcherson has accepted the job.

However, on Wednesday, June 30, CHUD debunked the report, stating Hutcherson has not been offered the part. Though there is still a chance that he could get the offer, the site suggested it is unlikely that the 17-year-old star will be cast in the film. However, the site did not further mention a reason for this doubt.
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Corinne Bailey Rae Debuts 'Closer' Music Video

July 01, 2010 09:44:40 GMT


"Closer" music video from Corinne Bailey Rae has been out for viewing pleasure. Coming out at Essence.com, it features the 31-year-old singer as she performs the song in a dark room, bringing "a dreamy sensuous feel, perfect for a steamy summer playlist."

"I had such an amazing time making this video. The director, Adria Petty, has brilliant ideas," Bailey Rae said. "We both thought about the feel of the song and independently imagined a slightly seventies look, Donna Summer sexy, abandoned roller disco fun."
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Too Scary, 'Paranormal Activity 2' Trailer Pulled


July 01, 2010 09:36:27 GMT


The trailer for new horror movie "Paranormal Activity 2" has been pulled from cinemas in Texas because of complaints it is too scary. The promo for the film started to run in movie theaters prior to midnight screenings of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" on Wednesday, June 30.

The clip caused cinema-goers to complain to bosses at the Cinemark chain about the frightening footage. U.S. host Ryan Seacrest even took to his Twitter.com page to warn film fans about the trailer, writing, "Paranormal Activity 2 teaser trailer... hold someone."
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Kanye West and Nicki Minaj's Duet Unveiled at Listening Party

July 01, 2010 09:27:05 GMT


Kanye West and Nicki Minaj have joined forces in a song for West's upcoming studio album. Confirming the news is BET's Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill. "He's got a track with Nicki Minaj that's so dope," he opened up to Rap-Up after attending invitation-only listening party for the new effort. "You won't believe it when you hear it."

Four songs from the album have been unveiled during the event. Although Hill hasn't heard all the content in the tentatively-titled "Good Ass Job", he's adamant that it's West's "unapologetic" comeback. "It's less like 808's & Heartbreak and more like Graduation," he further described.
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Lindsay Lohan Failed to Pay Boutique Bills and Sued

July 01, 2010 09:27:03 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is facing a lawsuit from bosses at a Los Angeles fashion store who allege the actress owes them thousands of dollars in unpaid bills. The "Mean Girls" star never paid up for clothing, jewelery and accessories from the Church Boutique, according to papers filed by the shop owners David Malvaney and Rodney Burns on Wednesday, June 30.

The pair claims Lohan has only paid $180 of a total $17,060 sum she built up in shopping sprees between November 2009 and February this year. And the store owners insist they wouldn't have let Lohan take the items if they had realized she had "no intention" of paying.
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Al Gore's Rep Says Sexual Contact Claim Is 'Defamatory'

July 01, 2010 09:24:11 GMT


A representative for former U.S. vice president Al Gore has issued a statement to "unequivocally and emphatically" deny allegations the politician groped a masseuse in 2006 after police reopened their investigation into the matter.

Last week, U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer revealed masseuse Molly Hagerty gave a statement to police last year accusing Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" during a massage session at a hotel in October 2006.
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Solange Knowles Locking Herself Away to Get Creative Juices for New Album

July 01, 2010 09:11:30 GMT


Singer Solange Knowles literally lived and breathed for her work while making her new album - she was holed up in a house on the California coast with her musician pals for an entire month until her project was complete. Knowles has been working on a follow-up to 2008's "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams" in recent months and she decided to get the creative juices flowing by locking herself away with a group of fellow artists.

But the sister of clean-living pop superstar Beyonce Knowles admits she also found inspiration after smoking a little marijuana. She says, "I went up to Santa Barbara, found this house on five acres in the mountains and invited a bunch of amazing musicians to come live there with me for a month and just experiment."
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Jane's Addiction to Have Fan-Only Show at Roxy Theater

July 01, 2010 09:11:00 GMT


Rockers Jane's Addiction are to return to the Los Angeles venue where they recorded their live self-titled debut album in 1987 for a fan-only show on Friday, July 2. Singer Perry Farrell's group will pack fans into the Roxy Theater, as part of Hollywood's Sunset Strip Summer Concert Series.

The concert, only the second to feature new bassist Duff McKagan, will be filmed for a documentary. Guitarist Dave Navarro says, "The Roxy has always held a special place in our hearts because it's where we recorded our first record."
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Former Village People Star Settles Copyright Dispute With Greeting Cards Firm

July 01, 2010 09:10:27 GMT


Former Village People star Victor Willis has settled his copyright dispute with the bosses of greeting cards firm Hallmark for an undisclosed fee. The singer sued the company over imitation sound cards featuring songs he wrote, "Y.M.C.A." and "Macho Man", and performed by a sound-alike.

Hallmark officials initially denied any wrongdoing after he sued for unauthorized use of his voice and image. Willis' publicist Linda Smith tells WENN, "The terms of the settlement are confidential. Victor is a very private person and therefore happy to see the lawsuit resolved satisfactorily."
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'Party Down' Canceled, Producer Responds

July 01, 2010 09:05:45 GMT


The second season's number did not succeed in spawning a renewal for "Party Down". Starz has pulled the plug on the comedy about a group of struggling dreamers, saying after a "careful consideration", they decided not to continue with the subsequent season.

The network has also given "Gravity" the same fate. "We're grateful to everyone involved in the shows, and are proud to have had them on the channel. Starz remains committed to aggressively expanding our original programming lineup," executive vice president of programming, Stephan Shelanski said in the statement.
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Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables' Has New Action-Packed Trailer

July 01, 2010 09:02:24 GMT


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A fresh trailer for "The Expendables" has been made available for viewing pleasure. Unlike the second trailer which contains no scene from the movie, this new video gives preview to a lot of the action sequences while the protagonist characters are on a mission they're not expected to survive.

Led by Sylvester Stallone's Barney Ross, The Expendables are hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator after years of unspeakable corruption that concludes with tragedies. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren't quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal.
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'Twilight' Gets Parodied by Colt Ford in 'Chicken and Biscuits' Video


July 01, 2010 09:00:26 GMT


It's "Twilight" time. The third installment of the movie series, "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse", has been released everywhere in theaters and now people at home can watch another version of this vampire saga through Colt Ford's "Chicken & Biscuits" music video which spoofs Bella Swan, the Cullen clan and the wolf pack.

"Twilight is such a great love story, and Chicken and Biscuits is a love song about my wife and all country girls," the country music singer said. "I think the concept of this video is really funny. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do."
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Yaya DaCosta Collects Her Action-Figure Likenesses

July 01, 2010 08:59:13 GMT


Actress Yaya DaCosta has committed to collecting her doll and action-figure likenesses from the film and TV projects she's involved with. The "Ugly Betty" star can't wait to get her hands on her "Tron Legacy" doll, so she can add it to her small collection of toys.

She says, "In 'Tron', I play one of the Sirens in the beginning of the film... and we look like rubber action figures. They actually made an action figure of my character but I don't have it yet. I'm gonna get it and it's awesome. I'll just put it on my shelf of action figures."
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Son of 'Diner' Director Will Follow in Dad's Filmmaking Footsteps

July 01, 2010 08:58:35 GMT


"Diner" director Barry Levinson's son Sam Levinson following in his dad's filmmaking footsteps - he's landed Hollywood actress Ellen Barkin as the lead star for his directorial movie debut. Sam's dad filmed "Diner" in 1982 with Barkin as his leading lady.

And now the mid-20s actor-turned-director is in Michigan shooting "Devil in My Shoes" with the actress. Recent reports suggested the pair had embarked on a romance while working together; however, a rep for the new director has brushed off the claims. His spokesperson tells the New York Daily News the relationship is "strictly professional".
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Maria Conchita Alonso Challenges Oliver Stone Over Hugo Chavez Film

July 01, 2010 08:57:21 GMT


Cuban-born actress and activist Maria Conchita Alonso has taken aim at filmmaker Oliver Stone over his new documentary, which portrays dictator Hugo Chavez as a fun-loving good guy. The "Vampire's Kiss" star has teamed up with Central and South American Community officials to make a movie, "Crossing Our Borders", which chronicles what Stone left out of his "South of the Border" film in an effort to tell "the true facts" and challenge the director's "selective storytelling".

Alonso also plans to confront Stone and Venezuelan leader Chavez, with live and online protests and media appearances. A spokesman for the activists opposed to Stone's road trip film, which attempts to explore the social and political movements in South America and perceptions of the continent, tells WENN, "Missing from the light-hearted moments of a dictator (Chavez) riding a bike are the questioning of the alarming and growing rates of poverty, kidnapping and murder."
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Jeffrey Jones Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

July 01, 2010 08:56:51 GMT


"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Jeffrey Jones has been arrested after failing to re-register as a sex offender. The actor was arrested in 2003 after he was caught in possession of child pornography and for employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for pornographic photographs.

The possession of child pornography charge against him was dropped after the actor pleaded no contest to inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photographs. He was sentenced to five years' probation and told he had to register as a sex offender every year.
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Sam Worthington Will Get 'Damaged'

July 01, 2010 08:33:15 GMT


More comic books will get big screen treatment. It has been announced that Radical Publishing teams up with Sam Worthington and his company Full Clip Productions on an imprint deal to develop intellectual property to be produced under the Radical banner, with plan to make some of them into film adaptations.

Sam is partnering with Michael Schwarz and John Schwarz in Full Clip, and the "Avatar" actor as well as John could star in selected movie projects. One of the projects coming is "Damaged" which is created by John and Michael. Written by David Lapham, the story follows two brothers committed to justice in different ways - one inside the law, one violently beyond it.
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Ciara Responds to The-Dream's Comment, Admitting It 'Came Out Wrong'


July 01, 2010 08:14:13 GMT


Ciara finally breaks her silence over The-Dream's statement which mentioned "Basic Instinct" will be her last shot at pop stardom. In a radio interview with Angela Yee, Ciara admitted it "came out wrong" and has discussed it with him.

"Let me tell you one thing about Dream, if you don't know him you'll misunderstand him," she said. "One thing about him is he has a big heart, you know so he never means to come from the wrong place however sometime when he speaks, he might say something and it comes off a certain way."
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Nick Jonas Allegedly Dating Two of His 'Les Miserables' Co-Stars

July 01, 2010 07:54:47 GMT


Nick Jonas reportedly has wooed two girls while he is in U.K. for his West End stage play, "Les Miserables". The Sun reported that the Jonas Brothers star has dated his "Les Miserables" co-stars, Lucie Jones, the finalist of "The X Factor" contestant season 6, and Samantha Barks, who came third in talent show "I'd Do Anything" in 2008.

"Nick is getting a reputation as a heart-breaker. He's been out on dates with both Samantha and Lucie and they both seem quite smitten," a theater luvvie told the site. "Nick's just having fun - but he's causing some tension between the girls. There's been a lot of jokes backstage because art is imitating life. In the musical Eponine fancies Marius. But he ends up with Cosette."
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Video and Pics of 'Big Brother' 12 Cast


July 01, 2010 07:47:29 GMT


"Big Brother" has announced the cast of season 12, introducing among others, a 24-year-old model who never cleans and a 34-year-old college professor who would use all his "gayness, for good and evil".

The princess is named Monet Stunson. "I come off as really sweet and innocent. People won't expect that I would lie to their face and stab them in the back to win," she said. The educator is named Ragan Fox. "I party as hard as I work, and I grew up gay in Texas. If you want to get crazy with me - and I opt to go crazy - then you're in trouble," he said.
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Suge Knight Slapped With Permanent Restraining Order

July 01, 2010 07:37:31 GMT


Hip-hop heavyweight Suge Knight has been slapped with a permanent restraining order after allegedly putting a hit on a Los Angeles area. According to Los Angeles County Superior Court documents obtained by TMZ, Knight's accuser claimed the former Death Row Records CEO "had 8 guys come to my house and told them to get me or kill me" on May 21.

The alleged incident came one day after Knight was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. The Death Row Records founder was apprehended after cops were tipped off about a man reportedly pointing a firearm at another car from his Cadillac Escalade. It is unclear if the two incidents are connected.
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Lil Wayne Gets Three Years Probation for 2008 Drug Case

July 01, 2010 07:37:03 GMT


Incarcerated rap superstar Lil Wayne has been sentenced to three years probation after striking a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors in relation to a 2008 drugs charge. The "Lollipop" hitmaker, real name Dwayne Carter, was taken into custody by police after authorities allegedly found cocaine, ecstasy and a handgun on his tour bus at a border checkpoint in Arizona.

He pleaded not guilty to a string of weapons and drugs charges, but reached a deal with Arizona prosecutors on June 21. The rapper pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug and three other charges for misconduct involving weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic drug for sale were subsequently dismissed.
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'Curious Case of Benjamin Button' Star to Wed Musician Fiance

July 01, 2010 07:36:35 GMT


Rap mogul P. Diddy's one-time butler and manservant Fonzworth Bentley is to wed after proposing marriage to actress Faune Chambers. Bentley, who is now a musician who regularly collaborates with the members of Outkast, has revealed he popped the question at the end of 2009, but hasn't gone public with the happy news - until now.

Chambers co-starred with Brad Pitt in hit movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Bentley tells UsMagazine, "She said yes and I was so excited. Afterward, she kept wanting to call and tell her mother and I told her not to - because then we walked into a restaurant where my parents and her parents were waiting. We all had lunch and then I walked them all back to show them where I proposed. The wedding is pretty soon!"
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Kid Cudi's New Song 'Erase Me' Ft. Kanye West Hits Airwaves


July 01, 2010 07:13:23 GMT


After debuting "REVOFEV" online earlier in June this year, Kid Cudi now chooses to go to radio stations to unleash another fresh material. It's titled "Erase Me" and has him trading verses with Kanye West on the hook.

The song was recently debuted on Cleveland radio station 96.5 KISS FM. Produced by Jim Jonsin, it is expected to make the cut to Cudi's forthcoming second studio album "Man on the Moon II : The Legend of Mr. Rager".
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Salma Hayek Celebrated Mexico's Win Despite Devastated Husband

July 01, 2010 07:08:32 GMT


Salma Hayek put her marriage to the test after Mexico beat her husband's beloved France in the World Cup - she threw a party. Businessman and entrepreneur Francois-Henri Pinault was devastated after his wife's native Mexico beat his team and just wanted to sleep through the depression - but the actress wasn't about to start feeling sorry for her soccer-mad husband, who owns French team Rennes.

She says, "First I decorated the whole house with Mexican flags and I made guacamole, everything, and he was like, 'What happened here, where am I?' I said, 'Welcome to Mexico'."
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Tom Cruise Paid Sister's College Fee With First Pay Check

July 01, 2010 07:08:05 GMT


Tom Cruise shunned extravagant material gifts when he landed his first big acting pay check - he used the money to pay for one of his sisters to attend college instead. The generous Hollywood star decided to share his good fortune with his beloved three sisters when he hit the big time, and splashed out thousands to put one through school.

He tells People magazine, "I paid for one of my sisters' college education. And my little sister worked for me when I had a paper route; I always told her I'd pay her back. I bought her a car after 'Risky Business'."
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Report of Celebrities Who Will Wed on July 10


July 01, 2010 07:07:32 GMT


July 10, 2010 is shaping up to be America's biggest celebrity wedding day - Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Carrie Underwood and former MTV VJ LaLa Vazquez will all exchange vows within hours of each other. U.S. magazine Life & Style reports Blunt will become Mrs. Krasinski, Underwood will exchange vows with ice hockey ace Mike Fisher in Georgia and Vazquez will wed her longtime boyfriend, basketball star Carmelo Anthony, on the same day.

The publication reports Vazquez will wear a Vera Wang gown for her big day. She says, "It's so exciting that everyone is getting married on this date."
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Lindsay Lohan Rehires Former Personal Assistant

July 01, 2010 07:06:33 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has persuaded a former employee to return as the actress' personal assistant - just weeks after she quit from exhaustion. The "Mean Girls" star was left without an aide when the girl, named simply Eleonore or Elinore, resigned at the start of June amid reports she was tired and had "had enough of Lindsay's demands".

According to TMZ, Eleonore had only held the position for a few months and was upset after Lohan ordered her to remain at her side "for days on end". But Lohan has managed to win Eleonore back - the assistant was spotted picking up groceries for the troubled star in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 29.
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PETA Names Olivia Wilde the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010


July 01, 2010 06:53:58 GMT


Olivia Wilde has been crowned the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA]. PETA claimed Olivia has saved "the lives of about 100 animals a year" by opting to be a vegan

Olivia's winning male partner is "The Biggest Loser" trainer, Bob Harper. PETA mentioned that in addition to becoming a vegan, Bob has helped people to get into shape on the NBC series. He also showed his love for animal as he has adopted a pooch he named Karl.
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Video Premiere: Lifehouse's 'All In'

July 01, 2010 06:35:30 GMT


Lifehouse debut a music video for their latest single "All In". This band fill it with live performance footage from several of their concerts across the country. In addition to giving a look at their on-stage act, it also previews the rehearsal sessions and what they do backstage before and after the show.

"All In" is one of the songs appearing in Lifehouse's latest studio project "Smoke & Mirrors". The song is co-written by the band's member Jason Wade along with Jude Cole. Beside getting help from Cole, this band also enter songwriting booth with Kevin Rudolf for "Halfway Gone" and make a duet with Chris Daughtry in "Had Enough".
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New 'Jersey Shore' Season 2 Trailer: Girl Fights

July 01, 2010 06:31:20 GMT


It looks like the women of "Jersey Shore" will get more camera time in the second season than the boys. A new trailer for the show that returns July 29 has been released, showing Snooki knocking down Angelina to the ground and Sammi getting hit by Jennie J-Woww on the head, all for fighting over boys.

The trailer starts with the reason why they have moved to Miami for the second season and continues with how partying is still their main job. Funny things happen when The Situation orders food by phone and has to spell out his name, and when the boys realize that they have grenades type of girls in their hot tub.
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'The Last Airbender' New York Premiere Welcomes the Young Cast

July 01, 2010 06:19:29 GMT


Just a day before it hits theaters across the U.S. on July 1, "The Last Airbender" has got its red carpet treatment. On Wednesday, June 30 the cast for the film invaded Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City which was used as the location for the premiere.

Lead actor Noah Ringer sported semi-formal style when coming to the event, joined by helmer M. Night Shyamalan when posing for cameras. Playing the main villain in the movie, Dev Patel was seen attending the event with the companion of his "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star as well as girlfriend Freida Pinto.
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Vienna Girardi Did Not Get Playboy Offer

July 01, 2010 06:18:26 GMT


"The Bachelor" star Vienna Girardi recently told Star Magazine, which has been in newsstands, that she's "going to strip" for Playboy. The statement, however, turned out to be a shock to people at the men's magazine.

"This is the first we've heard of Vienna Girardi appearing on the cover of Playboy," a rep for Playboy told Us Magazine. The rep added, "We are not in negotiations with her and have not made her an offer."
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Lloyd Clarifies Statement About Chris Brown's Teary Performance


July 01, 2010 05:44:27 GMT


Lloyd has led people to think Chris Brown faked his tears when performing Michael Jackson tribute at BET Awards. Post the ceremony, he said that he told the R&B singer to cry at the June 27 event. Apparently learning about that matter, Lloyd quickly clarified the statement on his blog.

"I consider Chris a friend. He's been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go on stage and cry," he stated. "We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn't really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year [with Rihanna]. I thought he was holding back and needed to let that emotion out. Him crying at the BET Awards was real, I could feel it."
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Slum Village to Split After New Album

July 01, 2010 04:59:33 GMT


Iconic rap group Slum Village will be no more after the release of its upcoming album. The band, now comprising of Elzhi, Illa J and founding rapper T3, is putting the final touches to its latest project, "Villa Manifesto" - but the disc will be its last as Slum Village.

Breaking the news on his Twitter.com blog, T3 writes, "One more thing... this is the last Slum Village album." Fellow member Elzhi tweeted also, "Not sure what's going on ... I hope Slum Village's label and T3's manager respect what I do for SV. Either way I appreciate yall support."
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'Idol' Constantine Maroulis May Be a Dad


July 01, 2010 04:51:55 GMT


A spokesperson for Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis has fueled reports the rocker is set to become a first time dad by refusing to comment on the rumors. The New York Post claims Maroulis is expecting a baby with chorus girl Angel Reed after meeting while working on the Broadway hit.

The actress/dancer has now quit the musical and notified Broadway bosses she is three months pregnant with her on/off beau, according to the newspaper. A source tells gossip column Page Six, "Angel just gave her notice last week, and told friends on the show that she is pregnant. It's been an open secret that she and Constantine have been together for a while."
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Warner Bros. Bringing 'Harry Potter' to Comic Con for the First Time

July 01, 2010 04:48:49 GMT


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Expect more sneak peeks from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in the near future. After releasing the first full trailer for the movie, it has been revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures will bring the successful film franchise to San Diego Comic Con which will begin July 22.

This will mark the first time the studio promotes "Harry Potter" film at the convention since there has never been any kind of panel for the young wizards movie series at Comic Con. It is not yet known when the "Deathly Hallows" panel will take place and who will be showing up.
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'Glee' Reality Spin-Off to Debut 2011

July 01, 2010 04:47:35 GMT


Hit musical comedy "Glee" is getting the reality TV treatment - an unscripted spin-off is reportedly set to debut next year.

Bosses at cable TV network Oxygen have acquired syndication rights to the Fox channel's high school musical series starring Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch, with plans to begin airing reruns in 2013. And network executives are planning to launch a reality companion series in the mean time, reports Entertainment Weekly.
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Justin Bieber Reportedly Had Secret Reunion With Ex-Girlfriend in the Bahamas


July 01, 2010 04:45:52 GMT


Kim Kardashian apparently wasn't the one Justin Bieber's fans had to worry about following their photo shoot at the Bahamas. Life & Style recently reported that the 16-year-old sensational singer enjoyed some quality time with his ex-girlfriend and first love, Caitlin Beadles, in the country.

Although Justin and Caitlin's alleged secret meeting would be kept secret, the two's Twitter posts pointed to the reported reunion. On June 6, Caitlin wrote on her Twitter page, "Bahamas here I come! Gonna be an awesome week!", while on June 14, another tweet posted, "What happens in the Bahamas stays in the Bahamas!"
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Details in Sandra Bullock and Jesse James' Divorce Unveiled


July 01, 2010 04:40:09 GMT


Sandra Bullock and her ex-husband Jesse James secured a quick divorce by each refusing to claim alimony and waiving the right to have their assets independently valued. Bullock's marriage to the cheating TV mechanic was officially dissolved by a judge in Texas on Monday, June 28, just two months after the Hollywood star filed for divorce.

In her legal papers, the Oscar winner claimed the marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities", after tattoo model Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee went public with news of her 11-month fling with James.
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Overworked Former Employee Sues R. Kelly


July 01, 2010 04:34:53 GMT


R&B star R. Kelly has been slapped with a lawsuit from a former employee over allegations of unpaid wages. The "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker is accused of failing to compensate Anthony Navarro for overtime hours he racked up in 2007, while Kelly was on tour.

In his legal papers, filed in an Illinois court, Navarro claims he and his fellow workers were sometimes forced to work more than 80 hours a week to help with studio and tour preparations. They were reportedly contracted to be paid time-and-a-half for the additional hours but Navarro alleges he was only paid at the normal rate.
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David Archuleta's 'Something 'Bout Love' Emerges in Full


July 01, 2010 04:22:05 GMT


David Archuleta has allowed fans to listen to his brand new single "Something 'Bout Love" in full despite the fact that it actually will not be unleashed until July 13. "Call David @ 801.386.8196 to hear his brand NEW single 'Something 'Bout Love' NOW!" so the message on his MySpace read.

"There's something 'bout love / That breaks your heart / But don't give up," the 2008 runner-up of "American Idol" sings on the chorus. Confirmed to be the lead single of David's upcoming studio album, the track will be made available for digital purchase on July 20.
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Stars of 'Chuck', 'Fringe' and Others Who Attend Comic Con


July 01, 2010 04:15:29 GMT


More information about what to expect from the upcoming 2010 San Diego Comic Con is available as Warner Bros. TV announces which of its shows and stars will attend the annual convention. "Fringe", "Chuck" and "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" are returning for another year while new shows "Nikita" and "Unnatural History" will make their debut.

With 14 TV shows and plenty to present, WB TV has booked 3,000 square foot booth at the Con. There will be video demos, autograph signing sessions, swag giveaways as well as screening of "Nikita" pilot and new episodes of TV series.
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Jackson Browne Launches Record Label With Son

July 01, 2010 04:07:01 GMT


Jackson Browne's latest music venture is a family affair - the rocker has teamed up with his son to launch a new record label. The "Take It Easy" hitmaker and his 36-year-old son Ethan Browne have founded Spinside, a subsidiary label of the singer's Inside Recording that embraces file-sharing and online distribution.

And Ethan admits he has a lot to learn from his dad's decades of experience. He tells the New York Daily News: "His work ethic is incredible."
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Elle MacPherson Accidentally Shows Her Nipple


July 01, 2010 04:04:28 GMT


Elle MacPherson has shown media the unexpected at "Britain's Next Top Model" series 6 launch party in London, England on Wednesday, June 30. The 46-year-old beauty accidentally exposed her nipple.

MacPherson, who hit the event in black shiny PVC pants and Louboutins, was blissfully unaware that her white loose fitting shirt slipped down, exposing her nipple. The shocking view was captured when the "Batman & Robin" actress, who went braless, was about to leave the bash.
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First Official Pictures From Christina Aguilera's 'Burlesque'


July 01, 2010 03:55:32 GMT


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The first stills from "Burlesque" have made their ways out via USA Today. Capturing lead actress Christina Aguilera, some of the photos tease with sneak peek to her performances in the drama musical. Other pictures, meanwhile, feature Cher and Stanley Tucci, who are seen dealing with the costumes in one particular image.

In the film, Aguilera plays Ali, a small-town girl who tries to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles. Landing a job as a cocktail waitress in The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater headlined by Cher's Tess, Ali vows to perform there one day. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager and gender-bending host, she makes her way from the bar to the stage and restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory.
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Jermaine Jackson: Michael Would Be Upset With His Children's Newfound Freedom


July 01, 2010 03:51:45 GMT


Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson is convinced the late superstar wouldn't be happy if he knew about his children's newfound freedom - they are set to attend public school and can leave the house without wearing a veil. Jackson's mother Katherine was granted custody of the star's three kids - Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12 and eight-year-old Blanket - after his death last year.

Since living with their grandmother, the children's lives have changed dramatically and many of their father's old rules have fallen by the wayside - including his desire to keep the youngsters out of the public eye. The children were allowed into the spotlight after Jackson's death, appearing at his televised memorial, while Prince also gave a speech at the Grammy Awards.
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Charlie Bewley Bombarded With Saucy Notes From 'Twilight' Fans

July 01, 2010 03:47:05 GMT


British actor Charlie Bewley is shocked by the audacity of saucy "Twilight" fans - he's been bombarded with explicit notes and sexual advances since joining the cast of the vampire franchise. The 29 year old became part of the global phenomenon when he was offered the role of bloodsucker Demetri in the second film, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon".

Bewley has since garnered legions of devoted female followers, and he admits the racy antics of young girls often leave him speechless. He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "(They give me) tons of chocolate, pornographic notes saying, 'Come to my hotel room later...' If these girls go back to school and tell their friends they hooked up with a vampire, they're made! I guess they have to try, but am I going to go for that? No!"
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Naomi Campbell Called to Testify in War Crimes Trial

July 01, 2010 03:40:13 GMT


A court in the Netherlands has ruled supermodel Naomi Campbell can be called to testify as part of an ongoing war crimes trial. The British beauty has become embroiled in a court case at The Hague involving former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who has pleaded not guilty to a series of charges, including murder, torture and terrorism, stemming from Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war.

The disgraced ex-leader has also been accused of handing Campbell a 'blood diamond' - a term for jewels sold to finance conflicts - in 1997 after a dinner party in South Africa, hosted by then-president Nelson Mandela. Prosecutors asked for the catwalk star to be subpoenaed to testify, but the request was opposed by her lawyers and the legal team representing Taylor.
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The CW's Fall Premiere Dates Announced

July 01, 2010 03:33:21 GMT


The CW is jumping in front of other networks to announce first the dates of its Fall line-up. As usual, the network is ahead of others in kick starting its 2010/11 season by putting "America's Next Top Model" cycle 15 premiere as early as September 8. It is immediately followed in the next hour by new series "Hellcats".

The network's strongest performer so far, "The Vampire Diaries" will return for the second season on September 9. On the Thursday slot, the vampire series will be accompanied by another new series "Nikita" which is starring Maggie Q.
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Jeremy London Files Restraining Order Against His Family

July 01, 2010 03:30:05 GMT


Jeremy London has made another headline. After in early June the actor, who once played on hit TV series "Party of Five", claimed he was kidnapped and forced to use drug, he now filed for restraining order against his family for raising doubts about his story.

Jeremy's attorney Catherine Lombardo told People, "Jeremy filed these orders against his family for them to stop giving unauthorized interviews to the press." Lombardo added, "What they've said is false, misleading and harmful to his personal reputation and career."
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The Saturdays' Mollie King Admitted to Hospital

July 01, 2010 03:24:42 GMT


The Saturdays star Mollie King was admitted to hospital this week after an insect bite left her with a dangerously swollen foot and a nasty skin infection. The singer became concerned and consulted doctors on Monday, June 28 when the bite made the area around her toes turn bright red.

She was diagnosed with inflammatory skin disease cellulitis - and is now resting at home. In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "I have been bitten by a stupid horse fly and now I have a foot like the Nutty Professor's! It's massive! In A&E (the hospital's accident and emergency unit) now! This is NOT fun!"
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'Twilight Saga's Eclipse' Sets New Midnight Box Office Record

July 01, 2010 03:20:08 GMT


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Since "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse" is touted one of the most anticipated summer movies, it comes as no surprise that the flick becomes a box office hit. Unleashed in the U.S. on June 30, the movie already takes in more than $30 million from midnight screenings.

Thus, this third "Twilight" movie officially sets new record for midnight gross, beating out previous midnight record-holder "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" which opened to $26.3 million in November 2009. Now, the challenge for "Eclipse" is to break "New Moon" record for the biggest single-day gross in box office history with $72.7 million.
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Kasabian's Tom Meighan Wants to Become a Dad

July 01, 2010 03:20:05 GMT


Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan wants to start a family following the news his bandmate Serge Pizzorno is to become a father later this year. The guitarist's long term girlfriend is due to give birth in the next few months.

And his pal Meighan is now keen to follow in his footsteps by embracing fatherhood. Meighan says, "A baby would be a good focus for me, too. I'll have to ask the missus, but yeah. A baby would be mega."
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Katy Perry Wants Marina and the Diamonds for a Duet


July 01, 2010 03:13:24 GMT


Katy Perry is eying a collaboration with Marina Diamandis after the British singer impressed the American with a cover of "Starstrukk". The 24 year old, also known by her stage name of Marina and the Diamonds, performed the 3OH!3 song, which Perry guested on, for Britain's Radio 1 earlier this year.

And the "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker loved the new version so much, she wants to work with Diamandis. She tells Britain's Daily Star, "I watched the stream of the performance online. I would love to collaborate with Marina."
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Kylie Minogue Plays Tattoo-Clad Rock Chick in 'Jack and Diane'

July 01, 2010 03:10:05 GMT


Kylie Minogue has landed her first feature film role in almost a decade - as a tattoo-clad rock chick. The "Spinning Around" hitmaker shot to fame in Australian soap opera "Neighbors" in the 1980s before launching a hugely successful singing career.

In the 1990s, she made a handful of movie appearances, with roles in "The Delinquents and Street Fighter", followed up with a part as the Green Fairy in "Moulin Rouge!" in 2001. The singer has now landed a new movie role in "Jack and Diane", opposite Juno Temple, Jena Malone and Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough, and she jetted to New York this week to start filming her scenes.
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Aretha Franklin to Duet With Condoleezza Rice for Charity Concert


July 01, 2010 03:05:13 GMT


Aretha Franklin is teaming up with an unusual collaborator at an upcoming show - former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The "Respect" hitmaker will join forces with her politician pal, who is a classically trained pianist, for a charity concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania next month, July 27.

The gig will incorporate some of Franklin's biggest hits as well as a number of opera tracks - and the singer can't wait for the special show. She tells the New York Post, "Ms. Rice is a consummate classical pianist and since I sing the arias, I thought that we could do something - a bipartisan effort for our favorite charities."
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will.i.am Tracking Down Thief With His iPad

July 01, 2010 03:00:01 GMT


Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has been helping police track down the thief who broke into his car last week - using his new Apple iPad. The hip-hop star was left fuming when his luxury Bentley was broken into outside his Los Angeles home and an estimated $10,000 worth of personal items were taken, including jewelery and the star's brand new computer gadget.

A large amount of will.i.am's belongings have already been returned to him and it has now emerged the star has been helping police hunt down the perpetrator using a built-in tracking device in the iPad, which gives cops the location of the stolen property, according to TMZ.com. No arrests have yet been made in connection with the case.
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Bret Michaels Suffers Memory Loss Following Brain Surgery


July 01, 2010 02:54:47 GMT


Bret Michaels is suffering short-term memory loss following his near-fatal brain haemorrhage and subsequent stroke earlier this year. The Poison star has endured a number of health scares in recent months - as well as the haemorrhage and stroke, he's also undergone an emergency appendectomy and was diagnosed with a hole in his heart.

During a concert in Mississippi last month, Michaels was seen walking with a slight limp, and he's also suffering tiredness, memory problems, and "chemical meningitis" - a rare side effect of body scans. Michaels' road manager, Janna Elias, tells People.com, "He still has pain from the chemical meningitis, short-term memory loss and gets fatigued quicker than normal."
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Ally Sheedy Announced Her Daughter Is Lesbian at Charity Event

July 01, 2010 02:50:48 GMT


Actress Ally Sheedy used her appearance on the red carpet at a recent gay event to 'out' her daughter as a lesbian. The "Breakfast Club" star took her teenage daughter Rebecca to a charity event in Los Angeles earlier this week for The Trevor Project, a non-profit group dedicated to helping youngsters who are questioning their sexuality.

Sheedy explained the reason she attended was because the schoolgirl recently announced she is a lesbian. She told reporters, "My daughter has just come out. So (I'm here because) it's personal."
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Jessica Simpson's 'Price of Beauty' Is 'Retooled' in Season 2

July 01, 2010 02:41:20 GMT


The combination of big expense and low rating on "The Price of Beauty" has resulted in a change of format. The reality show which first season saw Jessica Simpson and her two best friends traveling to other countries to seek the meaning of beauty culturally, will now simply be about beauty and image.

In preparation of the second season, "Beauty" is being "retooled" to follow Jessica giving makeovers to people just like she did in the first season finale. "VH1 is in talks with Jessica for a series on beauty and image," a source close to the project told Us Magazine.
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Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus and Wife Expecting First Baby


July 01, 2010 02:33:40 GMT


Rascal Flatts' singer and bassist Jay DeMarcus is soon to be a father. Jay confirmed to Us Magazine that he and his wife Allison Alderson, a former Miss Tennessee U.S.A. 2002, are expecting their first child together, who is due in January.

"Allison and I are thrilled about becoming parents. I am confident Ali will be a wonderful mother because she has done an incredible job raising me over the past six years," Jay said in a statement. Allison added, "Jay and I are thrilled to let everyone know we are going to be parents! We can't wait and are ecstatic to share our news."
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Zac Efron's 'Charlie St. Cloud' Gets New Trailer


July 01, 2010 02:28:18 GMT


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Yahoo! Movies has got its hand on the second full trailer for "Charlie St. Cloud" starring Zac Efron. Though most of the early scenes are the ones which have been included in the first trailer, a lot of fresh footage can be seen in the second half of the newly-debuted video. It particularly highlights the moment when Efron's Charlie St. Cloud sails to find his new girlfriend who is lost during her trip.

Based on 2004 Ben Sherwood novel "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud", the film follows accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud who has a bright future which is cut short when a tragedy that costs him his brother's life strikes and takes his dreams with it. As he meets high-school classmate Tess again and falls in love with her, Charlie is torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love.
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Eminem Leads Hot 200 With Strong Number, Knocking Drake


July 01, 2010 02:18:42 GMT


After ruling Billboard Hot 200 with "Relapse" in 2009, Eminem once again sits at No. 1 position on the chart, making it his sixth straight No. 1 debut. This time around, he makes it to the top with "Recovery" which has sold around 741,000 copies in its first week.

"Recovery" becomes the biggest chart debut since AC/DC's "Black Ice" arrived on the chart with 784,000 in October 2008. Moreover, it tops "Relapse" which entered the list with 608,000 last year and beats Sade's "Soldier of Love" and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" which bowed with 502,000 and 481,000 respectively earlier this year.
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Confirmed, Zoe Saldana Is Engaged to Marry Long-Term Boyfriend

July 01, 2010 02:05:36 GMT


Zoe Saldana is engaged to marry her actor and CEO of My Fashion Database boyfriend Keith Britton, her rep confirmed to Us Magazine. A source told the site the "Avatar" actress is "thrilled" to walk down the aisle with Keith, whom she has dated for 10 years.

Another source, additionally, revealed that Zoe wanted to keep her engagement low-key, saying "She doesn't even introduce him as her fiance." The source continued, "She will just say, 'This is Keith.' She likes to keep her personal life to herself and wants people to focus on her as an actress."
 
 
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