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July 29, 2010

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Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy Looking for Love Nest

July 29, 2010 09:52:03 GMT


Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson are looking to buy a New York apartment together, according to U.K. reports. Muse frontman Bellamy recently confirmed he is dating the Hollywood blonde and admitted the romance is getting serious, discussing his "nerves" ahead of a meeting with the actress' mother Goldie Hawn earlier this month.

And the pair seems eager to take the relationship to the next level - they are househunting in the Big Apple, reports Britain's The Sun. A source tells the publication, "They're very loved-up, they just click. Kate's had a place in the city for five years but she wants somewhere bigger, so Matt's suggested pooling their resources. Kate wants a studio for Matt and playroom for her son, Ryder."
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Peter Andre's TV Series Accused of Product Placement

July 29, 2010 09:43:01 GMT


Australian pop star Peter Andre is facing an investigation from Britain's broadcasting standards watchdog after a viewer accused him of promoting a hotel and airline on his U.K. reality show, according to reports.

In an episode of his TV series "Peter Andre: The Next Chapter", the "Mysterious Girl" hitmaker jets off to a luxury hotel in the United Arab Emirates with his two children. However, a viewer complained to officials at Ofcom, claiming the singer was purposely plugging the vacation destination in Dubai and that his young daughter was advertising the Emirates airline by wearing a replica hostess outfit.
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'Twelve' Screening Supported by 'Gossip Girl' Cast

July 29, 2010 09:41:46 GMT


On Wednesday, July 28, Landmark's Sunshine Cinema in New York City was packed with Hollywood stars who attended the Cinema Society & 2(x)ist screening of "Twelve". Taking a lead role in the movie, Chace Crawford came in a formal outfit minus a tie.

He was joined by director Joel Schumacher and co-star 50 Cent when posing for cameras. Though female lead Emma Roberts was not captured hitting the black carpet, other cast members such as Rory Culkin, Emily Meade, Chanel Farrell, Esti Ginzburg and Nico Tortorella managed to spare some time to attend the special screening.
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Jennifer Ellison Goes Topless on 'Calendar Girl' Stage

July 29, 2010 09:41:22 GMT


Jennifer Ellison has posed topless on stage, five months after delivering her baby boy with boxer husband Robbie Tickle. On Tuesday, July 27, Ellison took off her shirt in the opening night of new production of "Calendar Girl" at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Playing trophy wife Celia aka Miss September in the touring production, Ellison is seen having a pair of strategically placed buns to cover her breasts. The production will take her, who brings her son along with her, to Llandudno, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Liverpool over the next two months.
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Justin Bieber, Ciara and Usher Booked for World Leadership Awards


July 29, 2010 09:39:31 GMT


Two big stars, Justin Bieber and Ciara, have been tapped to rock Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center at the New Look Foundation's first World Leadership Awards. They will be performing at the event on Friday, August 6 at 8 P.M., joining the New Look founder and the awards host Usher.

"I am honored to share the stage with the individuals and organizations we are acknowledging for their recognition of youth as leaders," Usher said in a statement. "They share New Look's understanding that youth are not merely leaders in waiting; they are ready to achieve greatness today."
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Lady GaGa Played Basketball in 12-Inch Heels

July 29, 2010 09:27:50 GMT


Lady GaGa's fitness trainer knew he had a challenge on his hands when he first met his quirky client - the pop star was playing basketball in high heels. The "Poker Face" superstar approached celebrity fitness guru Harley Pasternak last year to tone up her body in preparation for her exhausting The Monster Ball tour.

But he got a shock when he turned up to train the kooky singer and saw she was wearing a very unsuitable outfit for the gym. He tells Britain's Heat magazine, "She came to me because she wanted to find a lifestyle that was healthy and something she could handle while she was on the road. I'll never forget the time I looked out of office door and there was was. She was dressed in a pair of 12-inch heeled boots, shooting basketball hoops."
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No Charges for Michael Jackson's Doctors

July 29, 2010 09:24:59 GMT


California investigators have confirmed seven doctors who treated Michael Jackson will not face charges over the singer's death. The state's Attorney General Jerry Brown ordered his Narcotic Enforcement team to look into prescriptions that had been handed out to the late "Thriller" hitmaker in a bid to find physicians who may have played a part in the singer's demise.

According to reports, Jackson visited several doctors and used a number of aliases before his death, following a cardiac arrest in June 2009. Seven doctors were investigated by the state but the attorney general's spokeswoman Christine Gasparac has confirmed that no charges will be brought against them.
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Paul Giamatti Takes Role as Nikita Khrushchev in HBO Movie

July 29, 2010 09:17:02 GMT


Paul Giamatti is looking at one more potential Emmy-winning role. The actor won acclaims at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards when portraying the second U.S. president in miniseries "John Adams" and he now has signed up to portray another political figure, Nikita Khrushchev, in a TV movie for HBO.

The telepic is adapted from the book by Peter Carlson called "K Blows Top". HBO and Playtone have acquired the rights to the book which will chronicle the Russian leader's two-week tour in the United States. Paul Bernbaum who wrote 2007 flick "Next", will be in charge of the scriptwriting while Tom Hanks and his Playtone partner Paul Bernbaum will produce with Perri Kipperman and David Stern.
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Paris Hilton Flaunts Bikini Body on Set of New Music Video


July 29, 2010 09:15:56 GMT


As her new album "is in production," Paris Hilton wastes no time to move on to promotional effort. The celebrity socialite has recently filmed visuals for her forthcoming single. She is pictured rocking a pink bikini, a pair of matching high heels and blue-framed sunglasses.

The music video was shot in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday, July 28. Judging from the set photos, it seems that the clip will have summer theme to match her "dance, club music." The boys and the girls making cameos in it are spotted either wearing swimsuit, shorts, undershirt or just appearing shirtless.
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Miley Cyrus Does NOT Want Bigger Boobs


July 29, 2010 08:56:14 GMT


Miley Cyrus apparently feels good enough about herself that she never plans to have her breasts augmented. A source close to the "Hannah Montana" star has debunked swirling allegation that Miley wants breast implants, telling Gossip Cop "It's absurd. Miley has never even considered it. She's always been very comfortable in her own skin."

The source had to clear out the "absurd" rumor after a "friend" told In Touch that Miley is "hoping to go under the knife" for augmentation before her 18th birthday in November. The tabloid went further with report that Miley, who is described as "not old enough to vote" but "wants breast implants", has already visited a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon for consultation.
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'Lost' Creator Damon Lindelof Could Be Writing 'Alien' Prequel

July 29, 2010 08:47:13 GMT


Having done with sci-fi series "Lost", Damon Lindelof is said stepping in another project about extra terrestrial thing. The filmmaker reportedly has been writing a script for Ridley Scott's "Alien" which will serve as a prequel to the 1979 film.

Deadline Hollywood which first breaks the news reports that Lindelof has had meeting with Scott and the studio to talk about the rewrite job. The discussions then lead to an idea that his script could either be used for "Alien" or become a free-standing science fiction film. It will be decided later when Lindelof turns in the script.
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Casey Affleck Wants Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Resolved

July 29, 2010 08:46:30 GMT


A lawyer representing Casey Affleck filed a request on Wednesday, July 28 asking for the sexual harassment case against the actor to be moved away from the court system and into arbitration. Ben Affleck's brother is being sued for $2 million by Amanda White, a producer on his documentary "I'm Still Here", which follows actor Joaquin Phoenix's attempts to become a rap star.

White filed suit last week alleging she endured "uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace" while making the movie. The producer has a list of accusations, which include sexual harassment, breach of oral contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and claims she is still owed money for her work on "I'm Still Here". A lawyer for the movie immediately hit back at the allegations, saying, "The complaint will be vigorously defended and cross-claims will be filed against her."
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Lindsay Lohan in Jail Accompanied by Twizzlers


July 29, 2010 08:41:42 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is passing her time behind bars writing, "creating art" and eating sweet snacks, according to her lawyer. The "Mean Girls" star is currently incarcerated at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, where she is serving part of a 90-day jail sentence for violating her probation relating to a 2007 DUI arrest.

And even though she is expected to be released as early as Sunday, August 1, Lohan isn't idly wasting her time - her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley reveals the actress is being creative behind bars.
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Hey Monday Rocking in 'I Don't Wanna Dance' Music Video


July 29, 2010 08:40:28 GMT


Hey Monday's "I Don't Wanna Dance" music video has just made its way out for viewing pleasure. It highlights the band which is led by female vocalist Cassadee Pope as they make a high energy performance.

"I Don't Wanna Dance" is offered as the first taste from Hey Monday's first mini album "Beneath It All" which will be released in United States on August 17. The song has been played during their dates at this summer's Warped Tour.
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Tom Hardy Admitted to Experimenting With Men

July 29, 2010 08:27:39 GMT


British actor Tom Hardy had same-sex relations in his youth - but insists gay sex "does nothing" for him now he's in his thirties. The "Bronson" star is engaged to actress Charlotte Riley but admits he experimented with homosexuality when he was younger.

Hardy insists he never went all the way with another man, and can't imagine having a sexual relationship with a guy now he's reached the age of 32. Asked if he'd ever had sexual relations with another man, he told Britain's Now magazine, "As a boy? Of course I have. I'm an actor for f**k's sake."
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Host: This 'Bachelorette' Ending Would Be 'Different' From the Rest


July 29, 2010 08:12:07 GMT


ABC said in the press release earlier this week that "The Bachelorette" would have a "shocking outcome". Host Chris Harrison has just confirmed it is not some kind of hyperbole statement, but it will indeed be different from previous seasons. "It's true from the last chance dates. And from those on into 'proposal day' at the end. Everything is different than what our fans have seen in years past," he said.

Going into details, Harrison said, "People will be surprised. Whether it's good or not, Ali's happy with it and she's sticking by it." He added in the interview with E! Online, "It'll be interesting. I really just want to sit back and watch the fan reactions, what the comments are and how they feel it all played out."
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Miranda Kerr Allegedly Having a Bun in the Oven

July 29, 2010 08:07:49 GMT


After having a secret marriage, newly-married couple Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom reportedly have another big thing they have kept under the radar. A source close to the Victoria's Secret model recently told Us Weekly that Miranda and Orlando are currently expecting their first child.

"She's definitely pregnant... Miranda's thrilled," the source gushed. "She's telling all her friends, mostly other models, about it." While Miranda and Orlando reportedly will not make an official announcement, the source claimed, "She poses in lingerie. It will be obvious soon enough."
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Newlywed Carrie Underwood Performs With 'Rusty' Voice

July 29, 2010 08:02:44 GMT


Newlywed country sweetheart Carrie Underwood feared she would disappoint fans when she performed in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 27 because her vocals were "a little rusty".The "Before He Cheats" singer returned to the stage at the fabled Grand Ole Opry for her first concert since marrying ice hockey star Mike Fisher earlier this month.

She admitted to the cheering audience that she had been "a little worried (about) coming back" because her "pipes would be a little rusty", but the blonde beauty delighted fans with a medley of songs, including "Jesus Take the Wheel", reports People.com.
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Cheryl Cole Looks Happy and Healthy on First Public Outing Since Hospitalization


July 29, 2010 07:57:47 GMT


British singer Cheryl Cole has proved she's recovering well from malaria after making her first public appearance on Wednesday, July 28 looking happy and healthy. The Girls Aloud star was forced to take time out from her role as a judge on Simon Cowell's U.K. talent show "The X Factor" after contracting the deadly disease on a trip to Tanzania in June.

Fans feared for her health after she collapsed at a photoshoot earlier this month and was admitted to the intensive care unit at a London hospital. She was subsequently released from a private clinic to recuperate at home, with reports suggesting she was fighting to get healthy again after her weight plummeted and she became dangerously skinny.
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Steve Carell to Produce and Play in 'Raised by Wolfs'

July 29, 2010 07:54:02 GMT


Steve Carell is preparing to take a bite out of Hollywood - the funnyman will star and produce upcoming comedy "Raised by Wolfs". The comedian confirmed last month he would not be returning for the next season of hit U.S. show "The Office" as embarrassing boss Michael Scott in order to spend more time with his family.

But the star's movie career continues to blossom and he's signed a deal with DreamWorks studios to tackle the Les Firestein film on the big screen. Movie bosses have yet to release plot details, reports Daily Variety.
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Paris Hilton Likes to Go Fishing and Hunting for Frogs


July 29, 2010 07:48:04 GMT


Paris Hilton has everyone fooled with her glamorous persona - she is really a "tomboy" who likes to play sports and hunt for frogs. The socialite is famed for her extravagant taste and jet-setting lifestyle, and has recently been living it up in St. Tropez, France at a series of luxury yacht parties.

But the reality TV star insists there is a more down-to-earth side to her that the public doesn't see, admitting she's most at home roughing it at farms or shooting hoops. She tells Britain's Heat magazine, "I'm actually a real tomboy. A lot of people only see me on the runway, or at parties, or on the red carpet. I'm usually at a pet store or at my ranch or a farm. And I like to go fishing and I like to go look at frogs - like, I'm really random like that."
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Gemma Arterton Suffers Rope Burns and Cuts After Filming New Movie

July 29, 2010 07:45:23 GMT


Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton suffered for her art filming new movie "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" - she was left with rope burns and cuts after playing a defenseless kidnapping victim. The British actress spent hours gagged and bound on set, but admits that while the shoot was at times physically painful, it also allowed her to catch up on her rest as she filmed the majority of her scenes on a bed.

She tells WENN, "Obviously it's physically draining because I was in a constant state of tension when making the movie... I was constantly tied up in myself (sic) and then physically I had tiny rope burns and I started getting these little cuts on my mouth from the ball gag, so they actually loosened the ropes and stuff."
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Ricky Gervais and Pamela Anderson Delighted With Bullfighting Ban


July 29, 2010 07:37:56 GMT


Animal lovers Ricky Gervais and Pamela Anderson are thrilled with lawmakers' decision to ban bullfighting in Spain's Catalonia region. The pair, both dedicated champions of animal rights, have long spoken out against the barbaric sport, which sees a matador kill a bull in front of hordes of spectators.

The British comedian backed the proposal by Catalonia's government to vote on whether the sport should be banned - and he is "delighted" with their decision on Wednesday, July 28 to abolish the historical spectacle. In a statement, Gervais says, "I am absolutely delighted with this result. However, we mustn't get complacent. There are still many outdated practices around the world that are simply cruel."
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Leaked 'Thor' Comic Con Trailer Hits the Web

July 29, 2010 07:35:37 GMT


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The highly-anticipated trailer for "Thor" which was debuted at San Diego Comic Con has now hit the web. In the five-minute video, Chris Hemsworth's Thor is featured being interrogated by Agent Coulson. Later, it switches to the scene set in the Hall of Asgard where he is cast down to Earth. The rest of the video then follows the powerless warrior as he is juggling with the life on Earth.

Thor is a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin and is forced to live among humans. He later learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
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Kim Kardashian's 14-Year-Old Sister on Bikini Shots: Never My Intention to Be Provocative


July 29, 2010 07:28:34 GMT


Half sister of Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, has spoken out about her recent bikini shots after critics considered the pictures too sexy for a 14 years old. During a recent interview with People, Kendall defended her outfit, insisting that she donned something she would wear if she went to the beach with friends.

"Going into this shoot, it was never my intention to be provocative or too racy. It was a beach shoot, and I was wearing beachwear," Kendall explained. "I am happy with my age, and am not trying to rush into anything too soon. I look forward to all the milestones my teens have to offer - Sweet 16, turning 18, and so on."
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Video: Kanye West Invades Twitter Headquarters With Live Performance

July 29, 2010 07:14:35 GMT


Facebook headquarters apparently was not the only place where Kanye West stopped by to promote his upcoming studio album. The rapper made a visit to Twitter office on July 28 and performed in front of several employers, making his feud with the micro-blogging site so yesterday.

The rap mogul, who just joined the social network earlier that day, wore Louis Vuitton suit during the Wednesday performance. It seems people working at the micro-blogging site have no hard feeling against him as a polite message was written on its page, "Welcome to Twitter, @kanyewest, and thanks for the visit today."
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'HIMYM': Rachel Bilson's Back, Barney Meets Real Dad and More

July 29, 2010 07:07:30 GMT


Creators of "How I Met Your Mother" have confirmed to a number of outlets that Rachel Bilson will be back to the show in season 6. The actress portrays Ted's future wife's roommate Cindy who will pop up at the gang's favorite hangout spot MacLaren's in the season premiere. To EW, Craig Thomas and Carter Bays said, "Her presence will heavily inform the show's first episode back."

Revealing more about the new season, Thomas talked solo to NY Mag about the plots for each character. But he first admitted to have disappointed the fans with the mild season 5. "Season five was a very fun season; we did some of our best episodes... but there wasn't this larger emotional arc like you had in some past seasons," he said.
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New 'Charlie St. Cloud' Featurette: Zac Efron's Underwater Scene


July 29, 2010 07:07:22 GMT


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New featurette from "Charlie St. Cloud" has been released, sharing a scene which sees Zac Efron's Charlie St. Cloud diving in as he tries to find his love interest Tess whose boat is stranded. Taking fans behind the scenes of the production, the lead actor shows a giant water tank where he films his first underwater scene.

Charlie St. Cloud is an accomplished sailor who has a bright future that 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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Eric Johnson Cancels Business Program Plans to Be With Jessica Simpson

July 29, 2010 06:46:57 GMT


Jessica Simpson's new boyfriend, former San Francisco 49ers tight end Eric Johnson, has canceled plans to enroll in a business program at the University of Pennsylvania so he can stay close to the singer in Los Angeles. The couple began dating in May and recently celebrated Simpson's 30th birthday with a vacation in Italy, accompanied by her family.

And the relationship is going so well, the ex-San Francisco 49ers star, who graduated from Yale University, has decided against moving across the country to begin a two-year course at the prestigious Wharton school in August.
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Rachel Weisz Solves Coyotes Problem With Son's Pee

July 29, 2010 06:46:24 GMT


Actress Rachel Weisz has an unusual way of keeping coyotes from her chicken coop at her family's country home - she's enlisted her young son Henry to urinate around its fence. The "Mummy" star keeps a coop of nine hens and one rooster at the upstate New York home she shares with director fiance Darren Aronofsky.

And she admits the couple's four-year-old son is having a lot of fun making sure the fowls are kept safe. She says, "He plays with the chickens, he catches them. Apparently if human beings urinate around the perimeter of the chicken coop it keeps the coyotes at bay."
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Cybill Shepherd Helped by Psychotherapy Through Menopause

July 29, 2010 06:45:50 GMT


Veteran actress Cybill Shepherd has finally learned to embrace her advancing age and credits ongoing therapy sessions with helping her through the menopause. The former "Moonlighting" star became a sexagenarian on February 18, and admits she's been fraught with insecurity about growing older in ageist Hollywood.

But she's finally over her life crisis and is embracing her mortality - thanks to psychotherapy. She says, "I feel like I'm just peaking now. When I started my 50s I started 'The Change'. Some people call it menopause, I like to call it 'The Change'."
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Reportedly Finds Love in Actor/Director Alex Beh

July 29, 2010 06:45:25 GMT


Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has found happiness with a new man - she's dating actor/director Alex Beh, according to a U.S. tabloid report. The "Ghost Whisperer" star, 31, has been single since splitting from her TV co-star Jamie Kennedy in March but she's allegedly taken herself off the dating market after meeting 27-year-old Beh.

The couple was spotted enjoying a romantic dinner date in Los Angeles in early July and the actress is smitten, reports Us Weekly. A source says, "She's so into him. It's relatively new. But they're really cute together. They were holding hands the whole night!"
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Rachel Weisz Kills Chance to Work With Judd Apatow Following Slurred Meeting

July 29, 2010 06:44:32 GMT


Rachel Weisz fears she may have killed her chance to land a role in a Judd Apatow comedy because the filmmaker hasn't called since she drunkenly confessed her "passion for him" at a Hollywood party. The "Mummy" star admits she's a big fan of the "Superbad" producer, and has been desperate to work on one of Apatow's films for years.

But she worries she went overboard when she professed her love for his work and is now convinced she's lost the opportunity to collaborate with him for good. She says, "I worship Judd Apatow. I think he's extremely funny. His work is ground-breaking... I love his movies."
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Guillermo del Toro to Team Up With James Cameron in Reaching 'Mountains of Madness'

July 29, 2010 06:38:46 GMT


Two big filmmakers could be joining forces to make "At the Mountains of Madness". Guillermo del Toro has been lately attached to the directing duty of the project and a new report mentions that James Cameron will come aboard as producer.

Del Toro himself has not confirmed whether or not he has signed up for "Mountains of Madness" but at the Comic Con he did announce that he would "set his next film shortly, and it would be scary," Deadline Hollywood reports. And "Mountains of Madness" is claimed to fit the description.
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Video Premiere: The Chemical Brothers' 'Another World'

July 29, 2010 06:37:09 GMT


British electronic music group The Chemical Brothers have made public a "visual accompaniment" to their latest single "Another World". The visuals are created by Marcus Lyall and Adam Smith, the latter has directed some episodes for such TV series as "Dr. Who", "Little Dorrit" and "Skins".

"Another World" is taken from the duo's seventh studio album "Further" which is dubbed as "the culmination of nearly two decades of [their] psychedelic exploration". The effort has been in stores since June this year.
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'Smallville' Season 10 Trailer: Clark Takes Flight


July 29, 2010 06:21:11 GMT


The CW has prepared another trailer for "Smallville" season 10 beside the one played during the San Diego Comic Con last Sunday, July 25. Dubbed "Takes Off", the trailer sees Clark opening the black box containing the red blue ensemble that Superman is famous for and him taking flight across the Daily Planet globe.

At the Con, writer Kelly Souders confirmed, "We will have a little bit of a wardrobe change." Brian Peterson also promised that fans will see Clark in the outfit. Rumor has it, the suit is the same one used by Brandon Routh in "Superman Returns", but actor Tom Welling admitted that he has not seen it.
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Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough's Engagement Report Is 'Not True'


July 29, 2010 06:09:18 GMT


Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough might be getting closer lately but they're not planning for the next best thing yet. Report recently suggested that Derek has asked Cheryl's hand in marriage but a friend close to the Girls Aloud star dismissed the story, telling Gossip Cop that it is "not true."

The engagement story was first reported by National Enquirer. With the headline read "Derek's Got Right Cure For Cheryl", the publication claimed Derek proposed to Cheryl at a London hospital where Cheryl had been treated for malaria. The publication further reported Cheryl "was too sick to talk, but nodded her head 'yes'."
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Lady GaGa Urged by Gay Fans to Cancel Arizona Concert


July 29, 2010 05:01:55 GMT


Lady GaGa's fans from LGBTQ communities have written an online petition, calling the dance queen to scrap her upcoming concert in Arizona. She is scheduled to perform at US Airways Center in Phoenix on July 31, but asked to boycott the state due to sb 1070 immigration law.

"Please be a lady FOR our community," it was read. "The state of Arizona is EXTRA right now. A wave of laws like sb 1070 is making it a crime to be brown and putting whole communities at risk. Both migrant and LGBTQ communities know what it is to have to fight for our full human dignity to be affirmed. You have the opportunity to play a special role in that fight in Arizona."
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Lil Jon Warns Tour Entourage Not to Bring Illegal Substances

July 29, 2010 05:00:12 GMT


Rapper Lil Jon is extra-careful his entourage doesn't bring illegal substances on the road - because he's convinced police target tour buses. The hip-hop producer was recently on board a tour bus that was pulled over by police, with officers conducting a thorough search for contraband.

Jon, who insists he does not smoke marijuana, ranted about the incident during an appearance on U.S. TV show TMZ on Tuesday, July 27, although the rapper failed to confirm whether cops found anything in the search. He explained, "I was just on a tour bus last week and the police pulled us over... They got the dog out they was like, 'I know you got something on here!'... Yes, they (police) do target tour buses."
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Ronnie Wood's Art to Be Displayed at Ohio Museum

July 29, 2010 04:59:29 GMT


The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood is set to show off his artistic talents - the rocker has landed a solo art show at an Ohio museum this autumn. The Butler Institute of American Art will exhibit 30 of Wood's paintings, 22 pen-and-pencil drawings and seven mixed-media works beginning September 21.

The 63-year-old rock star, who picked up a paint brush at the age of 12, before he started playing guitar, plans to be present for the opening - a first for Wood at a major American museum. The exhibit runs until November 21.
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Diana Ross' Niece Claiming to Be Michael Jackson's Love Child Is 'Delusional'

July 29, 2010 04:59:04 GMT


Diana Ross' sister has shot down reports the woman alleging she is Michael Jackson's illegitimate love child is her daughter, insisting the female is "delusional". Mocienne Petit Jackson, who lives in the Netherlands, filed court papers in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 27 asking a judge for permission to conduct a DNA test to prove her paternity claim. Petit Jackson alleged she was Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee's child and had been conceived in 1975, when a then-17-year-old King of Pop reportedly impregnated the soul superstar's sister.

She went on to accuse the "Thriller" hitmaker's mother, Katherine Jackson, of scheming to "abduct" her when she was nine in a bid to preserve the superstar's "reputation". The legal documents state her seven kidnappers were later murdered, according to TMZ.com.
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Christina Applegate Reveals Her Inspiration for Dumb Blond Kelly Bundy

July 29, 2010 04:58:21 GMT


Christina Applegate gave U.S. TV audiences a late night laugh on Tuesday, July 27 - when she exposed the real-life ditzy blond who inspired her character on hit '90s sitcom "Married with Children". Applegate soared to fame after playing stereotypical dumb blond Kelly Bundy on the hit series, about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago, Illinois.

But it wasn't until she saw spacey, Spandex-wearing Cindy Birmisa in a 1988 documentary about heavy metal that she developed her famous Married with Children character. The actress played a clip from the film on late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" - and admitted even Birmisa herself doesn't know she was Applegate's inspiration.
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Graphic Slaughter Scene Turns Assistant Director of 'The Dry Land' Into Vegetarian

July 29, 2010 04:57:47 GMT


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The assistant director on Ryan Williams' new movie "The Dry Land" has quit eating meat and become a vegetarian after filming the bloody live slaughter of a cow for the project. Williams wrote the screenplay, about a soldier - played by Ryan O'Nan - who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after returning home from war, and the character takes on a job at a slaughter house owned by his wife's father.

The filmmaker and his production assistants paid a visit to a real meat farm to research the graphic scene but the actual day of the shoot proved too much for one member of his crew, and watching the cow get butchered as they filmed was enough to turn him off meat for life. Williams tells WENN, "The cow was slaughtered and we shot it documentary style. We went to this slaughter house before we started shooting and that cow was going to be slaughtered on that day and we documented it. It was very brutal to watch and to witness.
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Model Lara Stone to Sue Playboy for Allegedly Publishing 'Unauthorized' Photos

July 29, 2010 04:55:26 GMT


Playboy magazine editors in France are facing legal action from British comedian David Walliams' model wife Lara Stone amid allegations they published "unauthorized photographs" of her in a recent issue. The Dutch beauty claims shots taken by photographer Greg Lotus were featured in the June edition of the men's publication without her prior consent.

Stone says, "It's not the kind of publication I would ever choose to appear in. Playboy had no right to publish these unauthorized photographs. I feel I have no option but to take steps to protect my reputation." Her lawyers are now preparing to file suit against French Playboy bosses and Lotus in a Paris court.
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Devon Aoki Battling Over Family's Benihana Chain With Stepmother

July 29, 2010 04:54:32 GMT


"Sin City" actress Devon Aoki is tangled in a court battle with her stepmother over the control of her late father's chain of Benihana steakhouse restaurants. Rocky Aoki's third wife Keiko is battling for control of the family trust Benihana of Tokyo, which benefits founder Rocky's children from his first and second marriages, including actress and model Devon.

The children's 38 per cent of common shares in the business is held in the trust - and is a crucial point of control over the company as Keiko fights with Aoki's kids over management changes. Three board seats, including the one held by CEO Richard Stockinger, are up for election at the company's 14 September shareholder meeting.
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Confirmed, Jessica Simpsons in Talks With 'Idol' Producers

July 29, 2010 04:22:22 GMT


It is not mere rumor when the reports spread that Jessica Simpson is being considered to be Simon Cowell's replacement on "American Idol". The pop singer was indeed in talks with the show's producers, as confirmed by her representative to Gossip Cop.

Moreover, Simpsons "likes them and they like her" in the meeting but they are "not at the negotiating stage yet." A source said that Simpsons is only one out of "dozens" of candidates who are being considered as the new judge. As widely reported in the past few dates, there have been other names like Justin Timberlake, Elton John and Chris Isaak, but the first two's casting reportedly has been denied.
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Angelina Jolie's Raunchy Pic Showing Drug Use and Breasts Surfaced


July 29, 2010 04:11:58 GMT


This week, Star Magazine has published shocking image of Angelina Jolie who is currently busy promoting her new movie "Salt". The mag outed the shot, which was taken from an unauthorized biography by Andrew Morton which is due for release in August, showing Jolie flashing her breasts.

The risque picture, however, shows Jolie not only getting naked but also having peculiar thing attached to her body. In the shot, the 35-year-old star is seen having black tape over her nipples, a dog leash around her neck and a cigarette hanging out of her mouth, while donning impeccable make-up and hair.
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Michael Sheen to Be on Manic Street Preachers' Video


July 29, 2010 03:54:48 GMT


Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have recruited a Hollywood star for their next music video - Michael Sheen has agreed to play chess champion Garry Kasparov in the new promo.

The Welsh actor, who has become well-known for his portrayals of real-life figures, will take on the role of the late Russian chess grandmaster in footage for the band's upcoming track "(It's Not War) Just the End of Love".
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Russell Brand Pictured Filming 'Arthur' in Briefs Near Church

July 29, 2010 03:44:45 GMT


Russell Brand definitely does not feel shamed to show off his skin anywhere. The British actor has been spotted stripping down to his undies when filming "Arthur" on Wednesday, July 28 in front of St. Bart's Church in New York City.

As he stormed out of the sacred place seemingly to chase something, the actor was captured by cameras wearing nothing but bright blue briefs and a pair of black knee-length socks. In one shot, he was seen embracing a middle-aged woman who was covered in a blue coat.
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Al Goodman of Ray, Goodman and Brown Died at 67


July 29, 2010 03:44:26 GMT


Soul star Al Goodman has died at the age of 67. The singer, best known as one third of R&B group Ray, Goodman & Brown, passed away on Monday, July 26. No more details about his death were available as WENN went to press, but the news was confirmed by Goodman's close friend, The Chi-lites star Marshall Thompson.

He tells CNN.com, "My good friend of at least 40 years passed away yesterday. There's mourning all over the world - in England, in Germany and in Japan. We're all mourning for Al Goodman."
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Eminem Stays Atop Hot 200, Outselling Rick Ross

July 29, 2010 03:42:20 GMT


Eminem still holds No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200, making it his fifth consecutive week on top. His latest studio album "Recovery" adds 187,000 copies, forcing a champion candidate Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" which bows 176,000 units to debut at the second place.

Some music analysts, however, are not surprised with this week's result. Keith Caulfield, senior chart manager at Billboard, told MTV, "It's no puzzle. He's Eminem. He isn't deteriorating as fast as some would have thought. ... He was sale-priced at two big box merchants last week and he has a big single [with Rihanna] with 'Love the Way You Lie'."
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Kelly Brook Defends Bikini Role in 'Piranha 3-D'


July 29, 2010 03:39:28 GMT


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British model-turned-actress Kelly Brook has defended her bikini-clad turn in "Piranha 3-D", insisting she's happy to wear next-to-nothing on the big screen because she won't always have her looks. The brunette beauty plays a beach-loving woman who is terrorized by killer fish in the upcoming remake of the 1978 horror "Piranha".

The 30 year old has come under fire from critics who've mocked her for donning a swimsuit in most of her scenes - but she's brushed off their remarks, vowing to "embrace" any roles that showcase her toned figure. She says, "If people want to cast me in roles for my body or how I look, I'm just going to embrace that because that's not going to be the case forever."
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Angelina Jolie Preached About Refugees in 'Salt' Tour

July 29, 2010 03:36:34 GMT


Angelina Jolie used her promotional tour for new movie "Salt" to do some good when the publicity whirlwind stopped in Korea on Wednesday, July 28 - she spent time highlighting the plight of North Korean refugees. The Hollywood actress has been traveling the world plugging the new spy movie, taking in Russia, Japan and Korea in the space of a few days.

But Jolie, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N.), took time out from her busy schedule to meet with officials at the U.N.'s refugee agency in the South Korean capital of Seoul. The Oscar-winner reveals she learned a lot about the plight of migrants who flee the separate state of North Korea and are often persecuted when they are sent back there.
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Mom: Simon Monjack Didn't Empty Brittany Murphy's Account

July 29, 2010 03:32:54 GMT


Simon Monjack's mother has dismissed claims the late screenwriter emptied bank accounts belonging to his wife Brittany Murphy following her tragic death last year. The Brit died in May just five months after his Hollywood actress wife passed away.

Murphy's former business manager, Jeffrey Morgenroth, has waded into the tragedy by alleging Monjack drained his late wife's estate before his own death, claiming "huge amounts of money" had gone missing. He told People.com, "There were huge amounts of money in (Murphy's) pension plan and bank account, and all of that's gone. I would see it on the statements. There was money being withdrawn by Simon, hundreds of thousands."
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President Obama Admits on 'The View' He Doesn't Know Snooki

July 29, 2010 03:20:02 GMT


The historical episode of "The View" where on-duty President of United States Obama makes a visit has been given a preview. The President did not only discuss the heavy subjects such as the rose and thorns of the Office, like the one previewed in the video, but also talked light stuffs such as Snooki of "Jersey Shore".

According to the audience members who were present during the Wednesday, July 28 taping, the President smiled and said, "I'm sorry, I don't know who that is," when given the name of Snooki. Nella Cerminara, 51, of Montreal said as quoted by New York Daily News, "We all liked that he didn't know who she was."
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Zoe Saldana Strips Down for Calvin Klein New Shots

July 29, 2010 03:20:02 GMT


Zoe Saldana's brand new shots from the women's Fall 2010 Calvin Klein Underwear global advertising campaign have been previewed. In three black-and-white pictures, the "Avatar" star strips down to black undies, showing off her stunning bod.

On the sultry images, Zoe lets her hair flow while she poses in different styles of bras from the Envy collection. In one shot, Zoe is seen leaning provocatively in a lacy black plunging bra from the new line. The 32-year-old actress had the photo shoot in New York City last June with Mikael Jansson serving behind the lens.
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Katherine Jackson 'Not Doing So Well' After Michael's Death

July 29, 2010 03:04:55 GMT


Michael Jackson's mum Katherine is still heartbroken over the superstar's death, insisting she undergoes a daily struggle to "cope" with her grief. The "Thriller" icon passed away in June last year after suffering a cardiac arrest, and the Jackson family matriarch was subsequently named guardian of the singer's children, Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Blanket.

In a new interview, the 80 year old is visibly upset as she admits she has been an emotional wreck looking after her son's estate and kids in the year since his passing. She says, "I haven't been doing so well but with Prince, family, loved ones and with prayer, I cope. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my son."
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Chris Tucker Owes $11 Million in Unpaid Taxes

July 29, 2010 03:02:44 GMT


Chris Tucker's financial woes have spiraled out of control - the actor has been hit with a demand for more than $11 million in allegedly unpaid taxes. Officials at the Internal Revenue Service filed documents with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office on Tuesday, July 27, citing Tucker's federal tax debts for the years 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006.

The debts add up to a whopping $11,571,909, according to legal paperwork obtained by TMZ.com. It's not the "Rush Hour" star's first taxing dilemma - he had a $3.5 million lien filed against him by California state tax bosses last year.
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Jon Hamm of 'Mad Men' Is Seriously Considered for Superman Role


July 29, 2010 03:02:11 GMT


Jon Hamm could transfer from "Mad Men" league to superheroes team. The actor reportedly has a big chance to portray Superman as he is being "seriously considered" by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures to take the lead role in the next "Superman" movie which is tentatively titled "The Man of Steel", TMT reported.

Though the studio has had eyes for the "Space Cowboys" actor to play Clark Kent, there is no indication that Hamm and/or his representation has met with WB, Legendary or the filmmakers. Thus, there has been no deal in place and Hamm is only one of several names being thrown as the candidates to play Superman.
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Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu Enjoyed Night Out in Strip Club


July 29, 2010 02:54:05 GMT


Zac Efron had a racy time during a recent trip to New York - a newspaper in the city has alleged he enjoyed a night out at a strip club. The 22-year-old actor, who was in the Big Apple to promote his new movie "Charlie St. Cloud", is said to have spent Sunday evening, July 25 at the Flashdancers Gentlemen's Club on Broadway with his former "High School Musical" co-star Corbin Bleu.

New York Post gossip column Page Six reports the pair sat in a VIP area and left in the early hours of Monday morning, July 26. A source tells the publication, "Zac came in Sunday night around midnight with Corbin and one other male friend, who paid for everything. They were seated in the VIP lounge behind the main stage. There was only a rail between them and the girls who were dancing... Zac and the boys had a great time and left around 3am Monday morning."
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Warner Bros. 'Yogi Bear' Unleashes Teaser Trailer

July 29, 2010 02:25:40 GMT


The first scenes from "Yogi Bear" have been shared in a teaser trailer. Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the video focuses on the character, Yogi Bear, who claims he is smart but often does silly things which create humors in the movie.

As greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut down Jellystone Park due to business reasoning, Yogi and Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known. Yogi, having to prove that he really is "smarter than the average bear", and Boo Boo join forces with their old nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing forever.
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'The Bachelor' Alum Melissa Rycroft Is Pregnant With First Child

July 29, 2010 02:24:38 GMT


Former "Dancing with the Stars" star Melissa Rycroft has made a big announcement on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, July 28. Rycroft, who was once proposed to and then dumped on "The Bachelor", revealed that she and her agent husband Tye Strickland are expecting their first child together.

"Apparently Tye and I wanted to see how many life-changing events we could fit into one calendar year," Rycroft said when sharing the news. "From getting engaged, married, new job, and we are now pregnant." Rycroft also joked that right now she has a "baby pooch," though "the baby bump will come later."
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Photo Gallery: An Evening of Music With Cast of 'Glee'


July 29, 2010 02:18:57 GMT


The cast of "Glee" showed their gratitude for fans' support by appearing at "Glee" Academy: An Evening of Music With the Cast of Glee. The Thursday, July 27 night event was attended by almost all of the lead stars like Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays, and Amber Riley with the exception of Jane Lynch and Dianna Agron.

The evening was designed to treat fans with some performances from the first season and get them closer to the cast. There was a dance off between Morrison, Harry Shum Jr. and Kevin McHale, as well as a Q & A session for season 2. John Stamos' guest appearance was one of the topics discussed with Mays saying, "With a dentist like that you'd want to eat a lot of sugar".
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Kanye West Joins Twitter, Scrapping New Album Title

July 29, 2010 02:18:01 GMT


Kanye West has made amends with Twitter after backlashing it last year and telling everyone that he was too busy to join the social network. Following his freestyle performance at Facebook headquarters, the rap mogul jumped to the Bluebird-symbolized micro-blogging site to open a new account.

The outspoken rapper posted messages under the name @kanyewest which is already verified and has around 140,000 followers by Wednesday night, July 28. Beside thanking fans for following him, he also wrote, "The album is no longer called 'Good Ass Job' I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now."
 
 
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