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August 05, 2010

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Naomi Campbell at War Crimes Trial: I Was Unaware Who Blood Diamonds Were From

August 05, 2010 10:03:25 GMT


Supermodel Naomi Campbell has told Charles Taylor's war crimes trial she accepted a bag of "dirty-looking stones" after attending a dinner party with the former Liberian President. The British beauty took the witness box at The Hague in the Netherlands on Thursday, August 5 to face claims she accepted blood diamonds, a term for jewels sold to finance conflicts, as a gift from Taylor after a dinner party in South Africa hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997.

Campbell, who arrived late for the hearing, recalled how she was given the stones in the middle of the night by two unidentified men. She insists she was unaware who the gifts were from and claims she had no idea they were diamonds because they looked "very small" and "dirty".
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Christopher Nolan and Michael Sheen Are BAFTA/LA Special Honorees

August 05, 2010 10:02:17 GMT


Director Christopher Nolan and actor Michael Sheen will be honored with special British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) awards at an upcoming ceremony. British moviemaker Nolan, whose current hit "Inception", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is riding high at the global box office, will be handed the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for artistic excellence in directing.

"The Twilight Saga's New Moon" star Sheen, who is originally from Wales, is to be honored with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. BAFTA/LA Chairman Nigel Lythgoe says, "We could not be more delighted about our first honorees of this year's Britannia Awards, representing two outstanding British talents."
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Nadine Coyle Dumps Football Star Boyfriend

August 05, 2010 09:54:49 GMT


Irish singer Nadine Coyle is a single woman again after splitting from American football player Jason Bell, according to a U.K. report. The Girls Aloud star, who lives in Los Angeles, has been dating the sportsman since summer 2008.

She recently dismissed rumors they were planning to wed, telling Britain's OK! magazine she was "too young" to marry. And now Coyle has dumped Bell after deciding the romance has run its course, according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Star.
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Katy Perry to Sing Love Song for Russell Brand After Wedding

August 05, 2010 09:51:47 GMT


Katy Perry reportedly has a love song specifically written for her fiance Russell Brand. The song is meant to be a surprise for the "Get Him to the Greek" actor and will be performed by her right after they exchange wedding vows later this year.

"Katy has written a love song for Russell," a source told Daily Star. "She's planning to sing it to him right after they exchange vows. She can't wait to see the look on his face. It's going to be the most emotional moment of her life."
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Video of Enrique Iglesias' Naked Ski Stunt Obtained

August 05, 2010 09:49:43 GMT


Enrique Iglesias has kept his word that he would strip for a night ski in Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida if his national team, Spain, won 2010 World Cup. The "Hero" singer just got naked and busted out the water skis to satisfy the bet and TMZ obtained the video of the jaw-dropping moment.

According to sources, Enrique did the naked run "at the end of July" and although the stunt is quite challenging, Enrique still had to do it because "a bet is a bet." Asked about the nude ski trip, Enrique's people refused to confirm, simply saying "We do not manage Enrique's personal time schedule but we do know he was in Miami the last week of July."
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Eddie Cibrian Blasts Ex-Wife of Cheating Report

August 05, 2010 09:35:13 GMT


LeAnn Rimes' representative has hit out at tabloid reports the singer's partner Eddie Cibrian is cheating on her with his ex-wife - insisting the claims are "absolutely untrue" and "ridiculous". America's Star magazine claimed earlier this week that the former "CSI: Miami" actor has been meeting with his ex, Brandi Glanville, behind the singer's back - but Rimes and Cibrian are furious over the allegations and are adamant the report is untrue.

Rimes' rep tells GossipCop.com, "The Star magazine story is absolutely untrue and completely made up of lies fabricated by people who clearly have no lives of their own. LeAnn refuses to stoop to their level by acknowledging or responding to these ridiculous stories."
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Kanye West Admits He Has Sin, Apologizing to Fans for Letting Them Down

August 05, 2010 09:29:19 GMT


Kanye West admitted he has misbehaved in the past and he apologized for that during a recent live performance in Singapore. Without specifying what he has done wrong, the rap mogul begged for forgiveness from fans he has disappointed.

"I'm so sorry to y'all, everyone one of y'all that had to fight for my name/ Everyone of y'all a year ago that I made feel ashamed," he rapped in a freestyle. "I am the one to blame, and the people that I let down, I wanna tell you, right here, right now that I'm a new man and understand my position of power."
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First Look at Philip Seymour Hoffman in Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball'

August 05, 2010 09:28:56 GMT


Several images from the set of "Moneyball" have been shared on the film's Facebook page. Among those pics, there is a photo that gives the first look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as Oakland A's manager Art Howe. Sitting next to other members of the team, the actor is featured donning Athletics jacket and cap matched with white pants and sneakers in the shot.

Brad Pitt, who had been spotted earlier during the film's production, has been pictured on the set in Oakland, California on Thursday morning, August 5. Sporting a formal outfit, the "Ocean's Eleven" star who shaved his beard to portray the general manager of the Oakland Athletics in the upcoming movie was seen getting a visit from Angelina Jolie and their children.
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Preview: Joe Jonas and Betty White Make Fun of Justin Bieber on 'Cleveland'


August 05, 2010 09:26:57 GMT


The official stills of Joe Jonas' appearance on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" have been released along with a sneak peek of the episode. In the photos, the middle of Jonas Brothers shares screen with lead actress Valerie Bertinelli who plays his mother Melanie.

Joe's episode which is titled "Good Luck Faking the Goiter" airs on Wednesday, August 11. When Melanie's son comes to visit, she invades his privacy and gets a dose of TMI. Victoria is nominated for an Emmy, and Elka helps her fake a deadly disease to gain sympathy and votes. The episode also features guest star Dave Foley.
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Justin Bieber to Be Honored at Variety's Power of Youth


August 05, 2010 09:17:03 GMT


After becoming an early winner at 2010 Teen Choice Awards, Justin Bieber will be handed with another trophy. The 16-year-old pop sensation is set to receive an honor at Variety's fourth Power of Youth event for his work with Pencils of Promise, a philanthropic organization that works with local communities to build schools and increase educational opportunities worldwide.

Variety reported that Bieber is the first of five honorees to be named this year. The "Somebody to Love" singer will receive the honor on the Paramount Studios backlot in Hollywood on October 24. Past honorees include Keke Palmer, Jesse McCartney, Corbin Bleu, AnnaLynne McCord and Miranda Cosgrove.
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Julia Roberts Says No to Botox


August 05, 2010 09:08:02 GMT


Julia Roberts refuses to have Botox injections in a bid to halt the aging process - because she wants her young children to see her every facial expression. The "Erin Brockovich" star believes her face "tells a story" and she's angry that some women feel pressured by society to resort to the wrinkle-smoothing jabs.

And she's adamant she won't have the cosmetic injections - for the sake of her five-year-old twins Hazel and Finn, and Henry, three. She tells America's Elle magazine, "It's unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don't even give themselves a chance to see what they'll look like as older persons."
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Ryan Reynolds Saves 'Green Lantern' From Fans' Wrath

August 05, 2010 09:03:19 GMT


Actor Ryan Reynolds demanded a rewrite for his new action film "Green Lantern" - after realizing an iconic line from the comic book was misquoted. The actor, who stars as the title character superhero in the DC Comics project, was reading the script when he noticed the error in the famous Green Lantern Corps Oath.

He immediately stepped in to alert bosses to the mistake - because he knew fans of the original comic book would "murder" them if they got it wrong. Reynolds tells Fandango.com, "I remember when I read... and there's been rewrites and redrafts and sometimes different dialogue is transcribed by people... and somebody wrote it down wrong. Nobody caught it and at the last minute I did."
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In Consideration: 'Heroes' Miniseries


August 05, 2010 09:01:38 GMT


"Heroes" creator Tim Kring is "hopeful" the show will soon be back on the small screen - he's in ongoing talks with TV bosses to revive the hit as a mini-series. After four years on TV screens, bosses at America's NBC announced in May that the fourth season, which concluded in February, was the last.

Producers have been in negotiations to end the show, which starred Hayden Panettiere, with a short mini-series or movie - and Kring reveals it's looking quite likely. He tells TV Guide magazine, "There's certainly talk about (a mini-series) right now and I am very hopeful. I strongly believe that the Heroes universe is a very big and very potent brand. It is for the fans that we feel that (the show) should continue."
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Chris Brown Debuts His Remix of Nicki Minaj's 'Your Love'


August 05, 2010 08:47:36 GMT


Chris Brown has reworked Nicki Minaj's hit single "Your Love" and he shared the audio stream with his fans on Twitter. Described as a beat for the ladies, the remix comes out on the heel of his announcement that a new album "will come next year or sooner."

"Yeah, let me step up to the plate now/ Big kids in the room, no playground/ I wanna kiss everything from the waist down/ Keep ya ass up and your face down," the R&B performer drops suggestive lyrics before giving a shout-out to Minaj. "We can role-play, girl, give it to me now/ I'm giving you a massage/ A booty like Nicki Minaj/ Oh gosh," he sings.
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'30 Rock' Grizz's Kidney Transplant Is Successful

August 05, 2010 08:30:56 GMT


"30 Rock"star Grizz Chapman's appeal for a kidney donor was a success - the funnyman underwent a transplant last month. The actor, who suffers from severe hypertension, was told by doctors he would have to shape up before they could perform kidney replacement surgery.

Chapman, who plays Tracy Morgan's sidekick on the hit TV comedy, slimmed down to 350 pounds earlier this year after embarking on a healthy lifestyle. And the weight loss enabled Chapman to undergo a lifesaving kidney operation at New York's Montefiore Medical Center in July, according to the Associated Press.
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New Clip From Gemma Arterton's 'Disappearance of Alice Creed'

August 05, 2010 08:30:29 GMT


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Before "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" opens in limited U.S. theaters on August 6, a new clip has been outed for sneak peek. The snippet, which makes its way out via IGN, sees two men waiting in a van before they put on their masks to kidnap a young woman.

Two ex-cons, Danny and Vic, want to make easy money by kidnapping Alice Creed, a daughter of a rich businessman, and asking a ransom for the young woman. Terrified and immobile at first, it soon becomes clear that Alice isn't about to let her captors use her as capital without a fight.
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Tila Tequila Does 'NOT Make Sex Tape Deal', Knowing Who's Behind the Reports

August 05, 2010 08:25:20 GMT


Tila Tequila has angrily blasted rumors mentioning she has recently signed a deal with a popular porn distributor to star in an XXX-rated film. On her official website on Wednesday, August 4, Tila insisted, "For once and for all, I DID NOT, and I repeat, I DID NOT MAKE A DEAL TO MAKE A SEXTAPE!!!!!"

Tila's porn deal was first run by Radar Online. On this, Tila shared her explanation, "I have a feeling I know who is behind spreading these rumors. He used to work for the OMG staff, got fired for inappropriate behavior and now he's pissed!" Tila added, "He's also a paparazzi and knows people from Radaronline and TMZ and all of the other mainstream media people! SO, I know that he is the one spreading those 'SEX TAPE' rumor's out of spite!!"
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Janelle Monae Debuts Music Video for 'Cold War'

August 05, 2010 08:07:35 GMT


Janelle Monae has unveiled a music video to promote "Cold War", the latest single from her debut album "The ArchAndroid". Making its way out via Pitchfork, the video directed by Wendy Morgan puts the focus on her close-up performance.

" 'Cold War' reveals what 'The ArchAndroid' looks like," she explained to Rap-Up. "[The video] deals with a psychosis - you're in my mind and you get a chance to understand Metropolis, where it all stemmed [from] and my thoughts. It's very psychedelic and trippy."
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'Breaking Bad' Returns July 2011, Minisodes to Fill Gap


August 05, 2010 07:46:40 GMT


"Breaking Bad" is not taking its traditional route in the fourth season, coming on screen only in July 2011. The Emmy-winning show which opened in March in the last two seasons is thus ineligible to be nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.

"I think what AMC is thinking here is there will be less competition for us - particularly from the broadcast networks - if we launch our season during the summer than if we come back again like we did this time in March," lead actor Bryan Cranston told Deadline. "Breaking Bad" indeed is still below fellow AMC series "Mad Men" in terms of rating growth and other basic cable shows.
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Pics: Jane Lynch Unveils Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood

August 05, 2010 07:42:51 GMT


Jane Lynch has unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 4. During the unveiling, Lynch struck a pose with her twin who portrays her as Sue Sylvester from the hit television series "Glee".

Following opening remarks by co-creator of the hit Fox show Ian Brennan, Lynch walked out beside her wax figure and told screaming fans, "Holy crap - unbelievable. This is too much. This is too weird." She further gushed, "I feel like I'm seeing myself in a coffin or something. Thank you so much!"
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Will Young Posts Naked Picture of Himself on Twitter


August 05, 2010 07:42:48 GMT


British singer Will Young has stunned fans by appearing naked in a snap on his Twitter.com page - with only a shoe preserving his modesty. The "Leave Right Now" hitmaker posted the revealing picture of himself in the nude, taken on a private beach, and is seen laughing as he holds his footwear in place to cover his genitals.

In an accompanying post, he jokes, "My new shoe campaign!" The 31 year old has previously stripped off for his role in Dame Judi Dench's 2005 film, "Mrs Henderson Presents".
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Ricky Martin, Ellen DeGeneres and Lance Bass Thrilled Over Gay Marriage Ruling

August 05, 2010 07:33:02 GMT


Gay stars including Ricky Martin, Ellen DeGeneres and Lance Bass are celebrating after a U.S. judge branded legislation outlawing same sex marriage in California "unconstitutional". Gay marriages were made legal in America for the first time in California in 2008, but state legislation Proposition 8 overturned the law and deemed the unions illegal, just six months later.

The political backtracking sparked anger among campaigners and, in a landmark ruling on Wednesday, August 4, a judge ruled the ban on same-sex marriage was "unconstitutional" because it was an infringement of the "fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation".
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Drew Barrymore Thinks Phone Sex Is Weird


August 05, 2010 07:27:21 GMT


Actress Drew Barrymore isn't a fan of long distance love - because she hates talking dirty on the phone. The "Charlie's Angels" star, 35, has previously dated The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti and been married to actor Tom Green, but more recently she's been in an on/off relationship with her "He's Just Not That Into You" co-star Justin Long.

Barrymore admits she has indulged in "successful phone sex" in the past - but she prefers face-to-face interaction with her lovers. She tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "Oh, I've had successful phone sex - it can work. I think it's f**king weird - it's super weird."
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Chris Brown and T.I. Arrive at 'Takers' LA Premiere, New Clips Come Out


August 05, 2010 07:27:02 GMT


The cast of "Takers" have taken over the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Wednesday, August 4. They specially came to the venue to attend the Los Angeles premiere of the movie which will be released in the U.S. on August 27.

Chris Brown who lands a role in the movie was among those who came early that night. He appeared in his black ensemble paired with sneakers and sunglasses. His cast mates T.I. and Hayden Christensen showed up in more formal style with complete suit.
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Ryan O'Neal to Document Reconciliation With Estranged Daughter in Reality Show


August 05, 2010 07:23:13 GMT


Actor Ryan O'Neal and his daughter Tatum are in talks to document their recent reconciliation for a new reality show, according to U.S. reports. The pair was estranged for 20 years and Tatum O'Neal infuriated her dad in 2004 with the release of her controversial autobiography "A Paper Life", detailing Ryan's alleged drug abuse and his reported physical and mental abuse of his children.

He denied all the accusations and the two waged a bitter war of words in the press. They reunited last year following the death of Ryan's longtime partner Farrah Fawcett and have since been rebuilding their relationship.
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Female Attacker Ordered to Stay Away From Him

August 05, 2010 07:19:16 GMT


A woman accused of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face with a glass at a party in 2005 has been ordered by a U.S. judge to stay at least 500 yards away from the actor. Aretha Wilson is said to have hit the "Inception" star during a Hollywood Hills house party thrown by Paris Hilton's ex, film producer Rick Salomon, reportedly leaving the actor requiring 17 stitches to close up a large cut from his ear to his face.

She was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but fled America before she could face prosecution and went on the run in Canada. Canadian authorities recently took the 40-year-old suspect into custody and she was sent back to Los Angeles last month to stand trial over the allegations.
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Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn's Divorce Finalized


August 05, 2010 06:59:44 GMT


Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn are now officially free to wed others as their divorce has been finalized in July, putting an end to the couple's 14-year marriage, People reported. According to court papers filed on July 22 in Marin County, California, the then-couple has reached a private agreement on child support, spousal support, split of assets and custody over their son, Hopper Jack.

Sean and Robin's marriage has been an on/off affair. In December 2007, the two worked on legal separation proceedings only to call it off four months later. Sean then filed for divorce in April 2009 but again, he and Robin reunited in May. Later, in August the same year, Robin filed a divorce paper and insisted that she has no plan to reconcile.
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'Suite Life on Deck' Is NOT Ending


August 05, 2010 06:44:43 GMT


"The Suite Life on Deck" is not coming to an end, at least not soon. The Disney Channel sitcom's star Debby Ryan misled her fans when tweeting earlier this week that she felt sad about the "last week of 'Suite Life'."

To clear up the air, a representative of the starlet released a statement to Popstar!. The rep said, "She didn't intend to get fans worried. She is working on the last episode of 3rd season. It's sad and dramatic just like Cody and Bailey's dramatic last episode for the end of the 2nd season. This is what Debby is referring to when she tweeted."
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Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and More to Perform at MTV VMAs


August 05, 2010 06:41:45 GMT


Those who will deliver live performances on the stage of this year's MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed. Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Usher, Pink and 30 Seconds to Mars are lined up for the celebration, The Marquee Blog of CNN reported.

All of the newly-announced musical guests score multiple nominations at the September 12 event. Perry is vying for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video, 30 Seconds to Mars receive four nods including a bid in Best Direction, and Pink gets two nominations in Best Direction and Best Editing.
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Quentin Tarantino Will NOT Work Behind 'The Shadow'

August 05, 2010 06:36:05 GMT


Back in 2006, Sam Raimi announced that he will develop "The Shadow" but there had not been many progresses shown since then. Now, when there is a little hope that the project is going to get notable director Quentin Tarantino, the report is quickly shot down.

Pajiba was the first who reports that the "Inglourious Basterds" helmer is attached to direct the action movie and has been in two-way discussion with 20th Century Fox about his possible involvement. However, when asked for comment on the rumor, an official representative of Tarantino tells MTV News, "There is no truth to this story."
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Dr. Dre Working On Instrumental Album About What Each Planet Sounds Like

August 05, 2010 06:22:57 GMT


Rap legend Dr. Dre is working on another album in addition to his long-awaited "Detox (2008)" record - he's preparing a disc full of space-inspired instrumentals. The superproducer has promised to release the follow-up to his 1999 hit, "2001", by the end of the year after numerous delays.

But he reveals there's another project in the works too and it's truly out of this world. He tells Vibe magazine, "An instrumental album is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I have the ideas for it. I want to call it 'The Planets'."
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Mansion Where Michael Jackson Died Is Up for Sale


August 05, 2010 06:21:48 GMT


The California mansion where Michael Jackson died in 2009 is up for sale for a cool $28.9 million. The King of Pop had been renting the Holmby Hills property in the months before his passing on June 25, 2009 and his fashion designer pal Christian Audigier subsequently made arrangements to buy the house through his Ed Hardy clothing company to use as the firm's headquarters.

There were also plans to turn the building into a Jackson museum and open it up to the public, but Audigier failed to obtain authorization from local officials for the idea and the venture was scrapped. Now the sprawling estate has been placed on the market after its owners failed to rent it out with an asking price of $300,000 a month, according to RealEstalker.
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Zac Efron Shares Terrifying Bat Encounter at Haunted House

August 05, 2010 06:08:44 GMT


Zac Efron has terrifying memories of a childhood visit to a haunted house - he was attacked by a colony of bats. The "High School Musical" star and a group of pals decided to spook themselves by visiting a property close to his California home that was rumored to have a resident ghost.

But when the boys sneaked through the dilapidated house, they were chased away by a frightening encounter with the winged mammals. He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "When I was growing up, the house next door was haunted, nobody would go inside. It had these broken boards and there were all kinds of weird stories about what happened there."
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Dylan McDermott No Longer Obsessed With KISS


August 05, 2010 06:08:15 GMT


Actor Dylan McDermott has vowed not to attend another concert by his favorite childhood band KISS because he "doesn't get" the band's theatrical stage act now he's all grown up. The "Dark Blue" star was once a dedicated member of the band's infamous legion of fans, dubbed the KISS Army, and became obsessed with seeing the rockers perform their fire breathing, tongue-wagging, pyrotechnic shows live.

But after attending a recent show in Los Angeles as an adult, the 48-year-old star couldn't figure out why he was so obsessed with Paul Stanley's flamboyant, face-painted band. The actor explains, "I was in the KISS Army and I saw them 13 times. I would hitchhike three states to see KISS. I loved them."
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Mary-Kate Olsen Does 'Not Feel Connected to' Her Early Years

August 05, 2010 06:07:31 GMT


Former child star Mary-Kate Olsen feels no connection to her early years as a "little monkey performer" on U.S. TV show "Full House", insisting she would "never wish" her upbringing on anyone. The 24-year-old actress began her career on the hit sitcom as a baby, sharing the role with her twin sister Ashley Olsen.

They have since transformed themselves into billionaire TV and fashion moguls, but Olsen admits growing up in the spotlight was no easy ride and she can't relate to those years now she's an adult.
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Estate Asks Permission to Sell Gary Coleman's Utah Home

August 05, 2010 06:07:01 GMT


The court-appointed administrator of Gary Coleman's estate has asked a judge for permission to sell the late actor's Utah home because the star's assets are not enough to cover the monthly mortgage payments. Robert Jeffs filed the motion in court on Wednesday, August 4, requesting to place the property and an adjacent lot on the market for $324,000.

He is also seeking to have the remainder of the former child star's possessions removed from the house in order to call in repairmen and decorators to fix up the place after a realtor described it as being in a "poor/distressed condition". In court documents obtained by TMZ, Jeffs states, "The belongings in the house are disorganized and in disarray."
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Preview of 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 7 Finale

August 05, 2010 05:09:51 GMT


On Tuesday, August 3 episode, Gordon Ramsay cut Autumn Lewis and Benjamin Knack from the run as "Hell's Kitchen" seventh season winner. He narrowed it down to Jay Santos and Holli Ugalde, lovers at the time of the taping, to compete at the finale and win a head chef position at London's The Savoy Grill.

"Holli, I'm going to mop the floor with you and your face," Jay said in the promo for the August 10 episode. "I feel like it should be a slam dunk." Meanwhile, Holli said, "I will do whatever it takes to win."
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Video Premiere: Eddie Vedder's 'Better Days' From 'Eat, Pray, Love'


August 05, 2010 04:58:13 GMT


A music video filmed to support Eddie Vedder's new single "Better Days" has hit the web. Since the song becomes soundtrack for "Eat, Pray, Love", the clip features a lot of scenes from the upcoming movie, including the beautiful scenery of Bali, one of the locations where the film was shot.

Vedder has not only one, but two songs included in the movie soundtrack album. The other one is titled "The Long Road" which the Pearl Jam vocalist works with late Pakistani artist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The compilation set is expected to be released in United States on September 21.
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John Legend Shares Picture of Broken-by-Nephew Grammy

August 05, 2010 04:50:27 GMT


R&B star John Legend has been left nursing a bruised ego after one his nephews accidentally broke his prized Grammy Award for his hit album "Get Lifted". The "Green Light" hitmaker claimed the Best R&B Album of 2005 for his debut record and he has proudly displayed it in his New York apartment along with his other five Grammys.

But the award is now snapped in half after a mishap this week during a play date with his young relatives. Legend posted a photo of the damaged trophy on his Twitter.com page on Wednesday morning, August 4 and in the accompanying caption he writes, "Casualty of the nephews staying with me. I hope they send replacement grammys!"
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Rosanne Cash Has 'a Lot More Manic Energy' After Brain Surgery

August 05, 2010 04:49:58 GMT


Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has struggled with life-altering side effects since undergoing brain surgery to alleviate serious headaches - insisting she is "not the same person" and now has "manic energy". The daughter of late country music legend Johnny Cash experienced persistent headaches for years, and discovered from doctors the pains were a symptom of a serious problem with her cerebellum, which was crushing her brain stem.

In 2007, she underwent major surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, during which neurosurgeons cut through the lining of her brain. Cash insists her personality has been permanently altered by the operation, but she's happy about the affects it's having on her creativity.
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John Lennon's 'Double Fantasy' Remixed at Studio He Last Worked in


August 05, 2010 04:49:33 GMT


The re-release of John Lennon's "Double Fantasy" album was remastered at the same studio the late Beatle was working in on the night he died. Producer Jack Douglas and his engineer had to rework the album at a Sony studio in New York, which is housed at the site of the former Record Plant.

Lennon was returning home from a session at the Record Plant in December 1980 when he was gunned down by Mark Chapman. Douglas tells Britain's Mojo magazine, "They said to me, 'The room you are going to work in is rumored to be where you worked with John the night he was murdered'."
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Bob Marley's Master Recordings Burnt in Ghana

August 05, 2010 04:49:09 GMT


A stash of reggae legend Bob Marley's master recordings and personal belongings has been destroyed by a fire in Aburi, Ghana. The tapes were being stored at the solar-powered studio established by Marley's wife Rita, who has lived in Africa for the past decade.

The studio complex, Studio One, was set to officially open in June this year - a month after it was ravaged by a blaze. Rita Marley insists she will rebuild the complex. She reveals the lost items include footage of her late husband performing in concert.
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Barbra Streisand to Be Honored With MusiCares Person of the Year

August 05, 2010 04:48:50 GMT


Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand will be feted as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of her career achievements and extensive charity work. The singer and actress will be the guest of honor at the February 11, 2011 ceremony, which will be hosted by The Recording Academy - the organization behind the Grammy Awards - and the MusiCares Foundation in Los Angeles.

The 68-year-old has won a slew of accolades since rising to fame in the 1950s, including eight Grammys, two Oscars, four Emmys and a Tony Award. To date, she has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide, earning her the title as the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list.
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Dylan McDermott Often Confused With Tori Spelling's Husband

August 05, 2010 04:48:23 GMT


TV star Dylan McDermott has been fielding concerned phone calls from friends and family since Tori Spelling married fellow actor Dean McDermott - because journalists constantly mix-up their names. The "Dark Blue" star was first mistaken for the Canadian actor when Dean eloped with Spelling to the Fiji Islands in 2006 - and Dylan's pals were calling non-stop to ask if he had been seeing her in secret.

The issue came up again in June when Dean was hospitalized with a punctured and collapsed lung after a horrific dirt biking accident in Los Angeles. Now whenever Spelling's husband makes the news, Dylan prays reporters get their facts straight so he doesn't have to deal with worried relatives.
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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Likely to Cost More Than 100 Million Dollars

August 05, 2010 04:47:47 GMT


The cost of launching Oprah Winfrey's U.S. TV network OWN is set to soar beyond its $100 million budget - because broadcasting bosses have already spent three quarters of the money before its 2011 debut. Executives at Discovery Communications invested the sum in a joint venture with Winfrey to premiere the talk show queen's new network in January 2011.

In a newly released report on second quarter earnings, Discovery Communications boss Brad Singer admits the firm has so far "spent $75 million... on investment in the Oprah Winfrey Network", three quarters of the "maximum of $100 million that we're obligated to". And costs look set to rise, in part because the launch has been delayed twice, after previously aiming for 2009 and mid-2010.
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Jennifer Aniston Imitates Barbra Streisand for Harper's Bazaar

August 05, 2010 04:40:27 GMT


Jennifer Aniston has transformed herself into Barbra Streisand, complete with long and fake nails, for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, which is on newsstands on August 17. In a series of pictures, Aniston dons outfits inspired by wardrobe from Streisand's movies "Funny Girl" and "What's Up, Doc?".

Aniston, who has been a huge fan of Streisand, told the mag, "Barbra inspires me because there isn't anything she hasn't done that she wanted to do. She's a true renaissance woman." The "Friends" star added, "I've loved her since I was a kid, and all of a sudden there she is, and she's just like someone you've always known."
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Backstage Feud on 'The View' Will Be Addressed on August 5


August 05, 2010 04:33:45 GMT


There's a backstage drama that went on after the airing of "The View" involving the accusation that host Whoopi Goldberg hit guest Michaele Salahi. Known as the White House party crashers, Michaele and her husband claimed Whoopi hit her from behind, prompting the host to drop the F-bomb several times at her after the show was wrapped.

As evident from the footage which is posted below, Michaele's claim was without its merit. At about minute 1:55, Michaele was startled by a touch from behind which turned out to be non-participating host Whoopi. "Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please," Whoopi who came from backstage said.
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Behind the Scenes of Kanye West's 'Power' Video Emerges, Featuring Nudity


August 05, 2010 04:23:54 GMT


Contemporary artist Marco Brambilla who directs Kanye West's "Power" music video teases what people should expect from the upcoming clip in a form of a behind-the-scene footage. The sneak peek is released in anticipation of the full video which is set to premiere Thursday night, August 5 on MTV after "Jersey Shore".

Titled "From Civilization to Power", the footage features Marco's voice as he describes technique and message behind the video. Beside offering commentaries from the director, it has nudity and other explicit contents, making it not safe for work.
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'The Bachelorette' Star Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez to Move In Together


August 05, 2010 04:02:58 GMT


"The Bachelorette" star Ali Fedotowsky and fiance Roberto Martinez, whom she met in the TV show, will no longer have distance separating them. At Power Balance's All For A Cure Charity Poker Tournament at Drai's at the W Hollywood, Roberto revealed to People that he has moved to San Diego three weeks ago and Ali will soon join him.

"I wanted to be closer to her," Florida native Roberto said during the tournament, which benefits Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. "We figured the West Coast and maybe L.A. would be a little bit much and [San Diego] is a bit removed but still close. It's a good place."
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'Little Fockers' Could Reshoot to Add Dustin Hoffman Element

August 05, 2010 03:50:33 GMT


Universal Pictures is planning to add Dustin Hoffman to "Little Fockers" though the film has wrapped production and the first trailer has been debuted. New York Magazine's Vulture first reported that the actor is approached to reprise his role as Bernie Focker for the upcoming comedy.

Los Angeles Times then contacted Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson who confirmed the idea. "As we're continuing to refine the film, one of the ideas that's certainly a possibility is having Dustin be a part of the picture. We didn't call him and say that we desperately need his help or anything like that. But there is one path that we're pursuing that could include his involvement," he stated.
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Lack of Money Forces Ne-Yo to Scrap Film Plan

August 05, 2010 03:47:29 GMT


R&B star Ne-Yo was forced to scrap plans to make a movie after he realized how much a big screen venture would cost. The singer wrote a short story which he wanted to bring alive in film form to coincide with the release of his latest album, "Libra Scale", in September.

But not long after he started putting the production together, Ne-Yo had to ax the project over fears the cost could spiral out of control. Speaking on U.K. TV show Loose Women, he explains, "(I had) an elaborate idea. I wrote a short story, I guess you could call it a script. My initial idea was to make a 45 minute mini-movie and my album would be the soundtrack to that film. But I found out the hard way that movies cost a whole lot of money and take a whole lot of time."
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Avenged Sevenfold Knock Eminem Off Top Spot on Hot 200


August 05, 2010 03:47:08 GMT


This week, Billboard Hot 200 has a new champion, Avenged Sevenfold. The four-piece rock band beat Eminem from the the first position with "Nightmare", their latest album and first set since member The Rev passed away in December last year.

"Nightmare" arrives on the U.S. albums chart with 163,000 copies, while the Slim Shady's "Recovery", which ruled the list for five consecutive weeks, has to give up its top position since it adds only 159,000 units. The rap album is forced to fall one slot to the runner-up place.
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Man Committing Suicide Is Not Frank Sinatra's Grandson

August 05, 2010 03:43:09 GMT


A man named Frank Sinatra who was hospitalized in California this week after an alleged suicide attempt is not the music legend's grandson, according to a new report. Emergency services were called to a house in Downey, California home to treat a man who was purported to be Frank Sinatra, Jr.'s son, who is also named Frank.

The 32 year old male was taken to the Downey Regional Medical Center for treatment. However, a new reports suggests the patient is not a member of the famous family, with a source telling the New York Daily News that the elder Frank Sinatra Jr., 66, has never met the man.
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Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson Work on Whale Documentary


August 05, 2010 03:37:30 GMT


Married couple Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are set to work together on an upcoming documentary about killer whales. The blonde beauty is a co-executive producer of the film project, and her actor husband has signed up to narrate.

"The Whale" tells the true story of a baby killer whale which gets separated from its family and makes friends with humans. Reynolds is said to have been keen to take part because the production is set near his hometown of Vancouver, Canada, according to Variety.com.
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Tim Robbins Laughs Off Meg Ryan Dating Report

August 05, 2010 03:30:12 GMT


Tim Robbins is baffled by rumors he is romancing Meg Ryan - because they were 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometres) apart when they were allegedly spotted on a date. The "Shawshank Redemption" star split from his long term partner, Susan Sarandon, in 2009 after 23 years together, and reports in May this year suggested he was stepping out with Ryan.

But Robbins insists he was in Louisiana when reports surfaced that the 'couple' was dining out in California. He tells Uncut magazine, "Apparently I'm dating Meg Ryan right now. That's pretty weird. Apparently I saw her a couple of weeks ago. When I was in New Orleans and she was in L.A. That time travel thing, it's pretty impressive that I can do that. I'm always hearing odd stories about myself, and snide remarks from critics. I try not to take too much notice."
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Prosecutors: Doctors Funneled 'Powerful Addictive Medications' to Anna Nicole Smith

August 05, 2010 03:28:42 GMT


In a trial over the death of Anna Nicole Smith, prosecutors claimed that the star's two doctors Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich used multiple fake names to funnel "powerful addictive medications" to her, ABC News reported. The claim came during opening statements in the Los Angeles trial on Wednesday, August 4.

Prosecutors also alleged that Smith's lawyer-boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, had helped keep the model over-medicated, calling various doctors to obtain painkillers and other drugs, and sometimes administering them. However, Stern, Kapoor and Eroshevich are not charged with causing Smith's death, but are charged with unlawfully prescribing and giving controlled substances to an addict for three years.
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Bandmate Blindsided by Steven Tyler's Run for 'Idol' Judge

August 05, 2010 03:23:40 GMT


Steven Tyler's plans to join "American Idol" have infuriated his Aerosmith bandmates - guitarist Joe Perry has criticized the singer for keeping the news from the rest of the group. There are currently two empty slots on the TV talent show's judging panel and rumors have been rife over who will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, who quit after just one season.

Tyler is one of many stars linked to a judging role, and the rocker confirmed this week that he has spoken to executives at TV network Fox about joining the show. But the revelation came as a shock to Tyler's bandmates, with Perry criticizing his pal for not sharing his plans. The guitarist has also spoken of his fears for the future of Aerosmith if the frontman does decide to step in front of the cameras as an "American Idol" judge.
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Eric Dane and Rebeca Gayheart Won Raunchy Video Battle

August 05, 2010 03:19:26 GMT


"Grey's Anatomy" star Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart have won their legal battle with a website which posted a raunchy video of the couple indulging in a threesome with a former beauty queen.

The actors were furious when footage of them frolicking nude with former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche hit the internet last August and they filed suit against Gawker.com, claiming the website's bosses unlawfully posted footage and "maliciously" distributed the video.
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Justin Bieber to Publish Illustrated Tour Book, NOT Memoir


August 05, 2010 03:10:52 GMT


Justin Bieber has moved swiftly to clear up reports he is writing his memoirs - insisting he is "too young" to tell his life story. The "Baby" hitmaker was said on Monday, August 2 to have inked a lucrative deal with publishing giant HarperCollins for his autobiography.

But the 16-year-old singer has taken to microblogging website Twitter.com to clear up the rumors - the book is just an illustrated behind-the-scenes look at his tour. He writes, "Someone asked me about the book we are putting out in October... just want to clear something up... it isn't a memoir... I teamed up with this amazing photographer Robert and he has been taking pictures behind the scenes from before the tour."
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Katy Perry Suffers Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

August 05, 2010 03:08:22 GMT


Katy Perry suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - and often "freaks out" over tiny problems. The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker admits she has the condition, which can cause sufferers to become upset when their routine is disturbed.

Perry's OCD is at its worst when she is on tour - and even a small problem like cat hairs on her clothes can cause her to throw a tantrum. She tells Q magazine, "I certainly have an OCD side when I'm on tour... What are my areas of OCD? Well, if there's broken make-up in my purse I freak out. Also if I am around household pets and some of their fur comes off on my cardigan, then I can get pretty sharp."
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Lady GaGa Is One of World's Best Dressed Stars

August 05, 2010 03:05:20 GMT


Lady GaGa's outlandish outfits have landed her on a list of the world's most stylish stars - she's been named as one of Vanity Fair magazine's best dressed celebrities. GaGa has become know for her outrageous clothes since she shot to fame, appearing in public wearing some bizarre fashion choices including a fake lobster strapped to her head, a dress made from Muppets, and Diet Coke cans wrapped into her hair.

The singers strange choices have now been validated with a place on Vanity Fair's Best Dressed list alongside Carey Mulligan, Javier Bardem, Diane Kruger and France's First Lady Carla Bruni.
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More Justin Bieber Pics on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'


August 05, 2010 03:04:24 GMT


More photos from the guest stint of Justin Bieber on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" have surfaced, revealing the 16-year-old messing around with the property and taking pictures with the cast and crew. Marg Helgenberger aka Catherine was more than delighted when posing for the camera with the teen pop star while in the middle of the set.

Bieber is playing a troubled teen named Jason McCann in the episode that airs September 23. "He's a troubled young man, raised in the foster-care system, whose hard-luck life has left him scarred and angry," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said. "When we first meet Jason, we meet him at a community center where he's giving a testimonial in honor of a man who takes Jason and his older brother in when they had no one else, and that man is now in jail and Jason's brother is out for revenge and looking for payback."
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Mischa Barton NOT Moving to London

August 05, 2010 03:02:20 GMT


Mischa Barton's rep has dismissed reports the actress is planning to move back to her native London in a bid to make a fresh start and reboot her career on the West End stage. The actress, who was hospitalized last year after suffering a major meltdown, was rumored to be leaving California and returning to the city of her birth to spend more time with her new boyfriend, U.K.-based DJ Ali Love.

Britain's Heat magazine also reported Barton was considering signing up for a theater role to move her career in a different direction following a recent slump. But a rep for Barton insists the claims are false, telling GossipCop.com the report is "not accurate."
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Ashley Judd Reacts After Being Mocked by Miners Using Her Topless Pic

August 05, 2010 02:58:31 GMT


Ashley Judd was not amused when miners used a topless poster of her to discredit her campaign against their mountaintop digging, but she insists it will take much more than that to stop her. The actress has launched a crusade in her native Kentucky against the destruction of state mountains to extract coal - and local miners took aim at her by posting up topless shots of her from a 2006 Marie Claire magazine at a recent golf tournament.

The billboard, which featured Judd covering her breasts with her hands, was put on display at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonburg last month, accompanied by the question: "Ashley makes a living removing her top - why can't coal miners?" Speaking about the incident for the first time, Judd tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "It's as old as the social construction of gender; let's sexualized a woman to discredit her. I'm not comparing myself to Catherine the Great, but the political cartoons in Western Europe showed her with her skirt hitched up."
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'The Avengers' Comic Con Teaser Goes Online

August 05, 2010 02:55:38 GMT


"The Avengers" line-up has been unveiled at this year's San Diego Comic Con International and a teaser was brought by Marvel during the panel. The video now has been made available for viewing pleasure for those who missed the convention.

Since the film has not entered production phase, the teaser does not give much other than a silvery-black logo of The Avengers. It additionally features a voice of a man, who is said to be Samuel L. Jackson, stating how the group of superheroes was assembled.
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Casey Affleck Defended by Female Friends Over Sexual Harassment Claims

August 05, 2010 02:52:09 GMT


Casey Affleck's legal team is to file a counter-suit against the two women suing the star for sexual harassment - alleging they both breached confidentiality agreements by making their lawsuits public. The Hollywood actor is facing legal action from producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka, who have filed separate suits alleging Affleck behaved badly while they were making his "I'm Still Here" documentary about Joaquin Phoenix.

Affleck's lawyer Marty Singer has branded both lawsuits "total fiction" and will file papers in court on Wednesday, August 4 claiming both women breached contracts by alerting the media to their complaints. He tells the New York Post, "Their lawyer sent the media both lawsuits before he filed them with the court in order to get publicity. Both claims are total fiction."
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Jane Lynch 'Thrilled' at Getting Carol Burnett as Mom on 'Glee'

August 05, 2010 02:35:58 GMT


Carol Burnett is paying "Glee" a visit this Fall as Sue Sylvester's "Nazi-hunting" mother. The legendary comedienne will be featured in an episode which airs either October or November. Sue described her parents as adventurous in the first season, but EW said that it is only mom who stops by. If it's a family reunion then Robin Trocki is also expected to reprise her role as Sue's sister.

Jane Lynch who plays Sue has expressed her excitement over the casting at the unveiling of her wax statue on Wednesday, August 4. "I'm thrilled!" she said while talking to E! Online. "I love her. It would just be awesome if we did a song together!"
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Lily Allen Confirms She's Three Months Pregnant

August 05, 2010 02:24:38 GMT


Pop British singer Lily Allen has confirmed that she's pregnant with painter/decorator boyfriend Sam Cooper. The 25-year-old singer broke the happy news to friends and family at the weekend after having a recent hospital scan, which revealed that she is three months pregnant, Associated Press reported.

"It brings me great pleasure to tell you that Sam and I are expecting our first child," Allen, who has been dating 31-year-old Cooper since summer 2009, told reporters as the site quoted. "It goes without saying we are both absolutely delighted."
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Full Trailer for Christina Aguilera's 'Burlesque' Hits the Web


August 05, 2010 02:16:49 GMT


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A day after a teaser trailer for "Burlesque" was released, the full trailer has been premiered. It follows Christina Aguilera's Ali who moves to Los Angeles and then lands a job as a cocktail waitress in The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater headlined by Cher's Tess.

Vowing that she will perform on the stage of The Burlesque Lounge one day, Ali tries to convince everyone that she has the required quality but nobody wants to believe her. That's all until she insists auditioning in front of Tess and Stanley Tucci's Sean, a sharp-witted stage manager.
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Taylor Swift's 'Happy Ending' Single 'Mine' Arrives Early


August 05, 2010 02:15:38 GMT


Taylor Swift's brand new single "Mine" which was supposed to be unveiled on August 16 has made its way out early. Some radio stations across the country actually have been given a first listen to the track last week and it now can be downloaded on iTunes.

Serving as the lead single for Swift's October 25 release "Speak Now", the song narrates about a rocky relationship which survives the worse and then ends happily ever after. It is written by herself and explains her "tendency to run from love."
 
 
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