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August 10, 2010

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Miley Cyrus Auctions Off Her Clothes and Accessories on eBay


August 10, 2010 09:45:58 GMT


Miley Cyrus is cleaning up her closet for good cause. The Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller of "The Last Song" will put some of her items on eBay for online bid with all proceeds from the auctions benefiting a charity program for youngsters.

"Starting in August, you can bid on clothing and accessories straight from the closet of Miley Cyrus," it was announced. "New auction will be added each week with all proceeds going to Get Ur Good On, a social network that brings together children and youth to support each other in the mission to do 'good' in their communities."
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George Clooney Highlighted in 'The American' Featurette

August 10, 2010 09:34:08 GMT


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One more look into "The American" is shared in the form of a featurette titled "George Clooney". Consequently, the video puts the actor in the spotlight as he tackles the role of master craftsman named Jack who is doing his last assassin job in an Italian countryside.

Producer Grant Heslov said, "It's a different kind of role and a different kind of performance [than] I have seen him in before." Co-star Violante Placido praised, "I like that he can change so much". The actor is also credited for his "eye of director" which helped the crew in doing their job.
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Disturbed Debut 'Another Way to Die' Music Video

August 10, 2010 09:16:11 GMT


Disturbed's visual accompaniment for their single "Another Way to Die" has been out. "It's definitely dealing with the subject matter. It definitely is meant to draw the effects of the indulgent life that most people lead. It is meant to draw a contrast to things and to show the effects of the abuse we causing to our planet," singer David Draiman told Bloody Disgusting.

The concept perfectly fits the song which has environmental theme. "Obviously it's referring to the global catastrophe that we know as global warming, and the effects that it continues to have on our planet; our irresponsibility in doing what we do as species, our constant appetite, our constant consumption at all costs," he said of the track in another occasion.
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Reese Witherspoon Eying Peggy Lee Role

August 10, 2010 09:06:50 GMT


Reese Witherspoon is apparently craving to portray another real-life musician. After slipping in June Carter's robe in the Oscar-winning biopic of Johnny Cash, "Walk the Line", the actress is in negotiations to depict the life and death of classic singer Peggy Lee.

In fact, according to some reports, it was Witherspoon who worked out the deals from Lee's estate and approached "Legally Blonde" producer Marc Platt. Together with Platt, she persuaded Nora Ephron, who has just emerged from the glory of "Julie & Julia", to write the script and direct it.
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Alphabeat's 'Heat Wave' Music Video Hits the Web

August 10, 2010 08:52:31 GMT


Alphabeat have made public a music video promoting "Heat Wave", the latest single from their 2009 album "The Beat Is...". Made by the band themselves who "took all the filmed parts and cut it together", the clip features footage of their live performance in some outdoor concerts.

"It was wildly exciting to be part of the whole process where people have been extremely helpful," member Rasmus Nagel said as quoted by Gaffa. "I must admit that I really have renewed respect for the editing. It is indeed not easy."
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'Secret Life of American Teenager' Preview: Lady Liberty

August 10, 2010 08:29:37 GMT


In the next "The Secret Life of the American Teenager", when Ricky returns from New York, everyone wants to know what happened between him and Amy over the weekend, but neither will speak of the events. Although their time together appeared to have been emotional, and a possible step in the direction of becoming a couple, Ricky falls right back into his old ways.

George and Anne call Amy to tell her of their marriage plans. With all the drama erupting at home, Amy's friends take her out to a club in New York, where they later give her a cake wishing her a happy birthday, an occasion that none of her family or friends back home seemed to remember. If Amy's problems weren't bad enough, Ben and Adrian derive a plan to become engaged only to get Amy back for Ben, and Ricky back for Adrian.
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Courtney Love Moves Into Milla Jovovich's Townhouse

August 10, 2010 08:25:54 GMT


Courtney Love's plan to settle down in New York has moved a step closer to reality - she's leasing a townhouse owned by model/actress Milla Jovovich. The Hole rocker has lived in Manhattan's luxury Mercer Hotel for the last year but admitted last week she wanted to put down roots in the Big Apple and purchase her own home.

Now it seems Love has found her dream pad - she's set to rent "The Fifth Element" star's four-bedroom house in the West Village. And the singer is already making plans to purchase the property and call it her own one day.
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Ne-Yo Wants Janet to Sing Michael Jackson Tribute Track


August 10, 2010 08:22:21 GMT


Ne-Yo is planning to recruit Janet Jackson to record music he wrote for her late brother Michael Jackson, insisting it would be "disrespectful" to hand the songs over to an artist outside the musical family. The King of Pop approached Ne-Yo to write him an album's worth of material shortly before he passed away last summer.

Jackson never had the opportunity to record the tracks but Ne-Yo still wants them to be heard by fans - and is hoping to give them to the superstar's siblings to sing. Ne-Yo tells Britain's Daily Star, "I've been trying to figure out what to do with those songs. I can't give them to anybody else because they were written for Michael. That would be disrespectful."
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Helen Mirren-Starring Movie 'Love Ranch' Is a Flop


August 10, 2010 08:18:56 GMT


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Dame Helen Mirren's turn as a brothel madam in "Love Ranch" will not be shown in U.K. cinemas - after flopping at the American box office, according to reports. The actress spent time with prostitutes to research her role as Nevada prostitute boss Grace Bontempo - but her efforts won't be seen by film fans in her native Britain after disappointing ticket sales in the U.S.

The movie, directed by Mirren's husband Taylor Hackford, brought in just $135,000 in ticket sales since it was released in June - and the poor profits mean the film is likely to go straight to DVD in the U.K. An studio executive tells Britain's The Sun, "It's a disaster."
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Emma Watson Cut Her Hair to Land Role in 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


August 10, 2010 08:15:54 GMT


Actress Emma Watson chopped off her long locks to put herself in the running for the lead role in the Hollywood adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)", according to a U.K. report. The "Harry Potter" star stunned fans when she debuted a short pixie crop earlier this month, but her new hairdo is believed to be more than just a change of style.

Watson is screen-testing for a role in the big budget remake of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy", according to Britain's The Sun. She is reportedly in talks to play the main female character, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, alongside Daniel Craig.
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'Bruno' Plagiarism Lawsuit Dismissed

August 10, 2010 08:11:15 GMT


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Sacha Baron Cohen has chalked up another legal victory over his "Bruno" movie after a judge dismissed a lawsuit against the star. The British funnyman was accused of plagiarizing a scene from an unmade movie called "Himbos", in which a man dressed in a Velcro suit causes chaos at a fashion show.

Baron Cohen can also be seen wearing an outfit made of the sticky fabric as his fashionista alter ego Bruno in the 2009 movie, but a judge has ruled the footage isn't similar enough to "Himbos" to proceed. The case was dismissed on Monday, August 9, according to legal documents filed in federal court in California and obtained by TMZ.com.
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Newly-Wed Johnathon Schaech and Jana Kramer Split


August 10, 2010 08:08:23 GMT


Johnathon Schaech and "One Tree Hill" star Jana Kramer are separating - just weeks after exchanging vows. Schaech and Kramer, who met filming "Prom Night" in 2008, married in an outdoor ceremony on America's Independence Day, July 4 in Glen Arbor, Michigan in front of 100 of their friends and family.

But just a month into married life the stars have decided to end their union. A spokesperson for Kramer tells EOnline.com, "Jana and Johnathon have agreed to dissolve their marriage. Jana is humbled by the outpouring of support from her fans, friends and family, and appreciates the respect of her privacy."
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First Look of Kilowog in 'Green Lantern' Unveiled

August 10, 2010 07:57:11 GMT


The final result of Kilowog in "Green Lantern" has been unveiled and it has some differences compared to the initial art concept. Unleashed via Comic Book Movie, image of the Green Lantern Corps member has more human-like features on his face as apparent from the lips and eyes shape.

In the comic version, Kilowog, like many other Green Lanterns, possesses the power ring and power battery. In Kilowog's case, he has shown an affinity for creating astoundingly complex machinery using the ring. In terms of combat, Kilowog tends to eschew the "giant boxing glove" fighting style of Hal Jordan and mainly uses his ring to fly and to absorb any enemy's attacks.
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Video: Katy Perry and Justin Bieber Rocking Teen Choice Awards


August 10, 2010 07:44:33 GMT


Katy Perry kicked off the Sunday ceremony of Teen Choice Awards with a live performance of "Teenage Dream". The pop singer, who also hosted the prize-giving event, brought in a number of dancers who were dressed as high school stereotypes, including nerd, cheerleader and football player.

Justin Bieber's performance was also featured in the August 8 show awarding the fans' coolest stars in music, movie, TV as well as sports and pop culture. The winner of four surfboards taped his "U Smile" performance a few days prior during his concert at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
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Stan Lee's Super Seven Sued for Trademark

August 10, 2010 07:33:59 GMT


Comic book mastermind Stan Lee has been hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit over the name of his newest comic creation, "Super Seven". Lee - the man behind "Spider-Man" and the "X-Men" - is facing legal action from bosses at toy company Super 7, who claim they own the trademark to their name.

Lee announced plans for his latest multimedia series at the Comic-Con event in July but Super 7 executives allege they tried to stop him going forward with his plans in February. They claim they wrote a letter outlining their trademark rights and were told that Lee would "move in a different direction" and "develop another mark", according to the complaint, filed on Thursday, August 5 in the U.S. District Court in California.
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10 Fascinating Facts About Birthday Boy Antonio Banderas

August 10, 2010 07:30:11 GMT


Celebrations are in order - it's Antonio Banderas' 50th birthday! The star was born Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas in Spain 50 years ago today, August 10 and dreamed of being a professional soccer star until a broken foot ended his sporting dreams - and put him on the path to Tinseltown.

After launching his acting career on the Spanish stage, Banderas found fame in Hollywood with roles in hit movies including "Desperado", "The Mask of Zorro" and the "Shrek" franchise, making him one of Spain's most successful exports. Now, as Banderas reaches a new milestone, WENN takes a look back at his life with 10 fascinating facts about the birthday boy:
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Amy Winehouse's Dad Cancels Gig After Illness

August 10, 2010 07:24:32 GMT


Amy Winehouse's father has pulled out of a jazz concert in Scotland after falling ill during a vacation in Spain. Former London taxi driver Mitch Winehouse was due to launch his U.K. tour with a singing gig in Edinburgh's The Living Room piano bar on Monday, August 9, but was forced to pull out after becoming unwell.

The 60 year old is currently in hospital awaiting a diagnosis. A spokesperson for the star explains, "It appears to be food poisoning or gastroenteritis. His manager is now on his way to see him in hospital."
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Fantasia Slams Reports of Marriage Wrecker and Sex Tape


August 10, 2010 07:16:28 GMT


A lawyer for Fantasia Barrino has blasted reports the R&B singer is responsible for breaking up the marriage of a North Carolina couple after she was accused of having an affair with the man involved.

The former "American Idol" winner found herself entangled in the split between Antwuan Cook and his estranged wife Paula, who recently filed divorce papers in a North Carolina court. In the documents, Barrino is alleged to have begun a "covert adulterous affair" with Cook after meeting him in August 2009.
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Video: Sandra Bullock and Betty White Dancing to Hip-Hop Music at TCAs

August 10, 2010 07:10:28 GMT


People attending the 2010 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, August 8 broke into laughter when Sandra Bullock and Betty White teamed up for a Hip-Hop dance-off. The unlikely couple shook their bodies to Lil Jon's "Get Low".

Wearing pencil tight pants, Bullock came onto the stage of Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater to collect a Surfboard for Choice Movie Actress, Drama for her role in "The Blind Side". She said during an acceptance speech, "I don't know if you should bring attention to this. Some things are better left unsaid. It's been awhile since I was a teen. I'm so blessed and lucky. The Blind Side - I got to meet so many good people, so many good lessons I took away from it."
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Kate Gosselin to Open Emmys With Jimmy Fallon

August 10, 2010 06:45:03 GMT


The first piece of news about the content of upcoming Emmy Awards has arrived. Kate Gosselin, mother of eight and star of TLC's "Kate Plus 8", is set to open the awards show on August 29 with a number of other celebrities familiar to TV fans.

Reports said Gosselin, who is neither nominated nor announced as the presenter, will appear at the start of the show as part of a humorous sketch where she interacts with some of TV's biggest stars. The awards show's host Jimmy Fallon would be one of them and he, according to E! Online, would "kill it right out of the gate."
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Jennifer Lopez Lands First Spot on Celebrity's Most Famous Bottom Poll

August 10, 2010 06:28:00 GMT


Jennifer Lopez has beaten off competition from the curviest stars in showbiz to land the title for the most famous bottom in the world. Visitors to WENN.com were grilled on their favorite celebrity derriere and a resounding 37 per cent opted for the superstar, who admits she's fiercely proud of her best asset.

J.Lo once said, "I do special squats and work with loads of weights in the gym to achieve my butt. And in a way I'm kind of flattered when people compliment me for having a big a**."
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Swizz Beatz Already Named New Album But Wants Fans to Submit Better Title

August 10, 2010 06:21:24 GMT


Rapper/producer Swizz Beatz is appealing to his Twitter.com followers to help name his upcoming album - because he's struggling to come up with a suitable title. Alicia Keys' new husband is set to release his third solo project later this year, but he is not completely happy with its working title, "King Issues", and has reached out to his fans online to find a better name.

In a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, he writes, "I still need a name for my album :( so far its (sic) called KING ISSUES... I will let you guys name it I am done with trying to name it :) I don't want to use the word king in my album name lets (sic) think of something new with a new feel. I have so much to talk about this time!"
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Lady GaGa's Producer RedOne Launches His Own Label


August 10, 2010 06:16:01 GMT


Lady GaGa's producer pal RedOne is launching his own label after signing a new deal with Universal Records. The "Poker Face" hitmaker, who scooped a Grammy Award for his work on the dance track, has founded 2102 and has already added up-and-coming artist Mohombi to his roster.

And RedOne, real name Nadir Khayat, is confident the Swedish/Congolese singer will blow fans away. He tells the BBC, "Everyone's going to go crazy about him. It's a rhythmic, global sound. Good melodies, good lyrics, good hooks."
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T.I. May Lose License Over His Atlanta Nightclub

August 10, 2010 06:09:59 GMT


Rap mogul T.I. is facing losing the liquor license for his Atlanta, Georgia nightclub after city officials raised concerns about incidents of violence and disorderly conduct at the venue. The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., owns Club Crucial in his native Bankhead and it is regularly named as one of Atlanta's most popular hotspots.

But the hip-hop star, whose family friend Patricia Reid runs the establishment, has found himself in trouble with local authorities following six altercations involving drunk patrons. Atlanta officials wanted to have the venue's license permanently removed for what they called a "systematic failure to supervise", and they recently took their request to the city's alcohol licensing board.
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Portia de Rossi Files Request to Adopt Ellen DeGeneres' Last Name

August 10, 2010 06:01:35 GMT


Former "Ally McBeal" star Portia de Rossi has filed court papers to legally take on her partner Ellen DeGeneres' last name. The couple wed in a same sex ceremony in 2008 when gay marriage was legalized in the state of California.

The Aussie actress lodged the name change petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court last Friday, August 6, asking to be formally known as Portia DeGeneres. A judge is expected to approve the request as such petitions are routinely granted, reports TMZ.com.
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Timur Bekmambetov to Direct 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Himself

August 10, 2010 06:01:17 GMT


News that Timur Bekmambetov will team up with Tim Burton to produce "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" has emerged in March this year. Since then, Bekmambetov has thought of tackling the movie himself as its director.

"That one I'm prepping to direct myself," he said in an interview with Empire to talk about his latest projects. "It is not a comedy at all - it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember 'Nightwatch', it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie."
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Janine Lindemulder's Demand for Child Support Increase Denied by Judge

August 10, 2010 05:57:59 GMT


Jesse James' porn star ex Janine Lindemulder has been denied her request for increased child support after unveiling plans to follow him to Texas to be closer to their daughter, Sunny. The disgraced reality TV star was granted permission to relocate from California to Texas with the six year old last month, after expressing his desire to live nearer to his former wife Sandra Bullock and her adopted son Louis.

"The Blind Side" actress moved to Austin, Texas following news of her then-husband's alleged infidelities earlier this year. James was handed full custody of little Sunny in early 2009, when his second wife Lindemulder was jailed for six months for tax evasion.
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Mel Gibson's Father: Pope Benedict XVI Is Gay


August 10, 2010 05:52:39 GMT


Mel Gibson's father has hit headlines after reportedly blasting the Catholic Church and declaring Pope Benedict XVI a "homosexual" on a U.S. radio show at the weekend. TMZ.com has obtained an alleged recording of Hutton Gibson on the Political Cesspool Radio Program, during which he's asked if the Catholic Church has been "politicized" to the point where it cannot address controversial issues such as homosexuality.

The 91 year old responds: "It's not willing to do so because half of the people there in the Vatican are queer." When asked if he thinks Pope Benedict is gay, Hutton replies: "I certainly do... why else would he put up with this?... He's a slippery character." It's not the first time the Gibson family has been tangled in religious controversy.
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Video Premiere: Iyaz's 'So Big'


August 10, 2010 04:59:19 GMT


Iyaz meets his love in a newly-premiered music video for his latest single "So Big". The Beluga Heights artist bumps into the lady in an eaterie and comes to her rescue when she is bothered by a rude guy. She has been dreaming of having Iyaz showering her with gifts and surprises and their meeting seems to be the beginning of her dream coming true.

"So Big" is taken from from Iyaz's debut album "Replay" which is due in United States this September. It is the third single from the J.R. Rotem-produced effort, which previously got "My Life" as tentative title, after the release of chart-busting tracks "Replay" and "Solo".
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Cast of 'Survivor: Nicaragua' in Photos


August 10, 2010 04:20:51 GMT


"Survivor: Nicaragua" is ready to reveal the twenty castaways that will compete for the title of Sole Survivor and $1,000,000 prize. This 21st season, the game show is about battle of the ages where the 20 contestants are separated into the olds and the youngs. The Espada Tribe for individuals 40 and older and the La Flor Tribe for those 30 and younger.

One notable cast joining this season is legendary football coach Jimmy Johnson who actually has tried to enter the competition twice before. He didn't get through the first time around and had an artery blockage the second time around. His motive is simply to challenge himself. "He's incredibly successful, so he has fame," host Jeff Probst said. "He'll tell you, 'If I win, I'm giving it to charity.' He really wants adventure."
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Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen Call Off Engagement, Rep Says


August 10, 2010 04:18:48 GMT


After taking "a break" for a while, Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen finally decided to call off their engagement. A representative for Bilson confirmed that matter, saying the pair's split is now permanent.

A source told People distance is one of the main reasons why the two broke up. "It just wasn't working out," says a pal of Bilson. The actress is primarily living in Los Angeles, while Christensen is staying in Canada. Now Bilson is "focusing on her career, spending time with her family and just moving forward," the friend revealed further.
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Jennifer Aniston Granted Longer Restraining Order Against Stalker

August 10, 2010 03:59:03 GMT


Jennifer Aniston has been awarded a permanent restraining order against a man who was arrested outside her Hollywood Hills home last month while carrying a "sharp object". Reports claim Jason R. Peyton traveled across the U.S. to meet the former "Friends" star, and was taken into custody after he was found "laying-in-wait" near her house on July 15. Upon his arrest, cops discovered he was carrying "a sharp object, a bag, a roll of duct tape and written messages about (Aniston)".

Following the arrest, he was placed on a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold for a month. Legal papers filed by Aniston's lawyers state: "Peyton is an obsessed, mentally ill and delusional stalker - with a history of violence and criminal stalking - who drove cross-country in his delusional 'mission' to locate and marry (Aniston), with whom he believes he is in a relationship."
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will.i.am Appointed as Grammy Foundation Director

August 10, 2010 03:54:55 GMT


Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has been appointed as the director of the Grammy Foundation to help promote the importance of music and the arts among the general public. The rapper/producer, who will sit on the charity board alongside singer/songwriter Darryl Brown, was selected in recognition of his career success, which has seen him honored with seven Grammy Awards to date.

Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares, the two charities associated with The Recording Academy, says, "Now in their 21st year, both MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation are vibrant and mature nonprofit organizations."
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Annie Wersching Is First Time Mother to Baby Boy

August 10, 2010 03:49:42 GMT


"24" star Annie Wersching is a first-time mum after welcoming a baby boy with her actor husband Stephen Full. The actress, 33, gave birth to Freddie Wersching Full in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 8.

Wersching, who played agent Renee Walker opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the hit U.S. show, debuted her baby bump in May at the series finale party in Los Angeles. She tells People.com, "He has a full head of hair and is very calm and sweet and adorable. We are all feeling great!"
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Video: Justin Bieber Hit With Water Bottle on Stage


August 10, 2010 03:48:37 GMT


Justin Bieber might be adored by teens in United States and across the pond, but he apparently couldn't win the heart of certain people. During a concert last year when he was rising to become a worldwide idol, he got clocked in the face with a water bottle.

It happened when he took the stage at E107.9's Jingle Ball concert in December. He told the crowd that he loves them but suddenly a bottle filled with water was thrown at him. "Ow! That didn't feel good," he said while fixing his hair. "I don't know why she just threw that at me." Despite the incident, he managed to keep his composure.
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Alan Jackson to Receive ASCAP's Top Honor

August 10, 2010 03:43:47 GMT


Country music star Alan Jackson is set to be honored with the prestigious Founders Award at the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Country Music Awards next month.

The "I'll Try" hitmaker will be feted at the organization's 48th annual ceremony, held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on September 14. The event will honor songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed country songs from April 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010.
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Report: Charlie Sheen Injured Brooke Mueller Once Before the X-Mas Tragedy

August 10, 2010 03:39:52 GMT


Charlie Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller was hospitalized for head trauma after accusing the actor of throwing her around "like a rag doll", just months before the couple's Christmas Day altercation, according to newly released police reports.

The "Two and a Half Men" star pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor assault earlier this month stemming from a heated argument with Mueller at their holiday home in Aspen, Colorado in December. However, three police reports have surfaced online relating to a previous fight between the pair, which allegedly took place at their California mansion.
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Thunderstorm Wrecked Motley Crue's Gig at Sonisphere


August 10, 2010 03:29:13 GMT


Rockers Motley Crue were forced to cancel a concert at Finland's Sonisphere music festival on Sunday, August 8 when a severe thunderstorm damaged the band's equipment and injured dozens of fans.

An estimated 30,000 people attended the two-day event in southwestern Finland, where acts including Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue and Iggy Pop were scheduled to play. But the music came to a premature halt when heavy storms rolled in, leaving 40 revellers injured and damaging sound equipment and the main stage.
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Naomi Campbell Was 'Flirty' With Former Liberian President


August 10, 2010 03:24:00 GMT


Naomi Campbell "flirted" with former Liberian president Charles Taylor after he offered her some diamonds as a gift, according to the supermodel's former aide. Carole White was working for the British beauty when they attended a dinner party in South Africa in 1997, hosted by Nelson Mandela.

Campbell has told a war crimes trial in The Hague, Netherlands that she had no idea a bag of rough diamonds, delivered to her room hours after the event, were a gift from the Liberian leader. But White told the court on Monday, August 9 that the model was well aware Taylor had sent the gems - because she had overheard them discussing the gift during a "flirty" conversation over dinner.
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Phil Collins Embarrassed by His Over-Confident Persona While in Genesis


August 10, 2010 03:13:59 GMT


Phil Collins struggles to watch footage of Genesis onstage at the height of their 1980s success - because he was so "annoying". The rocker reveals he recently started work on an archive of all his performances and was embarrassed by his over-confident persona while the band was selling out the world's arenas.

He tells Mojo magazine, "The persona onstage came out of insecurity. (Former Genesis frontman) Peter (Gabriel) had his mysterious traveler vibe, and I didn't have anything. So I thought, 'What can I do?' So I overdid it. There was a time and a place for it, but it seems embarrassing now. I recently started transferring all my VHS (video) tapes onto DVD to create an archive, and everything I was watching, I thought, 'God, I'm annoying.' I appeared to be very cocky, and really I wasn't."
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Emma Thompson: I'm in 'Clash of the Titans' Movie

August 10, 2010 03:10:51 GMT


Actress Emma Thompson is an uncredited star of action epic "Clash of the Titans" after filming began while she was on set dressed in her "Nanny McPhee" costume. The Oscar winner was shooting the third installment of her family film franchise, "Nanny McPhee Returns", in a Hollywood studio next door to where the "Clash of the Titans" movie was being filmed and she would spend her breaks catching up with fellow Brit Liam Neeson during his downtime on the movie remake.

But Thompson admits she was caught short on one occasion when cameras started rolling on "Clash of the Titans" - and she ended up hiding behind a prop throne as Neeson portrayed Greek god Zeus opposite Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston. She says, "I'm in the Clash of the Titans movie. Liam Neeson was standing there in a lot of gold and silver playing Zeus and I was talking to him, standing there on set in my Nanny McPhee costume..."
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Russell Crowe's Charity Concert Scrapped

August 10, 2010 03:02:52 GMT


Music-loving Russell Crowe abandoned plans to sing at a children's charity show on Monday, August 9 - and spent the evening reading stories to his sons instead. The "Gladiator" actor had volunteered to perform a song at a show for the Australian Children's Music Foundation at the State Theater in Sydney on Monday evening.

But after traveling to the venue, Crowe's slot was canceled - and he took advantage of his night off by spending quality time with his kids. He told followers on his Twitter.com blog, "Not doing the ACMF gig after all, back home reading stories for the boys. It's going to be a huge night up there."
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Love Triangle Captured on 'The Romantics' Trailer

August 10, 2010 03:02:08 GMT


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Coming to limited U.S. theaters on September 10 is a drama comedy about seven close friends calling themselves "The Romantics". A sneak peek has been released before and now a trailer from Apple explains the plot as well as the conflict faced by three of the close knits.

"The Romantics" takes place over the course of one night at a deluxe seaside wedding. Laura (Katie Holmes) is maid of honor to Lila (Anna Paquin), her golden girl best friend. The two have long rivaled over the groom, Tom (Josh Duhamel). Friendships and alliances are tested and the love triangle comes to a head the night before the wedding, when the drunken friends frolic in the nearby surf and return to shore without the groom.
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Marlon Brando's Family Fighting Over His Ashes

August 10, 2010 03:00:35 GMT


Marlon Brando's ex-wife Anna Kashfi has launched an extraordinary legal battle over the movie icon's ashes - claiming her son's former girlfriend is refusing to hand them back to her. The "Wild One" star's remains were divided up among members of his family following his death from respiratory failure in 2004.

Brando's son Christian received some of the ashes, and following his death in 2008 they were allegedly kept by his then-girlfriend Donna Lopez Geon. Now Christian's mother Kashfi, who divorced Brando in 1959, wants them back - she's filed legal papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court demanding Geon returns "a portion of the cremated remains of Marlon Brando."
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Oscar Winner Patricia Neal Lost Her Battle With Cancer

August 10, 2010 02:56:18 GMT


Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal has died after a battle with lung cancer. She was 84. Neal passed away at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 8. The actress, famed for her husky voice, was an award-winning Broadway star before her powerful performance in 1963 film "Hud", for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a housekeeper alongside Paul Newman.

She was forced to temporarily retire from acting in 1965 at the age of 39 after she suffered a series of debilitating strokes. However, after a period in rehabilitation, Neal returned to the big screen in 1968, and received another Oscar nod for "The Subject Was Roses". She later became popular in her role of Olivia Walton in TV classic "The Waltons" and picked up several Emmy nominations.
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Weezer Put 'Lost' Actor Jorge Garcia on 'Hurley' Cover Art

August 10, 2010 02:42:40 GMT


After debuting brand new single "Memories" from their upcoming studio effort "Hurley", Weezer move on to unleash artwork for the album cover art. Jorge Garcia, the actor who plays a character of the album's same name in "Lost", is put on the highlight.

The picture is cut from a photo taken earlier this year which sees frontman Rivers Cuomo standing next to Garcia. "We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title, trying to find some kind of phrase that summed up the whole aesthetic behind the album: 'Heavy Mental,' 'Smaller Than Life'," frontman Rivers Cuomo told Spinner.
News > TV News

Levi Johnston Scores Reality Show After Bristol Palin Break-Up


August 10, 2010 02:34:42 GMT


Levi Johnston, the guy who made headlines for having a baby with Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol Palin while they were teens, is gearing up a reality show that would bring into light his passion in politics. "Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office" is a look into Johnston's struggle to achieve a position as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

Speaking of the deal he struck with producers Scott Stone and David Weintraub of Stone and Co., Johnston said, "The more I think about it and look into it, I think there's a possibility we can make it happen." He admitted to not leaning fully to the idea at the first place but later felt "it's something that I want to do."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rod Stewart and His Wife Expecting Another Baby


August 10, 2010 02:16:28 GMT


Father-of-six Rod Stewart is in seventh heaven - his wife Penny Lancaster is pregnant again. The rock legend, 65, is already dad to five kids - Kimberly, Sean, Ruby, Renee, Liam - with three different women, as well as four-year-old Alistair, with Lancaster.

And Stewart, who has spoken of his desire for another child, is celebrating again after learning he is to become a father once more. In a statement, a rep for the singer says, "Penny and Rod were lucky enough to be celebrating more than just their third wedding anniversary in June, as the news came that Penny was pregnant with their second child."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Sneak Peek to Justin Bieber's Book Emerges, Cover Art Revealed


August 10, 2010 02:05:14 GMT


The first look at the front page of Justin Bieber's upcoming book has been unveiled, thanks to People. The cover art features a close-up shot of the Canadian 16-year-old singing sensation with his signature hair and boyish look.

Dubbed as "100% official", the book is titled "Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story". Bieber wrote message on the cover, "Lots of exclusive photos just for you. Love Justin xxx." The pictures are taken by photographer Robert Caplin.
 
 
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