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August 16, 2010

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Lindsay Lohan Possibly Leaving Rehab This Week


August 16, 2010 09:43:40 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is likely to be freed sooner that the court has ordered her to. Sources told TMZ that the 24-year-old troubled star will leave UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital this week because doctors at the facility don't think that her psychiatric problems are severe.

According to the site, although the doctors have not written their final report, they already came to an end that Lindsay's psychiatric issues are not nearly as serious as they first thought. And though the "I Know Who Killed Me" actress was said bipolar, but it has been proven that that wasn't the case.
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Rusko: I Have License to Go Crazy and Weird With Britney Spears' New Track


August 16, 2010 09:40:31 GMT


While Britney Spears and her team remain secretive about her next studio installment, Rhapsody managed to reveal one producer who contributes to the project. Met at the recent Lollapalooza, U.K. DJ Rusko confirmed his involvement and explained what he has in mind.

"I worked with Britney, T.I. and Rihanna. I'm a musician you know, and I just wanted to do something with big chords, big melodies," he said. "When you're making dance music the number one rule is to keep is simple, and as a dance music producer doing electronic music I keep it simple and often have to take stuff out but when you're doing pop songs, you have to put as much in as you can; as much melody and music as possible."
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'Hung' 2.08 Preview: Did You Give the Money Back?

August 16, 2010 09:29:32 GMT


Tanya is facing a new kind of negotiation where limited hours apply. In the next episode of "Hung", it looks like Ray fails to fulfill his duty when one of his arms broke. Before that, Ray agrees to participate in a student-alumni baseball game and Jessica supports him by taking the children to watch. Meanwhile, Ronnie gives Jessica an ultimatum.

"Third Base OR The Rash" airs on Sunday, August 22 on HBO. Three more episodes are left before the second season ends. HBO is yet to place an order for the third season.
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Behind-the-Scene Videos of 'Twilight' Spoof 'Vampires Suck'

August 16, 2010 09:26:12 GMT


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Few days away from the U.S. release, "Vampires Suck" has brought forward some new sneak peeks. Three B-Roll from the film have hit the web, showing the making of some scenes such as the ones in Edward's house where Becca's finger bleeds and a delivery boy is thrown to female bloodsuckers.

Parodying scenes from "Twilight" films, the upcoming film follows Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen, who is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic issues - all of which collide at the prom.
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Video: Trey Songz Gets Intimate With Ciara on Stage


August 16, 2010 09:14:42 GMT


Trey Songz seduced Ciara in front of his fans who attended his "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" tour with Monica. The "I Invented Sex" singer chose Ciara among the audience, inviting her on stage and sitting her on a masseuse chair.

The crowd packed into Atlanta's Fox Theatre on August 13 went wild when Songz drew himself closer to Ciara and landed a kiss on her neck. Later on, Ciara wrote on Twitter, "I Had so much fun and @TreySongz and @MonicaMyLife concert."
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Joe Jonas Got Surprise Birthday Greetings on Stage


August 16, 2010 08:52:45 GMT


Joe Jonas officially turned 21 on Sunday, August 15. And although Joe still had to work during his special day, his family and pal refused to let the day go by without a buzz. When performing in Hershey along with his brother Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas, Joe got stunned when Kevin and Nick suddenly sang a birthday song for him in the middle of their performance.

With screaming fans completing the excitement, Joe was again shocked when Kevin's wife Danielle Deleasa, accompanied by another girl, took the stage and presented him with a birthday cake. Though Joe only lighted one candle, the ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift was still able to make his wish and later took a bite of the cake.
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Katy Perry Singing Beyonce Knowles' 'Single Ladies' at Prom

August 16, 2010 08:47:19 GMT


Katy Perry stunned school leavers in Australia on Friday, August 13 when she crashed a student prom in Melbourne. The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker made an impromptu appearance at the city's Grand Hyatt hotel, where pupils were celebrating their leaving party.

The star asked to speak to the head of the student council, and offered to join in the celebrations. Student council president Anthony Lay says, ''Someone came over to me and said Katy Perry had heard about our formal, and wanted to come. But she's a celebrity and there were more than 550 students in the room, so another person, a woman, said it would be too dangerous."
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The Beatles Piano Withdrawn From Auction


August 16, 2010 08:44:31 GMT


A piano used by The Beatles at the famed Abbey Road Studios has been withdrawn from an auction. The coffee-stained instrument, which the Fab Four used to record several tracks, was slated to go under the hammer at Bonhams auctioneers in West Sussex, England and was expected to fetch $225,000.

But the sale was stopped at the weekend - with organizers refusing to reveal why. A statement posted on Bonhams' website reads, "This lot has been withdrawn." The Challen upright piano was played on Beatles tracks including "Paperback Writer", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" and was a fixture at London's Abbey Road studios during the 1960s.
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Madonna Celebrated 52nd Birthday With Low-Key Party

August 16, 2010 08:35:09 GMT


Madonna kept celebrations for her 52nd birthday low key on Saturday, August 14 - choosing to party in London with her daughter Lourdes. The queen of pop took time out of filming her new movie, "W.E.", to enjoy an early celebration at London's trendy Shoreditch House - two days before her birthday on Monday, August 16.

The "Material Girl" was accompanied by her daughter, 14, and boyfriend Jesus Luz - who had reportedly sourced the venue earlier in the day. Madonna is said to have dined with her friends and family in a private room before the party moved to the club's rooftop pool, where revelers enjoyed canapes of scallops, calamari, crayfish and quails' eggs, according to the Daily Mail.
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Winners List of 2010 Imagen Awards in TV: 'Cold Case' Takes Top Honor

August 16, 2010 08:32:20 GMT


Sunday, August 15 saw one the biggest celebrations for Latinos in the entertainment world. Trophies from the 25th Annual Imagen Awards were handed out at Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom to those familiar faces on feature films and television.

In the television world, "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera snapped the Best Actress title from Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family" and Selena Gomez of "Wizards of Waverly Place" among others. Meanwhile, the Best Actor category went to Danny Pino whose show "Cold Case" was named Best TV Series on top of "One Hot Summer", "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy".
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Asher Roth and B.o.B Come Under Fire Over Their Back to School Gig


August 16, 2010 08:31:13 GMT


Rapper Asher Roth has come under fire from officials at an anti-drugs group after he was booked to play a concert for students in Virginia - with campaigners accusing the star of promoting "illegal and unhealthy behaviors".

The "I Love College" hitmaker has been hired to perform at the Back to School gig, which is organized by a student committee at Virginia Commonwealth University for incoming freshmen. Roth and "Airplanes" star B.o.B are both reportedly earning $100,000 for the show.
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Sadie Frost Talks Suicide Attempt During Her Relationship With Jude Law

August 16, 2010 08:28:19 GMT


Sadie Frost was so depressed following the birth of her first child with Jude Law she turned to self-harming after a wild night of boozing. The actress divorced her first husband, Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, in 1995 and had a son, Rafferty, with Law the following year.

Frost admits Law was away working a lot while she was pregnant and after the birth she eventually pushed a "self-destruct button" and went on a drinking binge. On her return home, she claims she was so "numb" with depression, she hardly realized when she self-harmed with a pair of scissors.
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Elliott Tittensor Turned Himself to Police After Hit-and-Run Incident

August 16, 2010 08:21:32 GMT


British TV star Elliott Tittensor has been released on bail after allegedly hitting an 18-year-old man with his car and speeding off. The 20 year old, who is famous in the U.K. for his role in hit series Shameless, is alleged to have driven his BMW into a young man who approached the vehicle in Kentish Town, north London in the early hours of Sunday morning, August 15.

The unnamed teenager suffered head injuries in the collision and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is said to be in a stable condition. The actor, who was in the car with his girlfriend, Skins star Kaya Scodelario, gave himself up to police shortly after the incident and is said to have passed a breath test. He was arrested, but no charges were brought.
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Winners List of 2010 Imagen Awards in Movie: Benjamin Bratt's 'La Mission' Wins Big

August 16, 2010 08:10:39 GMT


The 25th annual Imagen Awards, held to present positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, has announced its winners on Sunday, August 15. And Bratt brothers were coming home victorious as their movie "La Mission" won three out of seven kudos in movie categories.

The indie flick snatched the coveted prize of Best Feature Film, beating out "The Dry Land", "Casi Divas" and "Our Family Wedding". The Peter Bratt-directed drama also helped lead actor Benjamin Bratt to get Best Actor title. The last kudo got by "La Mission" was Best Supporting Actor for Jeremy Ray Valdez.
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Lloyd Banks Debuts Music Video for 'Any Girl'

August 16, 2010 07:57:40 GMT


Lloyd Banks never has a problem of getting any woman he wants and he shows it off in a music video for his new single "Any Girl". Beside featuring his featured guest Lloyd, the clip also has brief appearances from fellow G-Unit members 50 Cent and Tony Yayo.

"Any Girl" is one of the singles appearing in Banks' forthcoming third studio album "H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2)". Banks and Lloyd have no hesitation at all when hooking up in the song. Banks insisted they "never had direct issues" although there is a rivalry between G-Unit where Banks is signed to and Lloyd's former label Murder Inc.
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Snooki Got Racy With New Boyfriend During Afternoon Date

August 16, 2010 07:35:07 GMT


"Jersey Shore" star Snooki seemed she has gotten over her ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella. The 22-year-old reality TV star was recently spotted having an afternoon romantic date with her new boyfriend on the boardwalk in Jersey Shore's Seaside Heights.

Snooki, in an animal-printed mini dress and flip flops, was caught several times sharing an intimate kiss with her new beau, who donned a white T-shirt and jeans during the outing. At one point, the new lovers didn't seem bothered with onlookers snapping their pictures as the two got racy.
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Fantasia Talks About Forbidden Relationship in Newly-Leaked Song 'Lucky'


August 16, 2010 07:19:37 GMT


Hot on the heels of Fantasia Barrino's adulterous affair scandal, a new song from the former "American Idol" contestant leaked and the audio stream hit the web. Titled "Lucky", it surprisingly narrates the recent story of her love life, glorifying the romance she had with a married man.

"Damn, she get to have it every day. What a lucky girl! Ooohh, well tonight I'll take her place," she sings. "I'm a lucky girl! Damn, do you spread her legs this way? What a lucky girl! Ummm, you're the king at this foreplay. I'm a lucky girl!"
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New 'Deathly Hallows' Sneak Peek Presented at Movie-Con

August 16, 2010 07:07:48 GMT


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After skipping San Diego Comic Con International, Daniel Radcliffe opted to surprise audience at BFI's Movie-Con III in London. During the presentation of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", he was quizzed about what role that he would love to play supposed the franchise gets a remake in the next 30 years.

"I don't!" he previously said, insisting that he is not keen on watching "Harry Potter" being redone. "But if I have to, Sirius [Black] if they do it in 30 years, and [Albus] Dumbledore if they do it in 50. But Sirius is the part that everyone wants; Ian Hart had just read the third book on set of the second movie, and he was kicking himself that he didn't get Sirius. But of course I was glad that went to Gary Oldman, because as you all know he's my true love."
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Artist of the Week: Trace Adkins

August 16, 2010 06:40:53 GMT


Already earning a place among the most identifiable artists of his generation, Trace Adkins has reached a place where he got a "new sense of invigoration." With a strong legion of fans supporting him, the country music crooner continues his journey as a music icon by moving on to a new album "Cowboy's Back in Town".

The album will become his first release under Show Dog-Universal Music, the newly-merged record label headed by Toby Keith and famed producer Mark Wright. In making the effort, Adkins was granted plenty of leeway which gave him the space to express his own creative voice. "I know what you do," so Keith trusted him as an artist with restless intellect and wide-ranging interests.
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Flo Rida's 'Club Can't Handle Me' Tops U.K. Single Chart


August 16, 2010 06:28:34 GMT


Flo Rida's has danced his way to the top of the U.K. charts - his hit "Club Can't Handle Me" is number one. The rapper's collaboration with DJ David Guetta rounded out the top five last weekend, but has jumped in the sales list to claim the number one spot in Britain.

Another big riser was Eminem's duet with Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie", which was last week's number four. Brit girl group The Saturdays was denied its first number one - the band's "Missing You" debuted at the number three spot. Rounding out the top five singles were Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP's "We No Speak Americano" and Ne-Yo's "Beautiful Monster".
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Shakira's Life on the Road Captured in Reality Series

August 16, 2010 06:28:11 GMT


Shakira will take part in the season debut of a new British reality series titled "Katy Brand Meets". The cameras and comedienne Katy Brand will follow the Colombian singer as she promotes her music and meets fans while on tour.

Details regarding her episode are scarce but it is known that Shakira is slated to kick off her "Tour of Earthly Delights" on September 17 in Uncasville, CT and continue through December 20 in London. "It's going to have themes and there'll be a lot of audience interaction. My live show will have a lot of that - a lot of dancing, a joie de vivre," the "She Wolf" hitmaker previously said.
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Emma Thompson Asked to Write New Story About Peter Rabbit

August 16, 2010 06:26:40 GMT


Oscar-winning British actress Emma Thompson will mark the 110th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's classic "Peter Rabbit" tale by writing a new book for the children's literary series. The "Nanny McPhee" star has been approached by Potter publishers to help reintroduce the stories to a new generation of kids to coincide with its landmark anniversary in 2011.

In an interview with late night U.S. TV host Craig Ferguson, she reveals, "I had a lovely little job offer. You know, 'Peter Rabbit', Beatrix Potter, he is 110 next year and they asked me to write a new story about Peter Rabbit, so I'm going to take him to Scotland."
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Andrew Lincoln Spooked by Gritty Authenticity of the Shoot on 'The Walking Dead'

August 16, 2010 06:26:03 GMT


British actor Andrew Lincoln was left terrified on the set of upcoming U.S. drama series "The Walking Dead" because of the "gritty authenticity" of the shoot. The "Love Actually" star plays the leader of a group attempting to escape a zombie invasion and he admits the night scenes were so realistic he got spooked by them.

He says, "I had real goose-bumps in every scene. (Director) Frank (Darabont) demanded gritty authenticity at all times and some of the cast's screams were 100 per cent real." And Darabont even withheld shocking plot twists from the cast so the camera could capture their genuine shock. Lincoln adds, "It was heart-stopping. I can promise you the initial reactions on our faces are pure terror."
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Ving Rhames Avoids Wading Far Out Into Water After Encounter With 'Prehistoric' Creature

August 16, 2010 06:25:10 GMT


Movie tough guy Ving Rhames has been put off snorkeling for good after a close encounter with an unknown underwater creature. The "Mission: Impossible" star, who appears in new ocean horror "Piranha 3-D", reveals one trip to explore life under the waves in Queensland, Australia left him freaked out because he could not identify what the "prehistoric"-looking monster was.

He tells WENN, "Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef I saw something I don't know what it was to this day. My mind couldn't relate to what it was... If I saw it and knew it was a shark I wouldn't be as afraid but I saw something that looked prehistoric and I haven't been snorkeling since. It was a combination of a catfish and something with a large oblongish-type head. It came towards me and I froze and it just went away. I haven't done any scuba diving since either."
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Justin Long Had Full-Frontal Scene With Childhood Crush Christina Applegate

August 16, 2010 06:24:41 GMT


Justin Long was left red-faced filming a full-frontal scene with Christina Applegate in new movie "Going the Distance" because he had a crush on the actress as a child. The actor, who plays the love interest of real-life on/off girlfriend Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy, accidentally bared his manhood during one scene with the blonde star.

And director Nanette Burstein liked Applegate's shock reaction so much she asked him to reenact the take, before she eventually cut it from the film. He explains, "There was one scene where I go up to surprise Drew... Applegate comes around the corner, catches me in a towel... During one take... I gestured with my hand that was holding the towel to the upstairs bathroom, drop the towel, and so my boys were out there."
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'X-Men: First Class': Jason Flemyng Cast as Azazel, Rose Byrne In Talks to Join


August 16, 2010 06:15:07 GMT


The cast of "X-Men: First Class" continues expanding with additional member. At BFI's Movie-Con III in London, Jason Flemyng has told the crowd that he lands a role in the upcoming film, playing Azazel who is the father of popular mutant Nightcrawler.

Like Nightcrawler, Azazel has the ability to teleport. Though his role is considered a minor one, Flemyng has stated that he will get a lot of make-up to portray the character and he will have a tail, which will be added in post-production.
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'Jersey Shore' Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Arrested for Unpaid Parking Tickets


August 16, 2010 04:50:38 GMT


Another "Jersey Shore" cast land trouble with the law. Two weeks after Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, her castmate Ronald "Ronnie" Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody in the New Jersey town on Sunday afternoon, August 15.

According to OK! Magazine, Ronnie was arrested for outstanding warrants from two other Garden State communities, which involve unpaid parking tickets. "On August 15, 2010 Ronald Ortiz was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants from two separate jurisdictions," a statement from Seaside Heights Police Department confirmed.
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Matt Goss to Move Gig to Native London

August 16, 2010 04:43:38 GMT


Former Bros star Matt Goss has thrilled his British fans by announcing plans to take his Las Vegas residency to London for a one-off gig. The "When Will I Be Famous" singer has performed his hits for the Matt Goss Live From Las Vegas show in Sin City since 2009.

Now Goss is moving the concert across the Atlantic for one special concert at London's Royal Albert Hall for fans in his native U.K. He says, "Having played over a hundred shows in America last year I can't wait to come home to London and play such a beautiful venue in the country I love." The gig will take place on October 19 this year.
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ABBA Star Bjorn Ulvaeus Blasts Singing Competition Shows

August 16, 2010 04:42:53 GMT


ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus has hit out at Simon Cowell's music reality shows, branding the TV contests "cruel" and guilty of producing "mainstream" acts. The singer/songwriter is not a fan of the music mogul's shows, including "American Idol" and "The X Factor", and has urged budding pop stars to avoid auditioning.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper, "It is very cruel and very often the contestants are given the wrong sort of advice. I don't like the way a young person is standing there and is sometimes humiliated." He further reasons, "And then they are given advice by someone who is not an expert in any way. Maybe they get the impression that this is the way it had to be, which is wrong. Everyone should pursue whatever is original in oneself. That's the way for a long life in music."
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Eva Longoria Looks Up to Victoria Adams for Solid Marriage

August 16, 2010 04:41:50 GMT


Eva Longoria looks to her friend Victoria Adams for relationship advice - she wants her marriage to be as successful as the fashion designer's. The former Spice Girls singer wed soccer ace David Beckham in 1999 and they share three young sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

In 2007 they moved to Los Angeles and Victoria struck up a close friendship with the "Desperate Housewives" actress, who married basketball player Tony Parker the same year. And Eva admires the Beckhams' solid union.
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Paul Ryan Rudd Died of Pancreatic Cancer


August 16, 2010 04:41:01 GMT


Beloved Broadway, film and television star Paul Ryan Rudd has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70. The entertainer died at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut on Thursday, August 12.

His Broadway credits include "The National Health" in 1974, a 1975 revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!", and a revival of "The Glass Menagerie" that same year. He also starred in the original production of John Guare's comedy "Bosoms and Neglect" in 1979, was part of the original Broadway cast of David Rabe's "Streamers" in 1976, and starred as Romeo in a 1977 production of "Romeo and Juliet". Alongside Meryl Streep and Philip Bosco, Rudd played the title role in a 1976 production of "Henry V" for the New York Shakespeare Festival.
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'True Blood' 3.10 Preview: I Smell a Rat

August 16, 2010 04:29:37 GMT


Guns and stakes are out, more bodies will be found in the next "True Blood" episode. The preview of "I Smell a Rat" reveals that Sookie is in the middle of two vampires, Bill and Eric, who would like to convince her that they are not after her special ability.

A reluctant Bill warns Sookie about the dangers she will face. Jesus is intrigued by the mysterious qualities of V. Sam's recent fit of rage triggers dark memories. Eric takes precautions and fulfills a wish.
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Jennette McCurdy Moves to Nashville in 'Not That Far Away' Music Video

August 16, 2010 04:17:11 GMT


"iCarly" star Jennette McCurdy has moved from California to Nashville in pursuit of her singing career. And the Nickelodeon songstress captured that moment in a Roman White-directed music video for the title track of her upcoming mini album "Not That Far Away".

"This song really captures the last year of my life," McCurdy told The Boot. "I've been in Nashville writing for and recording my record and following my dream while really missing my family and friends back in Garden Grove, California."
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Neil Patrick Harris and Partner Expecting Twins in Fall


August 16, 2010 04:13:13 GMT


"How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris is about to become a dad along with his partner David Burtka. The 37-year-old actor and David have not just one but two babies on the way and will welcome the bundles of joy in fall.

"So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy...," Neil announced the happy news on his Twitter page on Saturday, August 14. E! Online further reported that Neil and David will have the twins via surrogate.
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Soldier Asked Naomi Campbell to Apologize for Comment

August 16, 2010 04:01:46 GMT


Naomi Campbell has been urged by a former child soldier to apologize for branding her appearance at the trial of ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor "a big inconvenience". The supermodel took to the stand in The Hague, Netherlands earlier this month to give evidence in Taylor's war crimes trial.

He is alleged to have given Campbell blood diamonds - illicit gems sold to finance conflicts - after a dinner party at Nelson Mandela's home in South Africa in 1997. During her testimony, Campbell explained to the courtroom how she had been forced to testify, telling the judge: "This is a big inconvenience for me."
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Paul Hogan Has $12 Million in Tax Bill

August 16, 2010 03:55:28 GMT


Paul Hogan has been hit with a tax bill of more than $12 million in his ongoing financial troubles, according to a U.K. report. The "Crocodile Dundee" star has been under investigation by the Australian Crime Commission for the last few years amid allegations he channeled millions of dollars into tax havens abroad.

In 2009, Hogan challenged a court decision to release his private records relating to the case, and the appeal went to the country's highest legal arena. The actor lost his bid in June, when Australia's High Court ruled his sensitive documents should be made public as part of the ongoing tax probe - and the papers reveal Hogan owes in excess of $12 million, reports Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper.
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'Ant-Man' to Be High-Tech Spy Heist Film, Director Says

August 16, 2010 03:54:37 GMT


In the last few years, "Ant-Man" has been pitched as another movie adaptation for Marvel characters. But Edgar Wright refused an opinion that his upcoming film will be similar to other superhero flicks, claiming it will see the main character as "a bad-ass secret agent."

"I know there's a big stigma attached to it, mostly because every movie about shrinking has been about people in peril. I think it'd be great to do a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent," he told Vanity Fair. "It's essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power," the helmer added, before promising "Trust me, it'll be much cooler than you think."
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Cheryl Cole to Return to Africa After 'X Factor'

August 16, 2010 03:52:12 GMT


Cheryl Cole is set to become a charity ambassador to raise awareness of malaria in Africa after her recent battle with the disease, according to a U.K. report. The Girls Aloud star was treated in an intensive care unit last month after she fell sick with the deadly tropical disease, which she is believed to have picked up on a trip to Tanzania.

Cole canceled all of her imminent work commitments but has since returned to the recording studio in Los Angeles. The recovering singer has decided to highlight the dangers of malaria by becoming an ambassador for U.K. organization Comic Relief - and she's intending to return to Africa for a charity trip when she finishes her upcoming duties on Simon Cowell's TV talent show "The X Factor", according to Britain's Sunday Mirror.
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Love Rival Accuses Fantasia of 'Brazen Behavior'


August 16, 2010 03:48:31 GMT


R&B singer Fantasia Barrino has been slammed for her "brazen behavior" by the woman whose husband she is accused of stealing. The "American Idol" star was hospitalized for a drug overdose on Monday, August 9 after she became entangled in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwuan Cook and his estranged wife Paula.

Barrino was released from Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville in North Carolina on Wednesday, August 11, and on Friday she was photographed in a park in Charlotte, North Carolina with Cook. And Paula - who has threatened Barrino with legal action under a state law which allows a party to sue a "home wrecker" for alienation of affection and criminal conversation - is fuming over the snaps.
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Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Died at Home

August 16, 2010 03:39:42 GMT


Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln has died at her New York home, aged 80. The star passed away at her Manhattan property on Saturday, August 14, her brother David Wooldridge confirms to The New York Times.

Born Anna Marie Wooldridge in Chicago in 1930, she released her debut album, "Abbey Lincoln's Affair - A Story of a Girl in Love", in 1956. Largely inspired by Billie Holiday, Lincoln went on to release more than 20 albums throughout her six-decade long career.
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Kanye West Proposes a Duet With Justin Bieber and Raekwon


August 16, 2010 03:37:42 GMT


Kanye West and Justin Bieber exchanged a series of tweets over the weekend. The two praised each other's music and Kanye then proposed a possible collaboration with the 16-year-old pop singer and another fellow artist Raekwon.

It began with Kanye's message, "Listening to @Justin Bieber 'Run Away love' ... I love Sunday mornings in the crib." Later, he added, "But I have listened to Runaway Love about 10 times so far ... ironically I got a song called Runaway on my new album too."
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Zsa Zsa Gabor 'Asked to See a Priest and Receive Her Last Rites'


August 16, 2010 03:37:35 GMT


Ailing at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles, Zsa Zsa Gabor has "asked to see a priest and receive her last rites" on Sunday, August 15, her publicist John Blanchette revealed as NY Daily News reported. Blanchette, who said that Gabor "is not doing very well", described the situation as "very sad."

Gabor was readmitted to the medical center on Friday, August 13, two days after she returned to her Bel Air home in California, because she was bleeding and in a lot of pain after developing "complications" related to her recent hip replacement surgery following a bone-breaking fall in early July. Blanchette added, "It is a very difficult time for her family."
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10 Most Fascinating Facts About Birthday Boy Joe Jonas

August 16, 2010 03:29:15 GMT


Joe Jonas has a big birthday to celebrate - the pop hunk has turned 21! It was 21 years ago on August 15 that Joseph Adam Jonas was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, the second of four boys born to Paul and Denise Jonas.

And who would have imagined just how big a star the kid would become, having found fame and taken over the charts as one third of the Jonas Brothers, playing alongside his siblings Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas.
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On-Set Photos of 'Dark Tide': Halle Berry Gets Cozy With Olivier Martinez

August 16, 2010 03:17:00 GMT


Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are bonded on the set of "Dark Tide". The twosome, who is said to portray a married couple in the film, has shown off their chemistry when pictured on the set in Simon's Town Harbor in Cape Town, South Africa during the weekend.

The 44-year-old beauty, who donned a gray tank top, and the French actor, who sported a black polo shirt, were seen embracing each other perhaps for shooting their romantic sequence. Later, Berry changed her clothes to a skin-tight wetsuit before filming her scene in the water.
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Aarti Sequeira Is 'The Next Food Network Star' Winner


August 16, 2010 03:13:45 GMT


"The Next Food Network Star" has found its new winner. Aarti Sequeira, who is known to have always-warm and upbeat personality, took home the title during Sunday, August 15 finale, beating Tom Pizzica and Herb Mesa altogether.

Sequeira triumphed in the final challenge where the remaining contestants must tape a 3-minute pilot coached by the network's personality Rachael Ray. A focus group became the judge and they thought Sequeira looked comfortable talking in front of camera although she didn't look at the camera often.
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Video: Tila Tequila Attacked at the Juggalos, Planning to File Lawsuit


August 16, 2010 03:06:03 GMT


Saturday, August 14 has become a pretty brutal day for Singaporean-born singer/reality star Tila Tequila. Tila, who performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos in rural Hardin County, Illinois earlier that day, suffered facial cuts after concertgoers attacked her, TMZ reported.

"I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage," Tila told the site about details of the incident. "And they even took the sh*t out of the port-0-potty and threw sh*t and piss at me when I was onstage."
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Oprah Winfrey Sued Over Alleged 'Hostile Work Environment'

August 16, 2010 02:57:08 GMT


A woman who worked on Oprah Winfrey's new TV network OWN is suing the company, alleging she was "subjected to a hostile work environment" due to her disability. Catherine Dunn, who suffers from central nervous system disease multiple sclerosis, started as an assistant at the cable channel in 2008.

She claims she was badly treated because of her condition, and was forced to take leave because her symptoms were worsened by the stress of working in a "hostile" environment. Dunn alleges in a suit filed on Friday, August 13 at Los Angeles Superior Court that while she was on stress-related leave, she was replaced by "a non-disabled and younger employee", according to TMZ.com.
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N-Dubz's Tulisa Contostavlos Kicked Out of Hotel for Trashing Suite

August 16, 2010 02:52:09 GMT


British pop star Tulisa Contostavlos is the latest member of rap trio N-Dubz to cause chaos for the band's management, after she allegedly trashed her hotel room while on tour in the U.S. The only female member of the "Number 1" hitmakers is currently on the road trying to crack America with her bandmate Dappy, but things turned wild when she got too drunk on a night out in Miami, Florida.

According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, the 22 year old was asked to leave a luxury hotel after ruining her suite. A source tells the publication, "Tulisa has been going for it, she's out of control. It started in Miami, then Hollywood - she has been out constantly."
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Joe Jonas to Sue Blogger Over Claim He and Demi Lovato Have 'Illicit Relationship'

August 16, 2010 02:43:03 GMT


Joe Jonas has set his lawyers on a showbusiness blogger who implied the star had slept with ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato. The clean-cut teen sensation briefly dated his fellow Disney star earlier this year.

The pair was recently the subject of speculation by Canadian blogger Zack Taylor, who allegedly claimed Jonas and 17-year-old Lovato - who is under the legal age of sexual consent in many U.S. states - were "friends with benefits". Now, Jonas' legal team has fired off a warning letter to Taylor, demanding that the blogger removes the comments and stops posting stories implying the two singers "are involved in an illicit relationship".
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'Expendables' Dethrones 'Other Guys' at Box Office, to Hire New 'Mercenaries' for Sequel

August 16, 2010 02:41:45 GMT


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"The Expendables" has apparently proven itself as a movie that quenches men's thirst for action-packed flick. On its debut weekend, the film has won over another new release "Eat, Pray, Love" which is targeted for female audience.

Starring and directed by Sylvester Stallone, "Expendables" pulls in an estimated $35 million revenue, forcing former champ "The Other Guys" to drop two slots to the third with an additional $18 million cume. Meanwhile, the drama that has Julia Roberts on the lead role becomes runner-up after raking in an approximately $23.7 million.
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'Dexter' Stars Attending Season 4 DVD Release Party

August 16, 2010 02:38:28 GMT


In anticipation of the fifth season, "Dexter" has given fans five weeks to catch up with the fourth season by releasing the DVD and Blu-Ray on August 17. A release party was held on Saturday, August 14 at National Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.

Stars from the acclaimed series such as Lauren Velez, C.S. Lee, and David Zayas were in attendance, accompanied by two models wearing Dexter's signature plastic wrap and police line each. To set the mood as well, a puddle of blood was placed where the stars took pictures for the press. Spotted coming as guest are Vincent DePaul and Lee's wife Lara Cho.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie's Wedding Details and Pictures Revealed

August 16, 2010 02:25:03 GMT


Hilary Duff is now officially Mrs. Comrie after tying the knot with ice hockey star fiance Mike Comrie on Saturday, August 14. Hilary and Mike swapped vows in front of about 100 guests in an intimate ceremony at the Mediterranean Villa La Quinta in Santa Barbara, California, People reported.

For the big day, Hilary donned a mermaid gown by Vera Wang, OK! Magazine further reported. The 22-year-old songstress was escorted down the aisle by her mother Susan Duff, who was dressed in Badgley Mischka, while the star's sister, Haylie Duff, served as maid of honor with four additional bridesmaids. Hilary and Mike exchanged vows in front of a breathtaking sunset.
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Video Premiere: Jay Sean's '2012' Ft. Nicki Minaj


August 16, 2010 02:20:57 GMT


Jay Sean and Nicki Minaj share screen in a music video for their duet track "2012 (It Ain't the End)". The British singer and the female rapper are throwing party around the globe to celebrate life before the end of the world.

"The concept of the video is basically all about throwing the biggest party, celebrating life," Sean told MTV during the filming. "It's basically going around the world, from London to Tokyo to New York, seeing people celebrating good times."
 
 
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