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August 17, 2010

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Green Day and Slash to Perform at New York Jets Opener


August 17, 2010 10:00:03 GMT


Green Day and Slash will help American football team the New York Jets christen the new Meadowlands stadium next month, on September 13 by performing at the home squad's big game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Green Day will hit the arena with the cast of the "American Idiot" musical at half-time, performing "Last of the American Girls", while Slash will perform with The Pussycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger before the kick-off. Scherzinger is also slated to sing the national anthem.
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Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa Have Their Own Tour Bus

August 17, 2010 09:59:28 GMT


Pop star Kevin Jonas and his new bride Danielle Deleasa have taken their extended honeymoon on the road - the couple has their own bus for the Jonas Brothers' U.S. tour. The pair wed in December 2009 and the singer's wife is making the most of life on tour - she's perfecting her cookery skills.

Danielle tells USA Today, "The caterer has been teaching me new dishes." And she admits she isn't missing her home comforts - she's brought them with her, saying "I brought my pillows from home... and we're also putting up family photos. We went shopping... to get some new rugs, and we have great food in the fridge."
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Folk Singer Finds Out About John Lennon Letter Written for Him 34 Years Later

August 17, 2010 09:57:30 GMT


A British folk singer was stunned to find The Beatles legend John Lennon had written him a private letter advising him on how to handle success - because he only found out about the note after a collector contacted him 34 years later. Steve Tilston was a 21-year-old aspiring singer/songwriter when he gave an interview to ZigZag magazine in 1971, explaining how he feared he would lose his creativity if he became rich and successful.

The interview touched a nerve with millionaire superstar Lennon, who penned a letter to Tilston telling him a person doesn't change just because they have more money - before sending it to the reporter at the publication's offices. But the first time Tilston became aware of the correspondence was when an American collector called him to check the letter's authenticity.
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Samantha Ronson: I Did Laugh When I Saw Tila Tequila With Her Alleged Injuries

August 17, 2010 09:51:06 GMT


Tila Tequila won't receive any sympathy from Samantha Ronson after her alleged music festival attack - the DJ confesses she laughed when she saw the snaps of her injuries. The 28-year-old singer/reality star, real name Tila Nguyen, claims she was pelted with beer bottles and firecrackers while she rapped at the Gathering of the Juggalos event, which began on Thursday, August 12.

Police are currently investigating her allegations and Tequila, who released pictures of her alleged injuries, has vowed to sue her attackers. But Lindsay Lohan's ex-lover Ronson won't be supporting the reality TV star's legal bid. The DJ tells TMZ, "I did laugh when I saw the photographs. I f**king hate her so much."
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Rep Insists Kat Von D and Jesse James Are 'Just Friends'


August 17, 2010 09:50:09 GMT


Nikki Sixx's ex-girlfriend Kat Von D has denied she is dating Sandra Bullock's disgraced ex-husband Jesse James - her representative insists the pair is "just friends". The tattooist was rumored to have moved on from the Motley Crue musician with fellow reality TV star James after they were spotted dining together in Las Vegas at the weekend, August 14.

But Von D's rep insists there is no romance with James, who was famously dumped by his Oscar-winning wife after his cheating hit the headlines earlier this year. The publicist tells People, "They did have dinner, but they are just friends. There is no romance there with Jesse."
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Bono Smoking Again During Back Surgery Recovery

August 17, 2010 09:48:43 GMT


U2 rocker Bono was left frustrated with his lack of willpower while recovering from emergency back surgery earlier this year - he took up smoking again to deal with his boredom. The Irish band had to postpone the North American trek of its world tour and scrap its headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival in June after Bono was admitted to hospital for the operation in May.

He returned to the stage in early August for a gig in Italy. But the rocker, who has smoked on-and-off throughout his life, admits he lit up again while he was in bed recovering. He tells Britain's The Sun, "One of the things you can do when you're lying down like that is to write, so I wrote."
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Fantasia Barrino Thanks Fans for Giving Her Motivation to Get Back to Work


August 17, 2010 09:48:05 GMT


R&B singer Fantasia Barrino has spoken out for the first time since her drugs overdose, thanking fans for supporting her through a "challenging time". The "American Idol" star was hospitalized for an overdose earlier this month after she became entangled in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwaun Cook and his estranged wife Paula.

She is now facing legal action from her love rival under a North Carolina law which allows a victim of adultery to sue for alienation of affection and criminal conversation. But despite her troubles, Barrino has told fans she appreciates them sticking by her and she wants to start afresh and concentrate on boosting her music career ahead of the release of her upcoming album "Back to Me".
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Laura Linney Attracted to Husband When He Became Her 'Handler'

August 17, 2010 09:47:34 GMT


Actress Laura Linney met her husband Marc Schauer when he was assigned to be her "handler" at the 2004 Telluride Film Festival. "The Truman Show" star was stunned when she found herself becoming attracted to the real estate broker who was given the job of looking after her at the event.

She tells More magazine, "He was not a painfully awkward, strange chap, as some of them can be... I was alone with Marc (and) I remember turning and looking at him (and thinking), 'Oh my God, am I attracted to my handler?' "
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Brandon Routh's 'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night' Premieres Promo Trailer


August 17, 2010 09:39:23 GMT


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As it is gearing up for its premiere overseas later this year, "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" has unleashed the first promo trailer. It introduces audience to weird and creepy creatures such as zombie, vampire and werewolf, with which Dylan Dog has to deal in his work.

Dylan is a British detective who is fascinated by fear, and has made it his profession. Known as the world's only Investigator of Nightmares, he is approached by a woman who claims to have seen her father brutally murdered by a mysterious creature. With his street smart, his gun and a set of paranormal weapons, Dylan attempts to restore order both above and below ground.
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Sofia Vergara Lets Fans Choose Her Gown and Hairstyle for Emmys

August 17, 2010 09:35:48 GMT


Sexy Sofia Vergara is letting fans help choose her hairstyle for the upcoming Emmy Awards - and then she'll be offering them the chance to pick up the gown she wears to the glittering event on August 29. The actress, who is nominated for her role in hit U.S. comedy "Modern Family", has teamed up with Suave Beauty to let fans style her for the big night.

She explains, "Fans have to go to Suave Beauty on Facebook and choose one of the three hairstyles that I'm offering. When they vote they get a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles and enjoy the red carpet, go to the Emmys, have hair and make-up done."
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Refusing to Lose to Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme Turned Down 'The Expendables' Offer


August 17, 2010 09:35:20 GMT


Jean-Claude Van Damme refused to appear in Sylvester Stallone's all-star action film "The Expendables", because he would have to lose a fight to Jet Li. Stallone corralled a hitlist of Hollywood hard men to appear in the film, but "Universal Soldier" star Van Damme turned him down, because the Belgian martial arts expert failed to get the movie's satirical undertones.

Stallone tells Britain's Sunday Times, "I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn't want to lose to Jet. He didn't think that was cool. But that's why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other man. Hey, they could have a rematch. But Steven Seagal and Van Damme, they weren't really into our gallows humor."
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Patricia Arquette Seeks Primary Custody of Young Daughter With Thomas Jane

August 17, 2010 09:34:19 GMT


Actress Patricia Arquette is seeking primary custody of her young daughter after filing for divorce from husband Thomas Jane on Friday, August 13. The "Medium" star confirmed she has split from "The Punisher" actor last week, with her spokesperson saying, "The split is completely amicable and their prime focus is their daughter."

Arquette filed for an official split in a Los Angeles court on Friday, and is seeking legal and physical custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Harlow. It is the second break-up for the couple, who married in 2006. Arquette filed for divorce in January 2009, only to ask to have the petition dismissed months later after reuniting with Jane.
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Jesse McCartney's New Album Completed, First Single to Arrive Next Month


August 17, 2010 09:18:54 GMT


Jesse McCartney has just completed his new studio album. As the first offering, the "Beautiful Soul" hitmaker promised he is going to send the lead single titled "Shake" to radio after Labor Day, September 6.

"Ladies and Gentlemen- A Toast. I have officially completed my 4th Solo Album. To everyone who took part- I Thank you," he wrote on Twitter. "Here we go...The first single is called SHAKE and will be given to radio AFTER LABOR DAY!"
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Hugh Jackman Drops Out of 'Avon Man' to Train for 'Wolverine 2'


August 17, 2010 09:11:28 GMT


Despite to be an Avon salesman, Hugh Jackman has apparently chosen to be a mutant. The actor has bailed on "Avon Man" in which he was set to take the lead role and Deadline Hollywood claims he will spend the late fall getting in shape to reprise his role as Logan in "Wolverine 2", which will begin production early 2011.

Jackman is currently shooting "Real Steel" in which he has to put on extra weight. He later would probably work on Lee Daniels' "Selma" though the project still appears to be poised due to financial issue.
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Ciara Changes 'Gimmie Dat' Cover Art, Dripping Wet in New Artwork


August 17, 2010 09:01:55 GMT


Ciara will no linger use previously-revealed image, which features her in a sporty look with jeans, sneakers and a baseball cap, as a cover art for her single "Gimmie Dat". Instead, she posted a new picture boasting her dripping wet under the rain.

She explained the change in a short Twitter message, "Hey guys! I know I sent u a single cover 4 Gimmie Dat already, however I got inspired & decided to change it to this!" The song itself is confirmed to appear in her upcoming fourth studio album "Basic Instinct".
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'Lie to Me' 2.20 Preview: Exposed


August 17, 2010 08:26:50 GMT


When "Lie to Me" comes back next week, someone will be kidnapped and the unlucky guy is Dave Burns who is played by guest star Max Martini. He gets beaten pretty bad and has to face Tim Roth's DR. Cal Lightman with bloody face.

Dave is DR. Gillian Foster's boyfriend whom Lightman tries to track down with the help of Burns' mysterious ex-partner after going missing. Beside Max Martini, the other guest stars include Danai Gurira, Keston John, Edward Hendershott, Darrell Lake, Christopher Stanley and Carmen Argenziano.
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Tammy Wynette's Widower's Death Kept From Media

August 17, 2010 08:18:09 GMT


Country music legend Tammy Wynette's husband, George Richey, has been buried near his wife after urging friends and family to keep his death from the media. Richey, who managed Wynette throughout the 1980s and co-wrote her hits "Til I Can Make It on My Own" and "You & Me", died on July 31, according to reports. He was 74.

He had requested there be no public memorial service or an announcement of his death, but Nashville newspaper The Tennessean unearthed details of his burial on Monday, August 16. Richey also co-wrote songs for George Jones and worked as a producer.
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Kelly Brook Convinced to Do Lesbian Scene Due to Director's French Accent

August 17, 2010 08:17:49 GMT


If you want actress Kelly Brook to strip and get sexy with a female porn star speak French. The British beauty admits French director Alexandre Aja managed to get the most out of her in new movie "Piranha 3-D" - because his sexy accent melted her and made her willing to do almost anything.

That included getting naked and performing an underwater lesbian love scene with adult actress Riley Steele. Brook tells Playboy magazine, "Alexandre is French, so we did anything he asked us to do just because of his accent. If he were a ballsy American and asked me to bend over and smile at the camera, I'd be a bit suspicious."
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Kristen Bell to Be Ballerina's Fierce Mother in 'Dance of the Mirlitons'

August 17, 2010 08:17:12 GMT


Kristen Bell is bringing another dance film to the big screen ahead of her debut in "Burlesque" - the actress is set to star in upcoming independent comedy "Dance of the Mirlitons". The "Heroes" actress has signed on to the Evan Greenberg film, about an ambitious, slightly overweight ballerina with an overbearing mother, played by Bell.

The part of Bell's daughter has yet to be cast. Producer Dubiecki tells the Hollywood Reporter, "Kristen's combination of comedic timing and authenticity will bring this character to the next level, and give this crossover appeal."
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Jerry O'Connell Gushes on 'Piranha 3-D' Ripped-Off Penis Scene

August 17, 2010 08:16:33 GMT


Actor Jerry O'Connell can't wait for fans to see his new movie "Piranha 3-D" - because he loses his manhood to flesh-eating fish in one gruesome scene. Far from being embarrassed by the thought of film fans getting "showered" by his ripped-off penis in 3D, the "Stand By Me" child star is relishing in the gory scene.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "It was actually pretty fun. I've seen a little bit of it. I shouldn't say that; I've seen a large chunk of it and it looks great. It's really funny actually."
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Mike Tyson to Make Kids Proud by Planning Mercy Trip to Burma

August 17, 2010 08:16:03 GMT


Mike Tyson has vowed to make his kids proud of him now he's turned his life around - he's eying a mercy mission to Burma. The former boxing champion, who shot to fame in 1986 when he became the youngest ever winner of the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title at the age of 20, recently vowed to devote his life to caring for others after a string of personal controversies.

His allegedly abusive marriage to actress Robin Givens in the late 1980s began to overshadow his sporting achievements and in 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, for which he served three years in prison.
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Tyra Banks Apologizes for Controversial New 'Top Model' Ad

August 17, 2010 08:15:32 GMT


Supermodel-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks has distanced herself from a controversial trailer advertising the upcoming new series of her hit show "America's Next Top Model", insisting she never saw the promo before it aired on TV last week.

In the ad, Banks appeared to be amazed at a tall model's tiny waist and judge J. Alexander was featured clasping his hands around her minuscule frame and touching his fingers. The retired catwalk star admits she was stunned when she saw the commercial - and has now apologized to fans who were appalled by what they saw.
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Key Witness to Mel Gibson's Alleged Rages Dead

August 17, 2010 08:14:56 GMT


A babysitter who was expected to be a key eyewitness to Mel Gibson's alleged rages in his custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has died, according to U.S. TV reports. Reports suggest the unnamed Hispanic child minder, who lost her battle with cancer at the weekend (August 14 or 15), witnessed the actor/director's alleged attacks on the Russian singer.

The babysitter was even featured in Gibson's phone rants that were taped by Grigorieva and leaked to the media earlier this summer.
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Kristin Cavallari and Doug Reinhardt NOT 'Making Out' at Voyeur

August 17, 2010 08:10:18 GMT


Kristin Cavallari and Doug Reinhardt turn out to be not heading into a romantic relationship. The long-time friends have been reported "smooching" and "making out" at Voyeur nightclub in Hollywood on Saturday night, August 14. However, Kristin's publicist Jack Ketsoyan has slammed the swirling rumor.

"Kristin Cavallari and Doug Reinhardt have been friends since high school, they were not spotting getting 'cozy' or 'making out' at Voyeur this past weekend," Jack told Perez Hilton. The publicist even went on, "As we all know Doug loves to link himself to famous women in an attempt to extend his 15 mins of fame."
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Pictures From Linkin Park's 'The Catalyst' Music Video Shoot


August 17, 2010 07:57:14 GMT


Linkin Park plan to debut "The Catalyst" music video on August 26. As a teaser, several on-set pictures are brought forward, featuring the band playing with colorful paint and rocking out the lead single of new album "A Thousand Suns".

The music video is directed by the band's member DJ Joe Hahn. Bassist Dave Farrell told MTV, "Joe likes to create things visually, likes to go for something big. So the look of it is very different. There's a lot of energy in it, and for me, that's what makes for a good video. It adds something to the song, and that's what makes me like this particular video even more."
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Janet Jackson Says She Spotted Lady GaGa First, Hoping to Duet With Her

August 17, 2010 07:33:49 GMT


Janet Jackson loves Lady GaGa. In an interview with Metro, the sister of Michael Jackson said she would love to make a duet with the "Just Dance" hitmaker, insisting she was the first one to spot the 24-year-old dance queen.

"What I love about GaGa is her story, where she came from," Janet said. "Before she made it, before anyone knew who she was, I knew who she was and, to see her finally make it, I was so happy." She added, "If we were to work together that would be cool."
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Ali Fedotowsky Posts Picture of Her and Roberto Martinez Sneaking a Kiss

August 17, 2010 07:32:42 GMT


"The Bachelorette" star Ali Fedotowsky has kept her word about posting a picture of her and fiance Roberto Martinez sharing an intimate kiss during a dinner in Le Taha'a, Tahiti. On Monday August 16, Ali posted the shot with a message read, "The pic I mentioned in my People blog. The audio crew was putting our mics on us in Tahiti & I had to sneak a kiss."

The image shows Ali and Roberto, as well as the audio crew and another female, gathered in the eatery which boasts its natural attraction. While the audio crew tried to put a mic on Roberto, the two lovers unashamedly landed a kiss on each other's lips. On her People's blog, on August 3, Ali promised, "I'll have to post it (the pic) to my Facebook Fan Page sometime so you can see it. It's so cute!"
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John Stamos Originally Offered to Play Male Hooker in 'Glee'

August 17, 2010 07:14:18 GMT


Although John Stamos is booked to play dentist in the upcoming "Glee" season 2, creator Ryan Murphy originally had other idea regarding the perfect role for the actor. "Ryan [Murphy] wanted me to play a male hooker," Stamos told Ryan Seacrest in his radio show.

He further revealed his meeting with Murphy, "I'll never forget, I was sitting in The Ivy [restaurant]." He continued, "[And he said], 'I've got a show for you! Male hooker. You have sex with the guys and the girls and you fix their marriages!' "
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First Photos From the Set of 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Emerge


August 17, 2010 06:59:52 GMT


Production for "Captain America: The First Avenger" is currently underway in London, England and several pictures taken from the filming location have hit the web. Posted on The Media Club, the images capture a covered tank and a tent set in what looks like a battlefield. Additionally, there is a stage decorated with blue, red and white material.

The snapper which managed to sneak into the highly secretive set reported that some fellas chilling out in army uniforms and Hayley Atwell were spotted on the filming location. Additionally, Chris Evans was reportedly seen "walking past in the costume barely covered by a trench coat."
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Kim Kardashian Took a Jab at Paris Hilton at Party in Vegas


August 17, 2010 06:41:37 GMT


Former BFFs Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton shared a table in Lavo's two-year anniversary in Vegas on Friday, August 13, but the two beauties ignored each other. According to E! Online, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star even slammed the hotel heiress in front of the huge crowd at the party.

Kim was said celebrating the event with pal Jonathan Cheban. Paris, in the meantime, showed up at the party later that night after watching Lady GaGa's concert. Paris later reportedly made her way up to the DJ booth and insisted on hearing her song played at the party. However, instead of dancing, the party goers laughed.
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Michael Jackson's Irish Hideaway Now Open for Public


August 17, 2010 06:41:20 GMT


Fans of Michael Jackson can now sleep in the King of Pop's bed - the Irish country mansion the late star and his kids once called home is now open to the public. Jackson retreated to Rosemount in County Westmeath in the summer of 2006 and spent months there working on new material with the likes of will.i.am.

Now, estate owner Paddy Dunning, who runs Ireland's answer to Madame Tussauds waxwork museum among other lucrative businesses, is offering holiday makers the chance to live like a King of Pop! For upwards of $1,500, fans can stay at Coolatore House for a weekend and sleep in Jackson's bed.
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Michael Clarke Duncan Dating 'The Apprentice' Alum


August 17, 2010 06:37:00 GMT


"The Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan has found love with a U.S. reality TV star who found fame on Donald Trump's "The Apprentice". The heavyweight actor recently began dating Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, a participant on the 2004 season of Trump's hit program, after meeting her at a grocery store.

He recalls, "I was in there one day and I saw her and I thought to myself, that is a gorgeous woman. She is fine." Duncan plucked up the courage to ask her out and the pair has been together ever since. And Manigault-Stallworth admits the hulking star is really a big softy. She tells OKmagazine.com, "He is so incredibly romantic!"
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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's Divorced to Be Finalized in February


August 17, 2010 06:30:47 GMT


"The Hills" co-stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's marriage will officially be over in February. Montag walked out on her husband of two years in May this year and filed a divorce petition in Santa Monica, California Superior Court last month, citing irreconcilable differences.

Pratt signed off on the papers after he was served last week and the divorce will be finalized in six months time. Montag's lawyer, Jodeane Farrell, tells TMZ.com, "Both Heidi and Spencer are in agreement to settle their divorce as quickly as possible without the need of a court appearance."
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New 'Deathly Hallows: Part I' Pictures See Blood and Romance

August 17, 2010 06:24:50 GMT


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Brand new official photos from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" have made their way out via Yahoo! Movies. The stills share a glimpse of romantic as well as action sequences involving major character Harry Potter. Additionally, several scenes featuring Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Xenophilius Lovegood and Death Eaters are also previewed.

"Deathly Hallows: Part I" begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes - without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore. In the meantime, Harry is drawing ever closer to the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
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Trey Songz's 'Bottoms Up' Music Video Gets Sneak Peek


August 17, 2010 06:10:58 GMT


Trey Songz offers a quick glimpse at his upcoming music video which is filmed to support Nicki Minaj-assisted single "Bottoms Up". The R&B performer is seen suiting up and singing the song inside a dark room with lights flashing.

"[It's] is a very creative video, different from the norm, different than what I feel is expected of me and anything I've shot for that matter," he told MTV. "[Director] Anthony [Mandler] used a lot of different shooting techniques and I think it heightens whatever it is that the song has already. The drive, the vigor, the club anthem, the energy in the record is definitely heightened with this video."
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Justin Bieber Takes Revenge on Twitter Hacker by Publishing the Teen's Number


August 17, 2010 05:21:01 GMT


Justin Bieber has exacted revenge on a Michigan teenager who allegedly hacked into his Twitter account - by publishing the youngster's phone number on the social networking website. Detroit, Michigan-based teen Kevin Kristopik is accused of recently accessing the star's page and acquiring the singer's phone number.

The "Baby" hitmaker was flooded with calls and decided to get his own back on the troublemaker, unleashing his 4.5 million followers on Kristopik by "tweeting" his number in an online prank. The pop star wrote, "Everyone call me 248-(Kristopik's number) or text." Bieber took the post down within minutes but Kristopik's line had already been jammed with calls, reports Gawker.
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Foxy Brown Faces Up to a Year Behind Bars Over Altercation With Neighbor

August 17, 2010 05:20:34 GMT


Troubled rapper Foxy Brown faces up to a year behind bars after she was indicted on a charge of criminal contempt following an altercation with her New York neighbor in July. The hip-hop star, real name Inga Marchand, was arrested and charged with public lewdness and harassment after the run-in with Arlene Raymond outside her Brooklyn home.

Raymond, who had previously obtained a court order against Brown, claimed the rapper had violated the ban by becoming involved in a heated argument with her before allegedly baring her bottom. Brown has denied the reports but she faced questioning over the incident during a series of hearings at Brooklyn Supreme Court last week, and on Friday, August 13 prosecutors officially charged her with criminal contempt in the second degree.
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Gordon Ramsay Sells Off British Production Company

August 17, 2010 05:19:53 GMT


Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has sold his British production company, two weeks after he was hit with a demand for more than $2 million in unpaid taxes. Ramsay's Optomen Productions, which produces the Brit's U.K. television shows "The F Word" and "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares", has been sold to All3Media for $60 million, reports the New York Post.

In early August, it emerged U.S. authorities had sent his firm Gordon Ramsay Holdings three outstanding tax bills in the last eight months. The most recent demand, sent in July, totaled $484,500. A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay Holdings subsequently confirmed the taxes are not the reality TV star's personal liabilities.
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Oprah Winfrey Agrees to Boost Presence on Her New U.S. TV Network

August 17, 2010 05:19:24 GMT


Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has agreed to boost her presence on her new U.S. TV network OWN after broadcasting bosses agreed to allocate an additional $89 million to the venture. Executives at Discovery Communications initially invested $100 million in a joint venture with Winfrey to premiere the mogul's new network in January 2011.

A report published in early August on Discovery's second quarter earnings revealed the firm had already spent three quarters of the "maximum of $100 million that we're obligated to". Now Discovery bosses have agreed to pump another $89 million into the project - after Winfrey agreed to either host or star in another show featured on the network.
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Rep Dismisses George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis' Engagement Reports

August 17, 2010 05:18:49 GMT


George Clooney's rep has laughed off reports he has proposed to his girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis after she was spotted wearing a sparking accessory on her ring finger while holidaying in Italy. The "Ocean's Eleven" star, who has been dating the Italian model/TV presenter since summer 2009, sparked rumors he was heading to the altar this weekend when Canalis was snapped smiling while waving her left hand in the air, appearing to show off her new piece of jewelery.

But Clooney's publicist has shot down the claims, telling TMZ the "jewellery" was simply a napkin ring the beauty had been playing around with."
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Sean Penn Enjoyed Birthday Celebration Organized by Bono

August 17, 2010 05:18:15 GMT


Sean Penn celebrated his 50th birthday in style - he enjoyed a weekend of partying with U2 rocker Bono. The Oscar-winning actor reaches the milestone on Tuesday, August 17 but he broke out the champagne early for a boozy bash in Dublin, Ireland.

He is currently in the Irish capital filming "This Must Be the Place" alongside Bono's daughter Memphis Eve Hewson, but he took time out on Saturday, August 14 to party with the U2 star, his own son Hopper and daughter Dylan, and country legend Kris Kristoffersonn.
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Sexy Jennifer Aniston Appears at 'The Switch' Los Angeles Premiere

August 17, 2010 05:07:10 GMT


Jennifer Aniston has heated up ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California on Monday, August 16 during the Los Angeles premiere of her movie "The Switch". The actress could not stop smiling when hitting the red carpet in a Lanvin short dress, which showed off her legs, matched with Josie and Lottie shoes.

Beside Aniston, her co-star Jason Bateman also looked cheering that night as he was accompanied by wife Amanda Anka when attending the special screening. Other cast members such as Juliette Lewis and Patrick Wilson additionally showed up at the event, which was held few days before the film opens wide in the U.S. on August 20.
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Matthew Morrison, Sofia Vergara and More Tapped as Emmys Presenters

August 17, 2010 04:43:55 GMT


The first group of presenters for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards has been announced. Matthew Morrison and Sofia Vergara are tapped for the duty along with the likes of January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Ricky Gervais and John Krasinski.

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards is going to be held on August 29 at Los Angeles' Nokia Theaters. Jimmy Fallon is confirmed as a host, while Conan O'Brien allegedly has been approached to present an award, Kate Gosselin is rumored to appear in a sketch to open the awards show, and Laurence Fishburne reportedly will either be presenting or simply coming as a guest.
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Will Young Is British Top Gay Role Model


August 17, 2010 04:26:22 GMT


British pop star Will Young is the top role model for gay youngsters in Britain, according to a new survey. The singer 'came out' shortly after he won U.K. reality contest "Pop Idol" in 2002 and voters on rights group Stonewall's website have named him their favourite gay public figure.

The "Leave Right Now" hitmaker won 58 per cent of the vote, leaving Alison Goldfrapp trailing in second place with 15 per cent. Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke garnered 12 per cent to land third place, while 2009's "The X Factor" winner Joe McElderry, who revealed he is gay in July, came fourth with 10 per cent. Rapper Lady Sovereign rounded out the countdown with five per cent of votes.
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List of Lil Wayne's Prison Demands Found


August 17, 2010 04:25:26 GMT


Lil Wayne's demands in prison have been made public in a list which includes the hip-hop star's requests for potato chips, chocolate bars and cookies. The rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, is serving time at New York's tough Rikers Island prison after pleading guilty to charges of gun possession, and is expected to be released in November.

Now a list of the star's requests from behind bars has been leaked, with documents showing the "Lollipop" hitmaker has been able to enjoy his favorite foods during his prison stretch. Wayne's list of food requests for the month of July, obtained by TMZ.com, includes 25 bags of Doritos and Ruffles potato chips, five bottles of Gatorade drink, chocolate chip cookies, Hershey bars and four bottles of Kool-Aid.
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Robert Wilson of The Gap Band Dead at 53

August 17, 2010 04:24:28 GMT


The Gap Band bassist Robert Wilson has died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 53. Wilson's body was found by his adult son at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 15 after his family became concerned when they were unable to contact him, according to his publicist and manager, Don Jackson.

The bassist formed The Gap Band with his older brothers Ronnie and Charlie Wilson in 1967, when he was just a teenager, in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They scored hits in the late 1970s and '80s with singles such as "Yearning for Your Love", "Early in the Morning" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me", and Wilson's musical prowess earned him the nickname the "Godfather of Bass Guitar".
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Guns N' Roses Shows NOT Canceled

August 17, 2010 04:23:52 GMT


Guns N' Roses' management team has moved swiftly to deny reports the band has canceled their upcoming gigs after a hacker posted a fake message on Axl Rose's Twitter page. Fans of the rockers were left stunned on Sunday, August 15 to see a post on the micro blogging site, seemingly from the frontman, declaring all their imminent shows had been axed.

The message read, "All upcoming Guns N' Roses dates are officially canceled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds." But the band's rep has spoken out to clarify the speculation, insisting the message was not genuine and planned tour dates in the autumn, as well as slots at Britain's upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals, will go ahead as planned.
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Alexander Skarsgard's 'True Blood' Character Based on Lion

August 17, 2010 04:23:08 GMT


Alexander Skarsgard had an unusual inspiration for his vampire character in "True Blood" - he bases his predatory prowl on a lion. The 33 year old plays bloodsucking Eric Northman in the hit U.S. series and Skarsgard was keen to make the role as menacing as possible.

He tells Britain's Telegraph magazine, "I try to find that animalistic quality, and the element of danger. Inspiration came from a documentary about lions in Africa. I was fascinated by the male lion, the way he moved, the confidence."
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Julia Roberts Almost Turned Down 'Eat, Pray, Love' Role


August 17, 2010 04:22:42 GMT


Julia Roberts almost rejected her starring role in new film "Eat, Pray, Love" - because she was worried about uprooting her family for the shoot. The movie is a big screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 travel memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia", with Roberts starring as the author.

The actress was determined to have her husband Danny Moder and children, five-year-old twins Hazel and Finn, and Henry, three, with her as she embarked on filming - but admits she almost turned down the role to provide stability for her brood. She says, "This movie was a big commitment. I knew it was going to take an enormous amount of energy and devotion. To be away, to displace my family for so long, it's a lot to consider and be responsible for. What if halfway through we're all unhappy?"
News > Celebrity Gossip

Katie Holmes Looks to Tom Cruise for Acting Advice


August 17, 2010 04:22:10 GMT


Katie Holmes is convinced her marriage to Tom Cruise helps her career - because she often asks her superstar husband for acting advice. The former "Dawson's Creek" star married the Hollywood actor in 2006 and they have a four-year-old daughter, Suri.

Holmes admits she often mixes her personal life with her professional commitments when she comes home from work and asks her partner for tips on how to act out certain scenes.
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DC Comics Fight to Retain Control of 'Superman'

August 17, 2010 04:21:44 GMT


Bosses at DC Comics have stepped up their fight to retain control of "Superman". They have filed suit against the lawyer representing the heirs of the character's co-creators in a bid to scupper their copyright claim.

The estate of artist Joseph Shuster is battling to regain copyright of the comic strip character in 2013, when DC Comics and Warner Bros. are expected to lose control of the rights. Lawyer Marc Toberoff, who succeeded in returning part of the copyright to the heirs of writer Jerome Siegel in 2008 and 2009, is representing the Shuster clan - but he has been rocked by a lawsuit from DC Comics bosses alleging he is trying to profit from the case.
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Official Tracklisting of Selena Gomez's 'A Year Without Rain'


August 17, 2010 04:21:13 GMT


Ten tracks are confirmed to be included in Selena Gomez's upcoming studio album "A Year Without Rain". One of them is titled "Live Like There's No Tomorrow" which also serves as a soundtrack for her movie "Ramona and Beezus".

Beside the standard edition, fans are also offered to purchase the deluxe package which adds music videos, behind the scenes at the photoshoot and song remixes as bonus features. The album will be released in United States on September 28 and has been made available for pre-order on her official website.
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James Cameron Celebrates Birthday Underwater

August 17, 2010 04:21:03 GMT


"Titanic" director James Cameron spent his birthday underwater on Monday, August 16 - he dived to the bottom of the world's deepest lake in Russia. The moviemaker turned 56 on Monday and made the day even more special by teaming up with the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal to embark on a mission below the surface.

Cameron, who is a deep-sea diving pioneer, spent more than three hours exploring underwater and took soil samples from the bottom of the lake as part of the organization's ongoing conservation work. Deputy head of the company Inna Krylova says, "He is delighted. He would really like to continue research."
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Finally Caught Lip-Locking


August 17, 2010 04:20:12 GMT


Fans no longer have to speculate if Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are dating or not as the long rumored lovers were caught lip locking in Montreal, Canada where Kristen is filming "On the Road". In the pictures obtained by Celebuzz, Kristen is seen putting her arms around Robert's shoulder while the two smooched.

The pictures' snapper told the site, "Around (Boulevard) St. Laurent... They left their hotel around 8:15, and they hopped in a van taxi and they kind of just got out... and during that 25 seconds, they were just making out and Tom Sturridge was standing there just looking." The photographer added, "I've been chasing 'Twilight' for the last year-and-a-half. I've been waiting for this shot for a long time."
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First Trailer of 'Gossip Girl' Season 4: Serena and Blair in Paris

August 17, 2010 03:55:36 GMT


Ahead of its season 4 premiere next month, "Gossip Girl" teases viewers with a promo clip. It follows duo Blake Lively's Serena and Leighton Meester's Blair as they are across the pond, in Paris to be exact. Serena is snubbed by Penn Badgley's Dan when calling him, while Blair avoids to meet Ed Westwick's Chuck.

"Gossip Girl" will return on September 13 with an episode titled "Belles de Jour". A radiant Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf enjoy their grand and romantic summer in Paris. However, Serena and Blair will be in for a few big OMG surprises when a friend from home mysteriously appears on the scene.
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Returns Home to Spend Her Final Days There

August 17, 2010 03:39:06 GMT


After readmitted to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday, August 13, Zsa Zsa Gabor has asked to return to her Bel Air home, her publicist John Blanchette said on Monday, August 16 as ABC News reported. Blanchette revealed that Gabor declined to undergo any more surgery and asked to spend her final days at her residence.

Blanchette further stated that doctors wanted to conduct a surgery on her liver that would give her a 50-50 chance survival rate. However, both Gabor and her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt decided "she wanted to spend her final days at home." The publicist added, "Frederick said he did not want to torture her anymore."
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Pixie Lott Reportedly Dating Male Model Oliver Cheshire

August 17, 2010 03:10:27 GMT


Singer Pixie Lott is reportedly dating British model Oliver Cheshire. The "Mama Do" hitmaker has been single since finding fame last year, but she's now said to be cozying up to the catwalk hunk after they met in July.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Pixie and Oliver are dating. Pixie hasn't declared it publicly as she doesn't want to seem too keen or jinx it. It is early days but they both really like each other. They get on brilliantly and are having fun together. They are getting more and more touchy feely when they're out. They've tried hiding it but like each other too much."
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New 'Monsters' Teaser Trailer Shares the Fear

August 17, 2010 03:10:03 GMT


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Magnet Releasing has debuted another teaser trailer for "Monsters". Unlike the first teaser which highlights the search of new creatures, the newly debuted video focuses more on the thrilling moments as two people arrive in an area populated with the creatures, which are still unseen in the new teaser, during their way through an infected zone in Mexico.

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an infected zone. The film will center its story on a U.S. journalist who agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Katy Perry Reveals Her Secret Alias

August 17, 2010 03:04:40 GMT


Katy Perry has given away the alias she uses to protect her privacy while she travels the world - the singer uses the name of a reformed junkie prostitute from cult TV show "Strangers With Candy". The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker admits she changes her name whenever she checks into hotels and has been calling herself Jerri Blank for the last two years - the name of the controversial character played by Amy Sedaris in the 1990s series.

But Perry admits she may have to think of a new alias now she has given away her secret. She tells Britain's The Sun, "I'll give you my alias because I've been using this one for two years."
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Michael Douglas 'Very Optimistic' About Battling Throat Tumor

August 17, 2010 03:01:02 GMT


Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with a tumor in his throat, his rep confirmed to People. According to the rep, Douglas' doctors expect the 65-year-old actor to make a full recovery soon after completing eight weeks of treatment, which includes radiation and chemotherapy.

Douglas himself is being positive about his battle with the disease. The husband of Catherine Zeta-Jones said in a statement, "I am very optimistic."
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Will Young Lands Role in New Thriller Series 'Bedlam'

August 17, 2010 03:01:00 GMT


Singer Will Young is set for a spooky new role - he's landed the lead in an upcoming British thriller series. The "Leave Right Now" hitmaker made his acting debut in 2005 by appearing opposite Dame Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins in "Mrs. Henderson Presents".

He followed it up with a starring role in Noel Coward play "The Vortex" in 2007 and earlier this year appeared in British teen drama "Skins". And he's continuing with his small screen stardom by taking on a role in "Bedlam", a new drama set in a former psychiatric hospital haunted by ex-inmates, according to Britain's The Sun.
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Nadja Benaissa Crying in Court, Admitting She Infected Her Ex-Lovers With HIV


August 17, 2010 02:58:06 GMT


German pop star Nadja Benaissa wept on Monday, August 16 as she admitted deliberately keeping her HIV infection a secret from three lovers. The "No Angels" singer is accused of having unprotected sex with the men without warning them she had caught the deadly virus. One of them was allegedly infected by Benaissa.

She was arrested in April last year and spent 10 days behind bars before being released. She was later charged with aggravated assault, and attended a court in Darmstadt, near Frankfurt on Monday to stand trial. As Benaissa wept in the courtroom, the judge heard a written statement from the singer in which she admitted sleeping with the men without telling them she was infected - because she wanted to protect her career with the girlband.
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Axl Rose Not Delaying Guns N' Roses' Performance at Rock 'N Rev Fest

August 17, 2010 02:54:29 GMT


The founder of a South Dakota music festival has denied reports Axl Rose was to blame for the delayed start of Guns N' Roses' set on Friday night, August 13, insisting an equipment fault was the cause. The rockers were due to take to the stage at the Rock 'N Rev festival late on Friday, but their start time was pushed back until almost 1am on Saturday morning, August 14.

Several fans walked out of the venue in disgust, with many blaming Rose - who is notorious for showing up late for gigs - for the delay. But festival organizer Dan Catullo is adamant Rose was a consummate professional and a technical fault was to blame.
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Dianna Agron and Jessica Szohr Win Breakthrough of the Year Awards

August 17, 2010 02:52:06 GMT


"Glee" star Dianna Agron and "Gossip Girl" actress Jessica Szohr have been tipped for big things after taking home honors at the annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards. Blonde beauty Agron shot to fame last year after taking on the role of cheerleader Quinn Fabray in the all-singing, all-dancing high school show and she walked away with the Breakthrough Newcomer trophy at Sunday's August 15 ceremony in Hollywood.

Szohr, who has been a regular on "Gossip Girl" since the first season in 2007, was handed the Breakthrough Actress in Film award for her work in the upcoming action horror "Piranha 3-D". Breakthrough Actor in Film went to Josh Hutcherson for "The Kids Are All Right", while "90210" actress AnnaLynne McCord landed the Breakthrough Standout Performance for her role on the hit U.S. series.
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It's Official, Rooney Mara Lands 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Lead Role

August 17, 2010 02:39:21 GMT


Rooney Mara has shut down the chance of other girls who eyed a lead role in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)". On Monday, August 16, Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially announced that the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" star has been cast to portray Lisbeth Salander in the American version of a Swedish film with the same title.

Mara was previously said among the latest short list which was narrowed down to four earlier this month. Those who reportedly were still up for the sought role included Sophie Lowe, Sarah Snook and Lea Seydoux. The likes of Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska and Emily Browning were also rumored among the contenders, but they had been passed earlier.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Mel Gibson Uninjured After Getting Into Car Accident


August 17, 2010 02:23:46 GMT


Mel Gibson has escaped a car accident uninjured. According to Los Angeles Times, the 54-year-old actor lost control of his Maserati sports car and ended up striking a hillside on Malibu Canyon Road on Monday, August 16 at around 8:35 P.M.

Gibson's car was said damaged bad enough that it had to be towed from the scene, while the "Edge of Darkness" actor was picked up by a friend after supplying all the related information to the officer at the scene. CHP Officer Miguel Luevano told the site, "He doesn't know how his car drifted."
News > Music News

Justin Bieber Is Chased by Girls in MTV VMAs Promo and He Loves It


August 17, 2010 02:20:46 GMT


Justin Bieber recalls his journey to stardom in the promotional clip of upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. The video follows the Canadian teen singing sensation as he performs his song in his bedroom and uploads it on the Internet. From taking over the web, he continues conquering the world and will spread his Fever at his next stop, the VMAs.

"I'm kind of like The Beatles running, and there's girls chasing after me," Bieber said. He further shared that filming the scenes is not too hard since being hounded by female fans is his everyday experience. "Everything's been going pretty smooth," he stated, before adding "I like girls chasing me, so it's good."
 
 
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