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August 24, 2010

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'Cloverfield' Monster Designer Dishes on J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Creature


August 24, 2010 09:52:06 GMT


Since "Super 8" is categorized as a secret project of J.J. Abrams, little has been known about the movie including who is involved in the project. However, in an interview with Wired during recent San Diego Comic Con, it has been revealed that "Cloverfield" monster designer Neville Page is tapped to design "the range, the gamut" for the upcoming sci-fi.

He then shared that he is extracting the idea of the destructive alien from Abrams' mind and the said creature will show up from a bumping cargo seen in the teaser trailer. "When that door blows open, it's the ultimate reveal," he teased.
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'Lie to Me' 2.21 Preview: Lightman and Foster Kiss

August 24, 2010 09:36:25 GMT


Lightman and Foster turn up the heat in the next episode of "Lie to Me". While going undercover, the co-workers play a couple who has the secret fantasy of being filmed, and to convince their target, they give a long passionate kiss.

The Lightman Group investigates the disappearance of a young woman, which leads them to uncover a criminal element in the adult film business. Titled "Darkness and Light", the episode airs Monday, August 30 on FOX as the episode before the finale.
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Heidi Montag Reportedly Agrees With the Release of Her Sex Tape


August 24, 2010 09:35:03 GMT


Heidi Montag has now reportedly agreed to talk business with porn company Vivid Entertainment over her estranged husband Spencer Pratt's plan to go public with their alleged sex tape, TMZ reported. According to the site, Heidi privately knows that the sex tape exists.

As founder and co-chairman of the porn company, Steven Hirsch, arrived at Costa Rica and made an offer on the sex tape, Heidi was said willing to listen to him. Some the footage being discussed is the one which features Heidi's girl-on-girl action with Playboy Playmate Karissa Shannon.
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Video: John Legend and The Roots Sing at Miss Universe 2010


August 24, 2010 09:32:17 GMT


John Legend was well placed in the center of Miss Universe 2010 pageant stage on Monday, August 23, surrounded by beautiful women around the world while performing a medley. Backed up with The Roots, the singer gave a soulful rendition of "Save Room" while the Top 10 contestants danced around him to show off their night gowns.

Legend and The Roots are long-time collaborators. The appearance at Miss Universe 2010 is a good promo for their upcoming joint project, "Wake Up!". The collaborative album which will be released on September 21 contains covers of classic songs from the '60s and '70s including Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody".
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Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete' Gets New International Trailer and Character Spots

August 24, 2010 09:04:51 GMT


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In anticipation to the September 3 U.S. release, "Machete" wants to tease audience through a bunch of sneak peeks, launching a new international trailer and some TV spots. The trailer contains few fresh action scenes toward the end of it. Meanwhile, the TV spots are aimed to highlight such characters as Danny Trejo's Machete, Michelle Rodriguez's Luz, Jessica Alba's Sartana as well as Robert De Niro's McLaughlin.

"Machete" is based on the fake trailer in Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" and will see Machete, a Mexican ex-Federal agent with a gift for wielding a blade, who roams the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez. Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz to assassinate McLaughlin a corrupt Senator.
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Son of Late Ol' Dirty Bastard Joins Father's Bandmates Wu-Tang Clan at Rock the Bells


August 24, 2010 08:39:02 GMT


Boy Jones, the son of late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, joined his father's former bandmates the Wu-Tang Clan for a performance of the group's landmark "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" at the Rock the Bells festival in California on Saturday night, August 21.

Jones, who resembles his dead dad, ran shirtless through the crowd at the event as RZA and Ghostface Killah rapped through hits onstage. The night was an emotional one for RZA, who thanked fans for buying the album they were performing. He said, "We went on to go platinum, so we got a lot of our families out of the hood, left the projects, started getting the good life."
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'Underworld' Star Karl Hyde to Hold Solo Art Show in Japan

August 24, 2010 08:38:06 GMT


"Underworld" star Karl Hyde is to debut 70 new artworks as part of the What's Going on in Your Head as You're Dancing exhibition at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku, Japan. It will be the "Born Slippy" hitmaker's first solo art show, and his first since he presented pieces in New York with "Underworld" partner Rick Smith and artist John Warwicker in 2008.

Hyde tells Spinner, "It started off by making series of marks while I was doing interviews, marks that were inspired by walking through the streets of cities."
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Jamiroquai Is Set to Release First Album in Five Years

August 24, 2010 08:30:51 GMT


British jazz funk band Jamiroquai are reforming to release their first album in five years. The "Space Cowboy" hitmakers parted ways after releasing 2005's "Dynamite" because frontman Jay Kay was too exhausted by their busy schedule to continue.

But after stepping out of the spotlight, Jamiroquai is now set to release a comeback record, "Rock Dust Light Star", in November. Jay Kay tells Britain's The Sun, "I was knackered (tired). The whole thing became a little sterile. But everything has clicked now."
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Jamie Cullum Doesn't Agree With the Use of Auto-Tune on 'The X Factor'

August 24, 2010 08:30:19 GMT


Jamie Cullum has waded into a debate over the use of Auto-Tune in Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" - insisting the technology should not be used to correct contestants' vocals. The TV talent contest, which saw its seventh series launched in the U.K. on Saturday, August 21, has been mired in controversy after viewers realized several hopefuls had their vocals enhanced by computer.

Producers admitted using Auto-Tune to correct off-key singing but they insist it was only applied in the editing suite after the auditions took place, to enhance the sound for TV viewers. And now Cullum has spoken out against the technique because he prefers to hear the singer's "character".
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Kasabian Celebrate Hiatus by Crashing Wedding Parties

August 24, 2010 08:23:48 GMT


Kasabian celebrated the start of their one-year hiatus by crashing two wedding parties following their gig at Britain's V Festival on Sunday night, August 22, according to a U.K. report. The "Fire" hitmakers are stepping out of the spotlight for the next 12 months so the band members can spend time with their young children.

After headlining the festival in Essex, England, the four-piece headed for the Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire to party with Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher. And the musicians lived up to their rowdy rock star reputations - wedding guests at the hotel complained to staff after the band tried to move from their own function room into the private parties.
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Elizabeth Hurley Denies Having Breast Augmentation

August 24, 2010 08:22:59 GMT


Elizabeth Hurley has dismissed reports she has gone under the knife to enhance her chest, insisting her breasts are completely natural. The "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" star was hit by rumors of cosmetic surgery after she was photographed in a bikini during a vacation in Spain last week.

But Hurley, who has her own swimwear range, has moved quickly to brush off speculation, crediting flattering swimsuits for showing off her curves.
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Tyler Perry Cleared From Plagiarism Claims


August 24, 2010 08:22:33 GMT


Tyler Perry is breathing a sigh of relief after a U.S. appeals court cleared the filmmaker of accusations he stole the idea for his movie "Diary of a Mad Black Woman". Donna West's case against the actor/screenwriter was dismissed in 2008 after jurors in a Texas court found she did not have enough evidence to support her claim that Perry lifted material from her play, "Fantasy of a Black Woman", to use in his 2005 blockbuster.

The playwright launched an appeal against the verdict but on Monday, August 23, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled there was no improper conduct in the trial, according to the Associated Press.
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Randy Quaid Sues Financial Advisers for Taking His Money


August 24, 2010 08:22:05 GMT


Actor Randy Quaid is targeting his financial advisers in a new lawsuit, accusing them of taking millions of dollars from him. Quaid claims he has lost more than $10 million (6.7 million pound sterling) in "loans I did not need or want" after advisers allegedly forged his signature on bank documents, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, August 23.

He alleges financial representatives acting for him made fraudulent real estate loans in his name with the aid of officials at City National Bank, reports TMZ.com.
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Stills of 'Big Bang Theory' Season 4: Sheldon on a Date


August 24, 2010 08:07:27 GMT


The first idea of "The Big Bang Theory" season 4 is offered through the first back episode stills as well as the new season's poster. The one-sheet reminds fans that the half-hour comedy no longer occupies Mondays slot but Thursdays instead. Meanwhile, the stills for episode 4.01 show Sheldon on his first date ever.

In "The Robotic Manipulation" that will air on September 23, Penny finds herself along for the ride on Sheldon's first date ever while Wolowitz finds a new use for a robotic arm. Mayim Bialik is reprising her role as Amy who is Sheldon's seemingly perfect match.
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Ozzy Osbourne Is Vampire in Son-Directed Music Video


August 24, 2010 07:42:12 GMT


Ozzy Osbourne has joined the undead - the rocker shows off his fangs at the end of his new video, which marks his son Jack Osbourne's directorial debut.

The "Crazy Train" hitmaker stares into the camera and shows off what appear to be vampire teeth as the music to "Life Won't Wait" fades in the new music video, in which Osbourne wanders through a graveyard, oversees the funeral of a young socialite and then hangs out at drug and booze-fuelled parties, warning revellers to slow down.
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Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Officially Divorced, Focusing on 'Parenting Plan'


August 24, 2010 07:38:11 GMT


Tiger Woods and estranged wife Elin Nordegren have now officially divorced. Their marriage was dissolved at Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Florida on Monday, August 23. Following the execution, the couple released a joint statement to announce the legal split.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," the statement read. "While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."
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Dimension Films Announces Plan to Make 'Piranha 3-D' Sequel


August 24, 2010 07:30:29 GMT


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Dimension Films is apparently pleased with the performance of "Piranha 3-D" that they are planning to make the follow-up. On Monday, August 23, the studio announces that a sequel is already in the works.

"We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving PIRANHA 3D, but cheering for it," producer Mark Canton states in the press release. "And it's fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can't wait to get to work on the sequel."
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'Lost' Vehicles Sold High at Auction


August 24, 2010 07:30:29 GMT


The vehicles from "Lost" were among the biggest items to go under the hammer at a props and memorabilia auction on Sunday, August 22. The Dharma Van, Hurley's Camaro and the Dharma Jeep were the highlights of the two-day sale, which culminated early on Monday morning, raising $87,500.

The van was the big highlight - it went for $47,500. The Dharma Jeep and Hurley's Camaro both fetched $20,000. Other highlights of the Profiles in History sale included a script of the pilot episode signed by show co-creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, the suit Matthew Fox's character Jack was buried in and his set chair, and a large section of the Oceanic Flight 815 aircraft wreckage.
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The Swell Season to Split After Fan's Suicide


August 24, 2010 07:25:31 GMT


Oscar winners and former lovers Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova are to split as The Swell Season to embark on other endeavors. The news comes just days after a fan committed suicide onstage at a Swell Season show in Saratoga, California - but the tragedy has nothing to do with the parting.

Hansard has announced plans to rejoin his former band The Frames, while Irglova intends to record a solo album. Irishman Hansard tells Spinner.com, "I'll go back to the Frames, and Mar will make her own record at some point. This band (Swell Season) will eventually naturally end. But right now, all of us are just so grateful."
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Michelle Trachtenberg's Rep Denies John Mayer Romance


August 24, 2010 07:22:05 GMT


A spokesperson for actress Michelle Trachtenberg has dismissed reports the actress is dating notorious Hollywood playboy John Mayer. Recent reports suggested the "EuroTrip" star was "smitten" with the singer/songwriter, who has dated a string of top beauties including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson.

But the actress' rep insists rumors her client was spotted cosying up to Mayer during a recent night out at Los Angeles hotspot Soho House have been blown out of proportion. The spokesperson insists the pair chatted for a mere five minutes, and the relationship is purely platonic. The rep tells the New York Post, "They've known each other for years."
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Lindsay Lohan Invited to Join 'Celebrity Apprentice'


August 24, 2010 07:16:39 GMT


Real estate tycoon-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump has told troubled Lindsay Lohan she'll have to be 100 per cent healthy before he'll consider her as a contestant on his "The Celebrity Apprentice" show.

The businessman, who fronts the programme, reveals Lohan's people have been in touch about landing the actress a spot on the next season of the show now she's out of jail and almost clear of court-ordered rehab following a probation violation.
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Taylor Lautner Suing Trailer Company for 'Distress'


August 24, 2010 07:13:51 GMT


Actor Taylor Lautner has filed a lawsuit against a trailer company for causing him "distress" after allegedly failing to deliver a vehicle on time. The "Twilight" star claims he struck a deal with McMahon's RV to buy a personal trailer for approximately $300,000 so he could use it on the set of new movie "Abduction".

But Lautner alleges the firm failed to deliver the vehicle by the agreed date of June 21, causing him "emotional distress" and "annoyance", reports TMZ.com. He is suing for breach of contract and fraud and is seeking unspecified damages.
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Jessica Alba to Be Spy Mother in Robert Rodriguez's 'Spy Kids 4'

August 24, 2010 06:55:03 GMT


Jessica Alba is set to work together with Robert Rodriguez again. The actress, who has starred in Rodriguez-directed "Sin City", is in negotiation to join the cast line up for "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World", The Hollywood Reporter (THR) states.

Alba will be seen as a retired spy who has been reactivated. Her character is a mother of a baby and two preteen stepchildren. These preteens will be the new Spy Kids but the actors who will tackle the roles have not been cast. Other characters that will appear in the new "Spy Kids" movie include Alba's husband, a slightly nerdy investigative reporter, and the villain, known as the Time Keeper, whose goal is to stop time.
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Guns N' Roses Stumped by Show-Cancellation Tweet

August 24, 2010 06:42:51 GMT


Reports suggesting upcoming Guns N' Roses shows have been scrapped have sparked confusion among the members of the band - bassist Tommy Stinson reveals he has no idea what's going on. After a disastrous, delayed band performance at the Rock 'N Rev Festival in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 13, a post appeared on frontman Axl Rose's Twitter page suggesting all upcoming concerts had been canceled.

The organizers of the Leeds and Reading Festival in England, where the rockers are due to perform this weekend, have assured fans the tweet was a hoax penned by someone who hacked into Rose's account. Stinson insists "everything's fine", but even he was stumped by the tweet.
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Kelly Osbourne Goes Blonde for New Movie Role

August 24, 2010 06:42:16 GMT


Kelly Osbourne has gone blonde for a new movie role. The pop star and reality TV darling has landed the role of a groupie in new movie "Should Have Been Romeo". She took to Twitter to announce the big news, writing "It's a comedy and i play the role of nicole, who is a crazy groupie! its amazingly funny."

It's Osbourne's first major film role. She adds, "We have been in rehearsals for a week and i start filming on Wednesday i could not be happier... ! im so excited my brain is not working!" But she's not happy about having to keep her brunette hair blonde for the role. Osbourne tweets, "The burn is about to begin."
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Lemmy Kilmister, Dee Snider and More Honored at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards

August 24, 2010 06:41:17 GMT


Motorhead star Lemmy Kilmister, Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes and the Scorpions were among the rockers celebrated at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards at the weekend, August 22. The trio were presented with achievement honors at the inaugural prize giving, held at the Elvis Showroom inside the Las Vegas Hilton hotel.

The event, held to mark the publication's sixth anniversary, featured a show-stopping finale as Twisted Sister star Snider and Lita Ford took the stage together for a duet performance. Snider received the Rock n' Roll Savior Award; Lemmy accepted the Vegas Rocks! Lifetime Legend Award; the Scorpions were honored with the Rock Group Lifetime Achievement prize and Hughes accepted the Inspirational Icon Award.
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Preliminary Hearing for Michael Jackson's Physician Set for January 2011


August 24, 2010 06:29:07 GMT


Michael Jackson's family will have to wait until next year to find out whether the pop star's physician will face a trial and possible jail time for administering the anesthetic that killed the King of Pop - the preliminary hearing has been set for January 4, 2011.

Dr. Conrad Murray attended Monday's, August 23 brief session at Los Angeles Superior Court, where Judge Michael Pastor scheduled the hearing for the New Year. At that hearing, Judge Pastor will rule whether or not to send Murray's case to trial.
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Jackie Chan Slammed for Endorsing Troubled Shampoo

August 24, 2010 06:28:31 GMT


Martial arts star Jackie Chan has come under fire for endorsing a shampoo which allegedly contained carcinogens. The "Rush Hour" star has used his movie fame to pitch all manner of products in China, but the latest has landed him in hot water. Critics claim Chan backs too many brands - and he should be more discerning.

And one leading opponent, columnist Qiao Zhifeng, went further, calling Chan's shampoo mess "an abuse of endorsements." But government officials deemed the shampoo, called BaWang, safe.
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Attacker Claims Leonardo DiCaprio Starts Altercation


August 24, 2010 06:27:56 GMT


The woman accused of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face with a glass during a 2005 Hollywood party insists the actor started the altercation by threatening her. Aretha Wilson allegedly hit the "Titanic" star during a house party thrown by Paris Hilton's ex-boyfriend, film producer Rick Salomon. DiCaprio was allegedly hospitalized after the attack, which left him needing 17 stitches to close up a large cut across his face.

Wilson, 40, who was previously ordered to stay at least 500 yards (457 meters) away from DiCaprio, is being held on $150,000 bail and was arraigned in a Los Angeles court in early August. Speaking in court on Monday, August 23, Wilson's lawyer claimed the case is a cover-up and demanded a judge hand over a toxicology report from the night of the attack, and DiCaprio's medical records, reports TMZ.
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Video Premiere: Megadeth's 'Holy Wars ...the Punishment Due'

August 24, 2010 06:27:35 GMT


Megadeth will soon release the 20th anniversary edition of the band's acclaimed studio album "Rust in Peace". As a promotion, the rockers have taped their live appearance at Hollywood Palladium and released the set "Holy Wars ...the Punishment Due" as a music video.

"Rust In Peace (Live)" will be released in the U.S. on September 7 under Shout Factory!. The band went on the American Carnage Tour with Slayer and Testament this year and for the first time played some songs from the original 1990 album live. The jaunt will conclude September 4 in Portland, OR.
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Dr. Conrad Murray's Lawyers to Request Access to Michael Jackson's Fluid Samples


August 24, 2010 06:05:10 GMT


Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray will ask a judge for permission to access fluid samples taken from his late patient Michael Jackson - in a bid to aid the medic's defense in his involuntary manslaughter case.

The embattled medic, who was the "Thriller" star's personal physician at the time of his death, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter amid accusations he administered the powerful anesthetic that killed the singer in June 2009.
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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star Cheryl Hines and Husband File for Divorce

August 24, 2010 06:04:48 GMT


Actress Cheryl Hines and her husband Paul Young have filed for divorce to end their seven year marriage. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star and Young, a producer and talent manager, filed for divorce on July 20, according to report which is confirmed by Hines' representative.

The ex-couple married in December 2002, and shares a six-year-old daughter, Catherine Rose. The statement released by the representative additionally mentions Hines and Young "will remain extremely close friends and will raise their daughter together."
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'Avatar' Sequel Won't Come Before 2014

August 24, 2010 06:03:53 GMT


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James Cameron has warned "Avatar" fans it may be another four years before they see the next part of the planned sci-fi trilogy - because he's still writing "tons of notes" to develop the sequel. The "Titanic" director began drafting the alien-human love story in 1994 - 15 years before it hit the big screen in December 2009 and shattered worldwide box office records.

Fans are already clamoring to find out what's next for Sam Worthington's character, Jake Sully, and his Na'vi lover Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana, but, according to the New York Post, he isn't planning to release the first Avatar sequel until 2014. Cameron tells the publication, "Right now, the thinking is that (films) two and three are going to be done together. They'll be released separately, probably a year apart or maybe even two, but they'll be done in a bunch."
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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Flashed Their Wedding Rings

August 24, 2010 06:03:05 GMT


Anna Paquin has revealed her wedding ring, two days after tying the knot with her "True Blood" co-star Stephen Moyer. The 28-year-old actress was spotted with the new bling when she was out with her mother Mary Paquin at the trendy clothing store Fred Segal in Santa Monica, California on Monday morning, August 23.

In pictures obtained by Daily Mail, Anna, in a printed dark T-shirt and short pants, gave photographers a chance to snap the wedding rock, which is designed by jeweler Cathy Waterman. Her husband Stephen was also spotted with his marriage band as he skateboarded around the streets of Venice Beach where he and Anna live.
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Reality Stars to Invade 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 11


August 24, 2010 05:10:52 GMT


A few names have been mentioned as the candidates of "Dancing with the Stars" season 11 and they include some reality TV stars such as Audrina Patridge, The Situation and Ali Fedotowsky. The status of these three celebrities is still a rumor because ABC will only officially announce it after "Bachelor Pad" on Monday, August 30.

However, a lot of sources have confirmed that Patridge would make her first appearance on television after "The Hills" ended in this dancing competition. When asked by Zap2It whether the casting is true, an ABC rep said they don't discuss either casting or negotiation before the official announcement.
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On-Set Pics of 'This Must Be the Place': Sean Penn Channels Glam Rock Star


August 24, 2010 04:58:44 GMT


Sean Penn has kicked off the production for "This Must Be the Place" and the pictures from the set have emerged. Filming at Dublin's Mount Street in Ireland on Monday, August 23, the American actor was spotted wearing a long, messy wig and a bright red lipstick.

Penn donned the make up and hair-do since he portrays rock star Cheyenne in the movie. The film will center its story on the retired rock star hunting the Nazi criminal who ordered his father's concentration camp execution.
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Kris Allen to Tour With Lifehouse


August 24, 2010 04:41:36 GMT


"American Idol" alumni Kris Allen is to open for Lifehouse on a number of dates. The rock band announced via Twitter that they have mapped out a Fall tour, saying "We are pleased to announce that we will start our Headlining tour with special guest @krisallen Oct. 15!"

The road show will begin in Mashantucket, CT and visit at least 25 other cities across North America up until the end of November. The band are supporting their fifth studio album "Smoke and Mirrors" which was released in March this year and debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart. One of the songs "Had Enough" was featuring another "Idol" graduate, Chris Daughtry.
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Victoria Adams and Emma Bunton Got Flat Tyre on the Same Day

August 24, 2010 04:36:00 GMT


Victoria Adams was the second Spice Girls to get that sinking feeling this weekend - a family day out to the beach was marred by a flat tyre. The former singer and her soccer star husband David Beckham took their three boys - 11-year-old Brooklyn, 7-year-old Romeo and 5-year-old Cruz - for some fun in the sand in Malibu, California on Sunday, August 22.

But their day out ended with a letdown - the front right tyre of the family's Land Rover suffered a puncture and the vehicle had to be towed away.
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Katy Perry to Remain Tight-Lipped About Romance Once She Marries Russell Brand

August 24, 2010 04:26:09 GMT


Katy Perry has promised to remain tight-lipped about her romance with Russell Brand - as soon as the couple becomes husband and wife. The "California Gurls" hitmaker has been candid about her relationship with the funnyman, who she is preparing to marry later this year after he proposed during a romantic vacation in India.

But the pop star insists their love life will be off limits once she's a married woman because she wants to keep their union sacred. Perry explains, "I'm not a traditional type of person in general but after we get married we have decided we are not going to talk to the media about our relationship."
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Taylor Momsen: I Wasn't Insulting Rihanna

August 24, 2010 04:25:41 GMT


Actress/singer Taylor Momsen is making amends with Rihanna after reportedly slamming her for wearing leather jackets, insisting she didn't mean to insult the pop star. The "Gossip Girl" actress hit the headlines after discussing the "Umbrella" hitmaker's edgy fashion choice during a conversation about the differences between hard rock and chart-topping tracks.

She was quoted as saying, "People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred. Now Rihanna's wearing f**king leather jackets, and it's really annoying." But the 17-year-old actress/singer is adamant she never meant to cause offense to the Bajan beauty.
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Fantasia Barrino Admits She Was Determined to End Her Life


August 24, 2010 04:25:05 GMT


R&B singer Fantasia Barrino has denied speculation her suicide attempt was a cry for help, insisting "I wanted out." The "American Idol" star was hospitalized for a drug overdose in early August after she became caught up in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwaun Cook and his estranged wife Paula.

She had swallowed a mixture of aspirin and sleeping pills but survived the scare, and has now spoken out to insist the incident was not an accident and that she was determined to end her life. Barrino tells music channel VH1, "I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with - all of it, all of that s**t."
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Black Widow Is the Only Female Avenger in 'The Avengers'

August 24, 2010 04:24:57 GMT


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Do not expect to see The Wasp or Scarlet Witch in "The Avengers". Joss Whedon has confirmed that Black Widow will be the only female Avenger seen in the movie. "It is true that the movie is only going to have one female avenger," he told The Sunday Herald-Sun as quoted by Moviehole, referring to Scarlett Johansson's character.

However, the "Serenity" helmer added that "she will not be the only female character." While Whedon refused to mention the other female character(s) that will appear in the upcoming film, there has been speculation that Alice Eve could take a minor villainous role in "The Avengers".
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Tyler Perry Is Ready to Quit 'Madea'


August 24, 2010 04:13:04 GMT


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Funnyman Tyler Perry can't wait to retire his movie matriarch "Madea", insisting he "doesn't get" what audiences love about her. The actor shot to fame as the sharp-tongued grandmother in movies including "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea Goes to Jail" - but he admits he's ready to quit cross-dressing for the role.

He says, "I resented the fact that she became so famous and so many people loved her, because I just didn't get it, and I did not get her. But these days grandmothers are much younger, and much busier. Back in the day, there were grandmothers who would be there for you, give you counsel, and I think that's what she represents to a lot of people."
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Noomi Rapace Had Traumatic Final Day of Filming 'Millennium Trilogy'

August 24, 2010 04:11:53 GMT


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Actress Noomi Rapace was so wrapped up in her role as the female lead in the Swedish movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy", she was violently ill after filming ended. Rapace played Lisbeth Salander in all three of the original movies and was so committed to her character - a Goth-punk investigator - that she dropped 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms), shaved her head, pierced her eyebrows and lip, and took up Thai boxing.

And she admits her final day of filming was traumatic, she fell ill and collapsed on the floor of the movie studio's toilets. Rapace recalls, "I was Lisbeth, and she was inside me, for one and a half years. I was totally in her violence, in a way, in those days. I couldn't stand. I just lay there, for an hour, vomiting. It was like my whole body was throwing up Lisbeth in a way."
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Kathryn Joosten Wants Smoking Disclaimer on 'Mad Men'

August 24, 2010 04:11:22 GMT


Two-time cancer survivor Kathryn Joosten is calling for "Mad Men" bosses to air a warning about the hazards of smoking before characters light up on the hit drama. The "Desperate Housewives" star stamped out her 45-year smoking habit in 2001 after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was told she had the deadly disease again last year and underwent surgery before being declared cancer-free in January.

The 70-year-old star admits she's worried that the characters in "Mad Men", about the advertising industry in 1960s New York, set a bad example for viewers by frequently puffing away on cigarettes. And the actress is urging producers to address the issue with an official caution.
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Sexy 'True Blood' Trio to Present at Emmys

August 24, 2010 03:52:34 GMT


Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin would walk on the red carpet of 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as husband and wife for the first time. The "True Blood" stars who wed on Saturday, August 21 have been confirmed as presenters at the awards event but they will be joined as well by co-star Alexander Skarsgard.

Their show "True Blood" is nominated in four categories which are Best Drama, Casting, Art Direction, and Sound Editing. None of the show's stars has received a nomination in the acting categories.
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Drew Barrymore's 'Going the Distance' Debuts New Trailer

August 24, 2010 03:51:46 GMT


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Less than two weeks from its U.S. release, "Going the Distance" drops another trailer. Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, the video follows Drew Barrymore's Erin and Justin Long's Garrett who maintain a long-distance relationship. The fresh trailer additionally has more scenes featuring other characters talking.

Erin and Garrett meet in New York while Erin is on assignment there over the summer. After dating for six weeks and the assignment ends, Erin has to return to her San Francisco home. But the two discover the relationship has evolved into something more than a mere summer fling.
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Jay-Z and U2 Join Forces for Australia Tour

August 24, 2010 03:21:13 GMT


The world of Hip-Hop and rock collide again as it was announced that Jay-Z is touring with U2 for an Australian jaunt. The rapper is made a special guest by the rock band fronted by Bono to perform at their 360 Tour this fall.

Promoted by Live Nation Australia, the tour will visit five cities beginning in Auckland on November 25. There will be stops in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney before the tour wraps up in Perth on December 18. Tickets are sold to general public on September 3 while the members of U2.com get to buy the early-bird tickets.
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Amy Winehouse's Boyfriend Snapped Back With Ex-Girlfriend

August 24, 2010 03:19:15 GMT


Amy Winehouse is facing the possibility of more heartache. Her boyfriend Reg Traviss has been snapped hand-in-hand with his ex-girlfriend.

The "Back to Black" hitmaker began dating the filmmaker earlier this year following the breakdown of her rekindled romance with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Traviss' ex-girlfriend, burlesque dancer Raven Isis Holt, subsequently spoke out to the U.K. tabloids, alleging the director had finished with her when his romance with Winehouse was made public.
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Lil Wayne Sues Former Booking Agents Over Missing Tour Profits

August 24, 2010 03:18:45 GMT


Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has fired off a lawsuit against his former booking agents, accusing them of holding back $375,000 in tour profits. The "Lollipop" hitmaker and his company Young Money Touring Inc. allege the owners of Ujaama Talent Agency Inc., Erskine Isaac and David Nelson, owe him money from two of his America's Most Wanted Music Festivals in 2009.

The complaint claims Isaac and Nelson "elected to divert to Ujaama's own bank account an amount not less than $375,000, the sum that Isaac and Nelson maintain is owed to Ujaama for the tours in question."
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Rupert Grint Feels Weird Finishing 'Harry Potter' Production


August 24, 2010 03:18:24 GMT


Rupert Grint is struggling to come to terms with the end of "Harry Potter", insisting he doesn't know what to do with his free time now that the franchise has wrapped filming. Grint, who turns 22 on Tuesday, August 24, made his name playing Ron Weasley, the best friend of the boy wizard in the blockbuster movies.

But he admits his life now lacks a steady "routine" since filming on the final installment wrapped earlier this year - and he has no idea what his next career move will be. He says, "It's been quite weird finishing. It's taking a while to adjust to it all and it does feel weird because it was such a regular routine in my life. Suddenly not doing it is strange and I don't know what I'm doing next."
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Salma Hayek Says Filming 'Grown Ups' a Little Bit Scary

August 24, 2010 03:17:42 GMT


Salma Hayek felt intimidated while filming "Grown Ups" - because her kings of comedy co-stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James improvised entire scenes. The actress plays Sandler's wife in the new movie and insists she was blown away by the ad-libbing skills of her cast mates, including funnymen David Spade and Rob Schneider.

But she admits it took her some practice before she could make her own contributions on the spot. She tells British news show GMTV, "The script was very funny but when you get all these comedians (and jokes are) what they do for a living, they can't help themselves."
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Matthew Newton Is Accused of Attacking Girlfriend

August 24, 2010 03:16:51 GMT


"Transformers" star Rachael Taylor has applied for a court order against her boyfriend Matthew Newton, accusing the troubled actor of "unprovoked violent assaults". Just one day after Newton checked into rehab in Australia for the second time this year, the actress has taken out an apprehended violence order (AVO) against the star.

She alleges she was the victim of two "gravely serious" attacks at the hands of the "Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities" actor while they were vacationing together in Rome, Italy earlier August. Taylor is believed to have sustained injuries to her face and body during a public altercation in a hotel foyer in the city.
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Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete Wins Miss Universe 2010 Pageant


August 24, 2010 02:58:47 GMT


Miss Universe 2010 pageant has finally announced its winner and the girl who was chosen to replace Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez is Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete. Jimena successfully fought off a total of 84 contestants at the beauty contest.

Jimena won at the first place with Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps at the first runner-up. Meanwhile, Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell, who was chosen by fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality, landed on the second runner-up. Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavska and Miss Philippines Venus Raj were at the third and fourth runner-up respectively.
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Jennifer Aniston to Play Courteney Cox's Shrink on 'Cougar Town'

August 24, 2010 02:53:42 GMT


"Cougar Town" has become the reunion platform of "Friends" stars for the second time. Courteney Cox who is the lead actress of the ABC comedy has previously convinced Lisa Kudrow to become her dermatologist in this January episode and now she has successfully lured Jennifer Aniston to be her shrink.

Aniston is reserved for a very good slot at the second season premiere which is airing September 22. "She's going to play Courteney's shrink named Bonnie," executive producer Bill Lawrence told EW. "Kind of a get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist. Those guys are so close in real-life they kind of do that for each other anyway. Bonnie has the life Jules wishes she has."
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Taylor Schilling Beats Out Abbie Cornish to Be 'The Lucky One' With Zac Efron

August 24, 2010 02:35:11 GMT


Taylor Schilling has literally become the lucky one. She has grabbed a female lead role as well as a chance to star opposite Zac Efron in "The Lucky One", reports say. To nab the highly sought role, she has beaten out other Hollywood stars such as Abbie Cornish and Katie Cassidy who were also in the running.

The film, based on Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same title, follows Efron's character of a soldier who has survived three tours of duty in Iraq and attributes his good luck to a photograph he carried of a woman, portrayed by Schilling, whom he doesn't even know. When he returns to the States, he will seek out the girl and later they develop a relationship.
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Confirmed, Eminem to Perform at MTV VMAs


August 24, 2010 02:26:14 GMT


The organizers of MTV Video Music Awards have locked Eminem to perform at the September 12 ceremony. The current Billboard Hot 200 chart topper is to join a number of music acts which have been announced earlier to take the stage at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheater.

With Eminem on the list, MTV VMAs officially becomes one of the most anticipated events of this year. Kanye West who crashed the stage while Taylor Swift was making a speech last year, is invited back to perform and rumor has it, host Chelsea Handler would reunite them at some point.
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Martin Short's Wife Died, Cause of Death Is Not Yet Revealed


August 24, 2010 02:22:36 GMT


Sad news has come from Martin Short's family. His actress wife, Nancy Dolman, passed away on Saturday, August 21 at their Pacific Palisades home. However, the cause of the death has not yet been revealed, Radar Online reported.

Confirming Nancy's death, Martin's representative said on Monday, August 23, "Sadly, we can confirm that Martin Short's wife did pass away." The representative added, "We do not have any other comment to make." Nancy had been battling cancer since 2007.
 
 
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