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September 13, 2010

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Khan and Klingons Are Possible Villains for 'Star Trek' Sequel

September 13, 2010 09:53:37 GMT


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Talks about "Star Trek" sequel are brewing again as the filmmakers were recently interviewed by SFX. While J.J. Abrams won't speak a lot about the details, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have hinted on villains that possibly appear in the movie.

"Starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it," Kurtzman said, explaining how they will choose the villain. "You have to start with what is the right story. And that if you can say 'That's a story that Khan fits into', that's how you get to that. Not deciding on a menu list of items and then seeing if you can't string them all together."
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'Jackass 3D' Unleashes Big High Five in First Clip


September 13, 2010 09:04:47 GMT


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Johnny Knoxville is back with his new crazy stunts in "Jackass 3D" and one of them has been previewed in a clip. Making its way out via MTV Movies Blog, the video sees Bam Margera who is knocked off his feet as a giant fake hand is launched on his face.

More pranks, such as a man being punched in the face with fish and humans used as target practice, are going to be seen in this third "Jackass" movie which will be presented in eye-popping 3-D. Jeff Tremaine works behind the lens for this upcoming documentary.
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First Look at Jennifer Lopez's 'Take Care' Music Video


September 13, 2010 09:03:48 GMT


Jennifer Lopez has kicked off filming for viral video of her track "Take Care" over the weekend. The first sneak peek is offered in a form of picture which sees her wearing animal-print leotard and getting surrounded by several female extras wearing similar outfit and holding hairdryer.

The image comes out via Twitter page of Ashley Everett, one of the people involved in the video shoot. She wrote, praising J.Lo "I had a blast working with @JLO shes an amazing person inside & out! Very down to earth and incredibly talented! I wish her only the best:)."
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Boxer Ricky Hatton to Enter Rehab Following Cocaine Photo


September 13, 2010 08:43:53 GMT


British boxing star Ricky Hartton is "facing the biggest fight" of his life after he vowed to enter rehab amid allegations he is hooked on cocaine. Photographs obtained by Britain's News of the World purportedly showed the former WBA Welterweight Champion pouring a white substance on a tabletop and cutting up lines, before bending over and snorting it.

Irish national senior women's boxing champion Emma Bowe, who was with the star on the night the snaps were taken last month, told the publication that Hatton - known as The Hitman - would "kill himself" if he carried on with his current lifestyle. And the fighter has admitted he has a problem - apologizing to fans and insisting he will overcome his demons.
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Geoffrey Rush Touted to Join Musical 'Chaperone'

September 13, 2010 08:41:08 GMT


Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush is in talks to take hit musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" to the movies, according to new reports. The Australian star will lead the cast of the comedy Broadway show when it's adapted for the big screen.

According to The Globe and Mail newspaper, screenwriter and director Don McKellar, who co-created the Tony-winning hit, has revealed Rush hopes to reprise the role of Man in Chair for the film. He played the narrator role in Australia earlier this year. McKellar says, "We saw him and he was excellent... We're pretty excited about being involved with him."
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Murderer of Juvenile's Daughter Sentenced

September 13, 2010 08:36:15 GMT


A teenager who killed rapper Juvenile's four-year-old daughter has been handed two life sentences. The hip-hop star was left devastated after little Jelani, his ex-girlfriend Joy Deleston and her other daughter Micaiah were fatally shot by Deleston's then 17-year-old son, Anthony Terrell, in February 2008.

According to reports, the carnage erupted following an argument between mum and son about Terrell inviting girls over to his house. He told the court he had planned to commit suicide after the murders, saying, "That night my plan was to take my own life, but in the end I was unable to shoot myself."
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Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow Reunite for Soldiers

September 13, 2010 08:33:11 GMT


Robbie Williams stepped on stage with his former Take That bandmate Gary Barlow at a benefit concert for injured British soldiers on Sunday, September 12. The "Angels" hitmaker quit the boy band in 1995 to pursue a solo career, and stunned fans earlier this year when he announced he would reunite with his former group for an album and 2011 tour.

And Williams and Barlow sealed their friendship in Twickenham, London on Sunday evening when they teamed up to perform their new duet "Shame" at the Help for Heroes gig. Before introducing his old pal, Williams told the crowd, "Have I got a treat for you, this is one of the most amazing moments in my professional career so far." ,br> "It has been 15 years in the making. My wife calls him my boyfriend, I call him my captain, you call him Gary Barlow." The pair was treated to rapturous applause from the 60,000-strong audience, which included British royal Prince Harry.
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Megan Fox Is 'Safe' and 'Completed' in Marriage

September 13, 2010 08:28:41 GMT


Megan Fox is reveling in her role as Brian Austin Green's wife - she insists she feels "safe" and "completed" as a married woman. The "Transformers" star wed her long term partner in a small, private ceremony in Hawaii in June during a romantic beach vacation. And Fox has never felt so content.

She tells People.com, "Getting married was the best thing I've ever done. I married my best friend. I'm so lucky to get to be with him every day, and he's my protector. I feel so safe and happy and completed."
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Gemma Arterton Hoping for 'Alien' Role, Meeting Director

September 13, 2010 08:24:10 GMT


"Prince of Persia" star Gemma Arterton has confirmed she's in talks to lead a planned Ridley Scott film just days after her publicist shot down reports linking her to an "Alien" prequel.

The Brit addressed the rumors over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, where she's promoting new film "Tamara Drewe". She told reporters, "The honest truth is that Ridley Scott has approached me to meet with him about something in the next few weeks."
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James Gunn's 'Super' Debuts First Clip, Finds Distributor at TIFF

September 13, 2010 08:20:50 GMT


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After teasing through several pictures, "Super" has given away some footage by releasing the first clip. It features Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page who are dressed in their superhero costumes while beating up a man whom they are believed to be an "evil". The video contains some f-words as the two argue about what they should and should not do in their actions.

Directed and written by James Gunn, "Super" has just been premiered at the 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival and got positive response. Soon after, the movie has found a home at IFC Films which paid seven figures for the U.S. rights to the film. The company won over Magnolia Pictures and three other bidders.
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Josh Hopkins on Jennifer Aniston: 'We're Just Friends'


September 13, 2010 08:19:57 GMT


"Cougar Town" star Josh Hopkins has laughed off rumors he has pounced on Jennifer Aniston - insisting their recent 'date' was just a friendly meal. The former "Friends" actress was reported to have fallen for the hunk's charms on the set of her best pal Courteney Cox's sitcom, on which she recently guest starred.

The pair then fueled rumors they had started dating after they were spotted enjoying a cozy two-hour dinner at Italian restaurant Madeo in Beverly Hills earlier this month. Hopkins insists the relationship is purely platonic - but admits she's near the top of his list of dining companions.
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Veteran Actor Kevin McCarthy Died

September 13, 2010 08:17:09 GMT


Veteran actor Kevin McCarthy has passed away at the age of 96. The star died at a hospital in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 11, according to a representative for the facility. No details of his death have been released as WENN goes to press.

McCarthy started his career on Broadway in 1938 before making his big screen debut in "Winged Victory" in 1944. His first starring role came in 1951 with the film adaptation of the Arthur Miller play "Death of a Salesman", which won him a Golden Globe and a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
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'American Idol' Settles With J. Lo for $12 Million but Nothing Else

September 13, 2010 08:05:12 GMT


There have been some bad words regarding Jennifer Lopez's deal with "American Idol" bosses lately and several more are sprouting. Deadline is reporting that FOX, Fremantle and 19 Entertainment which harbor the competition show, are not putting up with Lopez's team's demands which include the "go" motion picture and TV pilots at FOX.

"She was angling for an overall deal at Fox, including a put picture, to keep the movie career going. But Fox said no," Deadline's insider said. "In the old days, these were called a 'vanity deal' for good reason. They simply don't exist today. Will Smith doesn't have put pictures." Lopez asked for this reportedly to get her career in movie and television back on track.
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will.i.am Defends His VMAs Blackface Make-Up


September 13, 2010 07:53:25 GMT


will.i.am has caused controversy by attending 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in an "all black everything" ensemble. The Black Eyed Peas star wore black outfit from head to toe, literally, with his face painted dark.

Apparently learning that his choice of fashion style has offended some people, will.i.am quickly wrote on his Twitter to downplay the issue. He started his self-defense, "1st. just because I where all black including head mask as expression and emphasize my outfit, it shouldn't be looked at as racial..."
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Warner Bros. Wants Sandra Bullock to Lead Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

September 13, 2010 07:30:04 GMT


After Angelina Jolie turned down "Gravity", Warner Bros. has reportedly come out with the name of another big actress to take the role. According to Cinema Blend, the studio is keen on having Sandra Bullock to star in the movie.

The lead role is currently offered to Natalie Portman, who is the favorite of director Alfonso Cuaron, but she has not decided yet. Bullock is said "waiting in the wings" if the "Black Swan" beauty chooses to pass it.
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Brandon Flowers Debuts at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

September 13, 2010 07:15:36 GMT


The Killers star Brandon Flowers' solo venture has been a huge hit in Britain - his new album has debuted at the top of the charts. Flowers past three albums with his Las Vegas-based rock group have all been chart toppers in the U.K. and the trend continues with his first release as a solo act, "Flamingo", which has knocked Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" from the top slot.

Perry's album slips to two on the new chart, while Mercury Music Prize winners The xx's self-titled release jumps back into the top 10 at three. "Happiness" by Hurts and Eminem's "Recovery" rounds out the new top five.
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Vince Neil: Sharon Osbourne Is the Most Evil Woman I've Ever Met


September 13, 2010 07:08:42 GMT


Motley Crue star Vince Neil has fueled his ongoing war of words with Sharon Osbourne by calling the rock matriarch the "most evil" woman he knows in his upcoming memoirs. The two stars have been bitter foes for years and now Neil has really taken aim at Ozzy Osbourne's manager/wife in autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen".

And in the tome, the rocker reveals he still resents the way he and his bandmates were treated when they supported Ozzy on tour in the mid-1990s. In an extract of the new tome, published on the Hachette Book Group website, Neil writes, "It just really sickens me today to watch everybody fawning all over Sharon Osbourne."
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New Teaser of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Debuted

September 13, 2010 07:08:16 GMT


Before the "True Blood" finale on Sunday, September 12, HBO tossed in a teaser of its new series "Game of Thrones" in the coveted time slot. The short promo did not give much of the story plot other than indicating that the action will all happen once winter comes.

Beside the sneak peek, the network also gave a behind-the-scene look at the series starring Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage among others. It contains interviews with the original novels author George R.R. Martin, Bean and executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. There are also glimpses of the shooting location in Belfast.
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Noomi Rapace Lands Lead Role in 'Sherlock Holmes 2'

September 13, 2010 07:02:03 GMT


Early Oscars favorite Noomi Rapace has landed the female lead in the "Sherlock Holmes" sequel. The Swedish star of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" will join Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the film.

Rapace will play a French gypsy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes weeks after newcomer Rooney Mara was named the actress who would revamp Rapace's role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".
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Quentin Tarantino Accused of Favoring Ex-Lover and Pals at Venice Film Fest

September 13, 2010 06:55:47 GMT


An alleged fix has rocked the Venice Film Festival after a group of Italian journalists accused jury president Quentin Tarantino of favoring ex-girlfriends, pals and associates. The outcry came after the filmmaker's former lover Sophia Coppola claimed the festival's main prize, the Golden Lion, on Saturday, September 11 for her drama "Somewhere".

Tarantino has since insisted her win was unanimous, but the local media is still questioning the director's choice, especially after his friend Alex de la Iglesia won two prizes for his film "Balada triste de trompeta" and one of his mentors, Monte Hellman, was handed a lifetime achievement prize created by the jury, led by the moviemaker.
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Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' Premiered at TIFF, First Clip Arrives

September 13, 2010 06:37:41 GMT


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"127 Hours", Danny Boyle's next project after his Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", has been premiered at the 35th Annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 12. The filmmaker along with cast members such as James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara and Clemence Poesy joined forces to support the screening at Ryerson Theatre in Canada.

Later on, the first clip from the movie hits the web. It sees two female hikers, portrayed by Tamblyn and Mara, who follow Franco's Aron Ralston to slide down between cliffs and plunge into water.
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Lil Wayne Wins BMI Urban Songwriter of the Year for Second Time

September 13, 2010 06:34:37 GMT


Jailed rapper Lil Wayne has reason to smile while behind bars - he has been named Urban Songwriter of the Year for the second time at the BMI Urban Awards. The incarcerated star, who is serving time for weapons possession, claimed the honour for the second year running at the prizegiving on Friday night, September 10.

Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am was the big winner at the Los Angeles industry event - he took home a BMI President's Award and also picked up the Urban Song of the Year prize for "Boom Boom Pow".
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DJ AM Hit With Unpaid Taxes

September 13, 2010 06:28:00 GMT


The executors of tragic club star DJ AM's estate have been hit with a new bill - the late star died reportedly owing more than $88,000 in unpaid taxes. The hitmaker, real name Adam Goldstein, allegedly failed to pay $88,850 in taxes to the State of California in 2006 and 2007, according to a creditor's claim filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Officials at the State of California Franchise Tax Board are asking the star's executors to settle the balance, reports TMZ.com. Goldstein died from an accidental drug overdose on 28 August, 2009.
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Mario Lopez Welcomes Baby Girl, Naming the Tot Gia Francesca

September 13, 2010 06:19:05 GMT


Beloved U.S. TV personality Mario Lopez is a first-time dad - his girlfriend Courtney Mazza gave girth to a baby girl on Saturday, September 11. The former "Saved by the Bell" star and Mazza have named the tot Gia Francesca.

The host of showbusiness news show Extra says, "We are so overjoyed. What an amazing, wonderful and overwhelming experience." Lopez hopes to write a book and create a reality TV show about first-time fatherhood.
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'True Blood' Season 3 Finale Reactions and Season 4 Hints


September 13, 2010 06:16:42 GMT


"True Blood" had a rather mild season 3 finale if fans have a say. Reactions of the September 12 episode have been coming out via the official Twitter chat at BloodCopy.com and most of them are not favorable toward the ending where everything seems to be a loose end.

[ Spoiler Alert! ] Only three major story lines get a closure and opening. Bill squared off with the Queen of Louisiana but he did not get a conclusion with Sookie after telling her for the umpteenth time that he pretended to betray her. Meanwhile, Eric got to 'live' another day when he survived the cement bath to confront Bill's motivation in romancing Sookie. The last point is most likely to be explained in season 4. Sookie resorted to Gram's grave, complaining of being lonely. Shortly after, a pack of fairies led by Claudine approached her and extended her hand.
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Spark Reunion Rumor After Spotted Going Out Together

September 13, 2010 06:12:46 GMT


"The Last Song" stars Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have sparked reports they're back together after spending Saturday, September 11 picnicking together. The pair split last month but appeared to be loving each other's company when they were spotted out on errands over the weekend.

The couple left Cyrus' Toluca Lake, California home and stopped for sandwiches and take-away Starbucks coffee before heading for the Hollywood Hills. One eyewitness, who spotted the couple out and about, tells People.com, "Miley and Liam kept smiling and seemed to really enjoy their afternoon together. They acted like they had missed each other, kept chatting and seemed to be catching up. They definitely seemed like a couple again."
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Spencer Pratt Busted in Costa Rica, Banned From the Country

September 13, 2010 06:08:07 GMT


Reality TV star Spencer Pratt has been arrested in Costa Rica for illegals weapons possession - and banned from the country. "The Hills" star was reportedly apprehended at an airport on his way back to Los Angeles and forced to give up his "hunting weapons" over the weekend, September 11.

Details remain sketchy, but, in a tweet, Pratt reveals, "I've spent the last week living alone in the jungle, reflecting on my past transgressions, and working to become a better person. I had to live off the land, and hunt to survive."
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2010 MTV VMAs: Taylor Swift Debuts New Song About Kanye West


September 13, 2010 05:39:33 GMT


While many people still talk about what happened to her on the stage of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift herself has put the past behind her and is ready to move on. She makes it clear during the September 12 ceremony of this year's MTV VMAs with a new song called "Innocent".

"It's okay if life is a tough crowd / 32 and still growing up now / who you are is not what you did / you're still an innocent," barefooted Taylor sang while strumming a vintage guitar. Referring to the lyrics and the footage played just before her performance, people quickly speculated the track is an ode to Kanye West, the man who embarrassed her last year. And her rep confirmed that matter, saying "[it's] about her feelings about last year's VMAs."
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'Resident Evil: Afterlife' Debuts Atop Box Office, Fifth Film Unofficially Announced

September 13, 2010 05:03:40 GMT


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"Resident Evil: Afterlife" comes out unchallenged at North American Box Office, taking the top spot with $26.7 million on its debut weekend. This fourth installment of the sci-fi film series opens with bigger number than 2007 "Resident Evil: Extinction" which had $23.7 million first frame.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" additionally soars high at worldwide box office with $46.2 million, knocking off "Inception" to the second place, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Following the film's success, Milla Jovovich has talked about the possibility of making the next sequel.
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2010 MTV VMAs: Chelsea Handler Opens Show With Skit and Monologue

September 13, 2010 05:00:38 GMT


Chelsea Handler went over every subject she could possibly make fun of when hosting the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12. As an opener, a pre-taped skit was played, showing the host getting ready for the duty and bumping onto Lindsay Lohan along the way. Lohan makes fun of her own life story by advising the drunk host to "get it together".

After the skit with Lohan, Handler descended down the stage dressed like Lady GaGa complete with the big headpiece. But the glittery outfit was then removed to reveal a simple black dress which she wore in the entire open monologue. The comedienne made fun of almost everybody, including the expected (Kanye West and Taylor Swift) and the unexpected (Justin Timberlake).
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2010 MTV VMAs: Justin Bieber Performs Outdoor, Drake Brings 'Fancy' Indoor


September 13, 2010 04:34:47 GMT


While the other musical guests delivered their performances inside Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, Justin Bieber chose to bring his entourage outside the venue. Bieber entered the set, riding a red car with a number of female fans chasing him. He catered his fans with a medley of "Baby" and "Somebody to Love" and made a solo drum performance.

While Bieber was only backed by dancers, Drake got support from Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz when performing "Fancy" for audience flocking inside the building. Their performance was announced by "The Social Network" cast including past VMAs performer Justin Timberlake.
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Clips From 'The Apprentice' Season 10 Premiere


September 13, 2010 04:27:30 GMT


It is less than a week away from the return of "The Apprentice" to the non-celebrity format. The tenth season will premiere on September 16 with a bunch of young entrepreneurs who get the harsh impact from economy crisis.

"Two years ago it began, an economic crisis that swept the world," host Donald Trump says in the voiceover opening. "...You think the worst is over, but still, talented, smart people are unemployed, they are looking for work. They have no prospect. I hate what I'm seeing and I'm going to do something about it."
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Jay-Z Ready to Invest for Arsenal


September 13, 2010 04:24:40 GMT


Jay-Z is planning to spend more time in London as he prepares to invest in a top British soccer team. The rapper has previously spoken of his interest in becoming a major shareholder in Barclays Premier League club Arsenal, admitting he has been a fan of the team since French star Thierry Henry played for them.

But Jay-Z, who co-owns U.S. basketball team the New Jersey Nets, insists he will have to play an active role in Arsenal if he's to clinch the deal. He says, "(Wife Beyonce Knowles and I) would have to spend much more time in London. Bey knows how much I love sports and has known about my interest in Arsenal for a while."
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Petey Pablo Arrested on Gun Charges


September 13, 2010 04:24:12 GMT


Rapper Petey Pablo has been arrested on gun charges. The hip-hop star - real name Moses Barrett III - was apprehended at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina after security officers allegedly found a gun in his carry-on luggage on Saturday, September 11 morning. Spokeswoman for the airport, Mindy Hamlin, later confirmed the news.

The "Freek-a-Leek" hitmaker was charged with felony gun possession and carrying a concealed, stolen weapon. He was released on $50,000 bail and is due to appear in court on Monday, September 13, according to the Associated Press.
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Lily Cole's 'Phantasmagoria' Put on Indefinite Hold Due to Violent Trailer


September 13, 2010 04:23:53 GMT


Model Lily Cole's acting career has been dealt a blow - her controversial latest film has been shelved following a bad response to its violent trailer. Viewers were left shocked after disturbing clips from "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll" hit the internet, with the 22 year old appearing as Alice in a story about the "Alice in Wonderland" author.

Studio bosses have since decided to shut down the entire project, which was directed by goth rocker Marilyn Manson and also stars Tilda Swinton. A source tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "The trailer caused such a backlash that a decision was made to close down the project. It's unlikely it will ever see the light of day."
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Helen Mirren Premieres 'Tempest' in Venice, Dedicating Role to Women

September 13, 2010 04:23:14 GMT


Dame Helen Mirren has dedicated her latest role in "The Tempest" to struggling women throughout history. The veteran British actress takes on the traditionally male role of Prospero in the upcoming screen adaptation of the Shakespeare play and reveals she invented a back story for her character that involved being punished for an interest in alchemy.

And she admits her performance was inspired by all women who have suffered because of their gender. Speaking at the world premiere of The Tempest at the Venice Film Festival, she said, "Women have been punished for being powerful for many centuries and I thought that was the remarkable thing about making Prospero into Prospera. You can bring in that history of female struggle. We can see now in the extreme fundamentalist states, whatever religion they are, that they want to exclude women from education."
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Lost Dramas Featuring Sean Connery and Maggie Smith Found

September 13, 2010 04:21:29 GMT


An archive of 40-year-old TV dramas featuring British stars including Sir Sean Connery, Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Michael Gambon at the start of their career has been rediscovered in America's Library of Congress. Researchers were delighted after unearthing hundreds of hours of lost British dramas from 1957 and 1970 in the archive in Washington, D.C.

The footage includes performances from several of Britain's biggest acting stars, including Connery in a production of Jean Anouilh's "Colombe" from 1960 and a 1967 production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" starring Smith. Jane Asher can be seen in a 1962 school production of "Romeo and Juliet", while Gambon has a bit part in a 1967 staging of the same tragic love story.
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Ricky Hatton Pictured Snorting Cocaine

September 13, 2010 04:21:02 GMT


British boxing star Ricky Hatton is at the center of a drug scandal after he was caught on camera allegedly snorting cocaine. In one of the photos obtained by Britain's News of the World, the former WBA Welterweight Champion can be seen pouring a white powder on a tabletop and cutting it into lines with a credit card before leaning over and snorting it.

The images are believed to have been taken just two weeks ago in a hotel room in Manchester, England when Hatton was attending a cage-fighting event with Emma Bowe, the Irish national senior women's boxing champion. Bowe claims Hatton, nicknamed The Hitman, was also drinking heavily and admits she's seriously concerned for his health.
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James Cameron Builds Special Vehicle to Film 'Avatar' Sequel

September 13, 2010 04:19:34 GMT


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James Cameron is set to explore the deepest point of the ocean to film footage for his "Avatar" sequel. The film-maker has decided to set the follow-up to his hit blockbuster beneath the waves - and he's commissioning engineers to build a special vessel to travel 36,000 feet (10,972 meters) to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

The two-seater submersible will be fitted with a heating system and 3-D cameras to capture pictures of the depths for the movie, expected to hit theaters in 2014. Cameron, who has long had a passion for diving, is hoping to begin preparing for his mission later this year.
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Venice Film Festival: Sofia Coppola Gets Golden Lion

September 13, 2010 04:18:32 GMT


Director Sofia Coppola has won the top honor at the Venice Film Festival for her movie "Somewhere". The film-maker accepted the Golden Lion on Saturday, September 11 for her story of a bad-boy actor whose life is changed after his young daughter comes to stay, which was inspired by her own experiences as the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola.

Coppola thanked "The Godfather" director in her acceptance speech, saying "Thanks to my dad for teaching me." Quentin Tarantino, chairman of the Italian festival's jury and Coppola's ex-boyfriend, revealed her win was a unanimous choice. He explains, "From that first enchanted screening it grew and grew in our hearts, in our minds, in our affections."
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2010 MTV VMAs: Lady GaGa Wins Top Honor, Leads Winners List, Announces New Album Title

September 13, 2010 03:41:56 GMT


The last name announced to take the podium of Los Angeles' Nokia Theater to accept a trophy was Lady GaGa. The dance queen was handed Video of the Year by Cher for "Bad Romance" and as a thank-you to her Little Monster, she announced the title of her highly-anticipated album.

It is named "Born This Way" and GaGa performed a bit of song a capella. "How beautiful in my way cuz God makes no mistakes. I'm on the right track. Baby, I was born this way," she sang.
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Artist of the Week: Trey Songz


September 13, 2010 03:39:21 GMT


There's something "unusual" about Trey Songz. At 25-year-old, Songz has made a name in the Hip-Hop industry and is on the way to release his fourth album "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" which again boasts a collaboration with Drake in the track "The Usual".

"The thing with Drake and I is, after the last album having a record like 'Invented Sex,' which was such a powerful title and power collaboration for the both of us, I wanted to do something that took it to the next level, and I think this record does that," Songz said in an interview with MTV.
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2010 MTV VMAs: Justin Bieber Grabs Best New Artist


September 13, 2010 03:12:22 GMT


MTV Video Music Awards is still on and Justin Bieber who got only one nomination this year is not walking home empty-handed as he won the nod. Beating Ke$ha, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and Broken Bells, he was voted Best New Artist. Humbled by his first VMA prize, the Canadian singer said, "Wow, thank you so much everybody. This means a lot to me; it means a lot to my family."

Although Eminem was not in the house, he added another gong on September 12 that evening before Bieber's win. Announced by "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara, his "Not Afraid" music video was named Best Hip-Hop Video, beating Jay-Z and Kid Cudi and once again preventing B.o.B and Drake from taking home an award.
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2010 MTV VMAs: Eminem and Rihanna's Performance


September 13, 2010 03:10:02 GMT


Eminem warmed up the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards with his opening performance of "Not Afraid". The Slim Shady started spitting his verses from the backstage, which was arranged to look like a small stage before he came out to get more spotlights.

Just after he finished the last line from the chart topper, Rihanna appeared on the other side of the stage and brought another single from Eminem, "Love the Way You Lie". The Barbadian singer, who donned a fairy-like dress, walked slowly to join the rapper on the center stage right when the song was about to end.
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Dr. Dre Avoided Court by Paying Studio Bill in Full

September 13, 2010 02:48:20 GMT


Rap mogul Dr. Dre has avoided a court battle over allegations he failed to pay for studio time - he's settled the bill in full. The legendary producer was sued in July by Paramount Recording Studios in California for breach of contract.

Studio bosses accused the star of failing to pay for the use of a recording room between April 2009 and June 2010 - which amounted to a staggering $1.2 million. However, the suit has been dropped after Dre brought his account up to date, according to TMZ.com.
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John Lennon's Last Note Before Death Is Sold


September 13, 2010 02:44:30 GMT


A handwritten note John Lennon penned on the day of his murder has gone on sale for $154,000. The Beatles legend was gunned down outside his home in New York City by Mark Chapman in December 1980.

The day before his death, Lennon had borrowed a guitar string from another band while recording at the Record Plant Studio in the Big Apple. He returned the next day and gave an autograph to one of the studio's sound technicians, writing, "For Karl, who strung me along, thanx, John Lennon, 1980."
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Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl to Be Parents

September 13, 2010 02:39:03 GMT


British model Sophie Dahl is expecting her first child with jazz singer Jamie Cullum. A spokesperson for the pair announced on Friday, September 10 that the blonde beauty is four months pregnant.

A statement from the couple's representative reads, "In response to a number of recent inquiries, Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl are delighted to confirm that Sophie is four months pregnant."
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2010 MTV VMAs: Nicki Minaj's Pre-Show Performance


September 13, 2010 02:30:33 GMT


Nicki Minaj gave it all out in her pre-show performance for 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Not only having a space-ship theme stage, she also put on cotton candy pink wig and purple spacesuit. Accompanied by two dancers, she crooned the lyrics to her new single "Check It Out".

Minaj, however, kicked off her performance with a bit of her other single "Your Love" which samples Annie Lennox's "No More I Love You's". But it was largely about "Check It Out" which samples another popular song, The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star". The latest song is also iconic for MTV for it was used heavily as a launch-pad tune. Black Eyed Peas' rapper will.i.am appeared in the middle of the song to assist Minaj.
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2010 MTV VMAs: Eminem Scores Moonman for Best Male Video

September 13, 2010 02:24:48 GMT


Following Lady GaGa's early triple victories, Eminem who earlier that night kicked off MTV Video Music Awards with "Love the Way You Lie" with Rihanna grabbed Best Male Video. Announced by Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, he won over Usher, B.o.B, Drake and Jason Derulo, but didn't make acceptance speech as he already left the building to perform with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium in the Big Apple.

Prior to that, 30 Seconds to Mars were invited by "Jackass 3D" cast to the stage to collect a prize for Best Rock Video. "We're proud to share this with all the other artists," said frontman Jared Leto. Their music video for "Kings and Queens" pushed aside Muse's "Uprising", Paramore's "Ignorance", Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" and MGMT's "Flash Delirium".
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Sex Pistols' John Lydon Freed of Assault Case

September 13, 2010 01:57:21 GMT


A lawsuit by a TV producer who alleged Sex Pistols rocker Johnny Rotten punched her in the face has been settled out of court. In June 2008, Roxanne Davis filed suit against the hellraising punk - real name John Lydon - after he allegedly called her a "c**t" and punched her in the face after being left unsatisfied with his accommodation at the five star Los Angeles Ritz Carlton hotel.

Davis, who worked on a reality TV show on which Lydon was a judge, accused the star of sexual harassment, assault and battery. Earlier this month, Davis asked an L.A. judge to dismiss the case after both parties decided to settle out of court. The producer's lawyer, Keith Fink, tells TMZ.com that the matter "has been satisfactorily settled."
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Vanessa Williams Not a Fan of 'Desperate Housewives' Once

September 13, 2010 01:48:04 GMT


Vanessa Williams had to be coaxed into taking on a role on TV hit "Desperate Housewives" - because she was one of the drama's worst critics. The actress admits she was a big fan until Alfre Woodard became the first African-American to join the show.

Williams wasn't jealous and she doesn't dislike Woodard - but she hated her character's storyline. She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "She had her son in chains in the basement. It was like, 'Really? Do we have to go there with our first black character?'
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2010 MTV VMAs: Lady GaGa Wins Three Early Kudos

September 13, 2010 01:47:12 GMT


The MTV Video Music Awards has just been kicked off with a live performance from Eminem and Rihanna. Host Chelsea Handler delivered her monologue, asking everyone to be on their worst behavior, "I'm talking to you Taylor Swift." Afterwards, Ellen DeGeneres came onto the stage to announce the winner of this year's Best Female Video.

And the lucky one is Lady GaGa, thanks to "Bad Romance" clip. The 24-year-old singer beats Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Beyonce Knowles and Swift. Collecting the Moonman, she said, "I love my fans so much. Tonight we're the cool kids at the party .. and thank you to all the gays for remaking this video over and over again."
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Simon Cowell Still Begging Lou Reed for Susan Boyle's Rendition


September 13, 2010 01:45:29 GMT


Simon Cowell has lashed out at Lou Reed for allegedly refusing permission for Scottish singer Susan Boyleto perform his "Perfect Day" anthem - branding the decision "pathetic". Boyle was left crushed and with a "heavy heart" after she was barred from covering the song on "America's Got Talent" during rehearsals for the show last week.

A representative for Reed later insisted the former Velvet Underground frontman had nothing to do with the move to stop Boyle singing his song, blaming it on a licensing glitch in the American market. But music mogul Cowell, who discovered Boyle on his "Britain's Got Talent" TV contest, refuses to believe Reed's excuse.
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2010 MTV VMAs: Fashion Watch From the White Carpet

September 13, 2010 01:45:06 GMT


The much awaited 2010 MTV Video Music Awards has been officially kicked off on September 12 with the coming of the guests. The simple white carpet is beautified with the glamorous outfit worn by female celebrities like Selena Gomez and Lady GaGa who appear in a goddess style which is translated in different ways.

The Disney cutie opts a simple silver strapless gown with blue sequin detailing, showing off some skin. Her long dark hair is arranged in a natural style. The dance queen covers herself in a colorful Alexander McQueen gown which has taffeta detailing and a religious image on it. Putting a finishing touch, she wears a feather Mohawk hat on top of her white long hair.
 
 
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