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October 08, 2010

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Video Premiere: Linkin Park's 'Waiting for the End'


October 08, 2010 10:09:19 GMT


Linkin Park have just made public a music video for their new single "Waiting for the End". The band's members are featured in individual shots in a dark room with interlocking grids framing their whole body.

"Waiting for the End" appears in Linkin Park's latest No. 1 album "A Thousand Suns" which arrived in stores last month. Music video for the track is directed by DJ Joe Hahn, the band's member who has worked on many of Linkin Park's clips including "The Catalyst".
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Michael Jackson and Pink Are Best Solo Artists of All Time


October 08, 2010 09:50:14 GMT


Michael Jackson and pop punk Pink have been named the best solo artists of all time in a new online survey. The late "Thriller" hitmaker beat Justin Timberlake and Bob Marley, who came second and third respectively, to land the top male singer accolade in the MySpace.com poll.

In the female category, Pink triumphed over Lady GaGa, Madonna and Britney Spears as the number one pop princess, while rockers AC/DC were lauded as the best band. They were closely followed by Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Third Time in a Week, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Have Date at Troubadour


October 08, 2010 09:47:13 GMT


Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were spotted on a date night again, marking their third date in a week. Hollywood Life reported that the hush-hush couple spent their Tuesday night, October 5 together at L.A.'s famous Troubadour music venue.

Insiders told the site that no one recognized Robert and Kristen that night as they all enjoyed Jenny and Jhonny's performance, despite Troubadour's tiny venue. One source said, "It's very easy for people to blend in which they did amazingly well. Almost nobody recognized the two while they were there."
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Lady GaGa Was 'Painfully Shy' at Beginning of Career

October 08, 2010 09:39:40 GMT


Outlandish singer Lady GaGa overcame crippling shyness to launch her career as a world famous pop star, according to her first manager. Bob Leone says he first met the "Just Dance" hitmaker at an open mic night when she was 13 or 14 years old and went by her given name, Stefani Germanotta.

He worked with GaGa for several years and managed her for six months in 2006, overseeing her transformation. He tells People.com, "It was a very important six months because going into it, she was Stefani, and she was still writing pop music. By the end of that six-month period, she was officially Lady GaGa."
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The Ting Tings Explain U.S. Tour Cancellation

October 08, 2010 09:36:00 GMT


The Ting Tings singer Katie White has opened up after canceling the band's North American tour due to illness, insisting she knew the duo should have "stopped earlier". White and bandmate Jules de Martino were forced to scrap their trek last December after the singer was diagnosed with exhaustion, stemming from the group's manic schedule.

The star admits she was reluctant to stop performing any earlier for fear of letting their fans down - but White knew when her body had had enough. She tells Britain's The Sun, "I was so tired and lost so much weight. I kept getting chest infections and I was on antibiotics and steroids. My body was like, 'Okay, screw you, you've pushed me too hard'."
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Take That Secretly Filming Reunion for X-Mas Release

October 08, 2010 09:32:20 GMT


British band Take That have secretly filmed their reunion with Robbie Williams for a new movie documentary, according to a U.K. report. 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.

The newly reformed five-piece let the cameras into their lives to document the reunion and the film will be hitting the big screen in the U.K. this Christmas. According to Britain's The Sun, the movie will reportedly show the band in the studio, as well as more personal aspects of their lives, such as how bandmember Mark Owen dealt with the revelations about his affairs and drinking problems earlier this year.
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Lee DeWyze's New Album Titled 'Live It Up', First Single to Debut Next Week


October 08, 2010 09:31:28 GMT


It's official, Lee DeWyze's upcoming debut album is called "Live It Up" and confirmed to be released in the United States on November 16. The first single, which is the title track, is scheduled to make its radio debut on Ryan Seacrest's radio show next week on October 13.

"Putting out an album on a major label is truly a dream come true," he said. "I'm excited for all the people who supported me throughout Idol to hear what I can do with my own songs. The album shows a whole different side of me and I'm so proud of it."
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Kanye West Calls Lindsay Lohan's Ungaro the 9/11 of Fashion


October 08, 2010 09:28:56 GMT


Rapper Kanye West has taken aim at troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, insisting her style collection for Emanuel Ungaro put him off launching his own fashion range. The "Mean Girls" star, who is currently in rehab in California, designed a line for the French fashion house last year, but her creations were mauled by critics when they hit the runway, and she later quit her creative consultant post at the company.

West has branded Lohan's disastrous line the fashion equivalent of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and he admits the reaction to the star's range made him axe his own clothing venture Past Tell, which was due to hit stores in 2009.
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'Bored to Death' 2.03 Clips: Jonathan's Life Hung

October 08, 2010 09:23:25 GMT


Two clips from the upcoming episode of "Bored to Death" have been released. In one clip, Jonathan is threatened and hung upside down by two men from S & M who kidnapped him to find out about their stolen hard drive's whereabout. The other clip shows George and Ray's visit to Howard the proprietor of a store for spy gadgets.

The episode is called "The Gowanus Canal Has Gonorrhea!" and airs this Sunday, October 10. George worries about remaining "intact" after getting some sobering news from his new urologist, Dr. Kenwood. The S & M henchmen who kidnap Jonathan demand a ransom which calls "GI" George & Ray to action.
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Miley Cyrus Has Wild Party in 'Who Owns My Heart' Music Video


October 08, 2010 08:55:15 GMT


Miley Cyrus has just debuted a music video in support of her latest single "Who Owns My Heart". Despite all the criticisms she received over her new sexy image, the "Hannah Montana" star continues to go loud in showing her mature side in this newly-debuted clip.

Waking up from a seemingly tight sleep, the 17-year-old pop singer is writhing on the bed in her undies. The temptation to go partying is so unbearable that she rushes to the bathroom and gets her make-up done. She rocks out the night in sexy outfit, grinding on male and female clubbers.
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David Beckham's Salary Drops by $3 Million

October 08, 2010 08:52:30 GMT


Soccer ace David Beckham has taken a pay cut of almost $3 million after his company's profits plunged. New figures for Footwork Productions show that turnover has fallen from $23.2 million in 2005 to $17.1 million this year.

The Los Angeles Galaxy star paid himself a salary of $16.2 million in 2009 but due to the decline in profits, he received only $13.5 million this year, according to documents obtained by Britain's Daily Mirror. But, despite a drop in worth of $37.5 million, Beckham is still valued at $150 million.
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No Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson Reunion for 'El Presidente'


October 08, 2010 08:49:47 GMT


Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson are not going to collaborate in foreseeable future. Despite report that the "A Few Good Men" actors would reunite in "El Presidente", a rep for Cruise says the rumor is not true while a rep for the vet star tells Gossip Cop that he is not doing the film.

The Cruise-and-Nicholson-reunion rumor for "El Presidente" was first brought into attention by Los Angeles Times. The site claimed that the "Knight & Day" hunk is attached to take a role as a Secret Service agent in the upcoming film while Nicholson is offered "the presidential part".
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Called Having 'Image Problem', Katherine Heigl Says 'I Think That Was Fair'

October 08, 2010 08:48:43 GMT


Katherine Heigl came to L.A.'s KTLA morning show on Thursday morning, October 7, admitting that she has an "image problem." The New York Times article recently stated that Heigl is known as the not-the-best spokeswoman for herself "by being honest in interviews" and called her "unwilling diva" while the actress commented, "Yeah, I think that was fair."

Though Heigl claimed she deserved the perception of her being too honest for Hollywood, she added, "It's something that I spent a lot of time the last year thinking about and figuring out. My career is important to me and I'm really passionate about trying to keep it... I don't want to be the person digging my own grave."
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Halle Berry's Visit in Poland Criticized

October 08, 2010 08:46:10 GMT


Actress Halle Berry has been slammed by a top politician in Poland for her high level of security on a recent trip to the country. The "Monster's Ball" star visited Warsaw earlier this month to launch her new perfume Reveal.

The actress is said to have had an armed police escort to take her around the country's capital and senior MP Edward Siarka has reacted with fury at claims Berry's entourage sped through a red light during her trip. He tells Britain's Daily Star, "Anyone would have thought this was a president late for a meeting with The Queen."
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Russell Brand to Avoid Charges in Paparazzi Scuffle

October 08, 2010 08:40:30 GMT


British funnyman Russell Brand is set to avoid charges over his recent arrest in Los Angeles. The comic was detained by police at Los Angeles International Airport last month following an alleged clash with a photographer. He was charged with battery and released on $20,000 bail.

Brand insisted he was defending fiancee Katy Perry from an over-zealous snapper but American immigration officials revealed they were investigating the situation and could revoke his visa over the incident. But the "Get Him to the Greek" star looks likely to avoid charges if he attends a court hearing along with the paparazzo on November 19, to receive a reprimand from a judge.
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Sean Connery Asked to Testify in Property Scandal Case

October 08, 2010 08:37:39 GMT


Sir Sean Connery and his wife Micheline have reportedly been summoned to testify in a Spanish court in relation to a property scandal in the country. A property company linked to the former "James Bond" star and his wife allegedly failed to pay $2 million in tax on the sale of development rights to land on the outskirts of Malaga.

In May, Connery was named in a money-laundering investigation stemming from the sale of a seaside villa just east of Marbella, a coastal town close to Malaga. The actor was said to have sold the property for $9 million in 1999 and it was knocked down and replaced by a complex with 72 apartments - despite laws dictating only five homes could be constructed at the site.
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Paul Rudd to Use Prosthetic Penis in Jennifer Aniston-Starring Movie


October 08, 2010 08:10:01 GMT


Paul Rudd may commit to be all out for his role in "WanderLust", but he probably will not show his asset in front of co-star Jennifer Aniston. According to E! Online, the actor will use a prosthetic penis to film his nude scenes in the film.

"It's so funny," former Hollywood publicist Jonathan Jaxson, who was on the scene in Clarkesville, Ga., says about the fake organ as quoted by the site. "Everyone has been joking about his prosthetic penis."
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Cast of 'Lost' to Reunite at 2010 Scream Awards

October 08, 2010 08:07:24 GMT


"Lost" is not really dead after all. The cult sci-fi series will be honored at Spike TV's annual Scream Awards later this month, in a segment called "Farewell Tribute to Lost". Stars like Jorge Garcia, Harold Perrineau, Henry Ian Cusick as well as producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will be reunited for the first time since the series ended in May.

The mentioned names are only few who have been confirmed for attendance but according to the press release, there would be more cast members to be announced soon. There will be pyrotechnics and filmed tribute during the honor. A video has been released to promote the segment, featuring Dr. Pierre Chang in his Dharma lab coat chugging on a 40 and introducing a Scream-viewing facility named The Tube.
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Kanye West Signs Footwear Deal With Stubbs and Wooton

October 08, 2010 07:52:10 GMT


Kanye West is branching out into footwear design once again - he's launching his own line of loafers with shoemakers Stubbs and Wooton. The "Gold Digger" rapper previously collaborated with bosses at Nike for his Air Yeezy sports shoe, and has even designed footwear for Louis Vuitton.

And now he's signed a deal to collaborate with designers at Stubbs and Wooton, known for their European-styled crested slippers and loafers. Stubbs and Wootton owner Percy Steinhart tells the New York Post, "We were honored that he approached us to do something together. We do a lot of crests. And (Kanye) loves crests." The line is scheduled hit shelves next spring next year.
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Drake Finds It Hard to Always Have Bodyguards Following His Move

October 08, 2010 07:48:36 GMT


Rapper Drake has been forced to keep security close by wherever he goes after a few "scary" encounters with fans and members of the public. The "Best I Ever Had" hitmaker has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame since signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money record label, but he is still adjusting to his changing lifestyle.

In an interview with U.S. newswoman Katie Couric, he says, "I must say that it is all surreal to me on a daily basis... I remember it like yesterday that I used to drive by myself in my Acura and was able to go anywhere, to the mall by myself. The way you end up missing anonymity is very interesting."
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Ian Morris Dies at 53


October 08, 2010 07:45:00 GMT


Singer/songwriter Ian Morris has passed away. He was 53. The frontman of Th' Dudes died in Napier, New Zealand on Thursday, October 7. No further information was available as WENN went to press.

Morris formed Th' Dudes with school friends Peter Urlich and Dave Dobbyn in 1975 but left the group in 1980 and pursued a solo career under the name Tex Pistol. A duet, "Nobody Else", with his brother Rikki topped the charts in New Zealand in 1988. Th' Dudes reformed for a tour in 2006.
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B.G. In Hot Water for Filming Video Without Proper Authorization

October 08, 2010 07:43:15 GMT


Rapper B.G. has been hit with a $150,000 lawsuit from his neighbours in Louisiana after allegedly filming a video on their property without permission. The hip-hop star, a former member of Bryan 'Baby' Williams' Hot Boyz group, reportedly shot the promo for "My Hood" on his street without the appropriate city permits.

Shyrl Patterson Bagneris and John Bagneris filed documents in the Eastern District Louisiana court alleging the rapper, real name Christopher Dorsey, trespassed on their property with a film crew of more than 40 people. The couple sent a cease and desist letter to Dorsey at the time but allege the rapper ignored the warning and continued to promote the video without the proper authorization.
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Ozzy Osbourne Furious His Song Used to Spread Hatred

October 08, 2010 07:39:13 GMT


Ozzy Osbourne has blasted religious leaders in Kansas for using the lyrics to his song "Crazy Train" to promote messages of hate and evil. The rocker was appalled when he learned that members of the Westboro Baptist Church had paraphrased lyrics from the song at a post-Supreme Court hearing press conference in Washington, D.C. - after telling reporters the U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are "punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality and abortion".

He says, "I am sickened and disgusted by the use of Crazy Train to promote messages of hate and evil by a church."
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Johnny Depp and Lady GaGa Named the Most Powerful Entertainers

October 08, 2010 07:37:35 GMT


Johnny Depp made a spectacular leap to the top of a newly-released Entertainment Weekly's Power List. Topping the 50 Most Powerful Entertainers list, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star was joined by controversial singer Lady GaGa who secured the runner-up place.

"Depp's career has been a long, strange trip - and ending up the most powerful actor in Hollywood is the weirdest twist of all," the mag explained. "He's rarely followed the standard playbook, choosing roles as misfits (Edward Scissorhands, Gilbert Grape) and oddballs (Ed Wood, Ichabod Crane) over the usual romantic leads and action heroes."
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Chris Brown Talks About Failed Tour Plan With Usher

October 08, 2010 07:33:54 GMT


R&B singer Chris Brown bears no grudge against Usher after plans for a joint tour fell apart over the summer and still hopes to "work something out" for the future. Record producer Bryan-Michael Cox, who created hits for both stars, made a premature announcement in August when he took to the internet and claimed the pair was teaming up for a new trek.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker fueled the rumors by asking fans' opinions about a possible double tour on his Twitter.com blog, only for Usher's management to shoot down the reports, insisting, "There are no plans for Usher and Brown to tour together." Brown has now told of his disappointment about the cancellation in an interview with New York's Hot 97 radio station, but he is adamant there was no fall out between the singers.
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John Malkovich Turns Harsh Criticism Into New Opera

October 08, 2010 07:29:06 GMT


John Malkovich is hoping to return to Istanbul, Turkey with a new opera featuring a local critic's harsh review of the actor's last production in the city. The "Being John Malkovich" star was floored by the criticism of The Infernal Comedy, in which he starred as part of the 17th International Istanbul Theatre Festival this summer - but he has derived something positive out of it.

The theatre critic's review will be part of a new opera, "The Malkovich Torment", which the actor hopes to take back to Istanbul next year. He tells WENN, "I was sent this one review and I really regretted that decision because I so enjoyed doing it (The Infernal Comedy). I was doing a second opera this summer called The Music Critic at Julian Rachlin's film festival in Dubrovnik and the concept was to get all the most horrific reviews on Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mozart, Bach etc. and read these terrible, terrible reviews and then play the piece."
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Killer Croc Could Be 'Batman 3' Villain


October 08, 2010 07:10:23 GMT


Rumor has it, Christopher Nolan's third "Batman" film will feature Killer Croc as the villain. The rumor surfaces after there was a report that the movie will be shot in New Orleans and comics writer Mark Millar tweeted, "Oh, wait. Con gossip: I know who the villain(s) are in Batman 3 and the big scene outside Gotham sounds awesome. Totally timely locale."

Slash Film then connects the dots, suggesting that Killer Croc is the one hinted by Millar because the deformed crocodile wrestler resides at the Louisiana swamps. Additionally, Miller claimed, "One of the villains is from my favourite childhood run on the character," which would fit Killer Croc since it first appeared in 1983, when the author was still a teen.
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'Grey's Anatomy' 7.04 Preview: MerDer's Baby Drama


October 08, 2010 07:05:31 GMT


Now that Derek knows Meredith had a miscarriage, it looks like baby will still be an issue for the couple. In "Can't Fight Biology", things are hostile on all fronts when a visit to the obstetrician results in some disturbing news for Meredith and Derek.

"I think they're trying, but I don't think we'll see a baby on the show," said Ellen Pompeo who plays Meredith and has a one-year-old baby in real life. "Production-wise, it's too difficult to deal with infants while you're shooting."
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Eva Longoria to Host MTV EMAs With Ke$ha Added to Performers Line-Up

October 08, 2010 07:00:08 GMT


The official host of MTV European Music Awards which will be held on November 7 in Madrid, Spain has been revealed. Following the footsteps of previous hosts Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake is "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria.

"I'm beyond excited to be asked to host the 2010 EMAs and getting to do it in the beautiful city of Madrid is the icing on the cake," she said. "I can't wait to see some fabulous performances and love that the most nominated artists this year are two amazing women, making some of the most exciting music in pop right now!"
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International Trailer for 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Reveals the Challenges

October 08, 2010 06:31:59 GMT


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An international trailer for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" has been released, sharing more scenes from Pevensie children's adventure. Swallowed into a painting and onto Narnia's royal ship The Dawn Treader, Edmund and Lucy along with their cousin Eustace and King Caspian embark on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands.

With a guidance of a sprite, they must prevent something that could steal the light using Edmund's sword. But an obstacle comes from an old enemy, The White Witch, who tries to lure Edmund by once again offering him to be her king.
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Elton John: Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' Will Top Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'

October 08, 2010 06:29:10 GMT


Elton John has got the privilege to listen to Lady GaGa's new album "Born This Way". Praising the record as "f**king amazing", he shared his insight about one particular song, saying " 'Born This Way,' which is the title song, will completely get rid of Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'."

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the British singer who made a duet with GaGa on the stage of this year's Grammy Awards stated further, "This is the new 'I Will Survive.' That was the gay anthem. This is the new gay anthem. Actually, it's not a gay anthem - it can apply to anybody."
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Preview: 'Jersey Shore' Spoofed on 'South Park'

October 08, 2010 06:21:11 GMT


"Bones" has gone down the road, even Jimmy Kimmel made a "Sesame Street" version of it. Now, "Jersey Shore" is the subject of spoof on Comedy Central's "South Park" which will return next Wednesday, October 13 with the episode called "New Jersey".

Cartman, Stan, Kenny and assorted other South Parkians attempt to hold the line against the Jerseyfication of the world. Everything east of the Rockies is now part of New Jersey. South Park is in danger of becoming West Jersey within the week and Jerseyites comprising of people like Snooki and The Situation spill into Colorado, approaching South Park.
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The Other Justin Bieber Urges The Star's Fans to Stop Calling Him


October 08, 2010 06:16:59 GMT


A 35-year-old Florida pinball machine collector is pleading with Justin Bieber fans to stop calling him through the night - even though he's called Justin Bieber! The other Bieber changed his phone number when 'Bieber Fever' kicked off at the beginning of 2010, but devotees of the "Baby" singer found the digits and now constantly call him.

He says, "It's just a little hard to sleep at night when the phone's ringing constantly. There's messages from, 'Hey Justin Bieber, I love you,' to 'You're the worst singer ever!' "
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Vince Neil's Elevator Assault Investigation Has Been Dropped

October 08, 2010 06:15:38 GMT


Rocker Vince Neil has one less thing to worry about - an assault investigation surrounding an alleged attack on a woman in a Las Vegas elevator has been dropped due to insufficient evidence. Jessica Radowicz filed a police report claiming she was manhandled by the rocker when she recognized him in an elevator at the Hilton resort over America's Labor Day weekend, September 5, and the alleged altercation left her shaken up and bruised.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials launched an investigation but have now closed the case, insisting surveillance video doesn't support the alleged victim's story. A spokeswoman says, "The video does not show evidence of the victim being pushed. Furthermore, the alleged victim refused to make a statement, so the case has been cleared out."
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Solange Knowles Calls Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Video 'Kiddie Porn' for Kids

October 08, 2010 06:14:53 GMT


Singer-turned-DJ Solange Knowles has taken aim at Katy Perry, insisting the star's sexy "California Gurls" music video is "kiddie porn" for children, who can't help but watch. Beyonce Knowles' younger sister is furious her five-year-old son Julez sneaked away to watch Perry's suggestive promo, which features the singer lying nude on a cloud of cotton candy, covering her breasts with cakes and squirting cream from a can bra.

And now she's taking aim at the pop star on her Twitter blog, blaming Perry for recklessly marketing her sexy image to kids with seductive bright colours and candy. Solange writes, "Iont like (don't like) the fact dat Julez thinks he gotta sneak & watched 'California gurls' on u tube. Katy Perry is polluting the chirrens (children). It is like kiddie porn tho. All them damn colors, candy and s**t... and then daisy dukes, breast shooting cream... ."
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Nas' Email Slamming Bosses at Def Jam Revealed

October 08, 2010 06:14:02 GMT


Rapper Nas has fired off an angry email to label bosses at Def Jam, accusing them of treating him like a "slave" and disrespecting him by stalling the release of his forthcoming "Lost Tapes" album. The "I Can" hitmaker, real name Nasir Jones, proudly announced via his Twitter blog in September that he was preparing a sequel to his critically acclaimed 2002 disc "The Lost Tapes".

MTV News claimed the album would hit music retailers on December 14, but the project failed to appear on Def Jam's official schedule for winter releases, prompting rumors of a secret dispute between Nas and his label executives. Now the fall-out between the two parties has gone public after an email sent from Nas to Def Jam heads, including Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, leaked online.
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Tila Tequila Loses Bid to Stop Her Sex Tape Release


October 08, 2010 06:13:33 GMT


U.S. reality TV star Tila Tequila has lost her legal fight to stop release of a sex tape she made with a boyfriend several years ago - a judge has rejected her request for an injunction. According to TMZ, the star, real name Tila Nguyen, filed for an injunction to stop the release of the explicit video, made during a holiday with a boyfriend more than seven years ago.

Her lawyer claimed the tape is an invasion of her privacy and a misappropriation of her image. But a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge rejected the argument on Thursday, October 7, noting "Tila exploits her sexuality".
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Martin Scorsese's 'Boardwalk Empire' Adopted as Atlantic City Casino's Theme


October 08, 2010 06:13:04 GMT


Martin Scorsese's hit new U.S. TV drama "Boardwalk Empire" has inspired a group of New Jersey developers to turn their new Atlantic City casino into a homage to the show. Dennis Gomes and Morris Bailey are planning to style their new venture like the Prohibition-era gambling meccas featured in the gritty new series, starring Steve Buscemi as casino boss and gangster Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson.

Resorts Atlantic City, the nation's first casino to open outside Nevada, will adopt 1920s decor and music throughout and all staff will dress in 1920s attire.
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Larry Hagman Awarded $11.5 Million in Damages After Becoming Victim of Fraud

October 08, 2010 06:12:36 GMT


"Dallas" star Larry Hagman has been awarded $11.5 million in damages from banking firm Citigroup Inc. after becoming a victim of fraud. The veteran actor, who played ruthless oil tycoon J.R. Ewing in the hit 1980s TV show, took action against company bosses in May 2009 after an unspecified incident with his Citigroup accounts and a life insurance policy he purchased through the bank.

He accused Citigroup executives of a breach of fiduciary duty, a breach of contract, fraud by misrepresentation and omission, failure to supervise and violation of federal and state law. He filed for damages of $1.35 million but was given the inflated amount after arbitrators at independent securities regulator FINRA found Citigroup heads had "engaged in serious misconduct", therefore qualifying Hagman to receive punitive damages too.
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Video Premiere: Bret Michaels' 'Riding Against the Wind'

October 08, 2010 05:43:34 GMT


Bret Michaels' "Riding Against the Wind" music video has made its way out via Billboard. This clip gives a closer look at how the Poison star juggles his life as a father of two little girls and a rocker with tight schedule on the road.

"Riding Against the Wind" is a single lifted from Michaels' latest solo studio album "Custom Built" which has been in stores since July this year. The song is also chosen as an anthem for his new VH1 reality show "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It".
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Justin Timberlake Reportedly Buys New Home to Escape Paparazzi

October 08, 2010 04:56:18 GMT


Justin Timberlake has snapped up a new high-security New York home in a bid to hide out from the paparazzi when he's in the city. The "SexyBack" singer already owns a condo in the Big Apple's Tribeca district - but the building only has a part-time doorman and photographers frequently lurk outside to catch the singer entering and exiting with his actress girlfriend Jessica Biel.

But Timberlake appears to have had enough - he's put the condominium up for sale with a listing price of $5.25 million and has already purchased a more private residence in Manhattan's Greenwich Village where he can come and go as he pleases. The $7.65 million penthouse boasts three bedrooms and private parking, reports the New York Post.
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Bono to Lauch African-Themed Clothing Range With Louis Vuitton

October 08, 2010 04:55:49 GMT


U2 frontman Bono is teaming up with luxury fashion label Louis Vuitton to launch an African-themed clothing range. The Irish rocker and his wife Ali Hewson set up Edun in 2005 to stimulate business in Africa, but the ethical fashion firm plunged into the red in 2009, with debts up 90 per cent from 2008, according to official documents obtained by British newspaper The Sun in August this year.

The shocking financial records reportedly prompted bosses at luxury business group LVMH, which owns couture house Louis Vuitton, to buy an "important" stake in Edun to help boost profits. And now the rocker is teaming up with designers at the French fashion house to create a new line of clothes.
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'Dora' Actress Sues TV Bosses for 'Seriously Underpaid'

October 08, 2010 04:52:35 GMT


The teenage actress who voiced children's cartoon character "Dora the Explorer" is taking TV bosses to court amid allegations she was pressured into signing a contract which cheated her out of millions of dollars in wages. Caitlin Sanchez claims she and her parents were handed "unconscionable" documents to sign when she accepted the role on the Nickelodeon show in 2007 and were reportedly cornered into agreeing to the terms without the help of a lawyer.

But the star's attorney, John Balestriere, argues the actress was seriously underpaid and was not properly compensated for the hours of work she put in recording the voice of the hugely popular Latina character. In the lawsuit, filed in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 6, it is also alleged that Sanchez, who was paid $5,115 per episode, was given a "meager travel stipend of $40 a day", despite being expected to fly around the U.S. to promote the cartoon.
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Julianne Moore's Career Achievements to Be Honored at Rome Film Festival

October 08, 2010 04:51:33 GMT


Actress Julianne Moore will be the toast of the upcoming Rome Film Festival in Italy when she is honored for her career achievements. "The Hours" star will premiere her latest movie, "The Kids Are All Right", at the annual event and she will be acknowledged by festival organizers for her ability to represent both mainstream Hollywood and independent movies, according to artistic director Piera Detassis.

The 2010 Rome Film Festival will also mark the 50th anniversary of director Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" with a special screening of the restored classic. Actresses Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes will open the event on October 28 with their new marital drama "Last Night".
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Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa Not Expecting Child


October 08, 2010 04:46:37 GMT


Kevin Jonas is not yet heading to the journey of fatherhood. A source close to the Jonas Brothers star told Gossip Cop that a recent rumor mentioning the singer and his wife Danielle Deleasa are currently expecting their first child is "not true."

Danielle's pregnancy rumor made the headline after an eyewitness told In Touch Weekly that on September 16 Kevin and Danielle were spotted at a Rite Aid pharmacy in West Hollywood where they bought a home pregnancy test.
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Miley Cyrus' Sister Tries Out for 'Wizards of Waverly Place'


October 08, 2010 04:34:40 GMT


Miley Cyrus' little sister Noah Cyrus was photographed attending the audition for "Wizards of Waverly Place" in Hollywood on Wednesday, October 6 afternoon. The 10-year-old left the studio clutching a script with her mom Tish Cyrus in companion.

Noah has frequently appeared on Miley's show "Hannah Montana", even appearing on the movie version as a background dancer. Her first major engagement in a movie was providing a voice in animation "Ponyo" together with the youngest Jonas sibling, Frankie Jonas.
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Rihanna's 'Who's That Chick' Arrives in Full, 'Loud' Third Single Confirmed

October 08, 2010 04:34:08 GMT


After leaked a few days ago, a new song called "Who's That Chick" which is performed by Rihanna finally surfaced. It's a club track produced by French DJ David Guetta and has Rihanna singing about not caring about anything else but dancing.

When the song first came out, many suggested it's one of the materials for Rihanna's new album "Loud". The "Umbrella" singer quickly clarified the rumor, writing on Twitter back then "Who's that Chick, is an online music video/commercial that we shot for Doritos and it got leaked......... I don't want u to get confused...doritos is in no way connected to LOUD."
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Oksana Grigorieva: Mel Gibson Turned 'Evil' When Jealous


October 08, 2010 04:16:51 GMT


Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has accused the star of flying into "jealous" rages over the slightest snub. The couple split in April and their break-up later turned nasty after tape recordings of their bitter bust-ups hit the internet.

Russian singer Grigorieva, who shares a young daughter, Lucia, with the "Lethal Weapon" star, alleges he beat her and knocked out her teeth during a violent altercation early this year. She has now claimed the actor is prone to flipping out and becoming twisted by "evil" when he feels jealous - and she's urging Gibson to get help for his mood swings.
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Kim Kardashian and Michael Copon 'Are So Not Dating'


October 08, 2010 04:11:43 GMT


Though Kim Kardashian has a new TV show and a new zip code, "One Tree Hill" actor Michael Copon is not her new man. Contrary to recent rumor suggesting Kim and Michael are "hitting it off romantically", a source close to the 29-year-old reality TV star told E! Online that the two "are so not dating!"

Kim and Michael's dating rumor was first run by In Touch Weekly. The publication started their story with a line read, "A galpal of Kim's tells In Touch that she's dating actor and musician Michael Copon." The source said, "Kim is dating Michael. They have known each other for years, but he and Kim just recently reconnected."
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Darren Aronofsky's 'Tiger' Could Reunite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie


October 08, 2010 04:04:00 GMT


There might not be another "Mr and Mrs Smith" movie but that does not mean people cannot see Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie working together again. Speaking to Spanish website Quien, scribe Guillermo Arriaga hints that the "Wanted (2008)" beauty is going to join her living partner Pitt in "The Tiger".

Pitt has been previously attached to take a lead role in the film that will be Darren Aronofsky's next directorial project. Jolie, meanwhile, had not been linked to "The Tiger" before and Arriaga does not clearly mention her part though many suggest that she will also star in the movie.
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Stars Encouraged to Donate to Save 100 Club From Closure

October 08, 2010 04:03:28 GMT


Organizers of a campaign to save London's legendary 100 Club have appealed to rockers including Noel Gallagher and John Lyndon to donate cash to save the famed concert venue. Last month, it was announced the club in the U.K. capital's Oxford Street faces closure by Christmas after a rent increase led to unmanageable costs for the owners.

A campaign was launched to save the venue - famous for hosting pre-stardom gigs by countless bands including the Sex Pistols, The Jam, and Oasis - and organizers are now calling on rockers who played there in the early stages of their careers to help save the building.
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Ke$ha Is Queen of the Freaks in New Version of 'Take It Off' Video


October 08, 2010 03:59:58 GMT


Ke$ha was bored, so she spent her spare time to film an alternate version of her latest single "Take It Off" and recently premiered it for fans. The "Tik Tok" hitmaker throws a party for the freaks with all glow in the dark paint, scantily dressed dancers and elements of weird.

"Heyy to all my fans! sooooo....me n my friends were bored and we were really channeling some 80s hard (tron, David Bowie in labrynth, revenge of the nerds) and we made this new video for take it off. It was really fun to make," she wrote in an accompanying message.
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Emma Stone Turned 'Lunatic' When Filming 'Easy A'

October 08, 2010 03:57:51 GMT


Emma Stone was so anxious after landing her first lead role in "Easy A", she broke out in blemishes and transformed into a "lunatic". The actress has previously had supporting parts in comedies such as "Superbad" and "The House Bunny" and was delighted after landing the starring turn in the teen comedy, in which she plays a student who pretends to lose her virginity.

But the 21 year old admits the stress of the project took its toll on her. Stone tells Britain's Empire magazine, "I put a large amount of pressure on myself while we were shooting it. I was a lunatic. I broke out all over my face and turned into this crazy person. But I am so insanely grateful that this happened."
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Phil Collins Explains Why He Did Cover Album

October 08, 2010 03:55:21 GMT


Phil Collins has defended his decision to release an album of cover songs, insisting he has been "waiting all his professional life" to record the tracks. The rocker last month reached the top of the U.K. charts with his latest album "Going Back", a compilation of his take on classic Motown hits, but he's shrugged off suggestions he only recorded the project after running out of new ideas for original material.

He tells the Associated Press, "For me, it's not an album that suggests that I'm drying up. I mean, there was a review that I saw for a Peter Gabriel album. The reviewer said that it's what normally happens when artists get to a certain age, they start drying up with material and they start to cover other people's material."
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Rihanna Calls to Check on Katy Perry and Lady GaGa's Dress

October 08, 2010 03:51:32 GMT


Rihanna ensures she's never left red-faced on the red carpet by texting her pop star pals Katy Perry and Lady GaGa to find out if their outfits will clash. The singers are known for their wild wardrobes but Rihanna is terrified they will one day be photographed in identical dresses - and she admits it takes a lot of planning to prevent a fashion faux pas.

Rihanna explains, "My worst nightmare would be a clash on the red carpet, so we all text each other before to make sure. We're all kind of fearless with fashion. So Katy and I speak all the time about what we're going to wear. And Gaga."
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Paul McCartney's Handwritten Lyrics Sold in Auction

October 08, 2010 03:48:34 GMT


Handwritten lyrics by Sir Paul McCartney are expected to get at least $200,000 in a music memorabilia auction this month. The working lyrics to "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", off The Beatles' 1969 album "Abbey Road", are expected to be the big draw in the internet sale, which also includes unreleased Lady GaGa demos, clothing worn by Elvis Presley, and a crystal-encrusted helmet worn by Michael Jackson on his 1981 Triumph tour.

James Brown's 1987 signed American passport has also gone under the hammer, as well as 50 signed guitars and Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to his early track, "Song to Woody". A black and white hat worn by Kurt Cobain at a Nirvana concert in 1991 is also up for grabs in Gotta Have It! Collectibles' auction, which ends on October 15.
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'Pretty Little Liars' Finds Actors for Two Brand New Characters

October 08, 2010 03:36:02 GMT


When "Pretty Little Liars" is back in January next year, there will be two new faces that would either complicate or simplify the mystery surrounding who 'A' is. ABC Family announced that these two characters are created for the TV show version, and they don't exist in the book it's based upon.

The first character is named Simone and she is set to create drama for one of the Rosewood girls. The role will be filled in by none other than Alona Tal whom TV fans have seen on "Supernatural" and "Veronica Mars". The other character is a male, named Caleb and he's a "bad boy", MTV said. Tyler Blackburn from "Days of Our Lives" would fit in the role.
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Johnny Depp Visits London School Kids to Help Them 'Mutinying' Over the Teachers

October 08, 2010 03:27:29 GMT


As a fellow pirate, Johnny Depp can do nothing but to visit his buccaneers who "were having a bit of trouble" and asked him to "come and help" them. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor, dressed in his full costume of Captain Jack Sparrow, visited the Meridian Primary School after receiving the a-bit-of-trouble letter from nine-year-old pupil named Beatrice Delap.

Depp, accompanied by his entourage who were also dressed in almost-the-same outfits as him, made the surprise visit on Wednesday, October 6. Once he arrived, Depp showed to the excited students Delap's letter. The letter read, "We are a bunch of budding young pirates. Normally we're a right handful, but we're having trouble mutinying against the teachers. We'd love it if you could come and help."
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Weezer Will Do 'Deluxe Break-Up' for $20 Million

October 08, 2010 03:20:27 GMT


Weezer have responded to an online campaign to stop them from releasing another album, insisting they'll retire if anti-fans come up with $20 million. James Burns wants to silence the band by paying them off and he's embarked on a bid to raise $10 million to split the group.

Burns claims the "Buddy Holly" rockers have failed to live up to their 1996 album 'Pinkerton" and he's taking his crusade online to find followers around the world. The band is taking the campaign in its stride - with drummer Patrick Wilson joking they'll consider an inflated offer.
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Slash Launches Film Production Company, to Shoot 'Nothing to Fear' as First Project

October 08, 2010 03:16:00 GMT


Former Guns N' Roses rocker Slash is embracing his love of horror movies by launching his own Slasher Films production company. The guitarist has teamed up with Scout Productions to create Slasher Films, which will make horror movies inspired by his favorite thrillers from the '70s and '80s.

Slash tells Deadline, "I've always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I've always wanted to do." And he's hoping he'll be able to live up to fans' expectations: "My audience is made up of young, edgy, discerning consumers, with an appetite for quality and a hint of anarchy."
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Mackenzie Foy Confirmed to Play Renesmee in 'Breaking Dawn'


October 08, 2010 03:14:31 GMT


Summit Entertainment has found Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's daughter, Renesmee. Mackenzie Foy has been officially cast as the child of vampire-mortal couple in "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn".

"Twilight" books author Stephenie Meyer is the one who confirms the news. "Very excited about our new Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy. She's an amazing young actress and I'm excited to work with her," she writes in a note for Twilight Facebook Fan Page.
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Pink Explains Her Plan to Film Gay Wedding for Music Video


October 08, 2010 03:13:15 GMT


Pop star Pink has depicted a same-sex wedding in her latest music video - after watching her lesbian best friend's "heartbreaking" blessing ceremony. The singer features gay couples in the new promo for her single "Raise Your Glass" and admits the idea was inspired by her own pal, who recently 'wed' in a commitment ceremony. California law forbids homosexual couples from legally marrying.

Pink explains, "I threw my best friend's wedding in my backyard. She is gay and it was a beautiful ceremony. At the end of it, her mom said, 'Why can't that be legal?' and started crying. It was the most heartbreaking thing I've ever seen and that's why I'm doing it in my video."
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Jason Donovan to Welcome Another Child Next March

October 08, 2010 03:08:58 GMT


Australian singer Jason Donovan is to be a dad for the third time - his wife is expecting a baby. The 42-year-old star, who previously dated Kylie Minogue, already has two children with Angela Malloch - 10-year-old daughter Jemma and son, Zach, nine.

Donovan has now announced he will be welcoming a new addition to his family next March - but he's decided to keep the sex of his baby a secret. He tells British TV host Lorraine Kelly, "It's great news. In the Donovan household in March next year we're going to have another baby. I do know the sex, I found that out this week, but I'm going to keep that one to ourselves... Why wouldn't you want another one?"
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Toni Braxton Files for Bankruptcy, Again

October 08, 2010 03:06:35 GMT


R&B star Toni Braxton's financial woes continue to spiral - the singer has filed for bankruptcy again. The "Un-Break My Heart" hitmaker has filed papers in California, claiming she owes between $10 million and $50 million in unpaid debts.

Braxton alleges she's unable to cover the costs because she is only worth between $1 million and $10 million. In the filing, the star lists a number of her creditors, including the City of Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau and the Department of Motor Vehicles in California and Nevada.
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Jim Carrey Went on Double Date With Noah Emmerich

October 08, 2010 03:03:28 GMT


Jim Carrey has wasted no time in charming the ladies since his split from Jenny McCarthy - the funnyman was reportedly spotted flirting with a mystery woman at a restaurant in New York. The "Mask" actor headed to The Lion eaterie in Manhattan with his "The Truman Show" co-star Noah Emmerich, a woman believed to be Emmerich's girlfriend, and a young Brazilian.

New York Post gossip column Page Six reported that Carrey spent the double-date last week "openly flirting" with the woman, drawing stares from other diners. A source tells the publication, "Carrey was openly flirting with the hottie all night, and everyone at the restaurant was talking about it. After dinner, they kept the date going at the bar."
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Oprah Winfrey Will Take Her Academy Students to Visit Obama

October 08, 2010 03:02:02 GMT


Oprah Winfrey thrilled students from her academy in South Africa by flying them to the U.S. and introducing them to President Barack, according to reports. The chat show queen launched the Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg eight years ago to improve education for local youngsters.

And she has shown the project is still close to her heart by jetting a group of 63 students to the States to visit leading universities including Harvard and Stanford. Winfrey even used her influence to arrange a visit to the White House to meet the president before throwing a party for the group at her estate in Santa Barbara, California, according to the Montecito Journal.
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'Vampire Diaries' 2.06 Preview: Plan B

October 08, 2010 02:46:44 GMT


When cornered by two forces, Damon seeks alliance in Bonnie. In the next "The Vampire Diaries", Bonnie is reluctant but the brothers will gain an ally from someone else. Despite Elena's efforts to keep Jeremy safe, he offers to help Damon and Alaric deal with Katherine.

Bonnie accidentally discovers new information about Mason and shares it with Stefan, leading Damon to take matters into his own hands. But Ian Somerhalder previously told E! Online that the Salvatore brothers would put their differences aside when facing Katherine and Tyler.
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First Full Trailer for Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' Is Tear Jerker

October 08, 2010 02:37:11 GMT


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The first full trailer for "127 Hours" has been debuted via Apple. It opens with a look at James Franco's Aron Ralston who starts his day with a full spirit to begin his journey to an isolated canyon in Utah. His day is turned 180 degrees after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Over the next five days Ralston examines his life before finding out that he has the courage to extricate himself by any means necessary, including cutting off the lower part of his right arm with a dull knife. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, parents, and the two hikers he met before his accident.
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Juliette Lewis Resting at Home After Broadsided by Hit-and-Run Driver


October 08, 2010 02:35:16 GMT


Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis is currently resting at her home after being hospitalized on Wednesday night, October 6. The "Old School" star was admitted to the medical center after she was involved in a hit-and-run in Burbank, California, Us Magazine reported.

A rep for Lewis told the site that the 37-year-old actress "was leaving an event for her new film 'Conviction' last night when the Town Car driving her home was broadsided by a hit-and-run driver. The Sedan Juliette was traveling in was completely totaled."
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Jasmine V Talks About Her Busy Suitor in New Single 'All These Boys'


October 08, 2010 02:33:02 GMT


Jasmine V who is romantically linked to Justin Bieber has just unveiled a new song on her MySpace, talking about "All These Boys" in the fun, dance track. She is expected to include the song in her upcoming debut album and plans to shoot its music video at the end of this month.

"All of these boys got 'em standin' in a line/ So many boys keep on beggin' for my time/ All of these boys I just can't make up my mind/ Everywhere I go somebody's tryin' to be my boyfriend," she throws her lines. Without naming her suitors, she even slams one of them, "This one tellin' me he's too busy to take me out/ Can somebody come and tell me what's that all about."
 
 
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