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October 19, 2010

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Harry and Ginny's Kiss Is Interrupted in New 'Deathly Hallows' TV Spot


October 19, 2010 10:01:30 GMT


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A bunch of new TV spots for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" have been released by Warner Bros. Pictures, sharing a lot of new scenes. One particular snippet gives an extended look at Harry and Ginny's smooching scene which is set in the kitchen. The romantic moment is cut end when they find out that there is another person in the room, who is none other than one of Ginny's twin brothers.

"Deathly Hallows: Part I" begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes - without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore. In the meantime, Harry is drawing ever closer to the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
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Taylor Swift Slams Haters in 'Mean', Disses John Mayer and Camilla Belle in Others


October 19, 2010 09:40:25 GMT


Another new song from Taylor Swift has been made available for download on iTunes to countdown the October 25 release of her new album "Speak Now". It's titled "Mean" and features the country music beauty hitting back at the haters. She croons, "Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things/ Drunken grumblings about how I can't sing / But all you are is mean/ And a liar/ And pathetic."

"When you do what I do, which is you put yourself out there for a lot of people to say whatever they want...there's a million different opinions," she said in an interview with E! News preceding the song release. "I get that, no matter what, you're going to be criticized for something."
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Danny O'Donoghue of The Script Finds Pleasure in Turning Down Girls

October 19, 2010 09:32:55 GMT


The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue relishes in the attention he receives from beautiful women now he's famous - because he loves turning them down. The Irish rockers shot to fame around the world in 2008 with the release of their hit eponymous album, and quickly became targets for sexy groupies.

But rather than fall for temptation, the singer admits he's in love with his longtime girlfriend - and he finds great pleasure in snubbing their advances. He tells Britain's The Sun, "I get to say 'no' to some of the most beautiful girls in the world, who would not have come anywhere near me if I was not in the band."
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Leon Russell Thanks Elton John for Rescuing Him From Obscurity


October 19, 2010 09:32:33 GMT


Rock and blues legend Leon Russell has publicly thanked pal Elton John for rescuing him from obscurity, revealing fellow pianist Bruce Hornsb did the same thing - but failed to respect the old-timer.

The aging singer/songwriter, who inspired Elton when the Brit was starting out in the late 1960s, has bounced back from surgery for a brain fluid leak to record new album "The Union" with the Rocket Man. And he insists the call to record an album with his old friend came at a very good time.
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Ronnie Wood's Ex-Wife Still Struggling to Move On After Divorce

October 19, 2010 09:32:01 GMT


Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo is struggling to move on after her divorce from The Rolling Stones member - because she has still not received her settlement almost a year later. The veteran guitarist split from his wife of 24 years in July 2008, after his affair with young Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova was exposed.

Ex-model Jo cited the star's admitted adultery as the reason for their break-up and was handed an estimated $10.4 million as part of her settlement when the divorce was finalized in November 2009. But Jo claims she is still to receive any money from her ex-partner a year later.
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Arrest Warant Issued for Joe Budden


October 19, 2010 09:31:31 GMT


Rapper Joe Budden is facing jail time after a New Jersey judge issued a warrant for his arrest over allegations he owes $13,000 in child support. According to The New Jersey Journal, a judge in Hudson County issued the warrant after the "Pump It Up" hitmaker failed to show at a hearing regarding his lack of payments in May this year.

He was arrested in 2009 over his failure to keep up with child support, reports AllHipHop.com.
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Simon Cowell to Sign New Deal With U.K. TV Network

October 19, 2010 09:31:02 GMT


Simon Cowell has negotiated a new U.K. TV deal to continue making his hugely popular talent shows "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent" - for a reported $150 million. The music mogul has signed a new three-year contract with British broadcaster ITV to keep the hit shows on the network until 2013.

The deal comes after months of speculation Cowell will take "The X Factor" off-air in the U.K. in 2011 so he can concentrate on launching the contest Stateside. It is thought Cowell will personally bank around $30 million from the contract, according to Britain's The Sun.
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Mike Tyson's Charity Trip Scrapped Due to Expensive Ticket

October 19, 2010 09:30:33 GMT


Mike Tyson has been forced to scrap a charity trip to the Czech Republic after potential bidders failed to show interest in spending time with the ex-boxing champ. The 44-year-old former fighter was set to jet into Prague on Tuesday, October 19 as part of a five-day charity visit to raise funds for a children's hospital in the city.

Organizers had hoped fans would bid big for the chance to meet the star and offered a training session with Tyson for $1,315 and a dinner with the star for a staggering $157,000. But after tickets failed to sell, the trip was canceled.
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Michael Caine Just Held Sean Connery's Coat During Brawl


October 19, 2010 09:30:16 GMT


Sir Michael Caine once held on to Sir Sean Connery's coat while the former "Bond" star grappled with four men in a club. The legendary actors were pals in the 1960s as they carved out show business careers, and they enjoyed raucous nights in and out while living in London.

And Caine soon witnessed the Scottish hunk's strength after Connery lost his famous temper with a group of men mocking a girl band at a nightspot. He recalls, "In my early 20s I was running around with Sean and Terence Stamp. Every girl in London was running after us. Sean used to have parties called 'Bring a Bottle and a Bird'. I couldn't afford a bottle then, so I took two birds (girls)."
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Robin Williams Could Play Bengal Tiger on Broadway

October 19, 2010 09:29:55 GMT


Robin Williams is well on his way to returning to the Broadway stage to star in Rajiv Joseph's acclaimed play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo", according to reports. The New York Times reports that producers Robyn Goodman and Kevin McCollum are close to concluding a deal with the funnyman.

The play, set around the Iraq War, is scheduled to open in New York in spring 2011. "Bengal Tiger" won huge acclaim when it debuted at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City, California in May, 2009. It most recently played the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles earlier this year.
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Tyler Perry Fights Back Tears When Talking Child Abuse on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'


October 19, 2010 09:29:30 GMT


Moviemaker Tyler Perry choked back tears on a recent "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taping as he recalled his abusive upbringing in New Orleans, Louisiana. The actor/director went public about his awful youth for the first time in a series of posts and musings on his website in 2009 - and only now is he brave enough to talk about his brutal past.

In his interview with pal Oprah Winfrey, which will air in America on Wednesday, October 2, Perry struggled to compose himself as he talked about the day he "died" when he was first raped by a member of his family. The mogul recalled being beaten and sexually abused by a male and a female relative - and how he once blacked out for three days.
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Adrien Brody Sues 'Giallo' Producers for Failing to Pay Him

October 19, 2010 09:28:54 GMT


Adrien Brody is suing producers of his Italian thriller "Giallo" over allegations they failed to pay him and misled him about lucrative distribution rights. The Oscar-winner was promised a 'play-or-pay' deal to star in director Dario Argento's movie, meaning he would receive his $640,000 fee whether the film was made or not.

Once production started on the film, Brody claims he found out the movie was not properly funded and his fee had not been paid into a third-party holding account. He alleges that he signed a new contract and agreed to defer payment, but only if he was allowed to have "absolute right to withhold consent" of his image in the movie until he was paid.
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Adam Lambert Tells LGBT Youth in New PSA: 'It Gets Better'


October 19, 2010 09:16:17 GMT


Adam Lambert takes the baton from other stars who have recorded a PSA for "It Gets Better" campaign. The singer sends a positive message to LGBT youth out there from the point of view of an openly-gay public figure, saying even he still got bullied by people with "nasty" comments.

"It seems hard," Lambert said in the black and white video. "I think being different is always going to be a tough climb. There's always going to be people that are going to be scared of it. But at the end of the day, if you give those bullies and those people that are so ignorant and fearful of your lifestyle, if you give them the power to affect you, you're letting them win, and they don't deserve that."
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Season 2 of 'V' Reduced From 13 to 10 Episodes

October 19, 2010 08:57:28 GMT


It looks like "V" is going to settle with 10 episodes in season 2. ABC announced last week that the re-imagining of 1983 miniseries will return to the screen on January 4 but instead of running for 13 episodes like in the initial order, the new season will begin with 10 episodes.

"V" occupies the Tuesday, 9/8c slot after "No Ordinary Family". In other words, it is taking the "Dancing with the Stars" result show before the competition show takes off for a Spring season on March 29. A slight change of plan, according to Deadline, is made so that there are 2 preemptions.
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Justin Bieber to Talk About Laser Tag Incident in Anti-Bullying PSA


October 19, 2010 08:41:36 GMT


Hot on the heels of earlier report that Justin Bieber has become a homophobic bullying victim, a recent rumor suggested the 16-year-old pop singer will take a stand against bullying. Bieber reportedly will film a PSA to spread his message to his fans.

According to TMZ, the pint-sized idol will probably go public "within the next week." Sources said people in his camp actually wanted to keep details of the incident under wraps, but the singer himself felt it was important for people to know what happened.
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Mel Gibson's Cameo in 'Hangover 2' Is Confirmed


October 19, 2010 08:12:14 GMT


Mel Gibson is set to save his acting career with "The Hangover 2". The 54-year-old actor, who lately hits the headline for his ongoing battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, has signed to portray a Bangkok tattooist in the upcoming movie, New York Post's Page Six first reported.

"It's a done deal. Mel will make a cameo as a tattoo artist," a source told the site. "Filming is taking place on the Warner Bros. lot, where a Bangkok set has been built, and Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October."
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Local Groups Upset Over Michael Jackson's Name Re-honored


October 19, 2010 07:59:40 GMT


A Michael Jackson tribute at a Los Angeles school the King of Pop briefly attended has upset one pedophilia awareness group. Officials at the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) are appalled by Los Angeles Unified School District bosses' decision to uncover Jackson's name above the entrance to Gardner Street Elementary's auditorium.

The dedication was boarded over in 2003 when Jackson was charged with child molestation and school officials decided it was time to re-honor their most famous pupil on Friday, October 15. But the rededication has upset many local groups.
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Elton John Leaves Pop but Says Yes to GaGa

October 19, 2010 07:54:02 GMT


Elton John has ruled out recording any more pop albums, insisting he wants to devote the rest of his career to tackling the blues. The "Rocket Man" reveals working with piano legend Leon Russell on new album "The Union" has made Elton realize he's too old for the mainstream charts.

And, despite being one of the biggest pop stars of all time, he's turning his back on the genre. Elton tells USA Today, "I've never had such a personal experience making a record (as The Union) and it's given me verification that what I should do in the future is make records like this."
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Mika Thankful for Emergency Services in Saving His Sister

October 19, 2010 07:50:28 GMT


Pop star Mika has thanked London's emergency services for rushing to his sister's aid after she was impaled on a metal rail following a freak fall from a window earlier this month. The "Grace Kelly" hitmaker's sibling, Paloma Penniman, fell 50 feet from a window at her home in Kensington, West London and landed on a metal rail last week.

Her legs were impaled on the rail's spikes, with one entering her abdomen. Firefighters quickly cut the section of the railing and a helicopter response team flew her to hospital. Mika has revealed his sister is now in a stable condition after a series of operations, and has expressed his gratitude to all those who were involved in helping her.
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2010 Soul Train Noms: Alicia Keys, Drake and Nicki Minaj Show Domination


October 19, 2010 07:49:30 GMT


This year's nominees of Soul Train Awards have been unveiled. New mum Alicia Keys leads the pack alongside Usher with four nods each, Drake follows closely with three and Nicki Minaj scores two. The other musicians who receive double kudos are Erykah Badu, Dondria, Janelle Monae, Fantasia Barrino and Sade.

Alicia and Drake are up against each other in Album of the Year. Her "Element of Freedom" and his "Thank Me Later" are on a bid to win the prize with such competitors as Usher's "Raymond vs. Raymond", Sade's "Soldier of Love" and Erykah's "New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)".
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Ryan Murphy Favored to Revive 'Rocky Horror Picture' Film

October 19, 2010 07:45:49 GMT


"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is in talks to revamp cult 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" after paying tribute to the Richard O'Brien film on TV. A week before the Rocky Horror Show-themed Glee episode airs on October 26, Murphy has been named as the favorite to direct a new version of the camp classic.

According to online reports, Murphy has met with Fox movie bosses, but has yet to commit to the project. The original film featured Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf. The movie was adapted from a stage musical, written and developed by O'Brien.
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Arrest Warrant Issued for Randy and Evi Quaid After No Show

October 19, 2010 07:40:30 GMT


A California judge has issued bench warrants for the arrests of Randy Quaid and his wife Evi after the couple failed to show up for a hearing in a Santa Barbara courthouse on Monday, October 18. The Quaids were scheduled to appear for a hearing on burglary charges filed last month after police were called to a Montecito, California, residence to investigate a report of squatters.

Hours after the officials arrived, the actor and his wife showed up, claiming they had owned the property since the 1990s. The Quaids were charged with residential burglary.
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Mike Tyson Facing Lawsuit Over Airport Incident

October 19, 2010 07:34:37 GMT


Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is facing a $25 million lawsuit from the photographer he allegedly beat up at Los Angeles International Airport last year. Tyson was involved in an altercation with snapper Antonio Echavarria as he landed in L.A. last November.

Both men made citizen's arrests on each other and were later hauled off to a police station, where they were booked for identical misdemeanor battery charges. The charges were later dropped due to "insufficient evidence".
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Lea Michele May Be Engaged to Theo Stockman

October 19, 2010 07:21:47 GMT


Lea Michele went out with her parents to Katsuya restaurant on Sunday, October 17 night but it was not Edith Sarfati and Marc Sarfati who became the center of attention. The "Glee" star wore all-black outfit during the outing, giving her accessory, particularly the one on her finger, a time to shine.

The gold ring was plain in design but enough to start a rumor that she's engaged to her Broadway star boyfriend Theo Stockman. This is actually not the first time that she is seen with the ring. On October 9, the same band was seen resting on her finger during her trip to Kate Somerville Salon in Beverly Hills, C.A.
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First Official Images From Keira Knightley's 'Dangerous Method'


October 19, 2010 07:21:08 GMT


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The first official look at Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley in "A Dangerous Method" has been provided in stills. Both Mortensen and Fassbender sport vintage looks to portray Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung respectively, while the actress seems vulnerable as she plays a troubled but beautiful young woman named Sabina.

Based on the play "The Talking Cure" by Christopher Hampton and drawn from true-life events, the film centers its story on the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud after Sabina, driven mad by her past, is brought to see Jung by her father.
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Video: Caleb Followill Appears as Judge on 'Iron Chef'

October 19, 2010 07:05:47 GMT


Kings of Leon star Caleb Followill showed off his culinary know-how on U.S. TV cooking contest "Iron Chef" on Sunday night, October 17 - when he appeared among the judges on the Food Network show. The food-loving frontman taped his segment on the program a year ago and found himself passing comment on veal dishes during the clash of chefs.

Followill's "Iron Chef" episode aired on Sunday night. He offered nothing but praise to the eight dishes he judged, asking chef Michael Symon, "Is it OK if you eat it all?" as he tucked into a Pancetta-wrapped veal with lobster dish."
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Pete Doherty to Launch Jewelery Line Albion Trinketry


October 19, 2010 07:01:49 GMT


British rocker Pete Doherty is launching a jewelery line. The Babyshambles and Libertines star has teamed up with gem expert Hannah Martin for his Albion Trinketry collection. The range features items including cufflinks and chains. The line reflects Doherty's knack of "personalizing his antique finds."

The jewelery line is going to be made available for purchase later this year with an official website to be launched soon to publicize the collection. Those who are curious with his design can visit vogue.it where he can be seen modeling them.
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New 'Paranormal Activity 2' Clip Mentions Micah and Features Katie

October 19, 2010 06:49:40 GMT


A new clip from "Paranormal Activity 2" has made its way out via Apple. The short clip features Katie, who appeared in "Paranormal Activity", with an infant on her lap. Asked by another woman, who possibly holds a camera to tape Katie, about where Micah is, Katie replies that Micah is not up for hanging out that day.

Few days before, another clip from the upcoming horror movie was debuted by Trailer Addict. It gives a look at new footage, captured in a night vision, which is set around a house's entrance. The mysterious sighting, however, appears at the stairway which is located next to the door.
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Obama Announces Cameo on 'Mythbusters'

October 19, 2010 06:30:24 GMT


President Obama spared a minute to announce at White House Science Fair that his face can be recognized at Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters". The U.S. leader has taped a cameo for "Archimedese Solar Ray", an episode which airs December 8.

"I'm pleased to welcome Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, known as the MYTHBUSTERS," Obama said from the White House. "I can announce today that I taped a special guest appearance for their show, although I didn't get to blow anything up. I was a little frustrated about that."
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'Bachelor' Star Andrew Firestone Expecting Second Child

October 19, 2010 06:29:12 GMT


Andrew Firestone, who once appeared in reality dating show "The Bachelor", is going to have another kid with his wife, Ivana Bozilovic. The couple decided to wait until the delivery to find out the sex of their baby.

Andrew and Ivana already have a 19-month-old son Adam Brooks and they are excited to welcome new addition to their clan. "Ivana, Brooks, and I are thrilled to be adding another little Firestone to our family," a source told People.
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Nicki Minaj Hires Benny Medina to Replace P. Diddy as Manager

October 19, 2010 06:00:05 GMT


Rap sensation Nicki Minaj has parted ways with her manager Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs in favour of the guru behind Jennifer Lopez's career, Benny Medina. The "Your Love" hitmaker, who is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money label, joined fellow hip-hop star Rick Ross on Combs' management roster in May this year after three years under the guidance of Debbie Antney, mother of rising rapper Wacka Flocka Flame.

But Minaj has now cut ties with Combs ahead of the November release of her debut album "Pink Friday", admitting she didn't feel enough "progress" had been made in the five months she's spent under his wing. In a statement, she says, "By now, everyone should know that I am really strict when it comes to my representation."
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T.I. 'Disappointed' With 11-Month Prison Sentence


October 19, 2010 05:59:25 GMT


Rap superstar T.I. is "disappointed" to be heading back behind bars after an Atlanta, Georgia judge revoked his probation following his drug arrest in September. The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, who was released from prison in December 2009 stemming from 2007 gun charges, was busted with his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle during a traffic stop in Los Angeles when police found illegal substances on their person.

T.I., real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was hauled back into court on Friday, October 15 to answer claims he had violated his parole, and pleaded with U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell, Jr. to send him to rehab to deal with his drug addiction instead of jail. But his desperate appeal failed to move Judge Pannell and he ordered T.I. to serve another 11 months in detention.
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Rooney Mara Reportedly Pierces Nipples for 'Dragon Tattoo' Role

October 19, 2010 05:59:03 GMT


Rooney Mara has reportedly dyed her hair jet black and had her nipples pierced to fully transform herself into "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)". Rooney has been cast as tortured computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy movie, a role previously played by Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish film.

A picture of Mara with a pierced lip leaked online earlier this month, prompting speculation the actress was undergoing an image transformation to physically resemble Salander, who is described as looking anorexic in the book. And now sources tell the New York Post director David Fincher has made Mara bleach her eyebrows, dye her light brown hair dark, and even pierce her nipples for a topless scene.
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Jenny McCarthy Awake in the Middle of Breast Surgery

October 19, 2010 05:58:32 GMT


Jenny McCarthy's first breast augmentation was a living nightmare - the actress woke up in the middle of the surgical procedure because the doctor failed to administer anesthesia. The former Playboy Playmate decided to get her first implants done with pals after they found a cheap medic to perform the operation.

She remembers, "Me and my friends (sic) found a doctor in Arizona that cost about $1,500 to get our boobs done - because they didn't use anesthesia and I didn't know it!" But McCarthy paid the price when she woke up in a panic, shocked to see her chest bloodied and an unconcerned surgeon standing overhead.
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Junior Seau Drove Car Off a Cliff Following Arrest of Alleged Domestic Violence

October 19, 2010 05:57:55 GMT


American football icon Junior Seau has been hospitalized after driving his car off a cliff in California, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, according to a report. The former San Diego Chargers star, real name Tiaina Baul Seau, Jr., was taken into custody by California police at around 2 A.M. on Monday, October 18 and booked into the Vista Detention Facility following an altercation with an unidentified female.

He was released shortly afterwards, but was the subject of another police investigation hours later when he drove his SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) off the edge of a cliff in Carlsbad, according to TMZ.com. He was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for injuries.
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Full Nominations List of 2010 Gotham Film Awards Unveiled

October 19, 2010 05:57:37 GMT


"Winter's Bone" and "The Kids Are All Right" have emerged as very early Oscar favorites after landing multiple nominations for the upcoming Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York. The event is considered by many to open the awards season and will be staged on November 29.

Acclaimed movie "Winter's Bone" leads the pack with three nominations for Best Feature, Breakthrough Actor (Jennifer Lawrence) and Best Ensemble Performance, while "The Kids Are All Right" and "Tiny Furniture" both receive two nominations.
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Anne Hathaway 'Cried' Over Doing Sex Scene in 'Love and Other Drugs'


October 19, 2010 05:44:25 GMT


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Anne Hathaway was an emotional wreck filming sex scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal for new movie "Love and Other Drugs" and "cried every single day" she had to strip off for the cameras. Hathaway hooks up with her "Brokeback Mountain" co-star, who plays a Viagra salesman, in the new film.

But the actress insists she's nothing like her free-spirited character, and was an emotional mess when it came time to bare all for the racy scenes. She tells America's Vogue magazine, "These (characters) are people who have no trouble taking their clothes off - in a way, their bodies are their currency. But they're terrified of exposing their vulnerability, of becoming emotionally naked."
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Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood Lead American Country Awards Noms

October 19, 2010 04:58:47 GMT


The inaugural American Country Awards has announced its nominees. Lady Antebellum, along with new artist Easton Corbin, dominate the list with seven kudos each, Carrie Underwood follows with six, and Josh Turner scores five.

Antebellum are up for top honors of four categories, Artist, Single, Album and Music Video. In Artist of the Year, they compete against Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Underwood and Zac Brown Band. They face off Underwood and Lambert once again in Album of the Year which also lists Luke Bryan and Turner.
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'The Simpsons' Deemed Catholic, Al Jean Doesn't Think So


October 19, 2010 04:53:17 GMT


According to L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's daily broadsheet, Homer Simpson is a Catholic, but the show's creator disagrees. The FOX's animated sitcom "The Simpsons" is praised by the newspaper for covering issues like family, community, education and religion although Homer sleeps during sermons and picks on his religious neighbor Ned Flanders.

Executive producer Al Jean is flattered by the mention, but insists that many times Homer is not so holy. "My first reaction is shock and awe and I guess it makes up for me not going to church for 20 years," Jean told EW, adding "We've pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic. I really don't think he could go without eating meat on Fridays - for even an hour."
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Ronan Keating Snapped Holding Hands With Estranged Wife


October 19, 2010 04:33:36 GMT


Ronan Keating has fueled rumors he has reconciled with his estranged wife Yvonne after they were spotted holding hands and cuddling during a day out in Sydney, Australia. The Boyzone star separated from his wife of 12 years in May and was subsequently hit by claims he had enjoyed a fling with a dancer on his tour last year.

In August, Keating sparked speculation he was giving his marriage another go by telling reporters, "We've been left to our own devices but we are now a happy family. It's all good, thank God." However, rumors of a reconciliation were quickly shot down by the singer's representative.
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Monica Addresses Marriage and Pregnancy Rumors


October 19, 2010 04:27:11 GMT


Singer Monica has defended her whirlwind romance with American basketball star Shannon Brown amid rumors the couple recently became engaged. The" Boy Is Mine" hitmaker began dating the Los Angeles Lakers star after he played her love interest in her music video, "Love All Over Me", this summer.

Over the weekend, Monica posted a photo of herself on Twitter.com wearing a diamond ring, prompting rumors she's set to marry the hunky athlete. The singer went on to thank fans for their congratulations but appeared to take exception to less supportive messages, telling "people who judge" to mind their own business.
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Glastonbury Skips 2012 to Avoid Olympics Clash

October 19, 2010 04:17:44 GMT


Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival has been canceled in 2012 to stop the music event clashing with the Olympic Games, which will be held in London that summer. The famous event will continue as usual next year, with acts including U2, The Rolling Stones and Prince rumored to be heading the bill.

But organizer Michael Eavis has revealed there will be no Glastonbury in 2012 as it will be too "expensive" to stage the festival at the same time as the Olympics. He tells The Guardian, "I can see it getting very expensive. So we looked at the timing and thought that a year off seemed sensible."
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Gene Simmons Hunts Down His Websites' Hackers

October 19, 2010 04:14:06 GMT


Gene Simmons has threatened to "sue the pants off" a group of hackers who infiltrated two of his websites last week. The KISS rocker was left fuming when members of internet campaign group Anonymous targeted SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com, forcing him to shut down the online portals.

The digital attack is said to been a protest against Simmons' recent comments made in support of prosecuting illegal file-sharers. But Simmons was less than impressed with the stunt and he has contacted U.S. federal authorities to help track down the offenders.
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Rihanna Will Open 2010 American Music Awards


October 19, 2010 04:13:50 GMT


Rihanna has been recruited as one of the musical guests at this year's American Music Awards. According to Rap-Up, the 22-year-old singer is going to perform at the opening set of the awards show and will likely cater audience with her new single "Only Girl (In the World)".

AMAs will be held live at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, November 21 at 8 P.M. ET on ABC with Usher, Pink and Bon Jovi already on the performers list. Dominating the nominations list are Eminem and Lady Antebellum with five kudos.
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Kate Walsh's New Perfume for Women Smells Like Boyfriend

October 19, 2010 04:10:35 GMT


Kate Walsh has launched a bizarre new fragrance called "Boyfriend" which offers female fans the chance to smell like a guy. The "Private Practice" actress admits she was inspired to create the scent after a break-up which left her missing the aroma of her former lover's cologne.

"Boyfriend" is set to be launched in the U.S. next month and Walsh hopes the fragrance will help women heal their own heartbreak. She says in a statement, "You ever miss the scent of your boyfriend on your skin? Well, I did. So I created Boyfriend, a fragrance inspired by him but made for us."
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Prince Harry Kidnapping TV Show Moves On Despite Plea


October 19, 2010 04:07:17 GMT


The head of Britain's armed forces has issued a desperate plea to TV bosses in the U.K. urging them not to screen a drama-documentary which depicts Prince Harry kidnapped in Afghanistan. The 26-year-old British royal spent 10 weeks in the country in 2007 on a tour of duty with the army, but he was forced to return home for security reasons when his whereabouts were made public.

A controversial new TV show, which is due to air in the U.K. on Thursday, October 18 night, stars a Prince Harry lookalike and features a fictionalized story about what would have happened if the royal had been kidnapped by Taliban fighters. The show even depicts a mock execution.
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Wes Craven Cried Upon Courteney Cox and David Arquette's Split

October 19, 2010 04:02:16 GMT


Director Wes Craven wept when he heard his "Scream" co-stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette had separated - because he was so upset by the "sad" news. The legendary horror movie-maker directed the former couple in 1996's "Scream" and was delighted when they went on to marry and become parents to a daughter, Coco.

They announced this month that they are taking a break from their marriage and the separation occurred while they were onset with Craven filming "Scream 4". The director admits he had no idea the couple was no longer together during the shoot and he was devastated when he heard about the split.
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Angelina Jolie's Bosnian Movie Given Green Light


October 19, 2010 03:57:23 GMT


Angelina Jolie has been given the green light to proceed with her directorial debut - Bosnian officials have granted her permission to film in the country. Plans for the as-yet-untitled drama were halted last week when Bosnian government representatives revoked a production permit over confusion about the movie's plot.

But Jolie will be back in the director's chair when filming begins in Sarajevo next month - producer Edin Sarkic received the written permit from a minister on Monday, October 18, according to the Associated Press.
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Celine Dion Hospitalized to Prevent Early Delivery, Not Planning a Caesar


October 19, 2010 03:56:58 GMT


Pregnant Celine Dion has been hospitalized to prevent the premature birth of her twins, her rep has confirmed. The Canadian singer was admitted to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, October 18 as recommended by doctors.

The hospital officials have released a statement to affirm that Dion's hospitalization is aimed "to prevent the early delivery of her babies which is the standard of care for any patient with twin pregnancy in this clinical setting." The twin boys are due in November and the result of in-vitro fertilization.
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Caleb Followill Tempted to Join Military

October 19, 2010 03:34:42 GMT


Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill nearly missed out on becoming a rock star - he contemplated joining the military before starting the band. The singer admits he was bored of life after finishing school and was tempted to join the army after spotting a sign looking for new recruits.

But Followill admits a mysterious 'calling' prompted him to try out a career in music - even though he didn't know how to play an instrument. He recalls, "We were actually painting houses in Oklahoma. We were sitting in a parking lot. I look and there was a thing to sign up for the military. I was looking at it really hard and thinking I'm gonna do it. I was just fed up with where my life was going and thought I'm gonna sign up."
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Missy Elliott Accepts Visionary Prize at Black Girls Rock! Awards

October 19, 2010 03:31:22 GMT


Missy Elliott was honored as a positive role model for the African-American community at the 2010 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday, October 16. The "Get Ur Freak On" hitmaker accepted the Visionary prize from singer Ciara while actresses Ruby Dee, Keke Palmer and Raven-Symone were also celebrated for their achievements at the ceremony.

Elliott later took to her Twitter.com page to thank DJ Beverly Bond for organizing the event, held in the Paradise Theater in New York City's Bronx borough. She wrote:, "Beverly Bond u are so Amazing! I honer (sic) u! A inspiring (sic) event! Thanks to BlackGirlRock for my 2nd time being honoured for the Visionary Award! God thank u for ure (your) blessings and favour! I wanted to cry 4 got (forgot) to thank my momma... all nervous."
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Preview: 'Chuck' Welcomes Robert Englund in Halloween Episode

October 19, 2010 03:28:44 GMT


Spy series "Chuck" will celebrate Halloween in its own style next week. Beside tapping "Nightmare on Elm Street" films star Robert Englund to guest star as Dr. Stanley Wheelright, the October 25 episode called "Chuck vs. the Aisle of Terror" will also be about a shocking murder.

When Chuck, Sarah, Casey, and Morgan are tasked to stop Dr. Stanley Wheelright from releasing a nightmare-inducing toxin, they're also led to question the allegiances of Chuck's mom. This would be the episode where Chuck meets his mom in person to demand the answers to why she left when he was 9-year-old.
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Naomi Campbell Converts to Kabbalah to Calm Her Temper


October 19, 2010 03:28:00 GMT


British supermodel Naomi Campbell has converted to Kabbalah to help calm her infamous temper. The catwalk beauty's outbursts have landed her in trouble several times in recent years - she carried out a 200-hour community service sentence in 2008 after assaulting two police officers at London's Heathrow Airport, and underwent anger management classes following a 1998 attack on her former assistant.

Campbell was also accused of slapping her chauffeur earlier this year, although the driver later withdrew his complaint and refused to press charges. The model insists she has calmed down a lot recently and credits the mystical Jewish faith with helping her turn her life around.
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Lance Armstrong Welcomes Baby Girl Olivia Marie

October 19, 2010 03:26:07 GMT


Cycling ace Lance Armstrong has welcomed a new member into his family - a baby daughter, Olivia Marie. The seven-time Tour de France winner took to Twitter.com in the early hours of Monday morning, October 18 to announce the new arrival.

The proud dad wrote, "Olivia Marie Armstrong has arrived!" The little girl is the sportsman's fifth child. He and his girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a son, Max, last year and he has three kids with his ex-wife Kristin.
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Kristen Stewart Attends 'Welcome to the Rileys' Screening in New York

October 19, 2010 03:14:09 GMT


Before fully committed to the production of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn", Kristen Stewart is still completing her duty to promote "Welcome to the Rileys". On October 18, the brunette showed up at The Cinema Society & Everlon Diamond Knot Collection's screening of "Rileys" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City.

The depicter of Mallory looked elegant in a one-shouldered black mini dress and sported a bright red lipstick. She was sandwiched between co-star James Gandolfini and director Jake Scott when posing in front of the venue.
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Mark Salling Talks Debut Album and Announces Music Video Premiere

October 19, 2010 02:58:57 GMT


Breaking many hearts across the country with his brooding good look and melodic voice in FOX's hit TV series "Glee", Mark Salling finally has his dream of releasing an album coming true. He chronicles his seven-year musical journey with a sound reminiscent of early classic Rock 'n' Roll, alternative, and a 60s Folk-Beat-era sound.

In an exclusive interview with AceShowbiz, Salling describes his sound and talks about the album "Pipe Dreams" which is due in the United States on October 25. The Noah 'Puck' Puckerman depicter also announces music video premiere of his single "Illusions" and credits his grandmother as the person behind his success.
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Rapper Eyedea, 28, Died in His Sleep, Mom Speaks


October 19, 2010 02:46:43 GMT


Great talent died too young, Michael "Eyedea" Larsen was found dead while sleeping at his St. Paul, Minnesota home over the weekend. While the cause of death of the 28-year-old rapper is yet to be determined, his mother Kathy Averill released a statement to ask for privacy during the difficult time.

Eyedea was signed to Rhymesayers label and earned the title of 'the underground Eminem'. As an indie artist, he was known for his rapid-fire delivery and freestyle skills which Em uses as weapons. He won several rap battles such as the 1999's Scribble Jam in Cincinnati and Blaze Battle in Chicago the next year. His debut album called "First Born" was released in 2001 under the collaboration with DJ Abilities.
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'Iron Man 3' Gets Release Date, Disney to Distribute It


October 19, 2010 02:39:04 GMT


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Walt Disney Studios has announced to drop "Iron Man 3" in U.S. theaters on May 3, 2013. The studio sets the release date soon after they acquire distribution and marketing rights on the third "Iron Man" movie and "The Avengers", which is due May 4, 2012, from Paramount Pictures.

According to reports, Paramount will receive distribution fees for both films with a guaranteed minimum of $115 million regardless of how the films perform. Insiders say the studio will receive its usual 8% distribution fee for "The Avengers" and an increase to 9% for the third "Iron Man" as a reward for launching one of Hollywood's most valuable franchises.
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Willow Smith Debuts 'Whip My Hair' Video, Eying Duet With Lady GaGa


October 19, 2010 02:27:20 GMT


Willow Smith brings the fun to school in a music video for her debut single "Whip My Hair". The 9-year-old singer walks into a plain room full of people dressing in the same white outfit. The music is played and she shakes her long braided hair and sprays paint all over the place in the process.

"Whip My Hair" is confirmed to be listed in Willow's upcoming first studio album as a lead single. The music video is directed by Ray Kay and features some costume changes which show off her killer outfits. "Sometimes I put my own stuff in it. I mix up the outfits too," she said of her style in a radio interview. "My mom puts together outfits and I can pick which one I want to wear."
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NBC Is Pleased With 'The Event', 'LOLA' and 'Outsourced'


October 19, 2010 02:20:10 GMT


After canceling "Outlaw", NBC moved on to announcing the shows which survive the casualty this Fall. Freshmen "The Event", "Law & Order: Los Angeles", and "Outsourced" have just received a full-season order.

"We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline," NBC president Angela Bromstad said in the press release. "We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them."
 
 
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