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October 20, 2010

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Pics: Kim Kardashian Presented With Birthday Cake at Autograph Signing Session

October 20, 2010 09:58:33 GMT


Though Kim Kardashian will not officially turn 30 on Thursday, October 21, the reality TV beauty has gotten lots of treats. During an autograph signing session to launch her "Objects of Desire" holiday collection and "Revolutionary Illumifill", a line filling facial highlighter, Kim was presented with a black and pink birthday cake which had picture of her on it.

Looking stunning in her black ensemble which was paired with gold details during the event held at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Sherway Gardens Mall in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday, October 19, Kim gave her biggest smile as she was presented with the cake. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star later blew out the candles of her 30th birthday cake.
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Kristen Stewart Wary and Scolding in New 'Welcome to the Rileys' Clips

October 20, 2010 09:52:00 GMT


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Two brand new clips from "Welcome to the Rileys" have made their way out via MTV. Both videos share scenes featuring Kristen Stewart's Mallory along with James Gandolfini's Doug Riley.

The clip titled "Not a Cop" sees Mallory who seems to be uneasy as she sees Doug in an eatery until the man convinces her that he is not a cop. The other one gives a look at Mallory who begs Doug not to be mad at her. But when Doug remains silent, she scolds him.
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Cover Art of Rihanna's 'What's My Name' Revealed


October 20, 2010 09:46:55 GMT


An artwork for Rihanna's news single "What's My Name" has been unleashed. It features the "Rated R" singer in a close-up shot with her flaming red hair and a head piece similar to the one she wore at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

"What's My Name" is listed among new tracks in Rihanna's soon-to-be-released studio album "Loud". She already shot a music video for the original version and will film another one for the remixed version which features Drake.
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Susan Boyle Talks Bullies on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

October 20, 2010 09:41:52 GMT


Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has opened up about the bullies who made her teenage years hell in her new memoirs. With teen tormenting a huge issue in the news right now following a string of bullying-related suicides in recent weeks in America, Boyle joined the celebrities raising awareness about the plight of victims when she appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Tuesday, October 19.

Talking about her school days in her native Scotland, which she writes about in autobiography "The Woman I Was Born to Be", Boyle told Winfrey, "(There was) name calling, burning my clothes with a cigarette and trying to trip me up - stuff like that. It wasn't really human and I was being hit round the head and stuff like that. That was physical, but the most hurtful was the psychological things - name calling, repeated name calling... they weren't very nice."
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Erykah Badu NOT Pregnant but Wants One Soon

October 20, 2010 09:32:09 GMT


Soul star Erykah Badu has denied internet rumours she is expecting her fourth child - but confesses she is broody for another son. The "Bag Lady" singer gave birth to producer Jay Electronica's baby, Mars Merkaba, last year, and also has a 13-year-old son, Seven, and a daughter Puma, six.

After followers of her Twitter.com page began asking the star if she is expecting another tot, Badu vehemently denied the speculation - but admitted she is already eying a fourth edition to her brood. She writes, "I'M ABSOLUTELY NOT NOT PREGNANT. Still breast feeding MARS. I would b so excited 4 a new lil boy tho soon (sic)."
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Matthew McConaughey Talks About Jamey Johnson Video He Directs

October 20, 2010 09:27:53 GMT


Matthew McConaughey has made his music video directorial debut after taking charge of country star Jamey Johnson's new promo for "Playing the Part". The "Sahara" star jumped behind the camera to call the shots on the set in late September, and he's thrilled with the end product.

He says, "Jamey and this song both have a great sense of humor, so I wanted the video to have a wink to it. For any video, if you like the song, you should like it even more after you see the video. I wanted this video to support the lyrics, and elevate the song...I started out with a 250-pound stripper leaving work in the morning, and ended up with a man in a gorilla suit getting fired from a used tyre store."
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Stuart Cable Died of Choking on His Own Vomit

October 20, 2010 09:23:31 GMT


Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable died after choking on his own vomit following a three-day booze binge, an inquest has heard. The rocker, who quit the band in 2003, was found dead at his home in Wales by his partner Rachel Jones on June 7.

An inquest into his death on Tuesday, October 19 heard how the musician had started drinking at a rugby club three days before his death. He continued to drink heavily the next day after his BBC Wales radio show until the early hours of the following morning.
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Father of Alleged Assaulted Boy Files Formal Complaint Against Justin Bieber


October 20, 2010 09:23:11 GMT


Justin Bieber's alleged assault report is apparently far from over. While Bieber refused to release any comment over the report that he punched a 12-year-old boy at a laser tag center in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, the boy's father has officially filed a formal complaint against the "Baby" hitmaker, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday night, October 18.

The unnamed father, who is reportedly a Vancouver, Canada lawyer, is determined to pursue potential charges against Bieber and has lodged a complaint with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. According to the Canadian Broadcasting, cops have confirmed about the police complaint following the alleged October 15 incident.
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Gordon Ramsay's Father-in-Law Steps Down Following Company's Loss

October 20, 2010 09:19:53 GMT


Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law has sparked rumors of a fallout with the fiery star after he stepped down as CEO of the celebrity chef's business empire. The "Hell's Kitchen" star has suffered severely in the recent economic downturn and in 2009 was forced to pump $8 million of his own money into his businesses in a last-ditch bid to keep afloat.

The company, Gordon Ramsay Holdings, reported a loss of $6.5 million last year and was dealt another blow in August when U.S. officials sent three outstanding tax bills, with one totaling $484,500. And the strain has seemingly affected Chris Hutcheson, the father of his wife Tana, who has walked away from his job in charge of his son-in-law's dealings after 12 years.
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James Cameron Confirms He and Angelina Jolie Are Circling 'Cleopatra'


October 20, 2010 09:12:17 GMT


A collaboration between James Cameron and Angelina Jolie in "Cleopatra" is so much possible. In a recent interview with New York Times, the helmer confirmed reports mentioning that he is in talks to direct the actress, who is set to take the title role in the movie.

"There's a Cleopatra project in work, meaning that it's been in development at Sony. And it's a subject that's always fascinated me. So yeah, I've been talking to them about it," Cameron said, before noting "But no decisions have been made."
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Jodie Foster Didn't Think Kristen Stewart Could Become Actress

October 20, 2010 09:12:16 GMT


Jodie Foster is shocked her "Panic Room" co-star Kristen Stewart is still in the movie industry - because she believed the star didn't have the "stereotypical personality" of an actress. The "Twilight" superstar played Foster's daughter in the 2002 thriller, but the Oscar winner admits she was convinced the shy actress wasn't cut out for a long career in film.

Foster says, "She's a great person, and I'm not surprised she's gone on to do great things. But I am surprised she is an actress. I didn't think that's where she was headed. And even though her mom said, 'No, she really really wants to be an actress,' I felt like, nah, she won't because she really doesn't have the stereotypical personality."
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Jessica Sutta Plays Naughty in 'I Wanna Be Bad' Music Video


October 20, 2010 09:11:14 GMT


Jessica Sutta is hot and sexy in a music video for her new solo single "I Wanna Be Bad". The former member of The Pussycat Dolls wears 18th century clothes which reveal her garters and undies, suggestively writhing around with her two female companions.

The video is produced by herself. She told Radar Online, "It's been a vision of mine for a while so it was really cool to get in there and produce it myself. Being the producer and the artist you'd think it would be really stressful, but for some reason everything went so smoothly."
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Kate Hudson Mistaken as a Boy When Delivered


October 20, 2010 09:02:42 GMT


Actress Kate Hudson was born a boy - or so baby doctors thought in the delivery room. The "Almost Famous" star's mum Goldie Hawn was stunned when a midwife congratulated her on the birth of a healthy son when she knew her baby was a little girl.

At Monday, October 18's Elle Women in Hollywood dinner in Los Angeles, the "Private Benjamin" star recalled the happy day she gave birth to Kate in in 1979, telling EOnline.com, "I had a C-section... (and) I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing... (and) all of a sudden, out she comes and they say, 'It's a boy!' And I was lying there going, 'No, it's a girl!'
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Video: David Arquette Appears in No 'Proposition 23' Campaign

October 20, 2010 08:58:35 GMT


David Arquette is taking his mind off the breakdown of his marriage to Courteney Cox by leading a campaign against a suspension of California's greenhouse gas emissions law. The "Scream" star, who announced his split from Cox earlier this month, is starring in a series of online promos in protest against Proposition 23 - which will halt the state's 2006 law promising to reduce greenhouse gases by 2020.

In the video, titled "Don't Mess With California", Arquette plays the role of California and lashes out at a group of thugs representing the oil barons who have allegedly funded Proposition 23. Producers of the promo are hoping the online format will win over young voters who are not drawn in by traditional advertisements.
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Pics: Lil Jon, La Toya Jackson Selling Pizzas for 'Celeb Apprentice'

October 20, 2010 08:46:24 GMT


The taping of "The Celebrity Apprentice" officially began rolling on Tuesday, October 19 when the stars were out selling pizzas for charity. As usual, the very first task in the reality show is a battle of gender and it revolves around food. The show had previously assigned celebrities to sell hot dogs, cup cakes and burgers.

From the men's team, Lil Jon was actively out on the street in front of Famous Famiglia pizzeria in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood to encourage people to buy a slice. He was accompanied by Gary Busey and John Rich. Mark McGrath stepped behind the counter to prepare the pizzas, getting some help from Meat Loaf in the cash register.
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Hilary Swank Unwittingly Bares Hairy Armpits at Red Carpet Event


October 20, 2010 08:37:49 GMT


Busy schedule of promoting her new movie "Conviction" apparently has made Hilary Swank forget to clean her hairy armpits before she stepped out for a recent red carpet event. The 36-year-old beauty flashed her tufty underarms as she donned a gold sleeveless Calvin Klein dress.

Swank was unaware that her hairy armpits drew cameras' attention when she struck a pose at the red carpet of Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood Tribute party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday night, October 18. Though so, the "Birds of America" actress wasn't the first beauty caught in the hairy-armpits faux pas.
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New 'Paranormal Activity 2' TV Spots Share More Creepy Scenes

October 20, 2010 08:19:26 GMT


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Just few days before the U.S. release of "Paranormal Activity 2", Paramount Pictures gives away more scenes from the movie by unleashing two new TV spots via Yahoo! Movies. Both videos contain the weird things happened to a family and captured by their camera.

Door closing by itself, a swaying chandelier and a woman dragged by something unseen are some creepy things that can be seen in the snippets. Meanwhile, the freakiest footage is perhaps the one from the TV spot titled "Level" which sees a mysterious female figure standing behind a woman sitting on the couch.
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John Mayer, Rob Thomas and Ben Harper Up for Michael Hutchence Tribute Album


October 20, 2010 08:09:06 GMT


John Mayer, Rob Thomas and Ben Harper have teamed up with Aussie rockers INXS for a tribute album to the band's late frontman Michael Hutchence. "Original Sin", which will hit stores and the internet in January 2011, features the tragic star's hits performed by a group of famous fans and his bandmates.

Stand-out tracks include Harper's take on "Never Tear Us Apart" and a new version of "Beautiful Girl" by Train star Pat Monahan, who jumped at the chance to perform with one of his favorite groups. He tells USA Today, "When they asked what song I wanted, I pulled out a list of about 30. Some may have forgotten how great a band INXS is, but maybe this will remind them, and introduce younger fans."
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T.I. Dropped as AXE Spokesmodel Following Recent Drug Possession Charge


October 20, 2010 08:00:56 GMT


Rapper T.I.'s legal woes have cost him a lucrative deal with deodorant company AXE. The "Live Your Life" hitmaker was handed an 11-month prison sentence last week after a Georgia judge ruled he had violated the terms of his probation following a drug possession arrest in California.

T.I., real name Clifford Harris, Jr., must surrender to authorities by November 1 - less than a year since he was released from prison after serving time for illegal weapons possession charges. And his latest spell behind bars has cost him his spokesmodel gig for AXE.
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James Franco Lands Top Acting Award at 2011 Santa Barbara Film Fest

October 20, 2010 07:56:48 GMT


"Spider-Man" star James Franco has landed on the 2011 Oscars-watch list after scoring a leading acting prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California. Franco will be handed the Outstanding Performance of the Year award at the January 2011 event for his role as young adventurer Aron Ralson in new movie "127 Hours".

The gripping film chronicles Ralson's battle for survival in Utah's Moab Desert after his arm is crushed by a boulder deep within a canyon. Franco will join an illustrious group of previous Outstanding Performance Award recipients, including Colin Firth, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren and the late Heath Ledger.
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Tyra Banks Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Stalker

October 20, 2010 07:49:41 GMT


Supermodel-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks has been granted a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker who has "targeted and harassed" the star since 2006. The "America's Next Top Model" host asked a judge to grant her request for a protection order against Marten Williams, Jr., who she claims has stalked her and members of her family for four years.

In documents filed in Los Angeles, Banks alleged the 39 year old has a history of mental illness and believes "he killed George Bush Jr. and that Michael Jackson is alive and living in Long Beach." Banks also claims Williams, Jr. has bombarded her with "ominous frightening letters and items".
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'Twilight' Trio Spotted on 'Breaking Dawn' Set in Louisiana


October 20, 2010 07:38:30 GMT


The main cast of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" have started gathering to kick off the principal photography of the movie. Last week, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner were spotted hitting the movie set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The depicter of werewolf Jacob Black was reportedly arriving earlier than his two co-stars and pictured playing with a dog while waiting for the on-screen couple. Later, Pattinson and Stewart were seen coming to the set at the same time.
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T.I. Reunites With Suicidal Man He Helped on Atlanta Radio Station


October 20, 2010 07:23:28 GMT


T.I. has been publicly praised for helping a suicidal man realize how much his family would suffer had the rapper not talked him down from the roof of an Atlanta, Georgia building last week, October 13. The "Live Your Life" star, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was running errands in his native Atlanta when he heard about the stand-off between cops and desperate local Joshua Starks on the radio.

He drove to the site of a 22-storey building, where the 24 year old was threatening to leap to his death, to see if he could help. Police persuaded Starks to step away from the roof's edge after showing him a heartfelt video of T.I. pleading with him not to end his life. Starks, who was briefly hospitalized after the incident, reunited with his hip-hop hero on Monday, October 18 to discuss the turn of events on an Atlanta radio station, and he admitted the rapper's plea had made him reevaluate his life.
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Video Premiere: Travis McCoy's 'Need You'

October 20, 2010 07:23:05 GMT


Travis McCoy ditches glamorous nightlife of New York City in a music video filmed to support his latest single "Need You". The Gym Class Heroes member goes to the Chinatown instead, making his way down the streets illuminated by paper lanterns.

"Need You" is taken from Travis McCoy's first solo studio album "Lazarus" which has been in stores since July. The track is released as a follow-up to chart-busting single "Billionaire" which features Bruno Mars. Along with him, McCoy kicks off his first-ever solo European tour this week, slated to hit England, Scotland, Germany and more.
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Melissa Etheridge Leads Last-Ditch Effort for California Marijuana Legalization


October 20, 2010 07:23:00 GMT


Rocker Melissa Etheridge is leading a last-ditch effort to legalize marijuana in California before the state votes on the issue next month, November. The "Come to My Window" singer and "Lethal Weapon" star Danny Glover are to join politicians and civic leaders at a Buddhafest press conference.

The conference will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 21 to raise awareness in the final days before voting begins on California Proposition 19, which could result in a new pot bill to regulate, control and tax marijuana use among over-21s. The Grammy Award-winning musician is a longtime marijuana legalization advocate.
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Madonna's Romance Rumors With Dancer 'Not True'

October 20, 2010 07:22:37 GMT


Madonna's publicist has shot down rumors the pop superstar has a new man in her life, dismissing reports she is dating her toyboy choreographer. The "Material Girl" star sparked rumors she had ended her romance with 24-year-old Brazilian hunk Jesus Luz after she was allegedly spotted smooching dancer Brahim Rachiki, 33, last week.

According to reports, the singer was openly kissing Rachiki, who choreographed her recent Sticky & Sweet tour, while the pair enjoyed a night out in New York. However, Madonna's rep has told Gossip Cop rumors of a new romance are "not true".
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Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy in 'Shameless' Trailer

October 20, 2010 07:22:25 GMT


"Shameless", a new Showtime series based on a U.K. show of the same name, has released its first trailer in anticipation of the January premiere. The series is starring Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy in the lead role and is coming from the production hand of John Wells ("ER, "Southland") and Paul Abbot ("State of Play", "Touching Evil").

Macy plays a far-from-stellar working class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six motley kids who keep the home afloat while he's out drinking and carousing. Playing the eldest kid Fiona is Emmy Rossum of "Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera" fame. Some of the other Gallagher siblings are portrayed by Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky and Jeremy Allen White. Joan Cusack and Justin Chatwin are also in the show.
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Katy Perry Is Set to Challenge Justin Bieber's Nail Polish Line


October 20, 2010 07:22:05 GMT


Katy Perry is set to challenge Justin Bieber at the cosmetic counter - the pop star has announced plans for a new nail polish line. The colorful "California Gurls" singer, who is famous for her ever-changing nail art, has teamed up with OPI, the same company behind Bieber's One Less Lonely Girl product.

The "Baby" singer's range of varnishes will be available through U.S. stores in time for the Christmas holidays. The Katy Perry for OPI collection will be available in January, 2011 and will feature four different shades: Teenage Dream; Not Like The Movies; Last Friday Night, and The One That Got Away.
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Henry Winkler and Scott Baio Pay Homage to Late Tom Bosley

October 20, 2010 07:21:34 GMT


Henry Winkler and Scott Baio are leading tributes to their late "Happy Days" co-star Tom Bosley, who died on Tuesday, October 19, aged 83. The beloved American actor, best-known as "Happy Days" patriarch Howard Cunningham on the hit 1970s and 80s TV sitcom, passed away at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California after battling a staph infection.

Winkler tells TMZ, "I saw him before I ever got to Hollywood on Broadway, and he was great. And then I got to act with him for 10 years and he was great. Tom Bosley was our mentor. He was a true artist... a great husband, and a fabulous father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten."
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Junior Seau Released From Hospital After Driving His Car Off a Cliff

October 20, 2010 07:20:57 GMT


American football star Junior Seau has been released from hospital after driving his vehicle off a cliff in California on Monday, October 18. The former San Diego Chargers star was admitted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in San Diego after he drove his SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) off the edge of the road and over a cliff in Carlsbad.

A hospital spokesperson tells TMZ Seau was treated for cuts and bruises and checked out on Tuesday morning, October 19. Police are now investigating the crash, which reportedly occurred hours after Seau was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
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Andy Serkis Strangled by Crazed Female Fan for Refusing to Impersonate Gollum

October 20, 2010 07:20:22 GMT


Andy Serkis was once strangled by a crazed female fan after refusing to impersonate his "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum for her. The British actor was enjoying a family trip to Disneyland in the U.S. when a young woman approached him and asked the star to speak in his most famous role's creepy voice.

Serkis politely declined - but the furious woman grabbed him by the throat and refused to let go until he agreed to perform. He tells ShortList magazine, "She grabbed my neck and wouldn't let me go until I did it. There were 15 people there with her and none of them could get her off me. In the end I just did it to end the ordeal."
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Khloe Kardashian: Perez Hilton Has Been My Personal Bully


October 20, 2010 07:19:45 GMT


Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has taken aim at celebrity blogger Perez Hilton after he personally asked her to address bullying on her website. The socialite sister of Kim Kardashian was initially astounded when Perez asked her to film an "It Gets Better" viral video and post it on her website because the blogger has been her chief tormentor for years.

As a result, she spent weeks considering what to say about Hilton and bullies in general before posting a stirring seven-minute message online, in which she targets the blogger for ruining her life and making her feel insecure about her looks. She says, "Perez Hilton asked me himself to do this video and he's doing such an amazing thing by getting all these celebrities to speak up to people but, for me, Perez has been my personal bully."
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Princess Diana's Fuschia Evening Gown Is the Biggest Draw in Online Auction

October 20, 2010 07:18:16 GMT


A pink designer dress worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, has gone under the hammer for almost $205,500. The fuschia evening gown by Victor Edelstein was among a collection of top celebrity memorabilia, including props worn by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, which were sold at the Gotta Have It! Rock and Pop Culture Auction last week.

The late British royal wore the dress to a gala with the President of Hungary in 1992 and it proved to be the biggest draw in the online sale, overshadowing the $62,250 one bidder paid for a pair of gloves worn by Jackson during a photoshoot for his classic album "Bad", reports TMZ.
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Margaret Thatcher Hospitalized From Nasty Bout of Influenza

October 20, 2010 07:17:18 GMT


Former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been admitted to hospital after failing to recover from a nasty bout of influenza. The 'Iron Lady' was forced to pull out of her 85th birthday party at her former residence, 10 Downing Street in London, last Wednesday, October 13 because she was too ill to attend.

She urged Britain's current leader David Cameron not to cancel the party, and told the 150 guests in a message that she was "so disappointed" that she wasn't able to make it to the festivities. The Baroness was taken to Cromwell Hospital in the British capital on Tuesday, October 18 as a "precautionary measure".
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Tarzan's Son Depicter, Johnny Sheffield, Died After Falling From Palm Tree


October 20, 2010 07:16:53 GMT


Johnny Sheffield, the actor who played Tarzan's son in the late 1930s and early 1940s, has died. He was 79. Sheffield portrayed swimming champion-turned-movie star Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan's orphaned child, Boy, in films like "Tarzan Finds A Son!" and "Tarzan & The Amazons".

He died at his home in Chula Vista, California on Friday, October 15 after suffering a heart attack, according to the Los Angeles Times. His wife Patty tells the publication he fell from a ladder while pruning a palm tree.
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Full List of Movie Winners at 2010 Scream Awards


October 20, 2010 07:03:13 GMT


The winners of 2010 Scream Awards have all been revealed when the show was aired on Spike TV Tuesday, October 19. Coming out as a big winner was "Inception", which snatched the coveted The Ultimate Scream and Best Sci-Fi Movie titles.

This Christopher Nolan-directed flick also led its three actors, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy, to win Best Sci-Fi Actor, Best Sci-Fi Supporting Actor and Breakout Male Performance respectively. The other honor got by the blockbuster film was Fight Scene of the Year.
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The CW Developing a Musical Series

October 20, 2010 06:43:15 GMT


The CW is probably inspired by the success of FOX's "Glee" that it has ordered for a development of a musical TV series. The network's target market is clear, teenagers who would enjoy some singing and dancing.

Assigned to be the writers are "Bandslam" writer slash director Todd Graff and the film's producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. The former is not only in charge of writing but also executive producing and possibly directing. The project is being developed under the title "Acting Out" and it is described by Deadline as a mix of "Glee" and "Bad Santa".
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Mark Salling Premieres Double Music Videos for 'Illusions'

October 20, 2010 06:26:56 GMT


"Glee" hunk Mark Salling has just made public a music video in support of his song "Illusions" via E! Online. The Noah 'Puck' Puckerman depicter debuts not just one but two videos for the track of his debut album "Pipe Dreams".

The song is about "the different illusions that we have in society," including illusions from the realms of politics, religion and entertainment. As for the effort, he said in an exclusive interview with AceShowbiz, "The whole album is a diary pretty much of the last decade of my life and struggles in L.A. as a musician. The track 'Pipe Dreams' which is coincidentally the name of my album and label, sums it up pretty well I think."
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Eva Herzigova Confirms She's Expecting Second Child

October 20, 2010 06:09:22 GMT


Supermodel Eva Herzigova has confirmed that she is expecting her second child with businessman partner Gregorio Marsiaj. She shared the happy news to People, saying "Gregorio and I are thrilled with the wonderful news. Our son George is being really sweet, asking all different questions about the baby and talking to my belly."

Eva's second tot is due next spring and will join 3-year-old brother George Marsiaj Herzig. Meanwhile, the 37-year-old model has made a preparation for her new arrival. According to the site, the beauty, who posed nude for Playboy in August 2004, was seen at children's clothing shop Bonpoint boutique in London on Monday, October 18.
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Russell Brand Allegedly Spotted Wearing Wedding Band

October 20, 2010 06:00:50 GMT


Funnyman Russell Brand has sparked rumors he's wed fiancee Katy Perry in secret - after he was snapped out in London wearing what appears to be a wedding band. The couple, which became engaged in December 2009 after a whirlwind romance, was rumored to be exchanging vows in Jaipur, India on October 23.

But gossips have been sent into a spin speculating about a secret wedding after WENN photographed the Brit on Tuesday, October 19 wearing a band around his left ring finger. If the rumors are true, Brand would have gotten his wish to keep the ceremony a private affair.
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Caleb Followill Looks Forward to Starting Family With Model Fiancee

October 20, 2010 06:00:24 GMT


Kings of Leon star Caleb Followill isn't about to let his fiancee's new gig as a Victoria's Secret Angel get in the way of his family plans. He's still building his Tennessee home around the idea he'll one day have a brood of kids.

The rocker's girlfriend Lily Aldridge recently landed the top model position at the world-famous lingerie firm and that appears to have put singer/songwriter Followill's family plans on hold for the time being. But that isn't stopping him from ensuring the home he's building in Nashville is ready for a family.
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Lily Allen's Clothes Shop Inspired by Love of Fancy Dress

October 20, 2010 05:59:56 GMT


Singer-turned-entrepreneur Lily Allen was inspired to launch a clothes shop by her love of fancy dress costumes. The pregnant "Smile" hitmaker walked away from recording and touring earlier this year to start a family with boyfriend Sam Cooper and concentrate on her business interests.

She launched a London-based designer clothes hire shop, Lucy In Disguise, in September and now she's revealed she has wanted to run a fashion store since she was a child - when she would dress up in outrageous outfits.
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Rob Halford Urges School Officials to Do More About Teen Bullying

October 20, 2010 05:59:19 GMT


Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has waded into the bullying debate - he's demanding school officials do more to educate youngsters about the dangers of taunting their peers. Teen bullying has hit headlines in the U.S. in recent weeks following a spate of suicides among depressed gay youths who had been taunted by their classmates.

And Halford, who witnessed bullying first-hand as a kid, is calling on U.S. school officials to implement more effective programs to reach out to troubled youngsters and their bullies. He tells About.com, "It's important to look after each other and to nurture each other, especially in your school years."
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Kanye West Admits He Contemplated Suicide

October 20, 2010 05:58:41 GMT


Rapper Kanye West has vowed never to "give up on life again" after revealing he contemplated suicide during his darkest days of depression. The "Stronger" hitmaker made the admission on Monday, October 18 at a Los Angeles screening of his new film "Runaway", which was attended by his close family and famous friends, including Ryan Phillippe, Pete Wentz and his wife Ashlee Simpson.

He refused to go into detail about when he experienced his lowest of lows, but hinted his mother's sudden death in 2007 was the tipping point. But West claimed he stopped himself from taking his own life after realizing he had a duty as a "soldier for culture" to speak out on behalf those whose voices will never be heard.
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Uma Thurman Suffered Make-Up Mishap at a New York Gala


October 20, 2010 05:58:02 GMT


Hollywood actress Uma Thurman suffered an embarrassing make-up mishap on Monday, October 18 when she spent the night at a New York gala with white powder all over her face. The "Kill Bill" star was the special guest at the Feminist Press at the City University of New York's 40th Annual Gala and gave a speech at the event, where the cosmetic was used to stop her skin from appearing too shiny.

But the substance drew stares from the audience when the spotlight on the podium highlighted the powered mess on her nose and brow line.
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'Gone Baby Gone' Star Jill Quigg Pleads Not Guilty for Break In

October 20, 2010 05:57:08 GMT


"Gone Baby Gone" actress Jill Quigg has pleaded not guilty to charges of breaking and entering following an incident in Massachusetts on Friday, October 15. Quigg, who appeared in Ben Affleck's 2007 directorial debut, was arrested alongside Georgios Keskinidis on suspicion of stealing a TV and printer from an apartment in Quincy, near Boston.

They were identified by witnesses and hauled into court on Monday, October 18, when they were arraigned on the burglary charges, among other counts. Both suspects were subsequently released on their own recognizance.
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'Vertigo' Star Kim Novak Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer


October 20, 2010 05:56:31 GMT


Actress Kim Novak has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Novak, best known for her starring role in the 1958 classic "Vertigo", is undergoing cancer treatment and is expected to make a full recovery, according to her manager, Sue Cameron.

Cameron tells The Hollywood Reporter: "It was caught early by a routine yearly mammogram and is undergoing treatment. All her doctors say she is in fantastic physical shape and should recover very well."
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Lady GaGa Spotted Getting Steamy With Boyfriend in Her Bizarre Bikini


October 20, 2010 04:53:20 GMT


For the numerous time, Lady GaGa made her way out in her bizarre outfit. During a holiday on the Greek island of Crete earlier this month, GaGa was snapped putting on a screwy gold bra which looked like a shield made of metal and matching it with a black panty having the same gold metal detail on it and a scarf over her hair.

During the down time, GaGa was accompanied by club promoter boyfriend Luc Carl. In pictures obtained by Daily Mail, the "Poker Face" hitmaker and Carl were seen engaged in intimate and racy moments. At one point, the 24-year-old singer was seen lying on top of Carl as he relaxed on a couch on the beach at the exclusive Blue Palace resort.
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'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Sneak Peek: Encounter With Bears

October 20, 2010 04:45:49 GMT


Sarah Palin's encounter with bears on her reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" which has been previewed briefly in its trailer is given a closer look in a newly-released clip. Sarah took her family for a salmon fishing where they came across two bears fighting as well as a mama bear and her cubs.

"Look! There's a bear!" Sarah said as they floated on a small fishing vessel and watched a bear splashing on shallow water. A mama bear then appeared with her two cubs and Sarah said in the camera interview, "I love watching these mama bears. What I see in that is what a mom would do too - anything and everything, laying down her life for her kids."
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Kanye West Preps Five Cover Arts for New Album, Reveals New Teaser of 'Runaway' Movie

October 20, 2010 04:39:37 GMT


Despite controversy surrounding the cover art of his new album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy", Kanye West said he has created five different artworks for the CD's front page. "Well, actually, it's five covers," he told MTV. "And you get all five of them when you buy the album."

In further statement, he shared creative process behind the making of the picture which has him straddled by a winged creature on a couch. "I told [George Condo] I wanted a phoenix, and that's what he came up with. And what I love about it is, both me and George express ourselves with our truest vision, not based on what society or culture feels is right, but what's truly in our heart," he explained.
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Nine-Minute Sneak Peek to Channing Tatum's 'Ten Year'

October 20, 2010 04:13:43 GMT


A look at "Ten Year" has been provided in a nine-minute sneak peek video. An exclusive courtesy of Deadline Hollywood, the video contains a few clips from the movie, started with Channing Tatum who is on his way to attend his high-school reunion accompanied by his girlfriend, portrayed by his real-life wife Jenna Dewan.

After reuniting with his old friends, Tatum starts opening up about his love life with Dewan. Meanwhile, at the reunion, people talk about about finding the "right one". After some suggestions from friends to marry Dewan, Tatum picks up an engagement ring which he has kept in his car.
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Charlotte Church Sells New Album on Shopping Channel

October 20, 2010 04:08:43 GMT


Charlotte Church is using an unusual method to boost her record sales - the Welsh singer is selling her new album on a home shopping channel. The 24 year old is making her pop comeback after taking time off to start a family and is hoping to hit the charts again with "Back to Scratch", which was recorded with help from an investment company and will be released on an independent label.

And Church attempted to drum up some sales on Monday, October 18 night by appearing on U.K. shopping channel QVC to shift copies of her record. Church sang several songs from the new album and explained her unusual method of delivering her work to the public.
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Kristen Stewart Offered Job as Stripper After 'Rileys'

October 20, 2010 04:05:41 GMT


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Kristen Stewart's portrayal of a stripper in new movie "Welcome to the Rileys" was so realistic she was offered a job in the lapdancing club where she shot her scenes. The "Twilight" actress plays a teenage runaway in the new film opposite "The Sopranos" ' James Gandolfini and her character resorts to taking her clothes off at a seedy bar.

Stewart admits she felt uncomfortable stripping on camera, but she was so good at it the manager of the venue where they were filming offered to hire her full-time. She tells MTV.com, "Doing this movie... one shocking thing was to find how easy it is (to flaunt your sexuality). Like, I went to a strip club with the director and the costume designer and it being an odd grouping of people going into a strip club in the middle of the afternoon, I was, like, straight-up offered a job."
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'Despicable Me' Tops Box Office in U.K.

October 20, 2010 04:01:42 GMT


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Soon-to-be married Russell Brand has another reason to celebrate this week - his new movie "Despicable Me" has topped the box office in his native U.K. The funnyman, who is due to wed Katy Perry this weekend, lends his voice to the new animated comedy alongside "The Office" 's Steve Carell, and the film has proved popular with British audiences by storming to the top of the movie chart with takings of $5.4 million.

Facebook movie "The Social Network" took second place with earnings of $3.8 million ahead of "Vampires Suck" at three with $1.7 million. "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" fell to fourth place, while Katherine Heigl's latest romantic comedy, "Life as We Know It", rounds out the top five.
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Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Dianna Agron Get Racy for GQ


October 20, 2010 03:59:22 GMT


Despite their typical high school geek reputation in "Glee", the TV hit series' stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Dianna Agron have shown that they can be provocative also. In a series of new shots for the upcoming November issue of GQ magazine, Lea and Dianna get racy and sultry with Cory joining them while donning his typical school outfits.

In one image, the three stars pose together with Cory standing between Lea and Dianna while putting both his hands on the beauties' bottom and grinning. Lea and Dianna, in the meantime, cuddle on the Finn Hudson depicter in their skimpy school-like uniforms.
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Professor Green Thought He Would Die After Slashed

October 20, 2010 03:51:54 GMT


British rapper Professor Green has told a London court he was convinced he would die after he was stabbed in the neck last year - and he even phoned his mother to say goodbye. Anthony Jones, 25, is on trial accused of attacking the star with a broken bottle during an altercation at Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, east London.

Prosecutors allege Jones lashed out at the rapper - real name Stephen Manderson - after he accidentally jostled one of the accused's friends. Green was left gushing blood from a large wound in his neck and he took the stand at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, October 19 to tell how he feared for his life during the incident.
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Rihanna Debuts Day/Night Version of 'Who's That Chick?' Video

October 20, 2010 03:48:00 GMT


Rihanna's "Who's That Chick?", a David Guetta collaboration recorded for Doritos, have two music videos and they have been made into one clip and available for viewing pleasure. One called a day version features her wearing colorful dress, and the other dubbed a night version sees her applying darker make-up and outfit. Both have the same party vibes with her romping around a room with several companions.

"I'm really excited about 'Who's That Chick?' and wanted to find a fresh and unique way to share it with my fans," she said. "When I saw how cool the augmented reality performance Doritos created was, I knew this was it. This was the way I wanted to make 'Who's That Chick?' available to the world, and I can't wait to see how my fans get engaged in this innovative experience."
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Queen Latifah's 'Single Ladies' Turning TV Series on VH1

October 20, 2010 03:47:55 GMT


Queen Latifah's upcoming "Single Ladies" film is heading to the small screen - the movie has been expanded into a weekly U.S. television series. Latifah took inspiration from Beyonce Knowles for the film, about a group of girlfriends who are unlucky in love, naming it after the singer's hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".

And now the movie, starring Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea, is to become an eight-episode VH1 network series, which is set to launch in July 2011. Latifah, who was not initially featured in the project, is now scheduled to make a guest appearance in the expanded TV version, reports Variety.
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Eva Longoria and Hubby Buy Place Overlooking Lake Geneva

October 20, 2010 03:42:37 GMT


Eva Longoria Parker and her husband Tony Parker have bought themselves a new holiday home in Switzerland. The "Desperate Housewives" actress and her basketball player partner already own houses in Los Angeles and France, where the sportsman grew up.

And now they have added to their property empire by investing in an $8 million luxury apartment overlooking Lake Geneva. The two-bedroomed property is part of a restored hotel complex which is due for completion by 2012.
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Russell Brand Handed 'Generous Donation' to Hillsborough Family

October 20, 2010 03:37:52 GMT


Russell Brand has shown off his charitable side - he's made a "generous" donation to support the families affected by Britain's worst ever sporting disaster. The funnyman handed over a substantial sum of money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group after being moved to tears by a member's speech at a memorial service earlier this year.

The campaigning organization provides help for families who lost loved ones in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster - a horrific crush at a soccer ground in Sheffield, England that left 96 fans of Liverpool Football Club dead and dozens more injured. And Brand was so touched by the relatives' suffering 21 years on, he contacted the group's chairwoman Margaret Aspinall - who lost her son James in the disaster - to offer his support.
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Jodie Foster: Mel Gibson Is Most Loved Man in Movie Biz

October 20, 2010 03:26:37 GMT


Jodie Foster is convinced her pal Mel Gibson will be able to successfully resurrect his movie career following his recent personal problems as he is "the most loved man in the film business". Gibson's personal life was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of knocking her teeth out during a fight in January.

Tapes of their bitter arguments later surfaced online and hit headlines across the world. His latest film offering, "The Beaver", which is directed by Foster, is said to have been put on hold until Gibson's troubles clear, but he has reportedly landed a cameo role in the upcoming "The Hangover" sequel.
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Mark Wahlberg Could Star in 'The Crow' Remake


October 20, 2010 03:23:35 GMT


Mark Wahlberg is reportedly pitched to take on Brandon Lee's iconic role in another movie adaptation of "The Crow". According to Bloody Disgusting, the Oscar-nominated actor has been offered to portray main character Eric Draven in "The Crow", a remake of the 1994 film.

Previously, producer Edward R. Pressman said that they had begun looking for lead actor for the project. "[We've got an offer out] to a major actor," he said earlier this year, before adding "and things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year."
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J.K. Rowling Received Literature Award in Denmark

October 20, 2010 03:23:16 GMT


"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has become the first winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize. The British writer accepted a $93,352 award on Tuesday, October 19 at a ceremony in Odense, Denmark - the birthplace of famed children's writer Andersen.

Rowling spoke of her delight at the honor and paid tribute to the great Dane, insisting the "Little Mermaid" scribe "created indestructible, eternal characters." She said, "I'm humbled and deeply honored to receive this wonderful award. Hans Christian Andersen is a writer I revere, because his work was of that rare order that seems to transcend authorship... (This is) an award I shall treasure all my life."
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Elton John Turned Down 'American Idol', Calling It 'Boring' and 'Brain Crippling'

October 20, 2010 03:09:11 GMT


Sir Elton John has confirmed he turned down the chance to join the "American Idol" judging panel, because he finds the show "boring" and "brain crippling". The "Rocket Man" was said to have been among the front runners to take over a vacant seat following the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.

The places were eventually handed to Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and actress/singer Jennifer Lopez. John admits he was approached about the role, but refused to sign up because of his disdain for TV talent shows. He tells Britain's Radio Times magazine, "I'm not a fan of talent shows. I probably wouldn't have lasted if I'd gone on one."
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'DWTS': Florence Henderson Axed, Bristol Palin Saved by Votes

October 20, 2010 03:05:36 GMT


It was a surprise elimination on "Dancing with the Stars" this week for the contestant was not the lowest scored by the judges. It was predicted to be either Bristol Palin or Kyle Massey who will go home but it turned out "The Brady Bunch" star Florence Henderson was the one cut off due to low number of votes from the audience.

"I have been in television for over 50 years and I have to say, in all honesty, that ['Dancing with the Stars'] is one of the best produced shows I have ever been on. I truly mean that. It's the best - the best crew, the best hair, makeup, costumes, even the judges are the best. Brooke [Burke], Tom [Bergeron], the music and most of all this darling man, Corky Ballas," Henderson said after learning her fate.
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Boy George Felt Reluctant to Leave Prison

October 20, 2010 03:01:53 GMT


Boy George understands why some convicts become institutionalized behind bars, because he grew to enjoy life in prison and felt reluctant to leave. The Culture Club star, real name George O'Dowd, was jailed in January last year for the false imprisonment and assault of a male escort in 2007.

He served just four months of his 15-month sentence, but admits he felt comfortable in London's tough Pentonville Prison by the time he was released. The singer explains, "When I knew I was being released, I did have a moment when I was like, 'Do I really want to get out?' I can understand why people get institutionalized. You get a lot of time on your own and you do actually think, 'This is actually quite good.' "
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Eva Mendes' Romance With Longtime Boyfriend Is on the Rocks

October 20, 2010 03:00:04 GMT


Actress Eva Mendes has sparked speculation of a split from her long-term boyfriend after cooling their relationship, according to a new report. The "Hitch" star has been linked to Peruvian filmmaker George Gargurevich for the last seven years but the couple's romance is now said to be in trouble.

A source tells the New York Post gossip column Page Six, "(They have struggled) since the summer, when she said she wasn't ready to get married." But Mendes and Gargurevich, who is also known as George Augusto, remain involved in business dealings - they produce a bedding line, Vida, together.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme 'Is Okay' After Suffering Heart Attack


October 20, 2010 02:50:47 GMT


Jean-Claude Van Damme is said currently resting at his home in Belgium after being admitted to a hospital in New Orleans for a minor heart attack. According to email from Van Damme's reps to MTV, the "The Shepherd: Border Patrol" actor "is okay."

Van Damme's brief hospitalization was first reported by Twitch Film. According to the site, Van Damme suffered a heart attack on the set of his latest movie "Weapon" only a day after celebrating his 50th birthday, on Monday, October 18.
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Hugh Jackman Confirms Darren Aronofsky for 'Wolverine 2', Promises It Will Be 'Different'


October 20, 2010 02:34:21 GMT


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Hugh Jackman is sort of confirming that Darren Aronofsky is on board to direct "Wolverine 2". Interviewed by New York Magazine's Vulture during Elton John's Enduring Vision gala, the actor who will also serve as producer for the project gushed, "[Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic."

With the "Black Swan" helmer serving behind the lens, Jackman also promised that the follow-up to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" will not be "usual". "This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It's going to be the best one, I hope... Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different," he stated.
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New Clip From 'The Rocky Horror Glee Show': Time Warp


October 20, 2010 02:33:26 GMT


While "Glee" takes a one-week break from airing a new episode, a lengthy preview of "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" is released. One of the glee club's performances during the "Rocky Horror" tribute will be "Time Warp" and from the clip, it is found out that Dianna Agron's Quinn takes the female lead voice while Cory Monteith's Finn tackles the chorus.

Will decides to have the glee club performing "The Rocky Horror Show" for the annual school musical after learning of Emma's newfound love for the cult classic. Despite Sue's usual scheming, the members of New Directions inject their distinctive style to such timeless tracks as "The Time Warp" and "Damn It, Janet." The October 26 episode is directed by Adam Shankman ("Hairspray", "So You Think You Can Dance").
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Miley Cyrus' Car Accident in Creepy 'Big Bang' Video Gets Teased


October 20, 2010 02:22:32 GMT


A video which has Miley Cyrus sharing screen with Kevin Zegers has got a preview. Coming out via E! Online, the sneak peek features the "Can't Be Tamed" singer as she pulls out of the parking garage. While doing so, she meets eyes with Kevin, the parking attendant, and then suddenly her car is smashed by another vehicle.

Dubbed as a top-secret project, the music video features creepy sound of someone whistling and reportedly was shot for "The Big Bang", a Rock Mafia's song. It was filmed in June in Los Angeles and will be premiered next month on November 1. Despite the dark feel of the clip, it will still include some romantic moments between the two lead characters.
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'Happy Days' Star Tom Bosley Died at 83

October 20, 2010 02:03:47 GMT


Beloved American actor and "Happy Days" star Tom Bosley has passed away at his home in Palm Springs, California, aged 83. Family members tell TMZ the star had been battling a staph infection, but further details regarding his death were unavailable as WENN went to press.

After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Bosley made his stage debut in "Our Town" with Chicago's Canterbury Players. He later shared the stage with Paul Newman at the Woodstock Opera House in Illinois, but his breakthrough stage role came in 1959 when he portrayed New York Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Fiorello!" The part won him a Tony Award.
 
 
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