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November 02, 2010

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First Look and Release Date of Carrie Underwood's Movie Debut 'Soul Surfer'

November 02, 2010 09:57:37 GMT


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Carrie Underwood is set to grace big screen next year, her movie debut "Soul Surfer" has just been announced to hit U.S. theaters on April 15, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Along with the release schedule, first pictures from the movie have come out.

Entertainment Weekly has got its hand on a picture of the country music singer, who portrays a church youth leader, carrying a surfer board. Meanwhile, another still from the film captures AnnaSophia Robb's Bethany Hamilton and her parents, portrayed by Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt.
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Kelly Clarkson Confirmed to Perform at 2010 CMA Awards


November 02, 2010 09:52:44 GMT


Kelly Clarkson might not be a country music singer. But, the pop/rock singer has been invited to perform at the 44th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards later this month because she recently recorded a song with Jason Aldean for his upcoming studio album "My Kinda Party".

While the upcoming performance will mark for the first time Clarkson sings at the prize-giving event, her duet with Aldean is not her first involvement in country music. She previously made a duet with Reba McEntire in "Because of You" and got nominated for Musical Event of the Year at the 2007 CMA Awards.
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Nick Cannon Bought Pregnant Mariah Carey 20 Flats


November 02, 2010 09:36:58 GMT


Nick Cannon has followed through on his promise to make wife Mariah Carey ditch her high heels during pregnancy - he's bought her 20 pairs of flat shoes. The pop superstar revealed last week that she was expecting a baby but her husband admitted he was already worried about how she'd cope with pregnancy in her trademark stilettos.

He told listeners of his U.S. radio show "Rollin' With Nick Cannon" he planned to buy some sensible shoes for Carey - and he headed out to the shops over the weekend to fulfill his vow. Carey posted a picture on Twitter.com of herself surrounded by shoe boxes and joked, "Nick just brought me home like 20 pairs of FLATS on his eternal quest to convert me!"
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Damon Albarn Compares Talent Shows to Animal Slaughters

November 02, 2010 09:34:40 GMT


Damon Albarn hates watching reality TV competitions such as "American Idol" and "The X Factor" - likening the contestants' audition process to animal slaughter. The Blur frontman has followed in the footsteps of Sir Elton John and New Order's Bernard Sumner to take aim at Simon Cowell's talent shows, insisting talented young wannabes who participate are "sanitised" by producers and stripped of their originality.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "It's not good because, though from time to time they may stumble across a beautiful voice, they put them through a food processor and make them fast food. A cow is definitely a more beautiful thing before it hits the hamburger factory."
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Paralyzed Fan Credits Peter Andre for Encouraging Her to Walk Again

November 02, 2010 09:33:57 GMT


Australian singer Peter Andre has been hailed a hero by a paralyzed fan who promised her idol she'd learn to walk again - and succeeded. Cat Hedger, 24, was left in a wheelchair after she had her drink spiked when she was just 19.

She met the "Mysterious Girl" hitmaker earlier this year and told the star she would one day recover - and at an autograph signing in Brighton, England on Saturday, October 30, Hedger gingerly stepped out of her chair to hug him. She says, "He saved my life. I told Pete I wanted to walk again. Pete told me then to focus on it no matter what and keep going. It's amazing how much belief he gave me."
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Zach Galifianakis Not Recognized by 'Hangover' Fan


November 02, 2010 09:33:14 GMT


Funnyman Zach Galifianakis was verbally abused by a man dressed up as his oddball "The Hangover" character at Halloween - when he tried to thank the guy for honoring his creation. The actor was shooting new film "Due Date" in New Mexico in 2009 when the cast attended a local Halloween party and Galifianakis met his double.

He recalls, "I didn't really know anybody at the party; I went with a couple of people from work. I was just dressed like me and there was a guy there dressed as the character from The Hangover and I thought it would be interesting to walk up to him and say, 'Hey, you're dressed as me, I'm the real person'."
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Demi Moore Auctions Off Toys for Charity

November 02, 2010 09:32:46 GMT


"Ghost" star Demi Moore and husband Ashton Kutcher are offering up toys to generate cash for their Demi and Ashton (DNA) Foundation, which raises awareness for human trafficking.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Moore writes, "If you fancy some silly toys & have an interest in helping support the dna foundation efforts to end child slavery check out ebay.com."
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Blake Lively Bakes Birthday Cake for Penn Badgley

November 02, 2010 09:32:18 GMT


Actress Blake Lively showed she's still on good terms with ex-boyfriend Penn Badgley on Monday, November 1 - by presenting her "Gossip Girl" co-star with a birthday cake on set in New York.

The couple, who play on/off lovers in the hit TV show, ended their three-year relationship in September. But budding chef Blake has brushed aside any rumors of a bitter split after baking her former beau a cake to celebrate his 24th birthday on Monday.
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David Gilmour Slams Current Chart Toppers

November 02, 2010 09:29:03 GMT


Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour is unimpressed with the state of the music industry, insisting modern singers fail to measure up to his icons Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. Guitarist Gilmour hates hearing the current crop of chart-toppers on the radio, and would much rather listen to tracks from his own era.

He tells Britain's Daily Express, "I keep waiting for someone who is as good as the old favorites I love, like Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, but I wait in vain - I can only live in hope." And Gilmour admits he's wary of digital downloads - because he's convinced the practice of releasing music through the internet will one day backfire.
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Quentin Tarantino Loves 'Inglourious Basterds' Fan Fiction

November 02, 2010 09:28:58 GMT


Quentin Tarantino is impressed by fan fiction inspired by his World War II movie "Inglourious Basterds", calling his devotees' pieces "the most flattering thing ever". Actor Eli Roth has been deluged with fictional writings based on the film and decided to send them to Tarantino to read - much to the director's delight.

In a series of posts on Twitter.com, Roth writes, "Tarantino is LOVING the Basterds fan fiction! (I sent him the real stories, he's not demented like me reading the sex pairings). He said: 'This is the greatest most flattering thing ever. I love love love love love this! I'm enjoying them writing my characters... the dialogue... It's like Basterds is a TV show like Combat!, and these are all different episodes'."
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Sienna Miller and Kelly Brook to Join Kevin Spacey's Theater Extravaganza

November 02, 2010 09:28:34 GMT


British actresses Sienna Miller and Kelly Brook are set to star in Kevin Spacey's annual theater extravaganza in London's West End. The "Alfie" star and busty beauty Brook will tackle Spacey's 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala at the British capital's Old Vic theater, where he serves as artistic director.

The event, to be hosted by funnyman John Cleese, sees performers write, direct and stage short plays in the space of one day. Spacey says, "We are thrilled to be working with such a remarkable collection of artists again this year and that John Cleese has agreed to host this unique event. It's a high-adrenaline evening but every year some great work is born on that stage."
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Video: MC Hammer Answers Jay-Z's 'So Appalled' Verses, Telling Him to 'Better Run'


November 02, 2010 09:27:22 GMT


Fuming over Jay-Z's "So Appalled" lines, MC Hammer has finally revealed what he prepared for a revenge to the Roc Nation founder. The answer to the diss song is a viral video which features a look-a-like Jigga fleeing from a devilish-looking guy with Hammer repeating his lines "Better Run Run".

"The Devil said 'I'll give you the world' 'I'll take it plus give me a girl/ Mister devil can you give a sign he said 'throw the rock up, that's one of mine'," the rapper-turned-preacher spits his verses. He becomes the hero at the end, blocking the devil and baptizing the Jigga impersonator.
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Pink Agrees to Spanking Children Rule


November 02, 2010 09:25:43 GMT


Outspoken pop star Pink has urged parents to be tough on their troubled kids - because she would have died young if it hadn't been for her dad's hard justice. The "Trouble" singer fears political correctness has stripped modern parents of the ability to spank their children when they mess up and do wrong - and she feels that so many kids need a good smack from time to time to keep them on the right path.

Pink tells Access Hollywood, "I think parents need to beat the c**p outta their kids... I think the whole spanking thing and how it's gotten all PC (politically correct) is for the birds. (My dad) put me through a wall; it's the only reason I'm still alive."
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Lady GaGa Treated Newlywed to Impromptu Performance

November 02, 2010 09:25:21 GMT


Lady GaGa stunned locals at a pub in London last week by serenading a newlywed couple drinking in the bar. The "Poker Face" hitmaker was visiting the The Raven pub in Chiswick, England to unwind after performing in the U.K. as part of her Monster Ball tour.

And after learning that fellow bar patrons Ewan and Julie Searle had recently married, she treated the new husband and wife to a celebratory song. Julie tells Britain's The Sun, "It was unbelievable. We were toasting our future by drinking champagne and beer with some guys we met in the hostel we were staying at. Then Lady GaGa, dressed in this fabulous cerise dress, came in with her entourage. She stood at the bar and ordered a drink for everyone."
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Mariah Carey to Celebrate Christmas With ABC


November 02, 2010 09:12:00 GMT


ABC has Beyonce Knowles on Thanksgiving and Mariah Carey on Christmas. In a press release, the network announced on Monday, November 1 that there will be a holiday television special called "Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You" airing on Monday, December 13 at 9/8c.

The special will feature Mariah performing songs from her new holiday album, "Merry Christmas II You" which is arriving in U.S. stores this week under Island Def Jam Music Group. Viewers will be treated with renditions of Christmas classics like "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and original tunes such as her new hit "Oh, Santa!" which music video is coming out soon.
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Kim Kardashian Recording Debut Album, Working With The-Dream


November 02, 2010 08:37:36 GMT


Kim Kardashian pulls a Paris Hilton. Words on the street are, the 30-year-old celebrity socialite is going to expand her career from an actress and model to a singer. Recording session has already begun, a source close to the project told TMZ.

Indeed, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star was spotted leaving a midtown Manhattan studio just last week. While other details about the album remain under wrap, the source gave testimonial that "Kim's got a really good voice."
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New 'Tangled' Vignette Highlights Mother Gothel


November 02, 2010 08:36:18 GMT


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Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed a new promo video for "Tangled" via MySpace Video, putting the villainous character on the spotlight this time. In the character vignette, wicked Mother Gothel is seen having all the opposite characteristics of a kindly mother figure. She is a controlling, manipulative and over-protective mother who loves Rapunzel as a possession rather than as a daughter.

Based on a famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm titled "Rapunzel", "Tangled" revolves around Rapunzel who has spent her entire life in a tower after she was stolen from her parents' castle as an infant. In the meantime, the kingdom's greatest thief escapes but he picks the wrong place to hide, bringing him to meet the golden-haired princess.
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Pics: 'The Big C' Held Special Screening at Paley Center

November 02, 2010 08:06:15 GMT


Showtime's "The Big C" is lined up as one of the shows to get a panel at Paley Center for Media's New York this year. The time arrived on November 1 when most of the dramedy's cast showed up for a photo call before heading inside the venue.

Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Phyllis Somerville and Gabourey Sidibe all came in support along with Cynthia Nixon who plays the main character's old school friend. In tow with the ensemble were the show's creator and executive producer, Darlene Hunt, and co-executive producers Jenny Bicks and Vivian Cannon.
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First Stills From Steven Spielberg's 'Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn'

November 02, 2010 07:53:54 GMT


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Paramount Pictures has given sneak peeks to the scenes from "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" by debuting stills for the animation. Not only featuring Tintin who has been seen before in Empire magazine's cover, but also the new photos give a look at Captain Haddock, voiced by Andy Serkis.

Steven Spielberg directs a live-action footage, upon which the animation will be based, with a script written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. The live-action footage is then turned into CGI animation by Peter Jackson and WETA.
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Pictures: Joe Jonas Dresses Up as Captain Jack Sparrow on Halloween


November 02, 2010 07:42:35 GMT


Joe Jonas has channeled his inner pirate on Halloween. The middle of the Jonas Brothers sported a long wig and dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp's eccentric character in Disney's movie franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean". 21-year-old Joe celebrated the Halloween with his girlfriend Ashley Greene.

He wrote in a series of messages on Twitter, "Ecuador! What an amazing show! 30,000 + people tonight. Till next time buenas noches! Halloween in Ecuador yesterday. Had a blast! I was Captain Jack Sparrow. Post a pic in a bit!" In line with Joe's excitement, Ashley also seemingly had a good time at the celebration, tweeting "Such a huge crowd! Ecuador rocks."
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Pamela Anderson Slammed for Giving Playboy Money to Charity

November 02, 2010 07:39:15 GMT


Pamela Anderson has been blasted by an Islamic rights group for donating her $25,000 Playboy modeling fee to charity - because the money was obtained through "immoral acts". The former Baywatch star posed nude for the January, 2011 issue of the men's magazine and handed the cheque she received for the spread to Waves 4 Water, a charity that distributes filters to people who don't have access to clean drinking water, in countries including Indonesia and Haiti.

But officials from the Islamic Defenders Front are fuming about the donation, claiming it is "against the law of God" to hand the modeling money to charity. Habib Umar Salim, the head of FPI's advisory council, tells Indonesia's Metro TV, "If she wants to be photographed naked, then she is challenging a bigger disaster to happen in Indonesia. It's haram (forbidden)."
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Tyler Perry Denies Discrimination in Hiring for His Films

November 02, 2010 07:33:18 GMT


Moviemaker Tyler Perry has attacked reports suggesting he only hires African-Americans for his movies, insisting he does not discriminate. An all-black cast for the actor/director's latest film, "For Colored Girls", was expected, but new reports suggest his entire crew was made up of non-white people as well.

But Perry insists he never sets out to create an all-black working environment. He tells WENN, "I don't discriminate. I want to know who's the best for the job but I will ask, 'Is there a black person that is just as good?' when we're in the hiring process because it's very important to me that the kids, 19 and 20-year-old PAs (production assistants) running around, see it."
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Ozzy Osbourne Gives Health Reader a Sex Tip

November 02, 2010 07:29:52 GMT


Ozzy Osbourne turned his latest Rolling Stone health advice column into a sex tip site when one reader asked the rocker to help him get his girlfriend into bed. The sex-starved fan, Adam from Brooklyn, revealed he and his partner hadn't had sex for months because she's always so tired, and he wanted Ozzy's advice about what he could do to "make her interested in a game of hide-the-sausage".

Osbourne first attacked the writer's quirky terminology, suggesting Adam needed a bit of romance. He offered up the following advice: "As I've always said to (wife) Sharon, there are 24 hours in a day, so it shouldn't be so hard to make sure you spend at least one of them with each other. Go on a date. Have dinner together."
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Public Enemy Received Full Fund for New Album

November 02, 2010 07:24:46 GMT


Public Enemy's fan fundraising initiative has paid off - the rap supergroup has secured the $51,000 they asked devotees to raise so they could record a new album. The group, fronted by Chuck D and Flavor Flav, asked fans to help them raise the cash via website Sellaband, and their followers have followed through after a similar idea fell flat a year ago.

A statement from the group reads, "We just received word that our fundraising campaign has completed. This is truly a great moment for us and we owe it all to our fans on Sellaband - our true 'Believers' ".
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Lil Wayne Appreciative of P. Diddy's Visit in Jail


November 02, 2010 07:13:58 GMT


Rapper Lil Wayne has heaped praise on Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs for cutting through prison red tape to visit him at Rikers Island in New York. The incarcerated star will be released on Thursday, November 4 after serving time for weapons possession and he's thrilled that so many of his famous friends visited him during his stay at the notorious jail.

In a letter to urban magazine The Juice, Wayne writes, "All artists and friends were very supportive. Thank God I've gotten two visits a week since the day I walked in. I'd have to say the visit from Diddy was most surprising because there's a lot that you're required to go through and to think he did just to see me is more than cool. But again, everybody has been more than supportive. I never felt alone."
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Barbra Streisand Backs Up Women's Heart Campaign

November 02, 2010 07:09:28 GMT


Barbra Streisand is offering up $5 million to the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. The singer is calling on fans to help raise $5 million for the center and she'll match that with a big money donation of her own, making it a $10 million windfall.

She says, "I wanted to tell you about an exciting new project that I am leading... I hope to raise $10 million for research, treatment and education on women's heart disease. To do this, I have launched a comprehensive internet fundraising campaign using Crowdrise, a new online fundraising community that unites people to raise money for important causes. I have never embarked on a campaign like this before, so this is where I need all of your help."
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AnnaLynne McCord Splits From Kellan Lutz, Moving On With New Man

November 02, 2010 07:07:31 GMT


It's over for AnnaLynne McCord and Kellan Lutz. The couple, who was first reported dating in late 2008, allegedly has ended their relationship about a month ago as a source says, "No, they're not together anymore." It is not known who dumped whom, but a source close to AnnaLynne tells E! Online that "Kellan was really controlling with her" and she is "definitely over it."

"Distance was a factor in the break up too," a source close to Kellan chimes in. As "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" is set to start filming in Louisiana this week, "he's [Kellan] going to be away for the next several months while AnnaLynne will be in L.A."
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Video Premiere: Far East Movement's 'Rocketeer' Ft. Ryan Tedder


November 02, 2010 07:06:20 GMT


After tasting the success with "Like a G6", Far East Movement waste no time to move on to their second single "Rocketeer". In an effort to boost the sale, the Hip-Hop group premiere an accompanying music video which features their collaborator Ryan Tedder. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, it sees a girl kissing her boyfriend goodbye to move to Tokyo.

Beside offering love story, the video also brings viewers to the place where Far East Movement grew up in California. They wrote in their official site, "We wanted to take yall on a skate thru the Free Wired Downtown LA we livin in that inspires us daily, so the whole video was shot outside our cribs, the art galleries n cafes we chill at, where we grub, where we party and its filled with different dreamers we know around the way that make up a free wired LA..."
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Mel Gibson Met Oksana Grigorieva in Court

November 02, 2010 07:06:09 GMT


Mel Gibson came face-to-face with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva on Monday, November 1 during a court-ordered deposition. A Los Angeles judge ordered the "Braveheart" star to sit for a meeting with his former lover as part of the couple's ongoing custody battle over baby daughter Lucia.

Gibson missed an original court date in August because he was on vacation with his children from his marriage to estranged wife Robyn. But on Monday morning, the actor and Grigorieva entered a Century City office building for the deposition, according to TMZ.com.
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LeAnn Rimes NOT Engaged to Eddie Cibrian

November 02, 2010 06:25:40 GMT


LeAnn Rimes sparked speculation she and boyfriend Eddie Cibrian have become engaged after posting an odd Halloween snapshot online. In the photo, actor Cibrian appears to be proposing to a shocked Rimes in front of a sign that reads White Chapel Lunatic Asylum at a spooky party.

Both stars tweeted the picture on Monday, November 1 without an explanation, but sources insist the shot was more trick than treat. One friend tells People.com, "They are not engaged. It was just part of the Halloween fun."
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Blake Lively, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson Rumored for 'Great Gatsby'


November 02, 2010 06:23:19 GMT


"Moulin Rouge!" helmer Baz Luhrmann is eying great talents for "The Great Gatsby", his movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the same title. After reportedly considering Rebecca Hall for the part of Daisy Buchanan, the Aussie filmmaker is reportedly expanding his search that it now includes Blake Lively, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley and Abbie Cornish.

According to Deadline Hollywood, these names are added to the shortlist and joining Hall, Amanda Seyfried and Natalie Portman. As for Hall, she reportedly has read for the female lead role when Luhrmann did a workshop of the screenplay he wrote with Craig Pearce.
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'Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure' New and Longer Sneak Peek

November 02, 2010 06:23:11 GMT


A longer preview of the new Disney Channel Original Movie "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure" is newly released. Ashley Tisdale slips into her "High School Musical" character Sharpay Evans who has graduated from high school and is now looking forward to becoming an actress on Broadway.

"You really get to know Sharpay as a character and find out why she is the way she is," Tisdale shared on the video. "She actually gets a love interest in the movie too. He's a film student and likes to film Sharpay for his projects and thinks she's really interesting." She went on talking about Sharpay's wardrobe which has to be in any kind of pink shade and has to have rhinestones.
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Rick Springfield Underwent Plastic Surgery When He Was 24

November 02, 2010 06:20:39 GMT


One-time Aussie pop hunk Rick Springfield underwent plastic surgery at 24 because he feared he was losing his teenage fanbase. The depressed "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker returned home for a secret nip and tuck and still can't believe a doctor Down Under agreed to tamper with his youthful looks.

The singer says, "He did my eyes, underneath my eyes... I'd been forced into this teen magazine thing and all the guys there were, like, 16, 17... and my depression's talking to me, saying, 'You don't look as young as these guys.' I was desperate and I went to Australia and... I went to this doctor with my clear, unblemished 24-year-old face and I said, 'Can you make me look younger?' And he goes, 'I think I can help you!' "
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Arcade Fire Scrap Concert in Portugal Due to NATO Summit

November 02, 2010 06:16:18 GMT


Cult Canadian group Arcade Fire have been forced to scrap an upcoming show in Portugal - because their visit coincides with a NATO summit. The band was billed to perform in Lisbon on November 18, but "security concerns" have prompted city officials to pull the plug on the gig at the Atlantic Pavilion.

Reports suggest the group offered to bring the show forward by a day, but organizers of the political get together insisted it would not be feasible. A statement from manager Scott Rodger reads, "The band are disappointed to be forced into this situation but there's nothing more we can do... We'll endeavor to get back to see our fans in Portugal as soon as we can."
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T.I. Begins Serving His 11-Month Jail Time


November 02, 2010 06:09:38 GMT


Troubled rapper T.I. has reported to an Arkansas prison to begin serving an 11-month jail sentence, according to reports. The rapper was sentenced to serve time behind bars after breaking his probation when he was arrested last month in Los Angeles on drug charges. Authorities decided not to pursue the case and it was dropped.

Last Tuesday, October 26, U.S. Marshal Beverly Harvard ruled the hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris Jr., had until November 1 to turn himself in to authorities at Forrest City federal prison. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com the hip-hop star checked in to the facility "sometime this afternoon".
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Amanda Seyfried Reportedly Dating Ryan Phillippe

November 02, 2010 06:03:05 GMT


Actress Amanda Seyfried appears to have moved on from her "Mamma Mia!" boyfriend Dominic Cooper - she's reportedly dating Reese Witherspoon's ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. Seyfried was spotted leaving Phillippe's Hollywood home on Sunday, October 31 after the couple attended Kate Hudson's Halloween party on Saturday night, October 30, and she wasn't exactly trying to hide to fact she had a new man when snappers asked her if she was dating Phillippe. She told X17Online.com, "You never know!"

Amanda Seyfried and British actor Dominic Cooper started dating in 2008. They had maintained a long-distance relationship, keeping in touch via Skype or hopping on planes in between their busy schedules.
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Audio Stream of Ricky Martin's New Single 'Best Thing About Me Is You'


November 02, 2010 05:03:49 GMT


Ricky Martin has debuted a brand new song called "The Best Thing About Me Is You" on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on November 1. The Puerto Rican singer kicks in, "I'm as happy as I can be/ Cause I'm allergic to tragedy." Stone then joins him, giving the song a nice touch with her warm voice, "Life is short so make it what you wanna/ Make it good, don't wait until manana."

The first single since he came out as a gay, "Best Thing About Me" is confirmed for Martin's new bilingual album which is due early next year. Beside the English version, the song is also recorded in Spanish under title "Lo Major De Mi Vida Eres Tu" with Natalia Jiminez as a featured guest.
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Taylor Swift Works With Arden to Create Her First Perfume

November 02, 2010 05:01:16 GMT


Taylor Swift has conquered the world of music and had a little taste of acting. The 20-year-old is now trying her hands on the perfume business, teaming up with Elizabeth Arden which has bottled Britney Spears, Hilary Duff and Mariah Carey in the past.

"I have always loved how fragrance can shape a memory," she said in a statement to WWD. "The way certain scents remind you of events and people that are imprinted in your thoughts. Lately I've been having fun experimenting with combining some of my favorite scents, so I'm really excited about working with Elizabeth Arden to develop my own unique fragrance."
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Neil Diamond Suffered Stagefright Before Live Concert Comeback

November 02, 2010 04:44:29 GMT


Neil Diamond suffered crippling stagefright ahead of his U.K. concert comeback at the weekend - two years after taking a hiatus from performing live. The "Sweet Caroline" hitmaker performed at the BBC Radio Theatre in London on Saturday, October 30 as part of an upcoming TV special which will air on November 13.

And the singer admits he had big doubts about agreeing to document his concert comeback for TV - because it had been so long since his last show. He says, "I was scared... This was a live concert on BBC Radio, and, in two weeks, it goes live all over Britain. I hadn't performed in two years. You put your other hat on, you become a normal human being. So I was nervous."
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Nelly to Host International Radio Show

November 02, 2010 04:44:11 GMT


Rapper Nelly is set to launch his own international radio show in November. The Grammy winner hit radio airwaves in his native St. Louis, Missouri in August, when he filled in for Hot 104.1 host Staci Static, while she was on maternity leave, and his stint on the show proved so popular he has signed a deal with Global Radio's Choice in London to host a weekly Saturday afternoon show beginning November 6.

According to a statement issued by Global Radio's Choice, the hip-hop star will play the "biggest and best urban music" in addition to a selection of tracks from his upcoming album, 5.0.
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Slash Reportedly Calls Off Divorce Plans

November 02, 2010 04:43:55 GMT


Guitar legend Slash has called off plans to divorce his wife of nine years, according to U.S. reports. The rocker, real name Saul Hudson, and wife Perla Ferrar, separated this summer, in July, citing irreconcilable differences, but the couple has reportedly had a change of heart.

TMZ.com reports Slash has filed a request for dismissal of the divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Slash and Ferrar wed on October 15, 2001 and share two sons, aged six and eight.
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Buju Banton's Retrial Postponed

November 02, 2010 04:43:04 GMT


Reggae star Buju Banton is facing another four months in police custody after his retrial date on drug charges was delayed until February 2011. Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was jailed in December 2009 after he was caught allegedly attempting to buy more than five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota, Florida.

The case was postponed twice earlier this year but the troubled Jamaican finally took the stand in September to face charges, including conspiracy to possess, intent to distribute and possession of a firearm. Banton denied the charges and claimed he had lied about his ambitions to deal illegal substances to "impress" his new pal - the officer.
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Federal Judge Refuses to Hear Michael Jackson's Wrongful Death Lawsuit

November 02, 2010 04:42:45 GMT


A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father will be handled by a California state court after a federal judge insisted he does not have the authority to hear the case. Joe Jackson launched legal action against Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray in August this year, accusing him of administering a fatal dose of anesthetic Propofol, which led to the singer's death in June 2009.

Jackson alleges he was being supported by the "Thriller" hitmaker at the time of his passing - a claim which gives him the necessary legal standing to pursue a wrongful death suit. He is said to be seeking damages between $10 million (GBP6.7 million) and $500 million (GBP333.3 million) for loss of support, emotional distress and "loss of comfort, aid, society and companionship".
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Alan Cumming: 'Twitter Is the Devil'

November 02, 2010 04:42:22 GMT


Scottish actor Alan Cumming is not a fan of Twitter.com - because he believes the immediate interaction obsession is ruining society. In an "Enough Is Enough" essay for Black Book magazine, the gay star insists "Twitter is the devil".

He writes, "Not only does it mean that people will grow up not unable to experience something without instantly commenting on it, but it is also a hideous invasion of normal human interaction to watch someone you are talking to in a bar go to the loo (restroom), and then be told later that they did so to tweet about you."
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Ryan and Tatum O'Neal to Reconcile on Upcoming Oprah Winfrey's Show

November 02, 2010 04:42:03 GMT


Ryan O'Neal, his daughter Tatum O'Neal and country music stars The Judds are the latest celebrities to sign TV deals with media queen Oprah Winfrey - for the mogul's new U.S. cable network. The long-estranged O'Neals will attempt a reconciliation in their series on Winfrey's new cable network, OWN, which is set to launch in January 2011.

Meanwhile, The Judds' show will follow mum Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna Judd as they prepare for their first tour together in a decade and "continue to explore their complex relationship". An OWN network spokesperson reveals both shows will air sometime in 2011.
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'90210' and 'Gossip Girl' Nov. 8 Episode Previews

November 02, 2010 04:25:31 GMT


Next week, Joe Jonas pays a visit to the famous zip code, "90210". Adrianna has to un-invite Navid to her magazine premiere party after Victor arranges for her to go with Joe Jonas to boost her image. Meanwhile, Annie and Dixon visit their dad but are shocked when a woman answers the door.

A series of mishaps lead Jen to conclude that she is a bad mother, so she makes a decision with Ryan and her son's best interest in mind. Naomi and Ivy team up to seek revenge on Oscar with a plan that involves skinnydipping in the Beach Club pool. Navid discovers that his father may be using underage girls in his porn films and convinces Silver to go undercover.
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Lily Allen Suffers Miscarriage, Justin Bieber Sends Prayers to Her


November 02, 2010 04:19:53 GMT


Lily Allen has miscarriage after pregnant for about six months. "It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby," her representative confirms to People. "The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they be left alone at this deeply distressing time."

Her friends have reached out to her and given support for the British singers. Even Justin Bieber whom she took a swipe on by saying she had "no idea who he was," offers his condolences. Some of his Twitter followers made inappropriate comments about her loss probably to take revenge on her, but Bieber has no hard feeling for Allen. He wrote on his own page, "Just heard the news. my prayers go out to lily allen and her family."
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Emma Watson 'Felt Sick' After Learning Her Fortune

November 02, 2010 03:58:42 GMT


Emma Watson "felt sick" and "emotional" when she realized she had amassed a multi-million dollar fortune from the "Harry Potter" movies - and immediately enrolled on an accountancy course. The British actress had no idea what she was being paid to portray Hermione Granger in the wizard movie franchise until she was "17 or 18" when her father sat her down for the "money conversation".

And Watson, who had previously been living off a $75-a-week allowance, admits she enrolled on a course at Coutts bank to learn how to manage her bulging finances. She tells Britain's Vogue magazine, "By the third or fourth film, the money was starting to get... serious. I had no idea. I felt sick, very emotional."
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Meryl Streep to Help Michael Bloomberg Honoring New Yorkers

November 02, 2010 03:54:34 GMT


Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is set to take to the stage with New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg next week to host the politician's annual arts and culture prize-giving. The "Sophie's Choice" star will help present the trophies at the Mayor's Awards for Arts & Culture, which honor the achievements of artistic New Yorkers, at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan next Monday, November 8.

And Bloomberg admits he is extremely nervous about co-hosting the event with such an impressive star. He tells the New York Daily News, "She is one of the greatest actresses of our time, so I've got a lot of rehearsing to do before next Monday."
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Shia LaBeouf's 'Disturbia' Hit With Second Lawsuit

November 02, 2010 03:44:41 GMT


The makers of Shia LaBeouf's thriller "Disturbia" are facing a second lawsuit over claims the movie is based on the classic story "Rear Window". A judge recently dismissed a suit which alleged movie bosses stole part of the film's plot from Cornell Woolrich's short story, which was turned into an Oscar-nominated film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954.

And now, just weeks after the copyright infringement suit was wrapped up, the executors of The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust have filed a new lawsuit in a bid to revive the legal battle. The trust filed the breach-of-contract claim in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, October 28, alleging studio heads violated a settlement agreement originally put in place to protect Woolrich's story, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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High-Res Stills of 'Captain America' Arrive

November 02, 2010 03:43:56 GMT


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Paramount Pictures has dropped high-resolution pictures from "Captain America: The First Avenger" which first debuted on Entertainment Weekly magazine in late October. Additionally, the studio adds a new photo of Hydra soldiers riding on motorcycles.

Among the newly-released stills, one particular image gives wider view of a scene capturing Hugo Weaving's Red Skull. It is additionally revealed that Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter is actually featured in a scene where Chris Evans's Steve Rogers is welcomed with cheers by his peers.
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Michael Jackson's Former Dermatologist Rescued From Fire

November 02, 2010 03:31:26 GMT


Michael Jackson's former dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein was rescued by firefighters on Monday, November 1 morning after a blaze broke out at his California home. Emergency services were called to Klein's Los Angeles-area property to tackle a fire which started in the kitchen.

The skin specialist, who treated the superstar prior to his death last year, was evacuated along with three other occupants. Klein was removed from the house on a stretcher and taken straight to a waiting ambulance, according to TMZ.com.
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Chris Pine Skips Love for Acting

November 02, 2010 03:28:14 GMT


Chris Pine's love life has fizzled out since he became a Hollywood star - because he disappears down a "rabbit hole" every time he lands a new role. The "Star Trek" hunk is currently single and concentrating on his career, insisting he doesn't have time to get involved with a new lover because he's too wrapped up in his film work.

He tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "It's very hard to have a girlfriend with this job. When I get a part, I jump down what I call the rabbit hole. I'm in the zone, trying to figure out a character, and I have a hard time being able to balance my work with romance."
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Official Snippet of Mariah Carey's New 'Oh Santa!' Music Video


November 02, 2010 03:27:58 GMT


It seems that the previously-premiered video of "Oh Santa!" which features animated Mariah Carey is for viral promotion only since the actual music video will not come out until Tuesday night, November 2. Ahead of the premiere, a snippet is brought forward to tease the "very festive" clip.

Unlike the viral video which simply compiles old and new footage of Mariah hanging around with her pals and other people close to her, this upcoming video is all brand new although captured in a retro theme. The very pregnant singer is seen fronting a Christmas performance ensemble.
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'Monster's Ball' Writer Hit by NYC Subway

November 02, 2010 03:23:40 GMT


Oscar-nominated screenwriter Will Rokos is in a critical condition in hospital after he was struck by a subway train in New York City over the weekend. Rokos was hit by the train as he stood on a platform on Saturday, October 30. The driver is said to have slammed on the brakes but was unable to avoid the accident.

According to some reports, Rokos was leaning over the platform when the train came. The impact sent him flying onto the platform. When help arrived, Rokos was semi-conscious and lying on his side. After surviving the initial impact, the writer was taken to the city's Bellevue Hospital, where his condition is described as critical but stable.
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'The King's Speech' Gets Multiple Nominations at BIFAs

November 02, 2010 03:13:51 GMT


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Colin Firth's new movie "The King's Speech" looks set to dominate the 13th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) after scoring a massive eight nominations. The movie, which tells the story of British monarch George VI as he attempted to conquer his stammer, has scored nods for Best Film and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Firth is up for the Best Actor prize.

The movie's other stars Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush and Guy Pearce have all scored acting nods in the Best Supporting categories.
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Demi Lovato Enters Rehab for 'Emotional and Physical Issues'

November 02, 2010 03:12:23 GMT


Demi Lovato is taking some time out of the limelight to check into a treatment center. Her rep has confirmed that the Disney cutie drops out the Jonas Brothers international tour to seek professional help for "emotional and physical issues". "Demi Lovato left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for emotional and physical issues she has dealt with for some time," the rep says in a statement.

"Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that," the rep adds. "Demi and her family ask that the media please respect their privacy during this difficult time. She regrets not being able to finish her tour, but is looking forward to getting back to work in the near future."
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Randy Quaid Concerned of Brother Dennis' Safety

November 02, 2010 03:07:40 GMT


Embattled actor Randy Quaid fears for his famous brother Dennis Quaid because the Hollywood veteran refuses to heed his warnings about a mysterious cult of "star whackers" after him for his money.

Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were released from custody in Vancouver, Canada last week after they were detained for skipping an arraignment hearing in California relating to a felony vandalism case. The couple subsequently announced plans to seek asylum in Canada to escape a group of Hollywood "star whackers", who they believe are responsible for the deaths of actors including Heath Ledger, David Carradine and Chris Penn.
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Nathan Gunn's Halloween Performance Made a Woman Faint

November 02, 2010 02:49:14 GMT


Opera star Nathan Gunn's spooky Halloween performance in New Jersey on Saturday, October 30 was too frightening for one audience member who fainted during the show. The baritone was performing a private concert at the estate of British tycoon Richard Branson in Natirar, New Jersey for revelers including "Gossip Girl" star Matthew Settle and actress Cornelia Guest.

But Gunn's haunting rendition of a piece by Franz Schubert, sung in German, proved too spooky for one female audience member, who collapsed and sparked a panic. Two medics at the party tended to the unnamed woman, and she soon recovered.
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Preview: 'Beyonce's I Am...World Tour' Thanksgiving Special

November 02, 2010 02:48:42 GMT


For the second year in a row, ABC is airing a Beyonce Knowles special for its Thanksgiving program. If last year the Alphabet broadcast "Las Vegas I Am...Yours" when people were feasting on turkeys, this year it would present the diva's 2009 concerts compilation "Beyonce's I Am ...World Tour".

The special runs for 90 minutes starting at 9.30 P.M. EST/PST on November 25. The show will be a combination of performance clips from the tour, as well as backstage moments such as when Beyonce was caught in tears over talking about how much she missed her husband Jay-Z back home. Some of the personal moments were even shot using her own laptop.
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Stephen Fry Tweeted 'Bye Bye' After Slamming Magazine for Misquoting Him


November 02, 2010 02:45:33 GMT


British actor Stephen Fry is adamant he doesn't deserve the furious backlash over a controversial new interview - because he was "misquoted" when he allegedly suggested the only women who enjoy sex "wish to be paid for it". The gay funnyman has been heavily criticized over a series of remarks which were printed in Britain's Attitude magazine, in which he reportedly claimed heterosexual women don't like having sex.

He told the publication, "If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas... It doesn't happen. Why? Because the only women you can have sex with like that wish to be paid for it."
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Leonardo DiCaprio Set to Be Serial Killer in 'Devil in the White City'


November 02, 2010 02:36:59 GMT


After stealing dreams in "Inception", Leonardo DiCaprio will take people's lives in his upcoming movie. Deadline Hollywood reports that he nabs a serial killer role in "The Devil in the White City", a big screen adaptation of Erik Larson's 2003 nonfiction bestseller "Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America".

DiCaprio will portray Herman Webster Mudgett aka H. H. Holmes, a man who confessed to murdering 27 people - and may have killed as many as 200 - during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. He used the fair to lure young women to his elaborately constructed "Murder Castle". Another pivotal role in the story is Daniel Burnham, the chief architect behind the fair that served to celebrate the nation's growth.
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Rock Mafia's 'Big Bang' Video: Miley Cyrus Mysteriously Disappears in Car Crash


November 02, 2010 02:24:13 GMT


The much-anticipated music video for Rock Mafia's single "The Big Bang" has made its way out, featuring Miley Cyrus and Kevin Zegers. It captures "moments of sensuality" between them which are "juxtaposed against a mysterious car crash."

"The video is unique and honestly, was a life-changing experience," Miley told E! News. "This song means a lot to me." The clip is indeed full of plot twists. Miley and Kevin seem to be in some kind of relationship, but then she is gone after her vehicle is smashed by another car.
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Charlie Sheen Divorcing Brooke Mueller and Seeking Custody of Twins


November 02, 2010 02:09:16 GMT


The relationship between Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller has apparently deteriorated since the infamous December 2009 incident where she called the police to report for domestic violence. On Monday, November 1, Sheen filed a divorce paper and he is seeking a joint physical and legal custody of their 1.5 year-old twins, Bob and Max.

In the filing as well, Sheen stated that his income made after the December arrest belongs to him alone and is not subject to community property laws. The actor, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, listed his income from "Two and a Half Men" in the last 10 months as his sole property while everything he made before their May 2008 marriage is counted as "separate property". Indeed, the couple signed a premarital agreement.
 
 
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