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November 12, 2010

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Another Michael Jackson Single to Debut Next Week, Album Tracklisting Revealed

November 12, 2010 09:58:09 GMT


Despite controversy surrounding the authenticity of Michael Jackson's voice in his upcoming posthumous album, Sony Music continues to release another track from the effort. The song, titled "Hold My Hand", will make its world debut on Monday, November 15 at 12:01 A.M. EST and serve as the official lead offering.

The song is a duet with Akon which they recorded in 2007 and was leaked a year later. "A handwritten note from Michael belonging to his Estate indicated his desire that 'Hold My Hand' be the first single on his next project," it was explained. "Akon recently completed the new and final production of 'Hold My Hand'."
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2010 Miss World Alexandria Mills Caught in Nude Photo Scandal


November 12, 2010 09:49:31 GMT


2010 Miss World Alexandria Mills has been caught in nude photo scandal. According to Radar Online, who claimed to have seen and verified the authenticity of the photo, Alexandria self-shot the explicit image in what appears to be her bathroom over the summer and sent it to her boyfriend at the time.

Both Alexandria and her rep haven't released a statement over the report yet. The 18-year-old beauty who is from Louisville, Kentucky, was crowned the new Miss World at the 60th Miss World on October 30. On her Miss World biography, she described herself as a "positive, spontaneous, open-minded and outgoing person."
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Courtney Ford Jumps From 'Vampire Diaries' to 'True Blood'

November 12, 2010 09:33:58 GMT


"True Blood" has just made its second major casting after Fiona Shaw. "Dexter" actress Courtney Ford who coincidentally has just completed a guest stint on another vampire series "The Vampire Diaries", is joining the HBO show as Andy's sister.

According to Deadline, Ford is to portray Portia Bellefleur, "a classic Southern beauty who runs her own law practice". She is also said to be "easy on the eyes as she is sharp in the courtroom". Ford had once done nudity on "Dexter" and she will shed her clothes again for "True Blood".
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Christina Aguilera Wants to 'Express' Herself in New 'Burlesque' Clip

November 12, 2010 09:20:48 GMT


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Another musical performance from "Burlesque" has been clipped ahead of the movie's November 24 release in the U.S. It sees Christina Aguilera's Ali singing "Express" on stage and dancing to the tune while wearing a skimpy black outfit, making Cam Gigandet's Jack's jaw drop.

In the film, Ali is an aspiring singer who moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Landing a job as a cocktail waitress in The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater headlined by Cher's Tess, Ali vows to perform there one day.
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Elton John's 2009 Concert Is in Middle of Controversy

November 12, 2010 09:16:12 GMT


Elton John is at the center of controversy in the European Union (E.U.) after it emerged taxpayers' money was used to stage one of his concerts. An inquiry was launched on Thursday, November 11 into the use of at least $763,500 of E.U. funds for the star's show at the Piedigrotta festival in Naples, Italy on September 11 last year.

The show was paid for with public money from the E.U.'s $46 billion annual cohesion fund, reports Britain's The Times. Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mario Borghezio, a politician from Italy's Northern League party, is angry with officials in the Campania region who authorized the spending, insisting it was "shameful" to use money from allowances established to develop traditional music and cultural heritage.
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Elvis Presley's Will Found in Bin Is Up for Sale

November 12, 2010 09:13:44 GMT


A copy of Elvis Presley's will, which was discovered in a trash can, is expected to fetch up to $1,500 when it goes under the hammer this weekend. A law firm employee kept the document after finding it in an office garbage bin during a clear-out in 1987, a decade after the "Jailhouse Rock" hitmaker died.

The paperwork will be auctioned off alongside a lock of Presley's hair and a scarf once worn by the singer at the Henry Aldridge & Son sale in Wiltshire, England on Saturday, November 13.
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Michael Cera Talks Rapping Experience With Too Short

November 12, 2010 09:01:15 GMT


"Superbad" star Michael Cera can now add rapper to his resume after joining Too Short onstage to perform an unlikely collaboration at the hip-hop star's recent show in Los Angeles. The geeky actor reveals he was invited to hit the stage with his movie pal Clark Duke at Too Short's Key Club concert last Saturday, November 6 after the rapper learned the pair was big fans of his song "2 B**ches".

Cera says, "I rapped with Too Short. A friend of mine, Clark, and I always sang this song 2 B**ches... It's a graphic tale, basically. It's a detailed account of him taking one b**ch to a strip club, having her pick out a second, the second b**ch, and they go and you know, have sex, all three of them. You can imagine!"
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Pics: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Beau Alex Beh Enjoying Afternoon Together

November 12, 2010 08:59:04 GMT


Jennifer Love Hewitt, who split from Jamie Kennedy earlier this year, has found a new love in actor/director Alex Beh and seemed to be comfortable enough stepping out with her new love in public. The twosome was most recently spotted spending the afternoon together in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, November 11.

Jennifer and Alex were seen enjoying each other's company during their day outing. Though they shared smiles, the two didn't show off too much intimacy as they even didn't hold hands. Alex is quite a gentleman too as he was seen opening a door for Jennifer before getting in the car himself. The "Ghost Whisperer" beauty and the 27-year-old actor/ director have been linked since July.
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Action Sci-Fi 'Battle: Los Angeles' Launches First Teaser Trailer


November 12, 2010 08:53:59 GMT


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Apple has got its hand on the first teaser trailer for "Battle: Los Angeles" which picks up a theme of alien invasion on Earth. It opens with preview to alien sightings in different eras before switching to year 2011 when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. The video also teases with a glimpse of the extraterrestrial creature.

As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle which no one expected and turns the streets into a war zone. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.
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Pictures: Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars and More Performing at Soul Train Awards

November 12, 2010 08:52:57 GMT


The Soul Train Awards might not air until November 28 but a bunch of pictures from the event teased what to expect from the prize-giving event. Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, Keyshia Cole, Cee-Lo, Tank and Jazmine Sullivan were among the performers.

Eminem reportedly won Best Hip-Hop Song for his duet with Rihanna in "Love the Way You Lie", but couldn't attend the Wednesday night, November 10 show to accept the honor. So, CNN's Wolf Blitzer collected the trophy on his behalf.
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Judge Scolds Paul Gascoigne for Going to Rehab Instead of Court

November 12, 2010 08:51:53 GMT


Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne was scolded by a judge on Thursday, November 11 after he failed to appear in court - because he had checked into rehab. The troubled sportsman was due to face sentencing after he was caught drink-driving earlier this year skipped the hearing to seek treatment at a clinic in Bournemouth, England.

District Judge Stephen Earl ordered Gascoigne to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court in December, and warned he faces spending the holiday season in prison. The judge ranted, "He is not here because he has decided to put himself in for treatment - that's the bit that concerns me. Who's running the show? If he can attend there voluntarily, he can attend court voluntarily."
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Gordon Ramsay Slapped With Lawsuit From Father-in-Law

November 12, 2010 08:48:30 GMT


Gordon Ramsay's woes worsened on Thursday, November 11 after his father-in-law slapped him with an unfair dismissal lawsuit. The celebrity chef is currently embroiled in a family feud with Chris Hutcheson, who alleges he was fired as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings last month after 12 years.

Hutcheson, the father of Ramsay's wife Tana, is demanding $3 million from the "Hell's Kitchen" star and has instructed his attorneys to begin legal proceedings. Initial reports suggested the 62 year old, who owns 29 per cent of the business empire, had quit his position.
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Mya Reportedly Dating Larry Johnson

November 12, 2010 08:08:22 GMT


R&B singer Mya has sparked rumors of a new romance with American football star Larry Johnson after they were spotted enjoying a holiday together in Belize. The "Case of the Ex" hitmaker was photographed soaking up the rays as the former Kansas City Chiefs ace drove her around in a golf cart during a sunshine break in the Central American country earlier this week.

Mya, real name Mya Marie Harrison, has previously been romantically linked to rappers Cam'ron and The Game. In the pictures obtained by TMZ, Larry Johnson is seen shirtless.
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Natalie Portman Writing Bawdy Comedy, Anne Hathaway to Star

November 12, 2010 08:02:56 GMT


After going raunchy with her role in "Black Swan", Natalie Portman is going to define racy in her own words with "BYO" (Bring Your Own). According to Los Angeles Times' 24 Frame, the actress has been shopping around script of the "ribald comedy" which is written by her and college friend Laura Moses.

The project revolves around "two very different twentysomething women who, after finding themselves unlucky in love, decide to throw a party to which each female attendee brings an eligible bachelor." Two studio executives who have read the script tell 24 Frame that the movie is like a female-themed "Superbad".
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Marie Osmond Insists Late Son Was Not Gay and Not Using Drugs

November 12, 2010 08:00:23 GMT


Conducting her first interview since the tragic death of her son Michael Blosil in February, Marie Osmond took the chance to clear out reports suggesting her son took his own life back then because he was struggling to deal with his sexuality. "My son was not gay. He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world," Marie told Oprah Winfrey.

And though the reports are true, Marie wouldn't consider it as a problem. "It wouldn't matter if he was - I have a daughter who's gay. She was the most offended by (the rumors). (The claims imply that) everyone who's gay commits suicide," the singer explained during "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which aired on Thursday, November 11.
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Marie Osmond Broke Into Tears When Singing on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'


November 12, 2010 07:56:44 GMT


Marie Osmond was forced to halt a U.S. TV performance of opera classic "Pie Gesu" after becoming so overcome with emotion as she dedicated the song to her late son. The veteran star opened up for the first time about the tragic suicide of her 18-year-old son Michael Bryan earlier this year during an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Thursday, November 11.

She took to the stage at the end of the chat to perform the song in memory of the teen, but failed to keep the tears from falling as she belted out the tune. As her voice faltered a few lines into the song, Osmond held up her hand, instructing the band to stop the music, and turned around as she took a few seconds to compose herself.
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'Clone Wars' Sneak Peek Reveals Origin of 'Star Wars' Villain

November 12, 2010 07:50:22 GMT


There will soon be limited theatrical screenings and big screen sneak peek of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in several cities around U.S. But a clip has been released first online to highlight on the villain called Savage Opress, who is none other than the brother of halved Sith Lord Darth Maul.

The animated series itself is divided into three episodes with the first one debuting on Cartoon Network on January 7, 2011. "For the first time ever, Sith training will be explored - and with it, truths about the very nature of the dark side itself!" description of the story-arc said. Also, "A warrior forged by a dark sorcery as mystical and powerful as the Force, Opress will uncover shocking revelations about the galaxy's tenuous balance."
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'Jackass' Stunts Are Not for Women

November 12, 2010 07:48:18 GMT


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The "Jackass" pranksters have banned girls from carrying out stunts in their TV show and movies - because they were devastated when a female friend hurt herself in one daring skit. The stars, who are known for their wild antics and dangerous tricks, hired their pal, "Coyote Ugly" actress Stephanie Hodge, to appear in both "Jackass: The Movie" and sequel "Jackass: Number Two".

But after Hodge injured herself during filming for a shocking scene, the male stars vowed never to let any more women take part in their pranks. Johnny Knoxville tells Britain's Elle magazine, "We had a girl on the show from time to time, Stephanie Hodge."
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Chloe Moretz Wants to Go to College Like Emma Watson

November 12, 2010 07:42:49 GMT


Teen star Chloe Moretz looks up to academic actress Emma Watson - because she also wants to juggle a university course with her movie career when she's older. The 13 year old admits she's in awe of the British beauty, who spent time during her first year at Rhode Island's prestigious Brown University shooting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Moretz dreams of emulating Watson and embarking on a higher education course once her compulsory studies are completed - and she insists she's dedicated to making movies simultaneously. She tells WENN, "I definitely want to finish all my school work and then go to university but at the same time I want to make films in between it (studying). I want to do a semester, do a movie, do a semester, do a movie..."
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Lindsay Lohan Gets Work Pass From Rehab

November 12, 2010 07:38:16 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is set to go back to work with a photoshoot next week after moving out of rehab and into an outpatient house. The "Mean Girls" star, who has been in and out of jail and rehab this year, is spending three months with experts at California's Betty Ford clinic after failing two mandatory drug tests and violating her probation.

After completing the first phase of her treatment, Lohan has moved out of the main facility and into a Palm Springs 'sober house', where she can make supervised day trips. And doctors have been so pleased with her progress, they're allowing her to begin working again with a magazine shoot.
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Selena Gomez: Edward Cullen Is Hot but Not Robert Pattinson


November 12, 2010 07:20:00 GMT


Despite being a close pal of Taylor Lautner, Selena Gomez recently claimed her heart belongs to Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen rather than Taylor's Jacob Black in "Twilight" movie series. "When I watched the first 'Twilight' film, I definitely liked Edward," the 18-year-old Disney beauty said in a new interview with Top of the Pops.

Refusing to let her best pal Taylor down, Selena further added, "I can't help being in Team Edward! But Taylor is great in the movies, too, though. He's super-talented." And even though Selena has confessed that Edward has melted her heart, she doesn't have the same feelings for Robert, saying "Do I think Robert Pattinson is hot? I think Edward, his character, is."
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New Set Pictures and Plot Details of 'The Hangover 2'


November 12, 2010 07:15:51 GMT


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Two new photos from the set of "The Hangover 2", which is currently in production, have surfaced. Giving more details about the story, the pictures obtained by TMZ could be considered as spoilers.

[SPOILER ALERT!] In the first image, Zach Galifianakis' Alan Garner is seen having a bald head. According to the site, he will shave his head after becoming a monk. Meanwhile, in the other picture Ed Helms' Stu Price is featured sporting a face tattoo.
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2010 Latin Grammy Winners Include Nelly Furtado and Alejandro Sanz


November 12, 2010 07:14:57 GMT


Mexican rockers Camila and Dominican singer/songwriter Juan Luis Guerra were triple threats at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 11 when they scooped three top honors each. Camila claimed Record of the Year for Mientes, triumphing over Alejandro Sanz and Jorge Drexler, while the band beat the pair again when their title track was named Song of the Year, ahead of other entries including Enrique Iglesias' duet with Guerra ("Cuando Me Enamoro").

"Mientes" was also honored as Best Pop Vocal Album, Duo or Group. Guerra, who had been up for a total of four honors, landed two awards in the Tropical field, as well as the coveted Album of the Year for "A Son de Guerra". It wasn't all bad for Sanz - the other quadruple nominee walked away with the first prize of the night for Best Pop Vocal Album, Male for "Paraiso Express", and Nelly Furtado took home the same accolade in the female category for "Mi Plan", the Portuguese/Canadian star's first full-length project in Spanish.
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David Frankel to Revive Paul Potts Biopic

November 12, 2010 07:00:09 GMT


"The Devil Wears Prada" director David Frankel has picked up a movie biopic about Simon Cowell's protege Paul Potts, after the project was axed earlier this year. Opera singer Potts shot to fame after winning the first series of U.K. reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent" in 2007 and Hollywood producers announced plans to take his story to the big screen.

The film was canceled earlier this year after they failed to find an actor to fill the lead role and Cowell subsequently dropped Potts from his SyCo label. But Frankel has decided to revive the project, entitled "One Chance", according to movie website TheWrap.
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TV Presenter Congratulates Pink on Her Pregnancy on Twitter

November 12, 2010 06:59:18 GMT


A U.S. TV presenter has fueled reports Pink is pregnant with her first child after alleging her husband Carey Hart leaked the news during a professional dinner with the news host. The "So What" hitmaker has yet to confirm or deny claims she is expecting a baby with motocross star Hart after the news broke on Wednesday, November 10.

A source told Us Weekly magazine, "She's 12 weeks along. She wanted to do it between tours, when she has some time off. Pink was determined to make the relationship solid. Now she's really happy, and she's excited she got pregnant so fast! She'll be a brilliant mother."
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Shocking Hookup in New 'Grey's Anatomy' Preview

November 12, 2010 06:55:56 GMT


"Grey's Anatomy" takes it outside Seattle Grace Hospital next week to display the last stage Cristina is in. Derek lands the grant he needs for his clinical trial and all the attendings take him out to Joe's Bar to celebrate, but they get a surprise when they see someone they know already at the bar.

Meanwhile, Meredith and Alex have to fend for themselves during the night shift with a nine-year-old patient who's experiencing post-surgical complications and his very pushy mother. But the most surprising thing that fans can expect is a hookup between Callie and Sloan.
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Marie Osmond Urges Parents to Be Fully Accessible to Depressed Kids

November 12, 2010 06:53:31 GMT


Marie Osmond has advised fellow parents to make themselves fully accessible to children suffering from depression - because she is convinced her own son didn't open up to her about his troubles for fear of adding to her burdens. The veteran entertainer is still mourning the suicide of 18-year-old Michael Bryan, who jumped to his death from the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment in February.

She is adamant the teenager kept his feelings locked up because she was always so busy dealing with other problems in her life - and it was only towards the end that Michael reached out for help - but it was already too late.
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JC Chasez Confronts Burglar During Attempted Robbery

November 12, 2010 06:52:33 GMT


Pop star JC Chasez had a close call at his Hollywood Hills home on Wednesday, November 10 when he confronted a burglar during an attempted robbery. The former NSYNC star was at the property when he heard a window being broken and went to investigate.

He approached the intruder and began shouting at the man before calling the police. However, the suspect fled the scene of the crime before the cops arrived and they are now searching for a man only described as a "white male", reports TMZ.
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Mark Wahlberg Decided to Preserve His Boxing Skills After 'The Fighter' Delay

November 12, 2010 06:52:04 GMT


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Mark Wahlberg refused to give up his boxing training for "The Fighter" after the project stalled in 2006 because he was determined to stay in shape for when the biopic began shooting. The actor plays retired boxer Mickey Ward in the biopic, which is set to hit screens next month - and Wahlberg admits the project has been a long time in the making.

He originally began training for the film in 2006, but when the movie was pushed back the star decided to persevere with honing his boxing skills, rather than let his hard work go to waste. Wahlberg tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We thought we had a movie which was a go in '06 and so we started training for the movie and that fell apart and it was like, 'I've done all this training!' "
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Leah Remini Breaks Down in Tears Over Soldier Surprise on 'The Talk'

November 12, 2010 06:51:26 GMT


Actress Leah Remini was reduced to tears on her U.S. TV chat show "The Talk" on Thursday, November 11 when she was united with a U.S. soldier she had been in contact with while he was serving in Iraq. The "King of Queens" star was marking Veterans Day in the States by recalling how she had been exchanging emails with Sergeant Jonathan White after he wrote to a fansite for her hit TV show.

She explained, "I was contacted by Sergeant Jonathan White... through a fan website for the 'King of Queens'... So he contacted them and they contacted me and this soldier asked for a banner. He said if I could just send (them) a banner... we just need to know that people support us."
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Matthew Morrison's 'Glee' Mash-Up Surfaces


November 12, 2010 06:48:55 GMT


A few days before "Glee" airs its Gwyneth Paltrow-featured episode, an audio stream of the "Country Strong" songstress singing Rihanna's "Umbrella" hits the web. She is joined by Matthew Morrison who tackles the classic "Singin' in the Rain" lines.

Gwyneth Paltrow has been singing a lot recently. She has recorded three songs for the upcoming country movie and then followed it up with preparations for her live debut performance at the recent CMA Awards. She did them all quite well, wowing country music lovers and winning over music critics for the CMAAs gig.
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First Trailer for 'Winnie the Pooh' Arrives

November 12, 2010 06:35:20 GMT


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It does not take too long for Disney to share the footage from upcoming "Winnie the Pooh". After releasing two pictures from the film, the studio has now released the first trailer. It reintroduces the characters and gives fans a nostalgic look at the Hundred Acre Wood, beside revealing that Christopher Robin launches a contest to find a new tail for Eeyore in the movie.

But that is not the real challenge faced by Pooh and his friends for, according to the synopsis, Owl will send the whole gang on a wild quest to save Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply sets out to find some hunny.
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Video Premiere: Keri Hilson's 'Pretty Girl Rock'


November 12, 2010 06:15:28 GMT


Keri Hilson undergoes a lot of transformations in a music video for her new single "Pretty Girl Rock". From channeling her inner Motown girl, the 27-year-old R&B singer continues to salute other pretty girls from the past to the present by mimicking the likes of Diana Ross, Janet Jackson and TLC.

Even though the settings vary, the message is the same. "All eyes on me when I walk in, no question that this girl's a ten/ Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful, don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful," she sings. "My walk, my talk, the way I dress, it's not my fault so please don't trip."
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Christina Milian Enjoys Being Single After Splitting From The-Dream


November 12, 2010 05:15:49 GMT


R&B singer Christina Milian has no plans to return to the dating scene anytime soon - because she's enjoying life as a single woman following her split from husband The-Dream. The "Dip It Low" star fell pregnant with singer/producer The-Dream's child in 2009 and they eloped in September of the same year after a whirlwind romance.

But their relationship broke down and they parted ways at the end of 2009, before Milian gave birth to daughter Violet in February this year. The estranged couple is currently in the process of divorcing and Milian admits she's using her newfound single life to focus on her own needs and those of her baby girl.
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LeAnn Rimes Calls Persistent Engagement Rumors 'Insanity'

November 12, 2010 05:15:27 GMT


Country singer LeAnn Rimes has called on celebrity gossips to put a stop to rumors she is engaged to wed actor Eddie Cibrian, because what began as a light-hearted joke has turned into "insanity". The couple sparked the reports last month after posting a joke proposal picture, taken at a Halloween party, on its Twitter.com accounts.

Rimes laughed off the wedding rumors and insisted she had no current plans to walk down the aisle, but her denials have done little to silence the claims. The singer took to her Twitter blog again last week on November 5 to express her annoyance at the persistent reports, writing, "I've about had it. Even though this is positive 'news' it's not true."
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Jessica Simpson Extremely Happy About Nick Lachey's Engagement

November 12, 2010 05:15:07 GMT


Jessica Simpson has dispelled rumors she is distraught by the news of Nick Lachey's engagement to longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, insisting she "couldn't be more happy" for her ex-husband. Former 98 Degrees singer Lachey announced plans to wed Minnillo last week after four years of dating.

Tabloid reports claim Simpson has been rocked by the news, but she has spoken out to silence the gossip and offer her best wishes to her ex. She tells Los Angeles radio personality Ryan Seacrest, "I don't know where all those rumors came from. My mum actually called me and told me that everybody was saying that I was 'saddened'. And I was just in complete shock..."
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Placido Domingo Is Latin Grammy Person of the Year

November 12, 2010 05:14:33 GMT


Spanish tenor Placido Domingo was the toast of the Latin American music industry on Wednesday, November 10 when he was honored with a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas. The opera star was hailed as the Latin Grammy Person of the Year for his contributions to Spanish culture and his charity work, and a variety of artists from all genres of music took to the stage to pay tribute to Domingo, including country singer Alexander Fernandez, jazz star Patti Austin and harmony group The Lettermen.

Ricky Martin presented the crystal trophy to the music veteran, while the tenor's son, composer Domingo Placido, Jr., shared his love for the 69 year old with the audience. Appearing onstage alongside his father, Placido, Jr., told him, "If I had the choice to sing like you or be like you, I would prefer to be like you."
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Jason Isaacs Not Recognized Without His Blonde Malfoy Wig

November 12, 2010 05:14:05 GMT


"Harry Potter" actor Jason Isaacs is relieved he is not one of the main stars of in the wizard franchise - because he is rarely accosted by overzealous fans when he's out in public. The Brit has played Lucius Malfoy since 2002's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", the second installment in the popular film series.

The phenomenal success of the movies turned Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson into global stars, but Isaacs insists fans of the franchise rarely realize who he is without his trademark blonde wig. He tells Britain's "Daybreak" show, "As soon as it's over I wander around the streets and nobody would be any the wiser."
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Hulk Hogan to Wed Fiancee Ahead of New Year

November 12, 2010 05:13:38 GMT


Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan is set to wed fiancee Jennifer McDaniel ahead of the 2011 New Year after applying for a marriage license in Florida. The 57 year old proposed to Jennifer, 35, in December 2009 - five months after finalizing his divorce from ex-wife Linda Hogan.

And now the new couple is set to make its union official. According to TMZ.com, the marriage license expires on January 11, 2011, giving the pair two months to walk down the aisle.
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Sarah Jessica Parker Could Not Prevent Colleague From Being Fired

November 12, 2010 05:12:28 GMT


Sarah Jessica Parker's new job as president of fashion brand Halston is proving to be a tough challenge. The star has lost a battle to stop board members from firing a top-level executive.

The fashion-forward star, who is also the face of the brand, was named the Chief Creative Officer in January this year. Sources tell the New York Post Parker was "in tears" at Halston's New York offices last week after learning chief executive officer Bonnie Takhar had been let go.
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Jane Fonda Opens Up About Her Recent Breast Cancer Surgery

November 12, 2010 05:12:08 GMT


Hollywood icon Jane Fonda has revealed she recently underwent cancer surgery to remove a lump from her breast. The "Barbarella" star, who opened up about the health scare on Thursday, November 11, was having a routine check-up earlier this year when her doctor discovered a small tumor.

The growth turned out to be non-invasive and she was booked in for surgery a few weeks ago, reports Etonline.com. Fonda, 72, claims she is now cancer-free and has assured fans she is "fine" as she returns to work to promote her new "Primetime Fitness" DVDs, which are due for release later this month.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Learned From Beyonce for Critically-Acclaimed CMAAs Gig

November 12, 2010 05:04:55 GMT


Gwyneth Paltrow has Beyonce Knowles to thank for her solid performance at the recent Country Music Association Awards. The movie beauty asked a lot of questions to her pals Beyonce and Faith Hill in preparing for her first ever gig on that Wednesday night of November 10.

"I asked Faith [Hill] a lot of questions... and Beyonce actually too," Paltrow explained to Access Hollywood. Beside taking advices from the singers themselves, she also learned their stage acts. She said, "I studied Beyonce a lot and her concerts for her kind of confidence.. and I'm lucky that I know some singers in real life."
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Sophia Bush Confirms She's Not Engaged to Austin Nichols

November 12, 2010 04:56:36 GMT


It turned out that report mentioning "One Tree Hill" beauty Sophia Bush and her co-star Austin Nichols are engaged is nothing but a hoax. The 28-year-old actress put the record straight by taking it on her Twitter page on Thursday, November 11, writing "Sorry y'all, we're not engaged!"

"Shooting a TV wedding, not a real one! Hahaha," Sophia went on, before adding "Must be a slow week in the gossip world." The engagement news was first run by Star magazine and quickly picked by other sites. A source told Star that Sophia and Austin "plan to get married soon".
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FOX Renews 'The Simpsons', Benches 'Running Wilde'

November 12, 2010 04:49:35 GMT


"The Simpsons" hits the big 23. FOX announced that they are renewing the beloved cartoon animation for another season which begins next year. The show is already the longest-running primetime series in U.S. television, surpassing "Gunsmoke" last year with its 21st season.

"Like many 22-year-olds, 'The Simpsons' is extremely happy remaining at home, on Fox, and hopes it doesn't have to go out into the real world for many years to come," said executive producer Al Jean in a statement. The renewal of another season means the total episodes for the series will reach 515.
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Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and Miley Cyrus Added to 2010 AMAs Line-Up


November 12, 2010 04:34:34 GMT


More big names appear in the performers list of the 38th Annual American Music Awards. Around a week before the ceremony is broadcast live from Los Angeles, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and Miley Cyrus are added to the already-crowded line-up.

The other newly-announced musical guests are Carlos Santana and Gavin Rossdale. "The AMAs has always been about the best music of the year, and our line-up truly reflects the talented artists that have made 2010 so special," said AMAs producer, Larry Klein.
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MC Hammer Moves On From Jay-Z Feud

November 12, 2010 04:23:59 GMT


MC Hammer's recent feud with Jay-Z is over - the veteran rapper is keen to "move on" and put the public fallout in the past. The "U Can't Touch This" hitmaker pokes fun at Jay-Z in his video for new single "Better Run Run", with the song's lyrics labeling him an "impostor" who has stolen Hammer's "swagger".

The star is said to have made the promo in response to Jay-Z's mention of him in a new song with Kanye West called "So Appalled", in which he raps about Hammer's previous money problems. The hip-hop mogul later insisted the rapper took his lyrics "the wrong way".
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Vera Farmiga Gives Birth to Second Child

November 12, 2010 04:23:13 GMT


"Up in the Air" star Vera Farmiga is a proud mother of newly-born baby girl. The Oscar-nominated actress gave birth to her second child with husband Renn Hawkey on Thursday, November 4, her rep confirmed to People.

The rep shared that both Vera and the baby daughter are "happy and healthy". Vera and Renn named their second child Gytta Lubov Hawkey who joins 22-month brother Fynn. The happy couple didn't know about the baby's sex until Vera delivered Gytta because they opted delivery surprise.
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Alicia Keys Had First Night Out Since Having Baby


November 12, 2010 04:20:14 GMT


New mum Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz enjoyed their first night out on Tuesday, November 9 since welcoming baby Egypt last month - partying in New York to celebrate the rap producer's GQ cover.

The "Fallin' " hitmaker gave birth on October 14 and the new parents have spent all their time doting on the four-week-old tot. But they took a night off from baby duties to attend a glitzy bash at the Trump Soho hotel in New York to mark Swizz Beatz's appearance on the front of the November issue of men's magazine GQ, according to the New York Daily News.
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Russell Brand Slams Reports He Gave Katy Perry a Tiger

November 12, 2010 04:13:55 GMT


British funnyman Russell Brand has laughed off reports he bought his new wife Katy Perry a Bengal tiger as a wedding present - calling the rumors "stupid". The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star wed the "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker in India last month at an exotic resort situated close to a tiger sanctuary.

Outlandish rumors about the ceremony subsequently flooded the internet, with many reports suggesting Brand purchased an extra special gift for his new bride - a female tiger which lives at the resort where they married. But the comic has slammed the reports, telling British TV show "Loose Women", "I'm a vegetarian, you don't give people tigers. It's stupid, it's dangerous. The tiger won't like it."
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Club Chiefs Want Kardashian Sisters to Return Appearance Fee

November 12, 2010 04:09:26 GMT


Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has angered night club bosses in New York by only staying an hour at a party to launch her new credit card - and they want their money back. The wealthy socialite has lent her name to the Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard, which lets parents give their kids a small amount of credit so they can keep their finances in check.

The star and her sisters, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, were paid $25,000 to make a three-hour personal appearance at Manhattan nightspot Pacha on Tuesday, November 9 to launch the card - but club chiefs were stunned when the siblings left after just 45 minutes. They subsequently returned to the bash but exited again shortly afterwards - and Pacha bosses are demanding the Kardashians return their appearance fee.
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Rachel Weisz, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and More on 'Dark Knight Rises' Shortlist


November 12, 2010 04:08:15 GMT


After announcing the title of his third Batman film, Christopher Nolan is allegedly looking for female cast to appear in "The Dark Knight Rises". The filmmaker is said lining up Rachel Weisz, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley on his shortlist.

From these six actresses, Nolan will pick not one but two as he reportedly has two female lead roles. One is the love interest for Bruce Wayne, and the other is a villain. Details of the characters are kept under wraps and reps for Nolan and Warner Bros decline to comment on the casting process.
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Mel Gibson Counter-Suing Company That Wants to Embarrass Him

November 12, 2010 03:59:14 GMT


Mel Gibson has stepped up his ongoing legal dispute with a building company, accusing the firm of billing him for "hundreds of thousands of dollars" of "unnecessary" work. The "Braveheart" star and his estranged wife Robyn were sued by executives at Ramage Construction in September after allegedly failing to pay around $12,000 for work completed in 2000 on homes on Gibson's Malibu, California estate.

The building chiefs demanded the former couple pay up and threatened to place the properties in foreclosure. Gibson has hit back at the claims by filing his own legal papers, claiming the company carried out work which was "excessive" and billed the star for the extra jobs.
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Michael Lohan Talks Reunion With Daughter Lindsay

November 12, 2010 03:56:12 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's father Michael has spoken out for the first time since he was reunited with his troubled daughter in rehab, praising her progress and revealing they are taking steps to repair their relationship.

The actress, who has been in and out of jail and rehab this year, is currently serving out a three-month stint at California's Betty Ford clinic after failing two mandatory drug tests. She was rumoured to have reached out to her estranged father when he was spotted visiting the center on Sunday, November 7, and they fuelled speculation of a reunion when they enjoyed an outing to a movie theater together on Wednesday.
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Video: Kanye West Lashing Out at Matt Lauer on 'Today'


November 12, 2010 03:55:58 GMT


After Kanye West launched Twitter rant against Matt Lauer on Wednesday, November 10 following his visit to "Today" show, MSNBC has now revealed the full footage of the interview. It shows West's remark about former U.S. President George W. Bush, accusing him of racism and of what made the rapper upset.

"As far as it being the worst moment of his presidency, you know, I can't really speak to that. But his take, his explanation, I completely agree with and I empathize with totally," West stated about his racist remark against Bush after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However, the interview quickly turned sour when Lauer played a segment from a recent interview with Bush.
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Jessica Simpson's New Christmas Song 'My Only Wish' Debuted


November 12, 2010 03:55:45 GMT


In anticipation of her upcoming second holiday album "Happy Christmas", Jessica Simpson unleashed the first single. The fun pop record titled "My Only Wish" got its radio debut on Ryan Seacrest's morning show and was posted on her official website for free streaming.

"If only given one wish for Christmas/ A lot of things would truly come to mind/ I'd think of everything from snow to trees and mistletoe/ But only this one wish would touch my heart," she sings her prayers. "I don't need all those fancy decorations/ I'd do without my mother's pumpkin pie/ I'd give up all the Christmas cards just to have you in my arms."
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'Vampire Diaries' 2.10 Preview and Clips: The Sacrifice


November 12, 2010 03:40:38 GMT


"The Vampire Diaries" episode which will only come in three weeks time has unleashed not only a preview but also two sneak peeks. In the preview Damon gets rough with Elena when she refuses to leave the house while in the sneak peeks Elena finds herself stalked during her sleep and Caroline goes deep into the Lockwood cellar.

Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and offers a tempting incentive to Rose for her help. When things take an unexpected turn, however, Rose calls on Damon to deal with the plan Elena has set in motion.
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Zac Efron Looks Gloomy in 'The Lucky One' Pictures


November 12, 2010 03:26:15 GMT


Zac Efron is currently in production of "The Lucky One" and he has been recently spotted while filming the movie. The actor hid his bulked-up muscle in a T-shirt while standing behind a pickup truck. His face showed no sign of cheer and, in one of the pictures, he even looked sweaty and exhausted.

In the film, Efron takes the lead role of U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault who has survived three tours of duty in Iraq and attributes his good luck to a photograph he carried of a woman, whom he doesn't even know. When he returns to the States, he will seek out the girl and later they develop a relationship.
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Eminem Couldn't Write Great Rhymes When Using Drugs

November 12, 2010 03:19:57 GMT


Eminem fears he'll lose his hitmaking touch forever if writer's block seizes him again. The "Lose Yourself" rapper admits he had a four-year stretch at the height of his drug-using days when he couldn't create great rhymes - and it drove him crazy.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty. I'm very paranoid about writer's block - I had it for four years. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't think of s**t. The pills had a lot to do with it. Just wiping out brain cells. I don't know if it sounds like I'm making excuses, but the absolute truth is a lot of my memory is gone."
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'Mike and Molly' Star Trying 'Crazy' Diet to Lose Weight

November 12, 2010 03:15:51 GMT


"Mike & Molly" star Billy Gardell is set to embark on a healthy new lifestyle - he's ready to lose weight and keep it off for good. In the new TV hit, Gardell plays an overweight cop desperate to shed some pounds - and the actor admits he wants to do the same in real life, after tipping the scales at 350 pounds.

But the heavyweight star has vowed to take his time with the challenge after several failed attempts at fad diets. He tells KnoxNews.com, "I think (TV bosses) will let us drop some weight if we choose to. I think I am at that place, healthwise... I'm 40. I have pushed this long enough."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Butch Patrick Enters Rehab


November 12, 2010 03:10:56 GMT


"The Munsters" ' Butch Patrick has entered a rehabilitation center in a bid to beat his 40-year addiction to booze and drugs. The former child star, who played Eddie Munster in the 1960s TV show, has battled problems with cocaine, marijuana and alcohol for decades.

Patrick, 57, checked himself in to a facility in New Jersey on Wednesday, November 10 in an attempt to "get a grip on his addiction and educate himself," reports TMZ.com. A representative for the star tells the website, "We have thought he could possibly be a product of the child star problem... and are thankful he will take control of his fate."
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Angelina Jolie Says Daughter Shiloh Wants Dead Bird as Her Pet


November 12, 2010 03:06:19 GMT


Angelina Jolie has revealed another fascinating detail about her 4-year-old daughter Shiloh. Beside the fact that the little girl loves to wear boys clothing and "wants to be a boy", she also wants a dead bird which she could play along with. "She came in and said, 'Can I have a dead pet?' " Jolie recalled to December issue of Voque magazine.

While Jolie has no problem with Shiloh dressing as a boy, the "Salt" star doesn't think the pet request is acceptable. She told the mag on her response to Shiloh, "And I'm... 'Uh-uh, I don't think it's healthy, honey. I think they have to put him in a box." Still, Jolie tried to find a way to please her daughter, recalling "I had to run out to find, like, a taxidermy bird. I just worked it out for her."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Paris Hilton's Boyfriend Cy Waits Cleared of Hit-and-Run Allegation

November 12, 2010 03:01:46 GMT


Paris Hilton's boyfriend Cy Waits will not face any charges for accidentally running over a photographer's foot with his car, according to a U.S. report. The socialite and her partner were driving away from a Los Angeles restaurant in September when Waits allegedly clipped female snapper Carol Williams, before speeding off.

Paramedics were called to treat Williams, while Waits reportedly returned to the scene later without Hilton and was cited for a hit-and-run by police. Williams subsequently insisted she was "at fault as much as him" and now cops have cleared Waits over the incident, according to TMZ.com.
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AMC Decides to Cancel 'Rubicon' Although It's Not 'Easy'


November 12, 2010 02:47:14 GMT


For the first time AMC does not renew a freshman series beyond the first season. "Rubicon", a conspiracy thriller starring James Badge Dale, falls victim to this move, which was announced on Thursday, November 11.

AMC had such confidence in series like "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" when they first aired that they were instantly renewed. In fact, the network ordered a second season of "The Walking Dead" after only three episodes into the first season. Apparently "Rubicon" had to wait almost a month after it completed its debut season in October.
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In Pics: The Wizards Cast Spells at 'Deathly Hallows: Part I' World Premiere


November 12, 2010 02:42:29 GMT


"Harry Potter" fans in England have celebrated what will mark the coming of Harry Potter's final battle in big screen. On Thursday, November 11, they were eagerly waiting for the coming of their favorite stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint at "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

While some fans dressed in wizards and Death Eaters costumes, the depicters of Harry and Ron suited up. As for Watson who has ditched her long locks since wrapping the production of "Deathly Hallows", she showed off her mature side in a black mini dress that bared her legs. Bonnie Wright also reminded people how she has grown up since first starring in the movie franchise, appearing in a black ensemble and wearing a bright red lipstick which matched her nail polish.
News > Music News

Official Behind-the-Scene of Rihanna and Drake's 'What's My Name'


November 12, 2010 02:32:00 GMT


More close look at the filming of Rihanna and Drake's duet track "What's My Name" music video comes out on the heels of its reign on Billboard Hot 100. The footage reveals how RiRi gets cozy with Drizzy during the shooting break, flirts with him in a romantic scene, and more.

"I've been waiting for the opportunity to work together for a long time," said Drizzy. "This is such a great song. I love the record, so I'm excited." RiRi herself was all smiles, telling street walkers to "act normal" before starting to film a solo scene on the New York City streets.
 
 
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