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November 15, 2010

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Promo Poster and Synopsis for 'Wuthering Heights' Movie Revealed

November 15, 2010 09:47:44 GMT


Another sneak peek for upcoming movies has been found at 2010 American Film Market. This time, Collider managed to take a snap of a poster and synopsis for "Wuthering Heights", which is based on Emily Bronte's famous novel of the same name.

The one-sheet features a man and a woman with a tagline mentioning, "We are bound by our desire." As for the synopsis, it says, "What would you do if you were denied your soulmate? The passionate tale of Heathclith and Cathy (Kaya Scodelario), two teenagers whose elemental love for each other creates a storm of vengeance. From director Andrea Arnold ("Fish Tank", "Red Road"), comes a new take on the classic, a startling vision of desire and obsession."
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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Offered to Direct Porn Flick

November 15, 2010 09:46:55 GMT


Although their sex tape failed to be launched, Heidi Montag and hubby Spencer Pratt's career in porn flick may take off anyway. The couple, who recently announced their bankruptcy, has received an offer to go behind the lens and direct an explicit film, TMZ reported.

In a letter sent by founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, the porn company is offering Heidi and Spencer the porn directing role. The letter revealed that the idea of the bid is to allow the twosome to try their hands at film making and at the same time explore their "wildest fantasies."
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NBC Greenlights 'Bachelor' and 'Survivor' Crossover

November 15, 2010 09:28:09 GMT


It was reported sometime ago that there would be a brand new reality show which is roughly like a crossover between "The Bachelor" and "Survivor". NBC worked it up with Endemol to make it happen and they have just announced the details.

"Love in the Wild" basically puts together singles in the jungle to mate. Twenty men and women will pair up each week in the middle of the jungle and each couple will be placed in remote area. Together they are only given a map and must rely on each other to pass the challenges which could either be physical or emotional.
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Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi All Smiles at 'Tangled' World Premiere

November 15, 2010 09:17:01 GMT


Exactly ten days before "Tangled" graces U.S. cinemas, Walt Disney Pictures has kicked start the red carpet events for the movie by holding the world premiere on November 14. Though Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi had to sacrifice their day off to attend the promotional event, they looked cheerful that Sunday night.

Wearing a simple one-shouldered dress, the brunette who voices Rapunzel paired up with Levi, who voices Flynn, to pose for cameras. The two even took some funny shots with fans who donned blonde wigs to resemble the Disney character. They later joined director duo, Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, on the red carpet.
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Rihanna Stays Strong at No. 1 on U.K. Singles Chart

November 15, 2010 09:11:50 GMT


Rihanna has kept comeback kings Take That off the top of the U.K. singles chart after her track "Only Girl (In the World)" stayed at number one for a second week. The "Umbrella" hitmaker outsold reformed boyband Take That's new single "The Flood", despite the hotly-anticipated return of Robbie Williams to the line-up after 15 years.

"Firework" by Katy Perry rocketed into the third spot while McFly's "Shine a Light" sits at number four. The top five is rounded out by Alexis Jordan with "Happiness". In the album countdown, Susan Boyle's second album "The Gift" shot straight to the top of the list, leaving Bon Jovi's "Greatest Hits" at two and Cheryl Cole's "Messy Little Raindrops" at number three.
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Dad Congratulates Jessica Simpson on Her Engagement

November 15, 2010 09:04:32 GMT


Jessica Simpson's dad is thrilled with her new suitor Eric Johnson - he's gone online to congratulate the pair on its engagement. American football star Johnson asked the blonde beauty to be his wife on Thursday, November 11, just days after her first husband Nick Lachey popped the question to his girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.

And one man is ecstatic about the news - Simpson's manager/father Joe. On his Twitter.com page, he writes, "So very happy for Jess and Eric. May they have a lifetime of joy and happiness." The singer showed off her sparkling ruby and diamond ring at Dillard's department store in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, November 13.
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Robert Pattinson Wins Best Actor and Best Dressed


November 15, 2010 08:58:42 GMT


Robert Pattinson was the toast of the first ever BBC Radio One Teen Awards on Sunday, November 14 after picking up two of the event's biggest awards. The "Twilight" hunk was voted Best Actor and Best Dressed at the bash at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

British rapper Plan B won the Best Album honor for his hit "The Defamation of Strickland Banks", while folk rockers Biffy Clyro's "Bubbles" was named Best Song. TV series "The Inbetweeners" was the winner of the Best Show award at the ceremony, which was attended by Katy Perry, Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott and The Wanted.
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Barbara Windsor Handed Lifetime Achievement Award

November 15, 2010 08:52:45 GMT


Veteran British actress Barbara Windsor was presented with an outstanding contribution to showbusiness honor at the U.K.'s Variety Club Showbiz Awards on Sunday, November 14. The former "Carry On" star, who recently quit her longrunning role in hit Brit drama "EastEnders" after 16 years, was handed the trophy for her hugely successful career.

The Best Entertainment award was handed to Simon Cowell's TV show "The X Factor", while new "Doctor Who" Matt Smith was the winner of the Inspirational Young Talent prize. Father-and-daughter stars Ray Winstone and Jaime Winstone were both winners - the hardman won Film Actor of the Year and his daughter picked up the Outstanding British Film Award for Made In Dagenham.
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Lindsay Lohan Had a Photo Shoot During Rehab Break

November 15, 2010 08:51:04 GMT


Lindsay Lohan spent her recent weekend break from rehab stint by returning back to work. According to TMZ, the 24-year-old troubled actress had a one-day photo shoot for the Russian fashion line Kira Plastinina campaign on Sunday, November 14.

The pic from the photo shoot, which was conducted near Lindsay's facility center the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, reportedly will be featured in a major magazine. The site further mentioned that the "Just My Luck" beauty got her payment although the amount was unclear.
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Brad Pitt In Talks to Bring Story of Chilean Miners to Big Screen


November 15, 2010 08:47:27 GMT


Brad Pitt is hoping to transform the story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners into a big-screen epic - staff at his production company are in talks to land the film rights of the men's amazing survival. After two months trapped underground following the collapse of a tunnel, all the miners emerged relatively unscathed following a dramatic 24 hour televised rescue last month. Only one man had lung problems despite the miners being locked away in a dusty vault for so long.

And after the event hit headlines across the globe, Pitt is eager to get his hands on the film rights, and officials at his Plan B Entertainment Company are in negotiations with representatives for the miners to get the go-ahead for the movie project, according to the Associated Press.
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Katie Waissel Saved From 'X Factor' Elimination Again


November 15, 2010 08:38:21 GMT


Famous before winning, Katie Waissel dodges another elimination this week on "The X Factor" when the voting result revealed that the public still wants to see her another week. Waissel's stay means Aiden Grimshaw has to leave the competition after a head-to-head sing-off.

For two weeks in a row, Waissel was placed in the bottom two along with Belle Amie and Treyc Cohen respectively but she controversially survived though she often went off-key and forgot the lyrics of the song. This week's bottom two position is her fourth in the competition.
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New Set Pics of 'Man on a Ledge': Sam Worthington Attacks and Is Escorted


November 15, 2010 08:23:44 GMT


Sam Worthington has spent his weekend shooting his upcoming movie "Man on a Ledge". On Sunday, November 14, he was pictured hitting the street around Roosevelt Hotel on Madison Avenue, New York City to film his scenes along with Kyra Sedgwick and Ed Harris.

The depicter of ex-cop and wanted fugitive Nick Cassidy was snapped storming towards Harris, who portrays a powerful businessman, and grabs him by the collar. Several men dressing in police outfit were later seen pulling him off Harris.
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Kim Kardashian Admits to Being 'a Doormat'


November 15, 2010 08:02:56 GMT


Despite having lots of men going crazy about her, Kim Kardashian revealed that she used to fall for wrong guys. In her upcoming book called "Kardashian Konfidential", the 30-year-old beauty admitted to being "a doormat" at times, saying "I've always been a people pleaser."

"I've stayed with guys too long when they weren't treating me right," Kim added. Though so, the "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" star has learned her lessons, stating "I stand up for myself more and more. It's so important to insist on being treated with respect."
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'Dexter' 5.09 Clips: Teenage Wasteland

November 15, 2010 08:02:48 GMT


Next time on "Dexter", while in the midst of hunting down their next victim, Dexter and Lumen are surprised by the return of an unannounced guest. Debra is assigned to the file room, but still manages to uncover new evidence in the Barrel Girl case.

In one of the clips released as a sneak peek to the episode, Lumen is making a phone call to Dexter when more than one people intrude the house. Forced to hide, Lumen prepares for the worst with a kitchen knife in hand. The other clip shows Dexter's meeting with motivational speaker Jordan Chase who tells him of a secret and demands one from Dexter.
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Pictures: Usher's OMG Concert in Vegas


November 15, 2010 07:48:11 GMT


Usher rocked Mandalay Bay Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13. The concert was part of his OMG tour with Trey Songz to support his latest studio installment "Raymond vs. Raymond".

Right from exiting the stage of the Mandalay Bay, Usher headed to The Bank. He enjoyed a night out, partying with his crew, tour mate Songz and pal Jermaine Dupri at the nightclub inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
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Jane Lynch NOT Yet Cast in 'The Muppets' Movie

November 15, 2010 07:25:28 GMT


Jane Lynch has not sealed a deal with Disney to star in "The Muppets" movie. In contrary to recent news which said that she will portray a prison guard, the 50-year-old "Glee" actress claims she has not been approached for the project yet.

"I'm not doing the Muppets movie. They haven't asked me," Lynch tells The Hollywood Reporter at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 39th annual gala fundraiser on Saturday night, November 13. She, however, will not turn down the offer if she is given the chance, stating "I would do it if they asked me."
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Michael Jackson's First Official Single 'Hold My Hand' Ft. Akon Debuted


November 15, 2010 07:02:13 GMT


Michael Jackson's song "Hold My Hand", which was recorded in 2007 but leaked in its unfinished state a year later, has finally been unleashed in its final version. A duet with Akon, it is listed in Michael's upcoming self-titled album and serves as the first official single.

Michael croons, "This life don't last forever/ So tell me what we're waiting for/ We better off being together/ Being miserable alone." Akon then takes over in the next lines, "Cause I been there before and you've been there before, but together we can be alright/ Cause when it gets dark and when it gets cold, we hold each other till we see the sunlight."
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Dennis Hopper's Artwork Fetches Over $10 Million at Auction

November 15, 2010 06:50:10 GMT


Artwork owned by late actor Dennis Hopper has fetched over $10 million at auction. The pieces came under the spotlight before the "Easy Rider" star's death in May, when he filed legal papers accusing his estranged wife Victoria Duffy of stealing artworks from him while he was battling cancer.

The collection of over 40 pieces, including a portrait of the actor by Andy Warhol and works by Robert Graham and British graffiti artist Banksy, went under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York last week.
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Will Young and TV Executive Not Dating, Rep Insists

November 15, 2010 06:48:58 GMT


A representative for Will Young has dismissed rumors the British singer is dating a TV producer who worked on a fly-on-the-wall documentary of the star. The "Leave Right Now" hitmaker was filmed for a special episode of "The South Bank Show" in 2009, which saw cameras follow him as he recorded and promoted his 2008 album "Let It Go".

He grew close to TV executive Matthew Cain, but his spokesperson has brushed off speculation they are dating. Young's rep tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "Matt did 'The South Bank Show' on Will and they are friends outside of work. They are just friends though, not a couple."
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Marvin Humes Opens to Reconciliation With Rochelle Wiseman

November 15, 2010 06:48:34 GMT


JLS singer Marvin Humes refuses to rule out a reunion with The Saturdays star Rochelle Wiseman because he's convinced they're "right together". The couple, which lived together in London, split earlier this month after seven months of dating due to their hectic working schedules.

Humes admits the split was a "tough decision" but he is open to a reconciliation with Wiseman in the future. He tells Britain's News of the World, "I'm on tour for two months and then as soon as I come off, she's on tour for six weeks."
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Spandau Ballet's Frontman Turns Down Offer to Stand as Member of Parliament

November 15, 2010 06:48:04 GMT


Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley has repeatedly turned down offers to swap music for politics because he will never give up life on the stage. The singer has been approached by representatives of Britain's Conservative party, who have attempted to persuade him to stand as a parliamentary candidate.

Hadley admits that although he is interested in politics, he has rejected the offers as he's convinced he has more influence as a pop star. He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I have been asked to stand as an MP (Member of Parliament) for the Tories (the Conservative party) so many times."
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Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Snapped Filming 'Breaking Dawn' Swim Scene

November 15, 2010 06:47:39 GMT


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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson keep making their fans jealous as they continue filming romantic sequences for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn". On Saturday, November 13, the twosome was spotted filming a swimming scene in Paraty, Brazil.

The Bella Swan of "Twilight" movie series showed off some skin in a white bikini during the shooting that afternoon. The depicter of vampire Edward Cullen meanwhile came to the set with red boxers but was seen jumping into the water in black pants.
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Hugh Laurie Regrets Not Signing Up to Hong Kong Police Force

November 15, 2010 06:47:18 GMT


Actor Hugh Laurie regrets not signing up to the Hong Kong police force as a teenager - because he could have retired a long time ago. The "House" star, 51, considered jetting off to the Far East when he was 16 and working for the police force, but gave up on the idea to study at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University.

However, Laurie admits he still thinks about what his life could have been if he'd pursued his first career choice. He tells Britain's Sunday Express, "When I was 16 they were looking for me to serve in the colony. I became fixated on this romantic idea of working on the other side of the world and wearing a duffel coat and probably short trousers. I would have smoked a pipe, been acerbic and reunited young lovers."
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Steven Spielberg Working on Racing Driver James Hunt Biopic

November 15, 2010 06:46:39 GMT


Steven Spielberg is working on a new movie biopic of legendary British racing driver James Hunt, according to a U.K. report. Executives at the star's DreamWorks studio are said to be signing up "Tormented" star Alex Pettyfer to play the driver in the lookback at Hunt's life.

A DreamWorks spokesperson says, "I can confirm there are plans for a James Hunt film to be made." A source tells Britain's Sunday Express, "Negotiations are very advanced and a deal is very close for the film on James Hunt. This is a fantastic story about a very charismatic figure and has all the elements of a great film. Hunt was quite a character."
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Joan Collins Saddened by Skinny Stars in Magazines and on TV

November 15, 2010 06:45:45 GMT


Veteran actress Joan Collins hates seeing skinny stars in the spotlight because she knows "the pain" they go through to slim down. The "Dynasty" star admits she once ate just 850 calories a day to lose the pounds for a movie role, but she is saddened to see "excessively thin" celebrities dieting to achieve slim figures to make it in Hollywood.

She tells Britain's Sunday Express, "What dismays me... is the emphasis now on women who are excessively thin, both in magazines and on TV. I think that is terrifying. I know a producer who, when there were two actresses up for the same role, and one was a little heavier about the hips, said, 'No, she's too fat' even though she was much better for the part."
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Diane Keaton Suffered Vertigo Before Injured in Wrestling Accident

November 15, 2010 06:42:53 GMT


Diane Keaton suffered a dizzying bout of vertigo last year, before she was injured in a wrestling accident on the set of new movie "Morning Glory". The 64 year old suffered a bang to her head while shooting scenes dressed as a sumo wrestler over the 2009 summer.

The actress' representative revealed at the time she was taken to hospital in New York for "precautionary tests" and was cleared by doctors to return to work the next day. But Keaton elaborated on her condition during American comedian Jay Leno's late night chat show on Friday, November 12, revealing she was struck with vertigo - a condition which makes the sufferer feel unbalanced and dizzy.
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Robert Pattinson and Jason Statham Not in Bar Fight Over Kristen Stewart


November 15, 2010 06:05:23 GMT


A rep for Jason Statham has debunked swirling rumor that the "Transporter 3" actor was entangled in a bar fight with Robert Pattinson over his rumored lover Kristen Stewart. And as the rumor mentioned that Jason and Robert had the alleged rift in an L.A. bar, the rep added that Jason isn't in L.A. for a while now.

The bar fight story was run by Hollywood Life after picking up Us Weekly report. With a headline saying "Robert Pattinson Gets In Bar Fight With Action Star Protecting Kristen Stewart!", the site noted, "US Weekly reports that after actor Jason Statham hit on girlfriend Kristen at an L.A. bar, Rob stepped in."
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Michelle Williams Voted Off 'Strictly Come Dancing'

November 15, 2010 05:12:01 GMT


Singer Michelle Williams (II) has hung up her dancing shoes - she is the latest celebrity to be voted off U.K. talent show "Strictly Come Dancing". The former Destiny's Child star failed to impress viewers and was forced to take part in a dance-off against veteran British actress Felicity Kendal to fight for survival on Sunday night, November 14.

But Williams' Paso Double routine did not sway the judges, and she was kicked out of the competition. Judges said her dance with partner Brendan Cole "lost balance" and was "very stiff", while judge Bruno Tonioli added, "It was the right energy but you lost it so many times."
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Robbie Williams Has Emotional Take That Returning Performance

November 15, 2010 05:11:28 GMT


Robbie Williams fought back tears after cementing his return to boyband Take That on Sunday night, November 14 when he performed with the group for the first time in 15 years. The "Angels" hitmaker quit the band in 1995 to pursue a solo career while the rest of the group disbanded in early 1996. They returned to chart success in 2005 and have performed as a quartet ever since.

Williams has officially rejoined his pals for a new album and upcoming tour in 2011 and they thrilled fans in the U.K. on Sunday by performing their new track "The Flood" on Simon Cowell's TV show "The X Factor" - the first time all five members have performed together since the split.
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Kanye West's Rep: Media Trainer Did Not Quit After Just a Week

November 15, 2010 05:10:55 GMT


A representative for Kanye West has blasted reports the rapper's newly hired media trainer quit after just one week because of the star's headline-making interview on America's "Today" show. West sat down with TV newsman Matt Lauer last week to reply to former U.S. president George Bush's claims that when the "Stronger" hitmaker accused him of being racist it was the "most disgusting" moment of his presidency.

But even before the program was aired, West took to his Twitter.com page and lashed out at Lauer - insisting the interview left him feeling "alone, used and tortured". The feud escalated when West subsequently scrapped a planned New York performance for the show, which was due to take place later this month.
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Julie Walters Shocked at Her Natural Hair Color

November 15, 2010 05:10:25 GMT


Veteran British actress Julie Walters was stunned when her hair grew back after shaving it to portray politician Mo Mowlam - because she had no idea what her natural color was. The "Mamma Mia!" star has dyed her hair red for decades, but cut her locks off to play the late Northern Ireland Secretary of State in a TV biopic, which screened in the U.K. earlier this year.

Walters admits it was a "very odd" experience being bald and she resorted to wearing a wig. The actress was shocked when her hair grew back gray - but she likes the color so much, she's keeping it. She says, "I would never have known what color it was - I've always dyed it. It's only when I shaved it for Mo Mowlam... that was a real shock."
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Tracy Morgan's Comedy Career Protected Him From Childhood Bullying

November 15, 2010 05:09:45 GMT


Tracy Morgan credits his comedy career with enduring years of childhood torment - because he fought off bullies by making them laugh. The "30 Rock" star grew up in a rough part of Queens, New York, and admits he was subject to harsh jibes from neighborhood bullies, who teased the actor and his disabled brother.

But Morgan soon learned how to use his comedy values to his advantage - and it fast became an effective "defense mechanism". He explains, "My oldest brother was born crippled. Sometimes kids can be mean so I couldn't go get my big brother - he was crippled. I would make the bullies laugh to keep them off of me."
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Oksana Grigorieva to Defy Judge Warning by Appearing on 'Larry King Live'

November 15, 2010 05:09:19 GMT


Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is set to break her silence about the alleged domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of the embattled actor in a candid chat with U.S. newsman Larry King, according to a new report. The former lovers are currently locked in a bitter and highly-publicized court battle as they fight for custody of their young daughter, Lucia.

Gibson hit headlines earlier this year when the Russian singer accused him of violently beating her and knocking out her teeth in an alleged altercation, while taped recordings of their bitter arguments were leaked on the internet. According to TMZ.com, Judge Scott Gordon has warned the Grigorieva going public with her story could negatively impact her custody battle.
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Artist of the Week: Willow Smith

November 15, 2010 05:01:06 GMT


Young and talented, Willow Smith confidently expanded her career from acting to singing. Barely 10 years old, she stepped up to the music game with her sassy yet kiddie friendly dance track "Whip My Hair" and wowed music fans and critics with quality of music which is far above an artist of her age.

Despite being a daughter of celebrity couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow needed no references from her famous parents to seal a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. Her music was heard by Jigga and caught his attention before he was informed that it was recorded by Will and Jada's then 9-year-old child.
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'The Walking Dead' 1.04 Sneak Peek: Vatos

November 15, 2010 04:44:16 GMT


AMC has released a sneak peek to the next episode of "The Walking Dead". Shane and the gang show a concern of Jim when he keeps digging a hole under 100 degrees heat. And when Jim becomes uncontrollable, Shane is forced to manhandle him and put a handcuff on. Unhinged, Jim reveals the truth about what he did to his family.

Meanwhile, Rick runs into unforseen problems, which get in the way with his mission to return to Atlanta. The November 21 episode is called "Vatos".
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Kris Smith Denies Dannii Minogue Engagement Report

November 15, 2010 04:29:51 GMT


Dannii Minogue's model boyfriend and baby father, Kris Smith, has set straight rumor that he and the "Disremembrance" singer are engaged to wed. On Sunday, November 14, Kris wrote on his Twitter page, "Sorry guys but reports are incorrect we have not got engaged especially not over the phone."

Dannii and Kris were said engaged after U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Kris phoned the "Who Do You Love Now?" hitmaker from London while she was in Australia and made the surprise proposal over the phone.
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Is Back Home to Recover

November 15, 2010 04:17:22 GMT


Veteran actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home after she was rushed to hospital with a "massive blood clot" on Friday, November 12 morning. The aging star's doctor was called to her Beverly Hills home after she complained about pain and swelling in one of her legs - but the medic referred the case to the emergency services and she was taken to the UCLA Medical Center.

Her husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt told the Los Angeles Times that Gabor had a blood infection and was suffering poor circulation in her right leg, adding: "She's taking a lot of medicine right now." But Gabor's situation improved enough for doctors to release her from the facility on Saturday afternoon and she is now recovering at home.
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LeAnn Rimes Congratulates Ex-Husband on New Engagement

November 15, 2010 04:11:16 GMT


LeAnn Rimes has taken to her Twitter.com page to congratulate her ex-husband Dean Sheremet on his new engagement. The "Blue" singer split from the dancer in 2009 after seven years of marriage when she fell in love with her TV movie co-star Eddie Cibrian.

Sheremet found out about the affair when surveillance video footage of the couple kissing in a restaurant was leaked to the media. He's since found love with photographer Sarah Silver, and Rimes showed she's still on friendly terms with her ex by 'tweeting' a message of congratulations after discovering Sheremet had proposed to the snapper.
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First Teaser Poster of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Arrives

November 15, 2010 04:08:39 GMT


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The first teaser poster for Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" has landed online. Debuted by movieposter.com via IMP Awards, the image exposes a skull with two swords behind it. The movie's title is nowhere to be seen but the poster has the release date, May 20 next year, tagged on it.

In this fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" installment, Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, but he's not sure if it's love - or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
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Katy Perry and Russell Brand Won't Turn Into the Beckhams

November 15, 2010 04:08:19 GMT


Katy Perry has vowed not to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham and Victoria Adams by going into business with her new husband Russell Brand - because they're too focused on their own projects.

The singer wed the "Get Him to the Greek" star last month, but has been busy promoting her latest album, "Teenage Dream", and new fragrance, Purr, while Brand has been preparing for a new movie role.
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U2 Cheer on Aung San Suu Kyi's Release

November 15, 2010 04:04:36 GMT


U2 are celebrating after political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest in Burma. Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, had been detained for 15 of the past 21 years because of her political views.

The Irish rockers showed their support for the longtime social activist during their world tour last year, urging their fans to don face masks during their track "Walk On", which they dedicated to Suu Kyi. And they were overjoyed to learn she had finally been freed over the weekend.
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Kelly Preston in-Labor Report '100 Percent False'

November 15, 2010 04:02:47 GMT


John Travolta's pregnant wife Kelly Preston is not in labor just yet. A rep for John has debunked report suggesting the actor cut short his trip to Australia after learning that Preston was in labor, telling people "This story is 100 percent false."

"She's not in labor. John is in route back to the U.S. as was always the plan for him to return this weekend," the rep added. John and Kelly, who announced the pregnancy back in May, are due to welcome their baby boy later this month.
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Sugarland's Royalty Battle With Ex-Member Settled


November 15, 2010 04:01:35 GMT


Sugarland stars Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have reached an out-of-court settlement with former bandmate Kristen Hall over an ongoing royalties battle. Founder member Hall quit the trio in 2006 and filed a lawsuit against the remaining members two years later, claiming she is owed $14 million for helping to launch the group.

The legal case was set to be heard in an Atlanta, Georgia federal court on Monday, November 15 - but the trio has avoided a public showdown by settling the dispute on Frida, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.
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Bill Clinton Has Filmed His Cameo for 'Hangover 2'

November 15, 2010 03:49:42 GMT


"The Hangover 2" could have more surprises after tapping Liam Neeson for a cameo role. A source tells People that former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, will also be featured in the comedy, playing himself.

The 64-year-old man who has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work after leaving the White House allegedly has shot his brief appearance on Saturday, November 13 in Bangkok, Thailand where he was visiting to deliver a speech on clean energy. However, there is no detail on how he would relate to the movie's storyline.
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Khloe Kardashian's Husband Settles Car Crash Suit


November 15, 2010 03:49:19 GMT


Socialite Khloe Kardashian's basketball star husband Lamar Odom has settled a lawsuit with a woman who accused the athlete of causing a car crash in 2007. The Los Angeles Lakers player offered Kathleen Colimitras a settlement after the accident, but she refused the offer and filed suit against Odom last year.

In the papers, Colimitras claimed she suffered longterm injuries as a result of the crash and was "disabled from her normal duties and will be so disabled in the future". But a judge at L.A. County Superior Court has now dismissed the suit after Colimitras and Odom agreed on an undisclosed settlement, according to TMZ.com.
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Lil Wayne Records 2010 Version of 'A Milli' for First Post-Prison Song

November 15, 2010 03:45:57 GMT


Lil Wayne has already been back at work just a few days after being released from prison on November 4. "Nino Brown aka @ liltunechi Got His First Song Since Rikers Coming To Yall Soon," DJ Scoob Doo posted on his Twitter on November 14.

Teasing further about how the Weezy track will sound, Scoob wrote, "Just Think A 2010 Version Of A Milli..But On Streroids." Previously, he shared to MTV, "Wayne picked up right where he left off with a 15-hour recording session of nonstop work."
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'Spider-Man' Musical Makes No Changes Despite Safety Checks

November 15, 2010 03:41:48 GMT


The director of the much-delayed "Spider-Man" musical is adamant rounds of vigorous safety checks have not had a detrimental effect on the production - insisting there are "no changes to the actual show". "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" has suffered numerous delays as producers fight to open the show on Broadway and the launch date was recently pushed back until January to allow safety inspectors time to thoroughly assess the aerial stunts.

Director Julie Taymor was rumored to have been forced to make a number of changes to ensure the production passed the inspection, but she's adamant the small tweaks will not compromise the superhero spectacle. She tells Showbiz 411, "There are no changes coming to the actual show. All the changes have to do with technical things. The flying, of course. But also all the wires, and the changes between scenes. We may need a little bit of an underscore to cover a move, or a small transition that needs to be smoothed."
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Former High School Names Art Center in Sally Field's Honor

November 15, 2010 03:38:49 GMT


Sally Field has been celebrated by officials at her former high school - they have named the facility's newly-restored performing arts center in her honor. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star returned to the Birmingham Community Charter High School in California's San Fernando Valley on Friday, November 12 to meet pupils and teachers and unveil the auditorium's new plaque.

Field, who graduated from the school in 1964, made a speech during the unveiling ceremony and urged the youngsters to embrace the arts. She said, "I want to say how lucky you are that this beautiful theater exists for you. Use it. Explore not only the world of language, the spoken word and that of storytelling - because that's what we do up here on this stage, we tell stories - but use it to explore you."
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Golfer Greg Norman Remarries a Year After Divorce

November 15, 2010 03:35:29 GMT


Golfer Greg Norman has married again less than a year after finalizing his divorce from tennis player Chris Evert. Norman, 55, exchanged vows with Australian interior designer Kirsten Kutner in front of their friends and family on private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands earlier this month.

The golfer's son Gregory, Jr. was best man and Kutner's children, Kaya and Kelly, served as flower girls. The sportsman tells Australia's New Idea magazine, "Kirsten walked down the aisle on her own - we were all waiting for her. To me, she is the most beautiful woman in the world. She looked stunning. We wanted something very intimate with just us and the family. It was very relaxed - a beautiful family reunion."
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Robert De Niro and George Lucas Hand Coppola an Academy Honor

November 15, 2010 03:32:48 GMT


Robert De Niro and George Lucas paid tribute to producer/director Francis Ford Coppola on Saturday, November 13 when he was honored with a prestigious lifetime achievement award. The "Godfather" director was handed the coveted Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his work as a producer at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards in Los Angeles.

The night saw many stars take to the stage to honor Coppola, with De Niro calling him "an inspiration and one of my biggest influences". "Star Wars" creator Lucas added, "(Coppola) taught me how to write. He taught me how to direct. He actually personified a whole era of the American film industry. He was our leader. He was our inspiration."
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Newly-Engaged Jessica Simpson Flaunts Engagement Ring


November 15, 2010 03:16:53 GMT


It seemed that Jessica Simpson is ready to make her second trip down the aisle. The 30-year-old beauty is now officially engaged to boyfriend of six months, former football star Eric Johnson (II), and a rep has confirmed the engagement news to People, saying "Yes, we are excited to confirm that they are engaged!"

Beside having her rep announcing the news, Jessica herself has also made the engagement public. On Saturday, November 13, the "Blonde Ambition" actress flaunted her new bling during an appearance at a Dillard's department store in Kansas City when she promoted her clothing line. Eric popped the question with a ring that features a central ruby flanked by two diamonds.
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Second 'Wolverine' Movie Will Simply Be Called 'The Wolverine'

November 15, 2010 03:16:23 GMT


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After confirmed as the director of second Wolverine film, Darren Aronofsky has given an update from his upcoming project. Met by HitFix during an event to promote his latest work "Black Swan", the filmmaker revealed the official title of "Wolverine 2".

According to the site, Aronofsky said his film will be simply called "The Wolverine" without any number attached to it. Additionally, he referred to this follow-up to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" as "one-off" and claimed it won't be a sequel in any conventional sense, but further explanation has not been available.
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Common Defends 'Courageous' Kanye West Over 'Today' Interview


November 15, 2010 03:11:25 GMT


Rapper Common has come to the defense of his pal Kanye West, branding the hip-hop star "courageous" for speaking out about his uncomfortable interview on U.S. TV this week. The "Stronger" hitmaker hit headlines after he took to his Twitter.com page to rant about his appearance on America's "Today" Show, claiming the questioning left him feeling "alone, used and tortured".

The bitter fall out with TV bosses escalated when he subsequently scrapped a planned New York performance for the program, which was due to take place later this month. But West's friend and collaborator Common is adamant the star did the right thing by standing up for himself.
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JC Chasez's Home Robbed Twice in a Week

November 15, 2010 03:08:28 GMT


Pop star JC Chasez lost thousands of dollars of expensive recording equipment in a burglary just days before he confronted an intruder in his home during an attempted theft. The former NSYNC star called cops to his house in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 10 when he heard a window smash and found a man had gained access to the property. The suspect fled before police officers arrived.

It has now been revealed the incident was the second break-in at Chasez's home in a week - the property was burgled just days beforehand, according to TMZ.com. Chasez is said to have filed a police report claiming he returned to the house and found it had been ransacked by thieves who had stolen some expensive sound equipment.
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Emma Watson Willing to Work for Free for Organic Clothing Line

November 15, 2010 03:05:22 GMT


"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson is expanding her fashion empire by teaming up with famed designer Alberta Ferretti to create a new organic clothing range. Watson has modeled for British style giant Burberry and last year and became a creative consultant for Fair Trade fashion brand People Tree.

The 20-year-old actress has now confirmed she is working on a new project with Ferretti, revealing the Italian style guru approached with an idea for an organic collection after seeing her range for People Tree. Watson tells Us Weekly, "We are doing an organic clothing range. I can't reveal the name yet but there will be more information about it soon... (Ferretti) wrote to me and said, 'I saw what you did with People Tree and I think it's a great idea and will you do something with me?' "
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Natalie Portman's Drastic Weight Loss Scared 'Black Swan' Director

November 15, 2010 03:02:19 GMT


Director Darren Aronofsky became so worried about Natalie Portman's weight loss on the set of new movie "Black Swan" he begged the skinny actress to "start eating" and filled her trailer with food. The "Closer" star spent months training for the role of a troubled ballerina in the upcoming drama and she slimmed right down as she attempted to gain a dancer's slender frame.

Aronofsky admits he was terrified when he saw Portman's drastic weight loss and spent the shoot encouraging her to eat. He tells Access Hollywood, "(Portman) took (the role) very seriously. These dancers get really, really skinny... At a certain point I looked at (her) back and she was so skinny and so... I was like, 'Natalie, start eating.' I made sure she had a bunch of food in her trailer."
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Scarlett Johansson Is 16 and Pregnant on 'SNL'

November 15, 2010 02:51:30 GMT


As a child actress whose transition to an adult one is clean, Scarlett Johansson gives a lot of advice to young stars out there through "Saturday Night Live" sketches. The 25-year-old turned 16 in a spoof of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" which is mashed up with "16 and Pregnant". In another sketch, she's a starlet of a Disney show.

Wearing a fake pregnant belly, Johansson appears with a gown and tiara to portray a spoiled teenager who is wheeled into delivery room. The sketch takes on programs by MTV which is shortened from Maternity Television. It presents "America's Best Pregnant Dance Crew", "Wild 'N Out" featuring a baby, "Cribs" which is simply about baby's bed, and "I'm Snooki and Pregnant".
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'Megamind' Still Rules Box Office as 'Unstoppable' Stops at Number Two

November 15, 2010 02:45:43 GMT


"Megamind" refuses to hand over its crown to "Unstoppable". In its second week, the DreamWorks animation still stays on the top place of North American Box Office with $29.1 million or dropping about 36.7% from its opening revenue.

"It's terrific to be so decidedly No. 1 in the second weekend," the studio marketing maven Anne Globe says as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. She additionally expects "continued strength and playability to the family audience" will become increasingly evident through the Thanksgiving holiday period though at that time "Megamind" will lose its roar due to the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I".
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Video Premiere: OneRepublic's 'Good Life'

November 15, 2010 02:40:11 GMT


OneRepublic have just debuted a music video in support of their latest single "Good Life". The Ryan Tedder-fronted group are seen performing the song in an outdoor place somewhere in the countryside of California.

Co-written and co-produced by Tedder, "Good Life" is lifted from the band's sophomore set "Waking Up" which has been in stores since November 2009. The music video is directed by Ethan Lader (Mariah Carey's "Oh Santa!", Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are") and was shot during their tour break.
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Welcoming First Baby, Ne-Yo Shares It on Twitter


November 15, 2010 02:35:44 GMT


"So Sick" hitmaker Ne-Yo is officially a first time father. According to People, the 28-year-old R&B singer's girlfriend Monyetta Shaw, who was initially due in January next year, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on late Friday night, November 12 at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

When Monyetta was in labor, Ne-Yo was at a charity event for his Ne-Yo Foundation. However, the "Miss Independent" singer later rushed to the hospital once he heard the news and made it to be by her side for the birth. The proud newly-parents named their daughter Madilyn Grace Smith.
 
 
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