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November 29, 2010

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'Hobbit' to Be Filmed With EPIC Digital Cameras, Ian McKellen May Be Signing Up

November 29, 2010 09:58:49 GMT


Peter Jackson will team up with RED Digital Cinema to produce "The Hobbit" in 3-D. The company has announced on Sunday, November 28 that the director will use at least 30 of their soon to be released EPIC digital cameras to shoot two parts of "Hobbit" in 3-D.

The successor to RED's industry changing RED ONE, the EPIC is said a smaller, lighter camera that is an order of magnitude more powerful. Jackson has some words about the cameras, saying "I find the picture quality [of RED cameras] appealing and attractive, and with the Epic, Jim and his team have gone even further."
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Kim Kardashian Is Dead, Lying in Coffin for Charity Ad


November 29, 2010 09:53:03 GMT


Following Digital Life Sacrifice campaign which was launched earlier this week, Kim Kardashian lends her famous face for a promotional ad of Alicia Keys' initiative, Keep a Child Alive. The reality TV star is seen lying in a coffin with tagline "Kim Kardashian Is Dead".

"Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India," it was further explained. "That means no more Facebook or Twitter until we buy her life back." To help raise money for this charity, fans can visit BuyLife.org or text "KIM" to 90999.
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Back on Scene: Eva Longoria Develops Three TV Projects

November 29, 2010 09:40:50 GMT


Eva Longoria is back on the working saddle after her divorce announcement from Tony Parker. The "Desperate Housewives" star is producing three small-screen projects, joining forces with "Cold Case" star Kathryn Morris in one and going under her Unbelievable Entertainment in the other two.

Together with Morris, Longoria is developing a Texas border town soap titled "Sendera". According to Deadline, it is a "modern day Shakespearean drama about two wealthy families, one from Texas the other from Mexico, locked in a struggle for power, land, sex and legacy."
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Joel Madden and Nicole Richie Erupted to Dance at 'Yo Gabba Gabba!'

November 29, 2010 09:16:38 GMT


Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden and his partner Nicole Richie showed off their fun side on Saturday, November 27, taking to the stage in Los Angeles to perform in a popular children's show.

The couple took their kids, two-year-old Harlow, and Sparrow, 14 months, to the "Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's A Party In My City" concert - and they couldn't resist joining in the fun themselves. Madden and his socialite fiancee performed choreographed dance moves on stage with characters from the pre-school series at the city's Nokia Theatre, much to the delight of young audience members.
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Elton John Calls Oasis Stupid, Praises Coldplay

November 29, 2010 09:09:48 GMT


Sir Elton John has blasted Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher for canceling Oasis' U.S. tour in the 1990s - insisting the warring rock siblings were "stupid" to pass up the opportunity to crack America. The band axed several gigs Stateside in 1996 following a string of arguments between the brothers.

The siblings' ongoing feuding ended in Oasis' demise last year after Noel quit the group's line-up for good. Sir Elton admits he was baffled by the band's decision to cut their U.S. tour short - as he's convinced the popular group could have achieved continued success Stateside.
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Russell Simmons: Burning Mosque in Oregon Is Wrong


November 29, 2010 09:04:47 GMT


Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has condemned the deliberate burning of a mosque in Oregon after it was linked to an alleged terror suspect. The Def Jam co-founder was horrified after police in the U.S. state confirmed that the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis was specifically targeted in the early hours of Sunday, November 28 morning.

One room of the facility was gutted during the blaze. The arson attack is thought to stem from the arrest on Friday of worshipper Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, who was held by police after allegedly plotting to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in nearby Portland.
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Jason London Engaged to Girlfriend of Two Years

November 29, 2010 08:59:33 GMT


Actor Jason London has proposed to his girlfriend of two years. The "Dazed and Confused" star popped the question to Sofia Karstens on Saturday, November 27 - and he made the engagement extra special by presenting her with his grandmother's ring.

He tells E! News, "I love waking up with my best friend every morning. I feel so lucky to have such an amazing woman in my life." London reveals they are planning to wed on 16 July, 2011 in Vermont.
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Losing His Voice Due to Puberty, Justin Bieber Hires Usher's Vocal Coach


November 29, 2010 08:56:40 GMT


Justin Bieber reportedly is facing a problem with his voice now that he has reached puberty. The 16-year-old Canadian singer is allegedly working with "the same people who worked with Usher when his voice broke" to solve the issue.

"Justin is physically developing at a slower rate than most guys so his voice is only breaking now," a source said as quoted by News of the World. "He's working with the best in the business, a specialist called Jan Smith, to make sure he gets much vocal rest as humanly possible for a working pop star."
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Another 'Tron Legacy' Trailer Shows How Sam Enters Flynn's Arcade

November 29, 2010 08:56:15 GMT


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Ahead of its December 12 U.S. release, another trailer from "Tron Legacy" has been debuted. It basically features scenes similar to the ones shown in the third trailer, but this latest sneak peek has a bit of new footage which sees how Sam enters Flynn's Arcade using a mobile phone to decode and unlock the door.

In this follow up to 1982 "Tron", Sam will be pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father Kevin has been living for 25 years. Sam now has to join forces with Kevin and Kevin's loyal confidant on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
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Brooke Mueller: 'I Did Not Go to Rehab'

November 29, 2010 08:42:05 GMT


Charlie Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller has dismissed reports she checked into rehab on America's Thanksgiving holiday. Mueller entered into a treatment facility in California in February in a bid to deal with personal issues, following her Christmas Day 2009 bust-up with her actor husband in Aspen, Colorado.

After a short spell in the clinic, Mueller returned home to Los Angeles, but reports emerged over the weekend suggesting she had spent Thanksgiving morning in rehab as part of her ongoing treatment for stress management issues.
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'Harry Potter' Star Michael Gambon Honored With Theater Nod

November 29, 2010 08:39:19 GMT


Veteran British actor Sir Michael Gambon was honored for his longstanding stage career at the annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday, November 28 night. The "Harry Potter" star made his debut in the West End in the 1960s and has carried on appearing in live productions while working in films - and he landed the prestigious Lebedev Special Award to mark his career on the stage.

Founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Sir Peter Hall was also handed a special honor - the Golden Seagull award - for his contribution to world theatre. Nancy Carroll was honored with The Natasha Richardson Best Actress award for her role as Joan in Terence Rattigan's "After the Dance", and received the trophy from the late star's husband, Liam Neeson.
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Mr. Hudson Debuts 'Anyone but Him' Video Ft. Kanye West

November 29, 2010 08:26:13 GMT


Mr. Hudson has premiered a music video in support of his latest single "Anyone but Him". Caught up in a rivalry with Kanye West to win a girl's heart, the British singer keeps asking his love interest, "Whose gonna take you home, if it isn't me?"

"Anyone but Him" is taken from Hudson's second studio album "Straight No Chaser" which has been in the U.S. stores since June this year. Beside collaborating with Kanye in this song, Hudson also joins forces with the rapper in "Supernova".
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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Throw Boat Party for Pax's Birthday

November 29, 2010 08:14:38 GMT


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt really know how to spoil their children. On Sunday, November 28, the couple treated son Pax, who will turn 7 on November 9, with a trip aboard the Josephine river boat along the Siene River in Paris, France, Just Jared reports.

In pictures which are obtained by the site, Pax's siblings including 9-year-old Maddox, 5-year-old Zahara and 4-year-old Shiloh were seen joining the fun little bash. However, Jolie and Pitt's twin children Knox and Vivienne apparently missed the celebration that night.
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'The X Factor' Ends With Double Elimination

November 29, 2010 08:05:02 GMT


Katie Waissel's luck has run out. "The X Factor" contestant, who forgot her lyrics in the audition round and survived four times in the bottom position, was axed on Sunday, November 28 due to receiving the lowest amount of votes from the audience. "I just feel so grateful to have got this far," the 24-year-old said.

Since it was a double elimination night, there was another act sent home. Wagner Carrilho faced a sing-off with Mary Byrne but the judges, even his mentor Louis Walsh, decided to send him home. "Why I am happy with the decision is because there were people out there trying to derail this show for different reasons and what has happened tonight is that we have put this show back in the hands of the public," Simon Cowell said.
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'Glee' Star Darren Criss Secretly Recording Music in Studio

November 29, 2010 07:45:57 GMT


Hot on the heels of his deal to become a regular on popular TV series "Glee", Darren Criss hit studio for a top-secret recording session last week. The Blaine depicter was snapped setting up his microphone at a Los Angeles studio on Tuesday, November 23.

The 23-year-old actor looked casual in the picture, wearing gray V-neck T-shirt. Details on the project that he is currently working are still kept under wraps. It might be for his appearance on "Glee" or for his music project. In fact, he has played a secret show for fans at The Mint on November 13.
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Susan Boyle to Star in Her Own Musical Show


November 29, 2010 07:23:40 GMT


Susan Boyle's journey to land fame will be turned into a stage musical. According to The Sun, plans to make the show are in final stages with Boyle herself on board to take the lead role. "I'm definitely going to be on stage. I'd rather that than having to sit watching people up there looking like me," she states.

"I want to be doing the music parts, so I'll be coming in and out of the show," Boyle additionally says about the musical which is expected to go on a U.K. nationwide tour in 2011. "I'm looking forward to doing some live work. It'll be really nice to see so many of the people who have supported me in person."
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NFL Star Will Smith Arrested for Allegedly Dragging Wife by Hair

November 29, 2010 07:06:19 GMT


Will Smith, not the actor, was arrested on Saturday, November 27 in Lafayette, Louisiana for domestic violence. Known as the New Orleans Saints defensive end, Smith reportedly got into a physical argument with his wife just a couple of days after his team beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-27 during Thanksgiving game.

Reports which have circulated say the NFL star dragged Racquel Smith down the street by her hair. That night, the couple left a nightclub at around 2 A.M. and soon exchanged heated argument before he allegedly pulled her hair in the sight of local police officers patrolling the streets.
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Rihanna Refuses to Show Her Vulnerable Side to Fans

November 29, 2010 06:52:09 GMT


R&B star Rihanna will never let fans see her cry in public because she refuses to show her vulnerable side when she's dealing with business. The "Umbrella" hitmaker has become known for her feisty and "aggressive" persona since bouncing back from her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in February 2009.

And the Bajan beauty insists on keeping her emotions under wraps while she's in the spotlight because she doesn't want to be seen as weak. She tells Interview magazine, "I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of people have a misperception of me. They only see the tough, defensive, aggressive side."
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Pink Embroiled in Car Park Bust-Up

November 29, 2010 06:48:05 GMT


Pregnant pop punk Pink is struggling to control her hormones - she became embroiled in a car park bust-up during a recent shopping trip after becoming grouchy. The "So What" superstar and her husband Carey Hart are set to become parents early next year and the feisty star admits her cravings for sour food have turned her into a raging mess - as one fellow shopper witnessed on a trip to U.S. retailer Bed Bath and Beyond.

Pink tells "The Billy Bush Show", "(She's craving) Sour Patch Kids, or Sour Skittles, sour anything. Maybe that's a testament to myself. I got into a fight at Bed Bath and Beyond. I have the rage! There was this man, and he was very rude. Something about Bed Bath and Beyond brings out the worst in people. This man wanted a parking spot and he honked at me and he was literally an inch from my ear drum... I (went over to his car) and he acted like he couldn't see me, and then he acted like he couldn't speak any English."
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Ricky Martin Says Telling His Parents About His Sexual Orientation Was Easy

November 29, 2010 06:42:30 GMT


Ricky Martin was overwhelmed with emotion when he finally revealed his sexuality to his mother and father - because they welcomed the news by expressing their unconditional love for the singer. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker 'came out' as a gay man in March after wrestling with his feelings for years, and he admits he was prepared for a difficult talk with his parents when he decided to come clean about his chosen lifestyle.

But he was surprised when his mum and dad revealed they were already aware of his homosexuality. Martin tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "(Mum) asked me, 'Baby, are you in love?' And I said, 'Yeah mum, I am in love.' And she asked me, 'Is it a man?' and I thought, 'Wow, this is gonna be easier than what I thought.' And I said, 'Yes mum, it's a man.' "
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Justin Timberlake Reportedly Starts Oscar Campaign

November 29, 2010 06:41:47 GMT


After getting success in musical career with boyband NSYNC, Justin Timberlake also wants to be recognized in acting. The singer who has spread his wings in Hollywood movie industry in the past few years reportedly eyes a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for his role in critically acclaimed "The Social Network".

And in an effort to land the nod, Timberlake is said starting his own campaign and seeking advice from former Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey. "Sony is footing the bill for advertising the awards campaign, but Justin is also doing things his own way, including attending Academy screenings on his own and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice," a source close to him tells New York Post.
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Helena Bonham Carter Laughs at Vanity Fair for Naming Her Best Dressed

November 29, 2010 06:31:41 GMT


Helena Bonham Carter burst into laughter when she learned she had been named as one of Vanity Fair magazine's best dressed celebrities - because editors lauded the British actress for the same outfits critics had previously savaged her for.

The "Alice in Wonderland" star'squirky sense of style frequently hits headlines for all the wrong reasons, so she was stunned when she discovered her wardrobe choices had earned her praise from the top fashion publication, placing her alongside Lady GaGa and Dior designer John Galliano.
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'Walking Dead' Season 1 Finale Sneak Peek: TS-19

November 29, 2010 06:26:15 GMT


There is one more episode left in the first season of "The Walking Dead" before the acclaimed series reportedly goes on a long break. In a sneak peek of the season finale, it is explained that the episode's title "TS-19" means Test Subject number 19.

Rick and the group are allowed into the CDC, by a strange doctor. But all is not what it seems in their newfound haven. The doctor, played by Noah Emmerich, shows the group how and why human being turn savage once they get bitten by the living dead.
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'Naked Gun' Actor Leslie Nielsen Died After Hospitalized for Two Weeks


November 29, 2010 06:10:32 GMT


Leslie Nielsen, the funnyman who is well known for his somber demeanor and stone-serious face in comedies "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun", has just passed away. The 84-year-old actor died on Sunday, November 28 at a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

"We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in 'The Naked Gun' series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television," his agent John. S. Kelly said in a statement.
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Take That Win Over Other Boybands at U.K. Chart

November 29, 2010 05:06:31 GMT


Take That have proven their staying power at the top of the U.K. albums chart after fending off competition from fellow boybands JLS and Westlife to make it two weeks at number one. "Progress", the British band's first record since reuniting with original member Robbie Williams earlier this year, shot to the top of the countdown last week and they maintained their position for a second consecutive week despite JLS' "Outta This World" making a strong debut at two.

Irish pop stars Westlife are another new entry at three with "Gravity", while Susan Boyle's "The Gift" slips one spot to four and Rihanna rounds out the top five at five.
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Pregnant Pink Refuses to Give Up Drink


November 29, 2010 05:05:36 GMT


Pop star Pink is refusing to completely give up alcohol during her pregnancy, as she's convinced the occasional drink is "good for you". The singer is expecting a baby with her husband Carey Hart and she is due to become a mother for the first time in the spring 2011.

But the "So What" star is still indulging in the odd glass of booze, as she doesn't want to deprive herself while she is pregnant. She tells Britain's The Sun, "I'm pretty disciplined, when it's time to play I play, when it's time to work I work, and when it's time to be careful I'll be careful. It's (an occasional drink is) good for you. There's a whole manual that's six foot deep filled with things you can't do."
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N-Dubz Insisted to Keep Slang in New Album

November 29, 2010 05:05:20 GMT


U.K. hip-hop stars N-Dubz had to fight to keep British slang in the lyrics for their new songs - because the phrases totally baffled their American producers. The band have recorded a new U.S.-friendly album called "Love. Live. Life.", which they hope will launch their career Stateside. They worked with a number of famous American music producers including Jean Baptiste and Salaam Remi, and their 'street' speak caused confusion in the studio - but rapper Dappy was determined not to change his lyrics.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "We worked with some massive names... and to be honest it was tough at times trying to get our lingo across to them. We were saying stuff like, 'I swear down, man,' but they didn't know what we were talking about. They didn't like the slang and tried to get us to talk proper English. We got our vocab up to scratch a bit, but we also said to them, 'We come from the country that made the English language, just trust us'."
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Lily Allen Threatened by Journalist After Twitter Rant

November 29, 2010 05:04:51 GMT


Singer Lily Allen has toned down a foul-mouthed rant at a journalist on Twitter.com after the female columnist threatened to call in her lawyers. The "Smile" hitmaker branded British journalist Katie Nicholl a "lying c**t" in the astonishing outburst, after Nicholl wrote a report claiming Allen is planning to marry her partner Sam Cooper next year.

But within hours of posting the abusive message on Sunday, November 28, Allen took it to the microblogging website again to claim Nicholl had objected to the remarks and threatened legal action if they were not removed. Allen wrote that she would "amend" the comments - but still left her insults in the post.
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Bono Credits Australia's Leaders for Supporting Foreign Aid Pledge

November 29, 2010 05:04:32 GMT


Rocker Bono has taken his philanthropy Down Under - the U2 frontman has met with Australian government officials to discuss how the country can help developing nations. The singer has long backed charity campaigns to help reduce HIV and poverty in impoverished countries, and flew to Australia last week to discuss how its government can aid the world's poor.

He met with Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd, Australia's former prime minister, and congratulated the country's leaders for pledging to spend 0.5 per cent of Australia's gross national income on foreign aid. Bono told reporters, "I usually have to twist the arms of political leaders to think more about the world's poor but I actually don't have to do that in Australia, there's bipartisan support for 0.5 per cent..."
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Patsy Kensit Out of 'Strictly Come Dancing', to Keep Dancing While Making Tea

November 29, 2010 05:03:55 GMT


Actress Patsy Kensit has been voted off "Strictly Come Dancing", just days after crediting the British reality show with helping to heal the heartache of her fourth marriage breakdown. The "Lethal Weapon 2" star admitted earlier this week she was convinced the intense training for the series was what she needed to take her mind off her separation from DJ Jeremy Healy in April this year.

She revealed, "This whole Strictly experience has been such an amazing diversion from my life. I would advise anyone to try it. If you've had a rough time, go to a dance class because it does lift your spirits. It's turned out to be just what I needed."
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'Spider-Man' Never Rehearsed in Full Before Debut

November 29, 2010 05:03:07 GMT


Troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" encountered a last-minute problem on Saturday, November 27 when the production's only full rehearsal was canceled ahead of its first preview performance on Sunday, November 28.

The play, directed by Julie Taymor and featuring music by U2's Bono and The Edge, has suffered numerous setbacks in recent months as producers scrambled to solve a series of technical and safety issues and the launch date was recently pushed back until January 2011. But the show, which cost more than $65 million to stage, had its only complete run through scrapped this weekend - and will instead be performed in its entirety for the first time on Sunday, in front of reporters and 1,800 paying audience members, reports the New York Post.
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Mischa Barton Fears People Think She's Crazy


November 29, 2010 05:02:40 GMT


Mischa Barton fears she has been left tarnished following her stay in a psychiatric ward last year, because strangers stare at her and brand her "insane". The former "The O.C." star shocked fans in July 2009 when she was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold.

She subsequently revealed a botched operation to remove two wisdom teeth led to her hospital stay, and revealed doctors feared for her mental wellbeing and put her on hold - a 5150 order - because they thought she was depressed. Barton claimed her angry refusal to be drip-fed anti-depressants prompted doctors to take serious action, and she has had to live with the embarrassment of her ordeal ever since.
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Artist of the Week: The Black Keys

November 29, 2010 04:40:06 GMT


The Black Keys tasted their first No. 1 single with "Tighten Up", the lead offering of their latest studio album "Brothers". The song blends a commanding sound of drumbeat and whistle-laden melody, arousing listeners' curiosity while staying true to the signature stripped sound of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

Coming from the production hands of acclaimed music maker Danger Mouse, "Tighten Up" ruled both Billboard Rock and Alternative Songs Charts. On top of that, its music video won Breakthrough Video at 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, beating Dan Black, Coldplay and Gorillaz.
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New Trailer and BTS Released for 'Game of Thrones'


November 29, 2010 04:36:29 GMT


In the past few weeks, HBO has been introducing its new series "Game of Thrones" in a faster pace, and over the weekend, it released a new trailer as well as a behind-the-scene video. The trailer gives away a startling scene where Sean Bean's Eddard Stark beheads a runaway with his sword in the presence of a child.

"Game of Thrones" is based on epic fantasy series of the same name by George R. R. Martin. It is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. And it mainly chronicles battle for the throne of King Robert Baratheon of Westeros.
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'Transformers 3': Michael Bay Denies 3-D Problem, First Trailer to Debut in December


November 29, 2010 04:01:42 GMT


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Michael Bay has spoken up to convince that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is not in post-production trouble. Soon after it was said that the movie has problem with the scenes shot in 3-D, the helmer takes it to his official website to debunk the story.

"Wow, I read these morons on the internet who think they are in the know. 'We have have problems with our 3D????' Really?" he begins his statement. "Come into my edit room and I will show you beautiful 3D. There has never been a live action show that has pushed the boundaries of 3D like Transformers 3. We shot the entire movie with 3D cameras."
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Willie Nelson Officially Charged With Drug Possession

November 29, 2010 03:57:28 GMT


Country legend Willie Nelson has been charged with marijuana possession following his Friday, November 26 morning arrest in Texas. The singer's tour bus was pulled over by Border Patrol police at a Sierra Blanca checkpoint and an officer embarked on a search of the vehicle after reportedly smelling pot.

Six ounces (170 grams) of marijuana was found and Nelson, along with two other people, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. The 77 year old was booked in Hudspeth County Jail and posted $2,500 bail.
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Pink: I Miss Beating People Up

November 29, 2010 03:52:23 GMT


Pregnant pop star Pink has put her rowdy days behind her now she's expecting, but she misses "scrapping" as she hasn't had a "real good fight" in years. The feisty singer is preparing to become a mother for the first time with her husband Carey Hart, and is settling down into family life.

Pink is adamant she has calmed down a lot in recent years, but still yearns for an explosive argument because life can become "boring" without the odd punch-up. She tells Britain's The Sun, "A real good fight - it's been years. And you know what? I miss it, I really miss scrapping. I've become quite boring in my old age. I stopped getting in fights, I stopped beating people up."
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Peter Andre Back on Stage After Hospitalization

November 29, 2010 03:49:18 GMT


Australian singer Peter Andre took to the stage on Sunday, November 28, just two days after undergoing an emergency operation to treat "excruciating" stomach pains. The "Mysterious Girl" star was struck down with a mystery illness on Thursday, November 25 night and was taken to hospital, forcing him to cancel the opening date of his U.K. tour on Friday in Plymouth, south-west England.

Concerned medics rushed Andre into the operating theater on Friday for an emergency procedure and he was released on Saturday, November 27 morning. And Andre proved he's back on form by performing for fans in Minehead, south-west England on Sunday, after pushing the show back from its original Saturday schedule.
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2010 Soul Train Awards Winners: Usher, Alicia Keys, Eminem and B.o.B


November 29, 2010 03:47:46 GMT


This year's Soul Train Awards which was taped on November 10 has finally been televised over the weekend on November 28 to be exact. The winners of the prize-giving event included Usher, Alicia Keys, Eminem, and B.o.B.

Usher and Keys got the most gongs, collecting two prizes each. The former received Album of the Year and Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, and the latter got Best Female R&B/Soul Artist and Record of the Year. Usher tied with Trey Songz in Best Male R&B/Soul Artist category, and Keys shared Record of the Year prize with her songwriting partners including Drake.
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Fuming Over Marriage Report, Lily Allen Calls Columnist C**t

November 29, 2010 03:42:17 GMT


British singer Lily Allen has launched a bitter online attack at a U.K. journalist who reported the star is planning to marry next year to help her overcome the loss of her baby. The "Smile" hitmaker was left devastated after losing her unborn son six months into her pregnancy in October.

The tragedy was compounded when she was hospitalized with septicaemia, which can occur when foetal material left behind in the womb after a miscarriage becomes infected. Allen has retreated to her English countryside home to grieve for her loss, and Britain's Mail on Sunday columnist Katie Nicholl claimed that she and boyfriend Sam Cooper were set to walk down the aisle in the New Year after "they realized through their grief that they absolutely adore one another and cannot live without each other".
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James Franco's 'Inside the Actors Studio' Caused Frenzy


November 29, 2010 03:38:44 GMT


James Franco was a huge hit with film fans at the recording of U.S. series "Inside the Actors Studio" - producers had to reject 250 industry professionals who wanted tickets to the show. The actor has been lauded by critics for his performance in "127 Hours", about a rock climber forced to amputate his own arm with a penknife after becoming trapped under a boulder, and recently filmed an in-depth interview about his career with "Inside the Actors Studio" host James Lipton.

And Franco caused such a frenzy with industry insiders, show organizers were forced to refuse 250 free tickets to the show, while fans snapped up all tickets that had been made placed on sale for the public. According to TMZ.com, Franco repaid fans for their interest by staying over the allotted time to chat to devotees - the only person to do so since late legend Paul Newman, when he appeared on the series' debut in 1994.
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Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal Spotted Together in Her Hometown


November 29, 2010 03:29:31 GMT


Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal spent more time together this weekend. After spotted in Brooklyn, New York on Thanksgiving, the rumored lovers were pictured hitting Swift's hometown in Nashville, Tennessee two days later on Saturday afternoon, November 27.

In their casual outfits, the 20-year-old country music singer and the "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" hunk stopped by Fido, a coffeehouse near Vanderbilt University and Music Row, reportedly to get brunch. According to customer Emma Rice, who snapped a photo of the pair, they were "very cute" and "seemed close."
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'Merlin' Season 3 Finale Part 2 Preview


November 29, 2010 03:23:55 GMT


"Merlin" will wrap up the third season next week on BBC. In the second part of "The Coming of Arthur", Morgana has been crowned Queen of Camelot, and brings about its downfall. Meanwhile, Arthur forms a resistance against the new monarchy, Merlin believes he'll struggle and goes to retrieve Excalibur. Can the new monarchy be stopped?

Lead star Colin Morgan revealed to Digital Spy, "Huge iconic elements from the legends are happening. You'll see the formation of a certain famous band of knights, possibly seated at some form of table! There's also elements from the past. Things that have been buried since season one are going to resurface, literally! You're also going to see the kingdom and those who rule it overthrown and taken over by a dark force. Camelot is in dire straits. All the heroes are forced to form a vigilante gang to fight against it all."
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Annie Lennox: My Life Would Have Been Easier If I Was Gay

November 29, 2010 03:04:58 GMT


Twice-divorced singer Annie Lennox has branded men "a huge disappointment", insisting her life would have been "easier" if she was gay. The singer divorced her first husband, Radha Raman, in 1985 after a year-long union, and her second marriage to record producer Uri Fruchtman collapsed in 2000 after 12 years.

Lennox, 55, is currently single and fears she may never find lasting love - and she's convinced she would have more chance of a happy ending if she was a lesbian. She tells Britain's Saga magazine, "It's not like I think being gay could be an alternative, 'cos it isn't. I sometimes wish it would have been 'cos it would have made life easier..."
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Johnny Depp Banned From Using Phone at Home

November 29, 2010 03:01:43 GMT


Johnny Depp has banned phones from his house in France to ensure his private time with his family is uninterrupted. The Hollywood actor shares a luxury home in the country with his partner Vanessa Paradis and their two children, and he makes sure they can relax during their stays there by cutting contact with the outside world.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "When I'm at our house in France I totally cut myself off from the rest of the world. I never have to listen to phones ringing and that's because - and Vanessa would confirm this - phones are banned from the house."
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Lindsay Lohan Receives a Lot of Movie Offers Despite Rehab Stint

November 29, 2010 02:58:53 GMT


Lindsay Lohan will not be short of job offers once she leaves rehab as she has been inundated with scripts in recent months, according to a producer pal. The "Mean Girls" star is currently serving out a three-month court-ordered stay at California's Betty Ford Clinic and she will continue to receive treatment at the facility until January 2011.

Her most recent trip to rehab has cost her a role in "Inferno", an upcoming biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace, with the film's director Matthew Wilder insisting he had to drop Lohan from the project as her personal problems made it "impossible" to secure insurance.
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'Deathly Hallows' Wins Over 'Tangled' at Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

November 29, 2010 02:51:38 GMT


This Thanksgiving holiday has ended with a victory for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" at North American Box Office. The movie earns $49.1 million during the latest three days' ticket sales, bringing its domestic gross total to $219 million. Though the number shows a 60.7% decline from the previous result, it is enough to block some new entries from taking the top spot.

But "Tangled" is not to be underestimated for it follows the wizard movie on number two with a short gap. The family animation has a strong opening weekend with $48.8 million, making a current domestic revenue of $68.7 million since it debuted on Wednesday, November 24.
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Video Premiere: Keri Hilson's 'The Way You Love Me'


November 29, 2010 02:39:01 GMT


Keri Hilson's "The Way You Love Me" music video has been debuted, featuring her with JoJo (Boots), Faith Evans (Danja) and Dawn Richard (Money). Together, they work their charm on the boys including Rick Ross, Columbus Short and Polow Da Don.

The song is recorded for Hilson's upcoming second studio album "No Boys Allowed" which is coming out across the United States on December 21. The star-studded music video comes from the direction hands of Laurieann Gibson.
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Alicia Keys, Lady GaGa, Kim Kardashian and More to Quit Twitter for Charity


November 29, 2010 02:32:37 GMT


Alicia Keys has successfully urged her celebrity friends to quit Twitter and make it worthwhile at the same time. From Lady GaGa to Kim Kardashian, a number of stars have joined Keys' initiative to raise money for charity by quitting the microblogging site as well as Facebook for a period of time.

Called Digital Life Sacrifice, the campaign would see the entertainers ditching the digital world starting Wednesday, December 1 aka World AIDS day until they raise a million dollars for Keys' AIDS charity, Keep a Child Alive. In addition, they would also film "last tweet and testament" videos and appear in ads that show them lying in coffins to reflect what they mean by "digital deaths".
 
 
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