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December 02, 2010

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New Action-Packed Sneak Peek for Mark Wahlberg's 'The Fighter' Arrives

December 02, 2010 09:51:29 GMT


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A new sneak peek for "The Fighter" has made its way out online. An exclusive courtesy of IGN, the video compiles scenes from the action sequences, featuring glimpses of Mark Wahlberg's Micky Ward's intense training sessions as well as his real fight on the ring. In the meantime, his girlfriend Charlene who is portrayed by Amy Adams is seen brawling with a woman in another scene.

The movie revolves around the life of professional Irish boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his trainer-brother Dick Eklund. It will chronicle their early days on the rough streets of Lowell, Mass., through Eklund's battle with drugs and Ward's eventual world championship in London.
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Jackie Evancho's 'Silent Night' Music Video Unveiled


December 02, 2010 09:45:09 GMT


10-year-old "America's Got Talent" alum, Jackie Evancho, has just revealed a music video to support debut single "Silent Night" via Entertainment Weekly. It features Jackie playing snow around a Christmas tree with her older brother, Jacob.

It seems to mirror her own Christmas tradition at home. "We do whatever normal kid does," the little girl gushed of what she usually does with her family during the holiday. "We try to sneak a peek of Santa, we go to our Grandma's house, have Christmas dinner, and then go to bed and wait for Santa to come."
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Ronnie Wood's Ex-Wife Moves to Converted Barn After Selling Marital Mansion

December 02, 2010 09:21:17 GMT


The Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo Wood is living in her own country home after finally selling the former couple's marital mansion. Jo won the couple's property in Surrey, England as part of their out-of-court divorce settlement last year and was eager to sell the multi-million dollar residence.

She managed to offload the home for just below the $19.5 million asking price and is now living in her own place. Jo tells Britain's Daily Express, "I've moved, I'm out! I'm in a converted barn and it's all mine."
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P. Diddy Set to Host Roast for BET Executive

December 02, 2010 09:20:00 GMT


Rap mogul Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs will put his comedy skills to the test next week when he leads the tongue-in-cheek tributes to TV executive Stephen Hill at an industry 'roast' in New York. Combs will be joined by actors Gabrielle Union, Nick Cannon, Anthony Anderson and Mike Epps to help honor Hill in a comedic fashion at the City of Hope's fourth annual Music and Entertainment Industry event.

Hill serves as the president of music programming and specials at U.S. TV's BET Networks, and executive produces the BET Honors and BET Hip-Hop Awards. The roast will take place on December 9.
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Snow Forces Jamie Cullum to Cancel France Gig

December 02, 2010 09:18:56 GMT


Jazz star Jamie Cullum has apologized to fans after he was forced to axe a gig in France due to extreme snowfall sweeping the country. The "Everlasting Love" singer was due to perform in Lyon on Wednesday, December 1 but Cullum and his crew were unable to make it to the Bourse Du Travail venue.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "It is with great sadness that we have to pull the gig tonight. The snow has prevented us from getting to Lyon. We are still miles away."
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Kourtney Kardashian Furious About Leaked 911 Call


December 02, 2010 09:18:34 GMT


Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian was appalled to discover her call to the emergency services prior to son Mason's hospitalization in November has been made public, insisting the message should have remained private.

Baby Mason, Kardashian's 11-month-old son with boyfriend Scott Disick, was transported by ambulance from the couple's Los Angeles, California home to a nearby hospital after the worried mum dialed 911 on November 19. He was treated for an allergic reaction and subsequently released from the facility.
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Ben Affleck Gets Ticket for Speeding

December 02, 2010 09:18:16 GMT


Ben Affleck is nursing a bruised ego after he was caught speeding in Los Angeles while traveling with his actress wife Jennifer Garner. The "Daredevil, The Movie" star was driving his Lexus car in Santa Monica on Wednesday, December 1 when police pulled over his vehicle for going over the legal speed limit.

He was fined for the traffic offense and allowed to go on his way.
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Nicole Richie's Battle With Paparazzo Settled

December 02, 2010 09:17:55 GMT


Nicole Richie has reportedly settled her case against a paparazzo she accused of harassing her daughter Harlow. The snapper has agreed to stay away from the family for five years.

Richie was granted a temporary injunction in November ordering Fabricio Luis Mariotto to stay 100 yards (91 meters) away from her, her fiance Joel Madden and their two children Harlow and Sparrow, and to keep his distance from Harlow's Los Angeles school. The socialite was preparing to fight to have the order made permanent later this month, but the case has been resolved outside of court, according to TMZ.com.
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'Dexter' Getting Ready for Season 6 Renewal


December 02, 2010 09:12:22 GMT


And the killings continue. Serial killer drama "Dexter" is set to return for the sixth season and Showtime is getting ready to make a formal announcement in a week or so, THR reported.

In its fifth season, "Dexter" continues to deliver the good numbers needed for a renewal. It steadily absorbs above 1.6 million viewers and recently hit its season high with 2.5 million viewers. The latest number is up 43% from the fifth season premiere.
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Grammy Concert: B.o.B and Bruno Mars' Performances


December 02, 2010 09:00:17 GMT


New artists B.o.B and Bruno Mars, who have more than one chance to bring home Golden Gramophone next year, teamed up for a duet of "Nothin' on You" at the recent Grammy nominations concert. The joint track has placed them in three battles, Record of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song.

Beside making a duet, both B.o.B and Mars also had solo performances. The Atlanta rapper delivered his latest single "Don't Let Me Fall", while the Hawaiian-born R&B crooner performed his debut single "Just the Way You Are".
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Boyz II Men Deny Lip-Sync, Blame It on Technical Issues

December 02, 2010 08:35:19 GMT


A representative for Boyz II Men has dismissed speculation the band was miming during a New York tree lighting ceremony show on Tuesday, November 30 - a technical error was to blame for the out-of-sync performance.

The group joined a line-up featuring Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Jessica Simpson and Kylie Minogue for the famous annual event at the Rockefeller Center. The concert was screened on U.S. TV and eagle-eyed viewers spotted the band's vocal rendition of "This Christmas" did not tally up with the images being broadcast.
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Grammy Concert: Justin Bieber Sings His 'Favorite Girl'

December 02, 2010 08:32:54 GMT


While Katy Perry chose to go loud in her opening set, Justin Bieber prefered to have his performance stripped-down at the recent Grammy nominations concert aired December 1. Wearing casual black T-shirt, gray jeans and purple cap, the Canadian singer strummed his guitar and delivered his "Favorite Girl".

Justin Bieber is one of the artists who gets more than one nomination. He is battling against Drake, Florence and the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Esperanza Spalding for Best New Artist. He is also up for Best Pop Vocal Album against Susan Boyle, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Katy Perry.
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Vampire Weekend Allowed to Sue Photographer Over Cover Art

December 02, 2010 08:32:29 GMT


Rockers Vampire Weekend have won permission from a judge to serve a photographer with legal papers via email or post after failing to track him down in the ongoing battle over their "Contra" album artwork.

Former model Ann Kirsten Kennis filed a $2 million lawsuit against the band back in July claiming they used her picture in the sleeve art without proper permission. The group has hit back by blaming snapper Tod Brody for the legal mess and filed their own lawsuit in August alleging he purported to have the rights to license the Polaroid image of Kennis for use on the record's cover and in concert promotions.
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Ron Perlman Plays 'Ugly' Transsexual in New Movie


December 02, 2010 08:18:04 GMT


"Hellboy" star Ron Perlman is set to shock fans by playing a transsexual former convict in oddball new movie "Frankie Goes Boom". The movie star insists he makes a very ugly woman, who changed her name from Phil to Phyllis, in the film - but he had a great time in drag.

Perlman tells WENN, "I'm wearing a dress, a wig, I had my legs, chest and arms shaved. I had a beautiful pedicure and a lovely manicure, and I was the ugliest woman you've ever seen in your life, which is why I took the job."
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Jennifer Lopez Takes Legal Action to Prevent Ex From Releasing Racy Footage


December 02, 2010 08:15:39 GMT


Jennifer Lopez is taking a serious action before her private videos make their way out for public viewing. According to Radar Online, the "Jenny From the Block" singer has taken her ex-husband Ojani Noa and his agent Ed Meyer to court to stop their purported release and marketing attempt of sexy videos made during their 11 months of marriage.

In documents filed in the case, Lopez is said "exposing her genital area in public" and displaying other "deviant behavior". Meyer adds, "JLo is riding a scooter in public in Cuba, while talking to the camera and numerous by-standers, with her privates in as plain view as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan have in the past."
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Britney Spears to Take Legal Action Against Irresponsible Tabloid

December 02, 2010 08:14:22 GMT


Britney Spears' representatives are preparing to launch legal action for defamation against editors at a U.S. tabloid after they published sensational allegations suggesting the pop superstar had been abused by her agent boyfriend Jason Trawick.

The "Toxic" superstar's relationship hit the headlines on Wednesday, December 1 when America's Star magazine ran an article featuring quotes attributed to her ex-husband Jason Alexander, who she was famously married to for just 55 hours in 2004.
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Kevin Costner Working on a Cartoon TV Series

December 02, 2010 08:06:54 GMT


Movie star Kevin Costner is drawing up plans to launch his own animated TV series. "The Bodyguard" actor has developed a cartoon with a group of pals and is currently trying to find a backer to finance the project.

Costner is adamant fans will love his idea as he has taken inspiration from the works of sci-fi legend Jules Verne, English literature icon Charles Dickens and Arabian folklore. He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I've developed a cartoon with a group of guys that I hope will see the light of day. It's very literate. I think that's why it's having so much trouble."
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Edward Scissorhands and Superman Costumes Auctioned

December 02, 2010 08:04:12 GMT


Johnny Depp's Edwars Scissorhands costume and Brandon Routh's "Superman Returns" outfit are set to sit under someone's Christmas tree this year - the two items are among the highlights to be auctioned off at a Hollywood auction in December.

The two memorabilia must-haves will go under the hammer at a Profiles in History sale on December 17 and 18. But the high-priced item at the auction is expected to be the original movie poster from 1933 movie "The Invisible Man", which is expected to fetch up to $300,000.
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Paris Hilton Saved by Brooke Mueller in Car Break Down

December 02, 2010 07:58:03 GMT


Paris Hilton was left stranded in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 30 after her hybrid car broke down. The socialite was driving through Los Feliz when her GMC Yukon hybrid suddenly stopped at the side of the road. Hilton subsequently discovered she had run out of gas and electricity, which are both required to power the vehicle.

The blonde beauty called her pal Brooke Mueller to help her out, and the estranged wife of Charlie Sheen quickly arrived on the scene with petrol canisters to fill up Hilton's engine. And Hilton kept her fans up to date with her driving drama throughout the incident, writing on Twitter.com, "So brutal, my car ran out of gas, waiting for my girls to come rescue me."
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Grammy Concert: Katy Perry Rocks 'California Gurls'


December 02, 2010 07:54:50 GMT


Katy Perry kicked off 2011 Grammy Nominations concert on Wednesday night, December 1 with winter-themed performance. Arriving in a gold off-shoulder for the black carpet, she took the center stage in a silver sparkly mini dress and sang toe-tapping track "California Gurls".

At this 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Katy Perry gets four nominations. She is running for Album of the Year along with Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Lady GaGa and Eminem. She also competes for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance against Sara Bareilles, Beyonce Knowles, Norah Jones and GaGa.
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Ben Affleck Wants a Back Up for Congo Movie

December 02, 2010 07:54:32 GMT


Hollywood star Ben Affleck is struggling to rally support from studio executives to back his plans to make a movie about the troubles in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The actor and director has long been campaigning to raise awareness and aid for the Central African nation and established his own charitable foundation, the Eastern Congo Initiative, earlier this year to help women and children affected by rape and sexual violence.

Affleck reveals he's been wanting to turn the situation in the region into a big screen project - but his ideas have been snubbed by Hollywood heads, reports the AFP. He says, "I would love to make a movie about Congo, but unfortunately I've asked Hollywood folks and they always say, 'Ah, nobody wants to see a movie about Africa'."
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P. Diddy Telling 'SNL' to Include Him on the Sketches


December 02, 2010 07:43:50 GMT


P. Diddy is doing a self-campaign to get him a sketch on "Saturday Night Live". Diddy-Dirty Money are the guest performer this week with Robert De Niro as host. While it's common that the music act would do a sketch or two, the rapper reveals that he has been excluded so far.

Diddy wrote on his Twitter, calling out to the producers and writers of the NBC show. "Attn @NBCSNL! No De Niro skit yet? Well it's live TV so I'm telling u I'm doing a skit with Robert De Niro. Better have a script ready for me. LOL." He added, "Somebody send me Robert de Niro's phone number do we can rehearse plus go over our lines for the skit we're doing together on SNL ...LOL".
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New 'Chronicles of Narnia 3' Clip Introduces Dufflepuds

December 02, 2010 07:25:57 GMT


New characters which are going to appear in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" have been unveiled in a newly-released clip. It follows Edmund and Prince Caspian as they are attacked by something invisible. However, they are later visible and identified as Dufflepuds, monopodal dwarves who live near the edge of the Narnian world.

In this third "Narnia" film, Lucy, Edmund, their cousin Eustace and Prince Caspian are on board the Dawn Treader ship to the Lone Islands and beyond on a mysterious mission. With a guidance of a sprite, they must prevent something that could steal the light using Edmund's sword. As they embark on an incredible adventure of destiny and discovery, they confront obstacles beyond imagination.
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Kelly Osbourne Takes Annual HIV Test

December 02, 2010 07:22:50 GMT


Singer and reality TV star Kelly Osbourne insists on taking a HIV test once a year to ensure she has a clean bill of health. The daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne was first tested for the deadly disease when she was 17 as part of her process application to obtain a green card to stay in the U.S.

And even though she practices safe sex, Osbourne has undergone testing every year since just as a precaution. Speaking on World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1, she tells Eonline.com's Marc Malkin, "Now, it's something that is part of my yearly check-up with m doctor."
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Gwen Stefani Auctions Special Baby Buggy for Charity

December 02, 2010 07:19:09 GMT


Fashionable pop star Gwen Stefani has designed and autographed a special baby buggy to help raise money for charity and spread awareness about World AIDS Day. The singer and mother-of-two has teamed up with baby product firm Bugaboo to customise two of their Cameleon strollers, decorating hers with a graffiti-style floral fabric from her L.A.M.B. clothing collection, complete with leather trim on the canopy and storage basket and accessorised with pyramid studs.

Stefani is keeping one to use for her youngest son Zuma, while the other has been put up for auction on eBay.com. The online sale began on Wednesday, December 1 - recognised as World AIDS Day - and fans will have the opportunity to bid on the buggy until Sunday, December 5.
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Alexis Neiers Arrested for Drugs Possession


December 02, 2010 07:14:15 GMT


Embattled teenage reality TV star Alexis Neiers has been arrested for possession of heroin, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com. Neiers, who starred in U.S. series "Pretty Wild", is on probation after pleading no contest to a single count of first-degree residential burglary stemming from a raid on Orlando Bloom's home last year.

The 19 year old was freed from jail after serving just four weeks of a 180-day sentence for her part in the infamous 'Bling Ring' burglary gang that targeted celebrity homes across Hollywood. According to the website, Neiers never checked in for probation after being released from jail in July, prompting police officers to visit her Los Angeles home on Wednesday morning, December 1.
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Jennifer Grey to Undergo Surgery After Getting Injured in 'DWTS'

December 02, 2010 07:09:14 GMT


Jennifer Grey is scheduled to undergo surgery this month after rupturing a disc in her back during her winning stint on reality TV competition "Dancing with the Stars". The "Dirty Dancing" star was crowned the queen of the dancefloor last Tuesday, November 23, but almost pulled out of the finale altogether after injuring her spine the night before, prompting a brief hospital visit.

Now Grey, 50, has decided to go under the knife for a minor operation to fix the injury by next week. She tells U.S. news programme Access Hollywood, "It's just going be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won't be a big deal. Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won't be a big deal. I'll be home that night."
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2011 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live' Black Carpet

December 02, 2010 06:43:29 GMT


Sort of Grammy Awards but milder, "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" on Wednesday, December 1 night saw the attendance of celebrities in charge to unveil next year's contenders. Katy Perry arrived in a gold off-shoulder and posed with Miranda Lambert who preferred an LBD with mirror details and a pair of daring red shoes.

Both of these women were tapped to perform at the one-hour event and had done a rehearsal earlier this week with Perry as the opening act. Major nominations were announced live on CBS during an hour-long concert special hosted by LL Cool J from L.A.'s Club Nokia.
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2011 Grammy Nominees Announced: Eminem and Bruno Mars Lead the List

December 02, 2010 06:42:02 GMT


During live concert at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on December 1, nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards were announced. Eminem dominates the list, sweeping 10 nods including top honor Album of the Year. His multi platinum-selling album "Recovery" faces off Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now, Lady GaGa's "The Fame Monster" and Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream".

Newcomer Bruno Mars also receives impressive seven nominations. One of them is Best Male Pop Vocal Performance which places him in a battle against Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Adam Lambert and John Mayer. Unfortunately, he was not listed in Best New Artist. He reportedly didn't meet the requirement because he didn't release his debut album between October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010.
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Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon Embrace in 'Water for Elephants' Photo

December 02, 2010 06:39:04 GMT


A new photo from "Water for Elephants" starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon has come out via German Bravo magazine. Now a scan of the still has hit the web, giving a look at the on-screen couple's romantic sequence as they are in a loving embrace. The young actor is seen wearing a dull shirt while the leading lady looks elegant in a black dress.

Pattinson is playing an orphaned veterinary student called Jacob who is put in charge of caring for the animals in a traveling circus. He later falls in love with Witherspoon's Marlena, a beautiful equestrian rider, but she is married to the troupe's charismatic but dangerous animal trainer August. Christoph Waltz is in duty to portray Marlena's husband.
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Hospitalized for Bacterial Infection, Heather Locklear Is Released Soon

December 02, 2010 06:03:53 GMT


Actress Heather Locklear has been hospitalized in California for a bacterial infection. A representative for the star has confirmed to TMZ.com she has been placed on a course of antibiotics and will be released later on Wednesday, December 1.

Locklear, 49, had reportedly just returned from Canada, where she finished shooting an upcoming film, entitled "He Loves Me". It was not clear as WENN went to press when Locklear had been admitted, but she is reportedly "doing fine".
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Reps Deny Britney Spears Is Abused by Boyfriend Jason Trawick

December 02, 2010 06:03:06 GMT


Representatives for Britney Spears and her boyfriend Jason Trawick have slammed allegations the singer has become a victim of domestic abuse following sensational accusations from her ex-husband Jason Alexander. The "Toxic" superstar has found herself back in the headlines this week after America's Star magazine published Alexander's account of the alleged beatings he claims she has suffered at the hands of Trawick.

Spears has been dating her new beau since early 2009 and he quit his job as her representative over the summer to concentrate on their romance. But Alexander, who she was famously married to for just 55 hours in 2004, claims Spears has reached out to him in a desperate plea for help after reportedly suffering a black eye during a fight with Trawick in October this year.
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Hackers Allegedly Leaking Lady GaGa and Rihanna's Song Are Under Investigation

December 02, 2010 06:02:29 GMT


Police in Germany have launched an investigation into claims two computer hackers stole unreleased songs from stars including Justin Timberlake, Lady GaGa, Rihanna and Ke$ha and leaked them online. The men, aged 17 and 23, are alleged to be part of a network of cyber-crooks who deliberately targeted laptops linked to some of the world's biggest pop stars before downloading personal data, including new tracks.

They then either uploaded the songs to the internet or tried selling them for thousands of Euros, according to investigators. Some of the famous victims - also believed to include Kelly Clarkson - are said to have rush-released their new album and headed out on tour early as a result of the leaks.
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Lacking in Permits, Madonna's New Fitness Club Could Be Shut Down

December 02, 2010 06:01:45 GMT


Officials in Mexico City are threatening to shut down Madonna's new fitness club because it lacks a security plan and a land use permit. The "Material Girl" hitmaker opened the doors of her first Hard Candy Fitness compound in Mexico City on Monday, November 29.

But studio bosses have failed to obtain all the required documents and have until Friday, December 3 to get a land use permit, or stop all operations, according to Demetrio Sodi, the chief of the Miguel Hidalgo municipality where the gym is located. Sodi told the Spanish-language TV station Televisa on Wednesday, "If they don't have a land use permit, they will not be able to operate."
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Photos of Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's Holiday Outing Hit Tabloid

December 02, 2010 05:57:02 GMT


Taylor Swift is serious about her romance with Jake Gyllenhaal - the country sweetheart bonded with his actress sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her daughter Ramona while staying with her family in New York over the Thanksgiving holiday. The singer was first linked to the "Brokeback Mountain" hunk in October, although they have yet to confirm the relationship and have both dodged questions about their love lives during various interviews.

But their secret is no more - paparazzi snaps of the new couple cuddling and laughing during a stroll in Brooklyn last week have been splashed across the cover and inside pages of America's Us Weekly magazine. The pictures were taken after a trip to a coffee shop in Maggie Gyllenhaal's Park Slope neighborhood on the morning of Thanksgiving, November 25.
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Katie Price Not Allowed to Drive in Her Native UK

December 02, 2010 05:56:23 GMT


Model-turned-reality TV star Katie Price has been banned from the roads in her native U.K. after she was caught breaking the speed limit in her car. Price was hit with the ban after cops registered her traveling at 83 miles (133 kilometers)-per-hour in a 70 mile (112 kilometer)-per-hour zone in West Sussex, south England in December 2009.

She has several previous driving offenses - including not being in proper control of a horse box on the roads - and was banned from driving for six months. She was also fined $1,500 and ordered to pay $150 in court costs.
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Kanye West Wins Race to No. 1 on Hot 200 Against Nicki Minaj

December 02, 2010 05:54:52 GMT


Kanye West makes a triumphant entry at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 this week, giving him his fourth straight chart topper. The rapper secures the first place on the U.S. albums chart with his latest album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" which opens with 496,000 copies.

His heavy competitor Nicki Minaj is forced to settle at the runner position. Her debut album "Pink Friday" sells around 375,000 units in its first week of release, making her the first femcee in more than a decade to pull that kind of impressive number since 1998 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" (423,000).
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Kanye West Pops Up in 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York' Promo

December 02, 2010 05:04:56 GMT


"Kourtney and Kim Take New York" is a month away and producer Ryan Seacrest would like fans of the eccentric sisters to know that there will be guest appearances as well on the new reality series. The latest sneak peek reveals that Kanye West once stopped by the sisters' DASH boutique which at that time was still an empty lot.

"Mr. West is in the building," Kim Kardashian said after hugging the rapper. Kanye asked, "You supposed to open the store in two weeks?" after looking at the store's condition. However, it turned out that the sisters managed to open the boutique in time, inviting Kanye as well to the opening in early November.
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Willow Smith Competing for MTV Brand New Awards

December 02, 2010 04:53:58 GMT


Will Smith's pop star daughter Willow Smith and hip-hop hitmakers Far East Movement are among the newcomers nominated for the MTV Brand New: For 2011 award.

Justin Bieber was last year's winner of the prize, heralding his future as one of 2010's biggest stars. "The Independence Day" actor's 10-year-old daughter, famous for her track "Whip Your Hair", will now compete for the 2011 trophy against much older acts, including electro hip-hop stars Far East Movement, who topped the U.S. charts last month.
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The Clash's Album Story Going Big Screen

December 02, 2010 04:49:04 GMT


Former members of The Clash are re-teaming to make a movie about the creation of their hit album "London Calling". British punk stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon will act as executive producers on the forthcoming film, which will tell the story of how the classic 1979 record came to be.

Producer Alison Owen says, "Fans of The Clash all over the world have been waiting a long time to see their extraordinary story played out properly and accurately on the big screen. We're happy that Mick and Paul have given the project their blessing and are on board to help steer the ship."
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Jay-Z Planning 40/40 Club in U.S. Airports

December 02, 2010 04:44:51 GMT


Jay-Z's popular sports bar franchise is taking flight - the rapper has scored a deal to open branches of his 40/40 Club in airports across the U.S. The hip-hop mogul is set to expand his business empire after striking a deal with bosses at Delaware North Companies, who operate hospitality services at dozens of American airports.

Jay-Z's business partner Desiree Perez says, "The 40/40 Club is all about creating first-class experiences for guests who want to relax and watch their favorite games. We want to see our club grow, and to bring those experiences to travelers. A partnership with Delaware North will do just that."
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Rep Denies Lovers' Backstage Quarrel in 'Burlesque'

December 02, 2010 04:39:49 GMT


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A spokesperson for studio boss Clint Culpepper has denied the media mogul split from longtime partner Steve Antin after hiring him to direct "Burlesque". Culpepper is president of Screen Gems, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures, and reportedly asked his boyfriend of 20 years to write and helm the movie musical, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher.

According to New York Post gossip column PageSix, the pair's relationship broke down following a series of bitter rows while shooting the film. A source tells the publication, "Steven moved out of their Hollywood mansion and has been living at the Sunset Tower Hotel since the end of October. He has been telling people it is over with Clint. They've broken up before and always got back together. Some friends expect them to reconcile, but this time Steven is saying things are different. Working together was intense."
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Affordable Clothes by Mischa Barton Coming Soon

December 02, 2010 04:35:52 GMT


Mischa Barton is making her comeback - as a fashion designer. "The O.C." star has struggled to find TV and film work since the show finished and faced a series of personal issues last year, which ended with a stint in hospital on involuntary psychiatric hold.

Now she's planning to relaunch her career by creating a range of affordable clothing for women in their 20s and 30s. She says, "My line is going to reach women in their teens, 20s and 30s who want to be fashionable but (at) an affordable price. It doesn't have to be deadly expensive to get amazing clothes."
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Johnny Depp Feels Sorry for Hounded Angelina Jolie

December 02, 2010 04:28:32 GMT


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Johnny Depp feels sorry for his "The Tourist" co-star Angelina Jolie after witnessing her massive media following while shooting the movie in Italy. The pair share the screen in the new thriller and they spent several months working together on set in Venice, Italy.

Depp admits he saw the "ludicrous" side of celebrity while shooting with the Oscar-winner, as they were constantly trailed by photographers and had to be careful not to be pictured in each other's company.
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Official: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Are Cop Buddies in '21 Jump Street'

December 02, 2010 04:25:46 GMT


After some speculations, Columbia Pictures finally announces via an official press release that Channing Tatum will indeed star in "21 Jump Street". The "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" hunk takes a lead role alongside Jonah Hill, who has previously confirmed his participation in the movie adaptation of the famous 1980s TV series.

"Jonah helped create a smart and funny vehicle that is tailor-made for him and Channing," said Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, in a statement. "They are a perfect duo for this film and Phil and Chris have a terrific, accessible take on the material. We love how this movie has come together and are very excited to begin production this spring."
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Anna Nicole Smith's Ex Wants Charges Overturned

December 02, 2010 04:24:42 GMT


Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend Howard K. Stern is fighting his conviction on charges of conspiring to use a false name to supply drugs to the late model. Earlier this year, Stern was found guilty on two charges of conspiracy, for giving false names and acting by fraud to obtain prescriptions for the late Playboy star, who died in 2007.

His legal team has now filed a motion at a court in California calling for the charges to be overturned, claiming it is "common practice" to use false names on prescriptions for celebrities in Los Angeles "to protect privacy".
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Ke$ha Throws Underground Dance Party in 'We R Who We R' Video

December 02, 2010 04:18:47 GMT


"We R Who We R" music video has just arrived, featuring Ke$ha bringing her entourage for a party in the street tunnel of Los Angeles. Fire and explosions go off on the street as the "Tik Tok" hitmaker sings and dances to the club-ready pride anthem.

"We R Who We R" was penned by Ke$ha in the wake of the news about bullying that has led to suicides of gay teens lately. It appears in "Cannibal", an extended play and companion to her platinum selling debut effort "Animal", which has been in stores since November.
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Gabriel Aubry's Car Smashed, Halle Berry Sent Help

December 02, 2010 04:18:09 GMT


Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry had a lucky escape on Tuesday, November 30 when he walked away unscathed after a car crash in Los Angeles. The model, who has a daughter with the Hollywood actress, was involved in an accident outside the city's The Grove shopping centre, which left his Mercedes with a smashed front.

It is unclear how the crash occurred. Aubry was photographed removing his belongings from the car before he was picked up by a pal, reports TMZ.com. Rumor has it Aubry called Berry after the crash and she was the one who sent her assistant top pick him up in a white Lexus.
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2010 Satellite Awards TV Nominations Dominated by 'Glee' and 'The Good Wife'

December 02, 2010 03:45:51 GMT


"Glee" has the biggest chance to take home a trophy at the upcoming 15th Annual Satellite Awards for it has been nominated in 5 categories. The FOX series is taking nods in Actress and Actor in a Series, Supporting Actress and Actor in a Series as well as the coveted TV Series, Comedy.

As many as 12 television categories of 38 programs from 15 diverse networks were announced as this year's contenders. If "Glee" is the biggest nominee in the comedy field, it is "The Good Wife" which shows a domination in the drama field. The CBS series is also taking 5 nods followed by AMC's "Mad Men" and HBO's TV movie "Temple Grandin" with four.
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Pics and Video: Reese Witherspoon Unveils Walk of Fame Star With Family

December 02, 2010 03:38:32 GMT


Reese Witherspoon looked as happy as possible when she unveiled her Hollywood Walk of Fame honor on Wednesday, December 1 outside the W Hollywood Hotel. The honor given to her is the 2,425th star dedicated on the celebrated avenue of dreams.

The 34-year-old beauty, appearing in a black mini dress, shared her joy with the loved ones including her children Ava and Deacon, boyfriend Jim Toth, as well as parents John and Betty Witherspoon, who were sitting among other guests. Witherspoon's Chihuahua dog Bruise also did not miss the celebration, with the actress showing her affection to the puppy on the red carpet.
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Geri Halliwell Preparing Music Comeback With New Solo Album


December 02, 2010 03:20:48 GMT


Former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell is reportedly planning to revive her solo career with a self-funded album. The singer forged a successful career away from the girl group after she left in 1998 but her last record, 2005's "Passion", limped into the U.K. charts at number 41.

Halliwell subsequently took time out of the music industry to look after her four-year-old daughter, Bluebell, but she's stepped back into the recording studio to work on a new release, according to Britain's The Sun. The star is said to be self-financing her new project, in a move that mirrors her former bandmate Melanie C.
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Keith Urban and Hugh Jackman Are 2010 Highest-Earning Australians

December 02, 2010 03:16:49 GMT


Rockers AC/DC, country star Keith Urban and actor Hugh Jackman have topped a list of 2010's highest-earning Australians. The band, whose drummer Phil Rudd has been fined after he was convicted of cannabis possession by a court in New Zealand, came second in the countdown of the country's highest earning entertainers with an annual income of $126 million, only losing out to the team behind the Walking with Dinosaurs live show, which has made big bucks on a global tour.

"X-Men" actor Jackman came in fourth with earnings of $20.7 million, followed by Urban in fifth with $19.2 million. Urban's wife Nicole Kidman was placed well behind her partner at number 10 ($9.2 million).
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Stevie Wonder Offers to Write Song for Larry King's Wife as Christmas Gift

December 02, 2010 03:11:54 GMT


Stevie Wonder is helping TV newsman Larry King find the perfect Christmas gift for his wife - the legendary singer has offered to write a song for her. The "Superstition" hitmaker was a guest on "Larry King Live" on Tuesday night, November 30 and the host turned the conversation towards Wonder's music, revealing his partner Shawn Southwick is constantly singing Wonder's hit track "For Once in My Life".

And Wonder stunned King by offering to write a track just for his wife. He said, "Hey, so you want me to write your wife a song?" and King responded, "Yeah, I'd love you to." The singer added, "Are you serious?... OK, I'll do that. Seriously, I will do it."
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Christopher Nolan to Make Video Game Based on 'Inception'

December 02, 2010 03:06:43 GMT


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Director Christopher Nolan is branching into the virtual world with a video game based on his sci-fi thriller "Inception". The filmmaker scored a hit at the box office this summer with "Inception", which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who steals information from the unconscious minds of sleeping targets.

Nolan admits he has always wanted to explore the gaming world and is now working with a team of collaborators to bring the project to life. He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I always imagined Inception to be a world where a lot of other stories could take place. At the moment, the only direction we're channeling that is by developing a video game set in the world."
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Ten Fascinating Things About Birthday Man Woody Allen

December 02, 2010 02:59:46 GMT


Movie icon Woody Allen hits 75 on Wednesday, December 1, marking a Hollywood career which has taken him from writing jokes for "The Tonight Show" to directing and starring in Academy Award-winning classics. The veteran film-maker, actor and comedian has earned his place in movie history as one of the most prolific directors of his generation - shooting and releasing roughly one film every year for the last three decades.

And Allen shows no signs of slowing down - he shot his latest project, "Midnight in Paris", in the French capital with an A-list cast including Rachel McAdams, Adrien Brody and Marion Cotillard. To mark his milestone, WENN has trawled through the archives and put together 10 fascinating facts about the legend himself.
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2010 Satellite Awards Movie Nominations Dominated by 'Inception' and '127 Hours'


December 02, 2010 02:55:44 GMT


International Press Academy has announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Satellite Awards on December 1. Leading the way to win big at the prize-giving event is "Inception" which snatches 11 nominations out of 23 categories, followed by "127 Hours" which takes 9 nods.

Both films are up for best drama prize, competing with "Blue Valentine", "The King's Speech", "The Social Network", "The Town" and "Winter's Bone" among others. The moneymaker flick from Christopher Nolan and the emotionally arousing film from Danny Boyle also lead their stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Franco, to score a nod for best drama actor. Meanwhile, Nolan and Boyle themselves will face against each other for best director prize.
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Wesley Snipes Ordered to Check Into Prison by Dec. 9

December 02, 2010 02:32:23 GMT


Wesley Snipes must report to prison authorities in Pennsylvania by December 9 to begin his three-year sentence for tax evasion. The "Blade" star and his lawyers have spent two years fighting his 2008 conviction, which found him guilty of failing to file returns or pay tax on earnings of $38 million, dating back to 1999.

He lost his appeal and his battle for a retrial and last month was ordered to turn himself over to authorities to serve time. His attorney Daniel Meachum attempted to keep the actor out of jail by asking a judge in Florida for a bail extension to allow him to lodge another appeal against his conviction.
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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Reunited for Lunch


December 02, 2010 02:31:52 GMT


Separating couple Eva Longoria and Tony Parker showed the first sign of them working things out in a civilized way. The two sat down for lunch on Wednesday, December 1 at the Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica and they did not even try to make it a secret from the public's eyes.

"Eva and Tony were acting really lovey-dovey with each other. She was stroking his head with her hand. They did not look like a couple that has just filed for divorce," says E! Online's eyewitness. Meanwhile, People's source says, "They remain friends and everything is amicable. Eva is a class act. That's how gracious she is."
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Video Premiere: Coldplay's 'Christmas Lights'

December 02, 2010 02:22:07 GMT


Coldplay have debuted a music video for their newly-released holiday song "Christmas Lights". This band perform the song on a small theater-inspired stage with red velvet curtains by the South Bank of River Thames in London. Fireworks are set off, and a group of people on a boat let go of colorful balloons. This Mat Whitecross-directed clip also features several Elvis Presley impersonators playing violins.

The song available for purchase on iTunes starting December 1 becomes Coldplay's first original holiday tune. This band previously recorded "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for "Maybe This Christmas" compilation set in 2002.
 
 
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