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December 08, 2010

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First Full Trailer for 'Rio' Highlights the Adventurous Story

December 08, 2010 09:56:33 GMT


20th Century Fox has unleashed the first full trailer for "Rio" which is going to hit theaters next year around Easter. Unlike the previously debuted teaser trailer which highlighted a bird called Blu who thinks he cannot fly, the new video which makes its way out via Apple shows the real adventure that lies on Blu's way.

Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, "Rio" centers its story on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there's another - and that she's a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio.
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New Videos: T.I.'s 'Pledge Allegiance' and B.o.B's 'Watchers'

December 08, 2010 09:53:07 GMT


Just a few days after dropping "No Mercy" video with The-Dream, T.I. has another music video coming out for viewing pleasure. Filmed to support his song "Pledge Allegiance", it features him sitting across the table with Rick Ross and counting lots of cash with him.

"Pledge Allegiance" is one of the bonus tracks in T.I.'s new studio album "No Mercy". The effort came out in the United States on December 7 while he is still staying in prison. To celebrate the release, he wrote a letter from the jail, "So here it is...NO MERCY, the most honest and intimate installment of my life story as promised."
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Ryan Murphy Talks 'Glee' Super Bowl and Spring Episodes


December 08, 2010 09:40:52 GMT


"Glee" is taking a holiday break and will only return in February with the highly-anticipated Super Bowl episode. While preview is not immediately available, co-creator Ryan Murphy is willing to share a bit of what fans can expect upon the return in an interview with Rolling Stone.

First of all, Murphy would like to explain why "Glee" takes a long break while most of other shows return in January. "I always think it's good when the show goes off air and make people miss it a little bit," he said, adding that there will be two episodes airing in one week, one which follows the Super Bowl episode on Sunday, and another on the regular Tuesday slot.
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Nicki Minaj Protecting Her Butt With Barbed Wire on 'Lopez Tonight'


December 08, 2010 09:23:02 GMT


Nicki Minaj was given a so-called booty protector by George Lopez when she visited his show "Lopez Tonight" on December 6. The femcee is well known for her curvy figure and that makes such fans as Regis Philbin and Rihanna couldn't resist to grab her behind.

"We have to protect your magical powers, so I've created a booty protector for you," the comedian said while handing the hand-made belt looking like a barbed wire to Minaj. In response, the rapper stated, "I love this, George thank you! I love this." She put it on and showed it off to the audience.
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No Baby for Carrie Underwood in the Near Future, Nicole Scherzinger Up for Adoption

December 08, 2010 09:13:22 GMT


Carrie Underwood has laughed off rumors she wants to start a family with husband Mike Fisher in 2011, insisting they have no plans to welcome a baby just yet. The country star married the ice hockey player in front of 250 close friends and family at a lavish ceremony in Georgia in July this year.

Underwood was reportedly preparing to begin a family with the athlete, but she's dismissed the speculation - admitting she wants to experience life as a married woman before she considers children. She tells UsMagazine.com, "Everybody, like, is on this baby bandwagon, I don't know what the deal is. But I would really like to figure out what it's like to be married first, and I know he would too."
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Jim Jones Gets Anger Management Class After Pleading Guilty to Assault

December 08, 2010 09:12:38 GMT


Rapper Jim Jones has been ordered to take part in a 10-week anger management class after pleading guilty to assault in the third degree. The hip-hop star, real name Joseph Jones, was accused of crashing his car into another vehicle in New York in January and then attacking the other driver by punching him and pushing him into the road.

Jones pleaded guilty to the charge at Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday, December 7 and was told he must attend classes to deal with his anger issues.
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'Glee' Star Chris Colfer to Make Movie Debut With 'Struck by Lightning'

December 08, 2010 09:12:17 GMT


"Glee" star Chris Colfer is set to be "Struck by Lightning" when he makes his movie debut in his own comedy. The Emmy-nominated actor wrote the script for the coming-of-age film himself and has teamed up with "Youth in Revolt" producer David Permut to bring the project to the big screen.

And Permut admits he was blown away by the quality of the screenplay, comparing Colfer's talents to that of late director John Hughes. He tells industry paper Daily Variety, "I was very impressed with how sophisticated (Colfer's) writing is. He may be only 20 but he's an old soul."
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Jenny McCarthy No Longer Dating Model Jason Toohey

December 08, 2010 09:11:29 GMT


Jenny McCarthy has split from her latest boyfriend after just four months together. The star parted ways with Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey, who she dated for five years, in April - but she soon found love again with model Jason Toohey.

The pair started dating earlier this year, with McCarthy saying, "I am seeing someone right now, so I'm happy." But the blonde beauty is now single again - her representative has confirmed the split from Toohey, telling UsMagazine.com, "It's true".
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Wesley Snipes Still Hopes Avoiding Prison Term

December 08, 2010 09:11:02 GMT


Wesley Snipes is still hoping for a "miracle" to stop him going to prison on Thursday, December 9 as his lawyer seeks a review of his tax evasion case. The "Blade" star and his attorneys 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 was recently ordered to turn himself in to Pennsylvania authorities by December 9 to begin his three-year sentence for tax evasion. His attorney Daniel Meachum made a last-ditch attempt to postpone the surrender date last week by asking a federal judge in Florida to push back the start of Snipes' jail term until January 6, 2011 - but a judge ruled against the appeal.
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'NCIS' and 'NCIS: L.A.' Holiday Episode Promos

December 08, 2010 08:53:26 GMT


Next week would be the Holiday episode of "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" but crime doesn't take a holiday. In the former show, the NCIS team investigates the disappearance of a Navy petty officer who is the sole witness in an upcoming murder trial.

"False Witness" presents a dead turkey that the victim hunted when he was murdered. It becomes the team's only link to find out what happened in the woods. Speaking of the episode which mood is lightened up, co-executive producer of the series Steven Binder who wrote the episode said, "Let's just say that Tony DiNozzo will be behaving very differently from what we're used to."
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Lil Wayne's New Single '6'7" ' to Debut Before Year-End


December 08, 2010 08:37:34 GMT


More info regarding Lil Wayne's first post-prison single which will also become the first offering for his next studio album "Tha Carter IV" has been revealed. According to fellow rapper and Young Money boss Mack Maine, the forthcoming single is simply called "6'7" ".

Maine told MTV, "We definitely dropping it before the end of the year. We ready to go now; we getting it mixed." Of what to expect from the anticipated track, he agreed with DJ Scoob Doo who previously said it's "A 2010 Version Of A Milli...But On [Steroids]." Maine added, "Just make sure you all remember two words: Cory Gunz. Incredible."
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Comparing Airport Security Checks to Rape, Khloe Kardashian Called 'Uneducated'


December 08, 2010 08:28:07 GMT


Khloe Kardashian's decision to sound off her thoughts on airport security checks has sparked a controversy. A moment after she said, "Well, they basically are just raping you in public," about the TSA procedure in an interview with George Lopez, several advocates blast her comment.

"I think it was an ill-informed thing for her to say," Jazmin Robles a community education coordinator with the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center tells RadarOnline. "It was a very strong comment to make because rape is defined as 'forceful penetration'." She goes on adding, "Maybe Khloe Kardashian is not educated enough on this subject to be talking about it in the context of airport security."
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'Lie to Me' Not Given Back 9 Yet Not Canceled

December 08, 2010 08:11:19 GMT


FOX apparently doesn't have a need for "Lie to Me" beyond its initial 13-episode order. Sources have confirmed to several sites that the network has no plan to order the back 9 although it does not mean that the show is canceled.

Starring Tim Roth, the crime drama will be replaced next year by new cop drama called "The Chicago Code" which comes from its former executive producer Shawn Ryan. The third season run of "Lie to Me" will be complete at the end of January. After that, it will stay in the bubble until a decision is made in May.
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Tinie Tempah's 'Invincible' Music Video Ft. Kelly Rowland


December 08, 2010 07:58:03 GMT


Tinie Tempah looks back at his music journey in "Invincible" music video which features Kelly Rowland. The British rapper proudly shows off what he has achieved in the short period of time. He has scored No. 1 singles, won more than one coveted awards, and performing for major events in his native and Stateside.

"Invincible" is to follow up Tinie's previous singles "Pass Out", "Frisky" and "Written in the Stars". All of those three songs reached No. 1 in the U.K. Singles chart except for "Frisky" which peaked at the second place. The four songs appear in his debut album "Disc-Overy" which has been in stores since October this year.
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Mariah Carey's 'Oh Santa!' Makes History in U.S. Charts


December 08, 2010 07:46:13 GMT


Pregnant Mariah Carey is making history in the U.S. charts - she has become the first artist to top Billboard's Adult Contemporary pop countdown in two weeks or less in 20 years. While most performers crawl to the top spot, Carey has claimed the number one just two weeks after releasing her new Christmas hit "Oh Santa!"

Her festive album "Merry Christmas II You" has also become the first holiday release to debut at the top of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart since 1994.
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Tommy Lee Blasts SeaWorld for Keeping Orca for His Sperm


December 08, 2010 07:39:06 GMT


Rocker Tommy Lee has fired off a bizarre missive to the boss of SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, demanding he release a whale in captivity and stop using the mammal as a "sperm bank". Tilikum the orca hit the headlines in February after killing whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, 40, during a show at the city's SeaWorld complex.

Celebrities including Matt Damon and Lee's ex-wife Pamela Anderson spoke out after the tragedy, urging the venues to be shut down and the killer whales released from the tourist attractions. And animal-loving Lee has given his backing to the ongoing campaign, teaming up with officials from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to condemn the odd way park keepers reportedly extract semen from the whales to keep their breeding program up and running, reports TMZ.com.
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Plot Details of Hugh Jackman's 'Real Steel' Revealed

December 08, 2010 07:36:09 GMT


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Before putting on his claws for "The Wolverine", Hugh Jackman will be seen as a robot boxing promoter in "Real Steel". Now, plot details of the film have come out as io9 claims to have obtained a draft script. The site notes that some things could change before and during filming since the script is not the final version.

Taking place in the near future after human boxing has been outlawed, the movie is set during the time when the only boxing that remains is robot boxing. [SPOILER ALERT!] The robot boxing champion is Colossus, created by robot boxing whiz kid Tak Mashido. Colossus is autonomous and constantly evolving during a fight and he will be seen destroying up-and-coming robot challenger called Axelrod.
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Susan Sarandon Honors John Lennon in His 30th Death Anniversary

December 08, 2010 07:32:38 GMT


Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is honoring the memory of John Lennon with a special radio show on the 30th anniversary of his death. The "Thelma & Louise" star is presenting a two-part documentary focusing on the former Beatle's final years in New York City.

The show, titled "John Lennon - The New York Years" and broadcast on Britain's BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday, December 8 - features contributions from Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, his lover May Pang, his son Julian Lennon, Sir Elton John, and David Bowie.
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Moving Trucks Lead to Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's Wedding Rumor

December 08, 2010 07:28:35 GMT


Lionel Richie has fueled reports his daughter Nicole Richie will wed her fiance Joel Madden at his Hollywood estate after staff were snapped unloading a number of big moving trucks outside his home.

The socialite was rumored to be preparing to tie the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Madden this weekend and the increased activity in the crooner's front yard suggests the gossip is true. Security also appears to have been stepped up ahead of the planned ceremony - three bodyguards were spotted monitoring the area.
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Naomi Campbell and Lara Stone Win at British Fashion Awards

December 08, 2010 07:23:01 GMT


Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Lara Stone were feted as style icons at the British Fashion Awards in London on Tuesday, December 7 night. British beauty Campbell was honored with the Special Recognition Award to mark her 25-year career during the ceremony at the Savoy Hotel.

During her acceptance speech, she told the crowd, "It's overwhelming to be in your own country and to receive such an award." Meanwhile, British funnyman David Walliams' Danish wife Stone was handed the coveted Model of the Year title. Taking to the stage, she admitted, "It's an honor to represent British style."
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Vivid Fights Back Ashton Kutcher Over Porn Video Release


December 08, 2010 07:18:00 GMT


Adult film executives have fired back at Ashton Kutcher after he vowed to take legal action over the use of his name to promote a sex tape, insisting the actor's threats are "without merit". Vivid Entertainment chiefs are set to release a new porn video featuring Brittney Jones, who claims to have slept with Kutcher.

A press release for the clip declares: "Ashton's fans will undoubtedly enjoy seeing what the star himself may have experienced." Attorneys for the "Just Married" star claim the association infringes on his "marketable celebrity identity value" and have threatened to sue if his name is not removed.
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Slasher Gets Two Years of Jail

December 08, 2010 07:14:32 GMT


A woman accused of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face with broken glass in 2005 has been sentenced to two years behind bars after agreeing a plea deal with prosecutors. Aretha Wilson was charged with a felony count for assault with a deadly weapon after cutting the Titanic star during a Hollywood party.

She initially protested her innocence, claiming she had mistaken DiCaprio for a former boyfriend and faced up to seven years in jail. However, she altered her plea in November and pleaded no contest to the charge, minimizing her punishment to two years.
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Sheryl Crow Compiles Her Favorite Recipes Into Cookbook

December 08, 2010 07:05:22 GMT


Rocker Sheryl Crow has stepped into the kitchen and become the latest celebrity chef - she's releasing her own cookbook filled with her favorite healthy recipes. The "All I Wanna Do" hitmaker embarked on a healthy-eating regime in 2006 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she's maintained her diet since beating the disease.

And she's now set to share her culinary secrets with fans in What Makes You Healthy, a collection of some basic and more complicated dishes. Crow says, "It's coming out in March (11), it's called What Makes You Healthy.
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The Game's Baby Girl Recovering After Undergoing Mystery Surgery

December 08, 2010 07:02:16 GMT


Rapper The Game is breathing a sigh of relief after his baby girl underwent successful surgery to fix a mystery ailment. The Dreams hitmaker's three-month-old daughter, Cali Dream Taylor, was admitted to hospital on Monday, December 6 to have the procedure.

The hip-hop star, who is currently on tour, took to his Twitter.com account to ask fans to pray for the tot, revealing her health had deteriorated, forcing doctors to bring forward the date of the surgery. He wrote, "My daughter has surgery today. If you find time send a prayer up for me on her behalf. THANK YOU in advance..."
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Jessica Simpson Earns $750 Million Through Fashion and Beauty Lines

December 08, 2010 06:59:26 GMT


Singer Jessica Simpson is on the fast-track to becoming a fashion billionaire - her various clothing and beauty ventures have racked up a huge $750 million in sales in the last year alone. The trendy star has built up a business empire with her shoe, handbag, denim, swimwear and fragrance lines and retail sales of her products have been booming in 2010, according to WWD.com.

Simpson's colleague, Vince Camuto, whose company is the main licensee for the star's own-brand merchandise, is convinced her success is all down to her fan-friendly image. He says, "People like her. People look at her as a style icon."
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Billy Crystal Gives Oscar Advice to Anne Hathaway and James Franco


December 08, 2010 06:52:26 GMT


Billy Crystal has offered up his top tip to 2011 Academy Awards presenters Anne Hathaway and James Franco to make sure the biggest night in Hollywood is a success: "Look like you really want to be there". The "When Harry Met Sally" actor has been handed the honor of hosting the Oscars an impressive eight times and he's confident the young stars will do a great job - as long as they remember to keep on smiling.

Speaking on U.S. talk show "The View", Crystal says, "I always say make sure you look like you wanna be there. It's really important. It's the biggest job in showbusiness, you're the captain of showbusiness for one night... Your job is to really make it fun and just command that first six, seven minutes because it's your show."
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JWoww Has Nude Pics and She Wants Them Back

December 08, 2010 06:50:28 GMT


JWoww may get caught in a nude picture scandal if she's not careful to handle her current legal situation. The "Jersey Shore" star is sued by her former lover/ex business manager Thomas Lippolis who accused her of dumping him after she's given a free plastic surgery. Apparently, the case is much larger than that.

While Lippolis wants $700,000 from the busty star for helping her to reach fame, she wants some "derogatory" photos of her in his possession. JWoww sent Lippolis a letter several weeks before he filed for the lawsuit. In her letter, JWoww said, "It has come to [JWoww's] attention that you may be in possession of certain photos of her that may be derogatory to her image and in violation of her contract with MTV."
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Charged With Criminal Battery

December 08, 2010 06:45:32 GMT


Embattled boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has been charged with criminal battery after allegedly hitting out at a security guard in Las Vegas for handing him parking citations. Shayne Smith was patrolling the sportsman's gated community last month when he drove up to Mayweather, Jr.'s house to talk to him about a parking dispute.

The guard subsequently called cops alleging Mayweather, Jr. had reached into his car and struck him several times in the face after reportedly confronting him about the tickets. Officers paid a visit to the boxer's home to talk to him about the allegations, but wrote up a report and left when they received no answer.
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Upset With Tough Movie Rating, Ryan Gosling Blasts 'Black Swan'

December 08, 2010 06:38:13 GMT


Ryan Gosling has accused U.S. film censors of sexual sexism after ratings officials slapped his film "Blue Valentine" with a restrictive NC-17 rating for an oral sex scene, while playing down a similar racy moment in Natalie Portman's new film "Black Swan". The star admits he's "surprised and confused" by the hard rating and he can't understand why Portman's girl-on-girl oral sex didn't attract a similar ruling.

He tells WENN, "There's plenty of oral sex scenes in a lot of movies, where it's a man receiving it from a woman - and they're R-rated. Ours is reversed and somehow it's perceived as pornographic. Black Swan has an oral scene between two women and that's an R rating, but ours is between a husband and his wife and that's NC-17?"
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'Clash of the Titans' Sequel Will Be Action-Packed and Humanly

December 08, 2010 06:33:10 GMT


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Some updates from "Clash of the Titans" sequel have come from Liam Neeson. Speaking to Belfast Telegraph, the Irish actor teases that the follow-up will be exciting. "I think it's going to be some kick-a** stuff and a very human story to it," he shares, before adding "It's a whole revamping, you know."

As for the progress of the project, Neeson informs that there are still some things to do, "I've only read half of the script and there is still some work being done - they're on script 10." But when asked if director Jonathan Liebesman will shoot the upcoming movie in 3-D, he says, "I don't know the answer to that."
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Oprah Winfrey Set to Star in HBO Films' 'Ruined'

December 08, 2010 06:17:09 GMT


Oprah Winfrey has been the executive producer of Oscar winner "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire", the voice in "The Princess and the Frog" and the guest star on "30 Rock". She is now to take a more prominent role in front of the camera in "Ruined", her first oncreen starring role since 1998 "Beloved".

The TV movie is adapted from Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play which has won several awards including Drama Desk Awards during its 2009 off-Broadway run. The play involves the plight of women in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Celine Dion Showing Off Twin Babies in Magazine Cover

December 08, 2010 05:48:46 GMT


Celine Dion proudly introduces her fraternal twin sons to the world in the cover of HELLO! Canada magazine. Wearing white pajamas, the 42-year-old singer is smiling to the camera as she has one of the twins in her arms and the other on the bed beside her.

Celine is overjoyed with the new additions to the family, and like many other moms, she also finds it all overwhelming at times. "I don't know how women do it," she said in an accompanying interview. "Every day Rene asks, 'Did you sleep well?' I'm like, 'You must be kidding! There is no sleep!' "
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Action Sci-Fi 'I Am Number Four' Debuts Full Trailer

December 08, 2010 05:08:11 GMT


After debuting some sneak peek videos, DreamWorks Pictures has finally released the first full trailer for "I Am Number Four" via Yahoo! Movies. It follows an extraordinary boy who looks like just a normal guy before he learns about his special abilities.

Alex Pettyfer plays John Smith aka Number Four, one of alien teens who is sent from another planet to Earth to hide from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. He is changing his identity, assimilating to high school on Earth, and moving from town to town with his guardian Henri.
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Launching His Own Trading Card, Justin Bieber Feels It 'Amazing'


December 08, 2010 04:46:31 GMT


Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is expanding his global brand to include trading cards after teaming up with collectibles company Panini America. The "Baby" hitmaker's line of merchandise already features dolls and nail polish, and he's now added a card and sticker set to the range.

In a statement, Bieber says, "I always dreamed of being a hockey player and having my own trading card. I remember collecting hockey cards, so the idea that kids are going to enjoy my cards like I enjoyed my hockey cards is amazing!"
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Willie Garson of 'Sex and the City' Won't Date Fan

December 08, 2010 04:45:53 GMT


"Sex and the City" star Willie Garson doubts he could ever date a fan of the series - because devotees often assume he's just as flamboyant as his colorful character. The actor, who plays Carrie Bradshaw's gay best friend Stanford Blatch in the hit franchise, insists he wouldn't want to embark on a romance with someone who confused him for his on-screen alter-ego.

He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "It's a bad start to a relationship, it's really one-sided because they think they know you but they just know the character and they forget that you're an actor." Garson admits he wouldn't turn to the internet for dates either - because potential partners might recognize him.
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Johnny Depp Waiting to Get Offer for '21 Jump Street' Cameo

December 08, 2010 04:45:31 GMT


Johnny Depp is urging Jonah Hill to cast him in the new version of "21 Jump Street" - because the Hollywood star is eager to appear in the reboot of his 1980s TV series. Hill has signed up to star in a new movie version of the show and he recently revealed a cameo role has been written for Depp to return to the project that kick-started his career.

But Depp is worried producers have changed their minds about bringing him in for a guest appearance, as he hasn't been approached about the part - and he's appealing to Hill to get in touch. He tells MTV.com, "I've said I'm into it, but no one's actually approached me... Call him. I'm in. I think it'd be pretty easy."
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Angelina Jolie Learned From Clint Eastwood and Robert De Niro for Directorial Debut

December 08, 2010 04:44:58 GMT


Angelina Jolie looked to Hollywood veterans Clint Eastwood, Michael Winterbottom and Robert De Niro for inspiration as she embarked on her directorial debut. The "Salt" star recently wrapped filming on her as-yet-untitled love story, set during the Bosnian war, and admits she incorporated aspects of the trio's work ethic into her own project to get the best from her cast and crew.

She says, "I learned a lot from Clint, who is very economic as a director. I learned a lot from Michael Winterbottom, who really gave a lot of trust in the actors and tries to capture them in their space instead of making it look too stagey (sic)." She adds, "Working with De Niro, it taught me a lot about being an actors' director. Hopefully, I've learned from all of them."
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Geoffrey Rush to Be Honored With Top Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival

December 08, 2010 04:44:14 GMT


Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush will be the guest of honor at California's Santa Barbara International Film Festival next month when he will be presented with the prestigious Montecito Award. The Australian actor, who stars in Academy Award favorite "The King's Speech", will receive the career tribute on January 31, 2011 and the event's executive director, Roger Durling, insists the awards ceremony will be a royal affair.

He says, "I feel like royalty's coming to SBIFF. Having been an admirer of everything Geoffrey Rush has done (including his Tony-winning performance in 'Exit the King'), we're truly blessed to get to celebrate him this year where he once again reminds us in 'The King's Speech' that he's one of our greatest actors."
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Pics: Michael J. Fox Returns Filming 'The Good Wife'

December 08, 2010 04:29:09 GMT


Given applause and poised for Emmy nominations, Michael J. Fox returns as disabled lawyer on "The Good Wife". First reported by EW, his reprisal of Louis Canning is now officially marked with his return to the set on Tuesday, December 7.

Fox played an attorney who uses his condition to sway a jury during a test case for a huge class action suit against a pharmaceutical company in the November 9 episode of the CBS drama. His co-stars gushed on his brilliant portrayal of the character, which actually mirrors his real condition. The actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 at the age of 30.
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Taylor Swift Refuses to Edit Songs About Ex-Boyfriends


December 08, 2010 04:23:56 GMT


Despite controversies surrounding her songs especially the ones which talk about her ex-boyfriend, Taylor Swift never wants to censor them or change the lyrics. When writing lyrics about her former flames, she pretends no one will ever hear her songs because if she took their feelings into consideration, she would have to edit her work "down to nothing."

And by doing so, Swift never worries about what the men or other people will think of her confessions. "I started writing songs with the idea that no one would ever hear them - and that's how I continue to write. If I considered (everyone's) opinions, I would edit songs down to nothing. Writing from the place 'I can say whatever I want because all I'm doing is telling the truth and no one is going to hear this anyway', you tend to be more honest," she said in a magazine interview.
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Ballet Star Criticizes 'Black Swan' for Being 'Disturbing'


December 08, 2010 04:14:43 GMT


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Leading ballet star Gillian Murphy has criticized Natalie Portman's new movie "Black Swan" as "shocking" and "disturbing" for its dark portrayal of the dance world. The film, which is tipped for success at the 2011 Academy Awards, tells the story of an emotionally-disturbed dancer who descends into madness as she vies for roles within a highly-competitive company.

But British ballerina Murphy, who is a principal dancer at New York's American Ballet Theatre, was horrified by director Darren Aronofsky's harsh portrayal of the industry and insists the film is far removed from reality.
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'Deathly Hallows' Remains Strong in U.K. Box Office

December 08, 2010 04:09:46 GMT


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The latest "Harry Potter" installment is continuing to cast a spell on British cinema-goers - the movie has held on to the top spot at the U.K. box office for a third week.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1", starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, vanquished Will Ferrell's animated villain "Megamind" to retain the top spot in Britain over the last week. Potter pulled in $5.6 million, while "Megamind" came in at two with $4.2 million.
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First Pictures of Megan Fox in 'Friends with Kids'

December 08, 2010 04:02:09 GMT


Megan Fox has given a sneak peek to her upcoming movie "Friends with Kids" by posting several pictures on her Facebook page. One still shows her holding a dog strap while standing opposite a man bringing a baby stroller.

Three other pictures give a look at behind the scenes with some of them capturing Jennifer Westfeldt who directs the drama comedy in addition to writing the script. These photos were taken during the filming in New York City.
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Nicole Scherzinger Fears Shocking Priest Grandfather With Racy Outfit


December 08, 2010 04:01:51 GMT


The Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger worries her grandfather will be shocked by her raunchy stage outfits - because he's a Catholic priest. The brunette beauty often dons sexy costumes for concerts and photoshoots, and she fears the reaction of her conservative family members whenever she flashes her flesh.

And she admits her grandfather still struggles to accept her racy looks as a member of the church. She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I still listen to my mom, and my grandfather is a priest! They weren't too excited when they saw the covers of magazines where my back was nude, and when I did my recent 'Hush Hush' video, my mother was like, 'Oh my goodness, I can't believe you were at the bathtub almost... so bare'."
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Judas Priest Announce Last Ever World Tour

December 08, 2010 03:57:43 GMT


Rockers Judas Priest are preparing to hit the road for the band's last ever world tour next year. The heavy metal legends, who formed in 1969 and have sold 40 million albums, announced on Tuesday, December 7 they will pack up their tour bus for good after completing a global jaunt in 2011.

A statement on the group's website reads, "After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking its very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, Judas Priest has announced plans to embark on a final world tour."
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'Narnia 3' Director Doubtful of Future Sequels

December 08, 2010 03:50:53 GMT


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Director Michael Apted fears it will be too difficult for movie bosses to take the "Narnia" franchise any further - because the original books go "haywire" after "Voyage of the Dawn Treader". "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" - the third of C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy tales to be adapted for the big screen - is set to hit cinemas later this week.

But despite the hype surrounding the film, moviemaker Apted is convinced it will be a tricky task for all seven of Lewis' books to be transformed for the big screen because of their lack of movie-worthy narrative. And he admits he landed in hot water with the author's estate for changing huge swathes of the story's plot for the latest film.
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Video Premiere: Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'

December 08, 2010 03:49:06 GMT


Adele's music video for "Rolling in the Deep", a revenge-themed tune written by her in a fit of rage, has made its way out, featuring strong images of a female warrior performing a contemporary dance. "It looks like an Annie Leibovitz shoot," she commented on the clip.

The song serves as the lead single of her new album "21" which is due January 24, 2011 in U.K. and February 22 in U.S. and Canada. It features driving, fierce beat with her signature wail and is described as a "beautiful gospel piano tune."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Elizabeth Taylor and Selena Gomez to Be Honored for Charity Work

December 08, 2010 03:45:34 GMT


Dame Elizabeth Taylor is to receive a special prize for her charity work at the upcoming Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards in January. The Hollywood star will be honored with the Living Legend title for her "artistic genius and her HIV/AIDS activism", according to WIN founder Phyllis Stuart.

The 78 year old is said to have tentatively agreed to attend the ceremony in Santa Monica, California on January 18, but her appearance will depend on her health, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nominees at the event, which lauds stars who have helped promote a positive perception of women, include Jennifer Aniston, Dame Maggie Smith, Jane Lynch, Susan Sarandon and Selena Gomez.
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Lawsuit Against 'Kung Fu Panda' Granted Permission

December 08, 2010 03:35:44 GMT


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A writer who is suing bosses at DreamWorks Animation for allegedly stealing his idea for hit film "Kung Fu Panda" has been granted permission to delve into the company's private financial records.

The 2008 movie, which features the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, was a box office smash, grossing $600 million worldwide. Terence Dunn filed a lawsuit against the firm in June, claiming DreamWorks Animation bosses used a story he pitched to them back in 2001, about a "spiritual kung fu fighting panda bear", as the basis for the popular picture.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Feeling 'Used' by Gabriel Aubry, Kim Kardashian Moves On to Kris Humphries


December 08, 2010 03:32:40 GMT


Another man has reportedly caught Kim Kardashian's eyes. After spotted stepping out with Gabriel Aubry at several occasions, the 30-year-old socialite is said currently dating Kris Humphries, a 25-year-old basketball player for the New Jersey Nets.

While Kim never confirmed her romance with Gabriel, an insider tells Life & Style that she stopped dating the model because she "feels like Gabriel was just using her for her fame." Moreover, the former lover of Halle Berry "is older than Kim is looking for. So she's decided to stop seeing him."
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'True Blood' Brings In 'That '70s Show', 'Lost' and 'Good Wife' Actors

December 08, 2010 03:29:11 GMT


The fourth season's casting of "True Blood" is shaping up with three new additions. To play recurring characters on the HBO show when it returns next year are Christina Moore, Neil Hopkins and Chris Butler who are the alumni of "That '70s Show", "Lost" and "The Good Wife" respectively.

Moore, according to Deadline, is playing Suzanne McKittrick, "a WASPy Texas housewife who possesses certain special abilities." When reporting the casting call, EW also noted that Suzanne will throw a hootenanny to bond with 'her kind'. The actress is still attached to "Hawthorne" but she would shoot her part during the TNT series' break which is before spring.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Doug E. Fresh Hit With $2 Million Unpaid Tax Bill

December 08, 2010 03:09:08 GMT


Eighties rap icon Doug E. Fresh is facing fresh financial woe after receiving a bill for more than $2.27 million in allegedly unpaid taxes. The hip-hop star, real name Douglas Davis, had a lien filed against him by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) authorities in New York City in October, according to the Detroit News.

Davis allegedly owes $2,276,848 in delinquent taxes. It's not the first time The Show hitmaker Davis has fallen foul of tax agents - in 2008, he was being chased by the IRS for $367,000 .
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KC and The Sunshine Band Star Sentenced to Seven Years in Jail for Sex Crimes

December 08, 2010 03:04:19 GMT


KC & The Sunshine Band co-founder Richard R. Finch was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday, December 6 for sexually abusing young boys. Finch, who played bass for the famous funk group, pleaded no contest to 11 counts of sexual contact with seven boys, aged between 14 and 17.

Court records obtained by the Newark Advocate show Finch took advantage of the youngsters from July last year until March this year at his home in Newark, Ohio. An investigation was launched and Finch was arrested in March after a 17-year-old youth told police he had sexual contact with the star.
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Kim Kardashian Is Highest-Paid Reality TV Star

December 08, 2010 02:59:42 GMT


Kim Kardashian is clawing her way to the top of Hollywood's rich list - the socialite has been named the highest paid reality TV star of 2010. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" beauty pulled in a massive $6 million in the last 12 months, thanks to her reality series, lucrative endorsement deals and various promotional appearances.

The 30-year-old star is said to make as much as $75,000 for a single appearance. Lauren Conrad came second in the ranking - she boosted her bank balance by $5 million in 2010, despite leaving the cast of "The Hills" last year. Conrad has made her fortune with a best-selling fashion range and a trilogy of young adult books.
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Gus Mercurio Died at 82 During Chest Aneurysm Operation

December 08, 2010 02:55:39 GMT


"Strictly Ballroom" star Paul Mercurio has led tributes to his actor father Gus who died on Tuesday, December 7. The 82 year old passed away in Melbourne, Australia after suffering complications during an operation to treat a chest aneurysm.

Mercurio confirmed the sad news and remembered his father in a statement, which reads, "He was a larger-than-life bloke. He was passionate. He was driven. He had a great, a wonderful confidence... he was a pain in the a**e quite often because of that and yet he lived with such fervor that he was magnetic."
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Michelle Yeoh to Play Former Political Prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi in Movie

December 08, 2010 02:49:12 GMT


Former "Bond" girl Michelle Yeoh has jetted into Burma to shadow recently released political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi as she prepares to play the democracy campaigner in a big screen biopic. The actress spent Monday, December 6 with Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, who was freed from house arrest in the country last month.

The democracy icon had been detained for 15 of the past 21 years because of her political views. "Tomorrow Never Dies" star Yeoh also accompanied Suu Kyi to Burma's Yangon International Airport on Tuesday, December 7 to watch as she said farewell to her youngest son, who lives in England and had been visiting his mum for the first time in a decade.
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Cate Blanchett Is Confirmed Joining 'The Hobbit' Cast

December 08, 2010 02:46:58 GMT


Cate Blanchett is heading to the Middle Earth once again. The 41-year-old actress is tapped to reprise her "Lord of the Rings" role as Galadriel aka Lady of Lothlorien in "The Hobbit", New Line/Warner Bros has officially announced on December 7.

The press release also confirmed that Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy and Mikael Persbrandt are cast in the film along with Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy and William Kircher. Stott ("Charlie Wilson's War") will play the Dwarf Lord Balin, McCoy ("Doctor Who") will play the wizard Radagast the Brown and Swedish actor Persbrandt ("Everlasting Moments'", "Day and Night") will play the shape-shifter Beorn. British actor Gage ("Outlaw", "Doctors") will play Drogo Baggins; and New Zealand actors Brophy ("Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "District 9") and Kircher ("Out of the Blue", "Legend of the Seeker") will play the dwarves Nori and Bifur respectively.
News > Celebrity Gossip

'Good Wife' Julianna Margulies Turns Bad for Bazaar

December 08, 2010 02:41:01 GMT


Julianna Margulies goes from being "The Good Wife" to one sultry woman. Featured in the January issue of Harper's Bazaar which is on sale December 21, the depicter of political wife Alicia Florrick in the CBS series put on lingerie and seductive look when posing for the featured spread.

The accompanying interview with co-star Alan Cumming also discussed what "sexy" means to her. "Two scoops of double-chocolate-chip ice cream in a bowl with some chocolate syrup," the Golden Globe winner defined the word. She also said that Alicia is "so far" from who she is when it comes to sexuality.
News > Music News

Official Release Date and Cover Art of Avril Lavigne's 'Goodbye Lullaby'

December 08, 2010 02:19:56 GMT


Details of Avril Lavigne's next studio installment have been shared. It is going to be released in the United States on March 8, 2011. The first look at the front page of the upcoming CD has also been unleashed, featuring the pop/rock singer perched on a black grand piano.

The first single "What the Hell" will be debuted on New Year's Eve during star-studded "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" which will be hosted by Black Eyed Peas' Stacy Ferguson. One of the upbeat tracks in the album, the song is an unabashed embrace of fun and freedom.
 
 
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