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December 09, 2010

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Jessica Biel and Sofia Vergara to Join 'New Year's Eve'

December 09, 2010 09:54:22 GMT


Two more Hollywood beauties are going to support "New Year's Eve". According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Jessica Biel and Sofia Vergara are currently in talks to join the cast ensemble of the movie, which is set to start production later this month in New York.

Biel, who has worked together with Garry Marshall in "Valentine's Day", is said to portray a pregnant woman who, along with her husband, tries to win a cash prize given by a hospital to the couple who is first to give birth on New Year's Day. She was last seen in "The A-Team".
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Shakira's 'Sale El Sol' Music Video Gets Sneak Peek

December 09, 2010 09:52:39 GMT


Shakira is currently preparing "Sale El Sol" music video as her next treatment. Ahead of the premiere, a short snippet is offered, featuring the Colombian singer performing with a full band in a snowy forest, running out of a labyrinth and meeting the sun at the end of the long path.

The sneak peek is obtained from the Christmas campaign for wine company Freixenet which was filmed in Spain. For her appearance in the ad, Freixenet will be donating 500,000 euros to her charity project Pies Descalzos Foundation. The money will be used to build two schools, one in Haiti and the other in her native Colombia.
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First Pictures From 'Spider-Man' Set Featuring Emma Stone Emerge

December 09, 2010 09:21:49 GMT


Emma Stone has kicked off the principal photography of "Spider-Man" reboot and she was spotted on the set in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 8. Playing Gwen Stacy, the love interest of main character Peter Parker, the young actress was pictured shooting a funeral scene with fake rain in front of a cathedral, donning a black coat matched with leather gloves.

Stone specially dyed her hair blonde to film the upcoming superhero movie. The 22-year-old beauty had sported red locks for quite a long time although her natural hair color is indeed blonde. "Today I went and did hair tests, because I have blonde hair now since Gwen has blonde hair. My natural hair is blonde, so it's kind of nice," she previously said about her preparation for the movie production, including trying her new locks.
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Video: Taylor Swift's CoverGirl Ad Unveiled

December 09, 2010 09:05:45 GMT


Taylor Swift went from a girl who used Sharpie marker pen to line her eyes to a girl who knows how to appear attractive with light make-up. Swift is the face of CoverGirl's new line NatureLuxe, appearing in both its printed and TV ad.

Wearing a floaty green dress, the singer introduces "a breath of fresh air" and floats here and there to represent the products which are designed to be lightweight. The new CoverGirl line which uses cucumber extract, will be available starting January 2011.
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Greyson Chance Will Be 'Dancing Crazy' on Miranda Cosgrove's Tour

December 09, 2010 09:02:58 GMT


Greyson Chance will be on the road with Nickelodeon songstress Miranda Cosgrove, Just Jared Jr. reported. The 13-year-old musician will be playing his own songs and covers of popular tracks on the traveling show which kicks off in January 2011.

The tour is dubbed Dancing Crazy and held to help promote Miranda's debut studio album "Sparks Fly" which has been in stores since April. As for Greyson, this gig will give him a chance to introduce his music to live audience. The 13-year-old singer has debuted his first single "Waiting Outside the Lines" and is going to drop a mini album before moving on to a full-length effort.
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Katy Perry's 'Firework' Soars High on Billboard Hot 100


December 09, 2010 09:00:40 GMT


Katy Perry has exploded into the number one spot on the U.S. charts with "Firework". The singer's third chart-topping single from her latest album "Teenage Dream".

The singer rocketed up one spot to knock last week's Billboard Hot 100 champion Pink's "Raise Your Glass" from pole position. Rihanna has another new song in the top three - her "What's My Name" track with Drake is third - while the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)" is at four.
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Kim Cattrall Still Nursing Injured Foot After Stage Accident

December 09, 2010 09:00:06 GMT


Actress Kim Cattrall is still nursing an injured foot after stubbing her toe during a stage performance in England in November. The "Sex and the City" star, who was born in the U.K., returned to her home city of Liverpool to play "Cleopatra" on the stage in October.

Cattrall's turn in the production ended last month but she is still hobbling around after injuring herself during the show. The blonde was spotted sporting a bandage on her right foot at the opening night afterparty of the Off-Broadway play "Haunted" in New York on Wednesday night, December 8.
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Alex Rodriguez's Rep Addresses Kelly Bensimon Flirting Rumor

December 09, 2010 08:59:39 GMT


A representative for Cameron Diaz's on/off boyfriend Alex Rodriguez aka A-Rod has slammed "hogwash" reports the sportsman was flirting with reality TV star Kelly Bensimon at a Florida party on Tuesday, December 7. Rodriguez's romance with the "Charlie's Angels" actress was rumored to be in trouble in November when Diaz was pictured enjoying a night out with "Glee" star Matthew Morrison.

However, they appeared to have put their relationship back on track after spending America's Thanksgiving weekend together on a sun-soaked vacation. Gossips cast doubts upon the romance once again when Rodriguez was alleged to have enjoyed the company of "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Bensimon at the Art Basel party in Miami on Tuesday night.
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Manny Pacquiao's Lawyers on Record Deal Lawsuit: Music Bosses 'Envy'

December 09, 2010 08:58:57 GMT


Boxer Manny Pacquiao has hit back at allegations he reneged on a multi-million dollar record contract - accusing music executives of "envy". The Filipino sportsman is said to have made an agreement with bosses at RBM Group International in 2009 to record 12 tracks.

Bosses at the music company took legal action at Los Angeles County Superior Court in November accusing the boxer of failing to deliver the material. The lawsuit added that he left the company $200,000 out of pocket and caused it to lose out on profits of $10 million.
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Struck With Kidney Stones, Tim Burton to Display It With His Awards

December 09, 2010 08:58:40 GMT


Director Tim Burton was left in agony over the weekend - he's suffering from painful kidney stones. The "Alice in Wonderland" filmmaker missed his longterm partner Helena Bonham Carter's Best Supporting Actress win at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) on Sunday, December 5.

The Brit stunned the audience by explaining Burton's absence, revealing he was at home dealing with the painful procedure of passing the stones. She told the star-studded crowd, "I want to quickly say thank you to my support team, which is my mother who is over there and my dear boyfriend, who sadly is not here. He is pushing out a kidney stone as we speak."
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Four Minutes Sneak Peek of 'Perfect Couples'

December 09, 2010 08:30:23 GMT


NBC has prepared a lengthy preview of "Perfect Couples" which stars Olivia Munn, Hayes MacArthur, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis among others. Over four minutes, the sneak peek begins with how the women in the three couples take up the space in bed and how different the men handle the situation.

Munn and the rest of the cast also gave an insight to the comedy, saying it is so familiar that it feels like a page ripped from Dear Diary. Set to premiere January 20, "Perfect Couples" depicts the misadventures of three engaging couples as they struggle to find out what makes the ideal relationship and how to maintain it through humorous trial-and-error.
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Official Video Premiere: Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Ft. Akon


December 09, 2010 08:08:09 GMT


A music video for Michael Jackson's first official posthumous single "Hold My Hand" has finally arrived in full. Featuring Akon, it is filled with images of people celebrating the legacy of the late King of Pop. Inserted among the tribute is old footage of Michael during the past years.

The video is directed by Mark Pellington and was filmed in California. "The video is a tribute to all that Michael stands for -- life, in all its permutations...love, and its power.... A video of memory, healing and joy," the director said in a statement.
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Meet-and-Greet With Robert Pattinson Sells for Record Breaking $80,000

December 09, 2010 08:07:20 GMT


Having a lot of money will give a privilege for a fan of Robert Pattinson to meet his/her idol. ET Online reports one devotee has won a bid for a meet-and-greet with the Brit star, spending a whopping $80,000 on Wednesday, October 8.

The prize was offered on www.CharityBuzz.com to raise funds for the GO Campaign, "a non-profit group that supports grassroots projects for orphans and vulnerable children globally." The $80,000 bid sets a record as the highest bid ever for the GO Campaign.
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Armie Hammer to Kiss Leonardo DiCaprio in 'J. Edgar'

December 09, 2010 07:49:29 GMT


"The Social Network" star Armie Hammer is in talks to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie "J. Edgar", according to a U.S. report.

"Titanic" actor DiCaprio has signed up to play lead character J. Edgar Hoover in the biopic about the controversial former FBI director. According to EW.com, Hammer is now holding discussions to join the project as lawyer-turned-FBI agent Clyde Tolson, the man rumored to be Hoover's lover.
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Young Jeezy's Rep Denies Any Arrest

December 09, 2010 07:43:01 GMT


Young Jeezy's manager has shot down rumours the rapper was arrested during a weekend trip to the Bahamas, insisting the reports are "not true". The hip-hop star was alleged to have been taken into custody by police on Saturday, December 4 after an incident in New Providence, where he was due to perform a concert.

Local newspaper The Tribune claims Jeezy was arrested and taken to Wulff Road station, although no reason was given for the rumored detainment. Superintendent Ashton Greenslade told the publication, "He was here with us a short while. He passed through the station briefly on Saturday. He was booked in here and taken to CDU (Central Detective Unit)."
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Portia de Rossi Says No to 'Dancing With the Stars'

December 09, 2010 07:40:16 GMT


Actress Portia de Rossi has turned down the opportunity to become one half of the first same sex couple to compete on U.S. reality show "Dancing with the Stars".

The former "Ally McBeal" star, who is married to comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, recently admitted to radio personality Ryan Seacrest she would consider taking part in the competition, after learning TV producers were keen to have her dance opposite a professional female on the next season of the hit programme.
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Nick Cave Escaped Car Crash Uninjured

December 09, 2010 07:29:15 GMT


Rocker Nick Cave had a lucky escape on Tuesday, December 7 evening after he walked away unscathed from a car crash in Sussex, south England. The Australian star was driving his Jaguar with his twin sons as passengers when he smashed into a speed camera in Hove.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision and no one was harmed. A police spokesperson says, "The camera belongs to the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, not the police, and the railings belong to the local highway authority. Both agencies were informed. Nobody has been arrested but police inquiries are continuing."
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'Alien' Prequel Gets Heavenly Title, Release Date Not Pushed Back a Year

December 09, 2010 07:27:29 GMT


Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel reportedly has a title that is far from resembling the original film. Per New York Magazine's Vulture, the project is called "Paradise" and two parts of the back-to-back film are not pushed back to 2013 and 2014 as recently rumored.

Noomi Rapace has been linked to the female lead role lately but formal offers have not gone out to actors because there's no working budget yet on the film. Insiders, however, have spilled the names of stars who could possibly join the movie.
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Police: Publicist Ronni Chasen Shot in Botched Burglary

December 09, 2010 07:24:36 GMT


Beverly Hills police officials have ruled slain publicist Ronni Chasen was the victim of a botched burglary. At a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 8, Sergeant Michael Publicker of the Beverly Hills Police Department told reporters officials investigating the death believed desperate Harold Martin Smith killed the PR guru last month after she refused to hand over her belongings when he waved down her car as she drove home from a film premiere party.

Police also believe Smith, who had a long criminal record, acted alone and may have shot the publicist while riding a bike. Sgt. Publicker says, "It was a random act of violence, more a robbery gone bad."
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Online Search for the Next Jonas Brothers Is Set in Motion

December 09, 2010 07:23:43 GMT


Johnny Wright, the man responsible for the success of Jonas Brothers, New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and Britney Spears, is looking for fresh faces to be the next global pop sensation group. The talent search will go online in a 21-episode webseries dubbed "On the Spot: Johnny Wright's Quest for the Next Pop Sensation".

Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas will get involved in deciding who would be the finalists. And they are happy to help their manager, saying "Johnny has always been such a great friend, mentor and manager, not only to us but so many other amazing artists."
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'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' Cast Photos Released


December 09, 2010 07:07:33 GMT


While there's zero update on "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", Starz unleashed the photos of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" cast in their individual characters. The pics show some "Blood and Sand" characters way before Quintus Batiatus took over the Ludus and reveal the new characters such as Capua's sexy social climber Gaia.

John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Nick Tarabay and Antonio Te Maioha return as Quintus, Lucretia, Doctore, Crixus, Ashur and Barca respectively. They are joined by new faces like Jamie Murray as Gaia, Marisa Ramirez as Melitta and Jeffrey Thomas as Titus.
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First Stills of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Shared

December 09, 2010 06:41:17 GMT


Few days before unleashing a trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", Walt Disney Pictures has given away the first stills from the movie. Debuted by USA Today, one of the photos features Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow being dragged by two men in uniforms. The other image has the eccentric pirate and Penelope Cruz's Angelica soaking on a swamp.

This fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film begins as Sparrow is ordered by King George II (Richard Griffiths) to seek the Fountain of Youth. He then recruits Geoffrey Rush's Barbossa, his old nemesis, to join the mission. Along the way, he will meet a friendly mermaid (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and be tempted by a wicked former flame, Angelica, and her sadistic father, Ian McShane's Blackbeard.
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Adam Ant Plans Comeback Tour


December 09, 2010 06:38:30 GMT


Troubled pop star Adam Ant is bouncing back from his recent health woes - he's hitting the road for a series of concerts. The "Prince Charming" hitmaker, real name Stuart Goddard, was reportedly sectioned in May, just a week after he performed a shambolic, expletive-strewn show at a church in south England.

But the '80s new wave rocker has recovered from his recent setback and has announced two gigs in London later this month. He also plans to confirm more shows in the New Year, and has named his trek with a tongue-in-cheek reference to his troubles - it's called The Good, The Mad, and The Lovely World Tour.
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Hugh Jackman Seeks Advice From The Rock to Bulk Up


December 09, 2010 06:34:48 GMT


Hugh Jackman has been taking tips from former wrestler Dwayne Johnson as he struggles to bulk up for his latest "Wolverine" movie. The Australian actor is bringing his "X-Men" character back for a second solo outing and director Darren Aronofsky has ordered him to hit the gym and make sure he is even more muscled for the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel.

Jackman admits he's finding it tough to put on 25 pounds of muscle for the role as the clawed mutant before filming begins early next year, so he called The Rock for advice. He tells EW.com, "(Twenty five pounds) is more than I ever have (put on) for the role. It's not easy for me. Because I'm actually quite long and lean. I had a chat with Dwayne Johnson, who did 25 pounds for his movie (Faster). I rang him up and was like, 'Okay, tell me what's going on'."
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Busy Philipps' Romantic Vacation Turned Into Nightmare

December 09, 2010 06:29:11 GMT


Actress Busy Philipps' first romantic vacation away since becoming a mother turned into a nightmare when the secluded resort she was holidaying at with her husband was "terrorized" by a wild jaguar. The "Cougar Town" star welcomed baby girl Birdie with her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein in 2008, but the couple has been so busy juggling parenthood with their respective careers, they had not found the time to go away by themselves.

So they arranged what they had hoped would be a relaxing break with friends last month - only to be scared out of their minds when the big cat was found prowling around the property. She says, "It's on a secluded island, in the jungle. You're like really cut off and your phone gets spotty reception. We were hiking up into the resort and I was like, I have a bad feeling about this, I just think something is gonna happen. And the resort was terrorised by a jaguar the weekend that we were there."
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Drea de Matteo Expecting Her Second Baby

December 09, 2010 06:28:48 GMT


Actress Drea de Matteo is pregnant with her second child. The former "The Sopranos" star is four moths pregnant with fiance Shooter Jennings' baby, according to reports.

A source tells Life & Style magazine, "She's barely showing but is telling close friends and family how excited she is." De Matteo and singer/songwriter Jennings - the son of country legend Waylon Jennings - have a three-year-old daughter called Alabama Gypsyrose.
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'Blue Valentine' NC-17 Rating Overturned to R Rating

December 09, 2010 06:03:33 GMT


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"Blue Valentine" will be watchable for young audience when it hits limited U.S. theaters on December 31. The drama movie NC-17 rating has been knocked down to R rating following a personal appeal launched by Weinstein Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

On December 8, the board decided to overturn the rating after they viewed the film and heard arguments from Weinstein, MPAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Kaltman said. According to Deadline Hollywood, the decision was unanimous.
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Justin Bieber Breaks His Silence About Kissing Jasmine Villegas


December 09, 2010 05:44:11 GMT


Since he was snapped last September smooching Jasmine Villegas in a car, Justin Bieber had never talked about the kiss until he sat down with Barbara Walters. "I was kissing her. I was just, I don't know, I was just kissing her," the pint-sized singer blurted out when the host pushed him on that matter.

Bieber went on, "I didn't even know anyone was taking pictures. It just kind of happened and I don't know. It's not really weird. Is it weird? I think every 16-year-old kisses a girl, right, so that's not nothing out of the ordinary." When pressed with a more straight question whether he's dating her, he simply answered, "It's just a kiss."
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2011 WGA Awards Nominees in TV Announced

December 09, 2010 05:00:03 GMT


Writers Guild of America has announced the writers who receive nominations at next year's awards for their work in television. The most nod that one show gets is three, and that number is claimed by "Modern Family", "30 Rock" and "Breaking Bad".

"Modern Family" and "30 Rock", which have won Emmys, will be up against each other in comedy series and have each received two nods for episodic category. Meanwhile, "Breaking Bad" takes a nod in drama field and two additional episodic nominations.
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Willow Smith Will Join Justin Bieber on Tour


December 09, 2010 04:43:24 GMT


Willow Smith is going to whip her hair with Justin Bieber. The 10-year-old singer who is currently working on her debut album has confirmed on Twitter that she is set to join the Canadian pop idol on the upcoming European leg of his My World tour which is going to begin in March next year.

Willow shared her excitement with her fans, jokingly said about bringing Jaden Smith. "Got news that my big bro @justinbieber invited me on his European Tour in March.so exciting! Maybe I'll let Jaden come..LOL #NEVERSAYNEVER," she wrote. Her performance actually has been hinted when she made a surprise appearance at Justin's sold-out concert at L.A.'s Staples Center in October this year.
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Jennifer Lopez Tapped as New L'Oreal Spokesmodel

December 09, 2010 04:22:48 GMT


Jennifer Lopez will be keeping herself busy in 2011 - the superstar has been unveiled as the new face of cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris. The new "American Idol" judge joins fellow beauties Beyonce Knowles, Eva Longoria and Milla Jovovich as global brand ambassadors and will feature in new advertisements alongside The Fifth Element actress in January 2011.

The L'Oreal job is the latest project for Lopez. She recently signed on as the newest appointed spokesperson for the Boys And Girls Clubs of America, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the organisation's 104-year history, and last month launched her own lifestyle brand with husband Marc Anthony in collaboration with U.S. department store Kohl's.
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Carey Mulligan Sickened by Her Thin Figure


December 09, 2010 04:22:06 GMT


British actress Carey Mulligan was left disgusted with her appearance after watching her breakthrough movie "An Education", because she was so thin. The rising star landed the role in the acclaimed film after appearing in London's West End in "The Seagull", during which she restricted her diet to soup, breakfast cereal, and salads.

But Mulligan insists she did not enjoy sporting a tiny frame, and admits she was shocked when she could see the outline of her spine when watching the film for the first time. She tells Britain's Elle magazine, "(During The Seagull) I had Weetabix for breakfast, soup for lunch and salad for dinner. 'No, I will not have that glass of wine! Put that pizza away!' It was not fun. I look back and it's really, really not worth depriving yourself. I was very thin at the beginning of 'An Education' and I remember the scene where I'm dancing and you can see my spine. Yuk!"
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Johnny Depp Felt Stupid for Not Understanding Al Pacino's Joke

December 09, 2010 04:21:44 GMT


Johnny Depp will always be tickled remembering his time working with Al Pacino on "Donnie Brasco" because the Hollywood great told him the same joke over and over again. The actors filmed the mob thriller together in 1997 and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star admits Pacino's sense of humor made it one of the most memorable shoots of his career - even though it took Depp a while to figure out the gag's punchline.

Depp says, "Al's fantastic, he's a legend. All I knew about Al prior to shooting was that he was certifiably insane. He's a joker but he'd like to tell me this one specific joke over and over. And I really didn't understand it, I didn't get the joke! He thought it was my problem. He inflicted it upon me and I could feel my IQ points drop."
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Joanna Garcia to Wed Nick Swisher on December 11

December 09, 2010 04:21:24 GMT


Actress Joanna Garcia will wed baseball star Nick Swisher in a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, December 11. The former "Privileged" star became engaged to the New York Yankees outfielder in May this year and they are set to become man and wife in front of a star-studded wedding party, said to include actresses Cameron Diaz and Jamie-Lynn Sigler and former NSYNC singer Lance Bass.

The three-day nuptials, starting with a welcome dinner on Friday, December 10, will take place at the luxury Breakers Hotel & Resort, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.
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Oprah Winfrey Laughs Off Rumor She Splits From Stedman Graham


December 09, 2010 04:20:43 GMT


Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has laughed off reports she's split from her longtime partner Stedman Graham, insisting he's still the love of her life. The TV queen began dating the businessman in 1986, but he has been notably absent from her side at public events in recent months, sparking rumors they are no longer together.

But Winfrey, who has had to fend off long-running rumors of a same-sex relationship with her best pal Gayle King, is adamant Graham is her only romantic interest. And she is in awe of how he has managed to deal with her superstardom throughout the years.
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'MTV New Year's Bash' Presents Snooki, Her Gang and More

December 09, 2010 04:11:03 GMT


MTV has assigned one of its juggernauts to ring in its New Year's Eve special. "Jersey Shore" star Snooki will climb into a ball that is lowered into New York's Times Square as part of "MTV New Year's Bash".

Snooki is not the only "Jersey" cast to appear at the live event. The Situation would lead the crowd for a serious fist-pumping in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Meanwhile, DJ Pauly D would be the official DJ of the night.
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Susan Boyle Returns to No. 1 on Hot 200, Knocking Off Kanye West

December 09, 2010 04:07:36 GMT


After getting kicked by Kanye West from the first place of Billboard Hot 200 last week, Susan Boyle has now reclaimed the hot spot. By doing so, she pushes the rapper down to No. 7 on the U.S. albums chart. Her holiday album "The Gift" adds another 272,000 copies, while Kanye's Hip-Hop effort "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" pulls in 108,000 units.

Sitting at the runner-up position on the list is Taylor Swift. The country music singer continues to trail behind the "Britain's Got Talent" singer with her platinum-selling album "Speak Now" which now sells 182,000. Last week, she was at No. 4 as Susan secured the third place.
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Ricky Martin and Nelly Among Adoption Supporters

December 09, 2010 03:43:08 GMT


Ricky Martin, Maroon 5 and Nelly are among the stars who have performed as part of a U.S. TV special to raise awareness of the importance of adoption. The artists taped their appearances on Tuesday, December 7 for the 12th annual "A Home for the Holidays" show, which features inspirational stories about how adoption and foster care have enhanced Americans' lives.

Puerto Rican pop star Martin insists the cause is close to his heart since becoming a dad to twins in 2008. He says, "It is important because children are not our future. They are our present."
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Katy Perry Considering Taking Russell Brand's Name

December 09, 2010 03:38:16 GMT


Newly-wed singer Katy Perry is considering changing her last name to seal her union with husband Russell Brand. The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker, who was born Katheryn Hudson, wed the funnyman in a lavish ceremony in India in October and admits she likes the idea of becoming Katy Brand.

She tells U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "When people try to get my attention, like if I'm at an event or something like that and they want special attention, they go, 'Mrs. Brand!' And I go (turns head) shwoosh!" And when asked whether she would consider taking Brand's name as her own, Perry replied, "I am, actually."
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Orlando Bloom Close to Return as Legolas in 'The Hobbit'


December 09, 2010 03:38:15 GMT


Another "The Lord of the Rings" actor will likely make a return to Middle Earth. After Cate Blanchett was officially announced joining "The Hobbit" cast, Orlando Bloom is now "near a deal" to reprise his role as Elven archer Legolas in the upcoming adventure movie, Deadline Hollywood says. And for information, his return is possibly for more than a cameo.

Other "LOTR" trilogy stars Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving and Andy Serkis are also expected to reprise their roles as Gandalf, Lord Elrond and Gollum respectively in "The Hobbit". However, according to Deadline, the talks with them "have been arduous and aren't completed yet."
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Aretha Franklin Reportedly Battling Pancreatic Cancer

December 09, 2010 03:37:58 GMT


Legendary superstar Aretha Franklin has been fighting a secret battle with pancreatic cancer, according to reports. The Queen of Soul's health has been under scrutiny since she revealed last week she had undergone "successful" surgery in a hospital in Detroit, Michigan to treat a mystery ailment.

She refused to share details about the cause of her illness, but thanked fans for their support after the operation on Thursday, December 2. In a statement she said, "The surgery was highly successful. God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!"
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Teen 'Sorry' for Hacking Lady GaGa and Justin Timberlake's Songs

December 09, 2010 03:30:33 GMT


A teenager accused of hacking into computers to steal unreleased songs by stars including Lady GaGa and Justin Timberlake has issued an apology over the scandal. Authorities in Germany launched an official investigation into claims two young men were part of a ring of whizzkids who sent a virus to laptops linked to some of the world's most famous pop singers.

It enabled the cyber-crooks to access files on the machines and download a number of unreleased songs by artists such as GaGa, Timberlake, Rihanna, and Kelly Clarkson. Record company bosses were reportedly forced to put out some albums ahead of the planned release date after the stolen songs were leaked online.
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Oprah Dismisses Lesbian Rumor, Saying Gayle Is Like Mother to Her

December 09, 2010 03:26:07 GMT


Oprah Winfrey broke down in tears as she opened up about her relationship with best pal Gayle King in a U.S. TV interview, branding her the "mother I never had". The TV queen became visibly emotional while discussing King in a taped chat with broadcaster Barbara Walters, admitting she has relied on her pal for daily support for more than 30 years.

Winfrey says, "She's the mother I never had. The sister everybody would want. The friend everybody deserves. I don't know a better person... It's making me cry because I'm thinking how much I probably never told her that. We're not like, 'Oh, you, you're my dearest friend... thanks'."
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Mariska Hargitay Won Bid to Get Breakfast From Naked Chris Rock

December 09, 2010 03:20:42 GMT


Chris Rock is set to strip off to bring Mariska Hargitay breakfast in bed - the actress bid $25,000 at a charity auction to have the comic serve her in the nude. The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star was among the guests attending the Children's Defense Fund benefit in New York City on Monday, December 6 night.

Rock helped raise money by offering to serve a winning bidder breakfast, and when auctioneer Ali Wentworth failed to secure a huge donation for the prize, the clever saleswoman upped the odds by insisting he carry out the task naked.
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Johnny Depp Inspired by Brangelina to Have Another Child

December 09, 2010 03:17:15 GMT


Johnny Depp began to feel "broody" during the filming of "The Tourist" because spending time with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's bustling brood of six kids made him long for another child.

Jolie and Depp teamed up to play lovers in the fast-paced thriller, and the pair forged an off-screen friendship over their love of parenting. The Hollywood beauty took partner her Pitt and their six kids to Venice, Italy for the shoot, while Depp brought his two children with Vanessa Paradis.
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Lawyers Made Kirsten Dunst Look Stupid at Court

December 09, 2010 03:16:40 GMT


Kirsten Dunst was left upset and exasperated when she testified at the trial of a man accusing of stealing her handbag, insisting she was made to look like a "stupid actress" when she took the stand. James Jimenez was accused of raiding the "Spider-Man" star's suite at the SoHo Grand Hotel in New York in 2007 while the actress was filming "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" with Simon Pegg and Megan Fox.

Jimenez was found guilty of trespassing last year and he headed back to court this summer to face a retrial on a burglary charge. Dunst testified during the trial and Jimenez was later found guilty and sentenced to four years in prison.
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John Lennon's Final Radio Interview Aired Online

December 09, 2010 03:15:58 GMT


John Lennon's last ever interview was broadcast online on Wednesday, December 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. The Beatles legend gave an in-depth chat to journalists from RKO radio in San Francisco, California at his New York apartment on the afternoon of December 8, 1980.

Just hours after the radio crew left his home, Lennon was gunned down outside by crazed fan Mark Chapman - giving an added poignancy to the interview. In the chat, the iconic star discussed his life in the Big Apple and his plans for the future, ending the interview by telling programmer Dave Sholin, "I consider that my work won't be finished until I'm dead and buried, and I hope that's a long, long time."
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John Lennon Remembered by Yoko Ono in Touching Tribute

December 09, 2010 03:14:58 GMT


Yoko Ono has paid a touching tribute to her late husband John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death, recalling the happy times she shared with The Beatles legend before he was killed. The "Imagine" hitmaker passed away 30 years ago on 8 December, 1980 after he was gunned down outside his New York apartment in The Dakota building by deranged fan Mark Chapman.

Ono has marked the date by remembering her happiest moments with the singer - sipping Lennon's favorite tea and laughing like teenagers together. In a post on her Imagine Peace website, she writes, "John and I are in our Dakota kitchen in the middle of the night... 'Yoko, Yoko, you're supposed to first put the tea bags in, and then the hot water.' John took the role of the teamaker, for being English. So I gave up doing it. It was nice to be up in the middle of the night, when there's no sound in the house, and sip the tea John would make."
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Demi Lovato Seeks 'Amicable Resolution' With Alex Welch

December 09, 2010 03:11:06 GMT


Demi Lovato's lawyers are seeking to prevent a legal battle with a dancer who accused the Disney star of punching her by offering a financial settlement, according to a new report. Attorneys for the actress/singer are believed to have contacted Alex Welch about agreeing a deal outside of court after she threatened to "pursue litigation" against Lovato for alleged assault.

Lovato is said to have lost her temper and lashed out at Welch in October while they were traveling on a plane, leaving the backing dancer with a black eye and a bruised cheekbone. The 18-year-old star subsequently pulled out of a world tour with the Jonas Brothers to check into rehab for undisclosed "emotional and physical issues".
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Ashley Olsen NOT Buying Apartment With Boyfriend Justin Bartha

December 09, 2010 03:08:27 GMT


A representative for Ashley Olsen has dismissed rumors the former child star is set to buy an apartment with her boyfriend Justin Bartha. The actress-turned-fashion designer has been dating "The Hangover" actor since 2008, and they were rumored to be stepping up their romance after they were reportedly spotted viewing a luxury penthouse in Manhattan together.

But a spokesperson for Olsen is adamant the couple has no plans to cement its relationship with a new home, insisting the story is "not accurate", according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
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Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling Fuel Dating Rumor

December 09, 2010 03:03:40 GMT


Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling have reignited a dating rumor between them. After denying they were on a date earlier this year, the two were spotted together at the screening for Ryan's film "Blue Valentine" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on December 7, E! Online reports. Blake, who skipped the blue carpet arrival and entered the venue through a side door, reportedly was by Ryan's side all night.

After the screening, Blake and Ryan were seen at the afterparty at the Standard Hotel where they seemingly enjoyed each other's companion. "They weren't obviously all over each other, but it seemed like they were together," a fellow celebrating source says. "There were times when they would be sitting down and he would kind of lay his hand on her knee. They were smiling, laughing, they looked happy!" They, however, didn't leave together, the source adds.
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Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon to Reunite for 'Thelma and Louise' Spread

December 09, 2010 02:59:33 GMT


Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are set to reprise their roles in "Thelma & Louise" for a new photoshoot to mark the 20th anniversary of the film's release. The actresses both scored Academy Award nominations for their roles in the 1991 movie, which tells the story of two women who hit the road to escape their troubled lives.

Davis and Sarandon will return to their characters for a special spread for Vanity Fair magazine to celebrate two decades since the film hit cinemas, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. The pair was reportedly flown out to Florida for the shoot at a mansion in Miami. The issue will be published next year.
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Wesley Snipes Insists His Tax Bills Have Been Fully Paid

December 09, 2010 02:52:34 GMT


Wesley Snipes has dismissed rumors he continues to owe American authorities millions of dollars in back taxes, insisting his bill is fully paid up. The Hollywood actor was convicted of failing to file a tax return in 2008 and is preparing to report to jail this week to begin serving a three-year sentence.

Snipes, who has spent two years fighting the verdict, reportedly failed to hand over a massive $38 million, dating back to 1999, but the Blade star is adamant he has paid back all the money he owed and was never trying to avoid settling the tax bill.
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James Franco's Return to 'General Hospital' Is in Time for Oscars

December 09, 2010 02:50:26 GMT


Striking while the iron is hot, James Franco is to make a return to daytime soap "General Hospital" and reprise his role as the serial killer. The actor has twice appeared on the ABC show but he has agreed to do two more episodes which air just in time for his hosting stint at the Oscars.

For his critically-acclaimed performance in "127 Hours", Franco has been poised to take a nomination at the upcoming Academy Awards. He has been tapped to host the show with Anne Hathaway who is also a potential contender due to her role in "Love and Other Drugs". The "General Hospital" appearance would coincide this event, airing a day before and the day after the February 27 ceremony.
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'Monster' Video Sneak Peek: Kanye West and Jay-Z Play With the Dead


December 09, 2010 02:25:44 GMT


After giving a drama treatment in "Runaway" mini movie, Kanye West is now moving on to horror in a music video for his star-studded single "Monster". In a short preview of the clip, the rapper is seen lying on the bed with what seems to be two lifeless females. He moves closer to one of them for a kiss and places her hand to the crotch of another body.

Also seen in the disturbing footage are Kanye's featured guests Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj. Captured in separate rooms of a haunting mansion, the three of them have at least one dead body with them. The disturbing music video is directed by Jake Nava and promised to premiere in full sometime soon.
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First 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Teaser Trailer Sees the Discovery


December 09, 2010 02:24:45 GMT


The much-anticipated teaser trailer for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" has just made its way out via Apple. It features Neil Armstrong, whose face is mostly hidden under a helmet, landing on the moon just to find out that humans are not alone in this universe.

The video does not feature any of the movie's lead actors for it highlights the U.S.' historic 1969 mission to the moon with some real old footage from the past used. The scenes shot for the film, meanwhile, follows Armstrong and another astronaut who discover an enormous craft that has crashed. While they believe there is no sign of life inside the ship, the eye of an Autobot begins to light up at the end of the teaser.
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Christina Aguilera to Pursue Hacker Leaking Her Nude Pics

December 09, 2010 02:20:43 GMT


Christina Aguilera is the victim of a hacker who broke into her stylist's computer and leaked her semi-nude pictures on Wednesday, December 8. Her rep has released a statement, saying that although Christina is not completely nude in the photos, they were not meant for public viewing.

The handful of shots were taken in what looked like a wardrobe room. While some of them are subtle, two are quite provocative. The singer appeared in some kind of costume made up of only chains and used pasties to cover her nipples. While sitting on a stool, she touched herself provocatively.
 
 
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