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December 27, 2010

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Demi Lovato Snapped Leaving Rehab Center for Christmas Break

December 27, 2010 10:01:46 GMT


Demi Lovato has spent her time with the loved ones on Christmas Day. The star, who has checked into a rehab in early November, was getting a break from the rehab treatment on December 25 and picked up by her family for a Christmas Day outing in Woodridge, Illinois.

In her first outing since joining the rehab stint, the 18-year-old "Camp Rock" star was spotted wearing an animal-print jacket on top of her black ensemble. She and other members of the group had a meal at a Hollywood Blvd Cinema Bar & Eatery.
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'The Hangover 2' Stunt Performer in Coma After Set Accident


December 27, 2010 09:26:22 GMT


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A stunt performer has been seriously injured during a production of "The Hangover 2" in Thailand, reports say. Queensland-raised stunt driver Scott McLean is reportedly in coma after involved in an accident on the set of the film on December 17.

Words are, McLean was performing a stunt which went awry when two cars traveling at high speed crashed into each other in Bangkok as part of the stunt. It is said that McLean was taken to a hospital in Bangkok. There is no word on how the accident affects the shooting.
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Tyler Perry Pays Rent for 88-Year-Old Fire Victim

December 27, 2010 09:03:29 GMT


Moviemaker Tyler Perry has given an 88-year-old grandmother a Christmas to remember after paying for her to rent a home for a year after she was the victim of a blaze last week, on December 21. Rosa Lee Ransby and her four-year-old great-granddaughter lost everything in the fire, but generous Perry has stepped up to find her a new rented place, which he'll pay for while her home is being rebuilt in Coweta County, Georgia.

The filmmaker has also offered to cover the cost of the utility bills and buy her furniture. Ransby moved into her temporary home on Thursday, December 23, according to People.com.
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Documentary Maker Bud Greenspan Died of Parkinson

December 27, 2010 09:03:01 GMT


Revered documentary maker Bud Greenspan has lost his battle with Parkinson's disease. The "100 Years of Olympic Glory" director died in New York on Christmas Day, December 25 , aged 84.

In his landmark 1996 documentary about the Olympic Games, Greenspan interviewed hundreds of athletes who had taken part in the sporting event throughout the 1900s. Greenspan began his career as a sports broadcaster in New York and his love of all things Olympic Games began in 1952 when he covered the event in Helsinki, Finland.
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Pamela Anderson's Latest Tax Bill Paid Off

December 27, 2010 09:02:29 GMT


Pamela Anderson's publicist is playing down reports the actress/model is facing another tax dilemma, insisting a new claim has already been settled. The former "Baywatch" star has been hit with a number of tax issues in the last 18 months, and TMZ.com reports she was handed another federal tax lien for $180,000 in November.

It came a year after the State of California filed a separate tax lien against her for $493,144. Anderson responded to the 2009 lien, stating, "Mistakes may have been made in calculating taxes owed and we are now in the process of ensuring that any taxes owed are paid."
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Tasha Smith Secretly Gets Married

December 27, 2010 09:02:06 GMT


Actress Tasha Smith will ring in the New Year as a married woman after secretly exchanging vows with her fiance earlier this month. The "Why Did I Get Married Too?" star, 39, wed entrepreneur Keith Douglas in the living room of their Los Angeles home, six months after announcing their engagement - with only their pastor as a witness.

She tells Essence, "We discussed having a small wedding with close family and friends, but instead, we decided to hold a very simple, intimate ceremony with just us and our pastor. We prayed about it, and it just felt right for us. It was a beautiful, blessed moment that we will remember forever."
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Ginnifer Goodwin Engaged to Joey Kern

December 27, 2010 09:01:29 GMT


Actress Ginnifer Goodwin will be celebrating her next Christmas as a married woman. She's engaged to wed her boyfriend of two years, her rep has confirmed.

The "He's Just Not That Into You" star began dating actor Joey Kern, 34, in 2008 after they were introduced by a mutual friend, and Christmas came early for the 32 year old when she accepted his proposal earlier this month. The happy couple tells People.com, "We couldn't be happier than to celebrate our engagement over the holidays with our families." A source additionally dishes, "Joey emailed all his friends back on the 12th and gave them the good news."
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Dierks Bentley Welcomed Second Daughter on Christmas Day

December 27, 2010 08:35:35 GMT


Country singer Dierks Bentley and his wife Cassidy are celebrating after becoming parents for a second time. Little Jordan was born early on Christmas Day, December 25. Bentley confirmed the happy news in a post on Twitter.com, "Say what u want about santa's physique, but no arguing his impeccable timing! (daughter) Evie wanted a little sis for Xmas & Jordan just arrived!"

He later added, "She chose the banjo driven part of Mumford & Sons 'awake my soul' as her walk on music... could be a troublesome sign." Jordan Catherine Bentley weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz when arriving on Saturday.
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Ditching Purity Ring, Selena Gomez Tweets About Being Housewife


December 27, 2010 08:24:33 GMT


Selena Gomez could have changed her mind about not having sex until she is getting married. The "Wizards of Waverly Place" star has been spotted taking off her promise ring when stepping out with Justin Bieber last weekend. Picture of the twosome had emerged before but a closer look reveals that she was not wearing the purity ring anymore.

Selena had her father to buy her a purity ring in 2008 to signify her vow to abstain from sex until marriage. "He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I'm going to keep my promise to myself, to my family, and to God," she said at that time.
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New Sneak Peek of 'The Cape' 1.01 Takes Fans Behind the Scene


December 27, 2010 08:02:01 GMT


Ahead of "The Cape" premiere on January 9, 2011, NBC shares new footage which combines action-packed scenes with some behind-the-scene footage. Brief interviews with its main actors like David Lyons, Keith David and Summer Glau are included as well.

It's a good cop Vince Faraday "who was framed for a crime he did not commit, assumed dead by his family, by everyone, and takes on the persona of The Cape which is a comic book character that he used to read to his son," Lyons explained the character he is playing in the TV series.
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Colin Farrell Threatens Jim Sturgess in New 'The Way Back' Clip

December 27, 2010 07:50:58 GMT


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Some new clips from "The Way Back (2011)" have been made available for sneak peek. One of them gives a preview to an intense scene where Colin Farrell's Valka threatens Jim Sturgess' Janusz by putting his knife near his neck. The other snippet, meanwhile, sees the band of fugitives risking themselves by running on a sea ice to get across a river.

Valka is a tough tattooed Russian while Janusz is a young Polish inmate. Together with another prisoner, Ed Harris' Mr. Smith, and Saoirse Ronan's Irena, they escape a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk and try to reach British India. Going through cold and dry places, these people are facing the wilderness of nature. This fact-based story is set in 1940.
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Video: Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey Rock Disney Christmas Day Parade


December 27, 2010 07:11:24 GMT


The Disney's star-studded Christmas Day Parade which was taped in early December has finally been aired over the weekend. The musical guests of the holiday event included Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Jackie Evancho and Lee DeWyze.

Wearing white, Gomez performed "Winter Wonderland" at Disney World in Orlando. Meanwhile, Carey catered fans flocking Disneyland in L.A. with "Oh Santa!" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You". Nick Cannon hosted the Orlando gig, and Ryan Seacrest hosted the L.A. concert.
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In Pics: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alyssa Milano and More Serve Meals for the Homeless

December 27, 2010 07:06:02 GMT


Stars were down to street in Los Angeles to share some joy to those in need on Christmas Eve, December 24. Wearing a red apron on top of her white turtleneck sweater which was completed with Santa hat, Jennifer Love Hewitt was accompanied by her boyfriend Alex Beh when serving meals for the homeless at The Los Angeles Mission.

Other celebrities who also supported the event were Alyssa Milano, Brandy, Stephanie Pratt and brother Spencer Pratt, Zachary Levi, Gilles Marini, BooBoo Stewart and many others. They were there to serve mash potatoes and other holiday meals to the homeless. All of them were cheering that day and they happily posed for cameras while in action.
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Spotted Holding Hands

December 27, 2010 06:14:20 GMT


Rachel Weisz will not spend the rest of 2010 alone in cold weather for she has apparently found a new man. The British actress, who recently split from fiancee Darren Aronofsky, has been caught bonding with Daniel Craig over the Christmas weekend.

The two reportedly are staying together at a cottage in Dorset, a county in South West England. Later, covering themselves in winter clothes, Rachel and Daniel were photographed holding hands in the southwest English countryside town of Somerset. News of the World has got its hand on pictures of the twosome.
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Simon Baker Gets $30 Million Deal From Warner Bros. TV

December 27, 2010 06:04:34 GMT


Simon Baker is finalizing a multi-million dollar deal with Warner Bros. Television, Deadline reported. "The Mentalist" actor strikes as many as $30 million with the giant company, and that figure includes the money he is paid in his current contract.

Details about the new deal have been revealed. Baker will add another year to his current six-year contract. The actor playing Patrick Jane, a consultant of the fictionalized "California Bureau of Investigation," will also get a producer credit beginning the fifth season of the TV series.
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Hugh Hefner Engaged to 24-Year-Old Playmate Crystal Harris

December 27, 2010 04:45:48 GMT


Hugh Hefner has a more special thing to celebrate this holiday. He is engaged to Crystal Harris after proposing to her on Christmas night, December 25, tweeting "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory...I got what I was hoping for for Christmas...Crystal's love."

Soon after, he made it clear about his engagement to the 24-year-old Playboy Playmate. "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all," the Playboy founder added.
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Artist of the Week: Matt Cardle


December 27, 2010 04:44:18 GMT


Matt Cardle shot to stardom as he was crowned "The X Factor" winner on the finale of season 7. He beat fellow contestant Rebecca Ferguson by receiving an estimated 44.61% of vote and immidiately won a 1-million-pound recording contract with Syco Music.

Humbled with his victory, the former painter and decorator credited fans for his success, "I'm quite an emotional person anyway, although everything is heightened when you're on this show. Seeing the support I got at home this week choked me up a little bit."
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Bill Condon Shares Another 'Breaking Dawn' Set Picture

December 27, 2010 04:22:38 GMT


Bill Condon has given a Christmas gift to "Twilight" fans by sharing a new set photo of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn". The picture features the Swan home's living room which has been decorated with some Christmas ornaments in the mood of the festivity. Along with the snap, he tweeted, "Happy holidays from the Swan home to yours."

Previously on Thanksgiving, Condon also generously shared a still from "Breaking Dawn". The first official picture for the last "Twilight" movie teases Bella and Edward's honeymoon scene with an image of an outstretched hand grasping some feathers on top of a sheet.
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JoJo's New Song 'Hollywood' Comes Out

December 27, 2010 04:07:41 GMT


A never-before-heard song called "Hollywood" from JoJo has just hit the web for fans' listening pleasure. The track contains slow-riding jam with her belting out powerful lyrics about people living the glamorous life of Hollywood.

There is no word on whether the ballad track is recorded for her upcoming studio album "All I Want Is Everything" or simply taken from her previous recording session. She previously talked to Young Hollywood about what she wants to do with her new album, "I don't like to sing about things that don't have feeling and that I don't relate to."
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Jamie Kennedy Smelled Like Girls After Christmas Nightmare

December 27, 2010 04:00:11 GMT


Actor Jamie Kennedy became the butt of his friends' jokes after one childhood Christmas when his mother gave him a bottle of perfume - for girls. The former "Ghost Whisperer" star had begged his parents to help him smell fragrant over the holidays and he proudly wore the scent for months - until a pal pointed out the smelly mistake.

He tells OK! magazine, "I wanted cologne, and my mum bought me a bottle of Exclamation - for girls. I wore it for about six months and then a girl was like, 'You smell just like me'."
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Rachel McAdams Breaks Her Diet on Holidays


December 27, 2010 03:57:55 GMT


Rachel McAdams refuses to watch her waistline during the holiday season - because family feasts are a good excuse to break her strict diet. The slender "The Notebook" star loves indulging in forbidden sweets and treats while joining her family and friends at the dinner table for gatherings, insisting "it's really all family and food".

And she's banned herself from feeling bad about packing on pounds. She tells Us Weekly magazine, "I love to eat... Not every day is a holiday, you know?"
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Angelina Jolie Shops for Christmas From Catalogs


December 27, 2010 03:57:27 GMT


Angelina Jolie has to buy all of her Christmas presents from catalogs - because she travels so much she needs her gifts delivered to whichever country she is in over the holiday season. The "Tomb Raider" star has a large family to buy for, including partner Brad Pitt and their six children, but the actress struggles to organize how to carry her presents around on her global trips.

She explains, "I have to do a lot of my Christmas shopping in catalogs because I'm usually in a different country and I need it shipped to the next country we're going to. So we try to do that or buy things locally in whatever country we end up in."
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Little Ashley Greene Not Fascinated by Santa

December 27, 2010 03:57:04 GMT


"Twilight" star Ashley Greene has an odd Santa phobia that dates back to a childhood incident when her mother found her asking a stranger with a beard for Christmas gifts. The actress was playing in a bank on a trip out with her mum and when she disappeared from view, panic set in.

She recalls, "She sees me and I'm on this poor man's lap, who happens to be a little chubby with a beard... I'm like, 'I want a pony, I want a unicorn'. I'm, like, three and so my mom of course then has to tell me about strangers and how dangerous they are. She's like, 'If you ever sit on Santa's lap, you'll never see your mum again.' "
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Gwyneth Paltrow Not Eating British Christmas Cake

December 27, 2010 03:56:20 GMT


Gwyneth Paltrow refuses to eat traditional British Christmas cake - because she can't stand the thought of consuming a treat cooked months before. The "Shakespeare in Love" star was introduced to the festive delicacy, which many bakers leave to mature for up to a year, by her Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin - but she isn't a fan.

She says, "(Brits) have this Christmas cake, which sounds fine. Except they make it in, like, August. Seriously, you're going to eat something you made in August? No."
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Taylor Swift Praised by Selena Gomez for Giving Perfect Christmas Gifts


December 27, 2010 03:36:05 GMT


Taylor Swift is a great Christmas gift giver, according to best pal Selena Gomez - she hunts for the perfect present in antiques malls. Gomez admits they both try to top each other with gift ideas at Christmas, but "Love Story" singer Swift always comes out on top. She says, "She gives, like, a box of different knick-knacks... and one year she bought me, like, a painting of us."

In another news related to celebrity Chrismas gift, Scottish singer Paolo Nutini gave his mum a Christmas to remember after surprising her with the keys to a brand new sports car. The "New Shoes" hitmaker was excited to spend his first big pay cheques after shooting to fame and decided to treat his mother Linda to a TVR Chimaera as thanks for her support.
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Eminem Recalls His Overdose a Week Before Christmas


December 27, 2010 03:32:28 GMT


Eminem has taken Christmas to his heart after almost missing out on one yule with his family at the height of his drug haze. The "Not Afraid" rapper suffered an overdose of methadone the week before Christmas in 2007 and has little recollection of the holidays, which he ruined for his family.

He says, "My whole month of December leading up to (the overdose), I don't remember s**t. All I remember is I was not able to get out of bed. I got up to use the bathroom. I was standing there, trying to take a p**s, and I fell. I hit the floor hard. I got back up, tried again - and boom, I fell again. And that time I couldn't get up."
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Grammy-Nominated Singer Teena Marie Died in Sleep


December 27, 2010 03:29:57 GMT


Singer/songwriter Teena Marie has died. She was 54. Born Mary Christine Brockert in California in March, 1956, the Grammy Award-nominated star found fame as a protegee of late funk legend Rick James.

As Tina Marie Brockert, she landed a role on TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies" as a child, but her career really took off in the mid-1970s when she signed to Motown Records. As a label artist, she came to the attention of James, who produced her debut album "Wild and Peaceful". The album featured Teena Marie's first big hit, "I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love".
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Constantine Maroulis Is First-Time Dad to Baby Girl

December 27, 2010 03:27:27 GMT


"Rock of Ages" star Constantine Maroulis celebrated Christmas as a first-time father after welcoming a baby girl on Thursday, December 23. The former "American Idol" singer's girlfriend, his musical co-star Angel Reed, gave birth to Malena James who weighed in at six pounds, 11 ounces.

Maroulis, 35, tells People.com, "Sometimes Christmas comes early and we're so lucky to get the greatest gift a few days early. Angel and I are thrilled to welcome our perfect baby girl into the world... Mum and baby are healthy and I couldn't be more excited to ring in 2011 this way."
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Leroy Anderson's 'Sleigh Ride' Is Most-Played Christmas Song

December 27, 2010 03:22:07 GMT


Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish's festive favorite "Sleigh Ride" has been named America's most popular Christmas tune for a second year running. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has released its latest list of most-played holiday songs from over 2,500 radio stations all over the U.S. and the 1940s pop song has beaten "Winter Wonderland" and "Jingle Bell Rock" to the top spot.

Sleigh Ride was originally written by Anderson and Parish as an instrumental piece for a symphony orchestra. The Boston Pops Orchestra gave the first performance in 1948, recorded it a year later and Parish added lyrics.
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Miley Cyrus Posts Christmas Message and Sings Karaoke With Family


December 27, 2010 03:11:15 GMT


In the spirit of Christmas, Miley Cyrus has sent her best wishes to her fans. In a video posted on her official fan club site MileyWorld.com, she is featured with her sister Noah Cyrus and says, "I just wanna tell you guys have an awesome Christmas and a very happy new year. I'm really looking forward to 2011."

She says she wants to travel a lot during the coming year. Further sharing her plans, she adds, "I want to make this the year that I go out and do what I'm here to do, and that's to help people and make people happy."
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Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul Confirmed to Return for 'Big Love' Finale

December 27, 2010 02:59:36 GMT


Amanda Seyfried and Aaron Paul are going to reprise their "Big Love" characters at the TV series finale. Playing Sarah Henrickson and Scott Quittman respectively, Seyfried and Paul were sent packing for Portland near the end of previous season.

"Both Amanda and Paul really wanted to be a part of the last episode, even though they were both shooting movies," co-creator Will Scheffer told TV Guide. His partner Mark Olsen added, "It was special. Literally and figuratively it was a family getting back together."
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'Little Fockers' Beats 'True Grit' at Christmas Box Office

December 27, 2010 02:39:13 GMT


"Little Fockers" has topped North American Box Office during Christmas weekend. Despite some people's hesitance about this follow-up to "Meet the Fockers", the PG-13 comedy still becomes number one choice for family entertainment on this holiday with $30.8 million opening cume.

"These characters are well-loved by audiences," Eddie Egan, president of marketing at Universal, explains on the movie's charm. "It's a very positive result and hopefully a blueprint for success over the next few weeks when the larger moviegoing pool is available."
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Chris Brown Confirms Justin Bieber Duet, Debuts 'Champion' Video


December 27, 2010 02:20:29 GMT


Chris Brown is indeed going to make a duet with Justin Bieber. The R&B singer confirmed it on his Twitter, writing "ME and @justinbieber got a BANGER/SMASH record for all the fans out there at the top of the NEW YEAR!!! 2011."

The collaboration actually has been hinted by Bieber since October this year when he tweeted, "Kinda hyped rt now. for a new single teamed up with one of my friends and an artist I used to sing covers of on youtube. BIG RECORD. SMASH!!" He later gave his fans a clue by posting a clip of him covering Breezy's "With You".
 
 
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