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Kaleidoscope 2010: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 4/4)

December 31, 2010 08:51:37 GMT


The last three months of 2010 have one common trait which is getting stronger as the year inched closer to holiday season. Despite reasons to gather with family at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, a lot of celebrity couples chose to split. Meanwhile, the awards season were shaping up with the announcement of nominees and lots of artists were given "the most" and "-est" titles.

Through this Kaleidoscope, AceShowbiz presents the important events happening in the entertainment world in the last 12 months. Divided into quarters, the annual Kaleidoscope is published between December 28 and 31.
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Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2010


December 31, 2010 08:49:38 GMT


Compared to last year, 2010 is 'tamer'. Nothing can beat the shocking meter of Michael Jackson's death in June 2009 or when Chris Brown almost choked Rihanna to death in February that year. But 2010 does have its iotas, predominantly the splits of high-profiled celebrities which number is higher as it nears the holiday season.

AceShowbiz presents ten of the most shocking celebrity stories in the past 12 months, starting with Lily Allen's miscarriage in the month of November and ending with one of the biggest celebrity scandals of the year.
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Raz B Apologizes for Online Feud With Chris Brown

December 31, 2010 08:43:14 GMT


R&B singer Raz B has apologized to Chris Brown for their online war of words - and he hopes "someone learns something valuable" from the heated exchange. The former B2K singer and Brown become embroiled in a feud earlier this week after Raz-B posted a message on Twitter.com taking aim at his rival's doomed romance with Rihanna.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker, who split from the "Umbrella" beauty in 2009 after a violent bust-up, hit back with an offensive comment about Raz-B's past, when the singer claimed to have been the victim of sexual assault during his time in B2K, writing, "Tell me this... Why when the money was coming in u won't complaining (sic) about getting bu**plugged!"
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Emmy Rossum Celebrates Divorce Settlement With Vegas Party

December 31, 2010 08:37:00 GMT


Actress Emmy Rossum is putting her divorce well and truly behind her - she's planning to party in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve with close friend Olivia Munn. The "Poseidon" star's ex-husband, music executive Justin Siegel, filed for divorce last year after 18 months of marriage and the former couple reached a settlement earlier this week.

To celebrate, Rossum has headed to Sin City for to mark the start of 2011. She's posted a snap of her and Munn arriving in Las Vegas on her Twitter.com page and she has told her followers, "When I was little, NYE tradition was mom making filet mignon & us sitting in front of the tv together watching (TV host) Dick Clark & eating steak... Just landed in Vegas w Olivia Munn for girls weekend NYE!!!"
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Tinie Tempah Reportedly Been Dating Scottish Singer

December 31, 2010 08:33:39 GMT


Rapper Tinie Tempah has been dating Scottish singer Yasmin for more than a year, according to a U.K. report. The "Pass Out" hitmaker has been friends with the brunette beauty since before he found fame - and they're said to have been enjoying secret dates for over 12 months.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Tinie and Yas have been seeing each other on and off for over a year now. But it's not quite serious enough to make it formal. They've managed to keep it quiet for a long time but now people on the scene are starting to talk about it. It's a friendship that's developed into something more when they have time to see each other."
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Christina Aguilera to Celebrate 30th Birthday on New Year

December 31, 2010 08:31:46 GMT


Christina Aguilera is planning a massive end-of-the-year party so she can double up her New Year's Eve and 30th birthday celebrations. The "Dirrty" hitmaker turned 30 on December 18 but was too busy promoting new movie "Burlesque" to celebrate with family and friends - so she's planning to turn New Year's Eve into a belated birthday bash.

She says. "My actual birthday was in December and I turned 30! It was a big one - the next chapter of my life. But, because I was working so much on the movie, I postponed my birthday party, so New Year's Eve is my big 30th birthday party."
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Teaser for Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmasters' Arrives

December 31, 2010 08:29:38 GMT


A teaser to Wong Kar Wai's next film "The Grandmasters" has been made available for viewing pleasure. It, however, does not offer a look at the footage from the film but features some letters which come in and out on black background.

Some posters from the film were unveiled at Los Angeles' American Film Market last November and can be seen here. Additionally, there is a picture which gives a look at Zhang Ziyi in her character's costume.
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Charlie Sheen Rushing to Call Mom After False Death Rumor

December 31, 2010 08:29:20 GMT


Charlie Sheen rushed to call his mother when false reports of his death surfaced over Christmas - to assure her he is still alive and well. A death hoax story, which surfaced online on Sunday, December 26, suggested the "Two and a Half Men" star had died in Switzerland after crashing into a tree at the Zermatt ski resort.

His ex-wife Denise Richards moved quickly to clear up the rumor, insisting Sheen did not spend Christmas in Europe and was on his way to see their two daughters when the story broke. Now Sheen has opened up about the false gossip, joking he initially thought the 'death' reports were linked to the ratings of his hit TV show "Two and a Half Men" - and he was quick to call his mother Janet to reassure her he had come to no harm.
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T-Pain Joining Lil Wayne in Young Money


December 31, 2010 08:16:52 GMT


T-Pain reportedly has signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment, the home of Drake and Nicki Minaj. The rumor emerged after jeweler Gabriel Jacobs revealed in a video message that he is crafting a Young Money/Nappy Boy pendant, which has over 200 karats in rubies and 300 karats in diamonds, for the Auto-Tune rapper.

"T-Pain is about to sign to Young Money. He better, after doing this. So you see it's all blacked out. It's all natural, red rubies, black diamonds. We gotta put a red ruby necklace on this thing," he said. The pendant is worth around $45,000 and when it's with its chain, it will cost $100,000.
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Dave Navarro Hooks Up With Charlie Sheen's Ex


December 31, 2010 07:39:25 GMT


Rocker Dave Navarro has sparked speculation he's dating Charlie Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller after the pair was spotted "making out" in Aspen, Colorado. Sources tell TMZ.com Navarro and his Jane's Addiction bandmembers were at restaurant Nobu in Aspen on Wednesday, December 29 night when they were joined by Mueller.

Reports suggest Navarro left the restaurant to smoke, Mueller followed him and the pair then stunned bystanders with a "full on make out". Mueller made headlines in Aspen last Christmas following a bust-up with then-husband Sheen at their holiday home. Sheen was arrested and jailed following the fight.
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Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen Are 'Dark Tower' Frontrunners


December 31, 2010 07:38:55 GMT


The race to land a spot in "The Dark Tower" is getting tough. After several top-notch actors like Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman and Jon Hamm were mentioned as the possible depicter of Roland Deshain, Javier Bardem is now added on the shortlist.

New York Post says the "Biutiful" star is the leading candidate while Viggo Mortensen, who has been mentioned earlier along with Craig and Jackman, is reportedly the second choice. Director Ron Howard noted before that Mortensen has been fans' favorite to portray the gunslinger.
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Annie Lennox Receives OBE From the Queen

December 31, 2010 07:34:44 GMT


Singer Annie Lennox has been awarded an Order of the British Empire medal (OBE) in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honors list. The former Eurythmics star has been honored for her longterm charitable work, raising awareness of Aids in Africa.

She says, "I'm genuinely honored. As somewhat of a renegade, it either means I've done something terribly right - or they've done something terribly wrong. I was never much of one to win prizes, and certainly never placed too much value on their acquisition. Therefore, I take this as more of an appreciation for the gentle turning of the years for someone who's enormously grateful for being able to breathe more or less freely in a totally insane world."
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'Stargate Atlantis' Movie Shelved Following 'SGU' Cancellation


December 31, 2010 07:30:52 GMT


A planned big screen adaption of "Stargate Atlantis" has been shelved "indefinitely" following the cancellation of sci-fi TV show "Stargate Universe" earlier this month. The series, a spin-off from popular 1994 film "Stargate", will come to an end in the spring, and the axing of the show appears to have put plans for a movie on hold.

TV show "Stargate Atlantis" aired from 2004 to 2009. In a post on his blog, executive producer Joe Mallozzi reveals, "I'm sorry to say, but the cancellation puts the brakes on whatever progress the SGA movie had made in the past month. Contrary to what some may think, the cancellation of SGU is very bad news for those looking forward to an Atlantis movie."
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Eliza Dushku Successfully Raises $30,000 for Charity

December 31, 2010 07:27:13 GMT


Actress Eliza Dushku spent her 30th birthday on Thursday, December 30 celebrating after raising $30,000 for charity. The "Bring it On" star is spearheading efforts to build a recovery center for former child soldiers in Uganda, and she asked friends and family to make donations to the cause instead of buying her expensive presents.

Her loved ones and fans rallied round to help her reach her goal - and she was left overwhelmed when the target was reached in just a few days. In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Good morning, angels - thank u for my 30th birthday wish! this is beyond me... THANK U... EVERYONE - WHOO-HOOO!"
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Rep: Ashley Greene NOT Engaged to Joe Jonas

December 31, 2010 07:17:36 GMT


Ashley Greene's publicist has dismissed reports boyfriend Joe Jonas proposed to the "Twilight" star over Christmas. The couple has been dating since the summer and they spent the festive season with Greene's family in Florida.

They jetted back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 29 night and the actress was spotted with a new gold band on her ring finger, prompting gossip the singer proposed over the holidays. But Greene's rep has been quick to dispel the rumours, telling GossipCop.com the speculation is "untrue".
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Eminem Pays Tribute to Proof in Leaked Song 'Difficult'


December 31, 2010 07:13:00 GMT


Eminem's songs keep flooding the web. After being heard on all-star track "Syllables" and collaborating with Jazmine Sullivan in "Cocaine", now the Slim Shady salutes fellow rapper Proof, the former member of D12, in another song "Difficult".

Proof was gunned down in a nightclub in 2006, and the Slim Shady devotes his verses to remember him in this track. His usual furious rhymes turn into soft, gentle ones when talking about his late friend, "I don't know where it came from, but it just stuck with us, we was always brothers/ Never thought about each other's skin colors."
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Rupert Everett's Career Dies After Coming Out as Gay

December 31, 2010 07:08:24 GMT


Rupert Everett has become the latest gay star to speak openly about the downside of 'coming out', revealing he was shunned by Hollywood after he declared he was a homosexual. The "My Best Friend's Wedding" star, 51, admits he had to flee Hollywood after his big reveal two decades ago - because no one would hire him.

He tells the BBC, "I just never got a job there (in Hollywood), and I never got a job here (in Britain), after (coming out)... I never had another job here for 10 years, probably, and I moved to Europe."
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'Lost' Is Most Pirated TV Show of 2010

December 31, 2010 07:02:33 GMT


Cult series "Lost" and "Heroes" are the two most pirated TV shows on BitTorrent in the year of 2010, TorrentFreak has found out. These are the exact two shows that also topped the list in 2009 although the number of illegal downloads slightly decreases this year.

"Lost" scored higher than "Heroes" which came out as the winner last year. A single episode was downloaded almost 6 million times, while the estimate U.S. TV viewers is 13.5 million. "Heroes", which aired its very last episode in February, was downloaded 5.4 million while its average viewership on TV is 5.3 million.
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New 'Water for Elephants' Photos Show Robert Pattinson's Love for Rosie

December 31, 2010 06:39:38 GMT


Robert Pattinson portrays an animal lover in "Water for Elephants" and it has been highlighted in some new pictures from the film. The depicter of veterinarian Jacob is seen lying on an elephant called Rosie in one image, while another picture sees him wearing dull clothes and having some fun with the 4.5 ton elephant.

The images appear on People magazine and the scans can be found here. Additionally, there is a photo showing Jacob dancing with Reese Witherspoon's Marlena and the other image features the twosome along with Marlena's husband August, who is portrayed by Christoph Waltz.
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'True Grit' and 'Black Swan' Music Ineligible for Oscar

December 31, 2010 06:26:28 GMT


The scores for "True Grit" and "Black Swan" have been ruled out of the Oscar race - because they feature too much existing music. Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have selected 77 film scores for members to vote on between now and January 14, when the ballots are due - and there are some big omissions.

The Academy bosses have disqualified Clint Mansell's "Black Swan" score and Carter Burwell's "True Grit" music - because they feature themes from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" and sections from 19th-century music, respectively. Burwell's "The Kids Are All Right" score has also been disqualified because the film was "diluted" by having too many songs on the soundtrack, according to EW.com.
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Shenae Grimes Denies Romancing John Mayer

December 31, 2010 06:17:08 GMT


Actress Shenae Grimes has dismissed reports she's dating rocker John Mayer, insisting the romance rumors are "embarrassing". Editors of a U.S. gossip magazine linked the 21-year-old "90210" actress to serial celebrity dater Mayer earlier this week, but Grimes logged on to Twitter.com on Wednesday, December 29 to blast the claims.

She wrote, "According to Star magazine John Mayer and I are in secret sexy cahoots. How wonderful for me... if wonderful meant embarrassing." Mayer's spokesperson has also dismissed the claims indirectly, saying, "Star magazine is not a credible source."
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Prince William Wanted as Spokesperson for Hair Loss Brand

December 31, 2010 06:12:19 GMT


Bosses at hairloss firm Rogaine are courting balding royal Prince Williams for a major new ad campaign. The heads of the haircare company want the groom-to-be to become a spokesman for them - and they're sending him a basket of goodies ahead of his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton in the hope he'll be suitably impressed.

A company spokesman tells Life & Style magazine, "We've been watching Prince William's growing bald spot closely for years, and we believe Rogaine can help. We'd love to send him our new Unscented Men's Rogaine Foam. William would be the perfect spokesman for Rogaine because whether you're a prince or an average Joe, hereditary hair loss affects one in four men."
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Sprouse Twins' New Got Milk Ad Debuted


December 31, 2010 05:54:14 GMT


Twins Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse took part in the new Got Milk? campaign and the final result has come out. The printed ad plus a new behind-the-scene video show them posing as mirror reflections while donning the famous milk mustache.

"We grew up with milk. In our cereal, in our smoothie or in a glass - it's such an easy way to get good nutrition," the brothers said in the ad. Dylan also said in the video, "At home, we each get one gallon each and we defend that milk with our lives. If we even sense that there was a drippity drop out of those gallons." Cole then chimed in, "It's go time".
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Brad Pitt's 'Cogan's Trade' to Start Filming in New Orleans in March


December 31, 2010 05:12:33 GMT


Brad Pitt is going to head to New Orleans for the filming of "Cogan's Trade" in March 2011. He is reportedly attached to portray the title character in the film, based on George V. Higgins novel about Jackie Cogan. According to Scene Magazine, the movie is expected to shoot entirely in the New Orleans area.

This project will reunite Pitt with "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" director Andrew Dominick and co-stars Casey Affleck as well as Sam Rockwell. Other possible cast members are Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Javier Bardem, Bill Murray and Zoe Saldana, the site reports.
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Justin Timberlake's New Song 'Take You Down' Surfaces

December 31, 2010 05:06:48 GMT


Around the same time Katy Perry's song "Part of Me" leaks, a track called "Take You Down" which is claimed to be Justin Timberlake's emerges. The drum-driven song is reportedly produced by The Neptunes and revolves around a guy flirting with the girl he desires.

"Let me get that drink now for you, I'll keep it filled tonight/ A little secret for ya, I'm a gentleman before midnight," he croons. "I've seen my magic/ What's your looks and your religion?/ And I want you to understand that I can make you feel better/ So it's me and you, my place, sexiness all day/ I'mma do whatever you like, if you cater to me all night, girl."
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John Mellencamp Ends 18-Year Marriage

December 31, 2010 04:37:35 GMT


Rocker John Mellencamp has split from his wife of 18 years. The veteran songwriter's spokesperson announced on Thursday, December 30 that the star and his supermodel wife Elaine had parted ways.

The statement reads, "John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family. They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple."
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Bette Midler Trained the Whole Year for Vegas Show

December 31, 2010 04:37:17 GMT


Veteran entertainer Bette Midler dedicated a full year to preparing for her Las Vegas revue, and endured months of gruelling exercise to ensure she could hit every note. The Grammy Award winner has been performing her colourful live show The Showgirl Must Go On at Sin City's Caesars Palace since February, 2008.

And Midler, who turned 65 on December 1, admits it was a huge feat to prepare for the stage revue, in which she belts her biggest hits alongside 20 back-up dancers, back-up singers The Harlettes and a 13-piece band. She tells Reuters, "A year before we even started rehearsals, I started doing my warm-ups, getting on the treadmill again and lifting weights. It's fascinating to get onstage and run for an hour and a half, wringing wet at the end."
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Raz B NOT Involved in Brother's Death Threats Towards Chris Brown


December 31, 2010 04:36:49 GMT


A representative for R&B singer Raz B has moved swiftly to distance the singer from violent online threats his brother made towards rival Chris Brown. The former B2K singer and Brown have become embroiled in an online feud after Raz B posted a message on Twitter.com, in which he took aim at his rival for beating up his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

He wrote, "I'm just sittin here thinking how can n**gas like... Chris Brown disrespect women as intelligent as... Rihanna." The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker, who split from the "Umbrella" beauty in 2009 after a violent bust-up, hit back with an offensive comment about Raz-B's past, when the singer claimed to have been the victim of sexual assault during his time in B2K, writing, "Tell me this... Why when the money was coming in u won't complaining (sic) about getting bu**plugged!"
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Ryan Seacrest Denies Being Engaged to Julianne Hough

December 31, 2010 04:36:02 GMT


"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has once again dismissed reports he's planning to wed Julianne Hough in the New Year - insisting he hasn't proposed to the dancer-turned-singer. Country music star Hough has been dating Seacrest since earlier this year tabloids are keen to marry the hot new couple off.

Recent reports suggested Seacrest proposed to the "Burlesque" star during a romantic trip to Paris over Thanksgiving. The couple dismissed the speculation - but now the media has hinted the pair will ring in 2011 with big news and a ring.
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Ryan Phillippe 'Happy' for Ex-Wife Reese Witherspoon's Engagement

December 31, 2010 04:35:25 GMT


Actor Ryan Phillippe has publicly congratulated his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon upon her new engagement to Hollywood agent Jim Toth. Witherspoon and Toth began dating at the beginning of 2010, shortly after the actress split from Jake Gyllenhaal, and the couple have ended the year with an engagement.

Phillippe, who was married to the "Legally Blonde" star for seven years until they split in 2008, has congratulated his ex. He tells the New York Daily News, "I'm very happy for both Reese and Jim. I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children."
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Michelle Williams and Daughter to Watch 'Brokeback Mountain' Together

December 31, 2010 04:34:59 GMT


Michelle Williams plans to watch "Brokeback Mountain" with her daughter by Heath Ledger - so her little girl can see the film which brought her parents together. The actress met her late ex-fiance Ledger on the set of the cowboy drama in 2004 and they went on to welcome Matilda the following year.

The couple parted ways in 2007 and a year later, the actor died of an accidental overdose in his New York City apartment. Williams has since raised Matilda on her own, but she hopes to share the film with her daughter so the youngster can see her parents together.
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'Bend It Like Beckham' Is the First Western Film Aired on North Korean TV

December 31, 2010 04:34:29 GMT


North Korean censors have lifted a movie ban to give citizens to a rare treat this week - a televised screening of British film "Bend It Like Beckham". Western films are largely banned in the country but an edited version of the 2002 movie, starring Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, was broadcast on December 26.

The hour-long edit, arranged by the British Embassy and monitored in Seoul, was a break from the regular state programming of news, documentaries and soap operas. "Bend It Like Beckham", referring to soccer star David Beckham, features several topics considered taboo in North Korea, including interracial relationships, homosexuality and religion.
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Khloe Kardashian and Hubby's New Show Starts Filming in Spring


December 31, 2010 04:21:12 GMT


It looks like E! would be a Kardashian channel after all. It has just been reported by Us magazine that Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom are planning another spin-off to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and they are doing it in "Newlyweds" style.

"It shoots in the spring," an insider informed, backed up by another source who said that it will also have the vibe of Bravo's "Bethenny Getting Married?". The source added, "They're so cute, playing off one another."
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Cee-Lo to Work With Gwyneth Paltrow

December 31, 2010 04:17:32 GMT


Impressed with Gwyneth Paltrow's take on the clean version of his single "F**k You", Cee-Lo Green is now eying to hook up with her for a future project. "We've been considering a few things actually. You know, we'll see what pans out," the Gnarls Barkley star told E! Online.

The Australian-born singer/rapper added, "It's a little too early to commit to a statement and I won't ruin the surprise because whatever we're going to do is going to be extra cool." When pressed further with question about a possible duet, he answered, "Hopefully. Keep your toes crossed."
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Q-Tip's New Album Is Multilingual

December 31, 2010 03:50:50 GMT


Hip-hop star Q-Tip is planning to thank his loyal fans around the world by recording tracks in three languages for his next album. The "Vivrant Thing" hitmaker is heading into the studio in February to begin work on "The Last Zulu", which will feature songs in English, French and Spanish.

And he's now studying hard to master his language skills, as he wants to show his gratitude to all his devotees. He tells Entertainment Weekly, "I feel like my fans have been so gracious over the years. They're so smart that I want to extend the grace back to them and speak to them in their tongues. I'm going to have to brush up... It's going to have a lot of that energy, and it's going to feel really big and anthemic. It's going to be unlike anything I've done before."
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New Katy Perry Leaked Song 'Part of Me'

December 31, 2010 03:48:54 GMT


Katy Perry's never-heard-before track called "Part of Me" has just surfaced. The 26-year-old singer resents an unnamed ex-boyfriend in this pop/rock song, talking about walking out of his life with head held high and stating that he won't ever bring her down.

"Days like this I want to drive away/ Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade/ 'Cause you chewed me up and spit me out/ Like I was poison in your mouth/ You took my light, you drink me down/ That was then and this is now, now look at me," she sings. "This is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me."
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Autopsy Failed to Find Out Teena Marie's Cause of Death

December 31, 2010 03:48:01 GMT


An autopsy performed on the body of late soul star Teena Marie has failed to determine the cause of her death, and her family will now have to wait up to six weeks for the results of toxicology tests. The singer/songwriter passed away in her sleep at her home in Pasadena, California over the holiday weekend.

Officials looking into her death initially suggested she may have died of natural causes, but a post-mortem examination carried out this week hasn't provided any firm answers. Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter has confirmed Marie's body showed no signs of trauma, and he admitted toxicology tests which could determine the cause of death will now take about six weeks to come through, according to the Associated Press.
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'Little Fockers' Took the Lead in U.K. Box Office

December 31, 2010 03:44:04 GMT


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Ben Stiller's new comedy "Little Fockers" has flown straight to the top of the British box office after dominating the holiday season. The latest installment in the hugely successful "Meet the Parents" franchise toppled the third "Chronicles of Narnia" film from the top of the sequel-heavy chart this week.

"Little Fockers" took $4.5 million ahead of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" with $1.39 million. Britain's festive box office chart was dominated by follow-ups, with "Tron Legacy" ($729,975) in third place, followed by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" ($624,834).
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Boney M Star Found Dead in His Hotel Room

December 31, 2010 03:39:18 GMT


Boney M star Bobby Farrell has died at the age of 61. The singer, who was on tour in Russia, was found dead in his hotel room in St. Petersburg on Thursday, December 30 morning. Farrell's body was reportedly discovered by hotel staff after he failed to respond to a wake-up call.

The pop star's agent, John Seine, tells AFP, "(Farrell) was found dead in his bed... The cause of death is not known... He was not feeling well (on Wednesday night)... This morning, he did not wake up." Farrell performed as scheduled in the city on Wednesday night but reportedly complained of breathing difficulties before and after the show.
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Tim Burton NOT Making 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Sequel

December 31, 2010 03:39:15 GMT


Tim Burton is not going to make another "Nightmare Before Christmas". The helmer was recently reported planning to make a sequel to the 1993 animation but Derek Frey, producer and executive at Tim Burton Productions, has quickly denied it.

Via The Playlist, Frey who worked as an assistant to Burton on some of his films says there is "no truth to the rumor". Frey once also worked on the 3-D version of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" which was released in 2007 under the title "The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D".
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Naomi Watts Served as Maid of Honor in Australia

December 31, 2010 03:34:57 GMT


Naomi Watts acted as maid of honor at the wedding of one of her longtime friends in Australia on Thursday, December 30. The Hollywood actress, who grew up Down Under, spent the festive season in Sydney and this week fulfilled a promise to her friend, film publicist Emma Cooper, by acting as her chief bridesmaid.

Watts' partner Liev Schreiber was also involved in the nuptials at Sydney's Shore Chapel, giving a reading during the ceremony, while Australian actor Simon Baker and "Without a Trace" star Anthony La Paglia were also in attendance.
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Director Pulls Out of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' Chat

December 31, 2010 03:31:26 GMT


"Spider-Man" musical director Julie Taymor has axed plans to discuss the beleaguered Broadway production at a public speaking engagement. Taymor had agreed to appear at a New York Times event on January 8 to be interviewed by theater reporter Patrick Healy about "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark".

But she has now withdrawn from the talk to continue overseeing rehearsals of the stage show. Her representative explains, "With the changes to the Spider-Man production schedule, Julie will be deep in rehearsals and will not be available to participate." Refunds are being offered to ticket holders.
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Swimsuit Designer Sylvie Cachay's Cause of Death Revealed

December 31, 2010 03:28:41 GMT


A fashion designer found dead in a bathtub at a luxury Manhattan hotel was killed by a combination of strangulation and drowning, according to New York's Medical Examiner's Office. Swimsuit designer Sylvie Cachay, 33, was found partially clothed in the overflowing bathtub in her room at SoHo House in the early hours of December 9.

Cachay's boyfriend Nicholas Brooks - whose dad is Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks - was charged with strangulation and attempted murder earlier this month. Sources close to the case tell the New York Post the charge is likely to be upgraded to murder following the medical examiner's official ruling on Wednesday, December 29.
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Queen Elizabeth II's First Great Grandchild Is Born

December 31, 2010 03:24:49 GMT


Queen Elizabeth II has become a great-grandmother for the first time - and she's "delighted" with the baby news. The British monarch's grandson Peter Phillips - the son of the Queen's daughter, Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips - and his wife Autumn welcomed their first child, a girl, at a hospital in Gloucestershire, south west England on Wednesday, December 29.

The birth was announced on Thursday and a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the Queen and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are overjoyed at the addition to the family. A statement reads, "The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Autumn's family have been informed and are delighted with the news."
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Blood and Lust Mixed in 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' Promos

December 31, 2010 03:05:06 GMT


Before the year folds, Starz unleashes two more promos of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" which is the prequel to the network's successful series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand". Premiering on January 21, "Gods of the Arena" takes place several years before Spartacus came to the ludus, Oenomaus became Doctore and Crixus was the Champion of Capua.

One of the promos is testosterone-filled, showing the merciless battles, the rage-driven gladiators and the blood which is shed. The other one presents another side of the house of Batiatus. Women, from the slave to the social climber to the house's lady, all add complication to the men as well as to the politic.
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Charlie Sheen Gives iPad to 'Two and a Half Men' Crew for Christmas

December 31, 2010 03:03:52 GMT


Charlie Sheen and his "Two and a Half Men" co-stars reportedly handed every crewmember an Apple iPad for Christmas as thanks for their contribution to the award-winning series. The actor's involvement with the hit show was in doubt following a bust-up with his wife Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day last year which left him facing criminal charges - putting the staff's jobs at risk.

He agreed to sign on for more episodes of the series until 2012 - and to reward the loyal "Two and a Half Men" crew, Sheen and his fellow screen stars gifted every worker with this year's must-have gadget, according to Deadline.com.
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Hugh Hefner's Fiancee Shares Photo of Engagement Ring and Wedding Plans


December 31, 2010 03:02:41 GMT


After LeAnn Rimes' and Reese Witherspoon's engagement rings were revealed to public, Hugh Hefner's fiancee Crystal Harris shows off her own new sparkler. The Playboy Playmate tweeted a picture of the bling on December 29, writing "For those of you who have been asking to see my ring here it is... My engagement ring from my love."

Hugh gave the ring to Crystal when he proposed to her on Christmas night, December 25. The 24-year-old beauty reveals that the jewelry was kept in a Little Mermaid music box. But instead of popping up the important question, the Playboy mogul told his girlfriend, "I hope it fits." The ring was a little too big but it has been resized so she can wear it now.
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Owen Wilson's Death Rumor Denied

December 31, 2010 03:02:09 GMT


Owen Wilson is the latest star to fall victim to fictional reports about his death, following fellow hoax victims Eddie Murphy, Aretha Franklin and Adam Sandler. The "Zoolander" star was rumored to have passed away after a snowboarding accident in Zermatt, Switzerland on Wednesday, December 29.

But a spokesperson for the funnyman has dismissed the gossip, telling GossipCop.com the story is "absolutely false". Murphy and Sandler, as well as Charlie Sheen, were also alleged to have died in Swiss skiing trips in online reports which circulated earlier this week, while Franklin and Aaron Carter have also recently been targeted in death hoaxes.
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Michelle Williams Is 'Proud' of Oral Sex Scene With Ryan Gosling


December 31, 2010 02:52:08 GMT


Michelle Williams has defended a controversial sex scene in her movie "Blue Valentine", insisting she is "proud" to have filmed the risque clinch. The actress plays Ryan Gosling's lover in the drama, which was initially stamped with a restrictive NC-17 rating because of a graphic oral sex scene between the two stars.

Williams admits she was baffled by the decision, since she is adamant there was nothing "scandalous" about the shoot. She tells Reuters, "When we shot that scene, both Ryan and (director) Derek (Cianfrance) said to me, 'If this bothers you when you see it in the movie, we'll take it out.' "
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Kanye West's 'Monster' Video Ft. Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj Leaks


December 31, 2010 02:25:29 GMT


A highly-anticipated music video for Kanye West's single "Monster" has made its way out in its unfinished form. Featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj, it is filled with disturbing scenes with a lot of barely-clothed, occasionally-blood-soaking corpses.

The dead are only seen around the men though as the Minaj scene sees her battling her Barbie alter ego instead. The femcee wearing leather gear and equipping herself with a riding crop straps her pink-wigged alter ego in a chair and the two are engaged in a psychological death match.
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Kourtney Kardashian's Man Explodes at 'F**kin' Idiot' Photographer

December 31, 2010 02:23:55 GMT


Kourtney Kardashian's man exploded at one of the paparazzi who surrounded his family while at Miami International Airport on Thursday, December 30. Scott Disick reached a boiling point and yelled at one photographer who was actually about two meters away from his baby Mason.

The couple's publicist had actually tried to send away the snappers but they didn't budge. "How close can you get??" Disick threw a fit as seen on TMZ's video. "Stand back, you f***ing idiot. Don't get that f**king close to me!!!" He then attempted to calm down and said, "I mean he's this f***ing close to my kid man."
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New 'Kung Fu Panda 2' TV Spot Looking Forward to the Year of Awesomeness

December 31, 2010 02:23:53 GMT


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Just in time of the New Year's Eve, DreamWorks SKG unleashes a TV spot for "Kung Fu Panda 2" that gives us a notice to prepare for the year of awesomeness. Not much is offered from the scenes beside Po, who is this time featured alongside The Furious Five, running and jumping off a cliff.

In this "Kung Fu Panda" sequel, Po's new life as The Dragon Warrior is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. To stop this, Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
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Pics: Snooki's New Year Bash Moved to Jersey Shore

December 31, 2010 02:01:43 GMT


"MTV New Year's Bash" featuring Snooki dropped in a giant ball is no longer held at Times Square. It has been moved to Seaside Heights, New Jersey where "Jersey Shore" was shooting for two seasons. The time meanwhile remains intact, beginning at 10.30 P.M. EST on December 31.

The move was made after the organizers at Times Square objected with the stunt they would perform at the outdoor venue at such sudden notice. Seaside Heights borough clerk Diane Stabley told EW that MTV applied for the permission on Wednesday, December 29. "The request to have her in a separate ball on a set-back roof came too late and was too impractical to fit in to our outdoor events," the organizers released a statement.
 
 
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