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January 11, 2011

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Cameron Diaz and Seth Rogen Premiere 'The Green Hornet' in LA

January 11, 2011 10:07:10 GMT


It's only a few days away from the U.S. release of "The Green Hornet" and Columbia Pictures wants to introduce it earlier to Hollywood residents by premiering the movie in Los Angeles on Monday, January 10. That evening, Graumans Chinese Theater was decorated with "Green Hornet" ornaments including The Black Beauty as the movie's cast and crew swarmed the building.

Getting an honor to take the female lead role, Cameron Diaz came to the event in a red Azzaro dress that brightened the night. She put on her best smile as she posed alongside lead actor Seth Rogen who tagged along fiancee Lauren Miller to the special screening. Rogen's on-screen sidekick Jay Chou also showed up at the event, putting on his best shoes that invited people's attention with the silver color.
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Chris Brown Spotted on Diddy-Dirty Money's 'Yesterday' Video Shoot


January 11, 2011 10:00:08 GMT


Chris Brown recently helped Diddy-Dirty Money film a music video for their duet track "Yesterday". An on-set picture has been unleashed, seeing Breezy wearing black outfit and shades with no one else spotted in the image. P. Diddy, the leading member of the Hip-Hop group, simply wrote on Twitter "Sh*t is crazy!!"

"Yesterday" is lifted from Dirty Money's December release "Last Train to Paris". It is co-written by Breezy, Drake, Crystal Johnson, Kevin McCall and Mario Winans who is also involved in the production.
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Lily Allen Fuels Engagement Rumor With Ring Picture

January 11, 2011 09:49:53 GMT


British singer Lily Allen has fueled speculation she's set to wed boyfriend Sam Cooper after showing fans a picture of herself wearing a diamond on her ring finger. The "Smile" hitmaker's partner is said to have proposed while they spent 2010 Christmas at a resort in Bali, Indonesia.

Allen has been keeping quiet about the swirling rumors but now appears to have confirmed them by showing her online followers a snap of what is believed to be an engagement ring. In the picture, which was posted on Allen's official blog on Monday, January 10, the singer can be seen wearing a diamond sparkler as well as a studded band on her marital finger. A caption reads, "A girl can't do Manhattan sans (without) manicure."
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Kimora Lee Simmons Plans to Have Another Baby

January 11, 2011 09:48:39 GMT


Fashion mogul-turned-reality TV star Kimora Lee Simmons is planning to add to her brood - she wants another child with actor husband Djimon Hounsou. Simmons already has three children - two daughters with ex-husband Russell Simmons, and a son with Hounsou - but she's keen to go for a fourth.

She tells TooFab.com, "We definitely want more, we love kids and I would love to have a little companion for (son) Kenzo... It would be fun (for him) to have someone to grow up next to."
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Dannii Minogue Offers Support to Australia Flood Victims

January 11, 2011 09:42:47 GMT


Pop star Dannii Minogue has spoken of her heartbreak for the victims of the devastating floods in her native Australia. More than 70 people have been reported missing in Queensland after severe downpours hit the city of Toowoomba on Monday, January 10, claiming eight lives.

Minogue, who is currently living in Melbourne, has been keeping up with the natural disaster on the news - and she took to her Twitter.com blog to send her sympathies to those affected by the tragedy. She writes, "My thoughts are with all the families in QLD (Queensland) dealing with the terrible floods. 8 confirmed dead, many missing & more flooding predicted."
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Melanie Brown Debunks Feud Rumor With Victoria Adams

January 11, 2011 09:40:31 GMT


Melanie Brown is baffled by rumors she's fallen out with her former Spice Girls bandmate Victoria Adams, insisting she's delighted her pal is a mum-to-be again. Beckham announced on Sunday, January 9 she's expecting her fourth child, yet reports about a rivalry between the singers have continued to circulate in Britain.

But Brown is adamant she is happy for her fashion designer pal as well as fellow former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who is also expecting a baby. In posts on her Twitter.com page, Brown writes, "Just read online some bulls**t online about me and Vic having a fall out, where do they get this from I have no idea..."
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Official Trailer of Green Day's 'Awesome as F**k'


January 11, 2011 09:36:03 GMT


Green Day tease what to expect from their upcoming live CD/DVD "Awesome as F**K", which is coming out this March, in a newly-posted footage. They pump up a huge crowd with high-energy performance of "Know Your Enemy" during a concert in Tokyo.

It's the band's first live recording since 2006's "Bullet in a Bible" which was recorded live in the U.K. at Milton Keynes Bowl in 2005. The materials in the double disc are likely taken from their "21st Century Breakdown" tour last summer.
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Kennedy Family Urges 'The Kennedys' to Be Axed

January 11, 2011 09:33:59 GMT


Katie Holmes' TV miniseries "The Kennedys" was axed following complaints from members of the famed family, according to reports. The highly-anticipated show, starring Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, was canceled last week by History Channel bosses who felt the final product was "not a fit" for the network.

New reports suggest it was scrapped after "intense" pressure from the clan, including Caroline Kennedy - the only surviving child of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Caroline, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver, the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, fought to have the project "killed".
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Tom Hardy Denies Being Lindsay Lohan's Sobriety Sponsor

January 11, 2011 09:32:56 GMT


Tom Hardy has been offering support to troubled actress Lindsay Lohan - but his publicist insists speculation the "Inception" star is her official sobriety sponsor is false. The British actor, who struggled with alcohol addiction and drug abuse in his youth, was rumored to be helping Lohan stay clean after she completed a court-ordered stint in rehab earlier this month.

The pair is believed to have been introduced by mutual friends, and even dined together in Los Angeles last week. Hardy's representative tells TMZ.com the actor, who has been sober since 2003, has been helping the "Mean Girls" star with her recovery but insists he is not her official sponsor.
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'Vampire Diaries' Reveals New Girl in Town

January 11, 2011 09:22:43 GMT


The first look of "The Vampire Diaries" January 27 episode has been shared to reveal a new girl in Mystic Falls. Ahna O'Reilly, who is also known as the girl dating James Franco, took the role of Jessica whose involvement with Damon is more than just casual.

In a slew of photo, Jessica is seen shedding tears and Damon wipes them off. In another, Damon grabs her arm tight and they stand close to each other. The other photos also see Damon hugging Elena, Jules watching something big burnt, and Rose not looking so swell.
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Photo of Justin Bieber Kissing Fan Surfaces


January 11, 2011 08:57:31 GMT


It seems that Selena Gomez is not the only girl whom Justin Bieber likes to kiss. Before he was caught kissing the Disney star at a recent getaway, he reportedly had landed his lips on one lucky fan's. ZackTaylor.ca has just posted a picture of a boy in hoodie, said to be the 16-year-old singer, making out with a girl in a black jacket.

According to the blog's reader who sent the photo, the makeout session happened few months ago. "Justin and my friend Michelle kissed behind the Four Seasons Hotel downtown a few months ago while he was in town for a concert," the source claimed. "I didn't feel right about releasing it before, but now its fine cuz its been a while."
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Kelly Rowland Has 'Hangover' in Brand New Song


January 11, 2011 08:47:12 GMT


Kelly Rowland's never-heard-before song "Hangover" has hit the web. Reportedly taken from recording session of her upcoming solo album, the electro-pop track features a male singer by the name Andre Merrit. Rumor has it, it's only a demo and the final version might have another male artist with bigger name on it.

"I knew I was in trouble when you bought that first drink/ You said your name was Tony and it was nice to meet/ I probably should have listened to my girls, warning me/ By then the room was spinning and I couldn't think," the former member of Destiny's Child sings.
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ASCAP to Honor Spanish Singer Alejandro Sanz

January 11, 2011 08:42:45 GMT


Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz is to be honored with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Heritage Award in March. The singer/songwriter is being recognized for his "unique contributions to Latin music".

Past recipients of this award include Armando Manzanero, Antonio Aguilar, Celia Cruz, Ricardo Montaner, Ednita Nazario, Franco de Vita, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Ricardo Arjona.
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Mary J. Blige Turns the Big 40


January 11, 2011 08:37:02 GMT


R&B superstar Mary J. Blige celebrates a milestone age on Tuesday, January 11 as she turns 40 years old. The Yonkers, New York native has been a permanent fixture in the spotlight since landing her first record deal at the tender age of 17.

She has since achieved worldwide success with her blend of hip-hop and soul and has sold over 50 million albums to date. To wish Mary a very Happy Birthday, WENN has bowed down and compiled 10 fascinating facts about the 'The Queen of Hip-hop Soul':
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Linkin Park Team Up With Bootleggers to Record Gig Live

January 11, 2011 08:32:04 GMT


Rockers Linkin Park have teamed up with a group of official bootleggers to make sure fans attending their upcoming shows get a live recording of the concert - for free. The complimentary download will be available to fans who simply send a text message to a short code displayed at each venue. A link will then be emailed to them following the concert.

Basecamp Productions, a pioneer in the development of the official concert bootleg, will be handling the distribution of the live recordings. Linkin Park bassist Dave Farrell tells WENN, "The energy we get from our fans is what makes a great show. We wanted to show our appreciation by giving that experience back to them."
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Brandy Not Pregnant but May Be Dating

January 11, 2011 08:26:04 GMT


R&B star Brandy has laughed off reports she's expecting another child. The singer and TV star, who is mum to eight-year-old Sy'rai, was rumored to be pregnant after she turned down alcoholic drinks at a Hollywood bash.

But "The Boy Is Mine" hitmaker has taken to her Twitter.com pages to let her fans know the truth. In a post on the microblogging site, she writes: "(The false report) is hilarious. Now I'm expecting a child? WOW!!! Please check out the story for your morning comedy.. lol (laugh out loud)."
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Denied: Will Smith NOT Joining 'X Factor'

January 11, 2011 08:22:50 GMT


A spokesperson for Will Smith has blasted reports the Hollywood star has signed up to judge Simon Cowell's U.S. version of TV talent show "The X Factor". The Independence Day star was rumoured to have inked a deal with the British music mogul to join the panel of experts on the show, but a representative for Smith has spoken out to address the speculation, telling Gossip.Com there is "no truth" to the story.

A number of stars have been tipped for X Factor roles - Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger and George Michael have all been linked to the show, which kicks off in September. Cowell has yet to confirm his official line-up of judges, but insists there will be big names.
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Rosamund Pike, First Woman to Give Voice to 007 Audiobook

January 11, 2011 08:19:45 GMT


British actress Rosamund Pike has made James Bond history by becoming the first woman to narrate a 007 story for a new audiobook series. The "Die Another Day" star will give voice to Bond creator Ian Fleming's words in a retelling of "The Spy Who Loved Me".

She tells WENN, "I do a lot of audio books just for fun because I like using voice to create character. Most recently I've done one of the James Bond novels, The Spy Who Loved Me, which is coming out. It's the only one that was narrated by a woman."
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Brittany Murphy's Mom Blasts Reporter for Death Investigation


January 11, 2011 08:16:53 GMT


The mother of tragic actress Brittany Murphy has lashed out at a Hollywood Reporter journalist for going public with an investigation into the "Clueless" star's death. Police ruled out foul play in Murphy's December, 2009 death, while Los Angeles coroner's officials ruled the star died from pneumonia, anaemia and a toxic mix of prescription drugs.

But The Hollywood Reporter's Ben Block has spent months researching the mystery of the actress' shock death - and he's now revealing some new facts, which have upset Murphy's mum Sharon. Block tells news show Entertainment Tonight, "What nobody seemed to realize was that because of other problems - including having her period twice in one month - she was suffering from anaemia. She was losing a lot of blood; this weakens you tremendously."
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Michael Douglas Orders 'Rich' Paparazzi to Pay Up

January 11, 2011 08:11:45 GMT


Michael Douglas is urging the photographers who got rich from their "macabre" photographs of him during his 2010 throat cancer battle to give some of the cash they made to charity. The movie star admits it became a chore to face the paparazzi as he tried to battle his health crisis in private, and he fears their shots may have been "toughed up" to make him look more gaunt and sick than he really was.

Douglas admits the photos that appeared in the tabloids worried friends and prompted his father Kirk Douglas to jet to New York from Los Angeles - and now he thinks it's payback time. In a new "Today" and "Dateline" NBC TV interview, the latest celebrity cancer survivor says, "They're (paparazzi) there every day. I guess curiosity's gotten them a lot of coverage... and there's so many outlets now these days."
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'Husk' Red Band Trailer Thrilling With Haunting Story and Gory Scenes

January 11, 2011 08:10:58 GMT


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After Dark Films is prepping to release new film "Husk" on January 28 this year and has given a preview to the flick in form of a red band trailer debuted via Bloody Disgusting. The story starts as five friends have a weekend trip which soon turns into a nightmare after a murder of crows smash into their car windshield.

Forced to abandon their SUV, the youngsters are stranded in isolated farmland. Hidden deep within the cornfield they find a crumbling farmhouse. They soon realize that the cornfields are inhabited by reanimated human scarecrows who reproduce by killing and forcing their undead victims to join their ranks.
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Kim Kardashian Teases Super Bowl Ad for Sketchers

January 11, 2011 07:44:40 GMT


American brands are preparing to advertise their products at the upcoming Super Bowl, and Skechers has tapped Kim Kardashian to steal the attention during the breaks. The reality show star posted a behind-the-scene photo of her getting ready to film a "top-secret commercial" that she's "been working on recently".

Kim is to promote Skechers ShapeUps, wearing its black and pink pair. "These are definitely one of my favorite pairs!" she wrote on her blog in companion to the pic. There will be more sneak peek to the commercial in the Wednesday edition of Us Weekly or on ET on Wednesday night.
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New Kanye West and Jay-Z Duet 'H.A.M' Arrives in Full

January 11, 2011 07:41:02 GMT


Kanye West and Jay-Z's latest studio hook-up "H.A.M" has made its round via Facebook. Standing for "Hard as Motherf**ker," the song produced by Lex Luger is the first official offering from their upcoming joint album "Watch the Throne".

"N***as telling me, 'You back,' like a n***a ever left up out this b*tch, huh?" Kanye opened the rap track. "And if life's a b*tch, then suck my d***, huh?/ And I bet she f**ked the whole clique, huh?/ By the way, n***a, you should f**king quit, n***a/ Just forget it, you talk it, I live it."
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Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny Lead 'Goats'

January 11, 2011 07:27:32 GMT


Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny are surely not herdsmen but they are going to team up to herd "Goats". The two are set to appear in the indie drama comedy that has all-star cast ensemble consisting of Keri Russell, Will Arnett, Minnie Driver, Ty Burrell and Graham Phillips.

This movie adaptation of Mark Jude Poirier's novel of the same name revolves around Phillips' Ellis who decides to move away from his mother (Farmiga) and his mentor known as Goat Man (Duchovny) to attend an East Coast prep school where his father (Burrell) was a well-regarded student.
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'Survivor: Redemption Island' Introduces 16 Out of 18 Castaways


January 11, 2011 07:02:08 GMT


"Survivor: Redemption Island" reveals 16 out of 18 people who have joined the latest quest to win the title and a million dollar prize. Beside going with a new rule, this season has a number of stereotypes and "everybody you can imagine" as contestants.

Two castaways are still kept a secret but they are from the show's past seasons. Rumor has it, they would be Boston Rob Mariano ("Survivor: Marquesas", "Survivor: All-Stars" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains") and Russell Hantz ("Survivor: Samoa" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"). The show traditionally has equal number between women and men, so with 9 women already revealed, it is most probable that the mystery castaways are of male.
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Nine Inch Nails Rocker Composes Music for 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'


January 11, 2011 06:49:26 GMT


Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has signed on to compose the music for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" remake. The project will reteam the rocker and director David Fincher, who worked together on "The Social Network".

Reznor is up for a Golden Globe Award this Sunday, January 16 for his "The Social Network" score. He's also a favourite to land an Oscar nomination later this month.
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Valerie Cruz Engaged to Mystery Man

January 11, 2011 06:38:58 GMT


Actress Valerie Cruz rang in the New Year as a bride-to-be - she's engaged to a mystery man. The Cuban beauty, who has appeared on U.S. dramas "True Blood" and "Dexter", confirmed her engagement to Latina.com, but she refuses to name her future husband, who proposed over the holiday season.

She tells Latina.com, "It just kind of happened at Christmas. "He's English and he's from London, so it's an interesting journey. Cultural differences - they are definitely vast in some ways. But I think that Europeans in general have a more global view of the world because they are in such proximity to other countries that it enables them to travel and see other parts of the world."
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Action Sci-Fi 'Tetsuo: The Bullet Man' Welcomes Trailer

January 11, 2011 06:29:32 GMT


IFC Films has debuted a domestic trailer for Japanese film "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man" from hero cult Shinya Tsukamoto. It opens with drama scenes following Eric Bossick's Anthony, a young man raising family in Tokyo. His wife, who is crippled by anxiety and unable to leave the house, has recurring nightmares about their young son which turn to be reality when Tom is cruelly run down in the street.

His son's death triggers violent emotions in Anthony. He flies into a terrible rage which transforms him into a strange, metallic monster while learning the truth about his father's past experiments on human guinea pigs and about his mother's death. This delights the mysterious man who ran down Anthony's son, a man who now continually taunts Anthony from a distance.
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Eva Longoria Slapped With $4 Million Lawsuit for Alleged Beso Scam

January 11, 2011 06:27:53 GMT


Eva Longoria has been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a former business partner who alleges she agreed to an illegal scam to boost the money she invested in a failed Las Vegas restaurant venture. Investor Mali Nachum has accused the Desperate Housewives star of pouring $1 million into her Beso eatery as part of an illicit scheme which promised her a return of $4.6 million in interest over two years.

Nachum claims the actress' alleged deal violates California law and diminishes his own shares of the venture, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.com and filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, January 10. He is suing Longoria, who owns a third of Beso, for $4 million in damages.
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'Bachelor' Brad Womack Crossed Out Three More Women

January 11, 2011 06:22:45 GMT


Brad Womack narrowed it down to 17 women in his quest to find The One through "The Bachelor". Sent home this week are manscaper Raichel Goodyear, waitress Melissa Schreiber and Radio City Rockette Keltie Colleen. The latest shed tears as Brad didn't give her a rose, saying no type of dating works for her.

The three eliminated ones were on the same group date with Brad along with 12 others. They made PSAs for donating blood to the American Red Cross and must wear costumes. Keltie was not happy when she was told to put on dirty jeans and a plaid, flannel shirt topped with neck brace. But apparently it's not the reason Brad eliminated her because Melissa who was in sexy leopard print mini dress was also axed.
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Michael Douglas Wins Battle Against Cancer

January 11, 2011 06:20:49 GMT


Michael Douglas has battled cancer and won. The movie veteran will reveal all in a candid chat he has recorded for America's "Today" show, which will air on Tuesday morning, January 11. The actor reveals he's feeling "good" and "relieved" after his six-month fight with stage four throat cancer.

He says, "The tumor is gone, but I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain... I think the odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I've got it beat... It'll take a couple of months of getting checked out."
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Official: Shakira Splits From Boyfriend of Eleven Years

January 11, 2011 06:07:39 GMT


After dating for about 11 years now, Shakira and her longtime beau Antonio de la Rua called it quits. In a joint statement released earlier this week, the former couple who are also business partners said they have quietly ended their romance since August 2010 and the decision was a "mutual" one.

"During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another," they said looking back at their togetherness. "They have been the most wonderful years of our lives, and thanks to that love and the respect that we share for one another we have been an exceptional couple and partners."
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Ed Westwick Lands Important Role in Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

January 11, 2011 05:55:52 GMT


Clint Eastwood has found an actor to fill in a major supporting role for his upcoming film "J. Edgar". After tapping Leonardo DiCaprio to tackle the titular role, Ed Westwick is now cast to portray an FBI agent who is tasked with writing Hoover's memoir.

Westwick's character is described as "a clean cut operative with writing skill." Deadline further explains, "Once Hoover discovers he can write, he conscripts Agent Smith to write Hoover's biography, until Smith gets a little too close to the truth."
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Snippet of Alesha Dixon's 'Every Little Part of Me' Video Ft. Jay Sean

January 11, 2011 04:49:51 GMT


Alesha Dixon offers sneak peek to her soon-to-be-premiered music video for latest single "Every Little Part of Me" in a short snippet. The teaser reveals some scenes she shares with Jay Sean who lends his vocal on the song. A glimpse of a man aiming his gun at her is flashed as well.

"Every Little Part of Me" is the third single from Dixon's now-in-store album "The Entertainer". Filming the accompanying video in Miami last month, she said, "You can expect to see the full video at the end of the week, and then on your TV screens from this weekend."
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'Pretty Little Liars' 1.13 Preview: Know Your Frenemies

January 11, 2011 04:44:09 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" gasp when watching a footage that reveals who the guy last seen with Alison is. In "Know Your Frenemies", Spencer must now handle the return of happy newlyweds Melissa and Ian, even though her suspicions of Ian's ties to Alison grow.

Meanwhile, relationships are in flux in Rosewood, PA as the Liars face many obstacles. As Noel steps up his pursuit of Ezra and what he can gain from his knowledge, Aria and Ezra start to feel like there may be no way out. Emily must also deal with opposition to her love life, as her mother Pam's perceived tolerance of Maya comes to a screeching halt.
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Michelle Williams' Flight to Atlanta Canceled Due to Snow

January 11, 2011 04:32:42 GMT


R&B singer Michelle Williams (II) has been forced to postpone a chat on actress and TV presenter Mo'Nique's U.S. talk show after her flight to Atlanta, Georgia was canceled due to heavy snowfall in the state. The former Destiny's Child member was due to sit down with the "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" star on "The Mo'Nique Show" on Tuesday, January 11 to discuss her upcoming stage stint in new play "What My Husband Doesn't Know".

Williams had been visiting her sick father in her native Chicago, Illinois over the weekend and was due to fly to Atlanta on Monday, but her flight has been grounded due to the bad weather. She writes on her Twitter.com blog, "flights cancelled to atlanta today! was supposed to tape the monique show tomorrow! :( i need the snow in atl 2 (sic) melt fast! i already (had) places to go and people to visit all planned!"
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Ryan Leslie Not Yet Fulfilling Vow of $1 Million Reward

January 11, 2011 04:32:07 GMT


R&B singer/producer Ryan Leslie has been accused of breaking his promise to hand over a $1 million reward for the safe return of a stolen laptop after it was found and handed into police by a man in Germany. The star was on tour in the European country when a thief swiped the computer from his car last October.

Leslie was so desperate to get the Apple MacBook full of new, unreleased music back, he increased his initial reward offer of $20,000 to $1 million in a video posted on YouTube.com. The laptop was retrieved by a man known as as Bernd P., who claims he found it in a bag while walking through a forest. He handed in the lost property to local authorities, who reportedly reunited Leslie with his gadget.
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'Survivor' Star Richard Hatch Faces More Jail for Alleged Probation Violation

January 11, 2011 04:31:43 GMT


Embattled U.S. reality TV star Richard Hatch is facing the possibility of another two years behind bars amid allegations he violated the terms of his probation. Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the $1 million prize he won on the first season of America's "Survivor".

He walked free from a Massachusetts prison after completing a three year federal sentence for tax evasion in October, 2009 and began a three-year period of supervised release under the condition that he refile and pay his taxes on show winnings and other income.
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Mike Epps Faces $1 Million Lawsuit for Bar Brawl

January 11, 2011 04:31:23 GMT


"The Hangover" star Mike Epps is facing a lawsuit from a videographer who alleges the funnyman assaulted him during a night out last year. Epps clashed with cameraman Douglas Thornton during his wife's birthday bash at the Key Club in Detroit, Michigan on November 27, 2010 and security officers were forced to interfere when a brawl broke out.

According to TMZ.com, Thornton has now filed a $1 million lawsuit against the actor in Michigan, claiming he was subjected to a "brutal beating" at the hands of Epps after the videographer was physically removed from the club. The legal documents state Thornton was covering a public event when the incident occurred. They go on to allege "members of Epps' entourage fired several shots at Thornton who ran for his life".
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Michelle Williams Opens Yoga Center for Single Mothers

January 11, 2011 04:31:03 GMT


Actress Michelle Williams is launching a yoga center for single mothers. The "Brokeback Mountain" star has been raising five-year-old daughter Matilda as a single mum since her ex-boyfriend, late actor Heath Ledger, died of an accidental overdose in January 2008.

She credits yoga with helping her cope with the tragedy and reveals the inner peace she found through the exercise inspired her to co-found The Yoga for Single Moms Project, which is now launching a pilot program in Boston, Massachusetts. She tells America's Marie Claire magazine, "Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made be a better person and a better mother. I could come back to my daughter anew. And then I started to think about how expensive it is to get a babysitter to take a yoga class, which makes it out of reach for so many women."
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'Rizzoli and Isles' Star Sasha Alexander Welcomed Son in December

January 11, 2011 04:30:37 GMT


Screen siren Sophia Loren rang in the New Year as a third-time grandmother - her daughter-in-law, actress Sasha Alexander, gave birth to a baby boy in December 2010. "Rizzoli & Isles" star Alexander and her writer/director husband Edoardo Ponti - the son of Italian actress Loren - welcomed their second child, Leonardo Fortunato Ponti, on December 20 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The couple confirmed the news to People.com in a statement, "We are so thrilled to welcome our little Leonardo. He's a wonderful gift and we are all in love - especially the grandmas!" The new addition joins the couple's daughter Lucia Sofia, four. Loren has one other grandchild, three-year-old Vittorio, born to her son Carlo Ponti, Jr.
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Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan Nominated for 2011 DGA Awards

January 11, 2011 04:30:14 GMT


Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher and Tom Hooper's Oscars hopes have been given a huge boost - the trio are among the nominees for the top honour at the 2011 Directors Guild of America Awards. Christopher Nolan and David O. Russell make up the five-strong shortlist for the prestigious DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010.

Aronofsky was nominated for his ballet drama "Black Swan", Fincher for his Facebook-inspired film "The Social Network", and Nolan for his sci-fi blockbuster "Inception". Hooper's British monarchy drama "The King's Speech" and Russell's "The Fighter" also earned mentions.
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Kylie Minogue Announces 2011 North American Tour Dates


January 11, 2011 04:20:33 GMT


Kylie Minogue has mapped out a number of concerts for her forthcoming North American Tour. The Aussie singer/songwriter is going to kick it off on April 28 at Montreal Bell Centre before moving to Boston, New York City, Atlanta and other major towns in the country. She will stay on the road at least until May 22 in Las Vegas.

This is an extended leg to her "Aphrodite" tour which was opened in Europe last year. While the 2009 traveling show emphasized the use of "technologically advanced and extravagant stage" with a special "Fly System" which was inspired by "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" play, the U.S. gig will be smaller to create a more intimate space.
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First Look of AnnaLynne McCord Turning Avatar for '90210'


January 11, 2011 04:02:46 GMT


In one of upcoming "90210" episodes, AnnaLynne McCord turns blue for a boy. The first look of her in Avatar costume has arrived. The depicter of Naomi is painted blue from head to toe and put on an almost-two-piece which has a tail attached to it.

"I'm getting fitted for contact lenses, will be head-to-toe blue, and they're trying to work out prosthetics to give me big feet," McCord said in a statement to TV Guide. "It's hysterical because Naomi shows up [at the screening] and none of the other nerds are in costume. I might get a whole new following after this!"
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Sneak Peek to Birdman's 'Fire Flame' Music Video Ft. Lil Wayne


January 11, 2011 03:40:12 GMT


Lil Wayne joins fellow rapper Birdman to film a music video for "Fire Flame" remix with Gil Green serving as director. They shot performance scene in a "fire room" and were joined by Cash Money/Young Money members including DJ Khaled. Young Money president Mack Maine paid a visit as well.

"The addition to this song is, of course, Lil Wayne and the anticipation of his first video [since he got out of prison]," Green said. "I haven't even spoken to him since he's been out. I look forward to seeing him and working with him again ... The song's called 'Fire Flame' so you're in our fire room. Right now, it doesn't look like much but in a few seconds ... it's going to be incredible. It's going to get real hot in here."
News > Music News

Radiohead Gave Nod to Fan-Made Recording Release


January 11, 2011 03:37:43 GMT


British rockers Radiohead have given a group of fans permission to sell an unofficial recording of the band's Haiti charity concert to raise money for Oxfam. The group took to the stage in Los Angeles last January to help rescue efforts in the earthquake-hit nation, and a number of audience members caught the show on camera.

A group of the concert-goers have pieced together the footage into an unofficial film of the gig, and they have now been given the go ahead by Radiohead's manager to sell it on to raise more money for charity.
News > Movie News

Emma Stone and Tom Hardy Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

January 11, 2011 03:36:16 GMT


BAFTA Awards has announced its 2011 Rising Star nominees before unveiling the full list on January 18. Getting rave reviews for her performance in "Easy A", Emma Stone is mentioned on the category along with "Inception" star Tom Hardy and "Kick-Ass" lead actor Aaron Johnson.

Stone is additionally up against "The Social Network" actor Andrew Garfield, who stars alongside her in the upcoming untitled Spider-Man Reboot. Gemma Arterton, who has appeared in a number of big movies like "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time", lands a nod in Rising Star category after receiving "glittering praise" for her lead role in "Tamara Drewe".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Victoria Adams Thanks Spice Girls for Congratulations

January 11, 2011 03:33:30 GMT


Victoria Adams' former Spice Girls bandmates are among the stars who have offered their congratulations following news she is pregnant with her fourth child. The singer-turned-fashion designer and her soccer ace husband David Beckham announced on Sunday, January 9 they are set to welcome another baby later this year, a sibling for their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

In a post on his Facebook.com page, sportsman Beckham writes, "I've got some great news to tell you all. Victoria and I are expecting our fourth child this summer. The boys are very excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Hugh Hefner Buys Back Majority Stake in Playboy

January 11, 2011 03:30:09 GMT


Hugh Hefner has regained control of his Playboy business empire in a massive multi-million dollar deal with shareholders. The publishing mogul, who set up the company more than 50 years ago, has been involved in months of negotiations to regain a majority stake in the firm.

The 84 year old has now reportedly offered up $207 million to take increased shares in Playboy, according to TMZ.com. The Playboy Enterprises encompasses the monthly magazine, Playboy-branded TV and radio shows, casinos and merchandising.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jeremy Renner Invited A-List Stars to 40th Birthday

January 11, 2011 03:25:03 GMT


"The Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner celebrated his 40th birthday at the weekend with a star-studded party at his Los Angeles home. The Oscar-nominated actor reached the milestone age on Friday, January 7, and celebrated with a massive birthday bash at his property in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday.

The guest list reportedly included Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Colin Farrell, Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio. One in particular was enjoying her night as a single. Johansson who has split from husband Ryan Reynolds was seen chatting with DiCaprio and Kevin Connolly among others.
News > Movie News

'Inception' and 'Boardwalk Empire' Lead Visual Effect Awards Nominations

January 11, 2011 03:17:10 GMT


Sci-fi blockbuster "Inception" and U.S. crime drama "Boardwalk Empire" are leading the film and TV nominations at the upcoming Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. Martin Scorsese's hit drama dominates with five nominations in the TV categories, while Christopher Nolan's Inception leads the film categories with four.

The effects artists behind Nolan's Inception will compete for the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual-effects Driven Motion Picture prize against teams from "Iron Man 2", "Tron Legacy", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I".
News > TV News

'Grey's Anatomy', 'Pretty Little Liars' and More Renewed

January 11, 2011 03:02:42 GMT


During the TCA Press Tour on Monday, January 10, ABC and its companion network ABC Family announced several renewals for the obvious ones. "Grey's Anatomy" which continuously performs well on Thursday nights is coming back for another season along with ABC Family's new juggernaut "Pretty Little Liars".

ABC is also bringing back five other shows like "Modern Family", "Private Practice", "Castle", "Cougar Town" and "The Middle". Meanwhile, fans of Sunday combo "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters" are still holding their breath. ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee said the former is "doing a great job" but they "have not made a decision yet" regarding the latter.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Owen Wilson's Girlfriend Pregnant With His First Child

January 11, 2011 02:57:10 GMT


Owen Wilson has become the latest celebrity to join parenthood this year. His publicist Ina Treciokas announced on January 10 that the actor and girlfriend Jade Duell, whom he has been dating for more than a year, "are happy to be expecting a baby" together.

While the publicist did not provide more details about the pregnancy, a source said Jade is "due any day". She reportedly also plans to give birth in Hawaii where she is currently living. The source added that the soon-to-be parents "want to do everything as natural as possible."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Charlotte Church Snubbed by Britney Spears

January 11, 2011 02:51:05 GMT


Charlotte Church was stunned to be snubbed by Britney Spears when she was younger - because the "Toxic" hitmaker requested the meeting. The Welsh singer was partying in Los Angeles when Spears' personal assistant (PA) approached her and asked if Church would meet the superstar.

The 24 year old agreed - but was mortified when Spears barely spoke to her. Church says, "Her PA came over and said, 'Oh Charlotte, Britney's a really big fan of yours. If you wouldn't mind going over and saying hi, she'd be so pleased to see you'."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Matthew Morrison: I Feel Sorry for 'X Factor' and 'American Idol' Contestants

January 11, 2011 02:48:27 GMT


"Glee" star Matthew Morrison feels "bad" for the wannabes auditioning on Simon Cowell's reality TV shows - because he's convinced the overnight stardom they experience is "not real". The actor/singer is about to release his debut album on the back of his fame from the hit U.S. series, after spending 10 years performing on Broadway.

Morrison admits he never felt tempted to audition for a talent-finding show such as "American Idol", because he's adamant the "struggles" he faced helped shape him as an artist - and he's got a stark warning for wannabes.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Courtney Love's Twitter Account Removed as She Heads to Court Trial


January 11, 2011 02:42:45 GMT


Courtney Love's Twitter account has been taken offline as the rocker prepares to go to court to fight allegations she defamed a fashion designer on the microblogging website. The Hole star has been sued by Dawn Simorangkir, who alleges Love damaged her reputation with a series of angry 'Tweets' in March, 2009.

Attorneys for both sides are due to appear at a mandatory settlement conference in Los Angeles later this week, and will go to trial next month if an agreement is not reached. Love's account on the site has now been removed as her lawyers prepare to go into action.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Heather Graham NOT Breaking Up With Boyfriend

January 11, 2011 02:35:37 GMT


Heather Graham's director boyfriend has dismissed reports he split from the actress over the festive season. "The Hangover" star met moviemaker Yaniv Rav in 2008 on the set of upcoming drama "Son of Mourning" and they began dating after filming wrapped.

U.S. reports recently suggested the pair parted ways in December, but Rav has denied the claims, telling the New York Daily News he has "no idea" about the love split story.
News > Movie News

Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis Officially Join 'The Hobbit'

January 11, 2011 02:22:03 GMT


Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are following in the footsteps of their "Lord of the Rings" co-stars, Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood, by joining the cast of "The Hobbit". They have signed up to reprise their roles as Gandalf and Gollum respectively in the two-part movie set in The Middle Earth.

Both Gandalf and Gollum were introduced in "The Hobbit" book by J.R.R. Tolkien. The wizard sets the adventure going in the story and appears throughout the novel, while Gollum who is also known as Smeagol appears in a chapter of "The Hobbit" novel and becomes an important supporting character in "The Lord of the Rings".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Marion Cotillard Due to Give Birth in Spring

January 11, 2011 02:21:42 GMT


Marion Cotillard is due to be mom this Spring. The French actress is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend of three years, actor/director Guillaume Canet, whom she met while on the set of 2003 French film "Love Me If You Dare" and started dating in 2007.

Cottilard's rep confirmed the pregnancy to several media but did not disclose whether the couple is going to take their relationship to the next level. Despite being photographed wearing a bling which was given by Canet, Cotillard is reportedly not engaged. People's source said, "They haven't disclosed any plans concerning marriage."
News > Music News

'Hold It Against Me': Britney Spears Lusting for You on Dance Floor


January 11, 2011 02:08:06 GMT


Britney Spears' much-awaited single "Hold It Against Me" has finally arrived for fans' delight. Coming from production hands of duo top-notch music makers Max Martin and Dr. Luke, it's a great-sounding song and serves as the official single of her forthcoming studio album which is planned to arrive in March this year.

"Hey over there," Britney coos in the beginning of the fist-pumping track. "Please forgive me, If I'm coming on too strong/ Hate to stare, But you're winning/ And they're playing my favorite song." She seduces more in the chorus, "If I feel my heart was beating loud, if we could escape the crowd somehow/ If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?"
 
 
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