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January 22, 2011

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SXSW's Winner 'Brotherhood' Welcomes First Trailer

January 22, 2011 07:51:23 GMT


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The first trailer for "Brotherhood" has been made available for viewing pleasure via Yahoo! Movies. Opened with fun party scenes, it continues with tense footage as Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity is about to welcome new members and challenges them to rob a convenience store as the final step of their initiation.

College freshman Adam Buckley finds himself dealing with the fact that a fellow-pledge just got shot while doing it. Frank, the senior fraternity brother in charge of the night's events, is able to get the injured pledge out of the store alive, but the fraternity's troubles are just beginning.
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Behind the Scene of Avril Lavigne's 'What the Hell' Music Video

January 22, 2011 07:28:39 GMT


Before the full-length version hits, Avril Lavigne reveals to her fans what happened behind the scene of "What the Hell" music video shooting. From the BTS, we find out that the 3D music video is the longest that the singer has ever filmed (3 days) and that her mother Judith-Rosanne would make a cameo.

"The music video for 'What the Hell': It's kind of a guy chasing me around, and I hop into a random cab, and he's chasing me," Avril told MTV earlier about the plot. "And I go through a clothing store and he chases me, but at the end of the video, it's really just me having a bunch of fun with him, and he's my boyfriend, so I like him in the end."
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Justin Bieber Stands on Two Sides in New 'Never Say Never' Poster


January 22, 2011 07:27:35 GMT


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Less than a month before the release of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never", Paramount Pictures has dropped the final poster for the movie. It features the Canadian pop star standing on the street which has two very opposite sides.

One is in black and white and shows houses at a neighborhood, while the other side is colorful and features skyscrapers. The one-sheet debuted via Yahoo! Movies additionally has a positive message which might have also led Justin Bieber to shoot to his stardom, which is "Find out what's possible if you never give up".
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Adam Lambert's New Album May Drop in Fall


January 22, 2011 06:56:07 GMT


Adam Lambert is aiming for a second album release in fall with the first single in late summer. The runner-up of "American Idol" season 8 revealed that he is in early stages of the album's work, taking his time to map out so that he won't suffer from sophomore slump.

"I'm in talks, so it's all kind of being conceptualized right now, and what we're hoping for is maybe by the fall," he told MTV in Los Angeles recently. "So, I'm going to take my time and really write the most personal songs, the most powerful songs. I really want it to be something that's really honest and real."
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First Look at Jugde Dredd's Lawmaster Bike and Full Costume Emerges

January 22, 2011 06:51:15 GMT


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A look at Judge Dredd's vehicle in new movie "Dredd" has been found. It shows the titular character riding Lawmaster bike, which looks less "Chopper-like" model than the one featured in the 1995 feature film starring Sylvester Stallone. The picture which is taken from the set in South Africa additionally gives the first look at Dredd's full costume.

Karl Urban takes the lead role in the upcoming film. It will take us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot - if necessary.
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'Wonder Woman' Finally Finds Home in NBC

January 22, 2011 06:37:38 GMT


Less than a month after it was reported that "Wonder Woman" TV reboot is dead, NBC announced that it's picking up the series from Warner Bros. TV. The network's entertainment president Bob Greenblatt said they have decided to go with the pilot using the script from David E. Kelley.

WB TV had pitched the script to several networks earlier this month but many rejected including the peacock. According to Deadline, NBC "couldn't commit to the type of license fee that the studio was seeking in order to do the show Kelley had envisioned."
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Michael Jackson's Mother Challenges Promoters' Lawsuit Dismissal Request


January 22, 2011 06:21:03 GMT


Michael Jackson's mother has launched a legal battle with the King of Pop's concert promoters, insisting they ignored life-threatening activities that were going on behind closed doors at the star's rented mansion - and resulted in his death.

Katherine Jackson is suing executives at AEG, the company behind the "Thriller" hitmaker's doomed comeback shows in London, for fraud and negligence. The late pop superstar's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges, relating to the June 2009 tragedy - and the singer's mum feels sure promoters knew what he was doing.
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Eddie Montgomery Beats Prostate Cancer

January 22, 2011 06:20:40 GMT


Country star Eddie Montgomery has been given the best news as he prepares to return to the stage after taking time off to battle cancer - he has beaten the disease. The singer underwent robotic surgery in December 2010 and his doctor, Thomas Kirk Slabaugh, Jr., has confirmed the operation was a success.

He says, "His cancer was completely excised, and he will not require further treatment for his prostate cancer in the future." Montgomery will return to the stage for his first public appearance of 2011 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night, January 21.
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Porn Star Sexy Cora Died After Botched Boob Job


January 22, 2011 06:20:17 GMT


German porn star Sexy Cora has died at the age of 23 after suffering complications from a botched boob job. The busty blonde, real name Carolin Ebert, underwent surgery to boost her chest size at the Alster Clinic in Hamburg earlier this month, but she had a heart attack during the operation and fell into a coma.

She died on Thursday, January 20, nine days after going under the knife. Two of the surgeons who performed the breast enhancement are now facing charges of negligent manslaughter.
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Kelsey Grammer Asks Judge to Grant Divorce Soon

January 22, 2011 06:19:59 GMT


Kelsey Grammer has asked a judge to officially end his marriage to estranged wife Camille next week, so he can wed his new fiancee. The former "Frasier" star is keen to make Kayte Walsh his fourth wife and the couple is hoping to exchange vows in February.

However, reality TV star Camille is refusing to put their divorce battle behind them so quickly and has asked the judge to deny Grammer's request to dissolve their legal marital status while they continue to fight over finances.
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Quentin Tarantino to Be Guest of Honor at Cesar Awards

January 22, 2011 06:19:39 GMT


Quentin Tarantino will be the guest of honor at the Cesar Awards in France next month when he will be honored for his career achievements. The "Pulp Fiction" moviemaker, whose filmography also includes the "Kill Bill" franchise and "Reservoir Dogs", will be hailed "a great international artist" at the 2011 event in Paris.

News of the French recognition comes one week after Tarantino was celebrated at the Critics' Choice Awards for his ability to marry music and film on the big screen. Meanwhile, Algerian film "Of Gods and Men" will be the main contender at France's equivalent of the Oscars - it leads all nominations with 11, including one for Best Picture.
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Rihanna Releases Cover Art of 'S & M' Single

January 22, 2011 06:09:23 GMT


Despite the strong sexual content in the lyrics of Rihanna's currently-promoted single "S & M", the singer is not taking the same route for its cover art. Instead of picking a sexy photo for the cover, she debuts a blurry image of her, fully clothed, wearing a huge necklace and big curly red hair.

"S & M" is a single lifted off Rihanna's latest album "Loud". She has shot a music video for it earlier this month and gave a sneak peek of the theme by releasing a picture. "I'm great! Had a fantastic weekend shooting my best/favorite video EVER!!!!" Rihanna tweeted. Melina Matsoukas who directed the video of "Rude Boy" is also in charge for this one.
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Beyonce Hints She Lost Her Virginity to Jay-Z


January 22, 2011 04:57:40 GMT


Jay-Z is allegedly the lucky guy who took Beyonce Knowles' virginity. The 29-year-old singer recently hinted that she was still virgin until she met the rapper, who became her second boyfriend and is now her husband.

Beyonce claimed she only had two men in her love life and that she never had sex with the first guy. "Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend - we didn't live together, we didn't, you know ...," she said about her first boyfriend. "That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I've only had one other boyfriend in my life - Jay."
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'Fringe' 3.11 Preview: The Doomsday Device

January 22, 2011 04:50:05 GMT


Next week on "Fringe", the collision course between Peter and the doomsday device continues. When the Fringe Team visits Massive Dynamic's assembly of doomsday device, Walter becomes greatly concerned for Peter's well-being, so he turns to Nina for added brain power to understand the relationship between Peter and the superweapon. Meanwhile, the discovery of a dead body triggers an intense investigation.

"Fringe" officially occupies a new night this week, returning for the remainder of the third season on Friday, January 21. The upcoming episode called "Reciprocity" which airs January 28 would determine whether the new night would affect the number of the show's "loyal audience". Friday night is considered a death slot for scripted series.
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Justin Bieber Aims for Transformation Like Justin Timberlake's


January 22, 2011 04:32:16 GMT


Justin Bieber is aiming to become the next Justin Timberlake and he's hired superstar songwriter Sean Garrett to help reshape his sound. The teenage pop star is currently working on the follow-up to his hit album "My World 2.0." and he's collaborating with Garrett, who has written songs for Usher, Ciara and Britney Spears.

Garrett admits 16-year-old Bieber is aiming for a more grown-up sound on the new record, and they are looking to Timberlake for inspiration. He tells Billboard, "What we're trying to do with Justin is to segue him into young adulthood. The one great thing about Justin Bieber is the fact that his fans are going to grow with him. So we want all the fans that started out with him to still be intrigued and excited about him, but we want to also stretch out a little bit and make the fans that are 22-23 years old love Justin as well."
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Prodigy to Be Freed From Jail in March

January 22, 2011 04:28:47 GMT


Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy will officially walk free from prison in March after serving time for illegal weapons possession. The hip-hop star was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars in October 2007 after he was found with a .22 calibre pistol on his person following a 2006 arrest in New York.

Reports suggested Prodigy would be released in February - but his Mobb Deep bandmate Havoc reveals they will be reunited a month later than expected. During an appearance on Shade 45 radio on Thursday, January 20, Havoc told listeners his pal will regain his freedom on March 7, when officials release him from the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New Jersey.
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Kalimba Jailed for Raping Teen Girl


January 22, 2011 04:26:03 GMT


Mexican pop star Kalimba has been jailed following allegations he raped a teenage girl last month. The singer, a former member of pop group OV7, stands accused of sexually assaulting a 17 year old at a hotel in Chetumal, Quintana Roo on December 19, 2010.

A Mexican judge recently issued a warrant for his arrest and the singer was detained in Texas, where he is said to have been attending to business, earlier this week, and deported to his homeland. Kalimba has denied the rape allegations and is expected to appear before a judge to fight the charges later this month.
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Deer Impaled on Eminem's Spiked Fence


January 22, 2011 04:19:52 GMT


Rapper Eminem is inadvertently helping to feed the needy in Michigan after a deer became impaled on a fence on his property. Local authorities were called out to the "Not Afraid" star's gated home in Clinton Township on Wednesday, January 19 after his security system was set off, sparking suspicion of a possible intruder.

Cops failed to find any indication of a break-in and dismissed the incident as a false alarm. However, it later emerged a deer had caused the security scare after attempting to jump over a spiked boundary fence.
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Usher Laughed at Kicked-in-the-Face Incident

January 22, 2011 04:16:07 GMT


R&B superstar Usher has laughed off a recent concert mishap which saw him kicked in the face by a fan, insisting it's a "hazard of the job". The "Yeah!" hitmaker plucked one lucky woman from the audience to join him onstage at his New York concert last month and proceeded to lay her down on a couch as he serenaded her with his ballad "Trading Places".

But the show segment went awry when she accidentally knocked him in the face with her shoe, prompting Usher to quip, "We play rough in bed... We kick each other in the face and all that good stuff!" The embarrassed fan, Donnetia Rabb, 35, subsequently apologized to the singer and admitted to feeling guilty about drawing attention to "such a mishap during the evening of an amazing performance".
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Drake to Join Al Pacino in 'Arbitrage'

January 22, 2011 04:14:20 GMT


Drake is close to star opposite high-profile actors in "Arbitrage". He is reportedly in talks to join Al Pacino, Eva Green and Susan Sarandon as the cast member of the indie movie, which is written and will be directed by Nicholas Jarecki. TheWrap, however, does not mention his role.

The film centers its story on "a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed. However, an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help in protecting him from rivals who want to bring him down."
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Jim Carrey Spotted on Date With 'Top Model' Alumna

January 22, 2011 04:10:58 GMT


Jim Carrey is enjoying some model company with a new woman - aspiring runway star Anchal Joseph. The comedian has been spotted out and about in New York with a string of beauties in recent weeks as he moves on from his 2010 break-up with his girlfriend of five years, actress/model Jenny McCarthy.

He enjoyed a theatre date with a mystery blonde last week, but it appears he's found a new love interest after stepping out with Joseph, a former contestant on Tyra Banks' reality show "America's Next Top Model", on Thursday, January 20.
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Brother of 'Harry Potter' Actress Jailed for 6 Months

January 22, 2011 04:07:03 GMT


The brother of "Harry Potter" star Afshan Azad has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to assaulting the actress last year. Azad, who played witch Padma Patil in four of the boy wizard movies, alleged her father Abdul and brother Ashraf had attacked her at her home in Manchester, England last May.

The relatives were said to have argued with the Muslim star, 22, after overhearing her talking on the phone to her Hindu boyfriend. The altercation reportedly escalated and turned violent, with the pair threatening to kill the actress, after she refused their demands to end the relationship.
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Scheduling Conflicts Force Cee-Lo to Postpone U.K. Tour

January 22, 2011 03:44:19 GMT


Soul singer Cee-Lo Green has been forced to postpone his upcoming U.K. tour due to scheduling conflicts. The "Forget You" hitmaker was due to play a number of shows in Britain at the beginning of March, but due to unforeseen problems he has had to move the dates back.

But the Gnarls Barkley star has appeased fans by adding an extra concert to his tour, which will now kick off on March 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets for the original English shows in Birmingham, Manchester, London and Bristol all remain valid.
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Alice Glass Hospitalized for Suspected Broken Ankle

January 22, 2011 03:43:50 GMT


Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass was hospitalized in Japan this week with a suspected broken ankle. The singer underwent treatment at a medical facility in Tokyo after aggravating a previous injury sustained on tour.

Glass' bandmate Ethan Kath confirmed the news to Thevine.com.au, revealing their trip to Japan was "stressful" and telling the website, "Alice is injured... We're at the hospital, having x-rays taken. It appears that she has a broken ankle."
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Monica Secretly Tied the Knot With Shannon Brown

January 22, 2011 03:43:16 GMT


R&B singer Monica has confirmed she secretly married her basketball star boyfriend Shannon Brown in November last year. The "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker began dating the Los Angeles Lakers player last summer after he portrayed her love interest in her music video for "Love All Over Me".

Rumors of an engagement were rife in October 2010 when Monica showed off a sparking diamond ring in a picture posted on her Twitter.com page. The singer has now confirmed the couple tied the knot a month later, sealing their whirlwind romance.
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The Proclaimers Paid Last Respect to Gerry Rafferty at Funeral

January 22, 2011 03:42:50 GMT


Singing duo The Proclaimers were among hundreds of fans who turned out to pay their last respects to singer Gerry Rafferty as he was laid to rest in Scotland on Friday morning, January 21. The "Baker Street" icon passed away earlier this month, on January 4 after suffering liver failure, resulting from a long battle with alcoholism.

Hundreds of devotees turned up to honor the songwriter at St Mirin's Cathedral in his hometown of Paisley. Funnyman Billy Connolly, who formed folk group the Humblebums with Rafferty, was unable to attend the ceremony due to touring commitments in Australia and was said to have been "devastated" to have missed the funeral.
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Helena Bonham Carter Wants to Age Naturally Like Judi Dench

January 22, 2011 03:42:10 GMT


British actress Helena Bonham Carter will never go under the knife to halt the aging process - because she's convinced her career will go downhill if she has "work done". The "Alice in Wonderland" star has never resorted to cosmetic procedures and she has every intention of keeping it that way because she's convinced her "natural looks" appeal to movie directors.

Bonham Carter, 44, admits she hopes to emulate Dame Judi Dench, who has maintained a successful acting career while growing old gracefully. She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I can still move all my face muscles! There aren't many who can still do that. Age is underrated. I think what's happening is that directors and the studios want actresses who have natural looks, who haven't had any work done."
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Ivana Trump Reaches Settlement in Fashion Lawsuit

January 22, 2011 03:41:36 GMT


Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana Trump has reached an out-of-court settlement with a Finnish fashion house after she accused the designers of using her name without permission. The property mogul's former partner took legal action against bosses at IVANAhelsinki over the company's branding, claiming founder Paola Suhonen had no right to use the name Ivana.

Both sides have now avoided an expensive and lengthy legal battle by settling the matter out of court, with Suhonen agreeing to change the spelling of the firm's name for the American market.
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'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Songs Available in Snippets

January 22, 2011 03:22:00 GMT


The songs which would be performed on "Glee" highly-anticipated episode after Super Bowl coverage have been released in snippets. As previously reported, there will be the rendition of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Destiny's Child's "Bills Bills Bills", The Zombies' "She's Not There" and a mash-up of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll".

Lea Michele tackles the country song, singing it as a duet with Mark Salling. Darren Criss and The Warblers do the all-male version of Destiny's Child's song while the New Directions take the duty to perform the mash-up. Meanwhile, Cory Monteith goes solo in "She's Not There".
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First Look at 'Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I' Title Treatment

January 22, 2011 02:57:18 GMT


Summit Entertainment always has a way to tide fans over the release of "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part I". After sharing some stills, they now unveil a title treatment for the movie which is set to hit U.S. theaters on November 18.

The last chapter in "Twilight" series, "Breaking Dawn" is currently filming with locations including Louisiana, Brazil, Vancouver and Mexico. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return to reprise their roles as Edward and Bella respectively, while Mackenzie Foy is cast as the on-screen couple's daughter Renesmee.
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Michelle Obama Is Coming to 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

January 22, 2011 02:46:17 GMT


Oprah Winfrey has landed an interview with the First Lady of United States. Michelle Obama was in Chicago on Friday, January 21 to tape an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" which would air on Thursday, January 27.

Michelle would be there to talk about military families and her forthcoming launch of national campaign to support and honor such families. She would be joined by TV journalist Tom Brokaw and reporter Bob Woodward in addition to a military family.
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Minnie Driver Saved Star From Embarrassment at Golden Globes

January 22, 2011 02:44:39 GMT


Minnie Driver came to the rescue of a hapless young actress at the recent Golden Globes after noticing the unnamed star had accidentally tucked her dress into her underwear. The British star spotted the woman, who she is refusing to name, in a bathroom at an official afterparty following the glitzy Los Angeles ceremony last weekend, on January 16 and helped her before she could embarrass herself in public.

Driver describes the girl as a "very gorgeous, lovely, young actress" and alerted her to the 'wardrobe malfunction'.
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Ivanka Trump Pregnant, Donald Says She Will Be Great Mom

January 22, 2011 02:29:38 GMT


Donald Trump is going to get a new heir to his business kingdom. His daughter Ivanka Trump announced through her Twitter on January 21 that she is expecting a baby with publisher husband Jared Kushner. "I have been wanting to share some amazing news with you all for some time... I'm pregnant! Jared and I couldn't be more excited," she wrote.

Her father has since reacted to the happy news, expressing his confidence that Ivanka and Jared will make the perfect parents. "I know Ivanka and Jared will be great parents. They're a wonderful couple," he said to People before adding "They are thrilled to be starting a family. I am very happy for them."
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Kings of Leon and Bon Jovi Record Album for Australian Flood Victims

January 22, 2011 02:27:31 GMT


Stars including Kings of Leon, Pink, Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi have joined the campaign to raise money for victims of the Australian floods by donating tracks to a new charity album.

The state of Queensland has been left devastated after heavy rains caused major flooding in the region earlier this month, with more than 25 people feared dead and thousands forced to flee their homes.
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Pink Explains Why She Makes Controversial Video

January 22, 2011 02:22:39 GMT


Pink has defended her decision to include shocking images of self-harm, attempted suicide and anorexia in the video for her new single - insisting she wants to raise awareness of the controversial issues.

The pregnant pop star has debuted the promo for her new track "F**kin' Perfect", which sees "Napoleon Dynamite" actress Tina Marjorino playing a teenager struggling with bullying and self-esteem issues who turns to cutting herself.
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Sienna Miller Joins Jude Law in London's West End

January 22, 2011 02:17:58 GMT


Sienna Miller is joining her boyfriend Jude Law in London's West End this year - she has signed up to star in a new production of Terrence Rattigan's "Flare Path".

Law recently announced he will be returning to the London stage in 2011 to star in Eugene O'Neill's play "Anna Christie", and now his former fiancee has also signed up to lead the cast of a theater production in the U.K. capital. Miller will play a former actress married to a fighter pilot in the World War II drama, which will be directed by revered theatre mogul Sir Trevor Nunn.
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Alexis Neiers Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Possession

January 22, 2011 02:12:37 GMT


Embattled reality TV star Alexis Neiers has pleaded not guilty to drug possession charges after police allegedly caught her with black tar heroin last month. The "Pretty Wild" star was ordered to rehab in early December for a probation violation, stemming from her involvement in a raid on actor Orlando Bloom's Los Angeles home.

She failed to check in with her probation officer and when cops moved to arrest her, they allegedly found her in possession of drugs. Neiers was arraigned on Thursday, January 20 and pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a smoking device, according to TMZ.com.
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Emily Procter of 'CSI: Miami' Is Mom to Baby Girl

January 22, 2011 02:07:34 GMT


"CSI: Miami" star Emily Procter is a first-time-mum after giving birth to a baby girl. The actress and her musician boyfriend, Paul Bryan, welcomed daughter Pippa last month.

Procter announced the happy news this week as she made her return to work on the hit U.S. TV show - on the same day her co-star Adam Rodriguez took up directing duties for the first time.
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Robert De Niro Pays $30,000 for Nanny Lawsuit

January 22, 2011 02:05:04 GMT


Robert De Niro has settled a lawsuit with his son's former nanny after she accused the actor of owing her more than $40,000 in overtime payments. Alexis Barry was employed to look after the "Goodfellas" star's son Elliot in 2006, with De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower allegedly agreeing to pay her $31.25 an hour and $46.88 per hour overtime.

Barry, who was dismissed by the actor in 2007, alleged in papers filed in 2009 that she had clocked up 750 hours of overtime in her 10 months working for the pair - but had not been paid for her extra service.
 
 
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