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January 27, 2011

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Ghostface Killah Debuts '2getha Baby' Music Video

January 27, 2011 09:52:33 GMT


Ghostface Killah's party-themed music video in support of his single "2getha Baby" has just made its way out. The ladies fill the dance floor and the drink keeps pouring in as he spits his verses, name-dropping Madonna among other female public figures.

"2getha Baby" is the first offering from Ghostface Killah's ninth studio album "Apollo Kids" which has been released since December last year. One of the solo songs in the record, it's a vintage soul-splashed track which samples The Intruders' 1967 classic "Together".
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'Real Housewife' LuAnn de Lesseps Lands 'Law & Order: SVU' Gig

January 27, 2011 09:51:34 GMT


Countess LuAnn de Lesseps will officially be the first star of "The Real Housewives" franchise to land an acting gig. The 45-year-old may have shown drama on "The Real Housewives of New York City" but this would be the first time her acting skill is tested on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit".

Based on the report by New York Post, the socialite would play "an eccentric art patron who poses semi-nude for a painter." The filming would begin on Friday, January 28 over the course of three days at Chelsea Piers. The episode will then air on February 23, opened with a crime scene involving her character.
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A Look at Alien Soldiers of 'Battle: Los Angeles'

January 27, 2011 09:50:31 GMT


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New behind-the-scene pictures of "Battle: Los Angeles" come out in the latest issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and they highlight the aliens. Scans of the images have now hit the web, giving a clear look at the Earth invaders in the film. One particular image even shows a gory shot of alien autopsy.

The story starts as Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.
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'90210' Star Responds to Her Character's Axe

January 27, 2011 09:12:44 GMT


"90210" would like to remind fans that the show is about the kids and as they move along in age, so is the story. As an impact, two adult characters played by Lori Loughlin and Ryan Eggold would be cut off starting next season. A spokesperson from the show confirmed that the actors' contracts are not renewed.

Deb and Ryan would be written out at the season's end as the youths go to college and juggle the years without parents and teachers in presence. The same thing happened to Rob Estes' Harry last season, meaning there's no longer a regular adult character on the show once Loughlin and Eggold are out.
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New Jennifer Lopez Leaked Song: 'Take Care'

January 27, 2011 09:11:22 GMT


Jennifer Lopez's new song continues to hit the web. The latest leak from the "American Idol" judge is an urban/pop track called "Take Care" which might be one of the songs considered to be listed in her soon-to-be-released studio album "Love?".

"There's so many songs on the album I'm excited for people to hear for so many reasons," she told MTV of what she has to offer in her upcoming release. "Some of them because they're just straight-up club bangers, some because of what they have to say, and some because of how they make you groove. They're all very thematic in the sense that they're all about love."
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Jake Shears Backs Campaign to Get Scissor Sisters on 'Glee'

January 27, 2011 09:11:03 GMT


Jake Shears has applauded Scissor Sisters fans for starting an online campaign to hook the band a cameo appearance on "Glee" - because he'd love to be a part of the hit show. Actor Chris Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt on the series, recently revealed he'd love to see the "Filthy/Gorgeous" hitmakers on the program and Shears admits he's keen to follow in the footsteps of Britney Spears by landing a role.

Shears is hoping his friendship with Colfer and a Facebook group with 5,000 members campaigning for the cameo will result in show boss Ryan Murphy handing the Scissor Sisters an appearance. In a post on the band's Facebook page, he writes, "This campaign to get us on GLEE is awesome, we're very appreciative to the fans & we love the show! We've been into it since it first aired, and then met Chris & some of the Glee cast."
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Rupert Grint Plans Drastic Transformation Post 'Harry Potter'

January 27, 2011 09:10:10 GMT


Actor Rupert Grint is planning to follow his "Harry Potter" co-star Emma Watson's lead by completely changing his image to mark the end of the wizard franchise. The stars wrapped filming on the final installment of the movie series last year and Watson celebrated by chopping off her locks to sport a long-desired pixie crop.

And Grint is also planning a drastic transformation. He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I'm going to shave off my hair or at least dye it. People always recognize me because of this hair"
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Report of Jennifer Aniston Adopting Is 'Fiction'

January 27, 2011 09:09:38 GMT


Jennifer Aniston's publicist has shot down tabloid reports suggesting the actress has adopted a child. The former "Friends" star has been candid about her hopes of becoming a mum one day in recent interviews, but her aide insists the new stories about her adopting a kid from a Mexican orphanage she visits are false.

The rep tells People.com, "Jennifer is not adopting a baby from Mexico, nor does she have a nursery in her home and she has not hired a nanny. It is all a work of fiction."
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Shiloh Fernandez Feels Lucky to Be Snubbed for 'Twilight'

January 27, 2011 09:09:09 GMT


Actor Shiloh Fernandez is pleased he missed out on landing the lead in the "Twilight" movies - because he's convinced he would not be "mentally stable enough" to deal with the attention Robert Pattinson receives.

The star auditioned for the role of vampire Edward Cullen, but the part went to the British actor, who has since gained a massive cult following. Fernandez admits he would have struggled to cope with overnight fame, but he's grateful for the opportunities he's received since he was turned down for "Twilight".
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Keira Knightley, David Beckham Appear in Sketch for Comic Relief

January 27, 2011 09:08:34 GMT


Keira Knightley, Sir Paul McCartney and David Beckham have teamed up for a TV sketch to support British charity Comic Relief. Rupert Grint, George Michael and funnyman James Corden also feature in the skit, which shows the stars fighting over who should go to Africa as a celebrity ambassador for the organization.

Corden volunteers - but McCartney tells the Gavin & Stacey star he's too fat for the trip, quipping: "People don't like seeing tubby people over in Africa. If they hadn't eaten so much, no one would be starving."
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Report: Jeff Goldblum Dating Patty Hearst's Daughter

January 27, 2011 09:07:56 GMT


"Jurassic Park" star Jeff Goldblum has reportedly found love with an actress less than half his age. The 58 year old is reportedly dating socialite Patty Hearst's daughter Lydia, 26 - and the couple was spotted smooching during a recent shopping trip in Los Angeles.

An eyewitness who spotted the new couple at the Fred Segal store in Hollywood tells the Globe, "Jeff was all over Lydia... It was kinda uncomfortable watching them." The new couple was also spotted dining together at Mr. Chow in Hollywood.
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'The Hobbit' Filming Delayed Due to Peter Jackson's Surgery

January 27, 2011 09:07:11 GMT


Director Peter Jackson has undergone surgery for a perforated ulcer after he was admitted to hospital with acute stomach pains on Wednesday, January 26. The moviemaker, who is in his native New Zealand, began suffering discomfort earlier this week and on Wednesday he checked into Wellington Hospital.

He underwent an operation to treat a perforated ulcer and is now resting comfortably, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Production on the highly-anticipated "Lord of the Rings prequel", "The Hobbit", will be postponed to allow Jackson to make a full recovery.
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Tobey Maguire's 'The Details' Sold for $8 Million at Sundance

January 27, 2011 08:33:30 GMT


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Tobey Maguire's new movie "The Details" has become the latest Sundance Film Festival hit - the indie drama has been snapped up by The Weinstein Company for $8 million. The film, in which Maguire plays an unfaithful doctor, also stars Elizabeth Banks, Ray Liotta and Laura Linney.

It's one of a slew of films that have been picked up by big-deal film companies in the first week of Sundance. Moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein have also picked "My Idiot Brother", while distribution rights for gritty drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" - starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's little sister Elizabeth Olsen - have gone to Fox Searchlight executives.
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Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and More to Support 'Rise of the Guardians'

January 27, 2011 08:29:30 GMT


DreamWorks Animation has announced some voice cast members for upcoming "Rise of the Guardians" and they apparently have gathered a number of A-listers. Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher have signed up to lend their voice for the animation.

Jackman will play Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny), Law is Pitch (the Boogeyman), Pine will voice Jack Frost, Baldwin is North (Santa Claus) and Fisher will voice Tooth (the Tooth Fairy). Leonardo DiCaprio was originally set to voice Jack Frost when the project was announced in 2009.
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P. Diddy Lands Guest Role on 'Hawaii Five-0'

January 27, 2011 08:28:16 GMT


Rap mogul Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs is set to head off to the islands for a cameo role in hit TV series "Hawaii Five-O". The hitmaker will play a tough New York detective seeking personal vengeance in an upcoming episode of the cop show remake, which stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan.

According to show sources, the rapper plays a New York police detective named Reggie Williams who heads to Honolulu to hunt down the men responsible for a brutal crime against his family. However, this vigilante's one-man war for justice sets him on a collision course with Team Five-0.
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Saigon Brings Warm Blankets for Homeless People in NY

January 27, 2011 08:22:10 GMT


Rapper Saigon has taken to the streets of New York to hand out blankets to the homeless as the city is plunged into freezing temperatures. The native New Yorker, whose rise to fame was boosted with a guest spot on hit TV series "Entourage", has been working with The Bowery Mission Homeless Shelter in downtown Manhattan to help those less fortunate during the wintry conditions, reports AllHipHop.com.

He says, "Me and some friends of mine, the Ahujas that (sic) own a garment manufacturing company, took to the very cold streets of NYC over these past couple of nights to hand out warm blankets to help the homeless stay warm."
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Censor Shield on Elton John Mag Cover Taken Down


January 27, 2011 08:19:48 GMT


Sir Elton John's touching family portrait on the cover of America's Us Weekly magazine has been covered up with a "Family Shield" by one retailer in Arkansas in a bid to "protect" shoppers. The rocker and his life partner David Furnish showed off their newborn son Zachary on the cover of last week's Us Weekly - but the happy snap has proved too shocking for homophobes in Mountain Home.

Local resident Jennifer Huddleston came across the censored edition of the publication in a Harps grocery store, and she was so surprised to see the magazine with a protective plastic shield, she snapped a photo and posted it on her Twitter.com blog. The picture has sparked controversy across the blogosphere and prompted representatives from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to investigate.
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Video Premiere: Robyn's 'Bad Gal'

January 27, 2011 08:07:09 GMT


Robyn has debuted a music video for single "Bad Gal" via Pitchfork. She is dancing in silly moves as the bouncing track starts to play while her collaborators duo Savage Skulls and Douster appear in humorous car-chase and tennis-match scenes.

The Swedish singer is actually a featured guest in "Bad Gal". But the song appears as an iTunes bonus track in "Body Talk Pt. 2", the second installment of her "Body Talk" album series. Its newly-debuted music video was filmed in Southern France and directed by Tim Erem.
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Pics: Donald Sutherland Receives His Walk of Fame

January 27, 2011 08:00:07 GMT


Veteran actor Donald Sutherland received his Hollywood Walk of Fame honor on Wednesday, January 26 - right next to his son Kiefer Sutherland's star. The 75 year old was honored with the 2,430th star in a ceremony attended by movie pals including his "Horrible Bosses" co-star Colin Farrell.

Sutherland's son was unable to make it to the event because of work commitments, but Farrell read out a touching message the "24" star had sent his father. It read, "I selfishly wanted to be there to simply tell you how proud I am to have you as my father and how even more proud I am to be your son."
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Engaged, Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy Celebrate It in Intimate Party

January 27, 2011 07:51:34 GMT


Kate Hudson could add another role this year in addition to becoming a mother for the second time - she is reportedly engaged to wed Matthew Bellamy. The couple, who is expecting their first child together, was rumored to have celebrated their engagement in an intimate party.

The bash that was intended for family was held at a London hotel on Monday, The Sun reports. "They kept their engagement secret as they wanted to celebrate with their nearest and dearest before it became public knowledge," a source tells the site.
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Julia Roberts, Pink and More Congratulate Ellen DeGeneres

January 27, 2011 07:44:52 GMT


Julia Roberts, Pink and Colin Farrell gave comedienne Ellen DeGeneres a birthday to remember by showing up unannounced on her daytime TV show to wish her all the best. Pregnant pop star Pink was the first celebrity to show up, confessing, "I'm here because there's cake..."

The singer then recalled a time before DeGeneres "became too famous" when they used to party and drink together. Pink then revealed she's her unborn child's "baby momma". She then got serious and said, "In a world that focuses so much on what's dark and what's mean, you are a constant light for me, for all of us... I laugh at you every day."
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Justin Bieber Sent His Shirtless Photos to Selena Gomez


January 27, 2011 07:20:34 GMT


Justin Bieber is finally ready to expose his upper body naked for a magazine. The 16-year-old recently had a photo shoot session where he only wore an unmade tie and showed a little brief underneath his jeans.

The on-set photos are already available for a sneak peek at X17Online, but the excitement doesn't stop there. The website received an information from a source on the set that Bieber sent the shirtless pictures to his girlfriend, whom everybody assumed to be Selena Gomez, via his mobile phone.
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Fresh 'Cars 2' Image and Video Introduce New Character

January 27, 2011 07:14:39 GMT


In anticipation of the summer release for "Cars 2", Walt Disney Pictures wants people to get to know its characters well. Thus, they have released via Coming Soon a new image and video which highlight one of the new cars, Raoul CaRoule.

Raoul, known as world's greatest rally car, was born in Alsace, France. A restless soul, Raoul joined the famous 'Cirque du Voiture' French circus where he learned Gymkhana - a graceful, drift-filled motorsport that taught him pinpoint timing and an unparalleled ability to navigate tricky courses with ease.
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Jessica Simpson's Shelved Workout Video to Be Released Under New Ownership

January 27, 2011 07:09:47 GMT


A fitness video featuring Jessica Simpson is set to go public, despite the pop star's efforts to keep it off shelves. The singer fronted the project for exercise company Speedfit, but she didn't like the finished result and filed legal papers to keep the DVD from being sold.

But now a Hollywood producer has bought the rights to the video - and he's challenging Simpson and her handlers to stop him from making it public. In a defiant letter to Simpson's lawyers, obtained by WENN, the new owner, Ed Meyer, writes, "After much due diligence, I have purchased rights to distribute the as yet unreleased Jessica Simpson Exercise Video from Speedfit."
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Craig T. Nelson Felt 'Disrespected' by 'Modern Family' Salary Offer

January 27, 2011 07:03:31 GMT


Actor Craig T. Nelson has sensationally revealed he turned down the patriarch role on TV comedy "Modern Family" for a similar part in "Parenthood" - because he was offered more money. Producers for both shows wanted the veteran to lead their casts but Nelson went for the best deal, leaving Ed O'Neill to replace him on "Modern Family".

Asked why he turned the show down during an appearance on news program Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, January 26, the honest actor said, "Money... I'm old enough to say it, I guess. I really wanted to do Modern Family and I really liked the script and I liked the people... but we're in the middle of a cut back in Hollywood and salaries have gone way, way down and I just felt disrespected."
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Tom Hooper In Talks to Lower 'The King's Speech' R Rating for Re-Release

January 27, 2011 07:00:26 GMT


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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is urging "The King's Speech" director Tom Hooper to return to the editing room and cut the 'F' word from his hit film - so the Oscar favorite can become a family favorite. Weinstein is keen to boost the film's box office following its 12 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, January 25 - and he's asked Hooper to consider cutting the profanity that earned the period drama an 'R' rating in the U.S.

The producer is keen to re-release the film to cinemas with the language in one scene toned down - as part of a new marketing strategy he hopes will prompt young cinemagoers to see the movie, starring Colin Firth as stuttering British monarch King George VI. Weinstein, whose studio the Weinstein Company released the film, has revealed he is in talks with the director about re-editing the film to attain a possible 'PG' rating.
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'Vampire Diaries' Sexy Ad Asks 'Got Wood?'


January 27, 2011 06:53:41 GMT


"The Vampire Diaries" marketing team knows well that sex sells. In the days leading to the second season return, the show released two promos with the slogans "Catch VD" and "Got Wood?". For those who are not familiar with the show or don't bother to think twice, these catchphrases may sound racy.

"Catch VD", if not already figured out, stands for "Catch Vampire Diaries". It appears not only in the TV spots but also on a Billboard erected in Times Square next to ads for The Disney Store. Problem is, for people who live in the '80s and '90s, it also stands for "Venereal Disease" which youngsters now recognize as STD.
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Kristen Stewart Listed for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

January 27, 2011 06:39:03 GMT


Kristen Stewart could be part of a fairy tale after wrapping the last "Twilight" movie. She is reportedly on the list for the role of Snow White in "Snow White and the Huntsman" despite previous report which said that Universal Pictures would go with less notable actress for the part.

Meanwhile, the studio is close to get the lead actor. Viggo Mortensen has allegedly entered negotiations to play the Huntsman on Wednesday, January 26. Michael Fassbender was previously linked to the role but he was never offered that role and he recently struck the deal to star in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus".
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Lady GaGa Creates Fragrance That Smells Like Blood and Semen

January 27, 2011 06:28:52 GMT


With many celebrity perfumes ranging from Kim Kardashian's signature scent to newly-released Rihanna's Reb'l Fleur already out there, what will Lady GaGa do to make her own upcoming fragrance stand out among them all? "Blood and semen," so an insider told Fashionista.

When GaGa was announced to develop a new fragrance around 4 months ago, people knew it will be like no other - the Mother Monster is well known for her outlandish fashion choice after all. Still, the rumor that she chooses body fluids to create the scent comes as a shock.
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Will Ferrell as 'Inappropriate' as Michael Scott on 'The Office'


January 27, 2011 06:18:07 GMT


Will Ferrell is the latest star brought in to "The Office" before Steve Carell resigns for good at the end of April. These two actors had crossed path in the past when they starred in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy".

Ferrell will play a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves to be "just as inappropriate" as Michael Scott. The appearance is set for four-episode arc, three featuring him and Carell together and one featuring Ferrell and the rest of the Office staff only after Michael is out of the picture.
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'The Dark Tower': Javier Bardem Offered Lead Role, Jennifer Carpenter Shortlisted


January 27, 2011 04:56:01 GMT


Javier Bardem is apparently the strong contender to play Roland Deshain in "The Dark Tower". After he was mentioned as frontrunner along with Viggo Mortensen, he is now reported to have been officially offered the lead role. Deadline Hollywood says formal negotiations haven't yet begun but the filmmakers have shown great enthusiasm that they have found the right actor.

Shortly before it is reported that Bardem is getting close to get the role, New York Post ran a quite different story. According to the site, Christian Bale is the frontrunner since he "has pulled ahead of" Bardem and Mortensen as Stephen King's choice for the depicter of the gunslinger.
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The Decemberists Lead Hot 200 as New Entries Flood Top 5

January 27, 2011 04:39:53 GMT


The Decemberists debut at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 this week. Their latest studio album "The King Is Dead" leads the U.S. albums chart with 94,000 copies sold in its first week of release, exceeding its initial prediction of around 70,000. It marks their highest-charting effort and their best-ever sale week.

The sale figure of the No. 1 album might still be quite so-so, but it manages to halt the string of Hot 200's record-breaking slow weeks. The other thing about this week's list is that all hold-overs are forced to move out of the Top 5 as new entries come flooding the chart.
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MTV to Air All 10 Episodes of 'Skins' and Not Change the Story

January 27, 2011 04:35:07 GMT


MTV continues to battle those critics out there and the bad press that "Skins" has been receiving since its premiere on January 17. The network vows to air all ten episodes of the controversial series although many companies have refused to be associated with the series about teens' wild life and pulled their ads.

"MTV stands by the US adaptation of Skins and the vision of its creator Bryan Elsley," the network said in a statement. "Skins has earned the loyalty of fans across the globe for its thoughtful and honest portrayal of teen life today. An internationally acclaimed scripted drama, the show has been honored with a long list of prestigious awards."
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Taylor Momsen Admits She's Bad Influence on Madonna's Daughter

January 27, 2011 04:17:55 GMT


Taylor Momsen has opened up about working with Madonna on her Material Girl clothing range, revealing she was a "bad influence" on the singer's daughter Lourdes. The "Gossip Girl" star became pals with the 14 year old when she signed on as the face of the label last year.

In an interview with British magazine Grazia, the singer/actress is asked whether she felt her provocative persona had an impact on the youngster, and she replies, "I probably am a bad influence." Momsen, 17, also admits she worries about younger girls trying to copy her controversial image.
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Will Smith's 'Annie' Remake Officially Announced With Willow and Jay-Z Involved


January 27, 2011 04:17:32 GMT


Jay-Z has confirmed he's teaming up with Hollywood couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to re-imagine the "Annie" musical for the big screen. The trio, who teamed up last year to bring hit musical "Fela!" to the Broadway stage, will be working together on a new version of "Annie", starring the Smiths' daughter Willow Smith, who Jay-Z signed to his Roc Nation label in 2010.

The three superstars will co-produce the film. According to reports, the partnership began over dinner with the Smiths, Overbrook Entertainment executive James Lassiter and the rap mogul, where the quartet decided to co-invest in the now successful beauty products line Carol's Daughter. They continued the partnership as co-producers of "Fela!".
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Country Music Star Charlie Louvin Died of Cancer

January 27, 2011 04:16:50 GMT


Country music icon Charlie Louvin has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 83. The beloved star, best known as a member of the Louvin Brothers duo with his sibling Ira, died at his home in Wartrace, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 26, according to his manager, Brett Steele.

Louvin was diagnosed with the disease last year and underwent surgery in July, but he continued to perform as his health declined. The Louvin Brothers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, cementing the group's place in music history.
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Vince Neil Gets 15 Days in Jail for DUI

January 27, 2011 04:16:21 GMT


Rocker Vince Neil will serve 15 days behind bars next month after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. The Motley Crue frontman initially pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor drink driving and speeding charges stemming from an arrest in Las Vegas in June 2010.

He was accused of driving his luxury Lamborghini sports car 60 miles-per-hour (96.6 kilometers-per-hour) in a 45 mile-per-hour (72.4 kilometers-per-hour) zone near the Vegas Strip, while over the legal alcohol limit. He failed three field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.
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Mandy Moore Won't Do More Romantic Comedies

January 27, 2011 04:15:50 GMT


Mandy Moore has no plans to star in any more romantic comedies - because she's convinced there is "nothing to learn" from making light-hearted movies. The singer-turned-movie star wants to seek out more challenging scripts and establish herself as a serious actress after turns in films including "A Walk to Remember" and "License to Wed".

She tells Digital Spy, "I've had fun doing romantic comedies but I just can't anymore. There's nothing fulfilling creatively, there's nowhere to grow, nothing to learn from it or for yourself. I'd rather just be home with my family or write music until that special project comes my way."
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Cheryl Burke Struggled to Understand She Was Molested as Child

January 27, 2011 04:15:26 GMT


Professional dancer and U.S. reality TV star Cheryl Burke has opened up about the molestation horror she suffered as a child in a bid to help others who have struggled through similar experiences. The "Dancing with the Stars" regular tells all in her new book, "Dancing Lessons", revealing she was first assaulted at the age of five by a retired mailman in her neighborhood in San Francisco, California.

The molestation continued for some time and it was only when he was accused of preying on other children that Burke's own abuse was discovered, although the confused kid struggled to understand why his behavior was so inappropriate. He was arrested and put on trial and Burke was among the witnesses called to testify during the court proceedings, reports People magazine.
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Nelson Mandela's Health Not in Danger

January 27, 2011 04:15:03 GMT


Nelson Mandela is undergoing tests in a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, but the political icon's health is in "no danger", according to a spokesperson for the aging star. The anti-apartheid hero sparked fears for his wellbeing on Wednesday, January 26 when his wife, Graca Machel, and members of his family were seen leaving Milpark hospital after visiting the 92 year old at the medical center.

But a representative for the Nelson Mandela Foundation has assured fans there is nothing to worry about as the former South African president is simply undergoing "routine" tests. The spokesperson adds, "He is in no danger and is in good spirits."
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'Resident Evil' Producer Bernd Eichinger to Get Posthumous Honor at Berlin Film Fest

January 27, 2011 04:14:41 GMT


Oscar-nominated German movie producer Bernd Eichinger will be honored posthumously at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. The man behind acclaimed films like "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex" passed away after suffering a heart attack on Monday, January 24 at the age of 61.

Many consider Eichinger to be Germany's most successful moviemaker, with other credits including "The Name of the Rose", the "Resident Evil" films and The "Fantastic Four" films. Berlin Festival director Dieter Kosslick has paid tribute to Eichinger, calling him a "visionary producer and passionate cineaste".
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The Good 'American Idol' Auditions From Milwaukee

January 27, 2011 04:09:13 GMT


"American Idol" admitted 53 contestants to Hollywood from Milwaukee. There were plenty of talents spotted by the judges from this city, including Scott Mcreery who loved his town so much and is a good role model for youth, according to his baseball coach. For 16-year-old, he got a really deep voice which forced him to sing twice for Steven Tyler's pleasure.

Another stand-out was 15-year-old Thia Megia who was actually a semi-finalist in "America's Got Talent". Jennifer Lopez thought her name is like a movie star's. Apparently her rendition of Adele's "Chasing Pavement" was likable too. Then there was Molly DeWolf Swenson who was not only a Harvard graduate and an intern at White House, but also a terrific singer.
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Wiz Khalifa's New Album 'Rolling Papers' Set for March 29


January 27, 2011 03:50:18 GMT


After busting chart with his hit single "Black and Yellow", Wiz Khalifa is moving on to his next studio album. It's titled "Rolling Papers", and he announced on his Twitter that the record will make its way out across United States on March 29.

The rapper who was arrested on suspicion of drug possession last year and has a "weed" song with Snoop Dogg insisted the title is not merely inspired by his love for the "sticky green." He said in a Ustream session, "It's not just about the weed thing. It's bigger than that."
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Jimmy Buffet Discharged From Hospital After Stage Fall

January 27, 2011 03:31:12 GMT


Veteran musician Jimmy Buffet has been admitted to hospital in Australia after taking a nasty tumble off the stage during a concert. The 64 year old was performing at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Wednesday, January 26 when he fell into a large gap in front of the audience during the gig finale.

Buffett was reportedly unconscious for several minutes and suffered a gash on his head, reports TMZ.com. The singer was taken to the city's St. Vincent's Hospital by paramedics, where he is said to be in a stable condition.
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Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator' Debuts Tense Trailer

January 27, 2011 03:29:30 GMT


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Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford has "The Conspirator" lined up for spring release and has given a trailer for sneak peek. Debuted by Yahoo! Movies, the video is full of tense scenes which start with a shot at Abraham Lincoln.

Several men are arrested and Mary Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer, is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
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Mark Wahlberg 'Thrilled' Although Snubbed by Oscars

January 27, 2011 03:26:17 GMT


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Mark Wahlberg is adamant he doesn't feel bitter about missing out on a Best Actor Oscar nod for his role in "The Fighter" - insisting he's "so excited" to see his co-star Christian Bale nominated.

The Hollywood actor stars as real life boxing legend 'Irish' Micky Ward in the new picture, while Bale appears alongside him as Ward's half-brother Dicky Ecklund. The film garnered a number of nominations when the Academy Awards shortlist was announced on Tuesday, January 25, including a Best Picture nod, while Bale will compete for the Best Supporting Actor prize.
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Rosie O'Donnell Thinks 'Teen Mom' Is Positive

January 27, 2011 03:20:59 GMT


Rosie O'Donnell has defended controversial U.S. TV show "Teen Mom", insisting the series sends a "positive message" about parenthood to teens. Scores of concerned parents and critics have blasted the "Teen Mom" franchise, which follows high school students who become mums at a young age.

But O'Donnell believes the show is beneficial as it encourages youngsters to wait before having sex - and admits she watches the programme with her adopted teenage daughter, Chelsea. She tells UsMagazine.com, "I have to say it's interesting. My daughter is 13. I watch it with her. I think the fantasy for adopted children is to have a baby of their own, and then keeping it, which their mother did not do."
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Oprah Winfrey to Build Relationship With Newly-Found Sister

January 27, 2011 03:17:55 GMT


Oprah Winfrey is planning to spend 2011 getting to know her newly-discovered half-sister because she wants to be a permanent part of her life. The TV titan introduced America to her half-sibling Patricia during a taping of her TV show, which aired on Monday, January 24, revealing her sister was secretly given up for adoption by their mother when Winfrey was nine years old.

They met for the first time back in November and Winfrey wants to make sure they can grow close. Speaking in an interview on her best friend Gayle King's radio show, Winfrey says, "I look forward to building a relationship with her. Having been burned a lot of times in other relationships, I'm the kind of person that would like to take it slow, build a relationship upon mutual respect and understanding."
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Paul Bettany Regrets Not Taking 'King's Speech' Role

January 27, 2011 03:14:07 GMT


Paul Bettany regrets turning down Colin Firth's Oscar-nominated role in "The King's Speech", but he stands by his decision because it was "the right thing" to do for his family. Firth received an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday, January 25 for his portrayal of stuttering British monarch King George VI in the film, while he also won a Golden Globe for his performance earlier this month.

Screenwriter David Seidler recently admitted he originally wanted to hand the lead role to Bettany instead of Firth, and the actor has now revealed why he turned the part down. Bettany maintains he would have enjoyed working with such a stellar cast and crew, but he needed to dedicate time to his wife Jennifer Connelly and their children, after spending five months filming "The Tourist" with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.
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Nicki Minaj: It's Big Thing for Me to Be a Spectacle

January 27, 2011 03:05:55 GMT


Nicki Minaj refuses to tone down her outrageous outfits - because she's convinced fans would be disappointed if they saw her dressed in casual gear. The rapper has become renowned for her crazy clothes and bright wigs, which have become part of her trademark look, and she hates the thought of being seen in public without them.

Minaj tells Britain's The Sun, "It's a big thing for me to be a spectacle. When I don't do it, I feel like I am letting people down. It's like they don't climax. They get to the point waiting to see you and then it's a disappointment if I'm not dressed up."
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Confirmed, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem's Son Born Last Week

January 27, 2011 03:05:29 GMT


Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are indeed new parents. Following report that the couple has welcomed their baby boy, their representative finally announced on January 26 that "Penelope and Javier welcomed their first son into their family last week," adding "Both parents and baby are doing great."

Just a day before, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported the baby's birth but gave an incorrect date, saying the baby was born on January 25. However, a source confirms their scoop of Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles as the place where Penelope gave birth of her and Javier's first child.
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Kelly Osbourne Campaigns to Stop Lesbian Rape in South Africa

January 27, 2011 03:02:05 GMT


Kelly Osbourne is leading a campaign to protect lesbians from an increasing number of brutal sex attacks in South Africa. The singer has highlighted the practice of 'corrective rape', in which homosexual females are raped in the country in a bid to 'cure' their sexual preferences.

Osbourne is asking her devotees to sign up to a campaign calling for such crimes to be made illegal in the nation. In a post on her Twitter.com page, Osbourne writes, "Please sign this petition!" She then adds a link to a news item detailing the case of Millicent Gaika, who is pictured with a heavily bruised face from an attack last year.
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Justin Bieber and the Osbournes Super Bowl Ad Has 'High Expectations'

January 27, 2011 02:59:11 GMT


It is unlikely pair but Justin Bieber has teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne to promote Best Buy during Super Bowl coverage. The teen pop star has shot a 30-second commercial for the electronic store. Best Buy's senior vice president of U.S. marketing, Drew Panayiotou, said Bieber and the Osbournes would "tell the Best Buy story."

"We're delighted to have Justin and Ozzy help us tell the Best Buy story," Panayiotou stated without giving further details. "We know people have high expectations for these ads, and Justin and Ozzy add a whole new dimension of fun."
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Kings of Leon on Ryan Murphy's Tirade: We Never Meant to Slap 'Glee'

January 27, 2011 02:57:44 GMT


The feud between the Kings of Leon and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has flared up again after the TV boss branded the rockers "self-centered" for passing up the chance to showcase their songs on the hit show. The band declined producers' request to feature their hit "Use Somebody" in the series, about a group of singing high school students, and Murphy admits he's still sore about the snub.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "F**k you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a seven-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument."
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Leighton Meester Isolated Herself From Other Cast on 'Roommate' Set

January 27, 2011 02:52:04 GMT


Leighton Meester's castmates on the set of upcoming movie "The Roommate" were convinced the actress was "antisocial", because she completely isolated herself to prepare for the disturbing role. The "Gossip Girl" star plays a deranged student in the thriller alongside Minka Kelly, Billy Zane and Cam Gigandet.

Meester used a number of acting techniques to add realism to the role and she locked herself away in her trailer for long periods of time to perfect her portrayal of the loathsome character. She tells Nylon, "I spent a lot of time listening to music that made me feel a certain way, and I started staring in the mirror and not liking myself."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Cher Upset by Oscar Snub, Saying 'That Sucks'

January 27, 2011 02:49:04 GMT


Cher is struggling to "understand" why her movie "Burlesque" missed out on an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. The veteran singer/actress' power ballad "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" earned songwriter Diane Warren a Golden Globe earlier this month, but the track was left out of the Oscars shortlist when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, January 25.

Cher has since taken to her Twitter.com page to vent her frustration over the snub. In a series of posts, she writes, "We didn't get a nomination 4 best song! That sucks! Diane's song is so beautiful! It's hard to understand how u win the Golden Globe 4 Best Song & not even get nominated by the Oscars?"
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Rep: Carrie Underwood Is NOT Pregnant

January 27, 2011 02:34:52 GMT


Carrie Underwood, once again, is the subject of a pregnancy rumor. And for the umpteenth time too, her representative has to deny the story. "She is not pregnant," the rep said to Gossip Cop.

Star Magazine was the first to spread the rumor, splashing its headline with "Carrie & Mike Great Expectations". According to the tabloid's source, the Grammy-winning singer was two-months along and she is due in August which is the perfect time to nurture the family. Mike Fisher would have completed the NFL finals while Underwood would have finished her trek.
News > Movie News

Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Gets Michael Fassbender and New Release Date


January 27, 2011 02:32:12 GMT


Ridley Scott is moving forward with his newly announced film "Prometheus" by adding a cast member. Michael Fassbender has been tapped to portray an android, starring opposite Noomi Rapace who had signed up before the project morphed from an "Alien" prequel to an original sci-fi tentpole.

At almost the same time, 20th Century Fox decides to give a new and high-profile release date for "Prometheus". Previously vacating March 9, 2012 slot, the forthcoming film is now slated for June 8, 2012 release.
News > Music News

Katy Perry Unleashes Artwork for Single 'E.T.'

January 27, 2011 02:24:00 GMT


Katy Perry has just unwrapped cover art of her next single "E.T." on her official website. A black-and-white picture, it features the 26-year-old singer sporting blunt bangs and applying a heavy cat eye make-up. She slightly tilts her head as she shoots side-glance to the camera.

"E.T." is taken from Katy's third studio album "Teenage Dream" which arrived summer last year. It's co-produced by Ammo and hitmaker duo Dr. Luke and Max Martin. "Stay tuned for a new music video and remixes coming soon," she said when unveiling the so-called sneak peek to the artwork.
 
 
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