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February 07, 2011

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New Production Date of 'The Hobbit' Announced

February 07, 2011 10:04:36 GMT


A new production date for "The Hobbit" has been announced on Monday, February 7. 3Foot7 Ltd states that the film will begin shooting on Monday, March 21, which is about a month later than the previously aimed February start date.

"This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons," the announcement says. "Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand."
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First Look of Nick Jonas on Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine'


February 07, 2011 09:50:19 GMT


Nick Jonas, who is show-less after "JONAS L.A." was canceled last year, would be a guest on Matthew Perry's brand new sitcom "Mr. Sunshine". Photos from the episode have been released, showing Nick interacting with the main character and carrying guitar as an artist named Eli.

Crystal decides to hold a contest to determine the Employee of the Year, but unbeknownst to the staff, a winner has already been pre-determined. Meanwhile, as Ben contends with catering to the needs of Eli, he must also keep the rest of the employees from being distracted by the fake contest and get the arena ready in time for Eli's performance.
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Wiz Khalifa's New Song 'Taylor Gang' Comes Out

February 07, 2011 09:33:57 GMT


As his new album "Rolling Papers" is coming closer, Wiz Khalifa drops another new song on Sunday night, February 6. Titled Taylor Gang, it's a tribute to his devotees. "Diamonds in my chain, ni**as tryna steal my lane/ Chronic in my brain, b**ch I'm reppin' Taylor Gang," he raps.

"Rolling Papers" will be released across United States on March 29. It reportedly will feature Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Curren$y and Too Short. "[It's] about more than just weed [despite the album title]," he said. "It's about my life and my carer and how I got to where I am now."
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Jessie J Beats Bruno Mars to Score First Number One on U.K. Singles Chart


February 07, 2011 09:33:25 GMT


British newcomer Jessie J has held off competition from Bruno Mars to score her first number one on the U.K. singles chart. The London-born singer shot to the number one slot with "Price Tag", her collaboration with U.S. rapper B.o.B, forcing Mars to stay at two with "Grenade".

Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" comes in at three, while the top five is rounded out by Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Enrique Iglesias' track "Tonight".
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Belinda Carlisle Opens Up About Michael Hutchence Affair


February 07, 2011 09:32:25 GMT


Former 1980s pop star Belinda Carlisle has spoken for the first time about her 10-year romance with late rocker Michael Hutchence. The Go-Go's star admits she was infatuated with the INXS frontman, who also dated Helena Christensen, Kylie Minogue and fathered a daughter with British writer Paula Yates.

Carlisle says, "It was more friendship, but I guess you could say romance. He was a heartbreaker, totally. But I was smart enough not to be too serious about someone like that because he'd just break your heart. He had a charisma I've never seen in anyone else."
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Hugh Laurie Delays Debut Album Release Due to Prince William's Wedding

February 07, 2011 09:31:47 GMT


"House M.D." star Hugh Laurie has been forced to delay the release of his debut album because of the British royal wedding. The actor's project was scheduled for an April release in his native Britain but he didn't want it to clash with Prince William's big day.

He says, "It was going to be released at the end of April, but it collided with a royal wedding, so obviously we thought, 'We don't wanna bump them off the front page... so we'll push it a bit later.' "
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Balthazar Getty's Father Died

February 07, 2011 09:31:23 GMT


"Brothers & Sisters" actor Balthazar Getty has lost his father, oil heir John Paul Getty III. The 54 year old, the grandson of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, died on Sunday, February 6 in Buckinghamshire, England after a long illness.

Getty had been in poor health since 1981 when a drug overdose caused a stroke, which left him paralyzed and nearly blind. The overdose came just eight years after he was kidnapped in Rome, Italy and held for a $17 million ransom. His captors, who cut off part of his ear, were never found but Getty was discovered alive in southern Italy in 1973.
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Gets a Piece of Cake and Returns Home on Birthday

February 07, 2011 09:31:01 GMT


Zsa Zsa Gabor celebrated her 94th birthday on Sunday, February 6 with a sweet treat - the ailing star indulged in a piece of cake. Doctors and nurses at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles sang "Happy Birthday" to the veteran actress before she was discharged on Sunday to enjoy her big day at home.

Her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt arranged a small party at their home, and invited singer Engelbert Humperdinck to the bash to serenade the birthday girl.
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'Glee' Takes Another Jab at the Lohans Via Katie Couric

February 07, 2011 09:14:48 GMT


"Glee" is not sorry for the last Lindsay Lohan joke and is not afraid of Dina Lohan's lawsuit. On Sunday, February 6, the musical series aired its possibly-most-watched episode and tapped Katie Couric to deliver a Lohan jab.

Sue's cheerleading squad Cheerios lost three of its important members, Quinn, Santana and Brittany for the cheerleading competition. The coach was then interviewed by Katie, thinking she was named one of the "Most Fascinating People". Instead, Couric was there to inform her about "Loser of the Year".
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Video: BEP Perform With Usher and Slash at Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 07, 2011 08:55:27 GMT


Black Eyed Peas pumped up the crowd during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday night, February 6. Lowered from the ceiling on illuminated platforms, the Hip-Hop group opened it with "I Gotta Feeling" before proceeding with "Boom Boom Pow".

Later, surprise guest Slash appeared on stage to join forces with Stacy Ferguson. Instead of singing their own duet track "Beautiful Dangerous", the former member of Guns N' Roses and Fergie rocked the house with classic song "Sweet Child O' Mine".
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Joan Rivers' Smoking Hot Body in Go Daddy Ad Is Real


February 07, 2011 08:39:18 GMT


There was a visual shock in one of the ads aired during Super Bowl XLV. Joan Rivers was revealed as the new Go Daddy girl to promote the new .co domain. The 77-year-old wore a revealing top and leather hot pants, showing to the world that she has the body of women in their 20s.

What's even more shocking, the plastic surgery addict said there was no computer enhancement help. "Yes, yes, yes, it's my body in the @GoDaddy ad. The New York Knicks can't be the only ones to share in this pleasure," the comedian wrote on Twitter.
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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Pictured Holding Hands in California


February 07, 2011 08:34:59 GMT


Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may still play coy about the nature of their relationship but action speaks more than word. The couple who keeps denying their romance reports has been spotted holding hands while strolling down the beach side streets in Santa Monica, California on Sunday, February 6.

The 18-year-old Disney cutie who donned a white top was pictured putting her hand on Justin's shoulder in another picture. The rumored lovebirds were also seen smiling at each other that afternoon before they headed home to watch the Super Bowl.
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Simon Webbe Splits From Girlfriend Layla Manoochehri

February 07, 2011 08:02:28 GMT


Blue star Simon Webbe is single again after splitting from his longtime girlfriend, according to a U.K. report. British boyband member Webbe has been dating singer Layla Manoochehri since the mid-2000s, but they are said to have parted ways recently after a series of arguments.

A source tells Britain's The People tabloid, "They haven't been getting on very well for a while so decided to split. Layla has moved her stuff out of their home while Simon will stay there. They're both really upset, Layla is feeling a bit bitter, while Simon has been openly sad about it."
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Christina Aguilera on Super Bowl Performance: I Got Caught Up in the Moment


February 07, 2011 07:56:10 GMT


Shortly after becoming talk of the town for singing wrong lyrics of the National Anthem, Christina Aguilera issued a statement. The 30-year-old Grammy-winning singer said she forgot the lyrics because she "got caught up in the moment."

"I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place," Aguilera stated referring to the February 6 live telecast. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."
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Leighton Meester's 'Roommate' Occupies Box Office's First Place

February 07, 2011 07:47:20 GMT


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North American Box Office still sees no big competition on this Super Bowl weekend. Screen Gems' "The Roommate" easily snatches the champion title at the chart with an estimated $15.6 million as Universal's "Sanctum" only rakes in an approximately $9.2 million on the first weekend.

It is a solid start for the thriller featuring Leighton Meester which got poor reviews. Still, it is far from "Dear John" which opened $30.5 million during last year's Super Bowl. In fact, the drama which also came from Screen Gems is the second best Super Bowl weekend opener of all time after "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour".
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Joss Stone Appears Naked on PETA Ad

February 07, 2011 07:45:48 GMT


British singer Joss Stone has stripped off for a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) anti-fur campaign. The soul star has shed her clothes for a promo urging officials at Britain's Ministry of Defense to stop using bear fur for The Queen's Guards' hats.

Naked Stone is seen hugging a teddy in the shot, with the tagline, 'Bear Hugs, Not Bear Caps'. She says, "Too many people at the Ministry of Defense are dragging their heels on this issue, and I feel like more needs to be done to stop the murder. It's time for the Ministry of Defence to finally make the switch and go fur-free, and I hope that the ad I have created with PETA helps raise awareness and puts a stop to this unnecessary killing."
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Baby Elton John Failed to Adopt Finds Home

February 07, 2011 07:41:05 GMT


The baby Sir Elton John failed to adopt in 2009 is set to leave a Ukrainian orphanage to live with his grandmother, just days after the singer pledged to "get him out" of the care home. The "Rocket Man" and his partner David Furnish bid to become parents to little Lev after falling in love with the tot during a visit to the Eastern European facility with the rocker's Aids Foundation two years ago.

Their petition was rejected by Ukrainian officials because of the pair's sexual orientation and the singer's age. Sir Elton has since become a father to Zachary, who was born via a surrogate in December, but pledged earlier this month to continue his fight to find Lev a new home.
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Courtney Love Sued for Not Paying Flower Bills

February 07, 2011 07:38:09 GMT


Rocker Courtney Love has been hit with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to settle a bill for flowers. Bosses at My Secret Garden in Los Angeles claim the Hole frontwoman owes more than $4,000 (BPS2,670) for arrangements she ordered in 2009.

Love has reportedly yet to settle her account, and the shop's owners filed papers in L.A. on Thursday, February 3 demanding the cash, according to TMZ.com. The site also said that the florist are now dragging Love to small claims court and demanding $4,116 to cover the damage.
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Dita Von Teese's Racy Renault Ad Banned From Daytime TV

February 07, 2011 07:28:08 GMT


Burlesque star Dita Von Teese's saucy TV advert for car manufacturer Renault has been banned from broadcast in the U.K. during the daytime because it's too racy. The raunchy new promo shows the beauty posing seductively on a chair, wearing only her underwear.

Her co-star in the ad, French soccer star Thierry Henry, comments, "When I see something wow, it means Va Va Voom." Rihanna makes a short cameo in the ad and would be missed if you blink. He scene inter cut with a clip of Marlon Brando speaking the famous line "I coulda been a contender" from the 1954 film "On the Waterfront".
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Vivienne Westwood Angry Over Forest Sale

February 07, 2011 07:20:11 GMT


Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood is fuming over the British government's plan to sell off sections of public forests in England. The style icon has branded the scheme "stupid" and offered her signature to a letter by the Save England's Forests campaign over concerns about conservation.

She tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "It's bare-faced cheek. It's ridiculous. They should get a life. Trees save lives. That's it... We all know governments just want to keep their jobs." Dame Vivienne reveals she loved walking through England's Peak District in her youth, although she no longer heads out to the countryside.
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'The King's Speech' Humbled by The Queen's Approval

February 07, 2011 07:17:23 GMT


"The King's Speech" screenwriter David Seidler is "humbled" after learning Britain's Queen Elizabeth II likes his film - because he's waited decades to tell the compelling story. The U.K.'s beloved Queen Mother begged Seidler to wait until after her death to make a movie about her husband King George VI's battle with a stammer.

Seidler respected her wishes by delaying the project, which was released last year and has since been nominated for 12 Academy Awards and received Queen Elizabeth II's approval. Seidler admits it's "wonderfully gratifying" to hear the British monarch enjoyed his work.
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Steve Coogan Blasts 'Top Gear' Hosts for Mocking Mexicans

February 07, 2011 07:13:10 GMT


Actor Steve Coogan has hit out at the presenters of British motoring show "Top Gear", after they made derogatory remarks about Mexicans in a recent episode. The British funnyman was stunned to see hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May make the rude comments during a programme broadcast in the U.K. last month.

During a section of the show, the presenters discussed a Mexican sports car and Hammond told viewers, "Why would you want a Mexican car? Because cars reflect national characteristics, don't they? Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."
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'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Gets Extended Super Bowl Spot

February 07, 2011 07:10:48 GMT


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Disney Pictures has dropped a TV spot for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" on Fox during Super Bowl XLV and soon follows it up with an extended preview. The 1-minute snippet debuted online contains footage from the 30-second Super Bowl spot with additional scenes but they mostly have been seen in the previously released videos.

This fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film features a standalone story of Jack Sparrow who will cross paths with Angelica, a woman from his past, but he's not sure if it's love - or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Still, the two along with Sparrow's nemesis Blackbeard aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge on a journey to find the fabled Fountain of Youth together.
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James McAvoy Offers to Play Elton John in Upcoming Biopic

February 07, 2011 06:54:48 GMT


James McAvoy is ready to step into Sir Elton John's shoes to bring his life story to the big screen - the rocker reveals the "Atonement" star has "already offered" to take on the lead in an upcoming biopic. The Rocket Man and his partner, Canadian film producer David Furnish, are teaming up with British screenwriter Lee Hall for the new project.

They're hunting for an actor to play Sir Elton, and the singer/songwriter admits McAvoy could be in with a chance. He tells Britain's Sunday Express, "James could do it and he's already offered. I'd just like to make a really great film about my life story."
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Cathedral Announce to Split

February 07, 2011 06:52:29 GMT


Cult British rockers Cathedral have announced plans to split after 21 years. The group's upcoming 2011 tour will mark its final dates and a 2012 studio album will be Cathedral's last release.

A statement from frontman Lee Dorrian, obtained by Blabbermouth.net, reads, "It's simply time for us to bow out. Twenty one years is a very long time and it's almost a miracle that we managed to come this far."
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Video: Matt Damon Attacks Green Bay Packers Coach

February 07, 2011 06:50:16 GMT


Matt Damon tested his acting skills during a pre-Super Bowl TV skit about Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, February 6 - when he unleashed a foul-mouth attack on the sports hero. ESPN sports reporter Kenny Mayne took a comic trip back to McCarthy's home town in Greenfield, Pennsylvania, to poke fun at the coach's Pittsburgh-area roots - McCarthy's Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the big game.

And, upon discovering one of his schoolmates was called Matt Damon, Mayne decided to have a little fun - with the more famous Damon. Appearing bitter about the fact McCarthy was now coach of the Packers, the Bourne Identity star raged, "I'm still p**sed McCarthy got that athlete of the year title; I mean I beat him in the rope climb by, like, four seconds.
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Formula One Racer Robert Kubica Injured in Italian Rally

February 07, 2011 06:38:52 GMT


Formula One race ace Robert Kubica has suffered serious injuries following a car crash during an Italian rally. The Polish Lotus Renault team driver, 26, was airlifted to the Santa Corona di Pietra Ligure Hospital after losing control of his Skoda Fabia car during the Ronde de Andorra rally near Testico, and crashing at high speeds.

Reports suggest he has suffered multiple injuries to his arm, leg and hand. He is currently undergoing surgery as medics attempt to restore the functionality of his right hand, according to Kubica's manager Daniel Morelli. The 2011 Formula One season begins in Bahrain on March 13.
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'How to Train Your Dragon' Wins Big at Annie Awards

February 07, 2011 06:35:33 GMT


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"How to Train Your Dragon" was the big winner at the Annie Awards on Saturday, February 5 after Disney boycotted the animation prizegiving. The 3D film is expected to lose out to Disney's "Toy Story 3" at the Oscars later this month, but "How to Train Your Dragon" had a moment of glory in Hollywood at the weekend.

The DreamWorks production picked up 10 trophies, including Best Picture and a voice-acting prize for Jay Baruchel. "Toy Story 3" was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the International Animated Film Society prizegiving, along with Disney's "Tangled", but studio bosses pulled out of the event in a dispute over voting procedures.
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'Glee' 2.12 Preview: Silly Love Songs

February 07, 2011 06:31:44 GMT


"Glee" moves on from the Super Bowl episode to a Valentine's Day edition. In "Silly Love Songs", love is in the air at McKinley High when the glee club sets up a kissing booth for Valentine's Day. One unlikely couple spotted in the preview sharing a smooch is Santana and Finn. "Not worth a buck," Santana said afterwards.

Things don't go as planned, however, and hearts end up getting broken. One could be Kurt's. In a preview which was released last week, his love interest Blaine sings to another guy, pursuing a Gap store clerk while singing Robin Thicke's "When I Get You Alone".
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Super Bowl Spot for 'Battle: Los Angeles', 'Priest' & 'Just Go with It'

February 07, 2011 06:24:58 GMT


Sony Pictures have made use Super Bowl XLV telecast to air TV spot for their upcoming films "Battle: Los Angeles", "Priest" and "Just Go with It". The preview video for the action sci-fi movie is packed with tense scenes but only a few of them are new.

The snippet for "Priest" lacks fresh footage and mainly shows Paul Bettany's character in a battle against vampires. "Just Go with It" snippet features funny footage when Adam Sandler's Danny is involved in an accident during an outbound.
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Eminem's Super Bowl Ads: Lipton's Brisk and Chrysler's 200 Sedan

February 07, 2011 06:11:40 GMT


Eminem appears in not just one but two commercial ads during the break of Super Bowl telecast on Sunday night, February 6. The Slim Shady is an animated figure in new Lipton Brisk promo, talking about getting "asked to do commercials all the time."

"I always say the same. First, I need some hot chicks. Second, we're filming in my house so I ain't go anywhere. Third, I record my own song," he said. Too bad, when he "tries the products," he "always hates them." But, he apparently meets his standard with Brisk iced tea.
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Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz Spent Romantic Weekend Together


February 07, 2011 04:55:49 GMT


Eva Longoria keeps fueling rumor of her dating Eduardo Cruz although her representative has denied the report. The twosome was spotted spending a romantic afternoon together this weekend in Miami Beach.

They were aboard a luxurious yacht on Saturday, February 5 during when the 35-year-old "Desperate Housewives" star looked chic in a white top and jeans with beige peep toe heels. Eva and Eduardo, who is Penelope Cruz's brother, were pictured while enjoying the sight from the ship.
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Artist of the Week: Adele

February 07, 2011 04:55:00 GMT


Three years after the release of her critically-acclaimed album "19", Adele returns with a bang with her sophomore set "21". She debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart with 208,000 copies, scoring the biggest January album sales since 2006. Arctic Monkeys sold 363,000 copies with their debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not" in the same month that year.

A collection of deeply personal songs, "21" showcases the growth of this Grammy-winning singer at the very young age of twenty two. The album also allows fans to get closer to the real Adele through the songs, inspired by her personal life, which range from talking about the power and glory of love to the real heartbreak.
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'Letterman' Scores QB Aaron Rodgers' Appearance

February 07, 2011 04:48:27 GMT


Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to victory at Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6, making him not only the most-sought player at this era but also a highly-demanded guest of talk shows. CBS was the quick one to catch the quarterback, booking him for an appearance at "Late Show with David Letterman".

Rodgers would pay David Letterman a visit on Monday, February 7, CBS announced via Twitter. He is expected to talk about the victory as well as his new crowning as MVP. Rodgers completes 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns with a passer rating of 111.5.
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LCD Soundsystem's Farewell Gig to Be Full of Surprises

February 07, 2011 04:24:27 GMT


Dance act LCD Soundsystem will play its last ever show in April. Frontman James Murphy revealed last year that the group's third album, "This Is Happening", would be their final record, so the stars could pursue other projects.

Now they've announced their farewell gig will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 2 - and it will be full of surprises. A statement on the band's official website reads, "It will be our last show ever. We are retiring from the game. Gettin' out. Movin' on."
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Katherine Jenkins Engaged to Gethin Jones

February 07, 2011 04:24:02 GMT


Opera star Katherine Jenkins is engaged to marry her boyfriend, TV presenter Gethin Jones. The Welsh stars began dating in 2007 and reportedly moved in together in 2010.

Jones cemented their relationship with a New Year proposal last month and the pair is planning to wed in Wales in 2012, according to Britain's Mail On Sunday. A source tells the publication, "Gethin proposed last month. It was a wonderful start to the year for both of them."
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Prince Disappointed Over Axed Super Bowl Concert

February 07, 2011 04:23:44 GMT


A Super Bowl benefit show starring Prince and Erykah Badu was canceled shortly before it was due to begin on Friday, February 4 after financial backing for the concert collapsed. Fans flocked to buy tickets for TheEvent fundraiser, organized by The Goss-Michael Foundation, an arts group founded by British singer George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss.

Organizers of the gig, in Dallas, Texas, announced that the show had switched venues, before stunning concertgoers by axing the show altogether late on Friday. Joyce Goss, executive director of the foundation, tells the Dallas News, "We faced a disappointment that is immeasurable for us, our scholarship recipients and our supporters. Both Kenny Goss and I are extremely disappointed that TheEvent featuring Prince was canceled. It continues to be our understanding that River Alexander Group, the event organizer, was unable to fund and produce the evening. Up to the very last minute they assured us the 'show would go on.' "
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Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez's PDA Caught on Super Bowl Camera


February 07, 2011 04:23:21 GMT


Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez had been frequently photographed at the gym before but this is the first time their romance is caught on camera. The couple attended the Sunday, February 6 game of Super Bowl XLV between Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium and the cameras turned to them just in time to capture a PDA.

FOX cameras first focused on NFL Hall of Famer John Madden who was texting on his cell phone, one seat away from former president George W. Bush and wife Laura. Then they turned to Diaz hand-feeding her Yankee boyfriend popcorn. "I'm sure Alex is thrilled we just put the camera on him at that moment," the commentator said of the moment which is broadcast around the world.
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Amanda Holden 'Utterly Devastated' After Losing Baby

February 07, 2011 04:23:19 GMT


British actress and TV host Amanda Holden is "utterly devastated" after losing her baby seven months into her pregnancy. The "Britain's Got Talent" judge announced last month she was expecting her second child, a boy, by husband Chris Hughes.

Holden was admitted to West Middlesex Hospital in London last Tuesday, February 1 when the baby stopped moving. It was later stillborn, reports the Associated Press.
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Nicole Kidman Hailed at Santa Barbara, Renee Zellweger Honored at German Film Awards

February 07, 2011 04:22:49 GMT


Nicole Kidman was the toast of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California on Saturday, February 5 as she was honored with a top prize. The "Moulin Rouge!" star received the coveted Cinema Vanguard Award, which recognizes stars who take artistic risks and make a significant contribution to film, at a special tribute as part of the 10-day event.

Taking to the stage to accept the trophy, Kidman told the audience, "I suppose that's in my blood. I don't even see it as taking a risk, I just see it as staying true to my heart and instinct." The honor has previously been presented to Vera Farmiga, Christoph Waltz and Peter Sarsgaard.
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Elvis Presley's Ex Tura Satana Died of Heart Failure


February 07, 2011 04:21:12 GMT


Actress Tura Satana has died of heart failure at the age of 72. The star passed away in Reno, Nevada on Friday night, February 4, her longtime manager, Siouxzan Perry, tells the New York Times.

Born in 1938, Satana began her career as a teenage model before moving into acting. She appeared in several TV shows, including "Burke's Law", "The Greatest Show on Earth", "Hawaiian Eye", and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.". The beauty landed her first big screen role in 1963's "Irma La Douce", and became most well-known for her turn in Russ Meyer's 1965 film "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!".
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'Inception' and 'Social Network' Win WGA Awards

February 07, 2011 04:20:33 GMT


Moviemaker Christopher Nolan and writer Aaron Sorkin were the toast of Hollywood on Saturday, February 5 after claiming the top prizes at the annual Writers Guild of America Awards. Nolan's "Inception" claimed the Original Screenplay honor, while Sorkin's "The Social Network" was named Best Adapted Screenplay.

Sorkin's "The Social Network" is now a clear Oscar favorite after winning gold at the Golden Globes and the coveted Scripters Award in Los Angeles on Friday, February 4. Original Screenplay Oscar favorite "The King's Speech" was ineligible under WGA rules.
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Britney Spears Releases Two New Trailers of 'Hold It Against Me' Video


February 07, 2011 04:09:36 GMT


Over the weekend, Britney Spears dropped two more teasers for her upcoming "Hold It Against Me" music video. One sneak peek is a footage version of the still which gives the first look at the clip, and the other shows what appears on the TV screens which surround her in previous teaser.

"Hold It Against Me" music video is directed by Jonas Akerlund, the same man behind Lady GaGa's "Telephone" clip. Additionally, Britney recruits his stylist wife B. Akerlund who has also previously worked with GaGa. But it was assured that Britney will not mirror any "styling" done by the Monster ringleader.
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FOX's Super Bowl Spots for 'X Factor', 'Fringe' and 'Terra Nova'

February 07, 2011 03:54:34 GMT


FOX as the hosting network to Super Bowl XLV made use of the position to air plenty of its TV program promos during the game's coverage on Sunday, February 6. Among them are "The X Factor (US)", "Fringe" and "Terra Nova".

Ad for "The X Factor", like its previous promos, hardly gives an idea of how the show would look like, but it is the first time that Simon Cowell appears in it. "He's back," the ad highlighted. The "Fringe" ad is to promote the new time slot given to "the newest sensation". The sci-fi series previously occupied Thursdays but has since been moved to Fridays.
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'Captain America' and 'Thor' Debut Super Bowl Spot

February 07, 2011 03:31:52 GMT


The highly-anticipated Super Bowl spot for "Captain America: The First Avenger" has been made available for viewing pleasure online. It sees Chris Evans' Steve Rogers who feels "taller" after he is turned into Captain America with a special machine. Captain America's enemy, Hugo Weaving's Red Skull, is additionally featured in a brief.

Another superhero film from Paramount Pictures, "Thor", also gets a TV spot aired during the game telecast. It mashes up scenes seen in the trailer and several fresh footage, including the ones which highlight the fight at Asgard.
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Justin Bieber Kicks Out Ozzy Osbourne in Super Bowl Ad


February 07, 2011 03:18:49 GMT


Best Buy ad featuring unlikely couple Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne has been revealed during the live telecast of Super Bowl XLV. Rocking "Tron"-styled ensemble, the Black Sabbath rocker is filming a commercial for a 4G gadget before he is cut off to re-shoot his scene for an upgraded 5G.

It's only a few seconds after the ad was done filming and Ozzy confusedly says, "How many bloody Gs are there?" when Justin, wearing similar outfit, appears beside the rocker and says, "I'll take it from here." Confused, Ozzy moves to the back only to be shooed out of the view.
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Justin Bieber's Surprise Skits on 'Saturday Night Live'


February 07, 2011 03:06:32 GMT


Justin Bieber indeed popped up on the latest "Saturday Night Live" episode. Assisting Dana Carvey, who is making his return to the variety show, the 16-year-old pop star appeared in a skit called "Church Chat". Later, he spoofed Leighton Meester's film "The Roommate" with Andy Samberg in a digital short.

Carvey's Church Lady is infatuated by Bieber, saying the teen heartthrob makes her "naughty parts" tingle. Asking Jesus whether she can let her guard down to taste "sweet Bieber", the Church Lady asks Him to look at Bieber and says "Come on!". Jesus answers, "Yes, he used my finest creation."
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Super Bowl Spot for 'Cowboys & Aliens', 'Fast Five' and 'Adjustment Bureau'

February 07, 2011 03:01:34 GMT


Three upcoming releases from Universal Pictures have gotten a new sneak peek each. TV spots for "Cowboys and Aliens", "Fast Five" and "The Adjustment Bureau" have been aired during Super Bowl XLV telecast on Sunday, February 6.

The "Cowboys & Aliens" snippet gives the first look at the alien spacecrafts and topless Olivia Wilde seen from her backside. The "Fast Five" TV spot is filled with testosterone fueled action in addition to giving glimpse of sexy chicks. The "Adjustment Bureau" preview video follows Matt Damon who is running away from several men chasing him.
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Vince Neil Goes to Prison First Before Tour

February 07, 2011 02:35:51 GMT


Rocker Vince Neil has a string of Motley Crue dates to look forward to when he's released from prison later this month - including one that will take him to Argentina. The frontman has been ordered to surrender to officials in Las Vegas on February 15 and serve a 15-day sentence on a DUI charge - but he's already making travel plans for when he's a free man.

Motley Crue will perform at Estadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas in Buenos Aires on May 19 and 20. The group will also be among the artists performing at the Bamboozle festival in New Jersey on April 29 - and they're heading to Mexico for three dates in May.
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'The King's Speech' Resolves Issue With Animal Rights Group

February 07, 2011 02:31:33 GMT


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Producers of "The King's Speech" have settled a dispute with animal rights campaigners who threatened to sue over the use of the phrase 'No Animals Harmed' in the film's credits. Bosses at the American Humane Association (AHA), who have a trademark on the phrase, demanded the removal of the end-credits pledge that no animals were harmed during the shoot, as they were not involved in the production.

The public advocacy group only allows the tag to be used when officials have been given access to the set and copies of the script to certify that animals are treated well, according to the Hollywood Reporter. See-Saw Films executives have since reached out to AHA bosses to assure them animal welfare was a high priority on set, and the matter over the certification used has since "been resolved".
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Christina Aguilera Booed for Forgetting Lyrics, Lea Michele Applauded at Super Bowl


February 07, 2011 02:31:20 GMT


Christina Aguilera was left embarrassed when she messed up the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the live telecast of Super Bowl XLV. The five-time Grammy winner performed the song on Sunday, February 6 in front of thousands of sport mania at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas.

She did her own twist on the U.S. National Anthem. She was supposed to sing "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?" in the fourth line, but repeated the second line with a slight variation. From "What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?", she changed it into "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming?".
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Lindsay Lohan Would Be Charged for Stolen Necklace

February 07, 2011 02:18:56 GMT


Lindsay Lohan is to be charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California jewelery store. According to TMZ.com, the Los Angeles County District Attorney is expected to file the case against the actress on Monday, February 7 following an investigation into the missing necklace, which was reportedly turned over to police by one of the star's associates last week.

Surveillance video from the store shows Lohan with the necklace in question on January 22, and there are photos of her wearing what appears to be the same necklace a week later. If convicted the "Mean Girls" star faces a return to prison - for a maximum of three years.
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Super Bowl Spot for 'Transformers 3' and 'Super 8'

February 07, 2011 02:16:58 GMT


Paramount Pictures have debuted super bowl spot for their upcoming sci-fi films, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Super 8". Premiered via Michael Bay Dot Com before it was aired on TV, the snippet for the third "Transformers" film shares a huge battle that happens on city's street but still keeps the plot a secret.

The TV spot for "Super 8" meanwhile sees an exploding train, a stumbling camera and some people with terrified expression. While the tense scenes are playing, someone is saying "Do not speak of this. If you do, they will find you."
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Called 'Faggot', Shia LaBeouf Punched Man in Bar

February 07, 2011 02:14:54 GMT


Movie star Shia LaBeouf was handcuffed by police after a bar fight in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles on Friday, February 4 night. Cops were called to sports bar Mad Bulls Tavern after reports a fight broke out between the "Transformers" star and another patron, according to HollyScoop.com.

LaBeouf, who is a regular at the new bar, was detained for 20 minutes and then allowed to leave the scene. According to witnesses, the actor was punched in the face during the scuffle. It is not known what sparked the fight, but one onlooker tells WENN LaBeouf wasn't the instigator.
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Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy Found Dead at 58

February 07, 2011 02:01:09 GMT


Irish guitar great Gary Moore has died at the age of 58. The former Thin Lizzy star's body was found at the Kempinski Hotel on the Costa del Sol in Spain on Sunday, February 6. Moore was holidaying at the time of his death.

The cause of death has not been released. Born in Belfast in 1952, Moore, real name Robert William Gary Moore, enjoyed chart success with Thin Lizzy and as a solo artist with hits like "Out in the Fields" and "Empty Rooms."
 
 
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