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February 08, 2011

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Janet Jackson Finally Accepts Michael's Death

February 08, 2011 09:49:45 GMT


Janet Jackson has been "pushing and forcing" herself to mourn her brother Michael Jackson's tragic death after holding back her grief for more than a year. The singer admits she suppressed her emotions after the King of Pop passed away in June 2009 so she could remain strong and support the rest of her family.

She refused to listen to the "Thriller" icon's hits for months, insisting, "I'm certain that one day I'll again be able to enjoy the miraculous sound of his voice but that day has not yet arrived." But Jackson reveals she is now on the road to accepting her brother's death and healing her broken heart.
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Elizabeth Hurley Under Attack for Super Bowl Ad


February 08, 2011 09:46:19 GMT


Elizabeth Hurley has come under attack from TV viewers, who have accused the British actress/model of mocking environmental issues in a new commercial. The "Bedazzled" star appears in a tongue-in-cheek campaign for discount firm Groupon, in which she compares the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.

In the ad, which aired in the U.S. during the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6, Hurley calls Brazil's rainforest "one of nature's most lush ecosystems", before adding: "Not all deforestation is bad!" and revealing she got a half-price wax treatment with a Groupon discount.
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Cosmopolitan Defends Racy Shot of Lea Michele

February 08, 2011 09:42:45 GMT


"Glee" star Lea Michele has come under fire for another racy photoshoot - angry parents are fuming after the actress showed off her cleavage on the cover of Cosmopolitan. Just four months after she was criticized for posing provocatively with her "Glee" castmates in a GQ spread, Michele has sparked outrage again after appearing on the March issue of Cosmopolitan wearing a dress with a plunging neckline.

The controversial shot has infuriated readers and parents, who claim the actress should cover up since her on-screen alter ego, high school student Rachel Berry, is a role model to young viewers. Cosmopolitan editors have defended their decision to use Michele's sexy shot.
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Amanda Holden to Return to TV After Losing Baby


February 08, 2011 09:39:13 GMT


Actress and TV personality Amanda Holden is expected to make a return to U.K. show "Britain's Got Talent" after losing her unborn baby. Holden was seven months into her pregnancy with her second child, a boy, when it stopped moving last week and was later stillborn.

The 39 year old and her husband Chris Hughes are now mourning their loss, but the star is expected to make her return as a judge on the TV competition when it launches in May. A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Words cannot describe the anguish Amanda is going through."
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Rihanna Is Upset With Title Change of 'S&M'


February 08, 2011 09:37:00 GMT


Due to its racy lyrics and title, Rihanna's latest single "S&M" was axed from the playlist of BBC Radio 1. But the song, which music video is banned in 11 countries, has now been played on the U.K. radio, only they censor the title and change it into "Come On".

"Are you f**king kidding me??? I'm on it!" RiRi posted on Twitter when she was informed of the title change. Later when a fan asked if she was okay with the situation, the Bajan songstress made it clear that she's not happy. She exclaimed, "Absolutely NOT!!!"
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Release of Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' Postponed, Again

February 08, 2011 09:35:52 GMT


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The release of Mel Gibson's new film "The Beaver" has been postponed by six weeks. The drama was previously scheduled to open in a limited number of theaters on March 23, with a subsequent wider release on April 8.

But on Monday, February 7, Summit Entertainment executives announced plans to push back the release date - the film will now come out in the U.S. on May 6 and expand on May 20.
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Mark Zuckerberg Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker

February 08, 2011 09:29:16 GMT


Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a restraining order against a man who reportedly used the social networking site to threaten his safety. Zuckerberg, who is portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in the Academy Award-nominated movie "The Social Network", has asked a judge to ban Pradeep Manukonda from going anywhere near him after the 31 year old bombarded him with messages via Facebook.

In Zuckerberg's legal filing, Manukonda is accused of attempting to "follow, surveil and contact Mr. Zuckerberg using language threatening his personal safety", as well as the wellbeing of his girlfriend and sister."
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Paul Haggis Blasted for Criticizing His Former Belief Scientology

February 08, 2011 09:26:29 GMT


"Crash" director and former Scientologist Paul Haggis has sparked outrage among the church's leaders after revealing the inner workings of the religion to a magazine. The screenwriter was a member of the Church of Scientology, which counts actors John Travolta and Tom Cruise as followers, for more than 30 years before quitting over its support for Proposition 8, the bill which outlawed same-sex marriage.

He has broken his silence about his time as a member to help The New Yorker journalist Lawrence Wright with a 25,000-word article about the secretive group's practices. Haggis tells the publication, "There was a feeling of camaraderie that was something I'd never experienced; all these atheists looking for something to believe in, and all these loners looking for a club to join... I was in a cult for 34 years. Everyone else could see it. I don't know why I couldn't."
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'Bachelor' Axes Two, Taking the Rest to Anguilla Next Week

February 08, 2011 09:12:06 GMT


This week, "The Bachelor" ends up with the elimination of not three but two women only. The bachelorette number is now down to six after Brad Womack sent home Jackie and Alli. The former was in a group date with Michelle, Emily, Ashley, Shawntel and Britt while the latter got her one-on-one but did not receive an instant rose.

The problem with Alli is, Brad felt like they only made small talks during their date instead of talking heart-to-heart. At the end of their session, Brad told the apparel merchant he liked to hang out with her but he was not falling in love with her. And with that Brad denied her a rose and sent her home.
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Panic At the Disco Debut 'Ballad of Mona Lisa' Music Video

February 08, 2011 09:04:57 GMT


Panic At the Disco's music video filmed to support their new single "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" has just arrived in full. Brendon Urie appears as a ghost, leading a young girl to warn people in the room about who's the evil one.

The music video was shot in Los Angeles with their longtime collaborator Shane Drake serving behind the lens. Drake previously directed the group's music videos for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" and "Nine in the Afternoon".
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Richard Gere Brought In to Replace Al Pacino in 'Arbitrage'

February 08, 2011 08:49:51 GMT


With Al Pacino no longer attached, the producers of "Arbitrage" frantically searched for a replacement. The hunt is almost over with Richard Gere's name revealed to be on top of the list. Deadline said Gere is "near a deal" to star in the drama which also has Susan Sarandon and Eva Green.

Director Nicholas Jarecki is expected to begin shooting in mid-April in New York. Jarecki also wrote the script, about a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire before his fraud is revealed. But an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help.
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'Bombshell' Rose McGowan Joins 'Law & Order: SVU'

February 08, 2011 08:32:46 GMT


NBC has announced the appearance of Rose McGowan in one of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" upcoming episodes. McGowan, who formerly played Paige on "Charmed", has landed a guest starring role for the upcoming spring episode of the TV series.

"SVU" executive producer Neal Baer stated at the Writer's Guild Awards, "Our episode is called Bombshell and Rose McGowan is the ultimate bombshell". The former fiancee of rocker Marilyn Manson will play a grifter character named Cassandra who hits swinging men who frequent sex clubs. Having experience in such several dark films as "Scream" and "The Black Dahlia", McGowan won't have any barrier to assist the Cassandra character.
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Christina Aguilera Scores Grammy Performance Post Super Bowl


February 08, 2011 08:20:53 GMT


Rumor has it, Christina Aguilera has been booked as the opening act of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 13. If the rumor is true, it might be her chance to redeem herself after flubbing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl XLV.

Wayne's World suggested X-Tina will team up with Jennifer Hudson for the music's biggest night. Together, the two Grammy-winning artists allegedly will pay homage to veteran singer Aretha Franklin at the beginning of the prize-giving event.
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Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent Win Big at Bluegrass Music Awards

February 08, 2011 07:39:35 GMT


Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent were the big winners at Sunday's February 6 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, picking up seven prizes in total.

The duo won entertaining group, bluegrass band, vocal group and contemporary gospel group titles, while "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" was voted Album of the Year. Dailey also picked up Best Contemporary Male Vocalist, while his sidekick was crowned Top Bass Player.
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Vinnie Jones to Bring Comic Book 'Doc Noble' to the Big Screen

February 08, 2011 07:35:18 GMT


Soccer star-turned-movie hardman Vinnie Jones is working on a movie adaptation of comic book series "Doc Noble", in which he'll play the vigilante dad. Jones is revamping the comic book character with screenwriter Howard Chaykin, and he hopes the role will turn him into the next Charles Bronson.

He tells WENN, "We're trying to get something going called Noble which is sort of a Charles Bronson-type action man who solves lots of problems; like an assassin sort of guy. In Hollywood these things don't happen overnight. It's an unbelievably long process and we've been on this 12 months, so maybe in another two years something might come to the screen. I want to play the title character."
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Ten Fascinating Facts About Birthday Actor Nick Nolte

February 08, 2011 07:32:45 GMT


Happy Birthday to Nick Nolte - the Hollywood actor turns 70 today, February 8. The two-time Oscar nominee rose to fame with a role in the hit 1970s miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man", while his 1980s buddy cop movie 48 Hrs. launched the big-screen career of his co-star Eddie Murphy.

An all-around renaissance man, Nolte has made a name for himself as an athlete, model and producer, and he's played a wide range of characters in more than 40 Hollywood movies.
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'The Young and the Restless' Star Caught DUI

February 08, 2011 07:31:00 GMT


American soap star Kristoff St. John spent Sunday, February 6 behind bars after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). "The Young and the Restless" actor's car was pulled over by Los Angeles police at around 1.30am on Sunday and questioned over allegations of speeding.

Officers also asked St. John to complete field sobriety tests and he was taken into custody after struggling with the tasks. He was booked for the DUI and released on $5,000 bail on Sunday evening, reports TMZ.com.
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Jenny McCarthy Breaks Up With Paul Krepelka

February 08, 2011 07:26:49 GMT


Jenny McCarthy is single again after splitting from her sports agent boyfriend. The actress/model went public with her romance with Paul Krepelka on New Year's Eve when she was caught kissing him at the stroke of midnight during a New York telecast, which she co-hosted.

A source tells Life & Style magazine, "The long-distance thing proved too much for them, and they just mutually decided that it wasn't going to work. He didn't want to move to L.A. and she certainly can't move to Boston. They're still friends."
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Andrew Garfield Wins Best Actor, Beating Colin Firth

February 08, 2011 07:24:18 GMT


Hollywood newcomer Andrew Garfield upset Oscars favorite Colin Firth to scoop a Best Actor prize at the Evening Standard Film Awards in London on Monday, February 7. The 27 year old was recognized for his roles in "Never Let Me Go" and "The Social Network", putting an end to Firth's monopoly of the awards season for his turn as King George VI in "The King's Speech".

In a filmed message, Garfield told the crowd at the London Film Museum, "I really, really appreciate it and intend to let this spur me and provide more fuel for my fire". Meanwhile, Kristin Scott Thomas was named the Best Actress for her part in French film "Leaving", in which she plays a married woman who has an affair with a builder.
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Michael Moore Suing Weinstein Bros for 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Royalty

February 08, 2011 07:24:11 GMT


Filmmaker Michael Moore is taking movie moguls Harvey and Bob Weinstein to court over allegations the brothers cheated him out of profits from his hit documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11". The 2004 picture was released by Moore's Westside Productions via a deal with the Weinsteins' The Fellowship Adventure Group. It became the highest-grossing documentary of all time with worldwide profits of $222 million.

But Moore claims the Weinsteins reneged on their agreement to share the profits equally between the two firms and has accused the moguls of secretly syphoning off cash for their own benefit, according to TMZ.com.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Return to 'Glee' Filled With Sex Ed

February 08, 2011 07:09:45 GMT


Gwyneth Paltrow has been one of the most notable guests of "Glee" and her return to the popular FOX show is going to be memorable as well. TV Guide heard from the cast that Paltrow's Holly Holliday is set to teach the kids in sex education.

"All the kids are lost in their sexual knowledge," said Heather Morris whose character Brittany still thinks "a baby comes from the stork". Through Holly's guidance also, Finn finds out that "you actually can't get girls pregnant in a hot tub without intercourse." It throws back to season 1 when Quinn told him that he got her pregnant by doing so.
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New Khloe and Kim Kardashian Steamy Ads: Unisex and Skechers

February 08, 2011 07:06:58 GMT


Khloe Kardashian and her socialite sister Kim Kardashian are featured in new ads, separately. The former gets steamy with her husband Lamar Odom in a new commercial ad of their unisex fragrance, Unbreakable. "There is something sexy about a couple sharing a scent. Soft yet powerful. Strong but sensual," she said.

Kim, meanwhile, hooks up with Josh Kloss in her own ad which is filmed for Skechers. Joshua is the same hot model who shared racy scenes with Katy Perry in her "Teenage Dream" music video last year. Aired during the Super Bowl XLV telecast, the new Skechers ad sees Kim dumping the 30-year-old hunk.
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Cobie Smulders Joins 'The Avengers' as S.H.I.E.L.D's Director


February 08, 2011 06:36:45 GMT


From "How I Met Your Mother", Cobie Smulders jumps into "The Avengers" universe. It has been reported that talks are undergoing to bring the actress to play Maria Hill, the director of the planetary defense/intelligence service S.H.I.E.L.D.

Samuel L. Jackson who plays another member of S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury, confirmed last week that he would have a female sidekick in the action movie. "I gotta screen test like five actresses on Friday. They have this new character that's my sidekick or something, that's with me all the time," the actor said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon".
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Lady GaGa Moves Premiere Date of Single 'Born This Way' to This Friday

February 08, 2011 06:34:25 GMT


Lady GaGa is no longer set to debut her highly-anticipated single "Born This Way" on February 13 as she has moved it forward a few days earlier. Now, the outlandish singer is scheduled to reveal the brand new song on February 11. "Can't wait any longer, single coming Friday," so she wrote on Twitter.

The single is written by GaGa and co-produced by her along with Fernando Garibay and DJ White Shadow. It is going to showcased live for the very first time at the star-studded ceremony of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles next week.
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Gisele Bundchen Clarified Statement About Sunblock Is 'Poison'

February 08, 2011 06:09:49 GMT


Gisele Bundchen's representative has fired back at reports suggesting the model shuns the use of sunblock, insisting her client was "misquoted" when she allegedly branded protective lotions "poison". The Brazilian beauty is said to have made the controversial comments during the launch of her organic skincare collection, Sejaa, in Sao Paulo on Friday, February 4.

Bundchen came under fire from dermatologists after she was quoted as saying, "I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic."Her publicist, Amber Clapp, claims the 30 year old's words were wrongly translated from her native Portuguese to English by the media, because the stunner would "never" avoid sunblock.
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Super Bowl XLV Sets Rating Record, 'Glee' Fails to Follow

February 08, 2011 06:02:31 GMT


The Sunday, February 6 broadcast of Super Bowl XLV was the most-watched program in U.S. television history. Nielsen counted that 111 million viewers tuned in to the game between Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Its following program "Glee" unfortunately did not score as well as expected.

More detailed records noted that the game hit its peak between 9:30 P.M. and 10 P.M. ET with 117.2 million viewers. The audience dipped during the Black Eyed Peas' halftime performance at 110.2 million viewers from 8 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. At 111 million, Super Bowl XLV beat last year's game which averaged 106 million people and the series finale of "M*A*S*H" which absorbed 106 million and held the record from 1983 to 2010.
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Kelsey Grammer Granted a Divorce to Marry Kayte Walsh

February 08, 2011 05:09:24 GMT


Kelsey Grammer is one step closer to walking down the aisle with fiancee Kayte Walsh after striking a divorce deal with his estranged wife Camille Donatacci. The former "Frasier" star has been pushing for a judge to grant him a quickie divorce so he can legally marry the Brit later this month, but proceedings have been delayed amid reports Camille is holding out for a bigger financial settlement

However, the two parties have now reached an agreement and lawyers for the pair headed to court on Monday, February 7 to break the news to the judge presiding over the case. A divorce decree is expected to be entered on Thursday, February 9, once the Grammers have signed the settlement papers, and the actor will be free to wed his new bride a week later, reports TMZ.com.
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Blake Lively Wanted as the New Carrie Bradshaw

February 08, 2011 04:55:16 GMT


Recently voted as the Most Desirable Woman of 2011 through a poll, Blake Lively continues to shine in her movie career by being touted for the role of Carrie Bradshaw. The character has been made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker in "Sex and the City" series as well as its two movie installments.

Rumor has it, Michael Patrick King who wrote the series and directed the movie adaptations, is toying with the idea to create a younger version of Carrie. This idea sprung up after it was known that Candance Bushnell who wrote the original novels spawned a new book called "The Carrie Diaries".
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Britney Spears Reveals Teaser No. 4 for 'Hold It Against Me' Video

February 08, 2011 04:54:26 GMT


Britney Spears continues giving away sneak peek to her forthcoming "Hold It Against Me" music video. This new teaser is short like the previously-released snippets, but gives fresh footage of the clip. Wearing shorts and knee-length boots, the "Womanizer" singer is surrounded by shirtless hunks to break into a dance number.

Directed by Jonas Akerlund, the music video which will be premiered next month is described as "a sexy, edgy dance piece" which shows Britney at her "peak form and ability." Leading to the video premiere, she will release one new teaser each day.
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'Pretty Little Liars' 1.17 Preview: The New Normal

February 08, 2011 04:40:38 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" have gone through so much in the past few months that the torments from "A" seem like "The New Normal". What happens to one liar when parent-teacher conferences come around and her father sits face to face with the love of her life? What about when another one reaches out to a tarnished innocent, when no one else will?

And what about the liar who is taken by surprise by an unpleasant person? And don't forget about the last liar who is getting way too comfortable with someone she might not want to trust. Whatever it is, "A" is sure to have something to say about it. It's now just another normal day in Rosewood, PA for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer.
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Simon Cowell Spent $2.85 Million for Super Bowl Ad of 'X Factor'

February 08, 2011 04:34:33 GMT


Simon Cowell spent a massive $2.85 million to promote the U.S. launch of his show "The X Factor" with a TV commercial during the Super Bowl - but he starred in it solo because his judging panel is not finalized. The music mogul was seen being digitally re-assembled from shattered fragments during the 30-second advertisement on Sunday, February 6, before facing the camera in front of the words: "He's back."

The expensive TV slot was to promote the upcoming debut of "The X Factor" in the U.S. this autumn - but Cowell had to appear in the ad on his own because he has still not decided on his fellow judges for the show, according to Britain's The Sun.
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Jessica Szohr Denies Dating Green Bay Packers Star Aaron Rodgers

February 08, 2011 04:30:37 GMT


Actress Jessica Szohr's representative has dismissed reports the "Gossip Girl" star is dating American footballer Aaron Rodgers. The brunette beauty parted ways from boyfriend Ed Westwick, her co-star on the series, last year and has remained single since the split.

However, Szohr sparked speculation she has found love with Green Bay Packers star Rodgers after they were spotted dining together and watching a sports game earlier this month. But her rep has now dismissed the rumors, telling GossipCop.com, "They are not dating."
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'Phantom of the Opera' Sequel Leads Laurence Olivier Awards Nominations

February 08, 2011 04:26:00 GMT


Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest production "Love Never Dies" is in line to be one of the big winners at the Laurence Olivier Awards in Britain next month after picking up seven nominations. The theater impresario's "Phantom of the Opera" sequel has received nods in the Best New Musical category, as well as musical acting nominations for the show's stars Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Summer Strallen, despite mixed reviews from critics.

Acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi is up for the Best Actor prize for his acclaimed turn in "King Lear", and will compete for the honor against David Suchet ("All My Sons"), Mark Ryland ("La Bete"), Roger Alam ("Henry VI") and Rory Kinnear ("Hamlet").
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First Trailer of Sundance's Pick 'The Music Never Stopped'

February 08, 2011 04:18:07 GMT


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"The Music Never Stopped" is one of the indie films that got picked up during recent Sundance Film Festival. Roadside Attractions is now set to release it on limited theaters this March 18, dropping its first trailer via Apple on Monday, February 7.

Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel ran away from home, Henry and Helen Sawyer learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, a brain tumor has damaged his memory, rendering past and present indistinguishable. Sensing that Gabriel responds to music, Henry seeks out a music therapist, who discovers that when Gabriel listens to the rock music he loved - The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield - he reengages with the world.
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Joan Rivers Mocks Christina Aguilera, While Fergie Defends Her


February 08, 2011 03:56:37 GMT


Christina Aguilera messed up lyrics of the National Anthem in front of thousands of people at Super Bowl over the weekend. The Grammy-winning singer has since apologized for the error, but what do fellow celebrities think about the much-criticized performance?

Joan Rivers, who recently bragged about needing no computer help to make her surgery-enhanced body look good in Super Bowl ad, has harsh words for X-Tina. "How stupid can you get?" she told PopEater. "Christina must have been thinking about food, that's why she forgot the words."
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N-Dubz Star Angry After Snubbed by BRITs

February 08, 2011 03:47:42 GMT


N-Dubz star Fazer is fuming the rap trio has been snubbed by BRIT Award organizers again, insisting the band is "underrated" in its native U.K. The "Playing With Fire" hitmakers are a huge hit with fans but fail to impress industry experts. They only received one nod at last year's event for their collaboration with Tinchy Stryder, and didn't garner any nominations for the upcoming 2011 ceremony later this month.

And rapper Fazer insists he'll dismiss any future BRIT Award in the same way Liam Gallagher did at the 2010 ceremony, when the former Oasis frontman threw his trophy into the crowd. Fazer tells Britain's Daily Star, "A lot of people up for a BRIT Award this year haven't sold half as many records as us."
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Jessica Simpson Denies Involvement to 'X Factor (US)'

February 08, 2011 03:44:36 GMT


Jessica Simpson has shot down reports she's accepted a judging role on the upcoming U.S. version of Simon Cowell's "The X Factor". The music mogul's hit British singing competition is set to debut in America later this year and rumors are rife about who will sit on the expert panel.

Simpson is the latest star said to be in considerations for a role on the program, but she's moved swiftly to deny the speculation. In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Just to clear up a rumor... I am NOT going to judge X Factor!!! I don't even know where that info came from."
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Antony Costa of Blue Is Sorry for Urinating ATM

February 08, 2011 03:40:24 GMT


Blue star Antony Costa has apologized after he was photographed urinating in a London street last week. The boyband singer was snapped relieving himself against a cashpoint in the U.K. capital during a night out and the photos were published in a tabloid newspaper over the weekend.

Costa has now spoken out over the incident, insisting he regrets his "stupid" actions. He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I was so mortified when I saw the pictures. No one wants to be seen like that. I would never, ever want to upset or embarrass my family or the band."
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Elton John Defends Himself for Having Child at 63

February 08, 2011 03:35:33 GMT


Sir Elton John anticipated criticism over his decision to welcome a baby at the age of 63 - because even he momentarily thought he was too old to become a father. The "Rocket Man" and his partner David Furnish, 48, welcomed little Zachary via a surrogate mother at Christmas.

Their decision courted controversy, but Sir Elton has brushed off the comments, insisting he's unaffected by other people's opinions. The singer/songwriter admits he expected criticism over their choice to bring a baby into the family, but reveals he has felt fully committed to fatherhood after a failed bid to adopt an orphan, Lev, from Ukraine in 2009.
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Barry Manilow Cancels Australian Tour Due to Weather


February 08, 2011 03:32:08 GMT


Veteran singer Barry Manilow has postponed his planned tour of Australia in April due to the extreme weather conditions hitting the country.The state of Queensland, on Australia's East Coast, was battered by raging floods in January, leaving thousands homeless, and the same area was hit by Cyclone Yasi last week.

Fires are currently raging in Perth, Western Australia, and Manilow has subsequently decided to push back his scheduled shows. A statement on the star's website reads, "Due to the current conditions in Australia, Barry's upcoming April tour in Australia has been postponed. All other concert dates, including the U.K. and a few more to be announced are not affected and are on schedule."
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Tributes Pour In for Thin Lizzy's Former Guitarist Gary Moore


February 08, 2011 03:26:52 GMT


Tributes have poured in for guitar legend Gary Moore, who died on Sunday, February 6 while on holiday in Spain. The former Thin Lizzy star, 58, passed away in a room at the Kempinski Hotel on the Costa del Sol where he was staying with his unnamed girlfriend.

Other musicians have lined up to pay their respects to the "Parisienne Walkways" hitmaker as officials in the resort of Estepona continue to investigate the tragedy. Bob Geldof says, "One of the greatest blues players of all time. Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore - the glorious trinity of the Irish blues men... His playing was exceptional and beautiful. We won't see his like again."
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Man of the Year Jay Leno Roasted at Harvard

February 08, 2011 03:22:17 GMT


U.S. TV titan Jay Leno had to work hard for his Man of the Year honor from Harvard University - he was ridiculed by students dressed as Joan Rivers, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.

The chat show host had to accept three challenges from the cast before accepting his Hasty Pudding prize at the university's wacky annual event last week. First he had to make the fake David Letterman laugh before reading a monologue from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and dancing around in a bra with car headlights and a red curly wig.
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Keira Knightley Spotted Arm in Arm With New Man

February 08, 2011 03:17:52 GMT


Keira Knightley has sparked rumors she's found romance again after she was pictured arm-in-arm with a mystery man just weeks after her split from Rupert Friend. The actress' five-year relationship with her "Pride & Prejudice" co-star came to an end by mutual agreement shortly before Christmas.

But she's now fueled gossip about her love life by stepping out with an unidentified man in London last week. Knightley was photographed linking arms with the man as they strolled through the British capital's Chinatown district after enjoying drinks at a cocktail bar.
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Video Premiere: Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never' From His 3D Movie


February 08, 2011 03:02:06 GMT


An alternate version of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" music video has been debuted. Filled with montage from his upcoming 3D movie of the same name, the clip features the Canadian singer on stage, backstage and during the break of his hectic schedule. His younger years are included in brief footage as well.

Before used as a soundtrack for his own movie, "Never Say Never" which features child actor Jaden Smith is featured in film "The Karate Kid". Now, it is reportedly set to be released as the lead single from soundtrack album of the Jon Chu-directed flick. The CD will be made available for purchase across United States on February 14.
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Hilary Swank Forced to Wear Unusual T-shirt After Losing Luggage

February 08, 2011 03:01:46 GMT


Actress Hilary Swank was forced to attend a Super Bowl fundraising event in a T-shirt she picked up at a Texas airport after losing her luggage in transit. The "Million Dollar Baby" star flew into Dallas on Saturday, February 5 ahead of a hosting gig for the Big Game Big Give bash held that night at restaurateur Phil Romano's residence in the city.

But Swank stunned attendees, including actor Owen Wilson, when she showed up in a T-shirt bearing the slogan, 'Don't Mess With Texas' - and had to explain her unusual attire, reports the New York Post's Page Six gossip column. However, the actress didn't let her wardrobe mix-up prevent her from fulfilling her presenting duties and she helped to raise funds by taking charge of the event's live auction.
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Julianne Moore Honored for Philanthropy Work

February 08, 2011 02:40:53 GMT


Actress Julianne Moore was honored for her philanthropy work at a star-studded ceremony in New York on Saturday, January 5 night. "The Kids Are All Right" star serves as ambassador for Save the Children programs in the U.S., and is involved with the TS Alliance to raise awareness of tuberous sclerosis.

Moore is also a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage, and bosses of the Human Rights Campaign handed the actress a trophy at a Big Apple gala to mark her campaigning work. Taking to her Twitter.com page during the ceremony, she told fans, "I am at the HRC event tonight in NYC - sitting with my husband and Mark Ruffalo - human rights and marriage equality for everybody."
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Eric Mabius: ABC Neglected 'Ugly Betty'


February 08, 2011 02:38:06 GMT


Actor Eric Mabius has lashed out at U.S. TV executives over the cancellation of "Ugly Betty" last year, accusing them of neglecting the cast. Bosses at ABC stunned the stars and fans of the show in January last year by announcing the programme's fourth season would be its last.

Several of the cast members went public with their disappointment about the cancellation ahead of the final episode, which aired in America in April. Mabius, who played magazine boss Daniel Meade, has now opened up about the axing of the show, revealing the stars of the programme felt "battered about" by network chiefs and were devastated by the snub.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Miley Cyrus Kissed by Joshua Bowman in the Park

February 08, 2011 02:33:03 GMT


Miley Cyrus and Joshua Bowman fuel rumor that they are dating. The two actors, who play together in new movie "So Undercover", are snapped getting cozy during a day out at Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, February 6.

Joshua, wearing a hoodie, is all smiles as he sat on the grass, cuddling with Miley who was lying between his legs. The "LOL: Laughing Out Loud" actress was cradling her puppy and grinning from ear to ear as she got a kiss from him on her forehead.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jason Lee Pays $25,000 for Dennis Hopper's Pic to Be Returned


February 08, 2011 02:31:33 GMT


Actor Jason Lee is offering a $25,000 reward for a photograph he took of Dennis Hopper which was stolen from a Los Angeles exhibition on Saturday, February 5. The "My Name Is Earl" star snapped the "Easy Rider" legend during a meeting and the black and white Polaroid has been on display as part of the THIS Los Angeles collection.

But the photo was stolen over the weekend and Lee is appealing for the perpetrator to hand back the sentimental snap. A post on the exhibition's website reads, "We have some very unfortunate and sad news and we need your help to solve it. Last night towards the end of our These Friends opening (after the crowds had left and we were cleaning up) someone stole a piece off the wall and bolted out the front door."
 
 
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