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February 09, 2011

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Selena Gomez's Next Movie to Reveal '13 Reasons Why' She 'Kills' Herself


February 09, 2011 10:01:55 GMT


Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have picked up rights to make a movie based on Jay Asher novel "13 Reasons Why". The project is developed as a starring vehicle for Selena Gomez, Deadline Hollywood reports.

The book tells a story of a shy California high school student, Clay Jensen, who returns from school to find a box waiting on his doorstep. It contains seven cassette tapes recorded by Hanna Baker, the classmate he had a crush on.
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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler Pair Up at 'Just Go with It' NY Premiere

February 09, 2011 09:31:14 GMT


When "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" was premiered in Los Angeles on February 8, Columbia Pictures took it to Ziegfeld Theater in New York City to promote "Just Go with It" on the same day. Relying on the support from the cast ensemble, the event saw the appearances of Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews and Kevin Nealon among others.

Playing working partners in the film, Aniston who showed some skin with a black Dolce & Gabbana dress and Sandler who went formal in his suit embraced each other on the blue carpet. The female lead was additionally seen getting close with child stars Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck who portrayed her children in the romantic comedy.
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Maria Bello Rumored Joining New 'Prime Suspect'

February 09, 2011 09:30:07 GMT


NBC's "Prime Suspect" is ready to be remade and start its production after its inability in casting the right person to play the character Detective Jane Tennison. It is still arguable who will become Tennison but Maria Bello, who starred on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", has been placed in the front line to replace the previous actress Helen Mirren.

Bello as quoted by EW said, "There may be interest in me doing it, but I haven't read anything yet or talked to anyone in-depth about it." Moreover, she said that she could not take over Mirren who has frequently won Emmy for the role. "C'mon! How could anyone compete with her? Didn't she do about 10 of them and win an Emmy every time?" said Bello.
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Justin Bieber Thanks Will Smith for Guiding His Movie Career


February 09, 2011 09:29:04 GMT


Justin Bieber has credited Will Smith with guiding his movie career, revealing the "Men in Black" star is helping him find his next big screen project. The Canadian sensation's tour documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" hits theaters this month, but the "Baby" hitmaker admits he's ready to show off his acting skills in a feature film.

And the 16 year old has found a mentor in Smith. Bieber tells Access Hollywood, "The Smith family's been really amazing to me and really supportive in everything I'm doing. Their family's just really nice and really good people."
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'Nurse Jackie' Season 3 Trailer: The Truth Is Catching Up

February 09, 2011 09:28:41 GMT


When "Nurse Jackie" returns March 28, she is in for a big mess. Now that her husband Kevin is friends with Eddie, more secrets are on the verge of being unveiled. Kevin visits Jackie at the hospital one day, only to be told by Zooey that Jackie is not married.

Kevin is also doing an intervention on Jackie's addiction to pills, with the help of O'Hara. And then there's another complication in the form of Jaimie Alexander. The "Bones" actress has been tapped to play Jackie's sister-in-law who is "wild and immature" and would stay with the family for a while. EW said her recurring role will be at least four episodes long.
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Ed Westwick Keen to Play Musical in West End

February 09, 2011 09:23:42 GMT


"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick is desperate to return to his native Britain to star in a play in London's famed West End theatre district. The English actor moved to New York after landing the role of Chuck Bass on the hit teen drama, but he longs to get back to the British capital so he can show off his dramatic talents in a live production.

He says, "(I want to be in) something intimate, so that people can get to know the real me - without a screen in the way. I can sing so perhaps a musical." But Westwick has a wait in store for him before he can fulfill his theater dreams - he has signed up to star in two more seasons of "Gossip Girl".
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Leighton Meester's New Song 'Front Cut' Ft. Clinton Sparks

February 09, 2011 08:52:19 GMT


Leighton Meester is still working on her debut album which has been mentioned since 2009. The "Gossip Girl" beauty has joined forces with Clinton Sparks, and their duet titled "Front Cut" has been unveiled and offered for free download. It's expected to make the cut to her upcoming record.

From going country in the soundtrack of her recently-released movie "Country Strong", now Leighton returns to her pop/dance root. In this track, both she and Clinton agree she should get a front cut instead of standing in line because she looks "too fine and good" to be waiting in the queue.
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Simon Cowell Admits Talking to Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole for U.S. 'X Factor'


February 09, 2011 08:35:40 GMT


Music mogul Simon Cowell is still refusing to name names for his "The X Factor (US)" judging panel, but he has confessed he's talking to both Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole. On Monday, February 7, Cowell confirmed he would be one of the three judges when the hit British talent show takes over U.S. TV later this year, but he's coy about who'll join him.

However, he did let some trade secrets slip in a new TV interview with ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour. He told the reporter for U.S. news show "Extra" he and his production team are "talking to" Scherzinger and Cole and admits his former "American Idol" judging pal Paula Abdul is "in the mix" with the other potentials.
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Eminem Thinks He Won't Win at 2011 Grammys

February 09, 2011 08:34:19 GMT


Rap superstar Eminem is convinced he will leave this year's Grammy Awards ceremony empty-handed - despite leading nominations with 10. The MC, who already has 11 Grammy statuettes on his mantelpiece, will compete for Song of the Year for "Love the Way You Lie", as well as Best Rap Album and the coveted Album of the Year trophy for "Recovery", among others.

But the hip-hop star doubts he'll win big at the prize-giving on Sunday, February 13, according to his rapper pal and Shady Records recruit Royce da 5'9". Royce tells MTV.com, "It's funny, I just had the conversation with him about it. He doesn't think he's gonna win anything. He wouldn't bet me, though. But I think he honestly thinks he's not gonna win. Which I think is ridiculous."
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Barbra Streisand Confirms to Star in New 'Gypsy' Movie

February 09, 2011 08:33:56 GMT


Barbra Streisand has confirmed reports she's returning to the big screen to star in the film adaptation of musical "Gypsy" - about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. The singer/actress admits the news leaked "a little early" but she is on board.

She tells the Los Angeles Times, "I am not sure about directing it. It may just be too much. I know I will be playing the part."
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Portia de Rossi Felt Humiliated for Stripping Down to Undies on 'Ally McBeal'

February 09, 2011 08:33:22 GMT


Actress Portia de Rossi still shudders at the thought of her "Ally McBeal" underwear episode - because she felt so demeaned trying to win over her TV boss with alluring lingerie. The lesbian feminist hadn't 'come out' about her sexuality when she shot the saucy stripping scene for "Ally McBeal" - and she felt humiliated standing there in nothing but lacy underwear.

She tells Bust magazine, "The show was a huge break for me, and of course I wasn't going to make waves... but I was definitely shocked and disappointed that I'd gone from this really professional, hard-working woman to someone who just strips down to her underwear begging her boss to sleep with her."
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'Mad Men' Creator Gets Vermeil Medal in France

February 09, 2011 08:33:06 GMT


"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner was honored with France's Vermeil Medal for his cultural contributions to society in Paris on Tuesday, February 8. The ceremony took place Paris' City Hall.

His series stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery joined the writer/producer in the French capital, where he was feted by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe. "I fell in love with Paris through the movies," said Weiner, adding that it was "very meaningful" to be given the award. "I don't get many accolades, I don't get many medals," he continued.
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Lindsay Lohan to Be Charged on Wednesday, Sued Over Tanning Bill

February 09, 2011 08:32:42 GMT


Los Angeles County district attorney's officials have confirmed they'll be charging actress Lindsay Lohan with one count of felony grand theft on suspicion of stealing a $2,500 necklace on Wednesday, February 9. Weekend reports suggested the "Mean Girls" star would be charged on Monday, February 7, but that date was pushed back.

The owner of a Venice, California store has accused Lohan of stealing the "one of a kind necklace" last month. An associate of the actress handed over the alleged stolen item to police as the authorities were preparing to raid the star's home last week.
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Nick Jonas Appears in New 'Mr. Sunshine' Promo

February 09, 2011 08:17:24 GMT


In its last-minute attempt to promote "Mr. Sunshine", ABC releases a lengthy promo that has a brief glimpse of Nick Jonas. The Jonas Brothers star is the guest star of second episode which airs February 16. He is playing a teen pop star who is about to perform at a second-rate stadium managed by Matthew Perry's character.

The synopsis says, "As Ben contends with catering to Eli's needs, 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." Nick is playing Eli who in the promo slams the door in front of Ben.
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Video Premiere: N-Dubz's 'Morning Star'


February 09, 2011 08:15:10 GMT


N-Dubz have just debuted a new music video. The British Hip-Hop group film the clip in support of their latest single "Morning Star". Beside promoting their music, they also make use of this newly-premiered video to debut their "sharper" new looks.

Fazer suits it up in formal outfit, Dappy also rocks tuxedo but he wears it casually, and Tulisa is dressed in a figure-hugging mini dress. "Fazer and I have been inspired to wear more tailored suits and smart jackets. You have to evolve," Dappy told The Sun.
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First Look: America Ferrera Returns to TV on 'The Good Wife'

February 09, 2011 07:55:30 GMT


Actress America Ferrera is returning to TV to romance Alan Cumming's character on hit legal drama "The Good Wife". The "Ugly Betty star will step into the courtroom and be introduced to the show's audience as "a potential love interest" for political campaign manager Eli Gold, played by gay Scottish actor Cumming.

A source tells People.com Ferrera will appear as an economics student who plays "a central role in the political race for State's Attorney" in at least three upcoming episodes. Ferrera's first cameo will be broadcast in the U.S. later this month.
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Cynthia Nixon's Partner Gave Birth to Baby Max

February 09, 2011 07:41:19 GMT


"Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is a mum again. The actress' longtime partner Christine Marinoni gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, February 7.

The couple has called the tot Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, according to Access Hollywood. Nixon and Marinoni announced their engagement in May 2009. The couple has been dating since 2003. The actress has two children from her marriage to Danny Mozes.
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Justin Bieber's New Song 'Dr. Bieber' Emerges in Full


February 09, 2011 07:39:23 GMT


Justin Bieber's new song called "Dr. Bieber" has hit the web, talking about how his Fever phenomenon "spreads across the globe, into every single home, city and country." It reportedly has been played at a soundcheck party, but didn't make its way out in its full studio version until recently.

"Bieber Fever spreading rapidly and it's uncurable. I repeat uncurable," he shouts in between the beat. He then raps, "I got a PhD, I don't need a fake ID/ You females know of me, I'm so sick with no IV/ J-U-S-T Bieber Fever on the street, time to realize I'm the beast."
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New Trailer for David Schwimmer's Online Predator Film 'Trust'

February 09, 2011 07:34:26 GMT


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Apple has got its hand on a new trailer from "Trust" which comes from directorial hand of David Schwimmer. Giving a preview to the harrowing story of internet predator, the newly-released video focuses more on the emotionally shocked family instead of showing a father's anger after their daughter becomes a victim of sexual assault as highlighted in the previous trailer.

A suburban family is torn apart when 14-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.
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Rosamund Pike Hired as New Andromeda in 'Titans' Sequel

February 09, 2011 07:27:47 GMT


British actress Rosamund Pike is in talks to replace Alexa Davalos in a planned "Clash of the Titans" sequel. The sexy former Bond girl is in final negotiations to play Greek princess Andromeda in the project.

Aussie actor Sam Worthington will reprise his role as Perseus in the blockbuster, which grossed over $500 million for Warner Bros. globally, according to Daily Variety. Other returning actors are Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes, along with newcomers Toby Kebbell as Agenor and Edgar Ramirez as Ares.
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Christina Aguilera Given a Shot at Redemption by Minor League

February 09, 2011 07:21:47 GMT


Christina Aguilera has been given the opportunity to sing the U.S. National Anthem at a sporting event after mixing up the words to the "Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6.

The bosses of Minor League baseball team the Brooklyn Cyclones have invited the singer to perform at any of their home games this summer. Aguilera was heavily criticized after she messed up one of the lines of the National Anthem before the Super Bowl in Texas.
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Steve Harvey Wins Court Injunction Against Ex-Wife

February 09, 2011 07:18:44 GMT


Comedian Steve Harvey has won a court injunction against his ex-wife after she appeared in a series of online videos and openly attacked the funnyman for allegedly cheating on her throughout their marriage.

The 54 year old split from Mary Harvey in 2005 after 16 years of marriage and now she's demonising him in three viral videos, which have been posted on YouTube.com. In the footage, she claimed the comic had "turned my son against me" and "had me evicted from my house".
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Dakota Fanning Cast as Queen Elizabeth's Sister

February 09, 2011 07:16:13 GMT


Dakota Fanning is in talks to play The Queen's late sister Princess Margaret in a new period piece drama "Girls Night Out". The "Twilight" star will play the royal in a new film about a fictional night when teenagers Margaret and Elizabeth were set free from the confines of Buckingham Palace at the end of World War Two.

"The Last Station" director Michael Hoffman will take charge of the film while Trevor De Silva provides the script. Hoffman is currently putting the finishing touches to the Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz starrer "Gambit".
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Lindsay Lohan Reportedly Up for 'Superman' Role

February 09, 2011 06:49:17 GMT


After losing her role in "Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story", Lindsay Lohan might be struggling to land another job. Rumor has it, she is eying a role in upcoming Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder and is supposed to meet with the filmmakers soon.

According to TMZ, Lohan's representatives "have had multiple phone conversations within the last few weeks with the people behind" the project tentatively called "The Man of Steel". While she is not in the running for the role of Lois Lane, Lohan is said up to play a "major character."
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First Look at Halle Berry as 'Simpsons' Character

February 09, 2011 06:47:54 GMT


"The Simpsons" re-creates Halle Berry's 2002 Oscar red carpet moment, simpsonizing her in the same stunning dress that makes her memorable. The FOX animation is going to do an Oscar-theme episode on February 20, just one week before the actual Academy Awards ceremony takes place.

In episode "Angry Dad: The Movie", Bart's cartoon about an angry dad is turned into "Angry Dad: The Movie" and quickly becomes a critics' favorite. When Russell Brand (guest-voicing as himself) presents the Golden Globe to Bart's film, Homer usurps the podium and gives his own acceptance speech. The film's winning streak continues with Homer taking credit at each ceremony, so when "Angry Dad" receives an Oscar nomination, Bart keeps it a secret.
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New Grammy Presenters: Miley Cyrus, Neil Patrick Harris and Paramore

February 09, 2011 06:44:45 GMT


More presenters of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are announced. Miley Cyrus, Neil Patrick Harris and Paramore are the newest addition to the list along with John Legend, Kris Kristofferson and Seth Rogen. Kris, in particular, will introduce Barbra Streisand's performance.

They are on hand to read winners of the 2011 Grammy Awards at a live telecast to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Joining them as presenters are previously-announced Dierks Bentley, Selena Gomez, Norah Jones, LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Blake Shelton.
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'Glee' Preview: Sam Channels Justin Bieber in 'Comeback'


February 09, 2011 06:20:12 GMT


In his best attempt to imitate Justin Bieber, Sam combs his hair to the front and wears a purple jacket. "I gotta get that girl to the Cheerios," Sue Sylvester commented after watching Sam's performance of "Baby" in the music room.

Next week on "Glee", Rachel tries to launch a comeback into the McKinley High social stratosphere with a little help from Brittany. Meanwhile, Sam starts a tribute band. "Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam sings a J.B. song to win Quinn's approval," co-creator Ryan Murphy previously said.
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Prince Donates $1.5 Million in Madison Square Garden Concert


February 09, 2011 06:15:04 GMT


Soul superstar Prince has handed out $1.5 million to charitable causes during his string of concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden. The "Purple Rain" icon wrapped up his residency at the fabled venue on Monday, February 7, with stars including Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and socialite Kim Kardashian among the fans in the audience.

The singer has marked the end of the gigs by donating $1 million to educational charity the Harlem Children's Zone, and a further $250,000 to both the American Ballet Theatre and the Uptown Dance Academy in the Big Apple. And Prince's kind gestures earned him a special mention from Goldberg as she co-hosted daytime talk show "The View" on Tuesday, February 8, praising him for his generosity.
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Axl Rose Refuses to Reunite With Slash in Guns N' Roses


February 09, 2011 06:07:15 GMT


Axl Rose has shot down fans' hopes of a reunion with original Guns N' Roses bandmate Slash after the guitar legend revealed he would consider working with the fiery frontman again if he apologized to him. Slash and Duff McKagan quit the group in the 1990s after falling out with Rose, and they went on to form their own band, Velvet Revolver.

The axeman has had little contact with Rose since, but he recently admitted a reunion featuring the original Guns N' Roses line-up could take place - if the singer was prepared to approach him first. He said, "That would be a call I would be surprised to get.... but, if it did happen, I would do whatever it takes to at least have a conversation."
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Hit 'Never Say Never' LA Premiere


February 09, 2011 06:03:32 GMT


Bieber Fever swept Los Angeles as "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" was premiered at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Tuesday, February 8. The 16-year-old YouTube sensation got support from fellow young stars including Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Jaden Smith.

Hitting the purple carpet separately, Justin and Selena donned purple outfits that night. Instead of posing next to his rumored girlfriend, the "Baby" hitmaker was pictured alongside "Glee" actress Jane Lynch. He was sandwiched between Usher and producer Scooter Braun for another shot.
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Beyonce Knowles Reportedly Tapped for Glastonbury

February 09, 2011 06:02:11 GMT


R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles is set to join Coldplay and U2 as a headliner at U.K. music festival Glastonbury, according to an online report. Chris Martin's band were confirmed on Monday, February 7 as one of the big acts to hit the stage at the three-day event in June, while U2 have long been linked to a top slot at this year's festivities after Bono's back injury forced the Irish rockers to pull out of the 2010 event.

The full official line-up has yet to be unveiled, but founder Michael Eavis recently revealed, "There's an American artist that I've been wanting to have for years." His comments have sent gossips into a spin and now website HolyMoly.com claims the mystery star is Beyonce.
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Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas Enjoy Cooking Together


February 09, 2011 05:59:07 GMT


Actress Ashley Greene is learning to become a culinary queen after her pop star boyfriend Joe Jonas introduced her to the joys of cooking. The "Twilight" star began dating Jonas last summer and she admits they love nothing more than to cook up treats in the kitchen of her Los Angeles apartment.

She tells Teen Vogue, "I've got this amazing kitchen, and he's getting me into it (cooking). It's really nice and almost therapeutic; we put on music and just kind of go into this zone."
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Little Darth Vader Meets the Original 'Star Wars' Star

February 09, 2011 04:47:53 GMT


Max Page, the little boy who becomes the latest overnight sensation, thanks to Volkswagen, met the original Darth Vader on Monday, February 7 night in New York City. Max is now known as Little Darth Vader after the car company's 30-second ad was voted the best Super Bowl spot this year.

Max took some photos with James Earl Jones after he and his family attended James' Broadway show "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Golden Theater. The actor also granted him an autographed helmet. Jones was the legendary voice of the "Star Wars" character for years, starting the 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope".
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'Glee' Announces 2011 North American Tour Dates


February 09, 2011 04:42:53 GMT


"Glee" cast are coming to a city near you, again. Following their last year's tour, Lea Michele, Mark Salling, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris and their other co-stars are preparing to hit the road this year for a bigger and updated tour which runs in 16 big cities across North America.

They will kick it off on May 21 at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas and wrap it up on June 18 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. They will be performing songs from some of the most beloved moments of the TV series, including "Empire State of Mind", "Toxic" and "Don't Stop Believin' ".
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Justin Bieber Gets No Boo Guarantee From Harlem Globetrotters

February 09, 2011 04:29:59 GMT


Justin Bieber could soon be sitting courtside with the Harlem Globetrotters - he's been invited to join the legendary basketball team at their exhibition games. The "Baby" hitmaker has previously proved unpopular with sports fans - he was booed by spectators when he attended a New York Knicks match at Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple earlier this month.

However, rival team the Harlem Globetrotters have now stepped in to offer the teenager the chance to become a Junior Globetrotter and sit on the bench during their games, as well as meet the basketball stars. Bosses have also asked Bieber to sing the U.S. national anthem when the Globetrotters visit Madison Square Garden later this month on February 18-19, according to the New York Daily News.
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Tinchy Stryder Disbelieves Album Flop

February 09, 2011 04:29:36 GMT


British rapper Tinchy Stryder is baffled by the low sales figures for his latest album - because the music is more "powerful" than his previous records. The star released "Third Strike" in November 2010 but the disc failed to set charts alight, peaking at just 48 in the U.K. album rundown.

His second album, 2009's "Catch 22", reached number two - and the rapper cannot fathom the difference in positions. He tells BBC's Newsbeat, "The success of ('Catch 22') commercially compared to 'Third Strike', it hasn't matched up. It's weird because the music on 'Third Strike' is much more musical and powerful and deeper."
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Katy Perry Used to Hate Her Enormous Boobs

February 09, 2011 04:29:15 GMT


Katy Perry longed for smaller breasts when she was a teenager - because cruel classmates taunted her for her busty figure. The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker admits she hated her "enormous" chest when she was young and dreamed of having a stick-thin physique like supermodel Kate Moss.

She even resorted to wearing minimizer bras in a bid to reduce her appearance - but now insists she's happy with her cup size because her curves "come in handy".
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Ciara Raises Awareness of HIV/AIDS

February 09, 2011 04:28:37 GMT


R&B star Ciara is urging her fans to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS by regularly getting checked for the virus. Monday, February 7 marked America's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was dedicated to instilling the importance of testing and treatment within African-American communities.

Ciara is backing the drive by the Lifebeat organization, and she's reached out to her fans to urge them to get tested for the disease.
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Mafia Boss' Son Tells Nick Cannon to Change Reality Show's Title

February 09, 2011 04:28:17 GMT


The son of infamous American mafia boss Louis 'Cock-Eyed' Fratto has fired off a cease-and-desist letter to MTV, insisting Nick Cannon's upcoming reality show "Son of a Gun" is based on his original idea.

Johnny Fratto, who is a regular guest on Howard Stern's U.S. radio show, claims he came up with a reality program with the same name, centered around the daily life of a post-mafia family, in 2004. He alleges he came "very close" to landing a deal with a number of networks after producing two pilot episodes.
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Lil Wayne Settles $1.13 Million Tax Bill

February 09, 2011 04:19:44 GMT


Rapper Lil Wayne has settled a $1.13 million unpaid tax bill. U.S. government officials filed papers in Dade County Florida Circuit Court last June alleging the "Lollipop" hitmaker owed income taxes from 2004, 2005 and 2007.

The documents were submitted while the star, real name Dwayne Carter, Jr., was part-way through his year-long gun possession sentence in New York's Rikers Island prison. He was released from jail early, on November 4 - and less than three weeks later, on November 24, he settled his tax bill in full, according to papers obtained by The Detroit News.
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David Beckham Reacts: 'My Boys Aren't on Facebook'

February 09, 2011 04:14:36 GMT


Soccer ace David Beckham has warned his fans not to be fooled by Facebook.com profiles apparently created by his young sons - because he keeps his children away from social networking. The sportsman and his wife Victoria Adams are parents to Brooklyn, 11, eight-year-old Romeo and Cruz, five.

On line profiles of the boys have appeared on networking websites, but Beckham has spoken out to reveal they are all fakes.
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Rihanna's Sexy Pics Were From Her Book


February 09, 2011 04:13:01 GMT


Rihanna has denied sexy snaps of her posing in racy underwear were leaked by a former lover - explaining she published the images herself in an official photobook released last year. Gossip website MediaTakeOut.com has obtained two raunchy shots of the Bajan beauty reportedly snapped for an unnamed sportsman lover in 2009 following her split from singer Chris Brown.

One photo shows the "Umbrella" hitmaker wearing just a pair of lace panties as she captures her semi-naked form in the mirror, holding her arms up to cover her breasts. But Rihanna has blasted speculation the snap was for a lover, insisting the picture was taken at a professional fitting and had been printed in 2010 coffee table book "Rated R".
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Britney Works With will.i.am, Drops Teaser No. 5 of 'Hold It Against Me' Video

February 09, 2011 04:10:21 GMT


One of Britney Spears' featured guests in her new album is unveiled. She has hooked up with will.i.am in studio for a hit single, and she happily breaks the news to her fans. "In the studio with @iamwill...you guys are gonna love this one," so she tweeted of her session with the Black Eyed Peas member.

Almost at the same time, Britney releases a fifth teaser of her forthcoming music video directed by Jonas Akerlund to support her first single "Hold It Against Me". It features a brief glimpse of the 29-year-old pop singer with her male backing dancers under the set of bright lights.
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Trey Songz Sued for Not Crediting Producer in 'Bottoms Up'

February 09, 2011 04:04:31 GMT


R&B star Trey Songz has been hit with an $18 million lawsuit over his song "Bottoms Up". Chiefs at Doc Mob Records allege they hired producer Milton James to produce the original, copyrighted track for their company.

James later teamed with producer Kane Beatz for the song, which was eventually released by Songz and Nicki Minaj last year. The lawsuit, filed in New York earlier this month on behalf of Doc Mob Records, executive Derrick Price and IHip Hop Music, claims "Bottoms Up" was contained on Songz's hit album "Passion, Pain and Pleasure" but only listed Kane Beatz as producer.
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Blake Lively's Rep Denies 'Sex and the City' Involvement

February 09, 2011 04:00:54 GMT


A representative for Blake Lively has dismissed reports the actress is lined up to play a young Carrie Bradshaw in a "Sex and the City" prequel. Sarah Jessica Parker's sex-obsessed character Bradshaw is set to hit the big screen solo in a movie based on "The Carrie Diaries", a book by Candace Bushnell, whose novel inspired the hit TV show.

Miley Cyrus has previously expressed an interest in the role, but Britain's Grazia magazine claimed earlier this week that the "Gossip Girl" beauty was in talks for the part. "The prequel is about breathing new life into the story and exploring Carrie's first few months in NYC and the beginning of her relationship with an older man," an insider told the mag.
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Prince Left Kim Kardashian Red-Faced at Concert

February 09, 2011 03:56:54 GMT


Kim Kardashian was left red-faced when Prince pulled her onstage in New York on Monday, February 7 - she was so starstruck she couldn't dance. The reality TV star was in the crowd at the legendary singer's Madison Square Garden show, and she got a special surprise when he plucked her from the audience and brought her up onstage.

Prince tried to dance with Kardashian but the brunette beauty was unable to show off her moves because she was so shocked. In a post on her Twitter.com page, she explained to fans, "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!"
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Dina Lohan Takes Aim at Katie Couric for 'Glee' Jab

February 09, 2011 03:53:15 GMT


Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan has taken aim at the makers of "Glee" for a second time after they poked fun at her in the latest episode of the hit series. In the show, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday, February 6, newsreader Katie Couric informed Jane Lynch's character Sue Sylvester she had been named one of the world's biggest losers, along with Dina and her dog "Sparky Lohan".

The actress' mum was fuming at the reference and has urged Glee bosses to stop making "hurtful" references and instead produce "nice" scenes. She tells E! News, "The show has targeted everyone from gays to lesbians, Asians, disabled and each other... several groups are going after the producers including mothers' groups."
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Halle Berry on Daughter's Race: Nahla Is Black


February 09, 2011 03:51:54 GMT


Halle Berry, who is in custody battle over her daughter with ex Gabriel Aubry, has defended her rights on Nahla by talking about racial relationship. While the 2-year-old little girl counts both Berry of African-American descent and French-Canadian model Gabriel as parents, the Oscar winner apparently refuses to refer her daughter as mixed race.

"What I think is that that's something she's going to have to decide," she tells Ebony magazine. "I'm not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself, and that's what she's going to have to decide - how she identifies herself in the world. And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That's how I identified myself."
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Dr. Conrad Murray's Trial to Be Televised Event

February 09, 2011 03:48:00 GMT


A judge overseeing the trial of Michael Jackson's physician has given the green light for the court case to be televised. Dr Conrad Murray is accused of administering the fatal dose of painkiller Propofol which led to the King of Pop's death on June 25, 2009, and last month Judge Michael Pastor ruled there is sufficient evidence to warrant a manslaughter trial.

The case begins on March 24, and on Monday, February 7, Judge Pastor agreed to let cameras into the courtroom - as long as they don't interfere with legal proceedings. The judge said he wanted the "absolute least intrusive placement" of TV cameras and has ordered local news crews to submit detailed proposals of how they will work through the trial, which is expected to last six weeks.
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BAFTA to Honor Christopher Lee With Highest Accolade

February 09, 2011 03:37:39 GMT


Sir Christopher Lee will be presented with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prizegiving later this month. The "Hammer Horror" and "Lord of the Rings" legend will be honored with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the British film industry.

And the 88-year-old star is thrilled to be a recipient of the prestigious prize. He says, "It's a very unexpected but very great honor to find myself in such distinguished company to receive the fellowship."
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Elton John to Honor Leon Russell at Hall of Fame Gala


February 09, 2011 03:37:35 GMT


Elton John will induct pal Leon Russell into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when the pianist is honored among the Class of 2011 next month, March 11.

The Brit gave Russell's career a boost last year, when he recorded collaborative album "The Union" with his hero and mentor - and now the "Tight Rope" singer has asked his friend to introduce him at the Hall of Fame gala in New York. Russell and John are also nominated for a Grammy Award for "The Union".
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Lady GaGa Reveals Official Artwork of 'Born This Way'

February 09, 2011 03:36:05 GMT


A few days shy of her single premiere, Lady GaGa takes it to her Twitter to share official artwork of the soon-to-be-released song. The singer is topless with her bare back to the camera in this black-and-white image. She is wearing wild hair as well as thick cat-like eyeliner and having pointy protrusions on her forehead, cheekbone and shoulder.

Titled "Born This Way", the single is now slated to make its way out this coming Friday on February 11, two days before GaGa showcases it live in front of star-studded audience at the upcoming live telecast of Grammy Awards. The music video is expected to follow later on.
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Jude Law and Sienna Miller Break Off Engagement Again


February 09, 2011 03:33:20 GMT


Actors Jude Law and Sienna Miller have ended their romance for a second time. The "Alfie" co-stars previously called off their engagement in 2006 after Law's alleged affair with his children's nanny was exposed in the tabloids.

They reunited in 2009 and went public with their rekindled relationship last May 2010. But the couple has now split again - two months after the actors were reported to have purchased a home in London together.
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Melissa Leo Defends Saucy 'For Your Consideration' Oscar Ad

February 09, 2011 03:11:01 GMT


Actress Melissa Leo has defended posing for a provocative photograph to rally for Oscars votes, insisting the "awards process" is about "pimping yourself out". The star is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the upcoming ceremony, and is facing competition from her "The Fighter" co-star Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom).

Leo donned a tight low-cut black dress to pose for a sexy promo shot, which ran in a number of Hollywood trade magazines and online with the tagline 'Consider' in a bid to gain votes ahead of the prizegiving. She came under fire for the saucy photo, but the star has defended her decision to flaunt herself for the Oscar.
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First Look at Meryl Streep as 'The Iron Lady'

February 09, 2011 03:04:27 GMT


Pathe UK has dropped the first picture of Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady", giving a close-up look at the American actress as Margaret Thatcher. "I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses - I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own," the 61-year-old Hollywood veteran shares about playing Britain's first female Prime Minister.

Streep has filmed the biopic for two weeks in London. The project reunites her with helmer Phyillida Lloyd who previously directed her in "Mamma Mia!". Jim Broadbent is cast alongside Streep to portray Thatcher's husband Dennis.
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'Being Human' 1.05 Clip and Preview: End of the World as We Know It

February 09, 2011 02:47:33 GMT


"Being Human", the new hit series from SyFy, returns next week with a possible romance for Josh. In a sneak peek clip released along with the trailer for episode "The End of the World as We Know It", a blonde nurse confronts the werewolf of what he's doing with her patient.

In the previous episode, Josh met Ray who gave him a few pointers about how to score with ladies. Ray told Josh to woo the nurse but it ended up badly. This time, Josh spends a little more time around the hospital trying to get to know his patients. He's confronted in the hallway about why he would take interest in someone even on his day off. He responds to the nagging nurse with a touch of sarcasm and can walk away with a grin knowing he had the last word.
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Justin Bieber Mocked by MAD Mag: Stupid, Dumb, Terrible & Awful


February 09, 2011 02:46:35 GMT


Justin Bieber might have achieved almost unprecedented things at such a young age; ranging from winning top honor at last year's American Music Awards, scoring one of the biggest-selling albums, receiving multiple nominations at Grammy Awards and sharing screen with Ozzy Osbourne on Super Bowl ad. But it doesn't make him immune to being the target of mocking.

The 16-year-old Canadian singer is currently dissed on the latest issue of MAD Magazine. Alfred E. Neuman, the cartoon boy of the printed publication, sports Bieber's signature hair and purple hoodie on its cover while wearing goofy grin on his face. The picture might not be enough to drive Beliebers mad, but the headline certainly is. "HIS STUPID HAIR! HIS DUMB BOOK! HIS TERRIBLE MOVIE! HIS AWFUL MUSIC!" so it was printed on the front page.
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'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White' Gets Julia Roberts and Release Date

February 09, 2011 02:31:05 GMT


Julia Roberts has officially signed up for The Brothers Grimm: Snow White which is developed by Relativity Media. A week after the "Eat, Pray, Love" actress was reported in talks to star in the movie, the studio announces on February 8 that they have closed the deal with Roberts who will take the role of the Queen.

"Julia was our first and only choice to play the Queen," says Ryan Kavanaugh who will serve as producer along with Bernie Goldmann and Brett Ratner. "She is an icon, and we know that she will make this role her own in a way that no one else could."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Olivia Wilde Ends Her Marriage to Italian Prince

February 09, 2011 02:13:07 GMT


Actress Olivia Wilde has split from her husband, Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, after eight years of marriage. The "Tron: Legacy" beauty eloped with guitarist Ruspoli in 2003, when she was just 19.

A representative for the actress has confirmed to People.com the couple has now parted ways. A source tells the website, "They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work."
 
 
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