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February 10, 2011

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Lady GaGa and Shakira Win Top Honors at Virgin Media Music Awards

February 10, 2011 09:44:56 GMT


The Virgin Media Music Awards were dominated by female singers this year - Kylie Minogue, Lady GaGa and Shakira took all the top accolades in the public vote. The annual honors, which are voted for by British music fans, celebrated the chart-topping queens of pop music - with Minogue scooping Best Album for "Aphrodite" and Best Single for "All the Lovers".

Shakira was crowned the Best Solo Female and Christina Aguilera's return to the spotlight was voted the Best Comeback, while Lady GaGa's "Telephone" track with Beyonce Knowles landed the Best Collaboration honor. Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds was lauded as the Best Newcomer, while blonde pop singer Pixie Lott snagged the Hottest Female title.
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Mark Ronson Engaged to Wed Josephine de la Baume

February 10, 2011 09:38:54 GMT


Superproducer Mark Ronson is engaged to marry French model Josephine de la Baume. A representative for Ronson confirms to UsMagazine.com that the DJ is planning a trip down the aisle with the brunette beauty, who he has been dating since March 2009.

The 35-year-old Grammy winner was previously engaged to Quincy Jones' actress daughter Rashida, and also dated British model Daisy Lowe and rocker Tennessee Thomas.
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'Off the Map' 1.06 Preview: Ryan's Secret Revealed

February 10, 2011 09:36:38 GMT


In the next episode of "Off the Map", the doctors face one of their toughest challenges so far when they are pushed to operate without medication help. When a robbery leaves the clinic without any medication, Otis has to face his personal demons with sobriety in order to save a patient, and Ryan meets a young patient with a disease she is far too familiar with.

Speaking of Ryan, this would be a very big episode of her. "She has this great backstory that is finally revealed in episode 6 - it's a wowza, cartoon eyes coming out of their sockets moment that they told me in that first meeting. The minute they told me why she was this impulsive free spirit I was very interested," Rachelle Lefevre who portrays the character said in an interview with NY Post.
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Wyclef Jean to Play Online Concert to Support Egyptian Freedom Fighters


February 10, 2011 09:35:32 GMT


Wyclef Jean has announced plans to broadcast a free concert over the internet in a show of support for protesters in Egypt. The former The Fugees star has been moved by footage of the uprising in Egypt, which has been making headlines around the world since last month, when thousands of citizens in the African republic began call for the resignation of long-serving President Hosni Mubarak.

And the hip-hop star wants to do his part to boost the demonstrators' spirits - by performing an online gig for the people of Egypt. In a video message on his Facebook.com page, Jean says, "We want to do something special... We want them to know that they're not alone. We're in this struggle too and we're gonna fight with them so that they get their freedom."
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Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron Premiere 'I Am Number Four'

February 10, 2011 09:29:38 GMT


Less than two weeks from the U.S. release of "I Am Number Four", DreamWorks Pictures has held a premiere for the movie in Los Angeles on February 9. Taking place at the Village Theatre in Westwood, California, the event witnessed the off-screen romance of Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron who started dating in real life after meeting on the set.

The twosome, who plays a couple in the flick, hit the red carpet of the premiere together with the guy donning a striped suit and the beauty wearing a cream-colored dress. They were later joined by co-stars Teresa Palmer and Callan McAuliffe when posing for camera.
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Charlie Sheen Will Pay 'Two and a Half Men' Crew

February 10, 2011 09:17:16 GMT


Charlie Sheen offers to pay his out-of-work "Two and a Half Men" crew after he decided to undergo home rehab. He agrees to pay one third of the salary if CBS and Warner Bros commit to pay the rest.

The production of "Two and a Half Men" has been paused since last Tuesday, February 8 due to Sheen's absence for health condition reason. The production halt economically impacts a lot on the crew members, who are considered as freelance workers. It is because the company doesn't have any policy to give their salaries when the production is delayed somehow.
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Brandon T. Jackson's 'Imma Do It Big' Video From 'Big Mommas'


February 10, 2011 09:05:21 GMT


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Brandon T. Jackson has been booked to play in comedy film "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" as the teenage stepson of Martin Lawrence's Malcolm Turner, replacing Jascha Washington who tackled the role in the first two films. But the Trent Pierce depicter does not only act but also rap the movie soundtrack.

In a new music video for its theme song "Imma Do It Big", Brandon spits his verses to the camera in a warehouse with several pals before appearing later as his alter ego from the movie. T-Pain and One Chance who lend their vocal to the song make a brief appearance. Random scenes from the "Big Momma's House 2" sequel are flashed as well.
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Ted Williams: Rehab Decision Was 'Rushed'


February 10, 2011 08:52:19 GMT


Ted Williams re-surfaces again less than a month after he was gone from the public's eyes to get sober. The man who went from homeless to world's sensation when his golden voice video was uploaded to YouTube, appeared on "Today" Wednesday, February 9 morning to talk about the sudden rush of fame and what followed.

Williams said his decision to check in to a rehab of Dr. Phil's choice was "rushed", which was why he left before the program was completed. "It was too much, too fast, and I was just not really focused on what I should be doing," he said, adding "I love Dr. Phil, his concern and his caring. But I felt scripted. I was doing live phone-ins from rehab."
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Easter Bunny Tries His Luck in Hollywood in 'Hop' Full Trailer

February 10, 2011 08:43:33 GMT


Universal Pictures has released a full trailer for "Hop" which is projected to be an Easter movie. It starts with scenes set in Easter Island where E.B. refuses to be crowned the next Easter Bunny. After convinced by his father, he agrees to take the job and lands in Hollywood where he dreams to be a super star.

An out-of-work slacker, Fred, then accidentally hits the Easter Bunny and must take him in. As he tries to pursue his dream to be a famous drummer, the Easter Bunny insists on staying in Fred's mansion after he recovers but the rabbit messes the place. While Fred struggles with the world's worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.
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Rihanna Announces First Dates of 2011 Loud Tour

February 10, 2011 08:22:12 GMT


After traveling across the globe for her last year's Last Girl on Earth tour, Rihanna is now going to bring back her entourage to North America for another traveling show. She will perform at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on June 4 as the tour opener.

The gig will feature "all new production, costumes and stage design creating a visual and audio event with the once in a lifetime excitement her fans around the world have come to expect from one of the brightest stars in music today."
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The Best From 'American Idol' San Francisco Audition

February 10, 2011 08:06:06 GMT


San Francisco became the last "American Idol" audition round that will air on FOX this season. From this bay city where Adam Lambert auditioned, the judges found a variety of voices. Emily Anne Reed for one, is one of the most unique voices that Jennifer Lopez has heard in all the cities.

Reed lost her house to fire recently and hopes that "Idol" will turn her luck. Singing "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me", she has the sweet oldies voice that is so different that Randy Jackson put her through. Steven Tyler thought the voice was indeed nice but the melody was not, so he said "not yet". Lopez, who held the key decision, gave her one more chance and to Hollywood she goes.
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Bob Dylan Will Perform With Mumford & Sons at Grammys

February 10, 2011 08:04:33 GMT


Folk legend Bob Dylan is set to take the stage alongside The Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 13. The "Blowin' in the Wind" hitmaker will play his acoustic guitar with the rising folk rock bands in a three-act mini-set, which will mark Dylan's fifth performance at the big event.

Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich tells the Los Angeles Times, "I don't think either of these bands would be on a stage if it wasn't for the music of Bob Dylan. I think for the harmonies alone it should be something special. You don't know what you've got, what the blend is, until you see it, but I think it could be fantastic."
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Brad Pitt Wanted as Willow Smith's Dad in 'Annie'


February 10, 2011 07:55:50 GMT


Teen pop sensation Willow Smith wants Brad Pitt to play Daddy Warbucks opposite her Annie in a planned movie musical. The 10 year old confirmed reports she would be starring in the hip-hop version of the hit musical, which her parents will co-produce, in January - and now she's revealing her wish list of co-stars.

And Pitt is at the top of the pile to play the role of her adoptive father, who was portrayed by Albert Finney on the big screen in 1982. But she remains mum when asked about details of the project, saying "We're just going to have to wait for that! You're just going to have to wait."
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Justin Bieber's Grandfather Cried Watching His Footage


February 10, 2011 07:55:01 GMT


Justin Bieber's grandfather sobbed tears of pride during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" when he saw a film of the pop superstar surprising a devoted fan with flowers. Teenager Paige Conway wrote to the daytime host pleading for the chance to be in the studio audience for Bieber's appearance on Tuesday, February 8, but Ellen DeGeneres went one better - and sent the pop superstar to her Thousand Oaks, California home.

The fan was filming an interview for the show all about her feelings for the singer when he walked into her bedroom and asked for a hug. Young Conway was left speechless by her visitor, who wandered around her bedroom looking at posters and keepsakes dedicated to himself. He then planted a kiss on her forehead and presented her with a signed, framed poster before posing for family photos and leaving the stunned teen.
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Teena Marie Tributes Planned for Valentine's Day

February 10, 2011 07:54:32 GMT


Soul singer Keith Sweat and the Mary Jane Girls are teaming up to pay tribute to the late Teena Marie at a Valentine's Day, February 14 showcase she was billed to headline before she died.

The singer's band and The Whispers will also take part in the show at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles. Teena Marie died in late December 2010.
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Aretha Franklin's Stage Return Planned in May

February 10, 2011 07:53:53 GMT


Aretha Franklin will return to the stage in May for a still-to-be announced tribute show. The Queen of Soul worried fans when a health issue prompted her to scrap a series of end-of-year shows in 2010.

She recently dismissed reports she has has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - and now she's making plans to perform the shows she was forced to postpone last year. Her comeback show in May will be "a network special with a lot of artists coming in to do a tribute for me," and her first proper dates will be a three-night stand from June 3-5 at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan.
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'NCIS' Production Halted After Accident on Set Killed Crew Member

February 10, 2011 07:53:29 GMT


Production on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" was shut down on Wednesday, February 9 after a vehicle crashed onto the set and killed a member of the crew. A 60-year-old driver suffered a heart attack behind the wheel and lost control of his passenger van, veering onto the Santa Clarita, California set and claiming the life of a male security guard.

The 52 year old was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries. A statement from bosses at TV network CBS reads, "Everyone at the network, the studio and NCIS is devastated by the news"
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Jennifer Aniston Looking for 'Little' Home in New York

February 10, 2011 07:53:02 GMT


Jennifer Aniston wants to sell off her spacious Beverly Hills, California mansion and set down roots in New York so she can "go back home". The former "Friends" star, who was born in Los Angeles, spent her childhood in the Big Apple and it was there that Aniston developed a love for acting and attended a performing arts school.

She launched her career with stints in a number of Off Broadway productions before moving back to the West Coast when she was 20 to pursue her ambitions. But Aniston admits she's keen to "simplify" her life and reveals she's been contemplating the move for months, with plans to split her time between her smaller house in L.A. and an apartment in Manhattan.
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Lindsay Lohan Pleads Not Guilty in Jewelery Theft Case

February 10, 2011 07:52:32 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has pleaded not guilty to a felony grand-theft charge after she was accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, California jewelery store. Prosecutors in Los Angeles formally charged the actress on Wednesday, February 9 just hours before she entered her plea before Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz.

Blonde Lohan was smiling as she arrived at the Airport Courthouse, wearing a fetching, skin-tight white mini-dress and dark sunglasses. She was also dripping with jewelery. She will remain free on $20,000 bail until her next court appearance on February 23. Judge Schwartz also issued an additional $20,000 in revoking the actress' probation for a 2007 misdemeanor DUI conviction.
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Video Premiere: Erykah Badu's 'Gone Baby, Don't Be Long'

February 10, 2011 07:46:16 GMT


Erykah Badu's music video in support of her single "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" has been debuted. It follows the soul singer as she makes her way through animated landscape. The clip might not stir controversy like she did with her last year's "Window Seat" nudity stunt, but it certainly offers striking visuals.

"Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" is taken from the second installment of Erykah's "New Amerykah" album series, "New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)". Its blueprint-inspired music video is directed by Flying Lotus with the help from graphic designer/animator Beeple.
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Rose McGowan to Star in 'Rosewood Lane' From 'Jeepers Creepers' Director

February 10, 2011 07:01:34 GMT


"Jeepers Creepers" director Victor Salva is making a new nightmare film and is recruiting Rose McGowan to become part of it. The "Charmed" actress has been tapped to star in "Rosewood Lane" which is promised to be as original as Salva's "Jeepers Creepers" franchise.

In the new movie, McGowan will play Doctor Sonny Blake, a radio talk show psychiatrist, who moves back to her childhood home after her alcoholic father dies. Once back in her old neighborhood she discovers the local paperboy is a frightening and cunning young sociopath that targeted her father and now targets her.
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Avenged Sevenfold Rule Rock Airplay Chart With 'Welcome to the Family'


February 10, 2011 07:00:34 GMT


Avenged Sevenfold are celebrating - the heavy metal group score a No. 1 single again. This week, the M. Shadows-fronted band rule BDS Active Rock Airplay chart with "Welcome to the Family", their self-written single from fifth studio album "Nightmare".

Beside sitting atop the BDS chart, they also receive Gold certification from RIAA for selling more than half million copies with the 2010 record. When dropping the album in July last year, they earned their highest-ever debut by entering Billboard Hot 200 at the penthouse with 163,000 copies.
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Justin Bieber and James Blunt Team Up for Lady GaGa's Song

February 10, 2011 06:56:28 GMT


Justin Bieber and James Blunt teamed up for an odd musical skit on America's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, February 9 when they offered up suggestions for what Lady GaGa's new tune "Born This Way" will sound like.

The song will be released to radio stations on Friday - and no one knows what it sounds like. But that didn't stop Bieber, Blunt and Ellen DeGeneres from guessing. Blunt offered up a revamped version of his hit "You're Beautiful", before Bieber took the stage behind a drumkit and keyboard and offered his suggestion.
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Miley Cyrus Dismisses Josh Bowman Dating Rumor

February 10, 2011 06:51:06 GMT


Teen superstar Miley Cyrus has laughed off reports she's fallen for her new leading man Josh Bowman, insisting her "So Undercover" co-star is just a "really good friend".

The singer/actress sparked rumors of a new romance after she was snapped in the arms of Amy Winehouse's ex during a day out at a Los Angeles park at the weekend. But the 18 year old has dismissed the gossip.
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Heidi Montag for 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': 'Hell No'


February 10, 2011 06:34:53 GMT


Producers of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" are looking for a new face on the show but they are not desperate enough to recruit Heidi Montag. Following an interest from the "The Hills" star, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Andy Cohen tweeted, "Hell no".

To Radar Online, Montag's husband Spencer Pratt revealed that he would be talking to the show's heads on upcoming Tuesday. "We would move to Beverly Hills in a heartbeat. We would be psyched if this happened for us," Pratt said.
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'Iron Man 3' May Be Directed by 'Lethal Weapon' Writer Shane Black

February 10, 2011 06:24:30 GMT


Shane Black may come in as the replacement of Jon Favreau for "Iron Man 3". The Hollywood Reporter says the filmmaker who made his name for writing "Lethal Weapon" is in contention to direct the third "Iron Man" film.

Black has reportedly had meeting with Marvel executives about his take on the upcoming project. While he is now only considered for the directing job, he may also write a draft if he lands the gig. Insiders, however, note that "Black's involvement is far from a sure thing", and the studio are looking at other directors as well.
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Justin Bieber Will Treat Mum on Valentine's Day

February 10, 2011 06:22:22 GMT


Justin Bieber is planning a Valentine's Day treat - for his mum. In a recent interview for Parade magazine, the pop superstar bypassed questions about rumored girlfriend Selena Gomez when asked if he was going to get something special for someone special on Monday, and insisted his mum would be his Valentine.

He revealed, "I think I'm going to get a huge basket and find a lot of cool stuff to put in it. She's always traveling and losing stuff, so I'm going to get stuff she's lost. I'll (also) get her flowers, and take her to lunch."
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Miley Cyrus Apologizes for Bong Smoking

February 10, 2011 05:59:10 GMT


Miley Cyrus has broken her silence about the bong scandal that threatened to derail her career last year, confessing she made a "bad decision" when she was caught on camera smoking a hallucinogenic legal high. The singer/actress became embroiled in controversy in December 2010 when video footage of the teen smoking psychoactive plant Salvia, giggling and babbling incoherently emerged online - just days after she celebrated her 18th birthday.

Anti-drugs campaigners condemned Cyrus for setting a bad example to her young fans, while her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, admitted he was saddened by the footage and apologized to her followers for her behavior. The Disney star has now opened up about the incident, conceding it was a "mistake" to allow herself to bow to peer pressure - even though smoking from a big pipe is a common experience among college students.
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Tisha Campbell NOT Dying From Lung Disease


February 10, 2011 05:56:19 GMT


American TV actress Tisha Campbell-Martin has reached out to fans to assure them she is in good health after a U.S. tabloid report alleged she was losing her battle against a longterm lung disease. The former "My Wife and Kids" star was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, which causes inflammation in the lymph nodes, a few years ago, but a recent article in the National Enquirer suggested her condition was deteriorating and she was dying.

However, the 42-year-old wife of actor Duane Martin has dismissed the allegations and insists she has the illness under control. In a statement issued to People magazine, Campbell-Martin says, "Thank you, everyone, for your concern. However, no worry is needed."
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Demi Moore Defends Controversial Handcuff Jewelery

February 10, 2011 05:48:01 GMT


Demi Moore has defended her decision to join forces with handcuff necklace designer Jack Vartanian for a new fundraising drive, insisting the symbol represents "the importance of freedom". The Hollywood star and her husband Ashton Kutcher are the founders of the Demi and Ashton (DNA) Foundation, which aims to spread awareness about human trafficking and slavery.

Half of all profits raised from the sale of Vartanian's diamond-studded handcuff range until St. Valentine's Day (14Feb11) will be donated to the DNA Foundation, but the choice of design has sparked controversy among critics, who believe the pieces are inappropriate for the cause.
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Lindsay Lohan Officially Charged With Felony Grand Theft

February 10, 2011 05:44:42 GMT


Prosecutors in Los Angeles have formally charged Lindsay Lohan with felony grand theft. The actress is accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, California jewelery store last month.

The charge comes just five weeks after the actress was released from court-ordered drug rehabilitation. The 24 year old faces up to three years in jail if she's found guilty of grabbing the jewelery, which was handed over to police by one of her associates last week just before a planned raid on her home in Venice.
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Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Big Happy Family' Gets Teaser Trailer

February 10, 2011 05:02:13 GMT


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Tyler Perry's latest feature film "Madea's Big Happy Family" has been previewed in a teaser trailer which is debuted via Apple. It does not tell anything about the plot, but focuses on the title character who is dubbed "everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma."

A follow-up to "Madea Goes to Jail", the film will still follow Madea who this time jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems.
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Nicki Minaj Scores First No. 1 Album as 'Pink Friday' Rules Hot 200

February 10, 2011 05:01:24 GMT


Nicki Minaj's patience has finally paid off. Her debut album "Pink Friday" rises from No. 3 to No. 1 after 11 weeks on the market with additional 45,000 copies. Although the sale number could be considered low, it once again manages to halt the string of Hot 200's record-breaking slow weeks which hit the lowest last week when Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" ruled with just 40,000.

Claiming the top spot of the chart after 11 weeks is considered rare by Billboard - the last album to take longer to rise to No. 1 was way back in March 2005. At that time, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" took the reign in its 25th week. It jumped from No. 15 with 224,000 copies following its Grammy win as Album of the Year.
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Jennifer Aniston, Zach Galifianakis, Tila Tequila on 'Funny or Die'


February 10, 2011 04:36:11 GMT


In his twelfth episode of "Between Two Ferns", host Zach Galifianakis invited two celebrities from two different worlds. First he presented reality star Tila Tequila, saying he'd love to hang out with her and asking her to stick around before inviting his second guest, Jennifer Aniston.

Welcomed with the tune of "Friends", the "Just Go With It" actress was the butt of the joke as Zach and Tila bond to gang up on her. Zach asked Tila to tell Jennifer about herself before saying, "What she would do was she would have a lot of people to fight over her to maybe get in bed with her. ...Sound familiar Jennifer?"
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Alanis Morissette Shares First Baby Picture

February 10, 2011 04:34:38 GMT


Alanis Morissette has debuted picture of first child Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway via her website and Facebok page. The photo shows the Canadian singer and husband Mario Treadway aka Souleye cuddling their one-month-old son while gazing and smiling at each other.

On Wednesday morning, February 9, the MC was snapped taking his son for a walk in Brentwood, California. In the lovely picture, Souleye is seen keeping the baby warm with his hands while Ever slept in a sling.
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Cover Art and Tracklisting of Adam Lambert's 'Glam Nation Live' CD/DVD


February 10, 2011 04:11:22 GMT


After releasing a mini acoustic album in December last year, Adam Lambert is now preparing to drop a live album. The 2009 runner-up of "American Idol" compiles footage from his recent Glam Nation tour into a 12-track CD/DVD with a bonus cut.

He is going to make it available for purchase across the country on March 22. Cover art of the effort has been unwrapped, revealing a close-up shot of the singer wearing feather ensemble and sporting his trademark eye make-up and fingerless gloves.
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James Franco in Charge for 'Three's Company' Film & Stage Development

February 10, 2011 04:08:46 GMT


James Franco is set to turn his love for beloved U.S. sitcom "Three's Company" into a new stage show and movie. The "127 Hours" star recently hosted a tribute to the show at the Sundance Film Festival - even showing up as actress Suzanne Somers' character Chrissy Snow - and now it looks as if his devotion is paying off.

The actor, who has already shot an art project documentary about "Three's Company", admits he's in talks to develop the sitcom into a play and a new movie.
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D'Angelo and Amanda Win 'Live to Dance'


February 10, 2011 03:56:54 GMT


D'Angelo Castro, 9, and Amanda Carbajales, 10, officially became the first winner of "Live to Dance". The young kids hailing from Miami won not only the judges' but also audience's love. They are entitled to a cash prize of $500,000.

The ballroom dancers beat married ballet dancers White Tree Fine Art and 11-year-old soloist Kendall Glover in the big finale. White Tree was the first to be eliminated from the Top 3, leaving kids as the possible winner(s).
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Woman Explains Why She Snubbed Lady GaGa

February 10, 2011 03:49:51 GMT


The current occupant of Lady GaGa's old New York apartment has denied snubbing the singer by refusing her request to film inside the property - insisting she was feeling too ill to be caught on camera.

As part of a "60 Minutes" news special, which will air on Sunday, February 13, the "Poker Face" singer took newsman Anderson Cooper back to her old Big Apple neighborhood, where she lived as a child. But the owner of GaGa's old home refused to let her and Cooper in with a camera crew, so they had to stage a makeshift interview on the stairwell outside.
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Nicki Minaj Admits Being Teenage Thief

February 10, 2011 03:49:29 GMT


Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has confessed her criminal past - she stole clothes from shops as a teenager. The "Check It Out" hitmaker admits she and a pal would take items from retailers in a local mall while she was at high school in New York City.

But the thefts led to a brush with authority when security staff caught the pair and banned them from the shop. Minaj tells rock magazine NME, "I remember me and my friend, when we were in high school, we always used to steal clothes. I'll always remember the one time we got busted. It's always stuck with me."
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Rihanna's Single 'S&M' Toned Down by Record Label

February 10, 2011 03:49:00 GMT


Bosses at the BBC have defended a radio-friendly version of Rihanna's controversial track S&M - because the special edit of the song was provided by her record company. The Bajan beauty reacted with fury after learning her latest single - which features risky lyrics about sex, whips and chains - was introduced to Radio 1 listeners on Sunday, February 6 as "Come On".

Taking to her Twitter.com page, she raged, "Are you f**king kidding me??? I'm on it!"
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Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth to Receive GLAAD Awards

February 10, 2011 03:48:42 GMT


Ricky Martin and Kristin Chenoweth will be presented with special awards at next month's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards. The "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker, who 'came out' in 2010, will receive the Vito Russo Award at the annual prizegiving on March 19 in New York. The accolade is handed to an openly gay media star who has helped promote equal rights.

Meanwhile, Broadway star Chenoweth will also be handed an honor - she'll take home the Vanguard Award at an associated event in Los Angeles on April 10 for "increasing understanding" of the gay and lesbian community.
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Lea Michele's Controversial Cosmo Cover Banned From Store

February 10, 2011 03:48:11 GMT


"Glee" star Lea Michele's controversial cover for Cosmopolitan has prompted bosses of a store in Texas to ban the magazine from their shelves. Michele sparked outrage after appearing on the March issue of the publication wearing a dress with a plunging neckline.

The shot infuriated many readers and parents, who claim the actress should cover up because her on-screen alter ego, high school student Rachel Berry, is a role model to young viewers. And now the owners of a Brookshires grocery store have removed the magazine from their stands, replacing it with a notice requesting patrons to ask for it from their customer services counter, according to CocoPerez.com.
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Teaser No. 6 of Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video

February 10, 2011 03:37:04 GMT


Another day means another short teaser of Britney Spears' upcoming "Hold It Against Me" music video. The new sneak peek, which is the sixth, still sees the 29-year-old singer/songwriter in the similar dance number previewed in the previous teasers. She takes the center stage with dance crew surrounding her.

The music video is confirmed to make its way out for fans' viewing pleasure on February 17 on MTV right before a new episode of "Jersey Shore". It's described as "a sexy, edgy dance piece" which shows Britney at her "peak form and ability." In anticipation of the video premiere, she's going to sit down for a Twitter Q&A session on February 10 at "about 10:30 A.M. Pacific."
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Filmmaker Slips Out Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz's Baby's Name

February 10, 2011 03:33:41 GMT


Spanish filmmaker Santiago Segura has let it slip that Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz plan to name their newborn son Leo. The director blurted out the details during a recent press conference, even though Oscar winners Bardem and Cruz have yet to release the kid's name to the press.

Segura made the big reveal as he was scolding reporters for hounding him about information on the new parents and their recent arrival. He said, "I know what you want and you don't understand why they don't come running to show off the baby and say, 'Look, here's Leo'."
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Ed Westwick's Departure From 'Gossip Girl' Denied

February 10, 2011 03:19:53 GMT


Chuck Bass is not gone from "Gossip Girl". Ed Westwick sent frenzy among the show's fans earlier this month when he hinted a departure from the CW show to concentrate on big screen movies. But the actor has now denied it, saying the statement was taken out of context.

Tatler magazine quoted him as saying, "It's all about the work, you know. The feeling you get when you connect to the work. And that's what I had with Chuck Bass in the beginning - I was fascinated by him. But now, to be completely honest, I'm ready to do something else. Really ready to do something else."
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'X-Men: First Class' Trailer to Debut Thursday, New Image and Full Logo Unveiled

February 10, 2011 03:09:11 GMT


Four months away from the release of "X-Men: First Class", 20th Century Fox has started actively promoting the movie. The studio has just announced that they will drop the first trailer of the movie on its official Facebook page on Thursday, February 10.

Also on the Facebook which was recently updated, there is a picture of "X-Men: First Class" logo which has been featured in the teaser poster. The new photo unveils the full words on top side of the logo which are "Xavier's school for gifted youngsters."
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Ne-Yo Regrets He Passed on Signing Justin Bieber


February 10, 2011 02:59:12 GMT


R&B star Ne-Yo regrets passing up the opportunity to sign Justin Bieber, after seeing the teen sensation's rapid rise to fame. The "Closer" hitmaker was offered the chance to mentor the Baby hitmaker in the mid 2000s but turned his back on the deal because he "didn't know what music to make with an 11-year old boy".

The 16 year old subsequently signed with Usher's company before landing a recording contract with Island Records, and he still looks to the "Yeah!" hitmaker for guidance in his stellar career. And Ne-Yo admits seeing Bieber's phenomenal success has made him sad he didn't sign him.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Hayden Christensen Doesn't Deny Rachel Bilson Reunion

February 10, 2011 02:54:40 GMT


Hayden Christensen has fueled rumors his romance with former fiancee Rachel Bilson is back on - by admitting there is "photographic evidence"of them together. The couple reportedly rekindled its relationship in November 2010, three months after calling off the engagement.

New pictures of the pair emerged at the weekend, and now Christensen has refused to shoot down reports their romance is back on. He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "(Those images are) photographic evidence, you can't deny that."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Trapped in 'Unhappy Marriage', Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz Divorce

February 10, 2011 02:49:30 GMT


Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have decided to call it quits. The mother of one filed for divorce from the Fall Out Boy 31-year-old bassist on Tuesday, February 8 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason of the split.

"After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," they released a joint statement. "We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our No. 1 priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives."
News > Celebrity Gossip

The Game Asked to Return His Blings

February 10, 2011 02:45:48 GMT


Rapper The Game has been ordered to hand over almost $91,000 to a jewelery store after allegedly failing to pay for a batch of custom-made bling. The hip-hop star ordered items including two white gold chains with white and yellow stones, a diamond stud earring, two white gold bracelets and two gold pieces from California jewelers Lemmermans between 2007 and 2008.

The total amount came to $99,000, and after he only paid part of the money, Lemmermans bosses filed a suit against the star last year to recoup the rest. Last week, a judge in Los Angeles demanded the star repay the outstanding balance with interest, amounting to $90,999, according to TMZ.com.
News > Movie News

First Look at Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover


February 10, 2011 02:36:20 GMT


"J. Edgar" has kicked off principal photography in Los Angeles this week under the direction of Clint Eastwood. Now the first look at Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover has been obtained in form of set pictures.

DiCaprio donned a white shirt topped with a tie and a black vest when pictured in front of a house on Tuesday, February 8. Filming another scene, he wore a more formal outfit completed with a cap and rode a bicycle down the street near the Hoover family home.
News > TV News

David Hasselhoff Slams Reality Shows Despite His Involvement

February 10, 2011 02:33:24 GMT


David Hasselhoff has slammed the rise of reality TV shows, insisting they have "ruined television" - despite his appearances as a judge on "America's Got Talent" and competing in "Dancing with the Stars".

The "Baywatch" actor sat on the panel of the U.S. talent finding series from 2006, but quit his duties after the 2009 season. He signed up for the TV dancing show last year, but was booted off the celebrity contest first - and he's now filming the upcoming season of "Britain's Got Talent".
News > Movie News

Michael Moore's Lawyer: Weinsteins Owe $2.7 Million at Least

February 10, 2011 02:29:58 GMT


Michael Moore's lawyer has slammed Harvey and Bob Weinstein's business tactics, insisting the movie moguls could end up owing the filmmaker $27 million when a lawsuit over "Fahrenheit 9/11" goes to court.

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. Moore claims the brothers reneged on a profit-share deal and accuses them of syphoning off cash for their own benefit.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Bar Owner to Release Tape of Shia LaBeouf's Brawl

February 10, 2011 02:25:13 GMT


The owner of a bar where Shia LaBeouf was handcuffed by cops after a scuffle has threatened to release footage of the incident in a bid to clear staff of any wrongdoing. The "Transformers" star clashed with a fellow customer at Mad Bull's Tavern in Sherman Oaks, California on Friday, February 4, reportedly receiving two blows to the face.

He was detained by police for 20 minutes and then allowed to leave the scene. No arrests were made, but the owner of the bar is ready to release film footage captured on security cameras amid rumors his staff failed to stop the fight, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix.
News > Movie News

Emma Thompson's 'Effie' Taken to Court for Copyright Issues

February 10, 2011 02:22:09 GMT


Emma Thompson is embroiled in a court battle to get her latest film "Effie" off the ground after a New York playwright accused the actress of copyright infringement. The "Love Actually" star has penned the screenplay for a movie version of the lives of 19th century poet John Ruskin, his wife Effie Gray and her affair with pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

The subject was successfully tackled by Gregory Murphy in his play "The Countess", which was a hit on Broadway in 1999 and was taken to London's West End in 2005. But according to the Hollywood Reporter, Murphy is concerned Thompson's script infringes on his own work, and the film's producers have taken the case to a New York federal court.
 
 
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