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February 16, 2011

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Carrie Underwood Gets Religious in 'Soul Surfer' Clip


February 16, 2011 09:49:10 GMT


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A scene featuring Carrie Underwood in "Soul Surfer" has been clipped and debuted online. Portraying a church youth leader, the singer-turned-actress is seen challenging AnnaSophia Robb's Bethany and her friends to look at their world with God's perspective.

Another clip from the movie has also made its way out via Soul Surfer Wave, this time giving a sneak peek to a dramatic scene with Bethany and Dennis Quaid's Tom Hamilton in which the young girl asks her father when she can surf again. This is very likely happening after Bethany lost her arm in a tragic accident.
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Janet Jackson Has Given Parenthood Up to God

February 16, 2011 09:44:12 GMT


Janet Jackson is relying on a higher power to decide her future family plans, but insists she'd shower her children with love if she becomes a parent. The "Nasty" hit maker, 44, has never committed to having children, and has revealed the only time she ever seriously considered becoming a mother was when she met producer Jermaine Dupri, who she split from in 2009 after seven years of dating. But the star admits that since the breakdown of that relationship, she is leaving her future in the lap of the gods.

She tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "I've given that up to God. I never really thought about having children until I got with Jermaine Dupri, when he and I were together. That was the first time I really wanted to have children. I felt comfortable in the relationship at that time. How he would be as a father, how he is as a father - he has a little girl. But we're not together anymore so I don't know if I'll have kids. But I've really given it up to God, if it's meant to be."
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The Next Bieber: Heather Russell Works With GaGa's Producer


February 16, 2011 09:23:18 GMT


Showcasing your talent on the web might be the easiest way to get yourself noticed. Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance, Ted Williams as well as duo father/daughter Jorge and Alexa Narvaez are some of those who have tasted fame after their footage was uploaded on the largest video-sharing site YouTube.

Now, a ten-year-old Heather Russell is creating online buzz after home-made videos of her singing her own songs, including the one titled "She Needs Love", made their ways out. The kid is dubbed as the next singing sensation after Bieber, and her soulful voice draws comparison to Mariah Carey's.
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Painting Sold for $5,500, Brad Paisley Stunned

February 16, 2011 09:19:37 GMT


Country music star Brad Paisley's artistic skills are paying off - the "Celebrity" singer's sunset painting of a lonesome pine has sold for $5,500 at a charity auction. Paisley himself was stunned when the artpiece sold during a sale at the La Fete du Cinema fundraiser for the Nashville Film Festival on Monday , February 14.

The singer revealed at the event he has had no formal art training, but loves to unwind with a paintbrush in his hand. Paisley tells People he did the background of the oil painting at home, and completed it during the cocktail hour at The Standard at the Smith House, the historic building that was also the site of Paisley's video for "Whiskey Lullaby".
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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Secretly Engaged

February 16, 2011 09:16:13 GMT


Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are reportedly ready to walk down the aisle. Despite their on- and off- relationship, a family friend says the couple has never been happier and they are now secretly engaged.

Kourtney and Scott are said getting married this year and Kourtney is "already looking at dresses and other details." A friend of the couple additionally tells OK! Magazine, "Kourtney is thrilled about it. She loves Scott, and she wants to be his wife."
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Janet Jackson: Some Stars Eat Tissues to Stay Slim

February 16, 2011 09:13:00 GMT


Janet Jackson has revealed the pressure on famous women to look good and stay slim is so intense, some stars eat tissue to stop hunger pangs. The "Nasty" hitmaker is open about her own longstanding issues with food and her weight, insisting she is an emotional eater whose problems with self-esteem stem from her time as a child actor on hit TV show "Good Times".

During a candid interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Jackson admits famous females are falling victim to the pressure of looking perfect all the time due to constant scrutiny, and insists some of her peers push their body to the limits to maintain their figure.
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Cheryl Burke Reveals Her Fear of Facing Her Molester Again

February 16, 2011 09:10:55 GMT


U.S. dancer and TV star Cheryl Burke lives in fear of coming face to face with the retired postal worker who she helped put behind bars for molesting her and her stepsister.

The "Dancing with the Stars" regular has opened up about the unnamed pervert who used to fondle her while they watched porn together in her new memoir "Dancing Lessons" - and she has nightmares about him watching her on the hit TV show from the comfort of his living room now he's a free man.
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Suge Knight Caught Driving Without License

February 16, 2011 09:10:29 GMT


Embattled rap mogul Marion Suge Knight is in trouble again - his truck was impounded on Tuesday, February 15 after he was reportedly caught driving on a suspended license. The former Death Row Records' CEO spent a night behind bars last December after he failed to show up to court in relation to a charge of driving on a suspended license and running a stop sign in September. He was later released with a citation.

And on Tuesday, Knight's vehicle was pulled over by cops in Beverly Hills and was towed away after officers realized he has no legal license. He was once again handed a citation, according to TMZ.com. The website reports the stranded star asked a female driver to give him a lift to a nearby location and she agreed.
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'No Ordinary Family' and 'V' Feb. 22 Previews

February 16, 2011 08:49:10 GMT


On February 22, "No Ordinary Family" will welcome a new villain in the form of Anthony Michael Hall. Daphne's boyfriend, Chris, steals the trilsettum serum from the Powell house and injects his wheelchair-bound father, Roy (Hall), with disastrous results.

Meanwhile, Jim's feelings of guilt are overwhelming when, during a fight with a thug, he diverts a bullet that accidentally hits a boy - causing life-threatening harm. Meanwhile, Joshua proposes to Katie; and JJ's teacher takes unscrupulous steps to get him to join the school's academic decathlon team.
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Cee-Lo and Janelle Monae Are Serial Killers in 'Bodies' Video

February 16, 2011 08:48:30 GMT


From wooing the ladies, Cee-Lo Green now turns into a serial killer in a newly-debuted music video for his latest single "Bodies". He says, "My name is not important, and I'm often asked, what do I do for a living? I answer, I do what I want. Spontaneity is the spice of life and I've indulged quite a bit, but I'm not above the law and I'm certainly not lawless. But when it comes to ladies...I have a license, to kill."

The "F**k You" hitmaker portrays a cold-blooded killer who targets beautiful women, and collects his victims' heels as a prize. He has always been successful in his mission, but he finds his match in Janelle Monae. When facing the soul singer, he ends up dead - she slits his throat and brings home his shades to be added to her collection.
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Prison Rep Clarifies O.J. Simpson's Attacked Rumor

February 16, 2011 08:46:52 GMT


A spokesperson for the prison holding shamed former American footballer/actor O.J. Simpson has denied reports the star has been attacked by a white supremacist behind bars. Simpson is currently serving a 15-year sentence in Nevada following his December 2008 conviction for masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers' Las Vegas hotel room in September 2007.

U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer recently reported he had been "brutally beaten" by a racist fellow inmate at the Lovelock Correctional Center, where Simpson is serving out his sentence. The publication added that inmates cheered as Simpson was savagely beaten and the star had to recover in the prison infirmary for three weeks.
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Chris Brown Shows His Rap Skill in Online Video

February 16, 2011 08:32:01 GMT


Chris Brown has proved he has a promising future in hip-hop if he decides to leave his R&B roots behind after impressing fans with his freestyle rap skills in an online video.

The singer, who has become known for his more pop-friendly hits such as "Kiss Kiss", "Run It" and "No Air" with Jordin Sparks, spits a few verses with his rapper pal K-Mac in a short clip posted on vimeo.com titled, "Breezy... Real Hip Hop S**t".
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Saoirse Ronan's 'Hanna' Debuts First Two Clips

February 16, 2011 08:28:59 GMT


Two clips from "Hanna" have been debuted online, highlighting the title character's skill. One snippet making its way out via Guardian features Hanna acting like a fragile girl before she shows her true self, breaking a female agent's neck and attacking other security guards. In the other video she is seen escaping from the isolated place.

Hanna is raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. Once she is ready, she is sent into the world by her father on a mission.
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Avril Lavigne Praised Boy George for Not Snubbing Her


February 16, 2011 08:04:09 GMT


Avril Lavigne has heaped praise on "friendly" Boy George after fearing he would snub her at the BRIT Awards just like Christina Aguilera did at a recent event.

The "SK8ER Boi" hit maker attended the Brits in London on Tuesday, February 15 and presented fellow Canadian Justin Bieber with the award for International Breakthrough Solo Artist. But that wasn't the highlight for her - after she handed out the honor, Lavigne spotted the Culture Club front man backstage, and apprehensively dared to approach him.
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Picture: Katy Perry Posing as Alien With Kanye in 'E.T.' Music Video

February 16, 2011 07:42:48 GMT


Katy Perry is gearing up to promote her next single "E.T.", and has filmed a music video for the futuristic single. The "California Gurl" hitmaker actually goes solo in the album version of the song, but she adds Kanye West verses in the radio version.

To top it all, Perry has invited the G.O.O.D Music rapper to join her in its music video. The clip is directed by Floria Sigismondi and going to be premiered sometime soon. A behind-the-scene picture of the video shoot has gone viral, teasing what to expect from the video.
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'True Blood' Casts a Werewolf Higher-in-Rank Than Alcide

February 16, 2011 07:39:13 GMT


"True Blood" delves deeper into the werewolf business by casting an actor to be Alcide's "boss". In the latest report by TV Line, Michael Ausiello said Daniel Buran, who has appeared in such shows as "Criminal Minds" and "Southland", would take the role of Raoul aka "tough and intense packmaster of Shreveport."

Raoul is slipped into seven episodes of the upcoming fourth season. E! Online said his first appearance would be in episode 4.05 which is titled "I Hate You, I Love You." The fourth season meanwhile would begin in June this year, meaning the episode would air either in July or August.
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Reunited Soundgarden Are Working on New Songs

February 16, 2011 07:34:29 GMT


Reformed rockers Soundgarden are back in the studio working on new material a year after reuniting. The grunge rock icons, led by Chris Cornell, have posted a photo of themselves in the studio and issued a statement online letting fans know of their plans.

The release reads, "Over the past few months, we've been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together - exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden. It feels great. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon. Thank you for all of the support!".
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Guy Ritchie Offered to Direct '300' Sequel, 'Xerxes'


February 16, 2011 07:25:36 GMT


It appears that Zack Snyder will not direct "Xerxes" which will serve as a follow-up to his 2009 epic movie "300" and has a script written by him. Warner Bros. has reportedly offered the helming position to Guy Ritchie who is currently putting finishing touch to "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows".

While Snyder said he had not signed up for the directing duty, many believed that he will serve behind the lens of "Xerxes". But it now seems to be impossible as insiders tell New York Magazine's Vulture that WB wants Snyder to focus on "The Man of Steel" script which suffers "major third-act problems."
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Dianna Agron Requests the Same Limo Driver to All Events

February 16, 2011 07:09:50 GMT


"Glee" star Dianna Agron wants the same limousine driver to take her to all events after encountering a helpful fashion-conscious godfather on her way to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 13.

The actress' chauffeur was full of red carpet tips after Agron revealed she had never been to the Grammys before - and now she wants her handlers to book him for every big event.
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Lady GaGa's MSG Monster Ball Special to Air May 7

February 16, 2011 07:07:05 GMT


The U.S. release of Lady GaGa's much-anticipated album "Born This Way" on May 23 is going to be preceded by an airing of Monster Ball special on May 7. Dubbed "Lady GaGa Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden", it will be directed by her longtime choreographer Laurieann Gibson and taped during her February 21-22 shows at MSG.

"Lady GaGa is the single most exciting music talent on the scene today," said HBO president Sue Naegle. "We're especially thrilled that she'll be creating unique new elements for the special that will make the show an even more memorable experience for our viewers."
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An American Correspondent Was Sexually Attacked in Egypt

February 16, 2011 06:46:50 GMT


A correspondent for American TV network CBS is in hospital after she was savagely sexually assaulted on Friday, February 11 while reporting on the unrest in Egypt. CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was reporting on the pro-democracy demonstrations from the front line in Cairo in the lead up to President Hosni Mubarak's dramatic decision to step down after 30 years.

According to a statement from the network, Logan and her team were surrounded by a "dangerous element amidst the celebration" in Cairo's Tahrir Square as the mob were whipped into a frenzy following the news of the president's resignation.
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'Glee' 2.13 Preview: Blaine and Rachel Kiss


February 16, 2011 06:44:49 GMT


"Glee" moves on with an exploration of Blaine's sexuality. In the episode "Blame It on the Alcohol", the character played by Darren Criss is seen enjoying a kiss from Lea Michele's Rachel during spin-the-bottle game. Kurt watches the couple nervously.

It was assumed previously that Blaine could be bisexual. However, creator Ryan Murphy quickly clarified the rumor, saying, "Blaine is NOT bi. He is gay, and will always be gay. I think it's very important to young kids that they know this character is one of them."
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Daniel Radcliffe Signs On to Be 'The Amateur Photographer'

February 16, 2011 06:31:51 GMT


Daniel Radcliffe has picked an indie project as his next starring movie after wrapping famous franchise "Harry Potter". The British actor has signed up to star in "The Amateur Photographer" based on a novel with the same title by Christopher Monger, who recently got Emmy nomination for writing TV movie "Temple Grandin".

Set in 1970's New England, the story will revolve around a man (Radcliffe's character) who discovers his artistic calling after being recruited by the citizens of a small mill town to serve as photographer of their most intimate moments. Monger will direct the movie from his own screenplay.
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Liam Neeson Shares the Night His Wife Was Dying

February 16, 2011 06:30:45 GMT


Liam Neeson has spoken out about the hellish night he lost his wife Natasha Richardson, explaining he struggled to get access to the dying actress because no one recognized him at the hospital she was taken to.

Richardson was rushed to hospital hours after falling and banging her head during a skiing lesson in Canada in 2009 and almost two years later Neeson can still vividly remember the awful night he tried to get access to his dying wife, recalling how security at the hospital was high and no one seemed to know who he was.
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Billy Ray Cyrus on Miley: I'm Scared for Her

February 16, 2011 06:29:07 GMT


Billy Ray Cyrus has slammed reports suggesting he's profiting from his daughter Miley Cyrus' phenomenal career success, insisting he's "never made a dime" off the teenager. The "Achy Breaky Heart" singer has opened up about his family troubles and his fears for the "Hannah Montana" star as she grows up in the public eye in a candid new GQ magazine interview.

In the article, Cyrus, who starred alongside Miley in "Hannah Montana", claims hit Disney show destroyed his family, and adds the 18 year old's aides are failing to protect her - referencing a string of scandals in recent months, including controversy over video footage showing her smoking a legal high from a bong.
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Bow Wow Eyes a Role in New Tupac Shakur Biopic

February 16, 2011 06:26:02 GMT


Rapper/actor Bow Wow is campaigning for a role in the new Tupac Shakur biopic. The young star has taken to Twitter.com to beg director Antoine Fuqua for a part in the upcoming film.

He writes, "I want to play Shock G or be one of the Outlawz in the New 2Pac movie. Mr Antoine Fuqua holla at ya boy... I'm ready." Fuqua is currently casting the film, and recently revealed he's on the hunt for talented unknowns to portray Tupac's ex-girlfriends Jada Pinkett and Kidada Jones.
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Not Asked to Do Aretha Franklin Tribute, Fantasia Snubbed Grammys

February 16, 2011 06:24:17 GMT


Singer Fantasia Barrino boycotted the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 13 because she wasn't asked to be part of the Aretha Franklin tribute that opened the show. The former "American Idol" winner won her first Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance but wasn't there to pick up the honor.

Barrino called in to BET's 106 & Park show on Monday, February 14 to explain her reasons for staying away from music's big night. She said, "They were honoring someone who is my idol, Aretha Franklin, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanting to jump on the mic because she is my favorite, so I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage, so, I kind of did my own little thing last night."
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Michelle Pfeiffer to Play With Johnny Depp in New Vampire Movie

February 16, 2011 06:19:46 GMT


Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to reteam with moviemaker Tim Burton for his movie adaptation of 1960s TV show "Dark Shadows". The actress played "Catwoman" in Burton's 1992 film "Batman Returns" and now she's considering playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family, opposite the filmmaker's regular collaborator Johnny Depp.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bond girl Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley have signed up for roles and Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter is also expected to take the part of a psychologist in the film.
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Slash's Personal Collections Will Be Auctioned

February 16, 2011 06:18:50 GMT


Rocker Slash's beloved Corvette Stingray, two of his trademark top hats and a collection of his guitars are set to go under the hammer at an auction next month.

The former "Guns N' Roses" guitarist is selling a wide range of belongings, including exotic Southeast Asian furniture, customized clothing and rock memorabilia through Julien's Auctions. He's also selling model dinosaurs, jewelery and 14 guitars, including the Guild acoustic on which he recorded Guns N' Roses 1989 ballad 'Patience'.
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Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order Against Stepson

February 16, 2011 06:14:47 GMT


Veteran actor Mickey Rooney has won a restraining order against his stepson amid allegations his fortune is at risk. In legal documents filed in Los Angeles, the Oscar winner claims Christopher Aber has been trying to convince him to sign over control of his assets, leaving the 90 year old fearing for his safety.

The papers state: "Mickey is extremely fearful that Chris will become physically threatening against Mickey and may even attempt to kidnap Mickey from his home."
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Frankie Muniz Held Loaded Gun to His Head in a Fight With His Girlfriend

February 16, 2011 06:12:15 GMT


Another former child star is in trouble with the law - Frankie Muniz is named in a police report about a fiery domestic dispute, during which he reportedly held a loaded gun to his head. The former Malcolm in the Middle star also allegedly punched his girlfriend during an argument on Friday night, February 11.

Phoenix, Arizona police officials were called to the actor's home after an altercation between Muniz and his girlfriend, Elycia Turnbow, escalated. Turnbow told cops that her boyfriend "grabbed a gun and held it to his head, possibly with the intent of committing suicide".
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Irina Shayk Launches SI's Swimsuit Cover at NY Party

February 16, 2011 05:23:17 GMT


On Monday, February 14 night, Irina Shayk was revealed as the new girl for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue cover on "Late Show with David Letterman". The Russia-born model has appeared in the magazine four times before but this is the first time she is featured on the cover and the first time a Russian takes such title.

Waiting with a number of other models on the backstage, the 25-year-old shed a tear when her name was called out as the claimer of the coveted spot. The next day, she was the main lady at a party held in New York to celebrate the new issue, debuting the cover which was shot in Hawaii and the Philippines a few months ago.
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Universal May Make Fifth 'Terminator' Film


February 16, 2011 05:14:12 GMT


Following Arnold Schwarzenegger's statement that he is ready to be back to Hollywood, talks about his famous franchise "Terminator" are brewing. According to Deadline Hollywood, Universal Pictures is interested to make another film installment of the sci-fi action series.

The studio reportedly has even had a name of possible director for the new movie, which is Justin Lin. The filmmaker has previously directed the last three installments of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise.
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Davinia Taylor Announces Pregnancy After Losing Son Custody

February 16, 2011 05:10:03 GMT


British actress/socialite Davinia Taylor is pregnant - just months after she lost full custody of her three-year-old son.

Taylor, who starred in longrunning U.K. TV drama "Hollyoaks", was given just limited access to her child at a court hearing last September following her bitter divorce from sports agent David Gardner. But the millionairess is smiling again after learning she's expecting another boy five months into the pregnancy.
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Teaser No. 12 of Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video

February 16, 2011 04:46:06 GMT


In two more days, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" music video will be premiered in full. In the meantime, fans can take another peek at the Jonas Akerlund-directed video in this latest teaser which highlights old-fashioned cameras and flashing lights.

"Femme Fatale", the album where the song will appear, is going to follow the video arrival by coming out across United States on March 29. She shared, "I'm so excited and I can't wait for you guys to hear it. I think its some of the best work I have ever done!" The CD will feature a collaboration with will.i.am.
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Monica Plans Second Wedding to Husband

February 16, 2011 04:40:14 GMT


R&B singer Monica is making plans to walk down the aisle with husband Shannon Brown again, after they married in secret last year. The "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker wed the Los Angeles Lakers player in a private ceremony at her home in November 2010, but now she's planning a second celebration so they can share their wedding joy with relatives.

She tells EOnline.com, "Our first wedding was in our home, but we're going to do it again so that our family can enjoy it. We're going to go all out and have a good time. I'm Southern and he's from Chicago. I'm very close to my mom and my family, but I'm also very close to my in-laws, so we just want to have one big party. What we did was... with each other, for each other and committed our lives to one another, so we didn't really need anybody else there."
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Mika Is Fan of Online Dating

February 16, 2011 04:35:42 GMT


British pop star Mika is a big fan of online dating - because the internet allows him to approach suitors he would never have the courage to ask out in person. The "Grace Kelly" hitmaker admits the first virtual date he organized via MySpace.com five years ago was a disaster - but it hasn't kept him from logging on to look for love.

In a column for La Repubblica, Mika writes, "MySpace, the Facebook of yesterday. Where our pictures were always better than the reality and our words typed always more entertaining than the ones spoken. Since then internet dating has become so much the norm... Isn't that the best thing about the internet? You can approach someone that you would never be brave enough to, or even have time to in real life."
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Eminem and Arcade Fire Among Bonnaroo Festival Line-Up

February 16, 2011 04:35:25 GMT


Eminem and Arcade Fire have been unveiled as the headliners of this year's Bonnaroo music festival, just two days after the Canadian rockers beat the rapper to claim the Album of the Year prize at the Grammy Awards.

The Strokes, The Black Keys, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, Robyn, Big Boi, Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Scissor Sisters and Alison Krauss are also among the top acts due to hit the stage during the four day event, which will take place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9 to 12. Tickets for the 10th annual festival go on sale online on Saturday, February 19.
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Patrick Carney Gets Engaged

February 16, 2011 04:34:02 GMT


The Black Keys star Patrick Carney pre-empted the duo's triple Grammy Awards win on Sunday night, February 13 by becoming engaged. The rocker and his bandmate, singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach, walked away from Sunday's, February 13 ceremony with honors for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package for "Brothers", and their song "Tighten Up" landed them the prize for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.

But Carney was celebrating before the prize haul began after proposing to his girlfriend Emily Ward on Saturday night, February 12, reports UsMagazine.com.
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Lindsay Lohan to Read Out Letterman's Top 10 List

February 16, 2011 04:33:48 GMT


Apparently, there is no hard feeling between Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman. The latter took a jab at the actress when reading "Top 10 Biggest Surprises at the Grammys" at the music event's live ceremony on Sunday, February 13 but Lindsay is not sore enough to reject an invitation to appear at "Late Show with David Letterman".

Instead of sitting down with Letterman for an interview, she would get a few minutes of spotlight by reading the Top Ten List on Thursday, February 17 episode. The "Mean Girls" star will appear via satellite from Los Angeles.
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President Obama Salutes Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

February 16, 2011 04:33:26 GMT


U.S. President Barack Obama saluted Yo-Yo Ma at the White House on Tuesday, February 15 when he bestowed a Medal of Freedom on the revered musician. The President joked about the concert cellist's Grammy Awards success and suggested he was among the most joyful people he has ever met.

Obama noted Yo-Yo Ma has won 16 Grammy Awards, stating, "I'm only 14 behind him." The President added, "While Yo-Yo could have settled for being the world's greatest cellist, he said that even greater than his passion for music is his passion for people and I can testify to this. There are very few people you'll meet who have the exuberance and joy that Yo Yo possesses."
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Rep Denies Eminem Threatening to Snub Future Grammy

February 16, 2011 04:33:08 GMT


A representative for Eminem has shot down reports suggesting the rap superstar is threatening to boycott future Grammy Awards ceremonies after only landing two of the 10 honors he was nominated for this year. The hip-hop star led the competition going into Sunday's, February 13 event, with mentions in categories including Record of the Year ("Love the Way You Lie") and Album of the Year ("Recovery"). He also gave one of the night's most anticipated performances, teaming up onstage with Rihanna and rap legend Dr. Dre.

But Eminem went home with just two gongs in the rap categories - and lost out to the likes of Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire in the top categories. Reports alleged Eminem was "so p**sed" at missing out on the big awards after flying in to Los Angeles from his native Detroit, Michigan, especially for the prize-giving, he was unlikely to return for future Grammy Awards, which are voted for the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
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Princess Diana's Brother Set to Marry for Third Time

February 16, 2011 04:32:18 GMT


Princess Diana's family have another big wedding planned - the late British royal's brother, Earl Spencer, is set to marry his girlfriend this summer. Charles Spencer, 46, will exchange vows with Karen Gordon on June 18, at Althorp House, his family's residence in Northamptonshire, England.

A statement issued by the Earl reads, "Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer, is delighted to announce his engagement to Karen Gordon, a Canadian philanthropist who is the Founder and CEO of Whole Child International."
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'Two and a Half Men' Creator Reacts on Charlie Sheen's Forced Hiatus Comment

February 16, 2011 04:32:00 GMT


The creator of Charlie Sheen's hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men" has risked the wrath of the show's star after poking fun at his personal troubles in a brief message tagged onto the end of Monday night's February 14 episode. TV bosses at CBS suspended filming on the Chuck Lorre comedy at the end of January to allow Sheen time to undergo rehab treatment, but the actor stunned fans on Monday, February 14 when he phoned into a U.S. radio show and told presenter Dan Patrick he was ready and willing to work - and blamed CBS executives for holding up production.

Sheen, 45, said, "We're on forced hiatus. They said, 'You get ready, we'll get ready', and I got ready and went back and... no one's there. I'm here and I'm ready. They're not. Bring it!" Representatives for CBS and 58-year-old Lorre have yet to formally respond to Sheen's claims, but the "Two and a Half Men" creator decided to air his grievances with the star's alleged drinking, drug taking and sexual exploits in a post which ran on U.S. TV for just a few seconds on Monday night.
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Justin Bieber Visited Hospitalized Kids on Valentine's Day


February 16, 2011 04:17:21 GMT


Justin Bieber made Valentine's Day extra-special for a group of sick kids in Los Angeles - he visited them in hospital and treated them to a screening of his new movie "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never".

The "Baby" hitmaker made a secret trip to Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA on Monday, February 14 and delighted the youngsters by posing for pictures and signing autographs for them. The teenager also arranged for the children to see his new concert film, which was released in movie theatres in the U.S. on Friday, February 11.
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Video: Rihanna Heating Up BRIT Awards Stage With Medley Performance

February 16, 2011 04:15:35 GMT


Beside stealing the spotlight at the red carpet with her vibrant dress, Rihanna also became the center of attraction at the live telecast of BRIT Awards on February 15. The "Loud" singer rocked the house of O2 Arena with her sexy, high-energy medley performance. Trading her Christian Dior outfit with all-red ensemble with rose details on her shoulders, RiRi kicked off the set with her Grammy-winning single "Only Girl (In the World)".

She then disappeared behind the curtain only to come out again in a deep plunge V skimpy suit. Singing naughty song "S&M", she was surrounded by crawling troupe and at some points managed to spank one of them. Her third, and last treat before withdrawing from the stage was a live rendition of "What's My Name?". The boys picked up the sticks and hit the drums, while the girls broke into sassy dance moves. After the performance, RiRi was presented with International Female Solo Artist by Cheryl Cole.
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Britney Spears Beats Madonna and GaGa as Gay Icon


February 16, 2011 04:01:08 GMT


Singer Britney Spears has been voted the greatest gay icon of all time in a new poll. The "Toxic" hitmaker saw off competition from U.S. President Barack Obama and veteran performer Cher to take 31 per cent of the vote in the Orange County Equality Project's poll to find the quintessential gay icon.

Spears' idol Madonna came second with 25 per cent of the vote, but a poll spokesperson insists it was a close call between the two superstars. The Equality Project's Joel Waddell says, "When Madonna puts out a new album, she will be on top again. Madonna is the greatest icon the gay community has ever had."
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Lady GaGa Admits Throwing Costume Team Into Frenzy

February 16, 2011 03:50:15 GMT


Lady GaGa threw her design team into a panic in the run-up to her big performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards - she scrapped all the costumes two days before the ceremony because she didn't like them.

The "Paparazzi" hitmaker released her highly-anticipated single, "Born This Way", on Friday, February 11 and played it live for the first time at the prizegiving. GaGa admits her own sci-fi inspired look during the set and the nude-colored outfits her dancers sported onstage were last minute decisions - causing her fashion designers at Haus of Gaga to stay up all night preparing the costumes.
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Bryan Adams' Concert Was Postponed Due to Public Safety

February 16, 2011 03:49:10 GMT


Bryan Adams was forced to cancel a concert in India at short notice on Tuesday, February 15 over fears for public safety.

Authorities called off the New Delhi gig just hours before the rocker was due to take the stage at the NSIC Exhibition Centre because organizers were denied a mandatory clearance certificate. According to local media outlets, promoters had sold approximately 20,000 tickets, but the venue only has a capacity for 6,000.
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Kimberly Walsh Hits Back at Elton John for 'C**p' Comment

February 16, 2011 03:40:24 GMT


Girls Aloud star Kimberly Walsh has blasted Sir Elton John for slating the British girl band - branding his comments "nasty" and "in bad taste". The "Rocket Man" took aim at pop stars who lip-synch on stage, insisting singers such as The Saturdays and Walsh's Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl Cole are "c**p".

Now Walsh has hit back, admitting she was "sad" to read his remarks but warning it's dangerous for him to "slag people off". In her column for Britain's OK! magazine, she writes, "Last week, I was disappointed to hear Sir Elton John slating British pop music, including Girls Aloud. I've always had a lot of respect for him so it's a shame that he said those things..."
News > Music News

Chris Brown Removes Nasty Comment About Grammy People

February 16, 2011 03:35:34 GMT


Chris Brown has reacted after missing out on a Grammy Award on Sunday, February 13 night, blaming the snub on "politics" in the music industry. The singer was up for three trophies at the prestigious prizegiving, including the Best Contemporary R&B Album for "Graffiti", but he lost out in each category.

He took to his Twitter.com page after the ceremony to assure followers he wasn't bothered, writing, "To all the fans!! I love y'all. Don't be upset!! This industry is based on politics and a**kissing! My only concern is Team Breezy! F**k everybody else!"
News > Celebrity Gossip

Michael Madsen Stars in 29 Movies to Cover Up Debt

February 16, 2011 03:31:57 GMT


Actor Michael Madsen is working extra hard to solve his money worries - he's set to release a staggering 29 movies this year. The "Reservoir Dogs" star is listed as having a role in almost 30 films due to hit screens in 2011, including "Black Gold", "Loosies", "Eldorado", "513", "Garbage", "Men Don't Lie", "Road Raiders", and "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde". In many of the movies, Madsen takes the lead role.

And the huge haul is good news for the actor's finances - he's been hit with a string of cash woes in recent years, filing for bankruptcy in 2009 and reportedly owing thousands of dollars in personal loans from Hollywood pals.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Justin Bieber Calls Lady GaGa's Grammy Egg 'Weird'


February 16, 2011 03:15:23 GMT


At least there is one celebrity who is not amazed by Lady GaGa's costume at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Justin Bieber has called her red carpet arrival, in which she came in a giant egg, "weird" when appearing on "Chelsea Lately" on Monday night, February 14, adding "I don't know, people say it's artistic and stuff, I'm like, 'You're an egg.' "

Still, he came in defense of the dance queen. "She was probably just trying to save her voice or something. She didn't want to talk to a lot of people. She was trying to do something creative," Justin shared his assumption.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Pregnant Kate Hudson Planning a Move to London

February 16, 2011 03:15:18 GMT


Kate Hudson is proving her devotion to her British boyfriend Matthew Bellamy - she's vowed to spend half her time in London after they become parents. The Hollywood actress began dating Muse frontman Bellamy last summer and they announced in January they are expecting a baby later this year.

And Hudson, who split from her rocker husband Chris Robinson in 2006, is determined to do all she can to make her new relationship work - by relocating to the U.K. for six months of the year. She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I have a feeling I'll probably be spending a lot more time here. I don't know about full moves but a half move probably. I love it here but we both travel so much. I'll be around, wandering the streets!"
News > Music News

Full Winners List of BRIT Awards: Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Arcade Fire

February 16, 2011 03:14:30 GMT


The Tuesday night, February 15 star-studded gala of BRIT Awards hosted by James Corden has named its winners. Trophies redesigned by Fashion legend Dame Vivienne Westwood were handed to such singers as Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Arcade Fire.

After winning Best Dance Recording for her single "Only Girl (In the World)" at the February 13 Grammy Awards, RiRi followed it up by taking home International Female Solo Artist title. She won over Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Robyn. "Britain I love you, this is so exciting," she said when accepting the gong from Cheryl Cole.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Patsy Kensit Is Heading Playgrounds Improvement Campaign

February 16, 2011 03:10:29 GMT


"Lethal Weapon 2" star Patsy Kensit is on a mission to restore Britain's abandoned playgrounds. The British actress is spearheading the Parents for Playgrounds drive, which will hand out $22,500 grants for play spaces in desperate need of renovation. And Kensit, who has a son James with "Simple Minds" rocker Jim Kerr and a little boy, Lennon, with Liam Gallagher, is passionate about the campaign - because she depended on her local park and the mums she met there when raising her kids.

She tells U.K. TV show "Daybreak", "We're asking parents up and down the country to nominate playgrounds in their area that they feel could be in need of repair, improvement. We're going to choose five play areas and a BPS15,000 bursary is going to be used to renovate these areas, which is incredible in a time when we're having so much taken away from us. It's so generous and it's a social mission. I've got two boys, 18 and 11, and this campaign is aimed at primary school children to the age of 11, so I've kind of lived it, I know what it's like."
News > TV News

Report: 'Live to Dance' Axed, Paula Abdul 'Devastated'


February 16, 2011 02:57:04 GMT


For failing to generate the kind of ratings that please CBS, "Live to Dance" reportedly is axed after one season only. Paula Abdul, who makes this a comeback to reality show after ditching "American Idol" allegedly is "devastated" by the news.

Radar Online found out from a "source" that the bad news was delivered by phone on Friday, February 11 and Paula spent the weekend mourning. "She spent the weekend at her home, surrounded by friends, rehashing CBS' devastating decision and wondering what she would do next," a source said.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Vince Neil Surrenders to Authorities to Begin Jail Time

February 16, 2011 02:41:00 GMT


Vince Neil has surrendered to authorities in Nevada, where he'll serve 15 days behind bars on a DUI charge. The Motley Crue star will serve his sentence at Clark County Detention Center.

Neil pleaded guilty to a 2010 DUI charge on January 26. After serving time behind bars, Neil will be placed on house arrest for 15 days before heading out on tour in South America with Motley Crue.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Ivanka Trump's Stalker Denies Tormenting Her

February 16, 2011 02:37:54 GMT


A man accused of stalking Donald Trump's pregnant daughter Ivanka Trump has denied deliberately tormenting her - insisting he only contacted her as "a joke".

Justin Massler was jailed in Los Angeles on Friday, February 11 after a warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to attend a New York court hearing on six charges, including stalking in the third degree. He is accused of bombarding Trump and her husband Jared Kushner with emails earlier this month, violating an order to stay away from the family until 2012. But in an interview with the New York Daily News, Massler is adamant his behaviour was loaded with irony and was merely "performance art".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Sharon Osbourne Settles Lawsuit With 'Rock of Love' Contestant

February 16, 2011 02:28:33 GMT


Sharon Osbourne has reached an agreement with a reality TV reject who sued the rock matriarch for battery and negligence. Megan Hauserman took legal action against Osbourne over claims she attacked her during a recording of U.S. TV series "Rock Of Love: Charm School" in December 2008.

The brawl kicked off after the contestant insulted Osbourne's husband Ozzy Osbourne, calling the former Black Sabbath star a "brain-dead rocker". The 58 year old allegedly retaliated by grabbing Hauserman by the hair and scratching her.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Billy Ray Cyrus Blames 'Hannah Montana' for Family Split

February 16, 2011 02:22:54 GMT


Billy Ray Cyrus has reportedly blamed daughter Miley Cyrus' role in "Hannah Montana" for "destroying" his family. The country star and his wife Tish filed for divorce in October, and 18-year-old Miley has been hit with a string of scandals in recent months, including gossip about her turbulent love life and outrage over footage of her smoking a legal high from a bong.

And the "Achy Breaky Heart" hitmaker is convinced his family's problems stem from the huge success of the "Hannah Montana" brand - and he's also reportedly taken aim at his daughter's aides for sparking a rift between the two.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and More at BRIT Awards Red Carpet


February 16, 2011 02:22:24 GMT


Fresh from the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, the likes of Rihanna and Justin Bieber flew across the pond on February 15 to attend another prize-giving event, BRIT Awards. RiRi looked beautiful in her light-cyan Christian Dior Haute Couture tube dress with green ribbon on her waist. Bieber, meanwhile, walked the red carpet in front of London's O2 Arena, wearing a black jacket on top of white shirt.

RiRi is set to perform at the ceremony. She is coincidentally nominated for International Female Solo Artist, facing off Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Robyn. As for Bieber, the Canadian pop singer is up for International Breakthrough Act along with Bruno Mars, "Glee" cast, National and Temper Trap.
News > Movie News

'Sherlock Holmes' Sequel Gets Official Title

February 16, 2011 02:21:07 GMT


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After title for "Spider-Man" reboot was announced, another movie has been officially given a title. E! Online reports on February 15 that "Sherlock Holmes" sequel will be called "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" when it hits theaters on December 16 and then Collider confirms the news.

This second "Sherlock Holmes" feature film adaptation from director Guy Ritchie still stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. Jared Harris is cast as villainous Moriarty, and Noomi Rapace is added to the cast ensemble to portray a new character. Words are, Rachel McAdams will reprise her role as Irene Adler but she may appear in a brief.
News > TV News

Roseanne Barr Lands Reality Show About Nut Farm

February 16, 2011 02:16:58 GMT


Roseanne Barr's farm life in Hawaii has been picked up as a reality TV series. The comedienne now shares her life with goats, sheep, her "life partner" Johnny Argent and members of her family on a macadamia nut farm.

And bosses at U.S. cable network Lifetime have opted to send cameras there to capture life in paradise. The untitled series is expected to debut later this year.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Kevin Costner Demands Stephen Baldwin's Lawsuit Dismissed

February 16, 2011 02:10:02 GMT


Kevin Costner has asked a federal judge to dismiss a multi-million dollar lawsuit accusing him of duping Stephen Bladwin into giving up his shares in a pioneering oil-cleaning technology. Baldwin sued the "Dances With Wolves" star in December, claiming he should have benefited from Costner's success after he introduced an oil-filtration device to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.

BP bosses reportedly invested more than $50 million in the gadget, pioneered by Costner and his inventor brother. Baldwin is demanding more than $4 million from the actor, but Costner has filed to dismiss the legal action.
 
 
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