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February 18, 2011

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The 5 Browns' Dad Pleaded Guilty on Sexually Abusing Daughters

February 18, 2011 10:03:08 GMT


The father of sibling classical music group The 5 Browns has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three of his daughters when they were kids. Last week, Keith Scott Brown, 55, was charged with abusing Desirae, now 32, Deondra, now 30, and 26-year-old Melody, who front the popular group.

He appeared in court in Utah on Thursday, February 17 and pleaded guilty to sodomy on a child under 14, and two charges of sex abuse of a child. He faces at least 10 years behind bars when he's sentenced at the end of March.
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Lady GaGa Cries Outside Her Old Apartment


February 18, 2011 09:42:35 GMT


Lady GaGa broke down in tears during a recent interview for U.S. news show "60 Minutes" as she sat on the stairwell outside the apartment where she lived as a child, surrounded by TV lights and cameras. The footage never made it to newsman Anderson Cooper's televised interview, which aired on Sunday, February 13 but it was shown on Access Hollywood on Thursday night, February 17.

A suddenly vulnerable Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, stares into one camera and starts sobbing, whispering to Cooper, "Just looking at these cameras in this hallway, it's like... It's validation for me of years and years of struggle and passion."
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Taryn Manning Goes Naked for Playboy

February 18, 2011 09:40:42 GMT


Britney Spears' "Crossroads" co-star Taryn Manning has bared all for men's magazine Playboy. The actress will appear naked in the upcoming April 2011 issue of the publication.

Last year, the "8 Mile" star was named one of Playboy.com's Women on the Verge and in an accompanying interview she confessed to being a big fan of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion parties. She said, "That place is a trip! I end up just sitting there and people-watching. It's like a circus. I can't take my eyes off the women there. I just stare at them. They're so gorgeous and perfect."
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Geezer Butler Clarifies: No Black Sabbath Reunion


February 18, 2011 09:30:52 GMT


Rocker Geezer Butler has ruled out another Black Sabbath reunion, insisting the four original members of the heavy rock super group will never work together in a studio or on stage. The bassist has released a statement amid mounting speculation suggesting the band is set for a reunion.

He says, "I would like to make it clear... that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour."
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Oprah to Interview David Arquette After Michael Vick's Cancellation

February 18, 2011 09:30:43 GMT


Oprah Winfrey has landed another troubled star to replace disgraced American footballer Michael Vick - the chat show titan will be the first to interview David Arquette on TV following his stint in rehab. The media mogul made a bet with CNN newsman Piers Morgan over who would land the first in-depth interview with the sportsman, who was jailed in 2007 for his part in a dog fighting ring.

However Vick, who spent 18 months behind bars, pulled out just days later, saying, "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future."
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Justin Bieber's Song Remixes Ft. Chris Brown and Rascal Flatts


February 18, 2011 09:13:46 GMT


Revamped tracks from Justin Bieber's newly-released "Never Say Never - The Remixes" have flooded the web. The teen singer joins forces with Chris Brown in "Up", and collaborates with country music group Rascal Flatts in "That Should Be Me".

Bieber's vocal in the "Up" remix sounds the same as in its original version which is listed in his album "My World 2.0". It's only added with the extra Breezy lines halfway through it. The "That Should Be Me" remix, meanwhile, features his vocal which is deeper and heavier as the result of his puberty.
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'The Hangover 2' Injured Stuntman Shows Health Progress

February 18, 2011 09:06:19 GMT


A stuntman injured on the set of "The Hangover 2" has been transferred to a hospital in his native Australia, two months after the movie accident in Thailand. Action star Scott McLean, whose film credits include "The Matrix" and "Ghost Rider", was shooting a daring road stunt as a body double for actor Ed Helms on December 17, 2010 when a truck and a car collided.

He was taken to a local medical center to receive treatment for a severe brain injury and later moved to a hospital in Bangkok, where he was reportedly placed in a medically-induced coma. McLean's progress has been slow, but he was recently transported to a hospital in Sydney, where his friends and family have been keeping a bedside vigil.
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Justin Bieber Got Killed in the End of His 'CSI' Run


February 18, 2011 09:00:36 GMT


Justin Bieber, like Taylor Swift, ends up dead on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". But unlike Swift's character who died as a victim, Bieber's Jason McCann died the bad man. Turns out the troubled teenager is held responsible for the master plan this whole time. Just like Bieber tweeted, McCann is a "badass".

The February 17 episode began with Nick Stokes receiving a call from McCann who warned the investigator of not going home. Stokes went home anyway and escaped a booby trap planted in his front yard. As the tipper, McCann was brought in to the station for some questioning, but he remained tight-lipped.
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Blake Lively Is Chloe Moretz's Drug-Addicted Mother in 'Hick'


February 18, 2011 08:46:34 GMT


Blake Lively has landed a role in Derick Martini's "Hick". The "Gossip Girl" star told ITN on the red carpet of Elle Style Awards, "It's completely different [from 'Gossip Girl']. I play a mother of a 13-year-old, a southern woman who's also a meth addict. So it's pretty different."** Her daughter will be portrayed by Chloe Moretz.

Also in the same interview, Lively debunked report that she is set to replace Sarah Jessica Parker in a "Sex and the City" prequel which will be based on "The Carrie Diaries" by Candace Bushnell. "No, that's not true. I'm a huge fan of the show and a huge fan of Sarah Jessica Parker but unfortunately-well, fortunately-I'm starting this movie ['Hick']," she stated.
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Kenny Chesney Made Movie to Honor American Footballer

February 18, 2011 08:16:04 GMT


Country star Kenny Chesney has paid tribute to his childhood hero by producing and narrating a new sports documentary about American football icon Condredge Holloway.

The singer reveals he worshiped the sportsman growing up after Holloway became the first black quarterback at a Southeast Conference School when he joined the University of Tennessee's football team in the 1970s, and Chesney, a Tennessee native, jumped at the chance to work on a TV project about the star for sports network ESPN.
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'Something Borrowed' Trailer: Ginnifer Goodwin Struggles to Claim Her Love

February 18, 2011 08:11:05 GMT


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The first footage from "Something Borrowed" has been shared in a trailer debuted by Yahoo! Movies. It starts out as Ginnifer Goodwin's Rachel loses a man he adores, Colin Egglesfield's Dex, to her best friend, Kate Hudson's Darcy. Years later when Darcy and Colin have been engaged and are set to marry, single Rachel still has feelings for Darcy.

After one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with Darcy. When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, John Krasinski's Ethan who has been Rachel's constant confidante has been harboring a secret of his own while persuading Rachel to claim her happiness.
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Cheryl Cole's Face Appeared on Mail-Order Bride Web and Porn Pics

February 18, 2011 08:06:14 GMT


Recognized as one of the world's most beautiful women, Cheryl Cole faces the downside to it. Her photos have been used by a Russian website which runs in the mail-order bride business. Worse, her face has been photoshopped to a number of pornographic photos sold on eBay.

RussianBrides.org promoted its website using a picture of the 27-year-old singer in a white cardigan. The Babylon Moscow Escort Agency claimed that Cole, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh were among its "friendly and sophisticated girls waiting for your call".
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Ivanka Trump's Stalker Demands an Extradition for His Trial

February 18, 2011 07:47:53 GMT


A man accused of stalking Donald Trump's pregnant daughter Ivanka Trump is holding up court proceedings by demanding a lengthy extradition process to transfer him from Los Angeles to New York for trial. Police took Justin Massler into custody last Friday, February 11 after a New York judge issued a warrant for his arrest for skipping a hearing earlier this month.

The court date stemmed from his previous arrest in 2010, when he was charged with six crimes, including stalking in the third degree, after allegedly bombarding Ivanka Trump and her family and friends with disturbing emails and messages online.
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George Clooney's Girlfriend Is Adamant to Have No Kids

February 18, 2011 07:31:35 GMT


George Clooney's model girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has no plans to start a family with the Hollywood actor, insisting she is "fully satisfied" playing mother to her pet dogs. The Italian beauty has been dating the Oscar winner since 2009 and they are frequently forced to deny rumors they are engaged to wed.

And while Canalis admits she's happy building a future with Clooney in their Los Angeles and Italian homes, she is adamant she's not looking to have kids with the movie star.
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Rumor of Radiohead's Surprise Gig in Tokyo Is Not True

February 18, 2011 07:31:12 GMT


A publicist for Radiohead has warned Japanese fans not to turn up to a 'surprise gig' in Tokyo on Friday, 18 - because the band won't be there. A cryptic message posted on the group's Twitter.com led Japanese fans to speculate the rockers were set to play a secret show in the city's Hachiko Square in Shibuya.

The post, written in Japanese, said, "Hachiko Square Shibuya, 59 minutes at 18 Friday." But a publicist for the band has insisted the message was not meant to spark rumours of a gig.
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Rolling Stone Explains Justin Bieber Abortion Statement


February 18, 2011 07:30:33 GMT


Editors at Rolling Stone magazine have clarified controversial comments Justin Bieber made in a revealing recent interview after he was quizzed about abortion. The 16-year-old pop superstar talked openly about his thoughts on abortion, sex and homosexuality in a candid chat in the new issue of the publication.

When asked where he stands on abortion he told Vanessa Grigoriadis, "It's like killing a baby." He was then asked if he believed in abortion for rape victims, and replied, "I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
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Jennifer Beals Passes on 'Dancing with the Stars' After Visiting the Studio

February 18, 2011 07:30:09 GMT


"Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals was put off making an appearance as a contestant on U.S. TV show "Dancing with the Stars" after visiting the studio to cheer on pal Marlee Matlin. The actress had been considering signing up for the program, but now insists no amount of money would persuade her to put on her dancing shoes.

She tells People.com, "I am not a dancer. They asked me and I said no. You could back up a truck to my door filled with cash and I wouldn't do it." And it was a fateful visit to the studio to support deaf actress Matlin that made her realize once and for all the show wasn't for her.
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Henry Cavill Passed on '300' to Be New James Bond

February 18, 2011 07:29:37 GMT


New Superman Henry Cavill missed out on a leading role in Zack Snyder's cult film "300" - because he was fighting to become the new 007. The British star has revealed he had to turn Snyder's project down because he was in contention to play Bond with the man who landed the spy role - Daniel Craig.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I came very close. The choice was between a younger Bond and a Bond closer to his 30s, which is to say, Daniel Craig." But now he's working with Snyder on the new Superman movie - seven years after he first planned to play the Man of Steel.
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'Desperate Housewives' Stars in the Dark About the Show's Future


February 18, 2011 07:26:36 GMT


"Desperate Housewives" star James Denton has no idea if the TV show will continue next year - because producers make sure the four leading ladies have signed on before approaching the rest of the cast. Reports suggest his onscreen wife Teri Hatcher has already signed up, but castmates Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross are still in negotiations - and Denton insists he won't know about the future of the show until all the ladies are booked.

Appearing on news show Access Hollywood Live, the actor says, "I wish I knew... It's very tenuous. It's not as automatic as it seemed a few months ago (but) I think it's gonna work out. The network wants us, we all wanna be there."
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Lindsay Lohan Given Necklace Like the One She Allegedly Stole

February 18, 2011 07:25:50 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has been gifted a necklace created by the woman who designed the jewelry the actress allegedly stole from a Venice, California store. Ironically, the Judith Ripka Evil Eye design is worth $2,500 - exactly the price of the item she's accused of stealing.

The 18 karat gold and diamond necklace has been sent to her by a rich fan called Eric Freiberg, who tells website TooFab.com, "I felt it was the right thing to do." He adds, "Everyone takes any chance they can to pile on to her (Lohan)."
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Sarah Jessica Parker May Make Another 'Sex and the City' in Five Years

February 18, 2011 07:25:30 GMT


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Sarah Jessica Parker is considering a third "Sex and the City" movie - but fans will have to wait at least five years for it. The hit first film's 2010 sequel, "Sex and the City 2", was badly received by fans and critics, but that hasn't put Parker off the idea of bringing her character Carrie Bradshaw back for one more film.

She tells the Los Angeles Times, "I would go back. I think there's one more story to tell. I know there is. I'd definitely tell that story, and I know (screenwriter) Michael (Patrick King) would do it right, but maybe not now. Maybe in five years."
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Anna Nicole Smith Opera Upsets Estate Bosses

February 18, 2011 07:24:20 GMT


The producers of a bawdy new opera chronicling the life of tragic actress/model Anna Nicole Smith have upset officials looking after her estate for staging the show without their consent. The production is currently onstage at the Royal Opera House in London and the late star's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, has revealed lawyers are drawing up legal documents.

He claims the producers never contacted Anna's estate bosses or him about the opera, which he calls a "sleazy tabloid". Birkhead tells TMZ.com, "If they (producers) are not careful, they'll get more than diet pills in the mail."
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Kiefer Sutherland May Have Found His TV Comeback Pilot

February 18, 2011 07:23:20 GMT


Kiefer Sutherland became one of the most-sought actors for a TV pilot since "24" ended its eight seasons run last year. He has now reportedly landed his choice in another FOX project called "Touch".

Spearheaded by "Heroes" creator Tim Kring, "Touch" centers on a father who discovers that his mute, autistic son can actually predict events before they happen. Sutherland is set to take the role of the father.
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Paris Hilton's Boyfriend Has to Wait for August Trial

February 18, 2011 07:14:15 GMT


Paris Hilton's boyfriend Cy Waits will have to wait until August before he can fight to clear his name as drug charges mount up against him from his arrest in Las Vegas last summer. The former nightclub boss and Hilton were pulled over by cops on the Las Vegas Strip and booked after officers smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Hilton is currently serving a year of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession and obstruction of justice, and Waits is facing a felony of being under the influence of marijuana, and misdemeanor driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
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Video Shoot Pics: Jennifer Hudson's 'Where You At', Chris Brown's 'Look at Me Now'


February 18, 2011 06:43:30 GMT


Both Jennifer Hudson and Chris Brown have new music videos coming out. The former just filmed visuals for "Where You At", and the latter shot a clip for "Look at Me Now". Sneak peeks for the two upcoming videos have been offered in a form of on-set pictures.

J-Hud is snapped wearing a warm coat when doing the video shoot in Chicago during one of the harshest winter storms to date last month. The indoor filming sees her baring more skin - she drapes her sweater over her shoulders revealing lacy top. Anthony Mandler sits behind the lens. The clip soon is due to premiere on February 24.
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'American Idol': Casey Abrams & Clint Jun Gamboa Wow in 3rd Hollywood Night


February 18, 2011 06:40:13 GMT


In the third Hollywood night, "American Idol" allows the remaining contestants to experiment with music instruments and sing along the house band. Two interesting takes on the same song appeared when Casey Abrams and Clint Jun Gamboa picked "Georgia on My Mind" as their ticket to Las Vegas round.

Abrams, who becomes the judges' early favorite, showed his skill in double bass, twisting the Ray Charles song to soulful jazz. "You're breaking a new ground my friend," host Ryan Seacrest said on the backstage before Casey got up on stage. This is the first time that the classical instrument is brought on Hollywood week.
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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Finds His Wife in Mary Elizabeth Winstead

February 18, 2011 06:26:03 GMT


Mary Elizabeth Winstead is getting the honor of playing Honest Abe's wife in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". The "Bobby" star has been cast as Mary Todd in the period vampire adventure from 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter says.

Accordingly, she will share screen with Benjamin Walker who has been tapped to portray Abe. Dominic Cooper lands role as Henry Sturges who mentors and trains Lincoln in the ways of vampire hunting, while Anthony Mackie is cast for another part.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Working Again With Martin Scorsese

February 18, 2011 06:03:09 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with director Martin Scorsese for a fifth time as the movie icons prepare to shoot the "Wolf of Wall Street" together.

The actor has previously worked with the movie maker on "Gangs of New York", "Shutter Island", "The Departed" and "The Aviator, which landed him a Best Actor Golden Globe in 2004 for his portrayal of reclusive tycoon Howard Hughes.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Task in First 'Source Code' Clip

February 18, 2011 05:07:50 GMT


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Ahead of its premiere at SXSW Film Conference and Festival on March 11, "Source Code" has been previewed in a clip. It sees confused Jake Gyllenhaal's Captain Colter Steven who learns that his task is to stop a bomber who wants to explode downtown Chicago.

Steven wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers that he is part of an experimental government program investigating a terrorist incident. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
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Leighton Meester's Mom Accused of Making Death Threats

February 18, 2011 05:05:32 GMT


Leighton Meester's name is dragged inside a negative story after news about her manager mother's trouble surfaces. Constance Meester is accused of making death threats to a former friend and is now slapped with a restraining order.

A woman in California named Laurel Wigg said Constance told her on January 21 that she would "hunt and kill" her and her son. Wigg, whose kid goes to the same school as Constance's, further said in the legal documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court that Constance "is an addict and has made a threat to kill."
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Female Justin Bieber: Heather Russell Gets Signed by Simon Cowell


February 18, 2011 05:03:34 GMT


Not only does Heather Russell have Grammy-winning producer Rob Fusari as her mentor, but also she signs a major deal with music mogul Simon Cowell. The 10-year-old Canadian girl, who is dubbed the female version of Justin Bieber, is hoped to follow the footsteps of the "Baby" hitmaker as the next singing sensation under the umbrella of Syco Music Group.

The former judge of "American Idol", who is now moving over to sit on the judge panel of "The X Factor (US)", signed Heather after being tipped off by former "Canadian Idol" judge Zack Werner. "Simon just loved her. He said she was amazingly-talented from the first time he saw her," a Syco spokesperson said.
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Kelly Rowland Sported Her First Tattoo

February 18, 2011 04:40:27 GMT


Singer Kelly Rowland is sporting her first tattoo after going under the needle on Wednesday, February 16.

The Destiny's Child star was accompanied to a body art parlor by her friend La La Vazquez - and the former MTV VJ took pictures to document the inking. Rowland is seen lying on her side, with the tattoo artist poised over her, while Vazquez writes, "Kelly Rowland getting her 1st tattoo!! I'm here to witness it!!"
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Guillermo del Toro Making Dark, Animated 'Pinocchio'


February 18, 2011 04:38:35 GMT


Guillermo del Toro is going to bring Pinocchio to life again. The filmmaker and Jim Henson Company are teaming up to produce a new stop-motion animated movie based on the Carlo Collodi fairy tale that has been brought to big screen by Disney in 1940.

Del Toro's "Pinocchio (2012)" is going to be made in 3-D and is said to be edgier and scarier than the Disney classic. His version is aimed at 10 years and up. "There has to be darkness in any fairy tale or children's narrative work, something the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson and Walt Disney understood," he states.
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Britney Spears' Early-Criticized Video for 'Hold It Against Me' Arrives in Full

February 18, 2011 04:27:36 GMT


Britney Spears' heavily-promoted music video for her new hit single "Hold It Against Me" has finally been unearthed in full. Directed by Jonas Akerlund, it's apparently divided into four major scenes. The first is a dance scene which features product placements, the second is her inside a TV-screen cage with small tubes attached to her fingertips, the third is Britney fighting her alter ego, and the fourth is another dance scene with different costume than the first one.

On the eve of the video premiere, a longer preview around 30 seconds was released, and Britney was immediately hit with criticisms regarding her dance number. Some of her fans blamed it to Brian Friedman since he's the choreographer.
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'Vampire Diaries' 2.16 Preview: The House Guest

February 18, 2011 04:20:57 GMT


"The Vampire Diaries" preview shows that Katherine is out of the tomb. Katherine's mind games are getting on everyone's nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realize that her knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them stay alive.

Speaking of how the evil vampire manages to escape the tomb, exec producer Julie Plec told Zap2It, "If Katherine has her way, absolutely, she'll be getting out of that tomb. It's all going to come down to how crafty she can be." Nina Dobrev who plays both Elena and Katherine added, "She's plotting her way out. She's a woman who likes to be in control and when she's not, she's not happy."
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First Look at John Lithgow on 'How I Met Your Mother'

February 18, 2011 04:03:21 GMT


Barney finally meets his biological father whose identity has been hidden by his mother since he was a kid. In two episodes airing in March, "How I Met Your Mother" presents John Lithgow as Jerome Whitaker who reaches out to his son and catches up with the old time. TV Line acquires the first look of Lithgow as Jerome who shows Barney a picture during dinner.

"HIMYM" is the first guest starring role made by Lithgow after his Emmy-winning role on "Dexter" as Trinity Killer. Like Trinity, Jerome is a "family man who lives in the suburbs" but unlike Trinity, he doesn't kill people. "We took that out. He's not going to be naked in the bathtub strangling someone," co-creator Carter Bays said.
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Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle Offered to Take T.I.'s Fall

February 18, 2011 04:01:06 GMT


Incarcerated rapper T.I. could have avoided his stint in jail - his wife Tameka Cottle offered to "take the fall" for the star, but confesses "it wasn't able to be done". The "Live Your Life" hit maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., has been in and out of prison over the past year and is currently serving an 11-month sentence in Arkansas for violating his probation following a drug arrest in September 2010.

The hip-hop star was jailed in November 2010 after he and Cottle were detained by police officers who allegedly found drugs during a search of the couple's car. Cottle has now opened up about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, revealing she was willing to go to prison to help the star avoid another jail sentence.
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Amanda Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe Split After Dating Three Months

February 18, 2011 03:51:29 GMT


It is apparently only a short-lived romance for Amanda Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe. The couple, who was first said hooking up after meeting at a Halloween party, has reportedly split after dating for only three months. "They are not dating anymore," a source says. "And it's not a big deal for either of them."

During their brief fling, there was a speculation that Amanda and Ryan's relationship was getting serious as the "Chloe" actress reportedly met with her then-boyfriend's kids more than once. On this, another insider explains to Us Magazine, "At one point, there was a chance it would develop into something more serious, but it never did."
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Rod Stewart Is Dad for Eighth Time

February 18, 2011 03:32:40 GMT


Veteran rocker Rod Stewart has become a father for the eighth time - his model wife Penny Lancaster has given birth to a baby boy. The couple welcomed little Aiden into the world on Wednesday, February 16.

He's a brother for Stewart and Lancaster's other son, five-year-old Alistair. A representative for the new parents tells Eonline.com, "Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy."
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Wyclef Jean and Sean Penn Are in Peace

February 18, 2011 03:28:50 GMT


Wyclef Jean has opened up about his public spat with Sean Penn, confirming the pair has now "kissed and made up" following a falling out over aid efforts in Haiti. The "Fugees" star hit out after Penn criticized him for running for presidency of the Caribbean nation after a devastating earthquake last year.

Jean accused Penn of drug abuse - but the pair reportedly made up at a performance by Haitian band T-Vice in New York last weekend.
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Madonna Denies Approving Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way'


February 18, 2011 03:25:25 GMT


Madonna never sent any approval letter to Lady GaGa concerning "Born This Way" which has similarities to her singles, her rep told CNN. Contrary to what the Mother Monster said on "The Jay Leno Show" earlier this week, the Material Girl insisted she is oblivious to the email GaGa claimed she has received.

Back to GaGa's chat with Jay Leno about the single, the singer didn't bother to deny the similarities and revealed about Madonna's support. "There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan personally and professionally," she said. "Well, the good news is that I got an email from her people and her, sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single and if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be."
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Thousands of Artists' Unreleased Songs Found on Hacker's Hard Drive

February 18, 2011 03:25:05 GMT


Two computer experts who allegedly hacked into laptops owned by leading record producers had "thousands" of unreleased songs by stars including Mariah Carey, Shakira, and Lady GaGa, according to a report.

Cops in Germany busted the pair last year amid claims cyber-crooks had targeted leading music industry figures with a Trojan horse virus to steal never-before-heard tracks. It has now emerged officers discovered "a few thousand" stolen songs on a hard drive belonging to one of the men - and police fear the pair was part of a much wider hacking ring operating in the European country, with up to 100 IT experts involved.
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Jay-Z's Former Protege Sentenced to 10 Years of Prison

February 18, 2011 03:19:54 GMT


A rapper formerly signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection to a fatal 2009 stabbing in New York. Tru Life - real name Roberto Rosado, Jr. - was charged with gang assault and second-degree murder in June 2009 after Christopher Guerrero was killed and another man left seriously injured following an attack in a Manhattan apartment building.

He pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and was held by authorities without bail. Police were initially investigating the rapper's brother Marcus in relation to a shooting outside Pacha nightclub, and authorities believed the stabbing was in retaliation for the club incident.
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Fans of Robocop Raise Money for Statue Erection

February 18, 2011 03:16:07 GMT


Fans of Robocop have raised more than $50,000 towards a statue honoring the film franchise in Detroit, Michigan. Film fans on Facebook.com have rallied to raise the cash to pay tribute to the classic sci-fi movie in the city where it was based - but they've yet to convince local politicians to approve the monument.

Project leader Jeff Paffendorf says, "It hit a sweet spot. It's a fun and funny idea to build a statue of RoboCop. There's violence in RoboCop, but through the film RoboCop tries to do the right thing."
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Vanessa Hudgens' First Tattoo Revealed

February 18, 2011 03:13:51 GMT


Actress Vanessa Hudgens is sporting her first piece of body art after getting a tattoo on Wednesday, February 16. The "High School Musical" star headed to a parlor owned by Bang Bang, the man responsible for Rihanna's inkings, after a show during New York Fashion Week.

MTV VJ Ruby Rose accompanied the 22 year old to the salon and updated her fans on Twitter.com about Hudgens' progress. In a series of posts, she writes, "Please don't blame me... But I may have convinced Vanessa Hudgens to get a tattoo... Now. Her first. By bang bang. Vanessa is deciding between her neck or ribs what do you guys think?"
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Agyness Deyn to Run Marathon for Anti-Poverty Charity

February 18, 2011 03:09:30 GMT


British model Agyness Deyn is raising money for charity by signing up as part of a showbiz team to run this year's London Marathon.

The beauty is joining her clothing designer pal Henry Holland, British actress Emma Pierson, and model David Gandy in the 'Oxglam Squad', which aims to raise cash for anti-poverty charity Oxfam.
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Heather Morris of 'Glee' Denies Boob Job

February 18, 2011 03:05:13 GMT


"Glee" star Heather Morris has shot down reports she's undergone breast enhancement surgery. The actress, who plays cheerleader Brittany in the all-singing, all-dancing show, has been pictured looking curvier than usual in recent weeks, prompting speculation she had gone under the knife to make her bust bigger.

But Morris has laughed off the gossip, insisting "great" underwear is her secret to a fuller chest. She tells American Cheerleader magazine, "Not that I need to clear this up, but I did think it was funny when there was a picture taken where I had a great bra on and they said I got a boob job because I was famous now. I was like, 'What?'"
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New 'Thor' Trailer Has Comedic Element

February 18, 2011 03:05:01 GMT


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Paramount Pictures has dropped a new trailer for "Thor" via Yahoo! Movies. It offers more details on how Thor arrives on Earth and how he adjusts himself to the new world. The latter part could generate some laughters as Thor's unique actions prompt people to question his sanity. On the action scenes, there is a longer preview of the Destroyer and a glimpse of Frost Giants.

Thor is The God of Thunder in Asgard who is cast down to Earth by his father Odin after his reckless actions reignite an ancient war. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster, has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It's while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
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Jenny McCarthy's Son 'Better' After Seizure

February 18, 2011 03:02:17 GMT


Jenny McCarthy's son has been hospitalized after suffering a seizure. The blonde beauty's eight-year-old son Evan was diagnosed with autism when he was aged two following a series of fits.

The youngster suffered another seizure on Monday, February 14 and McCarthy rushed him to the emergency room of a local hospital for medical attention. In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Ugh. Evan had a seizure. We r in the ER. He's doing better. Just laying next to him. Could use prayers again right about now. Up all night. Evan Still battling 103.5 fever. Thanks for well wishes. They were nice to read at 3am. Kept me company."
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Connor Paolo Defends Taylor Momsen: 'She's 17'

February 18, 2011 02:56:04 GMT


Actor Connor Paolo has defended his teenage "Gossip Girl" co-star Taylor Momsen amid accusations of diva-like behavior onset - insisting "no one has a right to attack someone of that age".

The 17 year old came under fire from TV style guru Tim Gunn last year, following his guest cameo role in the show. Describing his encounter with the singer/actress, he said, "What a diva! She was pathetic, she couldn't remember her lines, and she didn't even have that many. I thought to myself, 'Why are we all being held hostage by this brat?'"
News > Celebrity Gossip

Faye Dunaway Got Into Hotel Bust-Up

February 18, 2011 02:50:54 GMT


Veteran actress Faye Dunaway stormed out of a hotel in Hollywood after a bust-up with staff over the lack of luxury suites, according to a U.S. Report.

The 70 year old requested a room at the Sunset Tower Hotel for two months but was furious when workers told her the only available accommodation was specially converted for disabled guests, reports New York Post gossip column PageSix.
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Lady GaGa Wears Horn Hat on Billboard Mag, Condom-Inspired Outfit on 'GMA'

February 18, 2011 02:44:39 GMT


From shocking the world with her meat dress at last year's MTV Video Music Awards to turning people's head with her 'egg-traordinary' Grammy appearance, Lady GaGa now graces the cover of Billboard magazine's latest issue in a horn hat. She has also dropped by "Good Morning America" on February 17, wearing another unusual attire, a latex condom-inspired dress.

The Billboard cover is to celebrate GaGa's record-breaking single "Born This Way". The self-written track, which drew comparison to Madonna's notable singles like "Express Yourself", rockets to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 in its first week of release with around 448,000 downloads. It becomes the chart's 1,000th No. 1 in its 53-year-history. Additionally, it broke Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" record - the single landed at No. 1 last month with 411,000.
News > TV News

'Life Unexpected' Star Brittany Robertson Joins 'Secret Circle'


February 18, 2011 02:30:10 GMT


It is becoming more and more clear that The CW is not going to continue "Life Unexpected". Its leading star Brittany Robertson has joined another pilot, "Secret Circle", and she is taking the lead role, Cassie.

EW said that the casting is in "second position" to Robertson's starring role on "LUX". However, if the pilot, which is produced by "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Kevin Williamson, is able to capture CW's affection then it could mean the death of "LUX". The network has enough material worthy for its Fall line-up.
News > Movie News

Mila Kunis to Play Wicked Witch in Sam Raimi's 'Oz', James Franco Signs Up

February 18, 2011 02:27:52 GMT


Mila Kunis and James Franco are going to team up for "Oz, the Great and Powerful", if the latest report from New York Magazine's Vulture is true. The site reports the 27-year-old actress is attached to portray Theodorah, the younger sister of Evanorah who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West in the adventure story.

As Kunis is lured to become part of the project, Franco allegedly has also agreed to take the key role of Oz. The Oscar-nominated actor was mentioned for the part earlier this month after Johnny Depp passed on it. Robert Downey Jr. was initially expected to take the lead role but he dropped out of the project, which has Sam Raimi on board to direct, in early this year.
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'Two and a Half Men' Resumes Filming February 28

February 18, 2011 02:12:45 GMT


Charlie Sheen has the chance to return to work later this month - bosses of his hit comedy "Two and a Half Men" are preparing to resume filming, according to a U.S. report. Work on the show was suspended while the actor had rehab treatment at home in Los Angeles after he was hospitalized in January following a night of wild partying.

He has since said he is desperate to get back on set - and bosses of the CBS show are now planning to restart production on February 28, according to the Hollywood Reporter. But the shooting schedule has been pared back - the website reports only four further episodes will be made for the current season instead of the planned eight.
 
 
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