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February 19, 2011

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Rufus Wainwright Has First Baby via Surrogate

February 19, 2011 08:02:37 GMT


Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is a first-time father - and the child is his hero Leonard Cohen's granddaughter. The 37 year old star broke the happy news on his website on Friday, February 18, insisting he and partner Jorn Weisbrodt are proud dads.

In a post, the gay star wrote, "Darling daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on February 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California to parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and Deputy Dad Jorn Weisbrodt. The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very, very beautiful." The mother is Leonard Cohen's daughter.
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Another 'Toy Story' Short to Come With 'The Muppets'


February 19, 2011 07:58:50 GMT


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Walt Disney Pictures will give double aids to "Toy Story" fans who are already missing the toy gang. Following news that there will be a "Toy Story" short attached to "Cars 2", Variety now reports another short movie of the hit franchise will come out with "The Muppets" when it opens November 23 in the U.S. "A second will unspool in front of the upcoming 'Muppets' movie," the site simply says.

The other "Toy Story" short will come earlier as it has been confirmed to appear in front of the "Cars" sequel which is due June 24. The story reportedly will follow Barbie and Ken who are accidentally left behind for their vacation as Bonnie is off to Hawaii. It is now up to Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the toys to create a Hawaiian paradise right in Bonnie's room.
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Video: Lady GaGa Makes a Duet With 'Born This Way' Cover Star Maria Aragon


February 19, 2011 07:52:09 GMT


Lady GaGa called a local Toronto radio station earlier this week to talk with a 10-year-old Maria Aragon. The Grade 5 student at Isaac Brock School made GaGa cry when she listened to her rendition of "Born This Way". "[I] Can't stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future," she said.

"Not only do you have such a beautiful voice and you are so joyful to watch, but every once in a while, whether people believe it or not, I have a very bad day," GaGa continued. "I was not having such a good day, and when (blogger Perez Hilton) sent me the video of you singing Born This Way, I was so overjoyed that I began to cry."
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Lindsay Lohan Denies Breaking Probation With Partying

February 19, 2011 07:30:15 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has fired back at tabloid reports suggesting she was out partying in Hollywood late on Thursday night, February 17, insisting she'd never risk another hit on her probation.

The actress is facing another jail spell after being accused of stealing jewelery from a store near her new home in Venice, California - and she doesn't want to upset prosecutors by appearing to be partying before she is sentenced next week, February 21.
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Previews: 'Smallville' Goes 'Hangover', 'Supernatural' Goes Meta


February 19, 2011 07:26:13 GMT


Next week, "Smallville" will be taking the same route as hit movie "The Hangover". After Zatanna sends a magically spiked bottle of champagne to Clark and Lois for their bachelor/bachlorette parties, the gang blacks out after the toast, only to wake up the next morning and realize they can't remember anything about the night before.

While trying to retrace their steps, Lois realizes she lost her engagement ring and drags Oliver back to the Fortune Casino where she thinks she lost it... The two run into Fortune (guest star James Kidnie), the eccentric casino owner, who accuses them of stealing money from him. Meanwhile, Clark tells Chloe he has a memory of stealing an armored truck the night before.
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Hailee Steinfeld's Movie Post 'True Grit' Is 'Forgotten'

February 19, 2011 07:18:27 GMT


Hailee Steinfeld is not going anywhere after making her acclaimed performance in Paramount Pictures' "True Grit". According to Deadline Hollywood, the studio has acquired rights to adapt Cat Patrick's novel "Forgotten" for a feature film that will be a starring vehicle for the young actress.

Steinfeld will reportedly portray London Lane, "a 16-year old whose memory is erased at 4:33 every night. The following morning, all she can remember are events from her future. After meeting a new boy at school, London becomes frustrated that she can't seem to find him in her memory of things to come."
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Demi Lovato Is Back in Studio for Post-Rehab Music


February 19, 2011 07:01:18 GMT


Demi Lovato has started returning to work. The "Princess Protection Program" actress was snapped in a recording studio at the Hollywood Records' office in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 16, according to The Hollywood Life.

Still, the Disney songstress, who sought help for "emotional and physical issues" and left rehab last month, is yet to be back to the "Sonny with a Chance" set. "She'll start shooting the show again when she's ready," a source close to her camp told the publication.
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Jennifer Aniston Sells Beverly Hills Mansion

February 19, 2011 06:50:08 GMT


Jennifer Aniston is hoping to celebrate her 42nd year with a $42 million windfall - that's the price she has placed on her sprawling Beverly Hills home. The mansion will not be officially listed and only real potential buyers will have access to the grounds to view the property.

Aniston bought the estate in 2006 for $13.5 million, and then spent over two years renovating it. She moved in just before her 40th birthday in 2009, according to People.com. She tells the magazine she felt the need to sell her dream house after having an epiphany while on a recent trip to London.
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Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis Get Vulgar in 'Hall Pass' Red Band Trailer


February 19, 2011 06:46:30 GMT


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New Line Cinema has dropped a red band trailer for "Hall Pass" which gives better preview of how raunchy Owen Wilson's and Jason Sudeikis' characters would be in the film. They are seen talking about sex and even saying the vulgar words in tones.

Wilson's Rick and Sudeikis' Fred are two horny dudes whose wives give them one week to pursue extramarital sex without consequences. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.
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Oscar Bosses Said No to Banksy Appearing in Disguise

February 19, 2011 06:34:26 GMT


Oscars bosses have refused artist/director Banksy's request to take to the Academy Awards stage in disguise - if he wins a Best Documentary award. Representatives for the multi-media maverick have reportedly approached officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and asked them if the enigmatic artist could accept his award, if "Exit Through The Gift Shop" wins, wearing an odd outfit - so he doesn't have to reveal his identity.

But the Oscar chiefs said no. Academy Executive Director Bruce Davis tells EW.com, "The fun but disquieting scenario is that if the film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, 'I'm Banksy,' who the hell do we give it (award) to?"
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Video Premiere: Radiohead's 'Lotus Flower'

February 19, 2011 06:28:38 GMT


Radiohead celebrate the release of their just-announced new album "The King of Limbs" by dropping a "Lotus Flower" music video. Shot in black and white scenes, it focuses on lead singer Thom Yorke who wears a bowler hat as he writhes and wriggles into a peculiar dance move. It's directed by Garth Jennings and choreographed by Wayne McGregor.

"Lotus Flower" is one of the new singles in "The King of Limbs". In an unusual move, the band announced the album just last week, a few days before its release date which was originally set on February 19. They then decided to move it one day earlier, "With everything ready on their website, [we] decided to bring forward the release by a day rather than wait until the planned date of Saturday, Feb 19 to deliver the music."
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Paris Hilton Cheered On Troops on Her Birthday Visit

February 19, 2011 06:26:27 GMT


Paris Hilton spread a little cheer on her 30th birthday on Thursday, February 17 - she visited a group of U.S. troops in New York.

The socialite marked the milestone with a whirlwind of parties and TV appearances, but she took time out from her busy schedule to head to the headquarters of the United Service Organizations, which supports soldiers and their families.
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Wisin & Yandel Named Entertainer of the Year at Latin Music Awards

February 19, 2011 06:26:12 GMT


Reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, Prince Royce and Banda el Recodo were the toast of the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards in Miami, Florida on Thursday, February 17 night after walking away with three honors each.

Wisin y Yandel were named Entertainer of the Year and also picked up Urban Album and Urban Song of the Year titles, while Banda El Recodo received Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Song of the Year accolades.
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50 Cent Takes Cop Role in 'Freelancers'

February 19, 2011 06:16:19 GMT


Rapper 50 Cent is to play a rogue cop in tough new drama "Freelancers". The "In Da Club" star, real name Curtis Jackson, will play the son of a slain NYPD officer, who takes his dad's place in a vice crime task force and finds himself "on a team of rogue Gotham cops."

Filming is scheduled to begin at the end of March in Michigan, according to Variety. The film will be helmed by "Soul Plane" director Jessy Terrero, who has previously worked with the rapper in the movie "Gun" and his video projects, "The Massacre: Special Edition" and "50 Cent: The New Breed."
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Linkin Park Back on Tour With Prodigy

February 19, 2011 06:09:06 GMT


Linkin Park are preparing to return to the road after frontman Chester Bennington was hospitalized with a viral infection last week - and they're taking the Prodigy with them. The rockers pulled the plug on two shows in Texas to allow Bennington time to recover. The concerts in Dallas and Houston have been rescheduled.

A statement from Bennington reads, "I'd like to thank our fans for all the kind wishes I've received. I'm looking forward to being back on stage, which is a lot more fun than being in a hospital."
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'Harry Potter' Writer to Work on 'Akira' Script


February 19, 2011 06:04:51 GMT


An upcoming live-action adaptation of "Akira" will get "Harry Potter" touch. Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Steve Kloves, who wrote for all movie installments of the young wizard franchise except for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", to polish the script for the action sci-fi project.

Albert Torres has penned the latest version of "Akira" script, while Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby and Gary Whitta wrote the earlier drafts. Albert Hughes is set to direct in addition to producing it along with his brother Allen Hughes.
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Tom Cruise Is Officially in 'Rock of Ages'

February 19, 2011 06:04:41 GMT


Tom Cruise has signed up to hit the high notes in the movie adaptation of stage musical "Rock of Ages". The "Mission: Impossible" star will play Stacee Jaxx in the film, and belt out Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive".

Matt Weaver, who co-created "Rock of Ages", is thrilled with the casting: "He's got an awesome voice! He's got an awesome attitude. He's embracing it, he's getting into character, he's doing his research. He's ready to go back to 1986!"
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'Glee' Cast Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine, No Sarah Palin

February 19, 2011 05:56:45 GMT


"Glee" has tapped Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine to be the judges at the upcoming Regionals. The casting news comes on the heels of a casting breakdown that the show was looking for actresses to play a Sarah Palin-type of woman and a stripper-turned-nun.

The call sheet describes the character Tammy Jean as "a recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler - a real Sarah Palin type." However TV Line's source said the character "isn't really anything like the controversial former Alaskan governor."
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Eminem Pictured Shooting 'Space Bound' Video With Porn Star


February 19, 2011 05:02:21 GMT


Eminem has chosen "Space Bound" as his next single after "No Love", and he is gearing up to promote it with an accompanying music video. The rapper recently filmed visuals for the Jim Jonsin-produced song with porn star Sasha Grey.

The Slim Shady has once again hired "Love the Way You Lie" director Joseph Kahn to sit behind the lens. According to MTV, which has obtained several set pictures from its Los Angeles video set, the upcoming video will feature an intense love storyline just like the Megan Fox-starring clip.
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Australian Singer Peter Andre Lands Role in 'Here To Help'

February 19, 2011 04:55:20 GMT


Australian singer Peter Andre has landed a new TV role - helping Brits deal with their personal problems. The "Mysterious Girl" hit maker was inundated with support from the U.K. Public following his split from wife Katie Price in 2009 and he's now hoping to help others on the upcoming program.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "The great British public are phenomenal. I have seen first hand their encouragement and supportive messages. Now it's time to give something back."
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Video: Justin Bieber Named MVP at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

February 19, 2011 04:45:41 GMT


Justin Bieber may be too short to be in the NBA league but that doesn't stop him from being the MVP. The 16-year-old joined NBA Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday, February 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, representing the West team which is coached by Magic Johnson and managed by Jimmy Kimmel.

The West team lost to the East with 49-54 but Bieber was still getting the honor for scoring eight points, two rebounds and four assists. "We're going to Disneyland," Bieber said as he received the trophy from the Senior Exec VP of Retail Banking.
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Vanessa Hudgens Picks Dress Designer for Wedding Day

February 19, 2011 04:29:20 GMT


Vanessa Hudgens recently split from Zac Efron, but that does not prevent her from dreaming of her wedding. The 22-year-old actress has chosen a designer for her gown on the special day. "I want [Marchesa] to dress me for my wedding," she told People after attending the design house's New York Fashion Week presentation on Wednesday, February 16.

"[Their] lace work just blows my mind," she said of designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's signature embellishment. She added, "Anyone would be lucky to have a Marchesa dress in their wedding."
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David Archuleta Axed by Jive Records: I'm Excited of What the Future Holds


February 19, 2011 04:28:19 GMT


David Archuleta is no longer under the umbrella of Jive Records. The 2008 runner-up of "American Idol", who sold almost a million copies of CDs worldwide with his self-titled debut album, is confirmed by Jive spokesperson to have been "released from [their] roster," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On the day when the news surfaced, Archie took it to his Twitter to share a short message, "Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them." The 20-year-old singer, who is gifted with boyish look and irresistible voice, continued, "But I'm excited for what the future holds."
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Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Is Arrested for Drug Charge

February 19, 2011 03:58:36 GMT


Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr has been arrested for possessing drugs. The rocker, who has endured a lengthy battle with substance abuse and appeared on U.S. show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" in 2009, was busted by cops on Thursday, February 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Starr was booked on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and is being held on a $20,000 bond, reports TMZ.com. The quantity and type of drug was unknown as WENN went to press.
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Tyra Banks Spoofs Typical Models on 'ANTM'


February 19, 2011 03:57:45 GMT


Promoting the 16th cycle of "America's Next Top Model", Tyra Banks steps up the game by releasing a video where she's typical contestants trying out for the show. She begins with giggly blonde girl who loves Hello Kitty as a designer and would do "anything" to be America's next top model except cut the hair.

The second girl Tyra portrays is model with attitude. "I'm not here to make friends," says the typical model number two. She has a tattoo of her name which makes up ANTM when abbreviated. The last girl is a goth model who pretends she doesn't want to be on the show. "I'm not a cookie cutter, I cut the cookies," goth girl says.
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Trailer for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Apollo 18' Shows Mysterious Attack on Moon

February 19, 2011 03:49:43 GMT


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A secret mission to the moon which is turned into a hell is picked up as a theme in "Apollo 18" and the first trailer has given hints how that could happen. The video debuted by Apple presents scenes in found footage style and follows two astronauts after they land on the moon.

Officially, Apollo 17 launched December 17, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But in the movie it is told that a year later two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. In the trailer, it is shown the two astronauts are threatened by something which is still not revealed.
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Lady GaGa Breaks iTunes Record With 'Born This Way' 1 Million Download


February 19, 2011 03:40:29 GMT


Criticism and controversy behind her new single "Born This Way" couldn't stop Lady GaGa from making a history. The "Poker Face" singer has just scored the fastest selling single in iTunes after her gay rights anthem sells more than one million copies worldwide.

iTunes reportedly didn't usually release the sales figures of any artists' singles, but the tradition was broken when it issued a statement regarding "Born This Way". The single which has ruled the digital chart in at least 23 countries hits the 1-million mark in just five days.
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Radiohead Fans Turned Up at Shibuya Despite Warning

February 19, 2011 03:29:30 GMT


Thousands of Radiohead fans flocked to see the band in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, February 18, despite their publicist issuing a statement revealing they would not be there. The group sparked rumors they would be playing a surprise gig in the city's Hachiko Square in Shibuya when they wrote a cryptic message on Twitter.com, stating, "Hachiko Square Shibuya, 59 minutes at 18 Friday."

A publicist for the band shot down the reports, insisting the message was not meant to spark rumors of a gig. The spokesperson said, "The band will not be in Japan tomorrow, so people should not go to Shibuya expecting to see the band in person."
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Heather Mills Is Selling New York Pad

February 19, 2011 03:23:05 GMT


Heather Mills is selling the New York home she bought after her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney in 2008 - because it has remained empty for a year. The blonde purchased an apartment in Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River for $5 million but it's now back on the market because she rarely visits the city.

Former model Mills, who lost a leg in a motorbike accident in 1993, is currently ski training in Austria as she pursues her hopes of representing Britain at the 2014 Paralympic Games - and has decided she doesn't need a home in the Big Apple.
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Lady GaGa Wants Marisa Tomei to Play Her in Biopic

February 19, 2011 03:18:07 GMT


Lady GaGa would love to see Marisa Tomei play her in a biopic - because she has a lot of the same traits as the actress. The "Poker Face" hitmaker is convinced "The Wrestler" star would be the ideal person to portray her if her life was ever made into a movie, as both of the New York-natives have a fiery attitude.

She tells Sirius XM radio station, "Oh, you know what, I would have Marisa Tomei play me. I am such a Marisa Tomei fan. All my friends call me Marisa when I get angry. Because my New York accent just flies out of my body and I start smacking my gum."
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Denise Richards: It's Not Easy for Kids to Understand Dad's Problems

February 19, 2011 03:14:11 GMT


Denise Richards is struggling to explain ex-husband Charlie Sheen's problems to their young daughters, revealing "it's not easy" trying to help them understand his issues. The "Two and a Half Men" star hit the headlines last month after a wild night of partying with porn stars and pals at his Hollywood home ended with a hospital visit. The actor was treated for a hernia and is now currently undergoing rehab treatment at his home in Los Angeles.

The incident came just months after police were called to Sheen's New York hotel suite in October 2010 after he allegedly trashed the room in a rage during a night of passion with an adult actress. Richards and her two girls, Sam, six, and five-year-old Lola, were staying in the same hotel at the time, and the former Bond girl admits dealing with Sheen's dramas have been difficult.
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Billy Ray Cyrus: 'I Should Have Been a Better Parent'

February 19, 2011 03:12:56 GMT


Billy Ray Cyrus regrets becoming a friend to his children, insisting he "should have been a better parent" to Miley Cyrus and her siblings. The country star has always been close to his children, Miley, Braison and Noah, as well as estranged wife Tish's kids - Brandi and Trace Cyrus- from a previous relationship.

Cyrus has often accompanied the "Hannah Montana" star to red carpet events and the teen star has previously admitted they enjoy a relaxed relationship. But after watching Miley become embroiled in a string of scandals in recent months, including controversy over video footage showing her smoking a legal high from a bong, the "Achy Breaky Heart" hitmaker admits he now wishes he had been more firm with her when she was growing up.
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'Twilight' Star Kellan Lutz Is Now Fashion Designer

February 19, 2011 03:06:57 GMT


Actor Kellan Lutz can add clothing designer to his resume - he's helping to create a range for Dylan George jeans. The "Twilight" hunk has signed up to front the advertising campaign for the fashion firm and he's also set to co-create sub-brand Abbot & Main with label founder Daniel Guez.

The designs will include men's t-shirts and knitwear when the range launches later this year. He says, "How cool will that be to create my own line? I grew up wanting to be an inventor. I went to school for chemical engineering. I love to create. I've always wanted to get into fashion. I've always liked drawing, not space age stuff but high fashion."
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Larry King: Piers Morgan Is Just Oversold

February 19, 2011 03:02:57 GMT


U.S. newsman Larry King has defended his CNN talk show replacement Piers Morgan after his program received poor ratings, putting the low viewer figures down to too much hype ahead of its launch.

The 77 year old announced last summer he was leaving his nightly show and the British TV personality was revealed as the new host. Morgan dominated headlines ahead of the program's January relaunch - but his interviews have failed to win over as many viewers as King's chat show.
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Victoria Beckham Already Planning Fifth Baby

February 19, 2011 02:59:26 GMT


Victoria Adams is already planning on extending her brood after she gives birth later this year, revealing she's considering having a fifth child. The singer-turned-fashion designer is currently expecting baby number four with her soccer superstar husband David Beckham.

The pair already has three sons - Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight and Cruz, five - and they have revealed they do not know the gender of their imminent new arrival. Beckham has now sparked rumors the couple will try for another baby in the future, after telling CNN's Alina Cho, "(If I) don't have a girl this time, then maybe I'll be lucky enough and have a girl the next time."
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AnnaLynne McCord Is Sued for Damages Over Car Crash

February 19, 2011 02:50:12 GMT


Actress AnnaLynne McCord is facing a lawsuit after allegedly crashing her car into another driver in Los Angeles nearly two years ago.

The "90210" star is accused of smashing a Mini Cooper into another vehicle and injuring the driver during an accident in 2009. The unnamed male driver needed surgery on his neck, back and shoulder following the incident, reports TMZ.com.
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Michael Lohan's Open Letter to Billy Ray Cyrus: I Feel Your Pain & Frustration

February 19, 2011 02:46:30 GMT


Following Billy Ray Cyrus' GQ interview which talked about how fame tore his family apart and how he's scared for his famous daughter Miley Cyrus, Michael Lohan who is the father of troubled songstress Lindsay Lohan wrote an open letter to the country music singer. Papa Lohan sends his support and sympathy for Billy through the lengthy note.

"Oh My God! Am I seeing and reliving almost the same exact situations, scrutiny, pain and willingness to sacrifice yourself, for the sake of your family?" he began. "As hard and frustrating as it is, believe me when I say, it's a road worth traveled. Even if it may have its bumps and grinds along the way. As I was raised, there is nothing like the love a man has for his family nor is there any length he will go to save or protect them."
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To Be Premiered Next Week, 'Hangover 2' Trailer Is 'a True Tease'

February 19, 2011 02:43:23 GMT


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After a few images and a set visit video, the first trailer for "The Hangover 2" can be expected to arrive soon. Director Todd Phillips has revealed that a teaser trailer for the movie will come out next week and is attached to Owen Wilson-starring comedy "Hall Pass" which is due February 25 in the U.S.

"We have a teaser trailer that I just finished color for yesterday night, so that'll come out next week," he told MTV News on February 18 while promoting the DVD release of "Due Date". He added, "And I think it comes out in theaters on 'Hall Pass', which should be next Friday."
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Denise Richards on Joining 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': 'Heck Yeah'


February 19, 2011 02:40:38 GMT


Denise Richards answered right away, "Heck yeah I would! It's one of my favorite shows!", when asked by Us Magazine whether she would consider joining the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".

The show airing on Bravo is reportedly looking for new faces to replace Camille Grammer and Kim Richards who want an exit. A number of names like Eddie Cibrian's ex Brandi Glanville and Sylvester Stallone's wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone have been on the network's radar but none is confirmed yet.
 
 
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