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March 03, 2011

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'Arthur' Falls in Love in New Trailer

March 03, 2011 09:51:18 GMT


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Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed a new trailer for "Arthur" which serves as a remake to 1981 film of the same title. Debuted by Apple, the fresh trailer has more scenes featuring Greta Gerwig's Naomi, the woman who catches the heart of irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach played by Russell Brand.

Arthur has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge: choosing an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi, the only woman he has ever loved.
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Esperanza Spalding Recalled Justin Bieber's Fans Grammy Backlash

March 03, 2011 09:50:37 GMT


Jazz star Esperanza Spalding escaped the backlash from overzealous Justin Bieber fans after she beat the teen to the Best New Artist Grammy Award - because the newcomer jetted off to Japan straight after her big win. The little-known singer and bassist was a surprise winner at last month's ceremony, triumphing over more mainstream acts like Bieber and rapper Drake.

The Grammy upset prompted some angry Bieber fans to hit out at Spalding and attack her Wikipedia.com profile, posting nasty messages on the publicly-edited site. But Spalding admits she didn't experience the harsh criticism in person - because she was already halfway around the world when the news broke.
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Dr. Luke Hits Back at Bellamy Bros' Claim Over Britney Spears' Song


March 03, 2011 09:41:00 GMT


The songwriter behind Britney Spears' latest hit "Hold It Against Me" has taken 1970s country rockers The Bellamy Brothers to task over suggestions he stole the idea for the tune from their 1979 song "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me".

Last month, singer David Bellamy accused Spears and her partner Lukasz 'Dr. Luke' Gottwald of "ripping off" the title of the song, insisting it was "too close" to their 1979 ballad. Bellamy stated he and his brother were considering their options and were in talks with lawyers over plagiarism claims.
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Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne's Space Suits Raked in $8,350

March 03, 2011 09:30:49 GMT


Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne have helped raise more than $8,000 for the rocker's wife Sharon Osbourne's cancer charity. The space suits worn by the pair in a hilarious Super Bowl ad were put up for sale and when the online auction came to a close on Tuesday, they'd netted a total of $8,350.

Bieber's outfit went for $5,800 after Sharon told viewers of her U.S. daytime show "The Talk" earlier this month: "Justin was sweating all day, so it's covered in his sweat. They are unbelievable outfits... They're signed by the guys and it smells just like Justin! The money goes to a great, great cause."
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Mick Jagger Is Working on a Secret Solo Album With Dave Stewart


March 03, 2011 09:30:03 GMT


Mick Jagger is recording a secret solo album in Los Angeles with Dave Stewart, according to the rocker's brother. Chris Jagger let the scoop slip during an interview on a Portuguese TV show, which aired on Tuesday, March 1.

Asked if his big brother keeps in touch with him, the younger Jagger said, "He's doing a record at the moment in Los Angeles with Dave Stewart. He called me last night telling me what he was doing."
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Bryce Dallas Howard to Make Directorial Debut With 'The Originals'

March 03, 2011 09:24:20 GMT


Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is following in her moviemaker father Ron's footsteps after signing up to direct her first feature. The "Twilight" star will direct her own screenplay "The Originals", according to Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman.

Bryce calls the project, "a Breakfast Club for my generation". Zoe Saldana will reportedly star in the film.
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Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson Spotted Together on Mexico Getaway

March 03, 2011 09:22:52 GMT


Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson appear not to be concerned about what the media makes of their time together after taking off on a day-long vacation to Mexico. The couple's publicists have denied reports of a romance, but the story refuses to die because they keep being spotted together.

Johansson, who split from husband Ryan Reynolds in December 2010, was photographed resting her foot affectionately on Penn's lap during a lunch date in Los Angeles on Monday, February 28, and now the two stars have been spotted holidaying together in Mexico. According to People.com, the pair left on a private jet from Van Nuys airport on Tuesday morning, March 1 and were spotted dining in Cabo San Lucas later that night.
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Steven Spielberg May Make Film About WikiLeaks Founder


March 03, 2011 09:22:22 GMT


Steven Spielberg is reportedly working on a movie about the WikiLeaks scandal after buying the rights to a book detailing the inside workings of the whistle-blowing website and its director Julian Assange. The movie mogul's DreamWorks company has paid for the rights to new book "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy", according to Britain's The Guardian. The tome was published by Guardian Books in February.

The book details the life of Assange, the creation of the site in 2006 and the leaks of classified documents. Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, says, "It's Woodward and Bernstein meets Stieg Larsson meets Jason Bourne. Plus the odd moment of sheer farce and, in Julian Assange, a compelling character who goes beyond what any Hollywood scriptwriter would dare to invent."
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Angelina Jolie Asks Protection for Libyan Refugees

March 03, 2011 09:22:03 GMT


Angelina Jolie has urged officials around the world to "protect" Libyans as they attempt to flee the nation under the reign of controversial leader Muammar Gaddafi. Colonel Gaddafi has vowed to "fight to the death" amid the uprising sweeping the African nation, insisting he's willing to "die as a martyr" rather than relinquish power.

As a result, an estimated 100,000 people are attempting to enter neighboring countries, and Jolie - a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' high commissioner for refugees - is calling on authorities to "address" the crisis. In a statement, she says, "It is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety - whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts. All I'm asking is that civilians be protected and not targeted or harmed."
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Stuart Cable's 10-Year-Old Son to Inherit $800,000

March 03, 2011 09:18:22 GMT


The young son of late rocker Stuart Cable is set to inherit more than $800,000 following the star's death last year. The former Stereophonics drummer was found dead at his home in Wales by his girlfriend Rachel Jones in June and a coroner ruled he choked on his own vomit following a booze binge.

Cable had $2.1 million in assets at the time of his passing - but debts and fees owed reduced the amount to $802,500, according to Britain's The Sun. The rocker failed to make a will before his death - which means the cash will pass to his 10-year-old son Cian Damen, by ex-wife Nicola.
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Taylor Swift, Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert to Sing at ACM Awards


March 03, 2011 09:16:22 GMT


The first batch of musical guests at the upcoming Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards has just been announced. Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert are confirmed to take the stage of MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3.

The three country music singers are joined by Jason Aldean, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley. It means that all of the six ACM nominees of Entertainer of the Year are signed to cater audience in the 46th annual celebration of the prize-giving event.
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The Judds Awarded 2011 Career Achievement Award

March 03, 2011 09:14:31 GMT


Mother-and-daughter country duo The Judds have been awarded the Country Radio Broadcasters 2011 Career Achievement Award in Nashville, Tennessee. The pair took to the stage at the event on March 1 to accept their prize and honor the radio presenters who have helped them throughout their career.

Naomi Judd told the audience she was "38 years old with two scared kids" when she recorded her first tracks in 1983. It was a good year for the family - she and daughter Wynonna Judd also released their first single, "Had a Dream (For the Heart)", and their career took off.
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Roseanne Barr Alleges Neighbors for Killing Goats

March 03, 2011 09:09:37 GMT


Roseanne Barr has filed for a restraining order against her neighbors in Hawaii, accusing them of murdering her goats. The comedienne claims Roree Oehlman and her husband Richard have harassed and threatened her ever since she took over her macadamia nut farm.

In court documents, Barr alleges that she found two of her four goats had been killed and, shortly after discovering the bodies, claims her neighbor told her son-in-law, "That's what happens when you p**s people off." Barr is calling for a judge to ban the couple from coming anywhere near her property and stop them from contacting members of her family, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ.com.
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Dr. Conrad Murray's Trial Postponed to May

March 03, 2011 09:06:31 GMT


The trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray has been postponed until May despite pleas from his lawyers for it to begin later this month. Earlier this week, prosecutors called for the scheduled date of the upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial to be pushed back.

Reports suggested they objected to the March 24 start because they are entitled to receive details of the defense evidence 30 days before the trial begins, a deadline which has already passed. Murray's legal team appealed to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor to keep the original date as they "don't have the budget" for lengthy court proceedings.
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Jessica Alba Read to Third Graders to Fight Illiteracy

March 03, 2011 09:02:33 GMT


Pregnant actress Jessica Alba gave up her time on Wednesday, March 2 to volunteer at a children's reading project in Washington, D.C. The star, who is expecting her second baby later this year, took her two-year-old daughter Honor along to the Read Across America initiative at the Library of Congress.

She treated a group of youngsters to a re-telling of Dr. Seuss classic "The Cat in the Hat" and posed with her captivated audience for a photo, which she posted on her Twitter.com page. In an accompanying post, Alba writes, "Read The Cat In The Hat to 3rd graders. Read across America event. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! So fun! Amazing event 2day & across our country."
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'Blade Runner' Prequel and Sequel to Come to Big Screen

March 03, 2011 08:53:44 GMT


Alcon Entertainment is eying "Blade Runner" franchise more than thirty years after the film, directed by Ridley Scott, was released. The production company has announced that they are in final negotiations to secure film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to the 1982 sci-fi movie.

Alcon is getting the rights from Bud Yorkin who produced the original movie. Yorkin will produce the new untitled Blade Runner project along with Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, as well as Cynthia Sikes. Their franchise rights would be all-inclusive, but exclude rights to remake the original.
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Video Premiere: Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot' Ft. Cory Gunz

March 03, 2011 08:42:58 GMT


Originally set to premiere last month, Lil Wayne's music video for his new single "6 Foot 7 Foot" has finally arrived on March 3 very early in the morning. It's directed by Hype Williams and features cameos from Cory Gunz, his father Peter Gunz and the other Young Money crew.

Recorded for Weezy's forthcoming studio album "Tha Carter IV", the song also becomes his first post-prison single. The rapper knew there would be much attention given to the track, so he used it to introduce his new Young Money signee Cory.
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Serena Williams: I'm Doing Better After Treatment

March 03, 2011 08:29:47 GMT


Tennis ace Serena Williams has assured her fans she's recovering well following emergency treatment to treat a blood clot in her lungs. The sports star sought treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday, February 28 for a haematoma, a pooling of blood caused by a haemorrhage.

It came just a week after Williams was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lungs during treatment of an ongoing foot injury in New York. She has now spoken out about the medical drama, telling fans she's "doing better" - but admits her health scares have caused her great concern.
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Jessica Simpson on the Lead as 'X Factor (US)' Judge

March 03, 2011 08:26:13 GMT


The teasers have run since November last year, but Simon Cowell is yet to announce the celebrities who will join him in the judging panel of "The X Factor (US)". People magazine has now tossed in one more name into the bowl, saying Jessica Simpson is the "frontrunner".

"There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment," a source said. "No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some frontrunners and it's fair to say Jessica is one of them. She's very keen."
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Christina Aguilera to Join 'The Voice' Experts

March 03, 2011 08:19:03 GMT


Christina Aguilera has joined the experts who will mentor wannabe singers on new U.S. TV talent show "The Voice".

The troubled star, who was arrested and charged with public intoxication on Tuesday morning, March 1, has been handed a lifeline as she attempts to get her career back on track after 2010's flop album "Bionic" and a poorly received movie debut in Burlesque. She has signed on as a coach and judge on reality TV mogul Mark Burnett's new singing competition, where she'll join Cee-Lo and Adam Levine.
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Rep: Beyonce Has Donated Gaddafi Funds to Charity Last Year

March 03, 2011 08:09:30 GMT


A publicist for Beyonce Knowles has silenced critics attacking the R&B superstar for accepting $1 million from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for a private concert by revealing the singer has already donated the funds to charity. The "Crazy In Love" hitmaker was one of the headliners at a 2009 New Year's Eve party hosted by the dictator's son, Muatassim Gaddafi, on the Caribbean island of St. Barts.

She came under increasing pressure to hand over her performance fee to a good cause last week as civil unrest grows in the Middle East. Other artists, including Usher, Nelly Furtado and Mariah Carey, who have all performed at gigs hosted by members of the Gaddafi family, have also faced calls to return their pay cheques.
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Topher Grace Launches F-Word Rant to Old Man in Funny or Die Video

March 03, 2011 08:01:54 GMT


Just in time for the release of their new film "Take Me Home Tonight", Topher Grace and Dan Fogler appear in a new Funny or Die video. They play in fake movie "Crocodile Tears" and the helmer has been warned by one of the crew members that both actors do not like disturbances.

When the camera starts rolling, a phone rings and Topher tells an old man, who happens to be a child actor's grandfather, to switch it off. When the phone rings again, he and Dan begin losing their patience, confront the old man and launch a lot of F-words to him who looks numb.
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Justin Bieber's Hair Finally Sold at $40,668


March 03, 2011 07:47:40 GMT


A lock of Justin Bieber's hair has sold at auction for a staggering $40,668.The pop superstar handed his hair to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show last month - days after famously changing his look - and told her to sell it for a charity of her choice. He stated, "I'm giving pieces of it (hair) to different people. We're doing something special. We want you to donate it to whatever charity you want." DeGeneres decided to sell it to raise funds for California animal rescue center The Gentle Barn, and placed the hair on eBay.com, where it quickly became a hot item.

Bidding reached $12,000 on Tuesday, March 1, but shot up overnight. It is not known who placed the winning bid. Meanwhile, fans of Bieber's famous mop-top hairstyle can take one final look at the 'do' that was thanks to late children's author Theodor Geisel.
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Kim Kardashian Debuts 'Jam (Turn It Up)' & Scantily-Clad Bod for Music Video

March 03, 2011 07:46:55 GMT


Kim Kardashian visited Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Wednesday morning, March 2 to debut her first-ever single "Jam (Turn It Up)". "I can't believe it's finally released! This was definitely something that was out of my comfort zone," she said.

The reality TV beauty continued, "But I'm so glad that I met with The-Dream and that we worked on this project together. It was really an amazing experience recording in the studio and filming the music video and I can't wait for you all to see the video."
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Tim Allen and Tom Hanks Will Be Reunited for 'Jungle Cruise'

March 03, 2011 07:24:31 GMT


"Toy Story" stars Tim Allen and Tom Hanks are to leave their animated toy characters behind and team up on a "Jungle Cruise". The actors, who voiced Buzz Lightyear and Woody in the "Toy Story" trilogy, have signed on to star in the latest movie adaptation of a Disney theme park ride.

Allen will play a tour guide and Hanks a tourist in the comedy adventure movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jungle Cruise isn't the only theme park ride set to become a movie franchise - Disney bosses have also green-lighted films inspired by attractions "The Haunted Mansion" and "Magic Kingdom", while the fourth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" series is due for release later this May.
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Recap: Top 12 Women of 'American Idol' Perform


March 03, 2011 07:08:05 GMT


The Top 12 women of "American Idol" season 10 charmed the judges with the first performance before audience. The March 2 episode started out rough with Ta-Tynisa Wilson singing Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)". Randy Jackson said it was not good and showed no uniqueness but Jennifer Lopez appreciated her stage presence.

Naima Adedapo brought the mood a notch higher with frequently-sung "Summertime" which was topped with sultry voice and finger snapping. "You're like an exotic flower," Jennifer said while Steven Tyler said it reminded him of an early Ella Fitzgerald. Kendra Chantelle sang the "Impossible" and Steven gushed, "You did it again, voice hot, clothes hot, style hot."
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Charlie Sheen NOT Wanted for Cameo in 'Hangover Part II'


March 03, 2011 07:07:42 GMT


There won't be Charlie Sheen cameo in "The Hangover Part II". Denying swirling rumor that he was trying to lure the "Two and a Half Men" star to make brief appearance in the upcoming comedy, the movie's helmer Todd Phillips tells Collider the story is "100% untrue."

Reporting the news first was Badass Digest which said Phillips had spent the last couple of days trying to secure Sheen for a cameo in "The Hangover" sequel. It was not explained further how he would make into the story but the site believed it is possible to add Sheen's scene although the movie has wrapped production.
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Official Snippet of Selena Gomez's 'Who Says' Music Video


March 03, 2011 07:04:31 GMT


In the middle of news frenzy about her series of dates with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez dropped an official teaser of her new single and music video. The Disney songstress gives only a brief glimpse to the clip - she seems to follow the "super-short snippet" trend set by Britney Spears.

Just a day prior, the "Kiss and Tell" singer teased lyrics of the song, "You've got every right to a beautiful life." The song will make its radio debut on March 10, have its Chris Applebaum-directed music video coming out the next day, and be made available for digital purchase three days later.
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'Cars 2' Director: Paul Newman and Doc Will Be Honored

March 03, 2011 06:40:43 GMT


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The "Cars 2" sequel will feature a touching tribute to late movie icon Paul Newman, who voiced the role of Doc Hudson in the 2006 original. Newman's car character will not appear in the new movie, but Newman and Doc will be honored, according to director John Lasseter.

He tells the Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames blog, "We have a lovely tribute to Paul in the movie, but we didn't feel it would be right to include him or the character."
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Rihanna Poses Naked for Nivea's 'Skincare for Life' Campaign

March 03, 2011 06:27:20 GMT


Rihanna might have said no when offered to strip for Playboy, but the Bajan songstress is willing to bare all for Nivea. She has signed a deal to be the brand's new spokesmodel, and done a photoshoot for its "100 Years Skincare for Life" campaign. In a sneak peek picture, she is seen posing naked, crossing her arms on her chest and smiling radiantly to the camera with a beautiful fresh face.

"Over the past 100 years, Nivea has been an iconic skincare brand across the world that is built on the trust of our consumers. We are excited to have Rihanna supporting us in our celebration and building a new generation of fans," said Markus Pinger, one of Nivea's board members. Their partnership was hinted last month when the company posted exclusive pictures from inside of RiRi's 23rd birthday party.
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Titles for Two 'The Hobbit' Films Allegedly Unveiled

March 03, 2011 06:24:06 GMT


It seems that two "The Hobbit" films will not be simply identified with "Part I" and "Part II" or other kinds of number. TheOneRing.net has learned that New Line Cinema recently registered two film titles, which are "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" and "The Hobbit: An/The Unexpected Journey".

"There and Back Again" has been known as an alternate title for the original "Hobbit" novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. The studio has not officially confirmed the titles but they make perfect sense as the names for the movies.
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Aretha Franklin Lost 85 Pounds After Taking Strict Diet

March 03, 2011 06:17:14 GMT


Legendary singer Aretha Franklin was so disgusted with her weight gain she took on a strict diet in 2010 and lost 85 pounds (38.5 kilograms). The "Respect" hitmaker showed off a noticeably slimmer figure when she appeared via video link at last month's Grammy Awards, two months after undergoing surgery to fix a mystery health problem.

Franklin revealed she shed the bulk by cutting out junk food, her beloved fatty pork products and adopting a healthier lifestyle. The singer admits she was inspired to do something about her ballooning figure after realizing she was "too fat for words".
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John Galliano Facing Trial Over Anti-Semitic Remarks

March 03, 2011 06:06:46 GMT


Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is to face a trial on charges of making anti-Semitic remarks after he was caught on tape talking about his "love" for infamous Adolf Hitler. Galliano was sacked as head designer at Christian Dior on Tuesday, March 1, following a police probe over allegations he abused two strangers in Paris, France, and was filmed praising Nazi tyrant Hitler. Now, French prosecutors have confirmed they plan to put Galliano on trial for making anti-Semitic remarks.

The news came less than an hour after the designer apologized to fans for the scandal, and denied the allegations against him. He also revealed he's now seeking "help" to address his personal problems. In a statement issued on Wednesday, March 2, Galliano says, "I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light. I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people's forgiveness. Anti-Semitic and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologize for my behavior in causing any offense."
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Adele Scores First No. 1 Album on Hot 200 as Bieber Lands 2 Albums at Top Five


March 03, 2011 05:10:40 GMT


Adele debuts atop Billboard Hot 200 with her second studio album "21", marking her first chart topper in the U.S. albums chart. The Brit climbed to No. 10 on the weekly rundown with her first effort "19" back in 2009 after her Grammy wins. Now, she soars to the top spot with 352,000 copies.

It's her best sales week and highest charting album. On top of that, it becomes the biggest frame for any album since November 28, 2010 when Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" occupied No. 1 and 2 with 496,000 and 375,000 respectively.
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Russel Simmons Will Accept Gay Honor at GLAAD Awards

March 03, 2011 04:56:44 GMT


Hip-hop mogul Russel Simmons is to be honored at the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards. The Def Jam Records co-founder will receive the Excellence in Media Award at the ceremony in recognition of his work promoting gay rights.

Simmons, a longtime campaigner for equal rights, wrote an open letter to former New York Governor David Paterson in 2009 to praise the leader for supporting gay marriage. Previous winners of the GLAAD honor include Joy Behar and model-turned-TV personality Tyra Banks.
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Miley Cyrus' 'SNL' Promo With Kenan Thompson


March 03, 2011 04:46:17 GMT


Miley Cyrus hung out with Kenan Thompson in a recording studio to promote her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, March 5. The guest-host played around with the recording panel, admitted that the gig is "pretty cool", made an impressive helicopter sound and messed around with Kenan's head.

Miley will become one of the youngest hosts in the history of "SNL". At 18 years old, she is listed among Drew Barrymore, Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Lautner and the Olsen Twins as the youngest hosts ever. Miley is expected to take part in a regular "SNL" sketch "The Miley Cyrus Show" which has Vanessa Bayer portraying the actress.
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Possible Details of 'The Dark Knight Rises' Leaked


March 03, 2011 04:45:00 GMT


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While Warner Bros. Pictures still keeps plotline for "The Dark Knight Rises" under wraps, a "source near the Batcamp" has possibly spilled the beans on details from the upcoming film. Following Anne Hathaway's confirmation that she indeed will be seen as Catwoman, the spoilery information allegedly reveals whom she and Batman will fight.

[SPOILER ALERT!] The source says Catwoman is not Batman's enemy but she instead is an ally of the Gotham superhero. The two will join forces to take out the League of Shadows which is now headed by Talia Al'Ghul since the death of her father, Liam Neeson's Ras Al'Ghul.
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Robert Pattinson Confesses of Being Charlie Sheen's Fan

March 03, 2011 04:23:32 GMT


Robert Pattinson has revealed he's a big fan of troubled star Charlie Sheen - and rarely misses his sitcom "Two and a Half Men". As the TV star battles to keep the show on the air after a feud with creator/writer Chuck Lorre prompted producers to scrap the remainder of the eighth season, he has been given a big boost by the "Twilight" actor.

Pattinson tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I never change the channel in my trailer. I just watch reruns of 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' and 'Two and a Half Men'." And the movie hunk admits he's a fan of Sheen's "little escapades", adding: "I like crazy people who don't give a f**k."
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Britney Spears Drops 'Criminal' Snippet and 'Till the World Ends' Cover Art

March 03, 2011 04:23:07 GMT


Britney Spears has released another short teaser for one of her new "Femme Fatale" songs. It's a brief listen to a Max Martin and Shellback production called "Criminal". She makes a confession on the track, "Mama I'm in love with a criminal. And this type of love isn't rational, it's physical."

In addition to the "Criminal" snippet, a cover art of another new song "Till the World Ends" hit the web via Deezer. The Ke$ha-written track reportedly will be the second single after "Hold It Against Me", and will be released next week. An early review claimed it's an "irresistibly catchy tune that, if it makes the album, will be an instant smash."
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Boxing Ace Ricky Hatton to Be Dad Again

March 03, 2011 04:09:53 GMT


British boxing champion Ricky Hatton is set to be a dad again, just months after completing a stint in rehab. The sports star hit headlines in September 2010 when photographs of him allegedly snorting cocaine in a hotel room were published in a U.K. Tabloid.

The former WBA Welterweight Champion admitted he had been "dabbling" with drugs and subsequently checked into London's The Priory clinic, before leaving a month later, October 2010. Now, Hatton and his fiancee Jennifer Dooley are focusing on happier news after learning they will become parents this summer.
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Jennifer Lawrence, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin Up for 'The Hunger Games'

March 03, 2011 04:07:35 GMT


Three Oscar-nominated stars, Jennifer Lawrence, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin, are reportedly circling Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games". Variety reports the three actresses are being considered for "the hottest female role available at the moment" which is the lead role Katniss in the post-apocalyptic thriller to be directed by Gary Ross.

"Winter's Bone" star Lawrence is reported to have read for the part and generated the most interest. A source described to Lainey Gossip (via SlashFilm), "Jennifer really went for it and she blew them away." It is additionally said that "a deal is being hammered out right now," but Variety learns that no offer has been made.
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Olivia Wilde Moves to Ryan Gosling After Marriage Split

March 03, 2011 04:04:47 GMT


Actress Olivia Wilde has moved on from her marriage split - she has reportedly found love with Ryan Gosling. A spokesperson confirmed last month that the "Tron Legacy" star had separated from guitarist and Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, who she married in 2003 when she was just 19.

Now Wilde has sparked rumors she's found a new man after she was photographed holding hands with the "The Notebook "star while on a recent date at an aquarium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The brunette beauty was believed to be in town visiting Gosling while he films "The Ides of March" with George Clooney.
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'DWTS' Season 12 Pairings Revealed, Celebrities Start Tweeting

March 03, 2011 04:01:47 GMT


ABC has announced the official pairings of "Dancing with the Stars" season 12 which actually have been leaked a day prior. Indeed, Kirstie Alley is paired with fellow fireball Maksim Chmerkovskiy while favored winner Kendra Wilkinson is partnered with Louis van Amstel.

"MAKS you are my BOO. G loves you BOO," Alley tweeted to Chmerkvoskiy who replied, "Hahahaha! Love you too G! This is going to be fun." He added later, "Hey @kirstiealley focus on our team name! (already afraid of her ideas! LOL)."
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Liam Gallagher Slams Radiohead for Writing About a F**king Tree


March 03, 2011 03:45:33 GMT


Rock wildman Liam Gallagher has aimed a foul-mouthed rant at Radiohead, accusing the band of writing about "a thousand year old tree" on their new album. The "Creep" hitmakers surprised fans last month with the sudden release of their eighth record, "The King of Limbs", which is named after a famous ancient oak in England's Savernake Forest.

But Gallagher has mocked the band's choice of inspiration in an expletive-strewn rant, telling them: "Go f**k yourself." The furious Beady Eye frontman tells TheQuietus.com, "I heard that f**king Radiohead record and I just go, 'What?!'... I like to think that what we do, we do f**king well."
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Amanda Seyfried Says No to Long Distance Relationship

March 03, 2011 03:40:36 GMT


Actress Amanda Seyfried has ruled out another transatlantic romance after struggling to mend her broken heart following her split from Dominic Cooper. Seyfried ended her relationship with the British star last year, two years after they met and fell in love on the set of the 2008 movie musical "Mamma Mia!"

The blonde beauty admits it was difficult to maintain their long-distance relationship, and living away from her beau brought out her jealous side. She tells Marie Claire magazine, "Never date somebody who doesn't live in your country. It's heartbreaking and confusing and makes you go a little bit nuts. You don't know where they sleep at night. You start second-guessing everything."
News > Music News

Lady GaGa's 'Government Hooker' Makes Its Debut at Mugler Fashion Show


March 03, 2011 03:38:11 GMT


Lady GaGa once again became a musical director for Thierry Mugler's fashion show in Paris, generously playing more-than-two-minute audio stream of her new song "Government Hooker". She got double duties, serving also a runway model, and made her debut as a catwalk model in the fashion house's women-wear collection finest.

As she made her fierce strut at the March 2 show, the music was heard on the background, "I can be anything/ I'll be your everything/ Just touch me, baby. -- I'm gonna drink my tears tonight/ I'm gonna drink my tears and cry/ 'Cause I know you love me, baby." It's one of the songs listed in her May 23 album "Born This Way".
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lawyer: Matthew Newton Has a Psychiatric Illness


March 03, 2011 03:32:35 GMT


Australian star Matthew Newton is mentally ill and has been living in "utter fear" for his life since leaving a clinic, according to his lawyer. The actor appeared before a judge on Wednesday, March 2, following his arrest last month for allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order (AVO) by trying to contact his ex-girlfriend, actress Rachael Taylor.

His attorney Chris Murphy told Sydney's Downing Center Local Court the 34 year old made a "mistake" by calling Taylor. Murphy explained that his client is suffering from a psychiatric illness and wants to have the legal matter dealt with under the Mental Health Act. The lawyer told the court, "He (Newton) does not have any addictions, he has a psychiatric illness."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Eva Longoria Denounces Budget Cuts for Intellectual Disabilities

March 03, 2011 03:29:50 GMT


"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria showed her support for her native Texas by speaking out against planned budget cuts at a rally on Tuesday, March 1. The actress addressed a crowd of more than 1,000 in San Antonio to denounce proposed cuts to services for people with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).

Longoria, who co-founded a programme for those with IDD in San Antonio, argued that the community will suffer if state authorities slash funding. The star told her fellow Texans, "When I heard about the budget cuts in Texas, I was outraged, personally hurt. We need those in Austin to hear us loud and clear - this is not OK!"
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Meryl Streep Among Those Taking Highest Art Honor From Obama

March 03, 2011 03:25:38 GMT


Hollywood star Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter James Taylor have been selected to receive the U.S. government's highest arts honor by President Barack Obama. "Sophie's Choice" star Streep and Grammy winner Taylor will be joined by famed music producer Quincy Jones and "To Kill a Mockingbird" novelist Harper Lee as recipients of the White House's National Humanities Medal and National Medal of Arts.

Pianist Van Cliburn and author Joyce Carol Oates are also among the 20 luminaries selected to receive a medal from Obama at the White House ceremony on Wednesday, March 2.
News > Movie News

Movie Bosses Pay $500,000 to Free Daniel Radcliffe for Final 'Harry Potter' Promos

March 03, 2011 03:22:48 GMT


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Bosses at Warner Bros. have reportedly paid out half a million dollars to ensure Daniel Radcliffe is free to promote the final "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" movie later this year. The second installment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is due to open in London in July, but the film's star Radcliffe is signed up to appear in this year's revival of Broadway play "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

It means the actor might not have been available to fulfill promotion duties for the closing chapter in the wizard franchise - so Warners chiefs have reportedly stitched up a deal to "buy" the Hirschfeld Theater, where the play is staged, for up to five nights to keep Radcliffe free.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Johnny Depp Debuts New Clean-Shaven Face


March 03, 2011 03:14:22 GMT


Johnny Depp has traded in his shaggy face which he sported for ages with clean-shaven look outside his filming duty. The actor showed off his new smoother face on Wednesday, March 2 when touching down Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan where he is scheduled to promote his film starring Angelina Jolie, "The Tourist".

Depp, however, did not get a total makeover. He still appeared with his long untidy hair and wore his trademark accessories including purple shades, scarf, hat, a plethora of necklaces, bracelets and rings. Picture of Depp's clean-shaven face can be seen here.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Former Lawyers Slap Prince With $700,000 Lawsuit

March 03, 2011 03:12:39 GMT


Singer Prince has been hit with a $700,000 lawsuit over allegedly unpaid legal fees. Attorneys at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler filed suit against the "Purple Rain" hitmaker at Manhattan's Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 1, accusing him of failing to pay for their handling of cases in Ireland, California and New York.

Lawyers at the New York City firm also claim they were not compensated for representing Prince in his divorce from Manuela Testolini in 2006. The star, real name Prince Rogers Nelson, has allegedly paid $125,000 but still owes $700,000 in fees for legal services, according to the lawsuit.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Amy Winehouse's Ex-Husband Jailed for Possessing Gun

March 03, 2011 03:06:06 GMT


Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and possessing a firearm. The 32 year old was held by officers in Leeds, England on Tuesday, March 1 afternoon after cops stopped a vehicle and allegedly discovered stolen items and a weapon.

Fielder-Civil and another man were arrested and taken to a police station in the city. They were charged with burglary of a dwelling and possessing a firearm. A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police tells WENN, "The men were arrested after officers stopped a vehicle in Rawdon, Leeds. Items from a burglary nearby were recovered."
News > TV News

Michael Lohan Checks Into 'Dr. Drew', Lindsay Unhappy

March 03, 2011 02:52:29 GMT


Michael Lohan is officially one of Dr. Drew's clients on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew". The line-up for this season has been announced and the father of actress Lindsay Lohan perhaps is the most exciting celebrity to watch. He checks in for anger management.

"Michael is absolutely 100% sober. He hasn't been using drugs or alcohol, but he is being treated for anger management issues. Michael has tremendous admiration for Dr. Drew Pinsky, and was given this opportunity to better himself, and he took it," a source told Radar Online. In addition, he is set to take home $180,000 after he completes the stint.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Charlie Sheen Gives Twin Kids to Cop After Losing Custody

March 03, 2011 02:39:42 GMT


Charlie Sheen lost custody of his two sons on Tuesday, March 1 - just hours after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller won a restraining order against the troubled actor. Sheen was forced to temporarily surrender his 23-month-old twins, Bob and Max, to police who visited his Beverly Hills mansion, reports People.com.

He later took to Twitter.com to assure followers his little boys were OK, writing: "My sons are fine... My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option..!" The latest turn in Sheen's personal woes came after Mueller obtained an emergency restraining order against the actor, alleging he was abusive to her. In court documents, she stated, "I am very concerned that (Sheen) is currently insane. I am in great fear that he will find me and attack me and I am in great fear for the children's safety while in his care."
News > Movie News

New 'X-Men: First Class' Image Unveils Hellfire Club's Base

March 03, 2011 02:37:08 GMT


Another picture from "X-Men: First Class" has made its way out online, giving the first look at the Hellfire Club's base. It features leader of the decadent mutant bastards Sebastian Shaw and his right-hand woman Emma Frost in their "snazzy secret lair" which is fitted with mirrors and illuminated with neon-blue light.

Prior to the still released via Empire Online, two character posters from the movie have also been debuted. They highlighted Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr before they take the names Professor X and Magneto respectively in addition to teasing how they will look like in the future.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Zsa Zsa Gabor Is Back in Hospital After Bloodflow Problem

March 03, 2011 02:24:04 GMT


Ailing actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized on Wednesday, March 2 after suffering circulation problems in her left leg. Her personal physician called an ambulance to the star's California home after detecting a bloodflow problem.

She was transported to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where her right leg was amputated in January, and is currently under the care of medics. Gabor's husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt accompanied the actress to the hospital.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Justin Bieber Sorry for Flipping Off Paparazzi, Selena Gomez Denies Fan Attack


March 03, 2011 02:23:57 GMT


Justin Bieber was not happy when he was swarmed by paparazzi outside Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, March 1. He came to the eatery with his date Selena Gomez, and flipped off the photographers when they refused to leave them alone.

Later on Twitter, the teen pop idol apologized for his gesture, "Had a great bday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and i reacted in a way i know better. im sorry." He went on explaining his feeling that night, "It's not always easy but i know better than to react in anger."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Serena Williams Hospitalized After Blood Clot

March 03, 2011 02:09:11 GMT


Tennis ace Serena Williams was hospitalized on Monday, February 28 after suffering a blood clot in her lungs. The sports star was forced to seek emergency treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a haematoma - a pooling of blood caused by a haemorrhage. It followed a health scare last week when Williams was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lungs following a trip to New York for treatment to her ongoing foot injury.

Williams' representative tells People.com, "(On) Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a haematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation. Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot. Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Keith Richards' Model Daughter Arrested for Graffiti Tagging and Drugs

March 03, 2011 02:08:55 GMT


Rocker Keith Richards' model daughter has been arrested after police allegedly caught her defacing public property in New York on Tuesday, March 1 night. Theodora Richards, 25, was also in possession of marijuana and a controlled substance, according to TMZ.com.

Police sources tell the website the Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger model was using a "paint marker" to graffiti the letters "TNA" onto the side of a building in Soho when she was apprehended. An official said that when she was approached by officers she told them the initials stood for Theodora and Alexandra, her younger sister.
 
 
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