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March 11, 2011

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Melanie Brown Caught Up in Tsunami Terror, Celebs Send Prayers for Japan

March 11, 2011 15:51:59 GMT


Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown is terrified she will be caught up in a tsunami horror following Friday, March 11's earthquake in Japan. The singer and her husband Stephen Belafonte are currently on a trip around the Far East and traveled to Malaysia from Singapore earlier this week.

She took to her Twitter blog soon after the 8.9-magnitude tremor hit Japan on Friday - but her concerns turned to terror when a tsunami warning was issued for more than 20 countries and islands, including Malaysia.
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'American Idol' Finalist Casey Abrams Feels Better After Blood Transfusion

March 11, 2011 09:36:07 GMT


Casey Abrams is feeling better after his second hospital visit since entering "American Idol" competition. The judges favorite was missing from the Top 13 line-up when the result show was aired on Thursday night, March 10, but hours after the show was broadcast to the East coast, he gave an update of his condition.

"hey guys, thanks for the well wishes, I got some nice fresh blood in me and feeling better," tweeted the aspiring singer. "People at Idol & Cedars are treatin me real good." He also sent out his love to the booted Ashthon Jones, writing, "I love you girl. I know for a fact we will meet up again in the near future. And your hair better be even bigger next time."
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Fire Broke Out at Harry Potter Studios

March 11, 2011 09:16:14 GMT


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Firefighters were called to the movie studios where the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" franchise was filmed after a blaze broke out on Thursday, March 10. It took emergency services nearly an hour to put out the fire at Leavesden Film Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros., in Hertfordshire, England.

The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage is not yet known. A security worker tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Fortunately the block where the fire started was empty because of refurbishment. But things could easily have got a lot worse if staff hadn't acted quickly."
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Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails to Make a New Album

March 11, 2011 09:07:59 GMT


Oscar winner Trent Reznor has confirmed plans to start work on a new album later in 2011. Reznor hasn't released any new music under the moniker since 2008, and he prompted fears there would be no more Nine Inch Nails music in 2009 after announcing he would no longer be playing live.

The band was expected to head back into the studio in 2011, but no new material surfaced. Now Reznor has assured fans another project is on its way, although he's having to go back to basics.
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Possible First Look at Planet Mogo in 'Green Lantern' Found

March 11, 2011 09:03:56 GMT


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Long rumored to appear in "Green Lantern" film, planet Mogo has been allegedly unveiled in a new promo image. Obtained by The Daily BLAM!, the photo shows what is believed to be the sentient planet which half part is overlapped by Hal Jordan's face.

Mogo is a living planet, and is a genderless character in "Green Lantern" though it is often referred to as male. It has the standard powers of a Green Lantern Power Ring. It can alter his weather and surface conditions such as plant growth, and travel faster than light speed in space. It also has extrasensory awareness concerning his surrounds and telepathically guides the Green Lantern Power rings to their bearer.
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Katie Price to Start Divorce Proceedings

March 11, 2011 09:01:17 GMT


British model-turned-reality TV star Katie Price has begun divorce proceedings to end her marriage to cage fighter Alex Reid, according to a U.K. Report. Price, also known as Jordan, filed for divorce on Thursday, March 10, in Britain's High Court, reports British newspaper The Sun. But the busty beauty refused to let her marriage woes get her down - she headed to London's Gem Bar with rumored new boyfriend Leandro Penna later that night.

Price married Reid in Las Vegas last year, just months after divorcing Australian singer Peter Andre, the father of two of her children. She has hired attorney Fiona Shackleton, who represented Sir Paul McCartney after his split from Heather Mills, as her legal counsel.
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Ashlee Simpson Seeks Comfort From Pete Wentz's Friend

March 11, 2011 08:56:16 GMT


Singer Ashlee Simpson has turned to D.R.U.G.S. rocker Craig Owens for comfort, after filing for divorce from estranged husband Pete Wentz. Simpson and the rocker were seen together at an Los Angeles shopping mall, sparking rumors of a budding romance. But a close friend of the star has shot down the reports.

"Craig is a longtime friend and was comforting Ashlee during this difficult time," the source tells People Magazine. "She's not moving on. There's no race for a new relationship. They're friends."
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Lindsay Lohan Shows No Remorse With Tight Court Outfit

March 11, 2011 08:55:21 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has made another court appearance on Thursday, March 10 to learn that she has been given more time to accept a plea deal in her grand theft case. A bigger news, however, came from the nude colored leather dress the troubled actress wore to the hearing as one jury consultant observed, judging from her choice of outfit, that she showed no remorse.

Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, who has worked on many high-profile cases, told People magazine, "Clearly the tightness of the attire and shortness of dresses she's had, and ... her little [finger] nail faux pas when she had F-you on her nails - all of those don't get missed by anybody in a courtroom, and particularly a judge."
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Madonna Refuses to Issue Statement on Grandmother's Death

March 11, 2011 08:52:49 GMT


Madonna is in mourning following the death of her beloved grandmother on Thursday, March 10. The pop legend's maternal grandmother Elsie Mae Fortin passed away at a care home in Bay City, Michigan - just three months shy of her 100th birthday.

Fortin helped raise the singer after Madonna's own mum lost her battle with breast cancer in 1963. The star, who will fly to Michigan on Friday for Fortin's funeral, has refrained from commenting on the tragedy.
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'Glee' Gary Glitter Episode WILL Air in U.K.


March 11, 2011 08:45:58 GMT


TV bosses in the U.K. have defended their decision not to remove a Gary Glitter song from an upcoming "Glee" episode, insisting the controversial scene is "editorially justified".

Producers of the hit show were criticized by executives at a British children's charity for featuring Glitter's 1973 track "Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)" in an episode which aired in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 8. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow plays a substitute teacher who sings the suggestive song to a group of high school students during a sex education class.
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Cee-Lo's 'Bright Lights Bigger City' Remix Ft. Wiz Khalifa

March 11, 2011 08:42:52 GMT


Cee-Lo Green hooks up with Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa in a remix of his single "Bright Lights Bigger City". The Gnarls Barkley star debuted the revamped version via a lyrics video, continuing the trend he set with his "F**k You" lyrics clip which caused viral commotion when it came out last year.

In this video, fans are taken into a night sightseeing around the town. Random bright-light neon boards featuring portions of the lyrics come into view every now and then. "Hear the nightlife when it's callin'/ So we drinkin' till we fallin'/ Ain't a Laker, but I'm ballin'/ Met about three girls and I brought these girls to the club/ Can I get 'em all in?" so Khalifa raps his verses.
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Kid Rock Keeps Mystery Over His Girlfriend's Identity

March 11, 2011 08:41:33 GMT


Kid Rock has found love again after his divorce from Pamela Anderson - but he's keeping his new girlfriend's identity a secret. The rocker, real name Robert Ritchie, married the "Baywatch" beauty in 2006 but their relationship ended just a year later in 2007.

Kid Rock has since moved on with a new woman - but he refuses to name her because he wants to keep their relationship from the media spotlight. When asked if he's dating "anyone special", he tells Piers Morgan, "Yes. You know what happens - you put these people out there, and you declare your love for them and the press gets interested and sometimes it destroys somebody else's life. What if that doesn't work out for that other person?"
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John Galliano Defended by Man He Insulted

March 11, 2011 08:34:35 GMT


A man who was allegedly verbally abused by John Galliano has defended the disgraced designer, insisting he doesn't deserve to have his career "destroyed" over the incident. Galliano was dismissed as creative director for couture house Christian Dior following allegations he hurled anti-Semitic abuse at two strangers during a night out in Paris, France last month.

But Philippe Virgitti, who filed a police complaint along with pal Geraldine Bloch, has dismissed the matter as a "simple bar dispute" which shouldn't impair the couturier's career. Virgitti says, "For me it was a simple bar dispute. John Galliano does not deserve this. I do not want him to be destroyed like this.
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Quentin Tarantino Sues Alan Ball for His Annoying Exotic Birds

March 11, 2011 08:32:12 GMT


Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is taking legal action in a bid to silence his neighbor's collection of "obnoxious" birds. The "Pulp Fiction" director is suing Academy Award-winning screenwriter Alan Ball, claiming he has been unable to work on new scripts due to the "blood-curdling screams" coming from the "exotic bird menagerie".

In the lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday, March 10 and obtained by TMZ.com, Tarantino also alleges that "True Blood" creator Ball has "done little to eliminate the macaws' daily cacophony", which he describes as "obnoxious pteradactyl-like screams".
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Jennifer Aniston to Be Country Musician in 'The Goree Girls'

March 11, 2011 08:29:47 GMT


Gwyneth Paltrow's 2011 country music successes appear to have spurred another of Brad Pitt's exes on when it comes to hitting the high notes, Jennifer Aniston is fast-tracking her stalled movie about 1940s band "The Goree Girls".

The actress first signed up for the film in 2009, but other projects left the movie, which chronicles an all-female band made up of convicts, on the shelf. Now, the "Friends" star insists the film will be the next thing she does.
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Josh Farro Gets Into War of Words With Kerrang!

March 11, 2011 08:21:34 GMT


Former Paramore star Josh Farro and the editors of British rock magazine Kerrang! have entered into a war of words after the guitarist accused them of misquoting him in a new article. The rocker has denied saying he doesn't miss being in the band in a new interview, but the publication's bosses insist they have him on tape saying just that.

In an angry tweet on Wednesday, March 9, Farro, who quit the band at the end of 2010, wrote, "The words 'I don't miss Paramore one bit' NEVER came out of my mouth."
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Police Backing Romeo to Win 'Dancing with the Stars'

March 11, 2011 08:18:56 GMT


Rapper/actor Romeo is learning his upcoming stint on U.S. TV hit "Dancing with the Stars" is a big deal - even the police are backing him to win the contest. The young star was pulled over by cops on Wednesday, March 9, as he and dance partner Chelsea Hightower were on their way to a party - just so the officers could let him know they were backing him for glory.

He says, "I'm like, 'What did I do...?' and the cop who pulled me over said, 'You're gonna win... "Dancing with the Stars".' It's crazy that everybody watches this show - even the police. I didn't get no ticket (sic), so that's a good thing."
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'Super Bass' Video Teaser: Nicki Minaj Rides Ice-Made Motorcycle


March 11, 2011 08:11:48 GMT


Nicki Minaj shared the first look at her upcoming "Super Bass" music video to MTV in a form of behind-the-scene footage. Wearing a skintight pink bodysuit and a two-toned wig, the femcee is seen riding an ice-made motorcycle.

" 'Super Bass' is about the boy that you are crushing over," she said. "And you kind of want to get your mack on, but you're taking the playful approach." So what does she have in store for the video? "Of course I have lots of eye candy for my girls and my boys," said Nicki. "I'm going to be doing some things that people have never seen me do."
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Scarlett Johansson Enjoys Intimate L.A. Dinner With Sean Penn


March 11, 2011 08:01:31 GMT


Scarlett Johansson has taken her romance with Sean Penn back to Los Angeles. People Magazine reported after a one-day trip to Mexico earlier this month, the "Iron Man 2" beauty has once again been spotted with the "Milk" actor. This time, they shared a late, cozy dinner at Chateau Marmont.

According to an eyewitness, Scarlett and Sean were first seated at one table. After several minutes chat, they moved to another table in the back corner for more privacy. Throughout the dinner, both of them displayed little PDA. Still, the witness observed the two "occasionally held hands on the table for brief moments at a time".
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Tyra Banks Releases a Fashion Website

March 11, 2011 07:56:35 GMT


Retired model-turned-brand leader Tyra Banks has launched a new website aimed at celebrating the individuality of women. The entrepreneur's TypeF.com site will help style members who sign up by giving them tips and makeover advice based on their own body type.

Announcing the new venture on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, March 10, Banks said, "With a lot of magazines, it tells you exactly what you're supposed to look like and if you don't look like this... you're a loser, you're not good enough. I have to admit I was a model for many years and modeled in the magazines that promoted that image.
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Britney Spears' 'Till the World Ends' Hits Highest Debut on U.S. Pop Charts

March 11, 2011 07:39:31 GMT


Britney Spears has scored her fifth highest debut on the U.S. pop charts with a new song co-written by Ke$ha. The "Toxic" hitmaker's "Till the World Ends" has entered the new chart at 20 thanks to sales of 117,000 downloads in just three days.

The track was rush-released after it leaked online. Spears' last hit, "Hold it Against Me", debuted at number one on the Hot 100 countdown seven weeks ago.
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Julian Schnabel Gains Triumph Over 'Miral' 's Rating

March 11, 2011 07:33:14 GMT


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Moviemaker Julian Schnabel has won his appeal against the 'R' rating for new movie "Miral". The director argued his film - about a Palestinian orphan growing up amid the violence in Israel - was aimed at teenagers, so it would give them a better understanding of the religious strife in the Middle East. He told the Motion Picture Association of America's appeals board that censors had been unduly restrictive - and the officials agreed, handing his movie a softer PG-13 rating.

Schnabel's victory comes a day after he penned an essay for The Huffington Post blog, in which he defended his appeal plans. The film is based on the life of Schnabel's Palestinian girlfriend, Rula Jebreal, and adapted from her 2004 novel of the same name.
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Foo Fighters Rock Out in 'Rope' Music Video

March 11, 2011 07:24:48 GMT


Foo Fighters are out loud in their latest music video supporting their new single "Rope". The alternative rock band, led by Dave Grohl, are jamming inside a white room. There might be a bunch of recent performance videos out there, but this new one is unlike any one of those because it ditched digital cameras and was entirely shot on VHS.

"Nowadays, if we go play in a club and someone has a video phone, they film it and then they put it on YouTube and it becomes a video," Dave said to MTV. "The distribution of any of that information or images, it goes out everywhere, like that. ... That's f***ing rad."
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New Clip for Fox's 'Rio' Sees Chained Escape

March 11, 2011 07:20:13 GMT


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More scenes from "Rio" have been clipped to give moviegoers a sneak peek to the upcoming film. It follows Blu and another macaw bird who escape from a cage. Unable to fly because their legs are chained to each other's, the two birds must move faster to elude captures by another bird as well as some men who steal them. The chase scene ends with a city's blackout.

Blu is a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind and cannot fly. When Blu discovers there's another - and that she's a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and being open to life's many wonders.
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Jerry O'Connell Cannot Replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

March 11, 2011 07:20:02 GMT


Actor Jerry O'Connell has pulled himself out of the running to replace Charlie Sheen in TV sitcom "Two and a Half Men", insisting no one can step in for the show's fired star. O'Connell was added to a growing list of U.S. TV stars suggested as ideal replacements for Sheen after he filmed a mock audition for the show as part of a recent online skit, but he insists he doesn't want the role.

Appearing on TV show "Lopez Tonight!" in America on Wednesday, March 9, the "Kangaroo Jack" star said, "Nobody can replace that guy. I did a sketch on the web and it was a joke. We did it last week when all that stuff was funny but I think, this week, it's not so funny anymore."
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Chuck Lorre's Attorney Claims Charlie Sheen's Accusations 'Imaginary'

March 11, 2011 07:07:07 GMT


"Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre's lawyer has fired back at Charlie Sheen after the actor named his client in a $100 million lawsuit, calling the star's complaint "recklessly false and unwarranted".

Sheen began legal proceedings against Lorre and executives at Warner Bros. on Thursday, March 10, just three days after he was fired from the hit sitcom. In the suit, Sheen's lawyer Marty Singer claimed the series' cancellation in February was based on "Lorre's egotistical desire to punish Mr. Sheen".
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Charlie Sheen Assures All Is Well After Cops Search House for Weapons

March 11, 2011 06:42:07 GMT


Los Angeles police have paid a visit to Charlie Sheen's Mullholland Estates home on late Thursday night, March 10. Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for LAPD, confirmed the visit to People magazine, adding that the authorities were searching the house for guns. Soon after, the troubled star took to Twitter to assure his followers that all is well.

In a tweet he posted on Thursday night, the former star of "Two and a Half Men" wrote, "#fastball: all good here on homefront. all reports are false. I'll explain more very soon. #Dogspeed c". Also downplaying the cops' visit was one of his goddesses, Natalie Kenly. To People magazine, she said, "Everything is fine. Nothing to worry about."
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'Bones' 6.16 Preview: Booth and Brennan Stuck in Elevator


March 11, 2011 06:40:31 GMT


In the next "Bones", a severe blizzard causes a city-wide blackout, adding to the obstacles the team must overcome in order to solve a murder case that could be linked to a potential viral outbreak. But when Booth and Brennan find themselves trapped in an elevator during the power outage, Sweets is on hand for outside assistance, but does more than what's asked of him when he initiates a touchy conversation about Booth and Brennan's relationship.

Meanwhile, Angela and Hodgins get worrisome news about the health of their unborn baby, and Hodgins and "squint" Wendell Bray (guest star Michael Grant Terry) get creative in the lab and put their scientific skills to use to identify the victim and the rare disease.
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J.J. Abrams' Sci-Fi Film 'Super 8' Gets Official Synopsis

March 11, 2011 06:26:18 GMT


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Slowly but sure, a cloak that covers J.J. Abrams' secret project "Super 8" is removed. After sharing the first footage in form of a TV spot aired during Super Bowl, Paramount Pictures has finally released an official plot synopsis for the sci-fi movie.

"In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident," so the plot read. "Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined."
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Tony Danza Files for Divorce From Long-Time Wife

March 11, 2011 05:06:29 GMT


Actor Tony Danza has filed for divorce from his second wife Tracy, more than four years after the couple split. The star of 1980s U.S. shows "Taxi and Who's the Boss?" separated from his wife in 2006 and he's now asking a U.S. judge to officially declare their 24-year union over.

Danza is citing irreconcilable differences for the split, according to TMZ. The former couple has two daughters, Katherine, 24, and Emily, 17.
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'The A-Team' Sequel Likely Not Happening


March 11, 2011 04:59:09 GMT


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Another "The A-Team" movie is highly unlikely. Bradley Cooper was recently asked about a potential follow-up to the 2010 film, and despite his interest to reprise his role as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck, the actor gave hint that there is very little chance the project is happening.

"I loved it too," Cooper said in response to Holmesy's statement that "The A-Team" was great. "But unfortunately, outside of you, a few of your friends and myself, there just wasn't enough revenue to supply a second installment of that franchise," he added during a webchat held at Empire office.
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Video: Nude Kate Winslet Steams Up New Lancome Commercial


March 11, 2011 04:43:41 GMT


Kate Winslet has steamed up the screen in a new commercial for Lancome. Promoting the brand's latest lipstick line, the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" star strips down to her birthday suit. The less-than-a-minute clip sees her covering up her nudity with only a pale sheet.

The steamy spot was filmed by fashion photographer Mario Testino for Lancome's new collection called L'Absolu Nu. In it, the Hanna Schmitz of "The Reader" is captured solo in the middle of a swanky hotel room as she playfully talks on the phone and paints her lips with the product she's endorsing.
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Justin Bieber Cancels His 'Beatles' Tour Following Fans Riot in Liverpool


March 11, 2011 04:34:29 GMT


Justin Bieber was forced to stay inside Hard Days Night Hotel once he arrived in Liverpool, England on March 10 because hundreds of fans flocked outside the building and would cause a "potential riot" if he dared to come out. Reportedly, the Canadian singing sensation was supposed to take a historic "The Beatles" tour in the city that day, but has scrapped it due to the unsafe environment.

Although it was impossible to come out of his hotel, Bieber managed to greet his fans from the balcony. "There are like thousands of people out there. Love everybody but gonna try and get some sleep. Please don't scream lol," he tweeted. "THIS IS CRAZY! Trying to work it out so I can say whatup to my fans. I LOVE YOU GUYS!"
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Joel Madden Fumes Over Wife's $3,000 Pillows Spending

March 11, 2011 04:30:11 GMT


Joel Madden had a pillow fight on his hands earlier this week, March 7, after his socialite wife Nicole Richie spent a staggering $3,000 (GBP2,000) on top-of-the-range bedding. The Good Charlotte rocker was left speechless when he received his credit card bill to find Richie had spent a fortune on expensive pillows.

"Do you ever look at your credit card bill and ask your wife how the hell she could spend three thousand dollars on pillows?" Madden took to his Twitter page to shame his frivolous wife on the web, writing. "I do. PILLOWS. I mean, can't we just go to (U.S. discount store) Target and get our pillows??? (Shaking my head)"
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Elijah Wood-Starring Series 'Wilfred' Drops First Promo

March 11, 2011 04:29:28 GMT


FX network has released the first official promo of "Wilfred" which promises something different out of comedies. It opens with an introduction of what kind of person Elijah Wood's Ryan is and what kind of unexpected turn of event showed up right on his front door.

The half-hour comedy revolves around Ryan, a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred, his neighbor's canine pet. Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit.
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Beanie Sigel Sued Over $50,000 in Shooting Lawsuit

March 11, 2011 04:27:04 GMT


Rapper Beanie Sigel is facing a lawsuit over a shooting at his 35th birthday party which allegedly left a reveler with serious injuries. The hip-hop star, real name Dwight Grant, hosted a bash at a nightclub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 2009 but the event descended into chaos when Tyheem Baker was allegedly shot in the chest as the rapper performed on stage.

He was hospitalized with fractured ribs and bullet fragments lodged in his lungs.
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'Underworld 4: New Dawn' Set Pictures Emerge


March 11, 2011 03:57:33 GMT


"Underworld 4: New Dawn" is currently in production and some photos from the set have popped up online. Uploaded on Flickr, the images were mostly taken during the filming at Simon Fraser University.

Sandrine Holt was snapped on March 8, filming a scene with a male co-star on the stairs in front of the building while fake rain was poured on them. The day before, another actor Michael Ealy was spotted as he got ready to shoot his scene at Simon Fraser University's Convocation Mall.
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Billy Joe Amstrong Is Back to Rescue 'American Idiot'

March 11, 2011 03:45:07 GMT


Billy Joe Amstrong is returning to the Broadway stage for one final stint in "American Idiot" after box office sales plummeted following his exit in February. The rocker helped to compose and write the hit musical, which is based on songs by his band Green Day, and he made his Broadway debut when he joined the cast for a short run of dates last September.

He reprised the role of drug dealer St. Jimmy in the New Year and bowed out of the production on February 27. His critically-acclaimed addition to the line-up sent box office sales soaring, but weekly profits suffered a sharp drop and fell from $1.3 million to $395,275 last week.
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Sofia Vergara Claims 'Skinny' Pepsi Ad Isn't Computerized

March 11, 2011 03:37:02 GMT


Sofia Vergara is adamant advertising bosses did not use digital technology to make her look thinner in a new advertising campaign for Pepsi, putting her svelte figure down to "a different way of dressing".

The "Modern Family" star is seen wearing a large blue hat and a revealing halter-neck top in the pictures to promote the drinks brand's new Diet Pepsi Skinny Can. But the commercial came under fire from critics and campaigners, who alleged computer wizardry was used to minimize Vergara's curves, with a representative for The National Eating Disorders Association calling the advert "thoughtless and irresponsible".
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Video: Adam Lambert Strips Down the 'Aftermath' on 'American Idol'


March 11, 2011 03:36:01 GMT


Adam Lambert returned to the stage of "American Idol" on Thursday, March 10 result show. The former contestant of the singing competition delighted fans with an acoustic rendition of his single "Aftermath" and drew screams from audience each time he hit his high notes.

After the performance, Lambert had a chat with host Ryan Seacrest about the song and its official dance remix. The revamped version went on sale right after the "Idol", and he said part of the proceeds will be donated to support The Trevor Project, an organization which focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBT youth. Additionally, he learned how to dougie from Jennifer Lopez.
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Drug Polices Arrest 'The Wire' Cast Felicia Pearson

March 11, 2011 03:27:40 GMT


"The Wire" star Felicia Pearson has been arrested after drug cops swooped on her home in a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, March 10. The actress, who played narcotics dealer Snoop on the hit TV series, was held on a state warrant by officials in Baltimore, Maryland along with more than 30 other suspects.

Pearson, who began with a small role on 'The Wire', received a tremendous audience response for her role on the TV series. Baltimore Sun reported that Stephen King described her character as "perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series."
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Miley Cyrus Witnessed Deaf Kids Hear for the First Time

March 11, 2011 03:19:54 GMT


Teen superstar Miley Cyrus was humbled during a recent charity trip to Haiti after visiting children suffering from hearing disabilities. The singer/actress traveled to the city of Port-Au-Prince in late February with her mother, Tish, to see the relief efforts made by workers at her Get UR Good On organization, which she set up to encourage young people to get involved in philanthropy.

Volunteers have teamed up with aid workers at the Starkey Hearing Foundation to deliver hearing aids to survivors of the devastating earthquake which hit the region in January 2010, and Cyrus admits it was a real eye-opening experience to witness the progress first hand.
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Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Spencer Is Pregnant

March 11, 2011 03:16:11 GMT


Former "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer is celebrating again - he's reportedly set to be a grandad. The actor's eldest daughter, actress Spencer Grammer, is pregnant with her first child. The news comes a month after the 27 year old wed new husband James Hesketh - and just two weeks after her dad married fiancee Kayte Walsh in a lavish New York City ceremony.

A source tells UsMagazine.com that Spencer only found out she was pregnant just before her wedding on February 11. They got married at City Hall in New York City and Kelsey attended the nuptials with his then-fiancee Kayte Walsh.
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Rob Lowe Won't Replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

March 11, 2011 03:08:24 GMT


The boss behind Rob Lowe's TV show "Parks and Recreation" is adamant the actor will not be released from his contract to replace Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men". Sheen was sensationally fired from the hit sitcom on Monday, March 7, following a long-running war of words with TV executives and show creator Chuck Lorre.

He has since threatened to sue over his contract termination, while speculation has turned to whether the show will continue with another actor in the lead role. Lowe is rumored to have been approached about the job, but he is tied to his current project, "Parks and Recreation", in a "multi-year contract," according to the show's executive producer Michael Schur.
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Woman Roman Polanski Had Sex With Claims It's Only Rape


March 11, 2011 03:03:34 GMT


The woman Roman Polanski had sex with at a Hollywood party when she was just 13 has accused U.S. court authorities of ruining her life, insisting they used the case for their own "political gain". The "Rosemary's Baby" director bedded Samantha Geimer at Jack Nicholson's house in 1977 and was later put on trial. He pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor before fleeing to Europe on the eve of his sentencing and spent 30 years living in exile.

His sex crime caught up with him in 2009, when Swiss officials re-arrested him in Zurich. U.S. prosecutors were engaged in months of legal wrangling with Swiss authorities to extradite Polanski to face justice - but they refused and the filmmaker was set free in July 2010.
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Colbie Caillat Debuts Official 'I Do' Music Video

March 11, 2011 03:01:58 GMT


Colbie Caillat has just premiered a music video directed by Ethan Lader for her new single "I Do". The video fits the catchy and fun song perfectly with its summery vibes and love-is-in-the-air theme. A number of random images visualizing her happy feeling fill the video.

"I wrote this song about taking a relationship to the next level, to the next step," so the Grammy-winning singer said before explaining the reason she chose it as her first single, "I want it to be my first single because it's such a fun song and it's very acoustic and refreshing."
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Lady GaGa's Threat Can't Stop Breast Milk Ice Cream Sale

March 11, 2011 02:49:52 GMT


A legal threat from Lady GaGa and an investigation by heath inspectors has failed to halt the sale of an ice cream made from breast milk, the bizarre concoction has been deemed fit for human consumption.

The pop superstar's lawyers have taken aim at the owners of the Icecreamists store in London's Covent Garden over the product, named Baby GaGa. GaGa's attorneys called the ice cream "nausea-inducing" and alleged the name takes advantage of the singer's "reputation and good will". They also demanded company bosses change the title to prevent the star being associated with a product which "may be unsafe for human consumption".
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Charlie Sheen Slammed for 'Fantasy' Lawsuit, Shares Winning Recipes in Funny Video

March 11, 2011 02:43:37 GMT


Charlie Sheen has dropped a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" showrunner Chuck Lorre. The troubled actor filed the breach-of-contract suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, March 10, but Chuck was quick to fire back, saying through his attorney, "The accusations are simply imaginary."

Soon after the lawsuit report made media headlines, lawyer Howard Weitzman issued the following statement, "The allegations in the complaint against Mr. Lorre are as recklessly false and unwarranted as Mr. Sheen's rantings in the media." He added, "This lawsuit is about a fantasy 'lottery' pay-day for Charlie Sheen. Chuck Lorre's concern has been and continues to be about Mr. Sheen's health."
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'American Idol' Eliminates Ashthon Jones, J.Lo Cried

March 11, 2011 02:35:47 GMT


"American Idol" sends home its first season 10 finalist on Thursday, March 10. The bottom three Idol wannabes were Karen Rodriguez, Ashthon Jones and Haley Reinhart. Thirty million voters did not pick Ashthon and the judges refused to save her after her last shot at Diana Ross' "When You Tell Me That You Love Me".

Jennifer Lopez cried as she told Ashthon that they were not going to use their one power. "Not this time, baby, I'm sorry," Jennifer told her. "And it was unanimous." Ashthon also shed a tear as David Cook's cover of Simple Minds' 1985 smash hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" was played along her "Idol" journey montage.
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New 'The Smurfs' Trailer Sees Mysterious Arrivals

March 11, 2011 02:25:00 GMT


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A new trailer for "The Smurfs" has made its way out for viewing pleasure via Yahoo! Video. Unlike the previously released teaser trailer, the new one has more real footage from the film. It opens with a mysterious sighting of blue lights on Earth's sky which then leads to three Smurfs' arrival at a human couple's house. Neil Patrick Harris' character warns Jayma Mays' not to be fooled by the Smurfs' cuteness but she finds them friendly and soon gets along with one of the smurfs.

When Gargamel, who wants to use the Smurfs as charms, discovers the Smurfs' magical village and scatters them into the woods, Clumsy and several other Smurfs are accidentally transported to Central Park. As Gargamel pursues them, the blue characters cannot return home easily and must take refuge with a husband and a wife.
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Steve Carell's Last 'Office' Episode Airs April 28

March 11, 2011 02:17:58 GMT


Fans of Steve Carell will say goodbye to Michael Scott on April 28. Producers of "The Office" previously said they would send off Michael before the season ends so that viewers will get used to a new Dunder Mifflin boss before the finale which airs four episodes after, on May 19 (the hour-long finale is counted as two episodes).

Carell shot his final scene on Friday, March 4. Co-star Rainn Wilson tweeted, "Steve Carell's last day on The Office. And the angels of comedy wept... #saddestdayever." Star slash writer Mindy Kaling also tweeted, "Fun people descending the set for Steve's last scene. @KenTremendous aka Mose Shrute is here!"
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Target 'Disappointed' by Lady GaGa's Decision to Call Off Exclusive Deal

March 11, 2011 02:13:48 GMT


A few days after news of Lady GaGa ending her exclusive partnership with Target emerged, a statement from executives in the giant retailer was released. "We were very surprised and disappointed by the statements made by Lady GaGa's organization related to her partnership with Target," they said.

Despite rumors that its lack of commitment to support gay community made GaGa unhappy, the retailer insisted to MTV, "Target remains committed to the LGBT community as demonstrated by our contributions to various LGBT organizations, our recently established Policy Committee to review our political giving and our respectful, inclusive workplace environment."
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Shooting Investigation Into Ashley Cole Is Dropped

March 11, 2011 01:50:38 GMT


Police in the U.K. have dropped an investigation into British singer Cheryl Cole's ex-husband after he accidentally shot a soccer club intern with an air rifle. Sports star Ashley Cole, who plays for London soccer giant Chelsea F.C., wounded work experience staffer Tom Cowan at the team's training ground in Surrey, England in February.

Cowan received hospital treatment, and police launched an investigation into the incident. However, the 21 year old did not press charges and detectives have now confirmed it is "highly unlikely" they will take the matter any further.
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Report: Justin Timberlake Calls Off Romance to Jessica Biel


March 11, 2011 01:46:51 GMT


Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have been hit with yet another break-up rumor. According to E! Online, a very good source insisted that the on-and-off couple have definitely parted ways. It is claimed that Justin was actually the one who called off their romance, leaving Jessica "devastated" over the decision.

Justin and Jessica recently put a united front at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. At the February event, the pair posed together for photographers, but it was reported that they barely had interaction with one another during the night. "They hardly interacted at all actually," an eyewitness told E!, "It was pretty weird, they seriously barley spoke to each other."
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Kanye West Rejected From Paris Fashion Week

March 11, 2011 01:40:18 GMT


Kanye West was left red-faced during Paris Fashion Week when he was turned away from a number of high-profile shows after arriving uninvited. The rapper, an avid follower of fashion, jetted to the French capital in March, to enjoy the festivities at the annual style event, which ran from March 1-9.

But West faced embarrassment when he arrived at a number of runway shows without an invitation, only to be turned away at the door. A representative for KCD, a company which organized some of the events, has confirmed West was refused entry to last Thursday's, March 3, catwalk parade for fashion house Balmain.
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Jason Priestley Goes to 'Haven', Thomas Dekker Joins 'Secret Circle'

March 11, 2011 01:39:41 GMT


Jason Priestley and Thomas Dekker have both landed roles on TV. The former, who has been staying behind the camera for several years, is to do a four-episode stint on Syfy's "Haven" while the latter, whose last show "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" got canceled, would take a regular role in The CW's new pilot "Secret Circle".

In "Haven", Priestley would play Chris Weekly, a brilliant, principled but anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing. TV Line said his arc falls during the show's upcoming second season. In addition, he has also signed up to direct an episode of the supernatural drama.
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Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Gets Release Date and Villain

March 11, 2011 01:39:38 GMT


Another sci-fi project from "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp is coming in the next two years. The Hollywood Reporter said that Sony Pictures has planned to release "Elysium" on March 8, 2013 for the U.S. distribution.

Additionally, the movie has just added Wagner Moura to the cast line-up. The Brazilian actor is set to play a "powerful villain" who is described as "having a crazy sense of humor," the site added, confirming the news first brought to the surface by Latino Review. He joins Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster who were cast earlier.
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Video Premiere: Michael Jackson's 'Hollywood Tonight'


March 11, 2011 01:34:01 GMT


Michael Jackson's "Hollywood Tonight" music video has made its official debut. It follows a young woman stepping her feet in Hollywood in hope to become a professional dancer. "Her story represents the struggle for every artist or musician struggling to make it in the world," so Sony Music explains about the video.

The music video was filmed last month on the sidewalk of the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and reportedly shot back to back with a video for another MJ posthumous song. Sofia Boutella plays the young aspiring dancer, and Wayne Isham serves as director of the video.
 
 
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