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March 17, 2011

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Petey Pablo Pleads Guilty to Firearm Theft Accusation

March 17, 2011 09:17:38 GMT


Rapper Petey Pablo pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm during a hearing at a North Carolina court on Wednesday, March 16. The star, real name Moses Barrett III, handed himself in to authorities after a warrant for his arrest was put out in October 2010 in connection with an incident at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in September 2010.

Barrett was on his way to the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles when security officers allegedly found a gun in his carry-on luggage. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and attempting to take the gun onto an airplane.
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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers to Face Assault Lawsuit

March 17, 2011 09:14:50 GMT


Actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is facing a lawsuit over allegations he assaulted a female worker at New York's JFK Airport last May 2010. The actor of "The Tudors" was banned from flying with United Airlines after allegedly launching a drunken tirade at staff following a vodka binge while waiting for his flight.

He headed to rehab shortly after the incident to battle his ongoing drink problems, but Meyers' alleged outburst has come back to haunt him after United Airlines customer service director Kathryn Williams filed suit against the star earlier in March.
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Whitney Houston's Teen Daughter Slams Rehab Rumors

March 17, 2011 09:09:04 GMT


Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina has taken to the web to deny reports she is rehab bound following suggestions she is struggling with drug addiction.

The 18 year old, whose father is Bobby Brown, was embroiled in a drug scandal earlier this month, March 11, after pictures of her allegedly snorting cocaine at two separate parties were obtained by U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer.
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Tru Life Dragged to Jail for Felony


March 17, 2011 09:08:29 GMT


Jay-Z's former rap protege Tru Life has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for his part in a fatal 2009 stabbing in New York. Tru Life, real name Roberto Rosado, Jr., who was once signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records roster, pleaded guilty to gang assault following the death of Christopher Guerrero, who was killed in an attack at a Manhattan apartment building. A second man was left seriously injured.

The rapper's brother Marcus Rosado pleaded guilty to manslaughter and got his brother off a possible murder charge after admitting it was him, and not his sibling, who had stabbed both men. During sentencing in New York on Wednesday March 16, the judge handed Tru Life eight years in jail and his brother 10.
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Considered Offensive, Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' Banned by Malaysian


March 17, 2011 09:06:47 GMT


Lady GaGa's hit single "Born This Way" can't be played in Malaysian radios. The song which features such lyrics as "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby" is banned because it might violate "good taste or decency or (are) offensive to public feeling."

"The particular lyrics in 'Born This Way' may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia's social and religious observances," AMP Radio Networks, Malaysia's top private radio operator, told The Associated Press. "The issue of being gay, lesbian or (bisexual) is still considered as a 'taboo' by general Malaysians."
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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Oversee TV Hit

March 17, 2011 08:57:26 GMT


Philip Seymour Hoffman is hoping to oversee a TV hit, the Oscar winner is developing a new series for U.S. network HBO. The "Capote" star is helming "Upstate", which will tell the story of Roy Perkins, who relocates his family to rural America to become a correctional prison officer after he is made redundant.

The actor will be executive producer on the show, which is made through his company, Cooper's Town Productions.
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Report: Reese Witherspoon to Wed Boyfriend in California

March 17, 2011 08:41:58 GMT


Reese Witherspoon will wed her agent fiance Jim Toth at sunset on her ranch in Ojai, California, according to new reports. The actress will exchange vows with the movie business executive on March 26 and Witherspoon will reportedly wear a Monique Lhuillier gown on her big day.

"The wedding will be in the early evening in one of the fields behind the house," a pal tells Us Weekly magazine. Another source added to the publication, "She's spending most of her time on that dress."
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Justin Bieber's New Haircut Triggers Sculptors' Dilemma

March 17, 2011 08:40:04 GMT


Sculptors at London's Madame Tussaud's museum faced a last-minute panic before unveiling Justin Bieber's waxwork on Tuesday, March 15, whether or not to change his model's hairstyle. Since sitting for the experts eight months ago, Bieber has drastically chopped his famously floppy hairstyle, leaving the wax artists with somewhat of a dilemma.

"As soon as we saw he'd cut it, it was a consideration," Madame Tussaud's sculptor Colin Jackman, who worked tirelessly on the model which Bieber himself unveiled in London, says. "We got on to his stylist and him and we all decided that they wanted the classic Bieber cut."
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Confirmed, 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' Villain Is Blackout


March 17, 2011 08:32:45 GMT


Johnny Whitworth has spilled an important detail of "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance". In an interview with AMC Theaters to promote his upcoming movie "Limitless", the actor reveals that he plays Blackout who will be Johnny Blaze's nemesis in the "Ghost Rider" sequel.

"I play the villian who, at the beginning, up until like page 70, is human," Whitworth says. "I'm not a very nice guy. I'm bad. I get turned into, for those who read 'Ghost Rider', the character Blackout. I get turned into him by the devil to complete my job. That gives me the fortitude to fight Ghost Rider and the supernatural abilities to compete on some level with that guy."
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Police Won't Investigate Peaches Geldof Over Theft Accusation

March 17, 2011 08:25:00 GMT


Police officials have closed an investigation into allegations Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches Geldof stole a dress from a London store due to "insufficient evidence". The TV personality and columnist was accused of walking into a vintage retailer in Camden and swiping a $105 dress from the rails earlier in March.

A spokesperson for London's Metropolitan Police confirmed officers were investigating the claims, while the star's representative strenuously denied the allegations. Now the publicist has revealed police have contacted the star to say the case is closed and she won't be questioned.
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Jack Johnson Offers 50,000 Dollars for Japan

March 17, 2011 08:23:38 GMT


Surfer dude-turned-singer-and-songwriter Jack Johnson has donated $50,000 to GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund after escaping the chaos in the Far East. The "To The Sea" hitmaker was in Osaka, Japan, preparing for a concert in the city, when the quake hit last week, March 11.

Feeling helpless as he watched TV images of the devastation, Johnson and his band decided to go ahead with the show and then canceled the rest of their Japanese tour. A post on Johnson's website reads, "The concert in Osaka took place as scheduled hours after the massive earthquake, as television images of the powerful tsunami began streaming in, revealing the magnitude of the devastation."
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Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene Have Split

March 17, 2011 08:22:44 GMT


Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene are no longer an item. Sources have confirmed to Just Jared that the middle member of Jonas Brothers and the Alice Cullen of the "Twilight Saga" series, who have been together since summer of 2010, have parted ways weeks ago, but they have managed to keep their break-up away from the spotlight.

New York Post's Page Six previously broke news of the break-up, citing one source as informing that the split "was mutual and amicable". As for the reason behind the couple's decision to end their romance, the source noted that the twosome have drifted apart because of their work schedules.
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LeAnn Rimes Talks Her Skinny Body, Insisting 'I Am Completely Healthy'


March 17, 2011 08:22:08 GMT


LeAnn Rimes took to her Twitter to defend her slim figure which was first noticed when she attended the Leeza Gibbons Dare 2 Care benefit last month. "I am completely healthy!" the country pop singer wrote. "I take care of myself, eat what I want without putting crap into my body, and am at a healthy weight."

"If people only saw how much I ate," she added before continuing to share what meals she had that day, "Just had some kind of doughnut hazelnut cream thingy for dessert at lunch! On the same page! These dang cookies on this plane smell and taste delicious!!!"
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Maxi Jazz Confirms Faithless Split After 15-Year Work

March 17, 2011 07:59:34 GMT


Legendary British dance act Faithless have split after 15 years. The trio, Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo Armstrong, formed in 1995 and went on to rule the club scene in Europe with massive hits including "Insomnia" and "We Come 1".

Keyboard player Sister Bliss recently hinted the bandmates had become "jaded" by their lengthy tours, and now Maxi has confirmed that the group has split. In a statement on Faithless' website, he writes, "After 15 years(!) and six albums(!!) I think we've probably made our collective point by now and that it's time to close the book and return to the library..."
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Justin Timberlake Dumped by Emma Stone in 'Friends with Benefits' New Trailer

March 17, 2011 07:43:46 GMT


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Following a red band teaser trailer which was premiered last year, the first full trailer for "Friends with Benefits" has been debuted by Sony Pictures. It opens with a preview to the scenes where Justin Timberlake's and Mila Kunis' characters are breaking up with their respective lovers. The trailer later shows what makes the twosome grow closer.

Kunis portrays a young female headhunter in New York who convinces a potential recruit, played by Timberlake, to leave his job in San Francisco behind and accept a job in the Big Apple. Despite an attraction to each other, both realize they're everything they've been running from in a relationship and decide to become friends... with benefits. It's the perfect arrangement until they realize there's no such thing as no strings attached.
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Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa Among mtvU Woodie Awards Winners

March 17, 2011 07:28:56 GMT


Winners of 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards have been announced at a live event in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival on March 16. Kanye West won Left Field Woodie, beating Die Antwoord, Lil B, Yelawolf and Das Racist.

Pete Wentz was on hand to announce the winner, but a friend of Lil B's grabbed the mic from Fall Out Boy bassist, saying the up-and-coming artist was robbed. Lil B later accepted the prize on Kanye's behalf, professing his love for the true winner who was not in attendance.
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Matthew McConaughey: Airstream Trailer Is My Dream Home

March 17, 2011 07:14:49 GMT


Matthew McConaughey insists it will be years before he offloads his beloved Airstream trailer, because it has become his dream home on wheels. The "Sahara" star spent three years customizing the silver bullet trailer and now hauls it onto film sets and uses it as a getaway.

"The starboard side... is where all the kitchen [equipment] and the galley and the refrigerator is; on the other side, the port side, is just the electronics, so there's much more room in this one down the middle," he explains.
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Report: Michael Jackson Injected Himself to Death

March 17, 2011 07:04:11 GMT


Embattled celebrity physician Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers are out to prove Michael Jackson was responsible for his own death after requesting fingerprint evidence to support allegations the King of Pop injected himself with the drug that killed him.

The medic stands accused of administering the fatal dose of Propofol which led to Jackson's death in June 2009 and is due to face trial in May. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and his lawyers are now set to argue Murray wasn't even holding the needle when he was said to have injected his most famous client with the drug, according to TMZ.
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Anson Williams' 'Stupid' Advice Helps Jane Lynch to Be Actor

March 17, 2011 07:02:32 GMT


"Glee" star Jane Lynch has "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams to partly thank for her first taste of showbusiness failure, because "stupid" advice he gave to her when she was 13 actually paid off.

A young Lynch called into a radio station in her native Chicago, Illinois to chat to Williams and co-star Ron Howard when they were promoting her favorite show, and she asked them for advice on making it as an actor. Howard suggested she join school drama groups and head out to Hollywood when she was older, while Williams had a more business-savvy option.
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Mark Indelicato, Sarah Hyland Star in Disney's New Programmings

March 17, 2011 07:00:50 GMT


Mark Indelicato is announced as one of the stars on Disney Channel's new musical series, "Madison High". It is among 13 new original series that Disney introduced during its upfront presentation to advertisers Wednesday, March 16 in New York.

"Madison" relies on original music and like "Glee", the cast break-into-song-and-dance. The school "is trying to build a revolutionary theater program" and the students are working in an original piece based on their lives for an end of year project. Indelicato who claimed his fame as Betty's nephew on ABC's "Ugly Betty" trained vocals at Dupree School of Music in Linwood, New Jersey before nabbing the role.
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Emily Maynard Allegedly Cheats on 'Bachelor' Brad Womack With Ex-Beau


March 17, 2011 06:57:18 GMT


Fresh from their engagement on "The Bachelor" finale, Emily Maynard and Brad Womack have been hit with a bad rumor. The lucky girl has been accused of cheating on her fiance by seeing another man who is none other than her former boyfriend, Brett J. Barniske-Bertolami.

In Touch magazine (via Hollywood Life) reports that Emily has been seeing Brett, who owns a car dealership in Charlotte, N.C, since she went home from filming "The Bachelor" and got engaged to Brad. The West Virginia native is also said to have planned a dinner with him prior to the filming of "After the Final Rose", but she canceled it at last minute because she was sick. A source adds Emily definitely wants to see Brett again soon.
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Army Veteran Sues 'The Hurt Locker' Producer

March 17, 2011 06:50:23 GMT


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A U.S. army bomb disposal expert has signed off on his legal battle with the producers of Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker" while serving in Afghanistan. Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver alleges the movie's lead character, played by Jeremy Renner, is based on him but he was given no credit or compensation from the filmmakers, and now he's regularly ridiculed by colleagues.

He originally filed suit in his native New Jersey in 2010 on the eve of the 2010 Academy Awards, naming director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal as defendants. Earlier in 2011, they launched a motion to dismiss Sarver's lawsuit, alleging he was interfering with their right to free speech.
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Rebecca Black Breaks Top 100 With Much-Ridiculed Single 'Friday'


March 17, 2011 06:42:43 GMT


Despite receiving bad reviews, new internet sensation Rebecca Black has been steadily climbing iTunes Top 100 with her single "Friday". The 13-year-old girl is currently sitting at Number 69 in the digital songs chart after releasing the track on Monday, March 14.

Although people keep saying that her music is annoying, she on the contrary has gained additional 8 million views on YouTube with "Friday" music video, bringing it to a total of 10 million views. She also maintains her spot on Twitter's trending topic for several days now.
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Elizabeth Taylor's Ex-Husband to Be Evicted

March 17, 2011 06:36:14 GMT


Elizabeth Taylor's eighth ex-husband is facing eviction from his California home after the ailing actress reportedly turned down his appeal for financial help. The Hollywood icon was married to Larry Fortensky from 1991 to 1996, and he used the money he received in their divorce settlement to purchase a three-bedroom house in Temecula in 2002.

But the former construction worker has struggled to keep up with the monthly mortgage payments of $5,800 and reached out to Taylor in the hope that she would bail him out and save him from foreclosure, according to U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer.
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Comedy Central Cut More Horrible Jokes by The Situation


March 17, 2011 06:16:18 GMT


By now it has been on the news that The Situation made a terrible gig at "Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump". The "Jersey Shore" star's jokes were not delivered well and some of them were too painful and not funny to hear that Comedy Central has decided to cut them.

TMZ has the list of jokes that didn't make it to the broadcast. Among them is a racial humor directed at Snoop Dogg who was not amused when hearing it. "Yo Snoop, what up dawg ... you know you have so much in common with Donald Trump? Trump's ancestors were into real estate ... and your ancestors were considered property," Sitch said.
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Stefano Langone Has Been Arrested for DUI Pre-'American Idol'


March 17, 2011 06:08:11 GMT


Stefano Langone has, in his "American Idol" audition, tearfully shared the story of his narrow escape from death after being involved in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Star Magazine, however, has dug up the dirt on the Top 12 finalist of season 10, reporting that he was arrested for driving under the influence a year after the incident.

The Kent, Washington native was reportedly pulled over by a Washington State Patrol trooper for "speeding and changing lanes without signaling". He was taken under custody on suspicion of DUI after failing field sobriety tests. In the trooper's report, it was noted that the aspiring singer "began singing while en route" to police headquarters.
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Kelly Brook Pregnant With First Child


March 17, 2011 05:15:23 GMT


British actress Kelly Brook is pregnant with her first child. The "Piranha 3-D" star and her new boyfriend, retired Scottish rugby player Thom Evans, will welcome a daughter later in 2011. The sexy star broke the news to fans on her Twitter blog on Wednesday, March 16, writing, "Thom and I are happy to announce we are expecting a baby girl. We are delighted."

Brook, who previously dated "Titanic" star Billy Zane and action man Jason Statham, was first romantically linked to Evans in late 2010. Ironically, Evans was a teammate of Brook's ex, Danny Cipriani, while playing for the London Wasps between 2004 and 2006.
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Riccardo Muti Wins 1 Million Dollar Birgit Nilsson Prize

March 17, 2011 05:13:21 GMT


Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has bounced back from his recent health crisis to land the most coveted award in classical music. The maestro underwent surgery in February and had a pacemaker fitted after collapsing during a rehearsal with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Illinois.

Muti canceled two planned performances of Verdi's Otello in April to allow himself time to recover, but his career has not suffered, on Wednesday, March 16, he was named the recipient of the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize in recognition of his "extraordinary contributions in opera and concert".
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Foo Fighters Surprise Fans at Texas' South By Southwest

March 17, 2011 04:51:01 GMT


The Foo Fighters celebrated the premiere of their new documentary at Texas' South By Southwest festival by hitting the stage for a surprise performance on Tuesday, March 15, and playing their upcoming album in its entirety. Oscar-winning director James Moll charted the band's formation and rise to fame in the film "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth", and it was screened for the first time at the annual music and arts conference in Austin this week.

And the group, fronted by Dave Grohl, decided to mark the event by treating fans packed into the Stubbs afterparty event to a special preview of their new project, Wasting Light, performing the album from beginning to end.
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Matthew McConaughey to Make Digital Diaries

March 17, 2011 04:49:14 GMT


Actor Matthew McConaughey is striving to turn his old journals into digital documents so he can relive the memories of his past for the rest of his life. The "Sahara" star kept diaries of his rise to fame, but he fears the browning pieces of paper will eventually become too tattered to read.

"I write a lot," he tells People magazine. "I have handwritten journals stacked four feet high from over the years. I try to take a week off every year to go through them and transfer them to disk on a computer."
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Megan Fox to Join Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in 'Knocked Up' Spin-Off

March 17, 2011 04:46:20 GMT


Megan Fox is likely to make a return to big budget Hollywood movie with "Knocked Up" spin-off. The 24-year-old beauty who parted ways with "Transformers" film franchise last year is said to be in talks to star in the untitled Judd Apatow project.

A next directing vehicle for Apatow, the movie will reunite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann who will reprise their "Knocked Up" roles as Pete and Debbie respectively. Fox's role, meanwhile, is still kept under wraps, so The Hollywood Reporter says.
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Judith Light Praises Alyssa Milano's Pregnancy

March 17, 2011 04:38:45 GMT


TV veteran Judith Light has congratulated her former "Who's the Boss?" co-star Alyssa Milano on her pregnancy news, insisting the actress will make "an amazing mother". The "Charmed" star, 38, is expecting her first child with husband Dave Bugliari, and she announced earlier this week, March 15, the new arrival will be a boy.

Light, who worked with Milano for eight years on "Who's The Boss" until 1992, has now reached out to her pal ahead of the impending arrival. She tells Us Magazine, "It's kind of stunning to me that she's old enough to have a baby because to me she's still 10 years old... Alyssa is an extraordinary woman and I know she'll be an amazing mother."
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Robin Antin Announces PCD Audition to Replace Nicole Scherzinger


March 17, 2011 04:34:54 GMT


Now that Nicole Scherzinger is busy with her solo project, The Pussycat Dolls' creator Robin Antin is left with no other choice than looking for a fresh face. She has recently announced an audition to replace the 32-year-old singer and the other members of the group.

"Calling ALL PCD's! I'm so excited to announce that I'm holding an AUDITION in L.A. for THE NEW PUSSYCAT DOLLS, (The Recording Group!)," she wrote on her Facebook and Twitter. "Looking for the most Beautiful Lead Singers/& amazing Dancers...triple threats!"
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Joe Jonas Addresses Gay Rumors, Talks Heartbreak

March 17, 2011 04:33:01 GMT


Joe Jonas has made it clear that he is not gay like what has been rumored. In the new issue of Details magazine, the middle member of the Jonas Brothers pours cold water to the ongoing speculations about him being gay. "There's nothing wrong with being gay," he says before stressing, "but I'm not."

Still, the 21-year-old singer does admit he likes gay guy with a sense of humor. "I like to watch all the crazy characters in the neighborhood," he says when speaking about living in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. "I saw this gay homeless guy that got arrested. When the cops said, 'Spread 'em,' he was like, 'You'd like that, wouldn't you?' "
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Jodie Foster: I Will Always Love Mel Gibson

March 17, 2011 04:29:04 GMT


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Actress Jodie Foster stands by Mel Gibson despite his legal woes, confessing she will love the troubled star for the rest of her life. Foster, who directed Gibson in new movie "The Beaver", admits she has a soft spot for the embattled actor and finds it easy to forgive him when he screws up and hits the headlines.

"He is the most loved actor I have ever worked with on a movie," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And he's not saintly, and he's got a big mouth, and he'll do gross things your nephew would do. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life."
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First Preview of 'How Barney Met His Daddy'

March 17, 2011 04:04:13 GMT


CBS has released the promo of "How I Met Your Mother" episode where Barney finally says, "Dad!". In "Legendaddy", when Barney finally meets his father, he's surprised to learn how his life turned out. Meanwhile, the gang points out each other's "gaps," something they should know by adulthood but never learned.

John Lithgow has made a transition from being a serial killer on "Dexter" to Barney's father on this sitcom. "It just seemed like a wonderful thing to do as a counterpoint to 'Dexter'," Lithgow told Zap2It. " 'Dexter' still resonates and hangs in the air. I thought it would be a great idea to do a lark-y thing like this."
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Mother to Write Katy Perry's Family Secrets in Book

March 17, 2011 03:51:38 GMT


Katy Perry's family secrets are to be exposed in a new book, written by her mother. The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker's parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, are Christian evangelists and ensured their daughter had a strict religious upbringing.

After the singer found fame, gossips speculated her parents were unhappy with her sexy image and raunchy lyric, and now Mary Hudson is seeking to "set the record straight" about the family history. In the tome, she explains why she "disagrees with a lot of choices" the pop star has made, and reveals the "negative" impact her daughter's fame has had on her ministry.
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First Trailer for Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts' 'Larry Crowne'

March 17, 2011 03:40:21 GMT


Universal Pictures has dropped the first trailer for "Larry Crowne" which pairs up Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Debuted via Yahoo! Movies, the video follows the titular character but does not really explain where the story will take Larry to. It, however, manages to share some romantic scenes involving the two lead stars including the one which sees them kissing.

Hanks plays Larry Crowne who was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy until he is fired. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over.
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Lupe Fiasco Debuts at No. 1 on Hot 200, Kicking Adele Out

March 17, 2011 03:40:14 GMT


After not releasing a new album for more than three years, Lupe Fiasco has now made a comeback with a grand entry on Billboard Hot 200. The rapper debuts at the first position on the U.S. albums chart, dethroning last week's champ Adele.

Lupe rules the chart with his third studio album "Lasers" which has sold 204,000 copies in its opening week. It becomes his highest-charting album and best sales week so far. His previous efforts "Food and Liquor" and "The Cool" peaked at No. 8 and No. 15 in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
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Ne-Yo Claims 'Battle: Los Angeles' Promo Decreases 'Libra Scale' Sales

March 17, 2011 03:37:24 GMT


Ne-Yo has blamed low sales of his latest album "Libra Scale" on his decision to focus on movie-style promos rather than the music, insisting the project was largely misunderstood. The disc has sold just 277,000 copies since its release in November 2010, and singles including "Beautiful Monster" and "Champagne Life" both failed to scrape into the top 40 on America's Billboard chart.

The R&B singer admits he spent too much time working on creating a movie-style concept for the record, and he's convinced many of his fans were confused by the project. He tells the Associated Press, "I didn't get to pay as much attention to the music as I normally would because I was so focused on the story line that the album is based off of."
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Robert Pattinson Enjoys a Movie Date With Kristen Stewart


March 17, 2011 03:31:55 GMT


More than a week after enjoying a dinner date in Vancouver, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been spotted going out together again. The two leading stars of the "Twilight Saga" series have been busy filming "Breaking Dawn" in Squamish, British Columbia, but they managed to spare some time to hit up a local theater.

One moviegoer, who saw the rumored couple, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, March 15 that the twosome went to check out "Red Riding Hood", a dark fantasy film directed by "Twilight" helmer Catherine Hardwicke. "They were alone. He was nice. She was just awkward. Didn't really wanna take photos," so wrote the witness.
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Prince William Urges Wedding Guests to Donate Money

March 17, 2011 03:20:10 GMT


Prince William and Kate Middleton have asked their wedding guests to donate money to good causes instead of buying them gifts, with some of the cash earmarked for survivors of the New Zealand earthquake. The couple is due to exchange vows in London on April 29 and ahead of the ceremony, they have urged guests not to buy them gifts.

They have asked instead for donations to be made to a charitable fund, which will distribute the money to their favorite good causes, including New Zealand's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, founded in the aftermath of February massive tremor, which left more than 160 people dead. William is due to visit the region later this week.
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Sarah Palin Accuses Julianne Moore's New Film of Exploitation


March 17, 2011 03:19:02 GMT


Julianne Moore is facing some fierce opposition as she prepares to play Sarah Palin on the big screen, the former Alaska Governor has condemned the movie plans and accused Hollywood bosses of exploiting her story for financial gain.

Moore is set to play the politician in upcoming film "Game Change", based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book of the same name, which chronicles John McCain's failed 2008 presidential run. The Arizona Senator picked Palin as his running mate to go up against eventual winners Barack Obama and Joe Biden, in a move which many critics believe cost McCain the top job in the White House.
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'American Idol' Top 12 Recap: Casey Abrams Too Screamy, Thia Megia Too Safe


March 17, 2011 03:16:12 GMT


"American Idol" Top 12 sang the songs from the year they were born. Naima Adepapo, born 1984, was the first to take the stage, selecting a rather bold song by Aretha Franklin. Her rendition of "What's Love Got to Do With It" was loved by Steven Tyler but deemed pitchy by Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

Paul McDonald was also born in the same year of Naima and he picked "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" by Elton John. Jennifer is still loving his star quality but sensed that he was struggling on the performance. Randy advised him to get the notes right and Steven agreed with him.
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Kelly Clarkson Apologizes for Fifth Album's Delay

March 17, 2011 02:52:00 GMT


Kelly Clarkson has issued an apology to her fans after announcing her highly-anticipated next album won't be out until September. The "Since U Been Gone" hitmaker has been busy working on her fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2009's "All I Ever Wanted", and finished the songs in December 2010.

But Clarkson's fans will have to wait a little longer to hear her new material after label bosses at RCA Records told the singer September would be the best month to launch the record. In a post on her Facebook page, she writes, "I recently found out that my album won't be coming out until September... the album has been recorded but I can't release it until then."
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Clint Eastwood to Donate 'Hereafter' Money to Japan Tsunami Survivors

March 17, 2011 02:45:55 GMT


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Clint Eastwood has offered to donate money from the DVD sales of his latest movie "Hereafter (2010)" to help aid efforts in Japan, just days after the film was pulled from cinemas in the country due to its tsunami scenes.

The veteran actor-director's latest film, starring Matt Damon, was removed from movie theaters in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tidal wave which devastated the country's east coast last Friday, March 11.
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Selena Gomez: Justin Bieber's Been in My Life for So Long


March 17, 2011 02:38:11 GMT


Although she is still playing it coy when it comes to her romance with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez has dropped a few hints in recent interview. The "Wizards of Waverly Place" beauty stopped by the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday, March 16, and admitted the teen heartthrob's role in her life.

Host David Letterman brought up the romance subject as he held up a photo of the 18-year-old and Justin at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 27. With the photo on hand, the host asked her if she is dating the "Baby" hitmaker. Dodging the question, she said as referring to the photo, "It was like a little prom night, wasn't it? Looked like it."
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First Look at Kate Beckinsale in 'Underworld 4: New Dawn'

March 17, 2011 02:29:10 GMT


New pictures from the set of "Underworld 4: New Dawn" in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada have popped up, this time giving the first look at Kate Beckinsale in the new movie. The Selene depicter put on her skintight latex attire topped with a blue pea coat during the shooting on Tuesday, March 15.

Previously, Sandrine Holt was spotted during the filming at Simon Fraser University. It has additionally been confirmed that Michael Ealy is cast as a male lead opposite Beckinsale. He portrays a police detective who hunts the vampiress and ultimately teams up with Selene.
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Joe Jonas Will Tell His Side of Story About Breakups in Solo Album


March 17, 2011 02:26:34 GMT


Joe Jonas has been linked to such beauties as Taylor Swift, Camilla Belle and Demi Lovato in the past years. During those years, he was mostly described as the bad guy by tabloid and press which picked up their breakups, but he himself didn't talk much about the relationships. Now, he's ready to tell his side of story.

In an interview with Details magazine where he graces the cover of its latest issue, Joe said he will address what he's been going through in his upcoming solo studio album. The pop singer who is currently dating Ashley Greene said, "I think all artists have a right to write about what happens to them. I have a right to write about things, too."
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Adele's Father Opens Up About Fractured Relationship

March 17, 2011 02:26:04 GMT


Adele's father has spoken for the first time about their fractured relationship and revealed his torment over the drink problem which drove him away from his famous daughter. The British singer's dad, Mark Evans, walked out on her mother when Adele was just a baby. He had little presence in her childhood and they went years without any contact.

Evans has now revealed he started drinking heavily after the death of his father in 1999 and his battle with alcoholism drove a wedge between him and his daughter. He tells Britain's The Sun, "I was a rotten father at a time when she really needed me. I was putting away two liters of vodka and seven or eight pints of Stella [beer] every day."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Celine Dion Surprises Critics With Las Vegas Residency

March 17, 2011 02:15:39 GMT


New mum Celine Dion impressed critics when she launched her new Las Vegas residency on Tuesday night, March 15, less than five months after giving birth to twins. The singer, who welcomed sons Nelson and Eddy in October 2010, previously appeared on the Sin City stage from 2003 to 2007 in her "A New Day..." show.

Dion has now started a three-year run at Caesar's Palace and her first performance since becoming a mum was a huge hit. The "My Heart Will Go On" hitmaker wowed the crowd with a mixture of her classic hits, a Michael Jackson tribute, a holographic duet with Stevie Wonder, and a medley of tracks from "James Bond" movies.
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Michael Jackson's Surveillance Footage Lost

March 17, 2011 02:09:44 GMT


Surveillance footage from Michael Jackson's home on the day he died has reportedly been lost forever after police officers allegedly failed to make a full copy. The pop superstar passed away on 25 June, 2009 after suffering a drug overdose and his personal doctor, Conrad Murray, is facing trial over allegations he administered the fatal dose of Propofol.

Murray, who has denied a charge of involuntary manslaughter, will face the courts in May and his legal team is reportedly set to ask officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to hand over 24 hours of surveillance footage from Jackson's home covering the day he died.
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Jodie Foster Sent Series of Apology Notes to Mel Gibson for 'The Beaver' Mishap

March 17, 2011 02:04:38 GMT


Jodie Foster bombarded Mel Gibson with apologies after he suffered a cut head in an accident on the set of their new movie "The Beaver". "Lethal Weapon" star Gibson was shooting scenes for the upcoming comedy-drama when a lamp toppled over and struck him on the head.

Blood gushed from the wound, prompting the actor to seek treatment for the injury, and Foster, who directed the film, felt so mortified she sent him countless notes of apology after the incident. The "Taxi Driver" actress tells the Hollywood Reporter, "When he smacked his head, it just, whoosh! blood was gushing everywhere. We didn't have a medic."
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Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy Reunite for New 'American Pie' Movie


March 17, 2011 01:50:37 GMT


A new "American Pie" movie is on the way, and it will be a reunion for the original cast. Universal Pictures has tapped Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs and Eugene Levy to reprise their roles in the upcoming installment called "American Reunion".

Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge are in negotiations to return to the fourth film as well. Moreover, Universal confirms that they plan to bring back all of the original "American Pie" cast.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Nate Dogg Believed to Have Died of Complications From Strokes


March 17, 2011 01:49:24 GMT


The official cause of Nate Dogg's death has yet to be determined, but the two strokes he suffered in 2007 and 2008 might have contributed to his passing. Rod McGrew, the notorious rapper's close friend and manager, has told TMZ that his family believed he has died of complications stemming from the health crises.

Rod furthermore shared although Nate has been struggling with serious health problems, his death came unexpected. The manager noted that the 41-year-old rapper was "making significant progress in his recovery" from his 2008 stroke. Rod said that the West Coast artist had "cognitively fully recovered", claiming he regained his memory and was fully alert and aware until his final days.
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Jessica White Refuses Altercation Plea Deal

March 17, 2011 01:48:59 GMT


Supermodel Jessica White has rejected a plea deal stemming from her October 2010's arrest on a misdemeanor assault charge. The beauty, who has previously dated Sean Penn, John Legend and Vin Diesel, was detained by police in New York after she allegedly struck Vanessa Kian in the face and pulled her hair during an altercation over a taxi.

White appeared in court on Tuesday, March 15, and was offered the chance to avoid prison by signing up for two days of community service, anger management classes, and paying $447 in restitution. But according to the New York Daily News, White's lawyer, Mark Heller, rejected the proposal, telling Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Marc Whiten, "We decline the offer. We will be ready to proceed to trial."
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Video Premiere: Black Eyed Peas' 'Just Can't Get Enough' (Tribute to Japan)


March 17, 2011 01:42:14 GMT


Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" music video, which was filmed in Japan a week before Tsunami, has made its way out in full. "This video was filmed in Japan one week before the earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of Japan. We love you," it opens with a message for the people in the country.

Stacy Ferguson is seen enjoying her solitude in hotel room, sitting by the window and enjoying Tokyo's night city view. will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap, meanwhile, take a tour around the town, giving fans a look at the thriving metropolis and culture-rich city that made Tokyo.
News > TV News

L.A. Reid Joins Simon Cowell as 'X Factor (US)' Judge

March 17, 2011 01:35:29 GMT


Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is the first name mentioned as one of the confirmed three judges who would join Simon Cowell on "The X Factor (US)". THR's sources said "it's a done deal" for Reid who would be released from his contract with Universal Music earlier in order to concentrate on the show.

The show is partnering with Sony Music in giving the winner a recording contract worth $5 million. It is believed that Reid is to land a position at the recording company which will undergo a major management restructuring when current UMG chairman Doug Morris sits as its CEO on July 1.
 
 
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