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March 22, 2011

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Westlife Suspended Mid-Air During Concert

March 22, 2011 09:29:10 GMT


Irish pop stars Westlife were left dangling in mid-air during their show in Liverpool, England on Friday night, March 18, after a suspension stunt went wrong. The "Flying Without Wings" hitmakers were midway through their performance at the city's Echo Arena when a technical fault with their stage set left them suspended above the crowd, and they had to wait for security guards to step in and work out the problem.

"At one point, the boys sit down and start singing from a big swinging bar which transports them around the arena," a source tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper. "Embarrassingly, it broke down and got stuck. A load of security guys had to manually lower the bar and help the lads to the stage. They were mortified."
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Selena Gomez Enjoys Living With Parents

March 22, 2011 09:24:49 GMT


Selena Gomez has no plans to move in with boyfriend Justin Bieber, because she enjoys living with her parents so much. The teen stars went public with their long-rumored romance at February's Vanity Fair post-Academy Awards bash, but Gomez insists she's happy living apart from the "Baby" hitmaker at the moment.

"I know I am 18 now and technically I am an adult, but I still live with my parents. And I like it that way," she says. "I love having them right there. I love their company and I like knowing they are there at home just in case something happens. I like having them around and they get on with all my friends. Being at home is just nice and that's how I want it to stay."
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Solange Knowles to Hit Fashion Venture

March 22, 2011 09:21:13 GMT


Singer Solange Knowles is following her superstar sister Beyonce Knowles into the world of fashion, she's in talks to take on a consultancy role with a top design firm. The star, who has previously worked as a spokesmodel for Beyonce and their mother Tina's Dereon collection, admits she's been hesitant in the past to turn her attention to the fashion industry because she doesn't feel she's qualified.

"It's a funny thing because initially I got asked that question [to design a range of clothing] and I was absolutely that person who frowned upon random artists and models and musicians for crossing over into that design process and I always said, I feel like there are so many talented people who've studied this and know the skill of the craft of designing because it is an art, that I would be reluctant to call myself a designer," she tells WENN.
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Highest and Lowest Scorer in First Week of 'DWTS' Season 12


March 22, 2011 09:18:06 GMT


"Dancing With the Stars" officially kicked off on Monday, March 21 with the Foxtrot and Cha Cha Cha. Weeks of training and adjustment to the dance floor sadly have delivered scores no more than 24 out of 30. Ralph Macchio, the "Karate Kid" who is paired with Karina Smirnoff played his card well in the first round by scoring the highest.

"Wow, Ralph, that was an amazing surprise" said Carrie Ann Inaba. "That was truly gorgeous. You have such elegance in your hold." Len Wiseman added, "Best fox trot tonight, well done." He received three eights from the judges.
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Josh Duhamel Leads Charity Run for Japan Relief Fund

March 22, 2011 09:17:15 GMT


Actor Josh Duhamel is urging his fans to join him on a charity run in California on Sunday, March 27, to raise money for the Japan relief appeal. The "Transformers" star was shocked to see the scenes of devastation in the country following a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami earlier in March and he's determined to help survivors of the disaster.

He's organized the Relief Run along Santa Monica beach and he's calling on locals to join him on the two-mile (3.2 kilometres) sprint to raise money for the American Red Cross' Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.
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Richard Curtis Apologizes for 'The King's Speech' Spoof

March 22, 2011 09:12:09 GMT


Moviemaker Richard Curtis has apologized for spoofing hit movie "The King's Speech" during the Comic Relief fund-raiser in Britain on Friday, March 18, after the sketch was slammed by stammer groups.

The "Love Actually" writer-director co-founded the Comic Relief charity with funnyman Lenny Henry in 1985 and stars flock to appear on the annual U.K. telethon, which raises money to for a number of good causes.
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Miley Cyrus' Mother Says Family Is 'Stronger' Than Ever

March 22, 2011 09:08:19 GMT


Miley Cyrus' mother Tish has spoken out for the first time since her reconciliation with Billy Ray Cyrus, insisting the showbiz family is "stronger than we have ever been". The "Achy Breaky Heart" singer filed for divorce back in October 2010 and went on to blame the success of his daughter's Disney show "Hannah Montana" for ruining his 17-year marriage and "destroying" his family.

However, the estranged couple was secretly working on repairing its relationship and the country singer announced last week that he had reunited with Tish. The Cyrus matriarch has now opened up about her revived romance with Billy Ray, admitting they "weathered a huge storm" to come together again.
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Wyclef Jean Hits Back at Made-Up Shoot Story Allegations

March 22, 2011 08:53:15 GMT


Rapper Wyclef Jean has hit out at allegations suggesting he fabricated the story of his shooting in Haiti, accusing critics of spreading false rumors to purposely discredit him. The former The Fugees star was traveling through the city of Delmas, near Port-au-Prince, on Saturday night, March 19 when his car came under attack. He suffered a minor injury to his hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Jean's version of events have since been called into question by several sources in his homeland, who have alleged he made up the claims to boost media coverage of his presence in Haiti during Sunday's March 20 presidential election.
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Eddie Murphy to Get Trophy From First Time Comedy Awards

March 22, 2011 08:51:36 GMT


Comedian-turned-movie star Eddie Murphy is to be the recipient of the Comedy Icon Award at the inaugural Comedy Awards. The star will be feted by Tina Fey, John Stewart, Andy Samberg and "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, among others, at the event next month.

The U.S. honor is bestowed on a person who has made "an extraordinary contribution to comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers".
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New Trailer for Ryan Phillippe's War Drama 'The Bang Bang Club'

March 22, 2011 08:36:26 GMT


A new trailer of "The Bang Bang Club" has made its way out via Apple. It tells the true story of a group of four young combat photographers who call themselves The Bang Bang Club, and are bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth.

They risked their lives and used their camera lenses to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post Apartheid South Africa in the early 90s. Based on the book of the same name by Marinovich and Silva, the film explores the thrill, danger and moral questions associated with exposing the truth.
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Tommy Lee Develops 'Culture Shock' Reality Show

March 22, 2011 08:34:08 GMT


Tommy Lee is running a new project with Syfy. He will soon have his own reality show called "Culture Shock with Tommy Lee". According to Entertainment Weekly on Monday, March 21, the premise of the show is that the former drummer of Motley Crue will travel with an investigative team who will try to unlock the mysterious secrets of some previously unknown "secret societies".

Following NBC's six-episode run of "Tommy Lee Goes to College" in 2004, in which the tattooed rocker attended the University of Nebraska and tried out for school's marching band, Lee will attempt to uncover rituals, symbols and other mysteries of secret societies. Lee will engage himself in the history of each society, meet with former members and participate in their ceremonies.
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Sammy Hagar of Van Halen Was Kidnapped by Aliens

March 22, 2011 08:30:20 GMT


Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar insists he was once abducted by aliens. In his new book, "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock", Hagar reveals he was studied by extra-terrestrials after they made contact with him in the foothills of California, and now he's talking about the encounter for the first time.

Hagar tells MTV, "It was real. Aliens were plugged into me. It was a download situation. This was long before computers or any kind of wireless. There weren't even wireless telephones. Looking back now, it was like, 'F**k, they downloaded something into me!' Or they uploaded something from my brain, like an experiment - 'See what this guy knows'."
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Solange Knowles Demands Celebrities to Download Single for Water Campaign

March 22, 2011 08:23:16 GMT


Singer Solange Knowles has been bombarding her celebrity pals with emails urging them to download her new single to raise money for clean water access in Africa. The star has teamed up with rocker Chris Taylor and musician Twin Shadow for the "donate to download" track Kenya, with all proceeds benefiting the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN).

And Beyonce Knowles' younger sister is so determined to help the charity reach its $10,000 goal to fund its clean water projects, she's taking full advantage of her star-packed address book. She tells WENN, "We're trying to reach our $10,000 goal. I'm definitely looking forward to helping to raise [money] and reach that goal. I've been sending out emails to everyone in my contact list so hopefully that in itself will help to raise the goods!"
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Bam Margera Got Punched After Irritating Overweight Woman

March 22, 2011 08:12:01 GMT


"Jackass" star Bam Margera was knocked out cold by a woman after poking fun at her friend's weight during a boozy night out at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. The stuntman and reality TV star took offense when someone said "something rude" to him at an event on Thursday night, March 17 and he fired back by taking aim at one of the "drunk's" "big girl" friends.

Margera tells TMZ.com, "I called her a sea otter and asked her why she's in Texas. She should be in Alaska laying on an iceberg because she's a beached whale." The woman's friend turned on the star and punched. As Margera fell to the ground, the woman delivered another blow that knocked him out.
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Taylor Swift Blushed at Own National Anthem Rendition

March 22, 2011 08:11:35 GMT


Taylor Swift was left cringing on U.K. TV on Monday night, March 21, when she was forced to watch footage of herself performing the American national anthem as an 11-year-old. The "Love Story" singer's appearance on "The One Show" opened with a clip of the young Swift performing the song before a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game.

Giggling Swift blushed as she recalled the magical moment, "I look petrified! Oh my God, I was terrified. There were 20,000 people there, it was like a 76ers game. I'm from Pennsylvania, so I think I was really nervous because I knew all my classmates were watching."
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Rihanna: Being a Sex Symbol Isn't My Priority

March 22, 2011 08:06:04 GMT


Rihanna is adamant she's not trying to cultivate a sex symbol image, despite her increasingly raunchy stage routines and the racy promo for her recent single "S&M". The "Umbrella" hitmaker caused a stir in February when her new track was accompanied by a video featuring the singer semi-naked, tying a man to a bed, and suggestively sucking a banana.

The film was banned in 11 countries, and radio bosses at the BBC were so concerned about "S&M" 's explicit lyrics, they obtained an edited version to play on air.
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Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy on 'Akira' Shortlist

March 22, 2011 07:57:51 GMT


Warner Bros. Pictures eyes a number of A-list stars to join "Akira". Deadline learns that Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy are the candidates to play the antagonist character, Tetsuo. Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix are said being considered for the role of Shotaro Kaneda.

The studio reportedly is focusing on the list after Steve Kloves writes a new script that has impressed director Albert Hughes and the studio execs. The movie will reportedly be set in the rebuilt New Manhattan rather than in Tokyo as in the original story of Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel.
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Video Premiere: My Chemical Romance's 'Planetary (GO!)'

March 22, 2011 07:55:38 GMT


My Chemical Romance debut a music video filmed to support their latest single "Planetary (GO!)". Having Japanese and English subtitles in the opening scene, the clip is a live performance video which was shot during an "assault party" at O2 Islington Academy in London last month.

"Planetary (GO!)" is lifted from MCR's November 2010 studio album "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys". Coming from production hands of Rob Cavallo, the single peaked at No. 6 on U.K. Rock Songs chart, and is featured in PlayStation 3 video game, Gran Turismo 5.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Leads School Fruit and Vegetables Campaign

March 22, 2011 07:52:18 GMT


Jake Gyllenhaal is spearheading a new campaign to prompt America's public schools to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The "Brokeback Mountain" star, who has carved a reputation as one of Hollywood's top chefs, has become a spokesman for the organization Edible Schoolyard.

"We're trying to make it possible to have an edible garden in every public school in America," he explains. "Kids can have a new relationship to nature and to their food and to their diet and an understanding where their food comes from. Kids can take classes in these gardens and learn mathematics by counting vegetables and engage in the world in a different way than we're used to in schools."
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Charlie Sheen's Ex-Wife Lets Restraining Order Expire

March 22, 2011 07:50:42 GMT


Charlie Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller has agreed to let her restraining order against the actor expire on Tuesday, March 22, without requesting an extension. Mueller filed for the order after claiming troubled Sheen had threatened her life and then picked up physical custody of the couple's twin sons, even though she is currently undergoing drug counseling.

But lawyers for the realtor have notified officials they won't be seeking an extension to the order when it runs out, and Mueller plans to decline the option to seek a permanent restraining order against the actor. "An attorney in the case asked that it be taken off the calendar," Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said of the impending court date.
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Jay Sean Appeals for Birthday Donation From Fans

March 22, 2011 07:47:59 GMT


R&B star Jay Sean has asked fans to help him raise cash for the Keep a Child Alive charity as a birthday gift. The humanitarian turns 30 on Saturday, March 26 and he wants fans to celebrate by donating to the cause in order to give life to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

The Anglo-Indian recently returned from a trip to South Africa where he met HIV-positive patients and children orphaned by AIDS at KCA-funded sites. He says, "I love being an artist because it allows me to do what I love for a living... music. Along with my job comes a platform which I can use to do something that can make a difference.
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Video: Keira Knightley Goes Sultry and Naked in New Chanel Ad

March 22, 2011 07:15:13 GMT


Keira Knightley is a charmer for men as it is highlighted in a new ad for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. The more-than-three-minute clip follows the former "Pirates of the Caribbean" beauty from waking up naked on her bed until seducing a male photographer.

Putting on a skin-tight Speed Racer-style suit, Keira rides her motorcycle to come to a photo shoot. After some flirty moments, she and the photographer make the photo session private. She zips down her clothes and bares her body in front of the man. When things get steamy, the ex-girlfriend of Rupert Friend tells the photographer to lock the door only to sneak out through a window and leave him numb.
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'24' Movie to Arrive in 2012

March 22, 2011 07:14:51 GMT


Kiefer Sutherland reveals a release schedule for "24: The Movie". Making an appearance on "The View" on Monday morning, March 21, the 44-year-old actor gushes that the big screen adaptation of Fox's series "24" will make its way out in 2012. "It will come out in the summer of 2012," the Jack Bauer depicter confirms.

Earlier this year, Kiefer has shared his thought that the film will still happen in spite of the fact that 20th Century Fox executives suspended the movie as they rejected the script written by "State of Play" screenwriter Billy Ray. The Golden Globe award winner believed that the film is still "the little engine that could."
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The Cars' New Single 'Sad Song' Gets Official Music Video

March 22, 2011 07:02:45 GMT


The Cars have just debuted a music video in support of their new single "Sad Song". Hardly featuring a clear shot of the band, the clip sees a mad scientist doing his experiment, clowns with sad faces, and hands reaching through latex wall among other visuals.

"Sad Song" is taken from The Cars' upcoming studio album "Move Like This" which is coming out across the United States on May 10. The album becomes their comeback studio effort after taking a break for almost 24 years. They last dropped a studio album in 1987 with "Door to Door".
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Billy Ray Cyrus Writes a Movie Script for Whoopi Goldberg

March 22, 2011 06:55:50 GMT


Country star and actor Billy Ray Cyrus has written a movie script for a project he wants Whoopi Goldberg to star in. The "Achy Breaky Heart" hitmaker announced he had called off his divorce from wife Tish on Goldberg's TV talk show "The View" on Friday, March 18, and in an unaired segment, he pitched a movie idea to the "Ghost" actress.

The New York Post reports Cyrus revealed he wrote a movie script called "Paris" for Goldberg to direct and star in. And Goldberg appeared to be interested, telling her guest, "Let's play. I'm up (for it). I'll even lose a little weight."
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Debbie Harry Cancels Her Autobiography

March 22, 2011 06:44:55 GMT


Punk icon Debbie Harry has shelved plans to pen her autobiography because she's struggling to piece together her memories. The Blondie frontwoman has been working on her memoirs for years but is finding it impossible to recall details of the band's heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s. So she has now decided to put the book on hold, and regrets not keeping diaries or journals to jog her memory and help her recount her life story.

The "Heart of Glass" hitmaker tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "I started, you know, but I never kept diaries so I'd sit there and go, 'Well what really happened?'. What it basically comes down to is that so much happened, how could anyone actually remember everything?... I don't think I was even particularly interested in remembering everything."
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Report: Vanessa Hudgens Blames Nude Photo Leaks on Friends


March 22, 2011 06:38:26 GMT


Vanessa Hudgens allegedly accuses her former friends of leaking her saucy photos. After a photo, which saw the actress kissing a girl pal, went viral, the "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" star talked to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help her track down her e-mail hacker. However, it is reported that the brunette beauty believes her former friends Alexa Nikolas and Kayslee are the ones responsible for the breach.

Irritated Vanessa has allegedly sent a mass e-mail to everyone she knows, claiming her friends leaked the racy photos every time she promotes her new film to sabotage her career. The message read, "In 2006, Kayslee and Alexa were close friends of Vanessa, but they later drifted apart due to Vanessa's work commitments (The 'High School Musical' movies). Vanessa was especially fond of Alexa, even inviting her to star in her debut music video, to make up for the fact that she had been too busy to spend time with her."
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First Official Look at Leighton Meester and Selena Gomez in 'Monte Carlo'

March 22, 2011 06:38:18 GMT


The first official picture from "Monte Carlo" has finally landed online. It features three female stars, Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, sporting glamorous looks and wearing beautiful gowns.

Based on Jules Bass' novel titled "Headhunters", the upcoming movie revolves around a girl and her best friend who travel to Paris, accompanied by her future, uptight stepsister. When one of the girls is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress, they are caught up in a whirlwind of attention and find themselves going on a dream vacation to Monte Carlo.
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Pics: Kate Winslet Premieres 'Mildred Pierce' in NYC

March 22, 2011 04:55:24 GMT


HBO is ready to launch the first part of its miniseries "Mildred Pierce" on March 27. In order to promote the show, leading stars Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Guy Pearce stepped out to Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Monday, March 21 and did a red carpet appearance for the press.

Winslet, who plays the titular character, was dressed in Stella McCartney and carried a Calvin Klein bag. Co-star Pearce suited up in Burberry suit while Wood donned a plum long sleeve jersey cocktail dress and matching peep-toe platforms from Elie Saab.
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New 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Sneak Peek

March 22, 2011 04:52:40 GMT


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While Paramount Pictures is still keeping "Captain America: The First Avenger" trailer on the shelf, another look at the film has come out in a form of short preview. Making its way out via Entertainment Tonight, the snippet has brand new footage including the one when Peggy Carter points a gun.

"Captain America" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when military service washout Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America and tries to fit in his new image. Chris Evans takes the lead role, joined by Hayley Atwell as his love interest Peggy Carter.
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Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Up for Japan Aid Album


March 22, 2011 04:50:53 GMT


A new effort to raise fund for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan is currently being prepared by the world's biggest record label, Universal Music Group. The likes of Lady GaGa, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are mentioned for the benefit project.

The plan is to compile their popular songs in an album and sell it online with proceeds from the sales going to the Japanese Red Cross. "We are doing it only digitally because it is faster, and this will be a worldwide release. The plan is to have it available later this week," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement.
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Concert of Hope: Nick Jonas Covers Rebecca Black, Selena Gomez Debuts 'Who Says'

March 22, 2011 04:06:35 GMT


Nick Jonas knows how to delight his fans. During his performance with his Jonas Brothers bandmates at Concert of Hope on Sunday night, March 20, the youngest member of the band sat behind a white grand piano and covered Rebecca Black's viral hit "Friday".

Nick sangs lyrics, "Gettin' down on Friday/ Lookin' forward to the weekend/ Friday, Friday/ Gettin' down on Friday/ Lookin' forward to the weekend/ Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)/ Partyin', partyin' (Yeah)/ Fun, fun, fun, fun/ Lookin' forward to the weekend."
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Bravo Showed Real Housewife of Orange County Naked in the Bath

March 22, 2011 04:01:58 GMT


Bravo TV went on with the airing of a very steamy scene on "The Real Housewives of Orange County". Housewife Tamra Barney filmed a racy bathtub scene with younger boyfriend Eddie Judge and it was the first time that the show's viewers got a treat of a nipple flash.

Tamara, a 42-year-old divorced mother, is dating her ex-husband's best friend who is five years younger than her. Things got spicy between them when she invited him to join her in the bathtub surrounded by candles and the show's crew. Eddie stripped down and climbed in. Tamra, leaned forward to kiss him and exposed her left breast to everyone's amusement.
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Jim Jones Dedicates 'Perfect Day' to His Late Grandma


March 22, 2011 03:56:27 GMT


Rapper Jim Jones has dedicated his new music video to families affected by cancer after losing his beloved grandmother to the disease. The hip-hop star was devastated by the death of his relative and he is now reaching out to others who have lost loved ones by filming an emotional promo for his latest track, "Perfect Day", which features many scenes set in a hospital ward.

He says, "I lost my grandmother from cancer. I always wanted to dedicate something to her. The video is dedicated to anyone that's affected by cancer, or have cancer or families that's been affected by cancer. And for the soldiers that don't get to come home who have been at war for so long."
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Kid Rock's Reps React on Called-Off Concert in Canada

March 22, 2011 03:48:53 GMT


Kid Rock's representatives have taken aim at Canadian politicians over a canceled concert in Halifax last year, alleging city councilors failed to help save the gig. The rocker was due to perform alongside other acts including the Counting Crows and Daughtry at a two-night event called Halifax Rocks 2010. The first night was canceled due to low ticket sales, but the second show, featuring the Black Eyed Peas, went ahead.

Rock's reps at his Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have now written to Halifax city councilors after it came to light that the organization allegedly handed over 400,000 dollars to the promotion company behind the event to save the Black Eyed Peas show and a separate event featuring Alan Jackson. CAA bosses now insist they are "due a remedy" as the council allegedly ignored their attempts to rescue the Kid Rock show and only helped out with the second night of the Halifax Rocks 2010 event.
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Rihanna Clarifies Katy Perry Feud Rumors

March 22, 2011 03:46:00 GMT


Rihanna has spoken out to clear up rumors she fell out with Katy Perry after branding her friend's music "generic", insisting the controversial comments were actually aimed at "songwriters and producers". The "Umbrella" hitmaker sparked rumors of a feud with Perry last year when she appeared to criticize her pop peers by reportedly saying, "I didn't want the generic pop record that Ke$ha or Lady GaGa or Katy Perry would do. Every song is tailored to me."

Speculation of a rift was fueled when she missed Perry's wedding to Russell Brand in October 2010 because of work commitments. But Rihanna is adamant there is no bad blood between the two singers and insists her comments were not properly explained.
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Sex Book Unveils Ben Affleck's Shame on Buying Condom

March 22, 2011 03:40:27 GMT


Ben Affleck's embarrassing first experience buying condoms as a teenager has been revealed in a sex book written by his friend Matt Damon's former step-mother. The actor/director contributed a story to a 1990 teen sex guide called "Risky Times: How to be AIDS Smart and Stay Healthy" written by Jeanne Blake, who was formerly married to Damon's father Kent.

The book, which is now out of print, resurfaced during Damon's recent appearance on Jay Leno's U.S. talk show, with the actor telling the host, "Yes, that's Ben. And all the sex he wasn't getting... There's some good dirt on Ben in there, I'm sure." Affleck's story about buying condoms from a pharmacy has now surfaced online along with a picture of the actor as a teenager.
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Father Calls Charlie Sheen 'Emotionally Crippled'

March 22, 2011 03:30:21 GMT


Martin Sheen has offered an explanation on Charlie's erratic behavior lately. The 70-year-old actor believes his son's drug addition has been contributing to this, saying "You know, Charlie's 45 years old. He's not a kid. Emotionally he still is. Because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotionally." He further elaborates, "So when you get clean and sober you're starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol. You're emotionally crippled."

But Martin seemingly does not blame Charlie as he understands the former "Two and a Half Men" actor's situation. He said, "But I know what hell he's living in. ... So I know what Charlie is going through. And when you do something like that, that is out of control, that's the most difficult thing. You have to have courage."
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Confirmed: Holly Madison Split From All Time Low Guitarist


March 22, 2011 03:22:59 GMT


Holly Madison and her boyfriend have called it quits. The former Playboy playmate and Jack Barakat, a guitarist of band All Time Low, broke up three months after going public with their relationship at her 31st birthday in December last year.

"I can confirm Holly and Jack are no longer dating," a representative for the "Holly's World" star confirmed the report to E! News. Without detailing the reason of the break-up, the spokesperson added, "Their decision to split was both mutual and amicable."
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Bret Michaels: the Man Behind Charlie Sheen's Bad Boy Attitude

March 22, 2011 02:54:20 GMT


Poison frontman Bret Michaels is taking credit for Charlie Sheen's bad boy behavior, insisting he taught the "Two and a Half Men" star how to wreck a hotel room. Sheen hit headlines in October 2010 when he was hospitalized after trashing his suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York during a night of passion with adult actress Capri Anderson. The incident sparked weeks of wild partying by the actor, which culminated in his sacking from the hit comedy show earlier this month, March 11, after he launched a public war of words with creator Chuck Lorre.

Michaels now claims he is responsible for Sheen's antics after giving him a masterclass in smashing up a hotel room. He tells Access Hollywood, "(Sheen) wasn't doing a good job at first. I said, 'You gotta really let it out, man! You gotta let it out and bust this stuff'. He showed me how to do films and make money, and I showed him how to lose a lot of money by smashing up hotel rooms."
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'Battle: Los Angeles' and 'Sanctum' Premiere Were Postponed in Japan

March 22, 2011 02:39:36 GMT


New movies including "Battle: Los Angeles" and James Cameron's thriller "Sanctum" have had their Japanese release dates postponed over fears some scenes are too disturbing to be shown in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

The alien war movie, starring Aaron Eckhart, topped the U.S. box office chart this month and was due to open in Japan on April 1, but movie bosses have deemed the film unsuitable to be shown in the country following the massive earthquake and tidal wave which recently devastated the east coast.
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James Franco Fires Back at Oscar Writer Bruce Vilanch Over Hosting Criticism

March 22, 2011 02:38:09 GMT


James Franco's Oscar hosting gig has resulted in a sour relationship with Bruce Vilanch, one of four staff writers on the recent annual ceremony. The actor, who had stayed quiet amidst widespread criticism of his performance at the prize-giving event, took it to his Twitter to respond to Vilanch's comment that Franco's "too many balls in the air" is responsible for the flop.

"bruce he let me down," Franco wrote on March 21. He additionally posted a photo of him and Vilanch with a sarcastic caption over Vilanch's face which read, "James f***ed up the Oscars. Trust me, I know comedy. I mean, come on, I write for Bette Midler!"
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Rebecca Black Surpasses Lady GaGa on YouTube, to Appear on 'Jay Leno'

March 22, 2011 02:34:25 GMT


It seems that more people have dug Rebecca Black's song "Friday" over the weekend despite its negative reviews. By Monday, March 21, viral video of the weekend anthem has been viewed by over 30 million people. According to reports, it surpassed Lady GaGa's clip.

The Mother Monster reportedly trails behind the 13-year-old girl by 8 millions on YouTube - her "Born This Way" video has been watched 22 million times. More impressively, the "Friday" video was released just roughly a week ago and it cost only $2,000 to make.
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Wyclef Jean Speaks About His Shot Hand in Delmas City

March 22, 2011 02:34:24 GMT


Rapper Wyclef Jean has spoken out after he was shot in his native Haiti on Saturday night March 19, insisting he has "no idea" who opened fire on him. Jean came under attack while traveling with fellow rap star Busta Rhymes in the city of Delmas, where he was helping to drum up support for presidential candidate Michel Martelly.

Shots were fired at the car they were traveling in and Jean's hand was grazed by a bullet, but he didn't realize he had been hit until he saw the blood. According to Britain's Daily Star newspaper, Jean insists he has "no idea" who was behind the violent incident, which came on the eve of Haiti's presidential election. He says, "I got out of the car and heard gunfire. The next I noticed there was blood on my shirt and sneakers. I have no idea who fired the rounds or whether they were shooting at me."