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April 02, 2011

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Joss Stone Fights to Save Graffiti Landmark


April 02, 2011 06:31:52 GMT


British singer Joss Stone is battling to save an iconic U.S. graffiti mecca after the owner announced plans to demolish it. Street artists from all over the world have traveled to the 5 Pointz building in Long Island City, New York to spray-paint colorful images on the former factory's walls.

The property has become a well-known landmark, and Stone shot the promo for her 2007 single "Tell Me 'Bout It" there. She also recruited graffiti artist Jonathan Cohen to cover her in body paint for the cover of her album "Introducing Joss Stone" the same year.
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Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice to Join 'I Hate You, Dad'

April 02, 2011 06:31:19 GMT


"Country Strong" star Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice are in talks to play supporting roles in Adam Sandler's new comedy "I Hate You, Dad". Meester is slated to play Sandler's in the film, which also stars comedian Andy Samberg, and "Ice Ice Baby" star Vanilla Ice is tipped to play a gay wedding planner.

If he signs on for the film, it will be Ice's first movie role since 2002's "The New Guy". In the film, Sandler plays Samberg's father, who moves in with his son and his fiancee. James Caan is also in talks to join the cast - as Meester's dad, according to Variety.
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Stan Lee Racing to Complete Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Governator' Prototype

April 02, 2011 06:28:49 GMT


Arnold Schwarzenegger and superhero icon Stan Lee are racing to complete a prototype comic book featuring the movie star's new action man "The Governator" in time for the upcoming Comic-Con festival in San Diego, California.

The former California Governor has been turned into the fictional crime fighter by Lee, who hopes to launch the project as a comic and animated TV series by the end of 2012. But fans of the genre will get a sneak peek at the Comic-Con convention in July when Spider-Man creator Lee unveils a prototype.
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P.O.D. Sues Record Label for $400,000

April 02, 2011 06:18:45 GMT


California rockers P.O.D. are suing their record label for breach of contract. The "Boom" hitmakers claim executives at Tennessee-based INO Records backtracked on a deal to pay the band an advance for its next album.

In the suit, frontman Sonny Sandoval and his bandmates allege INO bosses were required to provide a $400,000 advance in November, when the group started recording the follow-up to 2008's "When Angels & Serpents Dance". P.O.D. signed with INO in February, 2007 after parting company with Atlantic Records.
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New 'Fast Five' Featurette Highlights Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson's Fight

April 02, 2011 06:16:46 GMT


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Universal Pictures has shared two featurettes for "Fast Five". One featurette, released via Yahoo! Movies, of the upcoming movie, highlights a fight between Vin Diesel's and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's characters.

The featurette, entitled "A Look Inside", sees the director and actors talking about Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner, two characters who are never on the same side. The epic of the film is when Toretto gets into a fight with Luke Hobbs.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Nicole Richie Hacks Khloe Kardashian's Twitter, Not Kim's


April 02, 2011 05:56:07 GMT


Nicole Richie had pulled elaborate April Fool's Day pranks on one of the Kardashian sisters. On Friday, April 1, the adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie hacked the Twitter account of Khloe Kardashian as she posted a series of vulgar messages on her page, and was thought to also invade Kim Kardashian's.

On Khloe's page, Nicole wrote such tweets as "My poops are in the shape of Ks", "If no one was there to hear me qu**f, did it really exist?" and "I DON'T CRAP...I KRAP!" While her account was flooded with the poop jokes, Khloe apparently got the humor even before she figured out who was behind it. She wrote, "Whoever did [hack my account] is really clever with these tweets! I wish I pooped Ks!"
News > TV News

'Idol' Outcast Thia and Naima 'Intimidated' by Female Audience


April 02, 2011 05:52:59 GMT


It becomes more and more likely that "American Idol" this season has a slimmer chance to crown a female contestant. As apparent from this week's double elimination of Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo, contestants begin to question the kind of audience who watch the show and cast their votes. Thia and Naima believe they are dominated by young girls voting for the guys.

"We sort of figured since there were more females watching this show the votes were going to be more for the guys," Megia said during a conference call with reporters. However, it doesn't mean that Megia overlooks the guys' talent. She called them "incredible" but the female contestants were "a bit intimidated by all the girls watching the show and knowing that their votes are going to be going for guys."
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'CSI: NY' 7.19 Promo: Food Temptation

April 02, 2011 05:35:19 GMT


After "Identity Crisis" which was aired on April 1, "CSI: NY" has a food-themed episode ready to be served the next week. A promo has been unleashed for the upcoming episode, seeing an exploded food truck.

The team enters the competitive world of gourmet food trucks when one explodes at a SoHo food festival while Hawkes is there with his girlfriend. Lesley-Ann Brandt of "Spartacus" returns as Hawkes' girlfriend, Camille, while Alex Meraz of "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" appears as Odelin Gonzales, Jr., the son of a truck vendor.
News > Movie News

New 'Deathly Hallows Part II' Footage at CinemaCon Described

April 02, 2011 05:31:59 GMT


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CinemaCon once again provided movie lovers with footage from upcoming and highly-anticipated movies like "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II". The description of the promo slash trailer of the last saga in "Harry Potter" series has come out after it was played at the end of Warner Bros.' the Big Picture 2001 presentation.

Those who saw it said it was a combination of footage and trailer which are not yet final in its visual FX. It opens with a close-up shot of Voldemort and the villain's voice-over which reminds Harry that a lot of his friends and loved ones have died for him. "I suppose I'll have to kill him before he finds me, then," Harry said.
News > Music News

Beady Eye Reschedule Far East Tour After Japan Tsunami

April 02, 2011 05:20:43 GMT


British rockers Beady Eye have canceled a tour of Japan after last month's earthquake and tsunami disaster. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's new band was due to head out to the Far East for a tour in May but announced on Friday, April 1 the concerts have been postponed.

In a statement on their official website, a spokesman for the band confirms five dates in Japan and one in Seoul, South Korea, will be rescheduled to September. The statement reads, "Beady Eye have announced that as a result of the continuing challenges being presented in the aftermath of the Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami they have been forced to reschedule their Far East tour of Japan and South Korea in May."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Ewan McGregor Backs UNICEF Campaign to Save Expectant Mother

April 02, 2011 05:18:14 GMT


Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is backing a new UNICEF campaign to provide medical equipment to save the lives of expectant mothers in the Third World. The "Trainspotting" star, a longtime U.K. ambassador for the organization, is calling on his fans to purchase the $38.40 Deliver a Baby gift pack, which includes items to aid the safe deliver of children.

The actor is hoping 1,000 packs will be sold by Sunday, April 3 to mark the annual Mother's Day celebrations in Britain. McGregor says, "This Mothers' Day I'll be showing my mum just how much she means to me by buying her a gift with a difference - one that will give another mother and her newborn child the chance of a future together."
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'True Blood', 'Curb' and 'Entourage' Get Premiere Dates

April 02, 2011 05:09:08 GMT


HBO has put everything in place, including a June 26 premiere for "True Blood". The vampire series once again occupies the Sunday, 9/8c slot to air 12 episodes in season 4. Creator Alan Ball said that the new chapter will introduce fans to the world of another supernatural creature, the witches.

After that, Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" would kick off its eighth season on Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c. Shot in New York and Los Angeles, the new season will air 10 episodes and features guest stars Ricky Gervais, Michael McKean and Harry Hamlin.
News > Celebrity Gossip

David Beckham's Son Wants Justin Bieber as Baby Sister's Name

April 02, 2011 05:04:42 GMT


Soccer star David Beckham's son wants to name his new baby sister after Justin Bieber. Beckham and his wife Victoria Adams currently have three sons - Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz - and they are expecting their first daughter later this year.

And they've turned to their children for name ideas. The soccer star and model says, "We've got a few (names) in mind, we've also said to the boys, 'Give us some ideas.' When we (first) got told it was a boy, my middle son Romeo, he was like, 'How about Justin Bieber as a name?' Justin Bieber Beckham. So now that we know it's a girl he's like, 'Well, how about Justine?' "
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Nick Cannon Admits Pulling Mariah Carey in Labor Prank

April 02, 2011 04:59:54 GMT


Nick Cannon has confirmed he pulled a spectacular April Fools' Day joke on his fans by running out on his radio show and claiming his wife Mariah Carey had gone into labor. The rapper/actor rushed out of work at New York-based radio station 92.3 Now FM on Friday morning, April 1 after suggesting he had received a frantic phone call from his partner, who is pregnant with twins.

A post on the radio station's Twitter.com page, read, "So Nick Cannon just ran out the door after getting a call from Mariah. This could be the BIG DAY!!!" while Cannon's on-air colleague Nikki Hesse later added, "We just spoke to him on the phone. He's going to airport right now bc (because) she's in L.A... Confirming news from Nick Cannon... It's time!! He's on the way to (the) airport. He is keeping us updated throughout the rest of show. Stay tuned for an update."
News > Music News

Mark Ballas Frolicking in Bed With Chelsea Kane in 'Hotwire' Video


April 02, 2011 04:57:34 GMT


"Dancing with the Stars" partners Mark Ballas and Chelsea Kane make a cute couple in his music video for "Hotwire". Spotting Chelsea while he's wandering on the streets of Los Angeles, Mark then takes a tour around the neighborhood and checks into a hotel with her.

"He was actually going through headshots of other actresses during our photo shoot and I asked him what he was doing. He told me and I told him, 'Hello, actress'," the "Camp Rock" actress who was formerly known as Chelsea Handler said to Just Jared Jr. "I'd be happy to do it and I did."
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Emily Browning Blasts Sexist Label on 'Sucker Punch'


April 02, 2011 04:54:05 GMT


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Actress Emily Browning is fuming after her new movie "Sucker Punch" was labeled "sexist" in its portrayal of women, as she's adamant the story shows "girls breaking free". The new Zack Snyder movie stars Browning as a girl called Baby Doll, who is locked up in an asylum after she is accused of causing her sister's death. The hospital is later revealed to be a brothel as the lead character plots her escape in a series of imaginative dream sequences.

The movie has met with mixed reviews and some critics have taken aim at the film's erotic undertones, with movie magazine Variety branding it "fantasy fodder for 13-year-old guys" with the female cast dressed in "demeaning fetish gear".
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Three 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Clips Screened at CinemaCon

April 02, 2011 04:48:39 GMT


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Walt Disney Pictures has shared three full scenes of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at CinemaCon earlier this week. The first one gives an extended look at how Jack Sparrow is assigned by King George II to find the Fountain of Youth.

Jack is dragged into a room by soldiers and is shackled to a chair in front of a table which has a bunch of food with a plate full of creme puffs on it. He tries to get one and kicks the table, but the creme puff flies into the air and gets stuck on a chandelier above him. At the same time, King George II and several men who are dressed in regal uniforms enter the room.
News > Celebrity Gossip

What Thia Megia Regrets About Her Time in 'American Idol'


April 02, 2011 04:46:29 GMT


Last Thursday night, March 31, "American Idol" bid farewell to two more female finalists. One of them is Thia Megia, the youngest contestant in the talent show's history. A day after she was cut off from the competition, the 16-year-old spoke to E! Online and shared about her regrets of choosing safe song and ballads.

"The previous weeks where I did ballads, I do regret not choosing more upbeat songs because I don't want to come off as just a ballad singer, which I probably did," she admitted. "Through the weeks, songs that I wanted to do didn't fit in. I just hope America knows I can do so much more because previous auditions I've done were more upbeat and on the contemporary side."
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Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson Closer to 'The Hunger Games'


April 02, 2011 04:24:34 GMT


After joining audition for "The Hunger Games", Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson have allegedly become the front-runners to take male roles for the forthcoming film. Deadline reported that Hemsworth tops the list of candidates to play Gale Hawthorne, while Hutcherson is the lead contender to take the role of Peeta Mellark.

Hawthorne is described as the hunting partner of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen. Meanwhile, Mellark is the one who accompanies her as the district's entry into the Hunger Games competition.
News > Celebrity Gossip

911 Call of Lindsay Lohan's Betty Ford Scuffle Released

April 02, 2011 04:04:56 GMT


Lindsay Lohan has just been cleared from a possible assault charge stemming from her altercation with Dawn Holland, but the incident still comes haunting her. The 911 call allegedly made by the "Machete" actress on December 12, 2010 has been obtained by Access Hollywood, and it uncovered the explosive exchange between her and the Betty Ford Center's then-staffer.

The call was nearly six minutes long, and hears Lindsay arguing, screaming and fighting over control of the phone with Dawn. It begins with the 24-year-old actress telling 911 operator, "I'm really uncomfortable with the woman that's in our house. I've never seen her before and she's freaking me out."
News > Music News

Rebecca Black Sues Ark Music Factory Over 'Friday' Copyright


April 02, 2011 03:47:51 GMT


The complication that follows the success of Rebecca Black's "Friday" was heading on Ark Music Factory's way. The small recording company is sued by Black and her mother Marquez Kelly of not giving them the master copy and the video rights to the single which has reached number 38 on Billboard's digital chart.

In their lawsuit, Black and Kelly accused the label of copyright infringement and unlawful exploitation of publicity rights, Rolling Stone reported. Ark allegedly has been "exploiting her likeness and her song on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Ark's website" in addition to creating an unauthorized "Friday" ringtone and advertising Black as an exclusive Ark recording artist on its website.
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Snoop Dogg to Join Charlie Sheen's Tour and Release Their Duet Next Week

April 02, 2011 03:43:07 GMT


Snoop Dogg will join Charlie Sheen in his upcoming "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour. In a recent interview on Mojo in the Morning radio show, the former star of "Two and a Half Men" confirmed that the rapper will join him at least for the first part of the 20-city tour.

Talking further about whether he will trade verses with the rapper, Charlie said, "Depends what kind of mood I'm in." The actor will kick off the tour in Detroit and will fill it with featured guests, music and a multimedia presentation. He reportedly has hired a former porn actress to sing the National Anthem.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Prince William Already Feels Nervous About Wedding

April 02, 2011 03:25:39 GMT


British royal Prince William is suffering from pre-wedding jitters as he prepares to marry fiancee Kate Middleton, calling the upcoming ceremony "quite a daunting prospect". The 28-year-old is making final preparations before he exchanges vows with Middleton in London on April 29 and he has admitted he's already feeling nervous about his big day.

In an interview broadcast in Britain on Friday, April 1, he says, "I was telling everyone I did the rehearsal the other day and my knees started tapping quite nervously. It's quite a daunting prospect but very exciting and I'm thoroughly looking forward to it but there's still a lot of planning to be done in the last four weeks."
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Growing Apart, Brian McFadden and Delta Goodrem Split

April 02, 2011 03:22:19 GMT


Musical couple Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden have split after seven years together. The former Westlife star began dating the Australian singer after his separation from wife Kerry Katona in 2004, and they became engaged in 2007.

But the couple has now parted ways, with a statement from the pair reading, "Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden regretfully announce that they are no longer engaged, and after much consideration, have mutually decided to end their relationship."
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Ke$ha to Guest Star on Nickelodeon's 'Victorious'

April 02, 2011 03:16:43 GMT


Ke$ha has landed a guest star role on Nickelodeon's sitcom "Victorious", Entertainment Weekly reports. In an episode titled "Ice Cream for Ke$ha", the 24-year-old singer will play herself and perform her latest single "Blow" as the show's stars attend her concert.

Reflecting the episode's title, the April 22 episode sees Victoria Justice's Tori and her gang participating in a Golden Ticket-like contest where fans have to piece together Ke$ha's name from letters at the bottom of ice cream containers. The winner who finds all the letters to Ke$ha's name first wins a personal, private concert from the pop act.
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New 'Green Lantern' Footage Revealed at CinemaCon

April 02, 2011 02:57:15 GMT


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Four "Green Lantern" clips have been screened during CinemaCon on Friday, April 1. After the first trailer did not receive positive responds from fans, Warner Bros. has revealed 10 minutes of footage from the Martin Campbell-directed film.

The first clip sees Abin-Sur talking to Sinestro. While Sinestro tells him about a planet destroyed by Parallax, Abin-Sur is attacked by the enemy which is shown as a creature with a large yellow head and sharp teeth. Abin-Sur is suffered from injury and escapes in a pod. Unfortunately, he crashes lands on Earth.
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Rebecca Black Takes Over Funny or Die, Spoofs 'Friday' Success


April 02, 2011 02:39:53 GMT


Internet sensation Rebecca Black is indeed following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber. Just in time for April Fool's Day, Funny or Die sent out a press release announcing that the 13-year-old aspiring singer has purchased the entertainment site and named herself chief executive officer much like what the "Baby" hitmaker did last year.

The site has since been renamed Friday or Die, and is filled it with spoof videos that put the focus on the overnight success Rebecca attained with single "Friday". The teen phenom explained, "Friday belongs to me, and now Funny Or Die belongs to me. I can't be any more clear about this other than this - yesterday was Thursday, Thursday, today is Friday or Die-Day, tomorrow is Saturday."
News > Movie News

Summit Responds to 'Breaking Dawn' Leaked Sex Pictures


April 02, 2011 02:31:40 GMT


Summit Entertainment has reached out to internet users to help them stop online leaking of premature images from "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn". On April 1, the studio along with author Stephenie Meyer, director Bill Condon and producer Wyck Godfrey has released a statement to urge people to not spreading the images which hit the web lately.

"As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' as a work in progress have leaked on the internet, " the statement read. "We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage."
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Matthew Morrison Announces 2011 Tour Dates and Wango Tango Gig

April 02, 2011 02:06:50 GMT


Matthew Morrison has mapped out a massive tour to promote his upcoming debut album. The "Glee" star is going to start the traveling show on June 18 at Orpheum Theatre in Matneapolis, MN, and will continue it at least until July 23 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Matthew will perform not only songs from the new album but also many of the "Glee" fan favorites. His opening act will be a local school glee club which will be chosen via an audition held in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Entries can be submitted on his official website.
News > TV News

'Jersey Shore' Cast Milking MTV for More Money


April 02, 2011 01:52:30 GMT


Following the story that some key cast members of "Jersey Shore" are not yet locked for a fourth season, a new report said that these bunch are milking MTV because this may be the reality show's last season. Snooki, The Situation and JWoww were mentioned among the ones not yet inking a deal.

TMZ said they refused to renew their contracts "until they get more money". The web's sources who are "close to the cast" heard that they are questioning how long the show would last and have a hunch that it may end in season 4, ergo they demand big money while they still can.
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'Grey's Anatomy' Lesbian Wedding Episode Is Set

April 02, 2011 01:41:07 GMT


Callie and Arizona are going to make their union official in this season of "Grey's Anatomy". It has been revealed that the impending nuptials of the lesbian lovers will happen in the May 5 episode.

The couple's wedding will be held in an outdoor ceremony and officiated by Bailey (Chandra Wilson, who also directs the episode). Spilling a problem at the wedding, Jessica Capshaw who plays Arizona shares, "There is a circumstance that leaves Callie's father (Hector Elizondo) to not be able to walk her down the aisle."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Honored With Walk of Fame Star, Penelope Cruz Thanks Johnny Depp

April 02, 2011 01:37:45 GMT


Penelope Cruz has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, April 1. Being the first Spanish actress to earn the honor, the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" actress was presented with the 2,436th star in a ceremony held outside the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Having just given birth to her first son in January, the 36-year-old beauty flaunted her post-baby figure when she came to the ceremony attended also by husband Javier Bardem and co-star Johnny Depp. She showed off her curves in a mauve lace fitted dress by L'Wren Scott, let loose her brown hair and completed her look with a pair of sky-high Christian Louboutins.
News > Music News

Britney Eyes Tour With Nicki Minaj and Agrees to Kylie Minogue's Duet

April 02, 2011 01:13:31 GMT


After DJ Pauly D, Usher and Joe Jonas were rumored to be possible candidates of Britney Spears' opening act, now Nicki Minaj is thrown into the contender list. According to TMZ, lawyers for the two female singers are in "serious talks" to seal the deal.

In another news, Britney said she would love to hook up with Kylie Minogue in a song. The Southern Belle heard about the Aussie singer's duet offer, and responded it in a recent radio interview, "I think that would be brilliant. I think that would be so much fun I'd do a pop record. She's great. I love her."
 
 
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