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April 07, 2011

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'Miral' Actor Juliano Mer-Khamis Laid to Rest

April 07, 2011 09:22:51 GMT


Hundreds of mourners gathered on Wednesday, April 6, to bid farewell to "Miral" actor Juliano Mer-Khamis after he was shot dead by a masked gunman. The Arab-Israeli star, a peace activist in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was buried next to his mother, Arna, in the Ramot Menashe cemetery in Israel. The 52-year-old was gunned down in the city of Jenin on Monday, April 4.

His funeral procession passed by the Jalameh crossing between Israel and the Northern West Bank before an emotional ceremony during which Israeli film director Udi Aloni paid tribute to Mer-Khamis in an emotional eulogy.
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Webbie Arrested Over Drug Possession

April 07, 2011 09:22:00 GMT


Rapper Webbie is in trouble with the law again after he was arrested on suspicion of drug possession on Monday, April 4. The hip-hop star was detained by cops in Nashville, Tennessee after police pulled over a car he was riding in and allegedly found two ounces of marijuana on his person.

Webbie, real name is Webster Gradney, Jr., also faces tampering with evidence charges after reportedly throwing marijuana out of the car window. Another passenger faces a gun charge, while the driver was charged with driving with a suspended license.
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Hayley Williams Confused About Posing for Cosmopolitan

April 07, 2011 09:20:23 GMT


Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams had mixed feelings about posing for the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine after spending years trying to avoid the spotlight at the start of her career. The rocker hesitated before agreeing to be the publication's cover girl because she hasn't always felt comfortable embracing her sexy side.

But after donning a glamorous dress for her solo shoot, Williams insists she's embracing her "powerful female" role. In a post on the band's blog, the star writes, "I wanna talk about the Cosmo cover... as much as I tell myself I don't care and I wear whatever I want... there will always be those moments when I'm at the check out line at [U.S. retailer] Target and I see some gorgeous person on the cover of any ol [sic] rag... and I'm like 'Ugh, is that how it's gotta be!?' only to realise that... next month, that girl on the cover is gonna be me. What a hypocrite right?!?!"
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'United States of Tara' Will Still Air Japan Earthquake Episode

April 07, 2011 09:17:57 GMT


Call it a coincidence, "United States of Tara" team has written a story about Japan earthquake last fall, way before the real tragedy struck northeast Japan last month. The episode, although sensitive to the matter, will still air as scheduled on Monday, April 11 on Showtime.

In "The Full F**k You Finger", Brie Larson's Kate decides to move to Japan and teach English to gain some independence. But before she boards her plane, she learns that there's been a massive earthquake in Osaka, where she was headed, that has left hundreds dead. Instead of being sympathetic about the tragedy, Kate's upset that the quake has ruined her plans and quickly begins a hunt for another Japan city, preferably one that "doesn't have an A-bomb", instead.
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Javier Bardem Closer to 'The Dark Tower'

April 07, 2011 09:05:54 GMT


Javier Bardem is seemingly ready to star in "The Dark Tower". Deadline reports that the 42-year-old actor is getting closer to play Roland Deschain in the big screen version of Stephen King's novels, which will span in three films.

Bardem will reportedly act in the entire trilogy as well as a limited run TV series in between each film. The first feature of the film is scheduled to grace U.S. theaters on May 17, 2013. Director Ron Howard has allegedly started meeting with other actors to cast the supporting roles around Bardem.
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First Look at 'Bones' Spin-Off 'Finder'

April 07, 2011 08:57:31 GMT


The backdoor pilot of "Bones", "Finder", will debut on Fox, April 21. The first taste to the spin-off episode has now been provided in some pictures, showing David Boreanaz's Booth and Emily Deschanel's Brennan teaming up with Geoff Stults' Walter Sherman. One photo, however, reveals that Booth and Sherman's relationship is not really good as they are seen brawling.

Booth and Brennan head down to the Florida everglades to investigate a case alongside Sherman, an expert locator and former soldier. Also appearing in the episode are Saffron Burrows and Michael Clark Duncan who play Sherman's co-workers, Ike Latulippe and Leo Knox respectively.
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Selena Gomez's Song 'Whiplash' Written by Britney Spears


April 07, 2011 08:49:34 GMT


Selena Gomez will have one of her new songs co-written by none other than Britney Spears. The track is reportedly titled "Whiplash", and will likely be recorded for the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star's upcoming studio album which is due in the U.S. on June 28.

Britney herself is not usually a writer even for her own songs. But she was praised by songwriter Heather Bright for not trying to make false songwriting credits. "She's honest! And she treats her writers and producers with respect and dignity," Heather said.
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Pics: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets in the Action for Cell Phone Commercial

April 07, 2011 08:39:11 GMT


Leonardo DiCaprio has jumped into some action. The leading man of "Inception" was caught on camera recently sprinting down a street in Paris, France, but he wasn't doing so for a new action movie. Instead, he was actually shooting scenes for a Chinese mobile phone company's commercial.

During the shooting, the 36-year-old actor who stars as J. Edgar Hoover in biopic drama "J. Edgar" got into the character as he broke into a run in front of a large hotel in the City of Lights. Seemingly tireless, he repeated the dramatic dash again and again while wearing a full dark suit to get the perfect shot.
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Sofia Vergara Up to Star in 'The Three Stooges'

April 07, 2011 08:34:49 GMT


After landing roles in "Meet the Browns" and "Madea Goes to Jail", Sofia Vergara apparently wants to make another appearance in big screen. The 38-year-old actress is allegedly aiming to join "The Three Stooges".

Variety reports that she is in discussions with 20th Century Fox to play one of the female lead characters in the forthcoming movie. If she is indeed cast in the movie, Vergara will join Will Sasso, who will play Curly, and Sean Hayes, who will star as Larry. Meanwhile, the role of Moe is still yet to be cast.
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Video: Jared Leto Channels Kurt Cobain and Plays Nirvana's Songs

April 07, 2011 08:29:46 GMT


30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has filmed an eerie tribute to his musical hero Kurt Cobain to mark the 17th anniversary of the late Nirvana star's death. The rocker/actor has posted a video online of him performing Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Rape Me", dressed like Cobain.

Leto has also posted a tribute on his blog, explaining the bizarre video. He writes, "I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I'd be doing this if it weren't for him."
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Drake's Concerts at Sherman Theater Are Fake

April 07, 2011 08:22:59 GMT


Rapper Drake has been caught up in a concert scam in Pennsylvania. Two Stroudsburg shows he was billed to headline have been scrapped after authorities discovered they were set up by a con man who booked the hitmaker without permission.

TMZ.com reports the rapper's aides alerted local officials after the two May dates at the Sherman Theater were brought to their attention. The booking was fraudulently made by a con artist claiming to be Drake's manager. Theatre bosses have refunded fans who bought tickets for the bogus shows.
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Chely Wright Engaged to Wed Gay Rights Activist Lauren Blitzer


April 07, 2011 08:18:16 GMT


Gay country star Chely Wright is to wed. The "Single White Female" singer, who 'came out' as a lesbian last year while promoting her memoirs "Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer", is engaged to gay rights activist Lauren Blitzer.

A publicist for the country star has confirmed the couple plans to wed in Connecticut in August. A source tells People magazine, "They met through their youth advocacy work and say that their passion for Scrabble holds them together."
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Michael Jackson Reportedly Committed Suicide Over Financial Woes


April 07, 2011 08:14:09 GMT


Michael Jackson may have committed suicide over his financial woes, according to lawyers representing the King of Pop's former physician Dr. Conrad Murray. The sensational claims were made during a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday, April 6.

Defense lawyer Ed Chernoff insisted his client, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, was not responsible for the pop superstar's death in 2009. Instead, Jackson was so upset about the state of his finances he took his own life. Dr. Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death, has asked to see the late star's financial records to prove his case.
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Chris Brown Goes NSFW in 'Spend It All' Viral Video


April 07, 2011 08:03:57 GMT


Following his reign on Billboard Hot 200 last week, Chris Brown filmed a viral video for "Spend It All" as a tribute to his devotees, and debuted it this week. Shots of scantily-clad women performing booty dances to the camera are inserted in between scenes of his live performances.

"I got the pop songs, I got the urban records," Breezy said when talking about the No. 1 album at the beginning of the video. "I always like to do all kinds of music, so now, I got to give y'all the strip club record. I would advise 18 and up to watch this."
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'Saturday Night Live' Promo: Helen Mirren Gets Funky

April 07, 2011 08:01:22 GMT


Helen Mirren is taking the hosting job on "Saturday Night Live" this week on NBC. Teasing the upcoming episode, she has appeared in a promo video with regular cast Fred Armisen where she shows off her funky side.

The twosome breaks into a spontaneous dance number after Armisen says that he is excited about her remake of 1984's "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo". Also, Mirren announced that the April 9 episode will feature Foo Fighters as the musical guest.
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Karina Smirnoff to Grace Playboy's Cover, Hugh Hefner Brags It's 'Unforgettable'

April 07, 2011 07:52:28 GMT


Karina Smirnoff is going to take it all off for Playboy. Founder and Chief Creative Officer Hugh Hefner made the announcement via Twitter, revealing that the pro-dancer on "Dancing with the Stars" will be making an appearance in the cover as well as inside the May issue of the adult magazine.

In a message posted on Wednesday, April 6, the 84-year-old promises that the issue featuring the former fiancee of Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be "unforgettable". His tweet read, "The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing With The Stars' Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside."
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Fresh Trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Hesher' Debuted

April 07, 2011 07:19:47 GMT


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New "Hesher" trailer has been released. The one-and-a-half-minute preview, released via Apple, sees long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt pouring liquid on a car.

Using rock song as the background music, some scenes in the new trailer show pathetic situations. One scene sees Devin Brochu's character crying while having a dinner with his grief-stricken father and grandmother. In another scene, Natalie Portman asks Devin how he met wild Gordon-Levitt, before sad Devin answers, "It's kind of a long story".
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Eric Bana Begging for Role on 'Sons of Anarchy'


April 07, 2011 07:11:58 GMT


Aussie movie star Eric Bana is begging pals Charlie Hunnam and Kim Coates to help him land a role on U.S. TV biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" - because he's a big fan of the show. The "Troy" star, who is a well-known car and bike fanatic, has been watching the show since it started in 2008 - and he wants a regular role.

He tells WENN, "One of my best friends, Kim Coates, plays Tig in 'Sons of Anarchy' so I've been on him since day one to do the show because I'm the hugest fan." And Bana admits he recruited Hunnam for his new film "Blackbird" in the hope the actor would return the favor, "It's one of the reasons I was really keen on getting Charlie into the film."
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Natalie Portman: I'm Too Old to Smoke Weed

April 07, 2011 07:11:04 GMT


Pregnant Natalie Portman is keen to distance herself from reports she likes smoking marijuana, insisting she loves stoner comedies, but no longer gets high. The Oscar winner stars in new pot comedy "Your Highness" opposite James Franco and Danny McBride, but she doesn't want fans to think she's a stoner.

She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven't smoked in years. I'm too old. I wish I was that cool, but I'm like an old lady now. I'm in bed by 10 P.M. I can't do that anymore."
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James Franco Offers to Work for 'The Colbert Report'

April 07, 2011 07:10:20 GMT


Oscars co-host James Franco has asked funnyman Stephen Colbert for a job on his hit U.S. late night comedy show. The "127 Hours" star, who most recently announced plans to become a professor at New York University in 2012, has set his sights on a new gig - working for "The Colbert Report".

Franco, who is a big fan of the program, offered up his talents and nominated himself for an art consultant position during an appearance on the show on Tuesday, April 5. He says, "You rule. I want to work with you." The funnyman liked the idea and pronounced him hired.
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Britney Spears Uses Stunt Double for 'Till the World Ends' Dance


April 07, 2011 07:09:52 GMT


Hours after "Till the World Ends" music video was premiered, Britney Spears was hit with allegation that she didn't do the dance in the Ray Kay-directed video by herself. Rumor has it, she used a dancer named Tiana Brown as a stunt double. Tiana reportedly was a choreographer, dancer and co-captain for Britney's tour, and was featured in "3" and "If U Seek Amy" videos.

Two pictures posted by ONTD feature Britney busting her moves in the middle of her backing dancers. The images don't show a clear view of Britney's face due to the "hair whipping" which hides her face from the camera. From those two angles, it seems that the female doing the routine indeed is not Britney, but there isn't any word from her camp concerning that matter.
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Andy Serkis to Be Second Unit Director on 'The Hobbit'

April 07, 2011 07:09:25 GMT


British actor Andy Serkis has been handed a huge honor on the set of the "Lord of the Rings" prequel, "The Hobbit", in New Zealand - moviemaker Peter Jackson has made him his second unit director.

The star, who shot to fame as Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and will reprise the role in "The Hobbit", will oversee select location work on Jackson's two upcoming films. Serkis tells The Hollywood Reporter that Jackson hired him because he understood the material and the director's vision. Serkis says, "There was this email out of the blue. It was a fantastic surprise."
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Lady GaGa Poised to Guest Star on 'Modern Family'

April 07, 2011 06:58:03 GMT


Lady GaGa has once appeared on "Gossip Girl" and is apparently planning to invade another TV show. Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed when appearing on "Live with Regis and Kelly" that the dance queen has expressed interest to guest star on his starring series "Modern Family".

"She reached out and she wanted to do something with the show. But how do you incorporate Lady GaGa into 'Modern Family'?" Ferguson said. Thunderstruck by the possibility, Kelly Ripa who is a fan of the Mother Monster shared her idea of a possible plot for GaGa. "You're dreaming of Lady GaGa!. I'm going to write this for you right now. You're having the Lady GaGa dream again," she said.
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50 Cent Has Spoken Out in Defense of Mister Cee

April 07, 2011 06:42:17 GMT


50 Cent has spoken out to defend Mister Cee after the hip-hop DJ and record producer was charged with public lewdness following an arrest in New York on Friday, April 1. Mister Cee, real name Calvin Lebrun, was caught performing a sex act with a 20-year-old male in a car in Manhattan.

The scandal has turned many rap fans against the producer, but 50 Cent insists he's still a fan. Opening up to Hot 97 radio personality Miss Info, 50 Cent says, "I'd make him my DJ any day... It's only entertaining because he (Mister Cee) means that much to hip-hop culture."
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Video: Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren Poke Fun at 'When Harry Met Sally'

April 07, 2011 06:38:29 GMT


Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren have teamed up for a new vampire movie trailer spoof, inspired by the comedian's hit 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally". In FunnyOrDie.com's "Grampires: When Harry Bit Sharon", Crystal's Harry character is trying to cope with life in an old folks' home after the death of his wife Sally when he meets fussy Sharon, played by Oscar winner Mirren. Sharon turns out to be a vampire looking for a mate to spend eternity with.

The odd couple go on a killing spree, sucking the blood from fellow pensioners and trying not to get excited when they spot blood at family functions. In an hilarious twist, boxer Mike Tyson plays a cop who determines vampires are to blame for the deaths of the old folks. He says, "We've gotta kill us some motherf**king grampires."
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Penelope Cruz Joins Woody Allen's Secret Rome Film

April 07, 2011 06:32:59 GMT


The Penelope Cruz - Woody Allen team is back. The actress who won an Oscar through Allen's 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" will star in untitled Woody Allen project which will be shot in Rome.

"I know [what I'm doing next], but the thing is that I have to ask the director what I can say and what I cannot say," Cruz tells EW. "Because he's very secretive. It's ...it's a movie with Woody Allen. But I really cannot say anything about the story or the characters."
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Rosie O'Donnell Reunites With Ex-Girlfriend

April 07, 2011 06:31:25 GMT


Comedienne and actress Rosie O'Donnell has reunited with her ex-girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders as her son recovers from heart surgery. O'Donnell began dating the Texan artist and mum-of-six in 2009 and set up home in Nyack, New York bringing together their families and giving them a combined brood of 10 kids.

Reports surfaced in February suggesting they had split, but it appears the couple is back together as O'Donnell helps take care of Kachtick-Anders' seven-year-old Wyatt. The child, who suffers from learning disability Down's Syndrome, went under the knife on Tuesday morning, April 5 and O'Donnell has taken to Twitter.com to thank fans for their well-wishes and praise local hospital staff for taking such good care of the boy.
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'Jersey Shore' Production in Italy Delayed Amid Contract Dispute


April 07, 2011 05:55:01 GMT


"Jersey Shore" trip to Italy is delayed for a month. A production insider says the filming is postponed due to a recently reported contract dispute in which some of the cast still refuse to sign their new contracts.

"The cast was meant to leave on April 18, but now with the contact troubles, they won't be leaving until May," the insider tells Radar Online. It is added that "several of the housemates haven't signed their contracts and until they do, the cast can't go to Italy."
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30 Seconds to Mars' Official 'This Is War' (Uncensored) Music Video

April 07, 2011 05:45:54 GMT


Almost a year after being previewed, 30 Seconds to Mars' "This Is War" music video has finally been debuted in full. Directed by Edouard Salier, the clip has actually leaked earlier this week, but the official one which is subtitled "Uncensored" didn't make its way out until Wednesday, April 6.

"If we don't end war, war will end us," so the tagline quotes H.G. Wells. It then proceeds to follow Jared Leto and his bandmates doing a field operation as they serve as the U.S. soldiers. Wearing army combat uniforms, they are equipped with M4 rifles in the battlefield.
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Djimon Hounsou Uninjured After Car Crash With Tito Ortiz

April 07, 2011 05:20:30 GMT


Actor Djimon Hounsou has walked away unscathed after a car collision with former mixed martial arts champion Tito Ortiz during a practice run for the 2011 Fueled by Fame celebrity race.

The stars are gearing up to take part in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race competition in Long Beach, California on 16 April, but they were forced to cut short a trial session on Tuesday, April 5 when Ortiz smashed into the back of the "Blood Diamond" star's vehicle.
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Deryck Whibley Feels Happier Post-Divorce From Avril Lavigne

April 07, 2011 04:56:38 GMT


Rocker Deryck Whibley is determined to remain positive following his divorce from Avril Lavigne, insisting the split was "good" for him and he's "happier than ever". The Sum 41 frontman and pop punk Lavigne ended their three-year marriage in 2009 and officially divorced on November 2010.

Whibley admits the break-up was hard for him to deal with at the time, but now he's over his heartache, he's adamant it's made him a happier man. He tells Kerrang! magazine, "It was a very painful experience. I don't really want to get into it, but what I'll say about it is that, at the end of the day, it was good (for me). Tough things are good to go through because they make you who you are."
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'Anna Karenina' Waits Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy's Confirmation

April 07, 2011 04:54:29 GMT


As his young assassin film "Hanna" is going to hit theaters soon, director Joe Wright has already made plans for his next project, "Anna Karenina". After speculations went viral that Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy were up to play in the drama film, Wright has confirmed the rumor by saying that he is waiting for Saoirse and James' answers.

Recently, Wright has spoken to The Playlist about the rumor. He stated, "Keira [Knightley]'s confirmed, Jude Law's confirmed, Aaron Johnson's confirmed, Kelly Macdonald's confirmed, Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed. I'm still waiting on Saoirse and James."
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Pics: Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Noth Flash Butt at Charity Fashion Show

April 07, 2011 04:53:57 GMT


Kiefer Sutherland and "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth were among the celebrities who walked the runway in kilts at a charity fashion show in New York on Tuesday night, April 5. The actors, who appear together in Broadway play "That Championship Season", were joined by their co-stars Brian Cox, Jason Patric and Jim Gaffigan at the annual Dressed To Kilt event.

The stars strutted along the catwalk in the traditional Scottish garment to raise money for a number of charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project and the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization. And they had a cheeky surprise for the audience at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan - they lifted the kilts and flashed their butts as they reached the end of the catwalk.
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Kal Penn's Attacker Has Pleaded Guilty to Armed Robbery

April 07, 2011 04:32:40 GMT


A man who attacked actor-turned-White House aide Kal Penn at gunpoint in 2010 has pleaded guilty to felony charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Marcellus Chambers pounced on Penn in the early hours of April 20, 2010 in Washington, D.C. and stole the star's wallet and two cell phones.

The actor, who was working as a liaison officer for President Barack Obama at the time, filed a police report immediately after the incident and Secret Service agents became involved when it emerged one of the phones taken in the robbery was the property of the U.S. Government.
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'Chase' to Air Last Episodes on Saturdays

April 07, 2011 04:32:18 GMT


NBC has found a slot for police drama "Chase" to complete its first season. The freshman was yanked out of NBC's schedule in early February when the rating could not meet up to the network's standard.

The network initially ordered a full 22-episode season but when the rating did not improve, the number is cut to 18 in December. The 13th episode aired January 26 and the rest of the episodes will now get screen time starting Saturday, April 23 at 8/7c for five weeks straight.
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Newly Single Delta Goodrem Denies Affair Rumor

April 07, 2011 04:30:52 GMT


Delta Goodrem has blasted reports suggesting she ended her engagement to former Westlife singer Brian McFadden because of a burgeoning romance, insisting the split was "absolutely mutual". The stars announced on Sunday, April3, that their seven-year relationship has come to an end.

Subsequent reports suggested the Australian singer had grown close to a colleague, but Goodrem has spoken out to dismiss the speculation. She says, "The split was absolutely mutual. We are still good friends. We talk every day." Goodrem's representative adds, "We would appreciate it if everyone could respect the couple's time together and not bring up hurtful rumors. This rumor is completely fabricated."
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Tina Fey Pregnant With Second Child


April 07, 2011 04:18:07 GMT


Another child is on the way for "30 Rock" star and creator Tina Fey. The actress best known for her portrayal of Liz Lemon on the NBC comedy series has announced that she is expecting during a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Wednesday, April 6.

Tina's representative has confirmed the happy news to People magazine, adding that she is already five months into her pregnancy. The baby will be her second child with composer husband Jeff Richmond. The seven-time Emmy Awards winner already has a daughter named Alice Zenobia Richmond, who was born in September 2005.
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Inapropriate for PG-13 Audience, 'Hangover 2' Trailer Pulled

April 07, 2011 04:09:53 GMT


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For not clearing it out first with MPAA, "The Hangover 2" trailer has been pulled from theaters. Preview of the R-rated film starring Bradley Cooper appeared in front of "Source Code" this past weekend but the two films' rating don't quite add up because the latter is PG-13.

In a statement to THR, Warner Bros. said, "In our haste to meet the placement schedule for this trailer, we failed to properly vet the final version with the MPAA. We acted immediately to correct the mistake and removed the trailer from screens."
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Matt Lauer May Leave 'Today' Show Too

April 07, 2011 04:04:32 GMT


"Today" may not not lose just one, but two anchors in the foreseeable future. A day after rumors surfaced that Meredith Vieira will leave when her contract expires in September, it is now reported that Matt Lauer will leave the NBC morning news program as well.

A source tells Entertainment Tonight that Lauer has notified his bosses that he will be resigning when his contract expires on December 31, 2012. The site further speculates that the 53-year-old might re-team with his former "Today" show co-host Katie Couric and his former "Today" show executive producer Jeff Zucker. It has been reported that Couric might leave "CBS Evening News" and launch her own talk show with Zucker.
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Britney Spears Leads Billboard Hot 200 With 'Femme Fatale'

April 07, 2011 04:01:34 GMT


Britney Spears is victorious on Billboard Hot 200 this week. The 29-year-old pop singer rules the U.S. albums chart with her newly-released studio installment "Femme Fatale" which has scanned 276,000 copies in its first week on sale.

It's Britney's second-lowest opening sales after her debut effort "...Baby One More Time" pulled in a smaller figure (121,000 at No. 1) in 1999. Although the "Femme Fatale" number couldn't match the first-week sale of her previous "Circus" (506,000), it's enough to lead her scoring her sixth chart-topping album.
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Taylor Swift Takes Things Slowly With Garrett Hedlund


April 07, 2011 03:41:33 GMT


There is a chance that Taylor Swift will develop a romantic relationship with Garrett Hedlund. Us Weekly magazine has just brought up the story that the "Back to December" singer has gone out on a first date with the "Tron Legacy" star last Friday, April 1. Yet, it noted that the country music beauty is taking things slowly.

One inside source dished before the pair enjoyed dinner together in Nashville, they have been "emailing for a while". The insider added, "She has actually spent time getting to know Garrett." It is reported that 26-year-old Garrett joined 21-year-old Taylor for the dinner at 8 P.M. He was back at his hotel by 12:30 A.M.
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'Glee' Super-Sized Episode Confirmed, New Details Unveiled

April 07, 2011 03:24:25 GMT


Fox has issued a press release to officially announce "Glee" super-sized episode. As it was reported before, the episode will be 90 minutes long and pay "homage to Mother Monster herself, Lady GaGa" with New Directions performing GaGa's just-released single "Born This Way". However, beside the so-called new gay anthem, there is no other song from GaGa to be heard on the show on April 26.

A synopsis for the special episode has also been released, revealing that Ashley Fink will guest star as Lauren Zizes who is up against Quinn for prom-queen. "In the 'Born This Way' episode, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) teaches the glee club a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes you unique through the music of Lady Gaga," Fox writes in the press release.
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Ryan Gosling Shirtless in First 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Trailer

April 07, 2011 03:20:43 GMT


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Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for "Crazy, Stupid, Love." The video, which is released via Apple, features scenes where Ryan Gosling is seen shirtless. The trailer also sees Steve Carell who attempts to save his marital life by doing a makeover, including changing his style and meeting flirty women.

The forthcoming film revolves around Carell's Cal Weaver, a straight-laced guy who lives the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels.
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Eric Stonestreet Pranked 'Modern Family' Co-Star, Walked the Plank for 'Ellen'

April 07, 2011 02:58:34 GMT


Eric Stonestreet visited Ellen DeGeneres as she spent the week at Universal Orlando Resort for a live audience episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". The episode, which was taped on Sunday, April 3 and aired on Wednesday, is the fifth time Ellen brought her show to the theme park.

Eric was the guest on the extra sunny day. While perspiring, he sat down for a talk, debuted a raw footage from his show "Modern Family" and took up Ellen's challenge. In the middle of the interview, the host let him show the audience a clip where he pulled a prank on co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. And then to close out the show, Ellen convinced the actor to a round of CityWalk the Plank.
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Pregnant Mariah Carey Poses Naked for Magazine Cover


April 07, 2011 02:53:02 GMT


Mariah Carey has stripped off for a magazine cover. Just as her husband Nick Cannon confessed recently he was having second thought on their naked pictures, Life & Style magazine uncovers its latest cover photo that features the "Heartbreaker" hitmaker showing off her baby bump in the nude. Looking radiant, she covers her breasts with her hair and one hand.

Though she looked comfortable in her pregnant skin, the 42-year-old pop diva did admit to the publication, "I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now." Nonetheless, she noted, "But then I didn't want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience. My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."
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Video: Lady GaGa to Release Second Single 'Judas' on April 19

April 07, 2011 02:51:03 GMT


Lady GaGa has revealed when she's going to release her second single "Judas". In a "Gagavision No. 41" video message, it was announced, " 'Judas' is coming. Let the cultural baptism begin. 'Judas' April 19. If they were not who you were taught they would be, would you still believe?"

"Judas" is set to appear among new materials in GaGa's new album "Born This Way" which is due May 23 in the United States. In February this year, she tweeted a small portion of the song's lyrics, "I'm just a Holy Fool, oh baby he's so cruel, but I'm still in love with Judas, Baby."
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Hugh Jackman Eyed for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

April 07, 2011 02:49:44 GMT


Rumor has it, Hugh Jackman is offered a role in "Snow White and the Huntsman". After the role of the Huntsman was left vacant by Viggo Mortensen, Universal Pictures seemingly tries to find a famous actor to pump up the star power for the film, which will hit theaters after Tarsem Singh's "Snow White".

Deadline reports that the studio has sent out an offer to Jackman to star as the lead male character. With his new film "The Wolverine" delayed, it seems that he has the chance to step into the role. Once the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" actor agrees, he will appear along with Kristen Stewart, the Snow White depicter, and Charlize Theron, who will play the evil queen.
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'American Idol' Top 9 Recap: The Girls Back on the Map

April 07, 2011 02:35:06 GMT


The top 9 finalists of "American Idol" were back on the stage Wednesday night, April 6 to belt songs with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame theme. Jacob Lusk was the lucky number one, singing Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" which was his last minute pick as he decided to sing something close to home instead of something that he wasn't comfortable with.

It turned out the audience loved it and so did the judges. Steven Tyler said, "Every time you sing you bring another little piece of yourself to the party." Randy Jackson gushed, "Dude, there were Jacob moments all over that," adding that he liked the way Jacob went with his "moral conviction."
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Grammy Awards Is Revamped: New Rules and Categories

April 07, 2011 01:45:25 GMT


People at the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) have decided to reduce the long-list categories of Grammy Awards. From 109 categories, around 52 awards were eliminated and some of them were combined into one to create 21 new fields.

This means that Grammys will offer more competitive battles for its frequent nominees like Lady GaGa, Eminem and Rihanna. Male and female artists will bump into each other more often because there are no more separate awards for best male and female vocal in the pop, country and R&B fields.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Mariska Hargitay 'Deliriously Happy' About Adopted Baby Girl

April 07, 2011 01:43:49 GMT


Mariska Hargitay has welcomed a new addition to her family of three. The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star recently opened up to People Magazine that she and her actor husband Peter Hermann have adopted a baby girl named Amaya Josephine, who was born about a week ago in the United States.

Having said she is "deliriously happy", the 47-year-old shared stories behind the adoption. "We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we're thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered," she said. "We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We're just so happy she's here."
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'30 Rock' Not Ending in 2012 as Alec Baldwin Says

April 07, 2011 01:24:47 GMT


The end of "30 Rock" is perhaps not as close as Alec Baldwin says. Contrary to his claim that the show will be off the air after the sixth season, an NBC insider says, "We have had no conversations about '30 Rock' ending next season."

"I will tell you one thing. And that is our show next year is our last year of the show," Baldwin previously told New York Magazine's Vulture." He added to provide the reasons, "Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina [Fey] is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She's going to be the next Elaine May. She'll be great."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Jake Gyllenhaal Not Hooking Up With Jessica Lowndes


April 07, 2011 01:13:35 GMT


Jake Gyllenhaal has been falsely linked to another Hollywood beauty. Us Weekly recently came up with a report that the leading man of "Source Code" is on a rebound with Jessica Lowndes. His representative, however, was quick to shoot down the romance speculations, telling Gossip Cop the actor is not hooking up with the "90210" beauty.

The romance rumor surfaced after Jake was spotted sharing breakfast with the 22-year-old actress at Greenwich Hotel in New York City last Friday, April 1. Still, the publication added that the 30-year-old actor keeps his option open. He was seen with another woman at the Big Apple's Bowery Hotel later that night, and enjoyed a friendly lunch with someone who looks like Taylor Swift on April 3.
 
 
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