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April 14, 2011

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Prince Keeps Gig Tickets Cheap

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT


Prince is set to play 21 dates in the city, kicking off on Thursday, April 14, at the L.A. Forum, and he has decided to keep prices low to make sure cash-strapped supporters can still see his shows.

A large portion of the tickets will be sold for a $25 entrance fee and the "Purple Rain" singer is adamant fans deserve to pay the "price" for concerts, blaming sales website TicketMaster for inflating charges over the years.
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Adam Ant Advises Catherine Zeta-Jones to Hug a Tree

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT


Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed on Wednesday, April 13, she spent five days at a clinic in the U.S. earlier this month to treat her bipolar disorder.

Adam Ant, real name Stuart Goddard, has a long history of mental health problems and has undergone several stints of psychiatric treatment, and he's now spoken out in support of Zeta-Jones as she recovers.
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Rihanna Disappointed by 'X Factor' Snub

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT


Simon Cowell is currently recruiting panelists for his latest reality TV project which will see him transfer his successful British talent show to the U.S.

Famed music mogul Antonio L.A. Reid is already confirmed, while high-profile names including Jessica Simpson and Nicole Scherzinger have been linked to the other coveted slots.
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Courteney Cox Laughs Off David Arquette's Advances at Disney World

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT


Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced its separation in 2010 but they have both been open about their determination to resolve their problems and get their relationship back on track.

They flew to Florida earlier this month to enjoy a family vacation with their daughter Coco at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and the trio was pictured smiling and hugging outside the theme park's famous Cinderella's Castle.
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Iceland Volcano Led to Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men' Debut

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT


Matthew Vaughn was signed up to take charge of the third movie in the franchise, 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand", but he quit because of scheduling difficulties, making way for Brett Ratner to take his place in the director's chair.

Producer Bryan Singer insists he never considered Vaughn as a possible candidate to helm upcoming installment, "X-Men: First Class", but a chance meeting with the director in L.A. changed his mind.
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Stephen Fry Wants to End Rift With George Michael

April 14, 2011 15:05:00 GMT


George Michael star appeared in the comedian's 2007 documentary "Stephen Fry: HIV and Me", but ordered his scenes to be cut from the final edit after the show's producer made comments Michael found offensive.

The singer told fans on his Twitter.com blog on Wednesday, aPRIL 13, he is disappointed Stephen Fry never contacted him to clear the air, prompting the actor/writer to reach out on the microblogging site.
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Chris Martin and Simon Pegg Team Up for Pub Gig

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


Simon Pegg put together plans for Parting Glass: A Wake for John Parkhouse following the death of the former manager of the Boogaloo in Highgate, the pub which is said to have inspired The Winchester in the actor's hit 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.

The funnyman came on stage to talk about his late pal and, after a performance by the Warbourne Brothers Band, he introduced the night's surprise guest, with Chris Martin taking over to play a set of his hits.
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Police Hunt for Wiz Khalifa's Concert Witnesses

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


The unnamed female fan was found unconscious behind the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire following Wiz Khalifa performance there last Friday, April 8. She was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for head injuries.

The woman is believed to have fallen off a wall during the hip-hop star's show. Cops are investigating the incident and are appealing for any potential witnesses to come forward.
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Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels' Song to Be Released in Australia

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


The unlikely collaborators teamed up in the studio last year, 2010, to record a new version of Poison classic "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".

The song was set for general release this year, 2011, but Bret Michaels recently revealed it was scrapped when Miley Cyrus' parents split and he was falsely linked to her mother, Tish.
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LeAnn Rimes Thrills Fan With Closet Clearout Offer

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


The "Blue" hitmaker cleared out her wardrobe on Wednesday, April 13, telling her Twitter.com followers, "Three solid hrs (hours) of closet organization. The shoes... they're everywhere. Even on the back if (sic) the door... all organized though! The shelves are three rows deep under the bags! Everyone has a vice... mine are shoes and handbags."

An American user on the site, Peggy Joyce, messaged LeAnn Rimes, asking, "Anything u want to donate to me? Lost job and have a 16 month old. Bad year... Only one income coming in and extra money goes to son."
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George Michael Re-Records Royal Wedding Song

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


George Michael has spent this month putting together a record in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming nuptials as a "wedding pressie" (gift) for the couple.

The song was finished this week, April 10, but Michael decided to head back to the studio on Wednesday, April 13, to record it all over again to make sure the finished product is perfect.
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Sean Penn's Snapper Donates Case Money to Haiti

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


Sean Penn pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of vandalism after a run-in with photographer Jordan Dawes in 2009, and the snapper's lawsuit against the "Milk" star was settled out of court last in March 2011.

Dawes has now promised to donate all the money he won from the settlement to charity, including relief efforts in the Carribean nation where Sean Penn has been working tirelessly to help those affected by the 2010 tremor.
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Dame Helen Mirren Fuming Over Russell Brand's Arrest

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


Russell Brand was questioned by cops and charged with battery following an alleged altercation as he walked through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in September 2010.

Brand maintained he was defending his now-wife Katy Perry from an over-zealous snapper and the charge was later dropped.
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Baseball Star Barry Bonds Guilty Over Steroids Probe

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


Barry Bonds has long faced speculation about whether he took drugs to boost his performance.

In 2007 he was indicted on a number of charges for allegedly lying to a grand jury during the government's investigation of a drug company. During the hearings he testified that he never knowingly took any illegal steroids.
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David Hasselhoff Goes Public With New Girlfriend

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


David Hasselhoff's love life hit headlines earlier this month when he was linked to 31-year-old Welsh model Hayley Roberts.

The "Baywatch" star remained coy when asked about the new romance, revealing, "I don't know that I'm in love yet but I'm in deep like (sic). It's a very kind of private time for us."
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Whoopi Goldberg's Role Model Frustrations

April 14, 2011 11:20:26 GMT


Whoopi Goldberg admits she's angry about the number of leaked private videos showing stars in compromising positions, as she's adamant celebrities should be allowed to behave however they deem fit behind closed doors.

She also takes aim at parents who allow their kids to hold stars in such high esteem, because no-one can "live up to it".
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Lucas and Peyton Not Returning to 'One Tree Hill' Season 8


April 14, 2011 09:02:37 GMT


Lucas and Peyton will not make any appearance at all in season 8 of "One Tree Hill". Showrunner Mark Schwahn has addressed long-running speculation that the couple will head back to The CW drama by saying, "It's not going to happen. We won't be seeing them this year."

"Everybody had the best intentions," Schwahn further says, revealing that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton were interested to reprise their roles. "But at the end of the day, it just didn't work out." He adds, "Creatively, I would have loved to have them, or even at the end of the season. But unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be."
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First Full Trailer for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Emerges

April 14, 2011 08:55:45 GMT


20th Century Fox has released the first full trailer for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" following the teaser which has been debuted earlier. The new preview is unveiled to the world via Apple. It features James Franco giving description about his experiments, having no idea that Caesar will lead other apes to break out of the laboratory and vanquish the town.

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" will tell a story of how a genetic engineering experiment leads to the creation of intelligence in apes and causes an inevitable conflict between species. Franco's Will Rodman becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes after he makes a breakthrough while studying the development of intelligence in apes. The story is set in contemporary San Francisco.
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People's Most Beautiful 2011, Jennifer Lopez at Her Happiest Without Make-Up


April 14, 2011 08:54:04 GMT


Jennifer Lopez has been named World's Most Beautiful of 2011 by People Magazine. Gracing the cover of the annual issue that hits newsstands Friday, April 15, the current judge on "American Idol" tops the list that includes the likes of Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore.

While she loves glamming up when appearing on TV and music videos, the 41-year-old singer claims to be at her happiest when she's at home and applies no make-up at all. "That's when I'm my happiest," she says. "Just being able to touch my face and rub my eyes and put my fingers in my hair and not having to worry about messing it up. It's so much better."
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A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster Invited Back to 'Criminal Minds'


April 14, 2011 08:53:15 GMT


Good news comes in two for "Criminal Minds" fans. Not only the new production team is trying to get back A.J. Cook who plays Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau on the CBS crime drama, but also Paget Brewster aka Emily Prentiss.

Cook was written out of the show for creative reason and budget cut. She was back for two episodes this season to give her character a good closure. In the story, JJ is transferred from BAU to Pentagon. Executive producer Simon Mirren told TV Guide, "We've always intimated that JJ's character has connections outside of our world - other more powerful elements in the government. Those powers that she's connected with come back into her life."
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Will Butler Shocked By Emotional Haiti Trip

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


The cult Canadian rockers thrilled music fans in the nation's capital Port-au-Prince last month (Mar11) when they played a surprise show, and they spent the rest of their trip visiting the temporary camps set up in the city following last year's (10) devastating earthquake.

Will Butler admits the experience was overwhelming for him, and he has opened up about what he witnessed in a series of posts on his blog.
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James Allan Fuming Over Illegal Downloads

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


The group's latest single, Euphoria, Take My Hand, limped into the U.K. charts at number 126 earlier this year (11) and James Allan blames its poor performance on the number of fans who obtain music without paying.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I don't think the charts mean what they used to, which is a shame because I love the anticipation. I love it if it's a rock 'n' roll band that makes it to the top of the tree, against the odds.
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Stars Celebrate Carnegie Hall Anniversary with Concert

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


Steve Martin and Barbara Cook also took to the stage at the gala concert, which featured famous songs from Carnegie Hall debuts to raise cash for the venue's Weill Music Institute, an artistic and education program.

Host James Taylor kicked off the night with a rendition of There's No Business Like Show Business and remembered his own first appearance there 40 years ago - before jokily adding, "I can't recall that night too clearly. The seventies were a blur to me."
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Melanie Chisholm Tackling Triathlon for Charity

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


The former Spice Girls star is training for the running, swimming and cycling endurance race in London in July (11) - and she's appealing for sponsors to generate money for Sparks, a U.K. medical research organisation which helps sick kids.

In a post on her fundraising page, she writes, "On July 30th, I will be taking part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon to raise money for the children's charity Sparks. The course includes a 750m swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run.
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Celia Imrie Hopes to Help Anorexic Patients

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


The "Bridget Jones's Diary" star Celia Imrie battled the condition as a young girl hoping to get into ballet school and was even hospitalized to receive treatment when her weight plummeted.

She came under fire from bosses at U.K. eating disorder charity Beat earlier in 2011 after stating "you get yourself into it and only you can get yourself out of it", but Celia Imrie has now offered herself up as an adviser to anyone struggling with anorexia.
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Whoopi Goldberg Never Loved Her Husbands

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


"Ghost" star Whoopi Goldberg split from first husband Alvin Martin in 1979 after six years of marriage and went on to wed David Claessen in 1986. That union lasted two years and she later exchanged vows with Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994, before the pair divorced just a year later.

Whoopi Goldberg opened up about her romance issues on talk show Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday night, April 13, and revealed to the British host that she has only ever loved one man in her life, and she never married him.
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Hayden Panettiere's Dad Helped Her Perfect Scream

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


Hayden Panettiere reveals her dad insisted she develop an eardrum-shattering yell, so that she could scare off potential attackers.

The former "Heroes" star says, "I'm a fireman's daughter... and he always taught me, because I'm such a small girl, that you always have to look like you have somewhere to be and someone's gonna miss you if you [don't] get there.
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Drew Barrymore to Direct Liz Tucillo's 'How to Be Single'

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT


The follow-up to Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It!", "How to Be Single" will revolve around a group of New Yorkers and their various dating adventures over the course of a decade, according to EW.com.

Drew Barrymore is still deciding whether or not she'll appear in the film, as she did in 2009's "Whip It!". She is planning to shoot the movie on location this summer.
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Marie Osmond's Teenage Daughter Treated for Chest Pains


April 14, 2011 07:43:28 GMT


Veteran entertainer Marie Osmond faced a new family crisis earlier this month when her teenage daughter was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital with chest pains. The singer, who is still mourning the 2010 death of her son Michael, canceled the opening night of her revamped Sin City variety show with her brother Donny Osmond on April 5 to attend to 13-year-old Brianna.

The child was treated at St. Rose Dominican Hospital and diagnosed with pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. She was prescribed a dose of antibiotics and discharged. Osmond's publicist, Nicole Perez, has confirmed the incident to the National Enquirer, but insists Brianna has recovered well.
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Kim Kardashian Plans to Wed Kris Humphries Soon

April 14, 2011 07:40:56 GMT


Socialite and TV star Kim Kardashian is making plans to wed basketball player boyfriend Kris Humphries - and already has her dress picked out for the big day. The couple has only been dating for five months, but Life & Style magazine reports it's getting serious and Kardashian has started talking about getting married - and what her ceremony will be like.

The publication claims Kardashian is hoping for a big diamond engagement ring, designed by pal Lorraine Schwartz. A source says, "Her idol is Elizabeth Taylor, who was a good friend of Lorraine's, so she wants to take inspiration from one of Elizabeth's prized possessions: her famous cushion-cut Krupp diamond. Kim's been talking to Lorraine about it a lot lately."
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Demi Lovato: I Want to Be Free From My Inner Demons


April 14, 2011 07:37:00 GMT


Disney darling Demi Lovato continues to shed light to her dark and destructive past. Having spoken out about her eating disorder, the Sonny Munroe in "Sonny with a Chance" shared with Seventeen magazine what she was looking for when checking herself into a treatment facility in November last year.

"I basically had a nervous breakdown," the songstress, who admitted to have struggled with depression and anxieties for looking perfect, opened up. "I was really bad off. My parents and manager pulled me aside and said, 'You need to get some help.' It was an intervention. I wanted freedom from the inner demons. I wanted to start my life over."
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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber NOT Remaking 'Wizard of Oz'


April 14, 2011 07:32:10 GMT


Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are not making a film together, at least not in the near future. "Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber to Remake The Wizard of Oz", a new headline from ShowbizSpy was quickly debunked by Gossip Cop who quoted a source as saying, "not true".

Showbiz Spy first heard about the rumor from a source "close to" Selena who said that the actress is obsessed about the children story. "Her dream role would be Dorothy in a remake but she'd settle for a Munchkin just to be in it. Now she's got Justin hooked on the movie, Selena thinks they may both be contenders for a role," the source said.
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Charlie Sheen's 85 Percent Chance to Rejoin 'Two and a Half Men' Debunked


April 14, 2011 07:27:46 GMT


Just hours after Charlie Sheen raised people's hope that he will return to "Two and a Half Men", his statement has been denied. TMZ, which has previously reported there is "no chance" for the actor to get his job back, learns from sources connected to the production that the actor will never be invited back.

The sources also deny that CBS honcho Les Moonves has urged Warner Bros. to have Charlie back, saying the report is "absolutely false." Moreover, the sources claim it was the 45-year-old who pleaded to the bosses to get his job back, but WB "has closed the book on" him.
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Jessie J's 'Nobody's Perfect' Music Video Leaks

April 14, 2011 07:16:22 GMT


Jessie J's new music video for her latest single "Nobody's Perfect" has hit the web in its bootleg version. The leaked video features the U.K. singer/songwriter sitting down for a feast with a group of "socialite" people who start fighting with each other once the dinner is served. Oblivious with the chaos around her, the "Price Tag" hitmaker later climbs the table and romps around it.

"Nobody's Perfect" is lifted from Jessie's debut album "Who You Are" which has just been released in the United States on April 12. Released as the third single from the effort, It's co-written by Claude Kelly and Jessica Cornish.
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Robert Pattinson Dancing in New 'Water for Elephants' Clip

April 14, 2011 07:02:44 GMT


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A fresh clip for "Water for Elephants" has been unleashed. The newly-released preview, which is unveiled via Yahoo! U.K., sees Robert Pattinson's Jacob dancing with Reese Witherspoon's Marlena in a local pub, before he kisses Marlena.

The PG-13-rated movie focuses on Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student who is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. He later finds love in Marlena Rosenbluth, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act. Unfortunate for Jacob, she is married to the troupe's charismatic yet dangerous animal trainer, Christoph Waltz's August.
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'Glee' to Feature Rebecca Black's 'Friday' in Prom Episode


April 14, 2011 06:52:59 GMT


Not only Lady GaGa, but also Rebecca Black is going to infect "Glee". New York Time's Vulture has confirmed that the 13-year-old girl's song "Friday" will be covered by Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling in the show's prom episode.

While Fox has not commented on the report, a sneak peek to the upcoming episode has been shared by Cory Monteith who posted a picture of his character Finn sitting alone in a hall decorated with balloons and stars. Along with the photo he wrote, "best prom ever."
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Lady GaGa Gets Seductive and Outrageous for Harper's Bazaar


April 14, 2011 06:49:48 GMT


Lady GaGa continues to treat fans and magazine's readers with head-turning photos of herself. The "Born This Way" hitmaker is the cover girl of the May issue of Harper's Bazaar, and is featured showing off her seductive side and donning various outrageous outfits in a fashion spread inside the magazine.

The Grammy-winning singer flaunts her new trademark "facial horns" in the cover of Bazaar, but goes seductive inside. She is featured getting down on all fours on top of a piano wearing only skin tone underwear, fishnet and a pair of white heels. With other photos, she turns to avant-garde fashion. One image captures her wearing a mask that matches her outfit.
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Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln Movie Finds Mary Todd

April 14, 2011 06:09:23 GMT


Sally Field is officially attached to "Lincoln". The "Brothers & Sisters" actress will star as Mary Todd Lincoln, consort to the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, in DreamWorks Studios' forthcoming movie.

While announcing the news on Wednesday, April 13, director Steven Spielberg opens up about his feeling to work with the 64-year-old actress. He admits, "I'm excited to be working with Sally for the first time."
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Adele Rebounds to No. 1 on Hot 200, Knocking Britney Spears

April 14, 2011 06:04:20 GMT


After giving up No. 1 position to Chris Brown and Britney Spears, Adele has come back to the hot spot on Billboard Hot 200 this week. The U.K. singer has added another 88,000 copies with her sophomore set "21", giving her a total of 1.03 million sold. This makes her the first artist to sell more than a million copies this year.

Last week's champ Britney is pushed to No. 2 as her latest studio installment could only scan another 75,000 units in its second week on sale. Following behind her at the third place on the U.S. albums chart is Kings of Leon. The alternative rock band rise from No. 6 as their set "The King of Limbs" raked in 67,000 this week.
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My Chemical Romance Re-Interpret 'Sing' for Japan Relief Effort

April 14, 2011 05:49:20 GMT


Rockers My Chemical Romance have tweaked their hit song "Sing" to raise funds for the Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief effort. The tune "Sing It for Japan" has been released as a download on iTunes.com with all proceeds from sales benefiting the American Red Cross.

The song is a re-interpretation of the band's single, "Sing", and has been produced and arranged by the group's guitarist Ray Toro. The track features Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Suzie Katayama, who created the new tune's orchestral arrangement.
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Iggy Pop and Ke$ha Front Anti-Seal Clubbing Campaigns


April 14, 2011 05:44:14 GMT


Iggy Pop and Ke$ha have teamed up to front a new anti-seal clubbing initiative. The two stars appear in new PETA ads aimed at highlighting Canada's seal culling efforts.

The ads feature the artists alongside an inset photo of a baby seal and the words, "Canada's Club Scene Sucks". The campaign, set to run on music websites around the world, aims to combat the Canadian government's attempts to market baby seal fur internationally in order to prop up the dying seal massacre.
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Reese Witherspoon Turned Off by Robert Pattinson's Snorting

April 14, 2011 05:41:24 GMT


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Reese Witherspoon has broken her silence about having to 'romance' "Twilight" hunk Robert Pattinson on the set of their new movie "Water for Elephants", insisting it was a huge turn-off. The newlywed admits she was rather looking forward to smooching with the Brit - but he had a terrible cold on the day she had to kiss him.

Pattinson has already revealed his nose was "running all over the place" and now Witherspoon has confirmed it was disgusting. She tells In Touch magazine, "Rob possibly had the most hideous horrible cold of any co-star I've ever had to do a love scene with ever in my entire life."
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Russell Brand Joins Tom Cruise in 'Rock of Ages'

April 14, 2011 05:39:00 GMT


Russell Brand has joined the cast of movie musical "Rock of Ages" following months of speculation. The British funny man was trying to schedule the role of Lonny around his summer plans with wife Katy Perry and now it appears he's sorted out the logistics.

On Wednesday, April 13, director Adam Shankman tweeted, "I can officially announce Russell Brand as your Lonny in #rockofagesmovie ! I see a mullet in his future...maybe a Nikki Six?" Meanwhile, New Line Cinema told Entertainment Weekly that the actor has not officially closed the deal just yet, but he will very soon.
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Behind the Scene of Jennifer Lopez's 'I'm Into You' Video

April 14, 2011 05:33:59 GMT


Jennifer Lopez gives a closer look at the filming of her "I'm Into You" music video in a behind-the-scene footage. The clip sees the "American Idol" judge wearing a snake-print halter dress and posing on stone steps. It also teases another scene where she's captured wearing gold ensemble and doing a dance.

Going to be debuted on "TODAY" show on May 2, the music video was shot in Chichen-Itza, Mexico. One of the scenes was taken on archaeological sites in the south of the border locale. Another shot, which is a steamy one, reportedly was filmed in Tulum's Turtle Beach alongside Telenovela star William Levy.
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Sylvester Stallone Accuses Auction House of False Promotion

April 14, 2011 05:12:39 GMT


Sylvester Stallone's boxing gloves have been pulled from a high-profile auction amid questions of authenticity. The actor's lawyer, Marty Singer, filed a cease and desist order on Tuesday, April 12 against bosses at auction house Profiles in History, accusing them of selling fraudulent memorabilia said to be worn by the "Rocky Balboa" star.

In a legal document, obtained by TMZ.com, Singer writes, "Be advised that these items are not Sylvester Stallone's boxing gloves from the first Rocky and they are not authentic. We therefore demand that you immediately cease and desist from marketing and promoting them as genuine."
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'Deathly Hallows: Part II' in Danger of Not Being Screened


April 14, 2011 05:02:17 GMT


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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" is in danger of not being released in the big screen. NATO (National Association of Theater Owners) is threatening to boycott screening this summer's blockbuster movie, alongside some other films, in response to the announced Video-On-Demand plans.

Four major film studios, Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and Fox, have announced the plans which permit new releases to hit living rooms within weeks after coming out in theaters. Learning that the plan will apparently decrease their revenue, NATO, which represents U.S. cinema owners including Regal Entertainment and AMC, is fuming.
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Seann William Scott Out of Rehab

April 14, 2011 05:01:52 GMT


"American Pie" star Seann William Scott is out of rehab after completing a 30-day treatment program. An inside source has informed TMZ that the 34-year-old has completed program "successfully" and is "doing great".

The actor turned to medical professionals to deal with "health and personal issues" in March. Further details about his problems have not been disclosed, but they are not thought to be related to alcohol or drugs.
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Jennifer Lopez Admits She Starts Going Grey at 23


April 14, 2011 04:54:14 GMT


Superstar Jennifer Lopez has been dying her luscious locks since finding her first gray hair at the age of 23. The singer/actress and "American Idol" judge insists on sticking to a strict styling schedule to avoid eagle-eyed paparazzi from catching her looking less than her best, although the star admits she's a little curious to see what her natural hair color would look like now she's 41.

She tells People magazine, "I was prematurely gray at 23. I have to have [my roots] touched up every couple of weeks. I'm kind of tempted to one day just let it go. It'd be kind of exciting! Maybe someday we'll go really far away for like two months and I'm just going to see what it looks like."
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'Smallville' 10.17 Preview: Clark Kent Versus Clark Luthor


April 14, 2011 04:47:30 GMT


Two Clarks are facing off each other in the next episode of "Smallville". Clark Kent finds that the other side's mirror box is still fine. While still processing the fact in his brain, he is surprised with the presence of Clark Luthor who sends him back to the alternate reality.

In the alternate reality, Jonathan Kent is very angry with Clark. Meanwhile, back in our reality, Clark Luthor visits Tess and tells if she doesn't side with him he'll kill her. Lois asks Emil to help her bring Clark back.
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Snoop Dogg Furious About Having to Change 'Wet' Title

April 14, 2011 04:43:24 GMT


Snoop Dogg has been told to change the title of his bachelor party anthem dedicated to royal fan Prince William in order to get the racy tune played on U.S. radio stations. The "Gin and Juice" hitmaker came up with "Wet" in honor of the British royal's upcoming nuptials to Kate Middleton, insisting he hoped the tune would help the Prince celebrate his final days as a single man.

He faced some criticism from radio chiefs who refused to play the song on air unless he renamed the track to make it more family-friendly, but the backlash has stunned Snoop - because another single he created with Dr. Dre is all about their love of marijuana.
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Kristen Bell Opens Up About Her 'Dirty' Secret

April 14, 2011 04:39:56 GMT


Actress Kristen Bell has been hiding a filthy secret for nearly 15 years - she used to serve yogurt full of insects to customers as a teenager. The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star finally came clean about slacking on the job at a popular dessert chain during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, April 12.

She says, "I was only 16 but I definitely, definitely for over a year knew that there were fruit flies in the yogurt and actively served it to everyone in the Detroit [Michigan] metro area. I still regret it to this day. I know I shouldn't have because you could see them swarming around the machine..."
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'Brookside' Star Brian Regan Charged With Gunshot Murder

April 14, 2011 04:38:16 GMT


British actor Brian Regan has been charged with murder after a nightclub doorman was gunned down in Liverpool, England. Regan, 53, who had a long-running role in hit drama series "Brookside", is accused of shooting Bahman Faraji outside a bar in the city in February.

The actor, who is also charged with perverting the course of justice, appeared at a magistrates court in Liverpool on Wednesday, April 13, alongside his co-accused, Lee Dodson. He was remanded in custody and is due back in court on April 18.
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Lady GaGa: Pop Stars Promote Insecurity With Plastic Surgery

April 14, 2011 04:36:43 GMT


Lady GaGa has taken aim at celebrities who alter their appearance with cosmetic surgery, insisting she can't stand seeing stars flaunting their "brand-new faces" on the cover of magazines. The "Poker Face" hitmaker is adamant she has never gone under the knife and she disapproves of artists who alter their looks as they are "promoting insecurity" among impressionable fans.

She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification."
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Feeling Unloved, Westlife Cut Ties With Simon Cowell

April 14, 2011 04:35:36 GMT


Irish pop stars Westlife terminated their 13-year contract with Simon Cowell's record label because they felt "unloved" by the music mogul. Cowell signed the band up to Sony BMG before they hit the big time in 1998 and they later moved to work with the reality TV star under his Sony imprint Syco in 2002.

On March 11, bandmember Nicky Byrne confirmed the group had cut ties with Cowell's company and the singer has now blamed "The X Factor" judge's dedication to his reality shows for the breakdown of their working relationship.
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Sony and MGM's Partnership Extends Beyond 'Bond 23'

April 14, 2011 04:15:09 GMT


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One by one "Bond 23" is shaping up after it was suspended throughout 2010 because of MGM's financial troubles. Sony Pictures Entertainment has aided MGM in the distribution of the next James Bond movie which will be heading to U.S. theaters on November 9, 2012.

In a joint press release, Sony's Amy Pascal said, "After successfully working on the re-launch of the James Bond franchise with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, we could not be more proud or privileged to continue our association with Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig, and the talented teams at EON and MGM."
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David Cook Confirms New Single Debut on 'American Idol'

April 14, 2011 04:15:09 GMT


David Cook gets ready to give his fans the first taste of his upcoming second studio album. The 2008 winner of "American Idol" is set to debut the new single called "The Last Goodbye" next week when he returns to stage of the singing competition on April 21.

"I'm certainly looking forward to meeting the new contestants, and also really excited to meet the new judges," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "From what I've seen so far, Steven Tyler is a riot, and I think J.Lo's been incredible. And I'm excited to see Randy, Ryan and everybody behind the scenes."
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Author Felt 'Down With the HIVs' After Hearing Chris Colfer on 'Glee'


April 14, 2011 04:09:39 GMT


There's one more public figure who refuses to go with the "Glee" hysteria. Bret Easton Ellis, best known as the author of "American Psycho" and "Less Than Zero", took a jab at the musical movie in his latest tweet, comparing it to "a puddle of HIV".

Ellis is known for being satirical and critical mainly about the pop culture. While he sang praises for some things like Natalie Imbruglia's video and Charlie Sheen in his tweets, he slammed "Friday" phenomenon Rebecca Black, Britney Spears and "Battle: Los Angeles". However, his latest tweets may have gone too far.
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Kobe Bryant Fined $100K for Anti-Gay Slur, Plans to Meet Gay Groups

April 14, 2011 03:58:03 GMT


Kobe Bryant's homophobic slur didn't only land him in hot water, but also cost him $100,000. Condemning the Los Angeles Lakers guard for the outburst, the NBA announced on Wednesday, April 13 they have decided to fine him for calling a referee a "f***ing f****t" during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

"Kobe Bryant's comment during last night's game was offensive and inexcusable," said NBA Commissioner David Stern in a statement. "While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. ... Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society."
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Hallmark's 'William and Kate' Finds Kate and the Queen

April 14, 2011 03:55:21 GMT


While Lifetime fast-tracked its TV movie "William & Kate" to coincide with the Royal Wedding later this month, Hallmark is taking its time to produce "William & Kate: A Royal Love Story". The Hallmark version has just found actresses to portray Kate Middleton and the Queen Elizabeth.

Emmy winner Jane Alexander is paired with newcomer Alice St. Clair as the Queen and Kate respectively. Jane is a four-time Oscar nominee for her roles in such films as "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "All the President's Men". Meanwhile, British Alice is totally new to the industry. She is repped by Gersh and TMT Entertainment.
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Advertiser Apologizes for Inappropriate Placement of 'Walking Dead' Billboard

April 14, 2011 03:45:19 GMT


"The Walking Dead" billboard has sparked a controversy, not because the picture but the placement. People blasted Clear Channel for putting it on the side of a funeral home in Consett, County Durham, U.K. which might upset grieving families.

Susan Jones, from the Willow Burn Hospice in nearby Lanchester, said, "Emotions can be pretty raw when people are recently bereaved. Words like 'death' and 'dead' can be very difficult," adding that "If you encounter this just as you are going to the funeral service to make arrangements for a loved one, it could be upsetting."
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Fresh Teaser for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Goes Online

April 14, 2011 03:32:00 GMT


A new teaser trailer of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" hits the web. The fifteen-second preview features Caesar and other apes running on a roof of a building. The full trailer will arrive online on Thursday, April 14, at 12:01 A.M. PT/3:01 A.M. ET.

In addition to the preview, a live streaming video of behind-the-scene look at the movie has been released. 20th Century Fox hosted the event from New Zealand, and featured WETA visual effect experts discussing how they created the apes for the forthcoming film.
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Video: Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett Rock It Out on 'Oprah'


April 14, 2011 03:09:09 GMT


"The Oprah Winfrey Show" episode which featured Miley Cyrus has finally aired Wednesday night, April 13. Instead of sitting for an in-depth interview with Oprah Winfrey, the teen songstress channeled her inner rock star and performed with Joan Jett.

The "LOL: Laughing Out Loud" movie beauty rocked out with the former member of all-girl band The Runaways, singing a medley of "Bad Reputation", "Cherry Bomb" and "I Hate Myself (For Loving You)". Miley served as the lead singer, while Joan strummed her guitar.
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'Twilight' Actor Jamie Campbell Bower Engaged to Bonnie Wright


April 14, 2011 03:03:09 GMT


There will be a union between "Twilight" and "Harry Potter". Jamie Campbell Bower, the actor known for his role as Volturi member Caius in the "Twilight Saga", is indeed engaged to girlfriend Bonnie Wright, who is famous for her portrayal of Ginny Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series.

Confirming the news was 22-year-old Jamie himself. To the iPad-only publication The Daily, the British actor said, "I'm engaged. I'm very happy. It's a wonderful, wonderful time." Asked about whether they have planned for the wedding, he replied, "We are, but I won't say when and I won't say where...or how."
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Video: Meet Two New Ladies of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

April 14, 2011 02:41:56 GMT


"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has rounded up the cast to five again. After being left by Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub, the spin-off to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" has announced two new cast members who will appear in the third season.

They are Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile, who are Teresa Giudice's sister-in-law and Teresa's first cousin respectively. They join Teresa, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita who are the only remaining original cast.
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Taylor Lautner's 'Abduction' Debuts Teaser Trailer

April 14, 2011 02:26:56 GMT


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Lionsgate Films has just released the first teaser trailer for "Abduction". The video, released via MTV, follows Taylor Lautner who feels there is something wrong with his parents. Later, he experiences a series of violence, including watching his parents shot to death.

The drama thriller tells a story about Lautner's Nathan Harper who feels disillusioned with his parents. Later, he finds out that the people he used to call them "Mother" and "Father" are not actually his parents, after he sees his baby photo on a missing persons website. As he goes searching for his true identity, he faces another fact that people are gunning for him.
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Karina Smirnoff's Provocative Playboy Cover Revealed

April 14, 2011 02:26:34 GMT


The May issue's cover of Playboy magazine featuring Karina Smirnoff has been unveiled. Released for viewing pleasure just days away before the issue hits newsstands this Friday, April 15, the shot features the "Dancing with the Stars" pro dancer posing provocatively in a black-stringed, sheer bodysuit.

Aside from the sexy cover, the former fiancee of fellow "DWTS" dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy also steamed up the pages inside the adult magazine as she flaunted her toned body in ten steamy images. One of her naked pictures features her wearing nothing more than ballet shoes with red ribbon being wrapped around her arms.
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'American Idol' Top 8 Recap: Casey Abrams' 'Nature Boy' Gets Standing Ovation

April 14, 2011 02:03:08 GMT


It's all about songs from the movies on "American Idol" this week. Following the success of his last week's performance, Paul McDonald once again went crazy with "Old Time Rock and Roll" from "Risky Business". He successfully heated up the night, though his voice was not very special.

"I love your crazy, wild abandon, man...I liked it," Steven Tyler quipped. Jennifer Lopez was also amused, saying, "It's just so great to watch...Good job." Randy Jackson could not say anything but agreed, "I loved that."
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Billboard Music Awards Nominees: Rihanna, Eminem, Lady GaGa on the Lead


April 14, 2011 01:47:52 GMT


Nominees for 2011 Billboard Music Awards have been announced during a press conference at the Paris Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada. Taking the most nods are the likes of Rihanna, Eminem and Lady GaGa who frequently occupied the Billboard charts during the period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011.

RiRi gets 18 nominations with "Love the Way You Lie", her joint track with the Slim Shady, appearing in six "song categories." She gets other nods for Top R&B Album ("Loud"), Top R&B Song ("What's My Name?"), and 10 nods in key categories including Top Artist and Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, and Top R&B Artist.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Catherine Zeta-Jones Briefly Stayed at Mental Hospital for Bipolar Disorder

April 14, 2011 01:29:38 GMT


Catherine Zeta-Jones has briefly sought treatment for her bipolar disorder. Representative for the Oscar winner confirmed the shocking news on Wednesday, April 13, revealing that the actress made the decision after dealing with the stress perpetuated by husband Michael Douglas' battle with throat cancer.

"After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder," explained the 41-year-old beauty's rep in a statement. "She's feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films."
 
 
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