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April 20, 2011

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GaGa Weeps as She Denies Copying Madonna


April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


Critics and fans alike were quick to compare the single to Madonna's 1989 classic when it was released in February.

Lady GaGa admits the allegations she copied her hero were heartbreaking, and she wept as she was questioned by a British interviewer about the persistent rumours of plagiarism.
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K.K. Downing Quits Judas Priest Weeks Before Farewell Tour

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


The British rockers, Judas Priest who formed in 1969 and have sold 40 million records worldwide, announced in December they plan to pack up their instruments for good after saying goodbye to their fans with a global series of dates.

But just weeks before the heavy metal legends are due to kick off their final tour with a concert in Tilburg, Holland in June, the band has announced Downing has quit.
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Mark Hoppus 'Gutted' at Blink-182 Tour Axe

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


Blink-182 announced on Monday they have cancelled all dates in the U.K. and mainland Europe this year and pushed them back to 2012 because they have become bogged down recording a new album.

Now singer Mark Hoppus has spoken out to reveal his frustration at axing the gigs, insisting the rockers felt they had to honour a promise they made to each other.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones, 'There Is No Need to Suffer Silently With Bipolar'

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


The "Chicago" star, Catherine Zeta-Jones hit the headlines earlier this month after she checked into a mental health facility in Connecticut, where she spent five days combating a serious bout of depression.

Now Catherine Zeta-Jones has opened up about her bipolar disorder, admitting she hopes to inspire others afflicted by the mental illness to get professional treatment.
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Matt Smith and Tom Baker Pay Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


Matt Smith starred alongside Elisabeth Sladen last year as a special guest in a two-part episode of her Time Lord spin-off show "The Sarah Jane Adventures".

And the actor - the current incumbent of the "Doctor Who" role - has fond memories of his time working with Elisabeth Sladen.
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Michael Douglas Shows Up for Kathleen Turner's Broadway Comeback

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


Kathleen Turner stars as Sister Jamison Connelly, a nun and counsellor who has to treat a drug addict, in new play High, which marks her first return to the Manhattan stage since her 2005 Tony Award-nominated role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

And there was at least one friendly face in the crowd on opening night - Michael Douglas waved to photographers outside the Booth Theatre before taking his seat inside.
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Thomas Dekker Wanted to Be a Gay 'Pioneer' on 'Heroes'

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT


Thomas Dekker was cast in the sci-fi series, "Heroes" as Zach, a geeky student with a crush on Hayden Panettiere's cheerleader character, a role he portrayed in a dozen episodes before reading a script in which he reveals he's gay.

Dekker admits he would have jumped at the chance to play a gay "pioneer" and was upset that he only learned about Zach's sexuality just hours before he was due to shoot a prom scene with Panettiere.
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Dr. Dre Wins Legal Battle Over 'The Chronic' Web Sales

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, took label executives to court last year, alleging they were improperly selling his 1992 debut online and using his hits in compilations without his authorisation.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled on Tuesday that Death Row Records bosses do not have the rights to sell the album online and that Dr. Dre has received far less cash than he is due from web sales.
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Ringo Starr's Home Saved After Last-Minute Ruling

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


Officials in Ringo Starr's hometown of Liverpool, England is planning to bulldoze dozens of dilapidated properties including 9 Madryn Street, where Starr grew up.

They were set to green-light the controversial move at a meeting on Tuesday - but the government's Housing Minister Grant Shapps stepped in to slap a restriction on the scheme.
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Jazz Stars Unite for Japan Benefit

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


Harry Allen, Antonio Hart, Karrin Allyson and Don Byron were also in the line-up of jazz musicians who participated in The Blue Note Jazz Benefit at the Highline Ballroom.

The Blue Note jazz club has strong ties to the jazz scene in Japan, with sister venues in Tokyo and Nagoya.
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Actor Jon Cedar Dies

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


The star, Jon Cedar passed away on Thursday in Tarzana, California. He was 80.

Jon Cedar started his career on the stage, appearing Off-Broadway and in tours across the U.S. in shows including "&tThe Deputy and South He also racked up a number of roles in feature films including "Foxy Brown", "Capricorn One" and "Murder in Mind", while also appearing in TV shows such as "Hogan's Heroes", and "Murder, She Wrote".
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Mickey Rourke Sorry for 'Stupid' 'Passion Play' Comments

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


Mickey Rourke ranted about the drama in a recent interview with New York Magazine's Vulture column and claimed the reason the film is set for a limited release was because it's "not very good".

Now Mickey Rourke, who plays a musician in Passion Play, has backtracked on his comments, admitting they were made in haste.
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Paul Michael Glaser Wants Restraining Order

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


Paul Michael Glaser who played Detective David Starsky in the classic 1970s cop series, "Starsky and Hutch", filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court last week alleging a woman who used to run his official website is obsessed with him.

Paul Michael Glaser claims the unidentified female has sent him more than 500 emails over the last two years in which she exhibits "both a rational and very irrational side".
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Russell Brand's Concerns Over Alcohol in 'Arthur'

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


The British funnyman, Russell Brand stepped into Moore's shoes to play the millionaire playboy in a remake of the iconic 1981 comedy, but admits it was a challenge to portray a booze-addled character when substance abuse is now considered taboo.

He tells Britain's Independent newspaper, "Dudley's performance really stands out because it wasn't like it was a chilling portrayal of the horrors of alcoholism. It was really a device for clowning and facilitating physical comedy."
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Eva Longoria Supports Animal Campaign

April 20, 2011 11:08:00 GMT


Eva Longoria and Alyssa Milano were appalled to read about a New Jersey woman who has been charged with torturing her pit bull puppy after allegedly starving the dog and leaving him for dead, and they're backing calls for more severe punishment for people convicted of hurting animals.

The "Desperate Housewives" star has posted the petition link on her Twitter.com page, telling her followers, "Everyone check this out! Thx!", while Alyssa Milano adds, "If you you love animals, please consider signing this."
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Jennifer Lopez Turned Down 'X Factor' in Favor of 'American Idol'

April 20, 2011 09:01:12 GMT


Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has revealed she was in discussions to judge Simon Cowell's upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor", but she turned it down for "American Idol" instead.

The "Jenny From the Block" hitmaker currently sits on the panel of the revamped talent show alongside Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. As anticipation mounts over who will judge the forthcoming series "The X Factor (US)", Lopez has now admitted she was in talks to join the programme.
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Black Eyed Peas Open New Music School in New York

April 20, 2011 08:59:26 GMT


Black Eyed Peas have opened a special school in New York for local teenagers to learn how to use music and video equipment. The "Boom Boom Pow" hitmakers teamed up their charitable Peapod Foundation with the Adobe Foundation, run by heads at software giant Adobe Systems Inc., for their latest venture.

The group has already set up three Youth Voices academies throughout California - and now they've branched out to Manhattan. The school will allow teenagers to use professional equipment to produce music and videos when it opens in July.
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Stephen Fry, John Barrowman Pay Tribute to Late Elisabeth Sladen

April 20, 2011 08:57:52 GMT


British comic Stephen Fry and actor/singer John Barrowman have led tributes to former "Doctor Who" star Elisabeth Sladen , who died on Tuesday, April 19. The actress, who played Sarah Jane Smith, the sidekick of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker's time-traveling doctors for a decade, passed away at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer.

Fry has paid his respects to the star, writing on Twitter.com, "What terribly sad news about Elisabeth Sladen - her Sarah Jane was part of my childhood. Deepest sympathy to her family." And Barrowman, who co-starred with Sladen when she returned to the show in 2006, 'Tweets', "Elisabeth Sladen Matriarch of Dr Who - I loved my time on the Tardis with her.
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Tim Robbins' Mom Died Days After Dad

April 20, 2011 08:57:07 GMT


Actor Tim Robbins' mother has died, less than two weeks after his father passed away. Robbins' dad, folk singer Gil Robbins, died earlier this month at the age of 80 at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico.

Now "The Shawshank Redemption" star is facing further tragedy - his mother, musician Mary Robbins, passed away on Sunday, April 17 from a heart arrhythmia - just 12 days after Gil Robbins' death.
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'Super 8' Interactive Trailer Slipped Inside Video Game

April 20, 2011 08:54:54 GMT


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There's a unique little bonus included with copies of "Portal 2", a video game from Valve Corporation that hit shelves this week. Paramount Pictures released an interactive trailer for J.J. Abrams' super secret movie "Super 8", inserting one of the memorable scenes found in the film's previous trailer.

Gamers are allowed to assume the role of a passenger on board the train shortly before it crashed in the beginning of the film's trailer. By zooming in and out, gamers would be able to look inside the train and its details, exit the wreckage, move around a bit and find the locked coach which contains something powerful forcing its way out.
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Darren Criss Apologetic for 'Glee' Rendition of Destiny's Child's Song


April 20, 2011 08:28:36 GMT


Darren Criss thinks his rendition of Destiny's Child's 1999 hit single "Bills, Bills, Bills" is not good enough. He covered the song with his "Glee" castmates for the first all-Warblers album, but he admitted doing a remix for such a popular song is hard.

"I feel like I have to write her an apology now," he told Access Hollywood. "I mean, come on, Beyonce' the queen of pop music. She's the queen. If you could run for queen... I would put her name in the suggestion box. She's incredible. I tried to do it as best as I could."
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Report: Justin Timberlake Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' Finale

April 20, 2011 08:25:47 GMT


Justin Timberlake might host "Saturday Night Live" finale. The rumor starts spreading after the show's official Twitter account responded to a fan who wrote, "I didn't realize that @nbcSNL isn't back until May 7th!!! What am I going to do!? Is Tina Fey the season finale!?" The question was then replied with, "Nope! We have Timberlake after that!"

The tweet from "SNL" was soon deleted and a spokesperson for the show has not released any comment regarding the report. However, judging from the tweet, some suggest that Timberlake might appear on May 14 instead of hosting the finale which is set to air May 21, because Fey's episode is May 7.
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Darren Criss Uses Dental Floss to Meet Gwyneth Paltrow

April 20, 2011 08:15:29 GMT


Darren Criss has used dental floss as an excuse to bump into Gwyneth Paltrow on the set of "Glee". Playing The Warblers member Blaine on the show, the 24-year-old actor admits to Access Hollywood he didn't get a lot of chance to meet the "Country Strong" actress when she guest starred as Holly Holliday, and was forced to work up a plan for it.

"I had to kind of go out of my way to say hi because I was so star struck," he revealed while promoting "Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers" album on Tuesday, April 19. "My character doesn't go to the school. We're doing our own other show, we shoot in a different area, different people, so I was on set once and I pretended to go get floss or something completely arbitrary [to bump into her]. 'Oh, hi! [I'm] Darren. Gwyneth? Nice to meet you.' "
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Clare Maguire's 'The Shield and the Sword' Music Video Debuted

April 20, 2011 07:37:55 GMT


Clare Maguire has just premiered a music video in support of her single "The Shield and the Sword". Directed by Hope Audikana, the video features a glorious, majestic Clare as she performs like a chameleon and portrays many different sides to her character.

Releasing her debut album "Light After Dark" in February this year, Clare Maguire is hailed one of the "artists to watch this year" by BBC and MTV U.K. along with Jessie J and The Vaccines. Not afraid of competition, she said, "I definitely think competition is good for me because it makes me want to get better, it's inspiring and has given me a confidence boost."
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Robert Pattinson Suffers Underwear Malfunction on 'Breaking Dawn' Set


April 20, 2011 07:22:27 GMT


Robert Pattinson finds himself in a little trouble because of his underwear. During the taping for his Wednesday, April 20 appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", the 24-year-old actor reveals that he suffered underwear malfunction when filming a fight scene for "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn".

Bringing up the subject in the first place was host Ellen DeGeneres. "I want to hear about the incident. You were on set and there was something involving me. It was actually not me. It was a piece of clothing," she said. Responding to the inquiry, the heartthrob explained, "Similar to another story I told you about windscreen wipers on my car not working. I don't know how to use a washing machine either. I save your ones ['Ellen' underwear] for special occasions."
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Jude Law and Uma Thurman Selected as Cannes Jury

April 20, 2011 06:48:42 GMT


The Cannes Film Festival announced on Tuesday, April 19 the judges that would make up the competition jury panel this year. Representing U.K. and U.S. respectively are actors Jude Law and Uma Thurman. These two are joined by six others from China, Argentina, Norway and other countries.

French director Olivier Assayas, Chinese producer Nansun Shi, critic-writer Linn Ullmann from Norway, Hong Kong director Johnnie To, Argentinean actress-producer Martina Gusman and director Mahamat Saleh Haroun from Chad would work under Robert De Niro who has been selected as the jury president.
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Video Preview to Ke$ha's Guest Star Appearance on 'Victorious'

April 20, 2011 06:43:28 GMT


A sneak peek to "Victorious" episode featuring Ke$ha has come out. The "Tik Tok" hitmaker will treat Victoria Justice's Tori and her friends to a private concert where she will perform her latest single "Blow" while wearing a shirt and hot pants which have American flag motif.

In "Ice Cream for Ke$ha", Tori will do anything to win a private Ke$ha concert and get out of being Trina's assistant for a whole month. To win the private show, all she had to do is to piece together Ke$ha's name from letters at the bottom of ice cream containers.
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Video Premiere: Lil Wayne's 'John' Ft. Rick Ross


April 20, 2011 06:39:27 GMT


Lil Wayne is featured in the single spotlight in a music video filmed to support his latest single "John". Wearing a white "chaos" headband, he's taking the mic and rapping about how he wants to be remembered one day when he's gone, "If I die today, remembered me like John Lennon/ Buried in Louis/ I'm talking all brown linen...If I die today, It'd be a holiday."

The song will be listed among new materials in Weezy's upcoming studio installement "Tha Carter IV" which is due in the United States on May 16. It features Rick Ross who also makes cameo along with the other Young Money crew in the accompanying music video.
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Video: Sofia Vergara Shocked to See David Beckham in Pepsi Ad

April 20, 2011 06:24:49 GMT


A new Diet Pepsi commercial featuring Sofia Vergara and David Beckham has been debuted. Titled "Beach Tweet", the 30-second ad sees the "Modern Family" beauty sending a fake Twitter message that she has just seen the soccer stud on the Santa Monica Pier to get rid of the long line of people in the refreshment stand.

The method proves to be useful and the 38-year-old actress gets her hand on the ice cold soda without having to stand in line. But, she is up for a bigger surprise when she finds 35-year-old David kicking a soccer ball towards her lounge and asking her as referring to the gathering crowd on the pier, "What's going on over there?"
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'Pretty Little Liars' to Do 'Black Swan' Episode


April 20, 2011 06:02:51 GMT


"Pretty Little Liars" may soon be seen transforming into "Black Swan" dancers. Show creator Marlene King says producers have been thinking about doing a ballet episode because some of the leading ladies can dance.

"We've actually thought about doing a Black Swan episode because three out of the four Pretty Little Liars are ballet dancers," King tells E! Online. "We're thinking of maybe incorporating that into the show."
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'The Great Gatsby': Isla Fisher In, Ben Affleck Out

April 20, 2011 05:57:29 GMT


Isla Fisher could be cast in Baz Luhrmann's 3D take of "The Great Gatsby" as one of the central characters. At the same time, it's reported that Ben Affleck who has been touted to portray Tom Buchanan may not be in the movie after all.

Fisher has entered a negotiation to play Myrtle Wilson aka Tom's mistress. In the novel, Myrtle is a woman married to a garage mechanic George Wilson but is weak to the charm of Tom. If the talks ends up fruitful, Fisher will join Leonardo DiCaprio who has been cast as the mysterious playboy Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire who plays narrator Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan who slips in the role of Tom's wife, Daisy.
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Kate Hudson Dreams to Be Director

April 20, 2011 04:50:45 GMT


Actress Kate Hudson has come up with a list of dream directors she'd like to work with after the birth of her second child this summer in the hope they'll help her achieve her dream of becoming a top filmmaker. Goldie Hawn's daughter has revealed she wants to take charge of her own movies, and she wants to apprentice with the best, while working on their upcoming projects.

Hudson tells WENN, "I think directing is where I will end up in my life because I can't sit in the make-up chair for two hours and I'm gonna get old. And I've always been behind the camera anyway. My whole life is behind the camera."
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Tina Fey Recalls How Her Honeymoon Was Wrecked by Fire

April 20, 2011 04:50:02 GMT


Comedienne Tina Fey will always remember her honeymoon for all the wrong reasons - the cruise ship she and her husband were sailing home to New York from Bermuda caught on fire. The actress/writer admits the voyage had been a lot of fun until she found herself standing by a lifeboat about to abandon ship.

Fey recalls, "The ship was on fire, so we had to go and stand by our lifeboats... and we really had to stand women and children in the front, men in the back, and I remember holding hands with my husband, thinking like, 'Oh my gosh, we're gonna be one of those people on the news that died on their honeymoon...' "
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'Doctor Who' Actress Elisabeth Sladen Lost Her Battle With Cancer


April 20, 2011 04:49:34 GMT


Elisabeth Sladen, the British actress who portrayed TV timelord Doctor Who's most long-serving assistant, has died at the age of 63. Sladen played Sarah Jane Smith, the sidekick of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker's time traveling doctors, for a decade.

She first appeared on the cult sci-fi show in 1973 and returned in 2006 for a four-year stint on the program. Her character landed Sladen a spin-off series, "The Sarah Jane Adventures". The actress lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, April 19.
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Gary Busey's Infant Son Hospitalized for Childhood Illness

April 20, 2011 04:48:32 GMT


Actor Gary Busey's one-year-old son Luke has been hospitalized for a childhood illness. The health emergency came hours after Busey showed off a photo of his "beautiful gift from God" during an appearance on Monday night's April 18 "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" chat show in America.

The child is Busey's son with his fiancee Steffanie Sampson. Details of what ails the child have not been released, but TMZ.com reports the tot is expected to be back home by the weekend. Busey's spokeswoman tells the website, "Gary is very grateful to his fans for their love and support. Steffanie and Gary thank everyone for their get well prayers for Luke."
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Sneak Peek to Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Performance on 'American Idol'


April 20, 2011 04:45:29 GMT


In anticipation of Katy Perry's "E.T." performance on "American Idol" this coming Thursday, April 21, a video showing what to expect from the "California Gurls" hitmaker hits the web. The footage gives a look at the preparation made by her crew including her costume designers and her dancers.

They're going to bring what they did in the Floria Sigismondi-directed music video to life, creating a specially-designed alien costumes for the dancers. Also, "we kinda came with an idea to make crown for Katy. She's the queen of alien," said one of the crew. As for the dance moves, one of the choreographers stated, "We gotta make it bigger and better than anything anyone has ever seen before."
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John C. Reilly-Starring Movie 'Terri' Drops First Trailer

April 20, 2011 04:43:09 GMT


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"Terri", a hit at the Sundance 2011 Film Festival, released its first trailer filled with funny and warm scenes. Directed by Azazel Jacobs, the drama is supported by John C. Reilly as a garrulous but well-meaning vice principal who inspires an oversized teen misfit named Terri, played by Jacob Wysocki.

When it was screened at Sundance and SXSW earlier this year, critics acknowledged it as an indie movie with charm. As the trailer reveals, newcomer Wysocki is praised by Los Angeles Times as "excellent" in the role of an orphan mercilessly teased by his peers, and ignored by his jaded teachers.
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Halle Berry: Gabriel Aubry and I Need Court to Work Out Delicate Issues


April 20, 2011 04:26:08 GMT


Halle Berry is opening up about the custody battle between her and Gabriel Aubry over their daughter Nahla. Having said that the custody proceedings have gone well, the leading lady of "Frankie and Alice" told Extra that she and her ex-boyfriend needed legal intervention to settle on some of the delicate issues.

"When there's a child involved, it's a relief when you can resolve things in a good way," admitted the 44-year-old Oscar winner when speaking out for the first time about the custody battle. "Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents."
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'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Second Season After Modest Rating

April 20, 2011 04:20:10 GMT


HBO has announced its decision to renew "Game of Thrones" for second season just days after the pilot premiered. "We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin's amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers," said HBO president Michael Lombardo. "This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership."

Later, Lombardo revealed the second season will consist of another ten episodes. "That's what they [exec producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] want to do, to maintain the quality of their work," he told Entertainment Weekly via phone. On when the show will return for season 2, HBO co-president Richard Plepler said, "Same time, next year."
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Marvel Plans 'Thor' and 'Captain America' Sequels Plus 'Hawkeye' Movie


April 20, 2011 03:30:23 GMT


Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige dropped several hints about the studio's future projects, including a sequel to "Thor" and details about the untitled Captain America sequel. In an interview with Disney's D23 magazine which was previewed by IGN, Feige said, "Thor will go off into a new adventure, and Captain America will continue to explore the modern world in another film of his own."

Feige also revealed that there should be singular movies for each of the superheroes in "The Avengers". While the mention of Black Widow and S.H.I.E.L.D has occurred in the past, this is the first time Hawkeye is included in the plan.
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'Glee' Preview of 'Born This Way': Kurt Back in McKinley


April 20, 2011 03:18:22 GMT


A highly-anticipated episode of "Glee", "Born This Way", has been previewed. Teasing New Directions' performance of the Lady GaGa song, the video also unveils that Lauren (Ashley Fink) is vying for the prom queen title, competing with Quinn. Also, Kurt is back to McKinley High just in time for the prom.

While Mr. Schuester teaches the glee club a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes you unique through the music of GaGa, guidance counselor Emma deals with her obsessive-compulsive habit. Rachel struggles with a life-altering decision which could involve her plan to get a nose job, and Santana has something up her sleeve that could permanently alter the glee club dynamic.
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Death Threats Against Rebecca Black Investigated


April 20, 2011 02:59:34 GMT


Police are investigating the two death threats against Internet sensation Rebecca Black. Anaheim Police spokesman Rick Martinez explained as quoted by Reuters, "In essence the threats were related to getting the music off the Internet or they were going to kill her. We can't validate how serious they are, but we do take it seriously."

Rick detailed that the 13-year-old, whose debut single "Friday" became a YouTube hit, received the threats in March. The spokesperson, who assured that the officers are "keeping an extra eye out" for the aspiring singer, added that one of the nasty messages was made by phone through her manager, while the other emailed to her Los Angeles-based production company.
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Lil Wayne Wears Graduation Gown in 'Tha Carter IV' Cover Art

April 20, 2011 02:52:10 GMT


Lil Wayne has unveiled a picture which will be featured on the front page of his upcoming CD "Tha Carter IV". The artwork boasts an image of young Weezy wearing his graduation cap and gown. He has tattoos on his temple, forehead and neck.

Weezy is expected to release the new album in the United States on May 16. The lead single "6 Foot 7 Foot", which features one of the Young Money newbies Cory Gunz, has already been embraced by his devotees. Since being released in December 2010, it peaked at No. 9 on Billboard Hot 100.
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'Bridesmaids' Trailer: Jon Hamm Is Bad Boyfriend

April 20, 2011 02:32:01 GMT


The new and international trailer of "Bridesmaids" from MSN shows how bad it is Jon Hamm as a boyfriend. After a night of sex, Hamm's Ted finds out that Kristen Wiig's Annie has slept over and tells her blatantly that he wants her to leave his house without him "sounding like a d*ck".

In the movie produced by Judd Apatow, Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian, and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor.
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'Dancing with the Stars' Result: Petra Eliminated, Kendra Safe

April 20, 2011 02:22:25 GMT


Petra Nemcova has been deemed the golden goddess of speed by Bruno Toli, but her quickstep might be not patriotic enough for Americans. She has become the latest celebrity being sent home on "Dancing with the Stars", while Kendra Wilkinson surprisingly escaped another elimination.

Kirstie Alley, who only scored 23 out of 30 despite her good-reviewed foxtrot, was the first who learned she was in jeopardy. Chris Jericho who improved a lot last night was also in danger of being kicked out.
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Vanessa Hudgens NOT Doing Drugs at Coachella, Rep Assures

April 20, 2011 02:21:37 GMT


Contrary to the swirling speculation, Vanessa Hudgens was not doing drugs at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The "Sucker Punch" beauty got entangled in the drugs rumor on Monday, April 18, after photos of her reaching into a small ziplock bag and licking off a white substance of her fingers surfaced.

Representative for the the ex-girlfriend of Zac Efron, however, was quick to shoot down the false speculation. Providing clarification to the photos, her rep reached out to E! News to assure that the creamy stuff the 22-year-old actress was licking while relaxing on the grass was actually melted white chocolate.
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Charlie Sheen Late for His Washington Show

April 20, 2011 01:55:33 GMT


Charlie Sheen is expected to open the curtain of his Tuesday, April 19 show in Washington, D.C. later than the original schedule. The Washington Post reported that instead of starting his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour stop in the capital city at the announced time of 8 P.M., the former star of "Two and a Half Men" is now expected to get on stage at the DAR Constitution Hall at 9 P.M.

The 45-year old troubled actor has flown to California in the middle of his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" live tour to ask full custody of his twins after estranged wife Brooke Mueller failed to appear for a drug test. New York Daily News reported after losing the custody battle, he made a mad dash to catch private flight to his show in D.C. at around 11:30 A.M.
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Demi Lovato Won't Return to 'Sonny with a Chance'

April 20, 2011 01:33:17 GMT


Demi Lovato is leaving "Sonny with a Chance" for good. The actress was given a break when she entered rehab late last year and now she has announced that she will not return to the Disney show. "I don't think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery," she explains the reason to People magazine. "Being in front of a camera would make me nervous."

The 18-year-old cutie shares that she will now focus on her singing career, "It made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music." She adds, "It's kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended but there couldn't be a better time for me to move on."
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Pia Toscano to Perform on 'DWTS' for Mark Ballas

April 20, 2011 01:22:56 GMT


From "American Idol", Pia Toscano is now set to move to another reality show, "Dancing with the Stars". Instead of competing like she did on the FOX singing contest, the former wedding singer reportedly will make a performance on the ABC show.

TMZ reported that the 22-year-old New Yorker will perform next week on Tuesday night, April 26. It's also rumored that her alleged boyfriend Mark Ballas, who's partnering with Chelsea Kane a.k.a Chelsea Staub this season, will dance to her music.
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Michael Jackson's Rehearsal Footage Requested for Trial Evidence

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


The D.A.'s official believes the concert video footage, taken on the days leading up to Michael Jackson's death in June 2009, and included in his "This Is It" movie, will highlight the late star's state of mind and support the prosecution's claims that the superstar was "happy and excited for the future", and not looking to take his own life, reports TMZ.com.

Dr. Conrad Murray's defence team recently suggested Michael Jackson may have purposefully overdosed on powerful anaesthetic Propofol. The doctor is accused of administering the fatal dose. Dr. Conrad Murray has maintained he is innocent of all charges.
News > Music News

James Blunt, 'I Was Joking About Playing the Organ at Royal Wedding'

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


Many failed to spot the joke when the "You're Beautiful" star, James Blunt talked about his preparations for a royal performance at Westminster Abbey and when his North American tour included a day off on April 29, fans felt sure he was being serious.

James Blunt has now spoken out to clear up reports he'll be the wedding organist, telling Billboard.com, "Like every English or British musician being asked one silly question too often, I gave a silly answer - and then I went to my Wikipedia.com page and changed it to say 'classically trained church organist,' and 4,400 websites picked up on it."
News > Movie News

'Spider-Man' Set for June Return to Broadway

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have announced the show will return to the New York stage on 14 June after a series of safety issues prompted them to put the show on hiatus.

The revamped version of the production will include new songs written by Bono and The Edge, according to reports.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Yoko Ono Backs Non-Violence Project With Artwork

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


The Non-Violence Project's signature logo, a gun with a knotted barrel, was created by Carl Fredrik Reutersward as a symbol of peace after The Beatles legend, John Lennon was gunned down in New York in December, 1980.

Now Yoko Ono has joined the campaign and given the Swedish artist's widely-recognised symbol her own twist.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Courteney Cox Feared David Arquette Was Gay

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


Courteney Cox, who separated from David Arquette last summer, was downloading songs when she decided to check back over the couple's purchasing history - to see what tunes her hip husband was picking.

And she came across a subscription to a gay website called Grinder.
News > Movie News

Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Batman Roles Revealed

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


Marion Cotillard and her Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed to reteam with director Christopher Nolan last year, but details of their characters in "The Dark Knight Rises" have been kept under wraps - until now.

Speculation suggested Cotillard would portray Talia Al-Ghul and Gordon-Levitt The Holiday Killer, but now it appears both will play straightforward characters.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Charlie Sheen's Bid for Full Custody Rejected

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


Charlie Sheen appeared in court on Tuesday seeking a change in the custody settlement he made with his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller in March, however a Los Angeles County judge ruled the agreement will remain unchanged, reports TMZ.com.

The "Two and a Half Men" star is now in a race against time - Charlie Sheen faces a mad dash across country if he's going to make it to Washington, D.C. for the latest stop on his much-maligned My Violent Torpedo of Truth tour.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Courteney Cox Regrets Howard Stern Show Surprise

April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


The former "Friends" star, Courteney Cox stunned Howard Stern and her husband David Arquette, who was co-hosting the satellite show, when she walked into the studio last Thursday and sat down to chat.

But the appearance turned into a therapy session as Stern and Arquette grilled her over the state of her marriage - Cox and Arquette separated last summer.
News > Movie News

Pregnant Kate Hudson Still on Board Linda Lovelace Movie


April 19, 2011 21:08:00 GMT


The "Almost Famous" star's film, Kate Hudson will rival another movie about the X-rated actress-turned-anti-porn activist, starring "Watchmen"'s Malin Akerman.
Kate Hudson insists her movie about Lovelace will be one of the first films she starts work on after her baby is born this summer.

She tells WENN, "They've been trying to make that film for a long time. There have been a lot of different floating projects about her life, I think probably because she's a fascinating character. It's not controversial because of porn anymore, but she has claimed her story to be one of abuse and being sort of forced into this lifestyle which objectifies women."
News > Music News

Justin Timberlake and Eminem Distance Themselves From Haiti Fundraiser

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


The Celebrities for Haiti Legends Weekend is expected to take place at the Punta Cana Hard Rock Hotel in the Dominican Republic later this month and online advertisements claim all three artists, Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Jon Bon Jovi, in addition to Marc Anthony and rapper Fabolous, will be among the acts taking to the stage.

But the stars' publicists have moved swiftly to deny any involvement, with Justin Timberlake's spokesperson telling the New York Post the SexyBack hitmaker had never even heard of the show, let alone agreed to appear.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Michael Jackson Estate Reaches Deal With Heal the World Foundation

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


Founder Melissa Johnson was hit with a lawsuit for infringement and unfair competition shortly after she established her organisation in 2008, six years after the Thriller superstar's own charity, also named the Heal the World Foundation, shut down.

Estate executors argued the new company had no real link to Jackson, even though the superstar's mother, Katherine, had agreed to work with Johnson and encouraged Michael's three children to get involved.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lady GaGa: 'I'm Like Perfectionist John Lennon'

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


The "Bad Romance", Lady Gaga, hitmaker admits she struggles with such strong bouts of perfectionism she finds it almost impossible to be satisfied with the final outcome of her songs - just like the late The Beatles star.

She says, "I am perpetually unhappy with what I create. Even though I might tell you that (song) "Edge Of Glory" is a pop masterpiece, when it's all said and finished there will be things I dread, and every time I listen to it I'll hear them.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Gospel's Marvin Sapp Still Struggling With Wife's Death

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


Marvin Sapp was left devastated in September when his spouse of 20 years, MaLinda, lost her battle with colon cancer and he admits every day is an emotional rollercoaster as he struggles to accept her passing.

In an interview with the Associated Press, the father-of-three says, "Every day is a new day. There are days when I get up and I cry, thinking of her. There are days thinking of her and I smile. There are days when I'm angry. Days that I'm not... We miss her."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Demi Lovato Admits to Cutting Herself

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


Demi Lovato was released from a rehabilitation centre in January after being treated for unspecified "emotional and physical" issues, and has since spoken out about her life-long battle with an eating disorder.

Now, in a candid TV interview, the teenager has revealed she also turned to self mutilation.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Judge Bans Media From Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller Custody Battle

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


The former "Two and a Half Men" star, Charlie Sheen split from Brooke Mueller following a heated altercation on Christmas Day in 2009, which resulted in the actor's conviction for assault.

They have been fighting over twin sons Bob and Max ever since and returned to the L.A. County Courthouse on Tuesday, to argue their cases for sole custody of the boys.
News > Celebrity Gossip

'Happy Days' Actors File Suit Against CBS

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


Attorney Jon Pfeiffer, acting on behalf of the actors on "Happy Days", filed a breach of contract suit against the firm executives in a Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. He accuses network bosses of using the cast's photos on casino slot machines without paying them a portion of their rightful earnings.

The stars of the hit American sitcom, which aired between 1974 and 1984, were promised a five per cent cut from net proceeds if their sole image was used and a two-and-a-half per cent cut if their image appeared as part of a group shot. However, the actors claim they haven't received a dime from the merchandising.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Gwyneth Paltrow Still Heartbroken Over Father's Death

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT


The Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was heartbroken when her dad Bruce passed away in 2002 after a battle with throat cancer.

She met Coldplay rocker Chris Martin backstage at a gig just three weeks after the tragedy - they married the following year and went on to have two children, Apple, six, and five year old Moses.
 
 
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